Dodge 2008 DR/DH Ram Automobile User Manual

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
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STARTING AND OPERATING
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
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INDEX
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CONTENTS
m Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
m Vehicle Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
m How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
m Vehicle Modifications / Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . 7
m Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
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INTRODUCTION
This manual has been prepared with the assistance of
service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with
the operation and maintenance of your new vehicle. It is
supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet and
various customer oriented documents. You are urged to
read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored
in the vehicle for convenient reference and remain with
the vehicle when sold, so that the new owner will be
aware of all safety warnings.
When it comes to service, remember that your dealer
knows your vehicle best, has the factory-trained technicians and genuine Mopart parts, and is interested in
your satisfaction.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Consult the table of contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
The detailed index, at the rear of this manual, contains a
complete listing of all subjects.
Consult the following table for a description of the
symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
this owner 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 on the left
front corner of the instrument panel. The VIN is visible
from outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This
number also appears on the Automobile Information
Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle, the
vehicle registration, and the title.
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
m A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
m Security Alarm System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .18
▫ FOB With Integrated Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Tip Start Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
m Illuminated Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
m Sentry Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
m Remote Keyless Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ To Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Customer Key (FOB) Programming . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
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▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
m Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . . .25
m Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
▫ Transmitter Battery Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . .48
m Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . .26
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Reminder System
(BeltAlertt) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
m Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ Child Protection Door Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
m Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
▫ Automatic Locking Mode — If Equipped . . . . .50
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . .51
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
▫ Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental
Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . .52
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
▫ Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
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m Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . .75
m Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
▫ Lock Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
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▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system
consists of a Fob with Integrated Key and a Wireless
Ignition Node (WIN) with integral ignition switch. You
can insert the double-sided integrated key into the ignition switch with either side up.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
The Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) operates similar to an
ignition switch. It has four operating positions, three of
which are detented and one spring-loaded. The detented
positions are LOCK, ACC, and ON. The START position
is a spring-loaded momentary contact position. When
released from the START position, the switch automatically returns to the detented ON position.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
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Fob with Integrated Key
The Fob with Integrated Key operates the ignition switch.
It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and a valet key, which stores in the rear of the Fob.
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The valet key allows for entry into the vehicle should the
battery in the vehicle or the Fob go dead. The valet key is
also for locking the glove box. You can keep the valet key
with you when valet parking.
To remove the valet key from the Fob, slide the mechanical latch at the top of the Fob sideways with your thumb
and then pull the key out of the Fob with your other
hand.
Valet Key Removal
NOTE: You can insert the double-sided valet key into
the lock cylinders with either side up.
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Tip Start Feature
Do not press the accelerator. Use the Fob with Integrated
Key to briefly turn the ignition switch to the START
position and release it as soon as the starter engages. The
starter motor will continue to run, and it will disengage
automatically when the engine is running.
Ignition Key Removal
Place the selector lever in “P” (Park). Turn the key to the
LOCK position and then remove the key.
NOTE:
• For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power window
switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and
power outlets will remain active for 10 minutes after
the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position.
Opening either front door will cancel this feature.
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power window
switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and
power outlets will remain active for up to 60 minutes
after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature.
The time for this feature is programmable. For details,
refer to “Delay Power Off to Accessories Until Exit,”
under “Personal Settings (Customer Programmable
Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this manual.
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 key in the
ignition. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove key from the ignition and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
If you open the driver’s door and the key is in the
ignition, a chime will sound to remind you to remove the
key.
NOTE: The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds
when the ignition key is placed in the LOCK or ACC
position.
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SENTRY KEY
The Sentry Key Immobilizer System prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
or unlocked.
The system uses the factory-mated Fob with Integrated
Key and Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation. Therefore, only Fobs 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 Fob to start
the engine.
After turning the ignition switch to the ON position, 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
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flash after the bulb check, it indicates that someone used
an invalid Fob to start the engine. Either of these conditions will result in the engine being shut off after two (2)
seconds.
If the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light turns on
during normal vehicle operation (vehicle running for
longer than 10 seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in
the electronics. Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible.
NOTE:
• The Sentry Key Immobilizer System is not compatible
with aftermarket remote starting systems. Use of these
systems may result in vehicle starting problems and
loss of security protection.
• Exxon/Mobil Speed Pass,™ additional Fobs, or any
other transponder-equipped components on the same
key chain will not cause a fault unless the additional
part is physically held against the Fob being used to
start the vehicle. Cell phones, pagers, or other RF
electronics will not cause interference with this system.
All of the Fobs provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
Replacement Keys
NOTE: Only Fobs that are programmed to the vehicle
electronics can be used to start and operate the vehicle.
Once a Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it cannot be
programmed to any other vehicle.
CAUTION!
Always remove Sentry Keys from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit PIN number. Keep the PIN in a secure
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location. This number is required for dealer replacement
of Fobs. Duplication of Fobs may be performed at an
authorized dealer or by using the Customer Key Programming procedure. This procedure consists of programming a blank Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank
Fob is one, which has never been programmed.
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key Immobilizer
System serviced, bring all vehicle Fobs with you to the
dealer.
Customer Key (Fob) Programming
If you have two valid sentry keys, you can program new
sentry keys to the system by performing the following
procedure:
1. 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.
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2. Insert the second valid key and turn the ignition
switch ON within 15 seconds. After ten seconds, a chime
will sound and the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator
Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch OFF
and remove the second key.
3. 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
Security Alarm Indicator Light will stop flashing, turn on
again for 3 seconds, and then turn off.
The new Sentry Key is programmed. The Keyless Entry
Transmitter will also be programmed during this procedure.
Repeat this procedure to program up to 8 keys. If you do
not have a programmed sentry key, contact your dealer
for details.
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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.
General Information
The Sentry Key system complies with FCC rules part 15
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
subject to the following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
The Vehicle Security Alarm system monitors the vehicle
doors for unauthorized entry and the ignition switch for
unauthorized operation. If something triggers the alarm,
the system will prevent the vehicle from starting and
provide the following audible and visual signals: the
horn will pulse; the headlights will flash; the park lights
will flash; and the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator light
in the instrument cluster will flash.
Rearming of the System:
If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
disarm it, the system will turn off the horn after 3
minutes, turn off all of the visual signals after 15 minutes,
and then the system will rearm itself.
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To Arm the System:
Remove the key from the ignition switch and either press
a power door lock switch while the driver or passenger
door is open or press the LOCK button on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. After the last door is
closed, or if all doors are closed, the system will arm itself
in about 16 seconds. During that time, the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator light will flash. If it does not
illuminate, the system is not arming. In addition, if you
open a door during the arming period, the system will
cancel the arming process. If you wish to rearm the
system after closing the door, you must repeat one of the
previously described arming sequences.
To Disarm the System:
Either press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter
or insert a valid ignition key into the ignition switch and
turn the key to the ON position.
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If you open the liftgate after disarming the system, you
must use one of the previously described arming sequences if you wish to rearm the system after closing the
liftgate.
NOTE:
• The driver’s door key cylinder cannot arm or disarm
the system.
• When the system is armed, the interior power door
lock switches will not unlock the doors.
The Vehicle Security Alarm system is designed to protect
your vehicle; however, you can create conditions where
the system will give you a false alarm. If one of the
previously described arming sequences has occurred, the
system will arm regardless of whether you are in the
vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle and open a
door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs, disarm the
system.
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If the alarm system is armed and the battery becomes
disconnected the system will remain armed when the
battery is reconnected. The exterior lights will flash, the
horn will sound, and the ignition will not start the
vehicle. If this occurs, disarm the system.
NOTE:
• None of the courtesy lights will operate if the dimmer
control is in the “defeat” position (extreme downward
position), unless the overhead map/reading lights are
turned on manually.
Tamper Alert
If something has triggered the system in your absence,
the horn will sound three times when you disarm the
system. Check the vehicle for tampering.
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors or
activate the panic alarm from distances up to about 35
feet (11 meters) using a hand held radio transmitter. The
transmitter need not be pointed at the vehicle to activate
the system.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM
The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or open the
doors or liftgate.
The lights will fade to off after about 30 seconds or they
will immediately fade to off once the ignition switch is
turned ON from the LOCK position.
NOTE: Inserting the Fob with Integrated Key into the
ignition switch disables all buttons on that transmitter;
however, the buttons on the remaining transmitters will
continue to work. Driving at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and
above disables all transmitter buttons for all Fobs.
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Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s door or all doors on the first press of the
UNLOCK button on the transmitter. To change the current setting, proceed as follows:
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Remote Key
Unlock,” under “Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this manual
for details.
Keyless Entry Transmitter
To unlock the doors:
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the transmitter
once to unlock the driver’s door, or twice within 5
seconds to unlock all doors. The turn signal lights will
flash to acknowledge the unlock signal. The illuminated
entry system will also turn on.
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
following procedure:
1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed
transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 10
seconds. Then, press and hold the UNLOCK button
while still holding the LOCK button.
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2. Release both buttons at the same time.
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle, by
pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the transmitter
with the ignition switch in the LOCK position, and the
key removed.
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Flash Lights with
Remote Key Lock,” under 9Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),” under “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this
manual for details.
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
following procedure:
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the transmitter
while you are inside the vehicle will activate the Security
Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
to deactivate the Security Alarm.
1. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on a programmed
transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 10
seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK button while
still holding the UNLOCK button.
Flash Lights with Remote Key Lock
This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when
the doors are locked or unlocked with the transmitter.
This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change the
current setting, proceed as follows:
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle, by
pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the transmitter
with the ignition switch in the LOCK position, and the
key removed.
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4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the transmitter
while you are in the vehicle will activate the Security
Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
to deactivate the Security Alarm.
Turn Headlights On with Remote Key Unlock
This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
when the doors are unlocked with the transmitter. The
time for this feature is programmable on vehicles
equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC). For details, refer to “Turn Headlights On with
Remote Key Unlock,” under “Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this
manual.
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To lock the doors:
Press and release the LOCK button on the transmitter to
lock all doors. The turn signal lights will flash and the
horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal.
Sound Horn with Remote Key Lock
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
are locked with the transmitter. This feature can be
turned on or turned off. To change the current setting,
proceed as follows:
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Sound Horn with
Remote Key Lock,” under “Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),” under “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this
manual for details.
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• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
following steps:
1. Press the LOCK button on a programmed transmitter
for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 10 seconds.
Then, press the PANIC button while still holding the
LOCK button.
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle, by
pressing the LOCK button on the transmitter with the
ignition switch in the LOCK position, and the key
removed.
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the transmitter
while you are in the vehicle will activate the Security
Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
to deactivate the Security Alarm.
Using The Panic Alarm:
To turn the panic alarm feature ON or OFF, press and
hold the PANIC button on the transmitter for at least one
second and release. When the panic alarm is on, the
headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will pulse
on and off, and the interior lights will turn on.
The panic alarm will stay on for 3 minutes unless you
turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a second
time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 mph (24 km/h)
or greater.
NOTE:
• The interior lights will turn off if you turn the ignition
switch to the ACC or ON position while the panic
alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights and
horn will remain on.
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• You may need to be less than 35 feet (11 meters) from
the vehicle when using the transmitter to turn off the
panic alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted
by the system.
1. Battery access is through a door located on the rear of
the Fob. Insert a small, flat blade screwdriver into the slot
and gently pry open the access door.
Programming Additional Transmitters
Refer to SENTRY KEY “Customer Key (Fob) Programming.” (See page 17 for more information.)
If you do not have a programmed transmitter, contact
your dealer for details.
Transmitter Battery Service
The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
battery.
NOTE:
• Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
• Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back
housing or the printed circuit board.
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Battery Replacement
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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. Reposition the access door panel over the battery
opening and snap into place.
General Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
If your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter fails to
operate from a normal distance, check for these two
conditions.
1. A weak battery in the transmitter. The expected life of
the battery is a minimum of three years.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios.
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the
vehicle while still maintaining security. The system has a
targeted range of 328 ft. (100 m).
NOTE: The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
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How To Use Remote Start
All of the following conditions must be met before the
engine will remote start:
• Gear selector lever in “P” (Park).
• Doors closed.
• Hood closed.
• Liftgate closed.
• Hazard switch off.
• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed).
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch.
• Battery at an acceptable charge level.
• RKE Panic button not pressed.
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To Enter Remote Start Mode
Press and release the Remote Start button on
the RKE transmitter twice within 5 seconds.
The parking lights will flash and horn will
honk twice (if programmed). Then, the engine
will start and the vehicle will remain in the Remote Start
mode for a 15-minute cycle.
NOTE:
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
Remote Start mode.
• For security, power window and power sunroof operation (if so equipped) is disabled when the vehicle is
in the Remote Start mode.
• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two
15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However,
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON position
before you can repeat the start sequence for a third
cycle.
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To Exit Remote Start Mode without Driving the
Vehicle
Allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
To Exit Remote Start Mode & Drive the Vehicle
Before the end of the 15-minute cycle, press and release
the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock
the doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15-minute cycle,
insert the key into the ignition switch and turn the switch
to the ON position.
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON position
in order to drive the vehicle.
To Turn Off the Engine While in Remote Start
Mode
Press and release the remote start button one time.
NOTE: To avoid inadvertent shut downs, the system
will disable the one-time press of the remote start button
for two seconds after receiving a valid remote start
request.
DOOR LOCKS
Manual Door Locks
To lock each door, push the door lock plunger on each
door trim panel downward. To unlock each door, pull the
door lock plunger on each door trim panel upward.
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WARNING!
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
accident, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
from the ignition, and lock your vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause severe
personal injuries and death.
Door Lock Plunger
If the door lock plunger is down when you shut the door,
the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the key is not
inside the vehicle before closing the door.
• 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 the key in the vehicle. Removing the key or
closing the door will allow the locks to operate. If a door
is open, the key is in the ignition, and the ignition is in the
LOCK or ACC position, a chime will sound as a reminder
to remove the key.
Automatic Door Locks
The doors will lock automatically on vehicles with power
door locks if all of the following conditions are met:
1. The Automatic Door Locks feature is enabled.
2. The transmission is in gear.
3. All doors are closed.
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
4. The throttle is pressed.
5. The vehicle speed is above 15 mph (24 km/h).
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6. The doors were not previously locked using the power
door lock switch or Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
2. Cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and
then back to LOCK 4 times ending up in the LOCK
position.
Automatic Door Locks Programming
The Automatic Door Locks feature can be enabled or
disabled as follows:
3. Depress the power door lock switch to lock the doors.
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Personal Settings
(Customer Programmable Features)” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4
of this manual for details.
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, performing
the following procedure:
1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition
switch.
4. A single chime will indicate the completion of the
programming.
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
NOTE: Use the Automatic Door Locks feature in accordance with local laws.
Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit
The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with
power door locks if:
1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is enabled.
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2. The transmission was in gear and the vehicle speed
returned to 0 mph (0 km/h).
3. The transmission is in “N” (Neutral) or “P” (Park).
4. The driver door is opened.
5. The doors were not previously unlocked.
6. The vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h).
Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit Programming
The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature can be
enabled or disabled as follows:
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Personal Settings
(Customer Programmable Features)” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4
of this manual for details.
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, performing
the following procedure:
1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition.
2. Cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and
then back to LOCK 4 times ending up in the LOCK
position.
3. Depress the power door unlock switch to unlock the
doors.
4. A single chime will indicate the completion of the
programming.
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature
in accordance with local laws.
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Child Protection Door Lock
To provide a safer environment for small children riding
in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with a child
protection door lock system.
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To Engage the Child Protection Door Lock
1. Open the rear door.
2. Insert the tip of the valet key or alike into the child
lock control and pull it upward.
Child Lock Control
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 on the opposite rear door.
NOTE: When the child lock system is engaged, the door
can be opened only by using the outside door handle
even though the inside door lock is in the unlocked
position.
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WARNING!
2. Insert the tip of the valet key or alike into the child
lock control and pull it downward.
Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the rear doors can only be opened
from the outside when the child protection locks are
engaged.
NOTE:
• After engaging the child protection door lock system,
always test the door from the inside to make certain it
is in the desired position.
• For emergency exit with the system engaged, move
the door lock switch to the UNLOCK position, roll
down the window and open the door with the outside
door handle.
To Disengage the Child Protection Door Lock
1. Open the rear door.
Child Lock Control
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 on the opposite rear door.
NOTE: After disengaging the child protection door lock
system, always test the door from the inside to make
certain it is in the desired position.
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WINDOWS
Power Windows
The window controls on the driver’s door control all the
door windows.
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There are single window controls on each passenger door
trim panel, which operate the passenger door windows.
The window controls will operate only when the ignition
switch is in the ON or ACC position.
WARNING!
Never leave children in a vehicle, with the keys in
the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the windows while operating the power window switches.
Such entrapment may result in serious injury or
death.
Power Window Switches
Auto Down Feature
The driver door power window switch, and some model
passenger door power window switches have an auto
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down feature. Press the window switch to the second
detent, release, and the window will go down automatically.
To open the window part way, press the window switch
to the first detent and release it when you want the
window to stop.
To stop the window from going all the way down during
the auto-down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power window switches
will remain active for 10 minutes after the ignition switch
is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front
door will cancel this feature.
For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power window
switches will remain active for up to 60 minutes after the
ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature. The time is
programmable. For details, refer to “Delay Power Off to
Accessories Until Exit,” under “Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this
manual.
Auto Up Feature with Anti–Pinch Protection — If
Equipped
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 it when you want the window
to stop.
For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
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will remain active for 10 minutes after the ignition switch
is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front
door will cancel this feature.
For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power window
switches will remain active for up to 60 minutes after the
ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature. The time is
programmable. For details, refer to “Delay Power Off to
Accessories Until Exit,” under “Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this
manual.
NOTE:
• If the window runs into any obstacle during autoclosure, it will reverse direction and then stop. Remove
the obstacle and use the window switch again to close
the window.
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• Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger
the auto reverse function unexpectedly during autoclosure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the
first detent and hold to close window manually.
WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the
window before closing.
Window Lockout Switch
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door trim
panel allows you to disable the window controls on the
passenger doors. To disable the window controls, press
and release the window lock button (setting it in the
down position). To enable the window controls, press
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and release the window lock button again (setting it in
the up position).
1. Pull the window switch up to close window completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
2. Push the window switch down firmly to the second
detent to open the window completely and continue to
hold the switch down for an additional two seconds after
the window is fully open.
Window Lockout Switch
Reset
Any time the vehicle battery is disconnected, or goes
dead, the auto-up function will be disabled. To reactivate
the auto-up feature, perform the following steps after
vehicle power is restored:
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, then open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, then adjust the
sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting.
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LIFTGATE
The liftgate can be unlocked or locked by the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or by activating the
power door lock switches located on the front doors.
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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.
Liftgate Release Switch
The liftgate will not open manually if the gear selector is
moved out of the “P” (Park) position or the vehicle speed
is above 0 mph (0 km/h).
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NOTE: If a power malfunction occurs, you can use the
emergency liftgate latch release to open the liftgate. The
emergency liftgate latch release is located behind a
snap-in cover on the liftgate trim panel.
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.
Emergency Liftgate Latch Release Location
Gas props support the liftgate in the open position.
However, because the gas pressure drops with temperature, it may be necessary to assist the props when
opening the liftgate in cold weather.
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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, the
front airbags for both the driver and front passenger, the
optional supplemental side curtain airbags for the driver
and passengers seated next to a window, and the optional
supplemental front-seat-mounted side airbags. If you
will be carrying children too small for adult-size belts,
your seat belts also 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 they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of
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ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with
Lap/Shoulder Belts.
The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during
very sudden stops or impacts. This feature allows the
shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under
normal conditions. However, in a collision, the belt will
lock and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the
vehicle or being thrown out.
WARNING!
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these
areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that
is not equipped with seats and seat belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a
seat belt properly.
• 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 front seat.
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2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of your seat.
Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch
plate up the webbing as far as necessary to make the belt
go around your lap.
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3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
Connecting Latch Plate To Buckle
WARNING!
• A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will not
protect you properly. The lap portion could ride too
high on your body, possibly causing internal injuries.
Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you as well. In
a sudden stop, you could move too far forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear your seat belt
snugly.
• A belt that is worn under your arm is very dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck injury.
A belt worn under the arm can cause internal injuries.
Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder bones. Wear the belt
over your shoulder so that your strongest bones will
take the force in a collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more likely
to hit your head in a collision if you do not wear your
shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt are meant to
be used together.
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4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up
a bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too
tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug
belt reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a
collision.
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be
at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your
abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt can’t do its job as well. In a collision,
it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt is straight.
If you can’t straighten a belt in your vehicle, take it to
your dealer and have it fixed.
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor
will withdraw any slack in the belt.
Removing Slack From Belt
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6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position.
If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to
allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
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.).
Rear Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Retractor Lock-Out
This feature is designed to lock the retractor whenever
the 60% rear seat back is not fully latched. This prevents
someone from wearing the rear center lap/shoulder belt
when the rear seat back is not fully latched.
NOTE:
• If the rear center lap/shoulder belt cannot be pulled
out, check that the rear seat back is fully latched.
• If the rear seat back is properly latched and the rear
center lap/shoulder belt still cannot be pulled out, the
Automatic-Locking Retractor (ALR) system may be
activated. To reset this feature you must let all of the
belt webbing return into the retractor. You will not be
able to pull out more webbing until all of the webbing
has been returned back into the retractor.
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WARNING!
The rear center lap/shoulder belt is equipped with a
lock-out feature to ensure that the rear seat back is in
the fully upright and locked position when occupied.
If the rear seat back is not fully upright and locked
and the rear center lap/shoulder belt can be pulled
out of the retractor, the vehicle should immediately
be taken to your dealer for service. Failure to follow
this warning could result in serious or fatal injury.
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the driver and front passenger seats, the shoulder belt
can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt
away from your neck. Push and fully depress the button
above the webbing to release the anchorage, and then
move it up or down to the position that serves you best.
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Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt
As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average,
you will prefer a higher position. When you release the
anchorage, try to move it up and down to make sure that
it is locked in position.
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In the rear seat, move toward the center of the seat to
position the belt away from your neck.
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the
anchor point.
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 belts in the event of a
collision. These devices improve the performance of the
seat belt system by assuring that the belt is tight about the
occupant in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size
occupants, including those in child restraints.
2. At about 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) above the latch
plate, grasp and twist the belt webbing 180° to create a
fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
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.
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of the
latch plate.
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) (refer to information on Airbags
in this section). Like the front airbags, the pretensioners
are single use items. After a collision that is severe
enough to deploy the airbags and pretensioners, both
must be replaced.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/
shoulder belt.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
folded webbing.
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Enhanced Seat Belt Reminder System (BeltAlertT)
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 (BeltAlertt) 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 (BeltAlertt)
will continue to chime and flash the Seat Belt Reminder
Light for 96 seconds or until the driver’s seat belt is
buckled. The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlertt) 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).
BeltAlertt Programming
The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlertt) can be enabled or disabled by your authorized dealer or by
performing the following steps:
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NOTE: DaimlerChrysler does not recommend deactivating the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlertt).
1. With all doors closed, and the ignition switch in any
position except ON or START, buckle the driver’s seat
belt.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not
start the engine. Wait for the Seat Belt Reminder Light to
turn off and then proceed to the next step.
NOTE: You must perform the following steps within 60
seconds of turning the ignition switch to the ON position.
3. Within 60 seconds of turning the ignition switch to the
ON position, unbuckle and then re-buckle the driver’s
seat belt at least three times within 10 seconds, ending
with the seat belt buckled.
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NOTE: Watch for the Seat Belt Reminder Light to turn
on while unbuckling the seat belt and turn off while
re-buckling the seat belt. It may be necessary to retract
the seat belt.
4. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position. A
single chime will sound to signify that you have successfully completed the programming.
The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlertt) can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.
NOTE:
When the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlertt) is deactivated, the Seat Belt Reminder Light
will continue to illuminate as long as the driver’s seat belt
is unbuckled.
Automatic Locking Mode — If Equipped
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically prelocked. However, the belt will still retract to remove slack
in the shoulder belt. Use The Automatic Locking Mode
any time a child safety seat is installed in a seating
position that has a seat belt with this feature. Seat belts
that have the Automatic Locking Mode feature have a
distinctive label on the webbing. Children 12 years old
and under should be properly restrained in the rear seat
whenever possible.
How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
the entire belt is extracted.
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
here a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is
now in the automatic locking mode.
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How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Unbuckle the combination lap and shoulder belt and
allow it to retract completely to disengage the automatic
locking mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode.
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
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Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended, and
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if so
equipped) is in its lowest position, your dealer can
provide you with a seat belt extender. This extender
should be used only if the existing belt is not long
enough. When it is not required, remove the extender,
and store it.
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
when the seat belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug, and in the recommended seating
positions. Remove and store the extender when not
needed.
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Driver and Front Passenger Supplemental
Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag
This vehicle has front airbags for both the driver and
front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint
systems. The driver’s airbag is mounted in the center of
the steering wheel. The passenger’s front airbag is
mounted in the instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the
airbag covers.
Front Airbag Components
NOTE: The front airbags are certified to the Federal
regulations that allow less forceful deployment.
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.
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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.
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If the vehicle is equipped with supplemental side curtain
airbags, they are located above the side windows. Their
covers are also labeled SRS AIRBAG.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizens band radios etc.
This vehicle may also be equipped with supplemental
side curtain airbags to protect the driver and passengers
sitting next to a window and/or supplemental front-seatmounted side airbags.
Window Airbag
NOTE: Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior
trim; but they will open to allow airbag deployment.
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If the vehicle is equipped with supplemental front-seatmounted side airbags, they are marked with an SRS label
sewn into the outboard side of the seat.
WARNING!
• If your vehicle is equipped with supplemental front-seatmounted side airbags, do not use accessory seat covers or
place objects between you and the seat airbags; the performance could be adversely affected and/or objects could
be pushed into you, causing serious injury.
• If your vehicle is equipped with supplemental front-seatmounted side airbags, do not attach cup holders or any
other objects on or around the door. The inflating seat
airbag could drive the object into occupants, causing
serious injury.
• If your vehicle is equipped with supplemental side curtain
airbags, do not stack luggage or other cargo up high
enough to block the location of the side curtain airbag.
The area where the side curtain airbag is located should
remain free from any obstructions.
• If your vehicle is equipped with supplemental side curtain
airbags, 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.
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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 curtain airbags.
Along with the seat belts, front airbags work with the
instrument panel knee bolsters to provide improved
protection for the driver and front passenger. Side curtain
and seat airbags also work with seat belts to improve
occupant protection.
While the seat belts are designed to protect you in many
types of collisions, the front airbags will deploy in
moderate to severe frontal collisions. For vehicles so
equipped, the supplemental side curtain airbag and
front-seat-mounted side airbag on the crash side of the
vehicle will also trigger in moderate to severe side
collisions. However, even in collisions where the airbags
deploy, you need the seat belts to keep you in the correct
position for the airbags to protect you properly.
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Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize
the risk of harm from a deploying airbag.
1. Children 12 years old and under should ride buckled
up in the rear seat.
2. Infants in rear-facing child restraints should NEVER
ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger front
airbag. An airbag deployment could cause severe injury
or death to infants in that position.
3. Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle
seat belt properly (refer to information on Child Restraint
in this section) should be secured in the rear seat in child
restraints or belt-positioning booster seats.
4. Older children who do not use child restraints or
belt-positioning booster seats should ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow children to slide the
shoulder belt behind them or under their arm.
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5. If a child from 1 to 12 years old must ride in the front
passenger seat because the vehicle is crowded, move the seat
as far back as possible, and use the proper child restraint
(refer to information on Child Restraint in this section).
6. You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
7. All occupants should use their seat belts properly.
8. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved
back as far as practical to allow the airbags time to inflate.
9. If your vehicle has supplemental side curtain airbags
and/or supplemental front-seat-mounted side airbags,
do not lean against the door, airbags will inflate forcefully
into the space between you and the door.
10. If the airbag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact the
Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided in the 9If
You Need Customer Assistance9 section in this manual.
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 side curtain airbags, they also
need room to inflate. Do not lean against the door
or window. Sit upright in the center of the seat.
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Air Bag System Components
The airbag system consists of the following:
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• Side Remote Acceleration Sensors (if equipped)
• Airbag Warning Light
• Driver Airbag
• Front Passenger Airbag
• Supplemental Side Curtain Airbags above Side Windows (if equipped)
• Supplemental Front-Seat-Mounted Side Airbags (if
equipped)
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Interconnecting Wiring
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• Seat Belt Reminder Light
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Front Acceleration Sensors
• Driver and Front Passenger Seat Belt Pretensioners
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.
• For vehicles so equipped, The ORC also determines if
a side impact is severe enough to deploy the supplemental side curtain airbag and/or supplemental frontseat-mounted side airbag as required for each type of
impact.
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• The ORC also monitors the readiness of the electronic
parts of the system whenever the ignition switch is in
the START or ON positions. These include all of the
items listed above except the knee bolster, the instrument panel, and the steering wheel and column. If the
key is in the LOCK position, in the ACC position, or
not in the ignition, the airbags are not on and they will
not inflate.
• The ORC also turns on the Airbag Warning
Light in the instrument panel for 6 to 8
seconds as 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.
• The Driver and Front Passenger Airbag/Inflator
Units are located in the center of the steering wheel
and the passenger 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 passenger side of the instrument panel
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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 that 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 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.
• The Supplemental Side Impact SRS Side Curtain
Airbags are designed to activate only in certain side
collisions. When the ORC (with side impact option)
detects a collision requiring the side curtain airbag to
inflate, it signals the inflators on the crash side of the
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vehicle. A quantity of nontoxic gas is generated to
inflate the side curtain airbag. The inflating side curtain airbag pushes the outside edge of the headliner
out of the way and covers the window. The airbag
inflates in about 30 milliseconds (about one quarter of
the time that 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 side curtain airbag inflates. This especially applies
to children. The side curtain airbag is only about 3-1/2
inches (9 cm) thick when it is inflated.
• The Supplemental Front-Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
are designed to activate only in certain side collisions.
When the ORC (with side impact option) detects a
collision requiring the front-seat-mounted side airbag
to inflate, it signals the inflators on the crash side of the
vehicle. A quantity of nontoxic gas is generated to
inflate the front-seat-mounted side airbag. The inflating front-seat-mounted side airbag pushes through the
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seam in the seat’s trim cover and opens into the space
between the occupant and the door. The airbag inflates
at a very high speed and with enough force to injure
you if you are not belted and seated properly, or if
items are positioned in the area where the front-seatmounted side airbag inflates. This especially applies to
children.
• Do not add a secondary seat cover other than those
approved by DaimlerChrysler/Mopar.t
• 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.t
The following requirements must be strictly adhered to:
• Do not make any modifications to the front seat
components, assembly, or to the seat cover 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.
WARNING!
Unapproved modifications or service procedures to
the front seat assembly, its related components, or
seat cover may inadvertently change the airbag deployment in case of a frontal crash. This could result
in death or serious injury to the driver or front seat
passenger if the vehicle is involved in an accident. A
modified vehicle may not comply with required
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).
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If A Deployment Occurs
The airbag system is designed to deploy when the ORC
detects a moderate-to-severe collision, to help restrain the
driver and front passenger, and then to 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 by-product of the
process that generates the nontoxic gas used for airbag
inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the skin,
eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye irritation,
rinse the area with cool water. For nose or throat
irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation continues,
see your doctor. If these particles settle on your
clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
• It is not advisable to drive your vehicle after the
airbags have been deployed. If you are involved in
another collision, the airbags will not be in place to
protect you.
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WARNING!
Deployed airbags can’t protect you in another collision. Have the airbags replaced by an authorized
dealer as soon as possible.
Enhanced Accident Response System
In the event of an impact that causes airbag deployment,
with the vehicle stopped, and the vehicle communication
network intact, and the power intact, the Enhanced
Accident Response System performs the following functions:
• Cuts off fuel to the engine.
• Flashes hazard lights.
• Turns on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
the battery has power or until the ignition key is
removed.
• Unlocks the doors automatically.
NOTE: The interior lights can only be deactivated if the
key is removed from the ignition switch or the vehicle is
driven.
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Maintaining Your Airbag System
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the airbag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured because the airbags are not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or
the upper passenger side of the instrument
panel. Do not modify the front bumper, vehicle
body structure, or frame.
• You need proper knee impact protection in a
collision. Do not mount or locate any aftermarket equipment on or behind the knee impact
bolster.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the
airbag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone
who works on your vehicle that it has airbags.
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NOTE: Perchlorate Material — special handling may
apply.
See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
perchlorate.
Airbag Warning 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 Warning 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.
• The light flickers or comes on and remains on while
driving.
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Event Data Recorder (EDR)
In the event of an accident, your vehicle is designed to
record up to 5 seconds of specific vehicle data parameters
(see the following list) in an event data recorder prior to
the moment of airbag deployment, or near deployment,
and up to a quarter second of high-speed deceleration
data during and/or after airbag deployment. EDR data
are ONLY recorded if an airbag deploys, or nearly
deploys, and are otherwise unavailable.
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.
NOTE:
1. A near-deployment event occurs when the airbag
sensor detects severe vehicle deceleration usually indicative of a crash, but not severe enough to warrant airbag
deployment.
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
2. Under certain circumstances, EDR data may not be
recorded (e.g., loss of battery power).
In conjunction with other data gathered during a complete accident investigation, the electronic data may be
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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:
• Diagnostic trouble code(s) and warning lamp status
for electronically-controlled safety systems, including
the airbag system
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
• Airbag deployment level (if applicable)
2. Used in defense of litigation
DaimlerChrysler Corporation product
• Brake status (service and parking brakes)
involving
a
• Airbag disable lamp status (if equipped)
• 9Time9 of airbag deployment (in terms of ignition
cycles and vehicle mileage)
• Impact acceleration and angle
• Seat belt status
• Accelerator status (including vehicle speed)
3. Requested by police under a legal warrant
• Engine control status (including engine speed)
4. Otherwise required by law
• Transmission gear selection
Data Parameters that May Be Recorded:
• Cruise control status
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• Traction/stability control status
• Tire pressure monitoring system status (if equipped)
Child Restraint
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the
time — babies and children, too. Every state in the United
States and all Canadian provinces require that small
children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the law,
and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
Children 12 years and under should ride properly buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats rather than in the front.
WARNING!
In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby,
can become a missile inside the vehicle. The force
required to hold even an infant on your lap could
become so great that you could not hold the child, no
matter how strong you are. The child and others
could be badly injured. Any child riding in your
vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child’s
size.
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
seat Owner’s Manual to ensure you have the correct seat
for your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your
child:
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Infants and Child Restraints
• Safety experts recommend that children ride
rearward-facing in the vehicle until they are at least
one year old and weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg). Two types
of child restraints can be used rearward-facing: infant
carriers and “convertible” child seats.
• 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
LATCH child restraint anchorage system. Refer to
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“LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren)” in this section.
• Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used in
the front seat of a vehicle with the front passenger
airbag unless the airbag is turned off. An airbag
deployment could cause severe injury or death to
infants in this position.
Older Children and Child Restraints
Children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) and who are
older than one year can ride forward-facing in the
vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and convertible child
seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children
who weigh 20 to 40 lbs (9 to 18 kg) and who are older
than one year. These child seats are also held in the
vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH child
restraint anchorage system. Refer to “LATCH — Child
Seat Anchorage System (Lower Anchors and Tether for
CHildren)” in this section.
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The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weighing
more than 40 lbs (18 kg), but who are still too small to fit
the vehicle’s seat belts properly. If the child 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.
• 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 or behind
their back.
NOTE:
For additional information, refer
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK.
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WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• A rearward facing child restraint should only be
used in a rear seat. A rearward facing child restraint in the front seat may be struck by a deploying passenger airbag, which may cause severe or
fatal injury to the infant.
Here are some tips on getting the most out of your child
restraint:
• Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
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Standards. We also recommend that you make sure
that you can install the child restraint in the vehicle
where you will use it before you buy it.
• The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s
weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for
weight and height limits.
• Carefully follow the instructions that come with the
restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may
not work when you need it.
• Buckle the child into the seat according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s directions.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the
vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the vehicle.
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.
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LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren)
Your vehicle’s rear seat is equipped with the child
restraint anchorage system called LATCH. The LATCH
system provides for the installation of the child restraint
without using the vehicle’s seat belts, instead securing
the child restraint using lower anchorages and upper
tether straps from the child restraint to the vehicle
structure.
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
have features for installation using the vehicle’s seat
belts. Child restraints having tether straps and hooks for
connection to the top tether anchorages have been available for some time. For some older child restraints, many
child restraint manufacturers offer add-on tether strap
kits or retro-fit kits. You are urged to take advantage of all
the available attachments provided with your child restraint in any vehicle.
All three rear-seating positions have lower anchorages
that are capable of accommodating LATCH-compatible
child seats. You should NEVER install LATCHcompatible child seats such that two seats share a common lower anchorage. If installing child seats in adjacent
rear-seating positions, or if your child restraints are not
LATCH-compatible, install the restraints using the vehicle’s seat belts.
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Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that
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 located
behind each rear seat back.
LATCH Anchorages
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.
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. Forwardfacing toddler restraints and some rear-facing infant
restraints will also be equipped with a tether strap, a
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hook for attachment to the tether strap anchorage and a
means of adjusting the tension of the strap.
You will first loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and
on the tether strap so that you can more easily attach the
hooks or connectors to the vehicle anchorages. Next,
attach the lower hooks or connectors over the top of the
seat cover material. Then rotate the tether anchorage
cover directly behind the seat where you are placing the
child restraint and attach the tether strap to the anchorage, being careful to route the tether strap to provide the
most direct path between the anchor and the child
restraint. 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:
• Ensure that the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seat backs as you remove slack in
the strap.
• 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.
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WARNING!
Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or
child restraint. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly
when installing an infant or child restraint.
Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
belt
The passenger seat belts are equipped with either cinching latch plates or automatic locking retractors, which are
designed to keep the lap portion tight around the child
restraint so that it is not necessary to use a locking clip.
Pulling up on the shoulder portion of the lap/shoulder
belt will tighten the belt. The cinching latch plate will
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keep the belt tight; however, any seat belt system will
loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally, and pull
it tight if necessary.
Seat belts with an automatic locking retractor have a
distinctive label on the seat belt webbing. The seat belt
must be in the automatic locking mode in order to enable
a child restraint to be tightly installed. Refer to “Automatic Locking Mode” in this section for details. A locking
clip should not be necessary once the automatic locking
feature is enabled. Position the shoulder and lap belt on
the child restraint. The automatic locking retractor is
activated by first attaching the child seat, then pulling all
of the webbing out of the retractor, then allowing back in.
Tighten webbing. To release, simply unbuckle the seat
belt by depressing the button, allowing the webbing to
retract into the retractor.
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In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the
lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the
buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path opening
on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate from the
buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt several times
to shorten it. Insert the latch plate into the buckle with the
release button facing out.
If the belt still can’t be tightened, or if by pulling and
pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, you may need
to do something more. Disconnect the latch plate from
the buckle, turn the buckle around, and insert the latch
plate into the buckle again. If you still can’t make the
child restraint secure, try a different seating position.
To attach a child restraint tether strap:
1. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat.
Tether Strap Mounting
2. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the
tether anchor and remove slack in the tether strap
according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
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NOTE: Ensure that the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seat backs as you remove slack in
the strap.
WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchor positions directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
Transporting Pets
Airbags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
a collision.
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Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine in
your new vehicle.
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55
mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration, within the
limits of local traffic laws, contributes to a good break-in.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental and should be avoided.
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur.
The recommended viscosity and quality grades are
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shown in Section 7 of this manual. NON-DETERGENT
OR STRAIGHT MINERAL OILS MUST NEVER BE
USED.
A new engine may consume some oil during its first few
thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be
considered as a normal part of the break-in and not
interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
SAFETY TIPS
Transporting Passengers
NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
AREA.
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.
Lock Your Vehicle
Always remove the keys from the ignition and lock all
doors when leaving the vehicle unattended, even in your
own driveway or garage. Try to park your vehicle in a
well-lit area and never invite theft by leaving articles of
value exposed.
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Exhaust Gas
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.
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the engine
running, adjust your heating or cooling controls to force
outside air into the vehicle. Set the blower at high speed.
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
carbon monoxide (CO) which is colorless and
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
(CO) follow the safety tips below.
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,
WARNING!
• If you are required to drive with the liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed, and the
climate control blower switch is set at high speed.
DO NOT use the recirculation mode.
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Seat Belts
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
frays and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
a collision if they have been damaged (bent retractor, torn
webbing, etc. If there is any question regarding belt or
retractor condition, replace the belt.
Airbag Warning 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.
Defroster
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
authorized dealer for service if your defroster is inoperable.
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
Tires
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread. Inspect tread and sidewall for cuts
and cracks. Check the wheel nuts for tightness. Check the
tires (including spare) for proper pressure.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of exterior lights
while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high
beam indicator lights on the instrument panel.
Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
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Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid, or
brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be
located and corrected immediately.
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CONTENTS
m Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
▫ Automatic Dimming Inside Mirror —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
▫ Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
▫ Driver’s Side Outside Mirror Auto Dimmer —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
▫ Power Remote-Control Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
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▫ Heated Remote Control Mirrors —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . . .88
m Hands–Free Communication (UConnectt) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
▫ UConnectt System Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
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▫ Things You Should Know About Your
UConnectt System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
▫ Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . . 125
m Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Auto Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ Manual Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ Power Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . . 127
▫ Power Reclining Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . 118
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ Lumbar Support — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 119
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
▫ Multi-Function Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
▫ Overhead Console Map/Reading Lights . . . . . 128
▫ Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
m To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
m Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
m Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
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▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Auto Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
m Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
m Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . 134
m Adjustable Pedals — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 135
m Electronic Speed Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ Electronic Speed Control Operation . . . . . . . . 136
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ To Set At A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
▫ Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
m Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 140
▫ Programming HomeLinkt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
▫ Gate Operator/Canadian Programming . . . . . 144
▫ Using HomeLinkt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
▫ Reprogramming a Single HomeLinkt Button . . 145
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
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m Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
m Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
▫ Opening Sunroof - Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
▫ Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off . . . . . . . 152
▫ Closing Sunroof - Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
m Cup Holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
▫ Front Seat Cup Holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
▫ Pinch Protect Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
▫ Rear Seat Cup Holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
▫ Venting Sunroof - Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
m Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
▫ Sunshade Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
▫ Console Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
▫ Cargo Management System — If Equipped . . . 155
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
m Roof Luggage Rack — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 163
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
m Load Leveling System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 165
▫ Sunroof Fully Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
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MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
Adjust the mirror to center on the view through the rear
window. A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal
and vertical mirror adjustment.
Adjusting Rearview 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 vehicle). The mirror should be adjusted
while set in the day position (toward windshield).
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Automatic Dimming Inside Mirror — If Equipped
This mirror automatically adjusts 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, next to the button, will illuminate to indicate
when the dimming feature is activated.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s)
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic and a slight
overlap of the view obtained from the inside mirror.
NOTE: The passenger side convex outside mirror will
give a much wider view to the rear, and especially of the
lane next to your vehicle.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
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WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side convex mirror could cause you to
collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your
inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a
vehicle seen in the passenger side convex mirror.
Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature — If Equipped
Some models have exterior mirrors that are hinged. The
hinge allows the mirror to pivot forward and rearward to
resist damage. The hinge has three detent positions, full
forward, full rearward, and normal.
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Driver’s Side Outside Mirror Auto Dimmer — If
Equipped
This mirror automatically adjusts for annoying headlight
glare from vehicles behind you. You can turn this feature
on or off by pressing the button at the base of the Inside
Rearview Mirror.
Power Remote-Control Mirrors
The power mirror switch is located on the driver’s door
trim panel next to the power door lock switch. A rotary
knob selects the left mirror, right mirror, or off position.
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After selecting a mirror, move the knob in the same
direction you want the mirror to move. Use the center off
position to guard against accidentally moving a mirror
position.
Heated Remote Control Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This feature
is activated whenever you turn on the Rear Window
Defrost.
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
An illuminated vanity mirror is on the sun visor. To use
the mirror, rotate the sun visor downward and swing the
mirror cover upward. The light turns on automatically.
Closing the mirror cover turns off the lights.
Power Mirror Adjust Switch
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UConnectt is a voice-activated, hands-free, in- vehicle
communications system. UConnectt allows you to dial a
phone number with your cellular phone using simple
voice commands (e.g., 9Call” { “Mike” {”Work9 or 9Dial”
{ “248-555-12129). Your cellular phone’s audio is transmitted through your vehicle’s audio system; the system
will automatically mute your radio when using the
UConnectt system.
Illuminated Vanity Mirror
NOTE: The UConnectt system use requires a cellular
phone equipped with the Bluetooth 9Hands-Free Profile,9
version 0.96 or higher. See UConnectt website for supported phones.
HANDS–FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnectT) —
IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: For UConnectt customer support, visit the
following web sites:
NOTE: The sales code RER radio contains an integrated Hands-Free Communication (UConnectt) system. Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for
UConnectt system operating instructions for this radio.
• www.chrysler.com/uconnect
• www.dodge.com/uconnect
• www.jeep.com/uconnect
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• or call 1–877–855–8400
UConnectt allows you to transfer calls between the
system and your cellular phone as you enter or exit your
vehicle, and enables you to mute the system’s microphone for private conversation.
The UConnectt phone book enables you to store up to 32
names and four numbers per name. Each language has a
separate 32-name phone book accessible only in that
language. This system is driven through your Bluetooth™ Hands-Free profile cellular phone. UConnectt
features Bluetooth™ technology - the global standard
that enables different electronic devices to connect to
each other without wires or a docking station, so UConnectt works no matter where you stow your cellular
phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as long as
your phone is turned on and has been paired to the
vehicle’s UConnectt system. The UConnectt system
allows up to seven cellular phones to be linked to system.
Only one linked (or paired) cellular phone can be used
with the system at a time. The system is available in
English, Spanish, or French languages (as equipped).
Phone Button
The rearview mirror contains the microphone
for the system (depending on the type of
mirror and radio equipped), and either the
radio or the mirror has the two control buttons
(Phone Button and Voice Recognition Button) that will
enable you to access the system.
Voice Recognition Button
Actual button location may vary with radio.
The individual buttons are described in the
“Operation” section.
The UConnectt system can be used with any Hands-Free
Profile certified Bluetooth™ cellular phone. See UConnectt website for supported phones. If your cellular
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phone supports a different profile (e.g., Headset Profile)
you may not be able to use any UConnectt features.
Refer to your cellular service provider or the phone
manufacturer for details.
The UConnectt system is fully integrated with the vehicle’s audio system. The volume of the UConnectt system
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
switch), if so equipped.
The radio display will be used for visual prompts from
the UConnectt system such as 9CELL9 or caller ID on
certain radios.
Operation
Voice commands can be used to operate the UConnectt
system and to navigate through the UConnectt menu
structure. Voice commands are required after most
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UConnectt 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 beep, which follows the 9Ready9 prompt or another
prompt.
• For certain operations, compound commands can be
used. For example, instead of saying 9Setup9 and then
9Phone Pairing,9 the following compound command
can be said: 9Setup Phone Pairing.9
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the
combined form of the voice command is given. You
can also break the commands into parts and say each
part of the command, when you are asked for it. For
example, you can use the combined form voice command 9Phonebook New Entry,9 or you can break the
combined form command into two voice commands:
9Phonebook9 and 9New Entry.9 Please remember, the
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UConnectt 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 at any prompt, say 9Help9 following
the beep. The UConnectt system will play all the options
at any prompt if you ask for help.
To activate the UConnectt system from idle, simply press
the “Phone” button and follow audible prompts for
directions. All UConnectt system sessions begin with a
press of the “Phone” button on the radio control head.
Cancel Command
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say 9Cancel9 and
you will be returned to the main menu. However, in a
few instances the system will take you back to the
previous menu.
Pair (Link) UConnectt System to a Cellular Phone
To begin using your UConnectt system, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth™ enabled cellular phone.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your cellular phone owner’s manual. The UConnectt website may also provide detailed instructions for
pairing.
The following are general phone to UConnectt System
pairing instructions:
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Setup Phone Pairing.9
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• When prompted, after the beep, say 9Pair a Phone9 and
follow the audible prompts.
• You will be asked to say a four-digit pin number,
which you will later need to enter into your cellular.
You can enter any four-digit pin number. You will not
need to remember this pin number after the initial
pairing process.
• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to
give the UConnectt system a name for your cellular
phone. Each cellular phone that is paired should be
given a unique phone name.
• You will then be asked to give your cellular phone a
priority level between 1 and 7, 1 being the highest
priority. You can pair up to seven cellular phones to
your UConnectt system. However, at any given time,
only one cellular phone can be in use, connected to
your UConnectt System. The priority allows the
UConnectt system to know which cellular phone to
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use if multiple cellular phones are in the vehicle at the
same time. For example, if priority 3 and priority 5
phones are present in the vehicle, the UConnectt
system will use the priority 3 cellular phone when you
make a call. You can select to use a lower priority
cellular phone at any time (refer to 9Advanced Phone
Connectivity9).
Dial by Saying a Number
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Dial.9
• System will prompt you to say the number you want
call.
• For example, you can say 9234-567-8901.9 The phone
number that you enter must be of valid length and
combination. Based on the country in which the vehicle was purchased, the UConnectt limits the user
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from dialing invalid combination of numbers. For
example, in USA, 234-567-890 is nine digits long,
which is not a valid USA phone number - the closest
valid phone number has ten digits.
you can say 9John Doe,9 where John Doe is a previously stored name entry in the UConnectt phone
book. Refer to 9Add Names to Your UConnectt Phonebook,9 to learn how to store a name in the phone book.
• The UConnectt system will confirm the phone number and then dial. The number will appear in the
display of certain radios.
• The UConnectt system will confirm the name and
then dial the corresponding phone number, which
may appear in the display of certain radios.
Call by Saying a Name
Add Names to Your UConnectt Phonebook
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
NOTE: Adding names to phone book is recommended
when vehicle is not in motion.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
“Call.9
• System will prompt you to say the name of the person
you want call.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the person you want to call. For example,
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Phonebook New Entry.9
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• When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
long names helps the voice recognition and it is
recommended. For example, say 9Robert Smith9 or
9Robert9 instead of 9Bob.9
• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g.,
9Home,9 9Work,9 9Mobile,9 or 9Pager9). This will allow
you to store multiple numbers for each phone book
entry, if desired.
• When prompted, recite the phone number for the
phone book entry that you are adding.
After you are finished adding an entry into the phone
book, you will be given the opportunity to add more
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the
main menu.
The UConnectt system will allow you to enter up to 32
names in the phone book with each name having up to
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four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
language has a separate 32-name phone book accessible
only in that language.
Phonebook Download
UConnectt allows the user to download entries from
their phone via Bluetooth. To use this feature, press the
“Phone” button and say “Phonebook Download.” System prompts “Ready to accept vcard entry via Bluetooth…” The system is now ready to accept phonebook
entries from your phone using the Bluetooth Object
Exchange Profile (OBEX). Please see your phone owners’
manual for specific instructions on how to send these
entries from your phone.
NOTE:
• Phone handset must support Bluetooth OBEX transfers of phonebook entries to use this feature.
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• Some phones cannot send phonebook entries if they
are already connected to any system via Bluetooth,
and you may see a message on the phone display that
the Bluetooth link is busy. In this case, the user must
first disconnect or drop the Bluetooth connection to
the UConnectt and then send the address book entry
via Bluetooth. Please see your phone owners’ manual
for specific instructions on how to drop the Bluetooth
connection.
• If the phonebook entry is longer than 24 characters it
will be use only the first 24 characters.
Edit Entries in the UConnectt Phonebook
NOTE: Editing names in the phone book is recommended when vehicle is not in motion.
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Phonebook Edit.9
• You will then be asked for the name of the phone book
entry that you wish to edit.
• Next, choose the number designation (home, work,
mobile, or pager) that you wish to edit.
• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the
phone book entry that you are editing.
After you are finished editing an entry in the phone book,
you will be given the opportunities to edit another entry
in the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or
return to the main menu.
9Phonebook Edit9 can be used to add another phone
number to a name entry that already exists in the
phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
mobile and a home number, but you can add John Doe’s
work number later using the 9Phonebook Edit9 feature.
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Delete Entries in the UConnectt Phonebook
NOTE: Editing phone book entries is recommended
when vehicle is not in motion.
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Phonebook Delete.9
• After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
to delete. You can either say the name of a phone book
entry that you wish to delete or you can say 9List
Names9 to hear a list of the entries in the phone book
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
from the list, press the 9Voice Recognition9 button
while the UConnectt system is playing the desired
entry and say 9Delete.9
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• After you enter the name, the UConnectt system will
ask you which designation you wish to delete, home,
work, mobile, pager, or all. Say the designation you
wish to delete.
• Note that only the phone book entry in the current
language is deleted.
Delete All Entries in the UConnectt Phonebook
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Phonebook Erase All.9
• The UConnectt system will ask you to verify that you
wish to delete all the entries from the phonebook.
• After confirmation, the phone book entries will be
deleted.
• Note that only the phone book in the current language
is deleted.
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List All Names in the UConnectt Phonebook
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Phonebook List Names.9
• The UConnectt system will play the names of all the
phone book entries.
• To call one of the names in the list, press the 9Voice
Recognition’ button during the playing of the desired
name, and say 9Call.9
NOTE: The user can also exercise 9Edit9 or 9Delete9
operations at this point.
• The UConnectt system will then prompt you as to the
number designation you wish to call.
• The selected number will be dialed.
Phone Call Features
The following features can be accessed through the
UConnectt system if the feature(s) are available on your
cellular service plan. For example, if your cellular service
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
accessed through the UConnectt system. Check with
your cellular service provider for the features that you
have.
Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - No Call
Currently in Progress
When you receive a call on your cellular phone, the
UConnectt system will interrupt the vehicle audio system, if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the
call. Press ’Phone’ button to accept the call. To reject the
call, press and hold the ’Phone’ button until you hear a
single beep indicating that the incoming call was rejected.
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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 UConnectt system compatible phones in
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
only either answer an incoming call or ignore it.
Making a Second Call while Current Call in
Progress
To make a second call while you are currently in a call,
press the ’Voice Recognition’ button and say 9Dial9 or
9Call9 followed by the phone number or phone book
entry you wish to call. The first call will be on hold while
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the second call is in progress. To go back to the first call,
refer to 9Toggling Between Calls.9 To combine two calls,
refer to 9Conference Call.9
Place/Retrieve a Call from Hold
To put a call on hold, press the 8Phone’ button until you
hear a single beep. This indicates that the call is on hold.
To bring the call back from hold, press and hold the
“Phone” button until you hear a single beep.
Toggling Between Calls
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
press the “Phone” button until you hear a single beep
indicating that the active and hold status of the two calls
have switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at one
time.
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Conference Call
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
hold), press and hold the “Phone” button until you hear
a double beep indicating that the two calls have been
joined into one conference call.
hold may not become active automatically. This is cell
phone dependent. To bring the call back from hold, press
and hold the “Phone” button until you hear a single
beep.
Three-Way Calling
To initiate three-way calling, press the “Voice Recognition” button while a call is in progress and make a second
phone call as described under 9Making a Second Call
while Current Call in Progress.9 After the second call has
established, press and hold the “Phone” button until you
hear a double beep indicating that the two calls have
been joined into one conference call.
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
Call Termination
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the “Phone”
button. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if
there is a call on hold, it will become the new active call.
If the active call is terminated by the far end, a call on
Redial
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Redial.9
• The UConnectt system will call the last number that
was dialed on your cellular phone.
NOTE: This may not be the last number dialed from the
UConnectt system.
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Call Continuation
Call continuation is progression of a phone call on
UConnectt 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 UConnectt system either until the call ends or
until the vehicle battery condition dictates cessation of
the call on the UConnectt system and transfer of the
call to the mobile phone.
• After ignition key is switched to off, a call can continue
on the UConnectt system for certain duration, after
which the call is automatically transferred from the
UConnectt system to the mobile phone.
• An active call is automatically transferred to the
mobile phone after ignition key is switched to off.
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UConnectT System Features
Language Selection
To change the language that the UConnectt system is
using,
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the language you wish to switch to
(English, Espanol, or Francais, if so equipped).
• Continue to follow the system prompts to complete
language selection.
After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and
voice commands will be in that language.
NOTE: After every UConnectt language change operation, only the language specific 32-name phone book is
usable. The paired phone name is not language specific
and usable across all languages.
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Emergency Assistance
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
reachable:
The UConnectt system does slightly lower your chances
of successfully making a phone call as to that for the cell
phone directly.
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
number for your area.
Your phone must be turned on and paired to the UConnectt system to allow use of this vehicle feature in
emergency situations when the cell phone has network
coverage and stays paired to the UConnectt system.
If the phone is not reachable and the UConnectt system
is operational, you may reach the emergency number as
follows:
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Emergency9 and the UConnectt system will instruct
the paired cellular phone to call the emergency number. This feature is only supported in the USA.
NOTE: The emergency number dialed is based on the
Country where the vehicle is purchased (911 for USA and
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may not
be applicable with the available cellular service and area.
Towing Assistance
If you need towing assistance,
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Towing Assistance.9
NOTE: The Towing Assistance number dialed is based
on the Country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800528-2069 for USA, 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14-3454
for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico
City in Mexico).
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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 9Working with Automated
Systems.9 Paging works properly except for pagers of
certain companies which time-out a little too soon to
work properly with the UConnectt system.
Voice Mail Calling
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to 9Working
with Automated Systems.9
Working with Automated Systems
This method is 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.
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You can use your UConnectt 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 UConnectt system.
When calling a number with your UConnectt system
that normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone
sequence on your cellular phone keypad, you can push
the “Voice Recognition” button and say the sequence you
wish to enter followed by the word 9Send.9 For example,
if required to enter your pin number followed with a
pound 3 7 4 6 #, you can press the “Voice Recognition”
button and say 93 7 4 6 # Send.9 Saying a number, or
sequence of numbers, followed by 9Send9 is also to be
used to navigate through an automated customer service
center menu structure and to leave a number on a pager.
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You can also send stored UConnectt phonebook entries
as tones for fast and easy access to voicemail and pager
entries. To use this feature, dial the number you wish to
call and then press the “Voice Recognition” button and
say “Send.” The system will prompt you to enter the
name or number, say the name of the phonebook entry
you wish to send. The UConnectt will then send the
corresponding phone number associated with the phonebook entry as tones over the phone.
NOTE:
• You may not hear all of the tones due to cellular phone
network configurations, this is normal.
• Some paging and voicemail systems have system
timeout settings too short that may not allow the use
of this feature.
Barge In - Overriding Prompts
The “Voice Recognition” button can be used when you
wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice
recognition command immediately. For example, if a
prompt is playing 9Would you like to pair a phone, clear
a{,9 you could press the “Voice Recognition” button and
say 9Pair a Phone9 to select that option without having to
listen to the rest of the voice prompt.
Turning Confirmation Prompts On/Off
Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system
from confirming your choices (e.g., the UConnectt system will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Setup Confirmations.9 The UConnectt system will
play the current confirmation prompt status and you
will be given the choice to change it.
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Phone and Network Status Indicators
If available on the radio and/or on a premium display
such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by
your cell phone, the UConnectt system will provide
notification to inform you of your phone and network
status when you are attempting to make a phone call
using UConnectt. The status is given for roaming, network signal strength, phone battery strength, etc.
Dialing Using the Cellular Phone Keypad
You can dial a phone number with your cellular phone
keypad and still use the UConnectt system (while dialing via the cell phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth™ cellular
phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s
audio system. The UConnectt system will work the same
as if you dial the number using voice recognition.
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NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
dial ring to the UConnectt system to play it on the
vehicle audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this
situation, after successfully dialing a number, the user
may feel that the call did not go through even though the
call is in progress. Once your call is answered, you will
hear the audio.
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute Off)
When you mute the UConnectt system, you will still be
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In
order to mute the UConnectt system:
• Press the “Voice Recognition” button.
• Following the beep, say 9Mute.9
In order to un-mute the UConnectt system:
• Press the “Voice Recognition” button.
• Following the beep, say 9Mute-off.9
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Advanced Phone Connectivity
List Paired Cellular Phone Names
Transfer Call to and from Cellular Phone
The UConnectt system allows on going calls to be
transferred from your cellular phone to the UConnectt
system without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call from your UConnectt paired cellular phone to
the UConnectt system or vice-versa, press the “Voice
Recognition” button and say 9Transfer Call.9
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
Connect or Disconnect Link Between the
UConnectt System and Cellular Phone
Your cellular phone can be paired with many different
electronic devices, but can only be actively 9connected9
with one electronic device at a time.
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth™ connection between a UConnectt paired cellular
phone and the UConnectt system, then follow the instruction described in your cellular phone user’s manual.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup Phone Pairing.”
• When prompted, say 9List Phones.9
• The UConnectt system will play the phone names of
all paired cellular phones in order from the highest to
the lowest priority. To “select” or “delete” a paired
phone being announced, press the “Voice Recognition” button and say “Select” or “Delete.” Also, see the
next two sections for an alternate way to “select” or
“delete” a paired phone.
Select another Cellular Phone
This feature allows you to select and start using another
phone with the UConnectt system. The phone must have
been previously paired to the UConnectt system that you
want to use it with.
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• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Setup Select Phone9 and follow the prompts.
• You can also press the “Voice Recognition” button
anytime while the list is being played, and then choose
the phone that you wish to select.
• The selected phone will be used for the next phone
call. If the selected phone is not available, the UConnectt system will return to using the highest priority
phone present in or near (approximately within 30
feet) the vehicle.
Delete UConnectt Paired Cellular Phones
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Setup Phone Pairing.9
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• At the next prompt, say 9Delete9 and follow the
prompts.
• You can also press the “Voice Recognition” button
anytime while the list is being played, and then choose
the phone you wish to delete.
Things You Should Know About Your UConnectT
System
UConnectt Tutorial
To hear a brief tutorial of the system features, press the
“Phone” button and say “UConnectt Tutorial.”
Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizing their voice commands or numbers, the UConnectt
system Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this
training mode, follow one of the two procedures:
From outside the UConnectt mode (e.g. from radio
mode)
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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 9Setup,
Voice Training9 command.
Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by the
UConnectt system. For best results, the Voice Training
session should be completed when the vehicle is parked,
engine running, all windows closed, and the blower fan
switched off.
This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The
system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
To restore the Voice Recognition system to factory default
settings, enter the Voice Training session via the above
procedure and follow the prompts.
Voice Recognition (VR)
• For best performance, adjust the rear view mirror to
provide at least 1⁄2 inch (1 cm) gap between the
overhead console (if equipped) and the mirror.
• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
speak to a person sitting approximately eight (8) feet
away from you.
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
during a voice recognition period.
• Performance is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
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• fully closed windows,
• dry weather condition.
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking
in North American English, French, and Spanish accents, the system may not always work for some.
• When navigating through an automated system, such
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
speaking the digit string, make sure to say 9Send.9
• Storing names in phone book when vehicle is not in
motion is recommended.
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding
names in the UConnectt phone book.
• UConnectt phone book nametag recognition rate is
optimized for the person who stored the name in the
phone book.
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• You can say 9O9 (letter 9O9) for 909 (zero). 98009 must be
spoken 9eight-zero-zero.9
• Even though international dialing for most number
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
number combinations may not be supported.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
Far End Audio Performance
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows, and
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• 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 UConnectt system.
• Echo at far end can sometime be reduced by lowering
the in-vehicle audio volume.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
Bluetooth Communication Link
Cellular phones have been found to lose connection to
the UConnectt system. When this happens, the connection can generally be re-established by switching the
phone off/on. Your cell phone is recommended to remain
in Bluetooth 9on9 mode.
Power-Up
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either ON
or ACC position, or after a language change, you must
wait at least five (5) seconds prior to using the system.
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Primary
zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
star (*)
plus (+)
pound (#)
add location
all
Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate(s)
call
cancel
confirmation prompts.
continue
delete
dial
download
edit
emergency
English
erase all
Espanol
Francais
help
home
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Primary
language
list names
list phones
mobile
mute
mute off
new entry
no
pager
pair a phone
phone pairing
phonebook
previous
record again
redial
Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
pairing
phone book
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate(s)
return to main menu
return or main menu
select phone
select
send
set up
phone settings or phone
set up
towing assistance
transfer call
UConnectt Tutorial
try again
voice training
work
yes
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General Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
SEATS
Manual Seats — If Equipped
Seat Adjustment
The adjusting bar is at the front of the seat, near the floor.
Pull the bar upward to move the seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once the seat is in the position
desired. Then, using body pressure, move forward and
rearward on the seat to be sure that the seat adjusters
have latched.
Manual Seat Adjusting Bar
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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 the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
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Power Seats — If Equipped
The power seat switch is on the outboard side of the seat
near the floor. Use this switch to move the driver’s seat
up or down, forward or rearward, or to tilt the seat. The
passenger’s seat will move up or down, forward or
rearward.
• 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.
Power Seat Switch
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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
the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
Power Reclining Seats — If Equipped
The recliner control is located on the outboard side of the
seat.
CAUTION!
Do not place any article under a power seat as it may
cause damage to the seat controls.
Power Seat Recline Switch
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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.
Lumbar Support — If Equipped
This feature allows you to increase or decrease the
amount of lumbar support. Turn the control lever forward to increase and rearward to decrease the desired
amount of lumbar support.
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Lumbar Support Control Lever
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Head Restraints
Head restraints can reduce the risk of whiplash injury in
the event of impact from the rear. Adjust the restraint so
that the upper edge is as high as practical. To raise it, pull
upward on the head restraint. To lower it, depress the
button on the post guide and push downward on the
head restraint.
Heated Seats — If Equipped
Heated seats, which are available only with leather
upholstery, provide comfort and warmth on cold days
and can help soothe sore muscles and backs. The heaters
provide the same heat level for both cushion and back.
The driver seat and front passenger seat are heated.
The controls for each heater are located near the bottom
center of the instrument panel. After turning on the
ignition, you can choose from High, Off, or Low heat
settings. Amber LEDs in the top portion of each switch
indicate the level of heat in use. Two LEDs will illuminate
for high, one for low, and none for off.
Adjustable Head Restraint
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LEDs changes from two to one, indicating the change.
Operation on the low setting also turns off automatically
after 30 minutes.
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five minutes.
WARNING!
Front Heated Seat Switch
Press the switch once to select high-level heating. Press
the switch a second time to select low-level heating. Press
the switch a third time to shut off the heating elements.
If high-level heating is selected, the system will automatically switch to the low level after 30 minutes of continuous operation. At that time, the number of illuminated
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.
Do not place anything on the seat that insulates
against heat, such as a blanket or cushion. This may
cause the seat heater to overheat.
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Folding Rear Seat
When the seatback is folded to the upright position, make
sure it is latched by strongly pulling on the top of the
seatback above the seat strap.
WARNING!
• Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback in not securely locked
into position the seat will not provide the proper
stability for child seats and/or passengers. An
improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
Folding Rear Seats
The rear seatbacks can be folded forward to provide an
additional storage area. Pull on the loops shown in the
illustration to fold down either or both seatbacks. These
loops can be tucked away when not in use.
• The cargo area in the rear of the vehicle (with the
rear seatbacks in the locked-up or folded down
position) should not be used as a play area by
children when the vehicle is in motion. They could
be seriously injured in an accident. Children
should be seated and using the proper restraint
system.
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TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
Two latches must be released to open the hood. First, pull
the hood release lever located under the left side of the
instrument panel.
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Next, move to the outside of the vehicle and push the
safety catch to the left. The safety catch is located under
the center front edge of the hood.
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Hood Safety Catch
Hood Release Lever
Use the hood prop rod (if equipped) to secure the hood in
the open position.
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Lower the hood until it is open approximately 6
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inches (15 cm), and then drop it. This should secure both
latches. Never drive your vehicle unless the hood is fully
closed, with both latches engaged.
WARNING!
If the hood is not fully latched, it could fly up when
the vehicle is moving and block your forward vision.
You could have a collision. Be sure all hood latches
are fully latched before driving.
LIGHTS
Headlight Switch
The headlight switch is located on the left side of
the instrument panel. This switch controls the
operation of the headlights, parking lights, instrument panel lights, instrument panel light dimming, interior lights, and fog lights.
Headlight Switch
Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent
for parking light and instrument panel light operation.
Turn it to the second detent for headlight, park light, and
instrument panel light operation.
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Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
This system automatically turns the headlights ON or
OFF according to ambient light levels. To turn the system
ON, rotate the headlight switch counter-clockwise to the
AUTO (A) position. When the system is ON, the Headlight Time Delay feature is also ON. This means the
headlights will stay ON for up to 90 seconds after you
turn the ignition switch OFF. To turn the Automatic
System OFF, move the headlight switch out of the AUTO
(A) position.
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Headlight Switch
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights will come ON in the Automatic mode.
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Headlights On with Wipers (Available with Auto
Headlights Only)
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be turned on
or off through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) — if equipped. For details, refer to ”Headlights
On with Wipers,” under “Personal Settings (Customer
Programmable Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center” in Section 4 of this manual.
Headlight Time Delay
This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination
for 90 seconds (programmable) when leaving your vehicle in an unlighted area.
To activate the delay feature, turn off the ignition switch
while the headlights are still on. Then, turn off the
headlights within 45 seconds. The delay interval begins
when headlight switch is turned off.
If you turn the headlights, park lights, or ignition switch
on again, the system will cancel the delay.
If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will
turn off in the normal manner.
NOTE: The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds
of turning the ignition off to activate this feature.
The Headlight delay time is programmable on vehicles
equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC). For details, refer to “Delay Turning Headlights
Off,” under “Personal Settings (Customer Programmable
Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” in Section 4 of this manual.
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Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
The high beam headlights will come on as Daytime
Running Lights, whenever the ignition switch is on, the
headlights are off, and the parking brake is off. The
headlight switch must be used for normal nighttime
driving.
Lights-on Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
is turned OFF, a chime will sound to alert the driver
when the driver’s door is opened.
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NOTE: The fog lights will operate with the low beam
headlights, or parking lights on. However, selecting the
high beam headlights will turn off the fog lights.
Multi-Function Lever
The multi-function lever controls the operation of the turn
signals, headlight beam selection, and passing lights. The
lever is located on the left side of the steering column.
Fog Lights — If Equipped
The front fog light switch is on the headlight
switch below the dimmer control. To activate the
front fog lights, turn on the parking lights or the
low beam headlights and press the fog light switch.
An indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminates
when the fog lights are turned on.
Multi-Function Lever
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Turn Signals
Move the Multi-Function Lever up or down and the
corresponding turn signal indicator in the instrument
cluster flashes to show proper operation of the front and
rear turn signal lights. You can also signal a lane change
by moving the lever partially up or down without
moving beyond the detent. Releasing the lever at the
detent will provide 3 flashes.
If either indicator has a very fast flash rate, check for a
defective outside light bulb. If an indicator fails to light
when the lever is moved, see your authorized dealer for
service.
NOTE: A “Turn Signal On” message will appear in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — if
equipped and a continuous chime will sound if the
vehicle is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either
turn signal on.
Highbeam/Lowbeam Select Switch
Push the Multi-Function Lever away from you to switch
the headlights to HIGH beam. Pull the Lever towards
you to switch the headlights back to LOW beam.
Flash to Pass
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
lightly pulling the Multi-Function Lever toward you.
This will cause the headlights to turn on at high beam
and remain on until the lever is released.
Overhead Console Map/Reading Lights
These lights are mounted between the sun visors on the
overhead console. Each light is turned ON by pressing
the lens. Press the lens a second time to turn OFF the
light. These lights also turn on when a door is opened, or
when the unlock button on the remote keyless entry
transmitter is pressed, or when the dimmer control is
turned fully upward, past the second detent.
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because a door is open. This includes the glove box light.
To restore interior light operation, either turn the ignition
switch ON or cycle the light switch.
Dimmer Control
Overhead Console
Interior Lights
The interior lights come on when a door is opened.
To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off
automatically 10 minutes after the ignition switch is
moved to the LOCK position. This will occur if the
interior lights were switched on manually or are on
The dimmer control is part of the
headlight switch, and is located on the
left side of the instrument panel. With
the parking lights or headlights on,
rotating the dimmer control upward
will increase the brightness of the instrument panel lights and, if so
equipped, the lighting in the door map pockets and cup
holders.
Dome Light Position
Rotate the dimmer control completely upward to the
second detent to turn on the interior lights. The interior
lights will remain on when the dimmer control is in this
position.
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Interior light Defeat (OFF)
Rotate the dimmer control to the extreme bottom “OFF”
position. The interior lights will remain off when the
doors are open.
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature)
Rotate the dimmer control upward to the first detent.
This feature brightens all text displays such as the
odometer, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
— if equipped, and radio when the parking lights or
headlights are on.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The multi-function lever operates the windshield
wipers and washer when the ignition switch is in
the ON position. The lever is located on the left
side of the steering column.
Windshield Wiper/Washer Control
Rotate the end of the multi-function lever to the first
detent past the intermittent settings for Low-speed wiper
operation, or to the second detent past the intermittent
settings for High-speed wiper operation.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
Turn the windshield wipers off when driving
through an automatic car wash. Damage to the windshield wipers may result if the wiper switch is left in
any position other than OFF.
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.
Intermittent Wiper System
Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions
make a single wiping cycle with a variable pause between cycles desirable. Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent position, and then turn
the end of the lever to select the desired delay interval.
There are six delay settings, which allow you to regulate
the wipe interval from a minimum of one cycle every
second to a maximum of approximately 23 seconds
between cycles.
Mist Feature
Push the multi-function lever inward (toward the steering column) to the first detent to activate a single wipe
cycle to clear off road mist or spray from a passing
vehicle. The wipers will continue to operate until you
release the lever.
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Windshield Washers
To use the washer, push the multi-function lever inward
(toward the steering column) to the second detent and
hold it for as long as washer spray is desired.
If you activate the washer while the windshield wiper
control is in the delay range, the wipers will operate for
two wipe cycles after releasing the lever and then resume
the intermittent interval previously selected.
If you activate the washer while the windshield wiper is
turned OFF, the wipers will operate for three wipe cycles
and then turn OFF.
Headlights On with Wipers (Available with Auto
Headlights Only)
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be turned on
or off through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) — if equipped. For details, refer to ”Headlights
On with Wipers,” under “Personal Settings (Customer
Programmable Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center” in Section 4 of this manual.
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Adding Washer Fluid
The windshield washer fluid reservoir is located in the
front of the engine compartment. Be sure to check the
fluid level in the reservoir at regular intervals. Fill the
reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not radiator
antifreeze) and operate the system for a few seconds to
flush out the residual water.
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Washer Fluid Reservoir
The fluid reservoir will hold nearly 1 gallon (4 liters) of
washer fluid when the message “Low Washer Fluid”
appears in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) — if equipped.
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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.
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping control
handle is located below the steering wheel at the end of
the steering column.
To unlock the steering column, pull the control handle
outward. To tilt the steering column, move the steering
wheel upward or downward as desired. To lengthen or
shorten the steering column, pull the steering wheel
outward or push it inward as desired. To lock the steering
column in position, push the control handle inward until
fully engaged.
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WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. The
telescoping adjustment must be locked while driving. Adjusting the steering wheel while driving or
driving without the telescoping adjustment locked
could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
The adjustable pedal system is designed to allow a
greater range of driver comfort for steering wheel tilt and
seat position. This feature allows both the brake and
accelerator pedal to move toward or away from the
driver to provide improved position with the steering
wheel. The switch is located on the front side of the
driver’s seat cushion side shield.
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Adjustable Pedal Switch
Press the switch forward to move the pedals forward
(toward the front of the vehicle).
Press the switch rearward to move the pedals rearward
(toward the driver).
• The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF.
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• The pedals can be adjusted while driving.
• The pedals cannot be adjusted when the vehicle is in R
(Reverse) or when the Speed Control is ON.
Electronic Speed Control Operation
The speed control lever (located on the right side of the
steering wheel) operated the system.
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
When engaged, this device takes over the accelerator
operation at speeds greater than 25 mph (40 km/h).
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2
3
4
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—
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CANCEL
RESUME ACCEL
ON/OFF
SET DECEL
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To Activate:
Push and release the (“ON/OFF”) button located on the end of the speed control lever. The
indicator light in the instrument cluster will
illuminate to show that the speed control system is ON. To turn the system OFF, push and release the
(“ON/OFF”) button again. The system and the indicator
light will turn off.
To Set At A Desired Speed:
When the vehicle reaches the speed desired, push the
lever down and release (“SET DECEL”). Remove your
foot from the accelerator pedal and the vehicle will
operate at the selected speed.
WARNING!
• The speed control may not engage if a different size
tire is installed on one wheel, such as the compact
spare tire.
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you aren’t using it.
NOTE:
• Speed control will only function in third, fourth, or
fifth gear when in the Autostickt Mode (if equipped).
To Deactivate:
The system will disable Electronic Speed Control without
erasing the memory if you:
• Softly tap the brake pedal.
• Depress the brake pedal.
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• Pull the speed control lever toward you (“CANCEL”).
Pushing and releasing the (“ON/OFF”) button or turning
off the ignition erases the set speed from memory.
To Resume Speed:
If you deactivated the speed control without erasing the
set speed from memory and your vehicle speed is above
20 mph (32 km/h) you can resume the previous set
speed. To do so, push the lever up and release (“RESUME
ACCEL”), and then remove your foot from the accelerator pedal.
To Vary the Speed Setting:
When the speed control is set, you can increase speed by
pushing up and holding the lever (“RESUME ACCEL”).
When the lever is released, a new set speed will be
established.
Tapping (“RESUME ACCEL”) once will result in a 1 mph
(1.6 km/h) speed increase. Each time the lever is tapped,
speed increases so that tapping the lever three times will
increase speed by 3 mph (4.8 km/h), etc.
To decrease speed while speed control is set, push down
and hold the lever (“SET DECEL”). Release the lever
when the desired speed is reached, and a new set speed
will be established.
Tapping (“SET DECEL”) once will result in a 1 mph (1.6
km/h) speed decrease. Each time the lever is tapped,
speed decreases.
To Accelerate For Passing:
Depress the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
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Using Speed Control On Hills
NOTE: The speed control system maintains speed up
and down hills. A slight speed change on moderate hills
is normal.
The automatic transmission will downshift while climbing uphill or descending downhill. This downshift is
necessary to maintain vehicle set speed.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
The overhead console contains courtesy/reading lights,
an optional universal garage door opener (HomeLinkt),
storage for sunglasses, and an optional power sunroof
switch.
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so
it may be preferable to drive without speed control.
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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Courtesy/Reading Lights
At the forward end of the console are two courtesy/
reading lights.
Press the lens to turn on the light. Press it a second time
to turn off the light.
These lights also turn on when a door is opened, or when
the liftgate is opened, or when the unlock button on the
remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed, or when the
dimmer control is turned fully upward, past the second
detent.
Sunglasses Storage
At the rear of the console, a compartment is provided for
the storage of a pair of sunglasses.
The storage compartment access is a 9push/push9 design.
Push the raised bar on the compartment door to open.
Push the raised bar to close.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLinkt replaces up to three remote controls (hand
held transmitters) that operate devices such as garage
door openers, motorized gates, lighting, or home security
systems. The HomeLinkt unit operates off of your vehicle’s battery.
NOTE: HomeLinkt is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are training the Universal Transceiver. Do
not train the transceiver if people or pets are in the
path of the door or gate. Only use this transceiver
with a garage door opener that has a “stop and
reverse” feature as required by federal safety standards. This includes most garage door opener models
manufactured after 1982. Do not use a garage door
opener without these safety features. Call toll-free
1–800–355–3515
or,
on
the
Internet
at
www.HomeLink.com for safety information or
assistance.
Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage while
training the transceiver. Exhaust gas can cause serious injury or death.
Programming HomeLinkT
Before You Begin
If you have not trained any of the HomeLinkt buttons,
erase all channels before you begin training.
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for 20
seconds. The EVIC will display “CLEARING CHANNELS.” Release the buttons when the EVIC message
states “CHANNELS CLEARED.”
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It is recommended that a new battery be placed in the
hand-held transmitter of the device being programmed
to HomeLinkt for more efficient training and accurate
transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
Your vehicle should be parked outside of the garage
while training.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1–3 inches (3–8 cm)
from the HomeLinkt buttons while keeping the EVIC
display in view.
For optimal training, point the battery end of the handheld transmitter away from the HomeLinkt.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the chosen
HomeLinkt button and the hand-held transmitter button
until the EVIC display changes from “CHANNEL #
TRAINING” to “CHANNEL # TRAINED.”
Then release both the HomeLinkt and hand-held transmitter buttons.
If the EVIC display states “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat Step
3. If the signal is too weak, replace the battery in the
original hand-held transmitter.
It may take up to 30 seconds, or longer in rare cases. The
garage door may open & close while you train.
NOTE: Some gate operators and garage door openers
may require you to replace Step #3 with procedures
noted in the “Gate Operator/Canadian Programming”
section.
4. Press and hold the just-trained HomeLinkt button. If
the channel has been trained, the EVIC display will now
state “CHANNEL # TRANSMIT.”
If the EVIC display still states “CHANNEL # TRAINING” repeat Step 3.
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NOTE: After training a HomeLinkt channel, if the
garage door does not operate with HomeLinkt and the
garage door opener was manufactured after 1995, the
garage door opener may have rolling code. If so, proceed
to the heading “Programming A Rolling Code System.”
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5. PROGRAMMING A ROLLING CODE SYSTEM
At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), locate
the “learn” or “training” button.
This can usually be found where the hanging antenna
wire is attached to the garage door opener motor (it is
NOT the button normally used to open & close the door).
1 — Garage Door Opener
2 — Training Button
6. Firmly press and release the “learn” or “training”
button. The name and color of the button may vary by
manufacturer.
NOTE: There are 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
step after the “Learn” button has been pressed.
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7. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
HomeLinkt button twice (holding the button for 2 seconds each time). If the device is plugged in and activates,
programming is complete.
If the device does not activate, press the button a third
time (for 2 seconds) to complete the training.
If you are have any problems, or require assistance,
please call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
To program the remaining two HomeLinkt buttons,
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
erase the channels.
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to “time-out” (or quit) after several seconds of
transmission – which may not be long enough for
HomeLinkt to pick up the signal during programming.
Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are
designed to “time-out” in the same manner.
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
door or gate motor.
If you are having difficulties programming a garage door
opener or a gate operator, replace “Programming
HomeLink” Step 3 with the following:
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLinkt button
while you press and release - every two seconds
(“cycle”) your hand-held transmitter until HomeLinkt
has successfully accepted the frequency signal. The
EVIC display will change from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to “CHANNEL # TRAINED.”
If you unplugged the device for training, plug it back in
at this time.
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Then proceed with Step 4 under “Programming
HomeLink.” earlier in this section.
Using HomeLinkT
To operate, simply press and release the programmed
HomeLinkt button. Activation will now occur for the
trained device (i.e. garage door opener, gate operator,
security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting,
etc. The hand-held transmitter of the device may also be
used at any time.
Reprogramming a Single HomeLinkT Button
To re-program a channel that has been previously
trained, follow these steps:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLinkt button for 20
seconds until the EVIC display states “CHANNEL #
TRAINING.” Do not release the button.
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3. Without releasing the button, proceed with PROGRAMMING HOMELINK Step #2 and follow all remaining steps.
Security
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
in your vehicle.
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for 20
seconds until the EVIC message states “CHANNELS
CLEARED.” Note that all channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be erased.
The HomeLinkt Universal Transceiver is disabled when
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
Troubleshooting Tips
If you are having trouble programming HomeLinkt, here
are some of the most common solutions:
• Replace the battery in the original transmitter.
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• Press the Learn Button on the Garage Door Opener to
complete the training for Rolling Code.
• Did you unplug the device for training, and remember
to plug it back in?
If you are have any problems, or require assistance,
please call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
General Information
This device complies with FCC rules part 15 and Industry
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired
operation
NOTE: The transmitter has been tested and it complies
with FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
The term “IC:” before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
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POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located between the sun
visors on the overhead console.
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WARNING!
• Never leave children in a vehicle, with the keys in
the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the
power sunroof while operating the power sunroof
switch. Such entrapment may result in serious
injury or death.
• 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.
Power Sunroof Controls
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof. Never allow fingers or other body parts, or
any object to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
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Opening Sunroof - Express
Press the switch rearward and release, and the sunroof
will open automatically from any position. The sunroof
will open fully and then stop automatically. This is called
Express Open. During Express Open operation, any
movement of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
Closing Sunroof - Express
Press the switch forward and release, and the sunroof
will close automatically from any position. The sunroof
will close fully and stop automatically. This is called
Express Close. During Express Close operation, any
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
Pinch Protect Feature
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obstruction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the
sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, press the switch forward and
release to Express Close.
Pinch Protect Override
If a known obstruction (ice, debris, etc.) prevents closing,
press the switch forward and hold for two seconds after
the reversal occurs. This allows the sunroof to move
towards the closed position.
NOTE: Pinch protection is disabled while the switch is
pressed.
Venting Sunroof - Express
Press and release the 9V9 button in the center of the
switch, and the sunroof will open to the vent position.
This is called Express Vent, which operates regardless of
sunroof position. During Express Vent operation, any
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
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Sunshade Operation
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
Sunroof Maintenance
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
the glass panel.
NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
open.
Ignition Off Operation
For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power sunroof switch
will remain active for 10 minutes after the ignition switch
is turned off. Opening either front door will cancel this
feature.
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, then open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, then adjust the
sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting or open any
window.
For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power sunroof
switch will remain active for up to 60 minutes after the
ignition switch is turned off. Opening either front door
will cancel this feature. The time is programmable. For
details, refer to “Delay Power Off to Accessories Until
Exit,” under “Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this manual.
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Sunroof Fully Closed
Press the switch forward and release to ensure that the
sunroof is fully closed.
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
There are three 12-volt electrical outlets on this vehicle.
All of the outlets are protected by fuses.
NOTE: If desired, the power outlet next to the ash
receiver tray (if equipped) can be converted by your
authorized dealer to provide power with the ignition
switch in the LOCK position.
The 12-volt power outlet next to the ash receiver tray (if
equipped with an optional Smoker’s Package) has power
available only when the ignition is on. This outlet will
also operate a conventional cigar lighter unit.
WARNING!
Do not place ashes inside the cubby bin located on
the center console on vehicles not equipped with the
ash receiver tray. A fire leading to bodily injury could
result.
Front Power Outlet
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The center console outlet is powered directly from the
battery (power available at all times). Items plugged into
this outlet may discharge the battery and/or prevent
engine starting.
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The auxiliary outlet is also powered directly from the
battery (power available at all times). Items plugged into
this outlet may discharge the battery and/or prevent
engine starting.
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Auxiliary Power Outlet
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Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off
CAUTION!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw power from
the vehicle’s battery, even when not in use (i.e. cellular
phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the
vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade
battery life and/or prevent engine starting.
CUP HOLDERS
Front Seat Cup Holders
The cup holders are located in the forward edge of the
center console.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e. coolers, vacuum
cleaners, lights, etc.); will degrade the battery even more
quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater
caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or long
periods of the vehicle not being started (with accessories
still plugged in), the vehicle must be driven a sufficient
length of time to allow the alternator to recharge the
vehicle’s battery.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do
not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from
the plug. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage.
Front Seat Cup Holders
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Rear Seat Cup Holders
The rear seat cup holders are located in the center armrest
between the rear seats. The cup holders are positioned
forward in the armrest and side-by-side to provide
convenient access to beverage cans or bottles while
maintaining a resting place for the rear occupants’ elbows.
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STORAGE
Console Features
The center console contains two shift bezel cubby bins
with rubber mats for holding small items. For vehicles
not equipped with navigation radio, the console also
contains an extra storage bin located below the climate
control, which holds up to four CD jewel cases.
Without Vehicle Entertainment System (VES)
Two separate storage compartments are also located
underneath the armrest.
1 — Release button for bottom compartment
2 — Release button for top compartment
3 — Top Compartment
4 — Bottom Compartment. You can access this compartment
directly, without first exposing the upper compartment, by operating the Release Button for the bottom compartment with the
armrest down.
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The top compartment holds small items, such as a pen
and note pad, while the larger bottom compartment will
hold CDs and alike. The bottom compartment also contains a 12-volt power outlet and a molded-in coin holder
(designed to hold various size coins). A slot in the left and
right side of the top compartment provides clearance for
power cords to pass conveniently out of the bin with the
lid closed. This feature is ideal for games, laptops, cell
phones, or other electrical equipment. The console’s front
opening lid allows for easy access to these compartments.
With Vehicle Entertainment System (VES)
The center console contains a large storage compartment.
The storage compartment contains a 12-volt power outlet
and a molded-in coin holder (designed to hold various
size coins). A slot in the top left and right side of the
storage compartment provides clearance for power cords
to pass conveniently out of the compartment with the lid
closed. This feature is ideal for games, laptops, cell
phones, or other electrical equipment. The console’s
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front-opening lid allows for easy access to the storage
compartment for the both the driver and the front
passenger.
Cargo Management System — If Equipped
The cargo area has an upper and lower load floor.
Additional innovative features in the cargo area are the
two molded-in bins in the quarter trim panels. Each bin
will hold a gallon of milk and a 2-liter bottle of pop.
A cargo management system that stores on the lower
load floor below the bi-level cargo floor is optional. It
includes the following equipment:
• Waterproof cargo floor liner.
• Folding cargo management container with net separators.
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The bi-level cargo floor includes a removable, tri-fold
load-bearing upper level. Two folds in the panel allow it
to be partially or fully folded for storage flexibility.
Shallow items can be stored underneath the upper load
floor.
The lower load floor is hinged to provide access to the
spare tire (if equipped), battery, and rear electrical power
distribution center.
The 60/40 split-folding rear seat provides cargo-carrying
versatility. The seatbacks fold down easily by pulling
nylon tabs between the seatbacks and the bolsters. When
the seats are folded down, they provide a continuous,
nearly flat extension of the removable tri-fold load floor.
Tri-Fold Upper Load Floor
The removable tri-fold upper load floor has two different
surfaces for increased utility. One side is carpeted for a
plush appearance and the other side is covered with
vinyl for easy cleaning. The panel, sandwiched between
the carpet and the washable-vinyl, is constructed from a
strong lightweight material that gives the floor its loadbearing strength.
You can place the load floor in a partially folded position,
a fully folded position, or a flat position. You can also
remove it from the vehicle. Folding and/or removing the
load floor will add four inches to the height of the cargo
area for increased utility. Use the handle to adjust the
position of the load floor. The load floor positions are
shown in the following illustrations.
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Load Floor Handle
Load Floor Partially Folded
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Rollaway Tonneau Cover — If Equipped
The removable rollaway tonneau cover mounts in the
cargo area behind the top of the rear seats.
Load Floor Fully Folded
The tonneau cover, when extended, covers the cargo area
to keep items out of sight. Notches in the trim panels near
the liftgate opening secure the extended tonneau cover in
place.
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(located on the ends of the tonneau cover housing) into
the left or the right front attachment point shown.
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The tonneau cover rolls away neatly inside its housing
when not in use. You can also remove the tonneau cover
from the vehicle to make more room in the cargo area.
To install the tonneau cover, position it in the vehicle so
that the flat side of the housing faces upward. Then,
insert either the left or the right spring-loaded post
Front Attachment Points
Then, insert the spring-loaded post on the opposite end
of the tonneau cover housing into the remaining front
attachment point.
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Next, grab the tonneau cover handle and pull the cover
toward you. As the cover nears the liftgate opening,
guide the rear attachment posts (on both ends of the
cover) into the notches in the trim panels. Then, lower the
cover to position the posts into the bottom of the notches
and release the handle.
Waterproof Liner
The optional waterproof liner can be placed over the
lower load floor.
Waterproof Liner
Rear Attachment Points
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Cargo Organizer
The optional cargo organizer can also be placed into the
lower load floor. Lift the handle and pull to open the
cargo organizer.
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Cargo Tie-Down Hooks
The tie-downs located on cargo area floor and on the rear
trim panels should be used to safely secure loads when
vehicle is moving.
Cargo Organizer Handle
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WARNING!
• Cargo tie-down hooks are not safe anchors for a
child seat tether strap. In a sudden stop or collision, a hook could pull loose and allow the child
seat to come loose. A child could be badly injured.
Use only the anchors provided for child seat
tethers.
• The weight and position of cargo and passengers
can change the vehicle center of gravity and vehicle handling. To avoid loss of control resulting
in personal injury, follow these guidelines for
loading your vehicle:
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put
heavier objects as low and as far forward as possible.
• Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear
axle. Too much weight or improperly placed weight
over or behind the rear axle can cause the rear of the
vehicle to sway.
• Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of the
seatback. This could impair visibility or become a
dangerous projectile in a sudden stop or collision.
WARNING!
To help protect against personal injury, passengers
should not be seated in the rear cargo area. The rear
cargo space is intended for load carrying purposes
only, not for passengers, who should sit in seats and
use seat belts.
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ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
The roof luggage rack consists of side rails and adjustable
crossbars. The roof luggage rack is designed to carry up
to 150 lbs (68 kg) of cargo uniformly distributed over
both crossbars.
When loading cargo on the roof luggage rack, distribute
the cargo weight evenly on the crossbars. The roof
luggage rack does not increase the total load carrying
capacity of the vehicle. Be sure that the total load of
cargo inside the vehicle plus that on the external rack
does not exceed the maximum vehicle load capacity.
Refer to the “Tire and Loading Information” placard for
more information about cargo and load capacity. The
placard is located on either the driver’s side “B” pillar or
the driver door.
To adjust, remove, or install the crossbars, proceed as
follows:
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Roof Luggage Rack
1. Flip the lever on the end of the crossbar upward.
2. Turn the lever counter clockwise to loosen the lower
clamp. When the lower clamp is loose, turn it until the
round side of the clamp completely faces away from the
side rail.
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3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 on the opposite clamp on the
other side of the crossbar.
4. Pick up the crossbar and move it to the desired
location. Do not place the crossbar directly over the
sunroof glass (if equipped).
5. Turn the lower clamp until the round side of the clamp
completely faces the side rail.
6. Turn the lever clockwise to tighten the lower clamp to
the side rail. When tight, flip the lever downward.
7. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 on the opposite clamp on the
other side of the crossbar.
8. Attempt to move the crossbar to ensure that it is
locked in position.
NOTE: To reduce the amount of wind noise when the
crossbars are not in use, remove both crossbars from the
side rails and place them inside the vehicle.
CAUTION!
• To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do
not exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity of
150 lbs (68 kg). Always distribute heavy loads as
evenly as possible and secure the load appropriately.
• Long loads, which extend over the windshield,
such as wood panels or surfboards, or loads with
large frontal area should be secured to both the
front and rear of the vehicle.
• Travel at reduced speeds and turn corners carefully
when carrying large or heavy loads on the roof
rack. Wind forces, due to natural causes or nearby
truck traffic, can add sudden upward loads. This is
especially true on large flat loads and may result in
damage to the cargo or your vehicle.
• Do not use the pop-up feature of the sliding /
pop-up roof when positioning or placing luggage
above it, to prevent damage to the sliding / pop-up
roof panel.
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WARNING!
Cargo must be securely tied before driving your
vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the
vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in personal injury or property damage. Follow the Roof
Rack Cautions when carrying cargo on your roof
rack.
LOAD LEVELING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
The automatic load leveling system will provide a levelriding vehicle under most passenger and cargo loading
conditions.
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A hydraulic pump contained within the shock absorbers
raises the rear of the vehicle to the correct height. It takes
approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) of driving for the leveling
to complete depending on road surface conditions.
If the leveled vehicle is not moved for approximately 15
hours, the leveling system will bleed itself down. The
vehicle must be driven to reset the system.
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CONTENTS
m Instrument Panel And Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
▫ Compass Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
m Base Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
▫ Telephone — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
m Premium Instrument Cluster — If Equipped . . . . 173
▫ Navigation — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
m Instrument Cluster Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
▫ Personal Settings (Customer Programmable
Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
m Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) –
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
▫ Oil Change Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
▫ Trip Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
m Radio General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
▫ Radio Broadcast Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
▫ Two Types Of Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
▫ Electrical Disturbances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
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▫ AM Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
▫ Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files . . . . . . . . 215
▫ FM Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
▫ List Button (Disc Mode For MP3/WMA
Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
m Sales Code REN — Multimedia System —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
▫ Operating Instructions — Satellite Radio
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
▫ Operating Instructions — Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect™) (If Equipped) . . 202
▫ Clock Setting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
m Sales Code REQ — AM/FM Stereo Radio And
6–Disc CD/DVD Changer (MP3/WMA AUX
Jack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . . 205
▫ Operation Instructions - (Disc Mode For CD
And MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-Video) . . . . 213
▫ Info Button (Disc Mode For MP3/WMA
Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
m Sales Code RER — Multimedia System —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
▫ Operating Instructions — Satellite Radio . . . . . 221
▫ Operating Instructions — Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect™) (If Equipped) . . 221
▫ Clock Setting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
m Sales Code RES — AM/FM Stereo Radio With
CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . . 224
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▫ Operation Instructions - CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
▫ Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
▫ Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VES™) (If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
▫ List Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . . 234
▫ Info Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . . 234
m Satellite Radio (RSC) — If Equipped
(RER/REQ/REN Radios Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
▫ System Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
▫ Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ENS/SID) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
m Video Entertainment System — If Equipped . . . . 240
m Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
▫ Connecting The iPodt Device . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ Controlling The iPodt Using Radio Buttons . . . 243
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ Selecting Satellite Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ Satellite Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
m Remote Sound System Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
▫ Reception Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
m CD/DVD Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
▫ Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode . . . . . . 237
m Radio Operation And Cellular Phones . . . . . . . . 249
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m Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
m Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Manual Air Conditioning And Heating
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
▫ Rear Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Automatic Temperature Control —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
▫ Rear Washer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Electric Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . 262
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INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
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1 — Air Outlet
2 — Instrument Cluster
3 — Rear Wiper/Washer Switch
4 — Hazard Switch
5 — Electronic Stability Program Off Button* / Traction Control System Off Button*
6 — Glove Box
7 — Radio
8 — Climate Control
9 — Heated Seat Switch*
10 — Power Outlet
11 — Ash Tray*
12 — Ignition Switch
13 — Hood Release
14 — Headlight Switch
* If Equipped
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BASE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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PREMIUM INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — IF EQUIPPED
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Fuel Gauge
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
the ignition switch is in the ON position.
2. Trip Odometer Button
Base Cluster
The word 9TRIP9 will appear when this button is pressed.
Push in and hold the button for two seconds when the
trip odometer displays to reset it to 0 miles (kilometers).
A second press of the button will display the outside
temperature in the odometer.
Premium Cluster
Press this button to change the display from odometer to
either of two trip odometer settings. The letter “A” or “B”
will appear when in the trip odometer mode. Push in and
hold the button for two seconds to reset the trip odometer
to 0 miles (kilometers). The odometer must be in trip
mode to reset it.
3. Speedometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
4. Electronic Speed Control Indicator Light — If
Equipped
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is ON. (See page 136 for more
information.)
5. Tachometer
The red segments indicate the maximum permissible
engine revolutions-per-minute (r.p.m. x 1000) for each
gear range. Ease up on the accelerator before reaching the
red area.
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6. Charging System Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. The light should turn on when the
ignition switch is first turned ON and remain on briefly
as a bulb check. If the light stays on or turns on while
driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
electrical devices (i.e. radio), or slightly increase engine
speed (if at idle). If the light remains on, it means that the
charging system is experiencing a problem. See your
local authorized dealer to obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY.
7. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
This light will turn on briefly as a bulb check
when the ignition switch is turned ON. This
light will also turn on while the engine is
running if there is a problem with the Electronic Throttle Control system.
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If the light comes on while the engine is running, safely
bring the vehicle to a complete stop as soon as possible,
place the gear selector in park, and cycle the ignition key.
The light should turn off. 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. In this case, you may
experience reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle
or engine stall, and your vehicle may require towing.
Also, have the system checked by an authorized dealer if
the light does not come on during starting.
8. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
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The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If temperature gauge reads (H),
pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with
the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops
back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on
the “H,” and you hear a chime, turn the engine off
immediately, and call for service.
WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call a service center if your
vehicle overheats. If you decide to look under the
hood yourself, see Section 7 of this manual. Follow
the warnings under the Cooling System Pressure Cap
paragraph.
9. Turn Signal Indicators
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal
when the turn signal lever is operated.
NOTE: A continuous chime will sound if the vehicle is
driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal on.
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NOTE: Check for a defective outside light bulb if either
indicator flashes at a rapid rate. (See page 128 for more
information.)
10. Airbag Warning Light
This light will turn on for 6 to 8 seconds as a
bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned ON. If the light is either not on during
starting, or stays on, or turns on while driving,
then have the system inspected at your authorized dealer
as soon as possible. (See page 63 for more information.)
11. Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light will turn on and a single chime will
sound to warn of an overheated engine condition.
When this light turns on, the engine temperature
is critically hot. The vehicle should be turned off immediately and serviced as soon as possible. (See page 361 for
more information.)
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12. Electronic Stability Program (ESP)/Traction
Control System (TCS) Indicator Light — If Equipped
If this indicator light flashes during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as
little throttle as possible. Adapt your speed and
driving to the prevailing road conditions, and
do not switch off the ESP. (See page 296 for more
information.) (See page 299 for more information.)
13. Electronic Stability Program (ESP) / Brake Assist
System (BAS) Malfunction Indicator Light — If
Equipped
The yellow ESP/BAS malfunction indicator
light will turn on when the key in the ignition
switch is turned to the “ON” position. The light
should go out with the engine running. The
system will turn this light on continuously while the
engine running if it detects a malfunction in either the
ESP or the BAS or both. (See page 299 for more information.)
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14. Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light shows low engine oil pressure. The light
should turn on momentarily when the engine is
started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
vehicle, and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
single chime will sound when this light turns on.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
The engine oil level must be checked using the procedure
shown in section 7. (See page 391 for more information.)
15. High Beam Light
This light will turn on when the high beam
headlights are ON. Push the Multi-Function lever
away from the steering wheel to switch the headlights to
high beam. (See page 127 for more information.)
16. Seat Belt Reminder Light
This light will turn on for 5 to 8 seconds as a bulb
check when the ignition switch is first turned ON.
A chime will sound if the driver’s seat belt is
unbuckled during the bulb check. The Seat Belt Warning
Light will flash or remain on continuously if the driver’s
seat belt remains unbuckled after the bulb check or when
driving. (See page 49 for more information.)
17. Transmission Range Indicator
This display indicator shows the automatic transmission
gear selection.
18. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
This light will turn on when the front fog lights are
ON. (See page 127 for more information.)
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19. Odometer/Trip Odometer
The odometer shows the total distance the vehicle has
been driven. The trip odometer shows individual trip
mileage. Refer to “Trip Odometer Button” for additional
information.
NOTE: U.S. federal regulations require upon transfer of
vehicle ownership, the seller certify the mileage the
vehicle has been driven. Therefore, if the odometer
reading is changed because of repair or replacement, be
sure to keep a record of the reading before and after the
service so that the correct mileage can be determined.
On vehicles equipped with a Premium Instrument Cluster, this display shows the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) messages when the appropriate conditions
exist. (See page 185 for more information.)
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Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
“Check Gascap” message will display in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — if equipped.
Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the odometer reset button to turn off the message. If the problem
continues, the message will appear the next time the
vehicle is started.
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap
may also turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).
(See page 387 for more information.)
Change Oil Message (Base Cluster)
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Change Oil” message will flash in
the instrument cluster odometer for approximately 12
seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate the
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next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
your personal driving style.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position.
To turn off the message temporarily, press and release the
Trip Odometer button on the instrument cluster. To reset
the oil change indicator system (after performing the
scheduled maintenance) perform the following procedure:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (Do not
start the engine).
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three
times within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
20. Brake System Warning Light
This light monitors various brake functions,
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on, it may
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
the anti-lock brake system (if equipped).
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity to a portion of the hydraulic system in the event of a
failure. Failure of either half of the dual brake system is
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder drops
below a specified level.
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
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NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
Immediate repair is necessary if brake failure is indicated.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the brake light on is dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed. It will
take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have an
accident. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
Vehicles equipped with Anti-Lock brakes (ABS) are also
equipped with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD).
Both the Brake Warning Light and the ABS Light will
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turn on in the event of an EBD failure. Immediate repair
of the ABS system is required in the event of an EBD
failure.
The operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked
by turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to
the ON position. The light should turn on for approximately two seconds and then turn off. The light will
remain on if the parking brake is applied or if a brake
fault is detected. If the parking brake is not applied and
the light remains on, or if the light does not turn on, have
the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
NOTE: The light will turn on when the ignition switch
in the ON position and the parking brake is applied. This
light shows only that the parking brake is applied. It does
not show the degree of brake application. (See page 292
for more information.)
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21. Vehicle Security Alarm (VSA) Indicator Light — If
Equipped
The VSA indicator Light flashes rapidly when the VSA is
arming, and slowly when the VSA is armed. (See page 18
for more information.)
22. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light — If
Equipped
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those
tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when one or
more of your tires are significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates,
you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible,
and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a
significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
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system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then remain continuously
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to
continue to function properly. (See page 322 for more
information.)
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CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire sealants
or balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
23. Anti-Lock Brake Light — If Equipped
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System.
The light will turn on when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position and may stay on for as long as
four seconds.
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If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving,
then the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system is not
functioning and service is required. However, the conventional brake system will continue to operate normally
if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
Ignition switch is turned to the ON position, have the
light inspected by an authorized dealer. (See page 293 for
more information.)
24. Low Fuel Indicator Light
This light will turn on and a single chime will
sound when the fuel level drops to 1/8 tank. (See
page 336 for more information.)
25. Malfunction Indicator Light
This light is part of an onboard diagnostic system
called OBD. The OBD system monitors engine
and automatic transmission control systems. The
light will turn on when the key is in the ON position
before engine start. If the light does not come on when
turning the key from OFF to ON, have the condition
checked promptly.
Certain conditions such as a loose or missing gas cap,
poor fuel quality, etc. may illuminate the light after
engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light
stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In
most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will
not require towing.
The Malfunction Indicator Light flashes to alert you to
serious conditions that could lead to immediate loss of
power or severe catalytic converter damage. The vehicle
should be serviced as soon as possible if this occurs. (See
page 387 for more information.)
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ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC) – IF EQUIPPED
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equipped with steering wheel mounted buttons (described in this section) are also equipped with the EVIC.
The EVIC consists of the following:
• System Status
• Vehicle information warning message displays
• Personal Settings (customer programmable features)
• Compass display
• Outside temperature display
• Trip computer functions
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display. It is located in the
instrument cluster below the speedometer. Vehicles
• UConnect™ hands-free communication system displays (if equipped)
• Navigation system screens (if equipped)
• Audio mode display
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The system allows the driver to select information by
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
wheel:
Press and release the MENU button and the
mode displayed will change between Trip
Functions, Navigation (if equipped), System
MENU Status, Personal Settings, and Telephone (if
Button equipped).
Press the FUNCTION SELECT button to accept
a selection. The FUNCTION SELECT button
also functions as a remote sound system conFUNC- trol. For details, refer to “Remote Sound SysTION tem Controls” in this section.
SELECT
Button
Press the SCROLL button to scroll through Trip
Functions, Navigation (if equipped), System
Status Messages, and Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features). The SCROLL
button also functions as a remote sound system
control. For details, refer to “Remote Sound
SCROLL System Controls” in this section.
Button
Press the AUDIO MODE button to select the
Compass/Temp/Audio screen. Along with
compass reading and outside temperature, this
AUDIO screen will display radio and media mode
MODE information depending on which radio is in the
Button vehicle. For details, refer to “Remote Sound
System Controls” in this section.
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Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays
When the appropriate conditions exist, the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) displays the following
messages:
• Turn Signal On (with a continuous warning chime if
the vehicle is driven more than 1 mile [1.6 km] with
either turn signal on)
• Left/Right Front Door Ajar (one or more, with a single
chime if speed is above 1 mph [1.6 km])
• Left/Right Rear Door Ajar (one or more, with a single
chime if speed is above 1 mph [1.6 km])
• Door(s) Ajar (with a single chime if vehicle is in
motion)
• Trunk Ajar (with a single chime)
• Left Front Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime)
• Low Washer Fluid (with a single chime)
• Left Rear Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime)
• Channel # Transmit
• Right Front Turn Signal Light Out (with a single
chime)
• Channel # Training
• Right Rear Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime)
• RKE Battery Low (with a single chime)
• Personal Settings Not Available – Vehicle Not in Park
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• Channel # Trained
• Clearing Channels
• Channels Cleared
• Did Not Train
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• Check Gascap (refer to “Adding Fuel” in Section 5 of
this manual for more details)
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (Do not
start the engine).
• Oil Change Required (with a single chime)
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three times
within 10 seconds.
Oil Change Required
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
will flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10
seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate the
next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
your personal driving style.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON position. To
turn off the message temporarily, press and release the
Menu button. To reset the oil change indicator system
(after performing the scheduled maintenance) perform
the following procedure:
3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
Trip Functions
Press and release the MENU button until one of the
following Trip Functions displays in the EVIC:
• Average Fuel Economy / Fuel Saver Mode
• Distance To Empty
• Trip A
• Trip B
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• Elapsed Time
• Display Units of Measure in
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MDS allows the engine to operate on four cylinders,
which will vary depending on driving habits and vehicle
usage.
Press the SCROLL button to cycle through all the Trip
Computer functions.
The Trip Functions mode displays the following:
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• Average Fuel Economy / Fuel Saver Mode
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
When the fuel economy is reset, the display will read
“RESET” or 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.
Vehicles with the 5.7L Multi-Displacement System (MDS)
may be equipped with the FUEL SAVER MODE in the
Trip Functions of the EVIC. The FUEL SAVER MODE
message will display above the average fuel economy in
the EVIC display. This message will appear whenever
4 Cylinder Operation - MDS On
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This feature allows you to monitor when the MDS
switches off the fuel on four of the eight cylinders and it
can be used to modify driving habits in order to increase
the time in which the fuel saver mode is active.
• Distance To Empty (DTE)
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 the instantaneous
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
tank level. DTE cannot be reset through the FUNCTION
SELECT button.
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
8 Cylinder Operation - MDS Off
• When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will
change to a text display of 9LOW FUEL.9 This display
will continue until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding
a significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off
the 9LOW FUEL9 text and a new DTE value will
display.
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• Trip A
Shows the total distance traveled for trip A since the last
reset.
• Trip B
Shows the total distance traveled for trip B since the last
reset.
• Elapsed Time
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset
when the ignition switch is in the ACC position. Elapsed
time will increment when the ignition switch is in the ON
or START position.
• Display Units of Measure in:
To make your selection, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “US” or “METRIC” appears.
To Reset The Display
Reset will only occur while a resettable function is being
displayed. Press and release the FUNCTION SELECT
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button once to clear the resettable function being displayed. To reset all resettable functions, press and release
the FUNCTION SELECT button a second time within 3
seconds of resetting the currently displayed function
(>Reset ALL will display during this 3 second window).
Compass Display
The compass readings indicate the direction
the vehicle is facing. Press and release the
compass button to display one of eight comCOM- pass readings and the outside temperature.
PASS
Button
Automatic Compass Calibration
This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the
need to set 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
also calibrate the compass by completing one or more
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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.
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.
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:
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:
1. Turn on the ignition switch.
2. Press and hold the compass button for approximately
2 seconds.
3. Press the SCROLL button until “Calibrate Compass”
displays in the EVIC.
4. Press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button to
start the calibration. The message “CAL” will display in
the EVIC.
NOTE: Magnetic materials should be kept away from
the overhead console. This is where the compass sensor is
located.
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1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
2. Press and hold the compass button for approximately
2 seconds.
3. Press the SCROLL button until “Compass Variance”
message and the last variance zone number displays in
the EVIC.
4. Press and release FUNCTION SELECT button until
the proper variance zone is selected according to the
map.
5. Press and release the compass button to exit.
Telephone — If Equipped
Press and release the MENU button until “Telephone”
displays in the EVIC.
When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC provides the following telephone information:
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• Phone status: idle, voice mail, roaming, battery
strength, and signal strength in increments of 20
percent.
• Call status: Incoming call, connecting, connected, air
time in minutes and seconds, call ended, call failed,
roaming, and no phone connection.
The EVIC displays this symbol to indicate an
incoming call.
Incoming Call
The EVIC displays this symbol to indicate that
the UConnect™ phone is currently in analog
mode.
• UConnect Active.
• Caller ID phone number display.
When the appropriate conditions exist, and if supported
by the cell phone, the EVIC will display the following
telephone symbols:
The EVIC displays this symbol to indicate the
signal strength of the UConnect™ phone. The
number of horizontal bars increases as the
Signal strength of the UConnect™ phone signal inStrength creases.
Analog
The EVIC displays this symbol to indicate that
the UConnect™ phone is currently roaming.
Roaming
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The EVIC displays this symbol to indicate that
you have voice mail.
Voice
Mail
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The EVIC displays this symbol to indicate that
a phone connection has been made.
Call in
Progress
The EVIC displays this symbol to indicate a
text message.
Text
Message
The EVIC displays this symbol to indicate the
battery strength of the UConnect™ phone.
The EVIC displays this symbol to indicate that
the UConnect™ phone is currently not available.
Phone
Not
Available
Navigation — If Equipped
Battery
Strength
Navigation Display Control
Press and release the MENU button until Navigation
displays in the EVIC. When the Navigation System is On,
the steering wheel buttons can be used to select the Map
or Menu display on the Navigation Unit. When the Menu
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display is active, the SCROLL button can be used to scroll
through the list, the FUNCTION SELECT button can be
used to select an item, and the AUDIO MODE button can
be used to return to the previous menu. When the Map
display is active, pressing the FUNCTION SELECT button will change the Navigation Unit Display to the Menu.
Turn By Turn Directions
The EVIC displays turn-by-turn directions to a programmed destination when Turn by Turn Navigation is
enabled through Personal Settings. When enabled, the
EVIC displays the name of the approaching road at the
top of the screen, followed by an arrow to indicate the
direction to turn the vehicle, and a count down to
indicate the distance to the turn.
NOTE: Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for
detailed operating instructions.
Personal Settings (Customer Programmable
Features)
Personal Settings allows the driver to set and recall
features when the transmission is in PARK.
Press and release the MENU button until Personal Settings displays in the EVIC.
Use the SCROLL button to display one of the following
choices:
“Language”
When in this display you may select one of five languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Press
the FUNCTION SELECT button while in this display to
select English, Espanol, Deutsch, Italiano, or Francais.
Then, as you continue, the information will display in the
selected language.
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NOTE: The EVIC will not change the UConnect™
language selection. Please refer to “Language Selection”
in the HANDS–FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect™)
section of this manual for details.
“Lock Doors Automatically at 15 mph (24 Km/h)”
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 FUNCTION SELECT button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
“Unlock Doors Automatically on Exit”
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
FUNCTION SELECT button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
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“Remote Key Unlock”
When Driver Door 1st Press 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.
When All Doors 1st Press 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 FUNCTION SELECT button until “Driver Door 1st
Press” or “All Doors 1st Press” appears.
“Sound Horn with Remote Key Lock”
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 FUNCTION SELECT button until “ON”
or “OFF” appears.
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“Flash Lights with Remote Key Lock”
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
FUNCTION SELECT button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
“Headlights On with Wipers” (Available with Auto
Headlights Only)
When ON is selected, and the headlight switch is in the
AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on. The
headlights will also turn off when the wipers are turned
off if they were turned on by this feature. To make your
selection, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT
button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
NOTE: Turning the headlights on during the daytime
causes the instrument panel lights to dim. To increase the
brightness, refer to “Lights” in Section 3 of this manual.
“Delay Turning Headlights Off”
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
when exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, press
and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “0,”
“30,” “60,” or “90” appears.
“Turn Headlights On with Remote Key Unlock”
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 selection, press and release the FUNCTION
SELECT button until “OFF,” “30 sec.,” “60 sec.,” or “90
sec.” appears.
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“Delay Power Off to Accessories Until Exit”
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, hands–free system (if equipped), DVD
video system (if equipped), power sunroof (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 FUNCTION SELECT button until
“Off,” “45 sec.,” “5 min.,” “10 min.,” “30 min.,” or “60
min.” appears.
“Confirmation of Voice Commands” — If
Equipped
When ON is selected, all voice commands from the
UConnect™ system are confirmed. To make your selection, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button
until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
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“Turn by Turn Navigation” — If Equipped
When ON is selected, the Turn-by-Turn directions will
appear in the display as the vehicle approaches a designated turn within a programmed route. To make your
selection, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT
button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
“Display Units of Measure in”
The EVIC, odometer, and navigation system (if
equipped) can be changed between English and Metric
units of measure. To make your selection, press and
release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “US” or
“METRIC” appears.
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RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
Radio Broadcast Signals
Your new radio will provide excellent reception under
most operating conditions. Like any system, however, car
radios have performance limitations, due to mobile operation and natural phenomena, which might lead you to
believe your sound system is malfunctioning. To help
you understand and save you concern about these “apparent” malfunctions, you must understand a point or
two about the transmission and reception of radio signals.
Two Types of Signals
There are two basic types of radio signals... AM (Amplitude Modulation), in which the transmitted sound causes
the amplitude, or height, of the radio waves to vary... and
FM (Frequency Modulation), in which the frequency of
the wave is varied to carry the sound.
Electrical Disturbances
Radio waves may pick up electrical disturbances during
transmission. They mainly affect the wave amplitude,
and thus remain a part of the AM reception. They
interfere very little with the frequency variations that
carry the FM signal.
AM Reception
AM sound is based on wave amplitude, so AM reception
can be disrupted by such things as lightning, power lines
and neon signs.
FM Reception
Because FM transmission is based on frequency variations, interference that consists of amplitude variations
can be filtered out, leaving the reception relatively clear,
which is the major feature of FM radio.
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NOTE: For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the radio, steering
wheel radio controls (if equipped), and 6 disc CD/DVD
changer (if equipped) will remain active for 10 minutes
after the ignition switch is turned off. Opening either
front door will cancel this feature.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the radio, steering
wheel radio controls (if equipped), and 6 disc CD/DVD
changer (if equipped) will remain active for up to 60
minutes after the ignition switch is turned off. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature. The time is
programmable. For details, refer to “Delay Power Off to
Accessories Until Exit,” under “Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this
manual.
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SALES CODE REN — MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM — IF
EQUIPPED
NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side
of the unit’s faceplate.
The REN multimedia system contains a radio, CD/DVD
player, USB port, a 20 gigabyte Hard Drive (HDD), and a
“JukeBox” (virtual CD changer). Sirius Satellite Radio is
optional. The 6.5-inch touch screen allows for easy menu
selection.
A 20 gigabyte Hard Drive (HDD) allows uploads of
music and photos from CDs or through the USB port.
While the Gracenote database finds the artist, track, and
title for the music.
An auxiliary input jack permits passengers to listen to a
portable MP3 player through the vehicle’s speakers. For
vehicles equipped with the Vehicle Entertainment System
(VES), separate audio outputs allow passengers to listen
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to the car speakers while different audio tracks play
through the system’s wireless headphones. This means
rear seat passengers can watch a DVD on the optional
rear-seat entertainment system while the driver and front
seat passenger listen to the radio.
Operating Instructions — Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect™) (If Equipped)
Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in
Section 3 of this manual for detailed operating instructions.
Other special features include direct tune, music type
selections, easy store presets, backup camera display for
vehicles equipped with a backup camera, and on some
models a dual display screen operation. Refer to your
Radio Specific User’s Manual for detailed operating
instructions.
Clock Setting Procedure
Operating Instructions — Satellite Radio (If
Equipped)
Refer to your Radio Specific User’s Manual for detailed
operating instructions.
Setting the Clock
1. Turn on the system.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
3. To move the hour forward, touch the screen where the
word “Hour” with the arrow pointing upward is displayed. To move the hour backward, touch the screen
where the word “Hour” with the arrow pointing downward is displayed.
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4. To move the minute forward, touch the screen where
the word “Min” with the arrow pointing upward is
displayed. To move the minute backward, touch the
screen where the word “Min” with the arrow pointing
downward is displayed.
5. To save the new time setting, touch the screen where
the word “Save” is displayed.
Changing Daylight Savings Time
When selected, this feature will display the time of day in
daylight savings time. Proceed as follows to change the
current setting:
1. Turn on the system.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
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3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
the box next to the words “Daylight Savings.” Touch the
screen where the words “Daylight Savings” are displayed to change the current setting.
Show Time if Radio is Off
When selected, this feature will display the time of day
on the touch screen when the system is turned off.
Proceed as follows to change the current setting:
1. Turn on the system.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
the box next to the words “Show Time if Radio is Off.”
Touch the screen where the words “Show Time if Radio is
Off” are displayed to change the current setting.
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Changing the Time Zone
1. Turn on the system.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
SALES CODE REQ — AM/FM STEREO RADIO
AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX
JACK)
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of your radio faceplate.
3. Touch the screen where the words “Set Time Zone” are
displayed. The time zone selection menu will appear on
the screen.
4. Select a time zone by touching the screen where your
selection appears. If you do not see a time zone that you
want to select, touch the screen where the word “Page” is
displayed to view additional time zones in the menu.
5. Touch the screen where the word “Save” is displayed.
REQ Radio
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Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio ON. Press
the ON/VOL a second time to turn OFF the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
volume control to the right increases the volume and to
the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
SEEK Buttons (Radio Mode)
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
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will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
SCAN Button (Radio Mode)
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next listenable station, in AM, FM or Satellite (if
equipped) frequencies, pausing for 5 seconds at each
listenable station before continuing to the next. To stop
the search, press the SCAN button a second time.
Voice Recognition Button (UConnect™ Hands Free
Phone) — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Hand Free Phone (UConnect™) feature (if equipped). Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in Section 3 for more information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “UConnect™ System Not
Available” message will display on the radio screen.
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Phone Button (UConnect™ Hands Free Phone) —
If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Hand Free Phone (UConnect™) feature (if equipped). Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in Section 3 for more information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “UConnect™ System Not
Available” message will display on the radio screen.
TIME Button
Press the TIME button and the time of day will display. In
AM or FM mode, pressing the TIME button will switch
between the time and frequency displays.
Clock Setting Procedure
1. Press and hold the TIME button, until the hours blink.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE
control knob.
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE
control knob to set the minutes. The minutes will begin to
blink.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE control
knob. Press the TUNE control knob to save time change.
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait 5 seconds.
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button
and selecting the “SET HOME CLOCK” entry. Once in
this display follow the above procedure, starting at step
2.
INFO Button (Radio Mode)
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
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RW/FF (Radio Mode)
Pressing the rewind or fast forward button causes the
tuner to search for the next frequency in the direction of
the arrows. This feature operates in either AM, FM or
Satellite (if equipped) frequencies.
TUNE Control (Radio Mode)
Turn the right side rotary control clockwise to increase or
counter-clockwise to decrease the frequency.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Press the rotary TUNE control knob and BASS will
display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the right or left to
increase or decrease the Bass tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a second time and
MID will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
right or left to increase or decrease the Mid Range tones.
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Press the rotary TUNE control knob a third time and
TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
right or left to increase or decrease the Treble tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a fourth time and
BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to
the right or left to adjust the sound level from the right or
left side speakers.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a fifth time and
FADE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
left or right to adjust the sound level between the front
and rear speakers.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob again to exit setting
tone, balance, and fade.
MUSIC TYPE Button (Radio Mode)
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type mode
for 5 seconds. Pressing the Music Type button or turning
the TUNE control knob within 5 seconds will allow the
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program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do
not currently broadcast Music Type information.
Toggle the Music Type button to select the following
format types:
Program Type
No program type or undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
16 Digit-Character
Display
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Program Type
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
16 Digit-Character
Display
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between
the following items:
NOTE: Use the Tune Control Knob to scroll through the
entries. Push the Audio/Select button to select an entry
and make changes.
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• DVD Enter - When the disc is in DVD Menu mode,
selecting DVD Enter will allow you to play the current
highlighted selection. Use the remote control to scroll
up and down the menu (If Equipped).
• DISC Play/Pause - You can toggle between
playing the DVD and pausing the DVD by
pushing the SELECT button (If Equipped).
• DVD Play Options - Selecting the DVD Play Options
will display the following:
• Subtitle – Repeatedly Pressing SELECT will switch
subtitles to different subtitle languages that are
available on the disc (If Equipped).
• Audio Stream – Repeatedly Pressing SELECT will
switch to different audio languages (if supported on
the disc) (If Equipped).
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• Angle – Repeatedly Pressing SELECT will change
the viewing angle if supported by the DVD disc (If
Equipped).
NOTE: The available selections for each of the above
entries varies depending upon the disc.
NOTE: These selections can only be made while playing
a DVD.
• VES Power - Allows you to turn VES ON and OFF (If
Equipped).
• VES Lock - Locks out rear VES remote controls (If
Equipped).
• VES CH1/CH2 - Allows the user to change mode of
either the IR1 or IR2, wireless headphones, by pressing
the Audio/Select button (If Equipped).
• Set Home Clock - Pressing the SELECT button will
allow user to set the clock. Turn the TUNE control
knob to adjust the hours and then press and turn the
TUNE control knob to adjust the minutes. Press the
TUNE control knob again to save changes.
• Player Defaults - Selecting this item will allow the
user to scroll through the following items, and set
defaults according to customer preference.
Menu Language — If Equipped
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose the
default startup DVD menu language (effective only if
language supported by disc). If customer wishes to select
a language not listed, then scroll down and select 9other.9
Enter the 4-digit country code using the TUNE control
knob to scroll up and down to select the # and then push
to select.
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Audio Language — If Equipped
Audio DRC — If Equipped
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose a default
audio language (effective only if language supported by
disc). If customer wishes to select a language not listed,
then scroll down and select 9other.9 Enter the country
code using the TUNE control knob to scroll up and down
to select the # and then push to select.
Selecting this item will allow the user to limit maximum
audio dynamic range - The default is set to 9High,9 and
under this setting, dialogues will play at 11 db higher
than if the setting is 9Normal.9
Subtitle Language — If Equipped
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose a default
subtitle language (effective only if language supported
by disc). If customer wishes to select a language not
listed, then scroll down and select 9other.9 Enter the
country code using the TUNE control knob to scroll up
and down to select the # and then push to select.
Subtitles — If Equipped
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose between
subtitle OFF or ON.
Aspect Ratio — If Equipped
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose between
wide screen, pan scan, and letter box.
AutoPlay — If Equipped
When this is set to ON and a DVD video is inserted, it
will bypass the DVD menu screen and automatically play
the movie. In some rare cases, the DVD player may not
auto play the main title. In such cases, use the menu
button on the remote control to select desired title to play.
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NOTE: The user will have to set these defaults before
loading a disc. If changes are made to these settings after
a disc is loaded, changes will not be effective. Also, the
defaults are effective only if the disc supports the
customer-preferred settings.
AM and FM Buttons (Radio Mode)
Press the buttons to select AM or FM Modes.
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
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.
Buttons 1 - 6 (Radio Mode)
These buttons tune the Radio to the stations that you
commit to push-button memory {12 AM, 12 FM, and 12
Satellite (if equipped) stations}.
DISC Button
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
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Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and
MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
The radio DVD player and many DVD discs are coded by
geographic region. These region codes must match in
order for the disc to play. If the region code for the DVD
disc does not match the region code for the radio DVD
player, it will not play the disc. Customers may take their
vehicle to an authorized dealer to change the region code
of the player a maximum of 5 times.
CAUTION!
The radio may shut down during extremely hot
conditions. When this occurs, the radio will indicate
“Disc Hot” and shut off until a safe temperature is
reached. This shutdown is necessary to protect the
optics of the DVD player and other radio internal
components.
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NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
LOAD Button — Loading Compact Disc(s)
Press the LOAD button and the push-button with the
corresponding number (1-6) where the CD is being
loaded. The radio will display PLEASE WAIT and
prompt when to INSERT DISC. After the radio displays
9INSERT DISC,9 insert the CD into the player.
Radio display will show 9LOADING DISC9 when the disc
is loading and “READING DISC” when the radio is
reading the disc.
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4 3/4 inch (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
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Eject Button — Ejecting Compact Disc(s)
Press the eject button and the push-button with
the corresponding number (1-6) where the CD
was loaded and the disc will unload and move
to the entrance for easy removal. Radio display
will show 9EJECTING DISC9 when the disc is being
ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc.
Press and hold the eject button for 5 seconds and all CDs
will be ejected from the radio.
The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
SEEK Button (CD MODE)
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow to scroll through tracks faster in CD,
MP3/MWA modes.
SCAN Button (CD MODE)
Press the Scan button to scan through each track on the
CD currently playing.
TIME Button (CD MODE)
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
RW/FF (CD MODE)
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
works in a similar manner.
AM or FM Button (CD MODE)
Switches the Radio to the Radio mode.
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Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
The radio can play MP3/WMA files; however, acceptable
MP3/WMA file recording media and formats are limited.
When writing MP3/WMA files, pay attention to the
following restrictions.
Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3/WMA file recording media supported by the
radio are CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3,WMA, DVD Video,
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and CDDA+MP3.
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:
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• Maximum number of directory levels: 8
• Maximum number of files: 255
• Maximum number of folders: 100
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator 9.9 and a
3-character extension)
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator 9.9 and a
3-character extension)
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3/
WMA files). Discs created with an option such as 9keep
disc open after writing9 are most likely multisession
discs. The use of multisession for CD audio or MP3/
WMA playback may result in longer disc loading times.
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If a disc contains multi formats, such as CD audio and
mp3/wma tracks, the radio will only play the mp3/wma
tracks on that disc.
MPEG
Specification
Supported MP3/WMA File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3/WMA
extension as MP3/WMA files. Non-MP3/WMA files
named with the *.MP3/WMA extension may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file
as an invalid MP3/WMA and will not play the file.
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
48, 44.1, 32
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
WMA
Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
Bit Rate (kbps)
WMA
44.1 and 48
48, 64, 96, 128,
160, 192 VBR
When using the MP3/WMA encoder to compress audio
data to an MP3/WMA 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/WMA files use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate
and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or VBR bit rates.
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
Bit rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
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Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
Playback of MP3/WMA Files
When a medium containing MP3/WMA data is loaded,
the radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3/WMA files.
Loading times for playback of MP3/WMA files may be
affected by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
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To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the Disc at Once option before
writing to the disc.
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE control knob. Selecting a folder by
pressing the TUNE control knob will begin playing the
files contained in that folder (or the next folder in
sequence if the selection does not contain playable files).
The folder list will time out after 5 seconds.
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
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Press the INFO button once more to return to 9elapsed
time9 priority mode.
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
Press and hold the INFO button for 3 seconds or more
and radio will display song titles for each file.
SEEK Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
Press and hold the INFO button again for 3 seconds to
return to 9elapsed time9 display.
SCAN Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3/WMA player, cassette player, or microphone and
utilize the vehicle’s audio system to amplify the source
and play through the vehicle speakers.
EJECT Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
Pushing the AUX button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
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.
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SET Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone
(UConnect™) (If Equipped)
Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in
Section 3 of this manual.
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If
Equipped)
Refer to “Satellite Radio” in this section.
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VESt) (If Equipped)
Refer to separate “Video Entertainment System (VESt)
Guide.”
Dolby
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
9Dolby9 and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories.
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Macrovision
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is
intended for home and other limited viewing uses only
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited
DTS
9DTS9 and 9DTS 2.09 are trademarks of Digital Theater
Systems, Inc.
SALES CODE RER — MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM — IF
EQUIPPED
NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side
of the unit’s faceplate.
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The RER multimedia system contains a radio, Sirius
Satellite Radio player, Navigation system, CD/DVD
player, USB port, 20 gigabyte Hard Drive (HDD), and the
UConnectt hands-free Bluetooth cellular system.
NOTE: If your vehicle is not equipped with UConnectt,
the unit will respond with a “Feature Not Available”
message when selecting controls related to this feature.
A 6.5-inch touch screen allows easy menu selection, while
the Advanced Voice Dialog System recognizes more than
1,000 words for audio, navigation, entertainment, and
hands-free mobile phone use.
The satellite navigation capability combines a GlobalPositioning System-based navigation system with an
integrated color screen to provide maps, turn identification, selection menus, and instructions for selecting a
variety of destinations and routes.
A shared Hard Drive (HDD) for the navigation system,
the database, and other radio features allows uploads of
music and photos from CDs or through the USB port.
While the Gracenote database finds the artist, track, and
title for the music.
An auxiliary input jack permits passengers to listen to a
portable MP3 player through the vehicle’s speakers. For
vehicles equipped with the Vehicle Entertainment System
(VES), separate audio outputs allow passengers to listen
to the car speakers while different audio tracks play
through the system’s wireless headphones. This means
rear seat passengers can watch a DVD on the optional
rear-seat entertainment system while the driver and front
seat passenger listen to the radio.
Other special features include direct tune, music type
selections, Traffic Messaging (optional), easy store presets, parental lockout for VES (if equipped), backup
camera display for vehicles equipped with a backup
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camera, and on some models a dual display screen
operation. Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for
detailed operating instructions.
Operating Instructions — Satellite Radio
Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for detailed
operating instructions.
Operating Instructions — Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect™) (If Equipped)
Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for detailed
operating instructions.
Clock Setting Procedure
The GPS receiver in this system is synchronized to the
time data being transmitted by the GPS satellites. The
satellites’ clock is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This is
the worldwide standard for time. This makes the system’s clock very accurate once the appropriate time zone
and daylight savings information is set.
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Changing the Time Zone
1. Turn on the system.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen. If the words
“Time: GPS Time” are displayed at the top of the screen,
proceed to Step 4. Otherwise, proceed to Step 3.
3. If the words “Time: User Clock” are displayed at the
top of the screen, touch the bottom of the screen where
the words “User Clock” are displayed. The GPS time
setting menu will appear on the screen.
4. Touch the screen where the words “Set Time Zone” are
displayed. The time zone selection menu will appear on
the screen.
5. Select a time zone by touching the screen where your
selection appears. If you do not see a time zone that you
want to select, touch the screen where the word “Page” is
displayed to view additional time zones in the menu.
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Changing Daylight Savings Time
When selected, this feature will display the time of day in
daylight savings time. Proceed as follows to change the
current setting:
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen. If the words
“Time: User Clock” are displayed at the top of the screen,
proceed to Step 4. Otherwise, proceed to Step 3.
1. Turn on the system.
3. If the words “Time: GPS Time” are displayed at the top
of the screen, touch the bottom of the screen where the
words “GPS Time” are displayed. The user clock time
setting menu will appear on the screen.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
the box next to the words “Daylight Savings.” Touch the
screen where the words “Daylight Savings” are displayed to change the current setting.
Setting the User Clock
If you wish to set the clock to a time different from the
system clock, you can manually adjust the time by
performing the following:
1. Turn on the system.
4. To move the hour forward, touch the screen where the
word “Hour” with the arrow pointing upward is displayed. To move the hour backward, touch the screen
where the word “Hour” with the arrow pointing downward is displayed.
5. To move the minute forward, touch the screen where
the word “Min” with the arrow pointing upward is
displayed. To move the minute backward, touch the
screen where the word “Min” with the arrow pointing
downward is displayed.
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6. To save the new time setting, touch the screen where
the word “Save” is displayed.
SALES CODE RES — AM/FM STEREO RADIO
WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
Show Time if Radio is Off
When selected, this feature will display the time of day
on the touch screen when the system is turned off.
Proceed as follows to change the current setting:
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of your radio faceplate.
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1. Turn on the system.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
the box next to the words “Show Time if Radio is Off.”
Touch the screen where the words “Show Time if Radio is
Off” are displayed to change the current setting.
RES Radio (Non-Satellite Model Shown - With Satellite
Similar)
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Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Press the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Press the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
SCAN Button
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next listenable station in AM or FM frequencies,
pausing for 5 seconds at each listenable station before
continuing to the next. To stop the search, press the
SCAN button a second time.
Voice Recognition Button (UConnect™ Hands Free
Phone) — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Hand Free Phone (UConnect™) feature (if equipped). Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in Section 3 for more information.
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If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With UConnect” message will display on the radio screen.
Phone Button (UConnect™ Hands Free Phone) —
If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Hand Free Phone (UConnect™) feature (if equipped). Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in Section 3 for more information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With UConnect” message will display on the radio screen.
TIME Button
Press the TIME button and the time of day will display. In
AM or FM mode, pressing the TIME button will switch
between the time and frequency displays.
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Clock Setting Procedure
1. Press and hold the TIME button, until the hours blink.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE
control knob.
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE
control knob to set the minutes. The minutes will begin to
blink.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE control
knob. Press the TUNE control knob to save time change.
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait 5 seconds.
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button.
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the
SETUP button, use the TUNE control to select SET
CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure, starting at
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Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite radio,
press the SETUP button and then follow the above
procedure, starting at Step 2.
INFO Button
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
AM or FM frequencies.
TUNE Control
Turn the right side rotary control clockwise to increase or
counter-clockwise to decrease the frequency.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Press the rotary TUNE control knob and BASS will
display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the right or left to
increase or decrease the Bass tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a second time and
MID will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
right or left to increase or decrease the Mid Range tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a third time and
TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
right or left to increase or decrease the Treble tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a fourth time and
BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to
the right or left to adjust the sound level from the right or
left side speakers.
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Press the rotary TUNE control knob a fifth time and
FADE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
left or right to adjust the sound level between the front
and rear speakers.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob again to exit setting
tone, balance, and fade.
MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type mode
for 5 seconds. Pressing the Music Type button or turning
the TUNE control knob within 5 seconds will allow the
program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do
not currently broadcast Music Type information.
Toggle the Music Type button to select the following
format types:
Program Type
No program type or undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
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16 Digit-Character
Display
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
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Program Type
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
16 Digit-Character
Display
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between
the following items:
• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow
user to set the clock. Turn the TUNE control knob to
adjust the hours and then press and turn the TUNE
control knob to adjust the minutes. Press the TUNE
control knob again to save changes.
AM and FM Buttons
Press the buttons to select AM or FM Modes.
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SET Button — To Set the Push-Button Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this station
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within 5 seconds after pressing the SET button,
the station will continue to play but will not be stored
into push-button memory.
You may add a second station to each push-button by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in
both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM and 12 FM
stations to be stored into push-button memory. The
stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the push-button twice.
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Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to push-button memory {12 AM and 12 FM
stations}.
DISC Button
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and
MP3 Audio Play
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
NOTE: This Radio is capable of playing compact discs
(CD), recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact discs (CD-RW) compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
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Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
an inch, a disc may already be loaded and must be ejected
before a new disc can be loaded.
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
show the disc number, the track number, and index time
in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of
track 1.
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4 3/4 inch (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to insert
a second CD if one is already loaded.
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they
can cause damage to the player.
EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
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If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
TIME Button
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
RW/FF
Press the RW button to stop the CD at the beginning of
the current CD track/title.
NOTE: Ejecting with ignition OFF is not allowed on
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
SEEK Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow to scroll through tracks faster in CD,
MP3 modes.
SCAN Button
Press the Scan button to scan through each track on the
CD currently playing.
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
works in a similar manner.
AM or FM Button
Switches the Radio to the Radio mode.
RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
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Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
files properly and may be unable to play the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
Play.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
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.
• Maximum number of files: 255
Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
• Maximum number of folders (The radio display of file
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
display the file name and folder name and will assign
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this
display.
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator 9.9 and a
3-character extension)
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• Level 2: 31 (including a separator 9.9 and a
3-character extension)
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as 9keep disc open after
writing9 are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
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rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rates.
MPEG
Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
48, 44.1, 32
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
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Playback of MP3 Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the Disc at Once option before
writing to the disc.
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE control knob. Selecting a folder by
pressing the TUNE control knob will begin playing the
files contained in that folder (or the next folder in
sequence if the selection does not contain playable files).
The folder list will time out after 5 seconds.
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
Press the INFO button once more to return to 9elapsed
time9 priority mode.
Press and hold the INFO button for 3 seconds or more
and radio will display song titles for each file.
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Press and hold the INFO button again for 3 seconds to
return to 9elapsed time9 display.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3 player, or cassette player, and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
Pushing the AUX button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
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TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
time of day will display for 5 seconds (when ignition is
off).
Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone
(UConnect™) (If Equipped)
Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in
Section 3 of this manual.
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If
Equipped)
Refer to “Satellite Radio” in this section.
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VESt) (If Equipped)
Refer to separate “Video Entertainment System (VESt)
Guide.”
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SATELLITE RADIO (RSC) — IF EQUIPPED
(RER/REQ/REN RADIOS ONLY)
Satellite radio uses direct satellite to receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius™ Satellite Radio. This service offers up to 100 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
further information, call the toll-free number 888-5397474, or visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com.
Please have the following information available when
calling:
System Activation
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of
SIRIUS audio service that is included with the factoryinstalled satellite radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will
contact you to supply a welcome kit and to confirm
subscription information, including the set up of your
on-line listening account at no additional charge. For
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ENS/SID)
The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number is needed to activate your Sirius Satellite Radio
system. To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following
steps:
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID).
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
ESN/SID Access
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACCESSORY
position and the radio ON, press the SETUP button and
scroll using the TUNE control knob until Sirius ID is
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selected. Press the TUNE control knob and the Sirius ID
number will display. The Sirius ID number display will
time out in 2 minutes. Press any button on the radio to
exit this screen.
Selecting Satellite Mode
Press the SAT button until 9SAT9 appears in the display. A
CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
mode.
Satellite Antenna
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
roof around the rooftop antenna location or strap items to
the trunk lid around the trunk lid antenna (if equipped).
Metal objects placed within the line of sight of the
antenna will cause decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as bikes should be placed as far rearward
as possible, within the loading design of the rack. Do not
place items directly on or above the antenna.
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Reception Quality
Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
following reasons:
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
structure or under a physical obstacle.
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the
form of short audio mutes.
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
cause intermittent reception.
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
cause signal blockage.
Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
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SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
without stopping until you release it.
SCAN Button
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next channel, pausing for 8 seconds before continuing
to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN button a
second time.
INFO Button
Pressing the INFO button will cycle between Artist, Song
Title, and Composer (if available) information. Also,
pressing and holding the INFO button for an additional
3 seconds will make the radio display the Song Title all of
the time (press and hold again to return to normal
display).
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the
direction of the arrows.
TUNE Control (Rotary)
Turn the right side rotary control clockwise to increase or
counter-clockwise to decrease the channel.
MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for 5 seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button or
turning the TUNE control knob within 5 seconds will
allow the program format type to be selected.
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
type.
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By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next
channel with the same selected Music Type name.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the
following items:
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the SELECT button
to display the Sirius ID number. This number is used
to activate, deactivate, or change the Sirius subscription.
SET Button — To Set the Push-Button Memory
When you are receiving a channel that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
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Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within 5 seconds after pressing the SET button,
the channel will continue to play but will not be stored
into push-button memory.
You may add a second channel to each push-button by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
push-button memory. The channels stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the push-button
twice.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
commit to push-button memory {12 Satellite stations}.
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Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone (If
Equipped)
Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in
Section 3 of this manual.
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VES™) (If Equipped)
Refer to separate “Video Entertainment System (VES™)
Guide.”
VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM — IF
EQUIPPED
The optional VES™ (Video Entertainment System) includes the following components for rear seat entertainment:
• A diagonal seven-inch liquid crystal display (LCD)
screen integrated into the center console armrest. The
screen features brightness control for optimum daytime and nighttime viewing.
Opening the Rear Seat Video Entertainment System
• The LCD Screen swings up from the rear of the
armrest to allow the rear seat passenger(s) to view the
display.
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• A battery-powered infrared remote control that snaps
into a molded compartment in the center console
armrest upper storage bin.
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VES™ Video Screen
NOTE: Close the armrest after the LCD screen has been
raised to its viewing position.
• The touch screen radio and DVD player controls allow
front seat operation for easy setup in the case of
younger rear seat passengers.
VES Remote Control
• Two wireless infrared headsets allow rear seat passengers to listen to the same or individual audio sources.
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Audio/Video RCA Jacks (AUX Jacks)
on the rear of the center console enable
the monitor to display video directly
from a video camera, connect video
games for display on the screen, or
play music directly from an MP3
player.
1. Video in (yellow)
2. Left audio in (white)
3. Right audio in (red)
NOTE: Refer to your “Vehicle Entertainment System
(VES™) User Manual” for detailed operating instructions.
UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) — IF
EQUIPPED
NOTE: This section is for sales code RES and REQ
radios only with UConnect.™ For sales code REN touch
screen radio, refer to the separate User’s Manual.
This feature allows you to plug in an iPodt mobile digital
device into the vehicle’s sound system through a connector (UCI connector) using an optional connection cable
(available through Mopart). See your authorized dealer
for details.
Using this feature,
• the iPodt audio can be played on the vehicle’s sound
system, providing metadata (Track Title, Artist, Album, etc.) information display on radio.
• the iPodt can be controlled using the radio buttons to
Play, Browse and List the iPodt contents.
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• the iPodt battery charges when plugged into the UCI
connector.
Connecting the iPodT Device
Use the optional connection cable to connect an iPodt to
the vehicle’s UCI connector (which is located in the glove
box on some vehicles. This location may vary with
vehicle). Once the iPodt is connected and synchronized
to the vehicle system (this may take a few seconds to
connect), the vehicle brand logo appears on the iPodt
display, and it starts charging and is ready for use by
pressing radio switches as described below.
Controlling the iPodT using Radio Buttons
To get into the UCI (iPodt) mode and access a connected
iPodt, press the “AUX” button on the radio faceplate.
Once in the UCI (iPodt) mode, the iPodt audio track (if
available from iPodt) will start playing over the vehicle
audio system.
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Play Mode
When switched to UCI mode the iPodt will be in Play
mode. In this Play mode , you may use the following
buttons on the radio faceplate to control the iPodt and
display data:
TUNE/SCROLL Knob
Use the “TUNE/SCROLL” knob to go to the next or
previous track.
The “TUNE/SCROLL” knob functions similar to the
scroll wheel on the iPodt mobile digital device.
Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click while playing
a track skips to the next track.
Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one click
during the first 2 seconds of the track will jump to the
previous track in the list and turning this button at any
other time in the track will jump to the beginning of the
current track.
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RW (Rewind) Button
Press and hold the “RW” button to move backward in the
current track. Holding the “RW” button long enough will
take you back to the beginning of the current track.
Pressing and releasing the “RW” button will go back 5
seconds of the current track.
FF (Fast Forward) Button
Press and hold the “FF” button to move forward in the
current track.
Pressing and releasing the “FF” button will go forward 5
seconds of the current track.
SEEK Buttons
Use the “SEEK” buttons to move to the previous or the
next track.
If the left (down) button is pressed during the first 2
seconds of the current track, it will go back to the
previous track in the list, if you press this button at any
other time in the current track it will go back to the
beginning of the track.
If the right (up) button is pressed during Play mode, it
will go to the next track in the list.
INFO Button
Press the “INFO” button while a track is playing to see
the information (Track Title, Artist, Album, etc.) for that
track. Each press the “INFO” button will take you to the
next screen of data for that track. Once you have seen all
of the screens, the last press of the “INFO” button will
take you back to the play mode screen on the radio.
REPEAT Button
Press the “REPEAT” button to repeat the current playing
track
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SCAN Button
Pressing the “SCAN” button will play the first 5 seconds
of each track in the current list and then forward to the
next song. To stop the SCAN mode and start playing the
desired track, press the “SCAN” button again.
List or Browse Mode
During Play mode, pressing any of the following buttons
will take you to List mode. List mode enables you to
scroll through the list of menus and tracks on the iPodt
device.
During the SCAN mode, you can also press the SEEK
button to the left or right to go to the previous or next
tracks.
TUNE/SCROLL Knob
In the List mode, the “TUNE/SCROLL” knob functions
in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the iPodt.
RND (Random) Button (RES Radios Only)
Pressing the “RND” button will switch between the
shuffle on and shuffle off modes of the iPodt. If the
“RND” icon is showing on the radio display then the
shuffle mode is on.
Turning the “TUNE/SCROLL” knob clockwise (forward)
and counter-clockwise (backward) scrolls through lists,
displaying the track detail on the radio display. Once you
have the track to be played highlighted on the radio
display, press the “TUNE/SCROLL” knob to select and
start playing the track. By turning the “TUNE/SCROLL”
knob fast, you can jump through the list faster. During
fast scroll, you may notice a slight delay in updating the
information on the radio display.
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During all List modes, the iPodt will display all lists in
“wrap-around” mode. So if the track you wish to select is
at the bottom of the list, you just turn the “TUNE/
SCROLL” knob backwards (counter-clockwise) to get to
the track faster.
Radio Preset Buttons
In the List mode, the radio preset buttons are used as
shortcuts to the following lists on the iPodt device.
• 1 – Playlists
• 2 – Artists
• 3 – Albums
• 4 – Genres
• 5 - Audiobooks
• 6 – Podcasts
After pressing a preset button, you will see the list you
are in on the top line and the first item in that list on the
second line.
To exit the List mode without selecting a track, press the
same preset button again to go back to Play mode.
LIST Button
Pressing the “LIST” button will take to the top level
menu of the iPodt. This takes you to the same top level
menu as on your iPodt. Turn the “TUNE/SCROLL”
knob to list the top menu item you wish to select and
then press the “TUNE/SCROLL” knob. This will take
you to the next sub menu list item of the iPodt and you
can follow the same steps to go to the desired track in that
list. Not all iPodt sub menu levels are available on this
system.
MUSIC TYPE Button
The “MUSIC TYPE” button is another shortcut button to
the genre listing on your iPodt.
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REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS
The remote sound system controls are located on the
surface of the steering wheel at the 3 and 9 o’clock
positions.
Vehicles equipped with steering wheel mounted buttons
are also equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC). The EVIC features a driver-interactive
display. This is located in the instrument cluster below
the speedometer.
VOLUME
Button
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The VOLUME button controls the sound level
of the sound system. Press the top of the
VOLUME button to increase the sound level.
Press the bottom of the VOLUME button to
decrease the sound level.
Press the AUDIO MODE button to select the
Compass/Temp/Audio screen. This screen
displays radio and media mode information
AUDIO depending on which radio is in the vehicle.
MODE
Button
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If the Compass/Temp/Audio screen is already displayed
when the AUDIO MODE button is pressed, then the
mode will change (i.e. from AM to FM, to Media mode,
etc., depending on which radio is in the vehicle).
When the EVIC is in the Compass/Temp/
Audio screen, press the FUNCTION SELECT
button to operate various radio, media, and
FUNC- Universal Customer Interface (UCI) functions
TION (i.e. advance presets, select next folder, jump to
SELECT or start playing songs in playlists, etc., dependButton ing on which radio is in the vehicle and if
equipped with UCI).
When the EVIC is in the Compass/Temp/
Audio screen, press the SCROLL button to seek
up and down radio stations, tracks, chapters,
SCROLL files, etc., depending on which radio is in the
Button vehicle.
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
To keep the CD/DVD discs in good condition, take the
following precautions:
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
surface.
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
wiping from center to edge.
3. Do not apply paper, paper CD labels, or tape to the
disc; avoid scratching the disc.
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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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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Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System
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CLIMATE CONTROLS
The Air Conditioning and Heating System is designed to
make you comfortable in all types of weather.
Manual Temperature Controls
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Blower Control
Mode Control
The rotary knob on the left controls the
blower. The control has an OFF position and four speed settings. The
blower will remain on until the control is turned to the OFF position or
the ignition is turned OFF.
The rotary knob on the right controls
airflow distribution. Dots between
each of the mode selections identify
intermediate modes that allow the operator to fine-tune airflow distribution. The mode settings are as follows:
Temperature Control
The rotary knob in the center controls
air temperature. Rotate the control to
the left for cooler air temperature and
to the right for warmer air temperature. Rotating the control to the extreme left provides the coldest setting.
Rotating the control to the extreme
right provides the warmest setting.
• Defrost
Air is directed to the windshield through the
outlets at the base of the windshield. Air is also
directed to the front door windows through the side
window demister grilles.
NOTE: To improve fuel economy, leave in defrost only
when necessary.
• Defrost/Floor
Air flows through the front and rear floor outlets
and the outlets at the base of the windshield. Air
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is also directed to the front door windows through the
side window demister grilles.
• Floor
Air flows through the floor outlets located under
the instrument panel and into the rear seating
area through vents under the front seats.
• Bi-Level
Air flows through the outlets located in the
instrument panel and through the outlets located
on the floor. Air flows through the registers in the back
of the center console to the rear seat passengers. These
registers can be closed to partially block airflow.
• Panel
Air flows through the outlets located in the instrument panel. Air flows through the registers in
the back of the center console to the rear seat passengers. These registers can be closed to block airflow.
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• Recirculation Control
The mode control knob also controls the
recirculation feature. You can choose BiLevel Recirculation air outlets, Panel Recirculation air outlets, or a mix or both while in
this mode. Normally, air enters from outside the
vehicle. However, when in Recirculation mode air
inside the vehicle is re-used. Use this mode to cool the
inside of the vehicle rapidly. The Recirculation mode
can also be used to temporarily block out outside
odors, smoke, and dust.
Air Conditioning Control
Press this button to turn on and turn off the air
conditioning. When the air conditioning is turned
on, cool dehumidified air will flow through the
outlets selected with the mode control. Press this button
a second time to turn off the air conditioning. An LED in
the button will illuminate when compressor operation is
selected.
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Automatic Temperature Control — If Equipped
Automatic Temperature Controls
Automatic Operation
The Infrared Dual-Zone Climate Control System automatically maintains the climate in the cabin of the vehicle
at the comfort levels desired by the driver and passenger.
To accomplish this, the system gathers information from
the controls on the climate control, from a dual sunsensor located in the top of the instrument panel, from an
infrared sensor located in the face of the climate control,
and from various sensors located throughout the vehicle.
The controls on the climate control provide the system
with operator input. The dual sun-sensor monitors sun
load coming through the windshield. The infrared sensor
independently measures the surface temperature of the
driver and passenger. Other sensors take account of
vehicle-speed, A/C pressure, outside temperature, and
engine cooling temperature. Using all of these inputs, the
system automatically adjusts airflow temperature, airflow distribution, airflow volume, and the amount of
outside air recirculation. This maintains a comfortable
temperature even under changing conditions.
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Operation of the system is quite simple. Begin by turning
the Mode Control knob (on the right) to AUTO, and place
the Blower Control knob (on the left) to either LO AUTO
or HI AUTO. The LO AUTO position should be used for
front seat occupants only. The HI AUTO position should
be used when more airflow is desired, or when rear seat
occupants are present. Then, dial in the temperature you
would like the system to maintain by rotating the driver
or passenger Temperature Control knob. Once the comfort level is selected, the system will maintain that level
automatically using the heating system. Should the desired comfort level require air conditioning, the system
will automatically make the adjustment.
You will experience the greatest efficiency by simply
allowing the system to function automatically. Selecting
the OFF position on the fan control stops the system
completely and closes the outside air intake.
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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 operation.
Air conditioning in this system is automatic.
Pressing the Air Conditioning Control button
while in AUTO mode will cause the LED in the
control button to flash three times and then turn off. This
indicates that the system is in AUTO mode and requesting the air conditioning is not necessary.
The system will automatically control recirculation. However, pressing the Recirculation
Control button will temporarily put the system
in recirculation mode (ten minutes). This can
be used when outside conditions such as smoke, odors,
dust, or high humidity are present. Activating recirculation will cause the LED in the control button to illuminate. After ten minutes, the system will return to normal
AUTO mode function and the LED will turn off.
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NOTE:
• The surface of the climate control panel and the top
center of the instrument panel should be kept free of
debris due to the location of the climate control
sensors. Mud on the windshield may also cause poor
operation of this system.
• Extended use of recirculation may cause the windows
to fog. If the interior of the windows begins to fog,
press the Recirculation button to return to outside air.
Some temp/humidity conditions will cause captured
interior air to condense on windows and hamper
visibility. For this reason, the system will not allow
Recirculation to be selected while in defrost or
defrost/floor mode. Attempting to use the recirculation while in these modes will cause the LED in the
control button to blink and then turn off.
Manual Operation
This system offers a full complement of manual override
features, which consist of Blower Preferred Automatic,
Mode Preferred Automatic, or Blower and Mode Preferred Automatic. This means the operator can override
the blower, the mode, or both. There is a manual blower
range for times when the AUTO setting is not desired.
The blower can be set to any fixed blower speed by
rotating the Blower Control knob (on the left).
NOTE: Please read the Automatic Temperature Control
Operation Chart that follows for details.
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The operator can override the AUTO mode setting to
change airflow distribution by rotating the Mode Control
knob (on the right) to one of the following positions.
• Defrost
Air is directed to the windshield through the
outlets at the base of the windshield. Air is also
directed to the front door windows through the side
window demister grilles.
• Defrost/Floor
Air flows through the front and rear floor outlets
and the outlets at the base of the windshield. Air
is also directed to the front door windows
through the side window demister grilles.
• Floor
Air flows through the floor outlets located under
the instrument panel and into the rear seating
area through vents under the front seats.
• Bi-Level
Air flows through the outlets located in the
instrument panel and through the outlets located
on the floor. Air flows through the registers in the back
of the center console to the rear seat passengers. These
registers can be closed to block airflow.
• Panel
Air flows through the outlets located in the instrument panel. Air flows through the registers in
the back of the center console to the rear seat passengers. These registers can be closed to block airflow.
• Air Conditioning Control
Press this button to turn on the air conditioning
during manual operation only. When the air
conditioning is turned on, cool dehumidified
air will flow through the outlets selected with the
Mode control dial. Press this button a second time to
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turn off the air conditioning. An LED in the button
illuminates when manual compressor operation is
selected.
NOTE: To control the air conditioning manually, the
mode selector must be moved out of the AUTO position.
• Recirculation Control
This button can be used to block out smoke,
odors, dust, high humidity, or if rapid cooling
is desired. The recirculation mode should only
be used temporarily. An LED in the button
illuminates when the recirculation mode is active. You
may use this feature separately.
NOTE: Extended use of recirculation may cause the
windows to fog. If the interior of the windows begins to
fog, press the Recirculation button to return to outside
air. Some temp/humidity conditions will cause captured
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interior air to condense on windows and hamper visibility. For this reason, the system will not allow Recirculation to be selected while in defrost or defrost/floor mode.
Attempting to use the recirculation while in these modes
will cause the LED in the control button to blink and then
turn off.
Operating Tips
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for
suggested control settings for various weather conditions.
Summer Operation
The engine cooling system in air-conditioned vehicles
must be protected with a high-quality antifreeze coolant
to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect
against engine overheating. A 50% solution of ethylene
glycol antifreeze coolant in water is recommended. Refer
to “Maintenance Procedures” in Section 7 of this manual
for proper coolant selection.
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Winter Operation
Use of the air Recirculation mode during winter months is
not recommended because it may cause window fogging.
Vacation Storage
Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
(i.e. vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the fresh
air and high blower setting. This will insure adequate
system lubrication to minimize the possibility of compressor damage when the system is started again.
Window Fogging
Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly removed by turning the mode selector to Defrost. The
Defrost/Floor mode can be used to maintain a clear
windshield and provide sufficient heating. If side window fogging becomes a problem increase blower speed.
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild but
rainy or humid weather.
NOTE: Recirculate without A/C should not be used for
long periods as fogging may occur.
Outside Air Intake
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
slush, and snow.
A/C Air Filter — If Equipped
The climate control system filters outside air containing
dust, pollen and some odors. Strong odors cannot be
totally filtered out. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in
Section 7 of this manual for filter replacement instructions.
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Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather Conditions
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REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Wiper Operation
The rear wiper is operated by the rear wiper/
washer switch. The switch is located near the top
center of the instrument panel. An indicator in the switch
illuminates when the rear wiper is on.
To use the rear wiper, push the left side of the rear
wiper/washer switch in and release.
The rear wiper system is intermittent, and is not adjustable. The delay is approximately 8 to 9 seconds between
cycles.
CAUTION!
Turn the rear wiper off when driving through an
automatic car wash. Damage to the rear wiper may
result if the wiper switch is left in any position other
than OFF.
Rear Washer Operation
The rear washer is operated by the rear wiper/
washer switch. The switch is located near the top
center of the instrument panel.
Rear Wiper/Washer Switch
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To use the rear washer, push the right side of the rear
wiper/washer switch in and hold while spray is desired
(maximum spray of 10 seconds). The rear wiper operates
for 2 wipe cycles after the switch is released.
Adding Washer Fluid
The windshield washer and rear window washer share
the same fluid reservoir. The reservoir is located in the
front of the engine compartment on the passenger side of
the vehicle. Be sure to check the fluid level at regular
intervals. Fill the reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not radiator antifreeze) and operate the system for
a few seconds to flush out the residual water.
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The fluid reservoir will hold nearly 1 gallon (4 liters) of
washer fluid when the message “Low Washer Fluid”
appears in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) — if equipped.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
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.
To avoid damaging the electrical conductors of the
rear window defroster, do not use scrapers, sharp
instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the
interior surface of the window.
Electric Rear Window Defroster
The electric Rear Window Defroster Control is
located on the climate control. Press this button to
turn on the rear window defroster and the heated side
mirrors (if equipped). An LED in the button will illuminate when the rear window defroster is ON. The defroster automatically turns off after approximately 10
minutes of operation for the first push of the button, and
will turn off after approximately 5 minutes for the second
push of the button.
Labels can be peeled off after soaking with warm
water.
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CONTENTS
m Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
▫ Normal Starting (Tip Start) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
▫ Extremely Cold Weather (Below 220°F Or
229°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
▫ Automatic Transmission — General
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . . 274
▫ 4 Speed Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . 275
▫ 5 Speed Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . 280
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
m AutoStickt — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
▫ AutoStickt Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
m Engine Block Heater — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 271
m All Wheel Drive — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
m Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
m Driving On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
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▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
m Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
m Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
m Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System — If Equipped . . . . . 293
m Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
m Multi Displacement System (MDS) — 5.7L Engine
Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
m Traction Control System (TCS) — If Equipped . . 296
m Brake Assist System (BAS) — If Equipped . . . . . 298
m Electronic Stability Program (ESP) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
▫ Synchronizing ESP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
▫ ESP/BAS Malfunction Indicator And ESP/TCS
Indicator Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
m Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . 306
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . 307
m Tires — General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
▫ Radial-Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
▫ Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 315
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▫ Limited Use Spare — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 315
▫ Premium System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 327
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
m Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
▫ 2.7L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
▫ 3.5L And 5.7L Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
▫ Alignment And Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
m Self-Sealing Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
m Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
m Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
m Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
m Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ Base System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
m Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
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▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
m Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
▫ Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) . . . . . . . 339
▫ Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) . . . . . . . . . 340
▫ Overloading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
▫ Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
m Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
m Recreational Towing (Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . 357
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
(Flat Towing With All Four Wheels On The
Ground) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
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STARTING PROCEDURES
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the
inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if
present, instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat
belts.
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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.
• Do not leave animals or children inside parked
vehicles in hot weather; interior heat build up may
cause serious injury or death.
• Be sure to turn off the engine and remove the key
from the ignition switch if you want to rest or sleep
in your car. Accidents can be caused by inadvertently
moving the gear selection lever. Accidents can also
be caused 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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Automatic Transmission
The gear selector must be in the “N” (Neutral) or “P”
(Park) position before you can start the engine. Apply the
brakes before shifting into any driving gear.
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine
is at idle speed.
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
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Normal Starting (Tip Start)
NOTE: Normal Starting of either a cold or a warm
engine is obtained without pumping or depressing the
accelerator pedal.
Do not press the accelerator. Use the Fob with Integrated
Key to briefly turn the ignition switch to the START
position and release it as soon as the starter engages. The
starter motor will continue to run, and it will disengage
automatically when the engine is running. If the engine
fails to start, the starter will disengage automatically in 10
seconds. If this occurs, turn the ignition switch to the
LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the
normal starting procedure.
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Extremely Cold Weather (below 220°F or 229°C)
To insure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of an
externally powered electric engine block heater (available
from your dealer) is recommended.
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If Engine Fails To Start
WARNING!
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into
the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt
to start the vehicle. This could result in a flash
fire causing serious personal injury.
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get
it started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic
transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter
and once the engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and vehicle. If the vehicle has a
discharged battery, booster cables may be used to
obtain a start from a booster battery or the battery
in another vehicle. This type of start can be
dangerous if done improperly. Refer to Section 6
of this manual for proper jump starting procedures and follow them carefully.
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” procedures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel, push
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it.
Then, turn the ignition switch to the START position and
release it as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor
will disengage automatically in 10 seconds. Once this
occurs, release the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then
repeat the normal starting procedure.
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, wait 10 to 15
seconds before trying again.
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After Starting
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it 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.
The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood on
the driver side of the vehicle. It has a removable cap that
is located on the driver side of the Integrated Power
Module.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the cord before driving.
Damage to the 110-115 volt electrical cord could cause
electrocution.
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CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine
is at idle speed.
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
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WARNING!
It is dangerous to shift the selector lever out of “P” or
“N” if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
your foot is not firmly on the brake pedal, the vehicle
could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You
could lose control of the vehicle and hit someone or
something. Only shift into gear when the engine is
idling normally and when your right foot is firmly on
the brake pedal.
Automatic Transmission — General Information
The automatic transmission selects individual gears automatically, dependent upon:
• Altitude
• Vehicle Loading
• Driving Style
• Selector lever position
• Accelerator position
• Vehicle speed
The gear shifting process is continuously adapted, dependent on the driving style, the driving situation, and
the road characteristics.
NOTE:
• After selecting any driving position, wait a moment to
allow the gear to engage fully before accelerating,
especially when the engine is cold.
• If there is a need to restart the engine, be sure to cycle
the key to the LOCK position before restarting. Transmission engagement may be delayed up to 10 seconds
after restart if the key is not cycled to the LOCK
position first.
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• The electronically controlled transmission provides a
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
self-calibrating. Therefore, the first few shifts on a new
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt or soft until after the
break-in period. This is a normal condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few shift cycles.
The selector lever is automatically locked while in the
“P” (Park) position. To move the selector lever out of the
“P” (Park) position, the brake pedal must be firmly
depressed before the shift lock will release.
Shift the selector lever to the desired position only when
the engine is idling normally and the brake pedal is
applied. Do not release the brake until ready to drive. The
vehicle may otherwise accelerate quickly when the selector lever is in “D” (Drive) or “R” (Reverse) position.
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WARNING!
Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in and near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, you should always
shift the vehicle into “P” (Park), remove the key from
the ignition, and apply the parking brake. Once the
key is removed from the ignition, the transmission
selector lever is locked in the “P” (Park) position,
securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
Furthermore, you should never leave children unattended inside a vehicle.
Over Temperature Mode
The transmission electronics constantly monitor the
transmission oil temperature. If the transmission exceeds
normal operating temperature, the transmission will
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change the way it shifts to help control the condition.
This may result in a slightly different feeling or response
during normal operation in “D” (Drive) position. After
the transmission cools down, it will return to normal
operation.
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
This vehicle is equipped with a brake transmission shift
interlock system (BTSI) that holds the selector lever in the
“P” (Park) position when the ignition switch is in the
LOCK position. To move the selector lever out of the “P”
(Park) position, the ignition switch must be turned to the
ON position, and the brake pedal must be depressed.
Brake Interlock Override
For electrical system malfunctions, there is an override
for the interlock system. In order to override this system
the key must be in the ignition with the switch in the
ACC or ON position. Remove the rubber storage tray
from the bin located to the right of the selector lever. The
override can be activated by pressing the pink-colored
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tab, which can be accessed through a hole inside the bin.
While the override is pressed, the shifter can be moved
out of the “P” (Park) position without pressing the brake.
After operation, return the rubber storage tray to its
original position.
4 Speed Automatic Transmission
Shifting from “D” (Drive) to “P” (Park) or “R” (Reverse)
(or from P or R to D) should be done only after the
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake when moving the
selector lever between these gears.
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Selector Lever
Gear Ranges
“P” (Park)
“P” (Park) supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
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Never use “P” (Park) while the vehicle is in motion.
Apply the parking brake when leaving the vehicle in this
range.
When parking on a flat surface, place the gear selector in
the “P” (Park) position first, and then apply the parking
brake.
When parking on a hill, it is important to set the parking
brake before placing the gear selector in “P” (Park),
otherwise the load on the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the selector out of
park. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels
toward the curb on a downhill grade and away from the
curb on an uphill grade.
WARNING!
Never use “P” (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.
The following indicators should be used to ensure that
you have engaged the selector lever into the “P” (Park)
position:
• When shifting into “P’ (Park) move the lever all the
way forward until it stops, and is fully seated.
• Look at the shift indicator display on the instrument
panel to ensure it is in the “P” (Park) position.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Damage to the shifter could result if the selector lever
is moved out of “P” (Park) before the ignition is
turned from the LOCK to ON position.
Coasting the vehicle or driving for any other reason
with selector lever in NEUTRAL can result in transmission damage.
“R” (Reverse)
For moving the vehicle rearward. Always stop before
moving the lever to “R” (Reverse), except when rocking
the vehicle.
“N” (Neutral)
Engine may be started in this range.
WARNING!
Do not coast in “N” (Neutral) and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have an accident.
“D” (Overdrive)
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest up shifts and down
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shifts, and the best fuel economy. Select the “3” range
when frequent transmission shifting occurs when using
the Overdrive range, such as when operating the vehicle
under heavy loading conditions (in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or while towing heavy
trailers.
“3” (Third)
This range eliminates shifts into Overdrive. The transmission will operate normally in First, Second and Third
while in this range. The “3” position should also be used
when descending steep grades to prevent brake system
distress.
NOTE:
• If the vehicle is started in cold temperatures, shifts into
Overdrive may be delayed. Normal Overdrive and
shifting operation will resume when the temperature
of the transmission reaches the appropriate temperature. Refer to the “Note” under “Torque Converter
Clutch” later in this section.
NOTE: Using the “3” range while operating the vehicle
under heavy operating conditions will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat build up.
• If the transmission temperature gets too hot, the
transmission may downshift out of Overdrive or engage overdrive at higher vehicle speeds until the
transmission cools down. After cooldown, Overdrive
will resume normal operation.
“L” (Low)
This range should be used for engine braking when
descending very steep grades. In this range, upshifts will
occur only to prevent engine overspeed while downshifts
occur earlier than other gear range selections.
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CAUTION!
Never race the engine with the brakes on and the
vehicle in gear, and never hold the vehicle on an
incline without applying the brakes. These practices
can cause overheating and damage to the
transmission.
Torque Converter Clutch
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
added to the automatic transmission of this vehicle. A
clutch within the torque converter engages automatically
at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly different feeling or response during normal operation in high
gear. When the vehicle speed drops, or during acceleration, the clutch automatically and smoothly disengages.
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NOTE:
• The torque converter clutch will not engage until the
transmission fluid and engine coolant is warm (usually after 1–3 miles [1.6–4.8 km] of driving). Because
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
considered a normal condition. Pulling the selector
lever into the “3” position will show that the transmission is able to shift into and out of “Overdrive.”
• If the vehicle has not been driven for several days, the
first few seconds of operation after shifting the transmission into gear may seem sluggish. This is due to the
transmission fluid partially draining from the torque
converter into the transmission. This is considered a
normal condition and it will not cause damage to the
transmission. The torque converter will refill within 5
seconds of shifting from “P” (Park) into any other gear
position.
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Transmission Limp Home Mode
The transmission is monitored for abnormal conditions.
If a condition is detected that could cause damage, the
transmission automatically shifts into second gear. The
transmission remains in second gear despite the forward
gear selected. “P” (Park), “R” (Reverse), and “N” (Neutral) will continue to operate. This Reset feature allows
the vehicle to be driven to a dealer for service without
damaging the transmission.
If the problem has been momentary, the transmission can
be reset to regain all forward gears.
• Stop the vehicle and shift into “P” (Park).
• Turn the key to LOCK then start the engine.
• Shift into “D” (Drive) and resume driving.
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recommend that you visit a dealer at your earliest possible
convenience. Your dealer has diagnostic equipment to
determine if the problem could recur.
If the transmission cannot be reset, dealer service is
required.
5 Speed Automatic Transmission
Shifting from “D” (Drive) to “P” (Park) or “R” (Reverse)
(or from “P” or “R” to “D”) should be done only after the
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake when moving the
selector lever between these gears.
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Never use “P” (Park) while the vehicle is in motion.
Apply the parking brake when leaving the vehicle in this
range.
When parking on a flat surface, place the gear selector in
the “P” (Park) position first, and then apply the parking
brake.
Selector Lever
Gear Ranges
“P” (Park)
“P” (Park) supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
When parking on a hill, it is important to set the parking
brake before placing the gear selector in “P” (Park),
otherwise the load on the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the selector out of
park. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels
toward the curb on a downhill grade and away from the
curb on an uphill grade.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
Never use “P” (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.
Damage to the shifter could result if the selector lever
is moved out of “P” (Park) before the ignition is
turned from the LOCK to ON position.
The following indicators should be used to ensure that
you have engaged the selector lever into the “P” (Park)
position:
• When shifting into “P” (Park) move the lever all the
way forward until it stops, and is fully seated.
• Look at the shift indicator display on the instrument
panel to ensure it is in the “P” (Park) position.
“R” (Reverse)
Shift into “R” (Reverse) gear only when the vehicle is
completely stopped.
“N” (Neutral)
No power is transmitted from the engine to the drive
axle. When the brakes are released, the vehicle can be
moved freely (pushed or towed). Do not engage “N”
(Neutral) position while driving except to coast when the
vehicle is in danger of skidding (e.g., on icy roads).
The engine may be started in this range. Use this range
for starting your vehicle if it is moving or being towed.
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CAUTION!
Coasting the vehicle or driving for any other reason
with selector lever in NEUTRAL can result in transmission damage.
WARNING!
Do not coast in “N” (Neutral) and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have an accident.
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“D” (Drive)
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts and the best fuel economy.
The transmission automatically upshifts through fifth
gear. The “D” (Drive) position provides optimum driving
characteristics under all normal operating conditions.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs when using
the Overdrive range, such as when operating the vehicle
under heavy loading conditions (in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or while towing heavy
trailers, use the AutoStickt mode and select the “3”
range.
AutoStickt Gear selection
The AutoStickt feature can be selected by pressing the
selector lever to the right or the left with the lever in the
“D” (Drive) position. The gear currently selected is
indicated in the instrument cluster display. Briefly, press
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the selector lever in the “D -” direction and the transmission will shift from the current gear to the next lower
gear.
Press and hold the selector lever in the “D-” direction and
the transmission will shift from the current gear directly
to the next lowest gear for best acceleration.
NOTE: To avoid overrevving the engine when the
selector lever is moved in “D -” direction, the transmission will not shift to a lower gear if the engine’s revolutions per minute (RPM) limit would be exceeded.
Briefly, press the selector lever in the “D +” direction and
the transmission will shift from the current gear to the
next higher gear.
Press and hold the selector lever in the “D +” direction
and the transmission will shift from the current gear
directly to gear “D.”
WARNING!
On slippery road surfaces, never downshift in order
to obtain braking action. This could result in drive
wheel slip and reduced vehicle control. Your vehicle’s ABS will not prevent this type of loss of control.
You could lose control of your vehicle and have an
accident.
Delayed Shifts in Cold Temperatures
During cold temperature operation, you may notice
delayed upshifts depending on engine and transmission
temperature as well as vehicle speed. This feature improves warm up time of the engine and transmission to
achieve maximum efficiency.
Temporary Transmission Limp Home Mode
The transmission is monitored for abnormal conditions.
If a condition is detected that could result in transmission
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damage, the transmission will engage Limp Home Mode.
If vehicle acceleration worsens, or the transmission no
longer shifts, the transmission is most likely operating in
the Limp Home Mode. In this mode, the transmission
will remain in the current gear until the vehicle is
brought to a stop. After the vehicle has stopped, “P”
(Park), “R” (Reverse), and “N” (Neutral) will continue to
operate. Second gear will operate in the “D” (Drive)
shifter position. The Malfunction Indicator Light may be
illuminated.
A reset feature is available to allow the vehicle to be
driven to a dealer for service. To reset the transmission,
use the following procedure:
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Move the selector lever to the “P” (Park) position.
3. Turn off the engine.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
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5. Restart the engine.
6. Move the selector lever to the desired range. If the
problem is no longer detected, the transmission will
return to normal operation.
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recommend that you visit a dealer at your earliest possible
convenience. Your dealer has diagnostic equipment to
determine if the problem could recur.
Have the transmission checked at your authorized dealer
as soon as possible.
If the problem has been momentary, the transmission can
be reset to regain all forward gears.
Permanent Transmission Limp Home Mode
Permanent Limp Home Mode will be activated if the
transmission enters temporary Limp Home Mode three
times. Follow the reset procedure described under “Temporary Transmission Limp Home Mode” in this section.
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In Permanent Limp Home Mode, “P” (Park), “R” (Reverse), and “N” (Neutral) will continue to operate. Second gear will operate in the “D” (Drive) shifter position.
The malfunction indicator light may illuminate.
AUTOSTICKT — IF EQUIPPED
Autostickt is a driver-interactive transmission that offers
manual gear shifting to provide you with more control of
the vehicle. Autostickt allows you to maximize engine
braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts,
and improve overall vehicle performance. This system
can also provide you with more control during passing,
city driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain driving,
trailer towing, and many other situations.
AutostickT Operation
By placing the selector lever in the “D” (Drive) position,
it can be moved from side to side. This allows the driver
to select a higher or lower range of gears. Moving the
selector lever to the Left (-) triggers a downshift and to
the Right (+) an upshift. The gear position will display in
the instrument cluster on the transmission range indicator.
You can shift in or out of the Autostickt mode at any time
without taking your foot off the accelerator pedal. If you
choose the Overdrive mode, the transmission will operate automatically, shifting between the five available
gears. When you wish to engage Autostickt, simply
move the selector lever to the Right or Left (D+/D-) while
in the “D” (Drive) position. The transmission will remain
in the current gear until an upshift or downshift is
chosen.
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ALL WHEEL DRIVE — IF EQUIPPED
This feature provides full time All Wheel Drive (AWD)
with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)/Traction Control.
The front wheels provide 38% of the torque, and the rear
wheels provide 62% of the torque. The system is automatic with no driver inputs or additional driving skills
required.
CAUTION!
All wheels must have the same size and type tires.
Unequal tire sizes must not be used. Unequal tire
size may cause failure of the front differential and/or
the transfer case.
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DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
Acceleration
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slippery surfaces may cause the rear wheels to pull erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs when
there is a difference in the surface traction under the rear
(driving) wheels.
WARNING!
Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous.
Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the rear
wheels. You could lose control of the vehicle and
possibly have an accident. Accelerate slowly and
carefully whenever there is likely to be poor traction
(ice, snow, wet mud, loose sand, etc.).
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Traction
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
surface. This is known as hydroplaning and may cause
partial or complete loss of vehicle control and stopping
ability. To reduce this possibility, the following precautions should be observed:
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are
slushy.
2. Slow down if road has standing water or puddles.
3. Replace tires when tread wear indicators first become
visible.
4. Keep tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle in front to avoid a collision in a sudden stop.
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
Driving through water more than a few inches deep will
require extra caution to ensure safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
Flowing/Rising Water
WARNING!
Do not drive on or cross a road or a path where water
is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flowing water can wear away the road or path’s surface
and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper water.
Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can carry
your vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injuries that are serious or
fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
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Shallow Standing Water
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following before
doing so:
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CAUTION!
• Always check the depth of the standing water before driving
through it. Never drive through standing water that is deeper
than the bottom of the tire rims mounted on the vehicle.
• Determine the condition of the road or the path that is under
water and if there are any obstacles in the way before driving
through the standing water.
• Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving through
standing water. This will minimize wave effects.
• Driving through standing water may cause damage to your
vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e. engine oil, transmission, axle, etc.) for signs
of contamination (i.e. fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance) after driving through standing water. Do not continue
to operate the vehicle if any fluid appears contaminated, as
this may result in further damage. Such damage is not
covered by the new vehicle limited warranty.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can cause it to
lockup and stall out and cause serious internal damage to the
engine. Such damage is not covered by the new vehicle
limited warranty.
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WARNING!
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph (8
km/h) when driving through standing water.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s braking capabilities, which increases stopping distances. Therefore, after driving through
standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on
the brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lockup and stall out and leave you
stranded.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your
passengers, and others around you.
PARKING BRAKE
The parking brake should always be applied when the
driver is not in the vehicle.
WARNING!
Never use “P” (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.
When parking on a flat surface, place the gear selector in
the “P” (Park) position first, and then apply the parking
brake.
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When parking on a hill, it is important to apply the
parking brake before placing the gear selector in P (Park),
otherwise the load on the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the selector out of
park. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels
toward the curb on a downhill grade and away from the
curb on an uphill grade.
The foot operated parking brake is positioned below the
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To apply the
parking brake, push the parking brake pedal down and
then remove your foot from the pedal. To release the
parking brake, push down on the parking brake pedal
and then release.
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Parking Brake
The brake light in the instrument cluster will turn on
when the parking brake is applied and the ignition
switch is on.
NOTE: This light only shows that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
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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.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving: failure to do so can lead to brake
failure, and an accident.
BRAKE SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with dual hydraulic
brake systems. If either of the two hydraulic
systems loses normal capability, the remaining
system will still function. There will be some
loss of overall braking effectiveness. This may be evident
by increased pedal travel during application, greater
pedal force required to slow or stop, and potential
activation of the Brake Warning Light.
In the event power assist is lost for any reason (for
example, repeated brake applications with the engine off)
the brakes will still function. The effort required to brake
the vehicle will be much greater than that required with
the power system operating.
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Anti-Lock Brake System — If Equipped
The Anti-Lock Brake System provides increased vehicle
stability and brake performance under most braking
conditions. The system automatically “pumps” the
brakes during severe braking conditions to prevent
wheel lock-up.
ABS is activated during braking under certain road or
stopping conditions. ABS-inducing conditions can include ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose
debris, or panic stops.
The electronic brake force distribution (EBD) prevents the
rear wheels from over-braking and provides greater
control of available braking forces applied to the rear
axle.
• The ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a
short time after the stop),
When the vehicle is driven over 7 mph (11 km/h), you
may also hear a slight clicking sound as well as some
related motor noises. These noises are the system performing its self check cycle to ensure that the ABS system
is working properly. This self check occurs each time the
vehicle is started and accelerated past 7 mph (11 km/h).
• brake pedal pulsations,
You also may experience the following when the brake
system goes into Anti-lock:
• the clicking sound of solenoid valves,
• and a slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the
end of the stop.
These are all normal characteristics of ABS.
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WARNING!
• The Anti-Lock Brake System contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible to interference
caused by improperly installed or high output radio transmitting equipment. This interference can cause possible loss
of anti-lock braking capability. Installation of such equipment should be performed by qualified professionals.
• 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.
• 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.
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.
Anti-Lock Brake Light
The ABS light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System. The light will come on when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position and may stay on for
as long as four seconds.
If the ABS light remains on or comes on while driving, it
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not come on when the
Ignition switch is turned to the ON position, have the
bulb repaired as soon as possible.
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If both the Brake Warning Light and the ABS Light
remain on, the Anti-Lock brakes (ABS) and Electronic
Brake Force Distribution (EBD) systems are not functioning. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
POWER STEERING
The standard power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
steering capability if power assist is lost.
If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
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NOTE: Increased noise levels at the end of the steering
wheel travel are considered normal and do not indicate
that there is a problem with the power steering system.
Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering
pump may make noise for a short amount of time. This is
due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering system. This
noise should be considered normal, and it does not in any
way damage the steering system.
WARNING!
Continued operation with reduced power steering
assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others.
Service should be obtained as soon as possible.
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CAUTION!
Prolonged operation of the steering system at the end
of the steering wheel travel will increase the steering
fluid temperature and it should be avoided when
possible. Damage to the power steering pump may
occur.
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.
TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (TCS) — IF
EQUIPPED
WARNING!
The Traction Control System (TCS) cannot prevent
the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded. The
TCS 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 a TCS-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 Traction Control System (TCS) is standard on vehicles equipped with Electronic Stability Program (ESP).
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The TCS monitors the amount of wheel spin of each
driven wheel. 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.
The ESP/TCS indicator light, located in the
instrument cluster, starts to flash as soon as the
tires lose traction and the ESP system becomes
active. The indicator light also flashes when the
TCS is active. If the 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.
When the TCS is switched off, the torque reduction
feature is cancelled. However, a feature of the system
remains active. This feature controls wheel spin across an
axle quite similarly to a limited slip differential. If one
wheel on an axle is spinning faster than the other, the
system will apply the brake of the spinning wheel and
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allow more engine torque to be applied to the wheel that
is not spinning. This wheel slip control is active up to 50
mph (80 km/h).
CAUTION!
When the ESP/TCS indicator light is illuminated
continuously, the ESP is switched off. Avoid spinning one drive wheel. This may cause serious damage to the drive train.
NOTE:
• The Traction Control System comes on each time the
ignition switch is turned ON. This will occur even if
you used the ESP OFF button to turn OFF the system.
• The Traction Control System will make buzzing or
clicking sounds when in operation.
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Refer to “Electronic Stability Program (ESP)” in this
section for additional system information and operating
instructions.
BRAKE ASSIST SYSTEM (BAS) — IF EQUIPPED
WARNING!
The BAS (Brake Assist System) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing
road conditions. The BAS cannot prevent accidents,
including those resulting from excessive speed in
turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents. The capabilities of a BASequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner, which could jeopardize
the user’s safety or the safety of others.
The Brake Assist System (BAS) is standard on vehicles
equipped with Electronic Stability Program (ESP). The
BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The system
applies optimum pressure to the brakes in emergency
braking conditions than might otherwise be afforded
solely by the driver’s braking style. This can help reduce
braking distances. The BAS complements the Anti-Lock
Brake System (ABS). Applying the brakes very quickly
results in the best BAS assistance. To receive the benefit of
the system, you must apply continuous braking power
during the stopping sequence. Do not reduce brake pedal
pressure. Once the brake pedal is released, the BAS is
deactivated.
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ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP) — IF
EQUIPPED
WARNING!
The ESP (Electronic Stability Program) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by
prevailing road conditions. The ESP cannot prevent
accidents, including those resulting from excessive
speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or
hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful
driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an
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.
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This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. The ESP
corrects for oversteering and understeering the vehicle
by applying the brake of the appropriate wheel. Engine
power may also be reduced to assist in counteracting the
condition of oversteer or understeer and help the vehicle
maintain the desired path.
The ESP uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the path
that the driver intends to steer the vehicle and compares
it to the actual path of the vehicle. When the actual path
does not match the intended path, the ESP applies the
brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting
the condition of oversteer or understeer.
• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
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The ESP/TCS Indicator Light, located in the
instrument cluster, starts to flash as soon as the
tires lose traction and the ESP system becomes
active. The indicator light also flashes when the
TCS is active. If the 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 OFF button is located in the center of the
instrument panel. To turn OFF the ESP, momentarily
press the ESP OFF button and the ESP/TCS Indicator
Light will illuminate. To turn the system ON again,
momentarily press the ESP OFF button and the indicator
light will turn OFF.
NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand, or
gravel, switch off the ESP by pressing the ESP OFF
button.
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CAUTION!
When the ESP/TCS Indicator Light is illuminated
continuously, the ESP is switched off. Avoid spinning one drive wheel. This may cause serious damage to the drive train.
CAUTION!
If the vehicle is towed with the front axle raised, the
engine must be shut off (key in the ignition switch to
the OFF/LOCK or ACC position). Otherwise, the ESP
will immediately be engaged and it will apply the
rear wheel brakes.
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Synchronizing ESP
The malfunction indicator light for the ESP is
combined with BAS indicator. If the power
supply is interrupted (battery disconnected or
discharged), the ESP/BAS malfunction indicator light may illuminate with the engine running. If this
should occur, turn the steering wheel completely to the
left and then to the right. The ESP/BAS malfunction
indicator light should go out.
ESP/BAS Malfunction Indicator and ESP/TCS
Indicator Lights
The malfunction indicator light for the ESP is
combined with the BAS indicator. The yellow
ESP/BAS malfunction indicator light 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.
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The system will turn the ESP/BAS malfunction indicator
light on continuously while the engine running if it
detects a malfunction in either the ESP or the BAS or
both. If the light remains on after several ignition cycles,
and you have driven the vehicle several miles at speeds
greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), and the ESP is synchronized (refer to Synchronizing ESP), see your authorized
dealer as soon as possible to have the problem diagnosed
and corrected.
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
NOTE:
• P (Passenger)-Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design
standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P” molded
into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
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• European Metric tire sizing is based on European
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter 9P9 is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H
• 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
(....blank....( = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T = Temporary Spare tire
31 = Overall Diameter in Inches (in)
215 = Section Width in Millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect Ratio in Percent (%)
—Ratio of section height to section width of tire.
10.5 = Section Width in Inches (in)
R = Construction Code
—9R9 means Radial Construction.
—9D9 means Diagonal or Bias Construction.
15 = Rim Diameter in Inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
—A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry.
H = Speed Symbol
—A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding
to its load index under certain operating conditions.
—The maximum speed corresponding to the Speed Symbol should only be achieved under specified operating conditions (i.e. tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits).
Load Identification:
(....blank....( = Absence of any text on sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) Tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra Load (or Reinforced) Tire
Light Load = Light Load Tire
C,D,E = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load — Maximum Load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry.
Maximum Pressure — Maximum Pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for this tire.
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Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire;
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires with
white sidewalls will have the full TIN including date code
located on the white sidewall side of the tire. Look for the
TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall tires as mounted
on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on the outboard side
then you will find it on the inboard side of the tire.
EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
—This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards, and is approved for highway use.
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location. (2 digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size. (2 digits)
ABCD = Code used by tire manufacturer. (1 to 4 digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured. (2 digits)
—03 means the 3rd week.
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured. (2 digits)
—01 means the year 2001.
—Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have 1 number to represent the year in
which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991.
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Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
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Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed
on either the face of the driver’s door or the driver’s side
“B” pillar.
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Tire Placard Location
This placard tells you important information about the:
1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle
2) the total weight your vehicle can carry
3) the tire size designed for your vehicle
4) the cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear,
and spare tires.
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Loading
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the “Tire and Loading
Information” placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section of this manual.
combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the weight referenced here.
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.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
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
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.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kilograms or XXX pounds.
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX”
amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb.
passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo
and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (since 5 x 150 = 750,
and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs.)
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5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
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NOTE: The following table shows examples on how to
calculate total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
NOTE: For the following example, the combined weight
of occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs. (392
kg).
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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
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1. Safety—
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can cause
accidents.
• Under inflation increases tire flexing and can result in
tire failure.
• Over inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can cause
damage that result in tire failure.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems.
You could lose control of your vehicle.
• Over inflated or under inflated tires can affect vehicle
handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in loss of
vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle to
the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the right or
left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
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2. Economy—
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for
earlier tire replacement. Under inflation, also increases
tire rolling resistance and results in higher fuel consumption.
maximum loaded vehicle condition. These pressure conditions will be found in the “Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information” section of this manual.
3. Ride Comfort and Vehicle Stability—
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable ride.
Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed either on
the face of the driver’s door or on the driver’s side “B”
pillar.
Some vehicles may have Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information for vehicle loads that are less than the
Tire Placard Location
The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as
inspecting for signs of tire wear or visible damage at least
once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to
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check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
properly inflated even when they are under inflated.
CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap (if equipped). This
will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the
valve stem, which could damage the valve stem.
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
“cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation pressure
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less than 1 mile
(1 km) after a 3 hour period. The cold tire inflation
pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
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Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
temperature changes.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12 °F (7 °C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68 °F (20 °C) and the
outside temperature = 32 °F (0 °C) then the cold tire
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12 °F (7 °C) for this
outside temperature condition.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
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Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
loading may be required for high-speed vehicle operation. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
and cold tire inflation pressures.
WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious accident. Don’t drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above 75
mph (120 km/h).
Radial-Ply Tires
WARNING!
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
poorly. The instability could cause an accident. Always use radial ply tires in sets of four (or 6, in case
of trucks with dual rear wheels). Never combine
them with other types of tires.
Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
authorized tire dealer for radial tire repairs.
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Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use with
radial tires. It is engineered to be used on your style
vehicle only. Since this tire has limited tread life, the
original tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled at the first opportunity.
WARNING!
Temporary use spare tires are for emergency use only.
With these tires, do not drive more than 50 mph (80
km/h). Temporary-use spare tires have limited tread
life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings, which
apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result in
spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
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Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire/wheel
on the vehicle at any given time.
CAUTION!
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with the
compact spare installed. Damage to the vehicle may
result.
Limited Use Spare — If Equipped
The limited use spare tire is for temporary emergency use
on your vehicle. This tire is identified by a limited use
spare tire warning label located on the limited use spare
tire and wheel assembly. This tire may look like the
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original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited use spare
tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same tire,
replace (or repair) the original tire and reinstall on the
vehicle at the first opportunity.
Tire Spinning
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h)
or for longer than 30 seconds continuously without
stopping when you are stuck.
WARNING!
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in Section 6 of this
manual for additional information.
The limited use spare tires are for emergency use
only. Installation of this limited use spare tire affects
vehicle handling. With this tire, do not drive more
than 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.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30
mph (48 km/h) or for more than 30 seconds continuously when you are stuck, and don’t let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
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Tread Wear Indicators
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
to help you in determining when your tires should be
replaced.
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These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes 1/16 inch (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced.
Many states have laws requiring tire replacement at this
point.
Life of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including but not limited to:
• Driving style
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
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WARNING!
Tires and spare tire should be replaced after six years,
regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to follow
this warning can result in sudden tire failure. You
could lose control and have an accident resulting in
serious injury or death.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
Replacement Tires
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed (refer to the paragraph on
“Tread Wear Indicators”). Refer to the “Tire and Loading
Information” placard for the size designation of your tire.
The service description and load identification will be
found on the original equipment tire. Failure to use
equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle. We recommend
that you contact your original equipment or an authorized tire dealer with any questions you may have on tire
specifications or capability.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations of unapproved tires and wheels may change
suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and braking of your vehicle. This can cause
unpredictable handling and stress to steering and
suspension components. You could lose control
and have an accident resulting in serious injury
or death. Use only the tire and wheel sizes with
load ratings approved for your vehicle.
• 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.
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.
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SELF-SEALING TIRES — IF EQUIPPED
A non-hardening viscous sealant applied to the inner
liner of each tire fills punctures up to 0.19 in. (5 mm) to
minimize the loss of air pressure. This contributes to the
safety of the vehicle by significantly reducing the probability of a roadside stop due to a flat tire.
TIRE CHAINS
Use only compact chains, or other traction aids that meet
SAE type “Class S” specifications. Chains must be the
proper size for the vehicle, as recommended by the chain
manufacturer. In addition, only install tire chains on
P215/65 R17 and P225/60 R18 size tires. The P245/45
R20 size tires do not provide adequate clearance for tire
chains.
NOTE: Do not use tire chains on a compact spare tire.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the following precautions:
• Because of restricted chain clearance between tires and
other suspension components, it is important that only
chains in good condition are used. Broken chains can
cause serious damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if
noise occurs that could indicate chain breakage. Remove
the damaged parts of the chain before further use.
• Install chains on the rear wheels as tightly as possible and
then retighten after driving about 1⁄2 mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large bumps,
especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Use on Rear Wheels only.
• Do not drive for prolonged period on dry pavement.
• Observe the tire chain manufacturer’s instructions on the
method of installation, operating speed, and conditions
for use. Always use the lower suggested operating speed
of the chain manufacturer if different from the speed
recommended by the manufacture.
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NOTE: In order to avoid damage to tires, chains, and
your vehicle do not drive for a prolonged period of time
on dry pavement. Observe the tire chain manufacturer’s
instructions on method of installation, operating speed,
and conditions for usage.
Always use the lower suggested operating speed if both
the chain manufacturer and vehicle manufacture suggest
a maximum speed. This notice applies to all chain
traction devices, including link and cable (radial) chains.
SNOW TIRES
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires
during winter. Standard tires are of the all season type
and satisfy this requirement as indicated by the M+S
designation on the tire sidewall.
If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and
type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only
in sets of 4, failure to do so may adversely affect the
safety and handling of your vehicle.
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Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
was originally equipped with your vehicle and should
not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph (120
km/h).
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates, and tend to develop irregular wear patterns.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type
tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow, and wet traction levels, and contribute to a
smooth, quiet ride.
Follow the “Maintenance Schedule” in Section 8 of this
manual for the recommended tire rotation frequency.
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Remember, more frequent rotation is permissible if desired. Also, correct for anything causing rapid or unusual
wear prior to performing the tire rotation.
The suggested rotation method is the “forward-cross”
shown in the following diagram.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) — IF
EQUIPPED
• The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn
the driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle
recommended cold placard pressure.
• The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about
1 psi (6.9 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that
when the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will decrease. Tire pressure should always be set
based on cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as
the tire pressure after the vehicle has not been driven
for at least 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. Refer to the “Tires –
General Information” in this section for information
on how to properly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire
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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 lowpressure warning limit for any reason, including low
temperature effects and natural pressure loss through
the tire.
• 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
the recommended cold placard pressure. Once the low
tire pressure warning (Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light) illuminates, you must increase the tire
pressure to the recommended cold placard pressure in
order for the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light to
turn off. The system will automatically update and the
Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn off
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once the system receives the updated tire pressures.
The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 10 minutes
above 15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the TPMS to
receive this information.
− For example, your vehicle may have a recommended cold (parked for more than 3 hours) placard
pressure of 30 psi (207 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F (20°C) and the measured tire pressure is
27 psi (186 kPa), a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C)
will decrease the tire pressure to approximately 26
psi (179 kPa). This tire pressure is sufficiently low
enough to turn ON the Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale light. Driving the vehicle may cause the tire
pressure to rise to approximately 27 psi (186 kPa),
but the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will
still be ON. In this situation, the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF only after
the tires are inflated to the vehicle’s recommended
cold placard pressure value.
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CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system
operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same
size, type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can
cause sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire
sealants or balance beads if your vehicle is
equipped with a TPMS, as damage to the sensors
may result.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure,
always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will
prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve
stem, which could damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
NOTE:
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and maintenance, or to provide warning of a tire
failure or condition.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire pressure
gauge, even if under-inflation has not reached the
level to trigger illumination of the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale light.
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• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure,
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
the tire.
Base System — If Equipped
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
readings to the Receiver Module.
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
and to maintain the proper pressure.
The TPMS consists of the following components:
• Receiver Module
• 4 Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
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The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly (if
equipped) has a tire pressure monitoring sensor. The
matching full size spare can be used in place of any of the
four road tires. The TPMS will only monitor the pressure
in the full size spare when it is used in place of a road tire.
Otherwise, a spare with a pressure below the lowpressure limit will not cause the Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light to illuminate or the chime to sound.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will
illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime
will sound when tire pressure is low in one or
more of the four active road tires. 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 vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure
value. Once the system receives the updated tire pressures, the system will automatically update and the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn off. The
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vehicle may need to be driven for up to 10 minutes above
15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
information.
Check TPMS Warning
If a system fault is detected, the Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then
remain on solid. The system fault will also sound a
chime. If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will
repeat, providing the system fault still exists. The Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn off when the
fault condition no longer exists. A system fault can occur
due to any of the following:
1. Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
next to facilities emitting the same Radio Frequencies as
the TPM sensors.
2. Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains
materials, which may block radio wave signals.
3. Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or
wheel housings.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
NOTE:
Vehicles with Full Size Spare
1. The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly
has a tire pressure monitoring sensor that can be monitored by the TPMS.
2. If you install the full size spare in place of a road tire
that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning limit,
upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will sound and
the TPM Telltale Light will turn ON.
3. Driving the vehicle for up to 10 minutes above 15 mph
(25 km/h) will turn off the TPM Telltale Light, as long as
no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning limit
in any of the four active road tires.
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NOTE:
Vehicles with Compact Spare
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor
the pressure in the compact spare tire.
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will
sound and the TPM Telltale Light will turn ON.
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 10 minutes above 15
mph (25 km/h), the TPM Telltale Light will flash on and
off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will
sound and the TPM Telltale Light will flash on and off for
75 seconds and then remain on solid.
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire, and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
the TPMS will update automatically and the TPM Telltale
Light will turn OFF, as long as no tire pressure is below
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the low-pressure warning limit in any of the four active
road tires. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 10
minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the TPMS
to receive this information.
Premium System — If Equipped
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
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 the tires on your vehicle monthly
and to maintain the proper pressure.
The TPMS consists of the following components:
• Receiver Module
• 4 Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
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• 3 Trigger Modules (mounted in three of the four
wheel-wells)
• Various Tire Pressure Monitoring System Messages,
which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly (if
equipped) has a tire pressure monitoring sensor. The full
size spare can be used in place of any of the four road
tires. A spare with a pressure below the low-pressure
limit will not cause the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light to illuminate or the chime to sound.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will
illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime
will sound when tire pressure is low in one or
more of the four active road tires. In addition, the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will display
one or more Low Pressure messages (Left Front, Left
Rear, Right Front, Right Rear) for 3 seconds and a graphic
showing the pressure values of each tire with the low tire
pressure values flashing.
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Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible,
and inflate the tires with low pressure (those flashing in
the EVIC graphic) to the vehicle’s recommended cold
placard pressure value. Once the system receives the
updated tire pressures, the system will automatically
update, the graphic display in the EVIC will stop flashing, and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will
turn off. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 10
minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the TPMS
to receive this information.
Check TPMS Warning
If a system fault is detected, the Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then
remain on solid. The system fault will also sound a
chime. In addition, the EVIC will display a 9CHECK TPM
SYSTEM9 message for 3 seconds and then display dashes
(- -) in place of the pressure value to indicate which
sensor is not being received.
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If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
no longer exists, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light will no longer flash, and the 9CHECK TPM SYSTEM9 message will no longer display, and a pressure
value will display in place of the dashes. A system fault
can occur due to any of the following:
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1. Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
next to facilities emitting the same Radio Frequencies as
the TPM sensors.
3. Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or
wheel housings.
upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will sound and
the TPM Telltale Light will turn ON. In addition, the
EVIC will display a Low Pressure message and a graphic
showing the low tire pressure value flashing.
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 10 minutes above 15
mph (25 km/h) the TPM Telltale Light will turn OFF, as
long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning limit in any of the four active road tires.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
NOTE:
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
Vehicles with Compact Spare
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor
the pressure in the compact spare tire.
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, the TPM Telltale
2. Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains
materials, which may block radio wave signals.
NOTE:
Vehicles with Full Size Spare
1. The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly
has a tire pressure monitoring sensor that can be monitored by the TPMS.
2. If you install the full size spare in place of a road tire
that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning limit,
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Light will remain ON and a chime will sound. In
addition, the graphic in the EVIC will still display a
flashing pressure value.
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 10 minutes above 15
mph (25 km/h), the TPM Telltale Light will flash on and
off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. In addition,
the EVIC will display a 9CHECK TPM SYSTEM9 message
for 3 seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of the
pressure value.
4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will
sound, the TPM Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75
seconds and then remain on solid, and the EVIC will
display a 9CHECK TPM SYSTEM9 message for 3 seconds
and then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure
value.
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire, and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
the TPMS will update automatically. In addition, the
TPM Telltale Light will turn OFF and the graphic in the
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EVIC will display a new pressure value instead of dashes
(- -), as long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure
warning limit in any of the four active road tires. The
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 10 minutes above
15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
information.
General Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the
following licenses:
United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KR5S120123
Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2671-S120123
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
2.7L Engine
The 2.7L engine is designed to meet all
emissions regulations and provide excellent fuel economy and performance when
using high quality unleaded “regular”
gasoline having an octane rating of 87. The
use of premium gasoline is not recommended. Under normal conditions, the use of premium
gasoline will not provide a benefit over high quality
regular gasolines, and in some circumstances may result
in poorer performance.
3.5L and 5.7L Engines
The 3.5L & 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 use of premium
gasoline is not recommended. Under normal conditions,
the use of premium gasoline will not provide a 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 gasoline
before considering service for the vehicle.
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Over 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldwide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gasoline that meets the WWFC specifications if they are available.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as 10% ethanol, MTBE, and ETBE. Oxygenates are required in some areas of the country during the
winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions.
Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in
your vehicle.
Reformulated Gasoline
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates, and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
CAUTION!
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasolines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
DO NOT use gasolines containing Methanol or E85
Ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting
and driveability problems and may damage critical
fuel system components.
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. Gasoline
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
life and reduces emission system performance in some
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump;
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
his/her gasoline contains MMT. It is even more important to look for gasolines without MMT in Canada,
because MMT can be used at levels higher than those
allowed in the United States. MMT is prohibited in
Federal and California reformulated gasoline.
Materials Added to Fuel
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
conditions and they would result in additional cost.
Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
fuel.
Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance,
and damage the emission control system.
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• An out-of-tune engine, or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions, can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune or
malfunctioning and may require immediate service.
Contact your dealer for service assistance.
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being sold as
octane enhancers, is not recommended. Most of these
products contain high concentrations of methanol.
Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems
resulting from the use of such fuels or additives is not
the responsibility of the manufacturer.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
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Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can kill.
Never run the engine in a closed area, such as a
garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the vehicle is
stopped in an open area with the engine running for
more than a short period, adjust the ventilation system
to force fresh, outside air into the vehicle.
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• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every time
the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal conditions
repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive with all side
windows fully open.
• Keep the liftgate closed when driving your vehicle to
prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
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Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door on the
left side of the vehicle. Push in on the left side (near the
edge) of the fuel filler door to access the fuel filler cap. If
the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the replacement
cap is for use with this vehicle.
Fuel Filler Door
NOTE: When removing the fuel filler cap, lay the cap
tether in the hook, located on the fuel filler cap door
reinforcement.
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CAUTION!
• Damage to the fuel system or emission control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler tube cap (gas cap).
• A poorly fitting gas cap could let impurities into
the fuel system.
• A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the Malfunction Indicator Light to turn on.
Gas Cap Tether Hook
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling. When the fuel
nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank is full.
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WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near
the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the
tank filled.
• Never add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is
running.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
NOTE:
• Tighten the gas cap until you hear a “clicking” sound.
This is an indication that the gas cap is tightened
properly. The Malfunction Indicator Light in the instrument cluster may turn on if the gas cap is not
secured properly. Make sure that the gas cap is tightened each time the vehicle is refueled.
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel
tank is full.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
“Check Gascap” message will display in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — if equipped. If this
occurs, tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the
odometer reset button to turn off the message. If the
problem continues, the message will appear the next time
the vehicle is started.
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A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap
may also turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).
Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic System” in Section 7 of this
manual for more information.
VEHICLE LOADING
The load carrying capacity of your vehicle is shown on
the “Vehicle Certification Label.” This information
should be used for passenger and luggage loading as
indicated.
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• Month and year of manufacture
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) front
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) rear
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Type of Vehicle
• Month Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
If the seatbacks are folded for carrying cargo, do not
exceed the specified GVWR and GAWR.
The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
Vehicle Certification Label
Your vehicle has a certification label attached to the rear
of the driver’s door.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total
load must be limited so that you do not exceed the
GVWR.
The label contains the following information:
• Name of manufacturer
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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.
WARNING!
Because the front wheels steer the vehicle, it is
important that you do not exceed the maximum front
or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition can
result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have an accident.
Overloading
The load carrying components (axle, springs, tires,
wheels, etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory
service as long as you do not exceed the GVWR and the
front and rear GAWR.
The best way to figure out the total weight of your
vehicle is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for
operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to insure that it
is not over the GVWR.
Figure out the weight on the front and rear of the vehicle
separately. It is important that you distribute the load
evenly over the front and rear axles.
Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and
shorten useful service life. Heavier axles or suspension
components do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s
GVWR.
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Loading
To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty
weight, axle by axle and side by side. Store heavier items
down low and be sure you distribute their weight as
evenly as possible. Stow all loose items securely before
driving. If weighing the loaded vehicle shows that you
have exceeded either GAWR, but the total load is within
the specified GVWR, you must redistribute the weight.
Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
the brakes operate.
A loaded vehicle is shown in the illustration. Note that
neither the GVWR nor the GAWR capacities have been
exceeded.
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EXAMPLE ONLY
Empty Weight
Load (Including driver, passengers and cargo)
Total
GAWR
Front
Rear Axle
Axle
2054 lbs
1805 lbs
(932 kg)
(819 kg)
271 lbs
579 lbs
(123 kg)
(263 kg)
2325 lbs
2384 lbs
(1055 kg) (1081 kg)
2546 lbs
2708 lbs
(1155 kg) (1228 kg)
NOTE: Refer to the “Vehicle Certification Label” attached to the rear of the driver’s door for your vehicle’s
GVWR and GAWRs. This table is only an example.
TRAILER TOWING
In this section, you will find safety tips and information
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully
review this information to tow your load as efficiently
and safely as possible.
To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
Common Towing Definitions
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo, and tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
exceed the GVWR.
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Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
The Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) is the weight of the
trailer plus the weight of all cargo, consumables, and
equipment (permanent or temporary) loaded in or on the
trailer in its 9loaded and ready for operation9 condition.
The recommended way to measure GTW is to put your
fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale. The entire weight
of the trailer must be supported by the scale.
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 150 lbs (68 kg) allowance for the presence of a
driver).
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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.
WARNING!
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have an accident.
Tongue Weight (TW)
Tongue weight (TW) is 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
Frontal area is the maximum height and maximum width
of the front of a trailer.
Trailer Sway Control
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 vehicle. These kinds
of hitches are the most popular on the market today and
they’re commonly used to tow small- and medium-sized
trailers.
Weight-Distributing Hitch
A weight-distributing system works by applying leverage through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
for heavier loads, to distribute trailer tongue weight to
the tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When
used in accordance with the manufacturers’ directions, it
provides for a more level ride, offering more consistent
steering and brake control thereby enhancing towing
safety. The addition of a friction / hydraulic sway control
also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and
contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability.
Trailer sway control and a weight distributing (load
equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier Tongue
Weights (TW) and may be required depending on Vehicle
and Trailer configuration / loading to comply with Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) requirements.
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WARNING!
• An improperly adjusted Weight Distributing
Hitch system may reduce handling, stability, braking performance, and could result in an accident.
• Weight Distributing 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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The following chart provides the industry standard for
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings)” chart for the Max. GTW towable for
your given drivetrain.
Improper Adjustment of Weight Distributing System
Trailer Hitch Classification
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 authorized dealer for
package content.
Class
Class
Class
Class
Duty
Trailer Hitch Classification
Class
Max. GTW
(Gross Trailer Wt.)
I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
II - Medium Duty
3,500 lbs (1587 kg)
III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2268 kg)
IV - Extra Heavy
10,000 lbs (4540 kg)
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
your vehicle.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
Engine/Transmission
Frontal Area
2.7L & 3.5L Rear Wheel 22 SQ. FT. (2.04 square meters)
Drive (RWD) Automatic
22 SQ. FT. (2.04 square meters)
22 SQ. FT. (2.04 square meters)
22 SQ. FT. (2.04 square meters)
Max. GTW
(Gross Trailer Wt.)
Up to 2 persons & Luggage
1,000 lbs (454 kg)
Up to 3 persons & Luggage
1,000 lbs (454 kg)
Up to 4 persons & Luggage
1,000 lbs (454 kg)
Up to 5 persons & NO Luggage 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
Max. Tongue Wt.
100 lbs (45 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
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Engine/Transmission
3.5L All Wheel Drive
(AWD) & 5.7L Automatic
Frontal Area
32 SQ. FT. (2.97 square meters)
32 SQ. FT. (2.97 square meters)
32 SQ. FT. (2.97 square meters)
32 SQ. FT. (2.97 square meters)
5.7L Automatic with
trailer tow package
40 SQ. FT. (3.72 square meters)
40 SQ. FT. (3.72 square meters)
40 SQ. FT. (3.72 square meters)
40 SQ. FT. (3.72 square meters)
Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
Max. GTW
(Gross Trailer Wt.)
Up to 2 persons & Luggage
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Up to 3 persons & Luggage
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Up to 4 persons & Luggage
1,500 lbs (680 kg)
Up to 5 persons & NO Luggage 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
Up to 2 persons & Luggage
3,800 lbs (1724 kg)
Up to 3 persons & Luggage
3,000 lbs (1361 kg)
Up to 4 persons & Luggage
1,500 lbs (680 kg)
Up to 5 persons & NO Luggage 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
Max. Tongue Wt.
200 lbs (91 kg)
200 lbs (91 kg)
150 lbs (68 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
380 lbs (172 kg)
300 lbs (136 kg)
150 lbs (68 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
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NOTE: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as
part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo, and
it should never exceed the weight referenced on the “Tire
and Loading Information” placard. Refer to “Tire–Safety
Information” in this section.
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 the vehicle and trailer.
Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of
many trailer accidents.
Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
your bumper or trailer hitch.
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Consider the following items when computing the
weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
• The tongue weight of the trailer.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
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NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options, or dealer-installed options,
must be considered as part of the total load on your
vehicle. Refer to the “Tire and Loading Information”
placard for the maximum combined weight of occupants
and cargo for your vehicle.
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 it will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have 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. Always, block or 9chock9 the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
2. GTW
3. GAWR
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4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized
(This requirement may limit the ability to always
achieve the 10% to 15% range of tongue weight as a
percentage of total trailer weight).
Towing Requirements — Tires
− Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
− Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to the
“Tires–General Information” in this section for information on tire pressures and for proper tire inflation
procedures.
− Also, check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation
pressures before trailer usage.
− Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires–General Information” in this section for information on tread wear
indicators and for the proper inspection procedure.
− When replacing tires, refer to “Tires–General Information” in this section for information on replacement
tires and for the proper tire replacement procedures.
Replacing tires with a higher load carrying capacity
will not increase the vehicle’s GVWR and GAWR
limits.
Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
− Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
personal injury.
− An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
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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,
stoplights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
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The Trailer Tow Package may include a 4 and 7 pin
wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness
and connector.
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.
4 - Pin Connector
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Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping,
and backing the trailer in an area located away from
heavy traffic.
Towing Tips — Automatic Transmission
The “D” range can be selected when towing. However, if
frequent shifting occurs while in this range, the “3” range
should be selected.
7 - Pin Connector
NOTE: Using the “3” range while operating the vehicle
under heavy operating conditions will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat build up. This action will also
provide better engine braking.
If you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than 45
minutes of continuous operation, then change the automatic transamission fluid and filter according to the
interval specified for “police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer
towing” in the “Maintenance Schedule” in this manual.
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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.
Towing Tips — Autostickt (If Equipped)
− For vehicles equipped with Autostick.t By using the
Autostickt modes, and selecting a specific gear range,
frequent shifting can be avoided. The highest gear
range should be selected that allows for adequate
performance. For example, choose “4” if the desired
speed can be maintained. Choose “3” or “2” if needed
to maintain the desired speed.
− Extended driving at high RPM should be avoided to
prevent excess heat generation. A reduction in vehicle
speed may be required to avoid extended driving at
high RPM. Return to a higher gear range or vehicle
speed when road conditions and RPM level allows.
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.
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− Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.)
− Refer to “Cooling System” under “Maintenance Procedures” in Section 7 of this manual for more information.
TOWING THIS VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER
VEHICLE (Flat towing with all four wheels on the
ground)
Recreational towing for this vehicle is not recommended.
NOTE: If the vehicle requires towing, make sure all four
wheels are off the ground.
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CONTENTS
m Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
m Jump-Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
m If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
m Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
m Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
m Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
▫ Without The Ignition Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
▫ Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . 364
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
(Flat Towing With All Four Wheels On The
Ground) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
▫ Jacking And Changing a Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
▫ Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
▫ Wheel Cover Or Center Cap Installation
(If Required) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
With A Tow Dolly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
The hazard flasher switch is located in the center of the
instrument panel below the center air outlets.
To engage the Hazard Warning Flashers, depress the
switch on the instrument panel. When the Hazard Warning Switch is activated, all directional turn signals will
flash on and off to warn oncoming traffic of an emergency. Push the switch a second time to turn off the
flashers.
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for
other motorists.
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the
Hazard Warning Flashers will continue to operate even
though the ignition switch is OFF.
Hazard Flasher Switch
NOTE: With extended use, the Hazard Warning Flashers may wear down your battery.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
• On the highways — Slow down.
• In city traffic — While stopped, put transmission in
“N” (Neutral), but do not increase engine idle speed.
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
an impending overheat condition. If your air conditioner
is on, turn it off. The air conditioning system adds heat to
the engine cooling system and turning off the A/C
removes this heat. You can also turn the Temperature
control to maximum heat, the Mode control to floor, and
the fan control to HI. This allows the heater core to act as
a supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
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CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If temperature gauge reads “H,” pull
over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air
conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back
into the normal range. If the pointer remains on the
“H,” turn the engine off immediately, and call for
service.
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WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call a service center if your
vehicle overheats. If you decide to look under the
hood yourself, see Section 7, Maintenance, of this
manual. Follow the warnings under the Cooling
System Pressure Cap paragraph.
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING!
• 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.
• 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.
• 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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Preparations For Jacking
1. Park the vehicle on a firm level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible. Avoid icy or slippery
areas.
2. Set the parking brake and place the gear selector in
PARK.
3. Turn OFF the ignition.
4. Turn on the Hazard Warning Flasher.
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Hazard Flasher Switch
5. Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the
vehicle is being jacked.
6. Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally
opposite the jacking position. For example, if changing
the right front tire, block the left rear wheel.
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Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage
The jack and spare tire are both stowed under a hinged
access cover in the load floor in the cargo area. Follow
these steps to access the jack and spare tire.
NOTE: The spare tire must be removed in order to
access the jack.
1. Open the liftgate.
2. Fold up the tri-fold floor (if equipped) by lifting the
handle.
Load Floor Handle
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3. Lift the access cover using the pull strap.
365
4. Remove the fastener securing the spare tire.
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Lifting The Access Cover
Spare Tire Fastener
5. Remove the spare tire.
366
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6. Remove the fastener securing the jack.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
the places provided.
Jacking and Changing a Tire
Jack Fastener
1. Block the wheel diagonally
opposite the flat tire. Passengers
should not remain in the vehicle
when the vehicle is being jacked.
2. Remove the spare tire, jack, and lug wrench.
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3. If equipped with steel wheels, do not remove the
wheel cover at this time. If equipped with aluminum
wheels where the center cap covers the lug nuts, use the
lug wrench to pry the center cap off carefully before
raising the vehicle.
367
WARNING!
To avoid possible personal injury, handle the wheel
covers with care to avoid contact with the metal edges
and retention teeth.
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Center Cap Removal
368
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4. Before raising the vehicle, use the lug wrench to
loosen, but not remove, the lug nuts on the wheel with
the flat tire. Turn the lug nuts counter-clockwise one turn
while the wheel is still on the ground.
5. Place the jack underneath the lift area that is closest to
the flat tire. Turn the jack screw clockwise to firmly
engage the jack saddle with the lift area of the sill flange.
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369
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Jack Engagement Locations
370
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6. Raise the vehicle just enough to remove the flat tire
and install the spare tire.
WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to remove the tire.
7. Remove the lug nuts, wheel cover (if equipped), and
tire. Remove the cover by hand. Do not pry it off.
8. Mount the spare tire.
NOTE: For vehicles so equipped, do not attempt to
install a center cap or wheel cover on the compact spare.
However, when reinstalling the road tire, follow the
procedure under “Wheel Cover or Center Cap Installation” in place of the remaining steps in this procedure.
9. Install the lug nuts with the cone shaped end of the
nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts. To
avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not
tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle is lowered to
the ground.
10. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
handle counter-clockwise.
11. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while tightening for increased leverage. Alternate
lug nuts until each nut has been tightened twice. The
correct tightness of each lug nut is 100 ft/lb. (135 N. m).
If in doubt about the correct tightness, have them
checked with a torque wrench by your dealer or at a
service station.
12. Stow the jack, tools, and flat tire. Make sure the base
of the jack faces the rear of the vehicle before tightening
down the fastener.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
the places provided.
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.
Compact Spare Tire
The compact spare tire 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.
• Keep tire inflated to 60 PSI (414 KPa) Cold Inflation
Pressure.
• This tire is designed as an emergency spare only-do
not exceed 50 MPH (80 km/h) speed.
Wheel Cover or Center Cap Installation (If
Required)
NOTE: Do not attempt to install a center cap or wheel
cover on the compact spare.
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1. Mount the road tire on the axle. For vehicles equipped
with wheel covers, perform Steps 2 and 3. For vehicles
equipped with center caps, proceed to Step 4.
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not
tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle is lowered to
the ground.
3. Align the valve notch in the wheel cover with the
valve stem on the wheel. Install the cover by hand,
snapping the cover over the two lug nuts. Do not use a
hammer or excessive force to install the cover.
4. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped
end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug
nuts. To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle is
lowered to the ground.
2. Install two lug nuts on the mounting studs, which are
on each side of the stud that is in alignment with the
valve stem. Install the lug nuts with the cone shaped end
of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts.
5. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
handle counter-clockwise.
6. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while tightening for increased leverage. Alternate
lug nuts until each nut has been tightened twice. The
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correct tightness of each lug nut is 100 ft/lb. (135 N. m).
If in doubt about the correct tightness, have them
checked with a torque wrench by your dealer or at a
service station.
7. For vehicles equipped with center caps, install the
center cap by hand. Do not use a hammer or excessive
force to install the center cap.
8. Stow the jack, tools, and spare tire. Make sure the base
of the jack faces the rear of the vehicle before tightening
down the fastener.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
the places provided.
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JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
WARNING!
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is
raised. It can start anytime the ignition switch is on. You can be hurt
by the fan.
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started. Vehicles
equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this
way. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the
engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and vehicle. If
the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster cables may be used to
obtain a start from another vehicle. This type of start can be
dangerous if done improperly, so follow this procedure carefully.
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution; do not allow battery fluid
to contact eyes, skin, or clothing. Don’t lean over battery when
attaching clamps or allow the clamps to touch each other. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush contaminated area immediately
with large quantities of water.
• A battery generates hydrogen gas, which is flammable and explosive. Keep flame or spark away from the vent holes.
• Do not use a booster battery or any other booster source with an
output that exceeds 12 volts.
• The battery in this vehicle has a vent hose that should not be
disconnected and should only be replaced with a battery of the
same type (vented).
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NOTE: The battery is stored under a hinged access
cover in the load floor in the cargo area. Remote battery
terminals are located in the engine compartment for
jump-starting.
1. Wear eye protection and remove any metal jewelry
such as watchbands or bracelets that might make an
inadvertent electrical contact.
2. When boost is provided by a battery in another
vehicle, park that vehicle within booster cable reach, but
do not allow the vehicles to touch one another.
WARNING!
Do not permit vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
3. Set the parking brake, place the automatic transmission in “P” (Park), and turn the ignition switch to the
LOCK position on both vehicles.
4. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical loads.
5. Connect one end of the jumper cable to the remote
jump-start positive battery post (+) in the engine compartment. Connect the other end of the same cable to the
positive terminal of the booster battery. Refer to the
following illustration for jump-starting connections.
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6. Connect the other cable, first to the negative terminal
of the booster battery and then to the engine ground (-)
of the vehicle with the discharged battery. Make sure
you have a good contact on the engine ground. Refer to
the following illustration for jump-starting connections.
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WARNING!
• You should not try to start your vehicle by pushing
or towing.
• 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.
Jump-Starting
7. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
battery. Let the engine idle a few minutes. Then, start the
engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
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NOTE: For vehicles equipped with ESP, refer to 9Synchronizing ESP9 under 9Electronic Stability Program9 in
Section 5 of this manual if the ESP/BAS light (in the
instrument cluster) remains on continuously after starting the engine of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
8. When removing the jumper cables, reverse the above
sequence exactly. Be careful of the moving belts and fan.
WARNING!
Any procedure other than above could result in:
1. Personal injury caused by electrolyte squirting out
the battery vent;
2. Personal injury or property damage due to battery
explosion;
3. Damage to charging system of booster vehicle or
of immobilized vehicle.
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand, or snow, it
can often be moved by a rocking motion. Turn your
steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
front wheels. Then shift back and forth between Reverse
and Drive. Usually the least accelerator pedal pressure to
maintain the rocking motion without spinning the
wheels is most effective.
NOTE: Turn off the Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
— if equipped, or Traction Control System (TCS) — if
equipped before rocking the vehicle. For details, refer to
“Electronic Stability Program” or “Traction Control System” in this manual.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by moving between “First” and R (Reverse), do not spin the
wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain
damage may result.
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 35
mph (55 km/h) when you are stuck, and don’t let
anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter what the
speed.
• Racing the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission overheating and failure.
It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the
wheels above 35 mph (55 km/h).
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
WITHOUT THE IGNITION KEY
Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed
with the ignition in the LOCK position. The only approved method of towing without the ignition key is
with a flat bed truck. Proper towing equipment is necessary to prevent damage to the vehicle.
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TOWING THIS VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER
VEHICLE (Flat towing with all four wheels on the
ground)
Flat towing of vehicles equipped with an automatic
transmission, is only permitted within the following
limitations:
With The Ignition Key
Your vehicle may be towed under the following conditions: The gear selector must be in “N” (Neutral), the
distance to be traveled must not exceed 30 miles (48 km),
and the towing speed must not exceed 30 mph (48
km/h). Exceeding these towing limits may cause a transmission geartrain failure. If the transmission is not operative, or if the vehicle is to be towed more than 30 miles
(48 km), the vehicle must be transported using a flat bed
truck.
CAUTION!
• Do not attempt to tow this vehicle from the front
with sling type towing equipment. Damage to the
front fascia will result.
• If the transmission is not operative, or if the
vehicle is to be towed more than 30 miles (48 km),
then the only approved method of towing is with
a flat bed truck. Damage to the transmission may
result.
• Do not tow the vehicle from the rear. Damage to
the rear sheet metal, and fascia will occur.
• Do not push or tow this vehicle with another
vehicle as damage to the bumper fascia and transmission may result.
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If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.)
while being towed, the key must be in the ON position,
not the ACC position. Make certain the transmission
remains in “N” (Neutral).
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TOWING THIS VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER
VEHICLE WITH A TOW DOLLY
The manufacture does not recommend that you tow this
vehicle on a tow dolly. Vehicle damage may occur.
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CONTENTS
m 2.7L Engine Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
m Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
m 3.5L Engine Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
m 5.7L Engine Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
m Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II . . . . . . . . 387
▫ Drive Belts — Check Condition And Tension . . 395
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
▫ Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
m Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
m Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
m Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
▫ Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
▫ Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
▫ A/C Air Filter — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
▫ All Wheel Drive (AWD) — If Equipped . . . . . 415
▫ Power Steering — Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
▫ Front And Rear Wheel Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . 416
▫ Front & Rear Suspension Ball Joints . . . . . . . . 402
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
▫ Steering Linkage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
▫ Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
▫ Windshield Washers/Rear Window Washer . . . 404
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
▫ Hoses And Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses . . . . . . . 410
▫ Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
▫ Cleaning The Center Console Cup Holders . . . 420
m Fuses (Power Distribution Centers) . . . . . . . . . . 421
▫ Fuses (Front Power Distribution Center) . . . . . 421
▫ Fuses (Rear Power Distribution Center) . . . . . . 423
m Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
m Replacement Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
m Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430
▫ Low Beam Headlight, High Beam Headlight,
And Park/Turn Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
▫ Tail/Stop, Turn Signal Light, And Backup
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432
▫ License Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
m Fluids And Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
383
m Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . 438
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
2.7L ENGINE COMPARTMENT
1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Fuses (Front Power Distribution Center)
Engine Oil Dipstick
Brake Fluid Reservoir Access Cover
Coolant Bottle
Power Steering Fluid
6 — Air Cleaner Filter
7 — Coolant Pressure Cap
8 — Engine Oil Fill
9 — Remote Jump-Start Positive Battery Post
10 — Washer Fluid Bottle
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385
3.5L ENGINE COMPARTMENT
7
1
2
3
4
5
— Fuses (Front Power Distribution Center)
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Brake Fluid Reservoir Access Cover
— Coolant Pressure Cap
— Power Steering Fluid
6 — Coolant Bottle
7 — Engine Oil Fill
8 — Engine Oil Dipstick
9 — Washer Fluid Bottle
10 — Remote Jump-Start Positive Battery Post
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
5.7L ENGINE COMPARTMENT
1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Fuses (Front Power Distribution Center)
Coolant Pressure Cap
Brake Fluid Reservoir Access Cover
Coolant Bottle
Power Steering Fluid
6 — Air Cleaner Filter
7 — Engine Oil Fill
8 — Engine Oil Dipstick
9 — Remote Jump-Start Positive Battery Post
10 — Washer Fluid Bottle
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
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
“Check Gascap” message will display in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — if equipped. If this
occurs, tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the
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odometer reset button to turn off the message. If the
problem continues, the message will appear the next time
the vehicle is started.
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap
may also turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).
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 Light)
is functioning and is not on when the engine is running,
and that the OBD (On Board Diagnostic) system is ready
for testing.
Normally, the OBD system will be ready. The OBD
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, if you recently had a dead battery, or a battery
replacement. If the OBD system should be determined
not ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key actuated test,
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
check if your vehicle’s OBD system is ready, you must do
the following:
1. Insert your ignition key into the ignition switch.
2. Turn the ignition to the ON position, but do not crank
or start the engine.
3. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start
this test over.
4. As soon as you turn your key to the ON position, you
will see your MIL symbol come on as part of a normal
bulb check.
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5. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will
happen:
a. The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
return to being fully illuminated until you turn off the
ignition key or start the engine. This means that your
vehicle’s OBD system is not ready and you should not
proceed to the I/M station.
b. The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you turn off the ignition key or start
the engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD system
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
If your OBD system is not ready, you should see your
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
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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 Mopart parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to insure the designed performance. Damage or failures
caused by the use of non-Mopart parts for maintenance
and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
warranty.
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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. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent
mechanic.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides the maintenance items for which there are fixed
maintenance intervals, there are other items that should
operate satisfactorily without periodic maintenance.
However, if a malfunction of these items does occur, it
could adversely affect the engine or vehicle performance.
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These items should be inspected if a malfunction is
observed or suspected.
Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level — 2.7L, 3.5L Engines
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop.
The best time to check the engine oil level is about 5
minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut off.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain
the oil level between the MIN and MAX markings on the
dipstick. Adding 1.0 quart (1.0L) of oil when the reading
is at the MIN mark will result in a MAX reading on these
engines.
Engine Oil Dipstick
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil aeration or
loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.
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Checking Oil Level — 5.7L Engine
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop.
The best time to check the engine oil level is about 5
minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut off.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain
the oil level in the “SAFE” range. Adding 1.0 quart (1.0L)
of oil when the reading is at the bottom of the “SAFE”
range will result in an oil level at the top of the “SAFE”
range on these engines.
Engine Oil Dipstick
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil aeration or
loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.
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Change Engine Oil
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” in Section 8 of this
manual for information on this system.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months,
whichever occurs first.
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) — 2.7L and 5.7L
Engines
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy.
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The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
engine oil filler cap location, refer to the “Engine Compartment” illustration in this section.
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
engine oil filler cap location, refer to the “Engine Compartment” illustration in this section.
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with a 5.7L engine must use
SAE 5W-20 oil. Failure to do so may result in improper
operation of the Multiple Displacement System (MDS).
Refer to “Multi Displacement System” under “Starting
and Operating” for more details.
Lubricants, which do not have both, the engine oil
certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade
number should not be used.
Lubricants, which do not have both, the engine oil
certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade
number should not be used.
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) — 3.5L Engine
SAE 10W-30 engine oil is preferred for use in 3.5L
Engines for all operating temperatures.
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 Oil
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its
performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
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Disposing of Used Engine Oil and Oil Filters
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
environment. Contact your dealer, service station, or
governmental agency for advice on how and where used
oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in your area.
Engine Oil Filter
The engine oil filter should be replaced at every engine
oil change.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
service. Mopart Engine Oil Filters are a high quality oil
filter and are recommended.
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Drive Belts — Check Condition and Tension
Belt tension is controlled by means of an automatic
tensioner. Therefore, no belt tension adjustments are
required. However, belt and belt tensioner condition
should be inspected periodically and replaced if required. Improper belt tension can cause belt slippage and
failure. Low generator belt tension can cause battery
failure.
Inspect belts for evidence of cuts, cracks, glazing, or
frayed cords and replaced if there is indication of damage, which could result in belt failure. Also, check belt
routing to make sure there is no interference between the
belts and other engine components. See your authorized
dealer for service.
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Spark Plugs
Spark plugs must fire properly to assure engine performance and emission control. New plugs should be installed at the specified mileage. The entire set should be
replaced if there is any malfunction due to a faulty spark
plug. Malfunctioning spark plugs can damage the catalytic converter. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in this section for the proper type of spark plug for
use in your vehicle.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” in Section 8 of this
manual for engine air cleaner filter maintenance intervals.
NOTE: Be sure to follow the “dusty or off-road conditions” maintenance interval if applicable.
WARNING!
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc) can
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
cleaner, hoses, etc) unless such removal is necessary
for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is
near the engine compartment before starting the
vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner,
hoses, etc) removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
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, filter replacement may be necessary. See your
authorized dealer for service.
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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 should occur,
safely bring the vehicle to a complete stop, shut the
engine off, and allow the vehicle to cool. Thereafter,
obtain service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s
specifications 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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NOTE: The battery is stored under a hinged access
cover in the load floor in the cargo area. Remote battery
terminals are located in the engine compartment for
jump-starting.
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WARNING!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Don’t allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Don’t lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water.
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Don’t use a
booster battery or any other booster source with an
output greater than 12 volts. Don’t allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
Battery Location
• The battery in this vehicle has a vent hose that
should not be disconnected and should only be
replaced with a battery of the same type (vented).
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CAUTION!
• It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to
the negative post. Battery posts are marked positive (+) and negative (-) and identified on the
battery case. Cable clamps should be tight on the
terminal posts and free of corrosion.
• If a “fast charger” is used while battery is in
vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables
before connecting the charger to battery. Do not
use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an Authorized Dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
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WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause
the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Section 3 of the Warranty Information book for
further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced technician.
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Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by dealers or other service facilities
using recovery and recycling equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C System
Sealers, Stop Leak Products, Seal Conditioners, Compressor Oil, and Refrigerants.
A/C Air Filter — If Equipped
The filter is located in the fresh air inlet under the hood,
behind a removable panel in the cowl on the passenger
side of the vehicle, next to the windshield wipers. When
installing a new filter, ensure its proper orientation. To
replace the filter remove the access door in the cowl
screen by pressing the retaining clips. Slide the lid on the
filter adapter forward and down and remove used filter.
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Install new filter with arrows pointing in the direction of
airflow, which is toward the rear of the vehicle (text and
arrows on the filter indicate this).
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” in Section 8 of
this manual for the recommended air conditioning
filter replacement intervals.
Power Steering — Fluid Check
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through a certified
DaimlerChrysler Dealership.
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 manufacturer’s 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” in this section for the correct fluid type.
Front & Rear Suspension Ball Joints
The suspension ball joints should be inspected for external leakage or damage when other maintenance is performed.
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Steering Linkage
The tie rod end ball joints should be inspected for
external leakage or damage when other maintenance is
performed.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including seat tracks,
door hinges, liftgate hinges, 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
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amount of a high quality lubricant such as Mopart Lock
Cylinder Lubricant or equivalent directly into the lock
cylinder.
Wiper Blades
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
windshield and rear window 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 or rear window.
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
the windshield or rear window. Keep the blade rubber
out of contact with petroleum products such as engine
oil, gasoline, etc.
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Windshield Washers/Rear Window Washer
The windshield washer and the rear window washer
share the same fluid reservoir. The fluid reservoir is
located in the front of the engine compartment. Be sure to
check the fluid level in the reservoir at regular intervals.
Fill the reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not
radiator antifreeze) and operate the system for a few
seconds to flush out the residual water.
When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, take some
washer fluid and apply it to a cloth or towel and wipe
clean the wiper blades, this will help blade performance.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
containers.
The fluid reservoir will hold nearly 1 gallon (4 liters) of
washer fluid when the message “Low Washer Fluid”
appears in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) — if equipped.
WARNING!
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
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vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO) which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing CO, refer
to “Exhaust Gas” in the “Safety Tips” section of this
manual.
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Cooling System
WARNING!
• When working near the radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position. The fan is temperature controlled and can start at any time the
ignition switch is in the ON position.
• You or others can be badly burned by hot coolant
or steam from your radiator. If you see or hear
steam coming from under the hood, don’t open the
hood until the radiator has had time to cool. Never
try to open a cooling system pressure cap when the
radiator is hot.
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Coolant Checks
Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12
months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If coolant is dirty or rusty in appearance, the
system should be drained, flushed, and refilled with
fresh coolant. Check the front of the A/C condenser for
any accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by
gently spraying water from a garden hose vertically
down the face of the condenser.
Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts, and tightness of the connection
at the bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for
leaks.
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
not running), check the 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
The system should be drained, flushed, and refilled at the
intervals shown in the “Maintenance Schedule” in Section 8 of this manual.
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 manufacturer’s recommended coolant. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” for the
correct coolant type.
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CAUTION!
• Mixing of coolants other than specified HOAT
engine coolants, may result in engine damage and
may decrease corrosion protection. If a non-HOAT
coolant is introduced into the cooling system in an
emergency, it should be replaced with the specified coolant as soon as possible.
• Do not use plain water alone or alcohol-base
engine coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use
additional rust inhibitors or antirust products, as
they may not be compatible with the radiator
engine coolant and may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
Propylene Glycol based coolants. Use of Propylene Glycol based coolants is not recommended.
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Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant that allows extended maintenance intervals. This
coolant can be used up to 5 Years or 100,000 miles (160
000 km) before replacement. To prevent reducing this
extended maintenance period, it is important that you
use the same coolant throughout the life of your vehicle.
Please review these recommendations for using Hybrid
Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) coolant.
When adding coolant:
• The manufacturer recommends using Mopart
Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula
HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology).
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% HOAT engine coolant
and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to
exceed 70%) if temperatures below 234°F (237°C) are
anticipated.
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• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
solution. The use of lower quality water will reduce
the amount of corrosion protection in the engine
cooling system.
Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing according to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
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.
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.
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Disposal of Used 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 off and cold, the level of the coolant in the bottle
should be between the ranges indicated on the bottle.
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
coolant freeze point or replacing coolant. Advise your
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service attendant of this. As long as the engine operating
temperature is satisfactory, the coolant bottle need only
be checked once a month.
When additional coolant is needed to maintain the
proper level, it should be added to the coolant bottle. Do
not overfill.
Points To Remember
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles
(kilometers) of operation, you may observe vapor coming
from the front of the engine compartment. This is normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot coolant to
enter the radiator.
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
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• Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle.
• Check coolant freeze point in the radiator and in the
coolant recovery bottle. If antifreeze needs to be
added, contents of coolant recovery bottle must also be
protected against freezing.
• If frequent coolant additions are required, or if the
level in the coolant recovery bottle does not drop when
the engine cools, the cooling system should be pressure tested for leaks.
• Maintain coolant concentration at 50% HOAT engine
coolant (minimum) and distilled water for proper
corrosion protection of your engine, which contains
aluminum components.
• Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
bottle overflow hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean, also.
• Do not change the thermostat for summer or winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
result in unsatisfactory coolant performance, poor gas
mileage, and increased emissions.
Hoses and Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses
Inspect surfaces of hoses and nylon tubing for evidence
of heat and mechanical damage. Hard or soft spots,
brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts, abrasions, and excessive swelling indicate deterioration of the rubber.
Pay particular attention to those hoses nearest to high
heat sources such as the exhaust manifold. Inspect hose
routing to be sure hoses do not come in contact with any
heat source or moving component, which may cause heat
damage or mechanical wear.
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Insure nylon tubing in these areas has not melted or
collapsed.
Inspect all hose connections such as clamps and couplings to make sure they are secure and no leaks are
present.
Components should be replaced immediately if there is
any evidence of wear or damage that could cause failure.
Fuel System
The Electronic Fuel Injection high-pressure fuel system’s
hoses and quick connect fittings have unique material
characteristics that provide adequate sealing and resist
attack by deteriorated gasoline.
You are urged to use only the manufacture specified
hoses with quick connect fittings, or their equivalent in
material and specification, in any fuel system servicing. It
is mandatory to replace any damaged hoses or quick
connect fittings that have been removed during service.
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Care should be taken in installing quick connect fittings
to insure they are properly installed and fully connected.
See your authorized dealer for service.
Brake System
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically.
Suggested service intervals can be found in the “Maintenance Schedule” in Section 8 of this manual.
WARNING!
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly an accident. Driving with your foot resting
or riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You wouldn’t have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
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Brake and Power Steering Hoses
When the vehicle is serviced for scheduled maintenance,
inspect surface of hoses and nylon tubing for evidence of
heat and mechanical damage. Hard and brittle rubber,
cracking, tears, cuts, abrasion, and excessive swelling
indicate deterioration of the rubber. Particular attention
should be made to examining those hose surfaces nearest
to high heat sources, such as the exhaust manifold.
Insure nylon tubing in these areas has not melted or
collapsed.
Inspect all hose connections such as clamps and couplings to make sure they are secure and no leaks are
present.
NOTE:
• Often, fluid such as oil, power steering fluid, and
brake fluid are used during assembly plant operations
to facilitate the assembly of hoses to couplings. Therefore, oil wetness at the hose-coupling area is not
necessarily an indication of leakage. Actual dripping
of hot fluid when systems are under pressure (during
vehicle operation), should be noted before a hose is
replaced based on leakage.
• Inspect the brake hoses whenever the brake system is
serviced and at every engine oil change. Inspect hydraulic brake hoses for surface cracking, scuffing, or
worn spots. If there is any evidence of cracking,
scuffing, or worn spots, the hose should be replaced
immediately! Eventual deterioration of the hose can
take place resulting in a possibility of a burst failure.
WARNING!
Worn brake hoses can burst and cause brake failure.
You could have an accident. If you see any signs of
cracking, scuffing, or worn spots, have the brake
hoses replaced immediately.
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Master Cylinder - Brake Fluid Level Check
Check the fluid level in the master cylinder immediately
if the brake system warning light indicates system failure.
Check the fluid level in the master cylinder when performing underhood services.
Clean the top of the master cylinder area before removing
the cap. Add fluid to bring the level up to the top of the
“FULL” mark on the side of the master cylinder reservoir.
Overfilling of fluid is not recommended because it may
cause leaking in the system.
Add enough fluid to bring the level up to the requirements described on the brake fluid reservoir. With disc
brakes, fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake
pads wear. However, low fluid level may be caused by a
leak and a checkup may be needed.
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Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” for the
correct fluid type.
WARNING!
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts and the
brake fluid catching fire.
• Use of a brake fluid that may have a lower initial
boiling point, or is unidentified as to specification,
may result in sudden brake failure during hard
prolonged braking. You could have an accident.
Use only brake fluid that has been in a tightly closed
container to avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Do not allow petroleum-base fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid. Seal damage may result.
• Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration in transmission shift quality and/or torque
converter shudder. Using a transmission fluid
other than that recommended by the manufacturer
will result in more frequent fluid and filter
changes. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” for the correct fluid type.
Automatic Transmission
Fluid Level Check
Regular automatic transmission fluid level checks are not
required. For this reason, the dipstick is omitted.
If you notice fluid loss or gear shift malfunction, have
your authorized dealer check the transmission fluid level.
• The fluid level is preset at the factory and it does
not require adjustment under normal operating
conditions. If a transmission fluid leak occurs,
visit your authorized dealer immediately. Severe
damage to the transmission may occur. Your authorized dealer has the proper tools to adjust the
fluid level accurately.
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Fluid and Filter Changes
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” in Section 8 of this
manual for the recommended transmission fluid and
filter change intervals.
If the transmission is disassembled for any reason, the
fluid and filter should be changed.
Special Additives
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered
product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid additives to the transmission. The only exception to this
policy is the use of special dyes to aid in detecting fluid
leaks. In addition, avoid using transmission sealers as
they may adversely affect seals.
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All Wheel Drive (AWD) — If Equipped
The all wheel drive system consists of a Transfer Case
and Front Differential. The exterior surface of these
components should be inspected for evidence of fluid
leaks. Confirmed leaks should be repaired as soon as
possible.
The transfer case fluid inspection plug is located in the
middle of the rear housing. To inspect the transfer case
fluid level, remove the inspection plug. The fluid level
should be even with the bottom of the hole. The transfer
case fill plug is located on the rear housing near the
output shaft.
The front differential fill plug is located on the outer
cover near the halfshaft attachment. To inspect the differential fluid level, remove the fill plug. The fluid level
should be even with or slightly below the bottom of the
hole.
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Fluid Changes
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” in Section 8 of this
manual for the recommended transfer case fluid change
intervals.
Front and Rear Wheel Bearings
Front and rear wheel bearings are permanently sealed.
No regular maintenance is required for these components.
Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
Protection of Body and Paint from Corrosion
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice, and chemicals 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.
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
The most common causes are:
• Road salt, dirt, and moisture accumulation.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap, and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
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Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using Mopart Car Wash or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
clear water.
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use Mopart Super Kleen Bug
and Tar Remover to remove.
• Use Mopart Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains
and to protect your paint finish. Take care never to
scratch the paint.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
finish.
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CAUTION!
Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials such
as steel wool or scouring powder, which will scratch
metal and painted surfaces.
Special Care
• If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
a month.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels, and rear cargo area be kept
clear and open.
• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
considered the responsibility of the owner.
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• 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.
• Use Mopart touch up paint or equivalent on scratches
as soon as possible. Your dealer has touch up paint to
match the color of your vehicle.
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care
All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome plated wheels should be cleaned regularly with a
mild soap and water to prevent corrosion. To remove
heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use Mopart
Wheel Cleaner (05066247AB) or equivalent or select a
nonabrasive, non-acidic cleaner. Do not use scouring
pads, steel wool, a bristle brush, or metal polishes. Only
Mopart or equivalent is recommended. Do not use oven
cleaner. Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic
solutions or harsh brushes that may damage the wheels’
protective finish.
Interior Care
Use Mopart Fabric Cleaner or equivalent to clean fabric
upholstery and Mopart Carpet Cleaner for carpeting.
Interior Trim should be cleaned starting with a damp
cloth, or Mopart Satin Select. Do not use harsh cleaners
or Armorall. Use Mopart Total Clean to clean vinyl
upholstery.
Mopart Total Clean is specifically recommended for
leather upholstery.
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Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
and Mopart Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be
taken to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any
liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids,
solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean
your leather upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not required to maintain the original condition.
WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
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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.
Glass Surfaces
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with Mopart Glass Cleaner or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear window equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
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quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
not use scrapers or other sharp instruments, which may
scratch the elements.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
directly on the mirror.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
1. Clean with a wet soft rag or micro-fiber towel. 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 can also weaken the fabric.
If the belts need cleaning, use Mopart Total Clean, a mild
soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do not remove the
belts from the vehicle to wash them.
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
Cleaning the Center Console Cup Holders
Clean with a damp cloth or towel using a mild detergent
with the cup holder in the center console.
NOTE: The cup holder cannot be removed.
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FUSES (POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTERS)
Cavity
Fuses (Front Power Distribution Center)
A power distribution center is located in the engine
compartment. This center contains fuses and relays.
1
Cartridge
Fuse
—
2
—
3
—
4
—
5
6
—
—
7
8
—
—
9
—
Front Power Distribution Center
Mini
Fuse
Description
15 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Neutral
25 Amp
Neutral
25 Amp
Neutral
—
25 Amp
Neutral
—
25 Amp
Neutral
—
Washer Motor
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Powertrain Control
Module (PCM)
Ignition Run/Start
Alternator/EGR Solenoid
—
Ignition Coils/Injectors/
Short Runner Valve
—
Starter
—
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Cavity
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Cartridge
Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
Mini
Fuse
Description
Cavity
—
Windshield Wiper
—
Anti-lock Brakes System
(ABS) Valves - if
equipped
Radiator Fan
18
19
20
21
22
40 Amp —
Green
50 Amp —
Red
60 Amp
Yellow
50 Amp
Red
—
—
—
Anti-lock Brakes System
(ABS) Pump Motor - if
equipped
Radiator Fan
—
Radiator Fan
—
—
—
—
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
—
—
—
Mini
Fuse
Description
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
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CAUTION!
• When installing the Power Distribution Center
cover, it is important to ensure the cover is properly positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so
may allow water to get into the Power Distribution
Center, and possibly result in an electrical system
failure.
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Fuses (Rear Power Distribution Center)
There is also a power distribution center located under a
hinged access cover in the load floor in the cargo area.
This center contains fuses and relays.
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to
use only a fuse having the correct amperage rating.
The use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated
may result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it
indicates a problem in the circuit that must be
corrected.
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Opening The Access Panel
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Cavity
6
Cartridge
Fuse
40 Amp
Green
—
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
—
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8
—
—
2
3
4
5
Rear Power Distribution Center
Cavity
1
CarMini
tridge
Fuse
Fuse
60 Amp —
Yellow
Description
Ignition Off Draw (IOD)
Mini
Fuse
—
Description
Integrated Power Module (IPM)
—
—
—
Integrated Power Module (IPM)
—
Heated Seats - if
equipped
20 Amp Fuel Pump
Yellow
—
—
15 Amp Diagnostic Link ConnecBlue
tor (DLC)/Wireless Control Module (WCM)/
Wireless Ignition Node
(WIN)
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Cavity
Mini
Fuse
Description
Cavity
9
Cartridge
Fuse
—
Power Outlet
18
10
11 *
12 *
13 *
14
—
—
—
—
—
20 Amp
Yellow
—
—
—
—
10 Amp
Red
Cartridge
Fuse
—
19
—
20
—
15
—
16
—
17
—
—
—
—
—
AC Heater Control/
Cluster/Security Module - if equipped
20 Amp Trailer Tow Brake ModYellow ule - if equipped
20 Amp Rear Power Outlet
Yellow
20 Amp Cluster
Yellow
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
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Mini
Fuse
Description
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
—
—
—
—
—
—
10 Amp
Red
Selectable Power Outlet
Stop Lights
Rear Wiper Motor
—
—
—
—
—
—
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
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Cavity
28
Cartridge
Fuse
—
29
—
30
31
32
33
34
—
—
—
—
—
Mini
Fuse
Description
10 Amp Ignition Run
Red
5 Amp Cluster/Electronic StaOrange bility Program (ESP) - if
equipped/Powertrain
Control Module (PCM)/
Stop Light Switch
10 Amp Door Modules/Power
Red
Mirrors/Steering Control Module (SCM)
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Cavity
35
Cartridge
Fuse
—
36
—
37
—
38
—
39
—
Mini
Fuse
5 Amp
Orange
Description
Antenna Module - if
equipped/Power Mirrors
20 Amp Hands Free Phone - if
Yellow equipped/Video Monitor - if equipped/Radio
15 Amp Transmission
Blue
10 Amp Cargo Light/Satellite
Red
Receiver (SDARS) Video
- if equipped/Vehicle
Information Module - if
equipped
10 Amp Heated Mirrors - if
Red
equipped
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Cavity
40
41
42
43
44
Cartridge
Fuse
—
Mini
Fuse
5 Amp
Orange
Description
Auto Inside Rearview
Mirror - if equipped/
Heated Seats - if
equipped/Switch Bank
—
10 Amp AC Heater Control/
Red
Headlights/Tire Pressure Monitoring - if
equipped
30 Amp —
Front Blower Motor
Pink
30 Amp —
Rear Window Defroster
Pink
20 Amp —
Amplifier - if equipped/
Blue
Sunroof - if equipped
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* Cavities 11, 12, and 13 contain self-resetting fuses
(circuit breakers) that are only serviceable by an authorized dealer. The Cluster and the Driver Seat Switch (if
equipped) are fused by the 25 amp circuit breaker in
Cavity 11. The Passenger Seat Switch (if equipped) is
fused by the 25 amp circuit breaker in Cavity 12. The
Door Modules, the Driver Power Window Switch, and
the Passenger Power Window Switch are fused by the 25
amp circuit breaker in Cavity 13. If you experience
temporary or permanent loss of these systems, see your
authorized dealer for service.
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CAUTION!
• When installing the Power Distribution Center
cover, it is important to ensure the cover is properly positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so
may allow water to get into the Power Distribution
Center, and possibly result in an electrical system
failure.
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to
use only a fuse having the correct amperage rating.
The use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated
may result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it
indicates a problem in the circuit that must be
corrected.
VEHICLE STORAGE
If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than 21
days, you may want to take steps to protect your battery.
You may:
• Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
service (i.e. vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will
insure adequate system lubrication to minimize the
possibility of compressor damage when the system is
started again.
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REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS
LIGHT BULBS — Interior
Bulb Number
Rear Courtesy/Reading Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . W5W
Rear Compartment (Liftgate) Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 578
Overhead Console Reading Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . 578
Visor Vanity Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A6220
Glove Box Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Door Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562
Shift Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JKLE14140
Optional Door Map Pocket /
Cup Holder Lighting . . . . . . . LED (Serviced at Dealer)
NOTE: For lighted switches, see your dealer for replacement instructions.
All of the interior bulbs are glass wedge base or glass
cartridge types. Aluminum base bulbs are not approved
and should not be used for replacement.
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LIGHT BULBS — Exterior
Bulb Number
Low Beam Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9006
High Beam Headlight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9005
Front Park/Turn Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3457AK
Front Fog Light—If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . 9145/H10
(Serviced at Dealer)
Front Side Marker. . . . . . . . 194NA (Serviced at Dealer)
Tail/Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157KP27/7WK
Turn Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3757AP27/7WK
Rear Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3757APY27/7W
Backup Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 921/W16W
Center High Mount Stop Light
(CHMSL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LED
(Serviced at Dealer)
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W5W
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BULB REPLACEMENT
Low Beam Headlight, High Beam Headlight, and
Park/Turn Light
1. Open the hood.
NOTE: Removal of the air cleaner filter housing may be
necessary prior to replacing bulbs in the headlight assembly on the driver side of the vehicle.
2. Twist the appropriate bulb and socket assembly
counter-clockwise and then pull it out of the headlight
assembly.
3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and
install the replacement bulb.
4. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly into the headlight assembly, and then turn it clockwise.
1 — Low Beam Headlight Bulb
2 — High Beam Headlight Bulb
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CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with an oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
3 — Park/Turn Light Bulb
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Tail/Stop, Turn Signal Light, and Backup Light
1. Open the liftgate.
2. Remove tail light access cover.
3. Push the electrical connector locking tab to the side.
4. Disconnect the electrical connector.
5. Remove 1 wing nut from the back of the tail light
assembly.
6. Remove 2 push pin fasteners under the liftgate with a
flat blade tool.
7. Pull tail light assembly clear from vehicle to access
bulbs.
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8. Turn the appropriate bulb and socket assembly
counter-clockwise to remove it from the tail light assembly.
2 — Turn Signal Light Bulb
1 — Tail/Stop Light Bulb
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9. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and
install the replacement bulb.
10. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly into the tail
light assembly, and then turn it clockwise.
11. Reinstall the tail light assembly, fasteners, and electrical connector.
12. Close the liftgate.
3 — Backup Light Bulb
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435
License Light
1. Remove the screws securing the light to the rear fascia.
2. Remove the bulb and socket assembly.
3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and
install the replacement bulb.
1 — License Light Bulb
2 — Socket
4. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly.
5. Reattach the light to the rear fascia, and then install the
screws.
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FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
Fuel (approximate)
2.7 Liter Engine
3.5 Liter Engine without All Wheel Drive
3.5 Liter Engine with All Wheel Drive
5.7 Liter Engine
Engine Oil-With Filter
2.7 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
3.5 Liter Engine (SAE 10W-30, API Certified)
5.7 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
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18
19
19
U.S.
Metric
gallons
gallons
gallons
gallons
68
68
72
72
6.0 qts.
6.0 qts.
7.0 qts.
liters
liters
liters
liters
5.7 liters
5.7 liters
6.6 liters
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Cooling System *
2.7 Liter Engine (Mopart Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula) or equivalent.
3.5 Liter Engine without All Wheel Drive (Mopart Antifreeze/Coolant
5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula) or equivalent.
3.5 Liter Engine with All Wheel Drive (Mopart Antifreeze/Coolant 5
Year/100,000 Mile Formula) or equivalent.
5.7 Liter Engine without Severe Duty II Cooling System (Mopart
Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula) or equivalent.
5.7 Liter Engine with Severe Duty II Cooling System (Mopart
Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula) or equivalent.
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
9.9 qts
9.4 liters
11.1 qts
10.5 liters
11.4 qts
10.8 liters
14.7 qts
13.9 liters
15.1 qts
14.3 liters
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil (2.7 Liter)
Engine Oil (3.5 Liter)
Engine Oil (5.7 Liter)
Spark Plugs (2.7L)
Spark Plugs (3.5L)
Spark Plugs (5.7L)
Oil Filter (2.7 Liter)
Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts
Mopart Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent
Use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil meeting the requirements of
DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to the engine oil fill cap
for correct SAE grade.
Use API Certified SAE 10W-30 Engine Oil meeting the requirements of
DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to the engine oil fill cap
for correct SAE grade.
Use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil meeting the requirements of
DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to the engine oil fill cap
for correct SAE grade.
RE14PMC5 (Gap.050 in [1.27 mm])
ZFR5LP-13G (Gap.050 in [1.27 mm])
REC14MCC4 (Gap.043 in [1.1 mm])
Mopart 05281090 or equivalent.
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Component
Oil Filter (3.5 Liter)
Oil Filter (5.7 Liter)
Fuel Selection (2.7 Liter)
Fuel Selection (3.5 Liter)
Fuel Selection (5.7 Liter)
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Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts
Mopart 05281090 or equivalent.
Mopart 05281090 or equivalent.
87 Octane
87 to 89 Octane
87 to 89 Octane
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
Brake Master Cylinder
Front Axle
Power Steering Reservoir
Rear Axle
Transfer Case
Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts
Mopart ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Mopart DOT 3, SAE J1703 or equivalent should be used. If DOT 3 brake
fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended
brake fluids.
API GL-5 SAE 75W90 Synthetic Gear Lubricant or equivalent.
Mopart Power Steering Fluid + 4, Mopart ATF+4 Automatic Transmission
Fluid.
API GL-5 SAE 75W140 Synthetic Gear Lubricant or equivalent.
Mopart Transfer Case Lubricant LX, P/N 05170055AA, or equivalent.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
CONTENTS
m Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . 442
m Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442
▫ Required Maintenance Intervals . . . . . . . . . . . 445
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EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
The “Scheduled” maintenance services, listed in bold
type must be done at the times or mileages specified to
assure the continued proper functioning of the emission
control system. These, and all other maintenance services
included in this manual, should be done to provide best
vehicle performance and reliability. More frequent mainS tenance may be needed for vehicles in severe operating
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Inspection and service also should be done any time a
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NOTE: Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and systems on your vehicle may be
performed by any automotive repair establishment or
individual using any automotive part, which has been
certified pursuant to U.S. EPA or, in the State of California, California Air Resources Board regulations.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
equipped vehicles, “Oil Change Required” will be displayed in the EVIC and a single chime will sound,
indicating that an oil change is necessary.
On Non-EVIC equipped vehicles, “Change Oil” will flash
in the instrument cluster odometer and a single chime
will sound, indicating that an oil change is necessary.
Based on engine operation conditions the oil change
indicator message will illuminate, this means that service
is required for your vehicle. Have your vehicle serviced
as soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
NOTE:
• The oil change indicator message will not monitor the
time since the last oil change. Change your vehicles oil
if it has been 6 months since your last oil change even
if the oil change indicator message is NOT illuminated.
• Change your engine oil more often if you drive your
vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.
• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
exceed 6,000 miles (10,000 km) or 6 months, whichever
comes first.
Your dealer will reset the oil change indicator message
after completing the scheduled oil change. If a scheduled
oil change is performed by someone other than your
dealer, the message can be reset by referring to the steps
described under “Oil Change Required” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 3 of
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this manual or under “Odometer/Trip Odometer” under
“Instrument Cluster Descriptions” in Section 3 of this
manual.
the vehicle is on level ground will improve the accu- S
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• Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
damage.
• Inspect the battery, and clean and tighten the terminals
as required.
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At Each Oil Change
• Change the engine oil filter.
• Inspect the brake hoses and lines.
CAUTION!
Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
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Required Maintenance Intervals
Perform Maintenance Every (Where time and mileage
are listed, follow the interval that occurs first.)
Maintenance Items
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate the tires.
If using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions,
inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the rear axle fluid.
Inspect the CV joints. Perform the first inspection at
12,000 miles (20 000 km) or 12 months.
Inspect the exhaust system. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20 000 km) or 12 months.
Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot
seals, and replace if necessary.
Miles
6,000
6,000
Kilometers
10 000
10 000
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Replace the spark plugs on 5.7L engines.
Change the rear axle fluid if using your vehicle for
any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, off-road, or frequent trailer towing.
Change the automatic transmission fluid & filter if
using your vehicle for any of the following: police,
taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
Change the transfer case fluid if using your vehicle for
any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, off-road, or frequent trailer towing — All Wheel Drive (AWD).
Inspect and replace the PCV valve if necessary.
Flush and replace the engine coolant.
Perform Maintenance Every (Where time and mileage
are listed, follow the interval that occurs first.)
Miles
30,000
Kilometers
50 000
or Months
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50 000
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102,000
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Perform Maintenance Every (Where time and mileage
are listed, follow the interval that occurs first.)
Maintenance Items
Replace the spark plugs on 2.7L and 3.5L engines.
Replace the timing belt on 3.5L engines.
Change the automatic transmission fluid & filter.
Replace the accessory drive belt on 2.7L engines.
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If you
have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent
mechanic.
Miles
102,000
102,000
120,000
120,000
Kilometers
170 000
170 000
200 000
200 000
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CONTENTS
m Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
m Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
m Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
m Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456
m If You Need Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456
m Warranty Information (U.S. Vehicles Only) . . . . . 453
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456
m Mopart Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
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SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
If you’re having warranty work done, be sure to have the
right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the
warranty, discuss additional charges with the service
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s
service history. This can often provide a clue to the
current problem.
Prepare A List
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident,
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the
service advisor know.
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items, and you must have your
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many dealers, you may obtain a rental vehicle at a
minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it is advisable
to make these arrangements when you call for an appointment.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
The manufacturer and its dealers are vitally interested in
your satisfaction. We want you to be happy with our
products and services.
Warranty service must be done by an authorized
Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep dealer. We strongly recommend
that you take your vehicle to your selling dealer. They
know you and your vehicle best, and are most concerned
that you get prompt and high quality service. The
manufacturer’s dealers have the facilities, factory-trained
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technicians, special tools, and the latest information to
assure your vehicle is fixed correctly and in a timely
manner.
This is why you should always talk to your dealer’s
service manager first. Most matters can be resolved with
this process.
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the
general manager or owner of the dealership. They
want to know if you need assistance.
• If your dealership is unable to resolve the concern, you
may contact the Manufacturer’s Customer Center.
Any communication to the Manufacturer’s Customer
Center should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
• Dealership name
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• Vehicle identification number
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation Customer Center
P.O. Box 21–8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
Phone: (800) 992-1997
DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
P.O. Box 1621
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Phone: (800) 465–2001
In Mexico contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Mexico, D. F.
In Mexico (915) 729–1248 or 729–1240
Outside Mexico (525) 729–1248 or 729–1240
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Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its Customer
Center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
Service Contract
You may have purchased a service contract for your
vehicle to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected repairs after your manufacturer’s new vehicle
limited warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only the manufacturer’s Service Contracts. If you
purchased a manufacturer’s Service Contract, you will
receive Plan Provisions and an Owner Identification Card
in the mail within three weeks of your vehicle delivery
date. If you have any questions about your service
contract, call the manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer Hotline at 1-800-521-9922.
The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s Service Contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s Service Contract. If you purchased a
service contract that is not a manufacturer’s Service
Contract, and you require service after your manufacturer’s new vehicle limited warranty expires, please refer to
your contract documents, and contact the person listed in
those documents.
We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased your new vehicle. Your dealer has
also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
your ownership experience. You’ll be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
vehicle components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition,
certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
See the Warranty Information Booklet for the terms and
provisions of DaimlerChrysler’s warranties applicable to
this vehicle.
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MOPART PARTS
Mopart fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
available from your dealer. They will help you keep your
vehicle operating at its best.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In the 50 United States and Washington D.C.: If you
believe that your vehicle has a defect, which could cause
a crash or cause injury or death, you should immediately
inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the manufacturer.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your dealer, and the
manufacturer.
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To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–
9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other information
about
motor
vehicle
safety
from
http://
www.safercar.gov.
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.
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).
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These comprehensive service manuals provide the
information that students and professional technicians
need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving,
maintaining, servicing, and repairing DaimlerChrysler
Corporation vehicles. A complete working knowledge
of the vehicle, system, and/or components is written
in straightforward language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
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Filled with diagrams, charts and detailed illustrations,
these practical manuals make it easy for students and
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exactly how to find and correct problems the first time,
using step-by-step troubleshooting and driveability
procedures, proven diagnostic tests and a complete list
of all tools and equipment.
• Owner’s Manuals.
These manuals have been prepared with the assistance
of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you
with specific Chrysler group vehicles. Included are
starting, operating, emergency and maintenance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities and
safety tips.
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• 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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About Your Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290,292
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 407
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Adding Rear Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133,261,404
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Adjustable Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . 396
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249,251
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258,401
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400,401
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . 249,251,252,400
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182,312
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57,61
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58,63,78,177
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53,59
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53,59
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,182
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
All Wheel Drive (AWD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287,415
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . 406,407,436
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183,294
Anti-Theft Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . 18
Anti-Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
Arming Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . 18
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Audio Systems (Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201,219
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Auto Up Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,31
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Automatic Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . 179,188
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . 252
Automatic Transaxle
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . 275,280,414,415
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415,440
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283,286
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275,281
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Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275,280
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Torque Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Automatic Transmission Limp Home
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280,284,285
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283,286
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Axle Lubrication (Axle Fluid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Ball Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Emergency Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . 25
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374,398
Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
Belts, Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42,78
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Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292,411
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413,440
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180,292
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292,411
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 75
Brightness, Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429,430
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79,429
Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393,394
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77,335
Cargo Compartment
Luggage Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Cargo Management System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Cargo Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Rollaway Tonneau Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Tri-Fold Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Waterproof Liner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155,339
Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
CD (Compact Disc) Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201,219
INDEX
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89,219,221
Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator
Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66,67,68,71,73
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,71
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202,206,221,225
Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . .
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Computer, Trip/Travel . . . . . . . . . . .
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI)
Conserving Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Converter, Catalytic . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) .
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . .
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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188
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242
188
154
139
452
397
408
405
407
436
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INDEX
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406,409
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . 406,436,438
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
Cruise Control (Speed Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Cup Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152,420
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
Customer Programmable Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Daytime Brightness, Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78,250,256
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131,260
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Digital Video Disc (DVD) Player . . . . . . . . . . 201,219
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Dipsticks
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391,392
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Drive Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Driving
On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
INDEX
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
DVD Player (Video Entertainment System) . . . . . . 240
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Electronic Brake Control System
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Electronic Stability Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Electronic Power Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . 421
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . 136
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Electronic Throttle Control Warning Light . . . . . . 175
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . 185
Emergency, In Case of
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
465
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . 388,442
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,384,385,386
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391,392
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384,385,386
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406,438
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40,77,335
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Multi-Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391,436,438
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Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179,188,393
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393,394
Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Oil Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393,436
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393,394
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . 62
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40,77,335,405
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77,404
Exterior Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Filler Location Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258,401
Engine Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395,438
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79,128,176
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Flat Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
INDEX
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391,392
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 438
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127,178
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Front Suspension Ball Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Front Wheel Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
467
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332,438
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Saver Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Fueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Garage Door Opener (HomeLinkt) . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336,387
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INDEX
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275,281
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,26,116,331
General Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340,343
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339,342
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Hands-Free Phone (UConnect™) . . . . . . . . 89,219,221
Hard Drive (HDD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201,219
Hazard
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Headlights
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . 128
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126,132
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
INDEX
469
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . 128
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Holder, Coin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
HomeLinkt (Garage Door Opener) Transmitter . . . 140
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410,411
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172,173,174
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . . . . . . . . 131,260
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,14
Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Indicator, Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66,67
Inflation Pressure Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Jack Location . . . . .
Jack Operation . . . .
Jacking Instructions
Jump Starting . . . .
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Key, Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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INDEX
Key-In Reminder . . .
Keyless Entry System
Keys . . . . . . . . . . .
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52
Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for
CHildren) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,71
Latch Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Liftgate Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . 260,404
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79,429
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79,124
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58,63,78,177
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183,294
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180,292
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429,430
Courtesy/Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128,140
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127,128
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299,301
Electronic Throttle Control Warning . . . . . . . . . 175
Engine Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127,178
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
INDEX
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . 126,132
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128,178
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124,174
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129,140
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Low Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . 184
Map Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128,140
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness) . . . . . . . . . . 130
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128,140
471
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429,430
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . 184
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . 182,322
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79,127,128,176
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . 174
Load Leveling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339,341
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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INDEX
Low Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
(LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Luggage Rack (Roof Rack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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70,71
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. 119
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Maintenance, General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442
Maintenance, Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . 184,388
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128,140
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Mode
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389,453
MP3 Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201,219
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Multi-Displacement Engine System . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Navigation Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
INDEX
Navigation System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . 332,438
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174,179
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174,179
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179,188
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179,188
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391,438
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179,188,393
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391,392
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391,392
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395,438
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
473
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393,436
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393,394,436
Oil Filter, Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387,388
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLinkt) . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176,361
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . 454
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Parking On Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
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INDEX
Pedals, Adjustable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89,219,221
Phone, Hands-Free (UConnect™) . . . . . . . . 89,219,221
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 307
Port
Universal Serial Bus (USB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201,219
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201,219
Power
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . 150
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Steering, Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402,440
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Programming Transmitters (Remote Keyless
Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . . . . 408
Radio Broadcast Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Radio, Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202,221,249
Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Radio, Satellite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201,202,219,221,236
Radio (Sound Systems) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201,219
Rear Cup Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
INDEX
Rear Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Rear Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Rear Wheel Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
Rear Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Reception, Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Release, Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
475
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . 247
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
Resetting Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . 179,188
Restraint, Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Roof Rack (Luggage Rack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40,77
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INDEX
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201,202,219,221,236
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41,42,78
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . 47
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66,67,68,73
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42,43
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,182
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 406,438
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Self-Sealing Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
INDEX
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction
Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202,206,221,225
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . 271,275,280
Shoulder Belt Upper Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53,59
Side Curtain (Window Airbag) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79,128,176
Slippery Surfaces, Driving On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Sound Systems (Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201,219
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315,364
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396,438
477
Specifications
Fuel (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26,267
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Emergency (Jump Starting) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Steering
Column Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Column Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Linkage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295,402
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
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Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154,428
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258,428
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . 52
Sway Control, Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
System, Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . 252
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . 175,361
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Tie Down Hooks, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Tip Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . 307
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78,311,456
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362,366
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
INDEX
Flat Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363,366
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307,308
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302,311
Self-Sealing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . .
To Open Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . .
Torque Converter Clutch . . . . . . . . .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Behind a Motor Home . . . . . . . . .
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Vehicle Behind a Motor Home
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control Light . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control Switch . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . .
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . .
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123
349
279
342
357
377
347
357
347
357
296
296
296
342
356
346
350
349
10
480
INDEX
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415,440
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271,275,280,414
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Range Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275,281
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless
Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLinkt) . . 140
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless
Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . 20
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174,179
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128,176
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
UConnect™ (Hands-Free Phone) . . . . . . . . . . . 89,219
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector . . . 242
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port . . . . . . . . . . . 201,219
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
USB Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201,219
Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308,339,341
INDEX
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258,428
Vehicle Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . 18
Video Entertainment System (Rear Seat Video
System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393,394
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster
Description) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
Washer, Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133,261,404
Washer, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130,132,404
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
481
Wheel Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Wheel Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,149
Window Airbag (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53,59
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78,250,256
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130,132,404
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Wiper, Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131,260
Wiper, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260,403
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131,260
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INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS / ALTERATIONS THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)Fob with Integrated KeyTip Start FeatureIgnition Key RemovalKey-In-Ignition ReminderSENTRY KEY Replacement KeysCustomer Key (Fob) ProgrammingGeneral InformationSECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED Rearming of the
SystemTo Arm the SystemTo Disarm the SystemILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY To unlock the doorsTo lock the doorsUsing The Panic AlarmProgramming Additional TransmittersTransmitter Battery ServiceGeneral InformationREMOTE
STARTING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED How To Use Remote StartDOOR LOCKS Manual Door LocksPower Door LocksChild Protection Door LockWINDOWS Power WindowsWind BuffetingLIFTGATE OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS Lap/Shoulder BeltsLap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting
ProcedureSeat Belt PretensionersEnhanced Seat Belt Reminder System (BeltAlert) Automatic Locking Mode - If EquippedSeat Belts and Pregnant WomenSeat Belt ExtenderDriver and Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - AirbagEvent Data Recorder
(EDR)Child RestraintENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS SAFETY TIPS Transporting PassengersLock Your VehicleExhaust GasSafety Checks You Should Make Inside The VehiclePeriodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The VehicleUNDERSTANDING
THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE MIRRORS Inside Day/Night MirrorAutomatic Dimming Inside Mirror - If EquippedOutside MirrorsExterior Mirrors Folding Feature - If EquippedDrivers Side Outside Mirror Auto Dimmer - If EquippedPower Remote-Control MirrorsHeated
Remote Control Mirrors - If EquippedIlluminated Vanity Mirrors - If EquippedHANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED OperationPhone Call FeaturesUConnect System FeaturesAdvanced Phone ConnectivityThings You Should Know About Your
UConnect SystemGeneral InformationSEATS Manual Seats - If EquippedPower Seats - If EquippedPower Reclining Seats - If EquippedLumbar Support - If EquippedHead RestraintsHeated Seats - If EquippedFolding Rear Seat TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD LIGHTS
Headlight SwitchAutomatic Headlights - If EquippedHeadlights On with Wipers (Available with Auto Headlights Only)Headlight Time DelayDaytime Running Lights - If EquippedLights-on ReminderFog Lights - If EquippedMulti-Function LeverOverhead Console Map/Reading
LightsInterior LightsWINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS Intermittent Wiper SystemMist FeatureWindshield WashersHeadlights On with Wipers (Available with Auto Headlights Only)Adding Washer FluidTILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN ADJUSTABLE PEDALS
- IF EQUIPPED ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL Electronic Speed Control OperationTo ActivateTo Set At A Desired SpeedTo DeactivateTo Resume SpeedTo Vary the Speed SettingTo Accelerate For PassingOVERHEAD CONSOLE Courtesy/Reading LightsSunglasses
StorageGARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED Programming HomeLinkGate Operator/Canadian ProgrammingUsing HomeLinkReprogramming a Single HomeLink ButtonSecurityTroubleshooting TipsGeneral InformationPOWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED Opening
Sunroof - ExpressClosing Sunroof - ExpressPinch Protect FeaturePinch Protect OverrideVenting Sunroof - ExpressSunshade OperationWind BuffetingSunroof MaintenanceIgnition Off OperationSunroof Fully ClosedELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS Electrical Outlet Use
With Engine OffCUP HOLDERS Front Seat Cup HoldersRear Seat Cup HoldersSTORAGE Console FeaturesCargo Management System - If EquippedROOF LUGGAGE RACK - IF EQUIPPED LOAD LEVELING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED UNDERSTANDING YOUR
INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS BASE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER PREMIUM INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - IF EQUIPPED INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) - IF EQUIPPED
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) DisplaysOil Change RequiredTrip FunctionsCompass DisplayTelephone - If EquippedNavigation - If EquippedPersonal Settings (Customer Programmable Features)RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION Radio Broadcast Signals
Two Types of SignalsElectrical DisturbancesAM ReceptionFM ReceptionSALES CODE REN - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio (If Equipped)Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)Clock
Setting ProcedureSALES CODE REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK) Operating Instructions - Radio ModeOperation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)Notes On Playing
MP3/WMA FilesLIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)SALES CODE RER - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED Operating Instructions - Satellite RadioOperating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect)
(If Equipped)Clock Setting ProcedureSALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) Operating Instructions - Radio ModeOperation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio PlayNotes On Playing MP3 FilesLIST Button (CD Mode
for MP3 Play)INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)SATELLITE RADIO (RSC) - IF EQUIPPED (RER/REQ/REN RADIOS ONLY) System ActivationElectronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ENS/SID)Selecting Satellite ModeSatellite AntennaReception Quality
Operating Instructions - Satellite ModeOperating Instructions - Hands Free Phone (If Equipped)Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES) (If Equipped)VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) IF EQUIPPED Connecting the iPod DeviceControlling the iPod using Radio ButtonsPlay ModeList or Browse ModeREMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES CLIMATE CONTROLS Manual
Air Conditioning and Heating System Automatic Temperature Control - If Equipped Operating TipsREAR WINDOW FEATURES Rear Wiper OperationRear Washer OperationAdding Washer FluidElectric Rear Window DefrosterSTARTING AND OPERATING STARTING
PROCEDURES Automatic TransmissionNormal Starting (Tip Start)Extremely Cold Weather (below -20 degrees F or -29 degrees C)If Engine Fails To StartAfter StartingENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Automatic Transmission General InformationBrake/Transmission Shift Interlock System4 Speed Automatic Transmission5 Speed Automatic TransmissionAUTOSTICK - IF EQUIPPED Autostick OperationALL WHEEL DRIVE - IF EQUIPPED DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES AccelerationTraction
DRIVING THROUGH WATER Flowing/Rising WaterShallow Standing WaterPARKING BRAKE BRAKE SYSTEM Anti-Lock Brake System - If EquippedPOWER STEERING MULTI DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM (MDS) - 5.7L Engine Only TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (TCS)
- IF EQUIPPED BRAKE ASSIST SYSTEM (BAS) - IF EQUIPPED ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP) - IF EQUIPPED Synchronizing ESPESP/BAS Malfunction Indicator and ESP/TCS Indicator LightsTIRE SAFETY INFORMATION Tire Markings Tire Identification
Number (TIN)Tire Loading and Tire PressureTIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION Tire PressureTire Inflation PressuresRadial-Ply TiresCompact Spare Tire - If EquippedLimited Use Spare - If EquippedTire SpinningTread Wear IndicatorsLife of TireReplacement TiresAlignment
And BalanceSELF-SEALING TIRES - IF EQUIPPED TIRE CHAINS SNOW TIRES TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) - IF EQUIPPED Base System - If EquippedPremium System - If EquippedGeneral InformationFUEL
REQUIREMENTS 2.7L Engine3.5L and 5.7L EnginesReformulated GasolineGasoline/Oxygenate BlendsMMT In GasolineMaterials Added to FuelFuel System CautionsCarbon Monoxide WarningsADDING FUEL Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
VEHICLE LOADING Vehicle Certification LabelGross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)OverloadingLoadingTRAILER TOWING Common Towing DefinitionsTrailer Hitch ClassificationTrailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
Trailer and Tongue WeightTowing RequirementsTowing TipsRECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.) TOWING THIS VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE (Flat towing with all four wheels on the ground)WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES HAZARD
WARNING FLASHER IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING Preparations For JackingJack Location/Spare Tire StowageJacking and Changing a TireCompact Spare TireWheel Cover or Center Cap Installation (If Required)JUMP-STARTING
PROCEDURES
FREEING A STUCK YOUR
VEHICLE
TOWING
A DISABLED
VEHICLE WITHOUT
IGNITION
KEYTOWING
THIS
VEHICLE
BEHIND ANOTHER
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(Flat towingSYSTEM
with all four
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on theFuel
ground)TOWING
THIS VEHICLE
BEHINDAND
ANOTHER
VEHICLE
WITH
A TOW DOLLYMAINTAINING
VEHICLE
2.7L
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
3.5LTHE
ENGINE
COMPARTMENT
5.7L
ENGINE
COMPARTMENT
ONBOARD
DIAGNOSTIC
- OBD
II Loose
Filler CapEMISSIONS
INSPECTION
MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS REPLACEMENT PARTS DEALER SERVICE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Engine OilEngine Oil FilterDrive Belts - Check Condition and TensionSpark PlugsEngine Air Cleaner FilterFuel FilterCatalytic ConverterMaintenance-Free BatteryAir Conditioner
MaintenanceA/C Air Filter - If EquippedPower Steering - Fluid CheckFront and Rear Suspension Ball JointsSteering LinkageBody LubricationWiper BladesWindshield Washers/Rear Window WasherExhaust SystemCooling SystemHoses and Vacuum/Vapor HarnessesFuel
SystemBrake SystemAutomatic TransmissionAll Wheel Drive (AWD) - If EquippedFront and Rear Wheel BearingsAppearance Care and Protection from CorrosionCleaning the Center Console Cup HoldersFUSES (POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTERS) Fuses (Front Power
Distribution Center)Fuses (Rear Power Distribution Center)VEHICLE STORAGE REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS BULB REPLACEMENT Low Beam Headlight, High Beam Headlight, and Park/Turn LightTail/Stop, Turn Signal Light, and Backup LightLicense LightFLUIDS
AND CAPACITIES FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS EngineChassisMAINTENANCE SCHEDULES EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Required Maintenance IntervalsIF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE Prepare For The AppointmentPrepare A ListBe Reasonable With RequestsIF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only) MOPAR PARTS REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In CanadaPUBLICATION ORDER FORMS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES TreadwearTraction GradesTemperature GradesINDEX