Dodge 2009 ND Dakota Automobile User Manual

2010
OWNER’ S MANUAL
Avenger
SECTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
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INTRODUCTION
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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.
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.
Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
Consult the following table for a description of the
NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
in the vehicle for convenient referencing and remain this Owner’s Manual:
with the vehicle when sold, so that the new owner will
be aware of all safety warnings.
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INTRODUCTION
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This Owner’s Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in an accident or
bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you
do not read this entire manual, you may miss important
information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the left
front corner of the instrument panel, visible through the
windshield. This number also appears on engraved on
the front right door sill under door sill moulding and on
the vehicle registration or title.
Vehicle Identification Number
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VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or
death.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
䡵 Vehicle Security Alarm — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 17
▫ Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
▫ Rearming The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
▫ Locking Doors With A Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
䡵 Sentry Key威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
䡵 Illuminated Entry — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 19
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
䡵 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) — If Equipped . . . 20
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
▫ To Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
▫ To Unlatch The Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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▫ Remote Open Window Feature —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . 25
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 25
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
䡵 Remote Start System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 26
䡵 Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
▫ Power Window Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
▫ Auto Window Down — If Equipped . . . . . . . 34
▫ Auto Window Up — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 35
▫ Reset Auto Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
▫ Window Lockout Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
▫ Using The Remote Open Windows Feature
With Key FOB – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
䡵 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 䡵 Trunk Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 䡵 Trunk Safety Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
▫ Trunk Internal Emergency Release . . . . . . . . . 38
▫ Child Protection Door Lock System
(Rear Doors) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
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▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . 45
▫ Advanced Front Airbag Features . . . . . . . . . . 55
▫ Rear Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
▫ Airbag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . 60
▫ Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR)
Mode — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped . . . . . . 47
▫ Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) . . 47
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
▫ BeltAlert威 Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . 52
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
▫ Airbag System Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . 79
䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
The authorized dealer that sold you your new vehicle has
the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. These
numbers can be used to order duplicate keys from your
authorized dealer. Ask your authorized dealer for these
numbers and keep them in a safe place.
Ignition Key Removal
Automatic Transaxle
Place the shift lever in PARK. Turn the ignition switch to
the ACC position, push the key and cylinder inward,
rotate the key to the LOCK position, and remove the key.
Ignition Switch Positions
Vehicle Key
1 — LOCK
2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)
3 — ON
4 — START
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NOTE:
• If you try to remove the key before you place the shift
lever in PARK, the key may become trapped temporarily in the ignition switch lock cylinder. If this
occurs, rotate the key to the right slightly, then remove
the key as described. If a malfunction occurs, the
system will trap the key in the ignition switch lock
cylinder to warn you that this safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started and stopped, but the
key cannot be removed until you obtain service.
• For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power window
switches, radio, hands–free system (if equipped), and
power outlets will remain active for 45 seconds after
the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position.
Opening either door will cancel this feature.
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power window
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switches, radio, hands–free system (if equipped), and
power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes
after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either 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.
WARNING!
NEVER leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Don’t leave the keys in the
ignition. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle
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CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove key from the ignition and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
You can insert the key with either side up. To lock the
door, turn the key rearward, to unlock the door, turn the
key forward. For door lock lubrication, refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”.
SENTRY KEY姞
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer System prevents unauthoKey-In-Ignition Reminder
Opening the driver’s door when the key is in the ignition, rized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
sounds a signal to remind you to remove the key.
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
NOTE:
or unlocked.
• The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds when the
ignition key is placed in the LOCK or ACC position. The system uses ignition keys, which have an embedded
electronic chip (transponder), to prevent unauthorized
• With either front door open, and the key in the vehicle operation. Therefore, only keys that are proignition, neither the power door locks nor Remote grammed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter will function.
the vehicle. The system will shut the engine off in two
seconds if someone uses an invalid key to start the
Locking Doors With A Key
There is only one external door lock cylinder which is engine.
located in the driver’s door only.
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NOTE: A key, which has not been programmed, is also
considered an invalid key even if it is cut to fit the
ignition switch lock cylinder for that vehicle.
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CAUTION!
• Always remove the Sentry Key威 from the vehicle
and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
• The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system is not compatible with some after-market remote starting
systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and loss of security
protection.
During normal operation, after turning the ignition
switch, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three
seconds for a bulb check. If the Vehicle Security Light
remains on after the bulb check, it indicates that there is
a problem with the electronics. In addition, if the Vehicle
Security Light begins to flash after the bulb check, it
indicates that someone used an invalid key to start the
engine. Either of these conditions will result in the engine
All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have
being shut off after two seconds.
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 sec- Replacement Keys
onds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics. NOTE: Only keys that have been programmed to the
Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as vehicle electronics can be used to start the vehicle. Once
possible by an authorized dealer.
a Sentry Key威 has been programmed to a vehicle, it
cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
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At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
This PIN is required for authorized dealer replacement of
keys. Duplication of keys may be performed at an
authorized dealer or by using the Customer Key Programming procedure. This procedure consists of programming a blank key to the vehicle electronics. A blank
key is one which has never been programmed.
2. Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch. Turn
the ignition switch to the ON position for at least three
seconds, but no longer than 15 seconds. Then, turn the
ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the first
key.
3. Insert the second valid key into the ignition switch.
Turn the ignition switch to the ON position within
15 seconds. After 10 seconds, a chime will sound. In
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key威 Immobilizer addition, the Vehicle Security Light will begin to flash.
System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and
remove the second key.
authorized dealer.
4. Insert a blank Sentry Key威 into the ignition switch.
Turn the ignition switch to the ON position within
60 seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime will sound.
In addition, the Vehicle Security Light will stop flashing.
To indicate that programming is complete, the Vehicle
1. Cut the additional Sentry Key威 Transponder blank(s)
Security Light will turn on again for three seconds and
to match the ignition switch lock cylinder key code.
then turn off.
Customer Key Programming
You can program new keys to the system if you have two
valid Sentry Keys威 by performing the following procedure:
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The new Sentry Key威 is programmed. The Remote • This device must accept any interference that may be
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter will also be proreceived, including interference that may cause undesgrammed during this procedure.
ired operation.
Repeat this procedure to program up to eight keys. If you VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
do not have a programmed Sentry Key威, contact your The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the doors and trunk
authorized dealer for details.
for unauthorized entry and ignition switch for unauthoNOTE: If a programmed key is lost, see your authorized rized operation.
dealer to have all remaining keys erased from the systems memory. This will prevent the lost key from starting
your vehicle. The remaining keys must then be reprogrammed. All vehicle keys must be taken to an authorized dealer at the time of service to be reprogrammed.
General Information
The Sentry Key威 system complies with FCC rules part 15
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
subject to the following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
If something triggers the alarm, the Vehicle Security
Alarm will signal for about 18 minutes. For the first three
minutes, the horn will sound intermittently and the
headlights, park lamps and/or turn signals will flash and
the Vehicle Security Light in the cluster will flash. Then
the exterior lights will flash for another 15 minutes.
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Rearming The System
If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn off the
horn after three minutes, turn off all of the visual signals
after 15 minutes, and then the Vehicle Security Alarm will
rearm itself.
3. The Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster
will flash for 16 seconds. This shows that the Vehicle
Security Alarm is arming. During this period, if a door is
opened, the ignition switch is turned ON, or the power
door locks are unlocked in any manner, the Vehicle
Security Alarm will automatically disarm.
NOTE:
• During the 16 second arming period, if a door is
1. Remove the keys from the ignition switch and get out
opened or the ignition switch is turned ON, the
of the vehicle.
Vehicle Security Alarm will automatically disarm.
2. Lock the door using either the power door lock switch
• Once armed, the Vehicle Security Alarm disables the
(one door must be open) or the LOCK button on the
unlock switch on the driver door trim panel and
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter (doors can be
passenger door trim panel, the trunk release button on
open or closed), and close all doors.
the instrument panel, and the HomeLink威/Garage
Door Opener (if equipped).
NOTE: The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you
lock the doors with the manual door lock plungers.
To Arm The System
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whether you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the
To Disarm The System
Either press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter vehicle and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this
or insert a valid Sentry Key威 into the ignition lock occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
cylinder and turn the key to the ON/START position.
If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery
becomes disconnected the Vehicle Security Alarm will
NOTE:
• The driver’s door key cylinder and the trunk button on remain armed when the battery is reconnected. The
the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the Vehicle exterior lights will flash, and the horn will sound. If this
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
Security Alarm.
• The Vehicle Security Alarm remains armed during
trunk entry. Pressing the trunk button will not disarm
the Vehicle Security Alarm. If someone enters the
vehicle through the trunk and opens any door, the
alarm will sound.
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
Vehicle Security Alarm will give you a false alarm. If one
of the previously described arming sequences has occurred, the Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of
Tamper Alert
If the alarm was triggered, but the warning signals have
timed out, the park and taillights flash three times
(instead of the normal twice), and the horn will chirp
three times, when unlocking the vehicle with a valid RKE
transmitter to alert the driver.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED
The courtesy/reading lights will turn on when you use
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or open
either door.
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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.
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) —
IF EQUIPPED
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors, open
the trunk, lower both front windows (if equipped), or
activate the Panic Alarm from distances approximately
66 ft (20 m) using a Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transThe interior lights will fade to off after approximately
mitter. The RKE transmitter does not need to be pointed
30 seconds or they will immediately fade to off once the
at the vehicle to activate the system.
ignition switch is turned ON.
NOTE:
NOTE:
• The line of transmission must not be blocked with
• The front courtesy overhead console and door courmetal objects.
tesy lights do not turn on if the dimmer control is in
the interior lights ON position (extreme top position). • Inserting the key into the ignition switch disables all
buttons on the RKE transmitter.
• The Illuminated Entry system will not operate if the
dimmer control is in the “defeat” position (extreme
downward position).
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Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First
Press
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.
Vehicle Key
To Unlock the Doors
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door, or twice to
unlock all doors. The turn signal lights will flash to
acknowledge the unlock signal. The Illuminated Entry
system (if equipped) will also turn on.
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
following procedure:
1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed
RKE transmitter for at least four seconds, but not longer
than 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the UNLOCK
button while still holding the LOCK button.
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2. Release both buttons at the same time.
Flash Lights With Lock
The feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle, by
the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmitpressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change
mitter with the ignition in the LOCK position, and the
the current setting, proceed as follows:
key removed.
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle
its previous setting.
Information
Center
(EVIC)/Personal
Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “UnderstandNOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmiting Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
ter while you are inside the vehicle will activate the
Vehicle Security Alarm system. Opening a door with the
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
system activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the
following procedure:
UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle Security
1. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on a programmed
Alarm system.
RKE transmitter for at least four seconds, but not longer
than 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK button
while still holding the UNLOCK button.
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
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3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle, by Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE trans- (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding
mitter with the ignition in the LOCK position, and the Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
key removed.
To Lock the Doors
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock all doors. The turn signal lights will flash and
its previous setting.
the horn will chirp once to acknowledge the lock signal.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle Sound Horn with Lock
Security Alarm system. Opening a door with the system This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UN- are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be
LOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle Security Alarm turned on or off. To change the current setting, proceed as
follows:
system.
Illuminated Approach — If Equipped
• For vehicles equipped with EVIC, refer to “Electronic
This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter.
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “UnderstandThe time for this feature is programmable on vehicles
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
equipped with EVIC. For details, refer to “Electronic
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• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the To Unlatch the Trunk
Press the TRUNK button on the RKE transmitter two
following steps:
times to unlatch the trunk.
1. Press the LOCK button on a programmed RKE transmitter for at least four seconds, but not longer than Remote Open Window Feature — If Equipped
10 seconds. Then, press the PANIC button while still The RKE remotely lowers both driver and passenger
front windows simultaneously. Lowering the front winholding the LOCK button.
dows using the RKE is a two step operation:
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
1. Press the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button once.
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle, by
pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter with 2. Press the UNLOCK button a second time and hold the
the ignition in the LOCK position, and the key removed. button until the windows lower completely or the windows drop to the desired level, then release the button.
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
Using the Panic Alarm
its previous setting.
To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, press and hold
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitthe PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one
ter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle
second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the
Security Alarm. Opening a door with the alarm activated
will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button
to deactivate the Vehicle Security Alarm.
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headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will pulse NOTE: Perchlorate Material — special handling may
on and off, and the Illuminated Entry system (if apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.
equipped) will turn on.
1. With the RKE transmitter buttons facing down, use a
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless flat blade to pry the two halves of the RKE transmitter
you turn it off by pressing the PANIC button a second apart. Make sure not to damage the seal during removal.
time or if the vehicle speed is 5 mph (8 km/h) or greater.
NOTE: You may need to be close to the vehicle when
using the RKE transmitter to turn off the Panic Alarm due
to the Radio Frequency (RF) noises emitted by the
system.
Programming Additional Transmitters
Refer to Sentry Key威 “Customer Key Programming.”
If you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter,
contact your authorized dealer for details.
Transmitter Battery Replacement
The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.
Separating RKE Transmitter Halves
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2. Remove and replace the battery. Avoid touching the If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause distance, check for these two conditions.
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with
1. Weak battery in the RKE transmitter. The expected life
rubbing alcohol.
of battery is five years.
3. To assemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
halves together.
tower, airport transmitter, military base, and some mobile
or CB radios.
General Information
This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules and with
RS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the REMOTE START SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
following conditions:
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conve1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
niently from outside the vehicle while still
maintaining security. The system has a range of
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
approximately
300 ft (91 m).
received including interference that may cause undesired
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
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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How to Use Remote Start
All of the following conditions must be met before the
engine will remote start:
• Shift lever in PARK
• Doors closed
• Hood closed
• Trunk 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
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WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or
confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious
injury or death when inhaled.
• Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters
away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls
could cause serious injury or death.
To Enter Remote Start Mode
Press and release the REMOTE START button
on the RKE transmitter twice, within five seconds. The parking lights will flash and the 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.
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NOTE: To avoid unintentional shut downs, the system
NOTE:
• If an engine fault is present the vehicle will start and will disable the one-time press of the Remote Start button
for two seconds after receiving a valid remote start
then shut down 10 seconds later.
request.
• For security, power window operation is disabled
To Exit Remote Start Mode and Drive the Vehicle
when the vehicle is in the Remote Start mode.
Before the end of the 15 minute cycle, press and release
• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two
the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock
15 minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However,
the doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON position
equipped). Then, within 15 minutes, insert the key into
before you can repeat the start sequence for a third
the ignition switch and turn the switch to the ON
cycle.
position.
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving the
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON position
Vehicle
in order to drive the vehicle.
Press and release the REMOTE START button one time or
allow the engine to run for the entire 15 minute cycle.
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DOOR LOCKS
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WARNING!
Manual Door Locks
Use the manual door lock plunger to lock the doors from
inside the vehicle. If the plunger is down when the door
is closed, the door will lock. Make sure the keys are not
inside the vehicle before closing the door.
Manual Lock Plunger
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
accident, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
from the ignition lock, and lock your vehicle. Do
not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised
use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries and death.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Don’t leave the keys in
the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
An unlocked vehicle is an invitation to thieves.
Always remove the key from the ignition and lock all
of the doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Power Door Locks
A door lock switch is located on the driver and passenger
door panel. Press this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
NOTE: To prevent you from locking your key in the
vehicle, the power door LOCK switch will not operate
when the key is in the ignition and the driver door is
Power Door Lock Switch
open. A chime will sound as a reminder to remove the
Auto Door Locks — If Equipped
key.
When enabled, your door locks will lock automatically
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). The
Automatic Door Locks feature can be enabled or disabled
by your authorized dealer. See your authorized dealer for
programming.
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Auto Unlock On Exit
Auto Unlock On Exit Programming
The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature can be
power door locks if:
enabled or disabled as follows:
1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is en- • For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle
abled.
Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Cus2. The transmission shift lever was in gear and the
tomer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding
vehicle speed returned to 0 mph (0 km/h).
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
3. The transmission shift lever is in NEUTRAL or PARK.
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, performing
the following procedure:
4. The driver door is opened.
5. The doors were not previously unlocked, and
1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition.
6. The vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h).
2. Within 15 seconds, cycle the ignition switch between
LOCK and ON and then back to LOCK four times ending
up in the LOCK position. (do not start the engine)
3. Within 30 seconds, press the power door UNLOCK
switch to unlock the doors.
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4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature
in accordance with local laws.
Child Protection Door Lock System (Rear Doors)
The Child Protection Door Locks (Rear Doors) are located
inside the rear edge of the door. Insert the tip of the
ignition key or similar flat-bladed object into the lock and
rotate approximately one–quarter turn to the LOCK or
UNLOCK position (as indicated by the stamped icons).
Child Lock Control
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 Door
Locks are engaged.
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NOTE: For emergency exit with the system engaged,
move the lock plunger up (UNLOCKED position), roll
down the window, and open the door with the outside
door handle.
POWER WINDOWS
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.
Power Window Switches
The window controls on the driver’s door trim panel
operate the door windows and the rear windows
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
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AUTO Power Window Switch
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There is a single window control on the passenger’s door
trim panel, which operates the passenger door window.
The window controls will operate when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON or ACC position, and when
the accessory delay feature is active.
WARNING!
Never leave children in a vehicle, with the keys in
the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the windows while operating the power window switches.
Such entrapment may result in serious injury or
death.
Auto Window Down — If Equipped
The front window controls on the driver and passenger
door trim panels have an Auto-Down feature. These
switches are labeled AUTO to indicate this capability.
Push the window switch past the first detent, release, and
the window will go down automatically.
To open the window part way, push the window switch
to the first detent and release it when you want the
window to stop.
To cancel the Auto-Down movement, operate the switch
either in the up or down direction and release the switch.
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Auto Window Up — If Equipped
• Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger
Lift the window switch to the second detent, release, and
the auto reverse function unexpectedly during autothe window will go up automatically.
closure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the
first detent and hold to close window manually.
To cancel the Auto Up movement, operate the switch
either in the up or down direction and release the switch.
WARNING!
To close the window part way, lift the window switch to
the first detent and release it when you want the window
to stop.
NOTE: ANTI-PINCH PROTECTION
When the window is almost closed, there is no
anti-pinch protection. To avoid personal injury, be
sure to clear your arms, hands, fingers and all objects
from the window path before closing.
• If the window runs into any obstacle during autoReset Auto Up
closure, it will reverse direction and then go back
Any time the vehicle battery goes dead, the Auto Up
down. Remove the obstacle and use the window
function will be disabled. To reactivate the Auto Up
switch again to close the window.
feature, pull the window switch up to close the window
completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
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Window Lockout Switch
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door allows
you to disable the window control on the other doors. To
disable the window controls on the other doors, press the
window LOCK button. To enable the window controls,
press the window control button again.
Using the Remote Open Windows Feature with
Key Fob – If Equipped
To lower the front windows using the RKE transmitter
perform the following procedure:
1. Press and release the UNLOCK button on the transmitter.
2. Within five seconds, press and hold the UNLOCK
button until the windows lower to the desired level or
until they lower completely.
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
the rear windows open, then open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
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buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, then adjust the With the ignition switch in the LOCK position or with the
key out, the word “deck” will display until the trunk is
sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting.
closed.
TRUNK RELEASE
Use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
transmitter to open the trunk from equipped vehicles, the words “Trunk Ajar” will display.
outside the vehicle. From inside the
TRUNK SAFETY WARNING
vehicle the trunk lid can be released by
pressing the TRUNK RELEASE button
WARNING!
located on the instrument panel to the
left of the steering wheel.
Do not allow children to have access to the trunk,
Trunk Release
either by climbing into the trunk from outside, or
Button
through the inside of the vehicle. Always close the
NOTE: The shift lever must be in PARK for this switch trunk lid when your vehicle is unattended. Once in
to operate.
the trunk, young children may not be able to escape,
even if they entered through the rear seat. If trapped
With the ignition ON, the word “deck” will display in
in the trunk, children can die from suffocation or
place of the odometer display indicating that the trunk is
heat stroke.
open. The odometer display will reappear once the trunk
is closed or if the trip button is depressed.
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Trunk Internal Emergency Release
As a security measure, a Trunk Internal Emergency
Release lever is built into the trunk latching mechanism.
In the event of an individual being locked inside the
trunk, the trunk can be simply opened by pulling on the
glow-in-the-dark handle attached to the trunk latching
mechanism.
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems. The following safety
features are standard on all vehicles:
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for all seating
positions
• Advanced Front Airbags for driver and front passenger
• Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) located
on top of the front seats (integrated into the head
restraint)
• Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains
(SABIC) for the driver and passengers seated next to a
window — if equipped
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Airbags (SAB) — if
equipped
Trunk Internal Emergency Release
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• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering NOTE: The Advanced Front Airbags have a multistage
wheel
inflator design. This allows the airbag to have different
rates of inflation based on the severity and type of
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
collision.
• Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners to enhance
Please pay close attention to the information in this
occupant protection by managing occupant energy
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
during an impact event — if equipped
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
• All seat belt systems (except the driver’s) include possible.
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the
WARNING!
seat belt webbing into position by extending the belt
all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the
In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large
much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled
item in a seat — if equipped
up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or other
If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized passengers, or you can be thrown out of the vehicle.
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether Always be sure you and others in your vehicle are
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold buckled up properly.
infant and child restraint systems. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)”.
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Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even conditions. However, in a collision the belt will lock and
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver reduce your risk of striking the inside of the vehicle or
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen being thrown out.
far away from home or on your own street.
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of
ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with
lap/shoulder belts.
The belt webbing retractor will lock only during very
sudden stops or collisions. This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under normal
WARNING!
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• It is 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.
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision the best.
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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 a collision, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
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2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of the front
seat, next to your arm. Grasp the latch plate and pull out
the belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as
necessary to allow the belt to go around your lap.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
Pulling Out the Latch Plate
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
properly. In a sudden stop, you could move too far
forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear
your seat belt snugly.
Inserting Latch Plate into Buckle
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WARNING!
• A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause
internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder
bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that
your strongest bones will take the force in a
collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
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4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up
on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight,
tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt
reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a collision.
Positioning the Lap 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 properly. 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
immediately 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.
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 (i.e., bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.).
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/ In the front seat, the shoulder belt can be adjusted
shoulder belt.
upward or downward to position the belt away from
your neck. Push ANCHORAGE button to release the
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the
anchorage, and move it up or down to the position that
anchor point.
fits you best.
2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate,
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180° to create a fold that
begins immediately above the latch plate.
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of the
latch plate.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
folded webbing.
Adjustable Anchorage
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As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average,
you will prefer a higher position. When you release the
anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that
it is locked in position.
When To Use The Automatic Locking Mode
Use the Automatic Locking Mode anytime a child safety
seat is installed in a seating position that has a belt with
this feature. Children 12 years old and under should
always be properly restrained in the rear seat.
Rear Seat Belts
The shoulder belt anchorages of the rear three-point belts
are nonadjustable for outboard and center rear passengers on sedans. The center belt is mounted to the rear
shelf panel and exits through a bezel in the panel.
How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode —
If Equipped
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically prelocked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is available on all passenger-seating positions with a combination lap/shoulder belt.
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
the entire belt is extracted.
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency)
locking mode.
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Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped
The seat belts for both front seating positions may be
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision.
These devices improve the performance of the seat belt
by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant early
in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants,
including those in child restraints.
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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.
How the Active Head Restraints (AHR) Work
The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
whether the severity, or type of rear impact will require
the Active Head Restraints (AHR) to deploy. If a rear
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat impact requires deployment, both the driver and front
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be passenger seat AHRs will be deployed.
worn snugly and positioned properly.
When AHRs deploy during a rear impact, the front half
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Re- of the head restraint extends forward to minimize the gap
straint Controller (ORC). Like the airbags, the pretension- between the back of the occupant’s head and the AHR.
ers are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or a This system is designed to help prevent or reduce the
extent of injuries to the driver and front passenger in
deployed airbag must be replaced immediately.
certain types of rear impacts.
Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR)
These head restraints are passive, deployable compo- NOTE: The Active Head Restraints (AHR) may or may
nents, and vehicles with this equipment can not be not deploy in the event of a front or side impact.
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However if during a front impact, a secondary rear
impact occurs, the AHR may deploy based on the severity and type of the impact.
CAUTION!
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 a
collision.
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”.
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 Tubes
Resetting Active Head Restraints (AHR)
If the Active Head Restraints are triggered in a collision,
you must reset the head restraint on the driver’s and
front passenger seat. You can recognize when the Active
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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1. Grasp the deployed AHR from the rear seat.
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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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Hand Positioning Points On AHR
2. Position the hands on the top of the deployed AHR at
a comfortable position.
1 — Downward Movement
2 — Rearward Movement
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3 — Final Downward Movement To Engage Locking Mechanism
AHR In Reset Position
NOTE:
4. The AHR front soft foam and trim half should lock • If you have difficulties or problems resetting the
Active Head Restraints, see an authorized dealer.
into the back decorative plastic half.
• For safety reasons, have the Active Head Restraints
checked by a qualified specialist at an authorized
dealer.
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Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert姞)
If the driver’s seat belt has not been buckled within
60 seconds of starting the vehicle and if the vehicle speed
is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), the BeltAlert威 will alert
the driver to buckle the seat belt. The driver should also
instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat belts.
Once the warning is triggered, the BeltAlert威 will continue to chime and flash the Seat Belt Reminder Light for
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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BeltAlert姞 Programming
BeltAlert威 can be enabled or disabled by your authorized
dealer or by following these steps:
NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first
60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON
or START position. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend deactivating BeltAlert威.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and
buckle the driver’s seat belt.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position and wait
for the Seat Belt Reminder Light to turn off.
3. Unbuckle and then re-buckle the driver’s seat belt at
BeltAlert威 will be reactivated if the driver’s seat belt is
least three times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat
unbuckled for more than 10 seconds and the vehicle
belt buckled.
speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h).
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NOTE: Watch for the Seat Belt Reminder Light to turn
on while unbuckling and off while re-buckling the seat
belt. It may be necessary to retract the seat belt partially
each time when unbuckling.
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
4. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position. A Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
single chime will sound to signify that you have success- across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
fully completed the programming.
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
BeltAlert威 can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.
the force if there is a collision.
NOTE: Although BeltAlert威 has been deactivated, the
Seat Belt Extender
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended and
while the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled.
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 stow it.
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WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
when the lap belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug, and in the recommended seating
positions. Remove and store the extender when not
needed.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbags
This vehicle has Advanced Front Airbags for both the
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
Front Airbag Components
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Airbag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The 1 — Driver Advanced Front Airbag
passenger’s Advanced Front Airbag is mounted in the 2 — Passenger Advanced Front Airbag
3 — Knee Bolster
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the airbag covers. NOTE: These airbags are certified to the new Federal
regulations for Advanced Airbags.
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The Advanced Front Airbags have a multistage inflator
design. This allows the airbag to have different rates of
inflation that are based on the severity and type of
collision.
driver, front, and rear passengers sitting next to a window. If the vehicle is equipped with SABIC, they are
located above the side windows. The trim covering the
side airbags is labeled SRS AIRBAG.
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front NOTE:
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the • Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim;
but they will open during airbag deployment.
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Airbags based upon
seat position.
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an
authorized dealer immediately.
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether
Airbag System Components
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following airbag
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the
system components:
Advanced Front Airbags.
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
This vehicle may also be equipped with Supplemental
Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the • Airbag Warning Light
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
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• Knee Impact Bolster
• Driver Advanced Front Airbag
• Passenger Advanced Front Airbag
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determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
which may receive information from the front impact
sensors.
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires airbag deployment. The timing of
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Airbags (SAB)
the second stage determines whether the output force is
• Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
low, medium, or high. If a low output is sufficient to meet
the need, the remaining gas in the inflator is expended.
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
and Seat Track Position Sensors
• Supplemental Active Head Restraint for Driver and
Front Passenger
Advanced Front Airbag Features
The Advanced Front Airbag system has multistage driver
and front passenger airbags. This system provides output
appropriate to the severity and type of collision as
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
collision severe enough to cause the airbag to
inflate.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Airbags (SAB) —
If Equipped
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Airbags provide enhanced protection to help protect an occupant during a
side impact. The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Airbag is marked with an airbag label sewn into the outboard side of the front seats.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Airbag Label
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When the airbag deploys, it opens the seam between the
front and side of the seat’s trim cover. Each airbag
deploys independently, that is a left side impact deploys
the left airbag only and a right-side impact deploys only
the right airbag.
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Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) — If Equipped
SABIC airbags may 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
Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) Location
for side-impact head injuries. The SABIC airbags deploy
NOTE:
downward, covering both windows on the impact side.
• Should a vehicle rollover occur, the pretensioners
and/or SABIC curtains 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 side impact 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
Supplemental 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 SABIC is located should remain free from any obstructions.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the side airbags; the performance
could be adversely affected and/or objects could
be pushed into you, causing serious injury.
Knee Impact Bolsters
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
driver and the front passenger, and position front occupants for the best interaction with the Advanced Front
Airbags.
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:
1. Children 12 years old and under 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
Advanced Front Airbag. An airbag deployment can
cause severe injury or death to infants in that position.
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or beltpositioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under
their arm.
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If a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
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”)
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
2. All occupants should ALWAYS wear their lap and
shoulder belts properly.
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be
moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced
Front Airbags room to inflate.
4. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
vehicle has side airbags, and deployment occurs, the
side airbags will inflate forcefully into the space between you and the door.
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5. If the airbag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
under ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
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.
WARNING! (Continued)
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during Advanced 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 or window. Sit upright in the
center of the seat.
Airbag Deployment Sensors and Controls
(Continued) Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
required for this vehicle.
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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 Seat-Mounted Side Airbags — if
equipped, and front seat belt pretensioners — if
equipped, as required, depending on the 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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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 Advanced Front Airbags will not deploy in all frontal
collisions, including some that may produce substantial The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
vehicle damage — for example, some pole collisions, the airbag system whenever the ignition switch is in the
truck underrides, and angle offset collisions. On the other START or ON position. If the key is in the OFF position,
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in the ACC position, or not in the ignition, the airbag
system is not on and the airbags 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 six to eight seconds for a self-check
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
self-check, the Airbag Warning Light will turn off. If the
ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it
turns on the Airbag Warning Light, either momentarily
or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
comes on again after initial startup.
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 an authorized dealer service the
airbag system immediately.
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 Advanced Front Airbags, it signals
the inflator units. A large quantity of non-toxic gas is
generated to inflate the Advanced Front Airbags. DifferIt also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instruent airbag inflation rates are possible, based on the
ment cluster Airbag Warning Light if a malfunction is
collision type and severity. The steering wheel hub trim
noted that could affect the airbag system. The diagnostics
cover and the upper right side of the instrument panel
also record the nature of the malfunction.
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triggered, releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The
inflating side airbag exits through the seat seam into the
space between the occupant and the door. The side
airbags fully inflate in about 10 milliseconds. The side
airbag moves at a very high speed and with such a high
force, that it could injure you if you are not seated
The Advanced Front Airbag gas is vented through the
properly, or if items are positioned in the area where the
vent holes in the sides of the airbag. In this way, the
side airbag inflates. This especially applies to children.
airbags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.
Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtain
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Airbag Inflator
(SABIC) Inflator Units — If Equipped
Units — If Equipped
During collisions where the impact is confined to a
The Side Impact (SRS) Seat-Mounted Side Airbags are
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may
designed to activate only in certain side collisions.
deploy the SABIC airbags, depending on the severity and
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side type of collision. In these events, the ORC will deploy the
airbags to inflate based on the severity and type of SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
collision.
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
separate and fold out of the way as the airbags inflate to
their full size. The airbags fully inflate in about 50 to 70
milliseconds. This is about half of the time it takes to
blink your eyes. The airbags then quickly deflate while
helping to restrain the driver and front passenger.
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covers the window. The airbag inflates in about 30 ms
(about one-quarter of the time that it takes to blink your
eyes) with enough force to injure you if you are not belted
and seated properly, or if items are positioned in the area
where the side curtain airbag inflates. This especially
applies to children. The side curtain airbag is only about
3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when it is inflated.
Enhanced Accident Response System
In the event of an impact causing airbag deployment, if
the communication network remains intact, and the
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the
event the ORC will determine whether to have the
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the following functions:
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 can aid the
• Unlock the doors automatically.
ORC in determining appropriate response to impact
events. Additional sensors in the ORC determine the If a Deployment Occurs
The front airbags are designed to deflate immediately
level of airbag deployment and provide verification.
after deployment.
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NOTE: Front and/or side airbags will not deploy in all
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
the airbag system.
If you do have a collision, which deploys the airbags, any
or all of the following may occur:
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airbag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate
the skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
• The nylon airbag material may sometimes cause abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and front
Do not drive your vehicle after the airbags have depassenger as the airbags deploy and unfold. The
ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those
airbags will not be in place to protect you.
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium
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
belt retractor assembly replaced by an authorized
• As the airbags deflate, you may see some smoke-like
dealer as soon as possible. Also, have the Occupant
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
Restraint Controller System serviced as well.
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for
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Maintaining Your Airbag System
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 the
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.
• The Airbag Warning Light does not come on during
the six to eight seconds when the ignition switch is
first turned on.
• The Airbag Warning Light remains on after the six to
eight second interval.
• The Airbag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
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
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located on the inside of the fuse block cover for the
proper airbag fuses. See your authorized dealer if the
fuse is good.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
In the event of a collision, your vehicle is designed to
record up to five seconds of specific vehicle data parameters (see list below) in an event data recorder prior to the
moment of airbag deployment, or near deployment (if
applicable), and up to a quarter second of either highspeed deceleration data or change in velocity during
and/or after airbag deployment or near-deployment.
EDR data is ONLY recorded if an airbag deploys, or
nearly deploys, and is otherwise unavailable.
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.
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2. Under certain circumstances, EDR data may not be accessing the electronic data stored, unless ordered to
image the 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 Restraints
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 • The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
children from newborn size to the child almost large
vehicle. It is recommended for children who weigh up
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
to about 20 lbs (9 kg). Convertible child seats can be
seat owner’s manual to ensure you have the correct seat
used either rearward-facing or forward-facing in the
for your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your
vehicle. Convertible child seats often have a higher
child.
weight limit in the rearward-facing direction than
infant carriers do, so they can be used rearward-facing
Infants And Small Children
by children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) but are
• Safety experts recommend that children ride
less than one year old.
rearward-facing in the vehicle until they are at least
WARNING!
one year old and weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg). Two types
of child restraints can be used rearward-facing: infant
Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used in
carriers and convertible child seats. Both types of child
the front seat of a vehicle with a front passenger
restraints are held in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder
airbag. An airbag deployment could cause severe
belt or the LATCH child restraint anchorage system.
injury or death to infants in this position.
Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
(LATCH)”.
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Older Children and Child Restraints
Children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) and who are
older than one year can ride forward-facing in the
vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and convertible child
seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children
who weigh 20 to 40 lbs (9 to 18 kg) and who are older
than one year. These child seats are also held in the
vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH child
restraint anchorage system. Refer to “Lower Anchors and
Tether for CHildren (LATCH)”.
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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.
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 cushion while the Here are some tips on getting the most out of your
child’s back is against the seatback, then the child should child restraints:
use a belt-positioning booster seat. The child and booster • Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder
seat are held in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt.
belt comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to
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bend over the front of the seat when their back is • In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the
against the seatback, should use the lap/shoulder belt
lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the
in a rear seat.
buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path
opening on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate
Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
from the buckle and twist the short buckle end of the
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
belt several times to shorten it. Insert the latch plate
Standards. We also recommend that you make sure
into the buckle with the release button facing out.
that you can install the child restraint in the vehicle
• If the belt still can’t be tightened, or if pulling and
where you will use it, before you buy it.
pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, disconnect
The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s
the latch plate from the buckle, turn the latch plate
weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for
around, and insert the latch plate into the buckle
weight and height limits.
again. If you still can’t make the child restraint secure,
Carefully follow the instructions that come with the
try a different seating position.
restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may
• Buckle the child into the seat according to the child
not work when you need it.
restraint manufacturer’s directions.
All passenger seating positions contain automatic
locking retractors. However, any seat belt system will
loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally and
pull it tight if necessary.
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have lower anchorages that are capable of accommodating LATCH-compatible child seats having flexible,
When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in webbing-mounted lower attachments. Child seats with
the vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the fixed lower attachments must be installed in the outboard positions only. Regardless of the specific type of
vehicle. Don’t leave it loose in the vehicle. In a
sudden stop or collision, it could strike the occupants lower attachment, NEVER install LATCH-compatible
child seats such that two seats share a common lower
or seatbacks and cause serious personal injury.
anchorage. If you are installing LATCH-compatible child
restraints in adjacent rear seating positions, you can use
NOTE: For additional information, refer to
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Cana- the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for the
dian residents, should refer to Transport Canada’s web- outboard position, but you must use the vehicle’s seat
belt at the center position. If your child restraints are not
site for additional information. http://www.tc.gc.ca/
LATCH-compatible, you can only install the child reroadsafety/safedrivers/childsafety/index.htm
straints using the vehicle’s seat belts. Please refer to
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)
“Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint SysYour vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchortem” for typical installation instructions.
age system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren. The LATCH system Rear Seat LATCH Anchors
provides for the installation of the child restraint without Child restraints systems having attachments designed to
using the vehicle seat belt. All three rear seating positions connect to the lower anchorages are now available. Child
CAUTION!
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restraints having tether straps and hooks for connection
to the top tether anchorage, have been available for some
time. In fact, many child restraint manufacturers will
provide add-on tether strap kits for some of their older
products. Tether anchorage kits are also available for
most older vehicles.
Rear Seat LATCH Anchors
Because the lower anchorages are to be introduced to
passenger carrying vehicles over a period of years, child
restraint systems having attachments for those anchorages will continue to have features for installation in
vehicles using the lap or lap/shoulder belt. They will also
have tether straps, and you are urged to take advantage
of all of the available attachments provided with your
child restraint in any vehicle.
NOTE: When using the LATCH attaching system to
install a child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts
not being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out
of reach of children. It is recommended that before
installing the child restraint, buckle the seat belt so the
seat belt is tucked behind the child restraint and out of
reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with the child
restraint installation, instead of tucking the seat belt
behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the
child restraint belt path and then buckle it. This should
stow the seat belt out of the reach of an inquisitive child.
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Remind all children in the vehicle that the seat belts are
not toys and should not be played with, and never leave
your child unattended in the vehicle.
Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
System
We urge you to carefully follow the directions of the
manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all
child restraint systems will be installed as described here.
Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that
were provided with the child restraint system.
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In addition, there are tether strap anchorages
behind each rear seating position located in the
panel between the rear seatback and the rear
window. These tether strap anchorages are
under a plastic cover with this symbol on it.
Many, but not all restraint systems will be equipped with
separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or
connector for attachment to the lower anchorage and a
means of adjusting the tension in the strap. Forwardfacing toddler restraints and some rear-facing infant
restraints will also be equipped with a tether strap, a
The rear seat lower anchorages are round bars,
hook for attachment to the tether strap anchorage and a
located at the rear of the seat cushion where it
means of adjusting the tension of the strap.
meets the seatback, and are just visible when
you lean into the rear seat to install the child You will first loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and
restraint. You will easily feel them if you run your finger on the tether strap so that you can more easily attach the
along the intersection of the seatback and seat cushion hooks or connectors to the vehicle anchorages. Next,
surfaces.
attach the lower hooks or connectors over the top of the
seat cover material. Then rotate the tether anchorage
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cover directly behind the seat where you are placing the
child restraint and attach the tether strap to the anchorage, being careful to route the tether strap to provide the
most direct path between the anchor and the child
restraint. Finally, tighten all three straps as you push the
child restraint rearward and downward into the seat,
removing slack in the straps according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
NOTE:
• Ensure that the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove slack in
the strap.
• When using the LATCH attaching system to install a
child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts not
being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out
of reach of children. It is recommended that before
installing the child restraint, buckle the seat belt so the
seat belt is tucked behind the child restraint and out of
reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with the child
restraint installation, instead of tucking the seat belt
behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through
the child restraint belt path and then buckle it. This
should stow the seat belt out of the reach of an
inquisitive child. Remind all children in the vehicle
that the seat belts are not toys and should not be
played with, and never leave your child unattended in
the vehicle.
WARNING!
Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or
child restraint. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly
when installing an infant or child restraint.
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your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head
restraints, raise the head restraint, and where possible,
1. Rotate the cover over the anchor directly behind the
route the tether strap under the head restraint and
seat where you are placing the child restraint.
between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head
restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard
side of the head restraint.
Installing Child Restraint Tether Strap
3. Attach the tether strap hook (A) of the child restraint
to the anchor (B) and remove slack in the tether strap
according to the child restraint manufacturer’s
instructions.
WARNING!
1— Cover
3— Attaching Strap
A— Tether Strap Hook
B— Tether Anchor
2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If
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.
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In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the
lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the
buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path opening
on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate from the
buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt several times
to shorten it. Insert the latch plate into the buckle with the
The seat belt must be in the Automatic Locking Mode in
release button facing out.
order to enable a child restraint to be tightly installed.
Refer to “Automatic Locking Mode” for further informa- If the belt still can’t be tightened, or if pulling and
tion. A locking clip should not be necessary once the pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, you may need
automatic locking feature is enabled. Position the shoul- to do something more. Disconnect the latch plate from
der and lap belt on the child restraint. The Automatic the buckle, turn the buckle around, and insert the latch
Locking Retractor (ALR) is activated by first attaching plate into the buckle again. If you still can’t make the
the child seat, then pulling all of the webbing out of the child restraint secure, try a different seating position.
retractor, then allowing the webbing to retract. As the
webbing retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This
indicates the safety belt is now in the Automatic Locking
Mode. To release, simply unbuckle the seat belt by
depressing the button, and allow the webbing to retract
into the retractor.
Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
Belt
The passenger seat belts are equipped with Automatic
Locking Retractors (ALRs), which are designed to keep
the lap portion tight around the child restraint.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
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.
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Transporting Pets
Airbags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
a collision.
Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
• The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug
as possible.
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine and
• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
slouching can move the belt out of position.
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
• If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or
child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a 55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
their back.
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.
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The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For
the recommended viscosity and quality grades refer to
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”. NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL
OILS MUST NEVER BE USED.
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!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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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.
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If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed and the climate
control BLOWER switch is set at high speed. DO NOT
use the recirculation mode.
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 belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
authorized dealer for service if your defroster is
frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
inoperable.
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
Floor Mat Safety Information
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
Always use floor mats designed to fit the foot well of
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
your vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
area unobstructed and that are firmly secured so that
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
they cannot slip out of position and interfere with the
or retractor condition, replace the belt.
pedals or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other
Airbag Warning Light
ways.
The light should come on and remain on for four to eight
seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned ON. If the light is not lit during starting, see your
authorized dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes
on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside the
Vehicle
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of
vehicle control and increase the risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure that floor mats are properly
attached to the floor mat fasteners.
• Never place or install floor mats or other floor
coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly
secured to prevent them from moving and interfering with the pedals or the ability to control the
vehicle.
• Never put floor mats or other floor coverings on
top of already installed floor mats. Additional
floor mats and other coverings will reduce the size
of the pedal area and interfere with the pedals.
• Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always properly reinstall and secure floor mats that
have been removed for cleaning.
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the
driver foot well while the vehicle is moving.
Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal
and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle
control.
• If required, mounting posts must be properly
installed, if not equipped from the factory.
Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or
mounting can cause interference with the brake
pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss
of control of the vehicle.
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Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
the Vehicle
Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
Tires
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread. Inspect the tread and sidewall for
cuts and cracks. Check the wheel nuts for tightness.
Check the tires (including spare) for proper pressure.
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.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of exterior lights
while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high
beam indicator lights on the instrument panel.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 䡵 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
▫ Manual Front Seat Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . 94
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . . 90
▫ Driver Seat Manual Height Adjuster —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
▫ Adjusting Side View Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . . 92
䡵 Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 93
䡵 Voice Command — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
▫ Reclining Bucket Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
▫ Lumbar Support — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 96
▫ Adjusting Active Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . 97
▫ Power Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
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▫ Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat . . . . . . . . . . . 102
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
▫ Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . 110
▫ Folding Rear Seat Center Armrest . . . . . . . . 104
▫ Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
䡵 To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
▫ Instrument Panel Dimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
䡵 Lights
▫ Map/Reading/Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 䡵 Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . 112
▫ Headlights And Parking Lights . . . . . . . . . . 107
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . 108
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ Headlights With Wipers Feature
(Available With Automatic
Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
䡵 Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . 117
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䡵 Electronic Speed Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
䡵 Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
▫ Sunroof Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
▫ To Set a Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
▫ Auto Sunroof Express With Anti-Pinch
Protection — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
䡵 Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 121
▫ Programming HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
▫ Gate Operator/Canadian Programming . . . . 125
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ Sunshade Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
䡵 Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
䡵 Cigar Lighter And Ash Receiver —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
䡵 Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
▫ Rear Seat Bottle Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
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䡵 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
▫ Video Console — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 138
▫ Driver’s Side Sunglass Holder —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
䡵 Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
▫ Cargo Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
䡵 Console Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ Dual Storage Bins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
䡵 Chill Zone威 Beverage Cooler Storage
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
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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.
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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).
Adjusting Rearview Mirror
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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
next to the button will illuminate to indicate when the
dimming feature is activated.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
Power Mirrors
Both of the outside mirrors can be adjusted by using the
controls mounted on the driver’s door panel.
A rotary knob selects the left mirror, right mirror, or off
position.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
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Power Mirror Switch
Mirror Directions
After selecting a mirror, move the knob in the same Adjusting Side View Mirrors
direction you want the mirror to move. When finished,
Outside Mirror — Driver Side
return the knob to the center O (OFF) position to guard
Adjust the outside mirror to center on the adjacent lane of
against accidentally moving a mirror position.
traffic, with a slight overlap of the view obtained on the
inside mirror.
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Outside Mirror — Passenger Side
Adjust the convex outside mirror so you can just see the
side of your vehicle in the part of the mirror closest to the
vehicle.
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
An illuminated vanity mirror is on each sun visor. To use
the mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing the
mirror cover upward. The lights will turn on automatically. Closing the mirror cover turns off the lights.
WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side mirror could cause you to collide with
another vehicle or other object. Use your inside
mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle
seen in this passenger side mirror.
Illuminated Vanity Mirror
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Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
Uconnect™ Phone is a hands-free system that allows you
to use voice commands to dial a phone number stored
in your cellular phone. Press the Uconnect™ Phone
on the radio or steering wheel controls (if
button
equipped) and follow the instructions to pair the cellular
phone.
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
Voice Command can be initiated by pressing the VR
button
located on the radio or steering wheel
controls (if equipped).
Refer to “Voice Command” in the Uconnect™ Phone
User Manual located on the DVD for further details.
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SEATS
Seats are a primary part of the Occupant Restraint System
of the vehicle. They need to be used properly for safe
operation of the vehicle.
WARNING!
• 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.
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Manual Front Seat Adjustments
The adjusting bar is located at the front of the seats, near
the floor. Pull the bar upward to move the seat to the
desired position. After releasing the adjusting bar, apply
forward and rearward body pressure to be sure the seat
is latched.
Manual Seat Adjusting Bar
WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust
the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
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Driver Seat Manual Height Adjuster —
If Equipped
A lever style height adjustment feature enhances comfort
for petite as well as tall drivers. A lever with a ratcheting
mechanism, located on the outboard side of the seat,
raises and lowers it. Total travel is 2.2 in. (56 mm).
Reclining Bucket Seats
The recliner control is on the side of the seat. To recline,
lean forward slightly before lifting the lever, then lean
back to the desired position and release the lever. Lean
forward and lift the lever to return the seatback to its
normal position.
Manual Seat Height Adjustment Lever
Seatback Adjustment
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WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat
could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might
not be properly adjusted and you could be injured.
Adjust the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your
chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat
belt and be seriously or even fatally injured. Use
the recliner only when the vehicle is parked.
Lumbar Support — If Equipped
This feature allows you to increase or decrease the
amount of lumbar support. The control lever is located
on the outboard side of the driver’s seatback. Turn the
control lever downward to increase and upward to
decrease the desired amount of lumbar support.
Lumbar Support
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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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Adjusted Head Restraint
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.
Power Seats — If Equipped
The power seat switches are on the outboard side of the
seat near the floor. Use the seat control switch to move
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the seat up, down, forward, rearward, or to tilt the seat.
Use the seatback control to adjust the angle of the
seatback.
WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust
the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
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 Switches
1 — Seatback Control
2 — Seat Control
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Heated Seats — If Equipped
This feature heats the front driver and passenger seats.
The controls for the heated seats are located in the center
console below the climate controls.
After turning the ignition ON, you can choose from High,
Low, or Off heat settings. Amber indicator lights in each
switch indicate the level of heat in use. Two indicator
lights will illuminate for High, one for Low, and none for
Off.
Press the switch once to select High-level heating. Press the switch a second time to select
Low-level heating. Press the switch a third time
to shut the heating elements Off.
If High-level heating is selected, the system automatically
switches to Low-level heating and turns one indicator
light off after approximately 30 minutes of continuous
operation. It will turn the heater and the remaining
indicator light off after an additional 30 minutes of
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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.
WARNING!
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• 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.
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
The recline handle on the front passenger seat also
releases the seatback to fold forward.
CAUTION!
Repeated overheating of the seat could damage the
heating element and/or degrade the material of the
seat.
Seatback Adjustment
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The hard seatback features a work surface and a molded Folding Rear Seat
To provide additional storage area, the rear seatback can
rim for retaining items stored on the seatback panel.
be folded forward. Pull on the loops shown in the picture
to fold down either or both seatbacks.
When returning the rear seat back to the upright position,
be sure the seatback is latched.
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
Folding Rear Seats
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WARNING!
The rear cargo area of the vehicle (with the rear
seatbacks in the locked-up or folded down position)
should not be used as a play area by children. They
could be seriously injured in an accident. Children
should be seated and using the proper restraint
system.
Folding Rear Seat Center Armrest
The rear seat is equipped with a folding armrest with
cupholders.
Folding Rear Seat Armrest
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TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
To open the hood, two latches must be released.
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2. Lift the secondary latch located under the front edge
of the hood, near the center and raise the hood.
1. Pull the hood release lever located under the left side
of the instrument panel.
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Hood Safety Catch
Hood Release Lever
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Use the hood prop rod to secure the hood in the open
position. Place the upper end of the prop rod in the hole
on the left underside of the hood.
CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Use a firm downward push at the center of
the hood to ensure that both latches engage.
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.
Hood Prop Rod Hole Location
LIGHTS
Before closing the hood, make sure to stow the prop rod Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the
in its proper location.
parking lights, headlights, headlight beam selection,
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passing light, fog lights, instrument panel light dimming Headlights and Parking Lights
and turn signals. The multifunction lever is located on Turn the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent
for parking light operation. Turn to the second detent for
the left side of the steering column.
headlight operation.
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Multifunction Lever
Headlight Switch
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
With the engine running and the multifunction lever in
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
Turning the end of the multifunction lever to the third the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on and turn
detent (AUTO), will activate the automatic headlight off based on the surrounding light levels.
system.
Headlight Time Delay
There is also a feature that delays turning off the vehicle
lights for 30, 60 or 90 seconds after the ignition switch is
turned OFF. To activate the headlight delay, the multifunction lever must be rotated to the off position after the
ignition switch is turned OFF. Only the headlights will
illuminate during this time. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable
Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Headlight Switch
Turn Signals
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
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Lane Change Assist
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
three times then automatically turn off.
High/Low Beam Switch
Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch
the headlights to high beam. Pull the lever toward you, to
switch the headlights back to low beam.
Flash-To-Pass
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
Turn Signal Control
will turn on the high beam headlights until the lever is
NOTE: If either light remains on and does not flash, or released.
there is a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside
NOTE: If the multifunction lever is held in the flash-tolight bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
pass position for more than 15 seconds, the high beams
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
will shut off. If this occurs, wait 30 seconds for the next
defective.
flash-to-pass operation.
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Fog Lights — If Equipped
The front fog light switch is on the multifunction
lever. To activate the front fog lights, turn on the
parking lights or the low beam headlights and pull
out the end of the multifunction lever.
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.
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
The high beam headlights will turn on as Daytime
Running Lights (DRL) and operate at lower intensity
whenever the ignition is ON, the engine is running, the
headlight switch is off, the parking brake is released and
the shift lever is in any position except PARK.
NOTE: The Daytime Running Lights will turn off
automatically when a turn signal is in operation and turn
on again when the turn signal is not operating.
Front Fog Light Control
Lights On Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
is turned OFF, a chime will sound to alert the driver
when the driver’s door is opened.
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Instrument Panel Dimmer
Rotate the center portion 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.
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Rotate the center portion of the lever up to increase the
brightness of the instrument panel lights when the parking lights or headlights are on.
Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the next
detent position to brighten the odometer and radio when
the parking lights or headlights are on.
Dimmer Control
Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the last
Map/Reading/Interior Lights
detent to turn on the interior lighting.
These lights are mounted between the sun visors above
the rearview mirror. Each light can be turned on by
pressing the barrel. Press the barrel a second time to turn
the light off. Both of these lights can swivel so that the
light can be aimed at a specific spot, if desired. The lights
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will remain on until the switch is pressed a second time,
so be sure they have been turned off before leaving the
vehicle. They will not turn off automatically. Interior
lighting also comes on when a door is opened or the
dimmer control is turned fully upward, past the second
detent.
There is a second light located midway back in the
headliner.
To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off
automatically 10 minutes after the ignition switch is
moved to the LOCK position. This will occur if the
interior lights were switched on manually or are on
because a door is open. To restore interior light operation,
either turn the ignition switch ON or cycle the light
switch.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The wipers and washers are operated by a switch
on the control lever. The lever is located on the
right side of the steering column.
Interior Dome Lamp
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Windshield Wiper/Washer Lever
Changing Wiper Speeds
Rotate the end of the lever to the LO position for NOTE: The wipers will automatically return to the park
low-speed wiper operation, or to the HI position for position if you turn the ignition switch OFF while they
high-speed wiper operation.
are operating. The wipers will resume operation when
you turn the ignition switch to the ON position again.
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CAUTION!
• 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.
• Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the windshield wiper blades from returning to the
off position. If the windshield wiper control is
turned off and the blades cannot return to the off
position, damage to the wiper motor may occur.
regulate the wipe interval from a minimum of one cycle
every second to a maximum of approximately 18 seconds
between cycles.
Intermittent Wiper System
Use the intermittent wiper system when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle with a variable pause
Changing Intermittent Settings
between cycles desirable. Rotate the end of the windshield wiper/washer control lever to the first detent, and NOTE: The wiper delay times depend on vehicle speed.
then turn the end of the lever to select the desired delay If the vehicle is moving less than 10 mph (16 km/h),
interval. There are five delay settings, which allow you to delay times will be doubled.
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Windshield Washers
To use the washer, pull the windshield wiper/washer
control lever toward you and hold it for as long as
washer spray is desired.
If you activate the washer while the wiper control is in
the delay range, the wipers will operate in low-speed for
two wipe cycles after releasing the lever and then resume
the intermittent interval previously selected.
If you activate the washer while the wiper control is in
the off position, the wipers will operate for two wipe
cycles and then turn off.
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WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to an accident. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with defroster before and during windshield washer use.
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Mist Feature
Push down on the wiper control lever to activate a single
wipe to clear the windshield of road mist or spray from
a passing vehicle. As long as the lever is held down, the
wipers will continue to operate.
Headlights With Wipers Feature
(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
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, pull the control handle
outward. To tilt the steering column, move the steering
wheel upward or downward as desired. To lengthen or
shorten the steering column, pull the steering wheel
outward or push it inward as desired. To lock the steering
column in position, push the control handle inward until
fully engaged.
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 Wheel
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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 at
the same time. 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
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 Electronic Speed Control lever. The CRUISE indicator in the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the
system off, push and release the ON/OFF button a
second time. The CRUISE indicator will turn off. Be sure
to turn the system off when not in use.
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system will automatically turn off when the ignition is turned OFF.
Electronic Speed Control Lever
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control 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.
To Set a Desired Speed
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle
reaches the speed desired, press down on the lever and
release SET DECEL. Release the accelerator and the
vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
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To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, or pulling the Electronic
Speed Control lever toward you (CANCEL), or normal
brake pressure while slowing the vehicle will deactivate
the Electronic Speed Control without erasing the set
speed from memory. Pressing the ON/OFF button or
turning off the ignition erases the set speed from
memory.
To Resume Speed
If you deactivated the Electronic Speed Control without
erasing the set speed from memory and your vehicle
speed is above 20 mph (32 km/h) you can resume the
previous set speed. To do so, push the lever up and
release RESUME ACCEL, and then remove your foot
NOTE:
• The vehicle must be traveling at least 25 mph from the accelerator pedal.
(40 km/h) for the Electronic Speed Control to set.
To Vary the Speed Setting
• The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed and When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can inon level ground before pressing the lever SET DECEL. crease speed by pushing up and holding the RESUME
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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 RESUME ACCEL once will result in a 1 mph
(2 km/h) speed increase. Each time the lever is tapped,
speed increases so that tapping the lever three times will
increase speed by 3 mph (5 km/h), etc.
To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
set, push down and hold the SET DECEL lever. If the
lever is continually held in the SET DECEL position, the
set speed will continue to decrease until the lever is
released. Release the lever when the desired speed is
reached, and the new set speed will be established.
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.
To Accelerate for Passing
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
Tapping the SET DECEL lever once will result in a 1 mph
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
(2 km/h) speed decrease. Each time the button is tapped,
moderate hills is normal.
speed decreases.
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On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so The HomeLink威 buttons that are located in the headliner
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed or sun visor designate the three different HomeLink威
Control.
channels.
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.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink威 replaces up to three remote controls (handHomeLink威 Buttons
held transmitters) that operate devices such as garage NOTE: HomeLink威 is disabled when the Vehicle Secudoor openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security rity Alarm is active.
systems. The HomeLink威 unit operates off your vehicle’s
battery.
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WARNING!
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are training the universal transceiver.
Do not train the transceiver if people, pets or other
objects are in the path of the door or gate. Only use
this transceiver with a garage door opener that has
a “stop and reverse” feature as required by Federal
safety standards. This includes most garage door
opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not
use a garage door opener without these safety
features. Call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the
Internet at www.HomeLink.com for safety information or assistance.
• Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage
while training the transceiver. Exhaust gas can
cause serious injury or death.
Programming HomeLink姞
Before You Begin
If you have not trained any of the HomeLink威 buttons,
erase all channels before you begin training.
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for up
to 20 seconds until the red indicator flashes.
It is recommended that a new battery be placed in the
handheld transmitter of the device that is being copied to
HomeLink威 for more efficient training and accurate
transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
Your vehicle should be parked outside of the garage
when programming.
Begin Programming
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
2. Hold the battery side of the handheld transmitter
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program.
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Place the handheld transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm) away • After training a HomeLink威 channel, if the garage
from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program while
door does not operate with HomeLink威 and the gakeeping the indicator light in view.
rage door opener was manufactured after 1995, the
garage door opener may have a rolling code. If so,
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the chosen
proceed to Step 5 “Programming A Rolling Code
HomeLink威 button and the handheld transmitter button
System.”
until the HomeLink威 indicator changes from a slow to a
rapidly blinking light, then release both the HomeLink威 4. Press and hold the just-trained HomeLink威 button
and handheld transmitter buttons.
and observe the indicator light.
Watch for the HomeLink威 indicator to change flash rates. If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is
When it changes, it is programmed. It may take up to complete and the garage door (or device) should activate
30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage door may when the HomeLink威 button is pressed.
open and close while you train.
If the indicator light blinks rapidly for two seconds and
NOTE:
then turns to a constant light, proceed to Step 5 “Pro• Some gate operators and garage door openers may gramming A Rolling Code System.”
require you to replace Step 3 with procedures noted in
5. Programming A Rolling Code System
the “Gate Operator/Canadian Programming” section.
At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), locate
the “Learn” or “Training” button.
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This can usually be found where the hanging antenna 6. Firmly press and release the LEARN or TRAINING
wire is attached to the garage door opener motor. It is button. The name and color of the button may vary by
NOT the button normally used to open and close the manufacturer.
door.
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
7. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
HomeLink威 button twice (holding the button for two
seconds each time). If the device is plugged in and
activates, programming is complete.
If the device does not activate, press the button a third
time (for two seconds) to complete the training.
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
Training The Garage Door Opener
1 — Door Opener
2 — Training Button
To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons,
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
erase the channels.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Using HomeLink威
To operate, press and release the programmed
HomeLink威 button. Activation will now occur for the
trained device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operator,
security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting,
etc.,). The handheld transmitter of the device may also be
used at any time.
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Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter signals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transmission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink威
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
time-out in the same manner.
Reprogramming a Single HomeLink威 Button
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
follow these steps:
door or gate motor.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
If you are having difficulties programming a garage door
opener or a gate operator, replace “Programming
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
HomeLink威” Step 3, with the following:
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not
release the button.
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink威 button,
while you press and release (“cycle”), your handheld
3. Without releasing the button, proceed with Programtransmitter every two seconds until HomeLink威 has
ming HomeLink威 Step 2 and follow all remaining steps.
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successfully accepted the frequency signal. The indica- Troubleshooting Tips
tor light will flash slowly and then rapidly when fully If you are having trouble programming HomeLink威, here
are some of the most common solutions:
trained.
If you unplugged the device for training, plug it back in • Replace the battery in the original transmitter.
at this time.
• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
Then proceed with Step 4 under “Programming
HomeLink威,” earlier in this section.
• Did you unplug the device for training, and remember
to plug it back in?
Security
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
in your vehicle.
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
20 seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all
General Information
channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
erased.
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
The HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver is disabled when two conditions:
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
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2. This device must accept any interference that may be POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
received including interference that may cause undesired The sunroof controls are mounted between the dome/
reading lights.
operation.
NOTE:
• The transmitter has been tested and it complies with
FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
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• The term IC before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical
specifications were met.
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 greater risk of being
thrown from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You
could also be seriously injured or killed. Always
fasten your seat belt properly and make sure all
passengers are properly secured too.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof. Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or
any object to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
Sunroof Operation
Opening Sunroof Manually
Press the switch rearward and hold, and the sunroof will
open automatically from any position. The sunroof will
open fully, then stop automatically. During this operation, any release of the sunroof switch will stop the
sunroof.
Opening Sunroof — Express
Press the switch rearward and release, and the sunroof
will open automatically from any position. The sunroof
will open fully, then stop automatically. This is called
“Express Open”. During Express Open operation, any
movement of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
Closing Sunroof Manually
To close the sunroof from an open or vent position, press
and hold the switch forward. The sunroof will close fully
and stop automatically. Release the switch to stop sunroof travel at any point.
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NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
Venting Sunroof — Express
Press and release the “Vent” button, the sunroof will open.
open to the vent position. This is called “Express Vent”.
Wind Buffeting
Closing Sunroof — Express
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
Press the switch forward and release, the sunroof will pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
close automatically from any position. The sunroof will ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
close fully, then stop automatically. This is called “Ex- windows down, or the sunroof (if so equipped) in certain
press Close”. During Express Close operation, any move- open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurment of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, then open the front and rear
Auto Sunroof Express With Anti-Pinch
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
Protection — If Equipped
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunDuring express closing, anytime an obstacle that restricts
roof opening to minimize the buffeting.
glass movement is detected, the motor will stop and
Sunroof Maintenance
reverse travel to avoid pinching the object.
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
Sunshade Operation
the glass panel.
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
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 OFF. Opening either front door will cancel this
feature.
The instrument panel power outlet, located below the
climate control knobs, has power available only when the
ignition is ON. This power outlet will also operate a
conventional cigar lighter unit. To preserve the heating
element, do not hold the lighter in the heating position.
For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power sunroof
switch will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the
ignition switch is turned OFF. Opening either front door
will cancel this feature. The time is programmable. Refer
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
There are two 12 Volt (13 Amp) electrical power outlets
on this vehicle. Both of the power outlets are protected by
a fuse.
Instrument Panel Power Outlet
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The center console power outlet is powered directly from NOTE:
the battery (power available at all times). Items plugged • To ensure proper operation a MOPAR威 knob and
element must be used.
into this power outlet may discharge the battery and/or
prevent the engine from starting.
• 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.
WARNING!
Console Interior
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.
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CAUTION!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent 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
generator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER —
IF EQUIPPED
An optional ash receiver is available from your authorized dealer and will fit in the center console front
cupholder.
Ash Receiver
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CAUTION!
For vehicles equipped with the heated and cooled
cupholder, locate the cup holder ash receiver in the
forward cupholder.
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CUPHOLDERS
There are two cupholders located in the center console
for the front passengers.
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The optional ash receiver also comes with a cigar lighter.
You may use the power outlet, located in the instrument
panel below the climate control knobs, or in the bottom of
the console compartment, for this cigar lighter.
Front Cupholders
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Rear Seat Bottle Holder
There are built-in bottle holders located in both rear door
trim panels.
WARNING!
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.
STORAGE
Driver’s Side Sunglass Holder — If Equipped
An integrated sunglass holder is located in the headliner
above the sun visor. To access the sunglass holder, lower
the sun visor. Small items such as toll tickets can be
stored between the two straps, while sunglasses or other
items can be stored above the two straps.
Rear Bottle Holder
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When the seatback is folded to the upright position, make
sure it is latched by strongly pulling on the top of the
seatback above the seat strap.
WARNING!
Sunglass Holder
Cargo Area
The 60/40 split-folding rear seat provides cargo-carrying
versatility. The seatbacks fold down easily by pulling
nylon tabs between the seatbacks and the bolsters. When
the seats are folded down, they provide a continuous,
nearly flat extension of the load floor.
• Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback in not securely locked
into position, the seat will not provide the proper
stability for child seats and/or passengers. An
improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
• The cargo area in the rear of the vehicle (with the
rear seatbacks in the locked-up or folded down
position) should not be used as a play area by
children when the vehicle is in motion. They could
be seriously injured in an accident. Children
should be seated and using the proper restraint
system.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• 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:
Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear axle.
Too much weight or improperly placed weight over or
behind the rear axle can cause the rear of the vehicle to
sway.
Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of the
seatback. This could impair visibility or become a dangerous projectile in a sudden stop or collision.
CONSOLE FEATURES
The center console armrest slides forward from design
position to provide added user comfort. Two cupholders,
each of which can accommodate large beverage containers. A one piece cupholder insert for both cavities can
Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put heavier
easily be removed for cleaning. The cupholders will also
objects as low and as far forward as possible.
accommodate large size cups and 20 oz. (.5 L) bottles. An
optional removable ashtray may be located in the one
cupholder.
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Console Features
Dual Storage Bins
Lifting a latch at the front of the hinged armrest provides
access to these storage areas.
Storage Console Detail
1
2
3
4
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—
—
—
Release Top Compartment
Release Bottom Compartment
Top Compartment
Bottom Compartment
The left latch opens to the top storage area.
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The lower bin can be accessed directly, without first Video Console — If Equipped
exposing the upper bin, by operating the right latch with The optional Video Entertainment System (VES)™ includes the following components:
the armrest down.
The first storage bin can be used to hold smaller items.
• The screen for a rear seat DVD player is stored under
the armrest.
The lower storage bin includes a molded-in coin holder,
room for CD’s, DVD’s, and a power outlet that allows a • Remote Control
cellular phone to recharge while concealed.
• Audio/Video RCA Jacks
NOTE:
• A notch in the side of the console base under the
armrest will also allow use of cellular phone while still
plugged into the power outlet and with the armrest
latched down.
• The power outlet located inside the console can also
energize the cigar lighter in the available Smoker’s
Package.
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REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on the
climate control (Mode) knob. 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. For an additional five minutes of
operation, press the button a second time.
Video Console
Refer to “Video Entertainment System — If Equipped,”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
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:
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to
the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off
after soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
Chill Zone威
The Chill Zone威 compartment will hold up to four,
CHILL ZONE姞 BEVERAGE COOLER STORAGE
standing, 12 oz (.3 L), beverage cans. The Chill Zone威
COMPARTMENT
The Chill Zone威 Beverage Cooler Storage Compartment compartment is also equipped with a soft molded liner
is located in the top of the instrument panel on the that is removable for easy cleaning.
passenger side. A recessed latch at the front releases the
bin door and swings up for easy access.
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Inside the Chill Zone威 is a vent which, when opened, The glove compartment is located beneath the Chill
allows either air conditioned or fresh air to flow into the Zone威 storage compartment. The glove compartment
Chill Zone威 compartment. Depending on ambient tem- door swings downward for easy access.
perature and A/C setting, the compartment can keep
beverages cool.
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For Chill Zone威 to operate properly, door must remain
closed while vehicle is in operation.
Shut off the Chill Zone威 when not in use, by closing the
vent inside. This will prevent cool air from entering the
passenger compartment when in heat mode.
NOTE: The use of the Chill Zone威 storage compartment
is for nonperishable beverages only.
Glove Compartment Access
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CONTENTS
䡵 Instrument Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
▫ Compass Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
䡵 Instrument Cluster — Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
▫ Personal Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features) . . . . . . . 171
䡵 Instrument Cluster — Premium . . . . . . . . . . . 149
䡵 Instrument Cluster Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . 150
䡵 Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) –
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
▫ Oil Change Required — If Equipped . . . . . . 166
▫ Trip Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
䡵 Media Center 230 (REQ) — AM/FM Stereo
Radio And 6–Disc CD/DVD Changer
(MP3/WMA AUX Jack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . 174
▫ Operation Instructions - (Disc Mode For CD
And MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-Video) . . . 183
▫ Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files . . . . . . . 185
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▫ List Button
(Disc Mode For MP3/WMA Play) . . . . . . . . . 187
䡵 Media Center 130 (RES) — AM/FM Stereo
Radio With CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack). . . . . . . 194
▫ Info Button
(Disc Mode For MP3/WMA Play) . . . . . . . . . 187
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 194
䡵 Media Center 730N/430 (RER/REN/RBZ) —
AM/FM Stereo Radio And CD/DVD/HDD/
NAV — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
▫ Operating Instructions — Voice Command
System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
▫ Operating Instructions —
Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 190
▫ Clock Setting Procedure — RBZ Radio . . . . . 190
▫ Clock Setting Procedure —
RER/REN Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
▫ Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode . . . . 202
䡵 Media Center 130 (RES/RSC) — AM/FM
Stereo Radio With CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack)
And Sirius Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 203
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
▫ List Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 213
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▫ Info Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 214
▫ Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
䡵 Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) —
If Equipped (REN/REQ/RER/RBZ/RES
Radios Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
▫ System Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
▫ Electronic Serial Number/Sirius
Identification Number (ESN/SID) . . . . . . . . . 216
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▫ Operating Instructions - Uconnect™
Multimedia (Satellite) Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
▫ Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
䡵 Video Entertainment System (VES)™ —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
䡵 Remote Sound System Controls —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
▫ Right-Hand Switch Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
▫ Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite)
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
▫ Left-Hand Switch Functions For Radio
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
▫ Satellite Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
▫ Left-Hand Switch Functions For Media
(i.e., CD) Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
▫ Reception Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
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䡵 CD/DVD Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
䡵 Radio Operation And Cellular Phones . . . . . . . 224
䡵 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
▫ Manual Heating And Air Conditioning . . . . . 225
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
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2
3
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— Air Outlet
— Side Window Demister Outlet
— Instrument Cluster
— Radio
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6
7
8
—
—
—
—
Beverage Can Cooler Bin
Glove Compartment
Heated Seat Switch — If Equipped
Hazard Switch
9 — Power Outlet
10 — Climate Controls
11 — Trunk Release Button
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — BASE
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM
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removes this heat. You can also turn the Temperature
control to maximum heat, the Mode control to Floor and
1. Temperature Gauge
the Fan control to High. This allows the heater core to act
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperaas a supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
ture. Any reading below the red area of the gauge shows
from the engine cooling system.
that the engine cooling system is operating properly. The
gauge pointer may show a higher than normal tempera- 2. Fuel Door Reminder
This is a reminder that the Fuel Filler Door is
ture when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades, in
located on the left side of the vehicle.
heavy stop and go traffic, or when towing a trailer.
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
If the pointer rises to the H (red) mark, the instrument
cluster will sound a chime. Pull over and stop the vehicle.
Idle the vehicle with the air conditioner turned off until
the pointer drops back into the normal range. If the
pointer remains on the H (red) mark, turn the engine off
immediately and call for service.
3. Fuel Gauge
When the ignition switch is in the ON position, the
pointer will show the level of fuel remaining in the fuel
tank.
4. Speedometer
There are steps that you can take to slow down an
Indicates the vehicle speed in miles per hour (MPH) and
impending overheat condition. If your air conditioning is
kilometers per hour (km/h).
on, turn it off. The air conditioning system adds heat to
the engine cooling system and turning off the A/C
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If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
5. Low Fuel Light
When the fuel level drops to approximately 2.0 gal- Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
lons (7.6 Liters), the fuel symbol will light and a
7. Airbag Warning Light
single chime will sound.
The light comes on and remains on for six to
NOTE: This light will remain on until a minimum of
eight seconds as a bulb check when the ignition
switch is first turned ON. If the light does not
approximately 3.0 gallons of fuel is added.
turn on during starting, stays on, or turns on
6. Charging System Light
while driving, have the system inspected by an authoThis light shows the status of the electrical chargrized dealer. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things
ing system. The light should come on briefly when
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further inforthe ignition is first turned on and remain on briefly as a
mation.
bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on while
driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s electrical devices, 8. Seat Belt Reminder Light
such as the Front Fog Lights or Rear Window Defroster.
When the ignition switch is first turned ON, this
If the Charging System Light remains on, it means that
light will come on for about six seconds. A chime
will sound if you have not pulled the shoulder belt
the vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See your local out of the retractor. This is a reminder to “buckle up”. If
authorized dealer.
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you do not buckle up, the light will remain on. Refer to 10. Engine Temperature Warning Light
“Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before StartThis light warns of an overheated engine condition. If the engine is critically hot, a warning chime
ing Your Vehicle” for further information.
will sound 10 times. After the chime turns off, the
9. Oil Pressure Warning Light
engine will still be critically hot until the light goes out.
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
light will come on and remain on when the 11. Brake Warning Light
This light monitors various brake functions,
ignition switch is turned from the OFF to the ON
position, and the light will turn off after the engine is
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on, it may
started. If the bulb does not come on during starting,
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
If the light comes on and remains on while driving, stop
the anti-lock brake system.
the vehicle and shut off the engine. DO NOT OPERATE
THE VEHICLE UNTIL THE CAUSE IS CORRECTED. The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
The light does not show the quantity of oil in the engine.
system. Failure of either half of the dual brake system is
This can be determined using the procedure shown in
indicated by the Brake Warning Light which will turn on
“Maintaining Your Vehicle”.
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
dropped below a specified level.
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The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
In the event of an EBD failure, the Brake Warning Light
will turn on along with the ABS Light. Immediate repair
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
to the ABS system is required.
cornering maneuvers which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and The operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked
the brake fluid level checked.
by turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to
the ON position. The light should illuminate for approxiIf brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necesmately three seconds. The light should then turn off
sary.
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
WARNING!
inspected by an authorized dealer.
Driving a vehicle with the brake light on is dangerThe light also will turn on when the parking brake is
ous. Part of the brake system may have failed. It will
applied with the ignition switch in the ON position.
take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have an
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
accident. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
Vehicles equipped with Anti-Lock brakes (ABS), are also
equipped with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD).
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driven. If your odometer needs to be repaired or serviced,
the repair technician should leave the odometer reading
the same as it was before the repair or service. If s/he
cannot do so, then the odometer must be set at zero, and
a sticker must be placed in the door jamb stating what the
mileage was before the repair or service. It is a good idea
13. Shift Lever Indicator
for you to make a record of the odometer reading before
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the
the repair/service, so that you can be sure that it is
instrument cluster. It displays the gear position of the
properly reset, or that the door jamb sticker is accurate if
automatic transmission.
the odometer must be reset at zero.
NOTE: You must apply the brakes before shifting from
The two trip odometers show individual trip mileage. To
PARK.
switch from odometer to trip odometers, press and
release the Trip Odometer button. To reset a trip odom14. Odometer/Trip Odometer Display Area
The odometer shows the total distance the vehicle has eter, display the desired trip odometer to be reset then
been driven. U.S. Federal regulations require that upon push and hold the button until the display resets (aptransfer of vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the proximately two seconds). Refer to “Trip Odometer Butpurchaser the correct mileage that the vehicle has been ton” for additional information.
12. Tachometer
The silver area of the scale shows the permissible engine
revolutions-per-minute (RPM x 1000) for each gear range.
Before reaching the red area, ease up on the accelerator to
prevent engine damage.
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Vehicle Odometer Messages
LoW TirE
When the appropriate conditions exist, the odometer will When the appropriate condition exists, the odometer
display the following messages:
display will toggle between LoW and TirE for three
cycles.
door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Door Ajar HOTOIL
deck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trunk Ajar When this message is displayed there is a transmission
LoW TirE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Tire Pressure over-temperature condition. When this condition occurs,
CHAngE OIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oil Change Required the “HOTOIL” message will be displayed in the odomgASCAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Cap Fault eter along with a chime.
HOTOIL . . . . . . . . . . . . Transmission Oil Temperature
Exceeds Safe Threshold NOTE: When this message is displayed, bring the
vehicle to a stop and idle the engine in park until the
message clears. Raising the idle of the engine slightly will
NOTE: If the instrument cluster is equipped with the
help speed up the cooling.
optional Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC),
then all warnings including ”Low Tire,” “Door Ajar” and gASCAP
“Trunk Ajar” will only display in the EVIC. (Refer to If the vehicle diagnostic system detects a leak or change
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” for spe- in the evaporative system, or the fuel filler cap is loose,
improperly installed, or damaged, the words “gASCAP”
cific messages).
will display in the odometer display area. If this occurs,
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tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the odometer reset button to turn off the “gASCAP” message.
(Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic System — OBDII” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information). If
the problem continues, the message will appear the next
time the vehicle is started. See your authorized dealer
service center as soon as possible.
To turn off the message temporarily, press and release the
Trip Odometer button on the instrument cluster. To reset
the oil change indicator system (after performing the
scheduled maintenance) perform the following procedure:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (Do not
start the engine).
CHAngE OIL
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly 3 times
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
within 10 seconds.
indicator system. The “CHAngE OIL” message will flash
in the instrument cluster odometer for approximately
3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
12 seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
the next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
change indicator system is duty cycle based, which
reset. If necessary repeat this procedure.
means the engine oil change interval may fluctuate
dependent upon your personal driving style.
4. For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
Information Center (EVIC)”.
time you turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position.
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Dual Trip Odometer — If Equipped
15. Cruise Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator shows that the Electronic Speed Press and release this button to change the display from
odometer to “Trip A.” Press and release it a second time
Control System is ON.
to change the display to “Trip B.” Press and release it a
16. Odometer/Trip Odometer Reset Button
third time to change the display back to the odometer.
Single Trip Odometer
To reset the trip odometer, first display the trip mileage
Press and release this button to change the display from
that you want to reset, “Trip A” or “Trip B.” Then push
odometer to trip odometer. The word “Trip” displays to
and hold the button (approximately two seconds) until
show that the odometer is in Trip Mode. Press and release
the display resets to 0 miles (km). The odometer must be
the button again to change the display back to the
in Trip Mode to reset the trip odometer.
odometer.
17. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Indicator Light
To reset the trip odometer, first set the display to Trip
This light informs you of a problem with the
Mode. Then push and hold the button (approximately
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If a
two seconds) until the display resets to 0 miles (km). The
problem is detected, the light will come on
odometer must be in Trip Mode to reset the trip odomwhile the engine is running. If the light remains
eter.
lit with the engine running, your vehicle will usually be
drivable and not need towing, however see your authorized dealer for service as soon as possible.
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If the light is flashing when the engine is running you 19. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
may experience power loss, an elevated/rough idle, and Light — If Equipped
increased brake pedal effort, and your vehicle may
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Conrequire towing. Immediate service is required.
trol system (ESC) has been turned off by the
driver.
The light will come on when the ignition switch is first
turned on and remain on approximately 15 seconds as a
20. Turn Signal Indicators
bulb check. This is normal. If the light does not come on
The arrows will flash in unison with the exterior
during starting, have the system checked by an authoturn signal, when using the turn signal lever.
rized dealer.
21. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
18. Position Light Indicator — If Equipped
This light will flash rapidly for approximately
This indicator will illuminate when the park
16 seconds when the alarm system is arming.
lights or headlights are turned on.
The light will begin to flash slowly indicating
that the system is armed. The light will stop
flashing when the vehicle is disarmed.
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22. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position. It should go out with the engine
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
malfunction has been detected in the ESC 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 your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
diagnosed and corrected.
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• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
that caused the ESC activation.
23. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog
lights are on.
24. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly, when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
NOTE:
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on mo- has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
mentarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
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vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
tires.)
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
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
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 illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving
on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
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tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the 25. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
an onboard diagnostic system called OBD that
to continue to function properly.
monitors emissions, engine, and automatic transCAUTION!
mission control systems. The light will illuminate when
the key is in the ON position before engine start. If the
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
bulb does not come on when turning the key from LOCK
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
to ON, have the condition checked promptly.
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system opera- Certain conditions such as a loose or missing gas cap,
tion or sensor damage may result when using re- poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the light after
placement equipment that is not of the same size, engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can, or most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a not require towing.
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
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CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
damage to the engine control system. It also could
affect fuel economy and drivability. If the MIL is
flashing, severe catalytic converter damage and
power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is
required.
WARNING!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you
drive slowly or park over flammable substances such
as dry plants or wood or cardboard, etc. This could
result in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or others.
26. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light — If Equipped
This light monitors the ABS. This light will
come on when the ignition key is turned to the
ON position and may stay on for approximately three seconds.
If the ABS light remains on or comes on during driving,
it indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
is not functioning and that service is required, however,
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally provided that the BRAKE warning light is not
on.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefit of Anti-Lock
Brakes.
The ABS warning light should be checked frequently to
assure that it is operating properly. Turn the ignition key
to the on position, but do not start the vehicle. The light
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should come on. If the light does not come on, have the
system inspected by an authorized dealer.
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WARNING!
Continued operation with the Transmission Tem27. Transmission Temperature Warning Light —
perature Warning Light illuminated could cause the
If Equipped
fluid to boil over, come in contact with hot engine or
This light indicates that the transmission fluid
exhaust components causing a fire that may result in
temperature is running hot. This may occur
personal injury.
with severe usage, such as trailer towing. If this
light turns on, safely pull over and stop the
28. High Beam Indicator
vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and
This light indicates that the headlights are on high
run the engine at idle or faster until the light turns off.
beam. Pull the turn signal lever toward the steering wheel to switch the headlights to low beam.
CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
29. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Display — If Equipped
This display shows the EVIC messages when the appropriate conditions exist. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” for further information.
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The EVIC consists of the following:
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC) – IF EQUIPPED
• System status
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the • Vehicle information warning message displays
instrument cluster.
• Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
• Compass heading display (N, S, E, W, NE, NW, SE,
SW)
• Outside temperature display (°F or °C)
• Trip computer functions
• Audio mode displays – 12 preset Radio Stations or CD
Title and Track number when playing
• Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) displays (if
equipped)
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
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The system allows the driver to select information by
pressing the following buttons on the instrument panel
switch bank located below the climate controls:
Press and release the MENU button to advance
the display to Trip Functions or Personal settings or to return to the default System status
MENU display.
Button
STEP
Button
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Press and release the COMPASS button to
display the compass heading and the outside temperature.
COMPASS
Button
Press and release the RESET button to accept a
selection. The RESET button also resets various
Trip Functions.
Press and release the STEP button to advance RESET
the display through the various Trip Functions Button
or Personal settings.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays
When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays
the following messages.
• Turn Signal On (with a continuous warning chime
after one mile traveled)
• Left Front Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime)
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• Left Rear Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime) • ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) — If Equipped
• Right Front Turn Signal Light Out (with a single Oil Change Required — If Equipped
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
chime)
indicator system. The Oil Change Required message will
• Right Rear Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime)
flash in the EVIC display for approximately five seconds
• RKE (Remote Keyless Entry) Battery Low (with a after a single chime has sounded to indicate the next
single chime)
scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
• Personal Settings Not Available – Vehicle Not In PARK
engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
• Personal Settings Not Available – Vehicle in Motion
your personal driving style.
• Door(s) Ajar (with a single chime if vehicle is in Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
motion)
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and
• Trunk Ajar (with a single chime)
release the MENU button. To reset the oil change indica• Headlights On
tor system (after performing the scheduled maintenance)
perform the following procedure:
• Key In Ignition
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (Do not
• Oil Change Required (with a single chime)
start the engine).
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2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three times Press and release the STEP button to advance the display
through the Trip Functions.
within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
The Trip Functions mode displays the following information:
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not • ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) — If Equipped
The ECO indicator will illuminate in the EVIC display.
reset. If necessary repeat this procedure.
This ECO message will appear when you are driving in a
Trip Functions
fuel efficient manner and can be used to modify driving
Press and release the MENU button until one of the
habits in order to increase fuel economy.
following Trip Functions displays in the EVIC:
• Average Fuel Economy
• ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) — If Equipped
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
• Average Fuel Economy
When the fuel economy is reset, the display will read,
RESET or show dashes for two seconds. Then, the history
• Distance To Empty
information will be erased, and the averaging will con• Elapsed Time
tinue from the last fuel average reading before the reset.
• Display Units of Measure in
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• Distance To Empty (DTE)
Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
tank level. DTE cannot be reset through the RESET
button.
• Elapsed Time
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset.
Elapsed time will increment when the ignition switch is
in the ON or START position.
• Display Units In:
To make your selection, press and release the RESET
button until ENGLISH or METRIC appears.
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle
To Reset The Display
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
Reset will only occur if a resettable function is currently
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE display value.
displayed. Press and hold the RESET button once to clear
When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km) the function currently displayed.
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change
To reset all resettable functions, press and release the
to a text display of ⬙LOW FUEL”. This display will
RESET button a second time within three seconds of
continue until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a
resetting the currently displayed function (Reset ALL will
significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the
display during this three-second window).
LOW FUEL text and a new DTE value will display.
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Compass Display
The compass heading indicates the direction
the vehicle is facing. Press and release the
compass button to display one of eight
COMPASS compass heading and the outside temperature.
Button
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one or more 360–degree turns (in an area free from large
metal or metallic objects) until the CAL indicator in the
EVIC turns off. The compass will now function normally.
NOTE: A good calibration requires a level surface and
an environment free from large metallic objects such as
buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks,
NOTE: The system will display the last known outside etc.
temperature when starting the vehicle and may need to Manual Compass Calibration
be driven several minutes before the updated tempera- If the compass appears erratic or inaccurate, and the
ture is displayed. Engine temperature can also affect the variance has been properly set, you may wish to manudisplayed temperature, therefore temperature readings ally recalibrate the compass. To manually calibrate the
are not updated when the vehicle is not moving.
compass:
Automatic Compass Calibration
This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the
need to calibrate the compass manually. When the vehicle is new, the compass may appear erratic and the
EVIC will flash the “CAL” indicator until the compass is
calibrated. You may calibrate the compass by completing
1. Start the engine. Leave the shift lever in PARK in order
to enter the EVIC Programming Menus.
2. Press and release the MENU button until “Personal
Settings” displays in the EVIC.
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3. Press and release the STEP button until “Calibrate NOTE: Magnetic and battery powered devices, (such as
cell phones, iPod’s, radar detectors, PDA’s and laptops)
Compass Yes” displays in the EVIC.
should be kept away from the top of the instrument
4. Press and release the RESET button and the “CAL”
panel. This is where the compass module is located and
indicator will quit flashing.
such devices may interfere and cause false compass
5. Drive the vehicle slowly (under 5 mph / 8 km/h), readings.
completing one or more circles (in an area free from large
metal or metallic objects) until the “CAL” indicator turns
off. The compass will now function normally.
Compass Variance
Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
North and Geographic North. To compensate for the
differences, the variance should be set for the zone where
the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly
set, the compass will automatically compensate for the
differences and provide the most accurate compass heading.
Compass Variance Map
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1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Leave the Personal Settings
shift lever in PARK.
(Customer-Programmable Features)
Personal settings allows the driver to set and recall
2. Press and release the MENU button until “Personal
features when the automatic transaxle is in PARK.
Settings” displays in the EVIC.
Press and release the MENU button until “Personal
3. Press and release the STEP button until “Compass
Settings” displays in the EVIC.
Variance” and the current Variance Value displays in the
Press and release the STEP button to display the followEVIC.
ing programmable features:
4. Press and release the RESET button to increment the
Variance Value by one, (one button press per update), Language
until the proper variance zone is selected according to the When in this display you may select different languages
for all display nomenclature, including the trip functions.
map.
Pressing the RESET button while in this display selects
NOTE: The Variance Values will wrap around from 15
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, or Dutch deback to 1. The Default Variance is Zone 8.
pending on availability. As you continue, the displayed
5. Press and release the STEP button to exit. Press the information will be shown in the selected language.
STEP button if you wish to calibrate the compass manually (Refer to “Manual Compass Calibration”).
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Auto Unlock on Exit
When ON is selected and the transaxle is in the PARK or
NEUTRAL position, all doors will unlock when the
driver’s door is opened. To make your selection, press
and hold the RESET button until ON or OFF appears.
Remote Key Unlock
When “Driver Door 1st Press” is selected, only the
driver’s door will unlock on the first press of the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When
Driver Door 1st Press is selected, you must press of the
RKE transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the
passenger’s doors. When “All Doors 1st Press” is selected, all of the doors will unlock on the first press of the
RKE transmitter UNLOCK button. To make your selection, press and release the RESET button until “Driver
Door 1st Press” or “All Doors 1st Press” appears.
Sound Horn with Lock
When ON is selected, a short horn sound will occur when
the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed. This feature
may be selected with or without the Flash Lights with
Lock feature. To make your selection, press and release
the RESET button until ON or OFF appears.
Flash Lights 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.
Headlights Off Delay
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
when exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, press
and hold the RESET button until 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
appears.
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Headlights With Wipers
(Available with Auto Headlights Only)
When ON is selected, and the headlight switch is in the
AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on. The
headlights will also turn off when the wipers are turned
off if they were turned on by this feature. To make your
selection, press and hold the RESET button until ON or
OFF appears.
NOTE: Turning the headlights on during the daytime
causes the instrument panel lights to dim. To increase the
brightness, refer to “Lights” in “Understanding The
Features Of Your Vehicle”.
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Key-Off Power Delay
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect™ Phone (if equipped), and
power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes
after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position.
Opening a vehicle door will cancel this feature. To make
your selection, press and hold the RESET button until
Off, 45 sec., 5 min., or 10 min. appears.
Illuminated Approach
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are
unlocked with the remote keyless entry transmitter. To
make your selection, press and hold the RESET button
until “OFF,” “30 sec,” “60 sec,” or “90 sec” appears.
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Display ECO — If Equipped
The “ECO” message is located in the EVIC, this message
can be turned on or off. To make your selection, press and
release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “ON” or
“OFF” appears.
Display Units In
The EVIC and odometer can be changed between English
and Metric units of measure. To make your selection,
press and release the RESET button until “ENGLISH” or
“METRIC” appears.
MEDIA CENTER 230 (REQ) — AM/FM STEREO
RADIO AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER
(MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
Media Center 230 (REQ)
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)
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 —
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
volume and to the left decreases it.
(if equipped). Refer to “Voice Command in the
When the audio system is turned ON, the sound will be
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
set at the same volume level as last played.
details.
SEEK Buttons
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
Uconnect Phone” message will display on the radio
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
screen.
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
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Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
details.
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
will begin to blink.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not knob to save the time change.
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
Uconnect Phone” message will display on the radio
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button
screen.
and selecting the “SET HOME CLOCK” entry. Once in
TIME Button
this display follow the above procedure, starting at
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
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink. letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob.
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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 AM, FM
or Satellite (if equipped) frequencies.
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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.
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.
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 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
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
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or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
Music Type information.
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
format types:
Program Type
No program type or
undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
16-Digit Character Display
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
Program Type
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
16-Digit Character Display
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R & B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon • 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.
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
Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3
48, 44.1, 32
MPEG-2 Audio Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
WMA
Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224, 192,
160, 128, 112, 96, 80,
64, 56, 48
160, 128, 144, 112,
96, 80, 64, 56, 48
Bit Rate (kbps)
When using the MP3/WMA encoder to compress audio
48, 64, 96, 128, 160,
WMA
44.1 and 48
data to an MP3/WMA file, the bit rate and sampling
192 VBR
frequencies in the following table are supported. In
addition, variable bit rates (VBR) are also supported. The ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
majority of MP3/WMA files use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate are supported for ID3 version 1 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or VBR bit rates.
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 the
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
details.
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Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VES)™ (If Equipped)
Refer to “Video Entertainment System (VES)™” in the
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
details.
Refer to the Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD Dolby威
for further details.
Manufactured under license from Dolby威 Laboratories.
⬙Dolby威⬙ and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone
Dolby威 Laboratories.
(If Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User Macrovision
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellecOperating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
tual property rights. Use of this copyright protection
(Satellite Radio) (If Equipped)
technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is
Refer to “Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio)” in the
intended for home and other limited viewing uses only,
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse
details.
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
Refer to “Voice Command” in the Uconnect™ User
ater Systems, Inc.
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
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 the Uconnect™ User
NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side Manual located on the DVD for further details.
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)
Media Center 130 (RES)
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.
MPEG Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3
48, 44.1, 32
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Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224, 192,
160, 128, 112, 96, 80,
64, 56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144, 112,
96, 80, 64, 56, 48,
40, 32, 24, 16, 8
Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extenMPEG-2 Au24, 22.05, 16
sion as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
dio Layer 3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
not play the file.
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit supported.
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.
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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/RUN 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.
Media Center 130 (RES/RSC)
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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.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
Uconnect” message will display on the radio screen.
Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
details.
Voice Command System (Radio) — If Equipped
Refer to “Voice Command” in the Uconnect™ User
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone —
Uconnect” message will display on the radio screen.
If Equipped
TIME Button
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
(if equipped). Refer to “Voice Command” in the
and radio frequency.
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
Clock Setting Procedure
details.
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
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2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/ INFO Button
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
SCROLL control knob.
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
RW/FF
will begin to blink.
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
knob to save time change.
AM or FM frequencies.
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
TUNE Control
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button. Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
SETUP button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to select
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure,
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
radio, press the SETUP button and then follow the above
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
procedure, starting at Step 2.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
MUSIC TYPE Button
mid-range tones.
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
treble tones.
Music Type information.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the format types:
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Program Type
16-Digit Character Display
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.
No program type or
undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
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Program Type
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
16-Digit Character Display
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Program Type
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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16-Digit Character Display
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/RUN and the
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and
radio ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode
MP3 Audio Play
and begin to play when you insert the disc. The display
NOTE:
will show the track number, and index time in minutes
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or ACC and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
position to operate the radio.
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to insert
a second CD if one is already loaded.
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they
can cause damage to the player.
EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
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
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3
48, 44.1, 32
MPEG-2 Audio Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224, 192,
160, 128, 112, 96, 80,
64, 56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144, 112,
96, 80, 64, 56, 48,
40, 32, 24, 16, 8
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Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
supported by the radios.
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
supported.
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.
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
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begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
playable files).
MP3 player or cassette player and utilize the vehicle’s
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
vehicle speakers.
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxilthe following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
iary device if the AUX jack is connected.
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio
time⬙ priority mode.
is not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume
more and the radio will display song titles for each file. down.
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
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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coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
(If Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
(Satellite Radio) (If Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio)” in the
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
details.
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
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone
service that is included with the factory-installed satellite
(If Equipped)
radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welRefer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User come kit that contains general information, including
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
how to setup your on-line listening account. For further
information, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, or
Uconnect™ Multimedia (SATELLITE RADIO) —
visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at wwwIF EQUIPPED (REN/REQ/RER/RBZ/RES RADIOS
.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.
ONLY)
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
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Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
ESN/SID Access With REN/RER/RBZ Radios
While in SAT mode, press the MENU button on the radio
Number (ESN/SID)
Please have the following information available when faceplate.
calling:
Next, touch the SUBSCRIPTION tab on the touch screen.
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification All the ESNs that apply to your vehicle will display.
Number (ESN/SID).
Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display. A
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
mode.
ESN/SID Access With REQ/RES Radios
Satellite Antenna
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC posiTo ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
tion and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
selected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and the
decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as
Sirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID number
bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within
display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on
the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly
the radio to exit this screen.
on or above the antenna.
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Reception Quality
SEEK Buttons
Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
following reasons:
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
structure or under a physical obstacle.
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the without stopping until you release it.
form of short audio mutes.
SCAN Button
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
cause intermittent reception.
the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before continuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
button a second time.
cause signal blockage.
INFO Button
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display informa(Satellite) Mode
tion between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if availNOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC able). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an
position to operate the radio.
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additional three seconds will make the radio display the Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
Song Title all of the time (press and hold again to return type.
to normal display).
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons channel with the same selected Music Type name.
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
direction of the arrows.
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
TUNE Control (Rotary)
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
SETUP Button
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the
MUSIC TYPE Button
following items:
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
seconds will allow the program format type to be seSirius subscription.
lected.
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SET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory
When you are receiving a channel that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET button, the channel will continue to play but will not be
stored into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second channel 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. This
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
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pushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
twice.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone
(If Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
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VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES)™ —
IF EQUIPPED
The optional Video Entertainment System (VES)™ includes the following components for rear seat entertainment:
• A diagonal 7 in (17.8 cm) Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
screen integrated into the center console armrest. The
screen features brightness control for optimum daytime and nighttime viewing.
Opening the Rear Seat VES™
• The LCD screen swings up from the rear of the armrest
to allow the rear seat passenger(s) to view the display.
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• A battery-powered infrared remote control snaps into
a molded compartment in the center console armrest
upper storage bin.
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VES™ Video Screen
NOTE: Close the armrest after the LCD screen has been
raised to its viewing position.
VES™ Remote Control
• The radio and DVD player controls allow front seat
operation for easy setup in the case of younger rear • Two wireless infrared headsets allow rear seat passengers to listen to the same or individual audio sources.
seat passengers.
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Audio/Video RCA Jacks (AUX Jacks) are rocker-type switches with a pushbutton in the center
on the rear of the center console enable of each switch. Reach behind the steering wheel to access
the monitor to display video directly the switches.
from a video camera, connect video
games for display on the screen, or
play music directly from an MP3
player.
1. Video in (yellow)
2. Left audio in (white)
3. Right audio in (red)
NOTE: Refer to the “Uconnect™ Multimedia” section of
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
details.
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 controls
Remote Sound System Controls
(Back View Of Steering Wheel)
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Right-Hand Switch Functions
• Press the top of the switch to increase the volume.
• Press the bottom of the switch to decrease the volume.
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Left-Hand Switch Functions for Media (i.e., CD)
Operation
• Press the top of the switch once to listen to the next
track.
• Press the button in the center of the switch to change
• Press the bottom of the switch once either to listen to
modes (i.e., AM, FM, etc.).
the beginning of the current track or to listen to the
Left-Hand Switch Functions for Radio Operation
beginning of the previous track if it is within one
second after the current track begins to play.
• Press the top of the switch to SEEK the next listenable
• Press the switch up or down twice to listen to the
station up from the current setting.
second track, three times to listen to the third track,
• Press the bottom of the switch to SEEK the next
and so forth.
listenable station down from the current setting.
• Press the button located in the center of the switch to
• Press the button in the center of the switch to tune to
change to the next preset that you have programmed.
the next preset that you have programmed.
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NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particuCD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following lar disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective
precautions:
coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
good disc before considering disc player service.
surface.
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth, RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
Under certain conditions, the cellular phone being on in
wiping from center to edge.
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratch- your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
ing the disc.
by relocating the cellular phone antenna. This condition
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners, is not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance
does not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
or anti-static sprays.
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
turned down or off during cellular phone operation.
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
CLIMATE CONTROLS
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become The Air Conditioning and Heating System is designed to
make you comfortable in all types of weather.
too high.
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Manual Heating and Air Conditioning
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Blower Control
Rotate this control to regulate the
amount of air forced through the ventilation system in any mode. The
blower speed increases as you move
the control to the right from the “O”
(OFF) position. There are four blower
speeds.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Remote Start, the
climate controls will not function during Remote Start
operation if the blower control is left in the “O” (Off)
position.
Manual Temperature Control
The Manual Temperature Controls consist of a series of
outer rotary dials and inner push knobs.
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Temperature Control
Mode Control (Air Direction)
Rotate this control to regulate the temRotate this control to choose from sevperature of the air inside the passenger
eral patterns of air distribution. You
compartment. Rotating the dial left
can select either a primary mode as
into the blue area of the scale indicates
identified by the symbols on the concooler temperatures while rotating
trol, or a blend of two of these modes.
right into the red area indicates
The closer the setting is to a particular
warmer temperatures.
symbol, the more air distribution you
receive from that mode.
NOTE: If your air conditioning performance seems
lower than expected, check the front of the A/C con- Panel
denser located in front of the radiator for an accumulaAir is directed through the outlets in the instrument
tion of dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray
panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow.
from behind the radiator and through the condenser.
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be
Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the
aimed so that they are directed toward the rear seat
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
passengers for maximum airflow to the rear.
Bi-Level
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
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NOTE: For all settings except full cold or full hot, there Defrost
is a difference in temperature between the upper and
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use this mode with maxilower outlets. The warmer air flows to the floor outlets.
This feature gives improved comfort during sunny but mum blower and temperature settings for best windshield and side window defrosting.
cool conditions.
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a Mix, Defrost, or a blend of these modes, even if the Air
small amount flowing through the defrost and side Conditioning (A/C) button is not pressed. This dehumidifies the air to help dry the windshield. To improve
window demist outlets.
fuel economy, use these modes only when necessary.
Mix
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side Recirculation Control
Pressing the Recirculation Control button will
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
temporarily put the system in recirculation
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to
mode (10 minutes). This can be used when
the windshield. This setting is good for maintaining
outside conditions such as smoke, odors, dust,
comfort while reducing moisture on the windshield.
or high humidity are present. Activating recirculation
will cause the LED in the control button to illuminate.
After ten minutes, the system will return to normal mode
function and the LED will turn off.
Floor
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NOTE:
• When the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
• Continuous use of the recirculation mode may make
position, the recirculation feature will be cancelled.
the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur.
Air Conditioning Control
Extended use of this mode is not recommended.
Press this button to engage the Air
• The use of the recirculation mode in cold or damp
Conditioning. A light will illuminate
weather will cause windows to fog on the inside,
when the Air Conditioning System is
because of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. Select
engaged. Rotating the dial left into the
the Outside Air position for maximum defogging.
blue area of the scale indicates cooler
temperatures while rotating right into
• The A/C will engage automatically to prevent fogging
the red area indicates warmer temwhen the recirculation button is pressed and the mode
peratures.
control is set to panel or Bi-Level.
• Recirculated air is not allowed in Floor, Mix or Defrost NOTE: The air conditioning compressor will not engage
modes. If the Recirculation button is depressed while until the engine has been running for about 10 seconds.
in any of these modes, the LED indicator will flash • MAX A/C
several times then go out. Recirculation will be dis- For maximum cooling use the A/C and recirculation
abled automatically is these modes are selected.
buttons at the same time.
• The A/C can be deselected manually without disturbing the mode control selection.
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• ECONOMY MODE
If economy mode is desired, press the A/C button to turn
OFF the indicator light and the A/C compressor. Then,
move the temperature control to the desired temperature.
Automatic Operation
The Automatic Temperature Control system automatically maintains the climate in the cabin of the vehicle at
the comfort levels desired by the driver and passenger.
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) —
If Equipped
Operation of the system is quite simple.
1. Turn the Mode Control knob (on the right) and the
Blower Control knob (on the left) to AUTO.
NOTE: The AUTO position performs best for front seat
occupants only.
2. Dial in the temperature you would
like the system to maintain by rotating
the Temperature Control knob. Once
the comfort level is selected, the system will maintain that level automatically using the heating system. Should
Automatic Temperature Control
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the desired comfort level require air conditioning, the
system will automatically make the adjustment.
to flash three times and then turn off. This indicates
that the system is in AUTO mode and requesting the
air conditioning is not necessary.
You will experience the greatest efficiency by simply
allowing the system to function automatically. Selecting • If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser located
the “O” (OFF) position on the blower control stops the
in front of the radiator for an accumulation of dirt or
system completely and closes the outside air intake.
insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from behind
72°F (22°C) is the recommended setting for maximum
the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric front
comfort for the average person; however, this may vary.
fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the condenser,
reducing air conditioning performance.
NOTE:
• The temperature setting can be adjusted at anytime
• While operating in AUTO, the system will not autowithout affecting automatic operation.
matically sense the presence of fog, mist or ice on the
• Pressing the Air Conditioning Control button while in
windshield. The defrost mode must be manually seAUTO mode will cause the LED in the control button
lected to clear the windshield and side glass.
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Blower Control
For full automatic operation or for
automatic blower operation turn the
knob to AUTO position. In manual
mode there are seven blower speeds
that can be individual selected. In off
position the blower will shut off.
Manual Operation
This system offers a full complement of manual override
features, which consist of Blower Preferred Automatic,
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Mode Preferred Automatic, or Blower and Mode Preferred Automatic. This means the operator can override
the blower, the mode, or both. There is a manual blower
range for times when the AUTO setting is not desired.
The blower can be set to any fixed blower speed by
rotating the Blower Control knob (on the left).
NOTE: Please read the Automatic Temperature Control
Operation Chart that follows for details.
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The operator can override the AUTO mode setting to • Floor
change airflow distribution by rotating the Mode Control
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
knob (on the right) to one of the following positions.
small amount flowing through the defrost and side
window demist outlets.
• Panel
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument • Mix
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side
panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow.
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to
aimed so that they are directed toward the rear seat
the windshield. This setting is good for maintaining
passengers for maximum airflow to the rear.
comfort while reducing moisture on the windshield.
• Bi-Level
• Defrost
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use this mode with maxiNOTE: For all settings except full cold or full hot, there mum blower and temperature settings for best windis a difference in temperature between the upper and shield and side window defrosting.
lower outlets. The warmer air flows to the floor outlets.
This feature gives improved comfort during sunny but
cool conditions.
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• Air Conditioner Control
Press this button to turn on the air
conditioning during manual operation
only. When the air conditioning is
turned on, cool dehumidified air will
flow through the outlets selected with
the Mode control dial. Press this button a second time to turn OFF the air
conditioning. An LED in the button illuminates when
manual compressor operation is selected.
• Recirculation Control
The system will automatically control recirculation. However, pressing the Recirculation
Control button will temporarily put the system
in recirculation mode (ten minutes). This can be used
when outside conditions such as smoke, odors, dust, or
high humidity are present. Activating recirculation will
cause the LED in the control button to illuminate. After
ten minutes, the system will return to normal AUTO
mode function and the LED will turn off.
NOTE:
• When the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position, the recirculation feature will be cancelled.
• In cold weather, use of the Recirculation mode may lead
to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation mode
is not allowed in the floor, defrost, or Mix mode in order
to improve window clearing. Recirculation will be
disabled automatically if these modes are selected.
• Extended use of recirculation may cause the windows
to fog. If the interior of the windows begins to fog,
press the Recirculation button to return to outside air.
Some temp/humidity conditions will cause captured
interior air to condense on windows and hamper
visibility. For this reason, the system will not allow
Recirculation to be selected while in floor, defrost, or
Mix mode. Attempting to use the recirculation while in
these modes will cause the LED in the control button
to blink and then turn off.
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• Most of the time, when in Automatic Operation, you
can temporarily put the system into Recirculation
Mode by pressing the Recirculation button. However,
under certain conditions, while in Automatic Mode,
the system is blowing air out the defrost vents. When
these conditions are present, and the Recirculation
button is pressed, the indicator will flash and then turn
off. This tells you that you are unable to go into
Recirculation Mode at this time. If you would like the
system to go into Recirculation Mode, you must first
move the Mode knob to Panel, Mix and then press the
Recirculation button. This feature reduces the possibility of window fogging.
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Summer Operation
The engine cooling system in air-conditioned vehicles
must be protected with a high-quality antifreeze coolant
to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect
against engine overheating. A solution of 50% ethylene
glycol antifreeze coolant and 50% water is recommended.
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
Winter Operation
Use of the air Recirculation Mode during winter months is
not recommended because it may cause window fogging.
Vacation Storage
Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
Operating Tips
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the
suggested control settings for various weather condi- fresh air and high blower settings. This will ensure
tions.
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
of compressor damage when the system is started again.
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Window Fogging
Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly removed by turning the mode selector to Defrost. The Mix
mode can be used to maintain a clear windshield and
provide sufficient heating. If side window fogging becomes a problem, increase blower speed. Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild but rainy or humid
weather.
Outside Air Intake
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
slush, and snow.
A/C Air Filter — If Equipped
NOTE: Recirculate without A/C should not be used for The A/C Filter prevents most dust and pollen from
entering the cabin. The filter acts on air coming from
long periods as fogging may occur.
outside the vehicle and recirculated air within the pasSide Window Demisters
senger compartment. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures”
A side window demister outlet is located at each end of
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for A/C Air Filter service
the instrument panel. These non-adjustable outlets direct
information or see your authorized dealer for service.
air toward the side windows when the system is in the
Refer to “Maintenance Schedules” for filter service
FLOOR, MIX, or DEFROST mode. The air is directed at
intervals.
the area of the windows through which you view the
outside mirrors.
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Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather Conditions
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CONTENTS
䡵 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
䡵 Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
▫ Normal Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ Brake/Transmission Interlock System . . . . . . 248
▫ Extreme Cold Weather
(Below ⫺20°F Or ⫺29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
▫ Automatic Transmission Ignition Interlock
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
▫ Four–Speed/Six–Speed Automatic
Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
䡵 Engine Block Heater — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 246
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
䡵 AutoStick威 — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
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▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . 265
䡵 Driving On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) – If Equipped . . . . . . 266
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . 269
䡵 Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 䡵 Tire Safety Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . 276
䡵 Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . 277
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . 278
䡵 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 䡵 Tires — General Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
䡵 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
䡵 Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . 264
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . 264
▫ Radial-Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
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▫ Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285 䡵 Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
▫ 2.4L And 2.7L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
▫ 3.5L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
䡵 Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . 302
䡵 Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
䡵 Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . 290
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
䡵 Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . 291
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
▫ Premium System – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 296 䡵 Flexible Fuel (2.7L Only) — If Equipped . . . . . 305
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
▫ E85 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
▫ Ethanol Fuel (E85) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
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▫ Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
▫ Overloading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
▫ Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel
Vehicles (E85) And Gasoline Vehicles . . . . . . 308
▫ Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
▫ Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
▫ Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
▫ Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
䡵 Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
▫ Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
▫ Trailer Towing Weights
(Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . 317
䡵 Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
▫ Loose Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 䡵 Recreational Towing
(Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
▫ Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) . . . . . . 312
(Flat Towing With All Four Wheels On The
▫ Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) . . . . . . . . 312
Ground) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
䡵 Vehicle Loading
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.
WARNING!
Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the keys in the
ignition. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
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NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON position,
and you must press the brake pedal before shifting out of
PARK.
Normal Starting
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
accelerator pedal.
For vehicles not equipped with Tip Start (Four-Speed
Transmission), turn the ignition switch to the START
position and release it when the engine starts. If the
engine fails to start within 10 seconds, turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then
repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
Automatic Transmission
For vehicles equipped with Tip Start (Six-Speed TransThe shift lever must be in the PARK or NEUTRAL
mission), turn the ignition switch to the START position
position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes
and release it as soon as the starter engages. The starter
before shifting to any driving gear.
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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.
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get
it started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic
transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned
fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once
the engine has started, ignite and damage the
converter and vehicle. If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster cables may be used to
obtain a start from a booster battery or the battery
in another vehicle. This type of start can be dangerous if done improperly. Refer to “Jump Starting” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further
information.
• 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.
Without Tip Start
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” procedures, it may be flooded. Push the accelerator pedal all
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 dealer) is recommended.
If Engine Fails To Start
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the way to the floor and hold it there while cranking the With Tip Start
engine. This should clear any excess fuel in case the If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” proceengine is flooded.
dures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel, push
CAUTION!
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it.
Then, turn the ignition switch to the START position and
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the
release it as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor
engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to
will disengage automatically in 10 seconds. Once this
15 seconds before trying again.
occurs, release the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then
If the engine is flooded, it may start to run, but not have
repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
enough power to continue running when the key is
released. If this occurs, continue cranking up to 15 secCAUTION!
onds with the accelerator pedal pushed all the way to the
floor.
To prevent damage to the starter, wait 10 to 15 seconds before trying again.
If the engine shows no sign of starting after two 15second periods of cranking with the accelerator pedal
After Starting
held to the floor, repeat the “Normal Starting” or “ExThe idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine
treme Cold Weather” procedures.
warms up.
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ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
CAUTION!
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
Damage to the transmission may occur if the followgrounded, three-wire extension cord.
ing precautions are not observed:
The engine block heater cord is bundled under the hood • Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
between the headlight assembly and the Totally Intea complete stop.
grated Power Module (Fuse Box) on the driver’s side of • Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the
the vehicle.
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine
is at idle speed.
WARNING!
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
Remember to disconnect the cord before driving.
idle speed.
Damage to the 110-115 Volt electrical cord could cause
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
electrocution.
is firmly on the brake pedal.
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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.
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Shift Lever
NOTE: You MUST press and hold the brake pedal down
while shifting out of PARK.
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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 from the ignition, and apply the parking
brake. Once the key is removed from the ignition,
the shift lever is locked in the PARK position,
securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
Furthermore, you should never leave children unattended inside a vehicle.
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/Transmission 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 any other
switch position (ACC, ON, or START) (engine running or
not) and the brake pedal must be pressed.
NOTE: If a malfunction occurs, the transmission will
not shift out of park. Battery power is required to release
Key Ignition Park Interlock
the brake/transmission interlock system. However, there
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Inter- is an override system that allows you to shift out of PARK
lock which requires the shift lever to be placed in PARK in case of loss of power. To activate the override system:
prior to rotating the key to the LOCK position. The key
• Firmly apply the parking brake
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• Insert the ignition key and rotate it to the ON position NOTE: If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the
key in the ignition cylinder to warn you that this safety
• Remove the cup holder liner
feature is inoperable. The engine can be started and
• Insert a key, screwdriver, or finger into the front hole stopped, but the key cannot be removed until you obtain
then push and hold the manual override release lever service.
forward.
Four–Speed/Six–Speed Automatic Transmission —
• While holding the release lever forward, move the If Equipped
shift lever from PARK to NEUTRAL. Release the The electronically controlled transmission provides a
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
override
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
NOTE: If this occurs, even if the override is successful,
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
it is recommended that you visit a dealer at your earliest
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
possible convenience. Your dealer has diagnostic equiphundred miles.
ment to determine if the problem could recur.
Gear Ranges
Automatic Transmission Ignition Interlock System
This system prevents the key from being removed unless PARK
the shift lever is in PARK. It also prevents shifting out of This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
PARK unless the key is in the ON position and the brake transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
pedal is applied.
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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 transmission 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.
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.
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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
ignition key in the ignition switch. A child could
operate power windows, other 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.
REVERSE
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
(Continued) stop.
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NEUTRAL
This range is used when vehicle is standing for prolonged periods with engine running. Engine may be
started in this range. Set the parking brake if you must
leave the vehicle.
WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have an accident.
DRIVE — Six–Speed Transmission
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 appropriate gear when frequent
transmission shifting occurs in the DRIVE range. For
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example: When operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, (i.e. in hilly terrain, traveling into strong
headwinds, or while towing heavy trailers). Under these
conditions, reducing shifting by selecting the appropriate
gear in AutoStick威 will improve the performance and
extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting
and heat build-up.
DRIVE— Four-Speed Transmission
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving, it provides the smoothest upshifts, downshifts,
and best fuel economy. However, select the ⬙3⬙ range
when frequent transmission shifting occurs while using
the DRIVE range, such as when operating the vehicle
under heavy loading conditions, (i.e. in hilly terrain,
traveling into strong headwinds, or while towing heavy
trailers). Under these conditions, using the ⬙3⬙ range will
improve performance and extend transmission life by
reducing excessive shifting and heat build-up.
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DRIVE 3— Four-Speed Transmission
This range eliminates shifts into fourth gear. The transmission will operate normally in first and second gear.
Shifts into third may be delayed to provide second gear
operation at higher speeds. The ⬙3⬙ range should also be
used when descending steep grades to prevent brake
system distress.
CAUTION!
If the transmission operating temperature exceeds
acceptable limits, the vehicle computer will override
OVERDRIVE and “3” DRIVE range by changing
shift points. This is done to prevent transmission
damage due to overheating.
NOTE: Using the ⬙3⬙ range while operating the vehicle
Reset Mode - Electronic Transmission
under heavy operating conditions will improve perforThe transmission is monitored electronically for abnormance and extend transmission life by reducing excesmal conditions. If a condition is detected that could cause
sive shifting and heat build-up.
damage, the transmission automatically shifts into secLOW — Four-Speed Transmission
ond gear. The transmission remains in second gear (third
This range should be used for engine braking when gear with a six-speed automatic) despite the forward gear
descending very steep grades. In this range, upshifts will selected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue
occur only to prevent engine overspeed while downshifts to operate. This Reset feature allows the vehicle to be
occur earlier than other gear range selections.
driven to a dealer for service without damaging the
transmission.
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In the event that the problem has been momentary, the control. AutoStick威 allows you to maximize engine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and
transmission can be reset to regain all forward gears.
improve overall vehicle performance. This system can
1. Stop the vehicle.
also provide you with more control during passing, city
driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain driving,
2. Shift into PARK.
trailer towing, and many other situations.
3. Turn the ignition OFF, and restart the engine.
Operation
4. Shift into the desired gear range and resume driving.
By placing the shift lever one shift-level below the DRIVE
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, it is position, it can be moved from side to side. This allows
recommended that you visit a dealer at your earliest the driver to select a higher or lower range of gears.
possible convenience. Your dealer has diagnostic equip- Moving the shift lever to the left (-) triggers a downshift
and to the right (+) an upshift. The gear position will
ment to determine if the problem could recur.
display in the instrument cluster on the transmission
If the transmission cannot be reset, dealer service is
range indicator.
required.
NOTE: In AutoStick威 mode, the transmission will only
AUTOSTICK姞 — IF EQUIPPED
shift up or down when the driver moves the shift lever to
AutoStick威 is a driver-interactive transmission that offers the right (+) or left (-).
six manual ratio changes to provide you with more
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AutoStick威 is deactivated when the shift lever is shifted • The transmission will automatically shift up when
from the AutoStick (+/-) position into the DRIVE
maximum engine speed is reached while AutoStick威 is
position.
engaged.
General Information
• Transmission shifting will be more noticeable when
AutoStick威 is engaged.
• You can start out, from a stop, in any gear except sixth.
The system will ignore attempts to upshift at too low • If a downshift would cause the engine to over-speed,
that shift will not occur until it is safe for the engine.
of a vehicle speed.
The transmission will stay in the manually selected
• If a ratio other than first gear is selected, and the
ratio.
vehicle is brought to a stop, the transmission control
• If the system detects powertrain overheating, the
logic will automatically select the first gear ratio.
transmission will revert to the automatic shift mode
• Starting out in second gear is helpful in snowy or icy
and remain in that mode until the powertrain cools off.
conditions.
• If the system detects a problem, it will disable the
• Avoid using speed control when AutoStick威 is enAutoStick威 mode and the transmission will return to
gaged.
the automatic mode until the problem is corrected.
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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.
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.).
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Traction
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
surface. This is hydroplaning and may cause partial or
complete loss of vehicle control and stopping ability. To
reduce this possibility, the following precautions should
be observed:
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when roads are
slushy.
2. Slow down if 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.
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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.
Flowing/Rising Water
WARNING!
Do not drive on or across a road or 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! (Continued)
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 further
information.
PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied. Also, be certain to leave the
transmission in PARK.
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The parking brake lever is located in the center console.
To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up as firmly as
possible. To release the parking brake, pull the lever up
slightly, press the center button, then lower the lever
completely.
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 transmission 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. Apply the parking
brake before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise
the load on the transmission locking mechanism may
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make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. The
parking brake should always be applied whenever the
driver is not in the vehicle.
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 in the ignition. 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 transmission 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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ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS)
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) provides increased
vehicle stability and brake performance under most
braking conditions. The system operates with a separate
computer to modulate the hydraulic pressure to prevent
wheel lock-up and avoid skidding on slippery surfaces.
WARNING!
• Pumping of the anti-lock brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to an accident.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need
to slow down or stop.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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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The “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System. The light will
come on when the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position and may stay on for as long as
four seconds.
If the “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” remains on or
comes on while driving, it indicates that the anti-lock
portion of the brake system is not functioning and that
service is required. However, the conventional brake
system will continue to operate normally if the “Brake
Warning Light” is not on.
If the “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” is on, the brake
system should be serviced as soon as possible to restore
the benefits of anti-lock brakes. If the “Anti-Lock Brake
Warning Light” does not come on when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position, have the bulb
repaired as soon as possible.
If both the “Brake Warning Light” and the “Anti-Lock
Brake Warning Light” remain on, the Anti-Lock Brake
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(ABS) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
Systems are not functioning. Immediate repair to the ABS
system is required. See your authorized dealer.
When the vehicle is driven over 7 mph (11 km/h), you
may hear a slight clicking sound as well as some related
motor noises. These noises are the system performing its
self-check cycle to ensure that the ABS system is working
properly. This self check occurs each time the vehicle is
started and accelerated past 7 mph (11 km/h).
ABS is activated during braking under certain road or
stopping conditions. ABS-inducing conditions can include ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose
debris, or panic stops.
You also may experience the following when the brake
system goes into anti-lock:
• The ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a
short time after the stop),
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• the clicking sound of solenoid valves,
• brake pedal pulsations,
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and
type, and tires must be properly inflated to produce
accurate signals for the computer.
• and a slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
end of the stop.
Your vehicle may be equipped with an optional adThese are all normal characteristics of ABS.
vanced electronic brake control system that includes
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Traction Control System
WARNING!
(TCS), Brake Assist System (BAS), Hill Start Assist (HSA),
The Anti-Lock Brake System contains sophisticated and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). All systems work
electronic equipment that may be susceptible to together to enhance vehicle stability and control in variinterference caused by improperly installed or high ous driving conditions and are commonly referred to as
output radio transmitting equipment. This interfer- ESC.
ence can cause possible loss of anti-lock braking
capability. Installation of such equipment should be
performed by qualified professionals.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
under adverse braking conditions. The system controls
hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lock-up and
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help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking. Brake Assist System (BAS)
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Starting and The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
Operating” for further information.
system detects an emergency braking situation by sensTraction Control System (TCS)
ing the rate and amount of brake application and then
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake
reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the
pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS). Applying the brakes very
power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and
quickly results in the best BAS assistance. To receive the
stability. A feature of the TCS system functions similar to
benefit of the system, you must apply continuous braka limited slip differential and controls the wheel spin
ing pressure during the stopping sequence. Do not
across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is
reduce brake pedal pressure unless braking is no longer
spinning faster than the other, the system will apply the
desired. Once the brake pedal is released, the BAS is
brake of the spinning wheel. This will allow more engine
deactivated.
torque to be applied to the wheel that is not spinning.
This feature remains active even if TCS and ESC are in
the “Partial Off” mode. Refer to “Electronic Stability
Control (ESC)” in this section of this manual.
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WARNING!
• The BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
braking efficiency beyond that afforded by the
condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or the
traction afforded.
• The BAS cannot prevent accidents, including
those resulting from excessive speed in turns,
following another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver
can prevent accidents.
• The capabilities of a BAS-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner, which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
Hill Start Assist (HSA) – If Equipped
The HSA system is designed to assist the driver in
launching a vehicle on an incline. HSA will maintain the
level of brake pressure the driver inputs for a short
duration once the driver takes his foot off of the brake
pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle during this
short duration, the system will release brake pressure
and the vehicle will roll down the incline. The system will
release brake pressure in proportion to the amount of
throttle applied.
During operation, HSA will activate the brake control
system and a clicking noise may occur. If your foot is on
the brake pedal during operation you may feel a slight
pedal movement. The clicking and pedal movement is
normal and both will stop when HSA becomes inactive.
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The system will only work if the intended direction of the
HSA Activation Criteria
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to vehicle and vehicle gear match. For example, if the
intended direction is forward up a hill and the vehicle is
activate:
in DRIVE and the activation criteria are met, HSA will
• Vehicle must be stopped
activate.
• Vehicle must be on a 7% or greater incline
The system will work in REVERSE and all forward gears,
• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e., and will not activate if the vehicle is placed in
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle back- NEUTRAL.
ing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
HSA Off
WARNING!
There may be situations on minor hills (i.e., less than
7%), with a loaded vehicle or while pulling a trailer
where the system will not activate and slight rolling
may occur, which could cause a collision with another vehicle or object. Always remember the driver
is responsible for braking the vehicle.
Non-EVIC Equipped Vehicles
If you wish to turn off the HSA system, follow this
procedure:
NOTE: You must complete Steps 1 through 8 within
90 seconds.
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1. Center the steering wheel (front wheels pointing 9. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and then
straight forward).
back to the ON position. If the sequence was completed
properly, the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will blink several
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
times to confirm HSA is disabled.
3. Apply the parking brake.
10. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature
4. Start the engine.
to it’s previous setting.
5. Release the clutch pedal.
EVIC Equipped Vehicles
HSA is a Customer Programmable Feature on a EVIC
6. Rotate the steering wheel one-half turn to the left.
equipped vehicle. If you wish to turn off the HSA feature,
7. Press the “ESC Off” switch four times within 20 sec- refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
onds. The “ESC Off Indicator Light” should turn on and Customer Programmable Features” in “Understanding
turn off two times.
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
8. Rotate the steering wheel back to center and then an
additional half-turn to the right.
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Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC corrects for over/under steering of the vehicle by applying
the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the over/under steer condition. Engine power
may also be reduced to help the vehicle maintain the
desired path. ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle path intended by the driver and compares it to the actual path of the vehicle. When the actual
path does not match the intended path, ESC applies the
brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting
the oversteer or understeer condition
• Over-steer - when the vehicle is turning more than
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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ESC Off Indicator Light
The “ESC Off Indicator Light” (located in the
instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as the
tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes
active. The “ESC Off Indicator Light” also
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Off Indicator
Light” begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the
accelerator and apply as little throttle as possible. Be sure
to adapt your speed and driving to the prevailing road
conditions.
WARNING!
• The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by
prevailing road conditions.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• ESC 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 ESC-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner, which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
detected in the ESC 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 your authorized dealer as soon as possible
to have the problem diagnosed and corrected.
NOTE:
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC Malfunction Indicator Light” come on momentarily each time
the ignition switch is turned ON.
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
ESC Malfunction Indicator Light
The “ESC Malfunction Indicator Light” in the • The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
instrument cluster will come on when the
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
ignition switch is turned to the ON position. It
that caused the ESC activation.
should go out with the engine running. If the
“ESC Malfunction Indicator Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a malfunction has been
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Partial ESC Mode
ESC Operating Modes
All ESC equipped vehicles can choose the following ESC This mode is entered by momentarily pressing the “ESC
operating modes:
Off” switch (located in the lower switch bank below the
heater/air conditioning controls). When in “Partial Off”
ESC On
mode, the TCS portion of ESC, except for the limited slip
This is the normal operating mode for ESC. Whenever
feature described in the TCS section, has been disabled
the vehicle is started the ESC system will be in this mode.
and the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will be illuminated. All
This mode should be used for almost all driving situaother stability features of ESC function normally, with the
tions. ESC should only be turned to “Partial Off” for
exception of engine power reduction. This mode is
specific reasons as noted below.
intended to be used if the vehicle is in deep snow, sand,
or gravel conditions and more wheel spin than ESC
would normally allow is required to gain traction.
To turn ESC on again, momentarily press the “ESC Off”
switch. This will restore the normal “ESC On” mode of
operation.
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WARNING!
In the Partial ESC mode, the engine torque reduction
and stability features are desensitized. Therefore, the
enhanced vehicle stability offered by ESC is unavailable.
NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand or
gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off”
mode by pressing the “ESC Off” switch. Once the situation requiring ESC to be switched to the “Partial Off”
mode is overcome, turn ESC on again by momentarily
pressing the “ESC Off” switch. This may be done while
the vehicle is in motion.
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
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:
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designa•
tion. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
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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.
Temporary spare tires are high-pressure compact
spares designed for temporary emergency use only.
Tires designed to this standard have the letter “T”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: T145/80D18 103M.
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
• High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
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Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T = Temporary spare tire
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
— Ratio of section height to section width of tire
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
R = Construction code
— ⬙R⬙ means radial construction
—⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
— A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
— A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding
to its load index under certain operating conditions
— The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire
Light Load = Light load tire
C, D, E = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load — Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure — Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for
this tire
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Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire,
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard
side of the tire.
EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
— This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—03 means the 3rd week.
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—01 means the year 2001
— Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the
year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology and Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Inflation Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is a structural member of the body located
between the front and rear door (of a four-door vehicle) running
from the sill to the roof.
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after the
vehicle has not been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less
than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a three hour period. Inflation
pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square inch) or
KPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible cold
tire inflation pressure for this tire. The max inflation pressure is
molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tire inflation pressure as
shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle showing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire size and the
recommended inflation pressure.
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Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed
on the driver’s side B-Pillar.
Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
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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
3) tire size designed for your vehicle
4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
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axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
Loading
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the weight referenced here.
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occuinflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading
pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or XXX kg”
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
on your vehicle’s placard.
of this manual.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
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3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pas- NOTE:
• The following table shows examples on how to calcusengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
late total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX”
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will be five
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the amount of
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs
(295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs • For the following example, the combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
[295 kg]).
(392 kg).
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
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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 in over-heating and 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 transmission 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.
TIRE CHAINS
Due to limited clearance, tire chains are not recommended.
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CAUTION!
Damage to the vehicle may result if tire chains are
used.
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.
SNOW TIRES
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires
during Winter. Standard tires are of the all-season type
and satisfy this requirement as indicated by the M+S
designation on the tire sidewall.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type
tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow and wet traction levels, and contribute to a
If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and smooth, quiet ride.
type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintein sets of four; failure to do so may adversely affect the nance intervals. More frequent rotation is permissible if
safety and handling of your vehicle.
desired. The reasons for any rapid or unusual wear
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.
was originally equipped with your vehicle and should The suggested rotation method is shown in the following
not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph diagram.
(120 km/h).
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The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about
1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12 F (7 C). This means that when
the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will
decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on
cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire
pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least
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
Tire Rotation
also increase as the vehicle is driven - this is normal and
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
there should be no adjustment for this increased presThe Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the sure.
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recomThe TPM System will warn the driver of a low tire
mended cold placard pressure.
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.
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The TPM System will continue to warn the driver of low
tire pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not
turn off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure
warning (Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light) illuminates, you must increase the tire pressure to the recommended cold placard pressure in order for the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” to turn off. The
system will automatically update and the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off 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 30 psi (207 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68 F (20
C) and the measured tire pressure is 27 psi (186 kPa), a
temperature drop to 20 F (-7 C) will decrease the tire
pressure to approximately 23 psi (157 kPa). This tire
pressure is sufficiently low enough to turn ON the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.” Driving the vehicle
may cause the tire pressure to rise to approximately
27 psi (186 kPa), but the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light” will still be ON. In this situation, the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn OFF only
after the tires are inflated to the vehicle’s recommended
cold placard pressure value.
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CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system
operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same
size, type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can
cause sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire
sealants or balance beads if your vehicle is
equipped with a TPMS, as damage to the sensors
may result.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure,
always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will
prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve
stem, which could damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
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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
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid when
a system fault is detected. The system fault will also
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
sound a chime. If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence
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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 (if so equipped) 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 TPM tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
sensors.
limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will
sound and the “TPM Telltale Light” will turn ON.
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 “TPM 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 key cycle, a chime will
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
sound and the “TPM Telltale Light” will flash on and off
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM 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 “TPM
Telltale Light” will turn OFF, as long 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.
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
and to maintain the proper pressure.
The TPMS consists of the following components:
• Receiver Module
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
• Three Trigger Modules (mounted in three of the four
Premium System – If Equipped
wheel-wells)
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to • Various Tire Pressure Monitoring System Messages,
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
Center (EVIC)
readings to the Receiver Module.
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
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
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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 all tires with low pressure (those flashing in
the EVIC graphic) to the vehicle’s recommended cold
placard pressure value. Once the system receives the
updated tire pressures, the system will automatically
update, the graphic display in the EVIC will stop flashing, and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
will turn off. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
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, a chime will sound and
the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash on
and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. In
addition, the EVIC will display a ⬙CHECK TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for three seconds and then display dashes
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(- -) in place of the pressure value to indicate which SYSTEM⬙ message will no longer display, and a pressure
sensor is not being received.
value will display in place of the dashes. A system fault
can occur due to any of the following:
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
facilities emitting the same Radio Frequencies as the TPM
sensors.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
3. Lots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
housings.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault NOTE:
no longer exists, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale 1. The compact spare tire (if so equipped) does not have
Light” will no longer flash, and the ⬙CHECK TPM a tire pressure monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS
will not monitor the pressure in the compact spare tire.
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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. In addition, the
“TPM Telltale Light” will turn OFF and the graphic in the
EVIC will display a new pressure value instead of dashes
(- -), as long no tire pressure is below the low-pressure
warning limit in any of the four active road tires. The
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (25 km/h), the “TPM Telltale Light” will flash on
15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. In
information.
addition, the EVIC will display a ⬙CHECK TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for three seconds and then display dashes General Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
(- -) in place of the pressure value.
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will
following conditions:
sound, the “TPM Telltale Light” will flash on and off for
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.
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, the “TPM Telltale
Light” will remain ON, a chime will sound, and the EVIC
will still display a flashing pressure value in the graphic
display.
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The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the 3.5L Engine
The 3.5L engine is designed to meet all
following licenses:
emissions regulations and provide satisfactory fuel economy and performance when
United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KR5S120123
using high-quality unleaded gasoline havCanada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2671-S120123
ing an octane range of 87 to 89. The manuFUEL REQUIREMENTS
facturer recommends the use of 89 octane
for
optimum
performance.
The use of premium gasoline
2.4L and 2.7L Engine
is
not
recommended,
as
it
will not provide any benefit
All engines are designed to meet all emisover
regular
gasoline
in
these
engines.
sion regulations and provide excellent fuel
economy and performance when using
high quality unleaded “regular” gasoline
having an octane rating of 87. The use of
premium gasoline is not recommended, as
it will not provide any benefit over regular gasoline in
these engines.
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required.
Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard
starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experience these
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symptoms, try another brand of gasoline (with the ap- The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasopropriate octane rating for your engine) before consider- lines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
ing service for the vehicle.
fuel system components.
Over 40 automobile manufacturers around the world
have issued and endorsed consistent gasoline specifica- Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
tions (the World Wide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxydefine fuel properties necessary to deliver enhanced genates such as 10% ethanol, MTBE, and ETBE. Oxygenemissions, engine performance, and durability for your ates are required in some areas of the country during the
vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gaso- winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions.
lines that meet the WWFC specifications if they are Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in
your vehicle.
available.
Reformulated Gasoline
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates, and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
CAUTION!
For vehicles equipped with a 2.4L or 3.5L engine, DO
NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or E85 Ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting and
driveability problems and may damage critical fuel
system components.
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NOTE: The 2.7L engine is now rated for E85 Ethanol • OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on
use (EXCEPT CALIFORNIA EMISSION STATES). Only
• poor engine performance
vehicles with the E-85 fuel filler door label can operate on
E-85. Refer to “Flexible Fuel” in “Starting and Operating” • poor cold start and cold drivability
for further information.
• increased risk for fuel system component corrosion
Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline or
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with
E85 Ethanol blends are not the responsibility of the
E-85 perform the following:
manufacturer. While MTBE is an oxygenate made from
Methanol, it does not have the negative effects of • drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
Methanol.
• change the engine oil and oil filter
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
• disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the
Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline containengine controller memory
ing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher ethanol
content may void the vehicle’s warranty.
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
exposure to E-85 fuel.
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms: MMT in Gasoline
MMT is a manganese containing metallic additive that is
• operate in a lean mode
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
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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
or not his/her gasoline contains MMT.
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.
It is even more important to look for gasolines without
MMT in Canada, because MMT can be used at levels
higher than those allowed in the United States.
CAUTION!
MMT is prohibited in Federal and California reformulated gasolines.
Fuel System Cautions
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Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance and damage the emission control system.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems 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:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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 trunk closed when driving your vehicle
to prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous
exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
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FLEXIBLE FUEL (2.7L ONLY) — IF EQUIPPED
E85 General Information
The information in this section is for Flexible Fuel vehicles only. These vehicles can be identified by a unique
fuel filler door label that states Ethanol (E85) or Unleaded Gasoline Only. This section only covers those
subjects that are unique to these vehicles. Please refer to
the other sections of this manual for information on
features that are common between Flexible Fuel and
gasoline-only powered vehicles.
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NOTE: The 2.7L engine is now rated for E85 Ethanol
use (EXCEPT CALIFORNIA EMISSION STATES). Only
vehicles with the E85 fuel filler door label can operate on
E85.
Only vehicles with the E85 fuel filler door label can
operate on E85.
E85 Fuel Cap
E85 Badge
CAUTION!
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Ethanol Fuel (E85)
For best results, a refueling pattern that avoids alternatE85 is a mixture of approximately 85% fuel ethanol and ing between E85 and unleaded gasoline is recom15% unleaded gasoline.
mended.
WARNING!
Ethanol vapors are extremely flammable and could
cause serious personal injury. Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when removing the fuel filler tube cap (gas cap) or filling the
tank. Do not use E85 as a cleaning agent and never
use it near an open flame.
When you do switch fuel types it is recommended that:
• you do not add less than 5 gal (19 L) when refueling
• you drive the vehicle immediately after refueling for at
least 5 miles (8 km)
Observing these precautions will avoid possible hard
starting and/or significant deterioration in driveability
during warm up.
NOTE:
Fuel Requirements
If your vehicle is E85 compatible, it will operate on • Use seasonally adjusted E85 fuel (ASTM D5798). With
non-seasonally adjusted E85 fuel, you may experience
unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87, or E85
hard starting and rough idle following start up even if
fuel, or any mixture of these two fuels.
the above recommendations are followed, especially
when the ambient temperature is below 32°F (0°C).
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• Some additives used in regular gasoline are not fully
compatible with E85 and may form deposits in your
engine. To eliminate driveability issues that may be
caused by these deposits, a supplemental gasoline
additive, such as MOPAR威 Injector Cleanup or
Techron may be used.
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
(E85) and Gasoline Vehicles
FFV vehicles operated on E85 require specially formulated engine oils. These special requirements are included
in MOPAR威 engine oils, and in equivalent oils meeting
Chrysler Specification MS-6395. The manufacturer only
recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet
the requirements of Material Standard MS-6395. MS-6395
contains additional requirements, developed during extensive fleet testing, to provide additional protection to
Chrysler Group LLC engines. Use MOPAR威 or an
equivalent oil meeting the specification MS-6395.
Starting
The characteristics of E85 fuel make it unsuitable for use
when ambient temperatures fall below 0°F (-18°C). In the
range of 0°F (-18°C) to 32°F (0°C), you may experience an
increase in the time it takes for your engine to start, and
a deterioration in driveability (sags and/or hesitations)
until the engine is fully warmed up.
NOTE: Use of the engine block heater (if equipped) is
beneficial for E85 startability when the ambient temperature is less than 32°F (0°C).
Cruising Range
Because E85 fuel contains less energy per gallon/liter
than gasoline, you will experience an increase in fuel
consumption. You can expect your miles per gallon
(mpg)/miles per liter and your driving range to decrease
by about 30%, compared to gasoline operation.
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Replacement Parts
Many components in your Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) are
designed to be compatible with ethanol. Always be sure
that your vehicle is serviced with correct ethanol compatible parts.
CAUTION!
ADDING FUEL
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is behind the fuel filler door, on the left rear
quarter panel of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or
damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use with this
vehicle.
Replacing fuel system components with non-ethanol
compatible components can damage your vehicle.
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Maintenance
If you operate the vehicle using E85 fuel, follow the
maintenance schedule section of this manual.
CAUTION!
Do not use ethanol mixture greater than 85% in your
vehicle. It will cause difficulty in cold starting and
may affect driveability.
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After removing the gas cap, place the gas cap tether cable
over a hook on the inside of the fuel door. This keeps the
gas cap suspended away from and protects the vehicle’s
surface.
CAUTION!
• Damage to the fuel system or emission control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler tube cap (gas cap).
• A poorly fitting gas cap 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.
WARNING!
Tether Cable
NOTE: If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the
replacement cap is for use with this vehicle.
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near
the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the
tank filled.
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Loose Filler Cap Message
If the vehicles diagnostic system determines that the fuel
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is filler cap in loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
in violation of most state and federal fire regula- “gASCAP” message will be displayed in the instrument
tions and doing so will cause the MIL to turn on.
cluster. Tighten the gas cap until a “clicking” sound is
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a heard. This is an indication that the gas cap is properly
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You tightened. Press the trip odometer reset button to turn off
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the message. If the problem persists, the message will
the ground while filling.
appear the next time the vehicle is started. This might
indicate a damaged cap. If the problem is detected twice
NOTE:
in a row, the system will turn on the MIL. Resolving the
• Tighten the gas cap until you hear a “clicking” sound. problem will turn the MIL off.
This is an indication that the gas cap is tightened
properly. The MIL in the instrument cluster may turn VEHICLE LOADING
on if the gas cap is not secured properly. Make sure
Vehicle Certification Label
that the gas cap is tightened each time the vehicle is
Your vehicle has a certification label attached to the rear
refueled.
of the driver’s door.
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel
tank is full.
WARNING! (Continued)
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The label contains the following information:
• Name of manufacturer
• Month and year of manufacture
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) front
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) rear
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Type of Vehicle
• Month Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total
load must be limited so that you do not exceed the
GVWR.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR.
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.
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Overloading
The load carrying components (axle, springs, tires,
wheels, etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory
service as long as you do not exceed the GVWR and front
and rear GAWR.
The best way to figure out the total weight of your
vehicle is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for
operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to insure that it
is not over the GVWR.
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Loading
To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty
weight, axle by axle and side by side. Store heavier items
down low and be sure you distribute their weight as
evenly as possible. Stow all loose items securely before
driving. If weighing the loaded vehicle shows that you
have exceeded either GAWR, but the total load is within
the specified GVWR, you must redistribute the weight.
Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
the brakes operate.
Figure out the weight on the front and rear of the vehicle
separately. It is important that you distribute the load
TRAILER TOWING
evenly over the front and rear axles.
In this section, you will find safety tips and information
Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
shorten useful service life. Heavier axles or suspension with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully
components do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s review this information to tow your load as efficiently
GVWR.
and safely as possible.
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To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
and recommendations in this manual concerning ve- The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or temhicles used for trailer towing.
porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
If you have any questions or concerns after reviewing
ready for operation⬙ condition.
this section, please consult your dealer to for full details
The recommended way to measure GTW is to put your
on the towing capabilities of the vehicle.
fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale. The entire weight
Common Towing Definitions
of the trailer must be supported by the scale.
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
and trailer when weighed in combination.
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo, and tongue NOTE: The GCWR rating includes a 150 lbs (68 kg)
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not allowance for the presence of a driver.
exceed the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle
Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for
further information.
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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. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.
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.
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Trailer 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 or more than 10% 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 multiplied by the
maximum width of the front of a trailer.
Weight-Carrying Hitch
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
some other connecting point of the truck. These 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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Trailer Hitch Classification
The following chart provides the industry standard for
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Refer to the Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) chart for the Max. GTW towable for your
given drivetrain.
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Class
Max. Trailer Hitch Industry
Standards
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Duty
Class III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Class IV - Extra
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Heavy Duty
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.
Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings
Max. GTW
Max. Trailer Tongue Wt.
Engine/Transmission
Max. Frontal Area
(Gross Trailer Wt.)
(See Note 1)
2.4L/Auto
See Note 2
1,000 lbs (450 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
2.7L/Auto
See Note 2
1,500 lbs (680 kg)
150 lbs (68 kg)
3.5L/Auto
22 sq.ft. (2.0 sq.m)
2,000 lbs (900 kg)
200 lbs (90 kg)
Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
Note 1: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as part of the combined weight of occupants and
cargo, and it should never exceed the weight referenced on the Tire and Loading Information placard. Refer
to “Tire Safety Information” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
Note 2: Enclosed trailers or open utility trailers with front shields/guards are not recommended for use with
all four-cylinder and 2.7L engines with automatic transmission. Please see your authorized dealer for additional information.
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CAUTION!
Towing a trailer with a larger than recommended
frontal area could cause the engine to overheat or
cause severe engine damage under extreme conditions.
Trailer and Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% 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 Consider the following items when computing the
loss of control of vehicle and trailer. Failure to load weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
trailers heavier in front is the cause of many trailer • The trailer tongue weight of the trailer.
accidents.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
Never exceed the maximum trailer tongue weight
put in or on your vehicle.
stamped on your bumper or trailer hitch.
• 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 “Tire Safety Information/Tire and
Loading Information Placard” in “Starting and Operating” for the maximum combined weight of occupants
and cargo for your vehicle.
CAUTION!
Incorrect trailer tongue weight could result in increased yaw or vehicle instability. A negative trailer
tongue weight could unload the rear suspension of
the tow vehicle decreasing vehicle stability. Negative
trailer tongue weight could cause the trailer to squat
and potentially become disengaged from the tow
vehicle resulting in a runaway trailer condition.
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Towing Requirements
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components the following guidelines are recommended:
CAUTION!
• Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles
(805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine,
axle or other parts could be damaged.
• Then, during the first 500 miles (805 km) that a
trailer is towed, do not drive over 50 mph
(80 km/h) and do not make starts at full throttle.
This helps the engine and other parts of the
vehicle wear in at the heavier loads.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
Improper towing can lead to an injury accident.
Follow these guidelines to make your trailer towing
as safe as possible:
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and 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, transmission, steering,
suspension, chassis structure, or tires.
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• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.
Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and
allow enough slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic
transmission in 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
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3. GAWR
4. Trailer tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch
utilized (This requirement may limit the ability to
always achieve 10% of trailer tongue weight as a
percentage of total trailer weight).
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• Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for information on tread wear indicators and for proper inspection
procedure.
• When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for information
on replacement tires and for proper tire replacement
Towing Requirements – Tires
procedures. Replacing tires with a higher load carry• Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
ing capacity will not increase the vehicle’s GVWR and
spare tire.
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.
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• An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
brake controller is not required.
• Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
1,000 lbs (450 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
2,000 lbs (907 kg).
CAUTION!
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (450 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes with adequate
braking capacity. Failure to do this could lead to
accelerated brake lining wear, higher brake pedal
effort, and longer stopping distances.
WARNING!
• Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s
hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake
system and cause it to fail. You might not have
brakes when you need them and could have an
accident.
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping
distance. When towing, you should allow for additional space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Failure to do so could result
in an accident.
Towing Requirements – Trailer Lights and Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
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If you REGULARLY TOW a trailer for more than 45 minutes of continuous operation, then change the automatic
transmission fluid and filter according to the interval
specified for “police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.” Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
Make sure all trailer and vehicle lights are working
maintenance intervals.
properly — including hazard flashers.
NOTE: Check the four-speed automatic transmission
Automatic Transmission
fluid level before towing. The AutoStick威 six-speed transThe DRIVE range can be selected when towing. Howmission is sealed and the fluid level cannot be checked.
ever, if frequent shifting occurs while in this range, third
See your authorized dealership service center for
gear for a four-speed automatic and the fifth gear for a
assistance.
six-speed AutoStick威 should be selected.
Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
NOTE: Using third or fifth instead of DRIVE while
operating the vehicle under heavy operating conditions, • Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
will improve performance and extend transmission life
• When using the speed control, if you experience speed
by reducing excessive shifting and heat build-up. This
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
action will also provide better engine braking.
you can get back to cruising speed.
Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping,
and backing the trailer in an area located away from
heavy traffic.
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• Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to RECREATIONAL TOWING
maximize fuel efficiency.
(BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Cooling System
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
To reduce potential for engine and transmission over- (Flat towing with all four wheels on the ground)
heating, take the following actions:
• City Driving
When stopped for short periods of time, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
• Highway Driving
Reduce speed.
• Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
CAUTION!
DO NOT flat tow this vehicle. Damage to the drivetrain will result.
NOTE: If the vehicle requires towing make sure all four
wheels are off the ground.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Hazard Warning Flasher
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
䡵 If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
▫ Engine Oil Overheating
䡵 Jump-Starting . . . . . . . . . . .
(2.4L Engine Only) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 328
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start
䡵 Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . .
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
䡵 Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . .
▫ Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
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䡵 Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
▫ Towing With The Ignition Key . . . . . . . . . . . 341
▫ Towing Without The Ignition Key . . . . . . . . 342
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind
Another Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
With A Tow Dolly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
▫ Towing Without Power — Override
Transaxle Interlock System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located on the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
instrument panel, below the radio.
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 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 should not be
used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and is creating a safety hazard for
other motorists.
If it is necessary to leave the vehicle to go for service, the
Hazard Warning flasher will continue to operate with the
ignition key removed and the vehicle locked.
NOTE: With extended use, the Hazard Warning flasher
may wear down your battery.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If temperature gauge reads “H”, pull
over and stop the vehicle with the engine at idle,
when safe. Turn the air conditioner off and wait until
the pointer drops back into the normal range. After
appropriate action has been taken, if the pointer
remains on the “H”, turn the engine off immediately,
and call for service.
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NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down Engine Oil Overheating (2.4L Engine Only) —
an impending overheat condition:
If Equipped
During sustained high-speed driving or trailer tow up
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
long grades on a hot day, the engine oil temperature may
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
become too hot. If this happens, the “HOTOIL” message
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
flashes in the odometer and the vehicle speed will be
• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum reduced to 53 mph (85 km/h) until the engine oil
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control temperature is reduced.
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat NOTE: The vehicle speed is reduced to a maximum of
53 mph (85 km/h). You may of course, reduce your
from the engine cooling system.
vehicle speed further if needed.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING!
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. Never start or run
the engine while the vehicle is on a jack. If you
need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a
service center where it can be raised on a lift.
• The jack is designed to use as a tool for changing
tires only. The jack should not be used to lift the
vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle should
be jacked on a firm, level surface only. Avoid ice or
slippery areas.
Jack Location
The jack and jack-handle are stowed under the load floor
in the trunk.
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Spare Tire Stowage
The compact spare tire is stowed under the rear load floor
in the trunk.
Spare Tire Removal
Lift up the load floor cover and remove the hold down.
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Preparations For Jacking
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface. Avoid ice or
slippery 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 into PARK (automatic transaxle)
or REVERSE (manual transaxle).
4. Turn OFF the ignition.
5. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
6. Block both the front and rear of the
wheel diagonally opposite the jacking
position. For example, if changing the
right front tire, block the left rear
wheel.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
while the vehicle is being jacked.
Jacking Instructions
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to
help prevent personal injury or damage to your
vehicle:
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from
the edge of the roadway as possible before raising
the vehicle.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic
transmission in PARK; a manual transmission in
REVERSE.
• 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.
• 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.
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Jack Warning Label
1. Remove the scissors jack and lug wrench from the
spare wheel as an assembly. Turn the jack screw to the left
(Continued) to loosen the lug wrench, and remove the wrench from
the jack assembly.
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NOTE: The jack handle attaches to the side of the jack 2. Loosen, but do not remove, the wheel nuts by turning
with two attachment points. When the jack is partially them to the left one turn while the wheel is still on the
expanded, the tension between the two attachment ground.
points holds the jack handle in place.
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in Step 3.
3. There are two front jacking locations and two rear
jacking locations on each side of the body (as pictured
above).
Removing Jack Handle From Jack
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Front Jacking Location
Rear Jacking Location
4. Turn the jack screw to the left until the jack can be
placed under the jacking location. Once the jack is
positioned, turn the jack screw to the right until the jack
head is properly engaged with the lift area closest to the
wheel to be changed. Do not raise the vehicle until you
are sure the jack is securely engaged.
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WARNING!
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.
To avoid possible personal injury, handle the wheel
covers with care to avoid contact with any sharp
edges.
7. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left.
5. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the right,
using the swivel wrench. Raise the vehicle only until the
tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is
obtained to install the spare tire. Minimum tire lift
provides maximum stability.
8. Finish tightening the nuts. Push down on the wrench
while tightening the wheel nuts. Alternate nuts, until
each nut has been tightened twice. The correct wheel nut
torque is 100 ft lbs (135 N·m). If you doubt that you have
tightened the nuts correctly, have them checked with a
6. Remove the wheel nuts, and pull the wheel and wheel torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at a service
covers (where applicable) off the hub. Install the spare station.
wheel and wheel nuts with the cone shaped end of the
9. Remove the wheel blocks and lower the jack until it is
nuts toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the nuts. To avoid
free. Reassemble the lug wrench to the jack assembly and
the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not tighten
stow it in the spare tire area. Secure the assembly using
the nuts fully until the vehicle has been lowered.
the means provided.
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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.
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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
10. Place the deflated (flat) tire in the cargo area and have
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
the tire repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
precautions.
WARNING!
A loose tire thrown forward in a collision or hard
stop could injure the occupants in the vehicle. Have
the deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced immediately.
11. Check the tire pressure as soon as possible. Correct
the tire pressure as required.
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.
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WARNING!
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
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.
Remote Battery Posts
1 — Remote Positive (+) Post (covered with protective cap)
2 — Remote Negative (-) Post
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
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.
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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.
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Locking Tab
4. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrithe 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.
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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
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front wheels. Then shift back and forth between REVERSE and FIRST gear. Using minimal accelerator pedal
pressure to maintain the rocking motion, without spinning the wheels, is most effective.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Electronic
Stability Control (ESC), turn the system to Partial OFF
before attempting to “rock” the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control” 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.
(Continued)
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
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CAUTION! (Continued)
Towing With The Ignition Key
Front Wheel Drive
Your vehicle may be towed (with all four wheels flat on
the ground), under the following conditions:
• The shift lever must be in NEUTRAL.
• 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.
(Continued)
• If the transaxle is inoperative, 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, otherwise,
transaxle damage may occur.
• If the vehicle being towed requires steering, the
ignition switch must be in the ON position, not in
the LOCK or ACC position.
• 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.
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If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.)
while being towed, the key must be in the ON position,
not the ACC position. Make certain the transaxle remains
in NEUTRAL.
Towing Without The Ignition Key
Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed
with the ignition in the LOCK position. Flatbed towing is
the preferred towing method. However, if a flatbed
towing vehicle is not available, a wheel lift towing
vehicle may be used. Rear towing is not recommended
with the front wheels on the ground, as transaxle damage
can result. If rear towing is the only alternative, a front
end dolly must be used. Proper towing equipment is
necessary to prevent damage to the vehicle.
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Flat towing with all four wheels on the ground of
vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, is
only permitted within the limitations described in this
section.
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle With
A Tow Dolly
Rear towing is not recommended with the front wheels
on the ground, as transaxle damage can result. If rear
towing is the only alternative, a front end dolly must be
used. Proper towing equipment is necessary to prevent
damage to the vehicle.
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Towing Without Power — Override Transaxle
• Insert the ignition key and rotate it to the ON position.
Interlock System
• Remove the cupholder liner.
Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed
with the ignition in the LOCK position. A dolly should be • Insert a key, screwdriver, or similar object into the
used under the front wheels if the rear wheels are raised.
front hole then push and hold the manual override
Proper towing equipment is necessary to prevent damrelease lever forward.
age to the vehicle.
• While holding the release lever forward, move the
shift lever from PARK to NEUTRAL.
Battery power is required to release the brake/transaxle
interlock system. There is an override system that allows
• Release the override.
you to shift out of PARK in case of loss of power. To
activate the override system:
• Firmly apply the parking brake.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Engine Compartment — 2.4L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
䡵 Engine Compartment — 2.7L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
䡵 Engine Compartment — 3.5L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
䡵 Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II . . . . . . 350
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 350
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
䡵 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
䡵 Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
䡵 Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
▫ A/C Air Filter – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
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▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
䡵 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
▫ Headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
▫ Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
▫ Taillamps, Rear Turn Signals And Backup
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
▫ Cleaning Center Console Cupholders . . . . . . 382
▫ License Plate Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
▫ Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp . . . . . . . . 394
䡵 Fluid Capacities
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
䡵 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
䡵 Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . 397
▫ Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) . . . 383
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
䡵 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
䡵 Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L
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2
3
4
5
6
— Engine Coolant Reservoir
— Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
— Automatic Transmission Dipstick
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
— Integrated Power Module
— Power Distribution Center
7 — Air Cleaner Filter
8 — Engine Oil Fill
9 — Coolant Pressure Cap
10 — Engine Oil Dipstick
11 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.7L
1
2
3
4
5
6
— Engine Coolant Reservoir
— Coolant Pressure Cap
— Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
— Automatic Transmission Dipstick (Four-Speed Only)
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
— Integrated Power Module
7 — Power Distribution Center
8 — Air Cleaner Filter
9 — Engine Oil Dipstick
10 — Engine Oil Fill
11 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.5L
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1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Coolant Pressure Cap
Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM)
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8
9
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Engine Oil Dipstick
— Engine Oil Fill
— Washer Fluid Reservoir
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated Onboard
Diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as maintaining
engine emissions well within current government regulations.
CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the “Malfunction Indicator Light” on could cause further damage to the
emission control system. It could also affect fuel
economy and driveability. The vehicle must be
serviced before any emissions tests can be performed.
• If the “Malfunction Indicator Light” is flashing
while the engine is running, severe catalytic converter damage and power loss will soon occur.
Immediate service is required.
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 an authorized service technician in making repairs.
Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as After fuel is added, the vehicle diagnostic system can
determine if the fuel filler cap is possibly loose or
soon as possible.
improperly installed. A “GASCAP” message will be
displayed in the instrument cluster. Tighten the gas cap
until a ⬙clicking⬙ sound is heard. This is an indication that
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the gas cap is properly tightened. Press the trip odometer
“Reset” button to turn off the message. If the problem
persists, the message will appear the next time the
vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged cap. If
the problem is detected twice in a row, the system will
turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).” Resolving the problem will turn the MIL light off.
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Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacement. If the OBD II system should be determined not
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test,
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
do the following:
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system. crank or start the engine.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
2. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start
For states that require an Inspection and Mainte- this test over.
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not 3. As soon as you turn the ignition switch to the ON
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part of
a normal bulb check.
system is ready for testing.
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4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
happen:
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
a. The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
not proceed to the I/M station.
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
running.
b. The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the REPLACEMENT PARTS
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system Use of genuine MOPAR威 parts for normal/scheduled
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to enIf your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your sure the designed performance. Damage or failures
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was caused by the use of non-MOPAR威 parts for maintenance
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement, and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
you may need to do nothing more than drive your warranty.
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
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DEALER SERVICE
Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personnel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
available which include detailed service information for
your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before
attempting any procedure yourself.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
penalties being assessed against you.
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
maintenance schedule, there are other components which
may require servicing or replacement in the future.
CAUTION!
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized Chrysler Group LLC
dealership or qualified repair center.
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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, transmission, power steering or air conditioning. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed
because of component malfunction, use only the
specified fluid for the flushing procedure.
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
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 one
quart 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!
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.
Change Engine Oil
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months,
whichever occurs first.
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Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet the
requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395.
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
This symbol means that the oil has
been certified by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). The
manufacturer only recommends
API Certified engine oils.
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CAUTION!
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.
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) – 2.4L and 2.7L
Engines
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy. Your engine oil filler
cap also shows the recommended engine oil viscosity for
your vehicle.
Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number should not be used.
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) – 3.5L Engine
SAE 10W-30 engine oil is preferred for all operating
temperatures. The engine oil filler cap also shows the
recommended engine oil viscosity for your vehicle.
Lubricants which do not have both, the engine oil certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number should not be used.
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compartengine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on ment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further informaengine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compart- tion.
ment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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Lubricants which do not have both, the engine oil certi- Disposing of Used Engine Oil and Oil Filters
fication mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade num- Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
ber should not be used.
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
Synthetic Engine Oils
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recomstation, or governmental agency for advice on how and
mended oil quality requirements are met, and the recomwhere used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
mended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
your area.
are followed.
Engine Oil Filter
Materials Added to Engine Oils
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the adat every engine oil change.
dition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and Engine Oil Filter Selection
it’s performance may be impaired by supplemental All of this manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type
disposable oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replaceadditives.
ment. The quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be used to assure
most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine oil filters are high
quality oil filters and are recommended.
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Engine Air Cleaner Filter
WARNING!
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary
for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is
near the engine compartment before starting the
vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner,
hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine air
cleaner filters are high quality and are recommended.
Maintenance-Free Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
NOTE: The battery is stored in a compartment behind
the left front fender and is accessible without removing
the tire and wheel. Remote battery terminals are located
in the engine compartment for jump-starting. Refer to
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
_Jump-Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
To access the battery, turn the steering wheel fully to the
right and remove the inner fender shield.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• 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.
• 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 are 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.
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Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test.
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.
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.
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The A/C Air Filter is located in the fresh air inlet behind
the glove box. Perform the following procedure to replace the filter:
1. Open the glove box and remove all contents.
2. Push in on the sides of the glove box and lower the
door.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C System 3. Disconnect the glove box door dampener from the slot
Sealers, Stop Leak Products, Seal Conditioners, Compres- on the side of the box. This is done by grasping the
sor Oil, and Refrigerants.
dampener connector (on the outside of the box) and the
end of the connector pin (on the inside of the box) with
A/C Air Filter – If Equipped
your thumb and forefinger and pulling outward while
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
lightly lifting upward on the door with your other hand.
Once disconnected, the dampener will retract underWARNING!
neath the instrument panel if you release it.
Do not remove the A/C Air Filter while the blower is
4. Pivot the glove box downward.
operating or personal injury may result.
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5. Disengage the two retaining tabs that secure the filter 7. Install the A/C Air Filter with the arrow on the filter
cover to the HVAC housing and remove the cover.
pointing toward the floor. When installing the filter
cover, make sure the retaining tabs fully engage the
cover.
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.
8. Reinstall the glove box door dampener and glove box.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
6. Remove the A/C Air Filter by pulling it straight out of seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubrithe housing.
cated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as
MOPAR威 Spray White Lube or equivalent, to assure
A/C Air Filter Replacement
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quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and
wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts
concerned should be wiped clean to remove dust and
grit; after lubricating excess oil and grease should be
removed. Particular attention should also be given to
hood latching components to ensure proper function.
When performing other underhood services, the hood
latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be
cleaned and lubricated.
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mild non-abrasive cleaner or use the washer solvent. This
will remove accumulations of salt, waxes, or road film
and help reduce streaking and smearing.
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
from a dry windshield.
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
the windshield. Make sure that they are not frozen to the
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
glass before turning them on to avoid damaging the
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
blade.
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR威
Lock Cylinder Lubricant or equivalent directly into the Keep the blade rubber out of contact with petroleum
products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
lock cylinder.
Windshield Wiper Blades
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies dependClean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the ing on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a performance of blades may be present with chattering,
marks, water lines or wet spots. If any condition is
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present please proceed to clean wiper blades with humid Exhaust System
cloth removing any debris that may be affecting its The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
function.
system.
Adding Washer Fluid
The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers is located If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
in the engine compartment. Be sure to check the fluid or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
level in the reservoir at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
with windshield washer solvent (not radiator antifreeze) have an authorized technician inspect the complete exand operate the system for a few seconds to flush out the haust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damresidual water.
aged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
WARNING!
into the passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the
exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised for lubriCommercially available windshield washer solvents
cation or oil change. Replace as required.
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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
vehicle.
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Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic con- To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damverter will not require maintenance. However, it is im- age:
portant to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
damage.
motion.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
vehicle.
against you.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
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Cooling System
WARNING!
• When working near the radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position. The fan is temperature controlled and can start at anytime the ignition switch is in the ON position.
• You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the
hood, do not open the hood until the radiator has
had time to cool. Never try to open a cooling
system pressure cap when the radiator is hot.
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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.
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
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).
Coolant Checks
Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every
12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
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Selection Of Coolant
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended coolant. 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.
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they
may not be compatible with the engine coolant
(antifreeze) and may plug the radiator.
• 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.
Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (antifreeze) that allows extended maintenance
(Continued) intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up
to five years or 102,000 miles (170 000 km) before
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replacement. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance period, it is important that you use the same
engine coolant (antifreeze) throughout the life of your
vehicle.
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(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
engine cooling system.
Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to mainPlease review these recommendations for using Hybrid tain the proper level of protection against freezing acOrganic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
(antifreeze). When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
• The manufacturer recommends using MOPAR威 NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types will
Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula decrease the life of the engine coolant (antifreeze) and
HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or will require more frequent coolant changes.
equivalent.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% HOAT engine coolant The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that the engine coolant
exceed 70%) if temperatures below ⫺34°F (⫺37°C) are (antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
anticipated.
recovery bottle.
• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deion- The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
ized water when mixing the water/engine coolant accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
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WARNING!
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.
• 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.
Coolant Level
Four-Cylinder Engines – the coolant bottle provides a
quick visual method for determining that the engine
coolant (antifreeze) level is adequate. With the engine
idling and warm to normal operating temperature, the
level of the engine coolant (antifreeze) in the bottle
should be between the “ADD” and “FULL” lines, shown
on the bottle.
Disposal of Used Engine Coolant
Used ethylene glycol based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
Six-Cylinder Engines – the level of the engine coolant
(antifreeze) in the pressurized coolant bottle should be
between the “COLD” and “FULL” range on the bottle
when the engine is cold.
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The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point or replacing coolant. Advise your service attendant of this. As long as the
engine operating temperature is satisfactory, the coolant
bottle need only be checked once a month. When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to maintain
the proper level, it should be added to the coolant bottle.
Do not overfill.
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If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
• Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle.
• Check engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point in the
radiator and in the coolant recovery bottle. If engine
coolant (antifreeze) needs to be added, the contents of
the coolant recovery bottle must also be protected
against freezing.
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles
required, or if the level in the coolant recovery bottle
(kilometers) of operation, you may observe vapor coming
does not drop when the engine cools, the cooling
from the front of the engine compartment. This is norsystem should be pressure tested for leaks.
mally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vapor- • Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at
50% HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze) (minimum)
ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
your engine, which contains aluminum components.
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• Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
bottle overflow hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean.
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.
• Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
result in unsatisfactory cooling performance, poor gas Master Cylinder – Brake Fluid Level Check
mileage, and increased emissions.
Check the fluid level in the master cylinder immediately
if the brake system warning light indicates system failBrake System
ure.
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically. Check the fluid level in the master cylinder when perRefer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information. forming underhood services.
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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.
Overfilling of fluid is not recommended because it may
cause leaking in the system.
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!
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid
can severely damage your brake system and/or
impair its performance. The proper type of brake
fluid for your vehicle is also labeled on the original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder
reservoir.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that
has been in a tightly closed container. Keep the
master cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times.
Brake fluid in a open container absorbs moisture
from the air resulting in a lower boiling point.
This may cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard
or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake
failure. This could result in a accident.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate the brake fluid. Brake seal components could
be damaged, causing partial or complete brake
failure. This could result in an accident.
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Automatic Transmission
The automatic transmission and differential assembly are
contained within a single housing.
The fluid level in the automatic transmission should be
checked whenever the vehicle is serviced. Operation with
an improper fluid level will greatly reduce the life of the
transmission and the fluid.
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driven at least 15 miles (24 km). Hot fluid cannot be held
Fluid Level Check – 2.4L and 2.7L Engines
Use the following procedure to check the automatic comfortably between the fingertips. Cold fluid is at a
transmission fluid level properly:
temperature below 80°F (27° C).
1. Park the vehicle on level ground.
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 into each gear position ending with the lever in PARK.
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.”
5. Wipe the area around the dipstick clean to eliminate
If the fluid level is low, add sufficient fluid through the
the possibility of dirt entering the transmission.
filler (dipstick) tube to bring it to the proper level. Do not
6. Remove the dipstick and determine if the fluid is hot overfill.
or cold. Hot fluid is approximately 180°F (82° C), which
is the normal operating temperature after the vehicle is
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CAUTION!
• Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration in transmission shift quality and/or torque
converter shudder. Using a transmission fluid
other than that recommended by the manufacturer
will result in more frequent fluid and filter
changes. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
• Dirt and water in the transmission can cause
serious damage. To prevent dirt and water from
entering the transmission after checking or replenishing fluid, make certain that the dipstick cap is
re-seated properly.
Fluid Level Check – 3.5L Engine
The automatic transmission has no dipstick and is dealer
serviced only.
Transmission Fluid and Filter Changes
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
In addition, change the fluid and filter if the transmission
is disassembled for any reason.
Special Additives
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered
product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid additives to the transmission. The only exception to this
policy is the use of special dyes to aid in detecting fluid
leaks. In addition, avoid using transmission sealers as
they may adversely affect seals.
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CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your transmission as
the chemicals can damage your transmission components. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
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.
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Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR威 Car Wash or equivalent, or a mild car wash soap, and rinse the panels
completely with clear water.
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use MOPAR威 Super Kleen Bug
and Tar Remover or equivalent to remove.
CAUTION!
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder, which will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
• Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi
(8 274 kPa) can result in damage or removal of
paint and decals.
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR威 Special Care
Cleaner Wax or equivalent to remove road film, stains • If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
and to protect your paint finish. Take care never to
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
scratch the paint.
a month.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing • It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
of the doors, rocker panels, and trunk be kept clear
finish.
and open.
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• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint, Wheel and Wheel Trim Care
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome-plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly with
considered the responsibility of the owner.
a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion. To remove
• If your vehicle is damaged due to an accident or
heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use MOPAR威
similar cause which destroys the paint and protective
Wheel Cleaner or equivalent or select a nonabrasive,
coating, have your vehicle repaired as soon as posnon-acidic cleaner. Do not use scouring pads, steel wool,
sible. The cost of such repairs is considered the respona bristle brush, or metal polishes. Only MOPAR威 or
sibility of the owner.
equivalent is recommended. Do not use oven cleaner.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers, Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions or
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well harsh brushes that may damage the wheels’ protective
packaged and sealed.
finish.
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
Cleaning Headlights
Your vehicle has plastic headlights that are lighter and
less susceptible to stone breakage than glass headlights.
• Use MOPAR威 Touch Up Paint or equivalent on
scratches as soon as possible. Your authorized dealer Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
has touch up paint to match the color of your vehicle. different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
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To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and • For grease stains, apply MOPAR威 Multi-Purpose
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
Cleaner or equivalent to a clean, damp cloth and
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution folremove the stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove
lowed by rinsing.
soap residue.
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel • Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of
protectants on Stain Repel products.
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure –
Interior Care
If Equipped
Instrument Panel Cover
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manThe instrument panel cover has a low glare surface,
ner:
which minimizes reflections in the windshield. Do not
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting use protectants or other products, which may cause
with a clean, dry towel.
undesirable reflections. Use soap and warm water to
restore the low glare surface.
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
Cleaning Interior Trim
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR威 Total Clean or
Interior Trim should be cleaned starting with a damp
equivalent, or a mild soap solution to a clean, damp
cloth, a damp cloth with MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivacloth and remove the stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to
lent, then MOPAR威 Spot & Stain Remover or equivalent
remove soap residue.
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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.
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.
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WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
Glass Surfaces
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with MOPAR威 Glass Cleaner or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear window equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
not use scrapers or other sharp instruments, which may
scratch the elements.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
directly on the mirror.
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Dry with a soft tissue.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
Cleaning Center Console Cupholders
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
Removal
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
Grab the rubber portion of the cupholder and lift
1. Clean with a wet, soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
upward.
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp rag. Cleaning
Soak the rubber cupholder liner in a mixture of medium
2. Dry with a soft tissue.
hot tap water and one teaspoon of mild liquid dish soap.
Seat Belt Maintenance
Let soak for approximately one hour. After one hour pull
Do not bleach, dye, or clean the belts with chemical the liner from the water and dip it back into the water
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric. about six times. This will loosen any remaining debris.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
Rinse the liner thoroughly under warm running water.
Shake the excess water from the liner and dry the outer
If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
surfaces with a clean soft cloth.
lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the car to
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wash them.
Align the liner in the cupholder and press down firmly.
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
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FUSES
Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM)
The TIPM is located in the engine compartment near the
air cleaner assembly. This center contains cartridge fuses
and mini fuses. A label that identifies each component
may be printed on the inside of the cover. Refer to the
graphic below for FUSES/TIPM location.
Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM)
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Cartridge
Fuse
40 Amp
Green
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Mini Fuse
Description
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Power Top Module – If Equipped
20 Amp
Yellow
AWD Module
Battery Feed –
Center High
10 Amp Red Mounted Stop
Light (CHMSL)/
Brake Switch
Battery Feed –
10 Amp Red
Ignition Switch
20 Amp
Trailer Tow –
Yellow
If Equipped
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Cartridge
Fuse
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40 Amp
Green
Mini Fuse
Description
Ignition Off
Draw (IOD) –
10 Amp Red Power Mirror
Switch/Climate
Controls
Ignition Off
30 Amp
Draw (IOD)
Green
Sense 1
Ignition Off
30 Amp
Draw (IOD)
Green
Sense 2
Battery Feed –
Power Seats – If
Equipped/PZEV
Air Pump –
If Equipped
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Fuse
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12
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13
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14
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Mini Fuse
Description
Battery Feed –
Cabin Compartment Node
(CCN)
15 Amp Lt Selectable Power
Blue
Outlet
20 Amp
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Yellow
20 Amp
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Yellow
Ignition Off
Draw (IOD) –
Cabin Compart10 Amp Red
ment Node
(CCN)/Interior
Lighting
20 Amp
Yellow
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Fuse
15
40 Amp
Green
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17
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40 Amp
Green
Mini Fuse
Description
Battery Feed –
Radiator Fan
Relay
IGN Run/ACC –
15 Amp Lt. Cigar Lighter/
Blue
PWR Sunroof
Mod
Ignition Off
Draw (IOD) –
Wireless Control
10 Amp Red Module (WCM)/
Clock/Steering
Control Module
(SCM)
Battery Feed –
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Auto Shutdown
(ASD) Relay
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Cartridge
Fuse
Mini Fuse
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20 Amp
Yellow
20
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15 Amp Lt.
Blue
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10 Amp Red
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10 Amp Red
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15 Amp Lt.
Blue
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Ignition Off
Draw (IOD) –
Power Amp Feed
2 – If Equipped
Ignition Off
Draw (IOD) –
Radio
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Ignition
Run – Climate
Controls/Hot
Cupholder –
If Equipped
Auto Shutdown
(ASD) Relay
Feed 3
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Cartridge
Fuse
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25
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26
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27
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Mini Fuse
Description
Battery Feed —
PWR Sunroof
Feed
Ignition Run —
10 Amp Red Heated Mirrors If Equipped
Auto Shutdown
15 Amp Lt.
(ASD) Relay
Blue
Feed 2
Ignition Run –
Occupant Classification Module
10 Amp Red (OCM)/
Occupant Restraint Controller
(ORC)
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Fuse
25 Amp
Natural
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30 Amp
Pink
Mini Fuse
Description
Ignition Run —
Occupant Classification Module
10 Amp Red (OCM)/
Occupant Restraint Controller
(ORC)
Hot Car (No
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Fuse Required)
Ignition Run –
20 Amp
Heated Seats –
Yellow
If Equipped
10 Amp Red
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Auto Shutdown
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(ASD) Relay
Feed 1
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Cartridge
Fuse
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30 Amp
Pink
Mini Fuse
Description
Battery Feed –
Switch Bank/
Diagnostic Link
10 Amp Red Connector/
Powertrain
Control Module
(PCM)
Battery Feed –
Anti-Lock Brakes
(ABS) Module –
If Equipped/
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Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Module –
If Equipped
Cavity
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Fuse
Mini Fuse
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40 Amp
Green
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30 Amp
Pink
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Natural
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Battery Feed –
Anti-Lock Brakes
(ABS) Module –
If Equipped/
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Module –
If Equipped
Battery Feed –
Passenger Door
Module (PDM)/
Driver Door
Module (DDM)
Power Top Module – If Equipped
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CAUTION!
• When installing the Totally Integrated Power
Module cover, it is important to ensure the cover is
properly positioned and fully latched. Failure to
do so may allow water to get into the Totally
Integrated Power Module, 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.
• Disengage the mini-fuse in the Power Distribution
Center labeled IOD (Ignition Off-Draw).
• Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
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 No.
Front Courtesy/Reading Lamp . . . . . . . . . . 578/W5W
Center Courtesy/Reading Lamp. . . . . . . . . . 578/W5W
Visor Vanity Lamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A6220
Glove Box Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A6220
Shift Indicator Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IKLE14140
Rear Compartment (Trunk) Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . 579
VEHICLE STORAGE
NOTE: For lighted switches, see your authorized dealer
If you will not be using your vehicle for more than
for replacement.
21 days, you may want to take steps to preserve your
battery.
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LIGHT BULBS – Exterior
Bulb No.
Low Beam Headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H11
High Beam Headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9005
Front Park/Turn Signal/Side Marker Lamp . . . . 3757A
Front Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PSX24W
Center High Mounted Stop
(CHMSL) Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W16W (921)
Rear Tail/Stop Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157
Rear Turn Signal Lamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157
Backup Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157
License Lamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W5W
Front Position Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W5W
BULB REPLACEMENT
Headlamp
1. Raise the hood and locate the connector behind the
headlamp.
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filter housing and position the totally integrated power
module aside prior to replacing the low beam headlamp
on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
2. Reach into engine compartment and from behind the
lamp assembly and grasp the connector.
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3. Rotate bulb and connector 1⁄4 turn and pull outward 4. Pull the bulb out of the socket and replace the bulb.
from assembly.
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life.
5. If the bulb comes in contact with any oily surface,
clean the bulb with rubbing alcohol.
6. Reinsert the bulb and socket assembly and rotate
clockwise 1⁄4 turn to secure.
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3. Rotate the bulb and connector 1⁄4 turn counterclockwise.
1. Access to the lamps through the lower fascia cutout is
limited.
4. Pull the bulb off of connector and replace with a new
one.
2. Turn the steering wheel to allow access and remove
the inner fender shield.
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.
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Taillamps, Rear Turn Signals and Backup Lamps
The turn signal, brake, taillamps and backup lamps are
located in the rear corner body panel housing.
2. Remove the two plastic wing nuts from the taillamp
housing.
1. Open the trunk and gently pull back the trunk liner
behind the taillamp.
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4. Twist and remove socket from lamp.
5. Remove bulb from socket and replace.
3. Grasp the taillamp and pull firmly outward pushing
gently on the studs from inside to disengage the lamp
housing.
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License Plate Lamp
2. Gently pry the lamp assembly loose.
1. Remove two retaining screws holding the light lens in 3. Pull bulb from socket, replace and reattach the lamp
place.
assembly with the two retaining screws.
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp
1. Open the trunk lid to find the centrally located highmounted stop lamp.
2. Twist and remove socket from the back of the lamp
housing.
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3. Replace the bulb and reinstall the socket into the
housing by locking it in place with a twist.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
U.S.
Fuel (Approximate)
All Engines — (Except 2.4L PZEV)
16.9 Gallons
2.4L PZEV (Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle)
18.5 Gallons
Engine Oil with Filter
2.4L Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
4.5 Quarts
2.7L Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
5.5 Quarts
3.5L Engine (SAE 10W-30, API Certified)
5.5 Quarts
Cooling System*
2.4L Engine (MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5
7.7 Quarts
Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
2.7L Engine (MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5
9.8 Quarts
Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
3.5L Engine (MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5
11.6 Quarts
Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
Metric
64 Liters
70 Liters
4.4 Liters
5.2 Liters
5.2 Liters
7.3 Liters
9.3 Liters
11 Liters
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil – 2.4L and 2.7L Engines
Engine Oil – 3.5L Engine
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs – 2.4L Engine except
PZEV*
Spark Plugs – 2.4L Engine with
PZEV*
Spark Plugs – 2.7L Engine
Spark Plugs – 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 0.043 in [1.11 mm])
ZFR5AP (Gap 0.031 in [0.8 mm])
TE10PMC5 (Gap 0.050 in [1.27 mm])
ZFR5LP-13G (Gap 0.050 in [1.27 mm])
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Component
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
Fuel Selection – 2.4L and 2.7L En87 Octane
gines
Fuel Selection – 3.5L Engine
87 Octane Acceptable – 89 Octane Recommended
* PZEV = Partial Zero Emission Vehicle
Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
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 DOT 3 and SAE J1703 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.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
CONTENTS
䡵 Emissions Control System Maintenance . . . . . . 400
䡵 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
▫ Required Maintenance Intervals . . . . . . . . . . 402
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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
certified pursuant to U.S. EPA or in the State of California, California Air Resources Board regulations.
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NOTE:
• The oil change indicator message will not monitor the
time since the last oil change. Change your vehicles oil
if it has been six months since your last oil change even
if the oil change indicator message is NOT illuminated.
• Change your engine oil more often if you drive your
vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.
• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months, whichever comes first.
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by
referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in
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“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or under “Instrument Cluster Description/Odometer/Trip Odometer” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level
while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the
accuracy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when
the level is at or below the ADD or MIN mark.
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• Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
damage.
CAUTION!
Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
• Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals
as required.
Required Maintenance Intervals
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
• Check the fluid levels of coolant reservoir, brake
pages for the required maintenance intervals.
master cylinder, and transmission and add as needed.
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6,000 Miles (10,000 km) or
6 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
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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 as 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
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
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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 as 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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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
except PZEV*).
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four wheel disc brakes.
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405 M
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 as 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.
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N ❏ Rotate tires.
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48,000 Miles (80,000 km) or 48 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 as 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
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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Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Replace the spark plugs (2.4L Engine except PZEV*).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace as necessary.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Change the automatic transmission fluid & filter if using your vehicle for any of the
following: police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
❏ 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.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four wheel disc brakes.
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
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407 M
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M 408 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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E Service Schedule
N ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
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N ❏ Rotate tires.
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72,000 Miles (120,000 km) or 72 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 as 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
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 as 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.
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M 410 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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E Service Schedule
N ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
A
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N ❏ Rotate tires.
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Schedule
❏ Replace the spark plugs (2.4L Engine
except PZEV*).
❏ Inspect and replace the PCV valve, if
necessary†.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four wheel disc brakes.
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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 as 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
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 (2.4L PZEV*,
2.7L and 3.5L Engines).
❏ Replace the timing belt (3.5L Engine).
❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant.
❏ Inspect accessory drive belt, replace if
necessary.
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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 as 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.
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M 412 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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N ❏ Rotate tires.
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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 except PZEV*).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace as 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.
❏ Change the automatic transmission fluid & filter.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four wheel disc brakes.
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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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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 as 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.
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M 414 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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N ❏ Rotate tires.
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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 as 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
150,000 Miles (250,000 km) or
150 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
except PZEV*).
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four wheel disc brakes.
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* PZEV = Partial Zero Emission Vehicle
† This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer
to the owner, but is not required to maintain emissions
warranty.
WARNING!
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform
a service job, take your vehicle to a competent
mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your
vehicle could result in a component malfunction
and effect vehicle handling and performance. This
could cause an accident
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CONTENTS
䡵 Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your
Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . 419
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
䡵 Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
䡵 MOPAR威 Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
䡵 If You Need Assistance
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
䡵 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center . . . . . 420
▫ In The 50 United States And
Washington, D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . 420
▫ In Mexico Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
䡵 Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
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䡵 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426
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the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealers, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
Prepare For The Appointment
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
If you’re having warranty work done, be sure to have the
for an appointment.
right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service The manufacturer and its authorized dealers are vitally
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
service history. This can often provide a clue to the with our products and services.
current problem.
Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
Prepare A List
We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealers have the
service advisor know.
facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your correctly and in a timely manner.
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
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This is why you should always talk to an authorized Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
dealer’s service manager first. Most matters can be re- P.O. Box 21–8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
solved with this process.
Phone: (800) 423–6343
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer- Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
P.O. Box 1621
ship. They want to know if you need assistance.
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
• If an authorized dealership is unable to resolve the
Phone: (800) 465–2001
concern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer
In Mexico contact:
center.
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer cenSante Fe C.P. 05109
ter should include the following information:
Mexico, D. F.
• Owner’s name and address
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
• Authorized dealership name
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
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 (Canadian residents, call 1-800-4852001).
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
Service Contract
Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the
You may have purchased a service contract for a vehicle contract documents, and contact the person listed in
to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected those documents.
repairs after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only
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We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased the vehicle. An authorized dealer
has also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
the ownership experience. You’ll be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects, or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain
products of component wear contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
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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vehicle, system, and/or components is written in • Owner’s Manuals
straightforward language with illustrations, diagrams,
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
and charts.
assistance of service and engineering specialists to
• Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
acquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vehicles. Included are starting, operating, emergency
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diaand maintenance procedures as well as specifications,
grams, charts and detailed illustrations. These practicapabilities and safety tips.
cal manuals make it easy for students and technicians
to find and fix problems on computer-controlled ve- Call toll free at:
hicle systems and features. They show exactly how to
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
find and correct problems the first time, using step-bystep troubleshooting and drivability procedures, • 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
proven diagnostic tests and a complete list of all tools
Or
and equipment.
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 368
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . 358
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236,361
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360,361
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225,229,360
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53,63
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62,67,82,151
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56,60,63
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . 57,60,63
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,158
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368,396
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Anti-Theft Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . 17
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Ashtray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Auto Up Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35,129
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,31
Automatic Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . 156,166,400
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . 229
INDEX
429
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372,398
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 79
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388,389
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . 25 Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,388
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Beverage Cooler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Capacities, Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . 19
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362 Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,243,246,374
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375,376,398
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375,376
Interlock System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Reset Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Selection Of Lubricant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
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Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347,348,349,356
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81,304
Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Cargo Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Cargo Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93,224
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Check Engine Light
(Malfunction Indicator Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,71,75,78
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73,75
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cigar Lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176,190,192,195,204
Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Computer, Trip/Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,167
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104,136
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104,136
INDEX
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) . . . . . . . . . . 369
Cooler, Beverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367,370
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . 368,396,397
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Crankcase Ventilation Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cruise Control (Speed Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104,133,382
431
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Customer Programmable Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82,227,233
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Dipsticks
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375,376
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Emergency Trunk Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37,38
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . 351,400
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347,348,349
Driving
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Through Flowing, Rising,
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
or Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
DVD Player (Video Entertainment System™) . . . . 220
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367,397
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
E-85 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81,304
Electric Rear Window Defrost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300,396
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . 118
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354,396,397
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . 164
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . 156,166,355,400
Emergency, In Case of
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347,348,349,356
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Oil Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
INDEX
433
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355,396
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357,397
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,392
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . 64 Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Flexible Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81,304
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305,307
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81,364
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305,309
Extender, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Fabric Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380 Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Filler Location Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150,309 Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358 Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236,361
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Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375,376
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372,398
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259,398
Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 397
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110,159,391
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103,104
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150,309
Filler Door (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300,397
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300,396
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Fuel, Flexible . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Fueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . 309,311,350
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
INDEX
435
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109,163
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . 109
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Hands-Free Phone (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 HomeLink威 (Garage Door Opener) Transmitter . . . 121
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Hazard
Driving Through Flowing, Rising,
or Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Gearshift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,299
General Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Glove Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312,315
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312,314
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
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INDEX
Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,70,71
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148,150
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Instrument Panel Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Key, Programming . . . . . . . .
Key, Replacement . . . . . . . .
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . .
Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . .
Keyless Entry System . . . . . .
Keyless Entry System (Sedan)
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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20,36
20,36
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Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . 158,392
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
LATCH
(Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren) . . . . . . . 75
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329 Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329,330
Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330 Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
INDEX
437
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,388
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,106
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62,67,82,151
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . 161
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Map Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . . 269
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Engine Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . 159,291
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110,159,391
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,108,158,392
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . 150
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311,313
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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INDEX
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352,422
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358 MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Maintenance, General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353 New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . 161,351 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,64
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423 Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . 38,56,57,60,63
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Locks
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Low Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
(LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
INDEX
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154,157
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156,166,400
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156,166
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354,397
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156,166,355,400
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357,397
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355,396
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356,396
Oil Filter, Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
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Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350,351
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . 4,423
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Phone, Hands-Free (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 278
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INDEX
Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Radio, Satellite (Uconnect威 studios) . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Rear Cupholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103,104
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Remote Control
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Remote Keyless Entry (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285 Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . 222
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . . . . 369 Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224 Remote Trunk Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . 130
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258,259
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Programming Transmitters
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
INDEX
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Resetting Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . 156,166
Restraint, Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Restraints, Infant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Satellite Radio (Uconnect威 studios) . . . . . . . . . . . 215
441
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Adjustable Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . 45
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69,78
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40,41
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Seat Belts (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
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Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103,104
Rear Folding (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 368,397
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176,190,192,195,204
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Side Window Demisters (Defrosters) . . . . . . . . . . 236
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,392
Slippery Surfaces, Driving On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285,329
Specifications
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . 118,157
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Speedometer and Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258,259
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
INDEX
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134,388
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . 53
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Taillights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . 229
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . 150,327
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
443
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . 278
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,282,425
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278,279
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
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Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272,282
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,243,246,374
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Selection of Lubricant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Transmitter Battery Service
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener
(HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Transmitter Programming
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
INDEX
445
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279,311,313
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235,388
Vehicle Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . 17
Video Entertainment System™
(Rear Seat Video System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Uconnect™ (Hands-Free Phone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Understanding Your Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . 147
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425 Warning Lights
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380 Washer, Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112,115,364
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Trip Odometer Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Trunk Release, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37,38
Trunk Release Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108,158,392
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Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36,129
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82,227,233
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112,115
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
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