Dodge 2009 Caliber SRT4 Automobile User Manual

2010
OWNE R ’ S MANUAL
Journey
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 487
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CONTENTS
䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Vehicle Identification Number
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䡵 How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
䡵 Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group
LLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision
workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all
essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.
It is supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet,
located on the DVD, and various customer-oriented
documents. Please take the time to read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help assure safe and
enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored
in the vehicle for convenient referencing 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 authorized
dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained technicians and genuine MOPAR威 parts, and cares about
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 back of this manual contains a
complete listing of all subjects.
Consult the following table for a description of the
symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
this Owner’s Manual.
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INTRODUCTION
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This Owners Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in an accident or
bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you
do not read this entire Owners Manual, you may miss
important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is on the left
front corner of the instrument panel and is visible from
outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This
VIN Location
number also appears on the Automobile Information NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle, the
vehicle registration, and the title.
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VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or
death.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
▫ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
䡵 Vehicle Security Alarm — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 17
▫ Key FOB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
▫ Tip Start Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
▫ Removing Key FOB From Ignition . . . . . . . . . 14
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
䡵 Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
䡵 Sentry Key威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
䡵 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
▫ To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . 20
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
▫ To Lock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . 22
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▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
▫ Remote Open Window Featuree . . . . . . . . . . . 23
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . 23
䡵 Liftgate
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 23 䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
䡵 Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 25
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . 47
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
▫ Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
䡵 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
▫ Child Protection Door Lock System (Rear
Doors) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
䡵 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped . . . . . . 48
▫ Supplemental Rear Impact Active Head
Restraints (AHR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . 53
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▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) —
Airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
▫ Advanced Front Airbag Features . . . . . . . . . . 56
▫ Airbag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . 61
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
▫ Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . 82
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system
consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and a Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) with
integral ignition switch. You can insert the Key Fob into
the ignition switch with either side up.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
The Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) operates similarly 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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4
— LOCK
— ACC (ACCESSORY)
— ON
— START
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Key Fob
The Key Fob operates the ignition switch. It also contains
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and an
emergency key, which stores in the rear of the Key Fob.
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The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle
should the battery in the vehicle or the Key Fob go dead.
You can keep the emergency key with you when valet
parking.
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch
at the top of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and
then pull the key out with your other hand.
Emergency Key Removal
NOTE:
• You can insert the double-sided emergency key into
the lock cylinder with either side up.
• Only the drivers door is equipped with a lock cylinder.
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Tip Start Feature
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power
Do not press the accelerator. Use the Key Fob to briefly
window switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped),
turn the ignition switch to the START position and
and ignition-powered power outlets will remain active
release it as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor
for up to 10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned
will continue to run, and it will disengage automatically
to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will
when the engine is running.
cancel this feature. The time for this feature is programmable. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Removing Key Fob From Ignition
Center
(EVIC)/Personal
Settings
(CustomerPlace the shift lever in PARK. Turn the key to the LOCK
Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Inposition and then remove the Key Fob.
strument Panel” for further information.
NOTE:
WARNING!
• For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power window
Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
ignition-powered power outlets will remain active for
number of reasons. A child or others could be seriapproximately 45 seconds after the ignition switch is
ously or fatally injured. Don’t leave the key in the
turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front
ignition. A child could operate power windows,
door will cancel this feature.
other controls, or move the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove the key from the ignition and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
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is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
or unlocked.
The system uses Key Fob with factory-mated Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and Wireless Ignition
Node (WIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation.
Therefore, only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. The
Opening the driver’s door when the Key Fob is in the
system will shut the engine off in two seconds if an
ignition and the ignition switch position is LOCK or
invalid Key Fob is used to start the engine.
ACC, a chime will sound to remind you to remove the
After turning the ignition switch to the ON position, the
key.
Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three seconds for a
NOTE: The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds
bulb check. If the light remains on after the bulb check, it
when the Key Fob is placed in the LOCK or ACC
indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. This
position.
condition will result in the engine being shut off after two
seconds.
SENTRY KEY姞
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
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If the Vehicle Security 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 by an authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
Always remove the Key Fobs from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
NOTE: The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system is not
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
compatible with aftermarket remote starting systems.
Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
required for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs.
problems and loss of security protection.
Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an authoAll of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have rized dealer, this procedure consists of programming a
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
blank Key Fobs to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key
Fob is one that has never been programmed.
Replacement Keys
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key威 Immobilizer
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
system serviced, bring all vehicle Key Fobs with you to
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the
the authorized dealer.
vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it
cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
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and/or turn signals and flash the Vehicle Security Light
Customer Key Programming
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be in the instrument cluster.
performed at an authorized dealer.
Rearming of the System
General Information
If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
The Sentry Key威 system complies with FCC rules Part 15 disarm it, the system will turn off the horn after three
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is minutes, turn off all of the visual signals after 15 minutes,
subject to the following conditions:
and then the system will rearm itself.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
To Arm the System
• This device must accept any interference that may be 1. Remove the key from the ignition switch and exit the
received, including interference that may cause undes- vehicle.
ired operation.
2. Lock the doors and liftgate by pressing the power door
LOCK switch or the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
The Vehicle Security Alarm (VSA) system monitors the Entry (RKE) transmitter.
vehicle doors and liftgate for unauthorized entry. If NOTE: The system will not arm if you lock the doors
something triggers the alarm, the system will sound the with the manual door LOCK plungers or the door LOCK
horn intermittently, flash the headlights, park lamps cylinder on the driver’s door.
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The Security Alarm system is designed to protect your
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
system will give you a false alarm. If the previously
described arming sequence has occurred, the system will
arm regardless of whether you are inside or outside the
NOTE: For added security, whenever the Security
vehicle. If you remain inside the vehicle and open a door,
Alarm is armed, the HomeLink威/Garage Door Opener
the alarm will sound. If this occurs, disarm the system.
(if equipped) is disabled as well.
Tamper Alert
To Disarm the System
If something has triggered the alarm in your absence, the
Either press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter
horn will sound three times when you unlock the doors.
or insert a valid ignition key into the ignition lock
Check the vehicle for tampering.
cylinder and turn the key to the ON position.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
NOTE:
• Unlocking the doors with the manual door LOCK The interior lights will turn on when you press the
plungers or the door LOCK cylinder on the driver’s UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter or open a door or the liftgate.
door will not disarm the system.
3. Close all doors. The Vehicle Security Light in the
instrument cluster will flash to signal that the system is
arming. During this period, opening any door or the
liftgate will cancel the arming process.
• When the system is armed, the interior power door
LOCK switches will not unlock the doors.
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This feature also turns on the approach lighting (if
equipped). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
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NOTE: Inserting the Key Fob into the ignition switch
disables all buttons on that RKE transmitter; however, the
buttons on the remaining RKE transmitters will continue
to work. Driving at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above
disables all RKE transmitter buttons for all Key Fobs.
The interior lights will fade to off after approximately
30 seconds or they will immediately fade to off once the
ignition switch is turned ON.
NOTE: The illuminated entry system will not operate
the interior lights if the Dimmer Control is in the extreme
downward (Defeat) position.
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and
liftgate or activate the Panic Alarm from distances up to
approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held Key Fob
with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. The RKE
transmitter does not need to be pointed at the vehicle to
activate the system.
Key Fob With Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Transmitter
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To Unlock the Doors and Liftgate
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice
within five seconds to unlock all doors and liftgate. The
turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock
signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on.
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 RKE transmitter. To change the
current setting, proceed as follows:
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information
Center
(EVIC)/Personal
Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
following steps:
1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed
RKE 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.
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 RKE transmitter
with the ignition switch in the LOCK position and the
Key Fob removed.
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE 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.
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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 RKE transmitter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change
the current setting, proceed as follows:
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitter
with the ignition switch in the LOCK position and the
Key Fob removed.
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE 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
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the to deactivate the Security Alarm.
following steps:
Illuminated Approach — If Equipped
1. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on a programmed This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter.
10 seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK button while The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles
equipped with the EVIC. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
still holding the UNLOCK button.
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
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Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer- • For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Infollowing steps:
strument Panel” for further information.
1. Press the LOCK button on a programmed RKE transTo Lock the Doors and Liftgate
mitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 10 secPress and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmit- onds. Then, press the PANIC button while still holding
ter to lock all doors and liftgate. The turn signal lights the LOCK button.
will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
signal.
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressSound Horn with Remote Key Lock
ing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter with the
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
ignition switch in the LOCK position and the Key Fob
are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be
removed.
turned on or turned off. To change the current setting,
proceed as follows:
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitSettings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Un- ter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Security
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated • You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the
to deactivate the Security Alarm.
Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted
by the system.
Using the Panic Alarm
To turn the Panic Alarm feature ON or OFF, press and Remote Open Window Featuree
hold the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at This feature allows you to remotely lower both front door
least one second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, windows at the same time. To use this feature, press and
the headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will release the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter and
then immediately press and hold the UNLOCK button
pulse on and off, and the interior lights will turn on.
until the windows lower to the level desired or until they
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
lower completely.
you turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 5 mph Programming Additional Transmitters
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
(8 km/h) or greater.
performed at an authorized dealer.
NOTE:
• The interior lights will turn off if you turn the ignition Transmitter Battery Replacement
switch to the ACC or ON position while the Panic
The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights and
battery.
horn will remain on.
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NOTE:
• Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
• Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back
housing or the printed circuit board.
1. Battery access is through a door located on the rear of
the Key Fob. Insert a small, flat blade screwdriver into the
slot and gently pry open the access door.
Battery Replacement
1— Battery Access Door
2. Remove and replace the battery. Avoid touching the
new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with
rubbing alcohol.
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3. Reposition the access door panel over the battery 1. A weak battery in the transmitter. The expected life of
the battery is a minimum of three years.
opening and snap into place.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios.
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
following conditions:
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) trans• This device may not cause harmful interference.
mitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the
• This device must accept any interference received, vehicle while still maintaining security. The system has a
including interference that may cause undesired range of approximately 328 ft (100 m).
operation.
NOTE: The vehicle must be equipped with an autoNOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly ap- matic transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
proved by the party responsible for compliance could How To Use Remote Start
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
All of the following conditions must be met before the
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal engine will remote start:
distance, check for these two conditions:
• Shift lever in PARK
• Doors closed
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• Hood closed
WARNING! (Continued)
• Liftgate closed
• HAZARD switch off
• BRAKE switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
• Battery at an acceptable charge level, and
• RKE PANIC button not pressed.
WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or
confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious
injury or death when inhaled.
(Continued)
• Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters
away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls
could cause serious injury or death.
To Enter Remote Start Mode
Press and release the REMOTE START button
on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. The vehicle doors will lock, parking
lights will flash and horn will chirp 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.
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• For security, power window and power sunroof op- the doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
eration (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is equipped). Then, insert the Key Fob into the ignition
switch and turn the switch to the ON position.
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.
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 and Drive the Vehicle
Before the end of the 15-minute cycle, press and release
the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock
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 unintentional 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.
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DOOR LOCKS
Manual Door Locks
To lock each door, push the door lock plunger on each
door trim panel downward. To unlock the front doors,
pull the inside door handle to the first detent. To unlock
the rear doors, pull the door lock plunger on the door
trim panel upward.
Manual 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.
NOTE: The manual door locks will not lock or unlock
the liftgate.
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WARNING!
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
accident, lock the vehicle doors before you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
from the ignition and lock your vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause severe
personal injuries and death.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key 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 and
liftgate.
Power Door Lock Switch Location
1 — Unlock
2 — Lock
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To prevent you from locking your Key Fob in the vehicle, 5. The doors were not previously unlocked
the power door lock switch will not operate when the
6. The vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h).
Key Fob is in the ignition and either front door is open. A
chime will sound as a reminder to remove the Key Fob. Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit
If Auto Unlock is enabled, this feature will unlock all the
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
doors when the driver’s door is opened if the vehicle is
The auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by
stopped and in PARK or NEUTRAL. Refer to “Electronic
your authorized dealer. See your authorized dealer for
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
programming.
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding
Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The doors will unlock automatically if:
The doors will unlock automatically if:
1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is en1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is enabled
abled
2. The transaxle was in gear and the vehicle speed
2. The transaxle was in gear and the vehicle speed
returned to 0 mph (0 km/h)
returned to 0 mph (0 km/h)
3. The transaxle is in NEUTRAL or PARK
3. The transaxle is in NEUTRAL or PARK
4. The driver’s door is opened
4. The driver’s door is opened
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5. The doors were not previously unlocked
6. The vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h).
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3. Within 15 seconds, cycle the ignition switch between
LOCK and ON and then back to LOCK four times ending
up in the LOCK position. However, do not start the
engine.
Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit Programming
The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature can be
4. Within 30 seconds, press the power door unlock
enabled or disabled as follows:
switch to unlock the doors.
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Elec5. A single chime will indicate the completion of the
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
programming.
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further infor- NOTE: If you do not hear the chime, it means that the
system did not enter the programming mode and you
mation.
will need to repeat the procedure.
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
following steps:
6. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
1. Enter the vehicle and close all doors.
NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature
2. Place the Key Fob in the ignition switch.
in accordance with local laws.
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Child Protection Door Lock System (Rear Doors)
To provide a safer environment for small children riding
in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with a Child
Protection Door Lock system.
To Engage the Child Protection Door Lock System
1. Open the rear door.
2. Insert the tip of the emergency key (or alike) into the
child lock control and rotate it to the LOCK position.
Child Lock Control
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.
NOTE: When the Child Protection Door 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!
Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the rear doors can only be opened
from the outside when the child protection locks are
engaged. Failure to follow this warning may result in
serious injury or death.
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To Disengage the Child Protection Door Lock
System
1. Open the rear door.
2. Insert the tip of the emergency key (or alike) into the
child lock control and rotate it to the UNLOCK position.
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 lock plunger up to the UNLOCK position, roll
down the window, and open the door with the outside
door handle.
Child Lock Control
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3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.
NOTE: After disengaging the Child Protection Door
Lock system, always test the door from the inside to
make certain it is in the desired position.
WINDOWS
Power Windows
The window controls on the driver’s door trim panel
control all of the door windows.
Power Window Switches
There are single window controls on each passenger door
trim panel, which operate the passenger door windows.
The window controls will operate when the ignition
switch is in the ON or ACC position.
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NOTE:
• For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power window
switches will remain active for 45 seconds 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 10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position. Opening either front door will cancel this
feature. The time for this feature is programmable.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”
for further information.
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WARNING!
Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in the
ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended
children, can become entrapped by the windows
while operating the power window switches. Such
entrapment may result in serious injury or death.
Auto-Down Feature
The driver’s power window switch has an Auto-down
feature. Press the window switch past the first 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.
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Auto-Up Feature with Anti-Pinch Protection — If
• Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger
Equipped
the auto-reverse function unexpectedly during autoOn some models, the driver’s and front passenger’s
closure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the
power window switch has an Auto-up feature. Pull the
first detent and hold to close window manually.
window switch up to the second detent, release, and the
WARNING!
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, pull the window switch
up to the first detent and release it when you want the
window to stop.
NOTE:
• If the window runs into any obstacle during Autoclosure, it will reverse direction and then go back
down. Remove the obstacle and use the window
switch again to close the window.
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. To avoid personal injury, be sure to
clear your arms, hands, fingers, and objects from the
window path before closing the window. Such entrapment may result in serious injury.
Window Lockout Switch
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door trim
panel allows you to disable the window control on the
other doors. To disable the window controls, press and
release the window lockout button (setting it in the down
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position). To enable the window controls, press and Reset
release the window lockout button again (setting it in the It may be necessary at some point in time to reactivate the
Auto-up/Auto-down feature. To do so, perform the
up position).
following steps:
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
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
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the rear windows open, then open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting or open any
window.
LIFTGATE
The liftgate can be unlocked or locked with the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or by activating the
power door lock switch located on either front door trim
panel.
NOTE: The liftgate cannot be unlocked or locked with
Liftgate Release
the manual door lock plungers on the door trim panels or
NOTE:
Because
the
gas pressure drops with temperathe door lock cylinder on the driver’s door.
ture, it may be necessary to assist the props when
To open the unlocked liftgate, squeeze the handle and opening the liftgate in cold weather.
pull the liftgate toward you. Gas props will raise and
support the liftgate in the open position.
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WARNING!
• Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. These fumes
could injure you and your passengers. Keep the
liftgate closed when you are operating the vehicle.
• If you are required to drive with the liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed, and the
blower switch on the climate control is set at high
speed. DO NOT use the recirculation mode.
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• Supplemental Rear Impact Active Head Restraints
(AHR) located on top of the front seats (integrated into
the head restraint)
• Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
that span the front, second, and third row seating for
the driver and passengers seated next to a window —
if equipped
• Supplemental Side Seat Airbags — if equipped
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering
wheel
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
Some of the most important safety features in your • Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
vehicle are the restraint systems:
• Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners to enhance
occupant protection by managing occupant energy
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for all seating
during an impact event — if equipped
positions
• Advanced Front Airbags for driver and front passen- • All seat belt systems (except the driver’s) include
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the
ger
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seat belt webbing into position by extending the belt
all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the
desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large
item in a seat — if equipped
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.
If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
on LATCH, see Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
(LATCH).
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
NOTE: The Advanced Front Airbags have a multistage and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
inflator design. This allows the airbag to have different far away from home or on your own street.
rates of inflation based on severity and type of collision.
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
Please pay close attention to the information in this can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as 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
combination lap/shoulder belts.
The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during
very sudden stops or impacts. This feature allows the
shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under
normal conditions. However, in a collision, the belt will
lock and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the
vehicle or being thrown out.
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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 best.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to
wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in 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.
2. The seat belt latch plate is along side the pillar near the
back of your seat. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the
belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as
necessary to make the belt go around your lap.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the front seat.
Pulling Out Lap/Shoulder Belt
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3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
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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.
(Continued)
Connecting Latch Plate To Buckle
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WARNING! (Continued)
• A belt that is worn under your arm is very dangerous. Your body could strike the inside surfaces of
the vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause
internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder
bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that
your strongest bones will take the force in a
collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up
a bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too
tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug
belt reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a
collision.
Removing Slack From Belt
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t
be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across
your abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as
possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt can’t do its job as well. In a
collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the
belt is straight. If you can’t straighten a belt in
your vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer and
have it fixed.
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor
will withdraw any slack in the belt.
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6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position.
If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to
allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
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Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the driver’s seat and front passenger’s seat, the shoulder belt can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt away from your neck. Push and fully
depress the button above the webbing to release the
anchorage, then move it up or down to the position that
fits you best.
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 Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode — If
position the belt away from your neck.
Equipped
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically preLap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
locked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is availshoulder belt.
able on all passenger-seating positions with a combina1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the tion lap/shoulder belt.
anchor point.
When To Use The Automatic Locking Mode
2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate, Use the Automatic Locking Mode anytime a child safety
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create a seat is installed in the rear outboard seating position.
Children 12 years old and younger should always be
fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
properly restrained in the rear seat.
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of the How To Use The Automatic Locking Mode
latch plate.
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
folded webbing.
the entire belt is extracted.
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3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
worn snugly and positioned properly.
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
How to Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Disconnect the combination lap/shoulder belt from the
buckle and allow it to retract completely to disengage the
Automatic Locking Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode.
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). Like the airbags, the pretensioners are single use items. After a collision deploys the
airbags and/or pretensioners, a deployed airbag and/or
pretensioner must be replaced immediately.
Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped
The seat belts for both front seating positions may be
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision.
These devices improve the performance of the seat belt
by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant early
in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants,
including those in child restraints.
Supplemental Rear Impact Active Head Restraints
(AHR)
These head restraints are passive, deployable components, and vehicles with this equipment can not be
readily identified by any markings, only through visual
inspection of the head restraint. The head restraint will be
split in two halves, with the front half being soft foam
and trim, the back half being decorative plastic.
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How the Active Head Restraints (AHR) Work
The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
whether the severity or type of rear impact require the
Active Head Restraints (AHR) to deploy. In case of AHR
deployment both driver and front passenger seat AHR’s
will be deployed.
When AHR’s deploy during a rear impact, the head
restraint front half extends forward to minimize the gap
between the back of the head and the AHR. This system
is designed to help prevent or reduce the extent of
injuries the driver and front passenger in certain types of
rear end impacts.
NOTE: The Active Head Restraints (AHR) may or may
not deploy in the event of a front or side impact.
However if during a front impact, a secondary rear
impact occurs, the AHR may deploy based on the severity and type of the impact.
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Active Head Restraint (AHR) Components
1 — Head Restraint Front Half
(Soft Foam and Trim)
2 — Seatback
3 — Head Restraint Back Half
(Decorative Plastic Rear
Cover)
4 — Head Restraint Guide
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CAUTION!
1. Grasp the deployed AHR from the rear seat.
All occupants, including the driver, should not operate a vehicle or sit in a vehicle’s seat until the head
restraints are placed in their proper positions in order
to minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of an
accident.
NOTE: For more information on properly adjusting and
positioning the head restraint, refer to “Adjusting Active
Head Restraints” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle”.
Resetting Active Head Restraints (AHR)
Hand Positioning Points On AHR
If the Active Head Restraints are triggered in an accident,
you must reset the head restraint on the driver’s and 2. Position the hands on the top of the deployed AHR at
front passenger seat. You can recognize when the Active a comfortable position.
Head Restraint has been triggered by the fact that they
have moved forward (as shown in step three of the
resetting procedure).
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3. Pull down then rearward towards the rear of the
vehicle then down to engage the locking mechanism.
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3 — Final Downward Movement To Engage Locking Mechanism
1 — Downward Movement
2 — Rearward Movement
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4. The AHR front soft foam and trim half should lock • For safety reasons, have the Active Head Restraints
into the back decorative plastic half.
checked by a qualified specialist at an authorized
dealer.
AHR In Reset Position
NOTE:
• If you have difficulties or problems resetting the head
restraints, see an authorized dealer.
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert姞)
If the driver’s seat belt has not been buckled within
60 seconds of starting the vehicle and if the vehicle speed
is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), the BeltAlert威 will alert
the driver to buckle the seat belt. The driver should also
instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat belts.
Once the warning is triggered, the BeltAlert威 will continue to chime and flash the Seat Belt Reminder Light for
96 seconds or until the driver’s seat belt is buckled. The
BeltAlert威 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).
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NOTE: Watch for the Seat Belt Reminder Light to turn
BeltAlert威 Programming
The BeltAlert威 can be enabled or disabled by your on while the seat belt retracts and turn off while reauthorized dealer or by performing the following steps: buckling the seat belt. It may be necessary to completely
retract the seat belt each time.
NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first
60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON 4. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position. A single
or START position. Chrysler Group LLC does not recom- chime will sound to signify that you have successfully
completed the programming.
mend deactivating BeltAlert威.
1. With all doors closed, and the ignition switch in any The BeltAlert威 can be reactivated by repeating this proposition except ON or START, buckle the driver’s seat cedure.
belt.
NOTE: When the BeltAlert威 is deactivated, the Seat Belt
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, (do not Reminder Light will continue to illuminate as long as the
start the engine). Wait for the Seat Belt Reminder Light to driver’s seat belt is unbuckled or retracted.
turn off and then proceed to the next step.
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
3. Unbuckle the driver’s seat belt, allow the seat belt to We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
retract, and then re-buckle the driver’s seat belt at least throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
three times, ending with the seat belt buckled.
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Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is too short even when fully extended and
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.
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.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Airbags
This vehicle has airbags for both the driver and front
passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint
systems. The driver’s front airbag is mounted in the
center of the steering wheel. The passenger’s front airbag
is mounted in the instrument panel, above the glove
compartment. The words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on
the airbag covers.
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The Advanced Front Airbags have a multistage inflator
design. This allows the airbag to have different rates of
inflation based on the severity and type of collision.
This vehicle may also be equipped with Supplemental
Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the
driver, front, and rear passengers sitting next to a window. If the vehicle is equipped with SABIC airbags, they
are located above the side windows and their covers are
also labeled: SRS AIRBAG.
Front Airbag Components
1 — Driver’s Airbag
2 — Front Passenger’s Airbag
3 — Knee Bolsters
NOTE: These airbags are certified to the new Federal
regulations for Advanced Airbags.
This vehicle may also be equipped with Supplemental
Side Seat Airbags. If the vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Side Seat Airbags they are marked with an airbag
label sewn into the outboard side of the seat.
NOTE: Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior
trim; but they will open during airbag deployment.
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Airbag System Components
The airbag system consists of the following:
• Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
— if equipped
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• Supplemental Side Seat Airbags — if equipped
• Airbag Warning Light
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Advanced Front Airbag Features
The Advanced Front Airbag system has multistage driver
Driver Front Airbag
and front passenger airbags. This system provides output
Front Passenger Airbag
appropriate to the severity and type of collision as
determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
Supplemental Rear Impact Active Head Restraint for
which may receive information from the impact sensors
Driver and Front Passenger
at the front of the car.
Front and Side Impact Sensors
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
Steering Wheel and Column
impact that requires airbag deployment. The timing of
the second stage determines whether the output force is
Instrument Panel
low, medium, or high. If a low output is sufficient to meet
Knee Impact Bolster
the need, the remaining gas in the inflator is expended.
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners — if equipped
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WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the
airbag on the instrument panel, because any such
objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a crash
severe enough to cause the airbag to inflate.
• Do not put anything on or around the airbag
covers or attempt to open them manually. You may
damage the airbags and you could be injured
because the airbags may no longer be functional.
The protective covers for the airbag cushions are
designed to open only when the airbags are inflating.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios,
etc.
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Supplemental Side Seat Airbags — If Equipped
Supplemental side seat airbags provide enhanced protection and work together with supplemental Side Airbag
Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to help protect an occupant
during a side impact.
Seat Mounted Side Airbag Label
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When the bag deploys, it opens the seam between the
front and side of the seat’s trim cover. Each bag deploys
independently, that is a left side impact deploys the left
bag only and a right-side impact deploys only the right
bag.
Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) — If Equipped
SABIC airbags offer side-impact and vehicle rollover
protection to front and rear seat outboard occupants in
addition to that provided by the body structure. Each
airbag features inflated chambers placed adjacent to the
head of each outboard occupant that reduce the potential
Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtain Location
for side-impact head injuries. The curtains deploy downNOTE:
ward, covering both windows on the impact side.
• Should a vehicle rollover occur, the pretensioners
and/or SABIC airbags on both sides of the vehicle
may deploy.
• Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim;
but they will open during airbag deployment.
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The system includes sensors adjacent to both front and
rear seat occupants that are calibrated to deploy the
SABIC airbags during impacts that require airbag occupant protection.
WARNING!
• If your vehicle is equipped with left and right Side
Airbag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC), do not stack
luggage or other cargo up high enough to block
the location of the SABIC. The area where the side
curtain airbag is located should remain free from
any obstructions.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the side airbags; the performance
could be adversely affected and/or objects could
be pushed into you, causing serious injury.
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Knee Impact Bolsters
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
driver and the front passenger, and position everyone for
the best interaction with the Advanced Front Airbag.
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Airbags work with the knee bolsters to provide improved
protection for the driver and front passenger. Side airbags
also work with seat belts to improve occupant protection.
Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
risk of harm from a deploying airbag:
Children 12 years old and younger should always ride
buckled up in a rear seat.
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WARNING!
Infants in rear-facing child restraints should NEVER
ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger
front airbag. An airbag deployment can cause severe
injury or death to infants in that position.
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
All occupants should ALWAYS wear their lap and shoulder belts properly.
The driver and front passenger seats should be moved
back as far as practical to allow the Advanced Front
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat Airbags room to inflate.
belt properly (see Section on Child Restraints) should be
Do not lean against the door. If your vehicle has side
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or beltairbags, and deployment occurs, the side airbags will
positioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
inflate forcefully into the space between you and the
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
door.
ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under If the airbag system in this vehicle needs to be modified
to accommodate a disabled person, contact the Customer
their arm.
Center. Phone numbers are provided under ⬙If You Need
If a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
Assistance⬙.
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
(Refer to “Child Restraints”)
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WARNING!
• Relying on the airbags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The airbags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the airbags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
airbags.
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during front airbag deployment could cause
serious injury, including death. Airbags need
room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably extending
your arms to reach the steering wheel or instrument panel.
• Side airbags also need room to inflate. Do not lean
against the door. Sit upright in the center of the
seat.
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Airbag Deployment Sensors and Controls
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
required for this vehicle.
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or
side airbags in a frontal or side collision is required.
Based on the impact sensors signals, a central electronic
ORC deploys the Advanced Front Airbags, SABIC airbags — if equipped, Supplemental Side Seat Airbags — if
equipped, and front seat belt pretensioners — if
equipped, as required, depending on severity and type of
impact.
Advanced Front Airbags are designed to provide additional protection by supplementing the seat belts in
certain frontal collisions depending on the severity and
type of collision. Advanced Front Airbags are not expected to reduce the risk of injury in rear, side, or rollover
collisions.
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The Advanced Front Airbags will not deploy in all frontal
collisions, including some that may produce substantial
vehicle damage — for example, some pole collisions,
truck underrides, and angle offset collisions. On the other
hand, depending on the type and location of impact,
Advanced Front Airbags may deploy in crashes with
little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a severe
initial deceleration.
The side airbags will not deploy in all side collisions. Side
airbag deployment will depend on the severity and type
of collision.
Because airbag sensors measure vehicle deceleration over
time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are not
good indicators of whether or not an airbag should have
deployed.
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all collisions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
away from an inflating airbag.
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
the system whenever the ignition switch is in the START
or ON position. If the key is in the LOCK position, in the
ACC position, or not in the ignition, the airbags are not
on and will not inflate.
The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
may deploy the airbags even if the battery loses power or
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
Also, the ORC turns on the Airbag Warning
Light in the instrument panel for approximately four to six seconds for a self-check
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
self-check, the Airbag Warning Light will turn off. If the
ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it
turns on the Airbag Warning Light, either momentarily
or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
comes on again after initial startup.
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It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instrument cluster Airbag Warning Light if a malfunction is
noted. The diagnostics also record the nature of the
malfunction.
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.
Driver and Passenger Airbag Inflator Units
The Driver and Passenger Airbag Inflator Units are
located in the center of the steering wheel and the right
side of the instrument panel. When the ORC detects a
collision requiring the airbags, it signals the inflator units.
A large quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate
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the Advanced Front Airbags. Different airbag inflation
rates are possible, based on the collision type and severity. The steering wheel hub trim cover and the upper
right side of the instrument panel separate and fold out
of the way as the bags inflate to their full size. The bags
fully inflate in about 50 to 70 milliseconds. This is about
half of the time it takes to blink your eyes. The bags then
quickly deflate while helping to restrain the driver and
front passenger.
The driver front airbag gas is vented through the vent
holes in the sides of the airbag. The passenger front
airbag gas is vented through the vent holes in the sides of
the airbag. In this way, the airbags do not interfere with
your control of the vehicle.
Supplemental Side Seat Airbag Inflator Units — If
Equipped
The Side Impact (SRS) Seat-Mounted Side Airbags are
designed to activate only in certain side collisions.
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The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtain
airbags to inflate based on the severity and type of (SABIC) Inflator Units — If Equipped
During collisions where the impact is confined to a
collision.
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
deploy the SABIC airbags, depending on severity and
the system whenever the ignition switch is in the START
type of collision. In these events, the ORC will deploy the
or ON positions. These include all of the items previously
SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
mentioned.
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
Based on the severity and type of collision, the side
curtain airbag. The inflating side curtain airbag pushes
airbag inflator on the crash side of the vehicle may be
the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and
triggered, releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The
covers the window. The airbag inflates in about 30 ms
inflating side airbag exits through the seat seam into the
(about one-quarter of the time that it takes to blink your
space between the occupant and the door. The side
eyes) with enough force to injure you if you are not belted
airbags fully inflate in about 10 milliseconds. The side
and seated properly, or if items are positioned in the area
airbag moves at a very high speed and with such a high
where the side curtain airbag inflates. This especially
force, that it could injure you if you are not seated
applies to children. The side curtain airbag is only about
properly, or if items are positioned in the area where the
3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when it is inflated.
side airbag inflates. This especially applies to children.
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Because airbag sensors estimate deceleration over time, • Cut off fuel to the engine.
vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
whether or not an airbag should have deployed.
until the ignition key is turned off.
NOTE: In a rollover the pretensioners and/or SABIC
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
airbags may deploy on both sides of the vehicle.
the battery has power or until the ignition key is
Front and Side Impact Sensors
removed.
In front and side impacts, impact sensors aid the ORC in
• Unlock the doors automatically.
determining appropriate response to impact events. Additional sensors in the ORC determine the level of airbag If a Deployment Occurs
The airbags are designed to deflate immediately after
deployment and provide verification.
deployment.
Enhanced Accident Response System
In the event of an impact causing airbag deployment, if NOTE: Front and/or side airbags will not deploy in all
the communication network remains intact, and the collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the the airbag system.
event the ORC will determine whether to have the
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the following functions:
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If you do have a collision which deploys the airbags, any
or all of the following may occur:
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
• The nylon airbag material may sometimes cause abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and front
passenger as the airbags deploy and unfold. The Do not drive your vehicle after the airbags have deabrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium airbags will not be in place to protect you.
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
WARNING!
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
Deployed airbags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
protect you in another collision. Have the airbags,
immediately.
seat belt pretensioners, and the front passenger seat
• As the airbags deflate, you may see some smoke-like belt retractor assembly replaced by an authorized
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the dealer as soon as possible. Also, have the Occupant
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for Restraint Controller (ORC) system serviced as well.
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
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the airbag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the airbag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure,
or add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the
airbag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an airbag system.
(Continued)
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your advanced airbag system. The airbag may inflate
accidentally or may not function properly if modifications are made. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any advanced airbag system service. If your seat, including your trim cover and
cushion, needs to be serviced in any way (including removal or loosening/tightening of seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your authorized
dealer. Only manufacturer approved seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to modify an
advanced airbag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
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Airbag Warning Light
You will want to have the airbags ready to
inflate for your protection in a collision. While
the airbag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of the following occurs, have
an authorized dealer service the system immediately.
located on the inside of the fuse block cover for the
proper airbag fuses. See your authorized dealer if the
fuse is good.
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The airbags may
not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly
check the fuse block for blown fuses. Refer to the label
NOTE:
1. A near-deployment event occurs when the airbag
sensor detects severe vehicle deceleration usually indicative of a crash, but not severe enough to warrant airbag
deployment.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
In the event of an accident, your vehicle is designed to
record up to five seconds of specific vehicle data param• The Airbag Warning Light does not come on for eters (see list below) in an event data recorder prior to the
approximately four to six seconds when the ignition moment of airbag deployment, or near deployment (if
switch is first turned ON.
applicable), and up to a quarter second of either highspeed deceleration data or change in velocity during
• The light remains on after the approximate four to
and/or after airbag deployment or near-deployment.
six-second interval.
EDR data is ONLY recorded if an airbag deploys, or
• The light comes on and remains on while driving.
nearly deploys, and is otherwise unavailable.
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2. Under certain circumstances, EDR data may not be accessing the electronic data stored, unless ordered to
download data by a court with legal jurisdiction (i.e.,
recorded (e.g., loss of battery power).
pursuant to a warrant). A copy of the data will be
In conjunction with other data gathered during a comprovided to the custodial entity upon request. General
plete accident investigation, the electronic data may be
data that does not identify particular vehicles or crashes
used by Chrysler Group LLC and others to learn more
may be released for incorporation in aggregate crash
about the possible causes of crashes and associated
databases, such as those maintained by the U.S. governinjuries in order to assess and improve vehicle performent and various states. Data of a potentially sensitive
mance. In addition to crash investigations initiated by
nature, such as would identify a particular driver, veChrysler Group LLC, such investigations may be rehicle, or crash, will be treated confidentially. Confidential
quested by customers, insurance carriers, government
data will not be disclosed by Chrysler Group LLC to any
officials, and professional crash researchers, such as those
third party except when:
associated with universities, and with hospital and insur1. Used for research purposes, such as to match data
ance organizations.
with a particular crash record in an aggregate database,
In the event that an investigation is undertaken by
provided confidentiality of personal data is thereafter
Chrysler Group LLC (regardless of initiative), the compreserved.
pany or its designated representative will first obtain
permission of the appropriate custodial entity for the 2. Used in defense of litigation involving a Chrysler
vehicle (usually the vehicle owner or lessee) before Group LLC product.
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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.
3. Requested by police under a legal warrant.
4. Otherwise required by law.
Data parameters that are recorded:
Children 12 years and younger should ride properly
• Diagnostic trouble code(s) and warning light status for buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
electronically-controlled safety systems, including the statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats rather than in the front.
airbag system
• Vehicle speed
WARNING!
• Engine RPM
• Brake switch status
• Pedal position
• And other parameters
configuration
depending
on
vehicle
Child Restraint
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the
time, including babies and children. Every state in the
In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby,
can become a projectile inside the vehicle. The force
required to hold even an infant on your lap could
become so great that you could not hold the child, no
matter how strong you are. The child and others
could be badly injured. Any child riding in your
vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child’s
size.
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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.
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
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infant carriers do, so they can be used rearward-facing
by children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) but are
less than one year old. Both types of child restraints are
held in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the
LATCH child restraint anchor system. Refer to
“LATCH — Child Seat Anchor System (Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren)”.
• 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
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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)”.
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 seatback, they should use a
belt-positioning booster seat. The child and beltpositioning booster seat are held in the vehicle by the
lap/shoulder belt.
Integrated Child Booster Seat — If Equipped
The Integrated Child Booster Seat is located in each
outboard second-row passenger seat. The Booster Seat is
designed for children weighing between 48 and 85 lbs (22
and 39 kg) and between 47 in (119 cm) and 57 in (145 cm)
tall.
To position a child into the Integrated Child Booster Seat
follow these steps:
1. Slide the second row seat to the full rear position to
use the Integrated Child Booster Seat.
NOTE: The second row bench with Integrated Child
Booster Seat must remain in the full rear position during
use.
2. Pull the release loop forward to release the latch and
seat cushion.
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Release Loop
Booster Seat
3. Lift the seat cushion up and push back to lock it in the 4. Place the child upright in the seat with their back
firmly against the seatback.
booster seat position.
5. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the seat belt.
6. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary
to allow the seat belt to go around the child’s lap.
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NOTE: The lap portion of the seat belt should be low on 9. To release the seat belt, push the red button on the
the hips and as snug as possible.
buckle.
7. Once the seat belt is long enough to fit properly, insert
the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
WARNING!
Be certain that the seat cushion is locked securely
into position before using the seat. Otherwise, the
seat will not provide the proper stability for child
seats and/or passengers. An improperly latched seat
cushion could cause serious injury.
Children too Large for Booster Seats
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably and whose legs are long enough to bend
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat.
• Make sure that the child is upright in the seat.
8. To remove the slack from the lap belt, pull upward on
• The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug
the shoulder portion of the seat belt.
as possible.
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• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or
slouching can move the belt out of position.
• If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the
child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a
child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind
their back.
NOTE:
For additional information, refer to
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Canadian residents, should refer to Transport Canada’s website for additional information. http://www.tc.gc.ca/
roadsafety/safedrivers/childsafety/index.htm
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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.
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Here are some tips on getting the most out of your child
restraint:
• Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. We also recommend that you make sure
that you can install the child restraint in the vehicle
where you will use it before you buy it.
•
•
•
•
Do not leave it loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or
collision, it could strike the occupants or seatbacks and
cause serious personal injury.
LATCH — Child Seat Anchor System (Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren)
Your vehicle’s second row passenger seats are equipped
with the child restraint anchor system called LATCH. The
LATCH system provides for the installation of the child
The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s
restraint without using the vehicle’s seat belts, instead
weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for
securing the child restraint using lower anchors and
weight and height limits.
upper tether straps from the child restraint to the vehicle
Carefully follow the instructions that come with the structure.
restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may
LATCH-compatible child restraint systems are now availnot work when you need it.
able. However, because the lower anchors are to be
Buckle the child into the seat according to the child introduced over a period of years, child restraint systems
restraint manufacturer’s directions.
having attachments for those anchors will continue to
have features for installation using the vehicle’s seat
When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the
belts. Child restraints having tether straps and hooks for
vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the vehicle.
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connection to the top tether anchors have been available
for some time. For some older child restraints, many
child restraint manufacturers offer add-on tether strap
kits or retrofit kits. You are urged to take advantage of all
the available attachments provided with your child restraint in any vehicle.
All three second-row passenger seating positions have
lower anchors that are capable of accommodating
LATCH-compatible child seats. You should NEVER install LATCH-compatible child seats so that two seats
share a common lower anchorage. If installing child seats
in adjacent seating positions, or if your child restraints
are not LATCH-compatible, install the restraints using
the vehicle’s seat belts.
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Latch Anchorages
1 — Outer 60% Seating Position. Use Lower Anchor Loops A and B. If placing a second child seat in the vehicle, use the Outer 40% Seating Position and Lower Anchor
Loops D and E. DO NOT USE Middle 60% Seating Position and Lower Anchorage
Loops B and C.
2 — Middle 60% Seating Position. Use Lower Anchor Loops B and C. If placing a second child seat in the vehicle, use the Outer 40% Seating Position and Lower Anchor
Loops D and E. DO NOT USE Outer 60% Seating Position and Lower Anchor Loops
A and B.
3 — Outer 40% Seating Position. Use Lower Anchor Loops D and E. If placing a second child seat in the vehicle, use Outer 60% Seating Position and Lower Anchor
Loops A and B or Middle 60% Seating Position and Lower Anchor Loops B and C.
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Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
System
We urge you to follow the manufacturer’s directions
carefully when installing your child restraint. Not all
child restraint systems will be installed as described here.
Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that
are provided with the child restraint system.
NOTE: When installing a child restraint, if it interferes
with the Head Restraint, recline the seatback slightly to
remove the interference.
The lower anchors are round bars located at the
rear of the seat cushion where it meets the
seatback and are just visible when you lean
into the rear seat to install the child restraint.
You will easily feel them if you run your finger along the
intersection of the seatback and seat cushion surfaces.
Tether Strap Anchors
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 anchor and a
means of adjusting the tension in the strap. Forwardfacing toddler restraints and some rear-facing infant
In addition, there are tether strap anchors located behind
restraints will also be equipped with a tether strap, a
each rear seatback, near to the floor.
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hook for attachment to the tether strap anchor and a NOTE:
• Ensure that the tether strap does not slip into the
means of adjusting the tension of the strap.
opening between the seatbacks as you remove slack in
You will first loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and
the strap.
on the tether strap so that you can more easily attach the
hooks or connectors to the vehicle anchors. Next, attach • When using the LATCH attaching system to install a
child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts not
the lower hooks or connectors over the top of the
being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out
seatcover material. Then attach the tether strap to the
of reach of children. It is recommended that before
anchor directly behind the seat where you are placing the
installing the child restraint, buckle the seat belt so the
child restraint, being careful to route the tether strap to
seat belt is tucked behind the child restraint. This
provide the most direct path between the anchor and the
should stow the seat belt out of the reach of an
child restraint, preferably between the head restraint
inquisitive child. Remind all children in the vehicle
posts underneath the head restraint. Finally, tighten all
that the seat belts are not toys and that they should not
three straps as you push the child restraint rearward and
play with them. In addition, never leave unattended
downward into the seat, removing slack in the straps
children in the vehicle.
according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
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WARNING!
Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or
child restraint. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly
when installing an infant or child restraint.
then allow the belt to retract into the retractor. For
additional information on ALR, refer to “Automatic
Locking Mode”.
To install a child restraint, first, pull enough of the seat
belt webbing from the retractor to route it through the
belt path of the child restraint and slide the latch plate
into the buckle. Next, extract all the seat belt webbing out
of the retractor and then allow the belt to retract into the
Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
retractor. Finally, pull on any excess webbing to tighten
Belt
the lap portion around the child restraint. Any seat belt
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
system will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionequipped with either an Automatic Locking Retractor
ally, and pull it tight if necessary.
(ALR) or a cinching latch plate or both. Both types of seat
belts are designed to keep the lap portion of the seat belt NOTE: When installing a child restraint, if it interferes
tight around the child restraint so that it is not necessary with the Head Restraint, recline the seatback slightly to
to use a locking clip. The ALR will make a ratcheting remove the interference.
noise if you extract the entire belt from the retractor and
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To attach a child restraint tether strap:
• Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat,
preferably between the head restraint posts underneath
the head restraint.
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• If necessary, move the seat forward to provide better
access to the tether anchor.
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Seat Track Release Lever
Tether Strap Mounting
• 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 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
opening between the seatbacks as you remove slack in A long break-in period is not required for the engine and
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
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.
Drive moderately during the first 300 mi (500 km). After
the initial 60 mi (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55 mph (80
or 90 km/h) are desirable.
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration, within the
limits of local traffic laws, contributes to a good break-in.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental and should be avoided.
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality energy-conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For
the recommended viscosity and quality grades refer to
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your VePets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
hicle”. NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
OILS MUST NEVER BE USED.
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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A new engine may consume some oil during its first few
thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be
considered a normal part of the break-in and not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
SAFETY TIPS
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• On seven passenger models, do not drive the
vehicle with the second row passenger seat in the
easy entry/exit position (seat cushion flipped upward and seat moved forward), as this position is
only intended for entering and exiting the third
row seats. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
• On seven passenger models, do not allow a passenger to sit in a third row seat with the second
row seatback(s) folded flat. In a collision, the
passenger could slide underneath the seat belt and
be seriously or even fatally injured.
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Exhaust Gas
WARNING!
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
CO follow these safety tips:
Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in confined
areas any longer than needed to move your vehicle in or
out of the area.
If 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.
If you are required to drive with the liftgate open, make
sure that all windows are closed, and the blower switch
on the climate control is set at high speed. DO NOT use
the recirculation mode.
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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Defroster
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
Seat Belts
feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
Inspect the seat belt system periodically, checking for
authorized dealer for service if your defroster is
cuts, frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be
inoperable.
replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
system.
the Vehicle
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after Tires
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor, Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread. Inspect the tread and sidewall for
or retractor condition, replace the seat belt.
cuts and cracks. Check the wheel nuts for tightness.
Airbag Warning Light
Check the tires (including spare) for proper pressure.
The light should turn on and remain on for four to six
seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first Lights
turned ON. If the light is not lit during starting, or if the Have someone observe the operation of exterior lights
light stays on, flickers, or turns on while driving, have the while you work the controls. Check Turn Signal and High
Beam Indicator Lights on the instrument panel.
system checked by an authorized dealer.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside the
Vehicle
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Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid, or
brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be
located and corrected immediately.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 䡵 Uconnect™ phone — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 96
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
䡵 Voice Command — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . . 92 䡵 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
▫ Manual Front Seat Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . 96
▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
▫ Recliner Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . . 95
▫ Lumbar Support — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 99
▫ Driver’s Seat Height Adjustment — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
▫ Fold Flat Front Passenger Seat — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
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▫ Power Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . 120
▫ Adjusting Active Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . 103
▫ Headlights With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
▫ Second Row Passenger Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
▫ Third Row Passenger Seats — Seven
Passenger Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
▫ Headlight Time Delay — If Equipped . . . . . . 121
▫ Instrument Panel Dimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . 123
▫ 60/40 Split Second-Row Passenger Seats . . . . 108
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
▫ 50/50 Split Third-Row Passenger Seats
With Fold-Flat Feature — Seven Passenger
Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
䡵 To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
䡵 Lights
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
▫ Headlights And Parking Lights . . . . . . . . . . 120
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
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▫ Battery Saver Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
▫ Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
䡵 Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
䡵 Parkview威 Rear Back Up Camera — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
▫ Headlights With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
䡵 Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
䡵 Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped . . . . . 132
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
▫ To Set a Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
▫ Turning Parkview威 On Or Off — With
Navigation/Multimedia Radio . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ Turning Parkview威 On Or Off — Without
Navigation/Multimedia Radio . . . . . . . . . . . 136
䡵 Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
▫ Interior Observation Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
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▫ Power Sunroof Switch — If Equipped . . . . . . 138
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
䡵 Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 138
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
▫ Programming HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
▫ Gate Operator/Canadian Programming . . . . 142
▫ Pinch Protect Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
▫ Using HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
▫ Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威
Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
▫ Sunshade Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
䡵 Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manually . . . . . . . . . . . 146
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
▫ Sunroof Fully Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
䡵 Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
䡵 Power Inverter — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
䡵 Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
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䡵 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
▫ Instrument Panel Storage Compartment — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
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䡵 Chill Zone威 Beverage Cooler Storage
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
▫ Chill Zone威 Beverage Cooler Operation . . . . 162
▫ Console Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
䡵 Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
▫ Flip ’n Stow™ Front Passenger Seat Storage
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
▫ Rechargeable Flashlight — If Equipped . . . . . 163
▫ Second-Row Passenger Seat Temporary
Storage Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
▫ Second-Row Map Pocket And Grocery
Retainers — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
▫ Cargo Management System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
䡵 Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
▫ Rear Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
▫ In-Floor Storage Bin With Removable Liner . . 160 䡵 Roof Luggage Rack — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 171
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and
vertical mirror adjustment. Adjust the mirror to center on
the view through the rear window.
Headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small
control under the mirror to the night position (toward the
rear of the vehicle). The mirror should be adjusted while
set in the day position (toward the windshield).
Manual Rearview Mirror
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or
off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light
will illuminate next to the switch when the automatic
dimming feature is activated.
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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.
WARNING!
Automatic Dimming Mirror
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
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.
Failure to follow this warning may result in serious
injury or death.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Outside 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:
forward, rearward and normal.
Power Mirrors
The power mirror switch is located on the driver’s door
trim panel.
Power Mirror Switches
1 — Mirror Direction Control
2 — Right Mirror Select
3 — Left Mirror Select
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Models without Express Window Feature
Press the mirror select button marked L (left) or R (right)
and then press one of the four arrow buttons to move the
mirror in the direction the arrow is pointing.
Models with Express Window Feature
Press and release the mirror select button marked L (left)
or R (right) and then press one of the four arrow buttons
to move the mirror in the direction the arrow is pointing.
The selection times out after 30 seconds of inactivity in
order to guard against accidentally changing a mirror
position following an adjustment.
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
feature is activated whenever you turn on the rear
window defroster. Refer to “Rear Window Features” in
“Understanding the Features of Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
An illuminated vanity mirror is on each sun visor. To use
the mirror, rotate the sun visor downward and swing the
mirror cover upward. The light will turn on automatically. Closing the mirror cover will turn off the light.
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Illuminated Vanity Mirror
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Sun Visor “Slide-On Rod” Feature — If Equipped
SEATS
This feature allows for additional flexibility in position- Seats are a primary part of the Occupant Restraint System
ing the visor to block out the sun.
of the vehicle. They need to be used properly for safe
operation of the vehicle.
1. Fold down the sun visor.
2. Unclip the visor from the center clip.
3. Pull the sun visor toward the inside rearview mirror to
extend it.
Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
WARNING!
• DO NOT allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas
are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
Manual Front Seat Adjustments
Refer to “Voice Command” in the Uconnect™ Phone The manual seat adjustment bar is at the front of the seat,
User Manual located on the DVD for further details.
near the floor. Pull the bar upward to move the seat
forward or rearward. Release the bar once the seat is in
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
the position desired. Using body pressure, move forward
and rearward on the seat to be sure that the seat adjusters
have latched.
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WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
adjusted properly and you could be injured. Adjust
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Recliner Adjustment
The control lever is on the outboard side of the seat. To
recline the seat, lean forward slightly, lift the lever, lean
back to the desired position and release the lever. To
return the seatback to its normal upright position, lean
forward and lift the lever. Release the lever once the
seatback is in the upright position.
Seatback Release
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat
could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might
not be adjusted properly and you could be injured.
Adjust the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your
chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat
belt and be seriously or even fatally injured. Use
the recliner only when the vehicle is parked.
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Lumbar Support — If Equipped
The control lever is on the outboard side of the seatback.
Turn the control lever downward to increase the lumbar
support or upward to decrease the lumbar support as
desired.
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Lumbar Control
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Driver’s Seat Height Adjustment — If Equipped
The control lever is located on the outboard side of the
seat. Raise the lever to raise the seat. Lower the lever to
lower the seat. The total seat travel is approximately
2.15 in (55 mm).
Seat Height Adjustment Lever
Fold Flat Front Passenger Seat — If Equipped
This feature allows for extended cargo space. When the
seat is folded flat, it is an extension of the load floor
surface (allowing long cargo to fit from the rear hatch up
to the instrument panel). The fold-flat seatback also has a
hardback surface that you can use as a work surface
when the seat is folded flat and the vehicle is not in
motion.
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Fold-Flat Seat
Pull upward on the lever to fold or unfold the seat.
Seatback Release
WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. Adjust any seat only while
the vehicle is parked.
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Power Seat — If Equipped
The power seat switch is on the outboard side of the seat
near the floor. Use this switch to move the seat up, down,
forward, rearward or to tilt the seat.
WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
adjusted properly and you could be injured. Adjust
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
CAUTION!
DO NOT place any article under a power seat or
impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to
the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if
movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s
path.
Power Seat Switch
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Adjusting Active Head Restraints
Active Head Restraints can reduce the risk of injury in
the event of a rear impact. The Active Head Restraint
should be adjusted so the top of the head restraint is
located above the top of your ear.
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To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint (on some models, you may need to press the
push button). To lower the head restraint, press the push
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
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Push Button
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For comfort the Active Head Restraints can be tilted
forward and backward. To tilt the head restraint closer to
the back of your head, pull outward on the bottom of the
head restraint. Push rearward on the bottom of the head
restraint to move the head restraint away from your
head.
Active Head Restraint (Tilted)
NOTE:
• The head restraints should only be removed by qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either of
the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
Active Head Restraint (Normal Position)
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• In the event of deployment of an Active Head Restraint, refer to “Occupant Restraints/Resetting Active
Head Restraints (AHR)” in “Things to Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
• Driving a vehicle with the head restraints removed
or improperly adjusted could cause serious injury
or death in the event of a collision. The head
restraints should always be checked prior to operating the vehicle and never adjusted while the
vehicle is in motion. Always adjust the head
restraints when the vehicle is in PARK.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not place items over the top of the Active Head
Restraint, such as coats, seat covers or portable
DVD players. These items may interfere with the
operation of the Active Head Restraint in the event
of an accident and could result in serious injury or
death.
• Active Head Restraints may be deployed if they
are struck by an object such as a hand, foot or loose
cargo. To avoid accidental deployment of the Active Head Restraint ensure that all cargo is secured, as loose cargo could contact the Active Head
Restraint during sudden stops. Failure to follow
this warning could cause personal injury if the
Active Head Restraint is deployed.
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Second Row Passenger Seats
Heated Seats — If Equipped
The driver and front passenger seats are heated. The
These head restraints are non-adjustable and
heaters provide the same heat level for both cushion and
non-removable.
seatback. The controls for each heater are located in the
Third Row Passenger Seats — Seven Passenger
switch bank in the center of the instrument panel.
Models
After turning ON the ignition, you can choose from High,
These head restraints are non-adjustable and nonLow, or Off heat settings. Amber indicator lights in each
removable. However, you can fold them forward when
switch indicate the level of heat in use. Two indicator
they are not in use by passengers. Refer to “50/50 Split
lights will illuminate for high, one for low, and none for
Third-Row Passenger Seats with Fold-Flat Feature” for
off.
further information.
Press the switch once to select High-level heatWARNING!
ing. Press the switch a second time to select
Low-level heating. Press the switch a third time
Do not allow a passenger to sit in a third row seat
to shut the heating elements Off.
without having the head restraint unfolded and
locked in place. Failure to follow this warning may If High-level heating is selected, the system automatically
result in personal injury to the passenger in the event switches to Low-level heating and turns one indicator
light off after approximately 30 minutes of continuous
of an accident.
operation. It will turn the heater and the remaining
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indicator light off after an additional 30 minutes of
continuous operation. If Low-level heating is selected,
the system automatically turns the heater and the indicator light off after approximately 30 minutes of continuous operation.
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five minutes.
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise
care when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not place anything on the seat that insulates
against heat, such as a blanket or cushion. This
may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting in a
seat that has been overheated could cause serious
burns due to the increased surface temperature of
the seat.
CAUTION!
Repeated overheating of the seat could damage the
heating element and/or degrade the material of the
seat.
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60/40 Split Second-Row Passenger Seats
To provide additional storage area, each second-row
passenger seat can be folded flat. This allows for extended cargo space and still maintains some seating room
if needed.
NOTE: Prior to folding the second-row passenger seat,
make sure the front seatback is not in a reclined position.
This will allow the seat to fold easily.
WARNING!
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• On seven passenger models, do not allow a passenger to sit in a third row seat with the second
row seatback(s) folded flat. In a collision, the
passenger could slide underneath the seat belt and
be seriously or even fatally injured.
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To Fold the Seat
1. Locate the control lever on the lower outboard side of
the seat.
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3. Lift the control lever with the other hand, allow the
seatback to move forward slightly, and then release the lever.
WARNING!
To prevent personal injury or damage to objects,
keep your head, arms, and objects out of the folding
path of the seatback.
4. Gently guide the seatback into the folded position.
To Unfold the Seat
Raise the seatback and lock it in place.
WARNING!
Seatback Release
2. Place one hand on the seatback and apply a gentle
pressure.
Be certain that the seatback is locked securely into
position. Otherwise, the seat will not provide the
proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An
improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
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Forward and Rearward Adjustment
The control lever is on the outboard side of the seat. Lift
the lever to move the seat forward or rearward. Release
the lever once the seat is in the position desired. Then,
using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the
seat to be sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
adjusted properly and you could be injured. Adjust
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
Recliner Adjustment
The control lever is on the outboard side of the seat. To
recline the seat, lean back, lift the lever, position the
seatback as desired, and then release the lever. To return
the seatback to its normal upright position, lean back, lift
the lever, lean forward, and then release the lever once
the seatback is in the upright position.
Manual Seat Adjustment
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WARNING!
Seatback Release
• Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat
could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might
not be adjusted properly and you could be injured.
Adjust the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your
chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat
belt and be seriously or even fatally injured. Use
the recliner only when the vehicle is parked.
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Raise the seatback/armrest and lock it in place when not
Seatback/Armrest — Second Row Passenger Seat
The latch release-loop is located at the top of the in use or when additional seating area is required.
seatback/armrest. Pull the release-loop upward to reWARNING!
lease the latch and then downward to lower the
seatback/armrest.
Keep the latch clean and free of objects and be
certain that the seatback is locked securely into
position. Otherwise, the seat will not provide the
proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An
improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
Stadium Tip ’n Slide™ (Easy Entry/Exit Seat) —
Seven Passenger Models
This feature allows passengers to easily enter or exit the
third-row passenger seats from either side of the vehicle.
To Move the Second-Row Passenger Seat Forward
Latch Release-Loop
NOTE: Raise the seatback/armrest before moving the
seat to allow for full seat travel.
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Move the control lever on the upper outboard side of the
seatback forward, and in one fluid motion, the seat
cushion flips upward and the seat moves forward on its
tracks.
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Tip n Slide Seat™
Tip ’n Slide™ Control Lever
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NOTE: A hand-grip is molded into the front of each
quarter trim panel near the door opening to assist entry
and exit from the third-row passenger seats.
WARNING!
Do not drive the vehicle with the seat in this position, as it is only intended for entering and exiting
the third row seats. Failure to follow this warning
may result in personal injury.
To Unfold and Move the Second-Row Passenger Seat
Rearward
1. Move the seatback rearward until it locks in place and
then continue sliding the seat rearward on its tracks until
it locks in place.
2. Push the seat cushion downward to lock it in place.
Grab Handle
3. Adjust the seat track position as desired. Using body
pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be
sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
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WARNING!
Be certain that the seatback and seat are locked
securely into position. Otherwise, the seat will not
provide the proper stability for child seats and/or
passengers. An improperly latched seat could cause
serious injury.
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To Fold the Seat
Pull the latch release-loop located at the top of the
seatback upward, push the seat forward slightly, and
release the release-loop. Then, continue to push the seat
forward. The head restraints will fold automatically as
the seat moves forward.
50/50 Split Third-Row Passenger Seats with
Fold-Flat Feature — Seven Passenger Models
To provide additional storage area, each third-row passenger seat can be folded flat. This allows for extended
cargo space and still maintains some rear seating room if
needed.
NOTE: Prior to folding the third-row passenger seat,
make sure the second-row passenger seat is not in a
reclined position. This will allow the seat to fold easily.
Seatback Release
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To Unfold the Seat
Grasp the assist strap loop on the seatback and pull it
toward you to raise the seatback. Continue to raise the
seatback until it locks in place. Raise the head restraint to
lock it in place.
The seatback can also be locked in a reclined position. To
do so, pull the latch release-loop located at the top of the
seatback upward, allow the seatback to recline, and
release the release-loop.
WARNING!
• Be certain that the seatback is locked securely into
position. Otherwise, the seat will not provide the
proper stability for passengers. An improperly
latched seat could cause serious injury.
• Do not allow a passenger to sit in a third row seat
without having the head restraint unfolded and
locked in place. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury to the passenger in the
event of an accident.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow a passenger to sit in a third row seat
with the second row seatback(s) folded flat. In a
collision, the passenger could slide underneath the
seat belt and be seriously or even fatally injured.
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TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
Two latches must be released to open the hood.
1. Pull the hood release lever located under the left side
of the instrument panel.
Hood Release
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2. Outside of the vehicle, locate the safety latch lever Use the hood prop rod to secure the hood in the open
near the center of the grille between the grille and hood position. Place the upper end of the prop rod in the hole
opening. Push the safety latch lever to the right and then on the underside of the hood.
raise the hood.
Hood Prop Rod
Underhood Safety Latch
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CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage:
• Before closing hood, make sure the hood prop rod
is fully seated into its storage retaining clips.
• Do not slam the hood to close it. Use a firm
downward push at the center front edge of the
hood to ensure that both latches engage. Never
drive your vehicle unless the hood is fully closed,
with both latches engaged.
LIGHTS
Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the
headlights, parking lights, turn signal lights, instrument
panel lights, instrument panel light dimming, interior
lights and fog lights (if equipped). The multifunction
lever is located on the left side of the steering column.
WARNING!
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your
vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
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Multifunction Lever
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Headlights and Parking Lights
Turn the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent
for parking light operation. Turn the end of the lever to
the second detent for headlight operation.
Headlight Switch
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off
according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on,
turn the end of the multifunction lever to the AUTO
position (third detent). 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 to the LOCK position. To turn the
Automatic System off, turn the end of the multifunction
lever out of the AUTO position.
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In addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers
are turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
The Headlights with Wipers feature can be turned on or
off through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) (if equipped). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Headlight Time Delay — If Equipped
This feature is particularly useful when exiting your
Headlight Switch
vehicle in an unlit area. It provides the safety of headlight
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headillumination for up to 90 seconds after turning the
lights will turn on in the automatic mode.
ignition switch to the LOCK position.
Headlights with Wipers (Available with Automatic
To activate the delay, turn the ignition switch to the
Headlights Only)
LOCK position while the headlights are still on. Then,
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
turn off the headlights within 45 seconds. The delay
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
interval begins when you turn off the headlights. Only
if the multifunction lever is placed in the AUTO position.
the headlights will illuminate during this time.
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If you turn the headlights, or parking lights, or ignition Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the next
detent position to brighten the odometer and radio when
switch ON again, the system will cancel the delay.
the parking lights or headlights are on.
If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will
Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the last
turn off in the normal manner.
detent to turn on the interior lighting.
The headlight delay time is programmable on vehicles
equipped with the EVIC. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable
Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Instrument Panel Dimmer
Rotate the center potion of the lever to the extreme
bottom position to fully dim the instrument panel lights
and prevent the interior lights from illuminating when a
door is opened.
Rotate the center portion of the lever up to increase the
brightness of the instrument panel lights when the parking lights or headlights are on.
Dimmer Control
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Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
Fog Lights — If Equipped
The high beam headlights will turn on as Daytime
To activate the front fog lights, turn on the parking
Running Lights (DRL) and operate at DRL (lower) intenlights or the low beam headlights and pull out the
sity, whenever the ignition is ON, the engine is running,
end of the multifunction lever.
the headlight switch is off, the parking brake is off, the
turn signal is off, and the shift lever is in any position
except PARK.
NOTE: The DRL’s will turn off automatically when the
turn signal is in operation and turn on again when the
turn signal is not operating.
Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
is turned to the LOCK position, a continuous chime will
sound to alert the driver when the driver’s door is
opened.
Front Fog Light
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NOTE: The front fog lights will only operate with the
headlights on low beam. Selecting high beam headlights
will turn off the front fog lights.
Turn Signals
Move the multifunction lever upward or downward and
the corresponding turn signal indicator on the instrument panel will flash to show proper operation of the
front and rear turn signal lights.
Turn Signal Control
NOTE: If either turn signal indicator has a very fast
flash rate, check for an inoperative outside light bulb. If
an indicator fails to light when the lever is moved, see
your authorized dealer for service.
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Lane Change Assist
Interior Lights
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
Courtesy/Reading Lights
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
Models with Overhead Console
three times then automatically turn off.
These lights are mounted in the overhead console beHigh/Low Beam Switch
tween the sun visors. They are also located in the
Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch
headliner above the second row passenger seats. Press
the headlights to high beam. Pull the lever toward you, to
and release the lens to turn ON or turn OFF the light
switch the headlights back to low beam.
manually. These lights also turn on when you press the
Flash-to-Pass
UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by transmitter, open a door or the liftgate, or turn the
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This Dimmer Control completely upward to the second dewill turn on the high beam headlights until the lever is tent. For models equipped with LED lighting, you can
released.
swivel the lens socket to direct the light as desired.
NOTE: If the multifunction lever is held in the flash-topass position for more than 15 seconds, the high beams
will shut off. If this occurs, wait 30 seconds before
activating the flash-to-pass function again.
Models without Overhead Console
There are two courtesy/reading lights mounted in the
headliner between the sun visors. Press and release the
button next to the lens to turn the lights on or off
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manually. A courtesy light is also mounted in the headliner above the second row passenger seats. Press and
release the lens to turn ON or turn OFF the light
manually. These lights also turn on when you press the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter, open a door or
the liftgate, or turn the dimmer control completely upward to the second detent.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The windshield wiper/washer control lever is located on
the right side of the steering column. The front wipers are
operated by rotating a switch, located at the end of the
lever. For information on using the rear window wiper/
washer, refer to “Rear Window Features” in “Understanding the Features of Your Vehicle”.
Battery Saver Feature
To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off
automatically within 10 minutes of turning the ignition
switch to the LOCK position. This will occur if the
interior lights were switched on manually or are on
because a door is open.
Cargo Light
This light is mounted in the liftgate trim panel. It turns on
when you press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter, open a door or the liftgate, or turn the dimmer
control completely upward to the second detent.
Windshield Wiper/Washer Lever
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NOTE: The wipers will automatically return to the
Windshield Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the LO position for “park” position if you turn OFF the ignition switch while
low-speed wiper operation.
they are operating. The wipers will resume operation
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the HI position for when you turn the ignition switch back to the ON
position.
high-speed wiper operation.
CAUTION!
Front Wiper Control
• Turn the windshield wipers OFF when driving
through an automatic car wash. Damage to the
windshield wipers may result if the wiper control
is left in any position other than OFF.
• In cold weather, always turn OFF the wiper switch
and allow the wipers to return to the park position
before turning OFF the engine. If the wiper switch
is left ON and the wipers freeze to the windshield,
damage to the wiper motor may occur when the
vehicle is restarted.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the windshield wiper blades from returning to the
park position. If the windshield wiper control is
turned OFF and the blades cannot return to the
park position, damage to the wiper motor may
occur.
Intermittent Wiper System
Use the intermittent wiper system when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle with a variable pause
between cycles desirable. Rotate the end of the windFront Wiper Control
shield wiper/washer control lever to the first detent, and There are five delay settings, which allow you to regulate
then turn the end of the lever to select the desired delay the wipe interval from a minimum of two cycles every
interval.
second to a maximum of approximately 36 seconds
between cycles at vehicles speeds below 10 mph
(16 km/h), or from a minimum of one cycle every second
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to a maximum of approximately 18 seconds between If you activate the washer while the wiper control is in
cycles at vehicle speeds greater than 10 mph (16 km/h). the OFF position, the wipers will operate for two or three
wipe cycles and then turn OFF.
NOTE: The wiper delay times depend on vehicle speed.
If the vehicle is moving less than 10 mph (16 km/h),
WARNING!
delay times will be doubled.
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
Windshield Washers
could lead to an accident. You might not see other
To use the washer, pull the windshield wiper/washer
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
control lever toward you and hold it for as long as
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
washer spray is desired.
windshield with the defroster before and during
If you activate the washer while the wiper control is in windshield washer use.
the delay range, the wipers will operate in low-speed for
two or three wipe cycles after releasing the lever and then
resume the intermittent interval previously selected.
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Mist Feature
Push downward on the windshield wiper/washer control lever to activate a single wipe cycle to clear the
windshield of road mist or spray from a passing vehicle.
The wipers will continue to operate until you release the
lever.
Headlights With Wipers (Available with Automatic
Headlights Only)
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned ON
if the multifunction lever (on the left side of the steering
column) 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 with Wipers” feature can be turned on
or off through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) (if equipped). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Mist Control
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TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN — IF
EQUIPPED
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping control
handle is located below the steering wheel at the end of
the steering column.
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To unlock the steering column, push the control handle
downward. To tilt the steering column, move the steering
wheel upward or downward as desired. To lengthen or
shorten the steering column, pull the steering wheel
outward or push it inward as desired. To lock the steering
column in position, pull the control handle upward until
fully engaged.
WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Be sure the
steering column is locked before driving your vehicle. Failure to follow this warning may result in
serious injury or death.
Tilt/Telescoping Steering Control Handle
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NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut
down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated
simultaneously. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic
The Electronic Speed Control lever is located on the right
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired
side of the steering wheel.
vehicle set speed.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
the accelerator operation at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
To Activate
Push and release the ON/OFF button located on the end
of the speed control lever. The Cruise Indicator Light in
the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system
off, push and release the ON/OFF button a second time.
The Cruise Indicator Light will turn off. Be sure to turn
the system off when it is not in use.
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control System will automatically turn off when the engine is turned OFF.
Electronic Speed Control Lever
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WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system off when you are not using it.
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• The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed and
on level ground before pressing the lever to SET
DECEL.
To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, or pulling the speed control
lever toward you to CANCEL, or normal brake pressure
while slowing the vehicle will deactivate the speed
control without erasing the set speed from memory.
To Set a Desired Speed
Pressing the ON/OFF button or turning the ignition OFF
When the vehicle reaches the speed desired, press downerases the set speed from memory.
ward on the lever to SET DECEL and release. Release the
accelerator pedal and the vehicle will operate at the To Resume Speed
If you deactivate the Electronic Speed Control without
selected speed.
erasing the set speed from memory and your vehicle
NOTE:
speed is above 20 mph (32 km/h) you can resume the
• The vehicle must be traveling at least 25 mph
previous set speed. To do so, push the lever upward to
(40 km/h) for the speed control to set.
RESUME ACCEL and release and then remove your foot
from the accelerator pedal.
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To Vary the Speed Setting
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can increase speed by pushing up and holding the RESUME
ACCEL lever. If the lever is continually held in the
RESUME ACCEL position, the set speed will continue to
increase until the lever is released, then the new set speed
will be established.
Tapping the SET DECEL lever 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
Press the accelerator pedal as you would normally. When
the pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set
speed.
Tapping RESUME ACCEL once will result in a 1 mph
Using Speed Control on Hills
(1.6 km/h) speed increase. Each time the lever is tapped,
speed increases so that tapping the lever three times will NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
increase speed by 3 mph (5 km/h), etc.
moderate hills is normal.
To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
set, push down and hold the SET DECEL lever. If the On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so
lever is continually held in the SET DECEL position, the it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed
set speed will continue to decrease until the lever is Control.
released. Release the lever when the desired speed is
reached, and the new set speed will be established.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
could lose control. An accident could be the result.
Do not use Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic
or on roads that are winding, icy, snow-covered, or
slippery.
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the ParkView威 Rear Back Up Camera. Always
check carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to
check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, or blind spots before backing up. You are
responsible for the safety of your surroundings and
must continue to pay attention while backing up.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
PARKVIEW姞 REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView威 Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
image of the rear of your vehicle whenever the shift lever
is put into REVERSE. The image will be displayed on the
Navigation/Multimedia radio display screen.
CAUTION!
• To avoid vehicle damage, ParkView威 should only
be used as a parking aid. The ParkView威 camera is
unable to view every obstacle or object in your
drive path.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• To avoid vehicle damage, the vehicle must be
driven slowly when using ParkView威 to be able to
stop in time when an obstacle is seen. It is recommended that the driver look frequently over his/
her shoulder when using ParkView威.
NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or anything else builds up on
the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with water, and dry
with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
Turning ParkView姞 On or Off — With
Navigation/Multimedia Radio
1. Press the “menu” hard key.
2. Select “system setup” soft key.
3. Press the “camera setup” soft key.
4. Enable or disable the rear camera feature by selecting
“enable rear camera in reverse” soft key.
5. Press the “save” soft key.
6. When the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE, an image of
the rear of the vehicle will appear with a caution note to
“check entire surroundings” displayed across the top of
the screen. After five seconds this note will disappear.
7. When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear
camera mode is exited and the navigation or audio screen
appears again.
Turning ParkView姞 On or Off — Without
Navigation/Multimedia Radio
1. Press the “menu” hard key.
2. Select “system setup” soft key.
3. Enable or disable the rear camera feature by selecting
“enable rear camera in reverse” soft key.
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4. When the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE, an image of
the rear of the vehicle will appear with a caution note to
“check entire surroundings” displayed across the top of
the screen.
5. When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear
camera mode is exited and the audio screen appears
again.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
The overhead console contains courtesy/reading lights,
storage for sunglasses, an interior observation mirror and
an optional power sunroof switch.
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Overhead Console
Courtesy/Reading Lights
Refer to “Lights/Courtesy/Reading Lights” in “Understanding the Features of Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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Sunglasses Storage
To access the storage compartment, press on the raised
bars on the compartment door in the center of the console
and release and the door will swing downward.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink威 replaces up to three remote controls (handheld transmitters) that operate devices such as garage
door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security
systems. The HomeLink威 unit operates off your vehicle’s
battery.
Interior Observation Mirror
The convex interior observation mirror provides the
driver and front seat passenger a wide field of view to The HomeLink威 buttons that are located in the headliner
conveniently view passengers sitting in the rear passen- or sun visor designate the three different HomeLink威
ger seats. To use the interior observation mirror, press on channels.
the raised bars on the compartment door and release (the
door will swing downward), then raise the door until it is
almost closed and release. The door will latch in position
to use the interior observation mirror.
Power Sunroof Switch — If Equipped
Refer to “Power Sunroof” in “Understanding the Features of Your Vehicle” for further information.
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WARNING!
HomeLink威 Buttons
NOTE: HomeLink威 is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are training the Universal Transceiver.
Do not train the transceiver if people, pets or other
objects are in the path of the door or gate. Only use
this transceiver with a garage door opener that has
a “stop and reverse” feature as required by Federal
safety standards. This includes most garage door
opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not
use a garage door opener without these safety
features. Call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the
Internet at www.HomeLink.com for safety information or assistance.
• 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.
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Programming HomeLink姞
Place the handheld transmitter 1–3 in (3-8 cm) away from
the HomeLink威 button you wish to program while
keeping the indicator light in view.
Before You Begin
If you have not trained any of the HomeLink威 buttons,
erase all channels before you begin training.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the chosen
HomeLink威 button and the handheld transmitter button
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for
until the HomeLink威 indicator changes from a slow to a
20 seconds until the red indicator flashes.
rapidly blinking light, then release both the HomeLink威
It is recommended that a new battery be placed in the and handheld transmitter buttons.
handheld transmitter of the device that is being copied to
Watch for the HomeLink威 indicator to change flash rates.
HomeLink威 for more efficient training and accurate
When it changes, it is programmed. It may take up to
transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage door may
Your vehicle should be parked outside of the garage open and close while you train.
when programming.
NOTE:
• Some gate operators and garage door openers may
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
require you to replace Step 3 with procedures noted in
2. Hold the battery side of the handheld transmitter
the “Gate Operator/Canadian Programming” section.
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
• After training a HomeLink威 channel, if the garage
door does not operate with HomeLink威 and the garage door opener was manufactured after 1995, the
garage door opener may have a rolling code. If so,
proceed to the heading “Programming A Rolling Code
System.”
This can usually be found where the hanging antenna
wire is attached to the garage door opener motor (it is
NOT the button normally used to open and close the
door).
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4. Press and hold the just-trained HomeLink威 button
and observe the indicator light.
If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is
complete and the garage door (or device) should activate
when the HomeLink威 button is pressed.
If the indicator light blinks rapidly for two seconds, and
then turns to a constant light, continue with programming for a Rolling Code.
5. PROGRAMMING A ROLLING CODE SYSTEM
At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), locate
the “Learn” or “Training” button.
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1 — Garage Door Opener
2 — Training Button
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6. Firmly press and release the LEARN or TRAINING Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
button. The name and color of the button may vary by Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to “time-out” (or quit) after several seconds of
manufacturer.
transmission – which may not be long enough for
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
HomeLink威 to pick up the signal during programming.
step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are
7. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed designed to “time-out” in the same manner.
HomeLink威 button twice (holding the button for two
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
seconds each time). If the device is plugged in and
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
activates, programming is complete.
door or gate motor.
If the device does not activate, press the button a third
If you are having difficulties programming a garage door
time (for two seconds) to complete the training.
opener or a gate operator, replace “Programming
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please HomeLink威” Step 3 with the following:
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink威 button,
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
while you press and release (“cycle”), your handheld
To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons, transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink威 has
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
erase the channels.
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successfully accepted the frequency signal. The indica- 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
tor light will flash slowly and then rapidly when fully
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
trained.
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not
If you unplugged the device for training, plug it back in release the button.
at this time.
3. Without releasing the button, proceed with ProgramThen proceed with Step 4 under “Programming ming HomeLink威 Step 2 and follow all remaining steps.
HomeLink威” earlier in this section.
Security
Using HomeLink姞
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
To operate, press and release the programmed in your vehicle.
HomeLink威 button. Activation will now occur for the
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for
trained device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operator,
20 seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all
Security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting,
channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be
etc.,). The handheld transmitter of the device may also be
erased.
used at any time.
The HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver is disabled when
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink姞 Button
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
follow these steps:
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Troubleshooting Tips
General Information
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink威, here This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
are some of the most common solutions:
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
• Replace the battery in the original transmitter.
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired
• Did you unplug the device for training, and remember
operation.
to plug it back in?
NOTE: The transmitter has been tested and it complies
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
with FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliwww.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
ance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
The term IC before the certification/registration number
only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
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POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located between the sun
visors on the overhead console.
Power sunroof Switch
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WARNING!
• Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in
the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the
power sunroof while operating the power sunroof
switch. Such entrapment may result in serious
injury or death.
• In an accident, there is a greater risk of being
thrown from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You
could also be seriously injured or killed. Always
fasten your seat belt properly and make sure all
passengers are also properly secured.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof. Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or
any object to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
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Opening Sunroof — Manually
Press and hold the switch in the rearward position.
Release the switch when the sunroof is in the position
desired and it will stop moving. If you continue to hold
the switch in the rearward position, the sunroof will open
fully and then stop automatically. Release the switch once
the sunroof stops moving.
the switch in the forward position, the sunroof will close
fully and then stop automatically. Release the switch once
the sunroof stops moving.
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
Opening Sunroof — Express
“Express Close”. During Express Close operation, any
Press the switch rearward and release, and the sunroof movement of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
will open automatically from any position. The sunroof
Pinch Protect Feature
will open fully and then stop automatically. This is called
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
“Express Open”. During Express Open operation, any
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obmovement of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
struction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the
Closing Sunroof — Manually
sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstrucPress and hold the switch in the forward position. tion if this occurs, then press the switch forward and
Release the switch when the sunroof is in the position release to Express Close.
desired and it will stop moving. If you continue to hold
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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 ⬙V⬙ 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 sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
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NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
open.
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 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.
Sunroof Maintenance
Sunshade Operation
Use only a nonabrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
the glass panel.
sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
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Ignition Off Operation
For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power sunroof switch
will remain active for 45 seconds after the ignition switch
is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front
door will cancel this feature.
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
There are two fused 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlets
located in the center console below the radio. The power
outlet on the top has power available when the ignition
switch in the ON or ACC position. The power outlet on
the bottom has power available when the ignition switch
is in the LOCK, ON, or ACC position.
For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power sunroof
switch will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the This power outlet will also operate a conventional cigar
ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening lighter unit. To preserve the heating element, do not
either front door will cancel this feature. The time is hold the lighter in the heating position.
programmable. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center
(EVIC)/Personal
Settings
(CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Sunroof Fully Closed
Press the switch forward and release to ensure that the
sunroof is fully closed.
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A third fused 12 Volt power outlet is located on the back
of the center console. This power outlet has power
available when the ignition switch is in the LOCK, ON or
ACC position.
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Front Power Outlets
1 — Switched Power
2 — Battery Power
Rear Power Outlet
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A fourth fused 12 Volt power outlet is located on the left NOTE:
quarter trim panel in the cargo area. This power outlet • To ensure proper operation a MOPAR威 knob and
element must be used.
has power available when the ignition switch is in the
ON or ACC position.
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13
Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp) power
rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the system will
need to be replaced.
• The power outlet on the bottom of the center console
shares the fuse with the power outlet on the back of
the console. The combined usage must not exceed 160
Watts (13 Amps) at 12 Volts.
Rear Power Outlet
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Only devices designed for use in this type of
outlet should be inserted into any 12 Volt outlet.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use and while driving
the vehicle.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an
electric shock and failure.
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent the engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
alternator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug.
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with a 115 Volt AC (150
Watt maximum) power outlet located on the back of the
center console. This outlet can power cellular phones,
electronics and other low power devices requiring power
up to 150 Watts. Certain high-end video games, such as
Power Inverter
Playstation3 and XBox360 will exceed this power limit, as
will most power tools.
The power inverter is designed with built-in overload
protection. If the power rating of 150 Watts is exceeded,
the power inverter will automatically shut down. Once
the electrical device has been removed from the outlet the
inverter should automatically reset. If the power rating
exceeds approximately 170 Watts, the power inverter
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may have to be reset manually. To reset the inverter available at the outlet. Press and release the switch again
manually press the power inverter button OFF and ON. to turn off the power outlet. The status indicator will also
To avoid overloading the circuit, check the power ratings turn off.
on electrical devices prior to using the inverter.
NOTE: Due to built-in overload protection, the power
The control switch for the outlet is located in the switch outlet will shut down if the 115 Volt AC (150 Watt
bank above the climate controls.
maximum) power rating is exceeded.
WARNING!
Power Inverter Switch
Press and release the switch once to turn on the power
outlet. A status indicator in the switch will illuminate in
approximately one second to indicate that power is
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not use a three-prong adaptor.
• Do not insert any objects into the receptacles.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an
electric shock and failure.
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For passengers in the second row there are two cupholdCUPHOLDERS
There are two cupholders, located in the center floor ers, located in the center armrest between the two seats.
console, for the front passengers.
Armrest Cupholders
Center Console Cupholders
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For vehicles equipped with third row seating, there are
additional cupholders located in the trim panels.
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Door Bottle Holder
WARNING!
Quarter Trim Panel Cupholders (Seven Passenger
Models)
In addition to cupholders, vehicles may also be equipped
with bottle holders. The bottle holders are located on the
door trim panels.
If containers of hot liquid are placed in the bottle
holder, they can spill when the door is closed, burning the occupants. Be careful when closing the doors
to avoid injury.
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STORAGE
Instrument Panel Storage Compartment — If
Equipped
Press and release the button on the door to open it. The
door swings upward to allow easy access to the compartment.
Console Storage
Open storage areas, or cubby bins, are located in the floor
console and center console.
Floor Console Cubby Bin
Instrument Panel Storage Compartment
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Center Console Cubby Bin
Center Console Storage Bin
There is additional storage under the center console NOTE: The sliding armrest (if equipped) must be in the
armrest. Pull upward on the release lever, located on the rearward position to access the release button on the
front of the lid.
front of the bin door.
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Flip ’n Stow™ Front Passenger Seat Storage — If
Equipped
The seat latch release-loop is located in the center of the
seat cushion between the seat cushion and the seatback.
Pull the loop upward to release the latch and then
forward to open the seat to the detent position.
NOTE: Make sure that objects inside the bin do not
interfere with the latch before closing the seat. Push the
seat cushion downward after closing it to make sure it
latches to the base.
WARNING!
Be certain that the seat cushion is locked securely
into position before using the seat. Otherwise, the
seat will not provide the proper stability for passengers. An improperly latched seat cushion could cause
serious injury.
Front Passenger Seat Storage Compartment
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Second-Row Passenger Seat Temporary Storage
Bin
This is a temporary storage bin designed for use when
the seatback/armrest is down. Be sure to remove all
items from this bin before raising the seatback/armrest.
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Second-Row Map Pocket and Grocery Retainers
— If Equipped
A map storage pocket and grocery retainers are located
on the back of the drivers seatback.
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Armrest Cubby Bin
1 — Grocery Retainers
2 — Map Storage
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In-Floor Storage Bin with Removable Liner
NOTE: Position the front seat to at least a mid-track
position to provide easier access to the storage bin.
An in-floor storage bin is located behind each front seat.
Each 1.6 gal (5.9 l) bin can hold up to 12, 12 oz (0.35 l)
cans, plus ice, or other items. The removable bin liner
allows for easy filling, emptying, and cleaning.
In-Floor Storage Bin
To access the bin, position the floor mat aside (if
equipped). Pull the door latch release-loop upward to
release the latch and then forward to open the bin door.
The liner can be removed for easy cleaning by lifting on
the notches as shown.
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The Chill Zone威 compartment is located on the passenger
side of the instrument panel above the glove compartment. The beverage retainer inside the cooler is designed
to hold up to two 12 oz (0.35L) cans when placed
horizontally in the retainer. The beverage retainer is
removable to allow for storage of other items in the
compartment when not in use as a beverage cooler.
Removable Liner
CHILL ZONE姞 BEVERAGE COOLER STORAGE
COMPARTMENT
The Chill Zone威 Beverage Cooler Storage Compartment
can keep chilled beverages cool depending on ambient
temperature and climate control setting. Chill Zone威 is
intended for nonperishable beverages only.
Beverage Cooler/Storage Compartment
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Press and release the button on the door to open it. the
large door will swing upward to allow easy access to the
compartment contents.
Chill Zone姞 Beverage Cooler Operation
The blower speed setting on the climate control sets the
rate at which the air flows into the compartment. The
airflow control valve inside the compartment determines
how much air flows into the compartment. Turning the
valve rearward increases the airflow, while turning the
valve forward decreases the airflow. Turning the valve all
the way forward will turn off the airflow into the
compartment.
Airflow Control Valve
The compartment cools when the airflow is open, the
engine is running and the Air Conditioning (A/C) is on
or the Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) system is
set for automatic operation (if equipped). This allows you
to cool the compartment when the climate control is in
the cooling or heating mode.
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NOTE: Whether operating a Manual Heating and A/C
system or operating an ATC system in the manual mode,
the A/C indicator must be ON to cool the compartment.
CARGO AREA FEATURES
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Rechargeable Flashlight — If Equipped
The rechargeable LED flashlight stores in its charging
station in the left rear quarter trim panel. To remove it,
press on the indent on the side of the flashlight and
release.
Rechargeable Flashlight
NOTE: Be sure to return the flashlight to its charging
station when not in use to ensure it is ready for operation
the next time you need it.
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Cargo Management System
Seven Passenger System Features
• A large built-in storage bin with a hinged hardcover
located in the floor behind the third-row passenger
A raised load floor that sits on top of a large built-in
seats.
storage bin.
• 60/40 split second-row passenger seats with fold flat
A tri-fold door built into the load floor that allows easy
feature, which allows for extended cargo space. Refer
access to items in the built-in storage bin.
to “Seats” in “Understanding the Features of Your
60/40 split second-row passenger seats with fold flat
Vehicle” for further information.
feature, which allows for extended cargo space. Refer
• 50/50 split third-row passenger seats with fold flat
to “Seats” in “Understanding the Features of Your
feature, which allows for extended cargo space. Refer
Vehicle” for further information.
to “Seats” in “Understanding the Features of Your
An optional front passenger seat with fold flat feature,
Vehicle” for further information.
which extends cargo space even further. Refer to
• An optional front passenger seat with fold flat feature,
“Seats” in “Understanding the Features of Your Vewhich extends cargo space even further. Refer to
hicle” for further information.
“Seats” in “Understanding the Features of Your VeCargo tie-downs.
hicle” for further information.
Five Passenger System Features
•
•
•
•
•
• A retractable cargo area cover (if equipped).
• Cargo tie-downs.
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Cargo Tie-Downs
WARNING!
Cargo tie-downs are not safe anchors for a child seat
tether strap. In a sudden stop or collision, a tie-down
could pull loose and allow the child seat to come
loose. A child could be badly injured. Use only the
anchors provided for child seat tethers.
Cargo tie-downs are located on both rear trim panels.
These tie-downs should be used to secure loads safely
when the vehicle is moving.
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Cargo Tie-Downs
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WARNING!
The weight and position of cargo and passengers can
change the vehicle center of gravity and vehicle
handling. To avoid loss of control resulting in personal injury, follow these guidelines for loading your
vehicle:
• Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of the
seatback. This could impair visibility or become a
dangerous projectile in a sudden stop or collision.
• To help protect against personal injury, passengers
should not be seated in the rear cargo area. The rear
cargo space is intended for load carrying purposes
only, not for passengers, who should sit in seats and
use seat belts.
• Do not carry loads that exceed the load limits described on the label attached to the left door or left Retractable Cargo Area Cover (If Equipped) — Five
Passenger Models
door center pillar.
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put NOTE: The purpose of this cover is for privacy, not to
heavier objects as low and as far forward as possible. secure loads. It will not prevent cargo from shifting or
protect passengers from loose cargo.
• Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear
axle. Too much weight or improperly placed weight The removable retractable cargo area cover mounts in the
over or behind the rear axle can cause the vehicle to cargo area behind the top of the rear seats.
sway.
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The cover, when extended, covers the cargo area to keep
items out of sight. Notches in the trim panels near the
liftgate opening secure the extended cover in place.
The cover rolls away neatly inside its housing when not
in use. You can also remove the cover from the vehicle to
make more room in the cargo area.
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To install the cover, position it in the vehicle so that the
flat side of the housing faces upward. Then, insert either
the left or the right spring-loaded post (located on the
ends of the cover housing) into the left attachment point
or the right attachment point (shown).
Installing Retractable Cargo Area Cover
Insert the spring-loaded post on the opposite end of the
cover housing into the attachment point on the opposite
side of the vehicle.
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Grab the cover handle and pull it toward you. As the
cover nears the liftgate opening, guide the rear attachment posts (on both ends of the cover) into the notches in
the trim panels. Lower the cover to position the posts into
the bottom of the notches and release the handle.
WARNING!
A cargo cover that is unsecured in the vehicle could
cause injury in an accident. It could become airborne
during a sudden stop and strike someone inside the
vehicle. Do not store the cargo cover on the cargo
floor or in the passenger compartment. Remove the
cover from the vehicle when taken from its mounting. Do not store it in the vehicle.
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
The rear window wiper/washer control is located on the
right side of the steering column.
Positioning Retractable Cargo Area Cover
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will continue to operate as long as the lever or ring is
engaged. Upon release, the wipers will cycle three times
before returning to the set position.
If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned
to the LOCK position, the wiper will automatically return
to the “Park” position. When the vehicle is restarted, the
wiper will resume function at whichever position the
switch is set at.
CAUTION!
Rear Window Wiper/Washer Control
Rotate the switch upward to the “On” position will
activate the rear wiper.
Rotate the switch upward to the “washer” position
will activate that rear washer. The washer pump
• Turn the rear wiper off when driving through an
automatic car wash. Damage to the rear wiper may
result if the rear wiper switch is left in the on
position.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• In cold weather, always turn off the rear wiper
switch and allow the rear wiper to return to the
park position before turning off the engine. If the
rear wiper switch is left on and the rear wiper
freezes to the window, damage to the rear wiper
motor may occur when the vehicle is restarted.
• Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the rear wiper blade from returning to the park
position. If the rear wiper control is turned off and
the blade cannot return to the park position, damage to the rear wiper motor may occur.
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on the
climate control panel. Press this button to turn on
the rear window defroster and the heated outside mirrors
(if equipped). An indicator in the button will illuminate
when the rear window defroster is on. The rear window
defroster automatically turns off after approximately
10 minutes.
NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
window defroster only when the engine is operating.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to
the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off
after soaking with warm water.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
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To Move the Cross Rails
1. Loosen the knobs on top of each cross rail approximately six turns to disengage the clamp tooth from the
side rail.
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ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
The roof rack cross rails and side rails are designed to
carry cargo weight. The load must not exceed 150 lbs
(68 kg), and it should be distributed uniformly over the
cross rails. In addition, the roof rack does not increase the
total load carrying capacity of the vehicle. Be sure the
total load of cargo inside the vehicle plus that on the roof
rack does not exceed the maximum vehicle load capacity.
Roof Luggage Rack
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2. Relocate the cross rails, aligning the cross rail stan- • To help reduce the amount of wind noise when the
chions (end pieces) with one of the vertical marks on the
cross rails are not in use, fasten the front cross rail in
outboard surface of the side rail for proper positioning.
the fourth position from the front and the rear cross
There are four frontward marks for the front cross rail
rail in the eighth position.
and four rearward marks for the rear cross rail. Make
The tie down holes on the cross rail ends should always
sure the cross rails remain equally spaced or parallel at
be used to tie down the load. Check the straps frequently
any position for proper function.
to be sure that the load remains securely attached.
3. Tighten the knobs on each cross rail to lock it in
CAUTION!
position. As you tighten the knob, make sure the clamp
tooth engages completely into the side rail slot.
• Cross rails should remain equally spaced or paral4. Attempt to move the cross rail to ensure that it is
lel at any luggage rack position for proper funclocked in position.
tion. Noncompliance could result in damage to the
roof rack, cargo, and vehicle.
NOTE:
• To help control wind noise when installing the cross • To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do
not exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity of
rails, make sure the arrows marked on the underside
150 lbs (68 kg). Always distribute loads as evenly
of the cross rails face the front of the vehicle.
as possible and secure the load appropriately.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Long loads, which extend over the windshield,
such as wood panels or surfboards, or loads with
large frontal area should be secured to both the
front and rear of the vehicle.
• Place a blanket or other protection between the
surface of the roof and the load.
• Travel at reduced speeds and turn corners carefully when carrying large or heavy loads on the
roof rack. Wind forces, due to natural causes or
nearby truck traffic, can add sudden upward lift to
loads. This is especially true on large flat loads
and may result in damage to the cargo or your
vehicle.
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WARNING!
Cargo must be securely tied before driving your
vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the
vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in personal injury or property damage. Follow the Roof
Rack Cautions when carrying cargo on your roof
rack.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Instrument Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
䡵 Instrument Cluster
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
䡵 Instrument Cluster Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . 181
䡵 Compass Mini-Trip Computer (CMTC) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
▫ CMTC Reset Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
▫ Compass/Temperature Display . . . . . . . . . . 198
䡵 Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
▫ Oil Change Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
▫ Trip Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
▫ Compass Display / ECO (Fuel Saver Mode)
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
▫ Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
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䡵 Media Center 230 (REQ) — AM/FM Stereo
Radio And 6–Disc CD/DVD Changer
(MP3/WMA AUX Jack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . 212
▫ Operation Instructions - (Disc Mode For CD
And MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-Video) . . . 221
▫ Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files . . . . . . . 223
▫ List Button
(Disc Mode For MP3/WMA Play) . . . . . . . . . 225
▫ Info Button (Disc Mode For MP3/WMA
Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
䡵 Media Center 730N/430 (RER/REN/RBZ) —
AM/FM Stereo Radio And CD/DVD/HDD/
NAV — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
▫ Operating Instructions — Voice Command
System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
▫ Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ phone
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
▫ Clock Setting Procedure — RBZ Radio . . . . . 228
▫ Clock Setting Procedure — RER/REN
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
䡵 Media Center 130 (RES) — AM/FM Stereo
Radio With CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack). . . . . . . 232
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 232
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
▫ Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode . . . . 240
䡵 Media Center 130 (RES/RSC) — AM/FM
Stereo Radio With CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack)
And Sirius Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
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▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 241
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
▫ List Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 252
▫ Info Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 252
䡵 Media Center 830N (REU) — AM/FM Stereo
Radio And 6–Disc CD/DVD/HDD/NAV
Changer — If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
▫ Operating Instructions — Uconnect™
Multimedia (Satellite Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
▫ Operating Instructions —
Uconnect™ phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
▫ Clock Setting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
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䡵 Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If
Equipped (REN/REQ/RER/RES/REU/RBZ
Radios Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
▫ System Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
▫ Electronic Serial Number/Sirius
Identification Number (ESN/SID) . . . . . . . . . 258
▫ Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite)
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
▫ Satellite Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
▫ Reception Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
▫ Operating Instructions — Uconnect™
Multimedia (Satellite) Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ phone
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
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▫ Operating Instructions — Video Entertainment
System (VES)™ (If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
▫ Left-Hand Switch Functions For Radio
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
䡵 Uconnect™ Multimedia (Sirius Backseat TV™)
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
▫ Left-Hand Switch Functions For Media (i.e.,
CD) Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
䡵 Video Entertainment System (VES)™ — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
䡵 CD/DVD Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
䡵 Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
▫ Connecting The iPod威 Device . . . . . . . . . . . 265
▫ Controlling The iPod威 Using Radio Buttons . . 265
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
䡵 Remote Sound System Controls — If Equipped . . 269
▫ Right-Hand Switch Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
䡵 Radio Operation And Cellular Phones . . . . . . . 271
䡵 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
▫ Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
▫ Three-Zone Manual Air Conditioning And
Heating Systems — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 275
▫ Two- And Three-Zone Automatic
Temperature Control (ATC) Systems — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
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1 — Side Window Demist Outlet
2 — Air Outlet
3 — Instrument Cluster
4 — Storage Compartment or Remote Display
Panel*
5
6
7
8
—
—
—
—
Hazard Switch
Switch Bank
Beverage Cooler/Storage Compartment*
Glove Box
9 — Climate Control
10 — Radio
11 — Ignition Switch
* If Equipped
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Coolant Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge indicates engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates
that the cooling system is operating satisfactorily. The
gauge pointer will likely indicate a high temperature
when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades, in
heavy traffic, or when towing a trailer. If the pointer rises
to the “H” mark, safely pull over and stop the vehicle. If
the Air Conditioning A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
shift the transaxle into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If
the needle remains on the “H” mark, turn the engine OFF
immediately and call for service.
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CAUTION!
Do not leave your vehicle unattended with the engine running, as you would not be able to react to the
temperature indicator light if the engine overheats.
2. Fuel Gauge
The fuel gauge shows the level of fuel in the tank when
ignition switch is in the ON position.
3. Fuel Cap Indicator
This symbol indicates the side of the vehicle
where the fuel filler cap is located.
NOTE: The gauge pointer will remain near its last
4. Coolant Temperature Warning Light
reading when the engine is turned off. It will return to a
This light warns of an overheated engine conditrue reading when the engine is restarted.
tion. If the light turns on while driving, safely pull
over and stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on,
turn it off. Also, shift the transaxle into NEUTRAL and
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idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not
return to normal, turn the engine off immediately and
call for service.
NOTE: As the coolant temperature gauge approaches
⬙H,⬙ this indicator will illuminate and a single chime will
sound. Further overheating will cause the temperature
gauge to pass ⬙H.⬙ In this case, the indicator light will
flash continuously and a continuous chime will sound,
until the engine is allowed to cool.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads “H,”
safely pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the A/C turned off until the pointer drops back
into the normal range. If the pointer remains on the
“H,” and you hear continuous chimes, turn the engine OFF immediately, and call for service.
WARNING!
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, refer to “Maintaining Your Vehicle”
and follow the warnings under the Cooling System
Pressure Cap paragraph.
5. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the fog lights
are on.
6. Low Fuel Warning Light
This indicator lights when the fuel level drops to
approximately one-eighth tank.
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10. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
7. Turn Signal Indicator Light
This light will flash rapidly for approximately
The left or right arrow will flash in unison with the
16 seconds when the vehicle Security system is
corresponding front and rear turn signal lights when
arming and then flash slowly when the system
the turn signal switch is operated.
is armed. The light will also turn on for about
NOTE:
three seconds when the ignition switch is first turned
• A chime will sound if the vehicle is driven more than
ON.
1 mi (1.6 km) with either turn signal on.
11. All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Failure Indicator Light —
• Check for an inoperative outside light bulb if either
If Equipped
indicator flashes at a rapid rate.
This light monitors the All-Wheel-Drive
8. High Beam Indicator
(AWD) system. The light will turn on for a bulb
This light shows that the high beam headlights are
check when the ignition switch is turned to the
on. Pull the multifunction lever on the left side of
ON position and may stay on for as long as
the steering column toward you to switch to low beam. three seconds.
9. Speedometer
Shows the vehicle speed.
When lit solid: There is an AWD system fault. AWD
performance will be at a reduced level. Service the AWD
system soon.
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When blinking: The AWD system is temporarily dis- 15. Odometer/Trip Odometer Display Area
abled due to overload condition.
The odometer shows the total distance the vehicle has
been driven. The trip odometer shows individual trip
12. Tachometer
mileage. Refer to “Trip Odometer button” for additional
This gauge measures engine revolutions per minute
information.
(RPM x 1000). Before the pointer reaches the red area,
NOTE: U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transease up on the accelerator to prevent engine damage.
fer of vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the pur13. Shift Lever Indicator
chaser the correct mileage that the vehicle has been
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the
driven. If your odometer needs to be repaired or serviced,
instrument cluster. It displays the gear position of the
the repair technician should leave the odometer reading
automatic transmission.
the same as it was before the repair or service. If s/he
cannot do so, then the odometer must be set at zero, and
14. Seat Belt Reminder Light
This light will turn on for several seconds after the a sticker must be placed in the door jamb stating what the
ignition switch is turned ON as a reminder to mileage was before the repair or service. It is a good idea
“buckle up.” This light will remain on as long as for you to make a record of the odometer reading before
the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled. Refer to “Occu- the repair/service, so that you can be sure that it is
pant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting properly reset, or that the door jamb sticker is accurate if
the odometer must be reset at zero.
Your Vehicle” for further information.
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Vehicle Odometer Messages
NOTE: If the instrument cluster is equipped with the
When the appropriate conditions exist, the following optional Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC),
messages will display in the odometer:
then most warnings will display in the EVIC. For further
information refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information CenECO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Saver Indicator Off ter (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”.
ECO-on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Saver Indicator On ECO / ECO-on (Fuel Saver Indicator) — If Equipped
hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hood Ajar The ECO-on indicator will illuminate when you are
door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Door Ajar driving in a fuel efficient manner and can be used to
gATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liftgate Ajar modify driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.
gASCAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Cap Fault The ECO display will toggle between ECO and ECO-on
LoW tirE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Tire Pressure depending on driving habits and vehicle usage. Press the
noFUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuse Fault Odometer / Trip Odometer / ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator)
CHAngE OIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oil Change Required button to change the display from odometer to either of
LoCOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Coolant
the two trip odometer settings or the “ECO” display.
LoWASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Washer Fluid
ESPOFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESP Deactivated
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gASCAP Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, the
word “gASCAP” will display in the odometer display
area. If this occurs, tighten the fuel filler cap until a
“clicking” sound is heard. Then press the TRIP ODOMETER button to turn off the message. If the problem
persists, the message will appear the next time the
vehicle is started.
noFUSE
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the
Ignition Off Draw (IOD) fuse is improperly installed, or
damaged, a “noFUSE” message will display in the odometer display area. For further information on fuses and
fuse locations refer to “Fuses” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle”.
CHAngE OIL Message (Base And Mid Line Clusters
Only)
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “CHANgE OIL” message will flash
may also turn on the MIL.
in the instrument cluster odometer for approximately
LoW tirE
12 seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate
When the appropriate tire pressure is low, the odometer
the next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil
display will toggle between LoW and tirE for three
change indicator system is duty cycle based, which
cycles.
means the engine oil change interval may fluctuate
dependent upon your personal driving style.
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Unless reset, this message will continue to display each 16. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light —
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON position. To If Equipped
turn off the message temporarily, press and release the
This light will turn on briefly as a bulb check
TRIP ODOMETER button on the instrument cluster. To
when the ignition switch is turned ON. This
reset the oil change indicator system (after performing
light will also turn on while the engine is
the scheduled maintenance) perform the following prorunning if there is a problem with the Eleccedure:
tronic Throttle Control (ETC) system.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. (Do not If the light turns on while the engine is running, safely
start the engine).
bring the vehicle to a complete stop as soon as possible,
place the shift lever in PARK, and cycle the ignition key.
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three
The light should turn off. If the light remains lit with the
times within 10 seconds.
engine running, your vehicle will usually be drivable.
However, see your authorized dealer for service as soon
3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
as possible.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not If the light is flashing when the engine is running,
immediate service is required. In this case, you may
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
experience reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle
or engine stall, and your vehicle may require towing.
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Also, have the system checked by an authorized dealer if 18. Charging System Warning Light
the light does not turn on during starting.
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. The light should turn on when the
17. Oil Pressure Warning Light
ignition switch is first turned ON and remain on briefly
This light shows low engine oil pressure. The light
as a bulb check. If the light stays on or turns on while
will turn on and remain on when the ignition
driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s electrical devices,
switch is turned from the LOCK or ACC position to the
such as the fog lights or rear defroster. If the light remains
ON position. The light will turn off after the engine is
on, it means that the charging system is experiencing a
started.
problem. See your local authorized dealer to obtain
If the light does not turn on during starting, have the service immediately.
system checked by an authorized dealer.
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
If the light turns on and remains on while driving, safely Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
bring the vehicle to a stop and shut off the engine. DO
19. Cruise Indicator Light — If Equipped
NOT OPERATE THE VEHICLE UNTIL THE CAUSE IS
This indicator lights when the electronic speed
CORRECTED. This light does not show the quantity of
control system is turned on.
oil in the engine. The engine oil level must be checked
using the proper procedure.
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20. Trip Odometer / ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) Button
— If Equipped
Changing the Display
Press this button to change the display from odometer to
either of two trip odometer settings or the ECO display.
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 (km). The
odometer must be in TRIP mode to reset it.
Resetting the Trip Odometer
Display the trip mileage that you want to reset, “Trip A”
or “Trip B.” Then push and hold the button (approximately two seconds) until the display resets to 0. The
odometer must be in Trip Mode to reset the trip odometer.
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21. 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 is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale light illuminates,
you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible,
and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a
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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
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 light 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.
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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. (Refer to
“Tire Inflation Pressures” under “Tires — General
Information” and to “Tire Pressure Monitor System
(TPMS)” in “Starting And Operating” for further
information).
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22. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position and may
stay on for as long as four seconds.
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally if the Brake System Warning Light is not on.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefit of Anti-Lock
brakes. Furthermore, the ABS light should be checked
frequently to assure that it is operating properly. If the
light does not turn on, have the system checked by an
authorized dealer.
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23. Electronic Stability Program (ESP)/Traction
Control System (TCS) Indicator Light
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.
24. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
an onboard diagnostic system, called OBD, that
monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in
the ON position, before engine start. If the bulb does not
come 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 MIL after
engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the MIL
stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In
most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will
not require towing.
CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
damage to the engine control system. It also could
affect fuel economy and drivability. If the MIL is
flashing, severe catalytic converter damage and
power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is
required.
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WARNING!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you
drive slowly or park over flammable substances such
as dry plants or wood or cardboard, etc. This could
result in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or others.
25. Electronic Stability Program (ESP)/Brake Assist
System (BAS) Malfunction Indicator Light — If
Equipped
The malfunction light for the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) is combined with Brake
Assist System (BAS). The yellow “ESP/BAS
Warning Light” comes on when the ignition
switch is turned to the “ON” position. They should go
out with the engine running. If the “ESP/BAS Warning
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Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
malfunction has been detected in either the ESP or the
BAS system. If this light remains on after several ignition
cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles
(kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see
an authorized dealer as soon as possible.
WARNING!
If a warning light remains on the system may not be
working and you will not have the benefit of ESP or
BAS. Under certain driving conditions, where ESP or
BAS would be beneficial, you - if you have not
adjusted your driving speeds and stopping in or to
account for the lack of the feature, may be in accident.
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26. Brake Warning Light
This light monitors various brake functions,
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on, it may
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Program (ESP) system. In this case, the light will remain on until the
condition has been corrected. If the problem is related to
the brake booster, the ABS pump will run when applying
the brake and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during
each stop.
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
dropped below a specified level.
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.
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WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
an accident. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
ON position. The light should illuminate for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off unless
the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is detected.
If the light does not illuminate, have the light inspected
by an authorized dealer.
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The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON position.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
27. Airbag Warning Light
This light will turn on for four to six 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. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information.
28. Compass/Temperature Display Button — If
Equipped
Operates the Compass/Temperature display in the Compass Mini-Trip Computer (CMTC) display.
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29. Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Compass Mini–Trip Computer (CMTC) Display
— If Equipped
On vehicles equipped with a Premium Cluster, this
display shows the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) messages when the appropriate conditions exist.
Refer to Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) for
further information.
COMPASS MINI-TRIP COMPUTER (CMTC) — IF
EQUIPPED
NOTE:
• The compass on your vehicle is self-calibrating, eliminating the need to manually calibrate the compass.
• If the vehicle is equipped with a Chrysler 威 gps
(Navigation Radio), the NAV system will provide the
compass direction, and the variance and calibration
On vehicles equipped with a Mid Line Cluster, this
menus will be unavailable. The compass will perform
display shows the compass heading (N, S, E, W, NE, NW,
accurately, based on GPS signals instead of the Earth’s
SE, and SW) and the outside temperature. The
magnetic field.
COMPASS/TEMPERATURE DISPLAY button operates
this display. Press and release the button once to turn on The Compass Mini-Trip Computer is located in the
the display. Press and release it again to turn off the instrument cluster and features a driver-interactive disdisplay. Refer to Compass Mini-Trip Computer (CMTC) play (displays information on outside temperature, compass direction, and trip information).
for further information.
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NOTE: The system will display the last known outside
temperature when starting the vehicle and may need to
be driven several minutes before the updated temperature is displayed. Engine temperature can also affect the
displayed temperature, therefore temperature readings
are not updated when the vehicle is not moving.
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When the appropriate conditions exist, the following
messages will display:
NE . . . . . . . Eight-point compass headings are displayed
(N, S, E, W, NE, NW, SE, SW)
14°F. . . . . . . . . . . . Temperature (Fahrenheit or Celsius)
AVG . . . . . . . Average Fuel Economy (English or Metric)
DTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Distance to Empty
ET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elapsed Time
CMTC Reset Button
Press the left reset button located on the instrument CMTC Trip Odometer (ODO) / ECO (Fuel Saver
cluster to scroll through sub menus (i.e., Trip Functions: Indicator) — If Equipped
This display shows the distance traveled since the last
AVG Fuel Economy, DTE, Elapsed Time, and Units).
reset. Press and release the right button on the instrument
To reset the display shown, turn the ignition switch to the cluster to switch from odometer, to Trip A or Trip B, or to
ON position, then press and hold the reset button for ECO. Press and hold the right button while the
approximately two seconds.
odometer/trip odometer is displayed to reset.
Trip A
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last
reset.
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Trip B
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last
reset.
NOTE:
• A good calibration requires a level surface and an
environment free from large metallic objects such as
buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad
tracks, etc.
ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) — If Equipped
The ECO-ON indicator will illuminate when you are
driving in a fuel efficient manner and can be used to • Magnetic and battery powered devices, (such as cell
phones, iPod’s, radar detectors, PDA’s and laptops)
modify driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.
should be kept away from the top of the instrument
The ECO display will toggle between ECO and ECO-ON
panel. This is where the compass module is located
depending on driving habits and vehicle usage.
and such devices may interfere and cause false comCompass/Temperature Display
pass readings.
Compass Variance
Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
North and Geographic North. To ensure compass accuracy, the compass variance should be properly set according to the variance map for the zone where the vehicle
will be driven. When properly set, the compass will
automatically account for this difference.
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zone, press and release the CMTC reset button to increase
the variance one step. Repeat as necessary until the
desired variance is achieved.
NOTE: The factory default zone is 8. During programming, the zone value will wrap around from zone 15 to
zone 1.
Manual Compass Calibration
If the compass appears erratic or inaccurate, and the
variance has been properly set, you may wish to manually recalibrate the compass. To manually calibrate the
compass:
Compass Variance Map
To Set the Variance
Start the engine and leave the transmission gear selector
lever in the PARK position. Press and hold the CMTC
reset button (for approximately ten seconds) until the
current variance zone number is displayed. To change the
1. Start the engine and leave the transmission in the
PARK position.
2. Press and hold the CMTC reset button (for approximately 10 seconds) until the current variance zone number is displayed.
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3. Release the CMTC reset button, then press and hold
again for approximately 10 seconds, until the direction is
displayed, with the CAL indicator on continuously in the
display.
4. To complete the compass calibration, drive the vehicle
in one or more complete 360–degree circles, under 5 mph
(8 km/h) in an area free from power lines and large
metallic objects, until the CAL indicator turns off. The
compass will now function normally.
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC) — IF EQUIPPED
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) fea•
Compass
display
tures a driver-interactive display. It is located in the
instrument cluster below the fuel and temperature • Outside temperature display
gauges. Vehicles equipped with steering wheel-mounted
buttons are also equipped with the EVIC. The EVIC • Trip computer functions
consists of the following:
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• System status, including vehicle information warning
message displays, and Tire Pressure Monitor System
(TPMS) displays (if equipped)
• Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
The system allows the driver to select information by
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
wheel.
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EVIC Steering Wheel Switches
Press and release this button and the mode
displayed will change between Compass/
Outside Temperature, Trip Functions, System
MENU Status, and Personal Settings.
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Press this button to reset Trip Functions and Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
change Personal Settings.
Displays
When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays
the following messages:
RESET
Button
• Turn Signal On (with a continuous warning chime if
the vehicle is driven more than 1 mile [1.6 km] with
Press this button to scroll through Trip Funceither turn signal on)
tions (Average Fuel Economy, Distance To
Empty [DTE], Elapsed Time, Units In), System • Left Front Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime)
SCROLL Status Messages, and Personal Settings
• Left Rear Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime)
Button (Customer-Programmable Features).
Press this button to display the Compass/
Outside Temperature.
COMPASS/
TEMPERATURE
Button
• Right Front Turn Signal Light Out (with a single
chime)
• 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 # Transmit. Refer to “Garage Door Opener” in • Left Rear Low Pressure (with a single chime). Refer to
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
information on “Tire Pressure” and “Tire Pressure
Monitor” in “Starting And Operating”.
• Channel # Training. Refer to “Garage Door Opener” in
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
• Right Front Low Pressure (with a single chime). Refer
to information on “Tire Pressure” and “Tire Pressure
• Channel # Trained. Refer to “Garage Door Opener” in
Monitor” in “Starting And Operating”.
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
• Right Rear Low Pressure (with a single chime). Refer
• Clearing Channels. Refer to “Garage Door Opener” in
to information on “Tire Pressure” and “Tire Pressure
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
Monitor” in “Starting And Operating”.
• Channels Cleared. Refer to “Garage Door Opener” in
• Check TPM System (with a single chime). Refer to
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
information on “Tire Pressure Monitor” in “Starting
• Did Not Train. Refer to “Garage Door Opener” in
And Operating”.
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
• Low Fuel
• Left Front Low Pressure (with a single chime). Refer to
• Cal
information on “Tire Pressure” and “Tire Pressure
• Oil Change Required (with a single chime)
Monitor” in “Starting And Operating”.
• Low Washer Fluid
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• Coolant Low
• Key in Ignition
• Lights On
• ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) — If Equipped
Oil Change Required
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
will display in the EVIC for approximately 5 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.
MENU button. 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.
Trip Functions
Press and release the MENU button until one of the
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each following Trip Functions displays in the EVIC:
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON position. To
• Average Fuel Economy
turn off the message temporarily, press and release the
• Distance To Empty
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• Elapsed Time
• Units In
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and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
tank level. DTE cannot be reset through the RESET
button.
Press the SCROLL button to cycle through all the Trip
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle
Computer functions.
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
The Trip Functions mode displays the following informa- the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
tion.
• When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
• Average Fuel Economy
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
change to a text display of ⬙LOW FUEL.⬙ This display
When the fuel economy is reset, the display will read
will continue until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding
“RESET” or show dashes for two seconds. Then, the
a significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off
history information will be erased, and the averaging will
the ⬙LOW FUEL⬙ text and a new DTE value will
continue from the last fuel average reading before the
display.
reset.
• Elapsed Time
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset
• Distance To Empty (DTE)
Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with when the ignition switch is in the ACC position. Elapsed
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is time will increment when the ignition switch is in the ON
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous or START position.
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• Units In
Compass Display / ECO (Fuel Saver Mode) — If
The EVIC, odometer, and navigation system (if Equipped
Press and release this button to display one
equipped) can be changed between English and Metric
of eight compass readings and the outside
units of measure. To make your selection, press and
temperature. The compass readings indirelease the RESET button until “U.S.” or “METRIC”
appears.
COMPASS/ cate the direction the vehicle is facing.
To Reset The Display
Reset will only occur while a resettable function is being
displayed. Press and release the RESET button once to
clear the resettable function being displayed. To reset all
resettable functions, press and release the RESET button
a second time within three seconds of resetting the
currently-displayed function. (>Reset ALL will display
during this three-second window).
TEMPERATURE
Button
NOTE: The system will display the last known outside
temperature when starting the vehicle and may need to
be driven several minutes before the updated temperature is displayed. Engine temperature can also affect the
displayed temperature, therefore temperature readings
are not updated when the vehicle is not moving.
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ECO (Fuel Saver Mode) — If Equipped
The ECO message will display below the outside temperature in the EVIC display. This message will appear
whenever you are driving in a fuel efficient manner.
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Manual Compass Calibration
If the compass appears erratic or is inaccurate, you can
calibrate the compass manually by performing the following steps.
This feature allows you to monitor when you are driving 1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
in a fuel efficient manner, and it can be used to modify
2. Press and release the MENU button until Personal
driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.
Settings displays in the EVIC.
Automatic Compass Calibration
3. Press the SCROLL button until “CALIBRATE COMThis compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the
PASS” displays in the EVIC.
need to calibrate the compass manually. When the vehicle is new, the compass may appear erratic and the 4. Press and release the RESET button to start the caliEVIC will display “CAL” until the compass is calibrated. bration. The message “CAL” will display in the EVIC.
You may calibrate the compass by slowly completing one
5. Slowly complete one or more 360-degree turns (in an
or more 360-degree turns (in an area free from large metal
area free from large metal or metallic objects) until the
or metallic objects) until the “CAL” message displayed in
“CAL” message turns off. The compass will now function
the EVIC turns off. The compass will now function
normally.
normally.
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Compass Variance
Compass Variance is the difference between magnetic
North and geographic North. To allow the compass
module to compensate for that difference and ensure
accuracy, you can set the variance in the compass module
to the zone where the vehicle is located according to the
Compass Variance Map. To set the variance, perform the
following steps.
NOTE:
• The default variance setting is Zone 8. When setting
the variance, the numbering will wrap around from
Zone 15 to Zone 1.
Compass Variance Map
• Magnetic materials should be kept away from the top 1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
of the instrument panel, as this is where the compass
2. Press and release the MENU button until Personal
sensor is located.
Settings displays in the EVIC.
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3. Press the SCROLL button until “COMPASS VARI- “Language”
ANCE” message and the last variance zone number When in this display you may select one of three languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
displays in the EVIC.
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Press
4. Press and release RESET button until the proper
the RESET button while in this display to select English,
variance zone is selected according to the map.
French, or Spanish. Then, as you continue, the informa5. Press and release the COMPASS/TEMPERATURE tion will display in the selected language.
button to exit.
NOTE: The EVIC will not change the Uconnect™ lanPersonal Settings (Customer-Programmable
guage selection.
Features)
“Auto UNLK On Exit”
Personal Settings allows the driver to set and recall
When ON is selected, all doors and the liftgate will
features when the transaxle is in PARK.
unlock when the vehicle is stopped and the transaxle is in
Press and release the MENU button until Personal Set- the PARK or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is
opened. To make your selection, press and release the
tings displays in the EVIC.
RESET button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
Use the SCROLL button to display one of the following
choices.
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“RKE Unlock”
When Driver Door 1st Press is selected, only the driver’s
door will unlock on the first press of the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) UNLOCK button. When Driver Door 1st
Press is selected, you must press the RKE UNLOCK
button twice to unlock the passenger doors and liftgate.
When All Doors 1st Press is selected, all doors and the
liftgate will unlock on the first press of the RKE UNLOCK button. To make your selection, press and release
the RESET button until “Driver Door 1st Press” or “All
Doors 1st Press” appears.
“Flash Lamp With Lock”
When ON is selected, the front and rear turn signals will
flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the
RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected with or
without the sound horn on lock feature selected. To make
your selection, press and release the RESET button until
“ON” or “OFF” appears.
“Headlamp Off Delay”
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
after turning the ignition to the LOCK position. To make
“Sound Horn With Lock”
your selection, press and release the RESET button until
When ON is selected, a short horn sound will occur when “0,” “30,” “60,” or “90” appears.
the RKE LOCK button is pressed. This feature may be
“Headlamps With Wipers” (Available with Auto
selected with or without the Flash Lamp with Lock
Headlights Only)
feature. To make your selection, press and release the
When ON is selected, and the multifunction lever is
RESET button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
placed in the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned
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ON. The headlights will also turn off when the wipers are unlocked with the RKE transmitter. To make your selecturned OFF if they were turned ON by this feature. To tion, press and hold the RESET button until “Off,”
make your selection, press and release the RESET button “30 sec,” “60 sec,” or “90 sec” appears.
until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
Display ECO — If Equipped
“Key-Off Power Delay”
The “ECO” message can be turned on or off. To make
When this feature is selected, the power window your selection, press and release the FUNCTION SEswitches, radio, Uconnect™ Phone (if equipped), DVD LECT button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if equipped),
“Display Units In”
and ignition powered outlets will remain active for up to
The EVIC, odometer, and navigation system (if
10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned OFF.
equipped) can be changed between English and Metric
Opening a vehicle door will cancel this feature. To make
units of measure. To make your selection, press and
your selection, press and release the RESET button until
release the RESET button until “ENGLISH” or “MET“Off,” “45 sec.,” “5 min.,” or “10 min.” appears.
RIC” appears.
“ILLUMIN Approach”
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are
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“NAV Turn By Turn” — 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 RESET button until “ON”
or “OFF” appears.
Compass Variance
Refer to “Compass Variance” under “Compass Display.”
Calibrate Compass
Refer to “Manual Compass Calibration” under “Compass Display.”
REQ Radio
MEDIA CENTER 230 (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 the radio faceplate.
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
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Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Press the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
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SCAN Button
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next listenable station in AM, FM or Satellite (if
equipped) frequencies, pausing for five seconds at each
listenable station before continuing to the next. To stop
the search, press the SCAN button a second time.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone — If
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
volume and to the left decreases it.
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “UnderWhen the audio system is turned ON, the sound will be
standing The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
set at the same volume level as last played.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
SEEK Buttons
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
Uconnect” message will display on the radio screen.
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
will remain tuned to the new station until you make Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
another selection. Holding either button will bypass (if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
stations without stopping until you release it.
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If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not 5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button
Uconnect” message will display on the radio screen.
and selecting the “SET HOME CLOCK” entry. Once in
this display follow the above procedure, starting at
TIME Button
Press the TIME button to alternate locations of the time step 2.
and frequency display.
INFO Button
Clock Setting Procedure
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
RW/FF
SCROLL control knob.
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/ causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes direction of the arrows. This feature operates in AM, FM
or Satellite (if equipped) frequencies.
will begin to blink.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/ TUNE Control
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
knob to save the time change.
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Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
the front and rear speakers.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
MUSIC TYPE Button
mid-range tones.
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
treble tones.
Music Type information.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
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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
16-Digit Character
Display
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Program Type
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
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 • DVD Enter - When the disc is in DVD Menu mode,
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
selecting DVD Enter will allow you to play the current
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
highlighted selection. Use the remote control to scroll
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
up and down the menu (if equipped).
mode.
• DISC Play/Pause - You can toggle between
playing the DVD and pausing the DVD by
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
pushing the SELECT button (if equipped).
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
• DVD Play Options - Selecting the DVD Play Options
SETUP Button
will display the following:
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between
the following items:
• Subtitle – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will switch
subtitles to different subtitle languages that are
NOTE: Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll
available on the disc (if equipped).
through the entries. Push the AUDIO/SELECT button to
select an entry and make changes.
• 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 • Set Home Clock - Pressing the SELECT button allows
the viewing angle if supported by the DVD disc (if
you to set the clock. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
equipped).
knob to adjust the hours and then press and turn the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob to adjust the minutes.
NOTE:
Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to save
• The available selections for each of the above entries
changes.
varies depending upon the disc.
• Player Defaults - Selecting this item will allow the
• These selections can only be made while playing a
user to scroll through the following items and set
DVD.
defaults according to customer preference.
• VES™ Power - Allows you to turn VES™ ON and
Menu Language — If Equipped
OFF (if equipped).
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose the
• VES™ Lock - Locks out rear VES™ remote controls (if default startup DVD menu language (effective only if
equipped).
language supported by disc). If you want to select a
language not listed, then scroll down and select ⬙other.⬙
• VES™ CH1/CH2 - Allows the user to change the
Enter the four-digit country code using the TUNE/
mode of either the IR1 or IR2 wireless headphones by
SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down to select the
pressing the AUDIO/SELECT button (if equipped).
number and then push to select.
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Audio Language — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose a default audio
language (effective only if the language is supported by
the disc). You can select a language not listed by scrolling
down and selecting ⬙other.⬙ Enter the country code using
the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down
to select the number and then push to select.
Subtitle Language — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose a default subtitle
language (effective only if the language is supported by
the disc). You can select a language not listed by scrolling
down and selecting ⬙other.⬙ Enter the country code using
the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down
to select the number and then push to select.
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Audio DRC — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to limit maximum audio
dynamic range. The default is set to ⬙High,⬙ and under
this setting, dialogues will play at 11 db higher than if the
setting is ⬙Normal.⬙
Aspect Ratio — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you 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.
Subtitles — If Equipped
NOTE: The user will have to set these defaults before
Selecting this item allows you to choose between subtitle
loading a disc. If changes are made to these settings after
Off or On.
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a disc is loaded, changes will not be effective. Also, the both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM, 12 FM,
defaults are effective only if the disc supports the and 12 Satellite (if equipped) stations to be stored into
pushbutton memory. The stations stored in SET 2
customer-preferred settings.
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
AM and FM Buttons
twice.
Press the buttons to select AM or FM mode.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
SET Button — To Set the Pushbutton Memory
button number will display.
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button. Buttons 1 - 6
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window. These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this station commit to pushbutton memory {12 AM, 12 FM, and 12
and press and release that button. If a button is not Satellite (if equipped) stations}.
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET butDISC Button
ton, the station will continue to play but will not be
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
stored into pushbutton memory.
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
You may add a second station to each pushbutton 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
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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 five 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 pushbutton 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
⬙INSERT DISC,⬙ insert the CD into the player.
Radio display will show ⬙LOADING DISC⬙ when the disc
is loading and “READING DISC” when the radio is
reading the disc.
CAUTION!
This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs only.
The use of other sized discs may damage the CD
player mechanism.
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Eject Button — Ejecting Compact Disc(s)
Press the EJECT button and the pushbutton
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 ⬙EJECTING DISC⬙ when the disc is
being ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc.
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 the EJECT button for five seconds and all
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
CDs will be ejected from the radio.
begin to fast forward until FF is released, or RW or
The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF. another CD button is pressed. The RW (Rewind) button
works in a similar manner.
SEEK Button (CD MODE)
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the AM or FM Button (CD MODE)
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning Switches the radio into the AM or FM radio mode.
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 you to scroll through the tracks faster in
CD and MP3/MWA modes.
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The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
The radio can play MP3/WMA files; however, acceptable
• Maximum number of directory levels: 8
MP3/WMA file recording media and formats are limited.
When writing MP3/WMA files, pay attention to the • Maximum number of files: 255
following restrictions.
• Maximum number of folders: 100
Supported Media (Disc Types)
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
The MP3/WMA file recording media supported by the
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeradio are CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3,WMA, DVD Video,
character extension)
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.
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3/
WMA files). Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep
disc open after writing⬙ are most likely multisession
discs. The use of multisession for CD audio or MP3/
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
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
48, 44.1, 32
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
160, 128, 144,
24, 22.05, 16
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
WMA
Sampling
When using the MP3/WMA encoder to compress audio
Bit Rate (kbps)
Specification Frequency (kHz)
data to an MP3/WMA file, the bit rate and sampling
48, 64, 96, 128,
frequencies in the following table are supported. In
WMA
44.1 and 48
160, 192 VBR
addition, variable bit rates (VBR) are also supported. The
majority of MP3/WMA files use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or VBR bit rates.
are supported for ID3 version 1 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/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.
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/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
Loading times for playback of MP3/WMA files may be
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain
affected by the following:
playable files).
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
CD-R media
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
to load than non-multisession discs
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will Name, and Folder Name (if available).
increase with more files and folders
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended time⬙ priority mode.
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
more and radio will display song titles for each file.
before writing to the disc.
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Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
SCAN Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
EJECT Button (Auxiliary Mode)
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
No function.
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.
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press the TIME button to change the display from
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxilelapsed playing time to time of day. The time of day will
iary device if the AUX jack is connected.
display for five seconds.
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
RW/FF (Auxiliary Mode)
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio
No function.
is not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the
AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume SET Button (Auxiliary Mode)
down.
No function.
SEEK Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
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Operating Instructions — Voice Command System
(If Equipped)
For the radio, refer to “Voice Command” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
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Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VES)™ (If Equipped)
Refer to separate “Video Entertainment System (VES)™
Guide.”
For Uconnect™ “Voice Command,” refer to “Uconnect™ Dolby威
Phone” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Manufactured under license from Dolby威 Laboratories.
Vehicle”.
⬙Dolby威⬙ and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby威 Laboratories.
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone (If
Equipped)
Macrovision
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The This product incorporates copyright protection technolFeatures Of Your Vehicle”.
ogy that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is
(Satellite Radio) (If Equipped)
intended for home and other limited viewing uses only,
Refer to “Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio)”.
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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DTS™
Operating Instructions — Voice Command
⬙DTS™⬙ and ⬙DTS™ 2.0⬙ are trademarks of Digital The- System — If Equipped
For the radio, refer to “Voice Command” in “Understandater Systems, Inc.
ing The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430 (RER/REN/RBZ) —
AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND CD/DVD/HDD/NAV — Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ Phone — If
Equipped
IF EQUIPPED
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The
NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side Features Of Your Vehicle”.
of the unit’s faceplate.
Clock Setting Procedure — RBZ Radio
The REN, RER and RBZ radios contain a CD/DVD
player, USB port, and a 30-gigabyte hard drive (HDD). To Manually Set the Clock
Sirius Satellite Radio is optional. The 6.5 in (16.5 cm) 1. Turn on the radio.
touch screen allows for easy menu selection.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed, the clock
The RER radio also contains a Global Positioning System setting menu will appear on the screen.
(GPS)-based Navigation system.
Refer to your Uconnect™ Multimedia REN, RER or RBZ
user’s manual for detailed operating instructions.
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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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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 dis4. To move the minute forward, touch the screen where played to change the current setting.
the word “Min” with the arrow pointing upward is
Show Time if Radio is Off
displayed. To move the minute backward, touch the
When selected, this feature will display the time of day
screen where the word “Min” with the arrow pointing
on the touch screen when the radio is turned off. Proceed
downward is displayed.
as follows to change the current setting:
5. To save the new time setting, touch the screen where
1. Turn on the radio.
the word “Save” is displayed.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
Changing Daylight Savings Time
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
When selected, this feature will display the time of day in
daylight savings time. Proceed as follows to change the 3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
current setting:
the box next to the words “Show Time if Radio is Off.”
Touch the screen where the words “Show Time if Radio is
1. Turn on the radio.
Off” are displayed to change the current setting.
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satellite clock is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This is the
worldwide standard for time. This makes the system’s
1. Turn on the radio.
clock very accurate once the appropriate time zone and
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The daylight savings information is set.
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
To Manually Set the Clock — RER/REN
3. Touch the screen where the words “Set Time Zone” are
1. Turn on the radio.
displayed. The time zone selection menu will appear on
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed.
the screen.
Changing the Time Zone
4. Select a time zone by touching the screen where your 3. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the
selection appears. If you do not see a time zone that you clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
want to select, touch the screen where the word “Page” is
4. To move the hour forward, touch the screen where the
displayed to view additional time zones in the menu.
word “Hour” with the arrow pointing upward is dis5. Touch the screen where the word “Save” is displayed. played. To move the hour backward, touch the screen
where the word “Hour” with the arrow pointing downClock Setting Procedure — RER/REN Radio
ward is displayed.
Uconnect威 gps — RER Only
5. To move the minute forward, touch the screen where
The GPS receiver used in this system is synchronized to
the word “Min” with the arrow pointing upward is
the time data being transmitted by the GPS satellite. The
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displayed. To move the minute backward, touch the Show Time if Radio is Off
screen where the word “Min” with the arrow pointing When selected, this feature will display the time of day
on the touch screen when the radio is turned off. Proceed
downward is displayed.
as follows to change the current setting:
6. To save the new time setting, touch the screen where
1. Turn on the radio.
the word “Save” is displayed.
Changing Daylight Savings Time
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed.
When selected, this feature will display the time of day in
3. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the
daylight savings time. Proceed as follows to change the
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
current setting:
4. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
1. Turn on the radio.
the box next to the words “Show Time if Radio is Off.”
2. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the Touch the screen where the words “Show Time if Radio is
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
Off” are displayed to change the current setting.
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in Changing the Time Zone
the box next to the words “Daylight Savings.” Touch the
1. Turn on the radio.
screen where the words “Daylight Savings” are dis2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed.
played to change the current setting.
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3. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the
clock 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.
6. Touch the screen where the word “Save” is displayed.
MEDIA CENTER 130 (RES) — AM/FM STEREO
RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
RES Radio
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
side of the radio faceplate.
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Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
TIME Button
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second and radio frequency.
time to turn off the radio.
Clock Setting Procedure
Electronic Volume Control
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction, without stopping. Turning 2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the SCROLL control knob.
volume, and to the left decreases it.
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
set at the same volume level as last played.
will begin to blink.
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping, until you release it.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to save time change.
5. To exit, press any button/knob, or wait five seconds.
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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.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
treble tones.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
the front and rear speakers.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
TUNE Control
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency. sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
AM/FM Button
mid-range tones.
Press the buttons to select either AM or FM mode.
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SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
window. Select the button (1 to 6) you wish to lock onto
this station and press and release that button. If a button
is not selected within five seconds after pressing the
SET/RND button, the station will continue to play but
will not be stored into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET/RND 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 pushbutton memory.
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the pushbutton 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 pushbutton 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.
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
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discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4-3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
• 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.
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 track number, and index time in minutes and EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
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If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within RW/FF
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed, Press and hold the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CD
player will begin to fast forward until FF is released, or
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
RW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse)
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
button works in a similar manner.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
AM/FM Button
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
SEEK Button
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
change of pace.
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in Press the right SEEK button to move to the next ranCD and MP3 modes.
domly selected track.
TIME Button
Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
Press this button to change the display from a large CD Play.
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
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Notes on Playing MP3 Files
• Maximum number of files: 255
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
file recording media and formats are limited. When
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restricof files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
tions.
display the file name and folder name, and will assign
Supported Media (Disc Types)
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this
display.)
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660 • Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeWhen reading discs recorded using formats other than
character extension)
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threefiles properly and may be unable to play the file norcharacter extension)
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
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Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rate.
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
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Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
48, 44.1, 32
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
24, 22.05, 16
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
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.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device, such as an
MP3 player, or cassette player, and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will change the mode to
auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
to load than non-multisession discs
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
increase with more files and folders
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended time of day will display for five seconds (when ignition is
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a OFF).
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
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MEDIA CENTER 130 (RES/RSC) — AM/FM
STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX
JACK) AND SIRIUS RADIO
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Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
side of the radio faceplate.
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
RES/RSC Radio
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SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The Features If Your Vehicle”.
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.
Voice Command System (Radio) — If Equipped
TIME Button
Refer to “Voice Command” in “Understanding The FeaPress the TIME button to alternate display of the time
tures If Your Vehicle”.
and radio frequency.
Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone — If
Clock Setting Procedure
Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature 1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Under2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
standing The Features If Your Vehicle”.
SCROLL control knob.
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.
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3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/ INFO Button
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
will begin to blink.
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
knob to save time change.
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button. AM or FM frequencies.
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the
TUNE Control
SETUP button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to select
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure,
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite
radio, press the SETUP button and then follow the above Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
procedure, starting at Step 2.
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
MUSIC TYPE Button
mid-range tones.
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
treble tones.
Music Type information.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the format types:
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
16-Digit Character
Program Type
Display
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
No
program
type
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
None
or undefined
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
Adult Hits
Adlt Hit
the front and rear speakers.
Classical
Classicl
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Program Type
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
16-Digit Character
Display
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Program Type
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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16-Digit Character
Display
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
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window. Select the button (1–6) you wish to lock onto this
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between station and press and release that button. If a button is
not selected within five seconds after pressing the SET/
the following items:
RND button, the station will continue to play but will not
• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow
be stored into pushbutton memory.
you to set the clock. Adjust the hours by turning the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob. After adjusting the You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
hours, press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to set repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. Adjust the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
the minutes using the right side TUNE/SCROLL display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory.
to save time change.
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
AM/FM Button
pressing the pushbutton twice.
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
button number will display.
Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
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Buttons 1 - 6
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
stations).
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
DISC/AUX Button
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will allow you to switch
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
from AM/FM modes to DISC/AUX mode.
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
MP3 Audio Play
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
NOTE:
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
position to operate the radio.
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
(Continued)
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to insert
a second CD if one is already loaded.
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they
can cause damage to the player.
EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
SEEK Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
CD and MP3 modes.
TIME Button
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within RW/FF
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed, Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
works in a similar manner.
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AM/FM Button
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
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Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
Press the right SEEK button to move to the next ranfiles properly and may be unable to play the file nordomly selected track.
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
Press the SET/RND button a second time to stop RanThe radio uses the following limits for file systems:
dom Play.
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3 • Maximum number of files: 255
file recording media and formats are limited. When
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restricnames and folder names is limited. For large numbers
tions.
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
display the file name and folder name and will assign
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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.)
Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
not play the file.
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeWhen using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
character extension)
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a three- following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
character extension)
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
VBR bit rates.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
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MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
48, 44.1, 32
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
24, 22.05, 16
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
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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
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title • Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
to load than non-multisession discs
supported by the radios.
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
increase with more files and folders
supported.
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
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LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain
playable files).
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3 player or cassette player and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxilINFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
iary device if the AUX jack is connected.
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
is not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume
time⬙ priority mode.
down.
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
more and the radio will display song titles for each file.
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TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
time of day will display for five seconds (when the
ignition is OFF).
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The REU Multimedia system contains a radio, Sirius
Satellite Radio player, navigation system, six disc CD/
DVD player, USB port, 30-gigabyte hard drive (HDD),
and the uconnect™ phone cellular system.
A 7 in (17.8 cm) remote screen allows easy menu selecOperating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone (If
tion, while the Advanced Voice Dialog System recognizes
Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The more than 1,000 words for audio, navigation, entertainment, and hands-free mobile phone use.
Features If Your Vehicle”.
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
(Satellite Radio) (If Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio)”.
MEDIA CENTER 830N (REU) — AM/FM STEREO
RADIO AND 6–DISC CD/DVD/HDD/NAV CHANGER
— IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side
of the unit’s faceplate.
The satellite navigation capability combines a GlobalPositioning System (GPS)-based navigation system with
a remote color screen to provide maps, turn identification, selection menus, and instructions for selecting a
variety of destinations and routes.
A shared HDD for the navigation system, the database,
and other radio features allows uploads of music and
photos from CDs or through the USB port. The Gracenote
database finds the artist, track, and title for the music.
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An auxiliary input jack permits passengers to listen to a
portable MP3 player through the vehicle’s speakers. For
vehicles equipped with the Video Entertainment System
(VES)™, separate audio outputs allow passengers to
listen to the vehicle 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 music type selections,
traffic messaging (optional), easy store presets, parental
lockout for VES™ (if equipped), and a backup camera
display for vehicles equipped with a backup camera.
Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for detailed
operating instructions.
Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ Multimedia
(Satellite Radio)
Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for detailed
operating instructions.
Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ Phone
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
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surrounding the joystick to select the desired time zone
setting, and then press and release the joystick. A check
mark will display next to the selection.
NOTE: You can skip Steps 2 and 3 by pressing and
holding the “TIME” button on the radio for three seconds.
6. Press and release the “SETUP” button to exit the
screen.
1. Turn on the multimedia system.
Changing Daylight Savings Time
2. Press and release the “SETUP” button on the radio.
When On is selected, this feature will display the time of
3. If “Time Setup” is highlighted on the menu, press and day in daylight savings time. Proceed as follows to
release the joystick in the center of the radio. Otherwise, change the current setting:
turn the knob surrounding the joystick to select “Time
NOTE: You can skip Steps 2 and 3 by pressing and
Setup,” and then press and release the joystick.
holding the “TIME” button on the radio for three sec4. Turn the knob surrounding the joystick to scroll to onds.
“Time Zone,” and then press and release the joystick.
1. Turn on the multimedia system.
5. If the desired time zone setting has a check mark next
2. Press and release the “SETUP” button on the radio.
to it, proceed to the next step. Otherwise, turn the knob
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3. If “Time Setup” is highlighted on the menu, press and
release the joystick in the center of the radio. Otherwise,
turn the knob surrounding the joystick to select “Time
Setup,” and then press and release the joystick.
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:
4. Turn the knob surrounding the joystick to scroll to NOTE: You can skip Steps 2 and 3 by pressing and
“Daylight Savings,” and then press and release the holding the “TIME” button on the radio for three seconds.
joystick.
5. If the desired setting has a check mark next to it,
proceed to the next step. Otherwise, turn the knob
surrounding the joystick to select “Off” or “On,” and
then press and release the joystick. A check mark will
display next to the selection.
1. Turn on the multimedia system.
2. Press and release the “SETUP” button on the radio.
3. If “Time Setup” is highlighted on the menu, press and
release the joystick in the center of the radio. Otherwise,
turn the knob surrounding the joystick to select “Time
6. Press and release the “SETUP” button to exit the
Setup,” and then press and release the joystick.
screen.
4. If “User Time” has a check mark next to it, proceed to
the next step. Otherwise, turn the knob surrounding the
joystick to scroll to “User Time,” and then press and
release the joystick.
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5. Turn the knob surrounding the joystick to select “Set NOTE: You can skip Steps 2 and 3 by pressing and
holding the “TIME” button on the radio for three secHours,” and then press and release the joystick.
onds.
6. Turn the knob surrounding the joystick to set the hour
highlighted on the clock on the screen. Press and release 1. Turn on the multimedia system.
the joystick when done.
2. Press and release the “SETUP” button on the radio.
7. Turn the knob surrounding the joystick to select “Set
3. If “Time Setup” is highlighted on the menu, press and
Minutes,” and then press and release the joystick.
release the joystick in the center of the radio. Otherwise,
8. Turn the knob surrounding the joystick to set the turn the knob surrounding the joystick to select “Time
minutes highlighted on the clock on the screen. Press and Setup,” and then press and release the joystick.
release the joystick when done.
4. Turn the knob surrounding the joystick to scroll to
9. Press and release the “SETUP” button to exit the “Clock if Radio off,” and then press and release the
joystick to change the current setting. A check mark will
screen.
display next to “Clock if Radio off” when the feature is
Show Time if Radio is Off
selected.
When selected, this feature will display the time of day
on the screen when the system is turned off. Proceed as 5. Press and release the “SETUP” button to exit the
follows to change the current setting:
screen.
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Uconnect™ Multimedia (SATELLITE RADIO) — IF
EQUIPPED (REN/REQ/RER/RES/REU/RBZ
RADIOS ONLY)
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
limited coverage in Alaska.
System Activation
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of audio
service that is included with the factory-installed satellite
radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welcome kit that contains general information, including
how to setup your on-line listening account. For further
information, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, or
visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at www.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID)
Please have the following information available when
calling:
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID).
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
ESN/SID Access With REQ/RES Radios
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC position and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
selected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and the
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Sirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID number Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display. A
CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
the radio to exit this screen.
mode.
ESN/SID Access With REN/RER/RBZ Radios
While in SAT mode, press the MENU button on the radio Satellite Antenna
faceplate.
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
roof around the rooftop antenna location or strap items to
Next, touch the SUBSCRIPTION tab on the touch screen.
the trunk lid around the trunk lid antenna (if equipped).
All the ESNs that apply to your vehicle will display.
Metal objects placed within the line of sight of the
ESN/SID Access With REU Radio
antenna will cause decreased performance. Larger lugWhile in SAT mode, press the MENU button on the radio gage items such as bikes should be placed as far rearward
faceplate.
as possible, within the loading design of the rack. Do not
place items directly on or above the antenna.
Next, turn the knob surrounding the joystick in the center
of the radio to scroll to Subscription, and then press and Reception Quality
release the joystick. All of the ESNs that apply to your Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
following reasons:
vehicle will display.
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
structure or under a physical obstacle.
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• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the SCAN Button (When Equipped)
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
form of short audio mutes.
the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before con• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
tinuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
cause intermittent reception.
button a second time.
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
INFO Button — Except REU Radio
cause signal blockage.
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display informaOperating Instructions — Uconnect™ Multimedia tion between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if avail(Satellite) Mode
able). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an
additional three seconds will make the radio display the
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
song title all of the time (press and hold again to return to
position to operate the radio.
normal display).
SEEK Buttons
INFO Button — REU Radio
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
Pressing the INFO button will display information about
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if available). Pressing
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
the INFO button again will close the INFO screen.
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
without stopping until you release it.
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By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the channel with the same selected Music Type name.
direction of the arrows.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
TUNE Control (Rotary)
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.
MUSIC TYPE Button — REU Radio
MUSIC TYPE Button — Except REU Radio
Pressing this button provides a Music Type list from
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type which you can make a selection. Once a selection is
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button made, you can seek up or down or scan the channels and
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five the radio will tune to the next station matching the
seconds will allow the program format type to be se- selected format. There is no time-out for this screen.
lected.
Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button again will close the
Music Type screen. Once closed, seek up, seek down, and
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
scan will no longer be based on your selection.
type.
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the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
following items:
pushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
twice.
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
Sirius subscription.
button number will display.
SET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory
When you are receiving a channel that you wish to Buttons 1 - 6
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button. These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window. commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ Phone (If
and press and release that button. If a button is not
Equipped)
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET butRefer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The
ton, the channel will continue to play but will not be
Features Of Your Vehicle”.
stored into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
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Refer to your Video Entertainment System (VES)™, RER
Operating Instructions — Video Entertainment
Navigation, RBZ Multimedia or REN Multimedia User
System (VES)™ (If Equipped)
Refer to separate “Video Entertainment System (VES)™ Manuals for detailed operating instructions.
Guide.”
VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES)™ — IF
Uconnect™ Multimedia (SIRIUS BACKSEAT TV™) EQUIPPED
The optional Video Entertainment System (VES)™ in— IF EQUIPPED
Satellite video uses direct satellite receiver broadcasting cludes the following components for rear seat entertaintechnology to provide streaming video. The subscription ment:
service provider is SIRIUS Satellite Radio. SIRIUS Back• A diagonal 8 in (20 cm) Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
seat TV™ offers three video channels for family enterscreen integrated into the center overhead console.
tainment, directly from its satellites and broadcasting
The screen features brightness control for optimum
studios.
daytime and nighttime viewing.
NOTE: SIRIUS service is not available in Hawaii or
Canada and has limited coverage in Alaska.
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• The LCD Screen swings down from the console to • A battery-powered infrared remote control that snaps
allow the rear seat passenger(s) to view the display.
into a molded compartment in the center console.
• Two wireless infrared headsets allow rear seat passengers to listen to the same or individual audio sources.
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)
VES™ with Rear HVAC Controls
2. Left audio in (white)
• The touch screen radio and DVD player controls allow 3. Right audio in (red)
front seat operation for easy setup in the case of
NOTE: Refer to your “Video Entertainment System
younger rear seat passengers.
(VES)™ User Manual” for detailed operating instructions.
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UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) — IF
EQUIPPED
• The iPod威 battery charges when plugged into the UCI
connector (if supported by the specific iPod威 device)
NOTE: This section is for sales code RES/REL and
REQ/RET radios only with uconnect威. For sales code
RBZ/REN/REZ touch screen radio and REU/REX/RE1
radio, refer to the separate User’s Manual.
Connecting The iPod姞 Device
Use the optional connection cable to connect an iPod威 to
the vehicle’s UCI connector (which is located in the glove
box or center console on some vehicles. This location may
vary with vehicle). Once the iPod威 is connected and
synchronized to the vehicle system (this may take a few
seconds to connect), the vehicle brand logo appears on
the iPod威 display, and it starts charging and is ready for
use by pressing radio switches as described below.
This feature allows you to plug an iPod威 mobile digital
device into the vehicle’s sound system through a connector (UCI connector) using an optional connection cable
(available through MOPAR威). See your authorized dealer
for details.
Controlling The iPod姞 Using Radio Buttons
To get into the UCI (iPod威) mode and access a connected
• the iPod威 audio can be played on the vehicle’s sound iPod威, press the “AUX” button on the radio faceplate.
system, providing metadata (Track Title, Artist, Al- Once in the UCI (iPod威) mode, the iPod威 audio track (if
available from iPod威) will start playing over the vehicle
bum, etc.) information display on radio.
audio system.
• the iPod威 can be controlled using the radio buttons to
Play, Browse and List the iPod威 contents.
Using this feature,
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Play Mode
When switched to UCI mode the iPod威 will be in Play
mode. In Play mode, you may use the following buttons
on the radio faceplate to control the iPod威 and display
data:
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 five
Tune/Scroll Knob
seconds of the current track.
Use the Tune/Scroll knob to go to the next or previous
FF (Fast Forward) Button
track.
Press and hold the FF button to move forward in the
The Tune/Scroll knob functions similar to the scroll current track.
wheel on the iPod威 mobile digital device.
Pressing and releasing the FF button will go forward five
Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click while playing seconds of the current track.
a track skips to the next track.
SEEK Buttons
Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one click Use the SEEK buttons to move to the previous or the next
during the first two seconds of the track will jump to the track.
previous track in the list and turning this button at any
If the left (down) button is pressed during the first two
other time in the track will jump to the beginning of the
seconds of the current track, it will go back to the
current track.
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previous track in the list; if you press this button at any SCAN Button
other time in the current track it will go back to the Pressing the SCAN button will play the first five seconds
of each track in the current list and then forward to the
beginning of the track.
next song. To stop the SCAN mode and start playing the
If the right (up) button is pressed during Play mode, it
desired track, press the SCAN button again.
will go to the next track in the list.
During the SCAN mode, you can also press the SEEK
INFO Button
button to the left or right to go to the previous or next
Press the INFO button while a track is playing to see the
tracks.
information (Track Title, Artist, Album, etc.) for that
track. Each press of the INFO button will take you to the RND (Random) Button (RES/REL Radios Only)
next screen of data for that track. Once you have seen all Pressing the RND button will switch between the shuffle
of the screens, the last press of the INFO button will take on and shuffle off modes of the iPod威. If the RND icon is
showing on the radio display then the Shuffle mode is on.
you back to the Play mode screen on the radio.
List or Browse Mode
REPEAT Button
Press the REPEAT button to repeat the current playing During Play mode, pressing any of the following buttons
will take you to List mode. List mode enables you to
track.
scroll through the list of menus and tracks on the iPod威
device.
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Tune/Scroll Knob
In the List mode, the Tune/Scroll knob functions in a
similar manner as the scroll wheel on the iPod威.
Radio Preset Buttons
In the List mode, the radio preset buttons are used as
shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod威 device.
Turning the Tune/Scroll knob clockwise (forward) and
counterclockwise (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.
• 1 – Playlists
During all List modes, the iPod威 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 backward (counterclockwise) to get to the track
faster.
• 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.
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LIST Button
Pressing the LIST button will take to the top level menu
of the iPod威. This takes you to the same top level menu
as on your iPod威. 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 iPod威 and you can follow the same
steps to go to the desired track in that list. Not all iPod威
sub menu levels are available on this system.
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MUSIC TYPE Button
The MUSIC TYPE button is another shortcut button to
the genre listing on your iPod威.
Remote Sound Controls (Back View Of Steering Wheel)
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. The left and right-hand
controls are rocker-type switches with a pushbutton in
the center of each switch. Reach behind the steering
wheel to access the switches.
Right-Hand Switch Functions
• Press the top of the switch to increase the volume.
• Press the bottom of the switch to decrease the volume.
• Press the button in the center of the switch to change
modes (i.e., AM, FM, etc.).
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• Press the switch up or down twice to listen to the
second track, three times to listen to the third track,
• Press the top of the switch to SEEK the next listenable
and so forth.
station up from the current setting.
• Press the button located in the center of the switch to
• Press the bottom of the switch to SEEK the next
change to the next preset that you have programmed.
listenable station down from the current setting.
• Press the button in the center of the switch to tune to CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following
the next preset that you have programmed.
precautions:
Left-Hand Switch Functions for Media (i.e., CD)
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
Operation
surface.
• Press the top of the switch once to listen to the next
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
track.
wiping from center to edge.
• Press the bottom of the switch once either to listen to
the beginning of the current track or to listen to the 3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratchbeginning of the previous track if it is within one ing the disc.
second after the current track begins to play.
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners,
Left-Hand Switch Functions for Radio Operation
or anti-static sprays.
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5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
CLIMATE CONTROLS
The Climate Control System allows you to regulate the
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
temperature, amount, and direction of air circulating
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become throughout the vehicle. The controls are located in the
too high.
center stack of the instrument panel.
NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particuManual Heating and Air Conditioning System
lar disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective
coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
good disc before considering disc player service.
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.
Single-Zone Manual Climate Control
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Blower Control
There are four blower speeds. Use this
control to regulate the amount of air
forced through the system in any
mode you select. The blower speed
increases as you move the control
clockwise from the off position.
area indicates cooler temperatures. Rotating the knob
clockwise, into the red area, indicates warmer temperatures.
NOTE: If your air conditioning performance seems
lower than expected, check the front of the A/C condenser (located in front of the radiator), for an accumulation of dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Remote Start, the from behind the radiator and through the condenser.
climate controls will not function during Remote Start Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the
operation if the blower control is left in the “O” (Off) condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
position.
Mode Control
Mode control allows you to choose
Temperature Control
from several selections of air distribuUse this control to regulate the temperation. You can select either a primary
ture of the air inside the passenger commode, as identified by the symbols, or
partment. Rotating the knob countera blend of two of these modes. The
clockwise, from top center into the blue
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closer the control is to a particular mode, the more air Floor Mode
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
distribution you receive from that mode.
small amount through the defrost and side window
Panel Mode
demist outlets.
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument
panel. These outlets can be adjusted for direction, Mix Mode
Air is directed through the floor, defrost and side
and turned on or off to control airflow.
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
NOTE: For maximum airflow to the rear, the center
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat at
instrument panel outlets can be directed toward the rear
the windshield. This setting is good for maintaining
seat passengers.
comfort, while reducing moisture on the windshield.
Bi-Level Mode
Defrost Mode
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use DEFROST mode with
NOTE: There is a difference in temperature (in any maximum blower and temperature settings for best
conditions other than full cold or full hot), between the windshield and side window defrosting.
upper and lower outlets for added comfort. The warmer
air goes to the floor outlets. This feature gives improved NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in
MIX and DEFROST, or a blend of these modes even if the
comfort during sunny but cool conditions.
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A/C button is not pressed. This dehumidifies the air to • Continuous use of the RECIRCULATION mode may
help dry the windshield. To improve fuel economy, use
make the inside air stuffy and window fogging may
these modes only when necessary.
occur. Extended use of this mode is not recommended.
Recirculation Control
• In cold or damp weather, the use of the RECIRCULAPress this button to choose between outside air
TION mode will cause windows to fog on the inside
intake or recirculation of the air inside the
because of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. For
vehicle. A lamp will illuminate when you are in
maximum defogging, select the outside air position.
RECIRCULATION mode. Only use the RECIR• In order to prevent fogging, when the RECIRCULACULATION mode to temporarily block out any outside
TION button is pressed and the mode control is set to
odors, smoke, or dust, and to cool the interior rapidly
PANEL, the A/C will engage automatically.
upon initial start-up in very hot or humid weather.
• The A/C can be deselected manually without disturbNOTE:
ing the mode control selection.
• If the RECIRCULATION button is pressed when the
system is in MIX, DEFROST, or FLOOR mode the Economy Mode
RECIRCULATION LED indicator will flash 3 times If ECONOMY mode is desired, press the A/C button to
and then turn off to indicate RECIRCULATION mode turn off the indicator light and the A/C compressor.
Rotate the temperature control knob to the desired
is not allowed.
temperature.
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Air Conditioning Operation
Push on this button to engage the Air
Conditioning (A/C). A light will illuminate when the A/C System is engaged.
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NOTE: The air conditioning compressor will not engage
until the engine has been running for about 10 seconds.
Max A/C
For maximum cooling use the A/C and RECIRCULATION mode buttons at the same time.
Three-Zone Manual Air Conditioning and Heating
Systems — If Equipped
With the Three-Zone Temperature Control System, each
front seat occupant can independently control the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning operations coming
from the outlets on their side of the vehicle.
Three-Zone Manual Climate Control
1
2
3
4
5
6
—
—
—
—
—
—
Left Temperature
PANEL
BI-LEVEL
Front Blower
FLOOR
MIX
7 — Right Temperature
8 — Rear DEFROST
9 — RECIRCULATION
10 — Front DEFROST
11 — Air Conditioning (A/C)
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The Three-Zone Temperature Control bottom panel con- The primary control for the rear blower is on the front
trols rear Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning climate control unit located on the instrument panel.
operations.
Rear Manual Climate Control (Overhead)
The Three-Zone Temperature Control bottom panel has
five positions; off, rear, and a range of blower speeds.
Only when the primary control for the rear blower is in
the rear (RR) position do the second row seat occupants
have control of the rear blower speed.
Three-Zone Manual Lower Climate Control (Rear - Zone
Instrument Panel Control)
1 — RR Rear Control ON
2 — Rear Blower OFF
3 — Rear Blower Speed
4 — Rear Temperature
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Only when the front control for the rear blower is in the
RR position do the second row seat occupants have
control of the rear blower speed.
The rear blower control, located in the rear overhead
console, has an off position and a range of blower speeds.
This allows the second row seat occupants to control the
volume of air circulated in the rear of the vehicle.
When the blower knob on the Three-Zone Manual lower
Climate Control (Instrument Panel control) is set to any
position other than the RR, settings will be controlled by
the Instrument Panel lower control.
Rear Manual Climate Control (Overhead)
1 — Rear Blower
2 — Rear Temperature
3 — Rear Climate Control Lock
4 — Rear MODE
Rear Blower Control
The primary control for the rear blower is on the front
climate control unit, located on the instrument panel.
Rear Temperature Control
To change the temperature in the rear of the vehicle,
rotate the temperature control knob counterclockwise for
cold air, and clockwise for heated air.
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When rear controls are locked by the front system, the Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from both the headliner outlets and the
lock symbol on the temperature knob is illuminated, and
floor outlets.
the rear overhead adjustments are inoperable.
The rear airflow modes will mirror the front unit operation. Rear PANEL mode is automatically selected when
the front control is in the PANEL mode. When the front
unit is in BI-LEVEL mode, airflow will be emitted from
both the upper and lower rear outlets. When the front
control is in FLOOR, DEFROST, or MIX modes, airflow
will be directed out of the rear floor outlets.
Rear Mode Control
NOTE: In many temperature positions, the BI-LEVEL
mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the headliner outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets.
Two- and Three-Zone Automatic Temperature
Control (ATC) Systems — If Equipped
Headliner Mode
• Front Two-and Three-Zone ATC allows both driver
Air comes from the outlets in the headliner. Each of
and front passenger seat occupant, and rear seat
these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct
occupants to select individual comfort settings.
the flow of air. Moving the air vanes of the outlets to one
side will shut off the airflow.
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• Occupants in the vehicle select AUTO mode operation
by a button press on the right rotary knob and a
comfort temperature setting using rotary knobs on the
control unit.
• The system can be controlled manually, if desired.
• SYNC feature links the controls for all three zones,
allowing one comfort setting for the cabin, if desired.
The Two- and Three-Zone ATC System automatically
maintain the interior comfort level desired by the driver
and all passengers. The system automatically adjusts the
air temperature, the airflow volume, amount of outside
air recirculation and the airflow direction. This maintains
a comfortable temperature, even under changing conditions.
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Two-Zone ATC
1 — System On/Off
2 — Left Front Temperature
3 — Display Screen
4 — Right Front Temperature
5 — Air Conditioning (A/C)
On/Off
6 — RECIRCULATE
7 — Front MODE
8 — Electric Rear Window Defroster Button
9 — Front DEFROST
10 — Front Blower Speed
11 — AUTO Mode / Blower
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Three-Zone ATC
1 — System On/Off
2 — Left Front Temperature
3 — Display Screen
4 — Right Front Temperature
5 — Air Conditioning (A/C)
On/Off
6 — AUTO Mode / Blower
7 — Front MODE
8 — RECIRCULATE
9 — Front DEFROST
10 — Front Blower Speed
11 — SYNC
Three-Zone ATC Lower Control Panel
1 — Rear Blower Speed
2 — Rear Temperature / Rear
System On/Off
3 — Rear MODE
4 — Rear ATC Lock
5 — Rear DEFROST
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NOTE:
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
1. Press the AUTO button on the Front Upper ATC Panel
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
and the word AUTO will illuminate in the front ATC
the temperature, mode and fan speed to provide
display, along with three temperatures for driver, front
comfort as quickly as possible.
passenger, and rear seats. The system will then automati• The temperature can be displayed in English or Metric
cally regulate the amount of airflow.
units by selecting the “Display Units of Measure in”
2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the
customer-programmable feature. Refer to the “Elecsystem to maintain, by adjusting the driver, front passentronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — Customerger, and rear seat rotary temperature knobs. Once the
Programmable Features” in this Section.
desired temperature is displayed, the system will achieve
To provide you with maximum comfort in the automatic
and automatically maintain that comfort level.
mode, during cold start-ups, the blower fan will remain
3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is
on low and the DELAY symbol will appear in the front
not necessary to change the settings. You will experience
ATC display, until the engine warms up. The fan will
the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the system to
engage immediately if the DEFROST mode is selected, or
function automatically.
by pressing the Front Upper ATC Panel blower rocker
button and setting the fan to any fixed blower speed.
Automatic Operation
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Panel Mode
Manual Operation
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument
This system offers a full complement of manual override
features. The AUTO symbol in the front ATC display will
panel. These outlets can be adjusted for direction,
be turned off when the system is being used in the and turned on or off to control airflow.
manual mode.
NOTE: For maximum airflow to the rear, the center
NOTE: Each of these features operate independently instrument panel outlets can be directed toward the rear
from each other. If any one feature is controlled manually, seat passengers.
the temperature doors will continue to operate automatiBi-Level Mode
cally.
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor
outlets and defrost outlets. A slight amount of air is
The blower fan speed can be set to any fixed speed by
pressing the Front Upper ATC Panel blower rocker also directed through the side window demister outlets.
button. The fan will now operate at a fixed speed until
NOTE: In many temperature positions, the BI-LEVEL
additional speeds are selected. This allows the front
mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the panel
occupants to control the volume of air circulated in the
outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
vehicle and cancel the AUTO mode.
The operator can also select the direction of the airflow
by selecting one of the following positions.
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The SNOWFLAKE button, or A/C button, allows
Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount of
the operator to manually activate or deactivate the
air conditioning system. When in SNOWFLAKE
air is directed through the defrost and side window
mode, and the ATC display is on cool, dehumidified air
demister outlets.
flows through the air outlets. If ECONOMY mode is
Mix Mode
desired, press the SNOWFLAKE button to turn off the
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window
SNOWFLAKE mode in the ATC display, and deactivate
demist outlets. This mode works best in cold or
the A/C system.
snowy conditions. It allows you to stay comfortable, while keeping the windshield clear.
NOTE:
• If the system is in Mix or Defrost Mode, the SNOWDefrost Mode
FLAKE can be turned off, but the A/C system shall
Air comes from the windshield and side window
remain active to prevent fogging of the windows.
demist outlets. Use DEFROST mode with maximum blower and temperature settings for best wind- • If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side glass,
select DEFROST mode and increase blower speed.
shield and side window defrosting.
NOTE: While operating in the other modes, the system
will not automatically sense the presence of fog, mist or
ice on the windshield. DEFROST mode must be manually
selected to clear the windshield and side glass.
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Recirculation Control
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired,
you may wish to recirculate interior air by
pressing the RECIRCULATION mode control
button. RECIRCULATION mode should only be used
temporarily. The recirculation symbol will illuminate in
the display when this button is selected. Push the button
a second time to turn off the RECIRCULATION mode
LED and allow outside air into the vehicle.
NOTE: In cold weather, use of the RECIRCULATION
mode may lead to excessive window fogging. The RECIRCULATION mode is not allowed in the FLOOR, MIX
and DEFROST modes to improve window clearing operation. Recirculation will be disabled automatically if
these modes are selected.
Rear Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
Equipped
The Rear ATC System has floor air outlets at the rear of
the right side sliding door, and overhead outlets at each
outboard rear seating position. The system provides
heated air through the floor outlets or cool, dehumidified
air through the headliner outlets.
The Three-Zone ATC Climate control for the Rear ATC
System is on the front lower ATC panel located on the
instrument panel.
Pressing the REAR LOCK button for the Rear ATC
System from the Three-Zone ATC Climate control, illuminates a LOCK symbol in the rear display. The rear
temperature and air source are controlled from the ThreeZone ATC Climate control.
Rear second row occupants can only adjust the rear ATC
control when the REAR LOCK button is turned off.
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The Three-Zone ATC Climate control is located in the The Rear-Zone ATC for the rear passengers is in the
headliner, near the center of the vehicle.
overhead console above the second row passenger seats.
1. Press the REAR LOCK button on the front lower ATC
panel. This turns off the REAR LOCK icon in the rear
temperature knob.
2. Rotate the Rear Blower, Rear Temperature and the
Rear Mode Control knobs to suit your comfort needs.
3. ATC is selected by adjusting the rear blower knob
counterclockwise to AUTO.
Rear-Zone ATC
1 — AUTO
2 — Blower Speed
3 — Rear Temperature
4 — Rear MODE
5 — REAR LOCK
Once the desired temperature is displayed, the ATC
System will automatically achieve and maintain that
comfort level. When the system is set up for your comfort
level, it is not necessary to change the settings. You will
experience the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the
system to function automatically.
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NOTE:
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
the temperature, mode and fan speed to provide
comfort as quickly as possible.
• The temperature can be displayed in English or Metric
units by selecting the “Display Units of Measure in”
customer-programmable feature. Refer to the “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — CustomerProgrammable Features” in this Section.
Rear Blower Control
The rear blower control knob can be manually set to off,
or any fixed blower speed, by rotating the knob from low
to high. This allows the rear seat occupants to control the
volume of air circulated in the rear of the vehicle.
CAUTION!
Interior air enters the Rear Automatic Temperature
Control System through an intake grille, located in
the passenger side trim panel behind the third row
seats. The heater outlets are located in the passenger
side trim panel, just behind the sliding door. Do not
block or place objects directly in front of the inlet
grille or heater outlets. The electrical system could
overload causing damage to the blower motor.
Rear Temperature Control
To change the temperature in the rear of the vehicle,
rotate the temperature knob counterclockwise to lower
the temperature, and clockwise to increase the temperature. The REAR temperature settings are displayed in the
front upper ATC panel.
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When rear controls are locked by the front system, the NOTE: In many temperature positions, the BI-LEVEL
LOCK symbol on the temperature knob is illuminated mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the headliner outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
and any rear overhead adjustments are ignored.
Rear Mode Control
Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets.
Auto Mode
The rear system automatically maintains the correct
mode and comfort level desired by the rear seat occu- Operating Tips
pants.
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for
suggested control settings for various weather condiHeadliner Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the headliner. Each of tions.
these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct
Summer Operation
the flow of air. Moving the air vanes of the outlets to one
The engine cooling system in air-conditioned vehicles
side will shut off the airflow.
must be protected with a high-quality antifreeze coolant
to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect
Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from both the headliner outlets and the against engine overheating. Refer to “Cooling System”
floor outlets.
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under “Maintenance Procedures” and to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”
for information pertaining to the cooling system and
coolant selection.
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 winWinter Operation
dow fogging becomes a problem, increase blower speed.
Use of the air Recirculation mode during Winter months
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild but
is not recommended because it may cause window
rainy or humid weather.
fogging.
NOTE: Recirculate without A/C should not be used for
Vacation Storage
long periods as fogging may occur.
Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air Side Window Demisters
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the A side window demister outlet is located at each end of
fresh air and high blower settings. This will ensure the instrument panel. These non-adjustable outlets direct
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility air toward the side windows when the system is in the
of compressor damage when the system is started again. Floor, Mix, or Defrost mode. The air is directed at the area
of the windows through which you view the outside
mirrors.
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Outside Air Intake
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
Winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
slush, and snow.
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A/C Air Filter — If Equipped
The A/C Air Filter will reduce, but not eliminate, diesel
and agricultural smells. The filter acts on air coming from
outside the vehicle and recirculated air within the passenger compartment. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures”
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for A/C Air Filter service
information or see your authorized dealer for service.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedules” for filter service
intervals.
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Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather Conditions
STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
▫ Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
▫ Brake/Transaxle Interlock System . . . . . . . . . 299
▫ Normal Starting (Tip Start) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
▫ Automatic Transaxle Ignition Interlock
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
▫ Extreme Cold Weather (Below ⫺20°F Or
⫺29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
䡵 Engine Block Heater — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 297
䡵 Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
▫ Four-Speed Or Six-Speed (AutoStick威)
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
䡵 AutoStick威 — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
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䡵 All Wheel Drive (AWD) — If Equipped . . . . . . 306
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
䡵 Driving On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . 319
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
▫ Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . 319
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
▫ Electronic Stability Program (ESP) . . . . . . . . 320
䡵 Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
▫ ESP/BAS Warning Light And ESP/TCS
Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
䡵 Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
䡵 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
䡵 Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . 315
䡵 Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . 316
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . 316
▫ Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
䡵 Tire Safety Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . 329
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . 330
䡵 Tires — General Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
STARTING AND OPERATING
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
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▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
▫ Radial-Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337 䡵 Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
▫ Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
▫ 2.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
▫ 3.5L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
䡵 Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
䡵 Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
䡵 Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . 342
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
䡵 Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . 343 䡵 Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
▫ Premium System – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 348
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 358
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䡵 Vehicle Loading
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
▫ Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) . . . . . . 359
▫ Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) . . . . . . . . 359
▫ Overloading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
▫ Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
䡵 Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
䡵 Recreational Towing
(Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
(Flat Towing With All Four Wheels On The
Ground) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
STARTING AND OPERATING
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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Automatic Transaxle
The shift lever must be in the NEUTRAL or PARK
position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes
before shifting into any driving gear.
CAUTION!
WARNING!
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key
fob in the ignition switch. A child could operate
power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Do not leave animals or children inside parked
vehicles in hot weather; interior heat buildup may
cause serious injury or death.
Damage to the transaxle 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 pressing the
accelerator pedal.
Do not press the accelerator. Use the Fob with Integrated
Key to briefly turn the ignition switch to the START
position and release it as soon as the starter engages. The
starter motor will continue to run, and it will disengage
automatically when the engine is running. If the engine
fails to start, the starter will disengage automatically in
10 seconds. If this occurs, turn the ignition switch to the
LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the
“Normal Starting” procedure.
Extreme Cold Weather (Below ⫺20°F or ⫺29°C)
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
an externally powered electric engine block heater (available from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
If Engine Fails To Start
WARNING!
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into the
throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start
the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire causing
serious personal injury.
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transaxle cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel could
enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has
started, ignite and damage the converter and vehicle. If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster
cables may be used to obtain a start from a booster
battery or the battery in another vehicle. This type
of start can be dangerous if done improperly. Refer
to “Jump Starting” in “What To Do In Emergencies”
for further information.
STARTING AND OPERATING
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.
After Starting
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
decrease as the engine warms up.
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ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms engine coolant and
permits quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord
to a standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
grounded, three-wire extension cord.
The engine block heater cord is bundled under the hood
between the headlight assembly and the Totally Integrated Power Module (Fuse Box) on the driver’s side of
the vehicle.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the cord before driving.
Damage to the 110-115 Volt electrical cord could cause
electrocution.
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AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE
NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal down
while shifting out of PARK.
CAUTION!
Damage to the transaxle 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.
WARNING!
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK
or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake
pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward
or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle
and hit someone or something. Only shift into
gear when the engine is idling normally and when
your right foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
(Continued)
STARTING AND OPERATING
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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 PARK, remove the
key fob from the ignition switch, and apply the
parking brake. Once the key fob is removed from
the ignition switch, the shift lever is locked in the
PARK position, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement. Furthermore, you should never
leave unattended children inside a vehicle.
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key fob can only be removed from the ignition when the
ignition is in the LOCK position and once removed the
shift lever is locked in PARK.
Brake/Transaxle Interlock System
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
Interlock System (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in the
PARK position when the ignition switch is in the LOCK
position. To move the shift lever out of the PARK
position, the ignition switch must be turned to the ON or
START position (engine running or not) and the brake
pedal must be pressed.
BTSI Override
There is an override for the BTSI that allows you to move
Key Ignition Park Interlock
the shift lever out of the PARK position if an electrical
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Inter- system malfunction occurs (i.e., dead battery). To activate
lock which requires the shift lever to be placed in PARK the override system, perform the following steps:
prior to rotating the key fob to the LOCK position. The
1. Firmly apply the parking brake.
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2. Insert the key fob into the ignition switch and rotate it Four-Speed or Six-Speed (AutoStick姞) Automatic
to the ON position.
Transaxle
The electronically controlled transaxle provides a precise
3. Remove the cubby bin liner located in the center
shift schedule. The transaxle electronics are self-calibrating;
console behind the shift lever.
therefore, the first few shifts on a new vehicle may be
4. Insert a screwdriver or similar small tool into the hole somewhat abrupt. This is a normal condition, and precision
at the front of the cubby bin and push the manual shifts will develop within a few hundred miles (kilometers).
override release lever forward.
5. While holding the release lever forward, move the
shift lever from PARK to NEUTRAL.
6. Release the manual override.
Automatic Transaxle Ignition Interlock System
This system prevents the key fob from being removed
unless the shift lever is in PARK. It also prevents shifting
out of PARK unless the ignition switch is in the ON
position and the brake pedal is applied.
Shift Lever
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Gear Ranges
PARK
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transaxle. The engine can be started in this range. Never
attempt to use PARK while vehicle is in motion. Apply
parking brake when leaving vehicle in this range.
When parking on a flat surface, place the shift lever in the
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 shift lever in PARK, otherwise
the load on the transaxle locking mechanism may make it
difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added
precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a
downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill
grade.
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WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for
the parking brake. Always apply the parking
brake fully when parked to guard against vehicle
movement and possible injury or damage.
• Never leave children in the vehicle alone. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. The child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. They could operate the
windows, other vehicle controls or move the
vehicle.
CAUTION!
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK
or NEUTRAL positions into another gear range as
this can damage the drivetrain.
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REVERSE
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
DRIVE — Six-Speed Transaxle
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts, downshifts,
and best fuel economy. However, use the AutoStick威
mode and select the “5” range when frequent transaxle
NEUTRAL
shifting occurs while using the DRIVE range, such as
This range is used when vehicle is standing for prowhen operating the vehicle under heavy loading condilonged periods with engine running. Engine may be
tions, (i.e., in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head
started in this range. Set the parking brake if you must
winds or while towing heavy trailers). Under these
leave the vehicle.
conditions, using the “5” range will improve performance and extend transaxle life by reducing excessive
WARNING!
shifting and heat build-up.
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
“D” (Overdrive) — Four-Speed Transaxle
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
This range should be used for most city and highway
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts, downshifts,
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
and best fuel economy. However, select the “3” range
vehicle and have an accident.
when frequent transaxle shifting occurs while using the
“D” (Overdrive) range, such as when operating the
vehicle under heavy loading conditions, (i.e., in hilly
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terrain, traveling into strong head winds or while towing occur only to prevent engine overspeed while downshifts
heavy trailers). Under these conditions, using the “3” occur earlier than other gear range selections.
range will improve performance and extend transaxle life
CAUTION!
by reducing excessive shifting and heat build-up.
“3” (Drive) — Four-Speed Transaxle
This range eliminates shifts into “D” (Overdrive). The
transaxle will operate normally in first, second, and third
gear while in this range. The “3” (Drive) range should
also be used when descending steep grades to prevent
brake system distress.
If the transaxle operating temperature exceeds acceptable limits, the vehicle computer will override
“D” (Overdrive) and “5” range (for six-speed
AutoStick威 transaxle) and “3” range (for four-speed
auto transaxle) by changing shift points. This is done
to prevent transaxle damage due to overheating.
NOTE: Using the “3” (Drive) range while operating the
Reset Mode - Electronic Transaxle
vehicle under heavy operating conditions will improve
The transaxle is monitored electronically for abnormal
performance and extend transaxle life by reducing excesconditions. If a condition is detected that could cause
sive shifting and heat build up.
damage, the transaxle automatically shifts into second
“L” (Low) — Four-Speed Transaxle
gear (third gear for six-speed). The transaxle remains in
This range should be used for engine braking when second gear (third gear for six-speed) despite the forward
descending very steep grades. In this range, upshifts will gear selected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will
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continue to operate. This Reset feature allows the vehicle If the transaxle cannot be reset, authorized dealer service
to be driven to an authorized dealer for service without is required.
damaging the transaxle.
AUTOSTICK姞 — IF EQUIPPED
In the event of a momentary problem, the transaxle can AutoStick威 is a driver-interactive transaxle that offers six
be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the manual ratio changes to provide you with more control
following steps:
of the vehicle. AutoStick威 allows you to maximize engine
braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts,
1. Stop the vehicle.
and improve overall vehicle performance. This system
2. Shift into PARK.
can also provide you with more control during passing,
city driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain driving,
3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
trailer towing, and many other situations.
4. Restart the engine.
Operation
5. Shift into the desired gear range and resume driving. By placing the shift lever one shift-level below the DRIVE
NOTE: Even if the transaxle can be reset, it is recom- position, it can be moved from side to side. This allows
mended that you visit an authorized dealer at your the driver to select a higher or lower range of gears.
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has Moving the shift lever to the left (-) triggers a downshift
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
recur.
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and to the right (+) an upshift. The gear position will • Starting out in second gear is helpful in snow or icy
display in the instrument cluster on the transaxle range
conditions.
indicator.
• Avoid using speed control when AutoStick威 is engaged.
NOTE: In AutoStick威 mode, the transaxle will only shift
up or down when the driver moves the shift lever to the
• The transaxle will automatically shift up when maxiright (+) or left (-). AutoStick威 is deactivated when the
mum engine speed is reached while AutoStick威 is
shift lever is moved out of the AutoStick威 (+/-) position.
engaged.
General Information
• Transaxle shifting will be more noticeable when
• You can launch the vehicle from a stop in any gear
AutoStick威 is engaged.
except top gear. The system will ignore attempts to
• If a low range is selected and the engine accelerates to
upshift into top gear at too low of a vehicle speed.
the rev limit, the transaxle will automatically select the
(sixth for six-speed, fourth for four-speed).
next higher ratio.
• If a ratio other than first is selected, and the vehicle is
• If a downshift would cause the engine to over-speed,
brought to a stop, the transaxle control logic will
that shift will not occur until it is safe for the engine.
automatically select the first gear ratio.
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• Mostly the transaxle will stay in the manually selected Additionally, on dry pavement under heavy throttle
input (where one may have no wheel spin), torque will be
ratio, however:
sent to the rear in a pre-emptive effort to improve vehicle
− If the system detects powertrain overheating, the
launch and performance characteristics.
transaxle will revert to the automatic shift mode and
remain in that mode until the powertrain cools off.
CAUTION!
− If the system detects a problem, it will disable the
AutoStick威 mode and the transaxle will return to the
automatic mode until the problem is corrected.
ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) — IF EQUIPPED
This feature provides on-demand All-Wheel Drive
(AWD). The system is automatic with no driver inputs or
additional driving skills required. Under normal driving
conditions, the front wheels provide most of the traction.
If the front wheels begin to lose traction, power is shifted
automatically to the rear wheels. The greater the front
wheel traction loss, the greater the power transfer to the
rear wheels.
All wheels must have the same size and type tires.
Unequal tire sizes must not be used. Unequal tire
size may cause failure of the power transfer unit.
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
Acceleration
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slippery surfaces may cause the front wheels to pull erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs when
there is a difference in the surface traction under the front
(driving) wheels.
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WARNING!
Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous.
Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the
front wheels. You could lose control of the vehicle
and possibly have an accident. Accelerate slowly and
carefully whenever there is likely to be poor traction
(ice, snow, wet, mud, loose sand, etc.).
Traction
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
surface. This is hydroplaning and may cause partial or
complete loss of vehicle control and stopping ability. To
reduce this possibility, the following precautions should
be observed:
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when roads are
slushy.
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2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles.
3. Replace the tires when tread wear indicators first
become visible.
4. Keep the tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain enough distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a sudden
stop.
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
Driving through water more than a few inches/
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
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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.
Shallow Standing Water
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following Caution
and Warning before doing so.
CAUTION!
• Always check the depth of the standing water
before driving through it. Never drive through
standing water that is deeper than the bottom of
the tire rims mounted on the vehicle.
• Determine the condition of the road or the path
that is under water, and if there are any obstacles
in the way, before driving through the standing
water.
• Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving
through standing water. This will minimize wave
effects.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
• Driving through standing water may cause damage to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil,
transmission, axle, etc.) for signs of contamination
(i.e., fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance)
after driving through standing water. Do not continue to operate the vehicle if any fluid appears
contaminated, as this may result in further damage. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and cause serious
internal damage to the engine. Such damage is not
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s braking capabilities, which increases stopping distances. Therefore, after driving through
standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on
the brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and leave you
stranded.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your
passengers, and others around you.
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POWER STEERING
The standard power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
steering capability if power assist is lost.
If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
NOTE:
• Increased noise levels at the end of the steering wheel
travel are considered normal and do not indicate that
there is a problem with the power steering system.
• Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a short amount of time.
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering
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.
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.
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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 an authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your power steering
system as the chemicals can damage your power
steering components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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WARNING!
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to ensure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only 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 “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for the correct fluid
type.
PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied. Also, be certain to leave the
transaxle in PARK.
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The foot operated parking brake is located below the
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To apply the
park brake, firmly push the park brake pedal fully. To
release the parking brake, press the park brake pedal a
second time and let your foot up as you feel the brake
disengage.
When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
switch ON, the “Brake Warning Light” in the instrument
cluster will illuminate.
NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied and the transaxle is
placed in gear, the “Brake Warning Light” will flash. If
vehicle speed is detected, a chime will sound to alert
the driver. Fully release the parking brake before
attempting to move the vehicle.
• This light only shows that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
Parking Brake
When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
from the curb on an uphill grade. For vehicles equipped
with an automatic transaxle, apply the parking brake
before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load
on the transaxle locking mechanism may make it difficult
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to move the shift lever out of PARK. The parking brake
should always be applied whenever the driver is not in
the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for
the parking brake. Always apply the parking
brake fully when parked to guard against vehicle
movement and possible injury or damage.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured.
• Do not leave the key fob in the ignition switch. A
child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving; failure to do so can lead to brake
failure and an accident.
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle or it may roll and cause damage or
injury. Also, be certain to leave the transaxle in
PARK. Failure to do so may cause the vehicle to
roll and cause damage or injury.
CAUTION!
If the “Brake Warning Light” remains on with the
parking brake released, a brake system malfunction
is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by an
authorized dealer immediately.
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BRAKE SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with dual hydraulic
brake systems. If either of the two hydraulic
systems loses normal capability, the remaining
system will still function. However, there will
be some loss of overall braking effectiveness. This will be
evident by increased pedal travel during application and
greater pedal force required to slow or stop the vehicle. In
addition, if the malfunction is caused by a leak in the
hydraulic system, the “Brake Warning Light” will turn on
as the brake fluid level drops in the master cylinder.
In the event power assist is lost for any reason (i.e.,
repeated brake applications with the engine OFF) the
brakes will still function. However, the effort required to
brake the vehicle will be much greater than that required
with the power system operating.
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
would not have your full braking capacity in an
emergency.
• Driving a vehicle with the “Brake Warning Light”
on is dangerous. A significant decrease in braking
performance or vehicle stability during braking
may occur. It will take you longer to stop the
vehicle or will make your vehicle harder to control. You could have an accident. Have the vehicle
checked immediately.
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Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
under adverse braking conditions. The system controls
hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lock-up to
help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)” under “Electronic Brake Control System” in this section for more
information.
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WARNING!
The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the
traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. ABS
cannot prevent 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 ABS-equipped vehicle must never be
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner, which
could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others.
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ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system commonly referred to as ESP. This
system includes Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Brake
Assist System (BAS), Traction Control System (TCS),
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), and Electronic Stability
Program (ESP). These systems work together to enhance
both vehicle stability and control in various driving
conditions.
related motor noises. These noises are the system performing its self check cycle to ensure that the ABS is
working properly. This self check occurs each time the
vehicle is started and accelerated past 7 mph (11 km/h).
ABS is activated during braking under certain road or
stopping conditions. ABS-inducing conditions can include ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose
debris, or panic stops.
You also may experience the following when the brake
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
system goes into Anti-lock:
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) provides increased
vehicle stability and brake performance under most • The ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a
short time after the stop),
braking conditions. The system automatically “pumps”
the brakes during severe braking conditions to prevent
• The clicking sound of solenoid valves,
wheel lock-up.
• Brake pedal pulsations, and
When the vehicle is driven over 7 mph (11 km/h), you
may also hear a slight clicking sound as well as some • A slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end
of the stop.
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These are all normal characteristics of ABS.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• The ABS contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible to interference
caused by improperly installed or high output
radio transmitting equipment. This interference
can cause possible loss of anti-lock braking capability. Installation of such equipment should be
performed by qualified professionals.
• Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to an accident.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need
to slow down or stop.
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• The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of the vehicle brakes and
tires or the traction afforded.
• The ABS cannot prevent accidents, including
those resulting from excessive speed in turns,
following another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver
can prevent accidents.
• The capabilities of an ABS equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner, which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
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All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and If both the Brake System Warning Light and the ABS
type and tires must be properly inflated to produce Light remain on, the ABS and Electronic Brake Force
Distribution (EBD) systems are not functioning. Immediaccurate signals for the computer.
ate repair to the ABS system is required.
Anti-Lock Brake Light
The Anti-Lock Brake Light monitors the ABS. Brake Assist System (BAS)
The light will turn on when the ignition switch The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
is turned to the ON position and may stay on capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
for as long as four seconds.
system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application and then
If the ABS Light remains on or comes on while driving, it
applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
ABS. Applying the brakes very quickly results in the best
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
BAS assistance. To receive the benefit of the system, you
normally if the Brake System Warning Light is not on.
must apply continuous braking pressure during the
If the ABS Light is on, the brake system should be stopping sequence, (do not “pump” the brakes). Do not
serviced as soon as possible to restore the benefits of reduce brake pedal pressure unless braking is no longer
Anti-Lock brakes. If the ABS Light does not come on desired. Once the brake pedal is released, the BAS is
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, deactivated.
have the light repaired as soon as possible.
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WARNING!
BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from
acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the traction
afforded by prevailing road conditions. BAS cannot
prevent accidents, including those resulting from
excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery
surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and
skillful driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities
of a BAS-equipped vehicle must never be exploited
in a reckless or dangerous manner, which could
jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of others.
Traction Control System (TCS)
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake
pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine
power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and
stability. A feature of the TCS functions similar to a
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limited slip differential and controls the wheel spin
across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is
spinning faster than the other, the system will apply the
brake of the spinning wheel. This will allow more engine
torque to be applied to the wheel that is not spinning.
This feature remains active even if TCS and ESP are in the
“Partial Off” mode. Refer to “ESP (Electronic Stability
Program)” in this section for more information.
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
This system anticipates the potential for wheel lift by
monitoring the driver’s steering wheel input and the
speed of the vehicle. When ERM determines that the rate
of change of the steering wheel angle and vehicle’s speed
are sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it then
applies the appropriate brake and may also reduce
engine power to lessen the chance that wheel lift will
occur. ERM will only intervene during very severe or
evasive driving maneuvers. ERM can only reduce the
chance of wheel lift occurring during severe or evasive
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driving maneuvers. It cannot prevent wheel lift due to Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
other factors, such as road conditions, leaving the road- This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESP corway, or striking objects or other vehicles.
rects for over-steering and under-steering the vehicle by
WARNING!
applying the brake of the appropriate wheel. Engine
power may also be reduced to help the vehicle maintain
Many factors, such as vehicle loading, road condithe desired path.
tions, and driving conditions, influence the chance
that wheel lift or rollover may occur. ERM cannot The ESP uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the path
prevent all wheel lift or rollovers, especially those that the driver intends to steer the vehicle and compares
that involve leaving the roadway or striking objects it to the actual path of the vehicle. When the actual path
or other vehicles. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful does not match the intended path, the ESP applies the
driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting
ERM-equipped vehicle must never be exploited in a the condition of over-steer or under-steer.
reckless or dangerous manner, which could jeopar• Over-steer - when the vehicle is turning more than
dize the user’s safety or the safety of others.
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Under-steer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
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ESP/TCS Indicator Light
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 ESP/TCS Indicator Light also
flashes when TCS is active. If the ESP/TCS Indicator
Light begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the
accelerator and apply as little throttle as possible. Be sure
to adapt your speed and driving to the prevailing road
conditions.
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WARNING!
ESP cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from
acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the traction
afforded by prevailing road conditions. ESP cannot
prevent accidents, including those resulting from
excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery
surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and
skillful driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities
of an 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.
ESP Operating Modes
The ESP system has two available operating modes.
Full On
This is the normal operating mode for ESP. Whenever the
vehicle is started the system will be in this mode. This
mode should be used for most driving situations. ESP
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should only be turned to “Partial Off” for specific reasons
as noted. Refer to “Partial Off” for additional information.
Partial Off
The ESP OFF button is located in the switch bank above
the climate Control. To enter the “Partial Off” mode,
momentarily press the ESP OFF button and the ESP/TCS
Indicator Light will illuminate. To turn the ESP on again,
ESP OFF Button
momentarily press the ESP OFF button and the ESP/TCS NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
Indicator Light will turn off. This will restore the normal with snow chains, or when starting off in deep snow,
“ESP On” mode of operation.
sand, or gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the
“Partial Off” mode by momentarily pressing the ESP OFF
button. Once the situation requiring “Partial Off” mode is
overcome, turn ESP back on by momentarily pressing the
ESP OFF button. This may be done while the vehicle is in
motion.
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ESP/BAS Warning Light and ESP/TCS Indicator
Light
The malfunction indicator for the ESP is combined with the BAS indicator. The ESP/BAS
Malfunction Indicator Light and the ESP/TCS
Indicator Light in the instrument cluster both
turn on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position. They should both turn off with the engine
running. If the ESP/BAS Malfunction Indicator Light
turns on continuously with the engine running, a malfunction has been detected in either the ESP or the BAS
system, or both. If this light remains on after several
ignition cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several
miles (kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph
(48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible
to have the problem diagnosed and corrected.
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NOTE:
• ⬙The ESP/TCS Indicator Light and the ESP/BAS Malfunction Indicator Light will turn on momentarily
each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESP System
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
• The ESP Control System will make buzzing or clicking
sounds when it is active. This is normal; the sounds
will stop when ESP becomes inactive following the
maneuver that caused the ESP activation.
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize an excessively swaying trailer. TSC activates automatically once
the excessively swaying trailer is recognized. When TSC
is functioning, the ESP/TCS Indicator Light will flash,
the engine power will be reduced, and you will feel the
brake being applied to individual wheels in an attempt to
stop the trailer from swaying.
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NOTE: The TSC is disabled when the ESP system is in TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
the “Partial Off” mode.
Tire Markings
WARNING!
• TSC cannot stop all trailers from swaying. Always
use caution when towing a trailer and follow the
tongue weight recommendations. Refer to ”Vehicle Loading” and “Trailer Towing” in “Starting
and Operating” for further information.
• If TSC activates while towing a trailer, stop the
vehicle at the nearest safe location and adjust the
trailer load to eliminate the trailer sway.
• Failure to follow these warnings can result in an
accident or serious personal injury.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
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NOTE:
• Temporary spare tires are high-pressure compact
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
spares designed for temporary emergency use only.
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
Tires designed to this standard have the letter “T”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designamolded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
tion. Example: T145/80D18 103M.
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
standards, and it begins with the tire diameter molded
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the
letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.
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Tire Sizing Chart
TIRE SIZING TERMS
Size Designation:
P = Passenger Car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger Car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T = Temporary spare tire
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
— Ratio of section height to section width of tire
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
R = Construction code
— ⬙R⬙ means radial construction
—⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
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TIRE SIZING TERMS
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
— A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
— A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding
to its load index under certain operating conditions
— The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) Tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire
Light Load = Light load tire
C, D, E = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load — Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure — Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for
this tire
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Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire,
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard
side of the tire.
TIRE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
EXAMPLE: DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
— This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards, and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—03 means the 3rd week.
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—01 means the year 2001
— Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the
year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology and Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Inflation Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is a structural member of the body located
between the front and rear door (of a four-door vehicle) running
from the sill to the roof.
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after the
vehicle has not been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less
than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a three hour period. Inflation
pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square inch) or
KPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible cold
tire inflation pressure for this tire. The max inflation pressure is
molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tire inflation pressure as
shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle showing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire size and the
recommended inflation pressure.
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Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed
on the driver’s side B-Pillar.
Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
This placard tells you important information about
the:
1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle
2) total weight your vehicle can carry
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3) tire size designed for your vehicle
4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
Loading
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
of this manual.
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
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occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX
lbs.” on the Tire and Loading Information placard. The
combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the weight referenced here.
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs”
on your vehicle’s placard.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kg or XXX lbs.
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX”
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will be five
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the amount of
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available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs NOTE: The following table shows examples on how to
(295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs calculate total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capaci[295 kg]).
ties of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
NOTE: For the following example, the combined weight
of occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
(392 kg).
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause accidents.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result over-heating and 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to
the right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
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.
Ride Comfort and Vehicle Stability
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
ride.
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Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
driver’s side B-Pillar.
Some vehicles may have Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information for vehicle loads that are less than the
maximum loaded vehicle condition. These pressure conditions will be found in the “Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information” section of this manual.
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
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.
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CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the valve stem.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
“cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation pressure
outside temperature condition.
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
1 mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum infla- build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
tion pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
temperature changes.
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
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loading may be required for high-speed vehicle opera- Radial-Ply Tires
tion. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire
WARNING!
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
and cold tire inflation pressures.
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
WARNING!
poorly. The instability could cause an accident. AlHigh speed driving with your vehicle under maxiways use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
mum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
combine them with other types of tires.
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious accident. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
authorized tire dealer for radial tire repairs.
75 mph (120 km/h).
Compact Spare Tire
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.
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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.
CAUTION!
Prolonged use of limited use spare, or an incorrect
tire size on either front wheel, may damage transaxle
differential and result in loss of vehicle mobility.
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.
Tire Spinning
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or icy conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h)
or for longer than 30 seconds continuously without
stopping.
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Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) or for more than 30 seconds
continuously when you are stuck, and do not let
anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter what the
speed.
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1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
Tread Wear Indicators
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
to help you in determining when your tires should be grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
replaced.
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced.
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Life of Tire
Replacement Tires
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
factors including but not limited to:
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manu• Driving style
facturer strongly recommends that you use tires equiva• Tire pressure
lent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed (refer to the paragraph on
• Distance driven
“Tread Wear Indicators”). Refer to the “Tire and Loading
Information” placard for the size designation of your tire.
WARNING!
The service description and load identification will be
Tires and spare tire should be replaced after six years, found on the original equipment tire. Failure to use
regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to follow equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
this warning can result in sudden tire failure. You safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle. We recommend
could lose control and have an accident resulting in that you contact your original equipment or an authorized tire dealer with any questions you may have on tire
serious injury or death.
specifications or capability.
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.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations
of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and
braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control and have
an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
Use only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity, other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have an accident.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
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CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
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TIRE CHAINS
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
Due to limited clearance, tire chains are not recom- was originally equipped with your vehicle and should
mended.
not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph
(120 km/h).
CAUTION!
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 patSNOW TIRES
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires terns.
during the winter. Standard tires are of the all season type
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
and satisfy this requirement as indicated by the M+S
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
designation on the tire sidewall.
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type
If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only mud, snow and wet traction levels, and contribute to a
in sets of four. Failure to do so may adversely affect the smooth, quiet ride.
safety and handling of your vehicle.
Damage to the vehicle may result if tire chains are
used.
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Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals. More frequent rotation is permissible if
desired. The reasons for any rapid or unusual wear
should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.
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TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recommended cold placard pressure.
The suggested rotation method is shown in the following The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about
1 psi (6.9 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that
diagram.
when the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure
will decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based
on cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire
pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least
three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a
three hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must
not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into
the tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires – General Information”
in “Starting and Operating” for information on how to
properly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will
also increase as the vehicle is driven. This is normal and
there should be no adjustment for this increased presTire Rotation
sure.
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The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning
limit for any reason, including low temperature effects
and natural pressure loss through the tire.
The TPMS 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 once the system receives the
updated tire pressures. The vehicle may need to be
driven for up to 20 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 three hours) placard pressure
of 33 psi (227 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F
(20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 28 psi (193 kPa),
a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
pressure to approximately 24 psi (165 kPa). This tire
pressure is low enough to turn ON the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale light. Driving the vehicle may cause
the tire pressure to rise to approximately 28 psi (193 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.
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NOTE:
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and maintenance, or to provide warning of a tire
failure or condition.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire pressure
gauge, even if under-inflation has not reached the
level to trigger illumination of the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale light.
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• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure, Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale light will
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime
the tire.
will sound when tire pressure is low in one or
Base System
more of the four active road tires. Should this occur, you
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
should stop as soon as possible, check the inflation
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
pressure of each tire on your vehicle, and inflate each tire
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
value. Once the system receives the updated tire presreadings to the receiver module.
sures, the system will automatically update and the Tire
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the Pressure Monitoring Telltale light will turn off. The
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above
and to maintain the proper pressure.
15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
information.
The TPMS consists of the following components:
Check TPMS Warning
• Receiver Module
When a system fault is detected, the Tire Pressure Moni• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
toring Telltale light will flash on and off for 75 seconds
and then remain on solid. The system fault will also
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale light
sound a chime. If the ignition switch is cycled, this
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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:
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NOTE:
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor
the pressure in the compact spare tire.
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to 2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
facilities emitting the same Radio Frequencies as the tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
TPMS sensors.
limit, a chime will sound and the TPMS Telltale light will
turn on upon the next ignition switch cycle.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (25 km/h), the TPMS Telltale light will flash on
3. Lots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
housings.
4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
sound and the TPMS Telltale light will flash on and off
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors. for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
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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 TPMS
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. The vehicle may need to be driven for
up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the
TPMS to receive this information.
The TPMS consists of the following components:
• Receiver module
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
• Three 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)
Premium System – If Equipped
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to • Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale light
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
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.
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale light will
illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime
will sound when tire pressure is low in one or
more of the four active road tires. In addition, the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will display
a graphic showing the pressure values of each tire with
the low tire pressure values flashing.
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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
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turn off. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
20 minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the
TPMS to receive this information.
Check TPMS Warning
When a system fault is detected, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale light will flash on and off for 75 seconds
and then remain on solid. The system fault will also
sound a chime. In addition, the EVIC will display a
⬙CHECK TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for three 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 switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
no longer exists, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
light will no longer flash, and the ⬙CHECK TPM SYSTEM⬙ message will no longer display, and a pressure
value will display in place of the dashes. A system fault
can occur due to any of the following:
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NOTE:
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor
the pressure in the compact spare tire.
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, the TPMS
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to Telltale light will remain on and a chime will sound. In
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the TPMS addition, the graphic in the EVIC will still display a
sensors.
flashing pressure value.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting 3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
that affects radio wave signals.
15 mph (25 km/h), the TPMS Telltale light will flash on
and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. In
3. Lots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
addition, the EVIC will display a ⬙CHECK TPM SYShousings.
TEM⬙ message for three seconds and then display dashes
(- -) in place of the pressure value.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors. 4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
sound, the TPMS Telltale light will flash on and off for
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75 seconds and then remain on solid, and the EVIC will • This device may not cause harmful interference.
display a ⬙CHECK TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for three
• This device must accept any interference received,
seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of the
including interference that may cause undesired
pressure value.
operation.
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
following licenses:
the TPMS will update automatically. In addition, the
TPMS Telltale light will turn off and the graphic in the
EVIC will display a new pressure value instead of dashes United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KR5S120123
(- -), as long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2671-S120123
warning limit in any of the four active road tires. The FUEL REQUIREMENTS
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this 2.4L Engine
All engines are designed to meet all emisinformation.
sions regulations and provide excellent
General Information
fuel economy and performance when usThis device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
ing high-quality unleaded “regular” gasoRSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
line having an octane rating of 87. The use
following conditions:
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of premium gasoline is not recommended, as it will not as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experiprovide any benefit over regular gasoline in these ence these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
before considering service for the vehicle.
engines.
3.5L Engine
The 3.5L 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, as it will not provide any benefit
over regular gasoline in these engines.
Over 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the World
Wide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gasolines that meet the WWFC specifications, if they are available.
Reformulated Gasoline
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates and are speyour engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at cifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and imhigh speeds can cause damage and immediate service is prove air quality.
required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
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The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasolines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
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.
CAUTION!
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.
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
the gasoline contains MMT. It is even more important to
look for gasoline without MMT in Canada, because MMT
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can be used at levels higher than those allowed in the
United States. MMT is prohibited in Federal and California reformulated gasoline.
Materials Added to Fuel
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
conditions and they would result in additional cost.
Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
fuel.
Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance and damage the emissions control system.
• An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
or malfunctioning and may require immediate
service. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being
sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended.
Most of these products contain high concentrations of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle
performance problems resulting from the use of
such fuels or additives is not the responsibility of
the manufacturer.
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NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control system can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper
maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected
every time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired,
drive with all side windows fully open.
• Keep the liftgate 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. If the gas cap is lost or damaged,
be sure the replacement cap has been designed for use
with this vehicle.
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NOTE: When removing the fuel filler cap, lay the cap
tether in the hook, located on the fuel filler door reinforcement.
CAUTION!
• Damage to the fuel system or emissions control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler tube cap (gas cap).
• A poorly fitting gas cap could let impurities into
the fuel system.
• A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to turn on.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling. When the fuel
nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank is full.
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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.
• Failure to follow this warning may result in serious injury or death.
NOTE:
• Tighten the gas cap until you hear a “clicking” sound.
This is an indication that the gas cap is tightened
properly. The MIL 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, the
word “gASCAP” will display in the odometer. If this
occurs, tighten the fuel filler cap until a “clicking” sound
is heard and press the TRIP ODOMETER button to turn
off the message. If the problem persists, the message will
appear the next time the vehicle is started.
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap
may also turn on the MIL. Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic
System” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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VEHICLE LOADING
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) rear
The load carrying capacity of your vehicle is shown on
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
the “Vehicle Certification Label.” This information
should be used for passenger and luggage loading as • Type of Vehicle
indicated.
• Month Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
Do not exceed the specified Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the VIN.
(GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Vehicle Certification Label
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
Your vehicle has a Vehicle Certification Label affixed to
This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total
the rear of the driver’s door.
load must be limited so that you do not exceed the
The label contains the following information:
GVWR.
• Name of manufacturer
• Month and year of manufacture
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) front
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR.
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WARNING!
Because the front wheels 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.
Figure out the weight on the front and rear of the vehicle
separately. It is important that you distribute the load
evenly over the front and rear axles.
Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and
shorten useful service life. Heavier axles or suspension
components do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s
GVWR.
Loading
To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty
weight, axle-by-axle and side-by-side. Store heavier items
down low and be sure you distribute their weight as
evenly as possible. Stow all loose items securely before
driving. If weighing the loaded vehicle shows that you
The best way to figure out the total weight of your
have exceeded either GAWR, but the total load is within
vehicle is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for
the specified GVWR, you must redistribute the weight.
operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to ensure that
Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect
it is not over the GVWR.
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
the brakes operate.
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.
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Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
cargo, consumables, and equipment (permanent or temporary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to
measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a
vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be
To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
supported by the scale.
and recommendations in this manual concerning veGross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
hicles used for trailer towing.
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
Common Towing Definitions
and trailer when weighed in combination.
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
NOTE: The GCWR rating includes a 150 lbs (68 kg)
allowance for the presence of a driver.
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.
TRAILER TOWING
In this section, you will find safety tips and information
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully
review this information to tow your load as efficiently
and safely as possible.
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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)
The tongue weight 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.
Frontal Area
The frontal area is the maximum height and maximum
width of the front of a trailer.
Trailer Sway Control – Electronic
Refer to “Electronic Brake Control System/Trailer Sway
Control (TSC)” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.
Trailer Sway Control – Mechanical
The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be
installed between the hitch receiver and the trailer tongue
that typically provides adjustable friction associated with
the telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer
swaying motions while traveling.
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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
Weight-Distributing Hitch
Weights (TW) and may be required depending on vehicle
A weight-distributing system works by applying leverand trailer configuration/loading to comply with Gross
age through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) requirements.
for heavier loads to distribute trailer tongue weight to the
tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When used
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 are commonly used to tow small- and mediumsized trailers.
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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.
Without Weight-Distributing Hitch (Incorrect)
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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.
The following chart provides the industry standard for
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Class
Max. Trailer Hitch Industry
Standards
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Duty
Class III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Class IV - Extra
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Heavy Duty
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given
drivetrain.
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
your vehicle.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
Engine/Transaxle
GCWR (Gross Combined Wt. Rating)
Frontal Area
2.4L/Automatic
6,000 lbs (2 722 kg)
22 sq ft (2.0 sq m)
7,300 lbs (3 311 kg)
32 sq ft (3.0 sq m)
7,300 lbs (3 311 kg)
32 sq ft (3.0 sq m)
7,300 lbs (3 311 kg)
32 sq ft (3.0 sq m)
3.5L/Automatic (without Trailer Tow Prep
Package
Max. GTW (Gross
Trailer Wt.)
1,000 lbs (454 kg)
which includes up to
5 persons & Luggage
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
which includes 1 to 2
persons & Luggage
1,500 lbs (680 kg)
which includes 3 to 4
persons & Luggage
1,000 lbs (454 kg)
which includes 5 to 7
persons & Luggage
Max. Tongue Wt.
100 lbs (45 kg)
200 lbs (91 kg)
5
150 lbs (68 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
*Except for AWD
models.
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Engine/Transaxle
3.5L/Automatic (with
Trailer Tow Prep
Package
GCWR (Gross Combined Wt. Rating)
Frontal Area
8,300 lbs (3 765 kg)
40 sq ft (3.7 sq m)
8,300 lbs (3 765 kg)
40 sq ft (3.7 sq m)
8,300 lbs (3 765 kg)
40 sq ft (3.7 sq m)
8,300 lbs (3 765 kg)
40 sq ft (3.7 sq m)
Max. GTW (Gross
Max. Tongue Wt.
Trailer Wt.)
3,500 lbs (1 588 kg)
which includes 1 to 2
350 lbs (159 kg)
persons & Luggage
3,000 lbs (1 361 kg)
which includes 3 to 4
300 lbs (136 kg)
persons & Luggage
2,500 lbs (1 134 kg)
250 lbs (113 kg) *Exwhich includes 5 to 6 cept for AWD models.
persons & Luggage
2,500 lbs (1 134 kg)
which includes 7 per- 100 lbs (113 kg) *Except for AWD models.
sons & Luggage
NOTE:
• The trailer tongue weight must be considered as part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo, and
should never exceed the weight referenced on the Tire and Loading Information placard. Refer to “Tire Safety
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
• *For All Wheel Drive (AWD) models carrying 5 to 7 persons and luggage will exceed the rear Gross Axle
Weight Rating (GAWR) and therefore should not be attempted.
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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.
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Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
your bumper or trailer hitch.
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 authorized dealer-installed
options must be considered as part of the total load on
your vehicle. Refer to the “Tire and Loading Information”
placard for the maximum combined weight of occupants
and cargo for your vehicle.
• Then, during the first 500 miles (805 km) that a
trailer is towed, do not drive over 50 mph
(80 km/h) and do not make starts at full throttle.
This helps the engine and other parts of the
vehicle wear in at the heavier loads.
Towing Requirements
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components the following guidelines are recommended:
Perform the maintenance listed in the “Maintenance
Schedule.” Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further
information. When towing a trailer, never exceed the
GAWR, or GCWR, ratings.
CAUTION!
WARNING!
• Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles
(805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine,
axle or other parts could be damaged.
Improper towing can lead to an injury accident.
Follow these guidelines to make your trailer towing
as safe as possible:
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and that it will not shift during travel. When
trailering cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic
load shifts can occur that may be difficult for the
driver to control. You could lose control of your
vehicle and have 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, transaxle, steering,
suspension, chassis structure, or tires.
• 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
transaxle in PARK. Always, block or ⴖchockⴖ the
trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized. (This requirement may limit the ability to
always achieve the 10% to 15% range of tongue
weight as a percentage of total trailer weight.)
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Towing Requirements – Tires
− Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
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.
− Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
Towing Requirements – Trailer Brakes
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Oper- − Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
ating” for proper tire inflation procedures.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
− Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation prespersonal injury.
sures before trailer usage.
− An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
− Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
required when towing a trailer with electronically
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for the
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
proper inspection procedure.
brake controller is not required.
− When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Infor− Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
mation” in “Starting and Operating” for information
1,000 lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
2,000 lbs (907 kg).
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
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.
• 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.
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 Requirements – Trailer Lights and Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stoplights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a four- and sevenpin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness and connector.
(Continued) NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
wiring harness.
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The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
Four-Pin Connector
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
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Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping,
and backing up the trailer in an area located away from
heavy traffic.
Automatic Transaxle
The DRIVE range can be selected when towing. However, if frequent shifting occurs while in this range, select
the “3” range for four-speed automatic or the “5” range
for six-speed automatic.
Seven-Pin Connector
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
NOTE: Using the “3” or “5” range while operating the
vehicle under heavy operating conditions will improve
performance and extend transaxle 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 transaxle
fluid and filter according to the interval specified for
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“police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.” Refer to AutoStick威 – If Equipped
“Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance
− By using the AutoStick威 modes and selecting a specific
intervals.
gear range, frequent shifting can be avoided. The
highest gear range should be selected that allows for
NOTE: Check the four-speed transaxle fluid level before
adequate performance. For example, choose “4” if the
towing. The six-speed transaxle is sealed and the fluid
desired speed can be maintained. Choose “3” or “2” if
level cannot be checked. See your authorized dealer for
needed to maintain the desired speed.
assistance.
− Extended driving at high RPM should be avoided to
prevent excess heat generation. A reduction in vehicle
− Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
speed may be required to avoid extended driving at
− When using the speed control, if you experience speed
high RPM. Return to a higher gear range or vehicle
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
speed when road conditions and RPM level allows.
you can get back to cruising speed.
Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
− Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
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Cooling System
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
To reduce potential for engine and transaxle overheating, MOTORHOME, ETC.)
take the following actions:
TOWING THIS VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER
− City Driving
VEHICLE (Flat Towing With All Four Wheels On
When stopped for short periods, shift the transaxle into The Ground)
Recreational towing for this vehicle is not recommended.
NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
− Highway Driving
Reduce speed.
− Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
NOTE: If the vehicle requires towing, make sure all four
wheels are off the ground.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 Hazard Warning Flasher
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
䡵 If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
䡵 Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
䡵 Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
䡵 Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
▫ Spare Tire Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
▫ Without The Ignition Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
(Flat Towing With The Key In The Ignition
And All Four Wheels On The Ground) . . . . . 398
▫ Spare Tire Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
▫ Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
䡵 Jump-Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
With A Tow Dolly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located in the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
instrument panel switch bank, above the climate controls. potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning
flasher. When the switch is activated, all directional • On the highways — Slow down.
turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
• In city traffic — While stopped, put the transaxle in
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
turn off the Hazard Warning flasher.
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 flasher will continue to operate even
though the ignition switch is in the LOCK position.
NOTE: With extended use, the Hazard Warning flasher
may wear down your battery.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads “H,”
safely pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the A/C turned off until the pointer drops back
into the normal range. If the pointer remains on the
“H,” and you hear continuous chimes, turn the engine OFF immediately, and call for service.
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NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
an impending overheat condition:
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
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WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
from the engine cooling system.
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WARNING!
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• 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.
Jack Location
The jack and jack-handle are stowed underneath a cover
in the rear storage bin in the cargo area.
Jack Storage Location
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Spare Tire Location
4. Turn OFF the ignition.
The spare tire is stowed underneath the rear of the
5. Turn on the Hazard Warning flashers.
vehicle and is held in place by means of a cable winch
mechanism.
6. Block both the front and rear of the
wheel diagonally opposite of the jackPreparations For Jacking
ing position. For example, if changing
1. Park the vehicle on a firm level surface as far from the
the right front tire, block the left rear
edge of the roadway as possible, avoid icy or slippery
wheel.
areas.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
2. Set the parking brake.
3. Place the shift lever in PARK.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
when the vehicle is being jacked.
Spare Tire Removal
NOTE: On Seven-Passenger Models, fold the third-row
passenger seats flat. This will provide more space when
accessing the jacking tools and when operating the winch
mechanism.
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1. Remove the jack-handle components 1, 2 and 3 from nut socket at the end of component 1 faces upward when
storage and assemble them.
seated on component 2. This will make it easier to rotate
the assembly when operating the winch mechanism.
2. Fit the assembled jack-handle over the winch drive
nut located in the jack storage area. Rotate the jackhandle assembly counterclockwise until the spare tire is
on the ground with enough cable slack to allow you to
pull the spare tire out from underneath the vehicle.
CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
jack-handle only. Use of an air wrench or other power
tools is not recommended and it can damage the winch.
Lowering/Raising Spare Tire
NOTE: Assemble components 2 and 3 by seating the
small ball at the end of component 2 in the small hole at
the end of component 3. This will lock these components
together. Assemble components 1 and 2 so that the wheel
3. Pull the spare tire out from underneath the vehicle and
raise it upright so the tire’s tread is on the ground.
4. Tilt the retainer at the end of the winch cable and
remove it from the center of the wheel.
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1. Remove the jack-handle components 1, 2, and 3 from
storage and assemble them.
Spare Tire Retainer
Spare Tire Stowage
Lowering/Raising Spare Tire
NOTE: On seven-passenger models, fold the third-row
passenger seats flat. This will provide more space when NOTE: Assemble components 2 and 3 by seating the
accessing the jacking tools and when operating the winch small ball at the end of component 2 in the small hole at
mechanism.
the end of component 3. This will lock these components
together. Assemble components 1 and 2 so that the wheel
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nut socket at the end of component 1 faces upward when 4. Tilt the retainer at the end of the winch cable and drop
seated on component 2. This will make it easier to rotate it through the center of the wheel. Then place the spare
the assembly when operating the winch mechanism.
tire with the cable and retainer underneath the vehicle.
2. Fit the assembled jack-handle over the winch drive
nut located in the jack storage area. Rotate the jackhandle assembly counterclockwise until there is enough
cable slack to allow you to pull the cable and retainer out
from underneath the vehicle.
CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
jack-handle only. Use of an air wrench or other power
tools is not recommended and it can damage the winch.
3. Place the spare tire near to the winch cable. Hold the
spare upright so that the tire’s tread is on the ground and
the valve stem is at the top of the wheel and facing away
from the rear of the vehicle.
Spare Tire Retainer
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
5. Fit the assembled jack-handle over the winch drive
nut. Rotate the jack-handle assembly clockwise to raise
the spare tire into the storage area. Continue to rotate the
jack-handle assembly until you hear the winch mechanism click three times. It cannot be over tightened. Push
against the tire several times to be sure it is held securely
in place.
Jacking Instructions
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to
help prevent personal injury or damage to your
vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from
the edge of the roadway as possible before raising
the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic
transmission in PARK.
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a
jack.
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and
for lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely
careful of motor traffic.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are
securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the
valve stem facing the ground.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
2. Loosen, but do not remove, the wheel nuts on the
wheel with the flat tire. Turn the wheel nuts counterclockwise one turn while the wheel is still on the ground.
3. Place the jack underneath the lift area that is closest to
the flat tire. Turn the jack screw clockwise to firmly
engage the jack saddle with the lift area of the sill flange.
Jack Warning Label
1. Remove the spare tire, jack, and jack-handle from
stowage.
Front Jacking Location
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WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to remove the tire.
5. Remove the wheel nuts. For vehicles so equipped,
remove the wheel cover from the wheel by hand. Do not
pry the wheel cover off. Then pull the wheel off the hub.
WARNING!
Rear Jacking Location
4. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw clockwise
with the jack handle. Raise the vehicle until the tire just
clears the road surface and enough clearance is obtained
to install the spare tire. Minimum tire lift provides
maximum stability.
To avoid possible personal injury, handle the wheel
covers with care to avoid contact with any sharp
edges.
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NOTE: For vehicles so equipped, the wheel cover is
held on the wheel by the wheel nuts. When reinstalling
the original wheel, properly align the wheel cover to the
valve stem, place the wheel cover onto the wheel, and
then install the wheel nuts.
6. Install the spare tire.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the wheel nuts fully until the vehicle
has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury or death.
NOTE:
8. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw counter• For vehicles so equipped, do not attempt to install a clockwise with the jack handle.
center cap or wheel cover on the compact spare.
9. Finish tightening the wheel nuts. Push down on the
• Refer to “Compact Spare Tire” and to “Limited-Use wrench while tightening for increased leverage. Alternate
Spare” under “Tires — General Information” in “Start- wheel nuts until each nut has been tightened twice. The
ing and Operating” for additional warnings, cautions, correct wheel nut tightness is 95 ft lbs (130 N·m). If in
and information about the spare tire, its use, and doubt about the correct tightness, have them checked
operation.
with a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at a
service station.
7. Install the wheel nuts with the cone shaped end of the
nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the wheel nuts.
10. Lower the jack to its fully closed position.
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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. Have the deflated (flat) tire
repaired or replaced immediately.
11. Place the deflated (flat) tire in the cargo area. Do not
stow the deflated tire in the spare tire stowage location.
Have the deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced as soon
as possible.
12. To stow the winch cable and retainer, fit the assembled jack-handle over the winch drive nut. Rotate the
jack-handle assembly clockwise until you hear the winch
mechanism click three times. It cannot be over tightened.
13. Stow the jack-handle and jack.
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14. Check the tire pressure as soon as possible. Adjust the
tire pressure as required.
Wheel Nuts
Tighten all wheel nuts occasionally to eliminate the
possibility of wheel studs being sheared or the bolt holes
in the wheels becoming elongated. This is especially
important during the first few hundred miles (kilometers) of operation and after changing a tire. This allows
the wheel nuts to seat properly. All wheel nuts should
first be firmly seated against the wheel. The wheel nuts
should then be tightened to recommended torque.
Tighten the wheel nuts to the final torque in increments.
Progress around the bolt circle, tightening the nut opposite of the one you previously tightened until the final
torque is achieved. Recommended torque is 95 ft lbs
(130 N·m).
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JUMP-STARTING
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
precautions.
CAUTION!
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
other booster source with a system voltage greater
than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
alternator or electrical system may occur.
WARNING!
When temperatures are below the freezing point,
electrolyte in a discharged battery may freeze. Do not
attempt jump-starting because the battery could rupture or explode and cause personal injury. Battery
temperature must be brought above the freezing
point before attempting a jump-start.
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Preparations for Jump-Start
The battery in your vehicle is located between the left
front headlight assembly and the left front wheel splash
shield. To allow jump-starting there are remote battery
posts located on the left side of the engine compartment.
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Remote Battery Posts
1 — Remote Positive (+) Post (covered with protective cap)
2 — Remote Negative (-) Post
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WARNING!
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the
ignition switch is on. You can be injured by
moving fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as watch bands or
bracelets that might make an inadvertent electrical
contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your
skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is
flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission
into PARK and turn the ignition to LOCK.
3. Remove the protective cover over the remote positive
(+) battery post. To remove the cover, press the locking
tab and pull upward on the cover.
Locking Tab
4. If using a another vehicle to jump-start the battery,
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electripark the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
cal accessories.
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
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WARNING!
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
remote positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
Jump-Starting Procedure
WARNING!
Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable to the remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with
the discharged battery.
WARNING!
Do not connect the cable to the negative post (-) of the
discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark
could cause the battery to explode and could result in
personal injury.
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5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then start
the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
10. Reinstall the protective cover over the remote positive (+) battery post of the discharged vehicle.
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle
Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in you should have the battery and charging system inthe reverse sequence:
spected at your authorized dealer.
6. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
7. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
8. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
CAUTION!
Accessories that can be plugged into the vehicle
power outlets draw power from the vehicle’s battery,
even when not in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.).
Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s
battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery
life and/or prevent the engine from starting.
9. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
from the remote positive (+) post of the discharged FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand, or snow, it
vehicle.
can often be moved by a rocking motion. Turn your
steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
front wheels. Then shift back and forth between REVERSE and 1st gear. Using the least accelerator pedal
pressure to maintain the rocking motion without spinning the wheels is most effective.
NOTE:
If your vehicle is equipped with Traction Control, turn the system OFF before attempting to
“rock” the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic Stability
Program (ESP)” in “Starting and Operating”
for further information.
CAUTION!
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by moving between 1st and REVERSE, do not spin the wheels
faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage
may result.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission overheating and failure.
It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the
wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no
transmission shifting occurring).
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause damage, or
even failure, of the axle and tires. A tire could
explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for
longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping when you are stuck and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
Without The Ignition Key
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle using any other method could
Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
result in extensive damage to the transfer case and/or
Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed transmission. Such damage is not covered by the
with the ignition in the LOCK position. Flatbed towing is New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
the preferred towing method. However, if a flatbed
towing vehicle is not available, a wheel lift towing Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle (Flat
vehicle may be used. Furthermore, rear towing is not Towing With The Key In The Ignition And All Four
recommended with the front wheels on the ground, as Wheels On The Ground)
transaxle damage can result. If rear towing is the only
alternative, a front end dolly must be used. Proper
CAUTION!
towing equipment is necessary to prevent damage to the
• If the vehicle being towed requires steering, the
vehicle.
ignition switch must be in the ON position, not in
All Wheel Drive (AWD)
the LOCK or ACC position.
The manufacturer requires towing your vehicle with all
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four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not attempt to tow this vehicle from the front
with sling-type towing equipment. Damage to the
front fascia will result.
• Do not push or tow this vehicle with another
vehicle as damage to the bumper fascia and transaxle may result.
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 transaxle remains
in NEUTRAL.
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• The distance to be traveled must not exceed 15 miles
(25 km).
• The towing speed must not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
CAUTION!
Exceeding these towing limits may cause a transaxle
failure. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. If the transaxle is not
operative, or if the vehicle is to be towed more than
15 miles (25 km), the vehicle must be transported
either with a flatbed truck or with the front wheels
off the ground.
Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Your vehicle may be towed under the following condi- All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Your vehicle may be towed under the following conditions:
tions:
• The shift lever must be in NEUTRAL.
• The shift lever must be in NEUTRAL.
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• The distance to be traveled must not exceed 15 miles
(25 km).
towing is the only alternative, a front end dolly must be
used. Proper towing equipment is necessary to prevent
damage to the vehicle.
• The towing speed must not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h),
and both front and rear wheels must be on the ground. All Wheel Drive (AWD)
The manufacturer requires towing your vehicle with all
CAUTION!
four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
Exceeding these towing limits may cause a transaxle
failure. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. If the transaxle is not
operative, or if the vehicle is to be towed more than
15 miles (25 km), the vehicle must be transported on
a flatbed truck.
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle With
A Tow Dolly
Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Rear towing is not recommended with the front wheels
on the ground, as transaxle damage can result. If rear
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle using any other method could
result in extensive damage to the transfer case and/or
transmission. Such damage is not covered by the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 Engine Compartment — 2.4L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
䡵 Engine Compartment — 3.5L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
䡵 Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II . . . . . . 405
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 405
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
䡵 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
䡵 Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
䡵 Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
▫ A/C Air Filter – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
▫ Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
▫ Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
▫ Cleaning The Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
䡵 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
▫ Totally Integrated Power Module . . . . . . . . . 439
䡵 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
䡵 Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
䡵 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
▫ Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam
Headlamp, Front Turn Signal/Park Lamp,
Side Marker Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
▫ Front Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
▫ Tail/Stop Lamp, Rear Turn Signal Lamp, Tail
Lamp, Backup Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
▫ License Plate Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
䡵 Fluid Capacities
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
䡵 Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . 456
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
403
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L
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1
2
3
4
5
6
—
—
—
—
—
—
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
Engine Oil Fill
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Remote Jump Start (Positive Battery Post)
Remote Jump Start (Negative Battery Post)
7 — Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM)
8 — Automatic Transaxle Dipstick
9 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
10 — Coolant Pressure Cap
11 — Engine Oil Dipstick
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.5L
1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Remote Jump Start (Positive Battery Post)
Remote Jump Start (Negative Battery Post)
6 — Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM)
7 — Air Cleaner Filter
8 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
9 — Engine Oil Dipstick
10 — Engine Oil Fill
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
transaxle control systems. When these systems are operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions
well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).” It
will also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
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CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emissions control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and driveability.
The vehicle must be serviced before any emissions
tests can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, the
word “gASCAP” will display in the odometer. If this
occurs, tighten the fuel filler cap until a “clicking” sound
is heard and press the TRIP ODOMETER button to turn
off the message. If the problem persists, the message will
appear the next time the vehicle is started.
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A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap This vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test,
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
may also turn on the MIL.
check if this vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
do the following:
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass 1. Insert the ignition key into the ignition switch.
an inspection of this vehicle’s emissions control system. 2. Turn the ignition to the ON position, but do not crank
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
or start the engine.
For states that require an Inspection and Maintenance (I/M), this check verifies the Malfunction
Indicator Light (MIL) is functioning and is not on
when the engine is running, and that the OBD II system
is ready for testing.
3. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start
this test over.
4. As soon as you turn the ignition key to the ON
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part of
a normal bulb check.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
system may not be ready if the vehicle was recently 5. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will
serviced, recently had a dead battery, or a battery replace- happen:
ment. If the OBD II system should be determined not
a. The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
ready for the I/M test, the vehicle may fail the test.
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
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the ignition key or start the engine. This means that the serviced before going to the I/M station. The I/M station
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should can fail the vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
running.
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 the vehicle’s OBD II
system is ready, and you can proceed to the I/M
station.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use of genuine MOPAR威 parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to ensure the designed performance. Damage or failures
caused by the use of non-MOPAR威 parts for maintenance
If the OBD II system is not ready, you should see an and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
authorized dealer or repair facility. If this vehicle was warranty.
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
DEALER SERVICE
you may need to do nothing more than drive the vehicle
Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personas you normally would in order for the OBD II system to
nel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
update. A recheck with the above test routine may then
operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
indicate that the system is now ready.
available which include detailed service information for
Regardless of whether the vehicle’s OBD II system is your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before
ready or not ready, if the MIL is illuminated during attempting any procedure yourself.
normal vehicle operation, you should have the vehicle
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NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil maintenance schedule, there are other components which
penalties being assessed against you.
may require servicing or replacement in the future.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized Chrysler Group LLC
dealership or qualified repair center.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of
your vehicle and also allow extended maintenance
intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these
components as the chemicals can damage your
engine, transaxle, power steering or air conditioning. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed
because of component malfunction, use only the
specified fluid for the flushing procedure.
Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a
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fully warmed engine is shut off. Do not check oil level
before starting the engine after it has sat overnight.
Checking engine oil level when the engine is cold will
give you an incorrect reading.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground and
only when the engine is hot, will improve the accuracy of
the oil level readings. Maintain the oil level between the
range markings on the dipstick. Either the range markings consist of a crosshatch zone marked SAFE or a
crosshatch zone marked with MIN at the low end of the
range and MAX at the high end of the range. Adding
1.0 qt (1.0 l) of oil when the reading is at the low end of
the range marking will raise the oil level to the high end
of the range marking.
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CAUTION!
recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet
the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395.
Do not overfill the engine. Overfilling the engine
will cause oil aeration, which can lead to loss of oil
pressure and an increase in oil temperature. This
could damage your engine.
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
This symbol means that the oil has
been certified by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). The
Change Engine Oil
manufacturer only recommends
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
API Certified engine oils.
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months,
whichever occurs first.
CAUTION!
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine CompartEngine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) – 2.4L Engine
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating ment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further informatemperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature tion.
starting and vehicle fuel economy.
Lubricants that do not have both, the engine oil certifiThe engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended cation mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on should not be used.
the engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine ComSynthetic Engine Oils
partment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recominformation.
mended oil quality requirements are met, and the recomLubricants that do not have both, the engine oil certifi- mended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
cation mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number are followed.
should not be used.
Materials Added to Engine Oil
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) – 3.5L Engine
Do not add any supplemental materials, other than leak
SAE 10W-30 engine oil is recommended for all operating detection dyes, to the engine oil. Engine oil is an engitemperatures.
neered product and its performance may be impaired by
supplemental additives.
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
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Disposing of Used Engine Oil and Oil Filters
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
WARNING!
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
station, or governmental agency for advice on how and
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
your area.
cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary
Engine Oil Filter
for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is
The engine oil filter should be replaced at every engine near the engine compartment before starting the
oil change.
vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner,
hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in
Engine Oil Filter Selection
serious personal injury.
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type disposable oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
high quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
service. MOPAR威 engine oil filters are high quality oil
filters and are recommended.
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used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine air
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are
recommended.
Maintenance-Free Battery
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
NOTE: The battery is stored in a compartment that is
located behind the left front fender and is accessible
through the wheel well. The wheel and tire assemble do
not need to be removed to access the compartment.
Remote battery terminals are located in the engine compartment for jump-starting.
To access the battery, turn the steering wheel fully to the
right and remove the access panel from the inner fender
shield.
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WARNING!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water.
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use
a booster battery or any other booster source with
an output greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
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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 the battery is in
the vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables
before connecting the charger to the battery. Do
not use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage
as battery damage can result.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause
the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD,
for further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced 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 authorized 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
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
WARNING!
Do not remove the A/C air filter while the blower is
operating or personal injury may result.
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The A/C air filter is located in the fresh air inlet behind
the glove box. Perform the following steps to replace the
filter:
1. Open the glove box and remove all contents.
2. Push the retaining tab on each side of the glove box
inward while gently pulling the glove box door outward
until both tabs clear the door opening in the instrument
panel.
Glove Box Removal
3. Pivot the glove box downward.
4. Disengage the two retaining tabs that secure the filter
cover to the HVAC housing and remove the cover.
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CAUTION!
The A/C air filter is labeled with an arrow to indicate
airflow direction through the filter. Failure to install
the filter properly will result in the need to replace it
more often.
7. Reinstall the glove box door. Make sure that the hinges
are seated fully as you raise the door. Otherwise, the door
latch will not align properly.
A/C Air Filter Replacement
5. Remove the A/C air filter by pulling it straight out of
the housing.
6. Install the A/C air filter with the arrow on the filter
pointing toward the floor. When installing the filter
cover, make sure the retaining tabs fully engage the
cover.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as
MOPAR威 Spray White Lube or equivalent to assure
quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and
wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts
concerned should be wiped clean to remove dust and
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grit; after lubricating excess oil and grease should be
removed. Particular attention should also be given to
hood latching components to ensure proper function.
When performing other underhood services, the hood
latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be
cleaned and lubricated.
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. Make sure that they are
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a not frozen to the glass before turning them on to avoid
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small damaging the blade. Keep the blade rubber out of contact
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR威 with petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
Lock Cylinder Lubricant or equivalent directly into the
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies dependlock cylinder.
ing on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
performance of blades may be present with chattering,
Wiper Blades
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the marks, water lines or wet spots. If any condition is
windshield and rear window periodically with a sponge present please proceed to clean wiper blades with humid
or soft cloth and a mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will cloth removing any debris that may be affecting its
remove accumulations of salt, waxes, or road film, and function.
help reduce streaking and smearing.
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Rear Wiper Removal/Installation
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2. Lift the rear wiper arm upward to raise the wiper
blade off of the liftgate glass.
1. Lift the pivot cap on the rear wiper arm upward, this
will allow the rear wiper blade to be raised off of the 3. Grab the bottom of the wiper blade and rotate it
forward to unsnap the blade pivot pin from the wiper
liftgate glass.
blade holder.
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1 — Wiper Arm
2 — Pivot Cap
NOTE: The rear wiper arm cannot be raised fully
upward unless the pivot cap is raised first.
1 — Wiper Blade
2 — Blade Pivot Pin
3 — Wiper Arm
4 — Wiper Blade Holder
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4. Install the wiper blade pivot pin into the wiper blade To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
holder at the end of the wiper arm, and firmly press the in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
wiper blade until it snaps into place.
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
5. Lower the wiper blade and snap the pivot cap into
containers.
place.
The fluid reservoir will hold nearly 1 gal (4 l) of washer
Adding Washer Fluid
fluid when the message “LoWASH” appears in the
The windshield washer and the rear window washer
instrument cluster.
share the same fluid reservoir. The fluid reservoir is
located in the engine compartment. Be sure to check the
WARNING!
fluid level in the reservoir at regular intervals. Fill the
reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not radiator Commercially available windshield washer solvents
antifreeze) and operate the system for a few seconds to are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
flush out the residual water.
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, apply some
washer fluid to a cloth or towel and wipe the wiper
blades clean. This will help blade performance.
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Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing CO, refer
to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things To Know
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
CAUTION!
The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded
fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control device
and may seriously reduce engine performance and
cause serious damage to the engine.
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Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic con- NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
verter will not require maintenance. However, it is im- systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
portant to keep the engine properly tuned to assure against you.
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
WARNING!
damage.
CAUTION!
Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition. In
the event of engine malfunction, particularly involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly. Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and the
vehicle.
A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park over
materials that can burn. Such materials might be
grass or leaves coming into contact with your exhaust
system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas
where your exhaust system can contact anything that
can burn.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may indicate severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, 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.
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To minimize the possibility of catalyst damage:
• Do not shut OFF the engine or interrupt the ignition
when the transaxle is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
• Do not idle the engine with any ignition coil connectors disconnected for prolonged periods.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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, do not open
the hood until the radiator has had time to cool.
Never try to open a cooling system pressure cap
when the radiator is hot.
Coolant Checks
Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every
12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed, and refilled with fresh engine coolant (antifreeze). Check the front of the A/C condenser for any
accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently
spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the
face of the condenser.
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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.
Cooling System – Drain, Flush and Refill
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains a
considerable amount of sediment, clean and flush with a
reliable cooling system cleaner. Follow with a thorough
rinsing to remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly
dispose of the old engine coolant (antifreeze).
Selection of Coolant
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended engine coolant (antifreeze). Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information.
CAUTION!
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
specified HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze), may
result in engine damage and may decrease corrosion protection. If a non-HOAT engine coolant
(antifreeze) is introduced into the cooling system
in an emergency, it should be replaced with the
specified engine coolant (antifreeze) as soon as
possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they
may not be compatible with the radiator engine
coolant (antifreeze) and may plug the radiator.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze). Use of propylene glycol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
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When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
• The manufacturer recommends using MOPAR威
Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula
HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or
equivalent.
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% HOAT engine coolant
Adding Coolant
(antifreeze) and distilled water. Use higher concentraYour vehicle has been built with an improved engine
tions (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below ⫺34°F
coolant (antifreeze) that allows extended maintenance
(⫺37°C) are anticipated.
intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up
to five years or 102,000 miles (170 000 km) before • Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
replacement. To prevent reducing this extended mainte(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
nance period, it is important that you use the same
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
engine coolant (antifreeze) throughout the life of your
engine cooling system.
vehicle. Please review these recommendations for using
Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine
coolant (antifreeze).
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Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing according to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types will
decrease the life of the engine coolant (antifreeze) and
will require more frequent engine coolant (antifreeze)
changes.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
recovery bottle.
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
WARNING!
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on
the cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution. Never add engine coolant (antifreeze)
when the engine is overheated. Do not loosen or
remove the cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat
causes pressure to build up in the cooling system.
To prevent scalding or injury, do not remove the
pressure cap while the system is hot or under
pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
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Disposal of Used Coolant
Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based
engine coolant (antifreeze) in open containers or allow it
to remain in puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child
or pet, seek emergency assistance immediately. Clean up
any ground spills immediately.
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3.5L Engine – the level of the coolant in the pressurized
coolant bottle should be between the “COLD” and
“FULL” range on the bottle when the engine is cold.
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
coolant freeze point or replacing engine coolant (antifreeze). Advise your service attendant of this. As long as
the engine operating temperature is satisfactory, the
coolant bottle need only be checked once a month. When
additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to maintain the proper level, it should be added to the coolant
Coolant Level
2.4L Engine – the coolant bottle provides a quick visual bottle. Do not overfill.
method for determining that the coolant level is adPoints to Remember
equate. With the engine idling and warm to normal
operating temperature, the level of the coolant in the NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles
bottle should be between the “ADD” and “FULL” lines, (kilometers) of operation, you may observe vapor coming
from the front of the engine compartment. This is norshown on the bottle.
mally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
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humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vapor- • Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at
ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
50% HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze) (minimum)
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of
your engine, which contains aluminum components.
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be • Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
bottle overflow hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
• Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
• Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point in
condenser clean.
the radiator and in the coolant recovery bottle. If
engine coolant (antifreeze) needs to be added, the • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
contents of coolant recovery bottle must also be proONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
tected against freezing.
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze)
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
performance, poor gas mileage, and increased
required, or if the level in the coolant recovery bottle
emissions.
does not drop when the engine cools, the cooling
system should be pressure tested for leaks.
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Brake System
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
Clean the top of the master cylinder area before removing
the cap. If necessary, add fluid to bring the fluid level up
to the requirements described on the brake fluid reservoir.
WARNING!
Overfilling of fluid is not recommended because it may
cause leaking in the system.
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 would not have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
Master Cylinder – Brake Fluid Level Check
Check the fluid level in the master cylinder immediately
if the “Brake Warning Light” indicates system failure.
Check the fluid level in the master cylinder when performing underhood services.
Fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake pads wear.
Brake fluid level should be checked when pads are
replaced. However, low fluid level may be caused by a
leak and a checkup may be needed.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid
can severely damage your brake system and/or
impair its performance. The proper type of brake
fluid for your vehicle is also labeled on the original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder
reservoir.
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that
has been in a tightly closed container. Keep the
master cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times.
Brake fluid in a open container absorbs moisture
from the air resulting in a lower boiling point.
This may cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard
or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake
failure. This could result in a accident.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate the brake fluid. Brake seal components could
be damaged, causing partial or complete brake
failure. This could result in an accident.
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2. Run the engine at curb idle speed for a minimum of
60 seconds.
3. Apply the parking brake fully.
4. Place the shift lever momentarily in each gear position
ending with the lever in PARK.
5. Wipe the area around the dipstick clean to eliminate
Automatic Transaxle
The automatic transaxle and differential assembly are the possibility of dirt entering the transaxle.
contained within a single housing.
6. Remove the dipstick and determine if the fluid is hot
The fluid level in the automatic transaxle should be or cold. Hot fluid is approximately 180°F (82°C), which is
checked whenever the vehicle is serviced. Operation with the normal operating temperature after the vehicle is
an improper fluid level will greatly reduce the life of the driven at least 15 miles (24 km). Hot fluid cannot be held
comfortably between the fingertips. Cold fluid is at a
transaxle and the fluid.
temperature below 80°F (27°C).
Fluid Level Check – 2.4L Engine
Use the following procedure to check the automatic
transaxle fluid level properly:
1. Park the vehicle on level ground.
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7. Wipe the dipstick clean and reinsert until seated. Then,
remove dipstick and note the reading.
a. If the fluid is hot, the reading should be in the
crosshatched area marked “HOT” (between the upper
two holes in the dipstick).
b. If the fluid is cold, the fluid level should be between
the lower two holes in the area marked “COLD.”
If the fluid level is low, add sufficient fluid through the
filler (dipstick) tube to bring it to the proper level. Do not
overfill.
CAUTION!
• Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration in transaxle 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” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
• Dirt and water in the transaxle can cause serious
damage. To prevent dirt and water from entering
the transaxle after checking or replenishing fluid,
make certain that the dipstick cap is re-seated
properly.
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Fluid Level Check – 3.5L Engine
Special Additives
The automatic transaxle has no dipstick and is dealer Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered
serviced only.
product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid addiFluid and Filter Changes
tives to the transaxle. The only exception to this policy is
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
the use of special dyes to aid in detecting fluid leaks. In
In addition, change the fluid and filter if the transaxle is addition, avoid using transmission sealers as they may
disassembled for any reason.
adversely affect seals.
Selection of Lubricant
It is important that the proper lubricant is used in the
transaxle to assure optimum transaxle performance. Use
only manufacturer’s recommended transmission fluid.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information. It is
important that the transmission fluid be maintained at
the prescribed level using the recommended fluid. No
chemical flushes should be used in any transaxle; only
the approved lubricant may be used.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your transaxle as the
chemicals can damage your transaxle components.
Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty.
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Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
The most common causes are:
Protection of Body and Paint from Corrosion
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice and those that are sprayed on
trees and road surfaces during other seasons are highly
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking,
which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underbody protection.
• Road salt, dirt, and moisture accumulation.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap, and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR威 Car Wash or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
clear water.
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumuresistance built into your vehicle.
lated on your vehicle, use MOPAR威 Super Kleen Bug
What Causes Corrosion?
and Tar Remover or equivalent to remove.
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
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• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR威 • It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect
of the doors, rocker panels, and cargo area be kept
your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
clear and open.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing • If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
finish.
considered the responsibility of the owner.
CAUTION!
Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials such
as steel wool or scouring powder that will scratch
metal and painted surfaces.
• 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 you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
a month.
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
Special Care
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• Use MOPAR威 Touch Up Paint or equivalent on Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure – If
scratches as soon as possible. Your authorized dealer Equipped
has touch up paint to match the color of your vehicle. Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manner:
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care
All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and • Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
chrome-plated wheels should be cleaned regularly with a
with a clean, dry towel.
mild soap and water to prevent corrosion. To remove
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use MOPAR威
Wheel Cleaner or equivalent or select a nonabrasive, • For tough stains, apply MOPAR威 Total Clean or a mild
soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove the
non-acidic cleaner. Do not use scouring pads, steel wool,
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
a bristle brush, or metal polishes. Only MOPAR威 or
equivalent is recommended. Do not use oven cleaner.
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR威 Multi-Purpose
Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions or
Cleaner or equivalent to a clean, damp cloth and
harsh brushes that may damage the wheels’ protective
remove the stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove
finish.
soap residue.
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of
protectants on Stain Repel products.
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Interior Care
Instrument Panel Cover
The instrument panel cover has a low glare surface,
which minimizes reflections in the windshield. Do not
use protectants or other products, which may cause
undesirable reflections. Use soap and warm water to
restore the low glare surface.
Cleaning Interior Trim
Interior Trim should be cleaned starting with a damp
cloth, a damp cloth with MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent, then MOPAR威 Spot & Stain Remover or equivalent
if absolutely necessary. Do not use harsh cleaners or
Armor All威. Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to
clean vinyl upholstery
Cleaning Leather Upholstery
MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent 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 MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be
taken to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any
liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids,
solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean
your leather upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not required to maintain the original condition.
WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
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cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear winCleaning Headlights
Your vehicle has plastic headlights that are lighter and dow equipped with an electric defroster. Do not use
less susceptible to stone breakage than glass headlights. scrapers or other sharp instruments that may scratch the
elements.
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
directly on the mirror.
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution fol- Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
lowed by rinsing.
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
Glass Surfaces
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
with MOPAR威 Glass Cleaner or any commercial
rag.
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
2. Dry with a soft tissue.
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Seat Belt Maintenance
FUSES
Do not bleach, dye, or clean the belts with chemical
Totally Integrated Power Module
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
The Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) is located
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
in the engine compartment near the air cleaner assembly.
If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or This center contains fuses and relays.
lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the car to
wash them.
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
Dry with a soft tissue.
Cleaning The Cupholders
Clean with a damp cloth or towel using a mild detergent.
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CAUTION!
• When installing the power module cover, it is
important to ensure the cover is properly positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so may
allow water to get into the TIPM, 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.
Cavity
J1
J2
J3
J4
J5
J6
Cartridge
Fuse
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
25 Amp
Natural
25 Amp
Natural
40 Amp
Green
MiniFuse
—
—
—
—
—
—
Description
Power Folding Seat
Transfer Case Module
– If Equipped
Rear Door Module
Driver Door Node
Passenger Door Node
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Pump/
Electronic Stability
Program (ESP)
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Cavity
J7
J8
J9
J10
J11
Cartridge
Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
MiniFuse
—
—
—
—
—
Description
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Valve/
Electronic Stability
Program (ESP)
Power Memory Seat –
If Equipped
Flex Fuel/PZEV Motor – If Equipped
(If Equipped) Headlamp Washer Relay(BUX), Manifold Tuning Valve
(If Equipped) Sway
Bar/Thatchum Security (BUX)/Power
Sliding Door
Cavity
J13
J14
J15
J17
J18
J19
J20
J21
Cartridge
Fuse
60 Amp
Yellow
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
20 Amp
Blue
60 Amp
Yellow
30 Amp
Pink
20 Amp
Blue
MiniFuse
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
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Description
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) Main
Electric Back Light
(EBL)
Rear Blower – If
Equipped
Starter Solenoid
NGC (Powertrain
Control Module)/
Transmission Range
Radiator Fan Motor
Front Windshield
Wiper Hi/Low
Front/Rear Washer
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Cavity
J22
M1
M2
M3
M4
M5
Cartridge
Fuse
25 Amp
Natural
—
—
—
—
—
M6
—
MiniFuse
—
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Sunroof Module – If
Equipped
Center High Mounted
Stop Light (CHMSL)
Trailer Lights – If
Equipped
Front/Rear Axle,
AWD Mod
Trailer Tow – If
Equipped
Power Inverter – If
Equipped
Power Outlet #1/
Accessory (ACC) Rain
Sensor
Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
M7
—
M8
M9
—
—
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Power Outlet #2 (Battery or Accessory
(ACC) Selectable)
Front Heated Seats –
If Equipped
Rear Heated Seats – If
Equipped
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Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
M10
MiniFuse
15 Amp
Blue
—
M11
—
10 Amp
Red
Description
Vanity Lamps/
Hands-Free Module
(HFM) – If Equipped,
Remote Display – If
Equipped, Satellite
Digital Audio Receiver (SDARS) – If
Equipped, Universal
Garage Door Opener
(UGDO) – If
Equipped, Vanity
Light, Video Entertainment System
(VES)™ – If Equipped
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) –
If Equipped, Underhood Light
Cavity
M12
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M13
—
M14
—
M15
—
MiniFuse
30 Amp
Green
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
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Description
Radio, Amplifier
(AMP)
Cabin Compartment
Node (CCN), Multifunction Switch/Siren
Module, ITM
Trailer Tow (BUX) – If
Equipped
Auto Dim Rearview
Mirror – If Equipped,
Infrared Sensor (IR) –
If Equipped, Multifunction Switch, Tire
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) – If
Equipped, Transfer
Case Module – If
Equipped
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Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
M16
—
M17
—
15 Amp
Blue
—
15 Amp
Blue
M18
M19
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
—
25 Amp
Natural
Description
Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC)/
Occupant Classification Module (OCM)
Left Park/Side
Marker/Running/Tail
Lights, License Lights
Right Park/Side
Marker/Running/Tail
Lights
Auto Shut Down
(ASD) #1 and #2
Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
M20
MiniFuse
15 Amp
Blue
—
M21
M22
M23
M24
—
—
—
—
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
25 Amp
Natural
Description
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) – If Equipped,
Interior Lighting,
Steering Wheel
Switches – If
Equipped, Switch
Bank
Auto Shut Down
(ASD) #3
Right Horn
Left Horn
Rear Wiper
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Cavity
M25
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M26
—
M27
—
M28
—
M29
—
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
Description
Fuel Pump/Diesel
Lift Pump
Power MIRRORS
Switch/Drivers Window Switch
Steering Column
Lock, Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)/
PEM
NGC (Powertrain
Control Module)/
Transmission Feed
(Batt)
Occupant Classification Module (OCM)
Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
M30
—
M31
M32
—
—
M33
—
MiniFuse
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
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Description
Rear Wiper Module
Module/Power Folding Mirror, J1962 Diag
Feed
Back-Up Lights
Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC)
NGC (Powertrain
Control Module) Battery Feed/TCM
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Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
M34
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
—
M35
M36
—
—
M37
—
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
Description
Power Assist Module,
HVAC Module, Headlamp Washers, Compass Module – If
Equipped, Flashlight
– If Equipped, RAD
Fan Diesel
Heated Mirrors – If
Equipped
Power Outlet #3
(Batt)
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic
Stability Program
(ESP), Stop Light
Switch
Cavity
M38
K1
K2
K3
K4
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
—
—
—
K5
MiniFuse
25 Amp
Natural
—
—
—
—
—
—
K6
K7
—
—
—
—
Description
Lock/Unlock Motors
Ignition Run/
Accessory Relay
Ignition Run Relay
Starter Solenoid Relay
Ignition Run/Start
Relay
(NGC) Powertrain
Control Module
Relay/PCM
Electric Back Light
(EBL) Relay
—
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K8
K9
K10
K11
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Rear Blower Relay
ASD Relay (Feed for
M19 and M21)
Radiator Fan Relay
Low Speed
VEHICLE STORAGE
If you will not be using your vehicle for more than
21 days you may want to take steps to preserve your
battery. You may:
• Remove the IOD (Ignition Off-Draw) mini-fuses from
the Totally Integrated Power Module located in the
engine compartment.
• Or, disconnect the battery negative cable.
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REPLACEMENT BULBS
All the inside bulbs are brass or glass wedge base.
Aluminum base bulbs are not approved and should not
be used for replacement.
LIGHT BULBS – Interior
Bulb Number
Courtesy/Reading Lamps (Incandescent) . . . . . . . . 578
Courtesy/Reading Lamps
(Optional LED) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LED
(Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
Glove Box Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Cargo Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 579
Optional Door Map Pocket/Cupholder . . . . . . . . LED
(Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
NOTE: For lighted switches, see your authorized dealer
for replacement instructions.
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LIGHTS BULBS – Exterior
Bulb No.
Low Beam Headlamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9006
High Beam Headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9005
Front Park/Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3757AK
Side Marker Lamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Front Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PSX24W
Center High Mounted Stop Lamp
(CHMSL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LED
(Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
Rear Tail/Stop/Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157K
Rear Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157K
Backup Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157K
License Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
BULB REPLACEMENT
Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp,
Front Turn Signal/Park Lamp, Side Marker Lamp
1. Open the hood.
NOTE: It may be necessary to remove the air cleaner
filter housing and position the Totally Integrated Power
Module (TIPM) aside to replace certain lamps in the left
headlamp housing.
2. Rotate the applicable bulb and connector assembly 1⁄4
turn counterclockwise and remove the assembly from the
headlamp housing.
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CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
4. Install the bulb and connector assembly into the
headlamp housing and rotate it 1⁄4 turn clockwise to lock
it in place.
Front Fog Lamp
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Front Turn Signal/Park Lamp Bulb
Side Marker Lamp Bulb
Low Beam Headlamp Bulb
High Beam Headlamp Bulb
NOTE: Turn the steering wheel to the right if replacing
the left front fog lamp or to the left if replacing the right
front fog lamp to allow for easier access to the front of the
wheel well.
3. Disconnect the bulb from the harness connector and
1. Remove the fasteners retaining the front lower wheel
then connect the replacement bulb.
well access panel and remove the access panel.
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2. Remove the electrical connector from the fog lamp
housing.
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with an oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
4. Install the bulb and connector assembly into the fog
lamp housing and rotate the connector 1⁄4 turn clockwise
to lock it in place.
5. Reinstall the front lower wheel well access panel and
fasteners.
Tail/Stop Lamp, Rear Turn Signal Lamp, Tail
3. Remove the bulb from the connector socket and install Lamp, Backup Lamp
The taillamps are a two-piece design. The tail/stop/rear
the replacement bulb.
turn signal lamps are located in the rear corner body
panels. The tail and backup lamps are located in the
liftgate.
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Changing the Tail/Stop/Rear Turn Signal Lamp
1. Open the liftgate.
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6. Install the bulb and connector assembly into the
taillamp housing and rotate the connector 1⁄4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.
2. Remove the two fasteners from the inboard side of the
7. Reinstall the taillamp housing and fasteners.
taillamp housing.
Changing the Tail Lamp or Backup Lamp
3. Carefully insert a trim stick (plastic flat-blade tool)
between the body panel and the outboard side of the 1. Open the liftgate.
taillamp housing with one hand and grasp the flange on
2. Remove the two fasteners retaining the taillamp housthe inboard side of the taillamp housing with the other
ing to the liftgate from the inboard face of the liftgate.
hand. Use the trim stick and hand pressure together to
3. Carefully insert a trim stick (plastic flat-blade tool)
disengage the taillamp housing from the vehicle.
between the taillamp housing and the liftgate. Use the
4. Rotate the applicable bulb’s electrical connector 1⁄4
trim stick and hand pressure together to disengage the
turn counterclockwise and remove it from the taillamp
taillamp housing from the liftgate.
housing.
5. Remove the bulb from the connector socket and install
the replacement bulb.
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4. Rotate the applicable bulb’s electrical connector 1⁄4 5. Remove the bulb from the connector socket and install
turn counterclockwise and remove it from the housing. the replacement bulb.
6. Install the bulb and connector assembly into the
housing and rotate the connector 1⁄4 turn clockwise to
lock it in place.
7. Reinstall the taillamp housing and fasteners.
1 — Tail Lamp Bulb
2 — Backup Lamp Bulb
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2. Insert a small flat-blade tool between the end of the
lens with the locking tab and the surrounding housing
1. Push the small locking tab sticking out of the end of
and then pivot the tool to separate the lens from the
the lens toward the side of the vehicle and hold it in that
housing.
position.
3. Hold the lens with one hand and rotate the bulb’s
electrical connector 1⁄4 turn counterclockwise with the
other hand and then separate the bulb and connector
assembly from the lens.
License Plate Lamp
4. Remove the bulb from the connector socket and install
the replacement bulb.
5. Install the bulb and connector assembly into the lens
and rotate the connector 1⁄4 turn clockwise to lock it in
place.
License Lamp
6. Insert the end of the lens without the locking tab into
the housing on the liftgate and then push the opposite
end of the lens into the housing, making sure it locks in
the housing.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate)
Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Models with 2.4L PZEV Engine
Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Models without 2.4L PZEV and 3.5L Engine
All-Wheel Drive Models
Engine Oil with Filter
2.4L Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
3.5L Engine (SAE 10W-30, API Certified)
U.S.
Metric
18.5 Gallons
20.5 Gallons
70 Liters
77.6 Liters
21 Gallons
79.8 Liters
4.5 Quarts
5.5 Quarts
4.26 Liters
5.2 Liters
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Cooling System *
2.4L Engine and Single- or Dual-Zone Climate Control System (MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
2.4L Engine and Three-Zone Climate Control System (MOPAR威
Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
3.5L Engine and Single- or Dual-Zone Climate Control System (MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
3.5L Engine and Three-Zone Climate Control System (MOPAR威
Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
U.S.
Metric
7.9 Quarts
7.5 Liters
9.8 Quarts
9.3 Liters
9.8 Quarts
9.3 Liters
12 Quarts
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil – 2.4L Engine
Engine Oil – 3.5L Engine
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs – 2.4L Engine
Spark Plugs – 3.5L Engine
Fuel Selection – 2.4L Engine
Fuel Selection – 3.5L Engine
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 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
Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for
correct SAE grade.
Use API Certified SAE 10W-30 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of
Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for
correct SAE grade.
MOPAR威 Engine Oil Filter or equivalent.
ZFR5F-11 (Gap 0.044 in [1.12 mm])
ZFR5LP-13G (Gap 0.050 in [1.27 mm])
87 Octane
87 Octane Acceptable – 89 Octane Recommended
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transaxle
Power Transfer Unit (PTU)
Rear Drive Assembly (RDA)
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4威 product.
MOPAR威 Gear Lubricant 75W-90 or equivalent.
MOPAR威 Gear Lubricant 75W-90 or equivalent.
MOPAR威 DOT 3, SAE J1703 or equivalent should be used. If DOT 3 brake
fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended
brake fluids.
MOPAR威 Power Steering Fluid + 4, MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed ATF+4威 product.
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CONTENTS
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䡵 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
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EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in bold type,
must be done at the times or mileages specified to ensure
the continued proper functioning of the Emissions Control System. These, and all other maintenance services
included in this manual, should be done to provide best
vehicle performance and reliability. More frequent maintenance may be needed for vehicles in severe operating
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The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
equipped vehicles “Oil Change Required” will be displayed in the EVIC and a single chime will sound,
indicating that an oil change is necessary.
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.
Inspection and service should also be done anytime a
malfunction is suspected.
Based on engine operation conditions the oil change
indicator message will illuminate, this means that service
NOTE: Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emisis required for your vehicle. Have your vehicle serviced
sions control devices and systems on your vehicle may be
as soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
performed by any automotive repair establishment or
individual using any automotive part that has been NOTE:
certified pursuant to U.S. EPA or in the State of Califor- • The oil change indicator message will not monitor the
time since the last oil change. Change your vehicles oil
nia, California Air Resources Board regulations.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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if it has been 6 months since your last oil change even At Each Stop for Fuel
if the oil change indicator message is NOT illumi• Check the engine oil level about five minutes after a
nated.
fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level
• Change your engine oil more often if you drive your
while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the
vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.
accuracy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when
the level is at or below the ADD or MIN mark.
• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months, which- • Check the windshield washer solvent and add if
ever comes first.
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message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by
referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
as required.
Information Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or under “In• Check the fluid levels of coolant reservoir, brake
strument Cluster Description/Odometer/Trip Odommaster cylinder, and transaxle and add as needed.
eter” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
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• Check all lights and other electrical items for correct Required Maintenance Intervals
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
operation.
pages for the required maintenance intervals.
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.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
6,000 Miles (10,000 km) or
6 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
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12,000 Miles (20,000 km) or 12 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate 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 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 for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
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Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate 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 CV joints.
❏ Inspect the exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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Dealer Code
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
30,000 Miles (50,000 km) or
30 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
36,000 Miles (60,000 km) or 36 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Replace the spark plugs (2.4L Engine).
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Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
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Date
Dealer Code
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate 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 front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
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Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate 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 CV joints.
❏ Inspect the exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
54,000 Miles (90,000 km) or
54 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
60,000 Miles (100,000 km) or 60 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
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❏ Rotate tires.
Odometer Reading
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Dealer Code
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Replace the spark plugs (2.4L Engine).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Change Rear Drive Assembly (RDA) fluid.
Change Power Transfer Case (PTU) fluid.
Change the automatic transaxle fluid and external filter.
Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
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Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate 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 CV joints.
❏ Inspect the exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
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Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
78,000 Miles (130,000 km) or
78 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
84,000 Miles (140,000 km) or 84 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate 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 front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
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Dealer Code
Odometer Reading
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Schedule
❏ Replace the spark plugs (2.4L Engine).
❏ Inspect and replace PCV valve if
necessary.†
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Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
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❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate 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 CV joints.
❏ Inspect the exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
102,000 Miles (170,000 km) or
102 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace the spark plugs (3.5L Engine).
❏ Replace the timing belt (3.5L Engine).
❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant.
Odometer Reading
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Date
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108,000 Miles (180,000 km) or 108 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate 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 front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
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120,000 Miles (200,000 km) or 120 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
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Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Replace the spark plugs (2.4L Engine).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect the exhaust system.
Change Rear Drive Assembly (RDA) fluid.
Change Power Transfer Case (PTU) fluid.
Change the automatic transaxle and fluid.
Replace the accessory drive belt (2.4L Engine).
Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
126,000 Miles (210,000 km) or
126 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
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Date
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132,000 Miles (220,000 km) or 132 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate 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 front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
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144,000 Miles (240,000 km) or 144 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate 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 CV joints.
❏ Inspect the exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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150 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
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Rotate tires.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Replace the spark plugs (2.4L Engine).
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WARNING!
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform
a service job, take your vehicle to a competent
mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your
vehicle could result in a component malfunction
and effect vehicle handling and performance. This
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䡵 Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your
Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . 481
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . 479
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
䡵 Warranty Information (U.S. Vehicles Only) . . . . 482
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
䡵 MOPAR威 Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
䡵 If You Need Assistance
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
䡵 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center . . . . . 480
▫ In The 50 United States And Washington,
D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . 480
▫ In Mexico Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 480
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
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䡵 Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485
䡵 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
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the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealers, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
Prepare For The Appointment
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
If you’re having warranty work done, be sure to have the
for an appointment.
right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service The manufacturer and its authorized dealers are vitally
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
service history. This can often provide a clue to the with our products and services.
current problem.
Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
Prepare A List
We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the authorized selling dealer. TThey know your vehicle the
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident best, and are most concerned that you get prompt and
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the high quality service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealservice advisor know.
ers have the facilities, factory-trained technicians, special
tools, and the latest information to ensure the vehicle is
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your fixed correctly and in a timely manner.
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
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This is why you should always talk to an authorized • Vehicle delivery date and mileage
dealer’s service manager first. Most matters can be reChrysler Group LLC Customer Center
solved with this process.
P.O. Box 21–8004
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer- Phone: (800) 992-1997
ship. They want to know if you need assistance.
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
• If an authorized dealership is unable to resolve the P.O. Box 1621
concern, you may contact the Manufacturer’s Cus- Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
tomer Center.
Phone: (800) 465–2001
Any communication to the Manufacturer’s Customer In Mexico contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Center should include the following information:
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
• Owner’s name and address
Mexico, D. F.
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
In Mexico City: 5081-4568
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
• Authorized dealership name
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its Customer
Center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered
by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711
and for Voice callers, dial 1 800 855-0511 to connect with
a Bell Relay Service operator.
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the manufacturer’s Service Contracts. If you purchased a
manufacturer’s Service Contract, you will receive Plan
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you
have any questions about the service contract, call the
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer Hotline at 1-800-521-9922.
The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s Service Contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s Service Contract. If you purchased a
service contract that is not a manufacturer’s Service
Contract, and you require service after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer
Service Contract
to the contract documents, and contact the person listed
You may have purchased a service contract for an vehicle in those documents.
to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected
We appreciate that you have made a major investment
repairs after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited
when you purchased the vehicle. An authorized dealer
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only
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has also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
the ownership experience. You’ll be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition,
certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain, or emit, chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle.
MOPAR姞 PARTS
MOPAR威 fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle
operating at its best.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
manufacturer.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your authorized
dealer, and the manufacturer.
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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, MasTo contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety tercard, American Express, and Discover orders are acHotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424– cepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: for an order form.
Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
West Building, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
http://www.safercar.gov.
• Service Manuals
In Canada
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
information that students and professional technicians
should contact the Customer Service Department immeneed in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving,
diately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
maintaining, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group
defect to the Canadian government should write to:
LLC vehicles. A complete working knowledge of the
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These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
assistance of service and engineering specialists to
acquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vehicles. Included are starting, operating, emergency
and maintenance procedures as well as specifications,
capabilities and safety tips.
vehicle, system, and/or components is written in
straightforward language with illustrations, diagrams,
and charts.
• Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams, charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals make it easy for students and technicians
to find and fix problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and features. They show exactly how to
find and correct problems the first time, using step-bystep troubleshooting and drivability procedures,
proven diagnostic tests and a complete list of all tools
and equipment.
• Owner’s Manuals
Call toll free at:
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
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significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
Traction Grades
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction perforrequirements in addition to these grades.
mance.
Treadwear
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
WARNING!
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
times as well on the government course as a tire graded include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the peak traction characteristics.
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
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Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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INDEX
About Your Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311,314
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . 191,315,316
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 425
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . 412
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271,275
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271,275
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289,415
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Air Conditioning, Rear Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414,415
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . 271,275,278,414
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189,335
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54,64
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56,62,68,85,195
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57,61,63,64
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . 58,61,64
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,183
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
All Wheel Drive (AWD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . 424,425,454
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . 315,316
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191,316,318
Anti-Theft Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . 17
Anti-Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Arming Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . 17
Audio Systems (Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
INDEX
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Automatic Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . 186,204
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . 278
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298,431
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431,433,457
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431,433
Interlock System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299,300
Reset Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Selection Of Lubricant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Auxiliary Electrical Outlet (Power Outlet) . . . . . . 148
Auxiliary Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
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Back-Up Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . 23
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41,85
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Booster Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Brake Assist Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314,429
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315,316
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429,457
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
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INDEX
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314,429
Brake/Transaxle Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 82
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447,448
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,447
Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199,207
Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403,404,411
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,356
Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Cargo Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126,163
Luggage Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Cargo Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Cargo Management System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Rollaway Tonneau Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Tri-Fold Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164,359
CD (Compact Disc) Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96,253,254,271
Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
INDEX
Check Engine Light
(Malfunction Indicator Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Child Booster Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,71,74,78,80
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76,78
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214,228,230,233,242,254
Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196,199,206
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Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199,207
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198,208
Computer, Trip/Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) . . . . . . . . . 265
Conserving Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) . . . . . . . . . . 426
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423,427
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
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INDEX
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . 424,454,456
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Cruise Control (Speed Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154,439
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
Customer Programmable Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Dipsticks
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431,433
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Driving
On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
DVD Player
(Video Entertainment System™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,273,283
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Digital Video Disc (DVD) Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
INDEX
493
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Electrical Outlet, Auxiliary (Power Outlet) . . . . . . 148
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316 Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . 406,460
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82,403,404
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Electronic Roll Mitigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Electronic Stability Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423,456
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . 132
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) . . . . . . . . . 193,320
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39,84,356
Electronic Throttle Control Warning Light . . . . . . 187
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135,200
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Emergency, In Case of
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409,454,456
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186,204,410
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403,404,411
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
10
494
INDEX
Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Oil Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410,454
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . 65
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39,84,356,421
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,421
Express Down Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Exterior Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Exterior Light Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,448
Fabric Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Filler Location Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289,415
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412,456
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,124,183
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431,433
INDEX
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429,457
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311,457
Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 456
Fog Light Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,123,182,449
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115,108
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
495
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352,456
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Saver Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Fueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357,405
Gas Gauge (Fuel Gauge) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353,354
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INDEX
Hazard
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,120
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . 125
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121,130
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,120
Hands-Free Phone (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . 96,253,254
Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Hard Drive (HDD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Gearshift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,25,305,352
General Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359,362
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359,361
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
INDEX
497
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180,181
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Instrument Panel Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,125
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Inverter, Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,14
Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381,387
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Indicator, Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,71
Inflation Pressure Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Key, Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271,275
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . 125
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Holder, Coin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
HomeLink威 (Garage Door Opener) Transmitter . . . 138
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
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INDEX
. . 16 Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,447
. . 15 Light Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
. . 15 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,119,448
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56,62,68,85,195
. . 19
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
. . 12
Anti-Lock Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
54,56
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Battery Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193,323
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
CHildren) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76,78
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
Latch Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Courtesy/Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,125
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193,321,323
Liftgate Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Key, Replacement . . . . .
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer)
Key-In Reminder . . . . . .
Keyless Entry System . . .
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INDEX
499
Map Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Electronic Throttle Control Warning . . . . . . . . . 187
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,120,448
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123,182,449
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Rear Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448,450
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,120
Rear Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120,448
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447,448
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . 121,130
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . 192
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125,183,448
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . 189,343
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192,321,323
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,119,124,183,448,450
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,181
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . 181
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Load Floor, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181,182 Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359,360
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Low Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . 192
10
500
INDEX
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Low Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
(LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76,78
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Luggage Rack (Roof Rack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Maintenance, General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
Maintenance, Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Malfunction Indicator Light
(Check Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192,406
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Marker Lights, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196,204
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92,138
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Mode
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
INDEX
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407,482
MP3 Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Navigation Radio (Uconnect威 gps) . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Navigation System (Uuconnect威 gps) . . . . . . . 135,253
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39,61,65
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . 57,58,61,64
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . 352,456
Odometer
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189,195
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186,204
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186,204
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409,456
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186,204,410
501
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412,456
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410,454
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411,454
Oil Filter, Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405,406
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184,302
Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182,380
10
502
INDEX
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . 483
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . 148
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310,311
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Windows, Express Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Power Transfer Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Programming Transmitters
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Passenger Seat Back Tilt (Easy Entry System) . . . . 112
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96,253,254
Phone, Hands-Free (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . 96,253,254
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 330
Port
Universal Serial Bus (USB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Power
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . . . . 426
INDEX
Radio, Navigation (Uconnect威 gps) . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254,271
Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Radio, Satellite (Uconnect威 studios) . . . 253,254,258,263
Radio (Sound Systems) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Rear Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Rear Cupholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Rear Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108,115
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Rear Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Reclining Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110,115
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
503
Release, Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . 269
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
Resetting Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . 186,204
Restraint, Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Retractable Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Reverse Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
10
504
INDEX
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Roof Rack (Luggage Rack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39,84
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Satellite Radio (Uconnect威 studios) . . . 253,254,258,263
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39,41,85
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . 46
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70,71,74,80
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41,42
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Child Booster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,102
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108,115
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Reclining Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110,115
INDEX
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,108,115
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,183
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 424,456
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481
Service Engine Soon Light
(Malfunction Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . 214,228,230,233,242,254
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Shifting
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Shoulder Belt Upper Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
505
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Side View Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Side Window Demisters (Defrosters) . . . . . . . . . . 288
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,124,183,450
Sirius Backseat TV™ (Uconnect威 studios) . . . . . . . 263
Slippery Surfaces, Driving On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Sound Systems (Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337,383
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456
Specifications
Fuel (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410,456
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,295
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
10
506
INDEX
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Steering
Column Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310,311
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound
System Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156,447
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Sun Visor Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . 54
Sway Control, Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323,362
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
System, Navigation (Uconnect威 gps) . . . . . . . . . . 253
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Taillights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . 278
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . 181
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Tie Down Hooks, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Tip Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . 330
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
INDEX
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,334,485
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330,331
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
507
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324,334
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
To Open Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Behind a Motor Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Towing Vehicle Behind a Motor Home . . . . . . . . . 377
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192,319
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
10
508
INDEX
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Transaxle
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298,431
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Selection of Lubricant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Transaxle
Transmitter Battery Service
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener
(HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Transmitter Programming
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . 19
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Trip Odometer Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189,195
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,124,183,450
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uconnect™ (Hands-Free Phone) . . . . . . . . . .
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port . . . . . . . . . . .
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96,253
. . 485
. . 265
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Universal Transmitter . . . . . . .
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . .
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt
Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . .
USB Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
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Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198,208
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331,359,360
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288,447
Vehicle Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . 17
Video Entertainment System™
(Rear Seat Video System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
509
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Warning Lights
(Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
Washer, Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126,129,420
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Wheel Nut Torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37,147
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
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Windows, Express Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126,129
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Wiper Blade Replacement
Wiper, Delay . . . . . . . . .
Wiper, Rear . . . . . . . . . .
Wipers, Intermittent . . . .
Wrecker Towing . . . . . . .
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Chrysler Group LLC
10JC49-126-AB
2nd Edition
Printed in U.S.A.