2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner`s Manual - Dealer E

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner`s Manual - Dealer E
Grand
Cherokee
2010
OWNE R ’ S MANUAL
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 445
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CONTENTS
䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
䡵 Rollover Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 䡵 Vehicle Identification Number
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䡵 How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 䡵 Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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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.
Before you start to drive this vehicle, read the Owner’s
Manual. Be sure you are familiar with all vehicle controls,
particularly those used for braking, steering, transmission, and transfer case shifting. Learn how your vehicle
handles on different road surfaces. Your driving skills
will improve with experience. When driving off-road or
working the vehicle, don’t overload the vehicle or expect
the vehicle to overcome the natural laws of physics.
Always observe federal, state, provincial and local laws
wherever you drive.
This is a specialized utility vehicle designed for both
on-road and off-road use. It can go places and perform
tasks for which conventional two-wheel drive enclosed
vehicles were not intended. It handles and maneuvers
differently from many passenger cars both on-road and
off-road, so take time to become familiar with your As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this
vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or an
vehicle.
accident. Refer to “On-Road/Off-Road Driving Tips” in
The two-wheel drive utility vehicle was designed for
“Starting And Operating” for further information.
on-road use only. It is not intended for off-road driving
or use in other severe conditions suited for a four-wheel
drive vehicle.
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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.
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ROLLOVER WARNING
Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate
than other types of vehicles. This vehicle has a higher
ground clearance and a higher center of gravity than
many passenger cars. It is capable of performing better in
a wide variety of off-road applications. Driven in an
unsafe manner, all vehicles can go out of control. Because
of the higher center of gravity, if this vehicle is out of
control it may roll over when some other vehicles may
not.
NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored
in the vehicle for convenient referencing and remain Do not attempt sharp turns, abrupt maneuvers, or other
with the vehicle when sold, so that the new owner will unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle
control. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result
be aware of all safety warnings.
in an accident, rollover of the vehicle, and severe or fatal
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
injury. Drive carefully.
dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained technicians and genuine MOPAR威 parts, and cares about
your satisfaction.
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million annually. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person
is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing
a seat belt. Always buckle up.
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
Rollover Warning Label
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
Failure to use driver and passenger seat belts provided Consult the following table for a description of the
is a major cause of severe or fatal injury. In fact, the U.S. symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
government notes that the universal use of existing seat this Owner’s Manual:
belts could cut the highway death toll by 10,000 or more
each year and could reduce disabling injuries by two
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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
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on a
label located on the left front corner of the instrument
panel pad, visible from outside of the vehicle through the
windshield. This number also appears on the Automobile
VIN Location
Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window on NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
your vehicle. Save this label for a convenient record of
your vehicle identification number and optional equipment.
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VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
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WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or
death.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
䡵 Vehicle Security Alarm — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 19
▫ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
▫ Rearming The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
▫ Key FOB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
▫ To Set The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
▫ Removing Key FOB From Ignition . . . . . . . . . 15
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
䡵 Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
䡵 Sentry Key威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
䡵 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
▫ To Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
▫ To Release The Liftgate Flipper Glass . . . . . . . 23
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▫ Remote Open Window Feature — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . 23
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 24
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
䡵 Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 25
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
䡵 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
䡵 Liftgate
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
▫ Liftgate Flipper Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions . . . . 37
▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . 41
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
▫ Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
▫ Child Protection Door Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped . . . . . . 43
䡵 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . 45 䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . 71
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
▫ Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) —
Airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
▫ Advanced Front Airbag Features . . . . . . . . . . 48
▫ Airbag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . 52
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system
consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and a Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) with
integral ignition switch. You can insert the Key Fob into
the ignition switch with either side up.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
The Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) operates similar to an
ignition switch. It has four operating positions, three of
which are detented and one spring-loaded. The detented
positions are LOCK, ACC, and ON. The START position
is a spring-loaded momentary contact position. When
released from the START position, the switch automatically returns to the detented ON position.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
1
2
3
4
— LOCK
— ACC (ACCESSORY)
— ON
— START
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Key Fob
The Key Fob operates the ignition switch. It also contains
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and an
emergency key, which stores in the rear of the Key Fob.
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle
should the battery in the vehicle or the RKE transmitter
go dead. The emergency key is also for locking the glove
box. You can keep the emergency key with you when
valet parking.
NOTE: Entering a vehicle using the emergency key with
the theft alarm armed, will results in the alarm sounding.
Emergency Key Removal
Insert the Key Fob (even if the Key Fob battery is dead)
NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key
into the WIN to disarm theft alarm.
into the lock cylinders with either side up.
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch
at the top of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and Removing Key Fob From Ignition
Place the shift lever in PARK. Turn the Key Fob to the
then pull the key out with your other hand.
OFF position and then remove the Key Fob.
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NOTE:
• If you try to remove the Key Fob before you place the
shift lever in PARK, it may become trapped temporarily in the ignition switch. If this occurs, rotate the
key to the right slightly, then remove the Key Fob as
described. If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap
the key in the ignition switch to warn you that this
safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started
and stopped, but the Key Fob cannot be removed until
you obtain service.
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power window
switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and
power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes
after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature.
The time for this feature is programmable. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — If
Equipped/Personal
Settings
(CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
WARNING!
Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the Key Fob in
the ignition. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove Key Fob from the ignition and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
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system will shut the engine off in two seconds if an
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
Opening the driver’s door when the Key Fob is in the invalid Key Fob is used to start the engine.
ignition and the ignition switch position is OFF or ACC,
After turning the ignition switch to the ON position, the
sounds a signal to remind you to remove the Key Fob.
Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three seconds for a
NOTE: The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds bulb check. If the light remains on after the bulb check, it
when the Key Fob is placed in the OFF or ACC ignition indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. In
addition, if the light begins to flash after the bulb check,
position.
it indicates that someone used an invalid Key Fob to start
SENTRY KEY姞
the engine. Either of these conditions will result in the
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system prevents unautho- engine being shut off after two seconds.
rized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics.
or unlocked.
Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as
The system uses the factory-mated Key Fob with Remote possible by an authorized dealer.
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and Wireless Ignition
Node (WIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation.
Therefore, only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. The
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NOTE: The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system is not
compatible with aftermarket remote starting systems.
Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
problems and loss of security protection.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
required for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs.
Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an authoAll of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have
rized dealer, this procedure consists of programming a
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob
Replacement Keys
is one that has never been programmed.
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the NOTE: When having the Sentry Key威 Immobilizer
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the system serviced, bring all vehicle Key Fobs with you to
vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it the authorized dealer.
cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
Customer Key Programming
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
CAUTION!
performed at an authorized dealer.
Always remove the Key Fobs from the vehicle and
General Information
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
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:
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• This device may not cause harmful interference.
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one should go off in the future, you will need to know
which mode has been activated in order to deactivate it.
• This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause undes- Rearming The System
If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
ired operation.
disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn off the
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
horn after three minutes, turn off all of the visual signals
This Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors, after 15 minutes, and then the Vehicle Security Alarm will
liftgate, liftgate flipper glass, and ignition for unautho- rearm itself.
rized operation. When the alarm is activated, the Vehicle
Security Alarm provides both audio and visual signals. To Set the Alarm
The horn will sound, the headlights, park lamps and/or The alarm will set when you use the Remote Keyless
turn signals will flash repeatedly for three minutes. If the Entry (RKE) transmitter to lock the doors and liftgate, or
disturbance is still present (driver’s door, passenger door, when you use the power door lock switch while the door
other doors, ignition) after three minutes, the headlights, is open. After all the doors are locked and closed, the
park lamps and/or turn signals will flash for an addi- Vehicle Security Light (located in the instrument cluster)
will flash rapidly for about 16 seconds to signal that the
tional 15 minutes.
Vehicle Security Alarm is arming. During this 16 second
NOTE: The Panic and Security alarms are quite differ- arming period, opening any door or the liftgate will
ent. Please take a moment to activate the Panic and the
Security modes to hear the differences in the horn. In case
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cancel the arming. If the Vehicle Security Alarm success- Security Alarm. You may also accidentally disarm the
fully arms, the Vehicle Security Light will flash at a Vehicle Security Alarm by unlocking the driver’s door
with the key and then locking it. The door will be locked
slower rate to indicate the alarm is set.
but the Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm.
To Disarm the System
To disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm, you will need to ILLUMINATED ENTRY
press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter or The interior lights come on when you open any door or
turn the ignition key to the ON position. If something has use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to untriggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in your absence, the lock any door. They will remain on for approximately
horn will sound three times when you unlock the doors. 30 seconds after all doors are closed then fade to off.
Check the vehicle for tampering.
The lights also will fade to off if you turn on the ignition
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your after you close all the doors.
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
Vehicle Security Alarm will arm unexpectedly. If you REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
remain in the vehicle and lock the doors with the RKE This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and
transmitter, once the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed liftgate, or activate the panic alarm, from distances up to
(after 16 seconds), when you pull the door handle to exit, approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held Key Fob
the alarm will sound. If this occurs, press the UNLOCK with RKE transmitter. The RKE transmitter does not need
button on the RKE transmitter to disarm the Vehicle to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system.
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NOTE: Inserting the Key Fob with RKE transmitter into
the ignition switch disables all buttons on that RKE
transmitter; however, the buttons on the remaining RKE
transmitters will continue to work. Driving at speeds
5 mph (8 km/h) and above disables all RKE transmitter
buttons for all RKE transmitters.
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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 lamps will flash to
acknowledge the unlock signal. The illuminated entry
system will also turn on.
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.
Key Fob with Three-Button RKE Transmitter
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Flash Lamps with Remote Key Lock
This feature will cause the turn signal lamps to flash
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE
transmitter. This feature can be turned on or off. To
change the current setting, proceed as follows:
(EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
To Lock the Doors
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmit• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle ter to lock all doors. The turn signal lamps will flash and
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal.
Information
Center
(EVIC)/Personal
Settings
Sound Horn with Remote Key Lock
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “UnderstandThis feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be
Turn Headlights On with Remote Key Unlock
turned on or off. To change the current setting, proceed as
This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds follows:
when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter.
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle
equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
Information
Center
(EVIC)/Personal
Settings
(EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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To Release the Liftgate Flipper Glass
Press the FLIPPER GLASS/LIFTGATE RELEASE button
two times (the second press within five seconds of the
first press) to open liftgate flipper glass.
WARNING!
Driving with the flipper glass open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the flipper glass closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
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Using the Panic Alarm
To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, press and hold
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one
second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the
headlights and park lamps will flash, the horn will pulse
on and off, and the interior lights will turn on.
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
you turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a
second time, or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 mph
(24 km/h) or greater.
NOTE: The interior lights will turn off if you turn the
ignition switch to the ACC or ON position while the
Remote Open Window Feature — If Equipped
Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lamps
This feature allows you to remotely lower both front door
and horn will remain on.
windows at the same time. To use this feature, press and
release the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter and Programming Additional Transmitters
then immediately press and hold the UNLOCK button Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
until the windows lower to the level desired or until they performed at an authorized dealer.
lower completely.
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Transmitter Battery Replacement
The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
battery.
NOTE:
• Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
• Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back
housing or the printed circuit board.
1. Battery access is through a door located on the rear of
the Key Fob. Insert a small, flat blade screwdriver into the
slot and gently pry open the access door.
Battery Replacement
1— Battery Access Door
2. Remove and replace the battery. Avoid touching the
new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with
rubbing alcohol.
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3. Reposition the access door panel over the battery 1. A weak battery in the RKE transmitter. The expected
life of the battery is a minimum of three years.
opening and snap into place.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
General Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios.
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
following conditions:
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still
• This device must accept any interference received,
maintaining security. The system has a range of
including interference that may cause undesired
approximately
328 ft (100 m).
operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly ap- NOTE: The vehicle must be equipped with an autoproved by the party responsible for compliance could matic transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
distance, check for these two conditions:
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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
• Liftgate closed
• Hazard switch off
• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• RKE PANIC button not pressed
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 shutdowns, 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
then shut down 10 seconds later.
Start request.
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
To Exit Remote Start Mode and Drive the Vehicle
Remote Start mode.
Before the end of 15 minute cycle, press and release the
• For security, power window and power sunroof op- UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock the
eration (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
in the Remote Start mode.
equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15 minute cycle,
• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two insert the key into the ignition switch and turn the switch
15 minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However, to the ON position.
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON position NOTE:
before you can repeat the start sequence for a third • The ignition switch must be in the ON position in
cycle.
order to drive the vehicle.
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving the
Information Center (EVIC), the message “Insert Key/
Vehicle
Turn To Run” will flash in the EVIC until you insert
Press and release the REMOTE START button one time or
the key. Once inserted, the message “Turn To Run”
allow the engine to run for the entire 15 minute cycle.
will flash in the EVIC until you turn the key to run.
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DOOR LOCKS
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. Therefore, make sure the key
is not inside the vehicle before closing the door.
Power Door Locks
The power door lock switch is located on each front door
panel. Press the switch to lock or unlock the doors.
WARNING!
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
accident, lock the vehicle doors when you drive, as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
from the ignition and lock your vehicle. Do not
leave unattended children in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of
vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries and death.
Power Door Lock Switch
If the plunger is down when the door is closed, the door
will lock. Therefore, make sure the Key Fob is not inside
the vehicle before closing the door.
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If you press the door lock switch while the Key Fob is in This feature is selectable and can be turned on or off.
the ignition switch and the driver’s door is open, the Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in
doors will not lock.
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
The rear doors cannot be opened from inside the vehicle
information.
until you pull up the lock plungers.
Child Protection Door Lock
Automatic Unlock On Exit Feature — If Equipped
The rear doors of your vehicle are equipped with Child
If Auto Unlock is enabled, this feature will unlock all the
Protection Door Locks. If you push up on the lever on the
doors when the driver’s door is opened if the vehicle is
open edge of the door it cannot be opened from the inside
stopped and in PARK or NEUTRAL. Refer to “Electronic
of the vehicle. Push the lever down to disengage the
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
Child Protection Door Locks.
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
WARNING!
Automatic Door Locks
If this feature is selected, your door locks will lock
automatically when the vehicle speed is above 15 mph
(24 km/h) and all doors are closed. It will reset whenever
a door is opened.
Avoid trapping anyone in the 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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passenger/rear passenger door windows. The window
controls will operate only when the ignition switch is in
the ON or ACCESSORY position.
Child Protection Door Lock
WINDOWS
Power Windows
Power Window Switches
The power window controls are located on the driver’s
door trim panel. There is a single switch on the front The power window switches remain active for up to
passenger door/rear doors which operates the front 10 minutes after the ignition switch has been turned OFF.
Opening a vehicle front door will cancel this feature.
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Auto-Down
Both the driver and front passenger window switches
have an “Auto-Down” feature. Press the window switch
past the first detent, release, and the window will go
down automatically. To cancel the “Auto-Down” movement, operate the switch in either the up or down
direction and release the switch.
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To stop the window from going all the way up during the
Auto Up operation, push down on the switch briefly.
To close the window part way, lift the window switch to
the first detent and release when you want the window to
stop.
NOTE: If the window runs into any obstacle during
Auto Up it will reverse direction and then go back down.
To open the window part way, press to the first detent
Remove the obstacle and use the window switch again to
and release it when you want the window to stop.
close the window. Any impact due to rough road condiThe power window switches remain active for 10 min- tions may trigger the auto reverse function unexpectedly
utes after the ignition has been turned OFF. Opening during Auto Up. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to
the first detent and hold it to close the window manually.
either front door will cancel this feature.
Auto Up Feature with Anti-Pinch Protection —
Driver and Front Passenger Door Only
Lift the window switch to the second detent, release, and
the window will go up automatically.
WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the
window before closing.
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Resetting the Auto Up Feature
Should the Auto Up feature stop working, the window
probably needs to be reset. To reset Auto Up:
Pull the window switch up and close the window completely, then pull and hold the switch for one second.
Window Lockout Button
The Window Lockout button on the driver’s door allows
you to disable the window controls on the other doors. To
disable the window controls on the other doors, press the
Window Lockout button. To enable the window controls,
press the Window Lockout button again.
Window Lockout Button
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Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize
the buffeting.
LIFTGATE
To open the liftgate, pull up (squeeze) on the handle and
lift. Manually unlocking the vehicle doors with the
plunger or a key in the lock cylinder will not unlock the
liftgate.
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Liftgate Release
WARNING!
Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous
exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep the
liftgate closed when you are operating the vehicle.
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Liftgate Flipper Glass
The liftgate flipper glass is also unlocked when the
liftgate is unlocked. To open the flipper glass, push up on
the window switch located on the liftgate.
WARNING!
To avoid injury, stand back when opening. Glass may
automatically rise.
Once the liftgate flipper glass has been opened, connection to the rear window wiper is interrupted, preventing
activation of the rear wiper blade while the flipper glass
is open.
NOTE: If a malfunction to the liftgate latch should
occur, an emergency liftgate latch release can be used to
open the liftgate. The emergency liftgate latch release can
be accessed through a snap-in cover located on the
liftgate trim panel.
Liftgate Glass Release
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• Supplemental Side Seat Airbags — if equipped
WARNING!
Driving with the flipper glass open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the flipper glass closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering
wheel
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
• Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners to enhance
occupant protection by managing occupant energy
during an impact event — if equipped
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
Some of the most important safety features in your If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
vehicle are the restraint systems:
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for the driver and infant and child restraint systems. For more information
all passengers
on LATCH, see Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
• Advanced Front Airbags for driver and front passen- (LATCH).
ger
NOTE: The Advanced Front Airbags have a multistage
• Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) inflator design. This allows the airbag to have different
for the driver and passengers seated next to a window rates of inflation based on severity and type of collision.
— if equipped
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Please pay close attention to the information in this
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
possible.
WARNING!
In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled
up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or other
passengers, or you can be thrown out of the vehicle.
Always be sure you and others in your vehicle are
buckled up properly.
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 have combination
lap/shoulder belts. The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during very sudden stops or collisions.
This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move
freely with you under normal conditions. But in a colliBuckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even sion, the belt will lock and reduce the risk of you striking
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver the inside of the vehicle or being thrown out.
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision the best.
Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to
wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in an accident, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
• 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.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
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2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of your seat. 3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
plate up the webbing as far as necessary to make the belt
go around your lap.
Latch Plate to Buckle
Latch Plate
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will
not protect you properly. The lap portion could
ride too high on your body, possibly causing
internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the
buckle nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you as well.
In a sudden stop you could move too far forward,
increasing the possibility of injury. Wear your seat
belt snugly.
• A belt that is worn under your arm is very dangerous. Your body could strike the inside surfaces of
the vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause
internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder
bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that
your strongest bones will take the force in a
collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
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4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your 5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap portion, pull up a comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor
bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too will withdraw any slack in the belt.
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.
WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
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 part of your seat belt
as low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt can’t do its job as well. In a
collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the
belt is straight. If you can’t straighten a belt in
your vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer and
have it fixed.
Removing Slack from Belt
6. To release the belt, push the red button marked PRESS
on the buckle. The belt will automatically retract to its
stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate down
the webbing to allow it to retract fully.
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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 an accident if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the front seating positions, the shoulder belt can be
adjusted upward or downward to position the belt away
from your neck. Press the release button to release the
anchorage, and then move it up or down to the position
that serves you best.
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Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt
As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average,
you will prefer a higher position. When you release the
anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that
it is locked in position.
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Energy Management Feature
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy
Management feature in the front seating positions to help
further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on
collision.
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 availThis safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is able on all passenger-seating positions with a combinadesigned to release webbing in a controlled manner. This tion lap/shoulder belt.
feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on
When To Use The Automatic Locking Mode
the occupant’s chest.
Use the Automatic Locking Mode anytime a child safety
seat is installed in the rear outboard seating position.
WARNING!
Children 12 years old and younger should always be
• The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced properly restrained in the rear seat.
if the seat belt assembly Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) feature or any other seat belt func- How To Use The Automatic Locking Mode
tion is not working properly when checked ac- 1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
cording to the procedures in the Service Manual.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
the entire belt is extracted.
could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
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3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
worn snugly and positioned properly.
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
How to Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Disconnect the combination lap/shoulder belt from the
buckle and allow it to retract completely to disengage the
Automatic Locking Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode.
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). Like the airbags, the pretensioners are single use items. After a collision deploys the
airbags and/or pretensioners, a deployed airbag and/or
pretensioner must be replaced immediately.
Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped
The seat belts for both front seating positions may be
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision.
These devices improve the performance of the seat belt
by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant early
in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants,
including those in child restraints.
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
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BeltAlert威 will be reactivated if the driver’s seat belt is 3. Within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle, unbuckle
unbuckled for more than 10 seconds and the vehicle and then re-buckle the driver’s seat belt at least three
speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h).
times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt
buckled.
BeltAlert威 can be enabled or disabled by your authorized
dealer or by following these steps:
4. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. A single
chime will sound to signify that you have successfully
NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first
completed the programming.
60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON
or START position. Chrysler Group LLC does not recom- BeltAlert威 can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.
mend deactivating BeltAlert威.
NOTE: Although BeltAlert威 has been deactivated, the
1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, and Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
buckle the driver’s seat belt.
while the driver’s seat belt remains unfastened.
2. Turn the ignition key to the ACC/ON position (do not
start the engine), and wait for the Seat Belt Reminder
Light to turn off.
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Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
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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.
Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended and
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.
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Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) —
Airbags
This vehicle has airbags for both the driver and front
passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint
systems. The driver’s front airbag is mounted in the
center of the steering wheel. The passenger’s front airbag
is mounted in the instrument panel, above the glove
compartment. The words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on
the airbag covers.
1 — Driver Airbag
2 — Passenger Airbag
3 — Knee Bolster
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 Airbag System Components
design. This allows the airbag to have different rates of The airbag system consists of the following:
inflation based on the severity and type of collision.
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
This vehicle may also be equipped with Supplemental
• Airbag Warning Light
Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the
driver, front, and rear passengers sitting next to a win- • Driver Front Airbag
dow. If the vehicle is equipped with SABIC airbags, they
• Front Passenger Airbag
are located above the side windows and their covers are
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
also labeled: SRS AIRBAG.
NOTE: Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior • Steering Wheel and Column
trim; but they will open during airbag deployment.
• Instrument Panel
• Knee Impact Bolster
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners — if equipped
• Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
— if equipped
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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
determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
which may receive information from the impact sensors
at the front of the car.
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires airbag deployment. The timing of
the second stage determines whether the output force is
low, medium, or high. If a low output is sufficient to meet
the need, the remaining gas in the inflator is expended.
WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the
airbag on the instrument panel, because any such
objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a crash
severe enough to cause the airbag to inflate.
• Do not put anything on or around the airbag
covers or attempt to open them manually. You may
damage the airbags and you could be injured
because the airbags may no longer be functional.
The protective covers for the airbag cushions are
designed to open only when the airbags are inflating.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios,
etc.
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Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) — If Equipped
SABIC airbags offer side-impact and vehicle rollover
protection to front and rear seat outboard occupants in
addition to that provided by the body structure. Each
airbag features inflated chambers placed adjacent to the
head of each outboard occupant that reduce the potential
for side-impact head injuries. The curtains deploy downward, covering both windows on the impact side.
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Location
NOTE:
• Should a vehicle rollover occur, the pretensioners
and/or SABIC airbags on both sides of the vehicle
may deploy.
• Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim;
but they will open during airbag deployment.
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The system includes sensors adjacent to both front and
rear seat occupants that are calibrated to deploy the
SABIC airbags during impacts that require airbag occupant protection.
WARNING!
• If your vehicle is equipped with left and right Side
Airbag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC), do not stack
luggage or other cargo up high enough to block
the location of the SABIC. The area where the side
curtain airbag is located should remain free from
any obstructions.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the side airbags; the performance
could be adversely affected and/or objects could
be pushed into you, causing serious injury.
Knee Impact Bolsters
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
driver and the front passenger, and position everyone for
the best interaction with the Advanced Front Airbag.
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Airbags work with the knee bolsters to provide improved
protection for the driver and front passenger. Side airbags
also work with seat belts to improve occupant protection.
Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
risk of harm from a deploying airbag:
Children 12 years old and younger should always ride
buckled up in a rear seat.
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You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
WARNING!
Infants in rear-facing child restraints should NEVER
ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger
front airbag. An airbag deployment can cause severe
injury or death to infants in that position.
All occupants should ALWAYS wear their lap and shoulder belts properly.
The driver and front passenger seats should be moved
back as far as practical to allow the Advanced Front
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat Airbags room to inflate.
belt properly (see Section on Child Restraints) should be
Do not lean against the door. If your vehicle has side
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or beltairbags, and deployment occurs, the side airbags will
positioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
inflate forcefully into the space between you and the
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
door.
ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under If the airbag system in this vehicle needs to be modified
to accommodate a disabled person, contact the Customer
their arm.
Center. Phone numbers are provided under ⬙If You Need
If a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
Assistance⬙.
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
(Refer to “Child Restraints”)
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Airbag Deployment Sensors and Controls
WARNING!
• Relying on the airbags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The airbags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the airbags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
airbags.
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during front airbag deployment could cause
serious injury, including death. Airbags need
room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably extending
your arms to reach the steering wheel or instrument panel.
• Side airbags also need room to inflate. Do not lean
against the door. Sit upright in the center of the
seat.
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
required for this vehicle.
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or
side airbags in a frontal or side collision is required.
Based on the impact sensors signals, a central electronic
ORC deploys the Advanced Front Airbags, SABIC airbags — if equipped, and front seat belt pretensioners —
if equipped, as required, depending on severity and type
of impact.
Advanced Front Airbags are designed to provide additional protection by supplementing the seat belts in
certain frontal collisions depending on the severity and
type of collision. Advanced Front Airbags are not expected to reduce the risk of injury in rear, side, or rollover
collisions.
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The Advanced Front Airbags will not deploy in all frontal
collisions, including some that may produce substantial
vehicle damage — for example, some pole collisions,
truck underrides, and angle offset collisions. On the other
hand, depending on the type and location of impact,
Advanced Front Airbags may deploy in crashes with
little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a severe
initial deceleration.
The side airbags will not deploy in all side collisions. Side
airbag deployment will depend on the severity and type
of collision.
Because airbag sensors measure vehicle deceleration over
time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are not
good indicators of whether or not an airbag should have
deployed.
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all collisions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
away from an inflating airbag.
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The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
the system whenever the ignition switch is in the START
or ON position. If the key is in the LOCK position, in the
ACC position, or not in the ignition, the airbags are not
on and will not inflate.
The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
may deploy the airbags even if the battery loses power or
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
Also, the ORC turns on the Airbag Warning
Light in the instrument panel for approximately 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.
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It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instrument cluster Airbag Warning Light if a malfunction is
noted. The diagnostics also record the nature of the
malfunction.
WARNING!
Ignoring the Airbag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the airbags to
protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have the airbag system checked right
away.
Driver and Passenger Airbag Inflator Units
The Driver and Passenger Airbag/Inflator Units are
located in the center of the steering wheel and the right
side of the instrument panel. When the ORC detects a
collision requiring the airbags, it signals the inflator units.
A large quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate
the Advanced Front Airbags. Different airbag inflation
rates are possible, based on the collision type and severity. The steering wheel hub trim cover and the upper
right side of the instrument panel separate and fold out
of the way as the bags inflate to their full size. The bags
fully inflate in about 50 to 70 milliseconds. This is about
half of the time it takes to blink your eyes. The bags then
quickly deflate while helping to restrain the driver and
front passenger.
The driver front airbag gas is vented through the vent
holes in the sides of the airbag. The passenger front
airbag gas is vented through the vent holes in the sides of
the airbag. In this way, the airbags do not interfere with
your control of the vehicle.
Supplemental Side Airbag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) Inflator Units — If Equipped
During collisions where the impact is confined to a
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may
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deploy the SABIC airbags, depending on severity and Front and Side Impact Sensors
type of collision. In these events, the ORC will deploy the In front and side impacts, impact sensors aid the ORC in
determining appropriate response to impact events. AdSABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
ditional sensors in the ORC determine the level of airbag
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
deployment and provide verification.
curtain airbag. The inflating side curtain airbag pushes
the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and Enhanced Accident Response System
covers the window. The airbag inflates in about 30 ms In the event of an impact causing airbag deployment, if
(about one-quarter of the time that it takes to blink your the communication network remains intact, and the
eyes) with enough force to injure you if you are not belted power remains intact, depending on the nature of the
and seated properly, or if items are positioned in the area event the ORC will determine whether to have the
where the side curtain airbag inflates. This especially Enhanced Accident Response System perform the followapplies to children. The side curtain airbag is only about ing functions:
3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when it is inflated.
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
Because airbag sensors estimate deceleration over time,
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of
until the ignition key is turned off.
whether or not an airbag should have deployed.
NOTE: In a rollover the pretensioners and/or SABIC
airbags may deploy on both sides of the vehicle.
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• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
the battery has power or until the ignition key is
removed.
• Unlock the doors automatically.
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
immediately.
If a Deployment Occurs
• As the airbags deflate, you may see some smoke-like
The front airbags are designed to deflate immediately
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
after deployment.
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for
NOTE: Front and/or side airbags will not deploy in all
airbag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
the skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
the airbag system.
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
If you do have a collision which deploys the airbags, any
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
or all of the following may occur:
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s in• The nylon airbag material may sometimes cause abrastructions for cleaning.
sions 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
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Maintaining Your Airbag System
WARNING!
Deployed airbags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
protect you in another collision. Have the airbags,
seat belt pretensioners, and the front passenger seat
belt retractor assembly replaced by an authorized
dealer as soon as possible. Also, have the Occupant
Restraint Controller (ORC) system serviced as well.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your advanced airbag system. The airbag may inflate
accidentally or may not function properly if modifications are made. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any advanced airbag system service. If your seat, including your trim cover and
cushion, needs to be serviced in any way (including removal or loosening/tightening of seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your authorized
dealer. Only manufacturer approved seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to modify an
advanced airbag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
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 for
approximately six to eight seconds when the ignition
switch is first turned ON.
• The light remains on after the approximate six to
eight-second interval.
• The light comes on and 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 2. Under certain circumstances, EDR data may not be
proper airbag fuses. See your authorized dealer if the recorded (e.g., loss of battery power).
fuse is good.
In conjunction with other data gathered during a complete accident investigation, the electronic data may be
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
In the event of an accident, your vehicle is designed to used by Chrysler Group LLC and others to learn more
record up to five seconds of specific vehicle data param- about the possible causes of crashes and associated
eters (see list below) in an event data recorder prior to the injuries in order to assess and improve vehicle performoment of airbag deployment, or near deployment (if mance. In addition to crash investigations initiated by
applicable), and up to a quarter second of either high- Chrysler Group LLC, such investigations may be respeed deceleration data or change in velocity during quested by customers, insurance carriers, government
and/or after airbag deployment or near-deployment. officials, and professional crash researchers, such as those
EDR data is ONLY recorded if an airbag deploys, or associated with universities, and with hospital and insurnearly deploys, and is otherwise unavailable.
ance organizations.
NOTE:
1. A near-deployment event occurs when the airbag
sensor detects severe vehicle deceleration usually indicative of a crash, but not severe enough to warrant airbag
deployment.
In the event that an investigation is undertaken by
Chrysler Group LLC (regardless of initiative), the company or its designated representative will first obtain
permission of the appropriate custodial entity for the
vehicle (usually the vehicle owner or lessee) before
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accessing the electronic data stored, unless ordered to
download data by a court with legal jurisdiction (i.e.,
pursuant to a warrant). A copy of the data will be
provided to the custodial entity upon request. General
data that does not identify particular vehicles or crashes
may be released for incorporation in aggregate crash
databases, such as those maintained by the U.S. government and various states. Data of a potentially sensitive
nature, such as would identify a particular driver, vehicle, or crash, will be treated confidentially. Confidential
data will not be disclosed by Chrysler Group LLC to any
third party except when:
3. Requested by police under a legal warrant.
4. Otherwise required by law.
Data parameters that are recorded:
• Diagnostic trouble code(s) and warning light status for
electronically-controlled safety systems, including the
airbag system
• Vehicle speed
• Engine RPM
• Brake switch status
1. Used for research purposes, such as to match data • Pedal position
with a particular crash record in an aggregate database,
• And other parameters
provided confidentiality of personal data is thereafter
configuration
preserved.
2. Used in defense of litigation involving a Chrysler
Group LLC product.
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Child Restraints
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the
time, including babies and children. Every state in the
United States, and all Canadian provinces, require that
small children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the
law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
Children 12 years and under should ride properly buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats rather than in the front.
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WARNING!
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 can
become so great that you could not hold the child, no
matter how strong you are. The child and others
could be badly injured. Any child riding in your
vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child’s
size.
There are different sizes and types of restraints for Infants and Child Restraints
children from newborn size to the child almost large
• Safety experts recommend that children ride
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
rearward-facing in the vehicle until they are at least
seat Owner’s Manual to ensure you have the right seat
one year old and weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg). Two types
for your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your
of child restraints can be used rearward-facing: infant
child.
carriers and convertible child seats.
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• The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children who weigh up
to about 20 lbs (9 kg). Convertible child seats often
have a higher weight limit in the rearward-facing
direction than infant carriers do, so they can be used
rearward-facing by children who weigh more than
20 lbs (9 kg) but are less than one year old. Both types
of child restraints are held in the vehicle by the
lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH child restraint anchorage system (Refer to LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage System.)
WARNING!
• Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used
in the front seat of a vehicle with the front passenger airbag unless the airbag is turned off. An
airbag deployment could cause severe injury or
death to infants in this position.
WARNING! (Continued)
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• A rearward-facing infant restraint should only be
used in a rear seat. A rearward-facing infant restraint in the front seat may be struck by a deploying passenger airbag which may cause severe or
fatal injury to the infant.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your child
restraint:
• Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
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Standards. Chrysler Group LLC also recommends that
you try a child restraint in the vehicle seats where you
will use it before you buy it.
• The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s
weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for
weight and height limits.
• Carefully follow the instructions that come with the
restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may
not work when you need it.
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belt tight; however, any seat belt system will loosen
with time, so check the belt occasionally and pull it
tight if necessary). For the second row center seat belt
with the automatic locking retractor, pull the belt from
the retractor until there is enough allowance to pass it
through the child restraint and slide the latch plate
into the buckle. Then, pull the belt until it is fully
extended from the retractor. Allow the belt to return
into the retractor, pulling on the excess webbing to
tighten the lap portion around the child restraint. For
additional information, refer to ⬙Automatic Locking
Mode⬙.
• Except for the second row center seating position, all
passenger seat belts are equipped with cinching latch
plates. The second row center position has an auto- • In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the
lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the
matic locking retractor. Both types of seat belts are
buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path
designed to keep the lap portion tight around the child
opening on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate
restraint so that it is not necessary to use a locking clip.
from the buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt
If the seat belt has a cinching latch plate, pulling up on
several times to shorten it. Insert the latch plate into
the shoulder portion of the lap/shoulder belt will
the buckle with the release button facing out.
tighten the belt (the cinching latch plate will keep the
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• If the belt still cannot be tightened, or if pulling and
pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, disconnect
the latch plate from the buckle, turn the buckle
around, and insert the latch plate into the buckle
again. If you still cannot make the child restraint
secure, try a different seating position.
Older Children and Child Restraints
Children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg), and who are
older than one year, can ride forward-facing in the
vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and convertible child
seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children
who weigh 20 to 40 lbs (9 to 18 kg), and who are older
than one year. These child seats are also held in the
• Buckle the child into the restraint exactly as the
vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH child
manufacturer’s instructions tell you.
restraint anchorage system (Refer to LATCH — Child
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the Seat Anchorage System.)
vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the vehicle.
The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weighing
Do not leave it loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or
more than 40 lbs (18 kg), but who are still too small to fit
collision, it could strike the occupants or seatbacks and
the vehicle’s seat belts properly. If the child cannot sit
cause serious personal injury.
with knees bent over the vehicle’s seat cushion while the
NOTE:
For additional information, refer to child’s back is against the seatback, they should use a
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. belt-positioning booster seat. The child and beltCanadian residents, should refer to Transport positioning booster seat are held in the vehicle by the
Canada’s website for additional information. lap/shoulder belt.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/safedrivers/childsafety/index.htm
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Children Too Large for Booster Seats
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback, should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat.
• Make sure that the child is upright in the seat.
• The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug
as possible.
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LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren)
Your vehicle’s rear seat is equipped with the child
restraint anchorage system called LATCH. The LATCH
system provides for the installation of the child restraint
without using the vehicle’s seat belts, instead securing
the child restraint using lower anchorages and upper
tether straps from the child restraint to the vehicle
structure.
• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or LATCH-compatible child restraint systems are now availslouching can move the belt out of position.
able. However, because the lower anchorages are to be
introduced over a period of years, child restraint systems
• If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the
having attachments for those anchorages will continue to
child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a
also have features for installation using the vehicle’s seat
child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind
belts. Child restraints having tether straps and hooks for
the back.
connection to the top tether anchorages, have been
available for some time. For some older child restraints,
many child restraint manufacturers offer add-on tether
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strap kits or retro-fit kits. You are urged to take advantage If you are installing LATCH-compatible child restraints
of all the available attachments provided with your child in adjacent rear seating positions, you can use the
LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for the outboard
restraint in any vehicle.
position, but you must use the vehicle’s seat belt at the
NOTE: When using the LATCH attaching system to
center position. If your child restraints are not LATCHinstall a child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts
compatible, you can only install the child restraints using
not being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out
the vehicle’s seat belts. For typical installation instrucof reach of children. Remind all children in the vehicle
tions, refer to “Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child
that the seat belts are not toys and should not be played
Restraint System”.
with, and never leave your child unattended in the
Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
vehicle.
System
All three rear seating positions have lower anchorages
We urge you to carefully follow the directions of the
that are capable of accommodating LATCH-compatible
manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all
child seats having flexible, webbing-mounted lower atchild restraint systems will be installed as described here.
tachments. Child seats with fixed lower attachments
Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that
must be installed in the outboard positions only. Regardwere provided with the child restraint system.
less of the specific type of lower attachment, NEVER
install LATCH-compatible child seats such that two seats
share a common lower anchorage.
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The rear seat lower anchorages are round bars, located at In addition, there are tether strap anchorages behind each
the rear of the seat cushion where it meets the seatback, rear seating position located on the back of the seat.
and are just visible when you lean into the rear seat to
install the child restraint. You will easily feel them if you
run your finger along the intersection of the seatback and
seat cushion surfaces.
Tether Strap Mounting
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
Latch Anchorages
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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
hook for attachment to the tether strap anchorage and a
means of adjusting the tension of the strap.
First, loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the
tether strap so that you can more easily attach the hooks
or connectors to the vehicle anchorages. Next, attach the
lower hooks or connectors over the top of the anchorage
bars, pushing aside the seat cover material. Then, locate
the tether anchorage 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.
WARNING!
Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or
child restraint. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly
when installing an infant or child restraint.
Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
Belts
The passenger seat belts are equipped with either cinching latch plates or automatic locking retractors, which are
designed to keep the lap portion tight around the child
restraint so that it is not necessary to use a locking clip. If
the seat belt has a cinching latch plate, pulling up on the
shoulder portion of the lap/shoulder belt will tighten the
belt. The cinching latch plate will keep the belt tight;
however, any seat belt system will loosen with time, so
check the belt occasionally and pull it tight if necessary.
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For seat belts having an Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR), pull the belt from the retractor until there is
enough allowance to pass it through the child restraint
and slide the latch plate into the buckle. Then, pull the
belt until it is fully extended from the retractor. Allow the
belt to return into the retractor, pulling on the excess
webbing to tighten the lap portion around the child
restraint. Refer to “Automatic Locking Mode”.
In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the
lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the
buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path opening
on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate from the
buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt several times
to shorten it. Insert the latch plate into the buckle with the
release button facing out.
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If the belt still can’t be tightened, or if pulling and
pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, you may need
to do something more. Disconnect the latch plate from
the buckle, turn the buckle around, and insert the latch
plate into the buckle again. If you still can’t make the
child restraint secure, try a different seating position.
To attach a child restraint tether strap:
Route the tether strap over the seatback and attach the
hook to the tether anchor located on the back of the seat.
For the outboard seating positions, route the tether over
the head rests, and attach the hook to the tether anchor
located on the back of the seat.
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WARNING!
Always remove the subwoofer from the vehicle
whenever the tether anchors behind the subwoofer
are required for proper installation of a child restraining device. In the event of an accident, or under
severe vehicle maneuvers, leaving the subwoofer
unsecured in the vehicle could result in serious or
fatal injury to anyone in the vehicle.
Tether Strap Mounting
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WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchor positions directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
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.
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine and
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
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Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or
55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
limits of local traffic laws, contributes to a good break-in.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental and should be avoided.
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. 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.
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A new engine may consume some oil during its first few
thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be
considered a normal part of the break-in and not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
SAFETY TIPS
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
Transporting Passengers
NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
Exhaust Gas
AREA.
WARNING!
WARNING!
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
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:
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Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in confined damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the comareas any longer than needed to move your vehicle in or plete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
out of the area.
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the engine
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
running, adjust your heating or cooling controls to force
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
outside air into the vehicle. Set the blower at high speed.
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate open,
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside the
make sure that all windows are closed and the climate
Vehicle
control BLOWER switch is set at high speed. DO NOT
Seat Belts
use the recirculation mode.
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
system.
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
or retractor condition, replace the belt.
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Airbag Warning Light
The light should come on and remain on for six 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.
Defroster
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
authorized dealer for service if your defroster is
inoperable.
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
the Vehicle
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.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of exterior lights
while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high
beam indicator lights on the instrument panel.
Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
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.
Tires
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
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CONTENTS
䡵 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . . 84
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
▫ Sun Visor Extension — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 84
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . . 81 䡵 Uconnect™ phone — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 84
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
䡵 Voice Command — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature . . . . . . . . . . 82
䡵 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
▫ Driver’s Automatic Dimming Mirrors —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
▫ Front Manual Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
▫ Outside Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
▫ Front Seat Adjustment — Recline . . . . . . . . . . 85
▫ Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment . . . . . . . 86
▫ Eight-Way Driver’s Power Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
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▫ Four-Way Passenger’s Power Seat —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
▫ Front Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 89
▫ Rear Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 91
▫ 60/40 Split Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
䡵 Driver Memory Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 95
▫ Setting Memory Positions And Linking
Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter To
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
▫ Memory Position Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
▫ To Disable a RKE Transmitter Linked To
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
▫ Easy Entry/Exit Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
䡵 To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
䡵 Lights
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
▫ Headlights And Parking Lights . . . . . . . . . . 102
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . 102
▫ Headlights On Automatically With Wipers . . 103
▫ Smartbeam™ — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . 104
▫ Automatic Headlight Leveling — HID
Headlights Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
▫ Instrument Panel Dimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
▫ Battery Saver Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
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▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
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▫ Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped . . . . . . . 112
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 䡵 Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . 114
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 䡵 Adjustable Pedals — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 115
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 䡵 Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped . . . . . 116
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ To Set a Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
▫ Front Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
䡵 Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . 109
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 䡵 Parksense威 Rear Park Assist — If Equipped . . . 119
▫ Windshield Washer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
▫ Parksense威 Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
▫ Mist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
▫ Parksense威 Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
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▫ Enable/Disable Parksense威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
▫ Programming HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ Service Parksense威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
▫ Gate Operator/Canadian Programming . . . . 132
▫ Cleaning Parksense威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
▫ Using HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
▫ System Usage Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
▫ Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威
Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
䡵 Parkview威 Rear Back Up Camera —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
▫ Turning Parkview威 On Or Off — With
Navigation/Multimedia Radio . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ Turning Parkview威 On Or Off — Without
Navigation/Multimedia Radio . . . . . . . . . . . 127
䡵 Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
䡵 Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 128
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
䡵 Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ Pinch Protect Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
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▫ Sunshade Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ Rear Storage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ Retractable Cargo Area Cover —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ Sunroof Fully Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
䡵 Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
䡵 Power Inverter — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
䡵 Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
䡵 Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
▫ Cargo Tie-Down Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
▫ Cargo Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
䡵 Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
▫ Rear Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
䡵 Roof Luggage Rack — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 150
▫ Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
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MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and
vertical adjustment of the mirror. The mirror should be
adjusted to center on the view through the rear window.
Headlight glare from vehicles behind you 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).
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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.
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CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirrors
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight
overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.
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WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side convex mirror could cause you to
collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your
inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a
vehicle seen in the passenger side convex mirror.
Some vehicles will not have a convex passenger side
mirror.
Driver’s Automatic Dimming Mirrors — If
Equipped
The driver and passenger outside mirrors will automatically adjust for glare from vehicles behind you. This
feature is controlled by the inside automatic dimming
mirror and can be turned on or off by pressing the button
at the base of the inside mirror. The mirrors will automatically adjust for headlight glare when the inside
mirror adjusts.
Outside Power Mirrors
The power mirror switch is located on the driver-side
door trim panel next to the power door lock switch. A
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
rotary knob selects the left mirror, right mirror or off
All outside mirrors are hinged and may be moved either
position.
forward or rearward to resist damage. The hinges have
three detent positions: full forward, full rearward and
normal.
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After selecting a mirror, move the knob in the same
direction you want the mirror to move. Use the off
(center) position to guard against accidentally moving a
mirror position.
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Power mirror preselected positions can be controlled by
the optional Memory Seat Feature. Refer to “Driver
Memory Seat” in “Understanding the Features of Your
Vehicle” for further information.
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
feature is activated whenever you turn on the rear
window defroster. Refer to “Rear Window Features” in
“Understanding the Features of Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
Sun Visor Extension — If Equipped
To access an illuminated vanity mirror, flip down one of This feature has a pull out extension on the sun visor for
the visors.
increased coverage.
Lift the cover to reveal the mirror. The light will turn on Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
automatically.
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
Refer to “Voice Command” in the Uconnect™ Phone
User Manual located on the DVD for further details.
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.
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WARNING!
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.
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted, and you could be injured. Adjust
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
Front Seat Adjustment — Recline
To adjust the seatback, lift the lever located on the
Front Manual Seat Adjustment
Move the seat forward or rearward using the adjustment outboard side of the seat, lean back and release the lever
bar. Lift up on the bar located on the front of the seat near at the desired position. To return the seatback, lift the
the floor. Using body pressure, move forward and rear- lever, lean forward and release the lever.
ward on the seat to be sure the seat adjusters have
latched.
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WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the seat
belt is no longer resting against your chest. In a
collision, you could slide under the seat belt and be
seriously or even fatally injured. Use the recliner
only when the vehicle is parked.
Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment
The manual lumbar support adjustment lever is located
on the right side of the driver’s seatback (all models) and
on the left side of the passenger’s seatback (if equipped).
Moving the lumbar control lever forward and rearward
will increase or decrease the lumbar support.
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Eight-Way Driver’s Power Seat
The driver’s power seat switches are located on the outboard side of the driver’s seat. The bottom switch controls
up/down, forward/rearward and tilt adjustment. The top
switch controls the seatback recline 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
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
CAUTION!
DO NOT place any article under a power seat or
impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to
the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if
movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s
path.
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Four-Way Passenger’s Power Seat — If Equipped
The front passenger’s power seat switches are located on
the outboard side of the passenger’s seat. The bottom
switch controls forward/rearward adjustment. The top
switch controls the seatback recline adjustment.
NOTE: The four-way seat does not have an up/down
adjustment.
WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
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.
Head Restraints
Head restraints can reduce the risk of injury in the event
of a rear impact. The head restraint should be adjusted so
the top of the head restraint is located above the top of
your ear. The head restraints have a locking button which
must be pushed in to lower the head restraint to all
positions. The restraints may be raised without pushing
in the button.
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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.
Adjustable Head Restraints
Front Heated Seats — If Equipped
The front driver and passenger seats are heated. The
controls for each heater are located near the bottom
center of the instrument panel (below the heater/air
conditioning controls). The heaters provide the same
average heat level for both the cushion and the seatback.
After turning the ignition ON, you can choose from High,
Low or Off heat settings. Amber indicator lights in each
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switch indicate the level of heat in use. Two indicator NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
lights will illuminate for High, one for Low and none for within two to five minutes.
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.
When the High-level setting is selected, the heater will
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes
of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the
normal High-level. If the High-level setting is selected,
the system will automatically switch to Low-level after
approximately 30 minutes of continuous operation. At
that time, the number of illuminated LEDs changes from
two to one, indicating the change. The Low-level setting
will turn Off automatically after approximately 30 minutes.
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise
care when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
• 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.
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CAUTION!
Repeated overheating of the seat could damage the
heating element and/or degrade the material of the
seat.
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Rear Heated Seats — If Equipped
On vehicles equipped with rear heated seats, the seats
closest to the doors are heated. The controls for these
seats are located on the rear of the center console.
Rear Heated Seat Switches
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.
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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.
When the High-level setting is selected, the heater will
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes
of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the
normal High-level. If the High-level setting is selected,
the system will automatically switch to Low-level after
approximately 30 minutes of continuous operation. At
that time, the number of illuminated LEDs changes from
two to one, indicating the change. The Low-level setting
will turn Off automatically after approximately 30 minutes.
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise
care when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
• 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.
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five minutes.
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CAUTION!
Repeated overheating of the seat could damage the
heating element and/or degrade the material of the
seat.
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60/40 Split Rear Seat
To Lower Rear Seat
Either side of the rear seat can be lowered to allow for
extended cargo space and still maintain some rear seating
room.
Rear Seat Release
NOTE: Be sure that the front seats are fully upright and
positioned forward. This will allow the rear seatback to NOTE: Do not fold the rear seat down with the center
seat belt buckled.
fold down easily.
1. Pull the release strap (toward the front of the vehicle)
to release.
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2. Fold the rear seat completely forward.
WARNING!
• Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback is 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.
Rear Seat Folded
To Raise Rear Seat
Raise the rear seatback and lock it into place. If interference from the cargo area prevents the seatback from fully
locking, you will have difficulty returning the seat to its
proper position.
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Storage (Rear Seat Armrest) — If Equipped
The rear seat may be equipped with a center storage
armrest.
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Armrest Storage Latch
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
Once programmed, the memory buttons 1 and 2 on the
driver’s door panel can be used to recall the driver’s seat,
Rear Seat Armrest
Press the latch and lift the top of the armrest to access the driver’s outside mirror, adjustable brake and accelerator
pedals and radio station preset settings. Your Remote
storage bin.
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Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters can also be pro- position. The memory system can accommodate up to
grammed to recall the same positions when the UN- four RKE transmitters, each one linked to either of the
two memory positions.
LOCK button is pressed.
Setting Memory Positions and Linking Remote
Keyless Entry Transmitter to Memory
NOTE: Each time the S (SET) button and a numbered
button 1 or 2 are pressed, you erase the memory settings
for that button and store a new one.
1. Insert the ignition key, and turn the ignition switch to
the ON position.
2. Press the driver door MEMORY button number 1 if
you are setting the memory for driver 1, or button
number 2 if you are setting the memory for driver 2. The
Driver Memory Switches
system will recall any stored settings. Wait for the system
Your vehicle is equipped with two RKE transmitters. One to complete the memory recall before continuing to
or both RKE transmitters can be linked to either memory Step 3.
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3. Adjust the driver’s seat, recliner, and driver’s sideview 10. Insert the ignition key, and turn the ignition switch to
mirror to the desired positions.
the ON position.
4. Adjust the brake and accelerator pedals to the desired 11. Select ⬙Remote Linked to Memory⬙ in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and enter ⬙Yes⬙. Refer
positions.
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
5. Turn on the radio and set the radio station presets (up
Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding
to 12 AM and 12 FM stations can be set).
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
6. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and
12. Repeat the above steps to set the next memory
remove the key.
position, using the other numbered memory button, or to
7. Press and release the S (SET) button located on the link another RKE transmitter to memory.
driver’s door.
Memory Position Recall
8. Within five seconds, press and release MEMORY
NOTE: The vehicle must be in PARK to recall memory
button 1 or 2 on the driver’s door. The next step must be
positions. If a recall is attempted when the vehicle is not
performed within five seconds if you desire to also use a
in PARK, a message will be displayed in the Electronic
RKE transmitter to recall memory positions.
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).
9. Press and release the LOCK button on one of the RKE
transmitters.
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To recall the memory settings for driver one, press
MEMORY button number 1 on the driver’s door, or the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter linked to
memory position 1.
2. Press and release MEMORY button number 1. The
system will recall any memory settings stored in position
1. Wait for the system to complete the memory recall
before continuing to Step 3.
To recall the memory setting for driver two, press
MEMORY button number 2 on the driver’s door, or the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter linked to
memory position 2.
3. Press and release the memory S (SET) button located
on the driver’s door.
A recall can be cancelled by pressing any of the
MEMORY buttons on the drivers door during a recall (S,
1, or 2). When a recall is cancelled, the driver’s seat,
driver’s mirror and the pedals stop moving. A delay of
one second will occur before another recall can be
selected.
5. Within five seconds, press and release the UNLOCK
button on the RKE transmitter.
4. Within five seconds, press and release MEMORY
button 1 on the driver’s door.
To disable another RKE transmitter linked to either
memory position, repeat steps 1 through 5 for each RKE
transmitter.
NOTE: Once programmed, all RKE transmitters linked
to memory can be easily enabled or disabled at one time.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position, and Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding
remove the key.
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
To Disable a RKE Transmitter Linked to Memory
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Easy Entry/Exit Seat
This feature provides automatic driver’s seat positioning
which will enhance driver mobility out of and into the
vehicle.
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driving position when the key is placed into the
ignition, and turned out of the LOCK position toward
the ACC/ON position.
The Easy Entry/Exit feature will be automatically disThere are two possible Easy Entry/Exit adjustments abled if the seat is already positioned closer than 0.9 in
(23 mm) forward of the rear stop. At this position, there
available:
is no benefit to the driver by moving the seat for Easy
• The seat cushion will move rearward approximately
Exit/Entry.
2.5 in (60 mm), if the starting position of the seat is
greater than or equal to 2.67 in (68 mm) forward of the Each stored memory setting will have an associated Easy
rear seat stop when the key is removed from the Entry/Exit position.
ignition switch. The seat will then move forward
NOTE: The Easy Entry/Exit feature is not enabled
approximately 2.5 in (60 mm) when the key is placed
when the vehicle is delivered from the factory. The Easy
into the ignition and turned out of the LOCK position.
Entry/Exit feature is enabled (or later disabled) through
• The seat will move to the position located 0.3 in the programmable features in the Electronic Vehicle
(8 mm) forward of the rear stop if the starting position Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
is between 0.9 to 2.67 in (23 to 68 mm) forward of the Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable
rear stop when the key is removed from the ignition Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
switch. The seat will move forward to the memory/ further information.
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TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
To open the hood, two latches must be released.
1. Pull the release lever located below the instrument
panel and in front of the driver’s door.
Safety Latch Location
CAUTION!
Hood Release
2. Reach under the hood, move safety latch to the left
and lift the hood.
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.
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WARNING!
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your
vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
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Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the
headlights, turn signals, headlight beam selection, instrument panel light dimming, passing light, interior
courtesy/dome lights and optional fog lights. The multifunction lever is located on the left side of the steering
wheel.
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Headlights and Parking Lights
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
Turn the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent Turn the end of the multifunction lever to the third detent
for parking light operation. Turn to the second detent for (AUTO) to activate the Automatic Headlight system.
headlight operation. Turn to the third detent for Automatic Headlight operation (if equipped).
Multifunction Lever
Headlight Switch
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This system performs two functions. With the engine approximately four minutes after the wipers completely
running and the multifunction lever in the AUTO posi- stop. Refer to “Windshield Wipers and Washers” in this
tion, the headlights will turn on and off based on the section for further information.
surrounding light levels.
NOTE: When your headlights come on during the
Headlights On Automatically With Wipers
daytime, the instrument panel lights will automatically
If your vehicle is equipped with Automatic Headlights, it dim to the lower nighttime intensity. Refer to “Lights” in
also has this customer-programmable feature. When this section for further information.
your headlights are in the automatic mode and the
SmartBeam™ — If Equipped
engine is running, they will automatically turn on when
The SmartBeam™ system provides increased forward
the wiper system is on. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
lighting at night by automating high beam control
Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable
through the use of a digital camera mounted on the
Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
inside rearview mirror. This camera detects vehicle spefurther information.
cific light and automatically switches from high beams to
If your vehicle is equipped with a “Rain Sensitive Wiper low beams until the approaching vehicle is out of view.
System” and it is activated, the headlights will automatiNOTE: If the windshield or SmartBeam™ mirror is
cally turn on after the wipers complete five wipe cycles
replaced, the SmartBeam™ mirror must be re-aimed to
within approximately one minute, and they will turn off
ensure proper performance. See your local authorized
dealer.
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To Activate
2. Push back on the multifunction lever once again to
reactivate the system.
1. Select “Auto High Beams.” Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information
Center
(EVIC)/Customer- NOTE: Broken, muddy, or obstructed headlights and
Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your Instru- taillights of vehicles in the field of view will cause
headlights to remain on longer (closer to the vehicle).
ment Panel” for further information.
Also, dirt, film, and other obstructions (sticker, toll box,
2. Turn the end of the multifunction lever to the AUTO
etc.) on the windshield or camera lens will cause the
headlight position.
system to function improperly.
3. Push the multifunction lever away from you (toward
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
front of vehicle) to engage the high beam mode.
The high beam headlights come on at a low intensity
NOTE: This system will not activate until the vehicle is level whenever the engine is running, and the transmission is not in the PARK position. The lights will remain
at or above 20 mph (32 km/h).
on until the ignition switch is turned to LOCK/ACC or
To Deactivate
the parking brake is engaged. The headlight switch must
1. Pull back on the multifunction lever to manually be used for normal nighttime driving.
deactivate the system (normal operation of low beams).
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Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the last
Automatic Headlight Leveling — HID Headlights
detent to turn on the interior lighting.
Only
This feature prevents the headlights from interfering
with the vision of oncoming drivers. Headlight leveling
automatically adjusts the height of the headlight beam in
reaction to changes in vehicle pitch.
Instrument Panel Dimmer
Rotate the center potion of the lever to the extreme
bottom position to fully dim the instrument panel lights
and prevent the interior lights from illuminating when a
door is opened.
Rotate the center portion of the lever up to increase the
brightness of the instrument panel lights when the parking lights or headlights are on.
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.
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Battery Saver Feature
If the multifunction lever is left in the interior light
position, parking light position, or the headlight position
when the ignition switch is moved to the LOCK position,
the battery saver feature will automatically turn off the
exterior and interior lights after eight minutes. Normal
operation will resume when the ignition is turned ON or
when the headlight switch is turned to another position.
Fog Lights — If Equipped
The fog light switch is located in the multifunction
lever. To activate the fog lights, turn on the park/
turn lights, low beam headlights or the Automatic
Headlights and pull out the end of the multifunction
lever. A light in the instrument cluster shows when the
fog lights are on.
Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
switch has been turned to LOCK/ACC, a chime will
sound when the driver’s door is opened.
Front Fog Light Control
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NOTE:
• Turning on the high beam headlights turns off the fog
lights.
• A front fog light is a lighting device that provides
illumination in front of the vehicle under conditions of
fog, rain, snow, or dust. The front fog lights supplement the low beams of a standard headlight system.
• Proper aim and adjustment of the front fog lights
should be made to prevent excessive glare for other
drivers.
Turn Signals
Turn Signal Control
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows
NOTE: If either light remains on and does not flash, or
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
there is a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
light bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
defective.
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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.
is turned to LOCK/ACC. 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.
High/Low Beam Switch
Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch Interior Lights
the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever The interior lighting consists of courtesy lights (below the
toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam. instrument panel), an overhead console light (which
contains both driver and passenger reading lights), readFlash-to-Pass
ing lights (located above the rear doors), and a rear cargo
You can signal another vehicle by lightly pulling the
light. Opening a door, pressing the UNLOCK button on
multifunction lever toward the steering wheel. This will
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or turning
turn on the high beam headlights until the lever is
the center of the multifunction lever to the extreme up
released.
position, will activate all interior courtesy lights.
Headlight Time Delay
Front Map/Reading Lights
This feature delays turning off the headlights for 30, 60 or
90 seconds after the ignition switch is turned OFF. To These lights are mounted in the overhead console. Each
activate the headlight delay, the multifunction lever must light can be turned on by pressing the recessed area of the
be rotated to the “Off” position after the ignition switch lens. To turn these lights off, press the recessed area of the
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lens a second time. There are also reading lights located
above the rear doors. Each light can be turned on by
pressing the front recessed area of the lens. To turn these
lights off, press the recessed area of the lens a second
time.
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The windshield wiper/washer control lever is located on
the right side of the steering column. The front wipers are
operated by rotating a switch, located on the end of the
lever. For information on the rear wiper/washer, refer to
“Rear Window Features” in “Understanding the Features
of Your Vehicle”.
Front Map/Reading Lights
Windshield Wiper/Washer Switch
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Windshield Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the LO position for
low-speed wiper operation.
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the HI position for
high-speed wiper operation.
CAUTION!
Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the windshield wiper blades from returning to the
“park” position. If the windshield wiper switch is
turned off, and the blades cannot return to the “park”
position, damage to the wiper motor may occur.
Intermittent Wiper System
Use one of the five intermittent wiper speeds when
weather conditions make a single wiping cycle, with a
variable pause between cycles, desirable. Turn the end of
the lever to one of the five delay positions for the desired
delay interval. The delay can be regulated from a maximum of approximately 18 seconds between cycles, to a
cycle every 1/2 second.
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Windshield Washer Operation
To use the washer, pull the lever toward you and hold
while spray is desired. If the lever is pulled while in the
delay range, the wiper will operate for several wipe
cycles after the lever is released, and then resume the
intermittent interval previously selected.
If the lever is pulled while in the off position, the wipers
will operate for several wipe cycles, then turn off.
WARNING!
Front Wiper Control
NOTE: The wiper delay times depend on vehicle speed.
If the vehicle is moving less than 10 mph (16 km/h),
delay times will be doubled.
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 the defroster before and during
windshield washer use.
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Mist
Use the Mist feature when weather conditions make
occasional usage of the wipers necessary. Pull down and
release the control lever for a single wiping cycle.
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
This feature senses moisture on the windshield and
automatically activates the wipers for the driver. The
feature is especially useful for road splash or overspray
from the windshield washers of the vehicle ahead. Rotate
the end of the multifunction lever to one of five settings
to activate this feature.
The sensitivity of the system can be adjusted with the
multifunction lever. Wiper delay position 1 is the least
sensitive, and wiper delay position 5 is the most sensitive. Setting 3 should be used for normal rain conditions.
Settings 1 and 2 can be used if the driver desires less
wiper sensitivity. Settings 4 and 5 can be used if the
driver desires more sensitivity. Place the wiper switch in
the OFF position when not using the system.
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The Rain Sensing system has protection features for the
NOTE:
• The Rain Sensing feature will not operate when the wiper blades and arms, and will not operate under the
following conditions:
wiper switch is in the low or high-speed position.
• The Rain Sensing feature may not function properly • Low Ambient Temperature — When the ignition is
when ice, or dried salt water is present on the windfirst turned ON, the Rain Sensing system will not
shield.
operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed
is greater than 0 mph (0 km/h), or the outside tem• Use of Rain-X威 or products containing wax or silicone
perature is greater than 32°F (0°C).
may reduce Rain Sensing performance.
• Transmission in NEUTRAL Position — When the
• A customer programmable feature in the Electronic
ignition is ON, and the transmission is in the NEUVehicle Information Center (EVIC) allows the Rain
TRAL position, the Rain Sensing system will not
Sensing feature to be turned off. Refer to “Electronic
operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), or the shift lever is
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understandmoved out of the NEUTRAL position.
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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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.
To unlock the steering column, push the control handle
downward (toward the floor). 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 upward until fully engaged.
WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Be sure the
steering column is locked before driving your vehicle. Failure to follow this warning may result in
serious injury or death.
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ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
This feature allows both the brake and accelerator pedals
to move toward or away from the driver to provide
improved position with the steering wheel. The adjustable pedal system is designed to allow a greater range of
driver comfort for steering wheel tilt and seat position.
The position of the brake and accelerator pedals can be
adjusted without compromising safety or comfort in
actuating the pedals.
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Adjustable Pedal Switch
Press the bottom of the switch to move the pedals
forward (away from the driver).
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Press the top of the switch to move the pedals rearward
(toward the driver).
• The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF.
• The pedals can be adjusted while driving.
CAUTION!
Do not place any article under the adjustable pedal’s
or impede its ability to move as it may cause damage
to the pedal controls. Pedal travel may become limited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the
adjustable pedal’s path.
• The pedals cannot be adjusted when the vehicle is in
REVERSE (R) or when the Electronic Speed Control is
on. A message will be displayed in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) if the pedals are
WARNING!
attempted to be adjusted when the system is locked
out (“Adjustable Pedal Disabled — Cruise Control Do not adjust the pedals while the vehicle is moving.
Set” or “Adjustable Pedal Disabled — Shifter In Re- You could lose control and have an accident. Always
verse”). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Cen- adjust the pedals while the vehicle is parked.
ter (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
Panel” for further information.
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
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The Electronic Speed Control lever is located on the right simultaneously. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Conside of the steering wheel.
trol System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired
vehicle set speed.
To Activate
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light in
the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system
off, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The Cruise
Indicator Light will turn off. The system should be
turned off when not in use.
WARNING!
Electronic Speed Control Lever
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
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
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To Set a Desired Speed
When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press
down on the lever and release. Release the accelerator
and the vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
To Vary the Speed Setting
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can increase speed by pushing up and holding the RESUME
ACCEL lever. If the lever is continually held in the
RESUME ACCEL position, the set speed will continue to
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady
increase until the lever is released, then the new set speed
speed and on level ground before pressing the SET lever.
will be established.
To Deactivate
Tapping RESUME ACCEL once will result in a 1 mph
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pulling the Electronic
(2 km/h) speed increase. Each time the lever is tapped,
Speed Control lever toward you, or normal brake presspeed increases so that tapping the lever three times will
sure while slowing the vehicle will deactivate Electronic
increase speed by 3 mph (5 km/h).
Speed Control without erasing the set speed memory.
Pressing the ON/OFF button or turning the ignition To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
switch OFF erases the set speed memory.
set, push down and hold the SET DECEL lever. If the
lever is continually held in the SET DECEL position, the
To Resume Speed
set speed will continue to decrease until the lever is
To resume a previously set speed, push the RESUME
released. Release the lever when the desired speed is
ACCEL lever up and release. Resume can be used at any
reached, and the new set speed will be established.
speed above 20 mph (32 km/h).
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Tapping the SET DECEL lever once will result in a 1 mph
(2 km/h) speed decrease. Each time the lever is tapped,
speed decreases.
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
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the
vehicle set speed.
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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.
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains PARKSENSE姞 REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on EQUIPPED
ParkSense威 provides visible and audible indications of
moderate hills is normal.
the distance between the rear fascia and the detected
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so obstacle when backing up. Refer to the Warning Section
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed and Note Section for limitations of this system and
Control.
recommendations.
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ParkSense威 will remember the last system state (enabled ParkSense姞 Warning Display
or disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition The ParkSense威 warning display, located in the headliner
near the flipper glass, provides both visible and audible
is changed to the ON position.
warnings to indicate the distance between the rear fascia
ParkSense威 can be active only when the shift lever is in
and the detected obstacle.
REVERSE. If ParkSense威 is enabled at this shift lever
position, the system will be active until the vehicle speed
is increased to approximately 11 mph (18 km/h) or
above. The system will be active again if the vehicle
speed is decreased to speeds less than approximately
10 mph (16 km/h).
ParkSense姞 Sensors
The four ParkSense威 sensors, located in the rear fascia,
monitor the area behind the vehicle that is within the
sensors’ field of view.
The sensors can detect obstacles from approximately 12
to 59 in (30 to 150 cm) from the rear fascia in the
horizontal direction, depending on the location and
orientation of the obstacle and the type of obstacle.
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When the ignition is turned to the ON position, the
warning display will turn ON all of its LEDs for about
one second. Each side of the warning display has six
yellow and two red LEDs. The vehicle is close to the
obstacle when the red LED is ON.
WARNING DISPLAY DISTANCES
DISPLAY LED
1st LED
2nd LED
3rd LED
4th LED
5th LED
6th LED
7th LED
8th LED
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The system dimly illuminates the two outer most yellow
LEDs when it is ON and detecting no obstacles. The
following chart shows the warning display operation
when the system is detecting an obstacle:
OBSTACLE DISTANCE FROM:
REAR CORNERS
REAR CENTER
59 in (150 cm)
51 in (130 cm)
45 in (115 cm)
31.5 in (80 cm)
39 in (100 cm)
25.5 in (65 cm)
33.5 in (85 cm)
20 in (50 cm)
28 in (70 cm)
16 in (40 cm)
20 in (50 cm)
6 in (15 cm)
12 in (30 cm)
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AUDIBLE SIGNAL
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Red
Red
Yes, Half Second
None
None
None
None
None
Yes, Intermittent
Yes, Continuous
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NOTE: The Rear Park Assist system will MUTE the The ParkSense威 switch LED will be ON when the system
radio, if on, when the system is sounding an audio tone. is disabled or defective. The ParkSense威 switch LED will
be OFF when the system is enabled.
Enable/Disable ParkSense姞
ParkSense威 can be enabled and disabled with a switch Service ParkSense姞
located on the upper switch bank of the instrument When ParkSense威 is defective, the instrument cluster will
actuate a single chime, once per ignition cycle, and it will
panel.
display the “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message.
Press the switch once to turn ParkSense威 on,
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”
push the switch a second time to turn Parkin “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
Sense威 off.
information. If “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” appears in the EVIC after making sure the rear fascia/
When the switch is pressed to disable the system, the
bumper is clean and free of snow, ice, mud, or other
instrument cluster will display the “PARK ASSIST DISdebris, see your authorized dealer.
ABLED” message. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Cleaning ParkSense姞
Panel” for further information. When the shift lever is Clean the ParkSense威 sensors with water, car wash soap
changed to REVERSE and the system is disabled, the and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not
instrument cluster will actuate a single chime, once per scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damage the sensors.
ignition cycle, and it will display the message.
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• If a ParkSense威 system malfunction occurs, a single
chime will sound once per ignition cycle. In addition,
NOTE:
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of dirt and debris
display “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM”. If this
to keep ParkSense威 operating properly.
occurs making sure the rear fascia/bumper is free
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
from snow, ice, mud, dirt and debris, see your authoaffect the performance of ParkSense威.
rized dealer.
System Usage Precautions
• When you turn ParkSense威 off, the instrument cluster • Clean the ParkSense威 sensors regularly, taking care
will display “PARK ASSIST DISABLED.” Furthernot to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not
more, once you turn ParkSense威 off, it remains off
be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt, or debris.
until you turn it on again, even if you cycle the ignition
Failure to do so can result in the system not working
key.
properly. ParkSense威 might not detect an obstacle
behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide a false
• When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
indication that an obstacle is behind the fascia/
position and ParkSense威 is turned off, the instrument
bumper.
cluster will display “PARK ASSIST DISABLED” message for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
• ParkSense威, when on, will MUTE the radio when it is
sounding a tone.
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• Objects must not be within 12 in (30 cm) from the rear
fascia/bumper while driving the vehicle. Failure to do
so can result in the system misinterpreting a close
object as a sensor problem, causing the “SERVICE
PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message to be displayed in
the instrument cluster.
CAUTION!
• ParkSense威 is only a parking aid and it is unable
to recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles. Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not detected at all. Obstacles located
above or below the sensors will not be detected
when they are in close proximity.
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using ParkSense威 to be able to stop in time when the obstacle is
detected. It is recommended that the driver looks over
his/her shoulder when using ParkSense威.
WARNING!
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist System. Always check carefully behind your vehicle,
look behind you, and be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, and
blind spots before backing up. You are responsible
for safety and must continue to pay attention to
your surroundings. Failure to do so can result in
serious injury or death.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Before using the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist
System, it is strongly recommended that the ball
mount and hitch ball assembly is disconnected
from the vehicle when the vehicle is not used for
towing. Failure to do so can result in injury or
damage to vehicles or obstacles because the hitch
ball will be much closer to the obstacle than the
rear fascia when the warning display turns on the
single flashing arc and sounds the continuous
tone. Also, the ParkSense威 sensors could detect
the ball mount and hitch ball assembly, depending
on its size and shape, giving a false indication that
an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
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PARKVIEW姞 REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView威 Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
image of the rear of your vehicle whenever the shift lever
is put into REVERSE. The image will be displayed on the
Navigation/Multimedia radio display screen. The ParkView威 camera is located on the rear liftgate.
WARNING!
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the ParkView威 Rear Back Up Camera. Always
check carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to
check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, or blind spots before backing up. You are
responsible for the safety of your surroundings and
must continue to pay attention while backing up.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
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Turning ParkView姞 On or Off — With
Navigation/Multimedia Radio
CAUTION!
• To avoid vehicle damage, ParkView威 should only
be used as a parking aid. The ParkView威 camera is
unable to view every obstacle or object in your
drive path.
• To avoid vehicle damage, the vehicle must be
driven slowly when using ParkView威 to be able to
stop in time when an obstacle is seen. It is recommended that the driver look frequently over his/
her shoulder when using ParkView威.
NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or anything else builds up on
the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with water, and dry
with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
1. Press the “menu” hard key.
2. Select “system setup” soft key.
3. Press the “camera setup” soft key.
4. Enable or disable the rear camera feature by selecting
“enable rear camera in reverse” soft key.
5. Press the “save” soft key.
6. When the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE, an image of
the rear of the vehicle will appear with a caution note to
⬙check entire surroundings⬙ displayed across the top of
the screen. After five seconds this note will disappear.
7. When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear
camera mode is exited and the navigation or audio screen
appears again.
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(HomeLink威) and power sunroof switches may also be
included, if equipped.
Turning ParkView姞 On or Off — Without
Navigation/Multimedia Radio
1. Press the “menu” hard key.
2. Select “system setup” soft key.
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3. Enable or disable the rear camera feature by selecting
“enable rear camera in reverse” soft key.
4. When the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE, an image of
the rear of the vehicle will appear with a caution note to
“check entire surroundings” displayed across the top of
the screen. After five seconds this note will disappear.
5. When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear
camera mode is exited and the audio screen appears
again.
Overhead Console
Courtesy/Reading Lights
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
At the forward end of the console are two courtesy/
The overhead console contains courtesy/reading lights, reading lights.
storage for sunglasses. Universal Garage Door Opener
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Press the lens to turn these lights on. Press a second time systems. The HomeLink威 unit operates off your vehicle’s
battery.
to turn the lights off.
The lights also turn on when a front door or rear door is The HomeLink威 buttons are located in the overhead
opened. The lights will also turn on when the UNLOCK console and contain one, two or three dots/lines desigbutton on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is nating the different HomeLink威 channels.
pressed.
Sunglasses Storage
At the rear of the console a compartment is provided for
the storage of a pair of sunglasses.
The storage compartment access is a “push/push” design. Push the finger depression on the overhead console
to open. Push the finger depression to close.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink威 replaces up to three remote controls (handheld transmitters) that operate devices such as garage
door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security
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NOTE: HomeLink威 is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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. The EVIC will display “CLEARING
CHANNELS.” Release the buttons when the EVIC message states “CHANNELS CLEARED.”
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It is recommended that a new battery be placed in the Then release both the HomeLink威 and handheld transhand-held transmitter of the device being copied to mitter buttons.
HomeLink威 for more efficient training and accurate
If the EVIC display states “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat
transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
Step 3. If the signal is too weak, replace the battery in the
Your vehicle should be parked outside of the garage handheld transmitter.
while training.
It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The
garage door may open and close while you train.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
2. Place the handheld transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm) NOTE: Some gate operators and garage door openers
from the HomeLink威 buttons while keeping the EVIC may require you to replace Step 3 with procedures noted
in the “Gate Operator/Canadian Programming” section.
display in view.
For optimal training, point the battery end of the hand- 4. Press and hold the just-trained HomeLink威 button. If
the channel has been trained, the EVIC display will now
held transmitter away from the HomeLink威.
state “CHANNEL # TRANSMIT.”
3. Simultaneously, press and hold both the chosen
HomeLink威 button and the handheld transmitter button If the EVIC display still states “CHANNEL # TRAINuntil the EVIC display changes from “CHANNEL # ING” repeat Step 3.
TRAINING” to “CHANNEL # TRAINED.”
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NOTE: After training a HomeLink威 channel, if the
garage door does not operate with HomeLink威 and the
garage door opener was manufactured after 1995, the
garage door opener may have rolling code. If so, proceed
to the heading “Programming A Rolling Code System.”
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5. PROGRAMMING A ROLLING CODE SYSTEM
At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), locate
the “Learn” or “Training” button.
This can usually be found where the hanging antenna
wire is attached to the garage door opener motor (it is
NOT the button normally used to open and close the
door).
1 — Garage Door Opener
2 — Training Button
6. Firmly press and release the LEARN or TRAINING
button. The name and color of the button may vary by
manufacturer.
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
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7. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are
HomeLink威 button twice (holding the button for two designed to “time-out” in the same manner.
seconds each time). If the device is plugged in and
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
activates, programming is complete.
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
If the device does not activate, press the button a third door or gate motor.
time (for two seconds) to complete the training.
If you are having difficulties programming a garage door
If you have any problems or require assistance, please opener or a gate operator, replace “Programming
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at HomeLink” Step 3 with the following:
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink威 button,
To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons, while you press and release (“cycle”), your handheld
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink威 has
successfully accepted the frequency signal. The EVIC
erase the channels.
display will change from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
“CHANNEL # TRAINED.”
Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to “time-out” (or quit) after several seconds of If you unplugged the device for training, plug it back in
transmission – which may not be long enough for at this time.
HomeLink威 to pick up the signal during programming.
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Then proceed with Step 4 under “Programming 3. Without releasing the button, proceed with Programming HomeLink威 Step 2 and follow all remaining steps.
HomeLink威” earlier in this section.
Using HomeLink姞
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.
Security
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
in your vehicle.
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for
20 seconds until the EVIC message states “CHANNELS
CLEARED.” Note that all channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be erased.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink姞 Button
The HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver is disabled when
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
follow these steps:
Troubleshooting Tips
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink威, here
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button for are some of the most common solutions:
20 seconds until the EVIC display states “CHANNEL #
• Replace the battery in the original transmitter.
TRAINING.” Do not release the button.
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• Press the LEARN button on the garage door opener to 2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired
complete the training for rolling code.
operation.
• Did you unplug the device for training and remember
NOTE: The transmitter has been tested and it complies
to plug it back in?
with FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not
If you are having any problems or require assistance,
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliplease call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
ance could void the user’s authority to operate the
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
device.
General Information
The term “IC:” before the certification/registration numThis device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
ber only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifiCanada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
cations were met.
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
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POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located between the sun
visors on the overhead console.
Power Sunroof Switch
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WARNING!
• Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in
the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the
power sunroof while operating the power sunroof
switch. Such entrapment may result in serious
injury or death.
• In an accident, there is a greater risk of being
thrown from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You
could also be seriously injured or killed. Always
fasten your seat belt properly and make sure all
passengers are 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.
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Opening Sunroof — Express
Press the switch rearward and release, and the sunroof
will open automatically from any position. The sunroof
will open fully, then stop automatically. This is called
“Express Open”. During Express Open operation, any
movement of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
Closing Sunroof — Express
Press the switch forward and release, and the sunroof
will close automatically from any position. The sunroof
will close fully and stop automatically. This is called
“Express Close”. During Express Close operation, any
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
Pinch Protect Override
If a known obstruction (ice, debris, etc.) prevents closing
the sunroof, press the switch forward and hold for two
seconds after the reversal occurs. This allows the sunroof
to move toward the closed position.
NOTE: Pinch protection is disabled while the switch is
pressed.
Venting Sunroof — Express
Press and release the “Vent” button, and the sunroof will
open to the vent position. This is called “Express Vent”,
and will occur regardless of sunroof position. During
Express Vent operation, any movement of the switch will
stop the sunroof.
Pinch Protect Feature
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
Sunshade Operation
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obThe sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
struction is detected, the sunroof will automatically resunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
tract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, press
the switch forward and release to Express Close.
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NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is Ignition OFF Operation
The power sunroof switches remain active for up apopen.
proximately ten minutes after the ignition switch has
Wind Buffeting
been turned OFF. Opening either front door will cancel
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
this feature.
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the Sunroof Fully Closed
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain Press the switch forward and release to ensure that the
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occur- sunroof is fully closed.
rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs Your vehicle is equipped with 12 Volt (13 Amp) power
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to outlets that can be used to power cellular phones, small
electronics and other low powered electrical accessories.
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
The power outlets are labeled with either a “key” or a
Sunroof Maintenance
“battery” symbol to indicate how the outlet is powered.
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean Power outlets labeled with a “key” are powered when
the glass panel.
the ignition switch is in the ON or ACC position, while
the outlets labeled with a “battery” are connected directly
to the battery and powered at all times.
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NOTE:
• All accessories connected to the “battery” powered
outlets should be removed or turned off when the
vehicle is not in use to protect the battery against
discharge.
The front power outlets are located to the left and right of
the convenience tray (lower center of instrument panel).
Pull lightly on the tab of the plastic cover to access these
power outlets.
• To ensure proper operation a MOPAR威 knob and
element must be used.
• 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.
Front Power Outlets
The power outlet located on the left side of the tray can
be used to power a conventional cigar lighter.
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The rear power outlet (if equipped) is located in the left
rear cargo area.
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WARNING!
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.
Rear Power Outlet
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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.
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
There is a 115 Volt, 150 Watt inverter outlet located on the back
of the center console to convert DC current to AC current.
This outlet can power cellular phones, electronics and other
low power devices requiring power up to 150 Watts. Certain
high-end video games, such as Playstation3 and XBox360 will
exceed this power limit, as will most power tools.
Power Inverter
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The power inverter is designed with built-in overload
protection. If the power rating of 150 Watts is exceeded,
the power inverter will automatically shut down. Once
the electrical device has been removed from the outlet the
inverter should automatically reset. If the power rating
exceeds approximately 170 Watts, the power inverter
may have to be reset manually. To reset the inverter
manually press the power inverter button OFF and ON.
To avoid overloading the circuit, check the power ratings
on electrical devices prior to using the inverter.
Press the power inverter switch (located on the upper
switch bank) to turn the power on to the outlet. Press the
switch again to turn the power off.
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Power Inverter Switch
NOTE: When the power inverter switch is pressed,
there will be a delay of approximately one second before
the inverter status indicator turns ON. The status indicator of the AC power inverter indicates whether the
inverter is producing AC power.
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WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not use a three-prong adaptor.
• Do not insert any objects into the receptacles.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use.
• If this outlet is mishandled it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
CUPHOLDERS
There are two cupholders for the front seat passengers
located in the center console.
Front Cupholders
The rear passengers have access to two cupholders that
pull out from the lower center of the rear seat.
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the cargo light lens surface will turn off all interior lights.
Push on the lens surface a second time to restore the
interior lights to normal operation.
Rear Storage Compartment
The rear storage compartment is located on the driver’s
side behind the second row seat.
Rear Cupholders
CARGO AREA FEATURES
Cargo Light
The cargo area light is activated by opening the liftgate,
opening any door, or by rotating the dimmer control on
the multifunction lever to the extreme top position. If all
doors are closed and only the liftgate is open, pushing on
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Retractable Cargo Area Cover — If Equipped
NOTE: The purpose of this cover is for privacy, not to
secure loads. It will not prevent cargo from shifting or
protect passengers from loose cargo.
To cover the cargo area:
1. Grasp the cover at the center handle. Pull it over the
cargo area.
2. Insert the pins on the ends of the cover into the slots in
the pillar trim cover.
3. The liftgate may be opened with the cargo cover in
place.
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WARNING!
In an accident, a loose cargo cover in the vehicle
could cause injury. It could fly around in a sudden
stop and strike someone in the vehicle. Do not store
the cargo cover on the cargo floor or in the passenger
compartment. Remove the cover from the vehicle
when taken from its mounting. Do not store it in the
vehicle.
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Cargo Tie-Down Hooks
The cargo tie-downs, located on the cargo area floor,
should be used to safely secure loads when the vehicle is
moving.
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WARNING!
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.
• Cargo tie-down hooks are not safe anchors for a
child seat tether strap. In a sudden stop or collision, a hook could pull loose and allow the child
seat to come loose. A child could be badly injured.
Use only the anchors provided for child seat
tethers.
The weight and position of cargo and passengers
can change the vehicle center of gravity and vehicle handling. To avoid loss of control resulting
in personal injury, follow these guidelines for
loading your vehicle:
• Do not carry loads which exceed the load limits
described on the label attached to the left door or
left door center pillar.
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put
heavier objects as low and as far forward as
possible.
• Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear
axle. Too much weight or improperly placed
weight over or behind the rear axle can cause the
rear of the vehicle to sway.
• Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of
the seatback. This could impair visibility or become a dangerous projectile in a sudden stop or
collision.
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Cargo Load Floor
The panel in the load floor is reversible for added utility.
One side is carpeted and the other side features a plastic
lined tray which holds a variety of items.
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The cargo load floor is held by spring loaded latches. In
order to use the cargo load floor, use the following
procedure:
NOTE: The cargo load floor latches should not be
used as cargo tie-downs.
1. Flip up the pull loop(s) so they are perpendicular
(straight up) to the top surface of the tray.
2. Pull up on the loop(s) and twist 90 degrees, so they are
parallel to the slotted hole in the tray.
3. Lift the tray over the loop(s), and reposition the tray.
4. Pull up on the loop(s) and twist 90 degrees, so they are
perpendicular (straight up) to the slotted hole in tray.
Cargo Load Floor
5. Push the loop(s) back down, so they are parallel to the
top of the tray.
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Rotate the switch upward to the “On” position to
activate the rear wiper.
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
NOTE: The rear wiper operates in an intermittent mode
The rear wiper/washer is controlled by a rotary switch
only.
located on the control lever. The control lever is located
on the right side of the steering column.
Rotate the switch upward to the “washer” position
to activate that rear washer. The washer pump will
continue to operate as long as the lever or ring is
engaged. Upon release, the wipers will cycle two times
before returning to the set position.
If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned
OFF, the wiper will automatically return to the “park”
position if power accessory delay is active. Power accessory delay can be cancelled by opening the door; if this
happens, the rear wiper will stop at its current position
and will not go to “park”.
Rear Wiper/Washer Control
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If the liftgate flipper glass is open, connection to the rear
window wiper is interrupted preventing activation of the
rear wiper blade. When the liftgate flipper glass is closed,
the rear wiper switch, or the ignition switch, needs to be
turned OFF and ON to restart the rear wiper.
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on the
climate control panel. Press this button to turn on
the rear window defroster and the heated outside mirrors
(if equipped). An indicator in the button will illuminate
when the rear window defroster is on. The rear window
defroster automatically turns off after approximately
10 minutes. For an additional five minutes of operation,
press the button a second time.
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CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to
the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off
after soaking with warm water.
• 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.
NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
window defroster only when the engine is operating.
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siderails to prevent movement. To move the crossbars,
loosen the thumb screws, located at the upper edge of
each crossbar, approximately eight turns, then move the
crossbar to the desired position, keeping the crossbars
parallel to the rack frame. Once the crossbar is in one of
the seven detent positions, retighten the thumb screws to
NOTE: If not equipped with crossbars, your authorized
lock the crossbar into position.
dealer can order and install MOPAR威 crossbars built
NOTE:
specifically for this roof rack system.
• To help control wind noise when the crossbars are not
Distribute cargo weight evenly on the roof rack crossbars.
in use, place the front crossbar in the second detent
The roof rack does not increase the total load carrying
from the front of the vehicle and the rear crossbar in
capacity of the vehicle. Be sure the total load of cargo
the last detent closest to the rear of the vehicle.
inside the vehicle plus that on the external rack does not
• If the rear crossbar (or any metallic object) is placed
exceed the maximum vehicle load capacity.
over the satellite radio antenna (if equipped), you may
The optional crossbars must be installed using the correct
experience interruption of satellite radio reception. For
orientation (the longer crossbar toward the front).
improved satellite radio reception, place the rear crossbar in the second detent from the rear of the vehicle
The optional crossbars must also be secured in one of the
when not in use.
seven detent positions marked with an arrow on the
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
The crossbars and siderails are designed to carry the
weight on vehicles equipped with a luggage rack. The
load must not exceed 150 lbs (68 kg), and should be
uniformly distributed over the luggage rack crossbars.
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• The grab handles on the back of the vehicle (if
equipped) are not to be used as a towing feature.
CAUTION!
• To prevent damage to the roof of your vehicle, DO
NOT carry any loads on the roof rack without the
crossbars installed. The load should be secured
and placed on top of the crossbars, not directly on
the roof. If it is necessary to place the load on the
roof, place a blanket or some other protection
between the load and the roof surface.
• To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do
not exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity of
150 lbs (68 kg). Always distribute heavy loads as
evenly as possible and secure the load appropriately.
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• Long loads which extend over the windshield,
such as wood panels or surfboards, or loads with
large frontal area should be secured to both the
front and rear of the vehicle.
• Travel at reduced speeds and turn corners carefully when carrying large or heavy loads on the
roof rack. Wind forces, due to natural causes or
nearby truck traffic, can add sudden upward lift to
a load. This is especially true on large flat loads
and may result in damage to the cargo or your
vehicle.
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WARNING!
Cargo must be securely tied before driving your
vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the
vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in personal injury or property damage. Follow the roof rack
cautions when carrying cargo on your roof rack.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Instrument Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
䡵 Instrument Cluster
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
䡵 Instrument Cluster Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . 158
䡵 Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . 168
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
▫ Engine Oil Change Indicator System . . . . . . . 172
▫ Trip Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
▫ Compass Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
▫ Personal Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features) . . . . . . . 178
▫ System Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
䡵 Media Center 730N/430 (RER/REN/RBZ) —
AM/FM Stereo Radio And CD/DVD/HDD/
Nav — If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
▫ Operating Instructions — Voice Command
System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
▫ Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ phone
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
▫ Clock Setting Procedure — RBZ Radio . . . . . 184
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▫ Clock Setting Procedure — RER/REN
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
䡵 Media Center 130 (RES) — AM/FM Stereo
Radio With CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack). . . . . . . 188
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 188
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
▫ Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode . . . . 196
䡵 Media Center 130 (RES/RSC) — AM/FM
Stereo Radio With CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack)
And Sirius Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 197
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
▫ List Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 208
▫ Info Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 208
䡵 Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
▫ Connecting The iPod威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
▫ Using This Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
▫ Controlling The iPod威 Using Radio
Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
䡵 Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If
Equipped (REN/RER/RBZ/RES Radios Only). . 214
▫ System Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
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▫ Electronic Serial Number/Sirius
Identification Number (ESN/SID) . . . . . . . . . 215
▫ Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite)
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
▫ Satellite Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
▫ Reception Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
▫ Operating Instructions - Uconnect™
Multimedia (Satellite) Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
▫ Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ phone
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
䡵 Remote Sound System Controls —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
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▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
䡵 CD/DVD Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
䡵 Radio Operation And Cellular Phones . . . . . . . 221
䡵 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
▫ Manual Air Conditioning And Heating
System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
▫ Automatic Temperature Control —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
▫ Operating Tips Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
1
2
3
4
— Air Outlet
— Instrument Cluster
— Radio
— Glove Compartment
5
6
7
8
—
—
—
—
Upper Switch Bank
Power Outlet/Cigar Lighter
Storage Bin
Power Outlet
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10 — Climate Controls
11 — Ignition Switch
12 — Storage Bin
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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the brake booster, the ABS pump will run when applying
the brake and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during
each stop.
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Speedometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
2. Brake Warning Light
This light monitors various brake functions,
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on, it may
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Program (ESP) system. In this case, the light will remain on until the
condition has been corrected. If the problem is related to
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
dropped below a specified level.
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.
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The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON position.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
an accident. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
3. Turn Signal Indicator
The arrows will flash with the exterior turn signals
when the turn signal lever is operated. A tone will
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force chime if the turn signals are left on for more than 1 mile
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the (1.6 km).
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
4. High Beam Indicator
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
Indicates that headlights are on high beam.
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the 5. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
ON position. The light should illuminate for approxiThe Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
mately two seconds. The light should then turn off unless
an onboard diagnostic system called OBD II that
the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is detected.
monitors engine and automatic transmission conIf the light does not illuminate, have the light inspected trol systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in
by an authorized dealer.
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the ON position before engine start. If the bulb does not
come on when turning the key from OFF to ON, have the
condition checked promptly.
Certain conditions such as a loose or missing gas cap,
poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the light after
engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light
stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In
most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will
not require towing.
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.
6. Airbag Warning Light
This light turns on and remains on for six to
eight seconds as a bulb check when the ignition
switch is first turned ON. If the light is not on
during starting, stays on, or turns on while
driving, have the system inspected by an authorized
dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints”
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information.
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9. Vehicle Security Light
7. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
This light will flash rapidly for approximately
15 seconds when the vehicle theft alarm is
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
arming. The light will flash at a slower speed
switch is turned to the ON position and may
continuously after the alarm is set. The security
stay on for as long as four seconds.
light will also come on for about three seconds when the
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
ignition is first turned on.
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
is not functioning and that service is required. However, 10. Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
light should turn on momentarily when the engine
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
chime will sound for four minutes when this light turns
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
on.
Ignition switch is turned to the ON position, have the
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
light inspected by an authorized dealer.
This light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine.
8. Tachometer
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute
(RPM).
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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
12. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
should be checked monthly, when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should low tire pressure telltale.
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those
tires.)
11. Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator Light
/ Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator Light
If this indicator light flashes during acceleration, apply as little throttle as possible. While
driving, ease up on the accelerator. Adapt your
speed and driving to the prevailing road conditions, and do not switch off the Electronic Stability
Program (ESP), or Traction Control System (TCS).
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Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then remain continuously
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
to continue to function properly.
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CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can, or
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
13. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
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The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads
“H” pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
remains on the “H” and you hear continuous chimes,
turn the engine off immediately, and call an authorized dealership for service.
WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealership for service if your vehicle overheats. If you
decide to look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your Vehicle”. Follow the warnings under the
Cooling System Pressure Cap paragraph.
14. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Display
When the appropriate conditions exist, this display
shows the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
messages. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center”.
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15. TOW/HAUL Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light will illuminate when the TOW/
HAUL button has been selected. The TOW/
HAUL button is located in the center of the
instrument panel (below the climate controls).
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WARNING!
If a warning light remains on the system may not be
working and you will not have the benefit of ESP or
BAS. Under certain driving conditions, where ESP or
BAS would be beneficial, you - if you have not
adjusted your driving speeds and stopping in or to
account for the lack of the feature, may be in accident.
16. Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator Light
/ Brake Assist System (BAS) Warning Light
The malfunction light for the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) is combined with Brake
Assist System (BAS). The yellow “ESP/BAS
17. 4WD
Warning Light” comes on when the ignition
switch is turned to the “ON” position. They should go
out with the engine running. If the “ESP/BAS Warning
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
malfunction has been detected in either the ESP or the
speed.
BAS system. If this light remains on after several ignition
cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles
(kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see
an authorized dealer as soon as possible.
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This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in
the 4WD LOW mode. The front and rear driveshafts are mechanically locked together forcing
the front and rear wheels to rotate at the same
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18. Seat Belt Reminder Light
When the ignition switch is first turned ON, this
light will turn on for five to eight seconds as a bulb
check. During the bulb check, if the driver’s seat
belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound. After the bulb
check or when driving, if the driver or front passenger
seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt Indicator Light
will flash or remain on continuously. Refer to “Occupant
Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
correct mileage that the vehicle has been 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 for you to
make a record of the odometer reading before the repair/
service, so that you can be sure that it is properly reset, or
that the door jamb sticker is accurate if the odometer
must be reset at zero.
19. Cruise Indicator
This indicator lights when the speed control 21. Shift Lever Indicator
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the
system is turned ON.
instrument cluster. It displays the gear position of the
20. Odometer
automatic transmission.
The odometer shows the total distance the vehicle has
NOTE: You must apply the brakes before shifting from
been driven.
PARK.
U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of
vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the
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on briefly as a bulb check. If the light does not come on
22. Fuel Gauge
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when during starting, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
the ignition switch is in the ON position.
23. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If a
problem is detected the light will come on
while the engine is running. Cycle the ignition
key when the vehicle has completely stopped and the
shift lever is placed in the PARK position. The light
should turn off. If the light remains lit with the engine
running, your vehicle will usually be drivable; however,
see your authorized dealer for service as soon as possible.
If the light is flashing when the engine is running,
immediate service is required and you may experience
reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine
stall and your vehicle may require towing. The light will
come on when the ignition is first turned on and remain
24. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog
lights are on.
25. Charging System Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. The light should come on when the
ignition switch is first turned ON and remain on briefly
as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on while
driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If
the charging system light remains on, it means that the
vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.
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If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
26. Low Fuel Light
This light will turn on, and a single chime will
sound, when the fuel level drops to 1/8 tank. The
Low Fuel Warning Light may turn on and off again,
especially during and after hard braking, accelerations,
or turns. This occurs due to the shifting of the fuel in the
tank.
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) feaThe
EVIC consists of the following:
tures a driver-interactive display that is located in the
instrument cluster.
• System Status
• Vehicle Information Warning Message Displays
• Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
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• Outside Temperature Display
• Trip Computer Functions
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SCROLL Button
Press the SCROLL button to scroll through Trip
Functions,
Personal
Settings
(CustomerProgrammable Features), and System Status Messages.
The system allows the driver to select information by COMPASS/TEMPERATURE Button
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
Press
and
release
the
COMPASS/
TEMPERATURE button to display one of eight
wheel:
compass readings and the outside temperature.
MENU Button
Press and release the MENU button and the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
mode displayed will change between Trip
Displays
Functions, Personal Settings, and System StaWhen the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays
tus.
the following messages:
FUNCTION SELECT Button
• TURN SIGNAL ON
Press the FUNCTION SELECT button to select the
displayed function YES (Y) or NO (N).
• PERFORM SERVICE
• DAMAGED KEY — KEY DOES NOT COMMUNICATE
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• KEY NOT PROGRAMMED — KEY NOT PRO- •
GRAMMED
•
• WRONG KEY — KEY DOES NOT BELONG TO
•
VEHICLE
•
• KEY NOT PROGRAMMED — EXCEEDED KEY PRO•
GRAM LIMIT
LIFTGATE/DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
• PROGRAMMING ACTIVE — NEW KEY PRO- •
GRAMMED
•
• SERVICE SECURITY KEY
•
• DRIVER/PASSENGER DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
•
• LEFT/RIGHT REAR DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
•
• X DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
•
• LIFTGATE OPEN (with graphic)
•
• LIFTGATE/DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
•
LIFTGATE/HOOD OPEN (with graphic)
LIFTGLASS OPEN (with graphic)
HOOD OPEN (with graphic)
HOOD/DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
HOOD/DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
HOOD/GLASS/DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
HOOD/GLASS/DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
HOOD/GATE/DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
HOOD/GATE/DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
LIFTGLASS/DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
LIFTGLASS/DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
LIFTGLASS/HOOD OPEN (with graphic)
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• WASHER FLUID LOW (with graphic)
• 4WD SYSTEM IN NEUTRAL
• COOLANT LOW (with graphic)
• LOW BRAKE FLUID LEVEL
• OIL CHANGE REQUIRED
• WARNING! LIMIT SPEED
• OIL CHANGE RESET
• CHECK GASCAP
• CHECK GAUGES
• ESP OFF
• AUTO HIGH BEAMS ON
• IOD FUSE OUT
• AUTO HIGH BEAMS OFF
• HILL DESCENT CONTROL
• PARK ASSIST DISABLED
• MEMORY #1 POSITIONS SET
• SERVICE SUSPENSION
• MEMORY #2 POSITIONS SET
• SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM
• MEMORY SYSTEM DISABLED — SEATBELT BUCKLED (with graphic)
• TRANSMISSION OVER TEMP
• CHECK SHIFT PROCEDURE
• SERVICE 4WD SYSTEM
• MEMORY SYSTEM DISABLED — VEHICLE NOT IN
PARK
• DRIVER 1 MEMORY
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• DRIVER 2 MEMORY
• WATER IN FUEL (Diesel Models Only)
• ADJ. PEDALS DISABLED — CRUISE CONTROL SET • SERVICE EXHAUST (Diesel Models Only)
• ADJ. PEDALS DISABLED — SHIFTER IN REVERSE
• RKE BATTERY LOW
• LOW TIRE PRESSURE
• VEHICLE NOT IN PARK
• CHECK TPM SYSTEM
• IGNITION POSITION
• LEFT FRONT LOW PRESSURE (Premium TPM Sys- • PRESS BRAKE TO START
tem Only)
• INSERT KEY
• RIGHT FRONT LOW PRESSURE (Premium TPM Sys• TURN TO ON
tem Only)
• ECO – Fuel Saver Indicator
• LEFT REAR LOW PRESSURE (Premium TPM System
Engine Oil Change Indicator System
Only)
• RIGHT REAR LOW PRESSURE (Premium TPM Sys- Oil Change Required (Gasoline Engines Only)
tem Only)
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
• SPARE LOW PRESSURE (Premium TPM System
Only)
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will flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10 seconds after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the
next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate, dependent
upon your personal driving style.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and
release the MENU button. To reset the oil change indicator system (after performing the scheduled maintenance)
refer to the following procedure.
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NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
Trip Functions
Press and release the MENU button until one of the
following Trip Functions displays in the EVIC:
• Average Fuel Economy/Fuel Saver Mode
• Distance To Empty
• Trip A
• Trip B
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (Do not • Elapsed Time
start the engine).
• Service Distance
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
• Display Units of Measure In
within 10 seconds.
Press the SCROLL button to cycle through all the Trip
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
Computer functions.
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The Trip Functions mode displays the following information:
Average Fuel Economy / Fuel Saver Mode
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
When the fuel economy is reset, the display will read
“RESET” or show dashes for two seconds. Then, the
history information will be erased, and the averaging will
continue from the last fuel average reading before the
reset.
The FUEL SAVER MODE message will display above the
average fuel economy in the EVIC display. This message
Fuel Saver Mode — On
will appear whenever MDS (if equipped) allows the
engine to operate on four cylinders, or if you are driving This feature allows you to monitor when you are driving
in a fuel efficient manner, and it can be used to modify
in a fuel efficient manner.
driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.
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and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
tank level. DTE cannot be reset through the FUNCTION
SELECT button.
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
Fuel Saver Mode — Off
When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change
to a “LOW FUEL” message. This display will continue
until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a significant
amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the “LOW
FUEL” message and a new DTE value will display.
Distance To Empty (DTE)
Trip A
Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
reset.
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
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Trip B
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last
reset.
the FUNCTION SELECT button for two seconds. Current
display will reset along with other functions
Compass Display
Elapsed Time
The compass readings indicate the direction
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset
the vehicle is facing. Press and release the
when the ignition switch is in the ACC position. Elapsed
COMPASS/TEMPERATURE button to display
time will increment when the ignition switch is in the ON
one of eight compass readings and the outside
or START position.
temperature.
Display Units of Measure In
To make your selection, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “ENGLISH” or “METRIC”
appears.
Automatic Compass Calibration
When the vehicle is new, the compass may appear erratic
and the EVIC will display “CAL” until the compass is
calibrated. To complete the calibration process, drive
slowly (5 mph/ 8 km/h) in one or more complete circles
To Reset The Display
in an area, free from magnetic material until the CAL
Reset will only occur while a resettable function is being
indicator displayed in the EVIC turns off. The Compass
displayed. Press and release the FUNCTION SELECT
will now function normally.
button once to clear the resettable function being displayed. To reset all resettable functions, press and hold
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Manual Compass Calibration
If the compass appears erratic and the “CAL” indicator
does not appear in the EVIC display, you must put the
compass into the Calibration Mode manually, as follows:
Compass Variance
Compass Variance is the difference between magnetic
North and Geographic North. In some areas of the
country, the difference between magnetic and geographic
North is great enough to cause the compass to give false
1. Turn on the ignition switch.
readings. For the most accurate compass performance,
2. Press the MENU button until Personal Settings the compass variance must be set using the following
(Customer-Programmable Features) menu is reached.
procedure:
3. Press the SCROLL button until “Calibrate Compass” is NOTE: Magnetic materials should be kept away from
displayed in the EVIC.
the Overhead console. This is where the compass sensor
is located.
4. Press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button to
start the calibration. The “CAL” indicator will be displayed in the EVIC.
5. Complete one or more 360–degree turns (in an area
free from large metal or metallic objects) until the “CAL”
indicator turns off. The compass will now function
normally.
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4. Press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button to
change the variance number. Continue until desired
number is reached.
5. Press either MENU, SCROLL, or COMPASS/TEMP
button to set the value and exit.
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features)
Personal Settings allows the driver to set and recall
features when the transmission is in PARK.
Compass Variance Map
1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
Press and release the MENU button until “Personal
Settings” displays in the EVIC.
Use the SCROLL button to display one of the following
choices:
2. Press the MENU button until Personal Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features) menu is reached.
Language
When in this display, you may select one of three
3. Press the SCROLL button until “Compass Variance” is
languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
displayed in the EVIC.
functions and the Uconnect™ gps (if equipped). Press the
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FUNCTION SELECT button while in this display to opened. To make your selection, press and release the
select English, Espanol, or Francais. Then, as you con- FUNCTION SELECT button until YES (Y) or NO (N)
tinue, the information will display in the selected lan- appears.
guage.
Remote Key Unlock
NOTE: The EVIC will not change the Uconnect™ lan- When “Driver Door 1st Press” is selected, only the
driver’s door will unlock on the first press of the Remote
guage selection.
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When
Auto Door Locks
“Driver Door 1st Press” is selected, you must press the
When YES (Y) is selected, all of the doors will lock
RKE transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the
automatically when the vehicle reaches a speed of
passenger’s doors. When “All Doors 1st Press” is se15 mph (24 km/h). To make your selection, press and
lected, all of the doors will unlock on the first press of the
release the FUNCTION SELECT button until YES (Y) or
RKE transmitter UNLOCK button. To make your selecNO (N) appears.
tion, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button
Auto Unlock On Exit
until “Driver Door 1st Press” or “All Doors 1st Press”
When YES (Y) is selected, all of the doors will unlock appears.
when the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the
Sound Horn with Lock
PARK or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is
When YES (Y) is selected, a short horn sound will occur
when the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed. This
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feature may be selected with or without the “Flash
Lamps with Lock” feature. To make your selection, press
and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until YES (Y)
or NO (N) appears.
Auto High Beams (Available with SmartBeam™
Only)
When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights
will deactivate automatically under certain conditions. To
make your selection, press and release the FUNCTION
Flash Lamps with Lock
SELECT button until YES (Y) or NO (N) appears. Refer to
When YES (Y) is selected, the front and rear turn signals
“Lights/SmartBeam™ — If Equipped” in “Understandwill flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the
ing The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further
RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected with or
information.
without the “Sound Horn with Lock” feature. To make
your selection, press and release the FUNCTION SE- Headlamps On with Wipers (Available with
Automatic Headlamps Only)
LECT button until YES (Y) or NO (N) appears.
When YES (Y) is selected, and the headlight switch is in
Headlamp Off Delay
the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approxiWhen this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
mately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on. The
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
headlights will also turn off when the wipers are turned
when exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, press
off if they were turned on by this feature. To make your
and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “0,”
selection, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT
“30,” “60,” or “90” appears.
button until YES (Y) or NO (N) appears.
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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”.
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
When YES (Y) is selected, the system will automatically
activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture on
the windshield. To make your selection, press and release
the FUNCTION SELECT button until YES (Y) or NO (N)
appears. When NO (N) is selected, the system reverts to
the standard intermittent wiper operation.
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NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat
location (if Recall Memory with Remote Key Unlock is set
to ON) when the RKE transmitter is used to unlock the
door. Refer to “Driver Memory Seat” in “Understanding
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Key Off Power Delay
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect™ Phone (if equipped), DVD
video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if equipped),
and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes
after the ignition switch is turned off. Opening a vehicle
door will cancel this feature. To make your selection,
press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until
“Off,” “45 sec.,” “5 min.,” or “10 min.” appears.
Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available with Memory Seat
Only)
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the Illuminated Approach
vehicle. To make your selection, press and release the When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
FUNCTION SELECT button until YES (Y) or NO (N) and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are
appears.
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unlocked with the RKE transmitter. To make your selec- System Status
tion, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button
Press and release the MENU button until one of the
until “OFF,” “30 sec.,” “60 sec.,” or “90 sec.” appears.
following System Status messages displays in the EVIC:
Hill Start Assist
• System OK
To make your selection, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until YES (Y) or NO (N) appears. • System Warnings Displayed (will display all currently
active System Warnings)
Display Units of Measure In:
The EVIC, odometer, and Uconnect™ gps (if equipped) • Tire Pressure Monitor System (shows the current prescan be changed between English and Metric units of
sure of all four road tires). For additional information,
measure. To make your selection, press and release the
refer to “Tire Pressure Monitor System” in “Starting
FUNCTION SELECT button until “ENGLISH” or “METAnd Operating”.
RIC” appears.
Display ECO — If Equipped
The “ECO” message is located in the Compass/
Temperature display, this message can be turned on or
off. To make your selection, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “ON” or “OFF” appears.
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to “Tires-General Information/Tire Inflation Pressures” in “Starting And Operating” for additional
information.
• Your system can be set to display pressure units in PSI,
kPa, or BAR.
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430 (RER/REN/RBZ) —
AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND CD/DVD/HDD/NAV —
IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side
of the unit’s faceplate.
Tire Pressure Display
The REN, RER and RBZ radios contain a CD/DVD
NOTE:
player, USB port, and a 30-gigabyte hard drive (HDD).
• Tires heat up during normal driving conditions. Heat Sirius Satellite Radio is optional. The 6.5 in (16.5 cm)
will cause the tire pressure to increase from 2 to 6 psi touch screen allows for easy menu selection.
(14 to 41 kPa) during normal driving conditions. Refer
The RER radio also contains a Global Positioning System
(GPS)-based Navigation system.
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Refer to your Uconnect™ Multimedia REN, RER or RBZ 3. To move the hour forward, touch the screen where the
word “Hour” with the arrow pointing upward is disuser’s manual for detailed operating instructions.
played. To move the hour backward, touch the screen
Operating Instructions — Voice Command
where the word “Hour” with the arrow pointing downSystem — If Equipped
ward is displayed.
Refer to “Voice Command” in the Uconnect™ User
4. To move the minute forward, touch the screen where
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
the word “Min” with the arrow pointing upward is
Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ Phone — If
displayed. To move the minute backward, touch the
Equipped
screen where the word “Min” with the arrow pointing
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User
downward is displayed.
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
5. To save the new time setting, touch the screen where
Clock Setting Procedure — RBZ Radio
the word “Save” is displayed.
To Manually Set the Clock
Changing Daylight Savings Time
1. Turn on the radio.
When selected, this feature will display the time of day in
daylight savings time. Proceed as follows to change the
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed, the clock
current setting:
setting menu will appear on the screen.
1. Turn on the radio.
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2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The Changing the Time Zone
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
1. Turn on the radio.
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
the box next to the words “Daylight Savings.” Touch the
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
screen where the words “Daylight Savings” are dis3. Touch the screen where the words “Set Time Zone” are
played to change the current setting.
displayed. The time zone selection menu will appear on
Show Time if Radio is Off
the screen.
When selected, this feature will display the time of day
on the touch screen when the radio is turned off. Proceed 4. Select a time zone by touching the screen where your
as follows to change the current setting:
selection appears. If you do not see a time zone that you
want to select, touch the screen where the word “Page” is
1. Turn on the radio.
displayed to view additional time zones in the menu.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
5. Touch the screen where the word “Save” is displayed.
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
Clock Setting Procedure — RER/REN Radio
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
the box next to the words “Show Time if Radio is Off.” Uconnect威 gps — RER Only
Touch the screen where the words “Show Time if Radio is The GPS receiver used in this system is synchronized to
the time data being transmitted by the GPS satellite. The
Off” are displayed to change the current setting.
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satellite clock is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This is the displayed. To move the minute backward, touch the
worldwide standard for time. This makes the system’s screen where the word “Min” with the arrow pointing
clock very accurate once the appropriate time zone and downward is displayed.
daylight savings information is set.
6. To save the new time setting, touch the screen where
the word “Save” is displayed.
To Manually Set the Clock — RER/REN
1. Turn on the radio.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed.
3. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
4. To move the hour forward, touch the screen where the
word “Hour” with the arrow pointing upward is displayed. To move the hour backward, touch the screen
where the word “Hour” with the arrow pointing downward is displayed.
Changing Daylight Savings Time
When selected, this feature will display the time of day in
daylight savings time. Proceed as follows to change the
current setting:
1. Turn on the radio.
2. Touch the screen where “User Clock” 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 dis5. To move the minute forward, touch the screen where
played to change the current setting.
the word “Min” with the arrow pointing upward is
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Show Time if Radio is Off
Changing the Time Zone
When selected, this feature will display the time of day
1. Turn on the radio.
on the touch screen when the radio is turned off. Proceed
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed.
as follows to change the current setting:
3. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed, the
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
1. Turn on the radio.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed.
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.
4. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
5. Select a time zone by touching the screen where your
the box next to the words “Show Time if Radio is Off.”
selection appears. If you do not see a time zone that you
Touch the screen where the words “Show Time if Radio is
want to select, touch the screen where the word “Page” is
Off” are displayed to change the current setting.
displayed to view additional time zones in the menu.
6. Touch the screen where the word “Save” is displayed.
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MEDIA CENTER 130 (RES) — AM/FM STEREO
RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right position to operate the radio.
side of the radio faceplate.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction, without stopping. Turning
the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume, and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
RES Radio
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SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping, until you release it.
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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.
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
TIME Button
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
AM or FM frequencies.
and radio frequency.
TUNE Control
Clock Setting Procedure
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink. to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/ Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
SCROLL control knob.
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
will begin to blink.
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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
AM/FM Button
mid-range tones.
Press the buttons to select either AM or FM mode.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
Memory
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
treble tones.
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ window. Select the button (1 to 6) you wish to lock onto
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the this station and press and release that button. If a button
is not selected within five seconds after pressing the
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
SET/RND button, the station will continue to play but
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
will not be stored into pushbutton memory.
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.
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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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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
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
button number will display.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Buttons 1 - 6
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
stations).
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
DISC Button
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
CAUTION!
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
• This CD player will accept 4-3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
CD player mechanism.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
away and jam the player mechanism.
• RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to insert SEEK Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
a second CD if one is already loaded.
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
can cause damage to the player.
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the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
CD and MP3 modes.
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
TIME Button
change of pace.
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
RW/FF
Press and hold the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CD Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
player will begin to fast forward until FF is released, or Play.
RW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse)
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
button works in a similar manner.
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
AM/FM Button
file recording media and formats are limited. When
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
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exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
display.)
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
• Level 1: 12 (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.
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
• Maximum number of files: 255
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
display the file name and folder name, and will assign
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
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Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rate.
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
48, 44.1, 32
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
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Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
24, 22.05, 16
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
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.
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Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected MP3 player, or cassette player, and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
by the following:
vehicle speakers.
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will change the mode to
CD-R media
auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
to load than non-multisession discs
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
increase with more files and folders
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
time of day will display for five seconds (when ignition is
before writing to the disc.
OFF).
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
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STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX
JACK) AND SIRIUS RADIO
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Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
side of the radio faceplate.
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
RES/RSC Radio
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
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to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in 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
Uconnect” message will display on the radio screen.
Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone — 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.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With 2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob.
Uconnect” message will display on the radio screen.
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3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/ INFO Button
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
will begin to blink.
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
knob to save time change.
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button. AM or FM frequencies.
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the
TUNE Control
SETUP button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to select
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure,
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite
radio, press the SETUP button and then follow the above Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
procedure, starting at Step 2.
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
MUSIC TYPE Button
mid-range tones.
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
treble tones.
Music Type information.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the format types:
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
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
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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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Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
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window. Select the button (1–6) you wish to lock onto this
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between station and press and release that button. If a button is
not selected within five seconds after pressing the SET/
the following items:
RND button, the station will continue to play but will not
• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow
be stored into pushbutton memory.
you to set the clock. Adjust the hours by turning the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob. After adjusting the You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
hours, press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to set repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. Adjust the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
the minutes using the right side TUNE/SCROLL display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory.
to save time change.
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
AM/FM Button
pressing the pushbutton twice.
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
button number will display.
Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
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Buttons 1 - 6
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
stations).
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
DISC/AUX Button
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will allow you to switch
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
from AM/FM modes to DISC/AUX mode.
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
MP3 Audio Play
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
NOTE:
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
position to operate the radio.
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
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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
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
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• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers of
files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to display
the file name and folder name and will assign a number
instead. With a maximum number of files, exceeding 20
folders will result in this display. With 200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this display.)
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names: designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threecharacter extension)
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threefollowing table are supported. In addition, variable bit
character extension)
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio. use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal VBR bit rates.
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
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MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Bit Rate (kbps)
Frequency (kHz)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
48, 44.1, 32
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
24, 22.05, 16
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
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Playback of MP3 Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title • Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
to load than non-multisession discs
supported by the radios.
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
increase with more files and folders
supported.
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
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LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain
playable files).
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
more and the radio will display song titles for each file.
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3 player or cassette player and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
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
AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume
down.
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TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
time of day will display for five seconds (when the
ignition is OFF).
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone (If
Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User
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.
UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) — IF
EQUIPPED
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radio UCI feature, refer to the separate RER, REN, RBZ,
RB2 or REZ User’s Manual. UCI is available only if
equipped as an option with these radios.
This feature allows you to plug an iPod威 into the
vehicle’s sound system through a 16–pin connector, using
the provided interface cable.
UCI supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod威 and
iPhone威 devices. Some iPod威 software versions may not
fully support the UCI features. Please visit Apple’s
website for software updates.
NOTE:
• If the radio has a USB port, connecting an iPod威 to this
port does not play the media. For playing an iPod威,
use the separate 16–pin connector port (in the glove
compartment on some vehicles).
NOTE: This section is for sales code RES and REQ/ • Connecting an iPod威 to the AUX port located in the
radio faceplate, plays media, but does not use the UCI
REL/RET radios only with uconnect™. For sales code
feature to control the connected device.
RER, RBZ, REN, REP, REW, RB2 or REZ touch-screen
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Connecting The iPod姞
Use the provided connection cable to connect an iPod威 to
the vehicle’s 16–pin connector port (which is located in
the glove compartment on some vehicles). Once the
iPod威 is connected and synchronized to the vehicle’s UCI
system (iPod威 may take a few seconds to connect), the
iPod威 starts charging and is ready for use by pressing
radio switches, as described below.
Using This Feature
By using the provided connection cable to connect an
iPod威 to the vehicle’s UCI 16–pin connector port:
• The iPod威 audio can be played on the vehicle’s sound
system, providing metadata (artist, track title, album,
etc.) information on the radio display.
• The iPod威 can be controlled using the radio buttons to
Play, Browse, and List the iPod威 contents.
NOTE:
• You may have to remove the connector pin protection • The iPod威 battery charges when plugged into the UCI
cap from the 16–pin connector port, prior to connectconnector (if supported by the specific iPod威 device)
ing the cable.
Controlling The iPod姞 Using Radio Buttons
• If the iPod威 battery is completely discharged, it may To get into the UCI (iPod威) mode and access a connected
not communicate with the UCI system until a mini- iPod威, press the “AUX” button on the radio faceplate.
mum charge is attained. Leaving the iPod威 connected Once in the UCI (iPod威) mode, iPod威 audio tracks (if
to the UCI system may charge it to the required level. available from iPod威) start playing over the vehicle’s
audio system.
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Play Mode
When switched to UCI mode, the iPod威 automatically
starts Play mode. In Play mode, you may use the
following buttons on the radio faceplate to control the
iPod威 and display data:
• Use the TUNE control knob to select the next or
previous track.
• Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click, while
playing a track, skips to the next track.
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• Jump backward in the current track by pressing and
holding the << RW button. Holding the << RW
button long enough will take you to the beginning
of the current track.
• Jump forward in the current track by pressing and
holding the FF >> button.
• A single press backward << RW or forward FF >> will
jump backward or forward respectively, for five
seconds.
• Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one • Use the << SEEK and SEEK >> buttons to jump to the
click, during the first two seconds of the track, will
previous or next track. If the << SEEK button is
jump to the previous track in the list. Turning this
pressed during the first two seconds of the track, it will
button at any other time in the track, will jump to
jump to the previous track in the list; if you press this
the beginning of the current track.
button at any other time in the track, it will jump to the
beginning of the track. If you press the SEEK >>
button during play mode, it will jump to the next track
in the list.
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Shuffle OFF modes for the iPod威. If the RND icon is
• While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see
showing on the radio display, then the shuffle mode is
the associated metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.)
ON.
for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps
to the next screen of data for that track. Once you have
List Or Browse Mode
seen all screens, the last INFO button press will take
During Play mode, pressing any of the buttons described
you back to the play mode screen on the radio.
below, takes you to List mode. List mode enables you to
• Pressing the REPEAT button will change the iPod威 scroll through the list of menus and tracks on the iPod威.
mode to repeat the current playing track.
• TUNE control knob: The TUNE control knob functions
• Press the SCAN button to use iPod威 scan mode, which
in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the iPod威.
will play the first five seconds of each track in the
• Turning it clockwise (forward) and counterclockcurrent list and then forward to the next song. To stop
wise (backward) scrolls through the lists, displaying
SCAN mode and start playing the desired track, when
the track detail on the radio display. Once you have
it is playing the track, press the SCAN button again.
the track to be played highlighted on the radio
During Scan mode, you can also press the << SEEK
display, press the TUNE control knob to select and
and SEEK >> buttons to select the previous and next
start playing the track. Turning the TUNE control
tracks.
knob fast will scroll through the list faster. During
• RND button (available on sales code RES radio only):
fast scroll, you may notice a slight delay in updating
Pressing this button toggles between Shuffle ON and
the information on the radio display.
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• During all List modes, the iPod威 displays all lists in
“wrap-around” mode. So if the track is at the
bottom of the list, just turn the wheel backwards
(counter-clockwise) to get to the track faster.
• In List mode, the radio PRESET buttons are used as
shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod威.
• Preset 1 – Playlists
• Preset 2 – Artists
• Preset 3 – Albums
• Preset 4 – Genres
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• To Exit List mode without selecting a track, press the
same PRESET button again to go back to Play
mode.
• LIST button: The LIST button will display the top
level menu of the iPod威. Turn the TUNE control knob
to list the top-menu item you wish to select and press
the TUNE control knob. This will display the next
sub-menu list item on the iPod威 then you can follow
the same steps to go to the desired track in that list.
Not all iPod威 sub-menu levels are available on this
system.
• MUSIC TYPE button: The MUSIC TYPE button is
another shortcut button to the genre listing on your
iPod威.
• Preset 5 – Audiobooks
• Preset 6 – Podcasts
• Pressing a PRESET button will display the current
list on the top line and the first item in that list on
the second line.
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CAUTION!
• Leaving the iPod威 (or any supported device) anywhere in the vehicle in extreme heat or cold can
alter the operation or damage the device. Follow
the device manufacturer’s guidelines.
• Placing items on the iPod威, or connections to the
iPod威 in the vehicle, can cause damage to the
device and/or to the connectors.
WARNING!
Do not plug in or remove the iPod威 while driving.
Failure to follow this warning could result in an
accident.
Uconnect™ Multimedia (SATELLITE RADIO) — IF
EQUIPPED (REN/RER/RBZ/RES RADIOS ONLY)
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
limited coverage in Alaska.
System Activation
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of audio
service that is included with the factory-installed satellite
radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welcome kit that contains general information, including
how to setup your on-line listening account. For further
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information, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, or Sirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID number
visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at www- display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on
the radio to exit this screen.
.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.
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 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
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bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly (Satellite) Mode
on or above the antenna.
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Reception Quality
Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
SEEK Buttons
following reasons:
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
structure or under a physical obstacle.
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
form of short audio mutes.
without stopping until you release it.
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
SCAN Button
cause intermittent reception.
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before concause signal blockage.
tinuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
button a second time.
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INFO Button
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display information between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if available). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an
additional three seconds will make the radio display the
Song Title all of the time (press and hold again to return
to normal display).
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MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
seconds will allow the program format type to be selected.
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
RW/FF
type.
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next
direction of the arrows.
channel with the same selected Music Type name.
TUNE Control (Rotary)
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.
exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
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the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
following items:
pushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
twice.
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
Sirius subscription.
button number will display.
SET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory
When you are receiving a channel that you wish to Buttons 1 - 6
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button. These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window. commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone (If
and press and release that button. If a button is not
Equipped)
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET butRefer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User
ton, the channel will continue to play but will not be
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
stored into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
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REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to
access the switches.
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The right-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
pushbutton in the center and controls the volume and
mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker
switch will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom
of the rocker switch will decrease the volume.
Pressing the center button will make the radio switch
between the various modes available (AM/FM/TAPE/
CD, etc.).
The left-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
pushbutton in the center. The function of the left-hand
control is different depending on which mode you are in.
The following describes the left-hand control operation in
each mode.
Remote Sound System Controls (Back View Of Steering
Wheel)
Radio Operation
Pressing the top of the switch will “Seek” up for the next
listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch
will “Seek” down for the next listenable station.
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The button located in the center of the left-hand control CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
will tune to the next preset station that you have pro- To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following
precautions:
grammed in the radio preset pushbutton.
CD Player
Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
will go to the beginning of the current track, or to the
beginning of the previous track if it is within one second
after the current track begins to play.
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
surface.
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
wiping from center to edge.
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratching the disc.
If you press the switch up or down twice, it plays the
second track; three times, it will play the third, etc.
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners,
or anti-static sprays.
The center button on the left side rocker switch has no
function for a single-disc CD player. However, when a 5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
multiple-disc CD player is equipped on the vehicle, the
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
center button will select the next available CD in the
player.
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
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NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective
coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
good disc before considering disc player service.
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CLIMATE CONTROLS
Manual Air Conditioning And Heating System —
If Equipped
The controls for the heating/air conditioning and ventilation system in this vehicle consist of a series of rotary
knobs. These comfort controls can be set to obtain desired
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
Under certain conditions, the cellular phone being on in interior conditions.
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
by relocating the cellular phone antenna. This condition
is not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance
does not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
turned down or off during cellular phone operation.
Manual Air Conditioning And Heating Controls
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The instrument panel features four dual-vane airflow Temperature Control
The temperature control rotary knob
registers. Two registers are located on the outer ends of
(in the center) controls the air temthe instrument panel and two are located in the center of
perature. The coldest temperature setthe instrument panel. These registers can be closed to
ting is on the extreme left and the
partially block airflow, and they can be adjusted to direct
warmest setting on the extreme right
airflow where the occupant desires.
of the rotation. The knob can be posiBlower Control
tioned at any point on the dial.
The blower control rotary knob (on the
left) controls the blower and can be set Mode Control
The mode control rotary knob (on the
to one of four speeds, and OFF. The
right) can be placed in several posiblower fan motor will remain on untions. Dots between each of the mode
til the system is turned to the OFF
selections identify intermediate modes
position or the ignition is turned
that allow the occupants to fine tune
OFF.
airflow distribution.
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.
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Defrost
Air is directed to the windshield through the
outlets at the base of the windshield. Air is also
directed to the front door windows through the side
window demister grilles. Some airflow is delivered to the
floor while in defrost so that comfort can be maintained.
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through vents under the front seats. Some airflow is
delivered to defrost while in the floor mode so that
comfort can be maintained.
Bi-Level
Air flows both through the outlets located in the
instrument panel and those located on the floor. Air
Defrost/Floor
flows through the registers in the back of the center
Air flows through the front and rear floor outlets console, and under the front seats to the rear seat
and the outlets at the base of the windshield. Air is passengers. These registers can be closed to partially
also directed to the front door windows through the block airflow. The center console outlets deliver condiside window demister grilles. Some airflow is delivered tioned air while the floor outlets deliver heated air.
to the floor while in defrost so that comfort can be
Panel
maintained.
Air flows through the outlets located in the instruFloor
ment panel. Air flows through the registers in the
Air flows through the floor outlets located under back of the center console to the rear seat passengers.
the instrument panel and into the rear seating area These registers can be closed to block airflow.
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Recirculation
The recirculation feature can be selected with
the mode control knob. You may choose between Bi-Level Recirculation and Panel Recirculation air outlets while in this mode. Normally, air enters from outside the vehicle. However, when
in Recirculation mode air inside the vehicle is re-used.
Use this mode to rapidly cool the inside of the vehicle.
The Recirculation mode can also be used to temporarily
block out outside odors, smoke, and dust.
Slight changes in engine speed or power may be noticed
when the air conditioning compressor is on. This is a
normal occurrence as the compressor will cycle on and
off to maintain comfort and increase fuel economy.
Automatic Temperature Control — If Equipped
The Automatic Temperature Control System automatically maintains the interior comfort level desired by the
driver and passenger.
Air Conditioning
To turn on the Air Conditioning, set the fan control
at any speed and press the snowflake button
located on the control panel. Conditioned air will
be directed through the outlets selected by the mode
control. A light in the snowflake button shows that the air
conditioning is on.
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be used for front seat occupants only. The HI AUTO
position should be used when more airflow is desired, or
when rear seat occupants are present. Dial in the comfort
setting you would like the system to maintain by rotating
the driver’s or passenger’s control knob. Once the comfort level is selected, the system will maintain that level
automatically using the heating system. Should the desired comfort level require air conditioning, the system
will automatically make the adjustment.
Automatic Temperature Controls
You will experience the greatest efficiency by simply
allowing the system to function automatically. Selecting
the OFF (O) position on the blower control knob stops the
system completely.
NOTE: The numbers on the temperature dial represent
a comfort setting when the Mode knob is set to AUTO, NOTE: The temperature setting can be adjusted at any
and not the actual air temperature.
time without affecting automatic control operation. However, if the driver and/or passenger temperature knobs
Turn the mode control (on the right) knob to AUTO, and
are set to the full hot or full cold positions, the air
then turn the blower control (on the left) knob to either
temperature out of the ducts will be full hot or full cold
LO AUTO or HI AUTO. The LO AUTO position should
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respectively. With the temperature setting in these posi- NOTE:
tions, the system does not attempt automatic comfort • The surface of the climate control panel, and the top
center of the instrument panel should be kept free of
control.
debris due to the climate control sensor’s location.
Air Conditioning
Mud on the windshield may also cause poor operation
The air conditioning in this system is automatic.
of this system.
Pressing this button while in AUTO mode will
cause the LED to flash three times and remain off. • To provide you with maximum comfort in the automatic mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will
This indicates that the system is in AUTO and requesting
remain off until the engine warms up. However, the
the air conditioning is not necessary.
fan will engage immediately if the defrost mode is
Recirculation
selected or if you manually select a blower speed.
The system will automatically control recirculation. However, pressing this button will tem- • Under certain conditions (after the vehicle is turned
porarily put the system in Recirculation mode.
off) the climate control system may recalibrate and a
This can be used when outside conditions such
noise may be heard for 20 seconds. This is part of
as smoke, odors, dust, or high humidity are present. This
normal operation.
will cause the LED to illuminate.
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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 in automatic the system is
blowing air out of the defrost vents. When these
conditions are present, and the Recirculation button is
pressed, the indicator will flash and remain off. This
tells you that you are unable to go into Recirculation
mode at this time. If you would like to go to Recirculation mode, you must first move your mode knob to
Panel, Panel/Floor, or Floor, then press the Recirculation button. This feature will reduce the possibility of
window fogging.
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Manual Operation
This system offers a full complement of manual override
features which consist of Blower Preferred Automatic,
Mode Preferred Automatic with Manual Air Temperature
Control, and Manual. This means the customer can
override the blower, mode, and disable the Automatic
Temperature Control completely.
NOTE: Please read the Automatic Temperature Control
Operation Chart below for details.
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NOTE: Regardless of the type of operation, when a NOTE: The defrost mode is not automatically selected.
temperature knob is set to the full clockwise or full It must be manually selected, when desired.
counterclockwise position, the system will deliver full
Defrost/Floor
hot or full cold air out of the ducts, respectively.
Air flows through the front and rear floor outlets
The operator can override the AUTO mode setting and
and the outlets at the base of the windshield. Air is
also directed to the front door windows through the
select the direction of the air by rotating the right mode
knob to one of the following positions. When the Mode is side window demister grilles. Some airflow is delivered
set to any position other than AUTO, the automatic to the floor while in defrost so that comfort can be
control of air temperature is disabled. The user must maintained.
adjust the temperature knobs to obtain the desired temFloor
perature.
Air flows through the floor outlets located under
the instrument panel and into the rear seating area
Defrost
Air is directed to the windshield through the through vents under the front seats. Some airflow is
outlets at the base of the windshield. Air is also delivered to defrost while in floor mode, so that comfort
directed to the front door windows through the side can be maintained.
window demister grilles. Some airflow is delivered to the
floor while in defrost so that comfort can be maintained.
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Bi-Level
NOTE: To manually control the air conditioning, the
Air flows both through the outlets located in the mode selector must be moved out of the AUTO position.
instrument panel and those located on the floor. Air
Recirculation
flows through the registers in the back of the center
This button can be used to block out smoke,
console, and under the front seats to the rear seat
odors, dust, high humidity, or if rapid cooling
passengers. These registers can be closed to block airflow.
is desired. The Recirculation mode should only
The center console outlets deliver conditioned air while
be used temporarily. The button includes an
the floor outlets deliver heated air.
LED that illuminates, which indicates that the RecirculaPanel
tion mode is active. You may use this feature separately.
Air flows through the outlets located in the instrument panel. Air flows through the registers in the NOTE: Extended use of recirculation may cause the
back of the center console to the rear seat passengers. windows to fog. If the interior of the windows begins to
fog, press the Recirculation button to return to outside
These registers can be closed to block airflow.
air. Some temperature/humidity conditions will cause
Air Conditioning
captured interior air to condense on windows and hamPress this button to turn the air conditioning on and per visibility. For this reason, the system will not allow
off during manual operation only. Conditioned out- Recirculation mode to be selected while in the defrost or
side air is then directed through the outlets selected
on the mode control dial. The button includes an LED that
illuminates when manual operation is selected.
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defrost/floor modes. Attempting to use Recirculation Regular cleaning of the inside of the windows with a
while in these modes will cause the LED in the button to non-filming cleaning solution (vinegar and water works
very well) will help prevent contaminates (cigarette
blink and then turn off.
smoke, perfumes, etc.) from sticking to the windows.
Operating Tips
Contaminates increase the rate of window fogging.
Window Fogging
Summer Operation
Windows will fog on the inside when the humidity inside
Air conditioned vehicles must be protected with a high
the vehicle is high. This often occurs in mild or cool
quality antifreeze coolant, during the summer, to provide
temperatures when it’s rainy or humid. In most cases,
proper corrosion protection and to raise the boiling point
turning the air conditioning (pressing the snowflake
of the coolant for protection against overheating. A 50 %
button) on will clear the fog. Adjust the temperature
concentration is recommended. Refer to Fluids, Lubricontrol, air direction, and blower speed to maintain
cants, and Genuine Parts in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”
comfort.
for the proper coolant type.
As the temperature gets colder, it may be necessary to
When using the air conditioner in extremely heavy
direct air onto the windshield. Adjust the temperature
traffic, in hot weather, especially when towing a trailer,
control and blower speed to maintain comfort. Higher
additional engine cooling may be required. If this situablower speeds will reduce fogging. Interior fogging on
tion is encountered, operate the transmission in a lower
the windshield can be quickly removed by selecting the
gear to increase engine RPM, coolant flow and fan speed.
defrost mode.
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When stopped in heavy traffic, it may be necessary to Vacation Storage
shift into NEUTRAL and press the accelerator slightly for Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
fast idle operation to increase coolant flow and fan speed. (i.e. vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the fresh
Your air conditioning system is also equipped with an
air and high blower setting. This will ensure adequate
automatic recirculation system. When the system senses
system lubrication to minimize the possibility of coma heavy load or high heat conditions, it may use partial
pressor damage when the system is started again.
Recirculation A/C mode to provide additional comfort.
Winter Operation
When operating the system during the winter months,
make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of ice, slush, snow, or other
obstructions.
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Operating Tips Chart
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CONTENTS
䡵 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . 244
▫ Normal Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
▫ Brake/Transmission Interlock Manual
Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
▫ Extreme Cold Weather
(Below ⫺20°F Or ⫺29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
▫ Five–Speed Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . 245
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
▫ Rocking The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
䡵 Engine Block Heater — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 242
䡵 Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
䡵 Four-Wheel Drive Operation
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
▫ Quadra-Trac I威 Operating Instructions/
Precautions – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
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▫ Quadra-Trac II威 Operating Instructions/
Precautions – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
▫ Shift Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
䡵 Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
▫ Shifting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
䡵 Multi-Displacement System (MDS)
(If Equipped) – 5.7L Engine Only . . . . . . . . . . . 265
▫ Quadra-Drive威 II System – If Equipped . . . . 258
䡵 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
䡵 On-Road Driving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
䡵 Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
䡵 Off-Road Driving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
䡵 Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . 270
▫ When To Use 4WD Low Range –
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . 270
▫ Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
▫ Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Hill Climbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Traction Downhill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
▫ After Driving Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . 271
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
▫ Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . 272
▫ Electronic Stability Program (ESP) . . . . . . . . 273
▫ Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
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▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) – Four-Wheel Drive
Models With NV245 Two–Speed Transfer
Case Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
▫ Hill Descent Control (HDC) – Four-Wheel
Drive Models With NV245 Two–Speed
Transfer Case Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
▫ ESP/BAS Warning Light And ESP/TCS
Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
䡵 Tire Safety Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . 288
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . 289
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . 291
䡵 Tires — General Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
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▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . 298
▫ Radial-Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
▫ Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped . . . . . . . . 298
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
䡵 Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
䡵 Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . 303
䡵 Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . 304
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
▫ Premium System – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 309
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▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 321
䡵 Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 䡵 Vehicle Loading
▫ 3.7 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
▫ Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
▫ 5.7L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 䡵 Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . 316
▫ Trailer Towing Weights
(Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . 330
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
䡵 Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
▫ Trailer And Trailer Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . 331
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
䡵 Snow Plow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
䡵 Recreational Towing
(Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
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▫ Towing – Two-Wheel Drive Models . . . . . . . 338
▫ Towing — Quadra-Trac I威 (Single-Speed
Transfer Case) Four-Wheel Drive Models . . . 339
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▫ Towing — Quadra–Trac II威 /Quadra–Drive威
II Four-Wheel Drive Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
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STARTING PROCEDURES
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the
inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if
present, instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat
belts.
WARNING!
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key
fob in the ignition switch. A child could operate
power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Do not leave animals or children inside parked
vehicles in hot weather; interior heat buildup may
cause serious injury or death.
Normal Starting
Tip Start
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
accelerator pedal.
Do not press the accelerator. Use the Fob with Integrated
Key to briefly turn the ignition switch to the START
position and release it as soon as the starter engages. The
starter motor will continue to run, and it will disengage
automatically when the engine is running. If the engine
fails to start, the starter will disengage automatically in
10 seconds. If this occurs, turn the ignition switch to the
LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the
“Normal Starting” procedure.
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Extreme Cold Weather (Below ⫺20°F or ⫺29°C)
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
an externally powered electric engine block heater (available from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
If Engine Fails to Start
WARNING!
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into
the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to
start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire
causing serious personal injury.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” procedures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel, push
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it.
Then, turn the ignition switch to the START position and
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release it as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor
will disengage automatically in 10 seconds. Once this
occurs, release the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then
repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
electrical outlet with a grounded, three-wire extension
cord.
Use the heater when temperatures below 0°F (-18°C) are
expected to last for several days.
The block heater must be plugged in at least one hour to
have an adequate warming effect on the coolant.
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, wait 10 to 15 seconds before trying again.
The engine block heater cord is located:
• 3.7L Engine — coiled and strapped to the engine oil
dipstick tube.
After Starting
The idle speed is controlled automatically, and it will • 5.7L Engine — bundled and fastened to the injector
harness.
decrease as the engine warms up.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the heater cord to
a ground-fault interrupter protected 110-115 Volt AC
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the cord before driving.
Damage to the 110-115 Volt AC electrical cord could
cause electrocution.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine
is at idle speed.
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
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 foot is
firmly on the brake pedal.
Key Ignition Park Interlock
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interlock which requires the shift lever to be placed in PARK
prior to rotating the ignition switch to the LOCK position. The key fob can only be removed from the ignition
switch when the ignition switch is in the LOCK position
and once removed the shift lever is locked in PARK.
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Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
Interlock System (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in the
PARK position when the ignition switch is in the LOCK
position. To move the shift lever out of the PARK
position, the ignition switch must be turned to the ON or
START position (engine running or not) and the brake
pedal must be pressed.
3. Using a flat-bladed screwdriver, carefully remove the
shift lock manual override cover, which is located on the
PRNDL bezel.
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
5. Using the screwdriver, reach into the manual override
opening. Press and hold the shift lock lever down.
Brake/Transmission Interlock Manual Override
Your vehicle may be equipped with a shift lock manual
override. The manual override may be used in the event
that the shift lever should fail to move from PARK with
the ignition switch in the ON position and the brake
pedal pressed. To operate the shift lock manual override,
perform the following steps:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position without
starting the engine.
2. Firmly set the parking brake.
Interlock Manual Override
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6. Move the shift lever into the NEUTRAL position.
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
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Transmission gear engagement may be delayed after
restarting the engine if the ignition switch is not turned to
the LOCK position first.
Have your vehicle inspected by your local authorized
PARK
dealer if the shift lock manual override has been used.
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
Five–Speed Automatic Transmission
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a Never use PARK while the vehicle is in motion. Apply
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are the parking brake when leaving the vehicle in this range.
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new Always apply the parking brake first, then place the shift
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal lever into the PARK position.
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
WARNING!
hundred miles/kilometers.
Gear Ranges
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
This is especially important when the engine is cold. If
there is a need to restart the engine, be sure to turn the
ignition switch to the LOCK position before restarting.
• 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.
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• 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.
NOTE: Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any
other reason with the shift lever in NEUTRAL can result
in severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting and Operating” and “Towing a
Disabled Vehicle” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for
further information.
DRIVE
This range is used only when the vehicle is at a complete
stop and the brakes are firmly applied. The transmission
automatically upshifts through fifth gear. The DRIVE
position provides optimum driving characteristics under
REVERSE
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Use only all normal operating conditions.
after the vehicle has come to a complete stop.
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation
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.
The Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows
you to move the shift lever left (-) or right (+) when the
shift lever is in the DRIVE position, allowing you to limit
the highest available gear. For example, if the driver
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shifts the transmission into ERS 3 (third gear), the trans- transmission will downshift to fourth gear and the dismission will never shift above third gear, but can shift play will show 4. Another tap to the left (-) will shift the
transmission into third gear.
down to 2 (second) or 1 (first), when needed.
NOTE:
• If you pull and hold (not tap) the shift lever to the left
(-), the transmission will downshift to the lowest gear
that can be attained without overrevving the engine.
The display will show the gear the vehicle is in and
will limit the top gear to the one displayed.
• If you pull and hold (not tap) the shift lever to the right
(+), the transmission will exit the gear limiting mode
and shift to the appropriate gear. The display will read
⬙D⬙.
3.7L Engine
When in the DRIVE position, the first tap to the left (-)
will shift down one gear and will display that gear. For
example, if you are in DRIVE and are in fifth gear, when
you tap the shift lever one time to the left (-), the
5.7L Engine
On vehicles equipped with the 5.7L engine, use of ERS (or
TOW/HAUL mode) also enables an additional underdrive gear which is not normally used during throughgear accelerations. This additional gear improves vehicle
performance and cooling capability when towing a trailer
on certain grades. ERS 1, 2, and 3 are underdrive gears;
ERS 4 is direct drive. ERS 5 (Overdrive) is the same as the
normal fourth gear. When in the DRIVE position in first
through fourth gear, the first tap to the left (-) will display
the ERS designation for the current gear (the transmission will not downshift). For example, if you are in
DRIVE and are in third (direct) gear, when you tap the
shift lever one time to the left (-), the display will show 4
(ERS 4 is direct gear). Another tap to the left (-) will shift
the transmission down to ERS 3 (the added underdrive
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gear). When in the DRIVE position in fifth gear, the first
tap to the left (-) will downshift the transmission and
display 5 (ERS 5 is the same as normal fourth gear).
Another tap to the left (-) will shift the transmission
down to ERS 4 (direct gear).
WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid.
Screen Display
Actual Gear(s)
Allowed
1
1
2
1-2
3
1-3
4
1-4
5*
1-5
D
1-5
* Applies to vehicles equipped with 5.7L engines only.
left “D(-)” and hold it there. The transmission will shift to
the range from which the vehicle can best be slowed
down.
Overdrive Operation
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
controlled Overdrive (fifth gear for 3.7L engine, fourth
and fifth gears for 5.7L engine). The transmission will
automatically shift to Overdrive, if the following conditions are present:
• the shift lever is in DRIVE;
• the engine coolant has reached normal operating temperature;
• vehicle speed is above approximately 30 mph
(48 km/h);
NOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum • the TOW/HAUL switch has not been activated;
deceleration (engine braking), move the shift lever to the
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operating OVER TEMP” message may display, and the transmission may downshift out of Overdrive until the transmission cools down. After cool down, the transmission will
NOTE: If the vehicle is started in extremely cold temresume normal operation.
peratures, the transmission may not shift into Overdrive
and will automatically select the most desirable gear for In high ambient temperatures with sustained high engine
operation at this temperature. Normal operation will speed and load, an upshift, followed shortly thereafter by
resume when the transmission fluid temperature has a downshift, may occur. The “TOW/HAUL Indicator
risen to a suitable level. Refer to the “Note” under Light” will turn off. This is a normal part of the overheat
protection strategy when operating in the TOW/HAUL
“Torque Converter Clutch” in this section.
mode.
During cold temperature operation you may notice delayed upshifts, depending on engine and transmission The transmission will downshift from Overdrive, to the
temperature. This feature improves the warmup time of most desirable gear, if the accelerator pedal is fully
pressed at vehicle speeds above approximately 35 mph
the engine and transmission.
(56 km/h).
If the transmission temperature gets extremely hot, the
transmission will automatically select the most desirable When to Use TOW/HAUL Mode – If Equipped
gear for operation at this temperature. If the transmission When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a
temperature becomes hot enough, the “TRANSMISSION heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, press the TOW/HAUL switch. This will improve
has
reached
normal
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performance and reduce the potential for transmission
overheating or failure due to excessive shifting. When
operating in TOW/HAUL mode, the transmission will
shift into direct gear and Overdrive will be enabled
under steady cruise conditions.
The “TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the
instrument cluster to indicate when the switch has been
activated. Pressing the switch a second time restores
normal operation. If the TOW/HAUL mode is desired,
the switch must be pressed each time the engine is
started.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
Transmission function is monitored for abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could result in
transmission damage, the Transmission Limp Home
Mode will be engaged. In this mode, the transmission
will remain in the current gear (3.7L engine) or in direct
gear (5.7L engine) until the vehicle is brought to a stop.
To reset the transmission, use the following procedure:
1. Stop the vehicle.
TOW/HAUL Switch
2. Move the shift lever into the PARK position.
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3. Turn the engine off, and be sure to turn the ignition higher speeds under heavier acceleration. This may result in a slightly different feeling or response during
switch to the LOCK position.
normal operation in high gear. When the vehicle speed
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds, then restart the endrops below a calibrated speed, or during acceleration,
gine.
the clutch automatically and smoothly disengages. The
feature is operational in Overdrive and in DRIVE.
5. Move the shift lever to the desired gear range.
If the problem is no longer detected, the transmission will NOTE:
return to normal operation. If the problem persists, • The torque converter clutch will not engage until the
transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm [usuPARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue to operally after 1 to 3 miles (1.6 to 4.8 km) of driving].
ate. Only second gear (3.7L engine) or third gear (5.7L
Because the engine speed is higher when the torque
engine) will be available in the DRIVE position. Have the
converter clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the
transmission checked at your authorized dealer as soon
transmission is not shifting into Overdrive when cold.
as possible.
This is normal. Manually shifting (using the ERS shift
Torque Converter Clutch
control) between 4 (direct gear) and 5/D (Overdrive
A feature, designed to improve fuel economy, has been
gear) positions will demonstrate that the transmission
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
is able to shift into and out of Overdrive. For vehicles
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatiwith 5.7L engines (which have two Overdrive gears),
cally, at a calibrated speed, at light throttle. It engages at
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the transmission may not shift into the top Overdrive NOTE: The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and
gear (normal fifth gear) until the transmission fluid Traction Control System (TCS) (if equipped) should be
turned OFF before attempting to rock the vehicle. Refer
and engine coolant are warm.
to “Electronic Brake Control System” in “Starting and
• If the vehicle has not been driven in several days, the
Operating” for further information.
first few seconds of operation after shifting the transmission into gear may seem sluggish. This is due to the The least amount of accelerator pedal pressure to mainfluid partially draining from the torque converter into tain the rocking motion, without spinning the wheels or
the transmission. This condition is normal and will not racing the engine, is most effective. Racing the engine or
cause damage to the transmission. The torque con- spinning the wheels, due to the frustration of not freeing
verter will refill within five seconds of shifting from the vehicle, may lead to transmission overheating and
failure. Allow the engine to idle with the shift lever in
PARK into any other gear position.
NEUTRAL for at least one minute after every five
Rocking the Vehicle
rocking-motion cycles. This will minimize overheating
If the vehicle becomes stuck in snow, sand, or mud, it can
and reduce the risk of transmission failure during prooften be moved by a rocking motion. Move the shift lever
longed efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
between DRIVE and REVERSE, while applying slight
pressure to the accelerator.
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CAUTION!
When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by moving between
“First” and REVERSE, do not spin the wheels faster
than 15 mph (24 km/h) or drivetrain damage may
result.
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
Quadra-Trac I姞 Operating Instructions/
Precautions – If Equipped
The Quadra-Trac I威 is a single-speed (HI range only)
transfer case, which provides convenient full-time four–
wheel drive. No driver interaction is required. The Brake
Traction Control (BTC) System, which combines standard
ABS and Traction Control, provides resistance to any
wheel that is slipping to allow additional torque transfer
to wheels with traction.
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NOTE: The Quadra-Trac I威 system is not appropriate
for conditions where 4WD LOW range is recommended.
Refer to “Off-Road Driving Tips” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
Quadra-Trac II姞 Operating Instructions/
Precautions – If Equipped
The Quadra-Trac II威 transfer case is fully automatic in the
normal driving 4WD HI mode. The Quadra-Trac II威
transfer case provides three mode positions:
• 4WD HI
• NEUTRAL
• 4WD LOW
This transfer case is fully automatic in the 4WD HI mode.
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When additional traction is required, the 4WD LOW
position can be used to lock the front and rear driveshafts
together and force the front and rear wheels to rotate at
the same speed. The 4WD LOW position is intended for
loose, slippery road surfaces only. Driving in the 4WD
LOW position on dry, hard-surfaced roads may cause
increased tire wear and damage to driveline components.
When operating your vehicle in 4WD LOW, the engine
speed is approximately three times that of the 4WD HI
position at a given road speed. Take care not to overspeed
the engine and do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the N
(Neutral) position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case N (Neutral) position
disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
regardless of the transmission position. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends
on tires of equal size, type, and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference will adversely affect shifting and
cause damage to the transfer case.
Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction,
there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping
speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
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4WD LOW
This range is for low speed four-wheel drive. It locks the
For additional information on the appropriate use of each
front and rear driveshafts together and forces the front
transfer case mode position, see the information below:
and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. It provides
4WD HI
additional traction and maximum pulling power for
This range is used on surfaces such as ice, snow, gravel, loose, slippery road surfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph
sand, and dry hard pavement.
(40 km/h).
Shift Positions
NEUTRAL
This range disengages both the front and rear driveshafts
from the powertrain. It is to be used for flat towing
behind another vehicle. Refer to “Recreational Towing”
in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
Shifting Procedures
4WD HI to 4WD LOW
With the vehicle at speeds of 0 to 3 mph (0 to 5 km/h), the
ignition switch in the ON position or the engine running,
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL, and raise the
transfer case T-handle. The “4WD LOW” indicator light
in the instrument cluster will begin to flash and remain
on solid when the shift is complete. Release the T-handle.
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NOTE: If shift conditions/interlocks are not met, or a
transfer case motor temperature protection condition exists, a
“CHECK SHIFT PROCEDURES” message will flash from the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
4WD LOW to 4WD HI
With the vehicle at speeds of 0 to 3 mph (0 to 5 km/h), the
ignition switch in the ON position or the engine running,
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL, and raise the
transfer case T-handle. The “4WD LOW” indicator light
in the instrument cluster will flash and go out when the
shift is complete. Release the T-handle.
NOTE:
• If shift conditions/interlocks are not met, or a transfer
case motor temperature protection condition exists, a
“CHECK SHIFT PROCEDURES” message will flash
from the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”
for further information.
Shifter T-Handle
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• Shifting into or out of 4WD LOW is possible with the
vehicle completely stopped; however, difficulty may
occur due to the mating clutch teeth not being properly aligned. Several attempts may be required for
clutch teeth alignment and shift completion to occur.
The preferred method is with the vehicle rolling 0 to
3 mph (0 to 5 km/h). If the vehicle is moving faster
than 3 mph (5 km/h), the transfer case will not allow
the shift.
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complete. A “4WD SYSTEM IN NEUTRAL” message will
display on the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
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NEUTRAL Shift Procedure
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, engine off.
2. Vehicle stopped, with foot on brake.
3. Place the transmission into NEUTRAL.
4. Hold down the NEUTRAL “pin” switch (with a pen,
etc.) for four seconds until the LED light by the switch
Neutral Switch
starts to blink indicating shift in progress. The light will
stop blinking (stay on solid) when the NEUTRAL shift is 5. Repeat Steps 1 to 4 to shift out of NEUTRAL.
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NOTE: If shift conditions/interlocks are not met, a
“CHECK SHIFT PROCEDURES” message will flash from
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
While the transfer case and axle couplings differ in
design, their operation is similar. Follow the Quadra-Trac
II威 transfer case shifting information, preceding this
section, for shifting this system.
ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
Utility vehicles have higher ground clearance and a
Quadra-Drive姞 II System – If Equipped
narrower track to make them capable of performing in a
The optional Quadra-Drive威 II System features three wide variety of off-road applications. Specific design
torque transfer couplings. The couplings include Elec- characteristics give them a higher center of gravity than
tronic Limited-Slip Differential (ELSD) front and rear ordinary cars.
axles and Quadra-Trac II威 transfer case. The optional
ELSD axles are fully automatic and require no driver An advantage of the higher ground clearance is a better
input to operate. Under normal driving conditions, the view of the road, allowing you to anticipate problems.
units function as standard axles, balancing torque evenly They are not designed for cornering at the same speeds as
between left and right wheels. With a traction difference conventional two-wheel drive vehicles any more than
between left and right wheels, the coupling will sense a low-slung sports cars are designed to perform satisfactospeed difference. As one wheel begins to spin faster than rily in off-road conditions. If at all possible, avoid sharp
the other, torque will automatically transfer from the
wheel that has less traction, to the wheel that has traction.
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turns or abrupt maneuvers. As with other vehicles of this Driving Through Water
type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
water, there are a number of precautions that must be
loss of control or vehicle rollover.
considered before entering the water.
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
NOTE: Prior to off-road driving, remove the front air
dam to prevent damage. The front air dam is attached to
the lower front fascia with quarter turn fasteners and can
be removed by hand.
When to Use 4WD LOW Range – If Equipped
When off-road driving, shift to 4WD LOW for additional
traction. This range should be limited to extreme situations such as deep snow, mud, or sand where additional
low speed pulling power is needed. Vehicle speeds in
excess of 25 mph (40 km/h) should be avoided when in
4WD LOW range.
CAUTION!
When driving through water, do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h). Always check water depth before entering,
as a precaution, and check all fluids afterward. Driving through water may cause damage that may not be
covered by the new vehicle limited warranty.
Driving through water more than a few inches/
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
safety and prevent damage to your vehicle. If you must
drive through water, try to determine the depth and the
bottom condition (and location of any obstacles) prior to
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entering. Proceed with caution and maintain a steady Maintenance
controlled speed less than 5 mph (8 km/h) in deep water After driving through deep water, inspect your vehicle
fluids and lubricants (engine oil, transmission oil, axle,
to minimize wave effects.
transfer case) to assure the fluids have not been contamiFlowing Water
nated. Contaminated fluid (milky, foamy in appearance)
If the water is swift flowing and rising (as in storm
should be flushed/changed as soon as possible to prerun-off), avoid crossing until the water level recedes
vent component damage.
and/or the flow rate is reduced. If you must cross
flowing water avoid depths in excess of 9 in (23 cm). The Driving in Snow, Mud and Sand
flowing water can erode the streambed, causing your In heavy snow, when pulling a load, or for additional
vehicle to sink into deeper water. Determine exit point(s) control at slower speeds, shift the transmission to a low
that are downstream of your entry point to allow for gear and shift the transfer case to 4WD LOW if necessary.
Refer to “Four-Wheel Drive Operation” in “Starting and
drifting.
Operating” for further information. Do not shift to a
Standing Water
lower gear than necessary to maintain forward motion.
Avoid driving in standing water deeper than 20 in
Over-revving the engine can spin the wheels and traction
(51 cm), and reduce speed appropriately to minimize
will be lost.
wave effects. Maximum speed in 20 in (51 cm) of water is
less than 5 mph (8 km/h).
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Avoid abrupt downshifts on icy or slippery roads, because engine braking may cause skidding and loss of
control.
Hill Climbing
NOTE: Before attempting to climb a hill, determine the
conditions at the crest and/or on the other side.
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WARNING!
If the engine stalls, you lose forward motion, or
cannot make it to the top of a steep hill or grade,
never attempt to turn around. To do so may result in
tipping and rolling the vehicle. Always back carefully straight down a hill in REVERSE gear. Never
back down a hill in NEUTRAL using only the brake.
Before climbing a steep hill, shift the transmission to a
lower gear and shift the transfer case to 4WD LOW. Use
Remember, never drive diagonally across a hill always
first gear and 4WD LOW for very steep hills.
drive straight up or down.
If you stall or begin to lose forward motion while
If the wheels start to slip as you approach the crest of a
climbing a steep hill, allow your vehicle to come to a stop
hill, ease off the accelerator and maintain forward motion
and immediately apply the brakes. Restart the engine,
by turning the front wheels slowly. This may provide a
and shift into REVERSE. Back slowly down the hill,
fresh “bite” into the surface and will usually provide
allowing the compression braking of the engine to help
traction to complete the climb.
regulate your speed. If the brakes are required to control
vehicle speed, apply them lightly and avoid locking or
skidding the tires.
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Traction Downhill
• Completely inspect the underbody of your vehicle.
Shift the transmission into a low gear, and the transfer
Check the tires, body structure, steering, suspension,
case into 4WD LOW range. Let the vehicle go slowly
and exhaust system for damage.
down the hill with all four wheels turning against engine
• Check threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on
compression drag. This will permit you to control the
the chassis, drivetrain components, steering, and susvehicle speed and direction.
pension. Retighten them, if required, and torque to the
values specified in the Service Manual.
When descending mountains or hills, repeated braking
can cause brake fade with loss of braking control. Avoid
• Check for accumulations of plants or brush. These
repeated heavy braking by downshifting the transmisthings could be a fire hazard. They might hide damage
sion whenever possible.
to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and
After Driving Off-Road
propeller shafts.
Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than
• After extended operation in mud, sand, water, or
does most on-road driving. After going off-road, it is
similar dirty conditions, have brake rotors, wheels,
always a good idea to check for damage. That way you
brake linings, and axle yokes inspected and cleaned as
can get any problems taken care of right away and have
soon as possible.
your vehicle ready when you need it.
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WARNING!
Abrasive material in any part of the brakes may cause
excessive wear or unpredictable braking. You might
not have full braking power when you need it to
prevent an accident. If you have been operating your
vehicle in dirty conditions, get your brakes checked
and cleaned as necessary.
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If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
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.
• If you experience unusual vibration after driving in
mud, slush or similar conditions, check the wheels for • Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a short amount of time.
impacted material. Impacted material can cause a
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering
wheel imbalance and freeing the wheels of it will
system. This noise should be considered normal, and it
correct the situation.
does not in any way damage the steering system.
POWER STEERING
The standard power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
steering capability if power assist is lost.
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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.
Power Steering Fluid Check
The power steering system requires the use of MOPAR威
Hydraulic System Power Steering Fluid or equivalent,
which meets Chrysler Material Standard MS-10838.
CAUTION!
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.
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.
WARNING!
Do not use Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF), or
other types of power steering fluids, when servicing
the power steering system of this vehicle. Damage to
the power steering system can result from the use of
the wrong power steering fluid.
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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.
MULTI-DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM (MDS) (IF
EQUIPPED) – 5.7L ENGINE ONLY
This feature offers improved fuel economy by shutting
off four of the engine’s eight cylinders during light load
and cruise conditions. The system is automatic with no
driver inputs or additional driving skills required.
WARNING!
NOTE: The MDS system may take some time to return
to full functionality after a battery disconnect.
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 manufacturers recommended
power steering fluid.
PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied and place the shift lever in the
PARK position.
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces.
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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.
Parking Brake
When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
switch in the ON position, the “Brake Warning Light” in
the instrument cluster will illuminate.
NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied vehicle speed is
detected, the light will flash and 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.
When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
from the curb on an uphill grade. For vehicles equipped
with an automatic transmission, apply 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. The parking
brake should always be applied whenever the driver is
not in the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for
the parking brake. Always apply the parking
brake fully when parked to guard against vehicle
movement and possible injury or damage.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured.
• Do not leave the key fob in the ignition switch. A
child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• 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 allow 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
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is designed to aid the
driver in maintaining vehicle control under adverse
braking conditions. The system operates with a separate
computer to modulate hydraulic pressure, to prevent
wheel lock-up and help avoid skidding on slippery
surfaces.
The ABS conducts a low-speed self-test at about 12 mph
(20 km/h). If you have your foot lightly on the brake
while this test is occurring, you may feel slight pedal
movement. The movement can be more apparent on ice
and snow. This is normal.
The ABS pump motor runs during the self-test at 12 mph
(20 km/h) and during an ABS stop. The pump motor
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and makes a low humming noise during operation, which is
type, and tires must be properly inflated, to produce normal.
accurate signals for the computer.
WARNING!
WARNING!
Significant over or under-inflation of tires or mixing
sizes of tires or wheels on the vehicle can lead to loss
of braking effectiveness.
• 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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CAUTION!
• 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.
The ABS is subject to possible detrimental effects of
electronic interference caused by improperly installed aftermarket radios or telephones.
NOTE: During severe braking conditions, a pulsing
sensation may occur and a clicking noise will be heard.
This is normal, indicating that the ABS is functioning.
• Do not “ride” the brakes by resting your foot on the
pedal. This could overheat the brakes and result in
unpredictable braking action, longer stopping distances, or brake damage.
• When descending mountains or hills, repeated braking can cause brake fade with loss of braking control.
Avoid repeated heavy braking by downshifting the
transmission or locking out overdrive whenever possible.
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• Engines may idle at higher speeds during warm-up,
which could cause rear wheels to spin and result in
loss of vehicle control. Be especially careful while
driving on slippery roads, in close-quarter maneuvering, parking, or stopping.
System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Brake
Assist System (BAS), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM),
and Electronic Stability Program (ESP). All five of these
systems work together to enhance vehicle stability and
control in various driving conditions.
• Do not drive too fast for road conditions, especially
when roads are wet or slushy. A wedge of water can
build up between the tire tread and the road. This
hydroplaning action can cause loss of traction, braking
ability, and control.
Also, your vehicle is equipped with Trailer Sway Control
(TSC) and, if it has four-wheel drive with the NV245
two-speed transfer case, Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Hill
Descent Control (HDC).
• After going through deep water or a car wash, brakes
may become wet, resulting in decreased performance
and unpredictable braking action. Dry the brakes by
gentle, intermittent pedal action while driving at very
slow speeds.
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system that includes the Anti-Lock Brake
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
help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Starting and
Operating” for further information.
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WARNING!
The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the
traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. The
ABS cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on
very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe,
attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents.
The capabilities of an ABS-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner
which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety
of others.
Traction Control System (TCS)
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake
pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine
power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and
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stability. A feature of the TCS system functions similar to
a limited-slip differential and controls the wheel spin
across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is
spinning faster than the other, the system will apply the
brake of the spinning wheel. This will allow more engine
torque to be applied to the wheel that is not spinning.
This feature remains active even if TCS and ESP are in
either the “Partial Off” or “Full Off” modes. Refer to
“Electronic Stability Program (ESP)” in this section for
more information.
Brake Assist System (BAS)
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application and then
applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help
reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the
anti-lock brake system (ABS). Applying the brakes very
quickly results in the best BAS assistance. To receive the
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benefit of the system, you must apply continuous braking pressure during the stopping sequence (do not
“pump” the brakes). Do not reduce brake pedal pressure
unless braking is no longer desired. Once the brake pedal
is released, the BAS is deactivated.
WARNING!
The BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the
traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. The
BAS cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on
very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe,
attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents.
The capabilities of a 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.
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
This system anticipates the potential for wheel lift by
monitoring the driver’s steering wheel input and the
speed of the vehicle. When ERM determines that the rate
of change of the steering wheel angle and vehicle speed
are sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it then
applies the brake of the appropriate wheel and may also
reduce engine power to lessen the chance that wheel lift
will occur. ERM will only intervene during very severe or
evasive driving maneuvers.
ERM can only reduce the chance of wheel lift occurring
during severe or evasive driving maneuvers. It cannot
prevent wheel lift due to other factors such as road
conditions, leaving the roadway or striking objects or
other vehicles.
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NOTE: Anytime the ESP system is in the “Full Off” Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
mode, ERM is disabled. Refer to “Electronic Stability
This system enhances directional control and stability of
Program (ESP)” for a complete explanation of the availthe vehicle under various driving conditions. ESP corable ESP modes.
rects for oversteering or understeering of the vehicle by
applying the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in
WARNING!
counteracting the oversteer or understeer condition. EnMany factors, such as vehicle loading, road condi- gine power may also be reduced to help the vehicle
tions and driving conditions, influence the chance maintain the desired path.
that wheel lift or rollover may occur. ERM cannot
ESP uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle
prevent all wheel lift or rollovers, especially those
path intended by the driver and compares it to the actual
that involve leaving the roadway or striking objects
path of the vehicle. When the actual path does not match
or other vehicles. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful
the intended path, ESP applies the brake of the appropridriver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an
ate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or
ERM-equipped vehicle must never be exploited in a
understeer condition.
reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopar• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
dize the user’s safety or the safety of others.
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
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• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
The “ESP/TCS Indicator Light” located in the instrument
cluster will start to flash as soon as the tires lose traction
and the ESP system becomes active. The “ESP/TCS
Indicator Light” also flashes when the TCS is active. If the
“ESP/TCS Indicator Light” begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and
driving to the prevailing road conditions.
WARNING!
The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by
prevailing road conditions. ESP cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed
in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESPequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the
user’s safety or the safety of others.
The ESP system has three available operating modes in
4WD HIGH range, two available operating modes on
two-wheel drive vehicles, and one operating mode in
4WD LOW range.
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intended to be used if the vehicle is in deep snow, sand,
or gravel conditions and more wheel spin than ESP
would normally allow is required to gain traction. To
On
turn ESP on again, momentarily press the “ESP OFF”
This is the normal operating mode for ESP in 4WD HIGH
switch. This will restore the normal “ESP On” mode of
range and in two-wheel drive vehicles. Whenever the
operation.
vehicle is started or the transfer case (if equipped) is
shifted from 4WD LOW range or NEUTRAL back to
4WD HIGH range, the ESP system will be in this “On”
mode. This mode should be used for most driving
situations. ESP should only be turned to “Partial Off” or
“Full Off” mode for specific reasons as noted below.
High Range (Four-Wheel Drive Models) or
Two-Wheel Drive Models
Partial Off
This mode is entered by momentarily pressing the “ESP
OFF” switch. When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS
portion of ESP, except for the “limited slip” feature
described in the TCS section, has been disabled and the
“ESP/TCS Indicator Light” will be illuminated. All other
stability features of ESP function normally. This mode is
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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 “ESP OFF” switch. Once the
situation requiring ESP to be switched to the “Partial Off”
mode is overcome, turn ESP back on by momentarily
pressing the “ESP OFF” switch. This may be done while
the vehicle is in motion.
Full Off (Four-Wheel Drive Models Only)
This mode is intended for off-highway or off-road use
when ESP stability features could inhibit vehicle maneuverability due to trail conditions. This mode is entered by
pressing and holding the “ESP OFF” switch for five
seconds when the vehicle is stopped and the engine is
running. After five seconds, the “ESP/TCS Indicator
Light” will illuminate, and the “ESP OFF” message will
appear in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
In this mode, ESP and TCS, except for the “limited slip”
feature described in the TCS section, are turned off until
the vehicle reaches a speed of 40 mph (64 km/h). At
40 mph (64 km/h), the system returns to “Partial Off”
mode, described above. When the vehicle speed drops
below 35 mph (56 km/h), the ESP system shuts off. ESP
is deactivated at low vehicle speeds so that it will not
interfere with off-road driving, but ESP function returns
to provide the stability feature at speeds above 40 mph
(64 km/h). The “ESP/TCS Indicator Light” will always
be illuminated when ESP is off. To turn ESP on again,
momentarily press the “ESP OFF” switch. This will
restore the normal “ESP On” mode of operation.
NOTE: The “ESP OFF” message will display, and the
audible chime will sound, when the shift lever is placed
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in the PARK position from any other position, and then ESP system will be in this “Full Off” mode. In 4WD LOW
moved out of the PARK position. This will occur even if range, ESP and TCS, except for the “limited slip” feature
the message was previously cleared.
described in the TCS section, are turned off until the
vehicle reaches a speed of 40 mph (64 km/h). At 40 mph
WARNING!
(64 km/h), the normal ESP stability function returns, but
TCS remains off. When the vehicle speed drops below
With the ESP switched off, the enhanced vehicle
35 mph (56 km/h), the ESP system shuts off. ESP is
stability offered by ESP and ERM are unavailable. In
deactivated at low vehicle speeds in 4WD LOW range so
an emergency evasive maneuver, the ESP and ERM
that it will not interfere with off-road driving, but ESP
systems will not engage to assist in maintaining
function returns to provide the stability feature at speeds
stability. The “Full Off” ESP mode is intended for
above 40 mph (64 km/h). The “ESP/TCS Indicator
off-road use only.
Light” will always be illuminated in 4WD LOW range
when ESP is off.
4WD Low Range
NOTE: The “ESP OFF” message will display, and the
Full Off
audible chime will sound, when the shift lever is placed
This is the normal operating mode for ESP in 4WD LOW
in the PARK position from any other position, and then
range. Whenever the vehicle is started in 4WD LOW
moved out of the PARK position. This will occur even if
range, or the transfer case (if equipped) is shifted from
the message was previously cleared
4WD HIGH range or NEUTRAL to 4WD LOW range, the
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With the ESP switched off, the enhanced vehicle
stability offered by ESP and ERM are unavailable. In
an emergency evasive maneuver, the ESP and ERM
systems will not engage to assist in maintaining
stability. The “Full Off” mode is intended for offroad use only.
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize an excessively swaying trailer and will take the appropriate
actions to attempt to stop the sway. The system may
reduce engine power and apply the brake of the appropriate wheel(s) to counteract the sway of the trailer. TSC
will become active automatically once an excessively
swaying trailer is recognized. No driver action is required. Note that TSC cannot stop all trailers from
swaying. Always use caution when towing a trailer and
follow the trailer tongue weight recommendations. Refer
to “Trailer Towing” in “Starting and Operating” for
further information. When TSC is functioning, the “ESP/
TCS Indicator Light” will flash, the engine power may be
reduced and you may feel the brakes being applied to
individual wheels to attempt to stop the trailer from
swaying. TSC is disabled when the ESP system is in the
“Partial Off” or “Full Off” modes.
WARNING!
If TSC activates while driving, slow the vehicle
down, stop at the nearest safe location, and adjust the
trailer load to eliminate trailer sway.
Hill Start Assist (HSA) – Four-Wheel Drive Models
With NV245 Two–Speed Transfer Case Only
The HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain
the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short
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period of time after the driver takes their foot off of the HSA will work in REVERSE and all forward gears when
brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle the activation criteria have been met. The system will not
during this short period of time, the system will release activate if the vehicle is placed in NEUTRAL or PARK.
brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill. The
WARNING!
system will release brake pressure in proportion to the
amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in
There may be situations on minor hills (i.e., less than
the intended direction of travel.
8%), with a loaded vehicle, or while pulling a trailer,
HSA Activation Criteria
when the system will not activate and slight rolling
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to may occur. This could cause a collision with another
activate:
vehicle or object. Always remember the driver is
responsible for braking the vehicle.
• Vehicle must be stopped.
• Vehicle must be on a 8% grade or greater hill.
Towing with HSA
HSA will provide assistance when starting on a grade
• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e.,
when pulling a trailer.
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle backing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
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WARNING! (Continued)
• If you use a trailer brake controller with your
trailer, your trailer brakes may be activated and
deactivated with the brake switch. If so, when the
brake pedal is released, there may not be enough
brake pressure to hold the vehicle and trailer on a
hill and this could cause a collision with another
vehicle or object behind you. In order to avoid
rolling down the hill while resuming acceleration,
manually activate the trailer brake prior to releasing the brake pedal. Always remember the driver
is responsible for braking the vehicle.
• HSA is not a parking brake. If you stop the vehicle
on a hill without putting the transmission in
PARK and using the parking brake, it will roll
down the hill and could cause a collision with
another vehicle or object. Always remember to use
the parking brake while parking on a hill, and that
the driver is responsible for braking the vehicle.
HSA Off
If you wish to turn off the HSA system, it can be done
using the Customer Programmable Features in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Elec(Continued) tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Hill Descent Control (HDC) – Four-Wheel Drive
Models With NV245 Two–Speed Transfer Case
Only
HDC maintains vehicle speed while descending hills
during off-road driving situations and is available in
4WD LOW range only. To enable HDC (transfer case
must be in 4WD LOW range), press the HDC switch. If
the HDC switch is pressed when the vehicle is not in
4WD LOW range, the light in the switch will flash for five
seconds and HDC will not be enabled.
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When HDC is properly enabled, the message “HILL
DESCENT CONTROL” will appear in the EVIC and the
light in the switch will be illuminated. HDC will automatically apply the brakes to control downhill speed
when necessary. HDC has the capability to sense terrain
and will only activate when the vehicle is descending a
hill. It will usually not activate on level ground.
• 5th = 7.5 mph (12 km/h)
• REVERSE = 1 mph (1.6 km/h)
• NEUTRAL = 2.5 mph (4 km/h)
• PARK = HDC will not function
HDC also has the capability to sense rough terrain, and
will automatically adjust to a slightly slower set speed
The HDC speed may be adjusted by the driver to suit the
[about 0.3 mph (0.5 km/h) than normal.]
driving conditions. The speed corresponds to the transHDC operation can be overridden with brake application
mission gear selected.
to slow the vehicle down below the HDC control speed.
• 1st = 1 mph (1.6 km/h)
Conversely, if more speed is desired during HDC control,
• 2nd = 2.5 mph (4 km/h)
the accelerator pedal will increase vehicle speed in the
usual manner. When either the brake or the accelerator is
• 3rd = 4 mph (6 km/h)
released, HDC will control the vehicle back to the origi• 4th = 5.5 mph (9 km/h)
nal set speed.
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HDC is intended for low speed off-road driving only. ESP/BAS Warning Light and ESP/TCS Indicator
At vehicle speeds above 30 mph (48 km/h), HDC will no Light
The malfunction indicator light for the ESP is
longer function. When the vehicle speed drops below
combined with the BAS indicator. The “ESP/
30 mph (48 km/h), HDC function will automatically
BAS Warning Light” and the “ESP/TCS Indiresume and the vehicle speed will return to the chosen set
cator Light” in the instrument cluster both
speed.
come on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
WARNING!
position. They should both go out with the engine
running.
HDC is only intended to assist the driver in controlIf the “ESP/BAS Warning Light” comes on
ling vehicle speed when descending hills. The driver
continuously with the engine running, a malmust remain attentive to the driving conditions and
function has been detected in either the ESP or
is responsible for maintaining a safe vehicle speed.
the BAS system, or both. If this light remains on
after several ignition switch cycles, and the vehicle has
been driven several miles at speeds greater than 30 mph
(48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible
to have the problem diagnosed and corrected.
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TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
• The “ESP/TCS Indicator Light” and the “ESP/BAS
Warning Light” come on momentarily each time the Tire Markings
ignition switch is turned to the ON position.
• Each time the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position, the ESP System will be ON even if it was
previously turned off.
• The ESP Control System will make buzzing or clicking
sounds when it is active. This is normal; the sounds
will stop when the ESP becomes inactive following the
maneuver that caused the ESP activation.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
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5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
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NOTE:
• Temporary spare tires are high-pressure compact
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
spares designed for temporary emergency use only.
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
Tires designed to this standard have the letter “T”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designamolded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
tion. Example: T145/80D18 103M.
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the
letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.
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Tire Sizing Chart
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
Accessory Weight
Air Pressure
Bead
Bias Ply Tire
Cold Tire Pressure
Curb Weight
Definition
This means the combined weight of optional accessories. Some
examples of optional accessories are automatic transmission,
power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and
air conditioning.
The amount of air inside the tire pressing outward on each square
inch of the tire. Air pressure is expressed in pounds per square
inch (psi) or kilopascal (kPa).
The tire bead contains steel wires wrapped by steel cords that
hold the tire onto the rim.
A pneumatic tire in which the plies are laid at alternate angles
less 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread.
The amount of air pressure in a tire, measured in pounds per
square inch (psi) or kilopascal (kPa) before a tire has built up heat
from driving.
The weight of a motor vehicle with standard and optional equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant,
but without passengers and cargo.
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Term
Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Maximum Load Rating
Maximum Loaded Vehicle Weight
Normal Occupant Weight
Occupant Distribution
Passenger (P-Metric) Tire
Radial Ply Tire
Recommended Inflation Pressure
Definition
A tire used on light duty trucks and some multipurpose passenger vehicles.
The maximum air pressure to which a cold tire can be inflated.
The maximum air pressure is molded onto the sidewall.
The load rating for a tire at the maximum permissible inflation
pressure for that tire.
The sum of curb weight, accessory weight, vehicle capacity
weight, and production options weight.
The number of occupants a vehicle is designed to seat multiplied
by 150 lbs (68 kg).
Designated seating positions.
A tire used on passenger cars and some light duty trucks and
multipurpose vehicles.
A pneumatic tire in which the ply cords that extend to the beads
are laid at 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended tire inflation pressure as
shown on the tire placard.
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Rim
Sidewall
Tread
Treadwear Indicators
Vehicle Capacity Weight
Vehicle Maximum Load on the Tire
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Definition
A metal support for a tire and upon which the beads are seated.
The portion of a tire between the tread and the bead.
The portion of a tire that comes into contact with the road.
Narrow bands, sometimes called wear bars, that show across the
tread of a tire when only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) of tread remains.
The number of designated seating positions multiplied by 150 lbs
(68 kg) plus the rated cargo load.
Load on a individual tire due to curb weight, accessory weight,
occupant weight, and cargo weight.
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
Tire Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed
on the driver’s side B-Pillar.
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Tire and Loading Information Placard
4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
Loading
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
of this manual.
Tire and Loading Information Placard
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
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
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
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The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the weight referenced here.
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5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occu- trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or XXX kg” manual to determine how this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
on your vehicle’s placard.
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and NOTE:
• The following table shows examples on how to calcupassengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
late total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pasof your vehicle with varying seating configurations
sengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX” amount
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will be five 150 lb (68 kg)
passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo • For the following example, the combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150
(392 kg).
= 750, and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs [295 kg]).
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Safety
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:
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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• 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.
stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of
sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering.
Unequal tire pressures can cause erratic and unpredictable steering response.
Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the
vehicle to drift left or right.
Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
driver’s side “B” Pillar.
The pressure should be checked and adjusted, as well as
inspected 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
Ride Comfort and Vehicle Stability
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride. properly inflated even when they are under-inflated.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
ride. Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the
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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 it.
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
cold tire inflation pressure. Cold tire inflation pressure is
defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not been
driven for at least 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.
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Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
temperature changes.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
outside temperature condition.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
build-up, or your tire pressure will be too low.
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Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
Radial-Ply Tires
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
WARNING!
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
poorly. The instability could cause an accident. Alloading may be required for high-speed vehicle operaways use radial tires in sets of four. Never combine
tion. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire
them with other types of tires.
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
and cold tire inflation pressures.
Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
WARNING!
authorized dealer for radial tire repairs.
High speed driving with your vehicle at or above
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use with
your tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
radial tires. It is engineered to be used on your style
serious accident. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
vehicle only. Since this tire has limited tread life, the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
original tire should be repaired (or replaced) and rein75 mph (120 km/h).
stalled at the first opportunity.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
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.
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 ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h).
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.
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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) when you are stuck, and do not let
anyone near a spinning wheel no matter what the
speed.
Tread Wear Indicators
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
to help you in determining when your tires should be
replaced.
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
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 various 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
WARNING!
tires. The service description and load identification will
be found on the original equipment tire. Failure to use
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six
years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure. safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle. We recommend
You could lose control and have an accident resulting that you contact your original equipment or an authorized tire dealer with any questions you may have on tire
in 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 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.
CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
TIRE CHAINS
Certain models have sufficient tire-to-body clearance to
allow use of tire chains. Install chains on rear tires only.
Follow these recommendations to guard against damage
and excessive tire and chain wear:
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• Do not install tire chains or traction devices on vehicles with larger than P235/65R17 tires. Tires larger
than this may not provide sufficient body clearance
with chains or other traction devices.
• Use SAE class “S” tire chains or traction devices only.
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TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at
different loads and perform different steering, handling,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates and develop irregular wear patterns.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
• Follow tire chain manufacturer’s instructions for
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
mounting chains.
aggressive tread designs such as those on On/Off-Road
• Install chains snugly and tighten after 0.5 mile (1 km) type tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to mainof driving.
tain mud, snow, and wet traction levels, and contribute to
a smooth, quiet ride.
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h), unless otherwise
specified by the chain manufacturer.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals. More frequent rotation is permissible if
• Drive cautiously, avoiding large bumps, potholes and
desired. The reasons for any rapid or unusual wear
extreme driving maneuvers.
should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.
NOTE: The premium Tire Pressure Monitor System will
automatically locate the pressure values displayed in the
correct vehicle position following a tire rotation.
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The suggested rotation method is the “forward-cross” The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about
1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (–11°C). This means that when
shown in the following diagram.
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. Refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for information on
how to properly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire
pressure will also increase as the vehicle is driven - this is
normal and there should be no adjustment for this
increased pressure.
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
the tire pressure falls below the low pressure warning
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
threshold for any reason, including low temperature
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) will warn effects, or natural pressure loss through the tire.
the driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle
recommended cold tire pressure.
Tire Rotation
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The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
off until the tire pressure is at or above recommended
cold tire pressure. Once the low tire pressure warning has
been illuminated, the tire pressure must be increased to
the recommended cold tire pressure in order for the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light to be turned off. The
system will automatically update and the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light will extinguish once the updated tire pressures have been received. The vehicle may
need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(24 km/h) to receive this information.
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For example, your vehicle has a recommended cold
(parked for more than three hours) tire pressure of 33 psi
(227 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F (20°C) and
the measured tire pressure is 28 psi (193 kPa), a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire pressure to
approximately 24 psi (165 kPa). This tire pressure is
sufficiently low enough to turn ON the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light. Driving the vehicle may cause
the tire pressure to rise to approximately 28 psi (193 kPa),
but the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will still
be ON. In this situation, the Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light will turn OFF only after the tires have been
inflated to the vehicle’s recommended cold tire pressure
value.
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CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures have
been established for the tire size equipped on your
vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor
damage may result when using replacement
equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or
style. Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire sealants or balance
beads if your vehicle is equipped with a TPMS, as
damage to the sensors may result.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure
always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will
prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve
stem, which could damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
NOTE:
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and maintenance, or to provide warning of a tire
failure or condition.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire 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, A tire pressure monitoring sensor is located in the spare
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in wheel, if the vehicle is equipped with a matching full-size
spare wheel and tire assembly. The matching full-size
the tire.
spare tire can be used in place of any of the four road
Base System
tires. A low spare tire will not cause the Tire Pressure
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
Monitoring Telltale Light to illuminate, a warning mestechnology with wheel rim-mounted electronic sensors to
sage to appear, or the chime to sound.
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
illuminate in the instrument cluster, a “TIRE LOW
readings to the Receiver Module.
PRESSURE” message will display in the instruNOTE: It is particularly important, for you to regularly
ment cluster for 60 seconds, and an audible chime will be
check the tire pressure in all of your tires, and to maintain
activated, when one or more of the four active road tire
the proper pressure.
pressures are low. Should this occur, you should stop as
soon as possible, check the inflation pressure of each tire
The TPMS consists of the following components:
on your vehicle, and inflate each tire to the vehicle’s
• Receiver Module
recommended cold placard pressure value. The system
will automatically update and the Tire Pressure Monitor• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
ing Telltale Light will extinguish, once the updated tire
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
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pressures have been received. The vehicle may need to be 3. Lots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to housings.
receive this information.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
and off for 75 seconds, and remain on solid when a
system fault is detected. In addition, a “CHECK TPM NOTE:
SYSTEM” message will be displayed for 75 seconds when • If your vehicle is equipped with a matching full-size
spare wheel and tire assembly, it has a tire pressure
a system fault is detected, and a chime will sound. If the
monitoring sensor, and can be monitored by the Tire
ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat, proPressure Monitoring System (TPMS). In the event that
viding the system fault still exists. The Tire Pressure
the matching full-size spare tire is swapped with a low
Monitoring Telltale Light will turn off when the fault
pressure road tire, the next ignition switch cycle will
condition no longer exists. A system fault can occur by
still show the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
any of the following:
to be ON, a “TIRE LOW PRESSURE” message will be
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
displayed in the instrument cluster for 60 seconds, and
facilities emitting the same Radio Frequencies as the TPM
a chime to sound. Driving the vehicle for up to
sensors.
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) will turn OFF the
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light as long as none
of the road tires are below the low pressure warning
threshold.
• If your vehicle is not equipped with a matching
full-size spare wheel and tire assembly, it does not
have a tire pressure monitoring sensor in the spare tire.
The TPMS will not be able to monitor the tire pressure.
If you install the spare tire, in place of a road tire, that
has a pressure below the low-pressure warning limit,
upon the next ignition switch cycle, a chime will
sound, a “TIRE LOW PRESSURE” message will be
displayed in the instrument cluster for 60 seconds, and
the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn
ON. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes
above 15 mph (25 km/h), the Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and
then remain on solid. In addition, a “CHECK TPM
SYSTEM” message will be displayed for 75 seconds.
For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
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sound, a “CHECK TPM SYSTEM” message will be
displayed for 75 seconds, and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds
and then remain on solid. Once you repair or replace
the original road tire, and reinstall it on the vehicle in
place of the spare tire, the TPMS will update automatically and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
will turn OFF, as long as no tire pressure is below the
low-pressure warning limit in any of the four active
road tires. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the
TPMS to receive this information.
Premium System – If Equipped
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim-mounted electronic sensors to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
readings to the Receiver Module.
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NOTE: It is particularly important, for you to regularly A tire pressure monitoring sensor is located in the spare
check the tire pressure in all of your tires and to maintain wheel, if the vehicle is equipped with a matching full-size
spare wheel and tire assembly. The matching full-size
the proper pressure.
spare tire can be used in place of any of the four road
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) consists of the
tires. A low spare tire will set the “SPARE LOW PRESfollowing components:
SURE” message, but it will not cause the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light to illuminate or the chime to
• Receiver Module
sound.
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
• Three Trigger Modules (mounted in three of the four
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will
wheel wells)
illuminate in the instrument cluster, and an au• Various Tire Pressure Monitoring System Messages,
dible chime will be activated, when one or more of
which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information the four active road tire pressures are low. In addition, the
Center (EVIC), and a graphic displaying tire pressures EVIC will display one or more Low Pressure messages
(Left Front, Left Rear, Right Front, Right Rear) for three
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
seconds, and a graphic display of the pressure value(s)
with the low tire(s) “flashing.” Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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NOTE: Your system can be set to display pressure units The system will automatically update, the graphic disin PSI, kPa, or BAR.
play of the pressure value(s) will stop “flashing,” and the
Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will extinguish
once the updated tire pressure(s) have been received. The
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this information.
CHECK TPM SYSTEM Warning
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on
and off for 75 seconds, and remain on solid when a
system fault is detected. The system fault will also sound
a chime. The EVIC will display a “CHECK TPM SYSTEM” message for three seconds. This message is then
followed by a graphic display, with “- -“ in place of the
pressure value(s), indicating which Tire Pressure MoniShould a low tire condition occur on any of the four
toring Sensor(s) is not being received.
active road tire(s), you should stop as soon as possible,
and inflate the low tire(s) that is “flashing” on the graphic
display to the vehicle’s recommended cold tire pressure.
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NOTE: Your system can be set to display pressure units message will not be present, and a pressure value will be
in PSI, kPa, or BAR.
displayed instead of dashes. A system fault can occur by
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 switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault The EVIC will also display a ⬙CHECK TPM SYSTEM⬙
no longer exists, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale message for three seconds when a system fault is deLight will no longer flash, the ⬙CHECK TPM SYSTEM⬙ tected possibly related to the trigger component. In this
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case, the ⬙CHECK TPM SYSTEM⬙ message is then followed by a graphic display, with pressure values still
shown. This indicates the pressure values are still being
received from the TPM Sensors. However, the system still
needs to be serviced as long as the ⬙CHECK TPM
SYSTEM⬙ message exists.
NOTE:
• If your vehicle is equipped with a matching full-size
spare wheel and tire assembly, it has a tire pressure
monitoring sensor, and can be monitored by the Tire
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). In the event that
the matching full-size spare tire is swapped with a low
pressure road tire, the next ignition switch cycle will
still show the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
to be ON, a chime to sound, a Low Pressure message
to appear in the EVIC, and the graphic display will
still show the low tire pressure value “flashing.”
Driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(24 km/h) will turn OFF the Tire Pressure Monitoring
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Telltale Light as long as none of road tires are below
the low pressure warning threshold. The EVIC will
also display a “SPARE LOW PRESSURE” message,
and the graphic display will show a tire pressure value
in place of the “flashing” low tire pressure value.
• If your vehicle is not equipped with a matching
full-size spare wheel and tire assembly, it does not
have a tire pressure monitoring sensor in the spare tire.
The TPMS will not be able to monitor the tire pressure.
If you install the spare tire in place of a road tire that
has a pressure below the low-pressure warning limit,
upon the next ignition switch cycle, the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light will remain ON, a chime will
sound, and the EVIC will still display a “flashing”
pressure value in the graphic display. After driving the
vehicle for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h),
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
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SYSTEM⬙ message for three seconds and then display
dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value. For each
subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will sound,
the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash
on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid,
and the EVIC will display a ⬙CHECK TPM SYSTEM⬙
message for three seconds and then display dashes (- -)
in place of the pressure value. Once you repair or
replace the original road tire, and reinstall it on the
vehicle in place of the spare tire, the TPMS will update
automatically.
General Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the
following licenses:
In addition, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
will turn OFF and the graphic in the EVIC will display a United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KR5S120123
new pressure value instead of dashes (- -), as long as no Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2671-S120123
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 (24 km/h)
in order for the TPMS to receive this information.
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FUEL REQUIREMENTS
3.7 Engine
All engines (except 5.7L engines) are designed to meet all emissions regulations
and provide excellent fuel economy and
performance when using high-quality unleaded “regular” gasoline having an octane rating of 87. The use of premium
gasoline is not recommended, as it will not provide any
benefit over regular gasoline in these engines.
5.7L Engine
The 5.7L engine is designed to meet all
emissions regulations and provide satisfactory fuel economy and performance when
using high-quality unleaded gasoline having an octane range of 87 to 89. The manufacturer recommends the use of 89 octane
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for optimum performance. 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
symptoms, try another brand of gasoline before considering service for the vehicle.
Over 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldwide Fuel Charter, WWFC) to define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gasoline that meets the WWFC specifications, if they are available.
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Reformulated Gasoline
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasoline contains oxygenates, and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol. Use of
these blends may result in starting and drivability
problems and may damage critical fuel system components.
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasoline. Properly blended reformulated gasoline will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
Problems that result from using Methanol/gasoline
blends are not the responsibility of the manufacturer.
While MTBE is an oxygenate made from Methanol, it
does not have the negative effects of Methanol.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as 10% Ethanol, MTBE, and ETBE. Oxygenates are required in some areas of the country during the
winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions.
Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in
your vehicle.
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline containing 10% Ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher Ethanol
content may void the vehicle’s warranty.
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
• operate in a lean mode
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• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on
MMT In Gasoline
MMT is a manganese containing metallic additive that is
• poor engine performance
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
• poor cold start and cold drivability
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
• increased risk for fuel system component corrosion
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with life and reduces emission system performance in some
E-85 perform the following:
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
• drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
• change the engine oil and oil filter
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer if the
gasoline contains MMT.
• disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the
engine controller memory
It is even more important to look for gasoline without
MMT in Canada, because MMT can be used at levels
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
higher than those allowed in the United States.
exposure to E-85 fuel.
MMT is prohibited in Federal and California reformulated gasoline.
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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 would result in additional cost. Therefore,
you should not have to add anything to the fuel.
Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance and damage the emission control system.
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.
(Continued) NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
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WARNING! (Continued)
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.
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper
maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected
every time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired,
drive with all side windows fully open.
• Keep the liftgate closed when driving your vehicle
to prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous
exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
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ADDING FUEL
CAUTION!
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door, on the
driver’s side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or
damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use with this
vehicle.
• Damage to the fuel system or emission control
system could result from using an improper fuel
cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could let impurities into the fuel system. Also, a poorly fitting
aftermarket cap can cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to illuminate, due to fuel vapors
escaping from the system.
• A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the MIL to turn
on.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
Fuel Filler Cap
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WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near
the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the
tank filled.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and federal fire regulations and will cause the malfunction indicator
light to turn on.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
NOTE:
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel
tank is full.
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• Tighten the gas cap about one-quarter turn until you
hear one click. This is an indication that the cap is
properly tightened.
• If the gas cap is not tighten properly, the MIL will
come on. Be sure the gas cap is tightened every time
the vehicle is refueled.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
“CHECK GASCAP” message will be displayed in the
EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Center). Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. Tighten the fuel filler cap until a “clicking” sound is
heard. This is an indication that the fuel filler cap is
properly tightened. Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic System” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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tongue weight, and cargo. The label also specifies maximum capacities of front and rear axle systems (GAWR).
Certification Label
Total load must be limited, so GVWR, and front and rear
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety AdminGAWR are not exceeded.
istration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label
Payload
affixed to the driver’s side door or B-Pillar.
The payload of a vehicle is defined as the allowable load
This label contains the month and year of manufacture,
weight a truck or any given vehicle can carry, including
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight
the weight of the driver, all passengers, options and
Rating (GAWR) front and rear, and Vehicle Identification
cargo.
Number (VIN). A Month-Day-Hour (MDH) number is
included on this label and indicates the month, day, and Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
hour of manufacture. The bar code that appears on the The GAWR is the maximum permissible load on the front
and rear axles. The load must be distributed in the cargo
bottom of the label is your VIN.
area so that the GAWR of each axle is not exceeded.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle Each axle’s GAWR is determined by the components in
including driver, passengers, vehicle, options, trailer the system with the lowest load carrying capacity (axle,
springs, tires, or wheels). Heavier axles or suspension
VEHICLE LOADING
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components, sometimes specified by purchasers for in- loaded into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight
creased durability, does not necessarily increase the ve- values are determined by weighing your vehicle on a
commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are
hicle’s GVWR.
added.
Tire Size
The tire size on the label represents the actual tire size on Loading
your vehicle. Replacement tires must be equal to the load The actual total weight and the weight of the front and
rear of your vehicle at the ground can best be determined
capacity of this tire size.
by weighing it when it is loaded and ready for operation.
Rim Size
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size The entire vehicle should first be weighed on a commerlisted.
cial scale to ensure that the GVWR has not been exceeded. The weight on the front and rear of the vehicle
Inflation Pressure
should then be determined separately to be sure that the
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle for
load is properly distributed over front and rear axle.
all loading conditions up to full GAWR.
Weighing the vehicle may show that the GAWR of either
Curb Weight
the front or rear axles has been exceeded, but the total
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight load is within the specified GVWR. If so, weight must be
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full shifted from front to rear, or rear to front, as appropriate
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo until the specified weight limitations are met. Store the
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heavier items down low and be sure that the weight is TRAILER TOWING
distributed equally. Stow all loose items securely before In this section you will find safety tips and information
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
driving.
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully
Improper weight distributions can have an adverse affect
review this information to tow your load as efficiently
on the way your vehicle steers and handles, and the way
and safely as possible.
the brakes operate.
To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
CAUTION!
and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR
or the maximum front and rear GAWR. If you do, Common Towing Definitions
parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change the The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
way your vehicle handles. This could cause you to you in understanding the following information.
lose control. Also, overloading can shorten the life of
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
your vehicle.
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and trailer tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
exceed the GVWR.
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Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
WARNING!
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or tem- It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a control of the vehicle and have an accident.
vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be
supported by the scale.
Trailer Tongue Weight (TW)
The TW is the downward force exerted on the hitch ball
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
by the trailer. In most cases it should not be less than 10%
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
or more than 15% of the trailer load. You must consider
and trailer when weighed in combination.
this as part of the load on your vehicle.
NOTE: The GCWR rating includes a 150 lbs (68 kg)
Frontal Area
allowance for the presence of a driver.
The frontal area is the maximum height and maximum
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
width of the front of a trailer.
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR.
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Weight-Carrying Hitch
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
some other connecting point of the vehicle. These kind of
hitches are the most popular on the market today and
they are commonly used to tow small- and mediumsized trailers.
Weight-Distributing Hitch
A weight-distributing hitch system works by applying
leverage through spring (load) bars. They are typically
used for heavier loads, to distribute trailer tongue weight
to the tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s).
When used in accordance with the manufacturers’ directions, it provides for a more level ride, offering more
consistent steering and brake control, thereby enhancing
towing safety. The addition of a friction/hydraulic sway
control also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds, and contributes positively to tow vehicle and
trailer stability. Trailer sway control and a weightdistributing (load equalizing) hitch are recommended for
heavier trailer tongue weights (TW) and may be required
depending on Vehicle and Trailer configuration/loading
to comply with gross axle weight rating (GAWR)
requirements.
WARNING!
• An improperly adjusted weight-distributing hitch
system may reduce handling, stability, and braking performance, and could result in an accident.
• Weight-distributing hitch systems may not be
compatible with Surge Brake Couplers. Consult
with your hitch and trailer manufacturer or a
reputable Recreational Vehicle dealer for additional information.
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With Weight-Distributing Hitch (Correct)
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Trailer Hitch Classification
Your vehicle may be factory equipped for safe towing of
trailers weighing over 3,500 lbs (1 587 kg) with the
optional Trailer Tow Prep Package. See your authorized
dealer for package content.
Improper Adjustment of Weight-Distributing Hitch
(Incorrect)
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.
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Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Class
Max. Trailer Hitch Industry
Standards
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Duty
Class III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Class IV - Extra
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Heavy Duty
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given
drivetrain.
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
your vehicle.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
Engine/Model
Model
GCWR (Gross Combined Wt. Rating)
3.7L
4x2
8,400 lbs (3 810 kg)
3.7L
4x4
5.7L
4x2
5.7L
4x4
Frontal Area
Max. GTW (Gross
Trailer Wt.)
40 sq ft (3.72 sq 3,500 lbs (1
m)
8,500 lbs (3 855 kg)
40 sq ft (3.72 sq 3,500 lbs (1
m)
12,300 lbs (5 578 kg)
60 sq ft (5.57 sq 7,400 lbs (3
m)
12,300 lbs (5 578 kg)
60 sq ft (5.57 sq 7,200 lbs (3
m)
Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
NOTE: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as
part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo, and
should never exceed the weight referenced on the Tire
and Loading Information placard. The addition of passengers and cargo may require reducing trailer tongue
587 kg)
Max. Trailer
Tongue Wt. (See
Note)
350 lbs (159 kg)
587 kg)
350 lbs (159 kg)
357 kg)
740 lbs (336 kg)
266 kg)
720 lbs (327 kg)
load and Gross Trailer Weight (GTW). Redistributing
cargo (to the trailer) may be necessary to avoid exceeding
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) of 3,200 lbs
(1 451 kg).
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Trailer And Trailer Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your
vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels, or heavier in the
rear, can cause the trailer to sway severely side-to-side
which will cause loss of control of vehicle and trailer.
Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of
many trailer accidents.
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Consider the following items when computing the
weight on the front/rear axles of the vehicle:
• The trailer tongue weight of the trailer.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
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NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options, or authorized dealer-installed
options, must be considered as part of the total load on
your vehicle. Refer to “Tire Safety Information/Tire and
Loading Information Placard” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
Towing Requirements
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components, the following guidelines are recommended.
CAUTION!
• Avoid towing a trailer for the first 500 miles
(805 km) of vehicle operation. Doing so may damage your vehicle.
• During the first 500 miles (805 km) of trailer
towing, limit your speed to 50 mph (80 km/h).
Perform the maintenance listed in the “Maintenance
Schedule.” Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the
proper maintenance intervals. When towing a trailer,
never exceed the GAWR or GCWR ratings.
WARNING!
Improper towing can lead to an injury accident.
Follow these guidelines to make your trailer towing
as safe as possible:
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have an accident.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the 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 transmission
in PARK. For four-wheel drive vehicles, make sure
the transfer case is not in NEUTRAL. Always,
block or ⴖchockⴖ the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Trailer tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch
utilized (This requirement may limit the ability to
always achieve the 10% to 15% range of tongue
weight as a percentage of total trailer weight).
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Towing Requirements – Tires
− Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher
load carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s
GVWR and GAWR limits.
Towing Requirements – Trailer Brakes
− Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to − Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire inflation procedures.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
personal injury.
− Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation pres− An electronically-actuated trailer brake controller is
sures before trailer usage.
required when towing a trailer with electronically− Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
a hydraulic surge-actuated brake system, an electronic
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for proper
brake controller is not required.
inspection procedure.
− Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
− When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Infor1,000 lbs (454 kg), and required for trailers in excess of
mation” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire
2,000 lbs (907 kg).
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping
distance. When towing, you should allow for additional space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Failure to do so could result
in an accident.
WARNING!
• Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s
hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake
system and cause it to fail. You might not have
brakes when you need them and could have an
accident.
Towing Requirements – Trailer Lights and Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The Trailer Tow Package includes a seven–pin connector
at the rear of the vehicle and a four-pin harness located
under the rear bumper. The four-pin harness must be
(Continued) unclipped before use. Use a factory-approved trailer
harness and connector.
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The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
Seven-Pin Connector
Four-Pin Connector
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
1
2
3
4
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—
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Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
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Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping
and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy
traffic.
The transmission fluid and filter should be changed if
you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than 45 minutes
of continuous operation. Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
Automatic Transmission
The DRIVE range can be selected when towing. However, if frequent shifting occurs while in this range, the
TOW/HAUL mode (if equipped), or a lower gear range,
should be selected.
NOTE: Check the transmission fluid level before towing
(5.7L engine).
Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
− Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
NOTE: Using the TOW/HAUL mode (if equipped) or − When using the speed control, if you experience speed
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
selecting a lower gear range (using the Electronic Range
you can get back to cruising speed.
Select (ERS) feature) while operating the vehicle under
heavy operating conditions, will improve performance
− Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shiftmaximize fuel efficiency.
ing and heat buildup. This action will also provide better
engine braking.
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Cooling System
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions:
− City Driving
When stopped for short periods of time, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
WARNING!
Do not add a snow plow, winches, or any other
aftermarket equipment to the front of your vehicle.
This could adversely affect the functioning of the
airbag system and you could be injured.
− Highway Driving
Reduce speed.
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.)
− Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
Towing – Two-Wheel Drive Models
Recreational towing is allowed ONLY if the driveshaft
SNOW PLOW
is removed. Towing with the rear wheels on the ground
Snow plows, winches, and other aftermarket equipment while the driveshaft is connected can result in severe
should not be added to the front end of your vehicle. The transmission damage.
airbag crash sensors may be affected by the change in the
front end structure. The airbags could deploy unexpectedly or could fail to deploy during a collision.
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WARNING!
Towing — Quadra-Trac I姞 (Single-Speed Transfer
Case) Four-Wheel Drive Models
If the driveshaft is removed, the vehicle can roll even
if the transmission is in PARK, which could cause
serious injury or death.
Recreational towing is not allowed. This model does not
have a NEUTRAL position in the transfer case.
Towing — Quadra–Trac II姞 /Quadra–Drive姞 II
The parking brake must be firmly engaged and the Four-Wheel Drive Models
wheels chocked during driveshaft removal and installaCAUTION!
tion. The parking brake must remain engaged unless the
vehicle is securely and properly connected to the tow
Front or rear wheel lifts should not be used. Internal
vehicle, or the driveshaft is completely reinstalled. See
damage to the transmission or transfer case will occur
your authorized dealer for proper driveshaft removal
if a front or rear wheel lift is used when recreational
and reinstallation procedures, including flange
towing.
orientation/alignment, use of thread-locking compound,
proper bolt torque specifications, etc.
NOTE: The transfer case must be in the NEUTRAL
position, and the transmission must be in the PARK
position for recreational towing.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL position
disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
even if the transmission is in PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that
the transfer case is fully in NEUTRAL before recreational towing to prevent damage to internal parts.
1. Press the brake pedal.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, engine off.
3. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
4. Shift the transfer case into NEUTRAL.
Shifting Into NEUTRAL
Hold down the NEUTRAL “pin” switch (with a pen, etc.)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for for four seconds until the LED lamp by the switch starts
recreational towing.
to blink, indicating shift in progress. The lamp will stop
blinking (stay on solid) when the NEUTRAL shift is
complete. A “4WD SYSTEM IN NEUTRAL” message will
display on the EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information
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Center). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center 5. Start the engine.
(EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
6. Shift the transmission into DRIVE.
further information.
7. Release the brake pedal and ensure that there is no
vehicle movement.
8. Turn the engine off.
9. Shift the transmission into PARK.
10. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, and
remove key fob.
11. Apply the parking brake.
12. Attach the vehicle to the tow vehicle with tow bar.
13. Release the parking brake.
Neutral Switch
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CAUTION!
Transmission damage may occur if the transmission
is shifted into PARK with the transfer case in NEUTRAL and the engine running. With the transfer case
in NEUTRAL ensure that the engine is OFF prior to
shifting the transmission into PARK (refer to steps 7
and 8 above).
Hold down the NEUTRAL “pin” switch (with a pen, etc.)
for four seconds until the LED lamp by the switch starts
to blink, indicating shift in progress. The lamp will stop
blinking (go out) when shift is complete. The “4WD
SYSTEM IN NEUTRAL” message will no longer be
displayed on the EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information
Center). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Shifting Out Of NEUTRAL
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
normal usage.
1. Press the brake pedal.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, engine off.
3. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
4. Shift the transfer case out of NEUTRAL.
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NOTE: When shifting out of transfer case NEUTRAL,
turning the engine OFF may be required to avoid gear
clash.
CAUTION!
Do not use a bumper-mounted clamp-on tow bar on
your vehicle. The bumper face bar will be damaged.
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Neutral Switch
5. Shift the transmission into PARK.
6. Start the engine.
7. Shift the transmission into DRIVE.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346 䡵 Jump-Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
䡵 If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
䡵 Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 䡵 Emergency Tow Hooks — If Equipped . . . . . . 359
▫ Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349 䡵 Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
▫ Spare Tire Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
▫ Two-Wheel Drive Models Only . . . . . . . . . . 359
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
▫ Four-Wheel Drive Models Only . . . . . . . . . . 360
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located on the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
switch bank just above the climate controls.
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning
flasher. When the switch is activated, all directional • On the highways — Slow down.
turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
• In city traffic — While stopped, shift the transmission
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
to NEUTRAL, but do not increase the engine idle
turn off the Hazard Warning flasher.
speed.
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 run down your battery.
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CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads HOT
(H), pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
remains on HOT (H), and you hear continuous
chimes, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service.
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
an impending overheat condition:
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
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• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
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!
• Getting under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous.
The vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you.
You could be crushed. Never get any part of your
body under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need
to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a service
center where it can be raised on a lift.
• The jack is designed to be used 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 scissor-type jack and tire changing tools are located
in the passenger side compartment, behind the second
row seat.
Jack Storage Location
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Spare Tire Stowage
The spare tire is stowed under the rear of the vehicle by
means of a cable winch mechanism. To remove or stow
the spare, use the jack handle to rotate the “spare tire
drive” nut. The nut is located under a plastic cover at the
center-rear of the cargo floor area, just inside the liftgate
opening.
CAUTION!
Do not use power tools to winch the tire up or down.
Impact type tools can damage the winch mechanism.
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Lowering/Raising Spare Tire
Spare Tire Removal
Fit the jack handle extension over the drive nut. Use the
lug wrench to rotate the nut counterclockwise until the
spare is on the ground with enough slack in the cable to
allow you to pull the tire out from under the vehicle.
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2. Set the parking brake.
CAUTION!
• The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or
other power tools is not recommended and can
damage the winch.
• When the spare is clear, tilt the retainer at the end of
the cable and pull it through the center of the wheel.
3. Place the shift lever into PARK.
4. Turn the ignition OFF.
5. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
6. Block both the front and rear of the
wheel diagonally opposite of the jacking position. For example, if changing
the right front tire, block the left rear
wheel.
Preparations for Jacking
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface. Avoid ice or
slippery surfaces.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
when the vehicle is being jacked.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle closest to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid being hit when operating the jack
or changing the wheel.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to
help prevent personal injury or damage to your
vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from
the edge of the roadway as possible before raising
the vehicle.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be raised.
• 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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1. Remove the spare tire, jack, and tools from storage.
2. Loosen (but do not remove) the wheel lug nuts by
turning them to the left, one turn, while the wheel is still
on the ground.
3. Assemble the jack and jacking tools as shown. Connect
jack handle driver (1) to two extensions (2) then to the lug
wrench (3).
Assembling Jack Tools
1 — Jack Handle Driver
2 — Extensions
3 — Wrench
4. Locate the jack as shown. For the front axle, place it
under the front lower control arm. Do not raise the
vehicle until you are sure the jack is fully engaged.
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Front Jacking Location
Rear Jacking Location
For the rear axle, place it under the axle near the wheel to
be changed. Ensure the jack is closest to the inside of the
wheel when jacking on the rear axle. Do not raise the
vehicle until you are sure the jack is fully engaged.
5. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw clockwise.
Raise the vehicle only until the tire just clears the surface
and enough clearance is obtained to install the spare tire.
Minimum tire lift provides maximum stability.
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WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to remove the tire.
wheel nut tightness is 95 ft lbs (130 N·m). If in doubt
about the correct tightness, have them checked with a
torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at a service
station.
10. Lower the jack to its fully closed position.
WARNING!
6. Remove the lug nuts and wheel.
7. Position the spare wheel/tire on the vehicle and install
the lug nuts with the cone-shaped end toward the wheel.
Lightly tighten the nuts. To avoid the risk of forcing the
vehicle off the jack, do not tighten the nuts fully until the
vehicle has been lowered.
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.
11. Secure the tire, jack, and tools in their proper loca8. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw counter- tions.
clockwise, and remove the jack and wheel blocks.
NOTE: A tire should be stowed with the “beauty” side
9. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the up. Storing the tire upside down may result in scratching
wrench while tightening for increased leverage. Alternate or damage to the wheel face. Continue winching up the
nuts until each nut has been tightened twice. The correct tire until you hear the winch “ratchet” three times.
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Double check to ensure the tire is snug against the NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
underbody of the vehicle. Damage to the winch cable follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
may result if the vehicle is driven with the tire loose.
precautions.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
Do not use power tools to winch the tire up or down.
Impact-type tools may damage the winch mechanism.
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.
12. Reinstall the plastic plug into the floor of the cargo
area.
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
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.
WARNING!
When temperatures are below the freezing point,
electrolyte in a discharged battery may freeze. Do not
attempt jump-starting because the battery could rupture or explode and cause personal injury. Battery
temperature must be brought above freezing point
before attempting a jump-start.
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Preparations for Jump-Start
The battery in your vehicle is located in the front of the
engine compartment, behind the left headlight assembly.
Positive Battery Post
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.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
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3. If using a another vehicle to jump-start the battery,
park the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
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CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
Jump-Starting Procedure
3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
WARNING!
Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion.
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of the
discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery and
the fuel injection system.
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8. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster 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.
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.
Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in
the reverse sequence:
6. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
engine ground of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
7. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
9. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
from the positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
10. Reinstall the air intake duct.
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle
you should have the battery and charging system inspected at your authorized dealer.
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.
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EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
If your vehicle is equipped with tow hooks, there will be
one in the rear and two mounted on the front of the
vehicle. The rear hook will be located on the driver’s side
of the vehicle.
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WARNING!
Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow hooks.
Tow straps and chains may break, causing serious
injury.
NOTE: For off-road recovery, it is recommended to use
both of the front tow hooks to minimize the risk of TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
damage to the vehicle.
Two-Wheel Drive Models Only
Provided the transmission is operable, tow only in NEUCAUTION!
TRAL at speeds not exceeding 30 mph (48 km/h), for
Tow hooks are for emergency use only, to rescue a distances of not more than 15 miles (24 km).
vehicle stranded off road. Do not use tow hooks for
tow truck hookup or highway towing. You could
damage your vehicle.
CAUTION!
Towing at more than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for more
than 15 miles (24 km), can cause severe transmission
damage. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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If the transmission is not operable, or the vehicle must be Four-Wheel Drive Models Only
towed faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or farther than The manufacturer requires towing your vehicle with all
15 miles (24 km), remove the driveshaft or tow with all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
four wheels OFF the ground. Acceptable methods are to
CAUTION!
tow the vehicle on a flatbed, or with one end of the
vehicle raised and the other end on a towing dolly.
Towing this vehicle using any other method could
result in extensive damage to the transfer case and/or
transmission. Such damage is not covered by the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Engine Compartment – 3.7L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
䡵 Engine Compartment – 5.7L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
䡵 Onboard Diagnostic System – OBD II . . . . . . . 365
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 365
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
䡵 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
䡵 Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
䡵 Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
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▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
䡵 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
▫ Front/Rear Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
▫ High Intensity Discharge Headlamps (HID)
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
▫ Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
▫ Maintenance After Off-Road Driving . . . . . . 392
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
䡵 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
▫ Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
▫ Underhood Fuses
(Power Distribution Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
▫ Underhood Fuses (Integrated Power Module) . . 404
䡵 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
䡵 Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
▫ Halogen Headlamps — If Equipped . . . . . . . 408
▫ Front Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
▫ Front Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
▫ Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, And Backup
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
▫ Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp
(CHMSL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
䡵 Fluid Capacities
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
䡵 Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . 414
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT – 3.7L
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Engine Coolant Reservoir
Engine Oil Dipstick
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Power Distribution Center
Integrated Power Module
6 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
7 — Battery
8 — Engine Oil Fill
9 — Coolant Pressure Cap
10 — Air Cleaner Filter
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT – 5.7L
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— Engine Coolant Reservoir
— Automatic Transmission Dipstick
— Engine Oil Fill
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
— Power Distribution Center
— Integrated Power Module
7 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
8 — Battery
9 — Engine Oil Dipstick
10 — Coolant Pressure Cap
11 — Air Cleaner Filter
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM – OBD II
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard
diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light” (MIL). It
will also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
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CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and drivability. The
vehicle must be serviced before any emissions
tests can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
After fuel is added, the vehicle diagnostic system can
determine if the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly
installed, or damaged. A “CHECK GASCAP” message
will be displayed in the EVIC. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information. Tighten the
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gas cap until a ⬙clicking⬙ sound is heard. This is an EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
indication that the gas cap is properly tightened.
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
The message will remain displayed until the vehicle
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
diagnostic system can retest the fuel system. The test will
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
perform the next time the vehicle is started, if the vehicle
For states that require an Inspection and Maintewas keyed off above 40°F (4°C) outside temperature and
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
the following vehicle start is above 40°F (4°C) outside
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not
temperature. It may be possible to have a message that
will not clear due to the test being disabled due to low on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
outside temperatures. If the test is performed and the system is ready for testing.
problem is gone, the message will disappear.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
If the problem persists, the message will appear the next system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
time the vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacecap. If the problem is detected twice in a row, the system ment. If the OBD II system should be determined not
will turn on the MIL. Resolving the problem will turn the ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
MIL off. See your authorized dealer for service.
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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:
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b. The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not
crank or start the engine.
If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
2. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
this test over.
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
3. As soon as you turn the ignition switch to the ON
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part of
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
a normal bulb check.
4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
happen:
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
a. The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your running.
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
not proceed to the I/M station.
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REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use of genuine MOPAR威 parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to ensure the designed performance. Damage or failures
caused by the use of non-MOPAR威 parts for maintenance
and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
warranty.
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 manuals before attempting
any procedure yourself.
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
maintenance schedule, there are other components which
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
may require servicing or replacement in the future.
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
penalties being assessed against you.
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Engine Oil
• 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.
• 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.
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, or before starting the
engine after it has sat overnight.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain
the oil level in the SAFE level range. Adding 1 U.S. Quart
(0.95L) of oil when the level is at the bottom of the SAFE
range will result in the level being at the top of the SAFE
range.
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CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling the crankcase will cause
aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage
your engine.
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
Change Engine Oil
been certified by the American
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
Petroleum Institute (API). The
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
manufacturer only recommends
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
API Certified engine oils.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months,
whichever occurs first.
Engine Oil Selection — Gasoline Engines
For best performance and maximum protection for all
engines under all types of operating conditions, the
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.
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Engine Oil Viscosity (3.7L and 5.7L Engines)
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy.
Synthetic Engine Oils
You may use synthetic engine oils if the recommended oil
quality requirements are met, and the recommended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes are followed.
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
engine oil viscosity for your vehicle. For information on
engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compartment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Materials Added to Engine Oils
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its
performance may be impaired by supplemental
additives.
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with a 5.7L engine must use
SAE 5W-20 oil. Failure to do so may result in improper
operation of the Multiple Displacement System (MDS).
Refer to “Multi-Displacement System” in “Starting and
Operating” for further information.
Disposing of Used Engine Oil and Oil Filters
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
environment. Contact your local authorized dealer, serLubricants, which do not have both the engine oil certivice station, or governmental agency for advice on how
fication mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade numand where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded
ber, should not be used.
in your area.
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Engine Oil Filter
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
at every oil change.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
The manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type disposable oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The
quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only
high-quality filters should be used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine oil filters are high-quality
oil filters and are recommended.
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.
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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 a high quality filter 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.
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WARNING!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin or clothing. Do not lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water.
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use
a booster battery or any other booster source with
an output greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
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CAUTION!
• It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post, and the negative cable is attached to
the negative post. Battery posts are marked (+)
positive and (-) negative and identified on the
battery case.
• If a “fast charger” is used while 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.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt condition should also be checked at this
time.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause
the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD,
for further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced repairman.
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Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) 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.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as
MOPAR威 Spray White Lube or equivalent to assure
quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and
wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C System concerned should be wiped clean to remove dust and
Sealers, Stop Leak Products, Seal Conditioners, Compres- grit; after lubricating excess oil and grease should be
sor Oil, and Refrigerants.
removed. Particular attention should also be given to
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hood latching components to ensure proper function. Avoid using the wiper blades to wipe frost or ice from the
When performing other underhood services, the hood windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
cleaned and lubricated.
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies dependThe external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a ing on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small performance of blades may be present with chattering,
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR威 marks, water lines or wet spots. If any condition is
Lock Cylinder Lubricant or equivalent directly into the present please proceed to clean wiper blades with humid
cloth removing any debris that may be affecting its
lock cylinder.
function.
Windshield Wiper Blades
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the Adding Washer Fluid
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a On vehicles equipped with a Electronic Vehicle Informamild nonabrasive cleaner to remove accumulations of salt tion Center (EVIC), the low washer fluid level will be
or road film.
indicated. When the sensor detects a low fluid level, the
windshield will light on the vehicle graphic outline and
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
the “WASHER FLUID LOW” message will be displayed.
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the
from a dry windshield.
rear window washer is shared. The fluid reservoir is
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located in the engine compartment, be sure to check the
fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with
windshield washer solvent only (not radiator antifreeze).
When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, take some
washer fluid and apply it to a cloth or towel and wipe
clean the wiper blades, this will help blade performance.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
containers.
WARNING!
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
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Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
into the passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the
exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing CO, refer
to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things To Know
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
CAUTION!
The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded
fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control device
and may seriously reduce engine performance and
cause serious damage to the engine.
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
damage.
CAUTION!
Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition. In
the event of engine malfunction, particularly involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly. Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
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NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damsystems can result in civil penalties being assessed age:
against you.
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
WARNING!
motion.
A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park over
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
materials that can burn. Such materials might be
vehicle.
grass or leaves coming into contact with your exhaust
system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas • Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
where your exhaust system can contact anything that
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
can burn.
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tuneup to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
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accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently
spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the
face of the condenser.
Cooling System
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.
Engine Coolant Checks
Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every
12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed and refilled with fresh engine coolant (antifreeze). Check the front of the A/C condenser for any
Check the engine cooling system hoses for brittle rubber,
cracking, tears, cuts, and tightness of the connection at
the coolant recovery bottle and radiator. Inspect the
entire system for leaks.
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
engine coolant (antifreeze) from the radiator drain cock.
If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to drain from the coolant recovery
bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE
CAP WHEN THE COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
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Cooling System — Drain, Flush, and Refill
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty and contains a
considerable amount of sediment, clean and flush with
reliable cooling system cleaner. Follow with a thorough
rinsing to remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly
dispose of the old engine coolant (antifreeze).
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
Selection Of Coolant
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended engine coolant (antifreeze). Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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CAUTION!
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze), other than
the specified HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze),
may result in engine damage and may decrease
corrosion protection. If a non-HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze) is introduced into the cooling
system in an emergency, it should be replaced with
the specified engine coolant (antifreeze) as soon as
possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they
may not be compatible with the engine coolant
(antifreeze) and may plug the radiator.
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When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
CAUTION! (Continued)
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
Propylene Glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze). Use of Propylene Glycol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
• The manufacturer recommends using MOPAR威
Antifreeze/ Coolant 5–Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT
(Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent.
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% HOAT engine coolant
(antifreeze) and distilled water. Use higher concentraAdding Coolant
tions (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below -34°F
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
(-37°C) are anticipated.
coolant (antifreeze) that allows extended maintenance
intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up • Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
to 5 Years or 102,000 miles (170 000 km) before replace(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
ment. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
period, it is important that you use the same engine
engine cooling system.
coolant (antifreeze) throughout the life of your vehicle.
Please review these recommendations for using Hybrid Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to mainOrganic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant tain the proper level of protection against freezing ac(antifreeze).
cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
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NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types will
decrease the life of the engine coolant (antifreeze) and
will require more frequent engine coolant (antifreeze)
changes.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
recovery tank.
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
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WARNING!
• The warning words DO NOT OPEN HOT on the
cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution. Never add engine coolant (antifreeze) when
the engine is overheated. Do not loosen or remove
the cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat causes
pressure to build up in the cooling system. To
prevent scalding or injury, do not remove the
pressure cap while the system is hot or under
pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
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Disposal of Used 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
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals and 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.
Coolant Level
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 ranges
indicated on the bottle.
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 engine coolant (antifreeze). Advise your service attendant
of this. As long as the engine operating temperature is
satisfactory, the coolant bottle need only be checked once
a month.
When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
maintain the proper level, it should be added to the
coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
Points To Remember
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles
(kilometers) of operation, you may observe vapor coming
from the front of the engine compartment. This is normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
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If an examination of your engine compartment shows no • Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
bottle hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
• Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle.
condenser clean.
• Check engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point in the
radiator and in the coolant recovery bottle. If engine • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
coolant (antifreeze) needs to be added, contents of
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
coolant recovery bottle must also be protected against
result in unsatisfactory cooling performance, poor gas
freezing.
mileage, and increased emissions.
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
required, or if the level in the coolant recovery bottle Brake System
does not drop when the engine cools, the cooling In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be periodically inspected.
system should be pressure tested for leaks.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at
50% HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze) (minimum)
and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of
your engine, which contains aluminum components.
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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.
Fluid Level Check — Brake Master Cylinder
The fluid level of the master cylinder should be checked
when performing under the hood service, or immediately if the brake system warning lamp indicates system
failure.
The brake master cylinder has a translucent plastic
reservoir. On the outboard side of the reservoir, there is a
“MAX” dot and a “MIN” dot. The fluid level must be
kept within these two dots. Do not add fluid above the
MAX mark, because leakage may occur at the cap.
With disc brakes, the fluid level can be expected to fall as
the brake linings wear. However, an unexpected drop in
fluid level may be caused by a leak and a system check
should be conducted.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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.
Front/Rear Axle Fluid
Front Axle Fluid Level Check
Lubricant should be to the bottom of the oil fill hole.
Rear Axle Fluid Level Check
Lubricant should be 1/2 inch (1 cm) below the oil fill
hole.
Adding Fluid
Add lubricant only at the fill hole and only to the level
(Continued) specified above.
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Selection of Lubricant
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended fluid. Refer
to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Drain
First remove fill plug, then remove drain plug. Recommended tightening torque for drain and fill plugs is 15 to
25 ft lbs (20 to 34 N·m).
Transfer Case
CAUTION!
Fluid Level Check
When installing plugs, do not overtighten. You could
Inspect the transfer case for fluid leaks. If a fluid leak is
damage them and cause them to leak.
found, the transfer case fluid level can be checked by
removing the filler plug located on the back side of the
Selection of Lubricant
transfer case. The fluid level should be at the bottom edge
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended fluid. Refer
of the filler plug hole when the vehicle is in a level
to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintainposition.
ing Your Vehicle” for further information.
Adding Fluid
Add fluid at the filler hole, until it runs out of the hole,
when the vehicle is in a level position.
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CAUTION!
Selection of Lubricant
It is important that the proper lubricant is used in the
transmission to assure optimum transmission performance. Use only the manufacturer’s recommended transmission fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information. It is important that the transmission fluid be maintained at the prescribed level using the recommended
fluid.
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 the
manufacturer’s recommended fluid will result in
more frequent fluid and filter changes. Refer to
“Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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!
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.
• 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.
• The fluid level is preset at the factory and it does
not require adjustment under normal operating
conditions. If a transmission fluid leak occurs,
visit your authorized dealer immediately. Severe
damage to the transmission may occur. Your authorized dealer has the proper tools to adjust the
fluid level accurately.
Fluid Level Check (3.7L Engine)
Regular fluid level checks are not required. For this
reason, the dipstick is omitted.
If you notice fluid loss or transmission slippage or
malfunction, have your authorized dealer check the
transmission fluid level.
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6. Remove the dipstick again, and note the fluid level on
both sides. The fluid level should be between the “HOT”
(upper) reference holes on the dipstick at normal operating temperature. The fluid level is only valid if there is a
solid coating of oil on both sides of the dipstick. If the
fluid is low, add as required into the dipstick tube. Do
To check the fluid level properly, the following procedure
not overfill. After adding any quantity of oil through the
must be used:
oil fill tube, wait a minimum of two minutes for the oil to
1. Operate the engine at idle speed and normal operating fully drain into the transmission before rechecking the
fluid level.
temperature.
Fluid Level Check (5.7L Engine)
Check the fluid level while the transmission is at normal
operating temperature. This occurs after at least 15 miles
(25 km) of driving. At normal operating temperature the
fluid cannot be held comfortably between the fingertips.
2. The vehicle must be on level ground.
NOTE: If it is necessary to check the transmission below
the operating temperature, the fluid level should be
3. Fully apply the parking brake, and press the brake
between the two “COLD” (lower) holes on the dipstick
pedal.
with the fluid at approximately 70°F (21°C) (room tem4. Place the shift lever momentarily in each gear position perature). If the fluid level is correctly established at
room temperature, it should be between the “HOT”
ending with the shift lever in PARK.
(upper) reference holes when the transmission reaches
5. Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean and reinsert it until
180°F (82°C). Remember it is best to check the level at the
seated.
normal operating temperature.
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CAUTION!
Be aware that if the fluid temperature is below 50°F
(10°C) it may not register on the dipstick. Do not add
fluid until the temperature is elevated enough to
produce an accurate reading.
7. Check for leaks. Release parking brake.
To prevent dirt and water from entering the transmission
after checking or replenishing fluid, make certain that the
dipstick cap is properly reseated. It is normal for the
dipstick cap to spring back slightly from its fully seated
position, as long as its seal remains engaged in the
dipstick tube.
Maintenance After Off-Road Driving
After extended operation in mud, sand or water, or
similar dirty conditions, have your brake discs, brake
linings, and axle joints inspected and cleaned as soon as
possible. This will prevent any abrasive material from
causing excessive wear or unpredictable braking action.
After driving off-road, completely inspect the underbody
of your vehicle. Check the tires, body structure, steering,
suspension and exhaust system for damage. Check
threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on the
chassis, drivetrain components, steering and suspension.
Retighten, if required, to torque values specified in the
Service Manual. Also check for accumulations of vegetation or brush that could become a fire hazard, or conceal
damage to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and
propeller shafts.
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CAUTION!
Under frequent heavy-duty driving conditions,
change all lubricants, and lubricate body components, all driveline joints and steering linkage more
often than in normal service, to prevent excessive
wear.
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What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
The most common causes are:
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Stone and gravel impact.
Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
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.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR威 Car Wash or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
clear water.
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
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• 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! (Continued)
• 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
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains, and to
protect your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the Special Care
paint.
• If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
a month.
finish.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels and tailgate must be kept
CAUTION!
clear and open.
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder, which will • If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
considered the responsibility of the owner.
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• If your vehicle is damaged due to an accident or
similar cause which destroys the paint and protective
coating, have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of the owner.
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care
All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome-plated wheels should be cleaned regularly with a
mild soap and water to prevent corrosion. To remove
heavy soil, use MOPAR威 Wheel Cleaner or select a
nonabrasive, non-acidic cleaner. Do not use scouring
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
pads, steel wool, a bristle brush or metal polishes. Only
de-icer salt, etc., assure that such materials are well
MOPAR威 cleaners or equivalent are recommended. Do
packaged and sealed.
not use oven cleaner. Avoid automatic car washes that
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider use acidic solutions or harsh brushes that may damage
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
the wheels’ protective finish.
• Use MOPAR威 Touch Up Paint or equivalent on
scratches or chips as soon as possible. Your authorized
dealer has touch up paint to match the color of your
vehicle.
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If
Equipped
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manner:
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
with a clean, dry towel.
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• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
if absolutely necessary. Do not use harsh cleaners or
Armor All威. Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR威 Total Clean or a mild
clean vinyl upholstery.
soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove the
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue. Leather Seat Care And Cleaning
MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent is specifically recom• For grease stains, apply MOPAR威 Multi-Purpose
mended for leather upholstery.
Cleaner or equivalent to a clean, damp cloth and
remove the stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
soap residue.
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
protectants on Stain Repel products.
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
Interior Care
and MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be
Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to clean fabric taken to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any
upholstery and carpeting.
liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids,
solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean
Interior Trim should be cleaned starting with a damp
your leather upholstery. Application of a leather condicloth, a damp cloth with MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivationer is not required to maintain the original condition.
lent, then MOPAR威 Spot & Stain Remover or equivalent,
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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.
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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 inside rear windows
equipped with electric defrosters. Do not use scrapers or
other sharp instruments which may scratch the elements.
Cleaning Headlights
Your vehicle has plastic headlights that are lighter and
When cleaning the rearview mirror, spray cleaner on the
less susceptible to stone breakage than glass headlights.
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
Plastic is not as scratch-resistant as glass and therefore directly on the mirror.
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution fol- must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
lowed by rinsing.
1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
rag.
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2. Dry with a soft tissue.
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage will also weaken the fabric.
If the belts need cleaning, use MOPAR威 Total Clean, a
mild soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do not remove
the belts from the vehicle to wash them.
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
Fuse Panel
Dry with a soft tissue.
FUSES
Cavity
Interior Fuses
The fuse panel is on the lower instrument panel just to
the left of the steering column.
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2
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MiniFuse
30 Amp
Green
15 Amp
Blue
Description
Audio Amp (B+)
Sunroof (B+)
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3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
Spare
(B+)
20 Amp
Yellow
Spare
(B+)
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Cavity
Htd Mirror (EBL)
10
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
Rr Pwr Out (B+)
Rr HVAC (R/O)
(Commander Only)
Door Locks (B+)
11
Pwr Outlet (B+)
12
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10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
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Description
Final Drive Control
Module (FDCM),
Heater Ventilation/
Air Conditioning
(HVAC), Rear Heated
Seat Switch, O/H,
Heater Ventilation/
Air Conditioning
(HVAC) Relay, Rear
Park Assist
Door Mods, O/H
Lamps, IP Courtesy
Lamps, Glove Box
Lamp (B+)
Autowipe (R/A)
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Cavity
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15
16
17
19
20
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Blue
Spare
(R/S)
10 Amp
Red
Description
Cavity
Cigar Ltr (R/A)
21
Tire Pressure Transponders (R/O)
Upper & Lower
Switch Bank, Diag.
Connector, Cluster
(B+)
Flipper Glass (B+)
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24
25
Steering Column
Control Module
(SCCM), Cluster (R/
S), BUX Trailer Tow
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MiniFuse
Spare
(Acc Delay)
15 Amp
Blue
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
Description
Rear Wiper (B+)
Power Distribution
Center (PDC) Relays,
Powertrain Control
Module, A580 (R/S)
Shifter Assy (BTSI),
Trans. Case Switch,
ESP/ABS, Trailer
Sway Damp Relay
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Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center)
Cavity
2
3
4
5
6
7
Power Distribution Center
Cavity
1
Cartridge
Fuse
50 Amp
Red
MiniFuse
8
Description
PTC Heater 1 (Diesel
Only)
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40 Amp
Green
50 Amp
Red
30 Amp
Pink
50 Amp
Red
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
20 Amp
Blue
—
MiniFuse
401
Description
HID Headlamps
PTC Heater 2 (Diesel
Only)
Power Outlets
PTC Heater 3 (Diesel
Only)
Cig Lighter, Trail Tow
Batt
Power Liftgate (Commander Only)
Starter, JB Power
Front Power Windows
Spare
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Cavity
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12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Cartridge
Fuse
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
—
50 Amp
Red
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
HVAC Blower
19
Rear Wiper, Ign R/O
20
Rear Window Defroster (EBL)/Heated
Mirror
Rear HVAC – If
Equipped
Spare
ASD
21
ABS Pump
25
Accessory Delay, Seats
26
22
23
24
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Green
30 Amp
Pink
MiniFuse
Description
JB Power
Wiper Motor
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
15 Amp
Blue
Fuel Pump
TCM, A/C Clutch
Power Inverter
Rear Heated Seats
Final Drive Control
Module (FDCM)
Brake Lamps
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28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
30 Amp
Green
20 Amp
Yellow
—
—
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
—
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Cavity
HD Washer – If
Equipped (Export
Only)
ABS Valves
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37
PCM Batt (Gasoline
Only)
Spare
Spare
Powertrain Control
Module (Diesel Only)
Final Drive Control
Module (FDCM) E-Diff
Spare
Trail-Tow Mod (Export
Only)
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38
40
41
42
43
44
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MiniFuse
—
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
—
25 Amp
Natural
—
403
Description
Spare
Ignition Switch
HID Left
HID Right
Next Generation Controller (NGC), Injectors
Subwoofer (SRT Only)
Spare
Coils, Actuators
Spare
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Underhood Fuses (Integrated Power Module)
Cavity
9
10
12
13
14
Integrated Power Module
Cavity
8
Cartridge
Fuse
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
Description
Lt Park Lamps
15
16
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10 Amp
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10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Trailer-Tow Park
Lamps
Rt Park Lamps
Front Control Module
(FCM) Batt #4
Front Control Module
(FCM) Batt #2
Adjustable Pedal
Ft Fog Lamps
Horn
Rear Fog Lamps (Export Only)
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Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
18
19
20
21
22
30 Amp
Pink
23
50 Amp
Red
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Cavity
Front Control Module
(FCM) Batt #1
Lt Trailer-Tow Stop/
Turn
Front Control Module
(FCM) Batt #3
Rt Trailer-Tow Stop/
Turn
Final Drive Control
Module (FDCM)
MOD
Radiator Fan
27
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20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
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Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) #1 — Intrusion
Module, Satellite
Video, Steering Control Module
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) #2 — Radio
Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) R/S
Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC)
R/O
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VEHICLE STORAGE
REPLACEMENT BULBS
If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than
21 days you may want to take steps to protect your Interior Lights
Bulb Type
battery. You may:
Glove Box Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
• Remove fuse #27 in the Intelligent Power Module Grab Handle Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L002825W5W
Overhead Console Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . VT4976
labeled Ignition-Off Draw (IOD#1).
Rear Cargo Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214–2
• Or, disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
Visor Vanity Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V26377
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of Underpanel Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 906
service (i.e. vacation) for two weeks or more, run the Instrument Cluster (General Illumination) . . . . . . . 103
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes Telltale/Hazard Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will
ensure adequate system lubrication to minimize the
possibility of compressor damage when the system is
started again.
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Exterior Lights
Bulb Type
Backup Lamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157K
Front Park/Turn Lamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3757A
Front Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9145
Front Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W5W
Headlamps (Low Beam) – High Intensity Discharge
(HID) . . . . . . . . . . D1S (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
Headlamps (Low Beam) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9006
Headlamps (High Beam) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9005
Rear Turn/Stop/Tail Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157K
NOTE: Numbers refer to commercial bulb types that
can be purchased from your authorized dealer.
If a bulb needs to be replaced, visit your authorized
dealer or refer to the applicable Service Manual.
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High Intensity Discharge Headlamps (HID) — If
Equipped
The headlamps are a type of high voltage discharge tube.
High voltage can remain in the circuit even with the
headlamp switch off and the key removed. Because of
this, you should not attempt to service a headlamp bulb
yourself. If a headlamp bulb fails, take your vehicle to
an authorized dealer for service.
WARNING!
A transient high tension occurs at the bulb sockets of
High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps when the
headlamp switch is turned ON. It may cause serious
electrical shock or electrocution if not serviced properly. See your authorized dealer for service.
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NOTE: On vehicles equipped with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, when the headlamps are
turned on, there is a blue hue to the lamps. This diminishes and becomes more white after approximately
10 seconds, as the system charges.
Halogen Headlamps — If Equipped
1. Open the hood.
2. Turn the low or high beam bulb one–quarter turn
counterclockwise to remove from housing.
1 — High Beam Bulb
2 — Low Beam Bulb
3 — Turn Signal Bulb
3. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace the
bulb.
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CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
Front Turn Signal
1. Open the hood.
2. Turn the turn signal bulb one–quarter turn counterclockwise to remove from housing.
1 — High Beam Bulb
2 — Low Beam Bulb
3 — Turn Signal Bulb
3. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace the
bulb.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
Front Fog Lamp
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, And Backup Lamps
1. Reach behind the front fascia from under the vehicle. 1. Raise the liftgate.
2. Turn the front fog lamp bulb one–quarter turn coun- 2. Remove the two Torx fasteners.
terclockwise to remove from housing.
3. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace bulb.
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3. Squeeze the socket assembly tabs to remove it from the
housing.
1 — Tail/Stop Lamp Bulb
2 — Tail/Turn Signal Bulb
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3 — Back-Up Lamp Bulb
4. Pull the bulb to remove it from the socket.
5. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket, and reattach the
lamp assembly.
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Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
1. Remove the two screws securing the CHMSL.
2. Twist the bulb socket to remove from the CHMSL
housing.
3. Pull the bulb out of the socket.
4. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket and reattach the
CHMSL.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate)
3.7L and 5.7L Engines
Engine Oil with Filter
3.7L Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
5.7L Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
Cooling System *
3.7L Engine (MOPAR威 Engine Coolant/Antifreeze
5–Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent) — Without Rear Heat
3.7L Engine (MOPAR威 Engine Coolant/Antifreeze
5–Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent) — With Rear Heat
5.7 Liter Engine (MOPAR威 Engine Coolant/Antifreeze
5–Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent) — Without Rear Heat
5.7 Liter Engine (MOPAR威 Engine Coolant/Antifreeze
5–Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent) — With Rear Heat
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
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21 Gallons
79 Liters
5 Quarts
7 Quarts
4.7 Liters
6.6 Liters
12.7 Quarts
11.8 Liters
14 Quarts
13.2 Liters
15.2 Quarts
14.4 Liters
16.7 Quarts
15.8 Liters
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil – 3.7L and 5.7L Engines
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs – 3.7L Engine
Spark Plugs – 5.7L Engine
Fuel Selection – 3.7L Engine
Fuel Selection – 5.7L 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.
MOPAR威 Engine Oil Filter or equivalent.
ZFR6F-11G (Gap 0.043 in [1.09 mm])
LZFR5C–11 (Gap 0.043 in [1.09 mm])
87 Octane
87 Octane Acceptable - 89 Octane Recommended
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4威 product.
Transfer Case – NV140 Single Speed MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed
Only
ATF+4威 product.
Transfer Case – NV245 Two Speed
MOPAR威 NV 247/245 Transfer Case Lubricant or equivalent.
Only
Axle Differential (Front-Rear)
MOPAR威 Synthetic Gear & Axle Lubricant SAE 75W-140 (API-GL5) or
equivalent with friction modifier additive.
Brake Master Cylinder
MOPAR威 DOT 3 Brake Fluid, SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3, SAE
J1703 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids or equivalent.
Power Steering Reservoir
This system requires the use of MOPAR威 Hydraulic System Power Steering Fluid or equivalent, which meets Chrysler Material Standard MS10838.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
CONTENTS
䡵 Emissions Control System Maintenance . . . . . . 418
䡵 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
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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
S conditions, such as dusty areas and very short trip
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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.
Based on engine operation conditions the oil change
indicator message will illuminate, this means that service
is required for your vehicle. Have your vehicle serviced
Inspection and service should also be done anytime a
as soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
malfunction is suspected.
NOTE:
NOTE: Maintenance, replacement or repair of the emis• The oil change indicator message will not monitor the
sions control devices and systems on your vehicle may be
time since the last oil change. Change your vehicles oil
performed by any automotive repair establishment or
if it has been 6 months since your last oil change even
individual using any automotive part that has been
if the oil change indicator message is NOT illumicertified pursuant to U.S. EPA or in the State of Californated.
nia, California Air Resources Board regulations.
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• Change your engine oil more often if you drive your
vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.
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• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals • Check the windshield washer solvent and add if
exceed 6,000 miles (10,000 km) or 6 months, whichever
required.
comes first.
Once a Month
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
• Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
damage.
scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by • Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals
as required.
referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inmaster cylinder, power steering and transmission
formation.
(5.7L only) and add as needed.
At Each Stop for Fuel
• Check all lights and other electrical items for correct
operation.
• Check the engine oil level about five minutes after a
fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level
while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the
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At Each Oil Change
Required Maintenance Intervals
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
pages for the required maintenance intervals.
• Change the engine oil filter.
• Inspect the brake hoses and lines.
CAUTION!
Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
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6 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
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Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
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12,000 Miles (20,000 km) or 12 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20 000 km) or
12 months.
❏ Inspect exhaust system. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20 000 km) or
12 months.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
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N ❏ Rotate tires.
C ❏ Inspect the front and rear axle fluid,
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Schedule
change if using your vehicle for police,
taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer
towing.
Odometer Reading
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Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
Date
Dealer Code
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect 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.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front and rear axle fluid, change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet,
off-road 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.
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Replace the spark plugs (3.7L and
5.7L Engines).
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
❏ Inspect the transfer case fluid.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
423 M
Date
Dealer Code
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Repair Order #
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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 for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect 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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54,000 Miles (90,000 km) or
54 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
60,000 Miles (100,000 km) or 60 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Inspect the front and rear axle fluid,
change if using your vehicle for police,
taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer
towing.
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Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
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Date
Dealer Code
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Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
Replace the ignition cables (3.7L Engine).
Replace the spark plugs (3.7L and 5.7L Engines).
Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter(s) if using your vehicle for any of the
following: police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Change the transfer case fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, taxi,
fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant if not done at 102,000 miles (170 000 km).
❏ 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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E Service Schedule
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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 for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect 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.
❏ Inspect the front and rear axle fluid, change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet,
off-road or frequent trailer towing.
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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 for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer
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Date
Dealer Code
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Repair Order #
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N ❏ Rotate tires.
A ❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
N ❏ Replace the spark plugs (3.7L and 5.7L Engines).
C ❏ Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary. †
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❏ Inspect the front and rear axle fluid, change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet,
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96,000 Miles (160,000 km) or 96 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect 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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102,000 Miles (170,000 km) or
102 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
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❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant if
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❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
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❏ Rotate tires.
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❏ 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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Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Replace the ignition cables (3.7L Engine).
Replace the spark plugs (3.7L and 5.7L Engines).
Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect 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 and filter(s).
❏ Change the transfer case fluid.
❏ Replace the accessory drive belt(s).
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126,000 Miles (210,000 km) or
126 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Inspect the front and rear axle fluid,
change if using your vehicle for police,
taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer
towing.
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N ❏ Rotate tires.
A ❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
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C ❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
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138,000 Miles (230,000 km) or
138 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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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 for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front and rear axle fluid, change if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet,
off-road or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect 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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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 (3.7L and
5.7L Engines).
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
❏ Inspect the transfer case fluid.
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† 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
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CONTENTS
䡵 Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your
Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . 437
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
䡵 Warranty Information (U.S. Vehicles Only) . . . . 440
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
䡵 MOPAR威 Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
䡵 If You Need Assistance
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
䡵 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center . . . . . 438
▫ In The 50 United States And Washington,
D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . 438
▫ In Mexico Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
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䡵 Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
䡵 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
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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) 992-1997
• 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
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Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
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.
Service Contract
You may have purchased a service contract for a vehicle
to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected
repairs after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only
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the manufacturer’s service contracts. If you purchased a
manufacturer’s service contract, you will receive Plan
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you
have any questions about the service contract, call the
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer Hotline at 1-800-521-9922.
The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s service contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s service contract. If you purchased a service contract that is not a manufacturer’s service contract,
and you require service after the manufacturer’s New
Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the
contract documents, and contact the person listed in
those documents.
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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 (U.S. Vehicles Only)
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle.
MOPAR姞 PARTS
MOPAR威 fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle
operating at its best.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
manufacturer.
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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.
In Canada
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
defect to the Canadian government should write to:
Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations
and Recalls, 2780 Sheffield Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1B
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
3V9.
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–
9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., To order the following manuals, you may use either the
West Building, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Masobtain other information about motor vehicle safety from tercard, American Express, and Discover orders are achttp://www.safercar.gov.
cepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
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• Service Manuals
• Owner’s Manuals
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the information that students and professional technicians need
in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintaining, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group LLC
vehicles. A complete working knowledge of the vehicle,
system, and/or components is written in straightforward
language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
• Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams, charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals make it easy for students and technicians
to find and fix problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and features. They show exactly how to
find and correct problems the first time, using step-bystep troubleshooting and drivability procedures,
proven diagnostic tests and a complete list of all tools
and equipment.
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
assistance of service and engineering specialists to
acquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vehicles. Included are starting, operating, emergency
and maintenance procedures as well as specifications,
capabilities and safety tips.
Call toll free at:
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
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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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ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Adjustable Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . 372
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46,54
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47,53,58,74,160
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52,54
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . 49,52,54
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,161
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . 268,270
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Anti-Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Arming Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . 19
Assist, Hill Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . 224
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245,389
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390,391
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
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Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
389
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
251
246 Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
137 Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 71
137 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406,407
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . 24 Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Saving Feature (Protection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36,73 Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375 Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386 Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385 Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72,319
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268,270 Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386 Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386 Cargo Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Torque Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auxiliary Electrical Outlet (Power Outlet)
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Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Luggage Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Cargo Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84,221
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Check Engine Light
(Malfunction Indicator Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61,66,68
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65,66
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184,185,189,198
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Computer, Trip/Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) . . . . . . . . . 209
Conserving Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
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Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Disarming, Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Disposal
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Used Engine Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Off-Pavement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Driving to Achieve Maximum Fuel Economy . . . . 174
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74,223,229
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Electrical Outlet, Auxiliary (Power Outlet) . . . . . . 137
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Dipsticks
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . .
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . .
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Points to Remember . . . . . . . .
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze)
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . .
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Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Electronic Roll Mitigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Electronic Stability Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . 116
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Electronic Throttle Control Warning Light . . . . . . 167
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164,168
Emergency, In Case of
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Tow Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . 366,418
Engine
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363,364
Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . 363,364
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72,319
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315,413
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Multi-Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369,413
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Oil Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370,413
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
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Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . 55
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72,319,378
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72,377
Exterior Finish Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Finish Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74,159,409,410
451
Flipper Glass, Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . 389,390,391
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 414
Fog Light Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106,167,410
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Four Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Four Wheel Drive Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Four-Way Hazard Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
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Front Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Front Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Saver Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Fuel Optimizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318,320
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,25,314
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322,325
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322,324
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Hands-Free Phone (uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . 320,321,365 Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
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Head Rests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102,407
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89,91
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . 108
Hill Descent Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Hill Start Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
HomeLink威 (Garage Door Opener) Transmitter . . . 128
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
453
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,15
Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Inflation Pressure Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157,158
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
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Inverter, Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348,351 Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351 Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355 Liftgate Flipper Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Liftgate Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Key, Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74,101
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47,53,58,74,160
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Knee Bolster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Battery Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
LATCH
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
(Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren) . . . . . 65,66
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Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101,108
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . . 283
Electronic Throttle Control Warning . . . . . . . . . 167
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106,167,410
Four-Wheel Drive Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407,408
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
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Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . 159
Map Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108,127
Rear Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Rear Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . 159
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
SmartBeams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Tow/Haul Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74,101,107,409,410
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
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Load Floor, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
(LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65,66
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Luggage Rack (Roof Rack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine)
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Memory Feature (Memory Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Memory Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Memory Seats and Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
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Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368,440
Multi-Displacement Engine System . . . . . . . . . . . 265
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Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
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Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370,413
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371,413
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365,366
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink威) . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Overdrive OFF Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164,346
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . 6,441
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35,52,56
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49,52,54
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164,166
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Off-Pavement Driving (Off-Road) . . . . . . . . . . 259,392
Off-Road Driving (Off-Pavement) . . . . . . . . . . 259,392
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371 Paint Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372 Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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Park Sense System, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Pedals, Adjustable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Pets, Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Phone, Hands-Free (uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 292
Polishing and Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Power
Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . 137
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87,88
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263,264
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Programming Transmitters
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Quadra-Trac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio, Satellite (uconnect威 studios)
Rain Sensitive Wiper System . . . . .
Rear Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . .
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Cupholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Rear Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Rear Park Sense System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Rear Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Shifting into Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . . . 340
Shifting out of Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . 342
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . 219
459
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Retractable Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Roll Over Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Roof Type Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
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Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Satellite Radio (uconnect威 studios) . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36,73
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . 41
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61,68
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89,91
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87,88
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Security Against Theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,161
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
Service Engine Soon Light
(Malfunction Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
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Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184,185,189,198
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Shift Lock Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74,107,159,409,410
SmartBeams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Snow Plow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298,349
Specifications
Fuel (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25,240
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241,242
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Engine Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263,264
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Storage, Behind the Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Storage Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Storage Compartment, Center Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232,406
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Sun Visor Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . 46
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Sway Control, Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . 224
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . 163
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Theft System Arming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Theft System Disarming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Tie Down Hooks, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . 291,292
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74,295,443
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291,292
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
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Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Wheel Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Torque Converter Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Tow Hooks, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Tow/Haul Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324,359
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
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Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245,389
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Transmitter Battery Service
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink威) . . 128
Transmitter Programming
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . 20
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107,159,409,410
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uconnect™ (Hands-Free Phone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Underhood Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401,404
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector . . . 209
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292,322
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232,406
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Warning, Roll Over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109,376
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Waxing and Polishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Wheel Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33,137
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74,223,229
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Wipers, Rain Sensitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
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