2014 Jeep Cherokee Owner`s Manual
2014 Cherokee
2014
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
14KL74-126-AE
Fifth Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
Cherokee
VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name
Chrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and
the name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution
therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with
blood alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you
are drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated nondrinking driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or
optional on this vehicle. This manual may also include a
description of features and equipment that are no
longer available or were not ordered on this vehicle.
Please disregard any features and equipment described in this manual that are not on this vehicle.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes
in design and specifications, and/or make additions to
or improvements to its products without imposing any
obligation upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your
perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower,
and your judgment is impaired when you have been
drinking. Never drink and then drive.
Copyright © 2013 Chrysler Group LLC
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 555
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 593
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 657
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 663
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 675
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
䡵 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER . . . . . . . .7
䡵 ROLLOVER WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS . . . .8
䡵 HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
䡵 WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
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4 INTRODUCTION
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained techCongratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group
nicians and genuine parts, and cares about your satisfacLLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision
tion.
workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all
essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.
ROLLOVER WARNING
INTRODUCTION
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 Warranty Information, 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.
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
NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it not.
should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenc- Do not attempt sharp turns, abrupt maneuvers, or other
ing and remain with the vehicle when sold.
unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle
INTRODUCTION 5
control. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result seat belts could cut the highway death toll by 10,000 or
in a collision, rollover of the vehicle, and severe or fatal more each year and could reduce disabling injuries by
two million annually. In a rollover crash, an unbelted
injury. Drive carefully.
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.
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
Rollover Warning Label
Consult the following table for a description of the
Failure to use the driver and passenger seat belts prosymbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
vided is a major cause of severe or fatal injury. In fact, the
this Owner’s Manual:
U.S. government notes that the universal use of existing
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6 INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION 7
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
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This Owners Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in a collision or
bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you
do not read this entire Owners Manual, you may miss
important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the
left front corner of the instrument panel. The VIN is
visible from outside of the vehicle through the windshield. The VIN number also is stamped into the right
front body, on the right front seat cross member (visible
through an opening in the carpet) and appears on the
Automobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a
window on your vehicle, the vehicle registration, and the
title.
Vehicle Identification Number
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VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to a collision resulting in serious injury or
death.
Right Front Body VIN Location
NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
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CONTENTS
䡵 A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Ignition Node Module (IGNM) — If Equipped. .12
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Key Fob — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ Security System Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Ignition Or Accessory On Message . . . . . . . . . .16 䡵 ILLUMINATED ENTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
䡵 SENTRY KEY® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 䡵 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . .24
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ To Lock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . .25
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
䡵 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED . . .19
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . .26
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .26 䡵 LIFTGATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ Power Liftgate — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
䡵 REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED . .30 䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
䡵 DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . .62
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . .63
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
▫ Child-Protection Door Lock System —
Rear Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
䡵 KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert®) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . .66
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
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▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) —
䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . .
▫ Advanced Front Air Bag Features . . . . . . . . . . .69
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . .74
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
䡵 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . . .116
. . . . . . . . . . .116
. . . . . . . . . . .116
. . . . . . . . . . .117
Inside The
. . . . . . . . . . .118
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
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12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Ignition Node Module (IGNM) — If Equipped
Your vehicle uses either a key start ignition system or
keyless ignition system. The key start ignition system
consists of a either a bladed key with an immobilizer chip
in it, or a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and an Ignition Node Module (IGNM). The
keyless ignition system consists of a Key Fob with
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and a Keyless
Ignition Node (KIN).
The Ignition Node Module (IGNM) operates similar to an
ignition switch. It has four operating positions, three with
detents and one that is spring-loaded. The detent positions are OFF, ACC, and ON/RUN. The START position
is a spring-loaded momentary contact position. When
released from the START position, the switch automatically returns to the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Keyless EnterN-Go™, the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) will display the ignition switch position (OFF/
ACC/RUN). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) — If Equipped” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition
switch with the press of a button, as long as the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is in the passenger
compartment.
The Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) has four operating
positions, three of which are labeled and will illuminate
when in position. The three positions are OFF, ACC, and
ON/RUN. The fourth position is START, during start
RUN will illuminate.
Ignition Node Module (IGNM)
1
2
3
4
— OFF
— ACC (ACCESSORY)
— ON/RUN
— START
NOTE: In case the ignition switch does not change with
the press of a button, the RKE transmitter (Key Fob) may
have a low or dead battery. In this situation a back up
method can be used to operate the ignition switch. Put
the nose side (side opposite of the emergency key) of the
Key Fob against the ENGINE START/STOP button and
press to operate the ignition switch.
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Key Fob — If Equipped
The Key Fob 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 Key Fob go dead.
You can keep the emergency key with you when valet
parking.
Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)
1 — OFF
2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)
3 — ON/RUN
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch
on the face of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and
then pull the key out with your other hand.
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Emergency Key Removal (IGNM)
Emergency Key Removal (KIN)
NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key
into the lock cylinders with either side up.
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Ignition Or Accessory On Message
Opening the driver’s door when the ignition is in ACC or
ON (engine not running), a chime will sound to remind
you to place the ignition in the OFF position. In addition
to the chime, the ignition or accessory on message will
display in the cluster.
NOTE: With the Uconnect® system, the power window
switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and power
outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the
ignition is cycled to the OFF position. Opening either
front door will cancel this feature. The time for this
feature is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
WARNING!
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the vehicle and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove key from the ignition and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
SENTRY KEY®
The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
or unlocked.
The system uses a Key Fob with a factory-mated Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, a Keyless Ignition Node
(KIN) and a RF receiver 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 system will not allow the engine to crank
if an invalid Key Fob is used to start and operate the
vehicle. The system will shut the engine off in two
seconds if an invalid Key Fob is used to start the engine.
After placing the ignition to the ON/RUN position, the
Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three seconds for a
bulb check. If the light remains on after the bulb check, it
indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. In
addition, if the light begins to flash after the bulb check,
it indicates that someone used an invalid Key Fob to start
the engine. Either of these conditions will result in the
engine being shut off after two seconds.
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If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10
seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics. Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon
as possible by an authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
• Do not make modifications or alterations to the
immobilizer system. Modifications or alterations to
the immobilization system may result in a loss of
security protection.
• The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system is not compatible with some aftermarket remote starting systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle
starting problems and loss of security protection.
Replacement Keys
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the
vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it
cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
CAUTION!
• Always remove the Key Fobs from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
always remember to place the ignition in the OFF
position.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
All of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
required for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs.
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Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an autho- • This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause underized dealer. This procedure consists of programming a
sired operation.
blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob
is one that has never been programmed.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key® Immobilizer Sys- by the party responsible for compliance could void the
tem serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an user’s authority to operate the equipment.
authorized dealer.
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
Customer Key Programming
The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be for unauthorized entry and the Keyless Enter-N-Go™
performed at an authorized dealer.
Start/Stop button for unauthorized operation. While the
Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, interior switches for
General Information
door locks and liftgate release are disabled. If something
The Sentry Key® system complies with FCC rules part 15 triggers the alarm, the Vehicle Security Alarm will proand with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is vide the following audible and visible signals: the horn
subject to the following conditions:
will pulse, the park lamps and/or turn signals will flash,
and the Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
will flash.
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Rearming Of The System
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™, make sure the vehicle ignition system is OFF
and the key is physically removed from the ignition.
If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn the horn
off after three minutes, turn all of the visual signals off 2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the
after 15 additional minutes, and then the Vehicle Security
vehicle:
Alarm will rearm itself.
• Press LOCK on the interior power door lock switch
with the driver and/or passenger door open.
To Arm The System
Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:
1. Remove the key from the ignition system (refer to
⬙Starting Procedures⬙ in ⬙Starting And Operating⬙ for
further information).
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
make sure the vehicle ignition system is OFF.
• Press the LOCK button on the exterior Passive Entry
Door Handle with a valid Key Fob available in the
same exterior zone (refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™⬙
in ⬙Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for
further information).
• Press the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter.
3. If any doors are open, close them.
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To Disarm The System
The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of
the following methods:
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™ , insert a valid key into the ignition switch and
turn the key to the ON position.
NOTE:
• Press the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
• The driver’s door key cylinder and the liftgate button
on the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the
• Grasp the Passive Entry Unlock Door Handle with a
Vehicle Security Alarm.
valid Key Fob available in the same exterior zone (if
equipped), refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™ ⬙ in ⬙Things • The Vehicle Security Alarm remains armed during
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for further
power liftgate entry. Pressing the liftgate button will
information.
not disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm. If someone
enters the vehicle through the liftgate and opens any
• Cycle the vehicle ignition system out of the OFF
door the alarm will sound.
position.
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ , • When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
press the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Start/Stop button
(requires at least one valid Key Fob in the vehicle). The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
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system will give you a false alarm. If one of the previously described arming sequences has occurred, the
Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether
you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle
and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs,
disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
doors using the manual door lock plunger.
• The front courtesy overhead console and door courtesy lights do not turn on if the dimmer control is in
the ⬙Dome ON⬙ position (extreme top position).
The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the
doors or open any door.
This feature also turns on the approach lighting in the
outside mirrors — if equipped. Refer to “Mirrors” in
If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for furbecomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will
ther information.
remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the
exterior lights will flash, the horn will sound. If this The lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds
or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
switch is turned to ON/RUN from the OFF position.
Security System Manual Override
The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the NOTE:
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 23
• The Illuminated Entry system will not operate if the
dimmer control is in the “Dome defeat” position
(extreme bottom position).
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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
The RKE system allows you to lock or unlock the doors,
open the power liftgate, or activate the Panic Alarm from
distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a
hand-held Key Fob with RKE transmitter. The RKE
transmitter does not need to be pointed at the vehicle to
activate the system.
NOTE: Driving at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above
disables the system from responding to all RKE transmitter buttons for all RKE transmitters.
Emergency Key Removal (KIN)
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If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to
“Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
1st Push Of Key Fob Unlocks
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s door or all doors on the first push of the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the
current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Flash Lights With Remote Key
This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when
the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change
Push and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
the current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inwithin five seconds to unlock all doors and liftgate. The
formation.
turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock
signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on.
Emergency Key Removal (IGNM)
To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
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Headlight Illumination On Approach
Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter.
The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles
equipped through Uconnect®. To change the current
setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be
turned on or turned off. To change the current setting,
refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
Using The Panic Alarm
To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, push and hold
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one
second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the
headlights will turn on, the park lights and turn signals
will flash, the horn will pulse on and off, and the interior
If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to lights will turn on.
“Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know Before The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
you turn it off by either pushing the PANIC button a
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 mph
(24 km/h) or greater.
Push and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock all doors and liftgate. The turn signal lights
will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the
signal.
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NOTE:
Transmitter Battery Replacement
• The interior lights will turn off if you cycle the ignition The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while the battery.
Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights NOTE:
and horn will remain on.
• Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
• You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the
Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted • Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back
housing or the printed circuit board.
by the system.
1. Remove the emergency key by sliding the mechanical
latch on the back of the RKE transmitter sideways
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
with your thumb and then pull the key out with your
performed at an authorized dealer.
other hand.
Programming Additional Transmitters
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2
Emergency Key Removal (IGNM)
Emergency Key Removal (KIN)
2. Separating RKE halves requires screw removal and
gently prying the two halves of the RKE transmitter
apart. Make sure not to damage the seal during
removal.
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Remove Screw From Transmitter Case
Separating Ignition Node Module (IGNM) Transmitter
Case
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3. Remove the battery by turning the back cover over
(battery facing downward) and tapping it lightly on a
solid surface such as a table or similar, then replace the
battery. When replacing the battery, match the + sign
on the battery to the + sign on the inside of the battery
clip, located on the back cover. Avoid touching the
new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it
with rubbing alcohol.
4. To assemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two
halves together.
Separating Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) Transmitter
Case
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2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
radios.
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
General Information
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still
maintaining security. The system has a range of
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved approximately 300 ft (91 m).
by the party responsible for compliance could void the
NOTE:
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal • The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
distance, check for these two conditions:
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
1. A weak battery in the transmitter. The expected life of • Obstructions between the vehicle and RKE transmitter
may reduce this range.
the battery is a minimum of three years.
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How To Use Remote Start
• Vehicle alarm system not active
All of the following conditions must be met before the • Ignition in Off position for Keyless Enter-N-Go™
engine will remote start:
vehicle
• Shift lever in PARK
• Doors closed
• Hood closed
• Liftgate/Flipper Glass closed
• Hazard switch off
• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pushed)
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• RKE PANIC button not pushed
• System not disabled from previous remote start event
• Fuel level meets minimum requirement
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.
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Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped
To Enter Remote Start Mode
The following messages will display in the EVIC if the
vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start prematurely:
Push and release the REMOTE START button
on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. The vehicle doors will lock, 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.
• Remote Start Aborted — Door Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted — Hood Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low
• Remote Start Aborted — Liftgate Ajar
• Remote Start Disabled — Start Vehicle To Reset
NOTE:
• If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the
vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds.
The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is turned
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
to the ON/RUN position.
Remote Start mode.
• For security, power window and power sunroof operation (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is
in the Remote Start mode.
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• The engine can be started two consecutive times with
the RKE transmitter. However, the ignition must be
cycled by pushing the START/STOP button twice (or
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON/RUN
position) before you can repeat the start sequence for a
third cycle.
doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15-minute cycle,
press and release the START/STOP button. If the
START/STOP button is not present, insert the Key Fob
into the ignition switch and turn the switch to the
ON/RUN position.
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
Vehicle
NOTE:
Push and release the REMOTE START button one time or
allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
• For vehicles not equipped with the Keyless Enter-NGo™ feature, the ignition switch must be in the
ON/RUN position in order to drive the vehicle.
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shutdowns, the system • For vehicles not equipped with the Keyless Enter-Nwill disable the one time push of the REMOTE START
Go™ feature, the message “Remote Start Active —
button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
Insert Key and Turn To Run” will display in the EVIC
Start request.
until you insert the key. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)” for further information.
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
Before the end of 15-minute cycle, press and release the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock the
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34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
• For vehicles equipped with the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable
feature, the message “Remote Start Active — Push Features (SETUP)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Start Button” will display in the EVIC until you push Panel”.
the START button.
DOOR LOCKS
Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped
Manual Door Locks
When remote start is activated, the heated steering
wheel, and driver heated seat features will automatically To lock each door, rotate the door lock knob on each door
turn on in cold weather. In warm weather, the driver trim panel forward. To unlock the front doors, pull the
vented seat feature will automatically turn on when the inside door handle to the first detent or rotate the door
remote start is activated. These features will stay on lock button until the red indicator is visible. To unlock the
through the duration of remote start or until the ignition rear doors, rotate the door lock button until the red
indicator is visible.
switch is turned to the ON/RUN position.
The Remote Start Comfort System can be activated and If the door lock button is locked (no red indicator visible)
deactivated through the Electronic Vehicle Information when you shut the door, the door will lock. Therefore,
Center (EVIC). For more information on Remote Start make sure the Key Fob is not inside the vehicle before
Comfort System operation refer to “Electronic Vehicle closing the door.
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NOTE: The manual door locks will not lock or unlock
the liftgate.
WARNING!
• For personal security and safety in the event of a
collision, lock the vehicle doors before you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
Power Door Locks
A power door lock switch is located on each of the front
door trim panels. Use this switch to lock or unlock the
doors and liftgate.
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If you press the power door lock switch while the
ignition is in the ACC or ON/RUN position, and any
front door is open, the power locks will not operate. This
prevents you from accidentally locking the Key Fob in
the vehicle. Place the ignition to the OFF position or
closing the door will allow the locks to operate. If a door
is open, and the ignition is in the ACC or ON/RUN
position, a chime will sound as a reminder to remove the
Key Fob.
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
The auto door lock feature default condition is enabled.
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically
The doors can also be locked and unlocked with the when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). The
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry) system. For further auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by your
information, refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things authorized dealer per written request of the customer.
Please see your authorized dealer for service.
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
Power Door Lock Switch
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Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit
NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature
in accordance with local laws.
The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with
power door locks if:
Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear
Doors
1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is enTo provide a safer environment for small children riding
abled.
in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with a
2. All doors are closed.
Child-Protection Door Lock system.
3. The transmission shift lever was not in PARK, then is To use the system, open each rear door, use a flat blade
placed in PARK.
screwdriver (or ignition key) and rotate the dial to the
LOCK or UNLOCK position. When the system on a door
is engaged, that door can only be opened by using the
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit Programming
outside door handle even if the inside door lock is in the
To change the current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Set- unlocked position.
tings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
4. Any door is opened.
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NOTE:
• When the child lock system is engaged, the door can
be opened only by using the outside door handle even
though the inside door lock is in the unlocked position.
• After disengaging the Child-Protection Door Lock
system, always test the door from the inside to make
certain it is in the desired position.
• After engaging the Child-Protection Door Lock system, always test the door from the inside to make
certain it is in the desired position.
Child-Protection Door Lock Function
• For emergency exit with the system engaged, move the
lock knob up (unlocked position), roll down the window, and open the door with the outside door handle.
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WARNING!
Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the rear doors can only be opened
from the outside when the Child-Protection locks are
engaged.
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™
The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the
vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a
feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go™. This feature allows you
to lock and unlock the vehicle’s door(s) without having to
press the RKE transmitter lock or unlock buttons.
NOTE:
• Passive Entry may be programmed ON/OFF; refer to
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• If wearing gloves on your hands, or if it has been
raining on the Passive Entry door handle, the unlock
sensitivity can be affected, resulting in a slower response time.
• If the vehicle is unlocked by the Passive Entry Door
Handle and no door goes ajar within 60 seconds, the
vehicle will re-lock and if equipped will arm the
security alarm.
To Unlock From The Driver’s Side
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the driver’s door handle, grab the front driver
door handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically.
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To Unlock From The Passenger Side
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the passenger door handle, grab the front
passenger door handle to unlock all four doors and the
liftgate automatically.
NOTE: All doors will unlock when the front passenger
door handle is grabbed regardless of the driver’s door
unlock preference setting (“Unlock Driver Door 1st
Press” or “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”).
Grab The Door Handle To Unlock
NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Press” is programmed all
doors will unlock when you grab hold of the front
driver’s door handle. To select between “Unlock Driver
Door 1st Press” and “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”, refer to
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Preventing Inadvertent Locking Of Passive Entry RKE
Transmitter In Vehicle (FOBIK-Safe)
To minimize the possibility of unintentionally locking a
Passive Entry RKE transmitter inside your vehicle, the
Passive Entry system is equipped with an automatic door
unlock feature which will function if the ignition switch
is in the OFF position.
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FOBIK-Safe only executes in vehicles with passive entry. NOTE: The vehicle will only unlock the doors when a
There are three situations that trigger a FOBIK-Safe valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter is detected inside the
search in any passive entry vehicle.
vehicle, and no valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter is
detected outside the vehicle. The vehicle will not unlock
1. A lock request is made by a valid Passive Entry RKE
the doors when any of the following conditions are true:
transmitter while a door is ajar.
• The doors are manually locked using the door lock
2. A lock request is made by the Passive Entry door
knobs
handle while a door is ajar.
• There is a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter outside
3. A lock request is made by the door panel switch while
the vehicle and within 5 ft (1.5 m) of either Passive
the door is ajar.
Entry door handle
When any of these situations occur, after all ajar doors are
• Three attempts are made to lock the doors using the
shut, the FOBIK-Safe search will be executed. If it finds a
door panel switch and then close the doors
Passive Entry RKE transmitter inside the car and it does
not find any Passive Entry RKE transmitters outside the
car, then the car will unlock and alert the customer.
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To Unlock/Enter The Liftgate
The liftgate passive entry unlock feature is built into the
electronic liftgate release. With a valid Passive Entry RKE
transmitter within 3 ft (1.0 m) of the liftgate, press the
electronic liftgate release for a power open on vehicles
equipped with Power Liftgate. Press the electronic liftgate release and lift for Manual Liftgate vehicles.
NOTE: If the vehicle is unlocked then the liftgate will
open with the handle and no RKE Transmitter is required.
Electronic Liftgate Release/Liftgate Passive Entry
Location
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NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Press” is programmed in
EVIC, all doors will unlock when you push the electronic
liftgate release. If ⬙Unlock Driver Door 1st press⬙ is
programmed in Uconnect®, only the liftgate will unlock
when you press the electronic liftgate release. For further
information, refer to “Uconnect®” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel”.
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To Lock The Vehicle’s Doors And Liftgate
With one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters
within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver or passenger front door
handles, press the door handle LOCK button to lock all
four doors.
Do NOT grab the door handle, when pressing the door
handle lock button. This could unlock the door(s).
Press The Door Handle Button To Lock
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NOTE:
• After pressing the door handle LOCK button, you
must wait two seconds before you can lock or unlock
the doors, using either Passive Entry door handle. This
is done to allow you to check if the vehicle is locked by
pulling the door handle, without the vehicle reacting
and unlocking.
• If Passive Entry is disabled using Uconnect® System,
the key protection described in ⬙Preventing Inadvertent Locking of Passive Entry RKE Transmitter in
Vehicle⬙ remains active/functional.
DO NOT Grab The Door Handle When Locking
• The Passive Entry system will not operate if the RKE
transmitter battery is dead.
The vehicle doors can also be locked by using the lock
button located on the vehicle’s interior door panel.
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There are single window controls on each passenger door
trim panel, which operate the passenger door windows.
Power Windows
The window controls will operate only when the ignition
The window controls on the driver’s door control all the is in the ACC or ON/RUN position.
door windows.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with the Uconnect®, the
power window switches will remain active for up to 10
minutes after the ignition is cycled to the OFF position.
Opening either front door will cancel this feature. The
time is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
WINDOWS
WARNING!
Power Window Switches
Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, and do
not let children play with power windows. Do not
leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or in a
location accessible to children, and do not leave the
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WARNING! (Continued)
ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. Occupants,
particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the windows while operating the power
window switches. Such entrapment may result in
serious injury or death.
AUTO-Down Feature
The driver door power window switch and some model
passenger door power window switches have an AUTOdown feature. Press the window switch to the second
detent, release, and the window will go down automatically.
To stop the window from going all the way down during
the AUTO-down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
AUTO-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection
Lift the window switch to the second detent, release, and
the window will go up automatically.
To stop the window from going all the way up during the
AUTO operation, push down on the switch briefly.
To close the window part way, lift the window switch to
the first detent and release it when you want the window
to stop.
NOTE:
• If the window runs into any obstacle during autoclosure, it will reverse direction and then go back
To open the window part way, press the window switch
down. Remove the obstacle and use the window
to the first detent and release it when you want the
switch again to close the window.
window to stop.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 47
• Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger 2. Push the window switch down firmly to the second
detent to open the window completely and continue
the auto-reverse function unexpectedly during autoto hold the switch down for an additional two seconds
closure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the
after the window is fully open.
first detent and hold to close the window manually.
WARNING!
Window Lockout Switch
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door trim
panel allows you to disable the window controls on the
rear passenger doors. To disable the window controls,
press and release the window lockout button (setting it in
the DOWN position). To enable the window controls,
Reset Auto-Up
press and release the window lockout button again
Should the Auto Up feature stop working, the window (setting it in the UP position).
probably needs to be reset. To reset Auto Up:
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the
window before closing.
1. Pull the window switch up to close the window
completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
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This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the
buffeting occurs with the rear windows open, then open
the front and rear windows together to minimize the
buffeting. If the buffeting occurs with the sunroof or Sky
Slider™ open, adjust the sunroof or Sky Slider™ opening
to minimize the buffeting or open any window.
LIFTGATE
To Unlock/Enter The Liftgate
Window Lockout Switch
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof or Sky Slider™ (if
equipped) in certain open or partially open positions.
The liftgate passive entry unlock feature is built into the
electronic liftgate release. With a valid Passive Entry RKE
transmitter within 3 ft (1.0 m) of the liftgate, press the
electronic liftgate release to open with one fluid motion.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 49
NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Press” is programmed in
EVIC, all doors will unlock when you push the electronic
release on the liftgate. If ⬙Unlock Driver Door 1st press⬙ is
programmed in Uconnect®, the liftgate will unlock when
you press the electronic release on the liftgate For further
information, refer to “Uconnect®” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel”.
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To Lock The Liftgate
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 3 ft
(1.0 m) of the liftgate, press the passive entry lock button
located to the right of electronic liftgate release.
Liftgate Entry
NOTE: The liftgate passive entry lock button will only
NOTE: Use the power door LOCK switch on either front
lock the liftgate, the liftgate unlock feature is built into
door trim panel or the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
the electronic liftgate release.
transmitter to lock and unlock the liftgate. The manual
door locks on the doors and the driver’s door lock
cylinder will not lock and unlock the liftgate.
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WARNING!
Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous
exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep the
liftgate closed when you are operating the vehicle.
Power Liftgate — If Equipped
The power liftgate may be opened by pressing
the electronic liftgate release (refer to Keyless
Enter-N-Go™ located in Things To Know Before Starting) or by pressing the LIFTGATE
button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
Press the LIFTGATE button on the RKE transmitter twice
within five seconds, to open the power liftgate. Once the
liftgate is open, pressing the button twice within five
seconds a second time will close the liftgate.
The power liftgate may also be opened or closed by
pressing the LIFTGATE button located on the left side of
the steering wheel on the instrument panels, or closed by
pressing the LIFTGATE button located on left rear trim
panel, near the liftgate opening. Pressing the LIFTGATE
button located on left rear trim panel once will close the
liftgate only, this button cannot be used to open the
liftgate.
When the LIFTGATE button on the RKE transmitter is
pressed two times, the turn signals will flash twice to
signal that the liftgate is opening or closing (if Flash
Lamps with Lock is enabled in the Uconnect® settings)
and the liftgate chime will be audible. For further information, refer to ⬙Uconnect®⬙ in ⬙Understanding Your
Instrument Panel⬙.
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NOTE:
NOTE:
• In the event of a power malfunction to the liftgate, an • The power liftgate buttons will not operate if the
emergency liftgate latch release can be used to open
vehicle is in gear or the vehicle speed is above 0 mph
the liftgate. The emergency liftgate latch release can be
(0 km/h).
accessed through a snap-in cover located on the lift• The power liftgate will not operate in temperatures
gate trim panel.
below −22°F (−30°C) or temperatures above 150°F
• If liftgate is left open for an extended period of time,
(65°C). Be sure to remove any buildup of snow or ice
the liftgate may need to be closed manually to reset
from the liftgate before pressing any of the power
power liftgate functionality.
liftgate switches.
WARNING!
During power operation, personal injury or cargo
damage may occur. Ensure the liftgate travel path is
clear. Make sure the liftgate is closed and latched
before driving away.
• If anything obstructs the power liftgate while it is
closing or opening, the liftgate will automatically
reverse to the closed or open position, provided it
meets sufficient resistance.
• There are also pinch sensors attached to the side of the
liftgate. Light pressure anywhere along these strips
will cause the liftgate to return to the open position.
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• The power liftgate must be in the full open position for • If your liftgate is power closing and you put the
rear liftgate close button on the left rear trim, near the
vehicle in gear, the liftgate will continue to power
close. However, vehicle movement may result in a
liftgate opening to operate. If the liftgate is not fully
detection of an obstruction.
open, press the Liftgate button on the Key Fob to fully
open the liftgate, and then press it again to close.
• If the electronic liftgate release is pushed while the
power liftgate is closing, the liftgate will reverse to the
full open position.
• If the electronic liftgate release is pushed while the
power liftgate is opening, the liftgate motor will disengage to allow manual operation.
• If the power liftgate encounters multiple obstructions
within the same cycle, the system will automatically
stop and the liftgate must be opened or closed manually.
WARNING!
• Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous
exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the liftgate closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
• If you are required to drive with the liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed, and the
climate control blower switch is set at high speed.
Do not use the recirculation mode.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 53
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
• Supplemental Passenger Side Knee Air Bag
Some of the most important safety features in your •
vehicle are the restraint systems:
•
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for all seating
positions
Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners that may
enhance occupant protection by managing occupant
energy during an impact event
• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passen- • All seat belt systems (except the driver’s) include
ger
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the
seat belt webbing into position by extending the belt
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering
all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the
wheel
desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
item in a seat — if equipped
for the driver and passengers seated next to a window
Please pay close attention to the information in this
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
• Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
possible.
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If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
on LATCH, refer to Lower Anchors and Tether for
CHildren (LATCH).
WARNING!
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
vehicle with a rear seat.
NOTE: The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage
inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different
rates of inflation based on several factors, including the
severity and type of collision.
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or beltrisk of harm from a deploying air bag:
positioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
buckled up in a rear seat.
ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under
their arm.
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If a child from 2 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child 5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
under ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
(Refer to “Child Restraints”)
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
2. All occupants should always wear their lap and
shoulder belts properly.
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be
moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced
Front Air Bags room to inflate.
4. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the
side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
between you and the door.
WARNING!
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work with
your seat belt to restrain you properly. In some
collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all. Always
wear your seat belts even though you have air bags.
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during Advanced Front Air Bag deployment
could cause serious injury, including death. Air
bags need room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably
extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or
instrument panel.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) and Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
also need room to inflate. Do not lean against the
door or window. Sit upright in the center of the
seat.
• 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.
• Being too close to the Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtain (SABIC) and/or Seat-Mounted
Side Air Bag (SAB) during deployment could cause
you to be severely injured or killed.
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of
ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with
lap/shoulder belts. The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during very sudden stops or collisions.
This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move
freely with you under normal conditions. However, in a
collision, the belt will lock and reduce your risk of
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even striking the inside of the vehicle or being thrown out.
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
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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 a collision, 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 dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the front seat.
2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of your seat.
Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the
latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to make
the belt go around your lap.
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Pulling Out The Lap/Shoulder Belt Latch Plate
3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click”.
Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle
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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 properly. 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 dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder
bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that
your strongest bones will take the force in a collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
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4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull
up a bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if
it is too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap
belt. A snug belt reduces the risk of sliding under the
belt in a collision.
WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t
be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across
your abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as
possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt may not protect you properly. In a
collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt
is straight. If you can’t straighten a belt in your
vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer immediately and have it fixed.
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any slack in the belt.
Removing Slack From Belt
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6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the
webbing to allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
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 fits you best.
NOTE: The adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage is
equipped with an Easy Up feature. This feature allows
the shoulder belt anchorage to be adjusted in the upward
position without pressing the release button. To verify
the shoulder belt anchorage is latched, pull downward
on the shoulder belt anchorage until it is locked into
position.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/
shoulder belt.
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the
anchor point.
2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate,
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create
a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of
the latch plate.
As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average,
folded webbing.
you will prefer a higher position.
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If the passenger seating position is equipped with an
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are ALR and is being used for normal usage:
equipped with Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably
which are used to secure a child restraint system. For wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not
additional information, refer to “Installing Child Re- activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a
straints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
Restraints” section. The chart below defines the type of to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull
feature for each seating position.
out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the
Driver
Center
Passenger
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click⬙.
First Row
N/A
N/A
ALR
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
Second Row
ALR
ALR
ALR
Equipped
Third Row
N/A
N/A
N/A
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically prelocked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
• N/A — Not Applicable
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is avail• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
able on all passenger-seating positions with a combination lap/shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode
anytime a child safety seat is installed in a seating
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
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position that has a belt with this feature. Children 12
years old and under should always be properly restrained in a vehicle with a rear seat.
How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
the entire belt is extracted.
WARNING!
• The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced if
the seat belt assembly Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) feature or any other seat belt function is not
working properly when checked according to the
procedures in the Service Manual.
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is Energy Management Feature
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy
Management feature in the front seating positions to help
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it collision.
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is
designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This
locking mode.
feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on
the occupant’s chest.
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Seat Belt Pretensioning
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
The seat belts for both front seating positions are (BeltAlert®)
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to BeltAlert® is a feature intended to remind the driver and
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision. front passenger (if equipped with front passenger
These devices may improve the performance of the seat BeltAlert®) to fasten their seat belts. The feature is active
belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant whenever the ignition is on. If the driver or front seat
early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occu- passenger is unbelted, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will
turn on and remain on until both front seat belts are
pants, including those in child restraints.
fastened.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt must still be The BeltAlert® warning sequence begins after the vehicle
speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt
worn snugly and positioned properly.
Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime.
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant ReOnce the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire
straint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretenduration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened.
sioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
are fastened. The driver should instruct all other occupants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is
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unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
(8 km/h), BeltAlert® will provide both audio and visual We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
notification.
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
The front passenger seat BeltAlert® is not active when the best way to keep the baby safe.
the front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert® may Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
be triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
front passenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
equipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the rear seat (if equipped) in pet harnesses or pet carriers the force if there is a collision.
that are secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly
Seat Belt Extender
stowed.
BeltAlert® can be enabled or disabled by your autho- If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended, and
rized dealer. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if so
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
deactivating BeltAlert®.
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
NOTE: Although BeltAlert® has been deactivated, the extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate long enough. When it is not required, remove the exwhile the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with tender, and store it.
BeltAlert®) seat belt remains unfastened.
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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 seat belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug and in the recommended seating positions. Remove and store the extender when not
needed.
panel below the steering column and a Supplemental
Passenger Side Knee Air Bag mounted in the instrument
panel below the glove compartment.
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Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the air bag covers.
In addition, the vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental
Driver Side Knee Air Bag mounted in the instrument
1 — Driver Advanced Front Air
Bag
2 — Passenger Advanced Front
Air Bag
3 — Supplemental Driver Side
Knee Air Bag/Knee Bolster
4 — Supplemental Passenger
Side Knee Air Bag/Knee Bolster
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NOTE: The Driver and Front Passenger Advanced Front and rear passengers sitting next to a window. The SABIC
Air Bags are certified to the new Federal regulations for air bags, are located above the side windows and their
covers are also labeled: SRS AIRBAG.
Advanced Air Bags.
The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage inflator
design. This allows the air bag to have different rates of
inflation based on several factors, including the severity
and type of collision.
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental SeatMounted Side Air Bags (SAB) to provide enhanced
protection for an occupant during a side impact. The
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags are located in
the outboard side of the front and rear seats.
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the This vehicle may be equipped with a front passenger
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon Occupant Classification System (OCS) that may adjust
seat position.
the inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based
upon occupant weight.
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether NOTE:
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the • Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
but they will open during air bag deployment.
Advanced Front Air Bags.
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Side Air Bag • After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an
authorized dealer immediately.
Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the driver, front,
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Air Bag System Components
• Supplemental Passenger Side Knee Air Bag
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag • Front and Side Impact Sensors
system components:
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
and Seat Track Position Sensors
• Air Bag Warning Light
• Occupant Classification System (OCS)
• Steering Wheel and Column
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
• Instrument Panel
The Advanced Front Air Bag system has multistage
driver and front passenger air bags. 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 front impact
sensors.
• Knee Impact Bolster
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
• Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) impact that requires air bag deployment. This low output
is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy output is
• Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
used for more severe collisions.
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WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the air
bag on the instrument panel, because any such
objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a
collision severe enough to cause the air bag to
inflate.
• Do not put anything on or around the air bag
covers or attempt to open them manually. You may
damage the air bags and you could be injured
because the air bags may no longer be functional.
The protective covers for the air bag cushions are
designed to open only when the air bags are
inflating.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios,
etc.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) may
provide enhanced protection to help protect an occupant
during a side impact. The SAB is marked with an air bag
label sewn into the outboard side of the seats.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Label
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When the air bag deploys, it opens the seam on the side
of the seat’s trim cover (front seats) and between the side
seat’s cushion trim cover. Each air bag deploys independently; a left side impact deploys the left air bag only and
a right-side impact deploys the right air bag only.
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Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC)
SABIC air bags may offer side-impact and vehicle rollover protection to front and rear seat outboard occupants
in addition to that provided by the body structure. Each
air bag features inflated chambers placed adjacent to the
head of each outboard occupant that reduce the potential
for side-impact head injuries. The SABIC deploy downward, covering both windows on the impact side.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC)
Label Location
NOTE:
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
but they will open during air bag deployment.
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• Being too close to the SAB and SABIC air bags during
deployment could cause you to be severely injured or
killed.
• Should a vehicle rollover occur, the pretensioners
and/or SAB and SABIC air bags on both sides of the
vehicle may deploy.
The system includes side impact sensors that are calibrated to deploy the Supplemental SAB and SABIC air
bags during impacts that require side air bag occupant
protection.
WARNING!
• Your vehicle is equipped with left and right
SABIC, do not stack luggage or other cargo up high
enough to block the location of the SABIC. The
area where the side curtain air bag is located
should remain free from any obstructions.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the SAB; the performance could
be adversely affected and/or objects could be
pushed into you, causing serious injury.
• Your vehicle is equipped with SABIC air bags, do
not have any accessory items installed which will
alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to your
vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation
on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof of the
vehicle for any reason.
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Always sit upright as possible with your back against the
seat back, use the seat belts properly, and use the
appropriate sized child restraint, infant restraint or
booster seat recommended for the size and weight of the
child.
SAB and SABIC air bags are a supplement to the seat belt
restraint system. Occupants, including children who are
up against or very close to SAB or SABIC air bags can be
seriously injured or killed. Occupants, especially children, should not lean on or sleep against the door, side
windows, or area where the SAB or SABIC air bags
inflate, even if they are in an infant or child restraint.
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Air Bags work with the Supplemental Driver and Passenger Side Knee Air Bags and the knee bolsters to
provide improved protection for the driver and front
passenger. Side air bags also work with seat belts to
improve occupant protection.
Supplemental Driver And Front Passenger Knee
Air Bags
The Supplemental Knee Air Bags provide enhanced
protection and work together with the Advanced Front
Air Bags during a frontal impact.
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Air Bags work with the Supplemental Knee Air Bags to
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the provide improved protection for the driver and front
driver and front passenger, and position the front occu- passenger. Side air bags also work with seat belts to
pants for the best interaction with the Advanced Front improve occupant protection.
Air Bags.
Knee Impact Bolsters
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additional protection by supplementing the seat belts in
certain frontal collisions depending on several factors,
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
including the severity and type of collision. Advanced
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver and Front
required for this vehicle.
Passenger Knee Air Bags are not expected to reduce the
risk of injury in rear, side, or rollover collisions.
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or
side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required. The Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver
Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic and Front Passenger Knee Air Bags will not deploy in all
ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, SABIC air frontal collisions, including some that may produce subbags, Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags, Supple- stantial vehicle damage — for example, some pole collimental Driver Side Knee Air Bag, Supplemental Passen- sions, truck underrides, and angle offset collisions. On
ger Side Knee Air Bag and front seat belt pretensioners, the other hand, depending on the type and location of
as required, depending on several factors, including the impact, Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental
severity and type of impact.
Driver and Front Passenger Knee Air Bags may deploy in
crashes with little vehicle front-end damage but that
Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver and
produce a severe initial deceleration.
Front Passenger Knee Air Bags are designed to provide
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
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The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions. The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
type of collision.
Also, the ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning
Light in the instrument panel for approximately four to eight seconds for a self-check
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn off. If the
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all colliORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it
sions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
turns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momentarily
away from an inflating air bag.
or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of comes on again after initial startup.
the air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in the
It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instruSTART or ON/RUN position. If the key is in the OFF
ment cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is
position, in the ACC position, or not in the ignition, the
noted that could affect the air bag system. The diagnosair bag system is not on and the air bags will not inflate.
tics also record the nature of the malfunction.
Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should
have deployed.
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WARNING!
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the air bags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the
air bag system immediately.
Occupant Classification System (OCS) — Front
Passenger Seat
• Occupant Classification Module (OCM) located in the
front passenger seat
• OCS Sensor located in the front passenger seat
• Air Bag Warning Light
The OCS will NOT prevent deployment of the passenger
Advanced Front Air Bag. The OCS may reduce the
inflation rate of the passenger Advanced Front Air Bag if
the sensors estimate that:
• The front passenger seat is unoccupied or has very
light objects in it; or
The OCS is part of a Federally regulated safety system for • The front passenger seat is occupied by a small pasthis vehicle.
senger, including a child; or
The Occupant Classification System (OCS) consists of the • The front passenger seat is occupied by a rearward
following:
facing infant seat; or
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• The front passenger is not properly seated or his or her
weight is taken off of the seat for a period of time.
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Front Passenger Seat Occupant Status
Rearward-facing infant
seat*
Child, including a child in
a forward-facing child restraint or booster seat*
Properly seated adult
Unoccupied seat
Front Passenger Air
Bag Classification
Reduced-power deployment
Full-power deployment
OR reduced-power deployment
Full-power deployment
OR reduced-power deployment
Reduced-power deployment
* It is possible for a child to be classified as an adult,
allowing a full-power front passenger air bag deployment. Never allow children to ride in the front passenger
seat and never install a child restraint system, including
a rearward-facing infant seat, in the front passenger seat.
WARNING!
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Children 12 years or younger should always ride
buckled up in a rear seat in an appropriate child
restraint.
The OCM works with the OCS sensor to determine the
front passenger seat occupant’s most probable classification. The OCS sensor estimates the weight on the front
passenger seat and where that weight is located. The
OCM communicates the classification status to the ORC.
The ORC uses the classification to determine whether the
passenger Advanced Front Air Bag inflation rate should
be modified.
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In order for the OCS to operate as designed, it is
important for the front passenger to be seated properly
and properly wearing the seat belt. Properly seated
passengers are:
• Sitting upright
• Facing forward
• Sitting in the center of the seat with their feet comfortably on or near the floor
• Sitting with their back against the seat back and the
seat back in an upright position
Seated Properly
WARNING!
Occupants in the front passenger seat sitting improperly may cause the OCS to not classify the passenger’s weight accurately. This may result in serious
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WARNING! (Continued)
injury or death in a collision. Always wear your seat
belt and sit properly, with the seat back in an upright
position, your back against the seat back, sitting
upright, facing forward, in the center of the seat, with
your feet comfortably on or near the floor. Do not
carry or hold any objects (e.g., backpacks, boxes, etc.)
while seated in the front passenger seat. Holding an
object may cause the OCS to not classify the passenger’s weight accurately, which may result in serious
injury or death in a collision.
• The front passenger seatback is not in the full upright
position
• The front passenger carries or holds an object while
seated (e.g., backpack, box, etc.)
The OCS may not classify the front passenger properly if:
• The front passenger’s weight is transferred to another
part of the vehicle (like the door, arm rest or instrument panel)
• The front passenger leans forward, sideways or turns
around
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WARNING!
Placing an object on the floor under the front passenger seat may prevent the OCS from working
properly, which may result in serious injury or death
in a collision. Do not place any objects on the floor
under the front passenger.
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for additional information). Make sure that objects inside the Flip ’n Stow™
Front Passenger Seat Storage bin do not interfere with the
latch before closing the seat. In addition, after closing the
Front Passenger Seat Storage bin make sure the front
passenger seat cushion is pushed downward and fully
latched to the base. Over-stuffing the storage bin may
result in misclassification of the front passenger’s weight.
will turn on whenever the
The Air Bag Warning Light
OCS is unable to classify the front passenger seat status. The passenger seat assembly contains critical compoA malfunction in the OCS may affect the operation of the nents that may affect front passenger Advanced Air Bag
inflation. In order for the OCS to properly classify a front
air bag system.
seat passenger, the OCS components must function as
does not come on, or designed. Do not make any modifications to the front
If the Air Bag Warning Light
stays on after you start the vehicle, or it comes on as you passenger seat components, assembly, or to the seat
drive, take the vehicle to an authorized dealer for service cover. If the seat, trim cover, or cushion needs service for
immediately.
any reason, take the vehicle to your authorized dealer.
The front passenger seat is equipped with Flip ’n Stow™ Only Chrysler Group LLC approved seat accessories may
Front Passenger Seat Storage (refer to “Understanding be used.
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WARNING!
Make sure that objects inside the Flip ’n Stow™
Front Passenger Seat Storage bin do not interfere
with the latch before closing the seat. In addition,
after closing the Front Passenger Seat Storage bin,
make sure the front passenger seat cushion is pushed
downward and fully latched to the base. Overstuffing the storage bin, or a not fully latched passenger
seat cushion, may result in misclassification of the
front passenger’s weight. This may result in serious
injury or death in a collision.
The following requirements must be strictly followed:
• Do not modify the front passenger seat assembly or
components in any way.
• Do not use prior or future model year seat covers or
cushions not designated by Chrysler Group LLC for
the specific model being repaired. Always use the
correct seat cover and cushion specified for the vehicle.
• Do not replace the seat cover or cushion with an
aftermarket seat cover or cushion.
• Do not add a secondary seat cover or mat.
• At no time should any supplemental restraint system
(SRS) component or SRS related component or fastener
be modified or replaced with any part except those
which are approved by Chrysler Group LLC.
WARNING!
Unapproved modifications or service procedures to
the passenger seat assembly, its related components,
seat cover or cushion may inadvertently change the
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WARNING! (Continued)
airbag deployment in case of a frontal collision. This
could result in death or serious injury to the front
passenger if the vehicle is involved in a collision. A
modified vehicle may not comply with required
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)
and/or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
(CMVSS).
Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units
The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering
wheel and on the right side of the instrument panel.
When the ORC detects a collision requiring the Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A large
quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates
are possible, based on several factors, including 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 air bags inflate to
their full size. The air bags fully inflate in about 50 to 70
milliseconds. This is about half of the time it takes to
blink your eyes. The air bags then quickly deflate while
helping to restrain the driver and front passenger.
The Advanced Front Air Bag gas is vented through the
vent holes in the sides of the air bag. In this way, the air
bags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag Inflator
Unit
The Supplemental Knee Air Bag units are located in the
instrument panel trim beneath the steering column and
below the glove compartment. When the ORC detects a
collision requiring the air bag, it signals the inflator units.
A large quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate
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the Supplemental Knee Air Bags. The Supplemental Knee
Air Bag deploys down and around the knee blocker/
glove box surface allowing the air bags to inflate to the
full size. The air bags fully inflate in about 15 to 20
milliseconds.
in about 10 milliseconds. The side air bag moves at a very
high speed and with such a high force that it could injure
you if you are not seated properly, or if items are
positioned in the area where the side air bag inflates. This
especially applies to children.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB)
Inflator Units
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) Inflator Units
The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags are de- During collisions where the impact is confined to a
signed to activate only in certain side collisions.
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may
deploy the SABIC air bags, depending on the severity
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side
and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will
air bags to inflate, based on the severity and type of
deploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
collision.
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
Based on the severity and type of collision, the side air
SABIC. The inflating SABIC pushes the outside edge of
bag inflator on the crash side of the vehicle may be
the headliner out of the way and covers the window. The
triggered, releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The
SABIC inflates in about 30 milliseconds (about oneinflating SAB exits through the seat seam into the space
quarter of the time that it takes to blink your eyes) with
between the occupant and the door. The SAB fully inflate
enough force to injure you if you are not belted and
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seated properly, or if items are positioned in the area
where the SABIC inflates. This especially applies to
children. The SABIC is only about 3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick
when it is inflated.
Enhanced Accident Response System
In the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if
the communication network remains intact, and the
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the
Because air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time, event the ORC will determine whether to have the
vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of Enhanced Accident Response System perform the following functions:
whether or not an air bag should have deployed.
NOTE: In a rollover the pretensioners and/or SAB and • Cut off fuel to the engine.
SABIC air bags may deploy on both sides of the vehicle. • Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
until the ignition is cycled to off.
Front And Side Impact Sensors
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the • Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
ORC in determining appropriate response to impact
the battery has power or until the ignition key is
events.
removed.
• Unlock the doors automatically.
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• Turn off the Fuel Pump Heater.
• Turn Off the HVAC Blower Motor.
• Close the HVAC Circulation Door.
In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
changed from IGN ON to IGN OFF.
If A Deployment Occurs
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate
immediately after deployment.
If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
or all of the following may occur:
• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause
abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and
front passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
immediately.
NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with • As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like
the air bag system.
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for air
bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
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throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation Maintaining Your Air Bag System
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s inWARNING!
structions for cleaning.
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system
Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have decould cause it to fail when you need it. You could
ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
be injured if the air bag system is not there to
bags will not be in place to protect you.
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
WARNING!
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners can not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retrac• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air
tor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer imbag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
mediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Conworks on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
troller (ORC) system serviced as well.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag
system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or may
not function properly if modifications are made.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any
air bag system service. If your seat, including your
trim cover and cushion, needs to be serviced in any
way (including removal or loosening/tightening of
seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your
authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved
seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to
modify the air bag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
Air Bag Warning Light
You will want to have the air bags ready to
inflate for your protection in a collision. The
Air Bag Warning Light monitors the internal
circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with air bag system electrical components. While the air
bag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of
the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service
the air bag system immediately.
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during
the four to eight seconds when the ignition switch is
first turned to the ON/RUN position.
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to
eight second interval.
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• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle
remains on while driving.
is designed to record such data as:
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint • How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The air bags may
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts
not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly check
were buckled/fastened;
the fuse block for blown fuses. Refer to the label located on
the inside of the fuse block cover for the proper air bag • How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
fuses. See your authorized dealer if the fuse is good.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder These data can help provide a better understanding of
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will
assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to
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NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
crash investigation.
Child Restraints
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
times, including babies and children. Every state in the
United States, and every Canadian province, requires
that small children ride in proper restraint systems. This
is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
Children 12 years or younger should ride properly
buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. the rear seats rather than in the front.
In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
such as law enforcement, that have the special equip- There are different sizes and types of restraints for
ment, can read the information if they have access to the children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
vehicle or the EDR.
seat Owner’s Manual to make sure you have the correct
seat for your child. Carefully read and follow all the
instructions and warnings in the child restraint Owner’s
Manual and on all the labels attached to the car seat.
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Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it has
a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. You should also make sure that you can install
it in the vehicle where you will use it.
NOTE:
• For additional information, refer to www.seatcheck.org
or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Canadian residents should
refer to Transport Canada’s website for additional information:
• http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/safedriverschildsafety-index-53.htm
WARNING!
In a collision, an unrestrained child can become a
projectile inside the vehicle. The force required to
hold even an infant on your lap could become so
great that you could not hold the child, no matter
how strong you are. The child and others could be
badly injured. Any child riding in your vehicle
should be in a proper restraint for the child’s size.
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Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
Infants and Toddlers
Small Children
Larger Children
Children Too Large for
Child Restraints
Child Size, Height, Weight Or Age
Children who are two years old or
younger and who have not reached the
height or weight limits of their child
restraint
Children who are at least two years old
or who have out-grown the height or
weight limit of their rear-facing child
restraint
Children who have out-grown their
forward-facing child restraint, but are
too small to properly fit the vehicle’s
seat belt
Children 12 years old or younger, who
have out-grown the height or weight
limit of their booster seat
Recommended Type Of Child Restraint
Either an Infant Carrier or a Convertible
Child Restraint, facing rearward in the
rear seat of the vehicle
Forward-Facing Child Restraint with a
five-point Harness, facing forward in the
rear seat of the vehicle
Belt Positioning Booster Seat and the
vehicle seat belt, seated in the rear seat
of the vehicle
Vehicle Seat Belt, seated in the rear seat
of the vehicle
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Infants And Child Restraints
Safety experts recommend that children ride rearwardfacing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until
they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear
facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can
be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible
child seats.
The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth until they
reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier. Convertible child seats can be used either rearward-facing or
forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child seats often
have a higher weight limit in the rearward-facing direction
than infant carriers do, so they can be used rearward-facing
by children who have outgrown their infant carrier but are
still less than at least two years old. Children should remain
rearward-facing until they reach the highest weight or
height allowed by their convertible child seat.
WARNING!
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
vehicle with a rear seat.
Older Children And Child Restraints
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardfacing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and
convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who are over two years old or who
have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of
their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should
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remain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for
as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height
allowed by the child seat.
All children whose weight or height is above the
forward-facing limit for the child seat should use a
belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts
fit properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over
the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against
the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster
seat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are held
in the vehicle by the seat belt.
WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s
directions exactly when installing an infant or
child restraint.
• After a child restraint is installed in the vehicle, do
not move the vehicle seat forward or rearward
because it can loosen the child restraint attachments. Remove the child restraint before adjusting
the vehicle seat position. When the vehicle seat has
been adjusted, reinstall the child restraint.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in
the vehicle with the seat belt or LATCH anchorages, or remove it from the vehicle. Do not leave it
loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or accident, it
could strike the occupants or seatbacks and cause
serious personal injury.
Integrated Child Booster Seat — If Equipped
To position a child into the Integrated Child Booster Seat
follow these steps:
1. Slide the second row seat to the full rear position to
use the Integrated Child Booster Seat.
NOTE: The second row bench with Integrated Child
Booster Seat must remain in the full rear position during
use.
2. Pull the release loop forward to release the latch and
seat cushion.
The Integrated Child Booster Seat is located in each
outboard second-row passenger seat. The Booster Seat is 3. Lift the seat cushion up and push back to lock it in the
designed for children weighing between 48 and 85 lbs (22
booster seat position.
and 39 kg) and between 47 in (119 cm) and 57 in (145 cm)
4. Place the child upright in the seat with their back
tall.
firmly against the seatback.
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5. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the seat belt.
6. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary
to allow the seat belt to go around the child’s lap.
NOTE: The lap portion of the seat belt should be low on
the hips and as snug as possible.
WARNING!
Securely lock the seat cushion into position before
using the seat. Otherwise, the seat will not provide
the proper stability for child seats and/or passengers.
An improperly latched seat cushion could cause
serious injury.
7. Once the seat belt is long enough to fit properly, insert
the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click”. Children Too Large For Booster Seats
8. To remove the slack from the lap belt, pull upward on Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
the shoulder portion of the seat belt.
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend
9. To release the seat belt, push the red button on the over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback, should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this
buckle.
simple 5-step test to decide whether the child can use the
vehicle’s seat belt alone:
1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of
the vehicle seat?
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2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck,
of the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the move the child closer to the center of the vehicle, or use
way back?
a booster seat to position the seat belt on the child
correctly.
3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder
between their neck and arm?
WARNING!
4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the
child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check belt fit periodically and make sure the seat belt buckle is latched. A
child’s squirming or slouching can move the belt out of
Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an
arm or behind their back. In a crash, the shoulder belt
will not protect a child properly, which may result in
serious injury or death. A child must always wear
both the lap and shoulder portions of the seat belt
correctly.
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Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
Restraint Type
Combined
Weight of the
Child + Child
Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Use any attachment method shown with an “X” Below
LATCH –
LATCH –
Lower Anchors
Seat Belt + Top
Lower Anchors
Seat Belt Only
+ Top Tether
Tether Anchor
Only
Anchor
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children (LATCH)
Restraint System
Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system
has three vehicle anchor points for installing LATCHequipped child seats. There are two lower anchorages
located at the back of the seat cushion where it meets the
seatback and one top tether anchorage located behind the
seating position. These anchorages are used to install
LATCH-equipped child seats without using the vehicle’s
seat belts. Some seating positions may have a top tether
anchorage but no lower anchorages. In these seating
positions, the seat belt must be used with the top tether
anchorage to install the child restraint. Please see the
following table for more information.
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LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In
This Vehicle
2
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per seating position
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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What is the weight limit (child’s
weight + weight of the child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage system to attach the child
restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Can the LATCH anchorages and
the seat belt be used together to
attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
No
Use the LATCH anchorage system
until the combined weight of the
child and the child restraint is
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
and tether anchor instead of the
LATCH system once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs
(29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you
use the LATCH anchorage system
to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint.
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Can two child restraints be attached using a common lower
LATCH anchorage?
No
Can the rear-facing child restraint
touch the back of the front passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage
with two or more child restraints.
If the center position does not have
dedicated LATCH lower anchorages, use the seat belt to install a
child seat in the center position
next to a child seat using the
LATCH anchorages in an outboard
position.
The child seat may touch the back
of the front passenger seat if the
child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint owner’s manual for more
information.
All three rear seating positions
have removable head restraints.
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
The lower anchorages are round bars that are
found at the rear of the seat cushion where it
meets the seatback. They 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 gap between the seatback and seat cushion.
Rear Seat LATCH Anchorages
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
Center Seat LATCH
This vehicle has 5 lower LATCH anchorages in the rear
In addition, there are tether strap anchorages seat. Anchorages A and B are used for the right outboard
behind each rear seating position located on position behind the front passenger (1). Anchorages D
the back of the seat.
and E are used for the left outboard position behind the
driver (3). Anchorages C and D are used for the center
LATCH-compatible child restraint systems will be seating position (2). Do not install a LATCH—compatible
equipped with a rigid bar or a flexible strap on each side. child restraint using anchorages B and C. This is not a
Each will have a hook or connector to attach to the lower LATCH—compatible position in your vehicle
anchorage and a way to tighten the connection to the
anchorage. Forward-facing child restraints and some You can install up to two child seats using the LATCH
rear-facing infant restraints will also be equipped with a system at the same time. If you can fit three child
tether strap. The tether strap will have a hook at the end restraints in your vehicle, you must use the seatbelt to
to attach to the top tether anchorage and a way to tighten install the center child restraint and you must use the
LATCH anchors for position (3) behind the driver. You
the strap after it is attached to the anchorage.
can use either the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat
belt for installing the third child seat in position (1)
behind the front passenger.
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and buckle, the center seat belt can be used to restraint
an occupant or child restraint in the center seating
position.
Options for installing two child seats using the LATCH
anchorages in this vehicle:
1. Right and left outboard seating positions (1 and 3):
Install the child seats in the right and left outboard
seating positions using lower anchorages A and B, and
D and E. Do not use the center seat anchorage, C. If the
child seats do not block the center seat belt webbing
2. Right outboard and center seating positions (1 and 2):
Install the first child seat in the right outboard seating
position using lower anchorages A and B. Install the
second child seat using the center anchorages, C and
D. Do not use the outer anchorage closest to the
opposite door, E. Do not use the remaining left outboard seating position (3) for any occupant. The center
child restraint will block the seat belt buckle for this
position.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Use anchorages C and D to install a LATCHcompatible child restraint in the center seating
position (2). Do not install a LATCH-compatible
child restraint using anchorages B and C. This is
not a LATCH-compatible position in your vehicle.
• A child restraint installed in the center position (2)
will block the seat belt buckle for the empty left
outboard seat behind the driver (3). Do not use this
seat for another occupant.
• Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint.
• If you are installing three child restraints next to
each other, you must use the seat belt and the center
tether anchor for the center position. You must use
the LATCH anchors to install the child seat in
position (3), behind the driver. You may use either
the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for
installing the child seat in position (1), behind the
front passenger. Please refer to “Installing the
LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for
typical installation instructions.
(Continued)
To Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint
1. If the selected seating position has a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat
belt following the instructions below. See the section
“Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat Belt”
to check what type of seat belt each seating position has.
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2. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the 5. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the
tether strap of the child seat so that you can more
top tether anchorage. See the section “Installing Child
Restraints Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for direceasily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle
tions to attach a tether anchor.
anchorages.
3. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for 6. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint
rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack
that seating position. For some second row seats, you
in the straps according to the child restraint manufacmay need to recline the seat and/or raise the head
restraint to get a better fit. If the rear seat can be moved
turer’s instructions.
forward and rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to
7. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
move it to its rear-most position to make room for the
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
child seat. You may also move the front seat forward
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
to allow more room for the child seat.
in any direction.
4. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child
restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seating position.
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How To Stow An Unused ALR Seatbelt
When using the LATCH attaching system to install a
child restraint, stow all ALR seat belts that are not being
used by other occupants or being used to secure child
restraints. An unused belt could injure a child if they play
with it and accidentally lock the seatbelt retractor. Before
installing a child restraint using the LATCH system,
buckle the seat belt behind the child restraint and out of
the child’s reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with
the child restraint installation, instead of buckling it
behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the
child restraint belt path and then buckle it. Do not lock
the seatbelt. Remind all children in the vehicle that the
seat belts are not toys and that they should not play with
them.
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.
• Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly-fitted
child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to
be used for adult seat belts, harnesses, or for
attaching other items or equipment to the vehicle.
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Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) that is designed to keep the lap portion of the seat
belt tight around the child restraint so that it is not
necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can be
“switched” into a locked mode by pulling all of the
webbing out of the retractor and then letting the webbing
retract back into the retractor. If it is locked, the ALR will
make a clicking noise while the webbing is pulled back
into the retractor. For additional information on ALR,
refer to the “Automatic Locking Mode” description under “Occupant Restraints.”
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child
Restraints In This Vehicle
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What is the weight limit (child’s weight +
weight of the child restraint) for using the
Tether Anchor with the seat belt to attach a
forward facing child restraint?
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch
the back of the front passenger seat?
Weight limit of the
Child Restraint
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten
the seat belt against the belt path of the
child restraint?
Yes
Yes
Always use the tether anchor when using
the seat belt to install a forward facing
child restraint, up to the recommended
weight limit of the child restraint.
Contact between the front passenger seat
and the child restraint is allowed, if the
child restraint manufacturer also allows
contact.
The head restraints may be removed in
every rear seating position.
In positions with cinching latch plates
(CINCH), the buckle stalk may be twisted
up to 3 full turns. Do not twist the buckle
stalk in a seating position with an ALR
retractor.
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5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
the seat belt until you have pulled all the seat belt
webbing out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing
Place the child seat in the center of the seating
to retract back into the retractor. As the webbing
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This means the
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
seat belt is now in the Automatic Locking mode.
better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and
rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its 6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is
locked, you should not be able to pull out any webrear-most position to make room for the child seat.
bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
You may also move the front seat forward to allow
more room for the child seat.
7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
to pass it through the seat belt path of the child restraint.
vehicle seat.
Do not twist the belt webbing in the seat belt path.
8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
“click”.
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
strap. See the section “Installing Child Restraints
Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to
against the child seat.
attach a tether anchor.
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
1.
2.
3.
4.
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9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by 2. Next, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the seat belt
retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
in any direction.
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
“click”.
seat belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
4. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
vehicle seat.
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
position. For some second row seats, you may need to 5. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect the
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and
strap. Refer to “Installing Child Restraints Using The
rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its
Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to attach a tether
rear-most position to make room for the child seat.
anchor.
You may also move the front seat forward to allow
more room for the car seat.
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6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt Anchorage
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm) in
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
any direction.
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
You may need to move the seat forward to provide
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
better access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top
tether anchorage for that seating position, move the
If the buckle or the cinching latch plate is too close to the
child restraint to another position in the vehicle if one
belt path opening of the child restraint, you may have
is available.
trouble tightening the seat belt. If this happens, disconnect
the latch plate from the buckle and twist the short buckle- 2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
end belt up to three full turns to shorten it. Insert the latch
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If
plate into the buckle with the release button facing out,
your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head
away from the child restraint. Repeat steps 4 to 6, above, to
restraints, raise the head restraint, and where possible,
complete the installation of the child restraint.
route the tether strap under the head restraint and
If the belt still cannot be tightened after you shorten the
between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head
buckle, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn
restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard
the buckle around one half turn, and insert the latch plate
side of the head restraint.
into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child
restraint installation tight, try a different seating position.
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3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to
the top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top
tether strap.
If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat,
make sure the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove slack
in the strap.
Transporting Pets
Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
a collision.
Tether Anchorage Locations
Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
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ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine and
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
CAUTION!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil
in the engine or damage may result.
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or NOTE: A new engine may consume some oil during its
first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This
55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
should be considered a normal part of the break-in and
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detri- SAFETY TIPS
mental and should be avoided.
Transporting Passengers
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate AREA.
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For
the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 117
WARNING!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
Exhaust Gas
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO),
follow these safety tips:
• Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in
confined areas any longer than needed to move
your vehicle in or out of the area.
• If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate/
rear doors open, make sure that all windows are
closed and the climate control BLOWER switch is
set at high speed. DO NOT use the recirculation
mode.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running, adjust your heating or cooling
controls to force outside air into the vehicle. Set the
blower at high speed.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Seat Belts
Inspect the seat belt system periodically, checking for
cuts, frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be
replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
system.
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
system.
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding seat
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
belt or retractor condition, replace the seat belt.
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, Air Bag Warning Light
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
The light should come on and remain on for
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
four to eight seconds as a bulb check when the
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 119
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.
Floor Mat Safety Information
Always use floor mats designed to fit the footwell of your
vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal area
unobstructed and that are firmly secured so that they
cannot slip out of position and interfere with the pedals
or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other ways.
WARNING!
Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of
vehicle control and increase the risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure that floor mats are properly
attached to the floor mat fasteners.
• Never place or install floor mats or other floor coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly secured to
prevent them from moving and interfering with the
pedals or the ability to control the vehicle.
• Never put floor mats or other floor coverings on top
of already installed floor mats. Additional floor
mats and other coverings will reduce the size of the
pedal area and interfere with the pedals.
• Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always
properly reinstall and secure floor mats that have
been removed for cleaning.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the
driver footwell while the vehicle is moving. Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal
and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle
control.
• If required, mounting posts must be properly installed, if not equipped from the factory.
Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or
mounting can cause interference with the brake
pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss of
control of the vehicle.
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
lodged in the tread or sidewall. Inspect the tread for cuts
and cracks. Inspect sidewalls for cuts, cracks and bulges.
Check the wheel nuts for tightness. Check the tires
(including spare) for proper cold inflation pressure.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of brake lights and
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
Tires
fumes are detected or if fuel, or brake fluid leaks are
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear suspected, the cause should be located and corrected
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects immediately.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 䡵 BLIND SPOT MONITORING (BSM) — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
▫ Rear Cross Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . .128
▫ Modes Of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Power Folding Mirrors — If Equipped. . . . . . .136
▫ Power Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .136
▫ Manual Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . .
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . .137
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .
▫ Sun Visor “Slide-On-Rod” Feature —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
. . . . .137
. . . . .143
. . . . .145
. . . . .146
. . . . .147
. . . . .147
. . . . .149
. . . . .151
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▫ Front Ventilated Seats With Uconnect®
8.4A/8.4AN — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
▫ 60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat With Fold-Flat
Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
▫ Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
䡵 DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED . . . .160
▫ Daytime Running Lights (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . .170
▫ Programming The Memory Feature . . . . . . . . .161
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
▫ Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry
Transmitter To Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
▫ Memory Position Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
▫ Easy Entry/Exit Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
䡵 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .165
䡵 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
▫ Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . .168
▫ Front Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 123
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173 䡵 ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Battery Saver Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . . . .175
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Windshield Washer Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . .178
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Mist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped . . . . . . . .180
䡵 ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) — IF
䡵 TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN . . .181
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED. .182
▫ Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Operation .
▫ Heated Steering Wheel With Uconnect® 5.0 — If
▫ Activating Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
▫ To Activate/Deactivate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Heated Steering Wheel With Uconnect® 8.4 — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
▫ To Set A Desired ACC Speed . . . . . . . . . .
. . .185
. . .186
. . .187
. . .187
. . .187
. . .187
. . .189
. . .189
. . .192
. . .193
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. . .195
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▫ To Cancel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195 䡵 FORWARD COLLISION WARNING (FCW) WITH
MITIGATION — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . .216
▫ To Turn Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
▫ Forward Collision Warning (FCW) With
▫ To Resume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
Mitigation Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
䡵 LANESENSE — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Setting The Following Distance In ACC . . . . . .199
▫ LaneSense Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Overtake Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
▫ Turning LaneSense ON Or OFF. . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ ACC Operation At Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
▫ LaneSense Warning Message. . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
▫ Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Menu . . . . . . .204
▫ Changing LaneSense Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
▫ Display Warnings And Maintenance . . . . . . . .205
䡵 PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
▫ Precautions While Driving With ACC . . . . . . .208
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
▫ ParkSense® Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
▫ Normal (Fixed Speed) Electronic Speed Control
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
▫ ParkSense® Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
▫ ParkSense® Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 125
▫ Enabling And Disabling ParkSense® . . . . . . . .239 䡵 PARKSENSE® ACTIVE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
▫ Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
▫ Enabling And Disabling The ParkSense® Active
Park Assist System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense® System . . . . . . . . . .241
▫ Parallel Parking Space Assistance
▫ ParkSense® System Usage Precautions. . . . . . .241
Operation/Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
䡵 PARKSENSE® FRONT AND REAR PARK
▫ Perpendicular Parking Space Assistance
ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Operation/Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
▫ ParkSense® Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
䡵 PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
▫ ParkSense® Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
▫ ParkSense® Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
▫ Enabling And Disabling ParkSense® . . . . . . . .255
▫ Service The ParkSense® Park Assist System . . .256
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense® System . . . . . . . . . .257
▫ ParkSense® System Usage Precautions. . . . . . .257
▫ Turning ParkView® On Or Off — With
Uconnect® 5.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
▫ Turning ParkView® On Or Off — With
Uconnect® 8.4A/8.4AN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
䡵 GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED . . .287
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126 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
▫ Before You Begin Programming HomeLink® . .288
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . .298
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . .290
▫ Opening Power Shade — Express . . . . . . . . . .299
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . . .292
▫ Opening Power Shade — Manual Mode . . . . .299
▫ Using HomeLink® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
▫ Closing Power Shade — Express . . . . . . . . . . .299
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
▫ Closing Power Shade — Manual Mode . . . . . .300
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
䡵 POWER SUNROOF WITH POWER SHADE — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . .298
䡵 SKY SLIDER™ FULL LENGTH OPEN ROOF — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
▫ Sky Slider™ Usage Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . .301
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 127
▫ Sky Slider™ Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
▫ Console Storage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . .316
▫ Opening The Sky Slider™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304 䡵 CARGO AREA FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
▫ Closing The Sky Slider™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
▫ Cargo Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
▫ Anti-Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
▫ Cargo Extension Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
▫ Cargo Tie-Down Hooks And Loops . . . . . . . .318
▫ Sky Slider™ Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
▫ Retractable Cargo Area Cover — If Equipped . .319
䡵 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS . . . . . . . . . . .305
▫ Rear Storage Bins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
䡵 POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .309 䡵 REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
䡵 WIRELESS CHARGING PAD — IF EQUIPPED . . .311
▫ Rear Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
▫ Wireless Charging Pad Operation . . . . . . . . . .312
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
䡵 CUPHOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314 䡵 ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED . . . .323
䡵 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
▫ Glove Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
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128 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
A single ball joint mirror is provided in the vehicle. It is
a twist on mirror that has a fixed position at the windshield. The mirror installs on the windshield button with
a counterclockwise rotation and requires no tools for
mounting. The mirror head can be adjusted up, down,
left, and right for various drivers. 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
Adjusting Rearview Mirror
position (toward the rear of the vehicle). The mirror
Automatic
Dimming
Mirror — If Equipped
should be adjusted while the small control under the
mirror is set in the day position (toward the windshield). A single ball joint mirror is provided in the vehicle. It is
a twist on mirror that has a fixed position at the windshield. The mirror installs on the windshield button with
a counterclockwise rotation and requires no tools for
mounting. The mirror head can be adjusted up, down,
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 129
left, and right for various drivers. The mirror should be
adjusted to center on the view through the rear window.
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you.
NOTE:
• The Automatic Dimming Mirror feature is disabled
when the vehicle is in reverse gear to improve rear
view viewing.
• The Automatic Dimming Mirror feature can be turned
on or off using the Uconnect® System.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
– Press the controls soft-key.
The
mirror
contains
an Assist button and a 9–1–1 button
– Press the Mirror Dimmer soft-key to turn the Autolocated
on
the
bottom
of the mirror.
matic Dimming Mirror on or off.
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130 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Assist Call
The rear view mirror contains an ASSIST push button
which automatically connects the vehicle occupants to
one of several predefined locations for immediate support:
NOTE: In case the 9-1-1 Call button is pushed in error,
there will be a 10 second delay before the 9-1-1 Call
system initiates a call to a 9-1-1 operator. To cancel the
9-1-1 Call connection, press the 9-1-1 Call button on the
Rearview Mirror or press the cancellation button on the
Phone Screen. Termination of the 9-1-1 Call will turn the
green LED light on the Rearview Mirror off.
• Roadside Assistance – If you get a flat tire, or need a
tow, just press the Assist button and you’ll be con2. The LED light located between the Assist and 9-1-1
nected to someone who can help. Roadside Assistance
buttons on the Rearview Mirror will turn green once a
will know what vehicle you’re driving and its location.
connection to a 9-1-1 operator has been made.
Additional fees may apply for roadside Assistance.
3. Once a connection between the vehicle and a 9-1-1
• Uconnect® Access Customer Care – In-vehicle support
operator is made, the 9-1-1 Call system may transmit
for Uconnect® Access and Uconnect® Access via Mothe following important vehicle information to a 9-1-1
bile features.
operator:
• Vehicle Customer Care – Total support for all other
• Indication that the occupant placed a 9-1-1 Call.
vehicle issues.
• The vehicle brand.
9-1-1 Call
• The last known GPS coordinates of the vehicle.
1. Press the 9-1-1 Call button on the Rearview Mirror.
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4. You should be able to speak with the 9-1-1 operator
through the vehicle audio system to determine if
additional help is needed.
NOTE: Once a connection is made between the vehicle’s
9-1-1 Call system and the 9-1-1 operator, the 9-1-1 operator may be able to open a voice connection with the
vehicle to determine if additional help is needed. Once
the 9-1-1 operator opens a voice connection with the
vehicle’s 9-1-1 Call system, the operator should be able to
speak with you or other vehicle occupants and hear
sounds occurring in the vehicle. The vehicle’s 9-1-1 Call
system will attempt to remain connected with the 9-1-1
operator until the 9-1-1 operator terminates the connection.
5. The 9-1-1 operator may attempt to contact appropriate
emergency responders and provide them with important vehicle information and GPS coordinates.
WARNING!
• If anyone in the vehicle could be in danger (e.g.,
fire or smoke is visible, dangerous road conditions
or location), do not wait for voice contact from a
9-1-1 operator. All occupants should exit the vehicle
immediately and move to a safe location.
• The 9-1-1 Call system is embedded into the vehicle’s electrical system. Do not add aftermarket
electrical equipment to the vehicle’s electrical system. This may prevent your vehicle from sending a
signal to initiate an emergency call. To avoid interference that can cause the 9-1-1 Call system to fail,
never add aftermarket equipment (e.g., two-way
mobile radio, CB radio, data recorder, etc.) to your
vehicle’s electrical system or modify the antennas
on your vehicle.
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132 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING! (Continued)
• Modifications to any part of the 9-1-1 Call system
could cause the air bag system to fail when you
need it. You could be injured if the air bag system
is not there to help protect you.
9-1-1 Call System Limitations
Vehicles sold in Canada and Mexico DO NOT have 9-1-1
Call system capabilities.
9-1-1 or other emergency line operators in Canada and
Mexico may not answer or respond to 9-1-1 system calls.
If the 9-1-1 Call system detects a malfunction, any of the
following may occur at the time the malfunction is
detected, and at the beginning of each ignition cycle:
• The Rearview Mirror light located between the Assist
and 9-1-1 buttons will continuously be illuminated
red.
• The Phone Screen will display the following message
“Vehicle phone requires service. Please contact your
dealer.”
• An In-Vehicle Audio message will state “Vehicle phone
requires service. Please contact your dealer.”
WARNING!
• Ignoring the Rearview Mirror light could mean you
will not have 9-1-1 Call services. If the Rearview
Mirror light is illuminated, have an authorized
dealer service the 9-1-1 Call system immediately.
• The ORC turns on the air bag Warning Light on the
instrument panel if a malfunction in any part of the
system is detected. If the air bag Warning Light is
illuminated, have an authorized dealer service the
ORC system immediately.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 133
Even if the 9-1-1 Call system is fully functional, factors • Operator error by the 9-1-1 operator.
beyond Chrysler Group LLC’s control may prevent or
• Wireless network congestion.
stop the 9-1-1 Call system operation. These include, but
are not limited to, the following factors:
• Weather.
• The ignition key has been removed from the ignition • Buildings, structures, geographic terrain, or tunnels.
and the delayed accessories mode is active.
NOTE: Never place anything on or near the vehicle’s
• The ignition key is in OFF position.
wireless and GPS antennas. You could prevent wireless
and GPS signal reception, which can prevent your vehicle
• The vehicle’s electrical systems are not intact.
from placing an emergency call. Wireless and GPS signal
• The 9-1-1 Call system software and/or hardware are reception is required for the 9-1-1 Call system to function
damaged during a crash.
properly.
• The vehicle battery loses power or becomes discon- General Information
nected during a vehicle crash.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
• Wireless and/or Global Positioning Satellite signals Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
are unavailable or obstructed.
this device must accept any interference received, includ• Equipment malfunction at the 9-1-1 operator facility. ing interference that may cause undesired operation.
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134 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CAUTION!
WARNING!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side convex mirror could cause you to
collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your
inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a
vehicle seen in the passenger side convex mirror.
Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s)
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic and a slight
Power Mirrors
overlap of the view obtained from the inside mirror.
The power mirror switches are located on the driver’s
NOTE: The passenger side convex outside mirror will
door trim panel.
give a much wider view to the rear, and especially of the
lane next to your vehicle.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 135
Models With Express Window Feature
Press and release the mirror select button marked L (left)
or R (right) and then press one of the four arrow buttons
to move the mirror in the direction the arrow is pointing.
The selection will time out after 30 seconds of inactivity
to guard against accidentally moving a mirror position
following an adjustment.
Power Mirror Switches
1 — Mirror Direction Control
2 — Left And Right Mirror Select
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Driver Memory Seat,
you can use your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or the memory switch on the instrument panel to
return the power mirrors to pre-programmed positions.
Refer to “Driver Memory Seat” in “Understanding The
Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Models Without Express Window Feature
Press the mirror select button marked L (left) or R (right)
and then press one of the four arrow buttons to move the
mirror in the direction the arrow is pointing.
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136 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Power Folding Mirrors — If Equipped
• The mirrors are accidentally manually folded/
unfolded.
The switch for the power folding mirrors is located
between the power mirror switches L (left) and R (right). • The mirrors come out of the unfolded position.
Press the switch once and the mirrors will fold in,
• The mirrors shake and vibrate at normal driving
pressing the switch a second time will return the mirrors
speeds.
to the normal driving position.
To reset the power folding mirrors: Fold and unfold them
NOTE: If the vehicle speed is greater than 10 mph
by pressing the button. (This may require multiple button
(16 km/h) the folding feature will be disabled.
pushes). This resets them to their normal position.
If the mirrors are in the folded position, and vehicle
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
speed is equal or greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), they
will automatically unfold.
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
Resetting the Power Folding Outside Mirrors
feature can be activated whenever you turn on the
You may need to reset the power folding mirrors if the rear window defroster (if equipped). Refer to “Rear
following occurs:
Window Features” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle” for further information.
• The mirrors are accidentally blocked while folding.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 137
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
Sun Visor “Slide-On-Rod” Feature — If Equipped
An illuminated vanity mirror is on each sun visor. To use The sun visor “Slide-On-Rod” feature allows for addithe mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing the tional flexibility in positioning the sun visor to block out
mirror cover upward. The lights will turn on automati- the sun.
cally. Closing the mirror cover will turn off the light.
1. Fold down the sun visor.
2. Unclip the visor from the center clip.
3. Pull the sun visor toward the inside rearview mirror to
extend it.
BLIND SPOT MONITORING (BSM) — IF
EQUIPPED
Illuminated Vanity Mirror
The Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system uses two radarbased sensors, located inside the rear bumper fascia, to
detect highway licensable vehicles (automobiles, trucks,
motorcycles, etc.) that enter the blind spot zones from the
rear/front/side of the vehicle.
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138 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
The BSM detection zone covers approximately one lane
on both sides of the vehicle (12 ft or 3.8 m). The zone
starts at the outside rear view mirror and extends approximately 23 ft (7 m) to the rear of the vehicle. The BSM
system monitors the detection zones on both sides of the
vehicle when the vehicle speed has reached approximately 6 mph (10 km/h) or higher and will alert the
driver of vehicles in these areas.
NOTE:
Rear Detection Zones
• The BSM system does NOT alert the driver about
rapidly approaching vehicles that are outside the detection zones.
When the vehicle is started, the BSM warning light will
• The BSM system detection zone DOES NOT change if
momentarily illuminate in both outside rear view mirrors
your vehicle is towing a trailer. Therefore, visually
to let the driver know that the system is operational. The
verify the adjacent lane is clear for both your vehicle
BSM system sensors operate when the vehicle is in any
and trailer before making a lane change. If the trailer or
forward gear or REVERSE and enters stand-by mode
other object (i.e., bicycle, sports equipment) extends
when the vehicle is in PARK.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 139
beyond the side of your vehicle, this may result in the
BSM warning light remaining illuminated the entire
time the vehicle is in a forward gear.
The area on the rear fascia where the radar sensors are
located must remain free of snow, ice, and dirt/road
contamination so that the BSM system can function
properly. Do not block the area of the rear fascia where
the radar sensors are located with foreign objects (bumper stickers, bicycle racks, etc.).
The BSM system will provide a visual alert in the
appropriate side view mirror based on a detected object.
If the turn signal is then activated, and it corresponds to
an alert present on that side of the vehicle, an audible
chime will also be sounded. Whenever a turn signal and
detected object are present on the same side at the same
time, both the visual and audio alerts will be issued. In
addition to the audible alert the radio (if on) will also be
muted.
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Warning Light Location
The BSM system monitors the detection zone from three
different entry points (side, rear, front) while driving to
see if an alert is necessary. The BSM system will issue an
alert during these types of zone entries.
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Entering From The Side
Entering From The Rear
Vehicles that move into your adjacent lanes from either Vehicles that come up from behind your vehicle on either
side of the vehicle.
side and enter the rear detection zone with a relative
speed of less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
Side Monitoring
Rear Monitoring
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 141
Overtaking Traffic
If you pass another vehicle slowly (with a relative speed
less than 15 mph (24 km/h) and the vehicle remains in
the blind spot for approximately 1.5 seconds, the warning
light will be illuminated. If the difference in speed
between the two vehicles is greater than 15 mph
(24 km/h), the warning light will not illuminate.
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Overtaking/Approaching
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Overtaking/Passing
Stationary Objects
The BSM system is designed not to issue an alert on The BSM system will not alert you of objects that are
stationary objects such as guardrails, posts, walls, foliage, traveling in the opposite direction of the vehicle in
berms, etc. However, occasionally the system may alert adjacent lanes.
on such objects. This is normal operation and your
vehicle does not require service.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 143
WARNING! (Continued)
system is not designed to detect pedestrians, bicyclists, or animals. Even if your vehicle is equipped
with the BSM system, always check your vehicles
mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and use your turn
signal before changing lanes. Failure to do so can
result in serious injury or death.
Rear Cross Path
Opposing Traffic
WARNING!
The Blind Spot Monitoring system is only an aid to
help detect objects in the blind spot zones. The BSM
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The Rear Cross Path (RCP) feature is intended to aid the
driver when backing out of parking spaces where their
vision of oncoming vehicles may be blocked. Proceed
slowly and cautiously out of the parking space until the
rear end of the vehicle is exposed. The RCP system will
then have a clear view of the cross traffic and if an
oncoming vehicle is detected, alert the driver.
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144 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE: In a parking lot situation, oncoming vehicles can
be obscured by vehicles parked on either side. If the
sensors are blocked by other structures or vehicles, the
system will not be able to alert the driver.
When RCP is on and the vehicle is in REVERSE, the
driver is alerted using both the visual and audible
alarms, including reducing the radio volume.
WARNING!
RCP Detection Zones
RCP monitors the rear detection zones on both sides of
the vehicle, for objects that are moving toward the side of
the vehicle with a minimum speed of approximately
3 mph (5 km/h), to objects moving a maximum of
approximately 20 mph (32 km/h), such as in parking lot
situations.
RCP is not a Back Up Aid system. It is intended to be
used to help a driver detect an oncoming vehicle in a
parking lot situation. Drivers must be careful when
backing up, even when using RCP. 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. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or
death.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 145
Modes Of Operation
Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime
Modes Of Operation With Uconnect® System — If When operating in Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime mode,
Equipped
the BSM system will provide a visual alert in the appropriate side view mirror based on a detected object. If the
Three selectable modes of operation are available in the
turn signal is then activated, and it corresponds to an
Uconnect® system screen (Off, Lights and Lights +
alert present on that side of the vehicle, an audible chime
Chime). Refer to “Customer- Programmable Features —
will also be sounded. Whenever a turn signal and deUconnect® 5.0/8.4 Settings” in “Understanding Your
tected object are present on the same side at the same
Instrument Panel” for further information.
time, both the visual and audio alerts will be issued. In
Blind Spot Alert
addition to the audible alert the radio (if on) will also be
When operating in Blind Spot Alert mode, the BSM muted.
system will provide a visual alert in the appropriate side NOTE:
view mirror based on a detected object. However, when
• Whenever an audible alert is requested by the BSM
the system is operating in RCP, the system will respond
system, the radio is also muted.
with both visual and audible alerts when a detected
object is present. Whenever an audible alert is requested, • If the hazard flashers are on, the system will request
the radio is muted.
the appropriate visual alert only.
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146 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
When the system is in RCP, the system shall respond with
both visual and audible alerts when a detected object is
present. Whenever an audible alert is requested, the radio
is also muted. Turn/hazard signal status is ignored; the
RCP state always requests the chime.
Blind Spot Alert Off
General Information
This vehicle has systems that operate on radio frequency
that comply with Part 15 of the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) rules and with Industry Canada
Standards RSS- GEN/210/220/310.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
When the BSM system is turned off there will be no
1. The device may not cause harmful interference.
visual or audible alerts from either the BSM or RCP
2. The device must accept any interference received,
systems.
including interference that may cause undesired opNOTE: The BSM system will store the current operating
eration of the device.
mode when the vehicle is shut off. Each time the vehicle
is started the previously stored mode will be recalled and Changes or modifications to any of these systems by
other than an authorized service facility could void
used.
authorization to use this equipment.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 147
SEATS
Power Seats — If Equipped
Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the Some models may be equipped with a power driver’s
vehicle.
seat. The power seat switch is located on the outboard
side of the seat near the floor. Use the switch to move the
seat up, down, forward or rearward.
WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• 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.
Power Seat Switch
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148 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Reclining The Seatback Forward Or Rearward
The seatback can be reclined both forward and rearward.
Push the seat recliner switch forward or rearward, the
seatback will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position has been reached.
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
Power Lumbar — If Equipped
Vehicles equipped with power driver or passenger seats
may be equipped with power lumbar. The power lumbar
switch is located on the outboard side of the power seat.
Push the switch forward or rearward to increase or
decrease the lumbar support. Push the switch upward or
downward to raise or lower the lumbar support.
Power Seat Recliner Switch
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 149
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Power Lumbar Switch
Front Seat Adjustment
While sitting in the seat, lift up on the bar and move the
seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once you have
Manual Front Seat Forward/Rearward Adjustment
reached the desired position. Then, using body pressure,
On models equipped with manual seats, the adjusting move forward and rearward on the seat to be sure that
bar is located at the front of the seats, near the floor.
the seat adjusters have latched.
Manual Seats — If Equipped
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WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
Manual Front Seat Recline Adjustment
To adjust the seatback, lift the lever located on the
outboard side of the seat, lean back to the desired
position and release the lever. To return the seatback, lift
the lever, lean forward and release the lever.
Recline Lever
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 151
Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If Equipped
Heated Seats — If Equipped
The driver’s seat height can be raised or lowered by On some models, the front and rear seats may be
using a lever, located on the outboard side of the seat. equipped with heaters located in the seat cushions.
Pull upward on the lever to raise the seat height or push
downward on the lever to lower the seat height.
WARNING!
Seat Height Adjustment
• 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 or seatback 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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152 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Front Heated Seats With Uconnect® 5.0 — If
Equipped
There are two heated seat switches that allow the driver
and passenger to operate the seats independently. The
controls for each heater are located in the Uconnect®
system screen.
You can choose from HIGH, LOW or OFF heat settings.
Press the “Climate” hard-key located on the right side of
the Uconnect® display.
Touch the “Driver” or “Passenger” seat soft-key once to
Heated Seats Soft-Keys
select HI-level heating. Touch the soft-key a second time
to select LO-level heating. Touch the soft-key a third time NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
to shut the heating elements OFF.
within two to five minutes.
When the HI-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 HI-level. If the HI-level setting is selected, the
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system will automatically switch to LO-level after approximately 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that
time, the display will change from HI to LO, indicating
the change. The LO-level setting will turn OFF automatically after approximately 45 minutes.
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Front Heated Seats With Uconnect® 8.4A/8.4AN —
If Equipped
There are two heated seat soft-keys that allow the driver
and passenger to operate the seats independently. The
controls for each heater are located in the Uconnect®
system screen.
Heated Seats Soft-Keys
Touch the “Controls” soft-key located on the bottom of
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
the Uconnect® display.
within two to five minutes.
Touch the “Driver” or “Passenger” seat soft-key once to
When the HI-level setting is selected, the heater will
select HI-level heating. Touch the soft-key a second time
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes
to select LO-level heating. Touch the soft-key a third time
of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the
to shut the heating elements OFF.
normal HI-level. If the HI-level setting is selected, the
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system will automatically switch to LO-level after approximately 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that
time, the display will change from HI to LO, indicating
the change. The LO-level setting will turn OFF automatically after approximately 45 minutes.
small fans that draw the air from the passenger compartment and pull air through fine perforations in the seat
cover to help keep the driver and front passenger cooler
in higher ambient temperatures.
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
To operate the system, touch the “Controls” soft-key
located on the bottom of the Uconnect® display.
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
driver’s heated seat can be programmed to come on
during a remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System
— If Equipped” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
Touch the “Driver” or “Passenger” vented seat soft-key
once to select HI-level ventilation. Touch the vented
soft-key a second time to select LO-level ventilation.
Touch the vented soft-key a third time to shut off the seat
ventilation.
Front Ventilated Seats With Uconnect®
8.4A/8.4AN — If Equipped
On some models, both the driver and passenger seats are
ventilated. Located in the seat cushion and seatback are
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remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System — If
Equipped” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
Head Restraints
Head restraints are designed to reduce the risk of injury
by restricting head movement in the event of a rear
impact. Head restraints should be adjusted so that the top
of the head restraint is located above the top of your ear.
WARNING!
Ventilated Seats Soft-Keys
NOTE: The engine must be running for the ventilated
seats to operate.
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
On models that are equipped with remote start, the driver’s
ventilated seat can be programmed to come on during a
The head restraints for all occupants must be properly adjusted prior to operating the vehicle or occupying a seat. Head restraints should never be adjusted while the vehicle is in motion. Driving a
vehicle with the head restraints improperly adjusted
or removed could cause serious injury or death in the
event of a collision.
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Active Head Restraints — Front Seats
The front driver and passenger seats are equipped with
Active Head Restraints (AHR). In the event of a rear
impact the AHRs will automatically extend forward
minimizing the gap between the back of the occupants
head and the AHR.
The AHRs will automatically return to their normal
position following a rear impact. If the AHRs do not
return to their normal position see your authorized
dealer immediately.
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
Push Button
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push
NOTE: The head restraints should only be removed by
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either
downward on the head restraint.
of the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
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WARNING!
Do not place items over the top of the Active Head
Restraint, such as coats, seat covers or portable DVD
players. These items may interfere with the operation
of the Active Head Restraint in the event of a
collision and could result in serious injury or death.
Rear Head Restraints
The rear head restraints have two positions UP and
DOWN. When the center seat is being occupied the head
restraint should be in the raised position. When there are
Push Button
no occupants in the center seat the head restraint can be
60/40
Split
Folding
Rear
Seat With Fold-Flat
lowered for maximum visibility for the driver.
Feature
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push To provide additional storage area, each rear seat can be
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push folded flat. This allows for extended cargo space and still
maintains some rear seating room.
downward on the head restraint.
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NOTE: Prior to folding the rear seat, it may be necessary
to position the front seat to its mid-track position. Also,
be sure that the front seats are fully upright and positioned forward. This will allow the rear seat to fold down
easily.
WARNING!
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
Rear Seat Forward/Rearward Adjustment
Lift up on the adjusting bar located at the front of the seat
near the floor and release it when the seat is at the desired
position. Then, using body pressure, move forward and
rearward on the seat to be sure that the seat adjusters
have latched.
To Lower The Rear Seat
1. Lift the seatback release lever located on the upper
outer edge of the seat or pull the pull strap located on
the middle outer edge of the seat.
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Raise the seatback and lock it into place.
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.
Recliner Adjustment
Rear Seatback Release Lever And Pull Strap
2. Fold the rear seatback completely forward.
To Raise The Rear Seat
NOTE: If interference from the cargo area prevents the
seatback from fully locking, you will have difficulty
returning the seat to its proper position.
The rear seatback also reclines for additional passenger
comfort. Pull on the pull strap while sitting in the rear
seat to recline the seatback.
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DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
This feature allows the driver to store up to two different
memory profiles, for easy recall through a memory
switch. Each memory profile contains desired position
settings for the driver seat and side mirrors and a set of
desired radio station presets.
Rear Seat Recliner Pull Strap
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
The memory switch is located on the driver’s side door
panel. The switch contains 3 buttons, a S (SET) button to
activate the memory save function, the number (1)
memory button and the number (2) memory button. The
memory switch allows the driver to recall either of the
two pre-programmed memory profiles by pressing the
appropriate number button on the switch.
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2. Adjust all memory profile settings to desired preferences (i.e., seat, side mirror and radio station presets).
3. Press and release the SET button on the memory
switch, then press the number (1) button within five
seconds. The Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC), if equipped, will display which memory position is being set.
If desired, a second memory profile can be stored into
memory as follows:
1. Turn the ignition ON.
Driver Memory Switch
Programming The Memory Feature
To create a new memory profile, perform the following:
2. Adjust all memory profile settings to desired preferences (i.e., seat, side mirror and radio station presets).
3. Press and release the SET button on the memory
switch, then press the number (2) button within five
NOTE: Saving a new memory profile will erase an
seconds. The EVIC, if equipped, will display which
existing profile from memory.
memory position is being set.
1. Turn the ignition ON.
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NOTE:
Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry
Transmitter To Memory
• For vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission,
memory profiles can be set without the vehicle in Your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters can be
PARK, but the vehicle must be in PARK to recall a programmed to recall one of two pre-programmed
memory profiles with a press of the UNLOCK button on
memory profile.
the RKE transmitter.
• For vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, the
vehicle speed must be at 0 mph (0 km/h) to recall a NOTE: Before programming your RKE transmitters you
must select the “Memory To FOB” feature through the
memory profile.
Uconnect® system screen. Refer to “Customer- Program• The Recall Memory with Remote Key Unlock feature mable Features — Uconnect® Access 8.4 Settings ” in
can be turned on and off through the EVIC, if “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inequipped. If the Recall Memory with Remote Key formation.
Unlock is not turned on in (EVIC)/CustomerProgrammable Features then the Linking and Unlink- To program your RKE transmitters, perform the following the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter to Memory ing:
will not be successful. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle 1. Remove the key from the ignition.
Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable
Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” 2. Select the desired memory profile 1 or 2.
for further information.
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3. Press and release the SET button on the memory Memory Position Recall
switch, then within five seconds press and release the
NOTE:
button labeled 1 or 2 accordingly. “Memory Profile
• For vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission,
Set” (1 or 2) will display in the EVIC, if equipped.
the vehicle must be in PARK to recall memory posi4. Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE
tions. If a recall is attempted when the vehicle is not in
transmitter within 10 seconds.
PARK, a message will display in the EVIC, if equipped.
NOTE: Your RKE transmitters can be unlinked to the
• For vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, the
memory setting by pressing the SET button followed by
vehicle speed must be at 0 mph (0 km/h) to recall
the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter in step 4
memory positions. If a recall is attempted with the
above.
vehicle speed above 0 mph (0 km/h), a message will
display in the EVIC, if equipped.
To recall the memory settings for driver one, press
MEMORY button number 1 or the UNLOCK button on
the RKE transmitter linked to memory position 1.
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164 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
To recall the memory setting for driver two, press • When you remove the Key Fob from the ignition (or
change the ignition to OFF, for vehicles equipped with
MEMORY button number 2 or the UNLOCK button on
Keyless Enter-N-Go™), the driver seat will move
the RKE transmitter linked to memory position 2.
about 2.4 in (60 mm) rearward if the driver seat
A recall can be cancelled by pressing any of the
position is greater than or equal to 2.7 in (67.7 mm)
MEMORY buttons (S, 1, or 2) during a recall. When a
forward of the rear stop. The seat will return to its
recall is cancelled, the driver seat will stop moving. A
previously set position when you place the ignition
delay of one second will occur before another recall can
into the ACC or RUN position.
be selected.
• The Easy Entry/Easy Exit feature is disabled when the
Easy Entry/Exit Seat
driver seat position is less than 0.9 in (22.7 mm)
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
forward of the rear stop. At this position, there is no
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
benefit to the driver by moving the seat for Easy Exit
vehicle.
or Easy Entry.
The distance the driver seat moves depends on where Each stored memory setting will have an associated Easy
you have the driver seat positioned when you remove the Entry and Easy Exit position.
Key Fob from the ignition (or change the ignition to OFF,
for vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™).
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NOTE: The Easy Entry/Exit feature is not enabled when
the vehicle is delivered from the factory. The Easy
Entry/Exit feature is enabled (or later disabled) through
the Uconnect® system screen. Refer to “Customer- Programmable Features — Uconnect® Access 8.4A/8.4AN
Settings ” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
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TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
Two latches must be released to open the hood.
1. Pull the hood release lever located under the drivers
side of the instrument panel.
Hood Release
2. Move to the outside of the vehicle and pull the safety
latch release lever forward (toward you). The safety
latch release lever is located behind the center front
edge of the hood.
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CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Lower the hood until it is open approximately 6 in (15 cm), and then drop it. This should
secure both latches. Never drive your vehicle unless
the hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged.
WARNING!
Hood Safety Latch Release Lever Location
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.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 167
LIGHTS
Headlight Switch
The headlight switch is located on the left side of
the instrument panel. This switch controls the
operation of the headlights, parking lights, automatic headlights — if equipped, instrument panel lights,
instrument panel light dimming, interior lights and fog
lights — if equipped.
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Headlight Switch
Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent
for parking light and instrument panel light operation.
Rotate the headlight switch to the second detent for
headlight, parking light and instrument panel light operation.
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Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off
according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on,
rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the third detent
for automatic headlight operation. When the system is
on, the headlight time delay feature is also on. This
means the headlights will stay on for up to 90 seconds
after you place the ignition into the OFF position. To turn
the automatic system off, move the headlight switch out
of the AUTO position.
addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
NOTE: The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be
turned on or off using the Uconnect® System, refer to
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Headlight Time Delay
This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination
for up to 90 seconds (programmable) when leaving your
vehicle in an unlit area.
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headTo activate the delay feature, place the ignition in the OFF
lights will come on in the automatic mode.
position while the headlights are still on. Then, turn off
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
the headlights within 45 seconds. The delay interval
Automatic Headlights Only)
begins when the headlight switch is turned off.
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
If you turn the headlights or parking lights on, or place
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
the ignition in ACC or RUN, the system will cancel the
if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
delay.
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If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will detects vehicle specific light and automatically switches
from high beams to low beams until the approaching
turn off in the normal manner.
vehicle is out of view.
NOTE:
NOTE:
• The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds of
placing the ignition in the OFF position to activate this • Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control can be
turned on or off using the Uconnect® System, refer to
feature.
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instru• The headlight delay time is programmable using the
ment Panel” for further information.
Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further • Broken, muddy, or obstructed headlights and taillights
of vehicles in the field of view will cause headlights to
information.
remain on longer (closer to the vehicle). Also, dirt, film,
Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control — If
and other obstructions on the windshield or camera
Equipped
lens will cause the system to function improperly.
The Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control system
If the windshield or Automatic High Beam Headlamp
provides increased forward lighting at night by automatControl mirror is replaced, the mirror must be re-aimed
ing high beam control through the use of a digital camera
to ensure proper performance. See your local authorized
mounted on the inside rearview mirror. This camera
dealer.
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Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
The LED Daytime Running Lights will come on whenever the ignition is placed in the RUN position, the
headlights are off, the transmission is moved out of
“Park” position, and the parking brake is off. The headlight switch must be used for normal nighttime driving.
NOTE: If allowed by law in the country in which the
vehicle was purchased the Daytime Running Lights can
be turned on and off using the Uconnect® System, refer
to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
is in the OFF position, a chime will sound to alert the
driver when the driver’s door is opened.
Fog Light Switch
To activate the front fog lights, turn on the parking
lights or the low beam headlights and press the
headlight switch. To turn off the front fog lights, either
Fog Lights — If Equipped
press the headlight switch a second time or turn off the
The front fog light switch is built into the headlight switch. headlight switch.
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An indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminates
when the fog lights are turned on.
NOTE: The fog lights will operate with the low beam
headlights or parking lights on. However, selecting the
high beam headlights will turn off the fog lights.
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Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the turn
signals, headlight beam selection and passing lights. The
multifunction lever is located on the left side of the
steering column.
Multifunction Lever
Turn Signals
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
172 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE:
Lane Change Assist
• If either light remains on and does not flash, or there is
a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light
bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
defective.
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
three times then automatically turn off.
High/Low Beam Switch
Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch
• A “Turn Signal On” message will appear in the EVIC the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever
(if equipped) and a continuous chime will sound if the toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam.
vehicle is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either
Flash-To-Pass
turn signal on.
• When the Daytime Running Lights are on and a turn You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
signal is activated, the Daytime Running Lamp will lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
turn off on the side of the vehicle in which the turn will turn on the high beams headlights until the lever is
signal is flashing. The Daytime Running Lamp will released.
turn back on when the turn signal is turned off.
Front Map/Reading Lights
The front map/reading lights are mounted in the overhead console. Each light can be turned on by pressing a
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 173
switch on either side of the console. To turn the lights off,
press the switch a second time. These lights also turn on
when a door is opened, or when the UNLOCK button on
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is pressed,
or when the dimmer control is turned completely upward to the second detent.
There are courtesy lights located above the front seats.
The courtesy lights can be turned on by pressing the lens.
To turn the lights off, press the lens a second time.
Interior Lights
The interior lights come on when a door is opened.
To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off
automatically 10 minutes after the ignition is moved to
the LOCK position. This will occur if the interior lights
were switched on manually or are on because a door is
open. This includes the glove box light, but not the trunk
light. To restore interior light operation, either turn the
ignition to the ON/RUN position or cycle the light
switch.
Instrument Panel Dimmer Control
Front Map/Reading Light Switches
The instrument panel dimmer control is part of the
headlight switch and is located on the drivers side of the
instrument panel.
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With the parking lights or headlights on, rotating the
instrument panel dimmer control upward will increase
the brightness of the instrument panel lights and lighted
cupholders — if equipped.
Ambient Light Control — If Equipped
Rotate the ambient dimmer control upward or downward to increase or decrease the brightness of the ambient light located in the overhead console, door handle
lights, under I/P lights, door map pocket lights, and
cubby bin lights.
Instrument Panel Dimmer
Ambient Light/Door Handle Light Dimmer
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Dome Light Position
Battery Saver Feature
Rotate the instrument panel dimmer control completely
upward to the second detent to turn on the interior lights.
The interior lights will remain on when the instrument
panel dimmer control is in this position.
To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off
automatically 10 minutes after the ignition switch is
moved to the LOCK position. This will occur if the
interior lights were switched on manually or are on
because a door is open.
Interior Light Defeat (OFF)
Rotate the instrument panel dimmer control to the ex- WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
treme bottom OFF position. The interior lights will The windshield wiper/washer controls are located on the
remain off when the doors are open.
windshield wiper/washer lever on the right side of the
steering column. The front wipers are operated by rotatParade Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature)
ing a switch, located on the end of the lever. For inforRotate the instrument panel dimmer control upward to mation on the rear wiper/washer, refer to “Rear Window
the first detent. This feature brightens all text displays Features” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vesuch as the odometer, EVIC (if equipped), and radio hicle”.
when the position lights or headlights are on.
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Windshield Wiper/Washer Lever
Windshield Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the lever to one of the first four detent
positions for intermittent settings, the fifth detent for low
wiper operation and the sixth detent for high wiper
operation.
Windshield 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
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CAUTION! (Continued)
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 four intermittent wiper settings when
weather conditions make a single wiping cycle, with a
variable delay between cycles, desirable. At driving
speeds above 10 mph (16 km/h), the delay can be
regulated from a maximum of approximately 18 seconds
between cycles (first detent), to a cycle every one second
(fourth detent).
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Intermittent Wiper Operation
NOTE: If the vehicle is moving less than 10 mph
(16 km/h), delay times will be doubled.
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Windshield Washer Operation
To use the washer, pull the lever rearward toward you
and hold while spray is desired. If the lever is pulled
while in the intermittent setting, the wipers will turn on
and operate for several wipe cycles after the lever is
released, and then resume the intermittent interval previously selected.
Windshield Washer Operation
If the lever is pulled while the wipers are in the off
position, the wipers will operate for several wipe cycles,
then turn off.
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WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to a collision. 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.
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to
spray the windshield with washer fluid.
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Mist
Use the Mist feature when weather conditions make
occasional usage of the wipers necessary. Push the lever
upward to the Mist position and release for a single
wiping cycle.
Mist Control
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• The Rain Sensing feature may not function properly
when ice, or dried salt water is present on the windThis feature senses moisture on the windshield and
shield.
automatically activates the wipers for the driver. The
feature is especially useful for road splash or overspray • Use of Rain-X® or products containing wax or silicone
from the windshield washers of the vehicle ahead. Rotate
may reduce Rain Sensing performance.
the end of the multifunction lever to one of four settings
• The Rain Sensing feature can be turned on and off
to activate this feature.
using the Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect®
The sensitivity of the system can be adjusted with the
Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”
multifunction lever. Wiper delay position one is the least
for further information.
sensitive, and wiper delay position four is the most
The Rain Sensing system has protection features for the
sensitive. Setting three should be used for normal rain
wiper blades and arms, and will not operate under the
conditions. Settings one and two can be used if the driver
following conditions:
desires less wiper sensitivity. Setting four can be used if
the driver desires more sensitivity. Place the wiper switch • Low Ambient Temperature — When the ignition is
in the OFF position when not using the system.
first turned ON, the Rain Sensing system will not
operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed
NOTE:
is greater than 0 mph (0 km/h), or the outside tem• The Rain Sensing feature will not operate when the
perature is greater than 32°F (0°C).
wiper switch is in the low or high-speed position.
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
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• Transmission In NEUTRAL Position — When the
ignition is ON, and the automatic transmission is in
the NEUTRAL position, the Rain Sensing system will
not operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle
speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), or the shift lever
is moved out of the NEUTRAL position.
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 lever is
located below the steering wheel at the end of the
steering column.
Remote Start Mode Inhibit — On vehicles equipped
with Remote Starting system, Rain Sensing wipers are
not operational when the vehicle is in the remote start
mode. Once the operator is in the vehicle and has placed
the ignition switch in the RUN position, rain sensing
wiper operation can resume, if it has been selected, and
no other inhibit conditions (mentioned previously) exist.
Tilt/Telescoping Lever
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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. Failure to
follow this warning may result in serious injury or
death.
HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
Heated Steering Wheel With Uconnect® 5.0 — If
Equipped
The steering wheel contains a heating element that helps
warm your hands in cold weather. The heated steering
wheel has only one temperature setting. Once the heated
steering wheel has been turned on it will operate for up
to 80 minutes before automatically shutting off. The
heated steering wheel can shut off early or may not turn
on when the steering wheel is already warm.
Press the “Climate” hard-key located on the right side of
the Uconnect® display.
Press the “Heated Steering Wheel ” soft-key once to turn
ON the heated steering wheel. Press the soft-key a second
time to turn the heated steering wheel OFF.
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Equipped” in “Things to Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
Heated Steering Wheel Soft-Key
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated
steering wheel to operate.
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
On models that are equipped with remote start, the heated
steering wheel can be programmed to come on during a
remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System — If
• 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 conditions must exercise
care when using the steering wheel heater. It may
cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if
used for long periods.
• Do not place anything on the steering wheel that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or steering
wheel covers of any type and material. This may
cause the steering wheel heater to overheat.
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Heated Steering Wheel With Uconnect® 8.4 — If
Equipped
The steering wheel contains a heating element that helps
warm your hands in cold weather. The heated steering
wheel has only one temperature setting. Once the heated
steering wheel has been turned on it will operate for up
to 80 minutes before automatically shutting off. The
heated steering wheel can shut off early or may not turn
on when the steering wheel is already warm.
The heated steering wheel can be turned on and off using
the Uconnect® System.
Heated Steering Wheel Soft-Key
Touch the “Controls” soft-key then touch the “Heated
NOTE:
The
engine must be running for the heated
Wheel” soft-key to turn on the heated steering wheel.
steering
wheel
to operate.
Touch the “Heated Wheel” soft-key a second time to turn
the heated steering wheel off.
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Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
WARNING! (Continued)
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
heated steering wheel can be programmed to come on
during a remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System
— If Equipped” in “Things to Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
• Do not place anything on the steering wheel that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or steering
wheel covers of any type and material. This may
cause the steering wheel heater to overheat.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
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 conditions must exercise
care when using the steering wheel heater. It may
cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if
used for long periods.
(Continued)
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the
right side of the steering wheel.
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NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut
down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at
the same time. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control
System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired
vehicle set speed.
To Activate
Electronic Speed Control Buttons
1 — ON/OFF
2 — SET+/ACCEL
3 — RESUME
4 — SET-/DECEL
5 — CANCEL
Push the ON/OFF button to activate the electronic speed
control. The Cruise Indicator Light in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) 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.
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WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
To Set A Desired Speed
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON.
To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the
vehicle will deactivate the Electronic Speed Control without erasing the set speed memory.
Pressing the ON/OFF button or turning the ignition
switch OFF erases the set speed memory.
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES button
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed and release. Resume can be used at any speed above
and on level ground before pressing the SET (+) or SET (-) 20 mph (32 km/h).
button.
To Vary The Speed Setting
When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press
To Increase Speed
the SET (+) or SET (-) button and release. Release the
accelerator and the vehicle will operate at the selected When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can increase speed by pushing the SET + button.
speed.
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The speed increment shown is dependant on the speed of To Decrease Speed
U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can decrease speed by pushing the SET - button.
U.S. Speed (mph)
• Pressing the SET + button once will result in a 1 mph The speed decrement shown is dependant on the speed
increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the of U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
button results in an increase of 1 mph.
U.S. Speed (mph)
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will • Pressing the SET - button once will result in a 1 mph
continue to increase until the button is released, then
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
the new set speed will be established.
button results in a decrease of 1 mph.
Metric Speed (km/h)
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to decrease until the button is released, then
• Pressing the SET + button once will result in a 1 km/h
the new set speed will be established.
increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
button results in an increase of 1 km/h.
Metric Speed (km/h)
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will • Pressing the SET - button once will result in a 1 km/h
continue to increase until the button is released, then
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
the new set speed will be established.
button results in a decrease of 1 km/h.
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• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to decrease until the button is released, then
the new set speed will be established.
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
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 and have an accident. Do not use
Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads
that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery.
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) — IF
vehicle set speed.
EQUIPPED
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) increases the driving
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on convenience provided by cruise control while traveling
moderate hills is normal.
on highways and major roadways. However, it is not a
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so safety system and not designed to prevent collisions.
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed
Control.
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ACC will allow you to keep cruise control engaged in
light to moderate traffic conditions without the constant
need to reset your cruise control. ACC utilizes a radar
sensor and a forward facing camera designed to detect a
vehicle directly ahead of you.
NOTE:
• If the sensor does not detect a vehicle ahead of you,
ACC will maintain a fixed set speed.
• If the ACC sensor detects a vehicle ahead, ACC will
apply limited braking or acceleration (not to exceed
the original set speed) automatically to maintain a
preset following distance, while matching the speed of
the vehicle ahead.
WARNING!
• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is a convenience
system. It is not a substitute for active driving
involvement. It is always the driver’s responsibility to be attentive of road, traffic, and weather
conditions, vehicle speed, distance to the vehicle
ahead; and, most importantly, brake operation to
ensure safe operation of the vehicle under all road
conditions. Your complete attention is always required while driving to maintain safe control of
your vehicle. Failure to follow these warnings can
result in a collision and death or serious personal
injury.
• The ACC system:
• Does not react to pedestrians, oncoming vehicles,
and stationary objects (e.g., a stopped vehicle in a
traffic jam or a disabled vehicle).
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 191
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Cannot take street, traffic, and weather conditions into account, and may be limited upon
adverse sight distance conditions.
• Does not always fully recognize complex driving
conditions, which can result in wrong or missing
distance warnings.
• Can only apply a maximum of 40% of the vehicle’s braking capability, and will not bring the
vehicle to a complete stop.
You should switch off the ACC system:
• When driving in fog, heavy rain, heavy snow, sleet,
heavy traffic, and complex driving situations (i.e.,
in highway construction zones).
• When entering a turn lane or highway off ramp;
when driving on roads that are winding, icy, snowcovered, slippery, or have steep uphill or downhill
slopes.
• When towing a trailer up or down steep slopes.
• When circumstances do not allow safe driving at a
constant speed.
(Continued)
The Cruise Control system has two control modes:
• Adaptive Cruise Control mode for maintaining an
appropriate distance between vehicles.
• Normal (fixed speed) cruise control mode for cruising
at a constant preset speed. For additional information,
refer to “Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control Mode”
in this section.
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NOTE: Normal (fixed speed) cruise control will not react
to preceding vehicles. Always be aware of the mode
selected.
You can change the mode by using the Cruise Control
buttons. The two control modes function differently.
Always confirm which mode is selected.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Operation
The speed control buttons (located on the right side of the
steering wheel) operates the ACC system.
Adaptive Cruise Control Buttons
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
— NORMAL (FIXED SPEED) CRUISE CONTROL ON/OFF
— SET+/ACCEL
— RESUME
— SET-/DECEL
— DISTANCE SETTING — INCREASE
— ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) ON/OFF
— DISTANCE SETTING — DECREASE
— CANCEL
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 193
NOTE: Any chassis/suspension or tire size modifications • When you apply the brakes.
to the vehicle will effect the performance of the Adaptive
• When the parking brake is set.
Cruise Control.
• When the automatic transmission is in PARK, REActivating Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
VERSE or NEUTRAL.
You can only engage ACC if the vehicle speed is above
• When the Vehicle speed is outside of the speed range.
0 mph (0 km/h).
The minimum Set Speed for the ACC system is 20 mph • When the brakes are overheated.
(32 km/h).
• When the driver door is open.
When the system is turned on and in the READY state, • When the driver seat belt is unbuckled.
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) disTo Activate/Deactivate
plays “ACC Ready.”
When the system is OFF, the EVIC displays “Adaptive Push and release the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
ON/OFF button. The ACC menu in the EVIC displays
Cruise Control (ACC) Off.”
“ACC Ready.”
NOTE: You cannot enable ACC under the following
conditions:
• When in Four-Wheel Drive Low.
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Adaptive Cruise Control Ready
To turn the system OFF, push and release the Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC) ON/OFF button again. At this
time, the system will turn off and the EVIC will display
“Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Off.”
Adaptive Cruise Control Off
WARNING!
Leaving the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system
on when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally set the system or cause it to go faster than you
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 195
WARNING! (Continued)
want. You could lose control and have a collision.
Always leave the system off when you are not using
it.
Remove your foot from the accelerator pedal. If you do
not, the vehicle may continue to accelerate beyond the set
speed. If this occurs:
• The message “DRIVER OVERRIDE” will display in
the EVIC.
To Set A Desired ACC Speed
• The system will not be controlling the distance beWhen the vehicle reaches the speed desired, push the
tween your vehicle and the vehicle ahead. The vehicle
SET + button or the SET - button and release. The EVIC
speed will only be determined by the position of the
will display the set speed.
accelerator pedal.
If the system is Set when the vehicle speed is below To Cancel
20 mph (32 km/h), the Set Speed shall be defaulted to
The following conditions cancel the system:
20 mph (32 km/h). If the system is Set when the vehicle
speed is above 20 mph (32 km/h), the Set Speed shall be • The brake pedal is applied.
the current speed of the vehicle.
• The CANCEL button is pressed.
NOTE: ACC cannot be set if there is a stationary vehicle
• An Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) event occurs.
in front of your vehicle in close proximity.
• The shift lever is removed from the Drive position.
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• The Electronic Stability Control/Traction Control Sys- • The ignition is turned OFF.
tem (ESC/TCS) activates.
• You switch to Four-Wheel Drive Low.
• The vehicle parking brake is applied.
To Resume
• Driver seatbelt is unbuckled at low speeds.
If there is a set speed in memory press the RES (resume)
• Driver door is opened at low speeds.
• A Trailer Sway Control (TSC) event occurs.
• The driver switches ESC to full-off mode.
button and then remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal. The EVIC will display the last set speed.
NOTE:
• If your vehicle stays at standstill for longer than two
seconds, then the driver will either have to press the
The system will turn off and clear the set speed in
RES (resume) button, or apply the accelerator pedal to
memory if:
reengage the ACC to the existing Set Speed.
To Turn Off
• The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) ON/OFF button • ACC cannot be resumed if there is a stationary vehicle
is pressed.
in-front of your vehicle in close proximity.
• The Normal (Fixed Speed) Electronic Speed Control
ON/OFF button is pressed.
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WARNING!
The Resume function should only be used if traffic
and road conditions permit. Resuming a set speed
that is too high or too low for prevailing traffic and
road conditions could cause the vehicle to accelerate
or decelerate too sharply for safe operation. Failure to
follow these warnings can result in a collision and
death or serious personal injury.
To Vary The Speed Setting
To Increase Speed
The speed increment shown is dependant on the speed of
U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
U.S. Speed (mph)
• Pressing the SET + button once will result in a 1 mph
increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
button results in an increase of 1 mph.
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to increase in 5 mph increments until the
button is released. The increase in set speed is reflected
in the EVIC display.
Metric Speed (km/h)
While ACC is set, you can increase the set speed by
• Pressing the SET + button once will result in a 1 km/h
pressing the SET + button.
increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
button results in an increase of 1 km/h.
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• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will Metric Speed (km/h)
continue to increase in 10 km/h increments until the
• Pressing the SET - button once will result in a 1 km/h
button is released. The increase in set speed is reflected
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
in the EVIC display.
button results in a decrease of 1 km/h.
To Decrease Speed
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
While ACC is set, the set speed can be decreased by
continue to decrease in 10 km/h increments until the
pressing the SET - button.
button is released. The decrease in set speed is reflected in the EVIC display.
The speed decrement shown is dependant on the speed
of U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
NOTE:
U.S. Speed (mph)
• When you override and push the SET + button or SET
- buttons, the new Set Speed will be the current speed
• Pressing the SET - button once will result in a 1 mph
of the vehicle.
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
button results in a decrease of 1 mph.
• When you use the SET - button to decelerate, if the
engine’s braking power does not slow the vehicle
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
sufficiently to reach the set speed, the brake system
continue to decrease in 5 mph increments until the
will automatically slow the vehicle.
button is released. The decrease in set speed is reflected in the EVIC display.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 199
• The ACC system decelerates the vehicle to a full stop Using this distance setting and the vehicle speed, ACC
when following a target vehicle. If an ACC host vehicle calculates and sets the distance to the vehicle ahead. This
follows a target vehicle to a standstill, after two distance setting displays in the EVIC.
seconds the driver will either have to press the RES
(resume) button, or apply the accelerator pedal to
reengage the ACC to the existing Set Speed.
• The ACC system maintains set speed when driving up
hill and down hill. However, a slight speed change on
moderate hills is normal. In addition, downshifting
may occur while climbing uphill or descending downhill. This is normal operation and necessary to maintain set speed. When driving up hill and down hill, the
ACC system will cancel if the braking temperature
exceeds normal range (overheated).
Setting The Following Distance In ACC
The specified following distance for ACC can be set by
varying the distance setting between four bars (longest),
three bars (long), two bars (medium) and one bar (short).
Distance Setting 4 Bars (Longest)
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Distance Setting 3 Bars (Long)
Distance Setting 2 Bars (Medium)
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 201
To decrease the distance setting, press the Distance
Setting — Decrease button and release. Each time the
button is pressed, the distance setting decreases by one
bar (shorter).
If there is no vehicle ahead, the vehicle will maintain the
set speed. If a slower moving vehicle is detected in the
same lane, the EVIC displays the “Sensed Vehicle Indicator” icon, and the system adjusts vehicle speed automatically to maintain the distance setting, regardless of
the set speed.
The vehicle will then maintain the set distance until:
Distance Setting 1 Bar (Short)
• The vehicle ahead accelerates to a speed above the set
To increase the distance setting, press the Distance Setspeed.
ting — Increase button and release. Each time the button
is pressed, the distance setting increases by one bar • The vehicle ahead moves out of your lane or view of
the sensor.
(longer).
• The distance setting is changed.
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• The system disengages. (Refer to the information on
ACC Activation).
The maximum braking applied by ACC is limited; however, the driver can always apply the brakes manually, if
necessary.
NOTE: The brake lights will illuminate whenever the
ACC system applies the brakes.
A Proximity Warning will alert the driver if ACC predicts
that its maximum braking level is not sufficient to
maintain the set distance. If this occurs, a visual alert
“BRAKE” will flash in the EVIC and a chime will sound
Brake Alert
while ACC continues to apply its maximum braking
When
this
occurs,
you
should immediately apply the
capacity.
brakes as needed to maintain a safe distance from the
vehicle ahead.
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Overtake Aid
ACC Operation At Stop
When driving with ACC engaged and following a target
vehicle, the system will provide an additional acceleration to assist in passing vehicles in front. This additional
acceleration is triggered when the driver utilizes the left
turn signal. In locations with left hand drive traffic,
Overtake Aid is active only when passing on the left
hand side of the Target vehicles.
If the ACC system brings your vehicle to a standstill
while following a target vehicle, if the target vehicle starts
moving within two seconds of your vehicle coming to a
standstill, your vehicle will resume motion without the
need for any driver action.
If the target vehicle does not start moving within two
seconds of your vehicle coming to a standstill, the driver
When a vehicle goes from a location with left hand drive will either have to press the RES (resume) button, or
traffic to a location with right hand drive traffic, the ACC apply the accelerator pedal to reengage the ACC to the
system will automatically detect traffic direction. In this existing Set Speed.
condition, Overtake Aid is active only when passing on
NOTE: After the ACC system holds your vehicle at a
the right side of the Target vehicle. This additional
standstill for approximately 3 consecutive minutes, the
acceleration is triggered when the driver utilizes the right
parking brake will be activated, and the ACC system will
turn signal. In this condition the ACC system will no
be cancelled.
longer provide Overtake Aid on the left side until it
determines that the vehicle has moved back to a location While ACC is holding your vehicle at a standstill, if the
driver seatbelt is unbuckled or the driver door is opened,
with left hand drive traffic.
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the parking brake will be activated, and the ACC system Adaptive Cruise Control Off
will be cancelled.
When ACC is deactivated, the display will read “Adaptive Cruise Control Off.”
WARNING!
When the ACC system is resumed, the driver must
ensure that there are no pedestrians, vehicles or
objects in the path of the vehicle. Failure to follow
these warnings can result in a collision and death or
serious personal injury.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Menu
Adaptive Cruise Control Ready
When ACC is activated but the vehicle speed setting has
not been selected, the display will read “Adaptive Cruise
Control Ready.”
Press the SET + or the SET- button (located on the steering
wheel) and the following will display in the EVIC:
ACC SET
The EVIC displays the current ACC system settings. The
EVIC is located in the center of the instrument cluster. When ACC is set, the set speed will display in the
The information it displays depends on ACC system instrument cluster.
status.
The ACC screen may display once again if any ACC
Press the ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) ON/ activity occurs, which may include any of the following:
OFF button (located on the steering wheel) until one of • Distance Setting Change
the following displays in the EVIC:
• System Cancel
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• Driver Override
• System Off
• ACC Proximity Warning
dirt or ice. In these cases, the EVIC will display “ACC/
FCW Unavailable Wipe Front Radar Sensor” and the
system will deactivate.
The “ACC/FCW Unavailable Wipe Front Radar Sensor”
message can sometimes be displayed while driving in
highly reflective areas (i.e. tunnels with reflective tiles, or
• The EVIC will return to the last display selected after
ice and snow). The ACC system will recover after the
five seconds of no ACC display activity
vehicle has left these areas. Under rare conditions, when
the radar is not tracking any vehicles or objects in its path
Display Warnings And Maintenance
this warning may temporarily occur.
“Wipe Front Radar Sensor In Front Of Vehicle”
NOTE: If the “ACC/FCW Unavailable Wipe Front Radar
Warning
The “ACC/FCW Unavailable Wipe Front Radar Sensor” Sensor” warning is active Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise
warning will display and also a chime will indicate when Control is still available. For additional information refer
to “Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control Mode” in this
conditions temporarily limit system performance.
section.
This most often occurs at times of poor visibility, such as
in snow or heavy rain. The ACC system may also become
temporarily blinded due to obstructions, such as mud,
• ACC Unavailable Warning
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If weather conditions are not a factor, the driver should • Do not attach or install any accessories near the sensor,
examine the sensor. It may require cleaning or removal of
including transparent material or aftermarket grilles.
Doing so could cause an ACC system failure or
an obstruction. The sensor is located in the center of the
malfunction.
vehicle behind the lower grille.
To keep the ACC System operating properly, it is impor- When the condition that deactivated the system is no
longer present, the system will return to the “Adaptive
tant to note the following maintenance items:
Cruise Control Off” state and will resume function by
• Always keep the sensor clean. Carefully wipe the
simply reactivating it.
sensor lens with a soft cloth. Be cautious not to damage
NOTE:
the sensor lens.
• Do not remove any screws from the sensor. Doing so • If the “ACC/FCW Unavailable Wipe Front Radar
could cause an ACC system malfunction or failure and
Sensor” message occurs frequently (e.g. more than
once on every trip) without any snow, rain, mud, or
require a sensor realignment.
other obstruction, have the radar sensor realigned at
• If the sensor or front end of the vehicle is damaged due
your authorized dealer.
to a collision, see your authorized dealer for service.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 207
• Installing a snow plow, front-end protector, an aftermarket grille or modifying the grille is not recommended. Doing so may block the sensor and inhibit
ACC/FCW operation.
“Clean Front Windshield” Warning
The “ACC/FCW Limited Functionality Clean Front
Windshield” warning will display and also a chime will
indicate when conditions temporarily limit system performance. This most often occurs at times of poor visibility, such as in snow or heavy rain and fog. The ACC
system may also become temporarily blinded due to
obstructions, such as mud, dirt, or ice on windshield and
fog on the inside of glass. In these cases, the EVIC will
display “ACC/FCW Limited Functionality Clean Front
Windshield” and the system will have degraded performance.
driving in adverse weather conditions. The ACC/FCW
system will recover after the vehicle has left these areas.
Under rare conditions, when the camera is not tracking
any vehicles or objects in its path this warning may
temporarily occur.
If weather conditions are not a factor, the driver should
examine the windshield and the camera located on the
back side of the inside rear view mirror. They may
require cleaning or removal of an obstruction.
When the condition that created limited functionality is
no longer present, the system will return to full functionality.
NOTE: If the “ACC/FCW Limited Functionality Clean
Front Windshield” message occurs frequently (e.g. more
than once on every trip) without any snow, rain, mud, or
other obstruction, have the windshield and forward
The “ACC/FCW Limited Functionality Clean Front facing camera inspected at your authorized dealer.
Windshield” message can sometimes be displayed while
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Service ACC/FCW Warning
Towing A Trailer
If the system turns off, and the EVIC displays “ACC/
FCW Unavailable Service Required”or “Cruise/FCW
Unavailable Service Required”, there may be an internal
system fault or a temporary malfunction that limits ACC
functionality. Although the vehicle is still drivable under
normal conditions, ACC will be temporarily unavailable.
If this occurs, try activating ACC again later, following a
key cycle. If the problem persists, see your authorized
dealer.
NOTE: Towing a trailer is not advised when using ACC.
Precautions While Driving With ACC
In certain driving situations, ACC may have detection
issues. In these cases, ACC may brake late or unexpectedly. The driver needs to stay alert and may need to
intervene.
Offset Driving
ACC may not detect a vehicle in the same lane that is
offset from your direct line of travel, or a vehicle merging
in from a side lane. There may not be sufficient distance
to the vehicle ahead. The offset vehicle may move in and
out of the line of travel, which can cause your vehicle to
brake or accelerate unexpectedly.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 209
the vehicle is out of the curve the system will resume
your original Set Speed. This is a part of normal ACC
system functionality.
NOTE: On tight turns ACC performance may be limited.
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Offset Driving Condition Example
Turns And Bends
When driving on a curve with ACC engaged, the system
may decrease the vehicle speed and acceleration for
stability reasons, with no target vehicle detected. Once
Turn Or Bend Example
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Using ACC On Hills
Lane Changing
When driving on hills, ACC may not detect a vehicle in
your lane. Depending on the speed, vehicle load, traffic
conditions, and the steepness of the hills, ACC performance may be limited.
ACC may not detect a vehicle until it is completely in the
lane in which you are traveling. In the illustration shown,
ACC has not yet detected the vehicle changing lanes and
it may not detect the vehicle until it’s too late for the ACC
system to take action. ACC may not detect a vehicle until
it is completely in the lane. There may not be sufficient
distance to the lane-changing vehicle. Always be attentive and ready to apply the brakes if necessary.
ACC Hill Example
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 211
Narrow Vehicles
Some narrow vehicles traveling near the outer edges of
the lane or edging into the lane are not detected until they
have moved fully into the lane. There may not be
sufficient distance to the vehicle ahead.
Lane Changing Example
Narrow Vehicle Example
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212 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Stationary Objects And Vehicles
ACC does not react to stationary objects and stationary
vehicles. For example, ACC will not react in situations
where the vehicle you are following exits your lane and
the vehicle ahead is stopped in your lane. Always be
attentive and ready to apply the brakes if necessary.
General Information
FCC Requirements For Vehicular Radar Systems
Classification Specifications:
47 C.F.R. Part 15
47 C.F.R Part 15.515
Normal (Fixed Speed) Electronic Speed Control
Mode
In addition to Adaptive Cruise Control mode, a Normal
(Fixed Speed) Electronic Speed Control mode is available
for cruising at fixed speeds. The Normal (Fixed Speed)
Electronic Speed Control mode is designed to maintain a
set cruising speed without requiring the driver to operate
the accelerator. Electronic Speed Control can only be
operated if the vehicle speed is above 20 mph (32 km/h).
Stationary Object And Stationary Vehicle Example
To change between the different control modes, press the
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) ON/OFF button
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 213
which turns the ACC and the NORMAL (Fixed Speed) To Set A Desired Speed
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL OFF. Pressing of the
NORMAL (Fixed Speed) ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTurn the Normal (Fixed Speed) Electronic
TROL ON/OFF button will result in turning ON (changSpeed Control ON. When the vehicle has
ing to) the Normal (Fixed Speed) Electronic Speed Conreached the desired speed, press the SET (+) or
trol mode.
SET (-) button and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
WARNING!
Once a speed has been set a message CRUISE CONTROL
In the Normal (Fixed Speed) Electronic Speed Con- SET TO MPH/KM will appear indicating what speed
trol mode, the system will not react to vehicles ahead. was set. This light will turn on when the electronic speed
Be sure to maintain a safe distance between your control is SET.
vehicle and the vehicle ahead. Always be aware
which mode is selected. Failure to follow these
warnings can result in a collision and death or
serious personal injury.
To Vary The Speed Setting
To Increase Speed
When the Normal (Fixed Speed) Electronic Speed Control is set, you can increase speed by pressing the SET +
button.
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214 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
The speed increment shown is dependant on the speed of • If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
continue to increase in 10 km/h increments until the
button is released. The increase in set speed is reflected
U.S. Speed (mph)
in the EVIC display.
• Pressing the SET + button once will result in a 1 mph
To Decrease Speed
increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
When the Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control is set,
button results in an increase of 1 mph.
you can decrease speed by pressing the SET - button.
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to increase in 5 mph increments until the The speed decrement shown is dependant on the speed
button is released. The increase in set speed is reflected of U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
in the EVIC display.
U.S. Speed (mph)
Metric Speed (km/h)
• Pressing the SET - button once will result in a 1 mph
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
• Pressing the SET + button once will result in a 1 km/h
increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
button results in a decrease of 1 mph.
button results in an increase of 1 km/h.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 215
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to decrease in 5 mph increments until the
button is released. The decrease in set speed is reflected in the EVIC display.
To Cancel
The following conditions will cancel the Normal (Fixed
Speed) Electronic Speed Control without clearing the
memory:
Metric Speed (km/h)
• The brake pedal is applied.
• Pressing the SET - button once will result in a 1 km/h • The CANCEL button is pressed.
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
• The Electronic Stability Control/Traction Control Sysbutton results in a decrease of 1 km/h.
tem (ESC/TCS) activates.
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to decrease in 10 km/h increments until the • The vehicle parking brake is applied.
button is released. The decrease in set speed is re- • The braking temperature exceeds normal range (overflected in the EVIC display.
heated).
• The shift lever is removed from the Drive position.
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216 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
To Resume Speed
FORWARD COLLISION WARNING (FCW) WITH
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES button MITIGATION — IF EQUIPPED
and release. Resume can be used at any speed above Forward Collision Warning (FCW) With Mitigation
20 mph (32 km/h).
Operation
The Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system with
The system will turn off and erase the set speed in mitigation provides the driver with audible warnings,
visual warnings (within the EVIC), and may apply a
memory if:
brake jerk to warn the driver when it detects a potential
• The Normal (Fixed Speed) Electronic Speed Control frontal collision. The warnings and limited braking are
ON/OFF button is pressed.
intended to provide the driver with enough time to react,
avoid or mitigate the potential collision.
• The ignition is turned off.
To Turn Off
• You engage Four-Wheel Drive Low.
• The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) On/Off button is
pressed.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 217
NOTE: FCW monitors the information from the forward
looking sensors as well as the Electronic Brake Controller
(EBC), to calculate the probability of a forward collision.
When the system determines that a forward collision is
probable, the driver will be provided with audible and
visual warnings and may provide a brake jerk warning. If
the driver does not take action based upon these progressive warnings, then the system will provide a limited
level of active braking to help slow the vehicle and
mitigate the potential forward collision. If the driver
reacts to the warnings by braking and the system determines that the driver intends to avoid the collision by
FCW Message
braking but has not applied sufficient brake force, the
system will compensate and provide additional brake When the system determines a collision with the vehicle
in front of you is no longer probable, the warning
force as required.
message will be deactivated.
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218 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE:
• The minimum speed for FCW activation is 5 mph
(10 km/h).
• The FCW alerts may be triggered on objects other than
vehicles such as guard rails or sign posts based on the
course prediction. This is expected and is a part of
normal FCW activation and functionality.
WARNING!
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) is not intended to
avoid a collision on its own, nor can FCW detect
every type of potential collision. The driver has the
responsibility to avoid a collision by controlling the
vehicle via braking and steering. Failure to follow
this warning could lead to serious injury or death.
• It is unsafe to test the FCW system. To prevent such Turning FCW ON Or OFF
misuse of the system, after four Active Braking events
within a key cycle, the Active Braking portion of FCW NOTE: The default status of FCW is “On”, this allows
the system to warn you of a possible collision with the
will be deactivated until the next key cycle.
vehicle in front of you.
• The FCW system is intended for on-road use only. If
the vehicle is taken off-road, the FCW system should The forward collision button is located on the switch
be deactivated to prevent unnecessary warnings to the panel below the Uconnect® display.
surroundings. If the vehicle enters 4WD Low Range,
the FCW system will be automatically deactivated.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 219
To turn the FCW system back ON, press the forward
collision button again to turn the system ON (led turns
off).
• Changing the FCW status to “Off” prevents the system
from warning you of a possible collision with the
vehicle in front of you.
• Changing the FCW sensitivity - Near vs. Far. Far warns
the driver of a possible collision earlier and Near
warns the driver later.
• Changing the Active Braking status to “Off” prevents
the system from providing limited active braking, or
Forward Collision Button
additional brake support if the driver is not braking
To turn the FCW system OFF, press the forward collision
adequately in the event of a potential frontal collision,
button once to turn the system OFF (led turns on).
but maintains the audible and visual warnings.
NOTE: The FCW system state is kept in memory from
one key cycle to the next. If the system is turned OFF, it
will remain off when the vehicle is restarted.
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220 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Changing FCW And Active Braking Status
To Change The FCW Sensitivity And Active Braking
Settings With Uconnect® 8.4/8.4A System Screen — If
Equipped
To Change The FCW Sensitivity And Active Braking
Settings With Uconnect® 5.0 System Screen — If
Equipped
Follow these steps to set the FCW Sensitivity and Active
Braking:
Follow these steps to set the FCW Sensitivity and Active
Braking:
1. Press the “+ MORE” hard-key located on the lower
right side of the Uconnect® system.
1. Touch the “Controls” soft-key located on the bottom of
the Uconnect® display.
2. Touch the “Settings” soft-key.
2. Touch the “Settings” soft-key.
3. Touch the “Safety/Assistance” soft-key.
3. Touch the “Safety & Driving Assistance” soft-key.
4. Touch the first “FWD Collision W...” soft-key.
4. Touch the “FWD Collision Warning”, Far or Near 5. Touch the “FWD Collision Warning” Far or Near
soft-key for your desired preference.
soft-key for your desired preference. Then touch the
back arrow.
5. Touch the “Active Braking” On or Off soft-key.
6. Touch the second “FWD Collision W...” soft-key.
NOTE: A check mark will appear in the selection box to
indicate the setting.
7. Touch the “Active Braking” On or Off soft-key.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 221
The default status of FCW is the “Far” setting and the
path of the car, stationary objects that are far away,
Active Braking is the “On” setting, this allows the system
oncoming traffic, or leading vehicles with the same or
to warn you of a possible collision with the vehicle in
higher rate of speed.
front of you when you are farther away and it applies
• FCW will be disabled like ACC, with the unavailable
limited braking. This gives you the most reaction time to
screens.
avoid a possible collision.
FCW Limited Warning
Changing the FCW status to the “Near” setting, allows
the system to warn you of a possible collision with the If the system turns off, and the EVIC displays “ACC/
vehicle in front of you when you are much closer. This FCW Limited Functionality” or “ACC/FCW Limited
setting provides less reaction time than the “Far” setting, Functionality Clean Front Windshield” momentarily,
there may be a condition that limits FCW functionality.
which allows for a more dynamic driving experience.
Although the vehicle is still drivable under normal
NOTE:
conditions, the active braking may not be fully available.
• The system will retain the last setting selected by the Once the condition that limited the system performance
is no longer present, the system will return to its full
driver after ignition shut down.
performance state. If the problem persists, see your
• FCW may not react to irrelevant objects such as authorized dealer.
overhead objects, ground reflections, objects not in the
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222 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
When both lane markings are detected and the driver
unintentionally drifts out of the lane (no turn signal
If the system turns off, and the EVIC displays:
applied), the LaneSense system provides a haptic warn• ACC/FCW Unavailable Service Required
ing in the form of torque applied to the steering wheel to
prompt the driver to remain within the lane boundaries.
• Cruise/FCW Unavailable Service Required
If the driver continues to unintentionally drift out of the
This indicates there is an internal system fault. Although lane, the LaneSense system provides a visual warning
the vehicle is still drivable under normal conditions, have through the instrument cluster to prompt the driver to
the system checked by an authorized dealer.
remain within the lane boundaries.
Service FCW Warning
LANESENSE — IF EQUIPPED
LaneSense Operation
The LaneSense system is operational at speeds above
37 mph (60 km/h) and below 112 mph (180 km/h). The
LaneSense system uses a forward looking camera to
detect lane markings and measure vehicle position
within the lane boundaries.
The driver may manually override the haptic warning by
applying torque into the steering wheel at any time.
When only a single lane marking is detected and the
driver unintentionally drifts across the lane marking (no
turn signal applied), the LaneSense system provides a
visual warning through the instrument cluster to prompt
the driver to remain within the lane. When only a single
lane marking is detected, a haptic (torque) warning will
not be provided.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 223
NOTE: When operating conditions have been met, the
LaneSense system will monitor if the driver’s hands are
on the steering wheel and provides an audible warning
to the driver when the driver’s hands are not detected on
the steering wheel. The system will cancel if the driver
does not return their hands to the wheel.
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Turning LaneSense ON Or OFF
The default status of LaneSense is “OFF”.
The LaneSense button is located on the switch panel
below the Uconnect® display.
LaneSense Warning Button
To turn the LaneSense system ON, press the LaneSense
button to turn the system ON (LED turns off). A “Lane
Sense On” message is shown in the EVIC.
224 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
LaneSense Warning Message
The LaneSense system will indicate the current lane drift
condition through the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC).
3.5 EVIC Screen — If Equipped
When the LaneSense system is ON; the lane lines are gray
when both of the lane boundaries have not been detected
and the LaneSense indicator is solid white.
Lane Sense On Message
To turn the LaneSense system OFF, press the LaneSense
button once to turn the system OFF (LED turns on).
NOTE: The LaneSense system will retain the last system
state ON or OFF from the last ignition cycle when the
ignition is changed to the ON/RUN position.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 225
• When the LaneSense system senses the lane has been
approached and is in a lane departure situation, the
left thick lane line flashes from white to gray, the left
thin line remains solid white and the LaneSense indicator changes from solid white to flashing yellow.
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System ON (Gray Lines/White Indicator)
Left Lane Departure — Only Left Lane Detected
• When the LaneSense system is ON, the LaneSense
indicator is solid white when only the left lane marking has been detected and the system is ready to
provide visual warnings in the EVIC if an unintentional lane departure occurs.
Lane Approached (Flashing White To Gray Thick
Line/Flashing Yellow Indicator)
226 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE: The LaneSense system operates with the similar
behavior for a right lane departure when only the right
lane marking has been detected.
Left Lane Departure — Both Lanes Detected
• When the LaneSense system is ON, the lane lines turn
from gray to white to indicate that both of the lane
markings have been detected. The LaneSense indicator
is solid green when both lane markings have been
detected and the system is “armed” to provide visual
warnings in the EVIC and a torque warning in the
steering wheel if an unintentional lane departure occurs.
Lanes Sensed (White Lines/Green Indicator)
• When the LaneSense system senses a lane drift situation, the left thick lane line and the left thin line turn
solid white. The LaneSense indicator changes from
solid green to solid yellow. At this time torque is
applied to the steering wheel in the opposite direction
of the lane boundary.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 227
• For example: If approaching the left side of the lane • When the LaneSense system senses the lane has been
the steering wheel will turn to the right.
approached and is in a lane departure situation, the
left thick lane line flashes from white to gray, the left
thin line remains solid white and the LaneSense indicator changes from solid yellow to flashing yellow. At
this time torque is applied to the steering wheel in the
opposite direction of the lane boundary.
• For example: If approaching the left side of the lane
the steering wheel will turn to the right.
Lane Sensed (Solid White Thick Line, Solid White Thin
Line/Solid Yellow Indicator)
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228 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
7.0 EVIC Screen — If Equipped
When the LaneSense system is ON; the lane lines are gray
when both of the lane boundaries have not been detected
and the LaneSense indicator is solid white.
Lane Approached (Flashing White To Gray Thick Line,
Solid White Thin Line/Flashing Yellow Indicator)
NOTE: The LaneSense system operates with the similar
behavior for a right lane departure.
System ON (Gray Lines/White Indicator)
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 229
Left Lane Departure — Only Left Lane Detected
• When the LaneSense system is ON, the LaneSense
indicator is solid white when only the left lane marking has been detected and the system is ready to
provide visual warnings in the EVIC if an unintentional lane departure occurs.
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• When the LaneSense system senses the lane has been
approached and is in a lane departure situation, the
left thick lane line flashes yellow (on/off), the left thin
line remains solid yellow and the LaneSense indicator
changes from solid white to flashing yellow.
Lane Approached (Flashing Yellow Thick Line, Solid
Yellow Thin Line/Flashing Yellow Indicator)
NOTE: The LaneSense system operates with the similar
behavior for a right lane departure when only the right
lane marking has been detected.
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Left Lane Departure — Both Lanes Detected
• When the LaneSense system is ON, the lane lines turn
from gray to white to indicate that both of the lane
markings have been detected. The LaneSense indicator
is solid green when both lane markings have been
detected and the system is “armed” to provide visual
warnings in the EVIC and a torque warning in the
steering wheel if an unintentional lane departure occurs.
Lanes Sensed (White Lines/Green Indicator)
• When the LaneSense system senses a lane drift situation, the left thick lane line and left thin line turn solid
yellow. The LaneSense indicator changes from solid
green to solid yellow. At this time torque is applied to
the steering wheel in the opposite direction of the lane
boundary.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 231
• For example: If approaching the left side of the lane • When the LaneSense system senses the lane has been
the steering wheel will turn to the right.
approached and is in a lane departure situation, the
left thick lane line flashes yellow (on/off) and the left
thin line remains solid yellow. The LaneSense indicator
changes from solid yellow to flashing yellow. At this
time torque is applied to the steering wheel in the
opposite direction of the lane boundary.
• For example: If approaching the left side of the lane
the steering wheel will turn to the right.
Lane Sensed (Solid Yellow Thick Line, Solid Yellow
Thin Line/Solid Yellow Indicator)
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232 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Changing LaneSense Status
The LaneSense system settings can be configured
through the Uconnect® system screen.
Follow these steps to change the LaneSense settings:
1. Touch the “Controls” soft-key located on the bottom of
the Uconnect® display.
2. Touch the “Settings” soft-key.
3. Touch the “Safety & Driving Assistance” soft-key.
When in the Safety & Driving Assistance screen, you can
configure the intensity of the torque warning and the
Lane Approached (Flashing Yellow Thick Line, Solid
warning zone sensitivity (early/late) through the personYellow Thin Line/Flashing Yellow Indicator)
NOTE: The LaneSense system operates with the similar alization settings.
behavior for a right lane departure.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 233
ParkSense® will retain the last system state (enabled or
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is
• When enabled the system operates above 37 mph
changed to the ON/RUN position.
(60 km/h) and below 112 mph (180 km/h).
ParkSense® can be active only when the shift lever is in
• Use of the turn signal suppresses the warnings.
REVERSE. If ParkSense® is enabled at this shift lever
• The system will not apply torque to the steering wheel position, the system will remain active until the vehicle
whenever a safety system engages. (anti-lock brakes, speed is increased to approximately 7 mph (11 km/h) or
traction control system, electronic stability control, above. When in REVERSE and above the system’s operating speed, a warning will appear in the EVIC indicating
forward collision warning, etc.).
the vehicle speed is too fast. The system will become
PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
active again if the vehicle speed is decreased to speeds
EQUIPPED
less than approximately 6 mph (9 km/h).
The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist system provides visual
and audible indications of the distance between the rear
fascia and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g.
during a parking maneuver. Refer to ParkSense® System
Usage Precautions for limitations of this system and
recommendations.
NOTE:
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234 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
ParkSense® Sensors
The ParkSense® Warning screen is located within the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). It provides
visual warnings to indicate the distance between the rear
fascia/bumper and the detected obstacle. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The four ParkSense® sensors, located in the rear fascia/
bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is
within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
obstacles from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 79 in
(200 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
ParkSense® Display
ParkSense® Warning Display
When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the EVIC will display
the park assist ready system status.
The ParkSense® Warning screen will only be displayed if
Sound and Display is selected from the Customer - The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
Programmable Features section of the Uconnect® Sys- a single arc in one or more regions based on the obstacle’s
tem. Refer to ⬙Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding distance and location relative to the vehicle.
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 235
If an obstacle is detected in the center rear region, the
display will show a single solid arc in the center rear
region and will produce a one-half second tone. As the
vehicle moves closer to the obstacle, the display will
show the single arc moving closer to the vehicle and the
sound tone will change from slow, to fast, to continuous.
If an obstacle is detected in the left and/or right rear
region, the display will show a single flashing arc in the
left and/or right rear region and will produce a fast
sound tone. As the vehicle moves closer to the obstacle,
the display will show the single arc moving closer to the
vehicle and the tone will change from fast to continuous.
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Single 1/2 Second Tone/Solid Arc
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Slow Tone/Solid Arc
Slow Tone/Solid Arc
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 237
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Fast Tone/Flashing Arc
Continuous Tone/Flashing Arc
The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the warning
display shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous
tone. The following chart shows the warning alert operation when the system is detecting an obstacle:
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Rear Distance
(in/cm)
Arcs — Left
Arcs —
Center
Arcs —
Right
Audible
Alert
Chime
Radio Volume Reduced
WARNING ALERTS
59-47 in
47-39 in
(150-120
(120-100
cm)
cm)
Greater
than
79 in (200
cm)
None
79-59 in
(200-150
cm)
None
None
None
6th Solid
None
None
No
39-25 in
(100-65 cm)
25-12 in
(65-30 cm)
Less than
12 in (30
cm)
None
None
1st Flashing
5th Solid
4th Solid
None
None
None
3rd Flashing
None
Single 1/2Second
Tone
(for rear
center only)
Yes
Slow
(for rear
center
only)
Slow
(for rear
center
only)
Fast
(for rear
center
only)
2nd Flashing
2nd Flashing
2nd Flashing
Fast
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1st Flashing
1st Flashing
Continuous
Yes
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NOTE: ParkSense® will reduce the volume of the radio,
if on, when the system is sounding an audio tone.
Enabling And Disabling ParkSense®
ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled with the
ParkSense® switch, located on the switch panel below
the Uconnect® display.
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ParkSense® Switch
When the ParkSense® switch is pressed to disable the
system, the instrument cluster will display the
“PARKSENSE OFF” message for approximately five seconds. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information. When the shift lever is moved to
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REVERSE and the system is disabled, the EVIC will (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
display the “PARKSENSE OFF” message for as long as further information. When the shift lever is moved to
REVERSE and the system has detected a faulted condithe vehicle is in REVERSE.
tion, the EVIC will display the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILThe ParkSense® switch LED will be ON when
ABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙ or ⬙PARKSENSE UNParkSense® is disabled or requires service. The
AVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ message for as long
ParkSense® switch LED will be OFF when the system is
as the vehicle is in REVERSE. Under this condition,
enabled. If the ParkSense® switch is pressed, and reParkSense® will not operate.
quires service, the ParkSense® switch LED will blink
If “PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENmomentarily, and then the LED will be ON.
SORS” appears in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
Center (EVIC) make sure the outer surface and the
System
underside of the rear fascia/bumper is clean and clear of
During vehicle start up, when the ParkSense® Rear Park snow, ice, mud, dirt or other obstruction and then cycle
Assist System has detected a faulted condition, the the ignition. If the message continues to appear, see an
instrument cluster will actuate a single chime, once per authorized dealer.
ignition cycle, and it will display the “PARKSENSE
If “PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED”
UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS” or the
appears in the EVIC, see an authorized dealer.
“PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED”
message. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 241
• When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
position and ParkSense® is turned OFF, the EVIC will
Clean the ParkSense® sensors with water, car wash soap
display “PARKSENSE OFF” message for as long as the
and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not
vehicle is in REVERSE.
scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damage the sensors.
• ParkSense®, when on, will reduce the volume of the
radio when it is sounding a tone.
ParkSense® System Usage Precautions
• Clean the ParkSense® sensors regularly, taking care
NOTE:
not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud,
be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris.
dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense® system operFailure to do so can result in the system not working
ating properly.
properly. The ParkSense® system might not detect an
obstacle behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
a false indication that an obstacle is behind the fascia/
affect the performance of ParkSense®.
bumper.
• When you turn ParkSense® OFF, the instrument cluster will display “PARKSENSE OFF” Furthermore, once • Use the ParkSense® switch to turn the ParkSense®
system OFF if objects such as bicycle carriers, trailer
you turn ParkSense® off, it remains off until you turn
hitches, etc. are placed within 12 in (30 cm) from the
it on again, even if you cycle the ignition key.
rear fascia/bumper. Failure to do so can result in the
Cleaning The ParkSense® System
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system misinterpreting a close object as a sensor
problem, causing the “PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE
SERVICE REQUIRED” message to be displayed in the
EVIC.
• On vehicles equipped with a tailgate, ParkSense®
should be disabled when the tailgate is in the lowered
or open position and the vehicle is in REVERSE. A
lowered tailgate could provide a false indication that
an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
CAUTION!
• ParkSense® 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.
(Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
ParkSense® in order to be able to stop in time
when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended
that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when
using ParkSense®.
WARNING!
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using ParkSense®. 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.
(Continued)
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 243
WARNING! (Continued)
• Before using ParkSense®, 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 loudspeaker
sounds the continuous tone. Also, the sensors
could detect the ball mount and hitch ball assembly, depending on its size and shape, giving a false
indication that an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
PARKSENSE® FRONT AND REAR PARK ASSIST —
IF EQUIPPED
up or moving forward, e.g. during a parking maneuver.
If your vehicle is equipped with an Automatic Transmission, the vehicle brakes may be automatically applied
and released when performing a reverse parking maneuver if the system detects a possible collision with an
obstacle.
NOTE:
• The driver can override the automatic braking function by pressing the gas pedal, turning ParkSense® off
via ParkSense® switch, or changing the gear while the
automatic brakes are being applied.
• Automatic brakes will not be available if ESC is not
available.
• Automatic brakes will not be available if there is a
faulted condition detected with the ParkSense® Park
The ParkSense® Park Assist system provides visual and
Assist system or the Braking System Module.
audible indications of the distance between the rear
and/or front fascia and a detected obstacle when backing
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• The automatic braking function may only be applied if If your vehicle is equipped with a Manual Transmission,
the vehicle deceleration is not enough to avoid collid- the automatic braking function in REVERSE gear is not
available.
ing with a detected obstacle.
• The automatic braking function may not be applied NOTE:
fast enough for obstacles that move toward the rear of
• The driver is always responsible for controlling the
the vehicle from the left and/or right sides.
vehicle.
• The automatic braking function can be enabled/
• The system is provided to assist the driver and not to
disabled from the Customer-Programmable Features
substitute the driver.
section of the Uconnect® System.
• The driver must stay in full control of the vehicle’s
• ParkSense® will retain its last known configuration
acceleration and braking and is responsible for the
state for the automatic braking function through ignivehicle’s movements.
tion cycles.
Refer to ParkSense® System Usage Precautions for limiThe automatic braking function is intended to assist the
tations of this system and recommendations.
driver in avoiding possible collisions with detected obstacles when backing up in REVERSE gear.
ParkSense® will retain the last system state (enabled or
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is
changed to the ON/RUN position.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 245
ParkSense® can be active only when the shift lever is in
REVERSE or DRIVE (NON-REVERSE for manual transmission). If ParkSense® is enabled at one of these shift
lever positions, the system will remain active until the
vehicle speed is increased to approximately 7 mph
(11 km/h) or above. When in REVERSE and above the
system’s operating speed, a warning will appear in the
EVIC indicating the vehicle speed is too fast. The system
will become active again if the vehicle speed is decreased
to speeds less than approximately 6 mph (9 km/h).
ParkSense® Sensors
The four ParkSense® sensors, located in the rear fascia/
bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is
within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
obstacles from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 79 in
(200 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with the ParkSense®
Active Park Assist system, six sensors will be located in
the rear fascia/bumper. Refer to the ⬙ParkSense® Active
Park Assist System⬙ section for further information.
The six ParkSense® sensors, located in the front fascia/
bumper, monitor the area in front of the vehicle that is
within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
obstacles from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 47 in
(120 cm) from the front fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
ParkSense® Warning Display
The ParkSense® Warning screen will only be displayed if
Sound and Display is selected from the Customer Programmable Features section of the Uconnect® System. Refer to ⬙Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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246 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
The ParkSense® Warning screen is located within the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). It provides
visual warnings to indicate the distance between the rear
fascia/bumper and/or front fascia/bumper and the detected obstacle. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)/Settings” in Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If an obstacle is detected in the center rear region, the
display will show a single solid arc in the center rear
region and will produce a one-half second tone. As the
vehicle moves closer to the obstacle, the display will
show the single arc moving closer to the vehicle and the
sound tone will change from slow, to fast, to continuous.
If an obstacle is detected in the left and/or right rear
region, the display will show a single flashing arc in the
left and/or right rear region and will produce a fast
Rear Park Assist
sound tone. As the vehicle moves closer to the obstacle,
When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the EVIC will display the display will show the single arc moving closer to the
the park assist ready system status.
vehicle and the tone will change from fast to continuous.
ParkSense® Display
The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
a single arc in one or more regions based on the obstacle’s
distance and location relative to the vehicle.
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Single 1/2 Second Tone/Solid Arc
Slow Tone/Solid Arc
248 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Slow Tone/Solid Arc
Fast Tone/Flashing Arc
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Fast Tone/Flashing Arc
Continuous Tone/Flashing Arc
The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the warning
display shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous
tone. The following chart shows the warning alert operation when the system is detecting an obstacle:
250 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Rear Distance
(in/cm)
Arcs — Left
Arcs —
Center
Arcs —
Right
Audible
Alert
Chime
Radio Volume Reduced
WARNING ALERTS
59-47 in
47-39 in
(150-120
(120-100
cm)
cm)
Greater
than
79 in (200
cm)
None
79-59 in
(200-150
cm)
None
None
None
6th Solid
None
None
No
39-25 in
(100-65 cm)
25-12 in
(65-30 cm)
Less than
12 in (30
cm)
None
None
1st Flashing
5th Solid
4th Solid
None
None
None
3rd Flashing
None
Single 1/2Second
Tone
(for rear
center only)
Yes
Slow
(for rear
center
only)
Slow
(for rear
center
only)
Fast
(for rear
center
only)
2nd Flashing
2nd Flashing
2nd Flashing
Fast
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1st Flashing
1st Flashing
Continuous
Yes
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NOTE: ParkSense® will reduce the volume of the radio, If an obstacle is detected in the left and/or right front
region, the display will show a single flashing arc in the
if on, when the system is sounding an audio tone.
left and/or right front region and will produce a fast
Front Park Assist
sound tone. As the vehicle moves closer to the obstacle,
When the vehicle is in DRIVE or NON-REVERSE for the display will show the single arc moving closer to the
manual transmission, the ParkSense® Warning screen vehicle and the tone will change from fast to continuous.
will be displayed when an obstacle is detected.
The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
a single arc in one or more regions based on the obstacle’s
distance and location relative to the vehicle.
If an obstacle is detected in the center front region, the
display will show a single arc in the center front region.
As the vehicle moves closer to the obstacle, the display
will show the single arc moving closer to the vehicle. A
fast sound tone will be produced when reaching the 2nd
flashing arc and will change to a continuous sound tone
when the 1st flashing arc appears.
No Tone/Solid Arc
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252 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
No Tone/Flashing Arc
Fast Tone/Flashing Arc
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 253
The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the warning
display shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous
tone. The following chart shows the warning alert operation when the system is detecting an obstacle:
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Continuous Tone/Flashing Arc
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Front Distance
(in/cm)
Arcs — Left
Arcs — Center
Arcs — Right
Audible Alert
Chime
Radio Volume
Reduced
Greater than
47 in (120 cm)
None
None
None
None
No
WARNING ALERTS
47-39 in
39-25 in
(120-100 cm)
(100-65 cm)
None
None
4th Solid
3rd Flashing
None
None
None
None
No
No
25-12 in
(65-30 cm)
2nd Flashing
2nd Flashing
2nd Flashing
Fast
Less than
12 in (30 cm)
1st Flashing
1st Flashing
1st Flashing
Continuous
Yes
Yes
NOTE: ParkSense® will reduce the volume of the radio, Adjustable Chime Volume Settings
if on, when the system is sounding an audio tone.
Front and Rear chime volume settings can be selected
from the Customer-Programmable Features section of the
Front Park Assist Audible Alerts
Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “UnParkSense® will turn off the Front Park Assist audible
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further informaalert (chime) after approximately three seconds when an
tion.
obstacle has been detected, the vehicle is stationary, and
brake pedal is applied.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 255
If the Uconnect® System is equipped, chime volume
settings will not be accessible from the EVIC.
The chime volume settings include LOW, MEDIUM, and
HIGH. The factory default volume setting is MEDIUM.
ParkSense® will retain its last known configuration state
through ignition cycles.
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Enabling And Disabling ParkSense®
ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled with the
ParkSense® switch, located on the switch panel below
the Uconnect® display.
ParkSense® Switch
When the ParkSense® switch is pressed to disable the
system, the instrument cluster will display the
“PARKSENSE OFF” message for approximately five seconds. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information. When the shift lever is moved to
256 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
REVERSE and the system is disabled, the EVIC will has detected a faulted condition, the EVIC will display a
display the “PARKSENSE OFF” message for as long as ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙,
⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE FRONT SENSORS⬙
the vehicle is in REVERSE.
or ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙
The ParkSense® switch LED will be ON when
pop up message for five seconds. After five seconds, a car
ParkSense® is disabled or requires service. The
graphic will be displayed with ⬙UNAVAILABLE⬙ at eiParkSense® switch LED will be OFF when the system is
ther the front or rear sensor location depending on where
enabled. If the ParkSense® switch is pressed, and rethe fault is detected. The system will continue to provide
quires service, the ParkSense® switch LED will blink
arc alerts for the side that is functioning properly. These
momentarily, and then the LED will be ON.
arc alerts will interrupt the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILService The ParkSense® Park Assist System
ABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙, ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE
WIPE FRONT SENSORS⬙, or ⬙PARKSENSE UNDuring vehicle start up, when the ParkSense® System
AVAILABLE
SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ messages if an object
has detected a faulted condition, the instrument cluster
is
detected
within
the five second pop-up duration. The
will actuate a single chime, once per ignition cycle, and it
car
graphic
will
remain
displayed for as long as the
will display the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE
vehicle
is
in
REVERSE.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
REAR SENSORS⬙, ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE
Information
Center
(EVIC)”
in “Understanding Your
FRONT SENSORS⬙, or the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILInstrument
Panel”
for
further
information.
ABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ message for five seconds.
When the shift lever is moved to Reverse and the system
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 257
If ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙
or ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE FRONT SENSORS⬙ appears in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) make sure the outer surface and the
underside of the rear fascia/bumper and/or front fascia/
bumper is clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt or other
obstruction and then cycle the ignition. If the message
continues to appear see an authorized dealer.
ParkSense® System Usage Precautions
NOTE:
• Ensure that the front and rear bumper are free of snow,
ice, mud, dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense®
system operating properly.
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
affect the performance of ParkSense®.
If the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE RE• When you turn ParkSense® off, the instrument cluster
QUIRED⬙ message appears in the EVIC, see an authowill display “PARKSENSE OFF.” Furthermore, once
rized dealer.
you turn ParkSense® off, it remains off until you turn
Cleaning The ParkSense® System
it on again, even if you cycle the ignition key.
Clean the ParkSense® sensors with water, car wash soap • When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not
position and ParkSense® is turned off, the instrument
scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damcluster will display “PARKSENSE OFF” for as long as
age the sensors.
the vehicle is in REVERSE.
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258 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
• ParkSense®, when on, will reduce the volume of the • On vehicles equipped with a tailgate, ParkSense®
should be disabled when the tailgate is in the lowered
radio when it is sounding a tone.
or open position. A lowered tailgate could provide a
• Clean the ParkSense® sensors regularly, taking care
false indication that an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not
be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris. • There may be a delay in the object detection rate if the
object is moving. This will cause the automatic braking
Failure to do so can result in the system not working
application to be delayed.
properly. The ParkSense® system might not detect an
obstacle behind or in front of the fascia/bumper, or it
could provide a false indication that an obstacle is
CAUTION!
behind or in front of the fascia/bumper.
• ParkSense® is only a parking aid and it is unable to
• Use the ParkSense® switch to turn the ParkSense®
recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles.
system off if objects such as bicycle carriers, trailer
Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not
hitches, etc. are placed within 12 in (30 cm) from the
detected at all. Obstacles located above or below
rear fascia/bumper. Failure to do so can result in the
the sensors will not be detected when they are in
system misinterpreting a close object as a sensor
close proximity.
problem, causing the “PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE
SERVICE REQUIRED” message to be displayed in the
(Continued)
instrument cluster.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 259
CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
ParkSense® in order to be able to stop in time
when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended
that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when
using ParkSense®.
• Before using ParkSense®, 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 loudspeaker
sounds the continuous tone. Also, the sensors
could detect the ball mount and hitch ball assembly, depending on its size and shape, giving a false
indication that an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using ParkSense®. 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.
(Continued)
PARKSENSE® ACTIVE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM —
IF EQUIPPED
The ParkSense® Active Park Assist system is intended to
assist the driver during parallel and perpendicular parking maneuvers by identifying a proper parking space,
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260 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
providing audible/visual instructions, and controlling • During a semi-automatic maneuver, if the driver
the steering wheel. The ParkSense® Active Park Assist
touches the steering wheel after being instructed to
remove their hands from the steering wheel, the syssystem is defined as “semi-automatic” since the driver
tem will cancel, and the driver will be required to
maintains control of the accelerator, shift lever and
manually complete the parking maneuver.
brakes. Depending on the driver’s parking maneuver
selection, the ParkSense® Active Park Assist system is
• The system may not work in all conditions (e.g.
capable of maneuvering a vehicle into a parallel or a
environmental conditions such as heavy rain, snow,
perpendicular parking space on either side (i.e., driver
etc., or if searching for a parking space that has
side or passenger side).
surfaces that will absorb the ultrasonic sensor waves).
NOTE:
Enabling And Disabling The ParkSense® Active
• The driver is always responsible for controlling the Park Assist System
vehicle, responsible for any surrounding objects, and The ParkSense® Active Park Assist system can be enmust intervene as required.
abled and disabled with the ParkSense® Active Park
• The system is provided to assist the driver and not to Assist switch, located on the switch panel below the
Uconnect® display.
substitute the driver.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 261
The ParkSense® Active Park Assist system will turn off
automatically for any of the following conditions:
• The parking maneuver is completed.
• Vehicle speed greater than 18 mph (30 km/h) when
searching for a parking space.
• Vehicle speed greater than 5 mph (7 km/h) during
active steering guidance into the parking space.
• Touching the steering wheel during active steering
guidance into the parking space.
ParkSense® Active Park Assist Switch
• Pressing the ParkSense® Front and Rear Park Assist
switch.
To enable the ParkSense® Active Park Assist system,
press the ParkSense® Active Park Assist switch once •
(LED turns on).
•
To disable the ParkSense® Active Park Assist system,
press the ParkSense® Active Park Assist switch again •
(LED turns off).
Driver’s door is opened.
Rear liftgate is opened.
Electronic Stability Control/Anti-lock Braking System
intervention.
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262 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
• The ParkSense® Active Park Assist system will allow a
maximum of six shifts between DRIVE (automatic
transmission) or forward gear (manual transmission)
and REVERSE. If the maneuver cannot be completed
within six shifts, the system will cancel and the EVIC
will instruct the driver to complete the maneuver
manually.
• Rear liftgate is closed.
• Vehicle speed is less than 15 mph (25 km/h).
NOTE: If the vehicle is driven above approximately
15 mph (25 km/h), the EVIC will instruct the driver to
slow down. If the vehicle is driven above approximately
18 mph (30 km/h), the system will cancel. The driver
The ParkSense® Active Park Assist system will only must then reactivate the system by pressing the
ParkSense® Active Park Assist switch.
operate and search for a parking space when the following conditions are present:
• The outer surface and the underside of the front and
rear fascias/bumpers are clean and clear of snow, ice,
• Gear position is in DRIVE (automatic transmission) or
mud, dirt or other obstruction.
in a forward gear (manual transmission).
When pressed, the LED on the ParkSense® Active Park
• Ignition is in the RUN position.
Assist switch will blink momentarily, and then the LED
• ParkSense® Active Park Assist switch is activated.
will turn OFF if any of the above conditions are not
present.
• Driver’s door is closed.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 263
Parallel Parking Space Assistance Operation/
Display
• The driver needs to make sure that the selected
parking space for the maneuver remains free and clear
of any obstructions (e.g. pedestrians, bicycles, etc.).
When the ParkSense® Active Park Assist system is
enabled the “Active ParkSense Searching - Press OK for • The driver is responsible to ensure that the selected
Perpendicular Park” message will appear in the EVIC
parking space is suitable for the maneuver and free/
display. You may switch to perpendicular parking if you
clear of anything that may be overhanging or protruddesire. Push the OK button on the left side steering wheel
ing into the parking space (e.g., ladders, tailgates, etc.
switch to change your parking space setting.
from surrounding objects/vehicles).
• When seeking for a parking space, the driver should
drive as parallel or perpendicular (depending on the
• When searching for a parking space, use the turn
type of maneuver) to other vehicles as possible.
signal indicator to select which side of the vehicle you
want to perform the parking maneuver. The • The feature will only indicate the last detected parking
ParkSense® Active Park Assist system will automatispace (example: if passing multiple available parking
cally search for a parking space on the passenger’s side
spaces, the system will only indicate the last detected
of the vehicle if the turn signal is not activated.
parking space for the maneuver).
NOTE:
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264 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Active ParkSense Searching
Space Found — Keep Moving Forward
When an available parking space has been found, and the Once the vehicle is in position, you will be instructed to
vehicle is not in position, you will be instructed to move stop the vehicle’s movement and remove your hands
forward to position the vehicle for a parallel parking from the steering wheel.
sequence.
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Space Found — Stop And Remove Hands From Wheel
Space Found — Shift To Reverse
Once the vehicle is at a standstill with your hands When the driver places the shift lever into the REVERSE
removed from the steering wheel, you will be instructed position, the system may instruct the driver to wait for
to place the shift lever into the REVERSE position.
steering to complete.
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Check Surroundings — Wait For Steering To Complete
Check Surroundings — Move Backward
The system will then instruct the driver to check their NOTE:
surroundings and move backward.
• It is the drivers responsibility to use the brake and
accelerator during the semi-automatic parking maneuver.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 267
• When the system instructs the driver to remove their When the vehicle has reached the end of its backward
hands from the steering wheel, the driver should check movement, the system will instruct the driver to check
their surroundings and stop the vehicle’s movement.
their surroundings and begin to back up slowly.
• The ParkSense® Active Park Assist system will allow a
maximum of six shifts between DRIVE (automatic
transmission) or forward gear (manual transmission)
and REVERSE. If the maneuver cannot be completed
within six shifts, the system will cancel and the EVIC
will instruct the driver to complete the maneuver
manually.
• The system will cancel the maneuver if the vehicle
speed exceeds 5 mph (7 km/h) during active steering
guidance into the parking space. The system will
provide a warning to the driver at 3 mph (5 km/h) that
tells them to slow down. The driver is then responsible
for completing the maneuver if the system is canceled.
• If the system is canceled during the maneuver for any
reason, the driver must take control of the vehicle.
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Check Surroundings — STOP
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NOTE: It is the drivers responsibility to use the brake
and stop the vehicle. The driver should check their
surroundings and be prepared to stop the vehicle either
when instructed to, or when driver intervention is required.
Once the vehicle is in a standstill condition, the driver
will be instructed to place the shift lever into the DRIVE
position.
Check Surroundings — Shift To Drive
When the driver places the shift lever into the DRIVE
position, the system may instruct the driver to wait for
steering to complete.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 269
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Check Surroundings — Wait For Steering To Complete
Check Surroundings — Move Forward
The system will then instruct the driver to check their When the vehicle has reached the end of its forward
surroundings and move forward.
movement, the system will instruct the driver to check
their surroundings and stop the vehicle’s movement.
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Once the vehicle is in a standstill condition, the driver
will be instructed to place the shift lever into the REVERSE position.
Check Surroundings — STOP
NOTE: It is the drivers responsibility to use the brake
and stop the vehicle. The driver should check their
surroundings and be prepared to stop the vehicle either
when instructed to, or when driver intervention is required.
Check Surroundings — Shift To Reverse
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When the driver places the shift lever into the REVERSE The system will then instruct the driver to check their
position, the system may instruct the driver to wait for surroundings and move backward.
steering to complete.
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Check Surroundings — Move Backward
Check Surroundings — Wait For Steering To Complete
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Your vehicle is now in the parallel park position. When
the maneuver is complete, the driver will be instructed to
check the vehicle’s parking position. If the driver is
satisfied with the vehicle position, they should shift to
PARK. The ⬙Active ParkSense Complete - Check Parking
Position⬙ message will be momentarily displayed.
Perpendicular Parking Space Assistance
Operation/Display
When the ParkSense® Active Park Assist system is
enabled, the “Active ParkSense Searching - Press OK for
Perpendicular Park” message will show in the EVIC
display. Push the OK button on the left side steering
wheel switch to change your parking space setting to a
perpendicular maneuver. You may switch back to parallel parking if you desire.
Once the driver presses OK for a perpendicular parking
maneuver, the “Active ParkSense Searching - Press OK
for Parallel Park” message will appear in the EVIC
display.
Active ParkSense Complete — Check Parking Position
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 273
NOTE:
• When searching for a parking space, use the turn
signal indicator to select which side of the vehicle you
want to perform the parking maneuver. The
ParkSense® Active Park Assist system will automatically search for a parking space on the passenger’s side
of the vehicle if the turn signal is not activated.
• The driver needs to make sure that the selected
parking space for the maneuver remains free and clear
of any obstructions (e.g. pedestrians, bicycles, etc.).
Active ParkSense Searching Display
• The driver is responsible to ensure that the selected
parking space is suitable for the maneuver and free/
clear of anything that may be overhanging or protruding into the parking space (e.g., ladders, tailgates, etc.
from surrounding objects/vehicles).
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• When seeking for a parking space, the driver should
drive as parallel or perpendicular (depending on the
type of maneuver) to other vehicles as possible.
• The feature will only indicate the last detected parking
space (example: if passing multiple available parking
spaces, the system will only indicate the last detected
parking space for the maneuver).
When an available parking space has been found, and the
vehicle is not in position, you will be instructed to move
forward to position the vehicle for a perpendicular
parking sequence.
Space Found — Keep Moving Forward
Once the vehicle is in position, you will be instructed to
stop the vehicle’s movement and remove your hands
from the steering wheel.
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Space Found — Stop And Remove Hands From Wheel
Space Found — Shift To Reverse
Once the vehicle is at a standstill with your hands When the driver places the shift lever into the REVERSE
removed from the steering wheel, you will be instructed position, the system may instruct the driver to wait for
to place the shift lever into the REVERSE position.
steering to complete.
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Check Surroundings — Wait For Steering To Complete
Check Surroundings — Move Backward
The system will then instruct the driver to check their NOTE:
surroundings and move backward.
• It is the drivers responsibility to use the brake and
accelerator during the semi-automatic parking maneuver.
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• When the system instructs the driver to remove their When the vehicle has reached the end of its backward
hands from the steering wheel, the driver should check movement, the system will instruct the driver to check
their surroundings and stop the vehicle’s movement.
their surroundings and begin to back up slowly.
• The ParkSense® Active Park Assist system will allow a
maximum of six shifts between DRIVE (automatic
transmission) or forward gear (manual transmission)
and REVERSE. If the maneuver cannot be completed
within six shifts, the system will cancel and the EVIC
will instruct the driver to complete the maneuver
manually.
• The system will cancel the maneuver if the vehicle
speed exceeds 5 mph (7 km/h) during active steering
guidance into the parking space. The system will
provide a warning to the driver at 3 mph (5 km/h) that
tells them to slow down. The driver is then responsible
for completing the maneuver if the system is canceled.
• If the system is canceled during the maneuver for any
reason, the driver must take control of the vehicle.
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Check Surroundings — STOP
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NOTE: It is the drivers responsibility to use the brake
and stop the vehicle. The driver should check their
surroundings and be prepared to stop the vehicle either
when instructed to, or when driver intervention is required.
Once the vehicle is in a standstill condition, the driver
will be instructed to place the shift lever into the DRIVE
position.
Check Surroundings — Shift To Drive
When the driver places the shift lever into the DRIVE
position, the system may instruct the driver to wait for
steering to complete.
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Check Surroundings — Wait For Steering To Complete
Check Surroundings — Move Forward
The system will then instruct the driver to check their When the vehicle has reached the end of its forward
surroundings and move forward.
movement, the system will instruct the driver to check
their surroundings and stop the vehicle’s movement.
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Once the vehicle is in a standstill condition, the driver
will be instructed to place the shift lever into the REVERSE position.
Check Surroundings — STOP
NOTE: It is the drivers responsibility to use the brake
and stop the vehicle. The driver should check their
surroundings and be prepared to stop the vehicle either
when instructed to, or when driver intervention is required.
Check Surroundings — Shift To Reverse
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When the driver places the shift lever into the REVERSE The system will then instruct the driver to check their
position, the system may instruct the driver to wait for surroundings and move backward.
steering to complete.
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Check Surroundings — Move Backward
Check Surroundings — Wait For Steering To Complete
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Your vehicle is now in the perpendicular park position.
When the maneuver is complete, the driver will be instructed to check the vehicle’s parking position. If the
driver is satisfied with the vehicle position, they should
shift to PARK. The ⬙Active ParkSense Complete - Check
Parking Position⬙ message will be momentarily displayed.
Active ParkSense Complete — Check Parking Position
CAUTION!
• The ParkSense® Active Park Assist system is only
a parking aid and it is unable to recognize every
obstacle, including small obstacles. Parking curbs
might be temporarily detected or not detected at
all. Obstacles located above or below the sensors
will not be detected when they are in close proximity.
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using the
ParkSense® Active Park Assist system in order to
be able to stop in time when an obstacle is detected.
It is recommended that the driver looks over his/
her shoulder when using the ParkSense® Active
Park Assist system.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Drivers must be careful when performing parallel
or perpendicular parking maneuvers even when
using the ParkSense® Active Park Assist system.
Always check carefully behind and in front of your
vehicle, look behind and in front of you, and be
sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, and blind spots before backing up and moving forward. You are responsible
for safety and must continue to pay attention to
your surroundings. Failure to do so can result in
serious injury or death.
• Before using the ParkSense® Active 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 loudspeaker sounds the continuous tone. Also, the sensors could detect the ball
mount and hitch ball assembly, depending on its
size and shape, giving a false indication that an
obstacle is behind the vehicle.
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PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED
(13 km/h), the vehicle is shifted into PARK or the ignition
is switched to the OFF position. A touch screen control
(soft button) to disable display of the camera image is
made available when the vehicle is not in REVERSE gear.
Display of the camera image after shifting out of REVERSE can be disabled via a touch screen control (soft
button) personalization entry in the camera settings
menu.
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be
displayed in the touchscreen display along with a caution
note to “check entire surroundings” across the top of the
screen. After five seconds this note will disappear. The When enabled, active guide lines are overlaid on the
ParkView® camera is located on the rear of the vehicle image to illustrate the width of the vehicle and its
above the rear License plate.
projected backup path based on the steering wheel
position. A dashed center line overlay indicates the center
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (with camera
of the vehicle to assist with parking or aligning to a
delay turned OFF), the rear camera mode is exited and
hitch/receiver.
the navigation or audio screen appears again. When the
vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (with camera delay When enabled, fixed guide lines are overlaid on the
turned ON), the camera image will continue to be image to illustrate the width of the vehicle.
displayed for up to 10 seconds after shifting out of
REVERSE unless the vehicle speed exceeds 8 mph Different colored zones indicate the distance to the rear of
the vehicle.
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The following table shows the approximate distances for
each zone:
Zone
Red
Yellow
Green
Distance to the rear of the vehicle
0 - 1 ft (0 - 30 cm)
1 ft - 3 ft (30 cm - 1 m)
3 ft or greater (1 m or greater)
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the ParkView® 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.
• To avoid vehicle damage, ParkView® should only
be used as a parking aid. The ParkView® camera is
unable to view every obstacle or object in your
drive path.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• To avoid vehicle damage, the vehicle must be
driven slowly when using ParkView® 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®.
4. Touch the check box soft key next to “Parkview®
Backup Camera” to enable/disable.
NOTE: A check mark will appear in the selection box to
indicate the system is turned ON.
Turning ParkView® On Or Off — With Uconnect®
8.4A/8.4AN
NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance builds 1. Touch the “Controls” soft-key located on the bottom of
the Uconnect® display.
up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with water,
and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
2. Touch the “Settings” soft-key.
Turning ParkView® On Or Off — With Uconnect®
3. Touch the “Safety & Driving Assistance” soft-key.
5.0
4. Touch the “Parkview Backup camera” soft-key to turn
1. Turn the Radio on.
the ParkView® system ON or OFF.
2. Touch the “Settings” button.
NOTE: A check mark will appear in the selection box to
indicate the system is turned ON.
3. Touch the “Safety & Assistance” soft-key.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 287
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink® replaces up to three remote controls (handheld transmitters) that operate devices such as garage
door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security
systems. The HomeLink® unit operates off your vehicle’s
battery.
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The HomeLink® buttons that are located in the headliner
or sun visor designate the three different HomeLink®
channels.
HomeLink® Buttons/Sunvisor/Headliner
NOTE: HomeLink® is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
288 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Before You Begin Programming HomeLink®
NOTE:
Be sure that your vehicle is parked outside of the garage • Erasing all channels should only be performed when
before you begin programming.
programming HomeLink® for the first time. Do not
erase channels when programming additional buttons.
For more efficient programming and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal it is recommended that • If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of
call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at
the device that is being programmed to the HomeLink®
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
system.
Programming A Rolling Code
Erase all channels before you begin programming. To
erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN For programming garage door openers that were manuposition and press and hold the two outside HomeLink® factured after 1995. These garage door openers can be
buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds or until the red identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door
indicator flashes.
opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to
open and close the door. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 289
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to program while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in
view.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink®
button you want to program and the hand-held transmitter button.
Training The Garage Door Opener
1 — Door Opener
2 — Training Button
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indicator light. The HomeLink® indicator will flash slowly
and then rapidly after HomeLink® has received the
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release both buttons after the indicator light changes
from slow to rapid.
5. 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/device motor.
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290 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Firmly press and release the “LEARN” or “TRAIN- Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
ING” button. On some garage door openers/devices To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
there may be a light that blinks when the garage door follow these steps:
opener/device is in the LEARN/TRAIN mode.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
not release the button.
HomeLink® button twice (holding the button for two
seconds each time). If the garage door opener/device 3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programming A Rolling Code” step 2 and follow all remaining
activates, programming is complete.
steps.
NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not activate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to Programming A Non-Rolling Code
complete the training.
For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured
To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons, before 1995.
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
erase the channels.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 291
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to program while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in
view.
• To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons,
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
erase the channels.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink® To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
button you want to program and the hand-held trans- follow these steps:
mitter button.
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indicator light. HomeLink® indicator will flash slowly 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
and then rapidly after HomeLink® has received the
not release the button.
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release both buttons after the indicator light changes 3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programfrom slow to rapid.
ming A Non-Rolling Code” step 2 and follow all
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button
and observe the indicator light.
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is complete and the garage door/device should
activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed.
remaining steps.
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292 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink® button,
while you press and release (“cycle”), your hand-held
For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink® has
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after
successfully accepted the frequency signal. The indiseveral seconds of transmission.
cator light will flash slowly and then rapidly when
Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter sigfully trained.
nals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transmission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink® 4. Watch for the HomeLink® indicator to change flash
rates. When it changes, it is programmed. It may take
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
up to 30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage
Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
door may open and close while you are programming.
time-out in the same manner.
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling 5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button
and observe the indicator light.
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programdoor or gate motor.
ming is complete and the garage door/device should
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
• To program the two remaining HomeLink® buttons,
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to program
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in view.
erase the channels.
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
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If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for Using HomeLink®
programming, plug it back in at this time.
To operate, press and release the programmed
HomeLink® button. Activation will now occur for the
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operaTo reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
tor, security system, entry door lock, home/office lightfollow these steps:
ing, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device may
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
also be used at any time.
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until Security
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
not release the button.
in your vehicle.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for 20
“Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” step 2 and seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all
follow all remaining steps.
channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be
erased.
The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver is disabled when
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
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Troubleshooting Tips
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink®,
here are some of the most common solutions:
WARNING!
• Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter.
Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage while
programming the transceiver. Exhaust gas can cause
serious injury or death.
• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
WARNING!
• Did you unplug the device for programming and
remember to plug it back in?
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are programming the universal transceiver. Do not program 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
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 295
WARNING! (Continued)
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.
General Information
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
NOTE:
• The transmitter has been tested and it complies with
FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
• The term IC before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
POWER SUNROOF WITH POWER SHADE — IF
EQUIPPED
2. This device must accept any interference that may be The power sunroof switch is located to the left between
received including interference that may cause unde- the sun visors on the overhead console.
sired operation.
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Power Sunroof Switch
The power shade switch is located to the right between
the sun visors on the overhead console.
Power Shade Switch
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Never leave the
Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or in a location
accessible to children. Do not leave the ignition of
a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in
the ACC or ON/RUN mode. 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 a collision, there is a greater risk of being thrown
from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You could
also be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten
your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are also properly secured.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof.
Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or any
object, to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
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Opening Sunroof — Express
A comfort stop position and full open position are the
programmed automatic stops for the sunroof open positions. The comfort stop position has been optimized to
minimize wind buffeting.
Press the switch rearward and release it within one-half
second. The sunroof will open automatically to the
comfort stop position (if the sunshade is in the closed
position when the operation is initiated the sunshade will
automatically open to the half open position prior to the
sunroof opening). Press the switch rearward and release
it again, the sunroof will open to the full open position
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and automatically stop. This is called “Express Open”. Closing Sunroof — Express
During Express Open operation, any movement of the Press the switch forward and release it within one-half
sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
second and the sunroof will close automatically from any
position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automatiOpening Sunroof — Manual Mode
cally. This is called “Express Close”. During Express
A comfort stop position is a programmed automatic stop
Close operation, any movement of the switch will stop
for the sunroof open position. The comfort stop position
the sunroof.
has been optimized to minimize wind buffeting.
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward.
The sunroof will stop automatically at the comfort stop To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the
position (if the sunshade is in the closed position when forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the
the operation is initiated the sunshade will automatically movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
open to the half open position prior to the sunroof closed condition until the switch is pushed and held
opening). Press and hold the switch rearward again, the forward again.
sunroof will open to the full open position and automatiVenting Sunroof — Express
cally stop. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement. The sunroof and sunshade will remain in a Press and release the ⬙Vent⬙ button within one-half secpartially opened condition until the switch is pushed and ond and the sunroof will open to the vent position. This
is called “Express Vent”, and it will occur regardless of
held rearward again.
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sunroof position. During Express Vent operation, any Opening Power Shade — Manual Mode
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
To open the shade, press and hold the switch rearward.
NOTE: If the sunshade is in the closed position when the The shade will open and stop automatically at the
vent switch is pressed, the sunshade will automatically half-open position. Press and hold the shade switch
cycle to the halfway open position prior to the sunroof rearward again and the shade will open automatically to
the full-open position. Any release of the switch will stop
opening to the Vent position.
the movement and the shade will remain in a partially
Opening Power Shade — Express
opened condition until the switch is pushed and held
Press the shade switch rearward and release it within rearward again.
one-half second and the shade will automatically open to
Closing Power Shade — Express
the halfway position and stop automatically. Press the
switch a second time from the halfway position and the Press the switch forward and release it within one-half
shade will automatically open to the full open position second and the shade will close automatically from any
and stop automatically. This is called “Express Open”. position. If the sunroof is completely closed the shade
During Express Open operation, any movement of the will close fully and stop automatically. This is called
“Express Close”. During Express Close operation, any
shade switch will stop the shade.
movement of the switch will stop the shade.
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NOTE: If the sunroof is open, the shade will close to the NOTE: If three consecutive sunroof close attempts result
half-open position. Pressing the shade close button again in Pinch Protect reversals, the fourth close attempt will be
will automatically close both the sunroof and shade a Manual Close movement with Pinch Protect disabled.
completely.
Wind Buffeting
Closing Power Shade — Manual Mode
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
To close the shade, press and hold the switch in the
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement and the shade will remain in a partially closed
condition until the switch is pushed and held forward
again.
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, then open the front and rear
Pinch Protect Feature
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunthe sunroof during Express Close operation. If an ob- roof opening to minimize the buffeting or open any
struction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the window.
sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstrucSunroof Maintenance
tion if this occurs. Next, press the switch forward and
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
release to Express Close.
the glass panel.
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Ignition Off Operation
SKY SLIDER™ FULL LENGTH OPEN ROOF — IF
For Vehicles Not Equipped With The Electronic Vehicle EQUIPPED
The Sky Slider™ is a full-length, soft-top, power roof that
Information Center (EVIC)
opens front to rear.
The power sunroof switch will remain active for 45
seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK Sky Slider™ Usage Precautions
position. Opening either front door will cancel this
NOTE:
feature.
• The system will not operate when ambient temperaFor Vehicles Equipped With The EVIC
ture is at –4°F (–20°C) or lower.
The power sunroof switch will remain active for up to
approximately ten minutes after the ignition switch is • The system will not operate at vehicle speeds of
86 mph (138 km/h) or above.
turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door
will cancel this feature.
• Opening and closing the Sky Slider™ repeatedly without the engine running may run the battery down.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the Sky Slider™ vehicle contents, and the vehicle
interior:
• Never attempt to open or close the Sky Slider™
when it is frozen. Wait until the Sky Slider™ is
thawed before operating.
• Opening the Sky Slider™ when damp, wet, or dirty
can cause stains, mildew, and damage to the softtop material and the inside of your vehicle. Make
sure the Sky Slider™ is dry before opening.
• Always close the Sky Slider™ when leaving your
vehicle, damage to the vehicle interior can occur.
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• Do not leave the Sky Slider™ open for several
weeks at a time. Close it occasionally to prevent
discoloration in the folds of the fabric and to allow
the creases to smooth out. This is especially important if the Sky Slider™ was opened when not
completely dry.
WARNING!
Failure to follow these warnings can result in injuries
that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and
others around you:
• In an accident, there is a greater risk of being
thrown from a vehicle with the Sky Slider™ open.
Always fasten your seat belt properly and make
sure all passengers are properly secured too.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Before operating the Sky Slider™ make sure that
no moving parts of the Sky Slider™ can injure any
person.
• Never place any extremities (hands, feet, etc.) near
the Sky Slider™ components or the roof area while
operating the Sky Slider™.
• If potential danger exists while opening or closing
the Sky Slider™ in Automatic Mode, press and
release the switch immediately to interrupt the
operation.
• If potential danger exists while opening or closing
the Sky Slider™ in Operator Mode, release the
switch immediately to interrupt the operation.
• Do not allow children to play with the Sky
Slider™.
• Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, and
do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, or in
a location accessible to children, and do not leave
the ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless
Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the Sky Slider™ while operating the Sky Slider™ switch. Such entrapment may
result in serious injury or death.
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Sky Slider™ Control
The Sky Slider™ switch is located between the sun visors
on the overhead console.
NOTE: The Sky Slider™ switch will operate when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON or ACC position.
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Opening The Sky Slider™
Closing The Sky Slider™
Using Automatic Mode
Using Automatic Mode
Press the switch rearward and release it within one-half Press and release the switch and the Sky Slider™ will
second and the Sky Slider™ will open from the front and close automatically from any position.
move automatically toward the rear of the vehicle.
Using Operator Mode
NOTE:
If the Sky Slider™ is open, press the switch forward and
• During operation, any movement of the Sky Slider™ hold it, the Sky Slider™ will move forward. Release the
switch to stop the Sky Slider™ travel at any point.
switch will stop the Sky Slider™ roof.
• To resume the operation from a partially open posi- Anti-Pinch Protect Feature
tion, press and release the switch a second time.
The Sky Slider™ will retract automatically if it detects an
obstruction while closing. If this occurs, remove the
Using Operator Mode
obstruction and use the switch again to close the Sky
Press the switch rearward and hold it, the Sky Slider™
Slider™.
will open from the front and move toward the rear of the
vehicle.
NOTE: During operation, any movement of the Sky
Slider™ switch will stop the Sky Slider™ roof.
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WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the Sky
Slider™ is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects
from the Sky Slider™ before closing.
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 Sky Slider™ in certain open or
partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and
can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with the rear
windows open, then open the front and rear windows
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
with the Sky Slider™ open, adjust the Sky Slider™
opening to minimize the buffeting or open any window.
Sky Slider™ Maintenance
Refer to “Sky Slider™ Top Care” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for further information.
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
Your vehicle is equipped with 12 Volt (13 Amp) power
outlets that can be used to power cellular phones, small
electronics and other low powered electrical accessories.
The power outlets are labeled with either a “key” or a
“battery” symbol to indicate how the outlet is powered.
Power outlets labeled with a “key” are powered when
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.
• To ensure proper cigar lighter operation, a MOPAR®
knob and element must be used.
CAUTION!
Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only.
Do not insert any other object in the power outlets as
this will damage the outlet and blow the fuse.
Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage
not covered by your New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Front Power Outlet
In addition to the front power outlet, there is also a power
outlet located in the storage area of the center console.
The rear power outlet is located in the right rear cargo
The front power outlet is located inside the storage area area.
on the center stack of the instrument panel.
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Rear Power Outlet
NOTE: The rear power outlet can be switched to “battery” powered all the time by switching the rear power
outlet fuse in the fuse panel.
Rear Power Outlet Fuse
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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.
Power Outlet Fuse Locations
1 — F75 Fuse 20 A Yellow Front Power Outlet/Cigar Lighter Console Bin
2 — F92 Fuse 20 A Yellow Rear Power Outlet
3 — F60 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Center Console
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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
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Power Inverter Location
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
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150 Watts. Certain high-end video games, such as Playstation3 and XBox360 will exceed this power limit, as will
most power tools.
To turn on the power inverter outlet, simply plug in the
device. The outlet automatically turns off when the
device is unplugged.
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. To avoid overloading
the circuit, check the power ratings on electrical devices
prior to using the inverter.
WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not insert any objects into the receptacles.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
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WIRELESS CHARGING PAD — IF EQUIPPED
your Qi enabled mobile phone. Qi is a standard that uses
magnetic induction to transfer power to your mobile
device.
Your mobile phone must be designed for Qi wireless
charging, be equipped with an aftermarket sleeve or
equipped with a back plate from your mobile phone
provider, or an online or local electronics retailer.
The wireless charging pad is equipped with an anti-slip
mat, an adjustable cradle to hold your mobile phone in
place and an LED indicator light.
NOTE: Visit www.UconnectPhone.com for supported
mobile phones and compatible aftermarket sleeves.
Wireless Charging Pad
Your vehicle may be equipped with a wireless charging
pad located inside the upper portion of the center console. This charging pad is designed to wirelessly charge
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Wireless Charging Pad Operation
To use the wireless charging pad, the coil in your mobile
phone needs to align with the coil in the charging pad,
which is located directly under the Qi logo. Since each
mobile phone’s coil location is different, you may need a
few attempts to locate the correct spot for your mobile
phone:
1. Place your mobile phone on the wireless charging pad,
towards the Qi logo, so that the LED turns red. If the
LED does not turn red, pick up the mobile phone and
change the location.
Mobile Phone Alignment
2. Once the LED transitions from red to flashing green,
NOTE: The mobile phone must be aligned around the Qi
your mobile phone is correctly placed and charging.
logo for the LED to transition from red to flashing green.
3. If the LED does not transition from red to flashing
green, and just turns off, pick up your mobile phone
and reposition it on the charging pad.
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4. Adjust the wireless charging pad mobile phone cradle
to hold the mobile phone in position. The cradle
moves by pushing down on the finger tabs and
adjusting the cradle in or out.
NOTE: The initial adjustment will only need to be done
once as long as only one mobile phone is used. If a
different mobile phone is used, the cradle will need to be
readjusted.
The LED indicator will flash green while the mobile
phone is charging. The Qi enabled phone is able to
function normally as it is charging.
CAUTION!
Do not place your vehicle Key Fob on the wireless
charging pad, the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ feature may
not work properly while a mobile phone is being
charged.
Adjustable Mobile Phone Charging Pad Cradle
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WARNING!
Do not place metal object(s) between the mobile
phone and wireless charging pad. Metal object(s)
such as coins, rings or keys will become very HOT. If
metal object(s) become lodged between the mobile
phone and wireless charging pad, carefully remove
the mobile phone and allow the metal object(s) to
cool before removing. Failure to wait until the object(s) cool could result in personal injury, including
burns.
CUPHOLDERS
There are two cupholders for the front seat passengers,
located in the center console.
Front Cupholders
There are two cupholders for the rear seat passengers,
located in the center armrest.
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There is also an additional storage bin located above the
instrument panel in the center of the dash.
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Rear Cupholders
STORAGE
Glove Compartment
The glove compartment is located on the passengers side
of the instrument panel. Pull outward on the latch to
open the glove compartment.
Glove Compartment
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Console Storage Compartment
Some vehicles may be equipped with a wireless charging
pad located in the upper portion of the center console.
Refer to Wireless Charging Pad-If Equipped in this
section for more information.
Center Console
The center console has a storage area which can hold cell
phones, PDAs, and other small items.
Upper Console Charging Pad
To open, pull up on the latch and lift the cover.
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CARGO AREA FEATURES
Cargo Load Floor
The cargo load floor system has a load capacity of 400 lbs
(181 kg).
To provide additional storage area, each rear seat can be
folded flat. This allows for extended cargo space and still
maintains some rear seating room. Refer to “Seats” in this
section for further information.
Cargo Extension Panels
Center Console Storage
WARNING!
Do not operate this vehicle with a console compartment lid in the open position. Driving with the
console compartment lid open may result in injury in
a collision.
Cargo extension panels can be folded and unfolded.
When the rear seats are moved to the more forward
positions and the rear seat backs are folded down, the
extension panels can be unfolded manually by hand (2 of
them). The extension panels can be used to extend the
load floor to the rear seats and/or hide the gap between
the load floor and rear seats, or to assist in loading large
items into the cargo area.
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Cargo Tie-Down Hooks And Loops
The tie-downs located on the cargo area floor should be
used to secure loads safely when the vehicle is moving.
Cargo tie-down loops are located on the trim panels.
WARNING!
• Cargo tie-downs are not safe anchors for a child
seat tether strap. In a sudden stop or accident, a
tie-down could pull loose and allow the child seat
to come loose. A child could be badly injured. Use
only the anchors provided for child seat tethers.
• 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.
WARNING!
The weight and position of cargo and passengers can
change the vehicle center of gravity and vehicle
handling. To avoid loss of control resulting in personal injury, follow these guidelines for loading your
vehicle:
• Do not carry loads that 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 vehicle to
sway.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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
accident.
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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.
Retractable Cargo Area Cover
The removable retractable cargo area cover mounts in the
cargo area behind the top of the rear seats.
The cover, when extended, covers the cargo area to keep
items out of sight. Notches in the trim panels near the
liftgate opening secure the extended cover in place.
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The cover rolls away neatly inside its housing when not
in use. You can also remove the cover from the vehicle to
make more room in the cargo area.
To install the cover, position it in the vehicle so that the
flat side of the housing faces upward. Then, insert the
right spring-loaded post (located on the end of the cover
housing) into the right attachment points.
WARNING!
In a collision, a cargo cover loose 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 in the vehicle.
Then, insert on the opposite end of the cover housing into
the attachment point on the opposite side of the vehicle. Rear Storage Bins
Next, grab the cover handle and pull the cover toward The rear storage bins are located in the rear of the vehicle
you. As the cover nears the liftgate opening, guide the on the sides of the load floor.
rear attachment posts (on both ends of the cover) into the
notches in the trim panels. Then, lower the cover to
position the posts into the bottom of the notches and
release the handle.
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Rear Storage Bins
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Rear Wiper/Washer Control
Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to
the first detent for intermittent operation and to
the second detent for continuous rear wiper operation.
The rear wiper/washer controls are located on the windTo use the washer, push the lever forward and
shield wiper/washer lever on the right side of the
hold while spray is desired. If the lever is pushed
steering column. The rear wiper/washer is operated by
while in the intermittent setting, the wiper will turn on
rotating a switch, located at the middle of the lever.
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and operate for several wipe cycles after the end of the Rear Window Defroster
lever is released, and then resume the intermittent interval previously selected.
The rear window defroster button is located on
the switch bank by the manual climate controls.
If the lever is pushed while the wiper is in the off
position, the wiper will operate for several wipe cycles, Press this button to turn on the rear window defroster
and the heated outside mirrors. An indicator in the
then turn off.
button will illuminate when the rear window defroster is
NOTE: As a protective measure, the pump will stop if
on. The rear window defroster automatically turns off
the switch is held for more than 20 seconds. Once the
after approximately 10 minutes. For an additional five
lever is released the pump will resume normal operation.
minutes of operation, press the button a second time.
If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned
NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
OFF, the wiper will automatically return to the “park”
window defroster only when the engine is operating.
position.
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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.
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: Roof rack and crossbars cannot be used on
vehicles equipped with Skyslider®.
The load carried on the roof, when equipped with a
luggage rack, must not exceed 150 lbs (68 kg), and it
should be uniformly distributed over the cargo area.
Crossbars should always be used whenever cargo is
placed on the roof rack. Check the straps frequently to be
sure that the load remains securely attached.
NOTE: Crossbars can be purchased at a Chrysler dealer
through Mopar® parts.
External racks do not increase the total load carrying
capacity of the vehicle. Be sure that the total occupant
and luggage load inside the vehicle, plus the load on the
luggage rack, do not exceed the maximum vehicle load
capacity.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
• To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do
not exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity.
Always distribute heavy loads as evenly as possible and secure the load appropriately.
• Long loads, which extend over the windshield,
such as wood panels or surfboards, should be
secured to both the front and rear of the vehicle.
• Place a blanket or other protection between the
surface of the roof and the load.
• Travel at reduced speeds and turn corners carefully
when carrying large or heavy loads on the roof
rack. Wind forces, due to natural causes or nearby
truck traffic, can add sudden upward loads. This is
especially true on large flat loads and may result in
damage to the cargo or your vehicle.
Cargo must be securely tied down 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.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .327
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — BASE . . . . . . . . . .328
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM . . . . . .329
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .330
䡵 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION
CENTER (EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays — 3.5” Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays — 7” Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .353
▫ Engine Oil Change Indicator System . . . . . . . .365
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366
▫ EVIC Selectable Menu Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
▫ Screen Setup Driver Selectable Items . . . . . . . .373
䡵 Uconnect® SETTINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
▫ Hard-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .376
▫ Soft-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .376
▫ Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
5.0/8.4 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .376
䡵 Uconnect® RADIOS — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .393
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䡵 iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED . . .393
䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .394
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395
䡵 CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . .396
䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES . .396
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397
䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397
▫ Manual Climate Controls Without Touchscreen —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397
▫ Manual Climate Controls With Touchscreen — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402
▫ Automatic Climate Controls With Touchscreen —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
▫ Climate Control Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . .415
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
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1 — Air Demister Outlet
2 — Air Outlet
3 — Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Controls
4 — Horn/Driver Air Bag
5 — Instrument Cluster
6 — Electronic Speed Control
7 — Storage Compartment
9 — Passenger Air Bag
10 — Glove Compartment
11 — Lower Switch Bank
13 — Stop/Start Ignition Button
14 — Trunk Release Button
15 — Dimmer Switches
8 — Radio
12 — Uconnect® Hard
Controls/Climate Controls
16 — Headlight Switch
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — BASE
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Tachometer
5. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display/
Odometer Display
Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute The odometer display shows the total distance the vehicle has been driven.
(RPM x 1000).
U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of
2. High Beam Indicator
vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the
Indicates that headlights are on high beam.
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
3. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
as it was before the repair or service. If s/he cannot do so,
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog then the odometer must be set at zero, and a sticker must
lights are on.
be placed in the door jamb stating what the mileage was
before the repair or service. It is a good idea for you to
4. Park/Headlight ON Indicator — If Equipped
make a record of the odometer reading before the repair/
This indicator will illuminate when the park service, so that you can be sure that it is properly reset, or
lights or headlights are turned on.
that the door jamb sticker is accurate if the odometer
must be reset at zero.
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When the appropriate conditions exist, this display
shows the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
messages. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center”.
has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake
and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
This light monitors various brake functions,
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
including brake fluid level and parking brake
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
application. If the brake light turns on it may
dropped below a specified level.
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
6. Brake Warning Light
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 Control (ESC) system.
In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.
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WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System necessary.
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
7. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON/RUN position and
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
may stay on for as long as four seconds.
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
inspected by an authorized dealer.
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
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If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position, have
the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
8. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON/RUN position. It should go out with the
engine running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” comes on continuously with the engine
running, a malfunction has been detected in the ESC
system. If this light remains on after several ignition
cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles
(kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see
your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the
problem diagnosed and corrected.
NOTE:
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on
momentarily each time the ignition switch is turned
to ON/RUN.
• Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the
ESC system will be ON, even if it was turned off
previously.
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking
sounds when it is active. This is normal; the sounds
will stop when ESC becomes inactive following the
maneuver that caused the ESC activation.
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9. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator 12. Turn Signal Indicator
Light — If Equipped
The arrows will flash with the exterior turn signals when the turn signal lever is operated. A tone
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Conwill chime, and an EVIC message will appear if either
trol (ESC) is off.
turn signal is left on for more than 1 mile (1.6 km).
10. Speedometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
11. Seat Belt Reminder Light
When the ignition switch is first turned to the
ON/RUN position, this light will turn on for four
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.
NOTE: If either indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check
for a defective outside light bulb.
13. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those
tires.)
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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
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then remain continuously
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale 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.
14. Fuel Gauge/Fuel Door Reminder
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position. The fuel
pump symbol points to the side of the vehicle where the
fuel door is located.
15. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
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.
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
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 dealer for service.
Vehicle”. Follow the warnings under the Cooling
System Pressure Cap paragraph.
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 dealer
for service if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to
look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your
(Continued)
16. Air Bag Warning Light
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned to the ON/RUN position. If the light is
either not on during starting, stays on, or turns
on while driving, have the system inspected at 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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17. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
an Onboard Diagnostic system called OBD II that
monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in
the ON/RUN position before engine start. If the bulb
does not come on when turning the key from OFF to
ON/RUN, 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 Malfunction Indicator
Light (MIL) on could cause damage to the engine
control system. It also could affect fuel economy and
driveability. If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic
converter damage and power loss will soon occur.
Immediate service is required.
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, wood, cardboard, etc. This could result
in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or
others.
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18. Vehicle Security Light
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
This light will flash rapidly for approximately
15 – seconds when the vehicle security alarm is The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) feaarming. The light will flash at a slower speed tures a driver-interactive display that is located in the
continuously after the alarm is set. The security instrument cluster.
light will also come on for about three seconds when the
ignition is first turned on.
19. Stop/Start – If Equipped
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Stop/Start icon is highlighted
in the EVIC. Press and release the SELECT/
RIGHT arrow button to display the Stop/Start
status. This telltale will illuminate when the Stop/Start
function can go into “Autostop” mode.
20. Rear Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
This indicates that the rear fog lights are
illuminated.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Location
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The EVIC consists of the following:
• Audio
• Speedometer
• Messages
• Vehicle Info
• Screen Setup
• Driver Assist
• Speed Warning — If Equipped
• Fuel Economy
The system allows the driver to select information by
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
wheel:
• Trip Info
• Stop/Start − If Equipped
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• DOWN Arrow Button
Press and release the DOWN arrow button to
scroll downward through the main menu and
submenus (Main Gauge, MPH/km/h, Vehicle
Info, Terrain, Driver Assist, Fuel Economy, Trip
A, Trip B, Audio, Stored Messages, Screen Set Up).
• RIGHT Arrow Button
Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to
access the information screens or sub-menu
screens of a main menu item.
EVIC Buttons
• UP Arrow Button
Press and release the UP arrow button to scroll
upward through the main menu and submenus (Main Gauge, MPH/km/h, Vehicle
Info, Terrain, Driver Assist, Fuel Economy, Trip
A, Trip B, Audio, Stored Messages, Screen Set Up).
• BACK/LEFT Arrow Button
Press and release the LEFT arrow button to
access the information screens or sub-menu
screens of a main menu item.
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• OK Button
Press the OK button to access/select the information
screens or sub-menu screens of a main menu item. Press
and hold the OK arrow button for one second to reset
displayed/selected features that can be reset.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays — 3.5” Display
The EVIC displays are located in the center portion of the
cluster and consists of eight sections:
1. Electronic Park Brake Failure — If Equipped
This telltale indicates that there is an Electronic
Park Brake Fault. Please see your authorized
dealer for assistance.
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2. Brake Warning Light
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.
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 light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
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 Control (ESC) system.
In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake
and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.
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WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
3. Engine Temperature Warning Light
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
This light warns of an overheated engine condi(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
tion. As temperatures rise and the gauge apDistribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
proaches
H, this indicator will illuminate and a single
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
chime
will
sound after reaching a set threshold.
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the veON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for aphicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
proximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
Do In Emergencies” for more information.
inspected by an authorized dealer.
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4. Main Display Area
The main display area will normally display the main
menu or the screens of a selected feature of the main
menu. The main display area also displays “pop up”
messages that consist of approximately 60 possible warning or information messages. These pop up messages fall
into several categories:
• Five Second Stored Messages
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
message takes control of the main display area for
five seconds and then returns to the previous screen.
Most of the messages of this type are then stored (as
long as the condition that activated it remains active)
and can be reviewed from the “Messages” main
menu item. As long as there is a stored message, an
“i” will be displayed in the EVIC’s compass/outside
temp line. Examples of this message type are “Right
Front Turn Signal Lamp Out” and “Low Tire Pressure”.
• Unstored Messages
This message type is displayed indefinitely or until
the condition that activated the message is cleared.
Examples of this message type are “Turn Signal On”
(if a turn signal is left on) and “Lights On” (if driver
leaves the vehicle).
• Unstored Messages Until RUN
These messages deal primarily with the Remote Start
feature. This message type is displayed until the
ignition is in the RUN state. Examples of this message
type are “Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar” and
“Press Brake Pedal and Push Button to Start”.
• Five Second Unstored Messages
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
message takes control of the main display area for
five seconds and then returns to the previous screen.
An example of this message type is “Automatic High
Beams On”.
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5. Lane Departure Warning (LDW) — If Equipped
The Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system
provides the driver with visual and steering
torque warnings when the vehicle starts to drift
out of its lane unintentionally without the use
of a turn signal.
• When the LDW system is ON and ready the lane
lines and LDW indicator are the color gray.
• When the LDW system is armed, the lane lines
change to white and the LDW indicator changes to
green.
• When the LDW system senses a lane cross situation,
the approaching lane line and the LDW indicator
change from white to yellow.
For further information, refer to “Lane Departure Warning” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
6. Fuel Gauge
Fuel Gauge displays the level of fuel in the fuel tank
when the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position.
7. Low Fuel Telltale
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal
(11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
fuel is added.
8. Rear Axle Lock Indicator — If Equipped
This light indicates when the rear axle lock has
been activated.
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9. Reconfigurable Telltale Display
WARNING!
• Transmission Temperature Warning Light
This light indicates that there is excessive trans- If you continue operating the vehicle when the
mission fluid temperature that might occur Transmission Temperature Warning Light is illumiwith severe usage such as trailer towing. It may nated you could cause the fluid to boil over, come in
also occur when operating the vehicle in a high contact with hot engine or exhaust components and
torque converter slip condition, such as 4-wheel drive cause a fire.
operation (e.g., snow plowing, off- road operation). If this • Low Coolant Level Indicator
light comes on, stop the vehicle and run the engine at idle
This telltale will turn on to indicate the vehicle
or faster, with the transmission in NEUTRAL until the
coolant level is low.
light goes off.
CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
• Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator
This telltale will turn on to indicate the windshield washer fluid is low.
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• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Malfunction
10. Manual Speed Assist (MSA) Speed Warning Telltale
This light will turn on when a ACC is not — If Equipped
operating and needs service. For further inforThis area displays the Manual Speed Assist
mation, refer to “Adaptive Cruise Control
(MSA) speed warning telltale.
(ACC)” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle”.
11. Speed For Electronic Cruise Control Setting
• LaneSense Service — If Equipped
This telltale will turn on to indicate that the
This displays the set speed of the Electronic
Lane Sense Departure has detected a failure.
Speed Control.
• Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message Indicator
12. Reconfigurable Telltale Area
This telltale will turn on to indicate the fuel • Hill Descent Indicator — If Equipped
filler cap is loose.
The symbol illuminates (is armed) when the
4WD Low switch is activated and the transmission range indicator is in LOW or REVERSE
position (Off-Road Mode).
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• Selec Speed Control Indicator — If Equipped
The symbol illuminates and is active only in
4WD Low range when either the HDC switch
on the instrument panel is selected or ROCK
mode for Selec-Terrain is selected.
If the T-case is not in 4WD Low range, the following
message is displayed “Selec-Speed Unavailable”.
• Electronic Speed Control ON
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is ON. For further information,
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
• Electronic Speed Control SET
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is SET. For further information,
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
13. Reconfigurable Telltale Display
• Power Steering System Over Temperature — If
Equipped
If the “POWER STEERING SYSTEM OVER
TEMP” message and a icon are displayed on
the EVIC screen, it indicates that extreme steering maneuvers may have occurred, which
caused an over temperature condition in the power
steering system. You will lose power steering assistance
momentarily until the over temperature condition no
longer exists. Once driving conditions are safe, then pull
over and let vehicle idle. After five minutes, the system
will cool and return to normal operation. Refer to “Power
Steering” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.
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NOTE:
• Even if power steering assistance is no longer operational, it is still possible to steer the vehicle. Under
these conditions there will be a substantial increase
in steering effort, especially at very low vehicle
speeds and during parking maneuvers.
• If the condition persists, see your authorized dealer
for service.
• Door Ajar
This light will turn on to indicate that one or
more doors may be ajar.
• Liftgate Ajar
This light will turn on to indicate that liftgate
may be ajar.
• Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
light should turn on momentarily when the engine is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
chime will sound for four minutes when this light turns
on.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
• Charging System Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. 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”.
• Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
light will come on when the ignition is first
turned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb
check. If the light does not come on during starting, have
the system checked by an authorized dealer.
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 an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is
flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is
required. You may experience reduced performance, an
elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may
require towing.
• Oil Temperature Warning Light
This telltale indicates engine oil temperature is
high. If the light turns on while driving, stop
the vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as
possible.
• Secondary Air Bag Warning Light
This telltale indicates the Passenger
Air Bag Disabled (PAD) [if equipped]
is disabled.
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14. 4WD LOW Indicator Light — If Equipped
16. Temperature Gauge
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in the
four-wheel drive LOW mode. The front and rear driveshafts are mechanically locked together forcing the front
and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. Low range
provides a greater gear reduction ratio to provide increased torque at the wheels.
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
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
For further information on four-wheel drive operation exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
and proper use, refer to “Four-Wheel Drive Operation —
CAUTION!
If Equipped” in “Starting And Operating”.
15. SERV 4WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light alerts the driver that the 4WD is in need of
service. If this light is illuminated, see your authorized
dealer as soon as possible.
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 dealer for service.
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WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealer
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.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays — 7” Display
The EVIC displays are located in the center portion of the 1. Lane Departure Warning (LDW) — If Equipped
cluster and consists of eight sections:
The Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system
provides the driver with visual and steering
torque warnings when the vehicle starts to drift
out of its lane unintentionally without the use
of a turn signal.
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• When the LDW system is ON and ready the lane 4. Brake Warning Light
lines and LDW indicator are the color gray.
This light monitors various brake functions,
• When the LDW system is armed, the lane lines
including brake fluid level and parking brake
change to white and the LDW indicator changes to
application. If the brake light turns on it may
green.
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
• When the LDW system senses a lane cross situation, the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
the approaching lane line and the LDW indicator the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
change from white to yellow.
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
For further information, refer to “Lane Departure Warn- disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
ing” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”. master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
2. EVIC Selectable Display Area
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
This area displays selectable information (Compass, System (ABS)/Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
Temp, Range to Empty, Trip, Average MPG or L/100 km). In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
3. Electronic Park Brake Failure
booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake
This telltale indicates that there is an Electronic and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.
Park Brake Fault. Please see your authorized
dealer for assistance.
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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.
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
a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is neces- Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
sary.
ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
inspected by an authorized dealer.
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and can be reviewed from the “Messages” main
menu item. As long as there is a stored message, an
“i” will be displayed in the middle of the EVIC’s top
line. Examples of this message type are “Right Front
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
Turn Signal Lamp Out” and “Low Tire Pressure”.
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
• Unstored Messages
5. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
This message type is displayed indefinitely or until
the condition that activated the message is cleared.
The main display area will normally display the main
Examples of this message type are “Turn Signal On”
menu or the screens of a selected feature of the main
(if a turn signal is left on) and “Lights On” (if driver
menu. The main display area also displays “pop up”
leaves the vehicle).
messages that consist of approximately 60 possible warning or information messages. These pop up messages fall • Unstored Messages Until RUN
These messages deal primarily with the Remote Start
into several categories:
feature. This message type is displayed until the
• Five Second Stored Messages
ignition is in the RUN state. Examples of this message
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
type are “Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar” and
message takes control of the main display area for
“Press Brake Pedal and Push Button to Start”.
five seconds and then returns to the previous screen.
Most of the messages of this type are then stored (as
long as the condition that activated it remains active)
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position.
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• Five Second Unstored Messages
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
message takes control of the main display area for
five seconds and then returns to the previous screen.
An example of this message type is “Automatic High
Beams On”.
8. EVIC Selectable Display Area
This area displays selectable information (Compass,
Temp, Range to Empty, Trip, Average MPG or L/100 km).
NOTE: The system will display the last known outside
temperature when starting the vehicle and may need to
6. Manual Speed Assist (MSA) Speed Warning Telltale — be driven several minutes before the updated temperature is displayed. Engine temperature can also affect the
If Equipped
displayed temperature; therefor, temperature readings
This area displays the Manual Speed Assist are not updated when the vehicle is not moving.
(MSA) speed warning telltale.
9. Reconfigurable Telltale Area
• Hill Descent Indicator — If Equipped
7. Speed For Electronic Cruise Control Setting
The symbol illuminates (is armed) when
the 4WD Low switch is activated and the
This displays the set speed of the Electronic
transmission range indicator is in LOW or
Speed Control.
REVERSE position (Off-Road Mode).
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• Selec Speed Control Indicator — If Equipped
The symbol illuminates and is active only
in 4WD Low range when either the HDC
switch on the instrument panel is selected
or ROCK mode for Selec-Terrain is selected.
If the T-case is not in 4WD Low range, the following
message is displayed “Selec-Speed Unavailable”.
• Electronic Speed Control ON
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is ON. For further information,
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
• Electronic Speed Control SET
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is SET. For further information,
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Distance Setting
Display
This will display the distance setting for the
ACC system. For further information, refer
to “Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
10. Shift Lever Status (PRNDL)
The shift lever status “P,R,N,D,L,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1” are displayed indicating the shift lever position. Refer to “Starting And Operating”.
11. Instructional Area
This area will display text to the visual warnings (i.e.,
“Push Brake To Start”).
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12. Amber Reconfigurable Telltale Display
WARNING!
• Transmission Temperature Warning Light
This light indicates that there is excessive If you continue operating the vehicle when the
transmission fluid temperature that might Transmission Temperature Warning Light is illumioccur with severe usage such as trailer nated you could cause the fluid to boil over, come in
towing. It may also occur when operating contact with hot engine or exhaust components and
the vehicle in a high torque converter slip condition, cause a fire.
such as 4-wheel-drive operation (e.g., snow plowing, • Low Fuel Telltale
off- road operation). If this light comes on, stop the
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0
vehicle and run the engine at idle or faster, with the
gal (11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain
transmission in NEUTRAL until the light goes off.
on until fuel is added.
CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
• Rear Axle Lock Indicator — If Equipped
This light indicates when the rear axle lock
has been activated.
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• Low Coolant Level Indicator
This telltale will turn on to indicate the
vehicle coolant level is low.
For further information on four-wheel drive operation and proper use, refer to “Four-Wheel Drive
Operation — If Equipped” in “Starting And
Operating”.
• SERV 4WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
• Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator
This light alerts the driver that the 4WD is in need of
This telltale will turn on to indicate the
service. If this light is illuminated, see your authowindshield washer fluid is low.
rized dealer as soon as possible.
• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Malfunction
This light will turn on when a ACC is not
• 4WD LOW Indicator Light — If Equipped
operating and needs service. For further
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in the
information, refer to “Adaptive Cruise
four-wheel drive LOW mode. The front and rear
Control (ACC)” in “Understanding The
driveshafts are mechanically locked together forcing
Features
Of
Your Vehicle”.
the front and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed.
Low range provides a greater gear reduction ratio to • LaneSense Service — If Equipped
This telltale will turn on to indicate that the
provide increased torque at the wheels.
Lane Sense Departure has detected a
failure.
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• Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message Indicator
This telltale will turn on to indicate the fuel
filler cap is loose.
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.
When the appropriate conditions exist, this display
shows the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
13. Odometer Display/Fuel Gauge/Temperature Gauge/
(EVIC) messages and Submenus.
Submenu Area
• Fuel Gauge
• The odometer display shows the total distance the
Fuel Gauge displays the level of fuel in the fuel tank
vehicle has been driven.
when the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position.
U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of • Temperature Gauge
vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temcorrect mileage that the vehicle has been driven. If your
perature. Any reading within the normal range indiodometer needs to be repaired or serviced, the repair
cates that the engine cooling system is operating
technician should leave the odometer reading the same
satisfactorily.
as it was before the repair or service. If s/he cannot do
The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temso, then the odometer must be set at zero, and a sticker
perature when driving in hot weather, up mountain
must be placed in the door jamb stating what the
grades, or when towing a trailer. It should not be
mileage was before the repair or service. It is a good idea
allowed to exceed the upper limits of the normal
for you to make a record of the odometer reading before
operating range.
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
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 dealer for service.
Vehicle”. Follow the warnings under the Cooling
System Pressure Cap paragraph.
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 dealer
for service if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to
look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your
(Continued)
14. Red Reconfigurable Telltale Display
• Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light warns of an overheated engine
condition. As temperatures rise and the gauge
approaches H, this indicator will illuminate
and a single chime will sound after reaching a set
threshold.
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over
and stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it
off. Also, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and
idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 363
return to normal, turn the engine off immediately and NOTE:
call for service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats”
• Even if power steering assistance is no longer operain “What To Do In Emergencies” for more
tional, it is still possible to steer the vehicle. Under
information.
these conditions there will be a substantial increase
• Power Steering System Over Temperature — If
in steering effort, especially at very low vehicle
Equipped
speeds and during parking maneuvers.
If the “POWER STEERING SYSTEM OVER
• If the condition persists, see your authorized dealer
TEMP” message and a icon are displayed
for service.
on the EVIC screen, it indicates that extreme steering maneuvers may have oc- • Door Ajar
This light will turn on to indicate that one
curred, which caused an over temperature condition
or more doors may be ajar.
in the power steering system. You will lose power
steering assistance momentarily until the over temperature condition no longer exists. Once driving
• Liftgate Ajar
conditions are safe, then pull over and let vehicle idle.
This light will turn on to indicate that
After five minutes, the system will cool and return to
liftgate may be ajar.
normal operation. Refer to “Power Steering” in
“Starting And Operating” for further information.
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on, it means that the vehicle is experiencing a prob• Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure.
lem with the charging system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.
The light should turn on momentarily when
the engine is started. If the light turns on while
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
driving, stop the vehicle and shut off the engine as
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
soon as possible. A chime will sound for four minutes • Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
when this light turns on.
This light informs you of a problem with
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corthe Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) sysrected. This light does not show how much oil is in
tem. The light will come on when the
the engine. The engine oil level must be checked
ignition is first turned ON and remain on
under the hood.
briefly as a bulb check. If the light does not come on
during starting, have the system checked by an
• Charging System Light
authorized dealer.
This light shows the status of the electrical
charging system. If the light stays on or comes
If a problem is detected, the light will come on while
on while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s
the engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when
non-essential electrical devices or increase engine
the vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever
speed (if at idle). If the charging system light remains
is placed in the PARK position. The light should turn
off.
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If the light remains lit with the engine running, your
vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an
authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If
the light is flashing when the engine is running,
immediate service is required. You may experience
reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may require towing.
• Oil Temperature Warning Light
This telltale indicates engine oil temperature is high. If the light turns on while
driving, stop the vehicle and shut off the
engine as soon as possible.
• Air Bag Warning Light
This light will turn on for four to eight
seconds as a bulb check when the ignition
switch is first turned to the ON/RUN position. If the light is either not on during
starting, stays on, or turns on while driving, have the
system inspected at an authorized dealer as soon as
possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
information.
Engine Oil Change Indicator System
Oil Change Required
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
will display in the EVIC for five 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 or cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position if
equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™. To turn off the
message temporarily, press and release the OK button. To
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reset the oil change indicator system (after performing Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
the scheduled maintenance) refer to the following proce- Messages
dure.
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
Vehicles Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go™
• Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, press the ENGINE
• Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the
ON/RUN position (do not start the engine.)
• Service Airbag System
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times •
within 10 seconds.
•
3. Without pressing the brake pedal, press the ENGINE
•
START/STOP button once to return the ignition to the
OFF/LOCK position.
•
Traction Control Off
Washer Fluid Low
Oil Pressure Low
Oil Change Due
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you • Fuel Low
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
• Service Antilock Brake System
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
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• Service Power Steering
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Cruise Off
• Lights On
• Cruise Ready
• Right Turn Signal Light Out
• Cruise Set To XXX MPH
• Left Turn Signal Light Out
• Cruise Set To XXX KM/H
• Turn Signal On
• Tire Pressure Screen With Low Tire(s) “Inflate Tire to •
XX”
•
• Service Tire Pressure System
•
• Parking Brake Engaged
•
• Brake Fluid Low
•
• Service Electronic Braking System
•
• Engine Temperature Hot
•
• Battery Voltage Low
•
Vehicle Not in Park
Key in Ignition
Key in Ignition Lights On
Remote Start Active Key to Run
Remote Start Active Push Start Button
Remote Start Aborted Fuel Low
Remote Start Aborted Too Cold
Remote Start Aborted Door Open
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• Remote Start Aborted Hood Open
• Automatic Unavailable Use Autostick Service Req.
• Remote Start Aborted Tailgate Open
• Transmission Getting Hot Press Brake
• Remote Start Aborted Time Expired
• Trans. Hot Stop Safely Shift to Park Wait to Cool
• Remote Start Disabled Start to Reset
• Transmission Cool Ready to Drive
• Service Airbag System
• Service Transmission
• Service Airbag Warning Light
• Service Shifter
• Door Open
• Engage Park Brake to Prevent Rolling
• Doors Open
• Transmission Too cold Idle with Engine On
• Tailgate Open
• Washer Fluid Low
• Gear Not Available
The Reconfigurable Telltales section is divided into the
white telltales area on the right, amber telltales in the
middle, and red telltales on the left.
• Shift Not Allowed
• Shift to Neutral then Drive or Reverse
• Autostick Unavailable Service Required
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 369
EVIC Selectable Menu Items
Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow buttons until
the desired Selectable Menu icon is highlighted in the
EVIC.
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Vehicle Info icon is highlighted
in the EVIC. Press and release the RIGHT
Digital Speedometer
arrow button and Coolant Temp will be displayed. Press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow button to scroll
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow through the information sub-menus and press the OK
button until the Digital display icon is high- button to select or reset the following resettable sublighted in the EVIC. Press and release the menus:
RIGHT arrow button to scroll through the
sub-menus and press the OK button to change the Transmission Temperature – Automatic Transmission
display between Digital Speedometer or Analog Only
Speedometer.
Oil Temp
Coolant Temperature
Oil Life
Battery Voltage
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Tire PSI is an information only function and cannot be
reset. Press and release the LEFT arrow button to return
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
to the main menu.
“Tire Pressure” is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and
release the RIGHT arrow button and one of the following Refer to “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)”
will be displayed:
under “Starting and Operating” for further information.
Tire Pressure
If tire pressure is OK for all tires a vehicle ICON is Driver Assist Menu
displayed with tire pressure values in each corner of the
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Menu
ICON.
The EVIC displays the current ACC system settings. The
If one or more tires have low pressure, “Inflate Tire To information displayed depends on ACC system status.
XX” is displayed with the vehicle ICON and the tire
pressure values in each corner of the ICON with the Press the ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) ON/
pressure value of the low tire displayed in a different OFF button (located on the steering wheel) until one of
the following displays in the EVIC:
color than the other tire pressure value.
If the Tire Pressure system requires service, “Service Tire Adaptive Cruise Control Off
Pressure System” is displayed.
When ACC is deactivated, the display will read “Adaptive Cruise Control Off.”
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 371
Adaptive Cruise Control Ready
System Off
When ACC is activated but the vehicle speed setting has ACC Proximity Warning
not been selected, the display will read “Adaptive Cruise
ACC Unavailable Warning
Control Ready.”
The EVIC will return to the last display selected after five
Press the SET + or the SET- button (located on the
seconds of no ACC display activity.
steering wheel) and the following will display in the
EVIC:
For further information, refer to “Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) — If Equipped” in “Understanding The
ACC SET
Features Of Your Vehicle”.
When ACC is set, the set speed will display in the
LaneSense Menu
instrument cluster.
The EVIC displays the current LaneSense system setThe ACC screen may display once again if any ACC
tings. The information displayed depends on LaneSense
activity occurs, which may include any of the following: system status and the conditions that need to be met. For
further information, refer to “LaneSense — If Equipped”
Distance Setting Change
in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
System Cancel
Driver Override
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Fuel Economy
• Average Fuel Economy
• Elapsed Time
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
Hold the OK button to reset all the information.
button until the Fuel Economy icon is
highlighted.
Audio
• Average Fuel Economy/Miles Per Gallon (MPG or
L/100 km with Bargraph)
• Range To Empty (RTE)
• Current Fuel Economy (MPG or L/100 km)
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Audio display icon is highlighted in the EVIC.
Stored Messages
Trip Info
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the Trip icon is highlighted in the EVIC (Toggle left or
right to select Trip A or Trip B). The Trip A information
will display the following:
• Distance
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Messages display icon is highlighted in the EVIC. This feature shows the
number of stored warning messages. Pressing
the RIGHT arrow button will allow you to see what the
stored messages are.
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Screen Setup
• Outside Temp (default setting)
• Oil Temp
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Screen Setup display icon is
highlighted in the EVIC. Press and release the
OK button to enter the sub-menus. The Screen
Setup feature allows you to change what information is
displayed in the instrument cluster as well as the location
that information is displayed.
• Time
Screen Setup Driver Selectable Items
• Trip B
Gear Display
• Standard (PRND) Gear Indicator
• Single Character (D) Gear Indicator
Upper Left
• None
• Compass
• Range To Empty (RTE)
• Average MPG or L/100 km
• Current MPG or L/100 km
• Trip A
Upper Right
• None
• Compass (default setting)
• Outside Temp
• Oil Temp
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• Time
• Time
• Range To Empty (RTE)
• Range To Empty
• Average MPG or L/100 km
• Average MPG or L/100 km
• Current MPG or L/100 km
• Current MPG or L/100 km
• Trip A
• Trip A
• Trip B
• Trip B
Restore To Defaults (Restores All Settings To Default • Audio Information
Settings)
• Menu Title (Default Setting)
• Cancel
Uconnect® SETTINGS
• Okay
The Uconnect® system uses a combination of soft and
Center
hard keys located on the center of the instrument panel
that allows you to access and change the customer
• None
programmable features.
• Compass
• Outside Temp
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Uconnect® 5.0 Soft-Keys And Hard-Keys
1 — Uconnect® Soft-Keys
2 — Uconnect® Hard-Keys
Uconnect® 8.4 Soft-Keys And Hard-Keys
1 — Uconnect® Soft-Keys
2 — Uconnect® Hard-Keys
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Hard-Keys
Soft-Keys
Hard-Keys are located below the Uconnect® system in
the center of the instrument panel. In addition, there is a
Scroll/Enter control knob located on the right side of the
Climate Controls in the center of the instrument panel.
Turn the control knob to scroll through menus and
change settings (i.e., 30, 60, 90), press the center of the
control knob one or more times to select or change a
setting (i.e., ON, OFF).
Soft-Keys are accessible on the Uconnect® display.
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
5.0/8.4 Settings
Uconnect® 5.0 — Press the SETTINGS hard-key to display the menu setting screen. Uconnect® 8.4 — Touch the
“Apps” soft-key, then touch the “Settings” soft-key to
display the menu setting screen. In this mode the
Uconnect® system allows you to access programmable
Your Uconnect® system may also have a Screen Off and
features that may be equipped such as Display, Clock,
Back hard-keys located below the system.
Safety/Assistance, Lights, Doors & Locks, Auto-On
Press the Screen Off hard-key to turn off the Uconnect® Comfort & Remote Start, Engine Off Operation, Compass
screen. Press the Screen Off hard-key a second time to Settings, Audio, Phone/Bluetooth® and SiriusXM Setup.
turn the screen on.
NOTE: Only one touchscreen area may be selected at a
Press the Back hard-key to exit out of a Menu or certain time.
option on the Uconnect® system.
When making a selection, touch the soft-key to enter the
desired mode. Once in the desired mode, touch and
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 377
release the preferred setting until a check-mark appears
next to the setting, showing that setting has been selected. Once the setting is complete, either touch the back
arrow soft-key or the Back hard-key to return to the
previous menu or touch the “X” soft-key to close out of
the settings screen. Touching the Up or Down Arrow
soft-keys on the right side of the screen will allow you to
toggle up or down through the available settings.
• Display Brightness With Headlights ON
When in this display, you may select the brightness with
the headlights on. Adjust the brightness with the + and –
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
between the “+” and “–” soft-keys. Then touch the back
arrow soft-key.
• Display Brightness With Headlights OFF
When in this display, you may select the brightness with
Display
the headlights off. Adjust the brightness with the + and –
After pressing the “Display” soft-key the following setsetting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
tings will be available:
between the “+” and “–” soft-keys. Then touch the back
• Display Mode
arrow soft-key.
When in this display you may select one of the auto • Set Language
display settings. To change Mode status, touch and
When in this display, you may select one of multiple
release the “Day,” “Night” or “Auto” soft-key. Then
languages (English / Français / Español) for all display
touch the back arrow soft-key.
nomenclature, including the trip functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Touch the Set Language
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soft-key, then touch the desired language soft-key until a • Touchscreen Beep
check-mark appears next to the language, showing that
When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
sound heard when a touchscreen button (soft-key) is
to return to the previous menu.
pressed. Touch the “Touchscreen Beep” soft-key until a
• Units
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
When in this display, you may select to have the EVIC,
to return to the previous menu.
odometer, and navigation system (if equipped) changed
between US and Metric units of measure. Touch “US” or • Navigation Turn-By-Turn In Cluster — If Equipped
“Metric” until a check-mark appears next to the setting,
When this feature is selected, the turn-by-turn directions
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
will appear in the display as the vehicle approaches a
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
designated turn within a programmed route. To make
• Voice Response Length
your selection, touch the “Navigation Turn-By-Turn In
Cluster” soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to the
When in this display, you may change the Voice Resetting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
sponse Length settings. To change the Voice Response
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
Length, touch the “Brief” or “Detailed” soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
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Clock
• Set Time Minutes
After pressing the “Clock” soft-key the following settings When in this display, you may adjust the minutes. The
will be available:
“Sync with GPS Time” soft-key must be unchecked. To
make your selection, touch the “+” or “–” soft-keys to
• Sync Time With GPS
adjust the minutes up or down. Touch the back arrow
When in this display, you may automatically have the soft-key to return to the previous menu or touch the “X”
radio set the time. To change the Sync Time setting, touch soft-key to close out of the settings screen.
the “Sync with GPS Time” soft-key until a check-mark
appears next to the setting, showing that setting has been • Time Format
selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the When in this display, you may select the time format
previous menu.
display setting. Touch the “Time Format” soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the 12hrs or 24hrs setting,
• Set Time Hours
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
When in this display, you may adjust the hours. The arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
“Sync with GPS Time” soft-key must be unchecked. To
make your selection, touch the “+” or “–” soft-keys to
adjust the hours up or down. Touch the back arrow
soft-key to return to the previous menu or touch the” X”
soft-key to close out of the settings screen.
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Safety/Assistance
• Forward Collision Warning (FCW) Active Braking —
If Equipped
After touching the “Safety/Assistance” soft-key the following settings will be available:
The FCW system includes Advanced Brake Assist (ABA).
When this feature is selected, it will apply the brakes to
• Forward Collision Warning (FCW) — If Equipped
slow your vehicle in case of potential forward collision.
The Front Collision Warning (FCW) feature can be can be The ABA applies additional brake pressure when the
set to Far, or set to Near. The default status of FCW is the driver requests insufficient brake pressure to avoid a
Far setting. This means the system will warn you of a potential frontal collision. The ABA system becomes
possible collision with the vehicle in front of you when active at 5 mph (8 km/h).
you are farther away. This gives you the most reaction
time. To change the setting for a more dynamic driving For further information, refer to “Forward Collision
experience, select the Near setting. This warns you of a Warning (FCW) With Mitigation” in “Understanding The
possible collision when you are much closer to the Features Of Your Vehicle”.
vehicle in front of you. To change the FCW status, touch • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) — If Equipped
and release the “Near” or “Far” button. Then touch the
When this feature is selected, it sets the distance at which
back arrow soft-key.
the steering wheel will provide feedback for potential
For further information, refer to “Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Vehicle”.
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lane departures. The LDW sensitivity can be set to • ParkSense® Active Park Assist — If Equipped
provide either an “early”, “medium” or “late” warning
The Rear Park Assist system will scan for objects behind
zone start point.
the vehicle when the transmission shift lever is in REFor further information, refer to “Lane Departure Warn- VERSE and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph (18
ing (LDW)” in “Understanding The Features Of Your km/h). The system can be enabled with Sound Only, or
Sound and Display. To change the Park Assist status,
Vehicle”.
touch and release the “Sound Only” or “Sounds and
• Lane Departure Torque — If Equipped
Display” button. Then touch the back arrow soft-key.
When this feature is selected, it sets the strength of the
Refer to “ParkSense® Rear Park Assist” in “Understandsteering wheel feedback for potential lane departures.
ing The Features Of Your Vehicle” for system function
The amount of directional torque the steering system can
and operating information.
apply to the steering wheel to correct for vehicle lane
• ParkSense® Front Park Assist Chime Volume — If
departure can be set at “Low,” “Medium” or “High.”
Equipped
For further information, refer to “Lane Departure Warning (LDW)” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Front Park Assist chime volume settings can be selected
from the EVIC or Uconnect® System (if equipped). The
Vehicle”.
chime volume settings include “LOW,” “MEDIUM,” and
“HIGH.” The factory default volume setting is MEDIUM.
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Refer to “EVIC settings” or “Uconnect® Settings” in Refer to “ParkSense® Rear Park Assist” in “Understand“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further in- ing The Features Of Your Vehicle” for system function
and operating information.
formation.
• ParkSense® Rear Park Assist Chime Volume — If
Equipped
• Tilt Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the outside sideview mirrors will tilt downward when the ignition is in the RUN
position and the transmission shift lever is in the REVERSE position. The mirrors will move back to their
previous position when the transmission is shifted out of
REVERSE. To make your selection, touch the “Tilt MirRefer to “EVIC settings” or “Uconnect® Settings” in
rors In Reverse” soft-key, until a check-mark appears next
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further into setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch
formation.
the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
• ParkSense® Active Park Assist Braking — If
• Blind Spot Alert — If Equipped
Equipped
When this feature is selected, the Blind Spot Alert feature
When this feature is selected, the park assist system will
can be set to Off, Lights or Lights and Chime. The Blind
detect objects located behind the vehicle and utilize
Spot Alert feature can be activated in Lights mode. When
autonomous braking to stop the vehicle.
this mode is selected, the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
Rear Park Assist chime volume settings can be selected
from the EVIC or Uconnect® System (if equipped). The
chime volume settings include “LOW,” “MEDIUM,” and
“HIGH.” The factory default volume setting is MEDIUM.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 383
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be
displayed on the radio touchscreen display along with a
caution note to “check entire surroundings” across the
top of the screen. After five seconds, this note will
disappear. The ParkView® camera is located on the rear
of the vehicle above the rear License plate. To make your
selection, touch the “ParkView® Backup Camera” softkey, until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing
that setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow
NOTE: If your vehicle has experienced any damage in
soft-key to return to the previous menu.
the area where the sensor is located, even if the fascia is
not damaged, the sensor may have become misaligned. • Active ParkView® Rear Backup Camera Guide Lines —
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer to verify sensor If Equipped
alignment. Having a sensor that is misaligned will result When this feature is enabled, active (dynamic) grid lines
in the BSM not operating to specification.
are overlaid on the Rear Backup Camera image to
system is activated and will only show a visual alert in
the outside mirrors. When Lights & Chime mode is
activated, the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) will show a
visual alert in the outside mirrors as well as an audible
alert when the turn signal is on. When Off is selected, the
Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) system is deactivated. To
change the Blind Spot Alert status, touch the “Off,”
“Lights” or “Lights & Chime” soft-key. Then touch the
back arrow soft-key.
• ParkView® Rear Backup Camera — If Equipped
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
illustrate the width of the vehicle and its projected back
up path based on the steering wheel position. A dashed
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center line overlay indicates the center of the vehicle to to setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch
the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
assist with parking or aligning to a hitch/receiver.
• Fixed ParkView® Rear Backup Camera Guide Lines —
If Equipped
• Electric Park Brake Service Mode
up to 10 seconds, or 8 mph (13 km/h).
Lights
• Rain Sensing Auto Wipers
After pressing the “Lights” soft-key the following settings will be available.
This feature provides a means for a technician or vehicle
When this feature is enabled, fixed (static) grid lines are owner to utilize a vehicle integrated, menu driven sysoverlaid on the Rear Backup Camera image to illustrate tem, to command the electric park brake retraction, to
the width of the vehicle.
service the rear foundation brakes (brake pads, calipers,
rotors, etc.).
• ParkView® Backup Camera Delay
For further information, refer to “Electric Parking Brake
When this feature is enabled, it will allow the ParkView®
Backup Camera display to remain on while in drive for (EPD)” in “Starting and Operating.”
When this feature is selected, the system will automatically activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture • Headlights Off Delay
on the windshield. To make your selection, touch the When this feature is selected, it allows the adjustment of
“Rain Sensing” soft-key, until a check-mark appears next the amount of time the headlights remain on after the
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engine is shut off. To change the Headlights Off Delay
setting, touch the “Headlights Off Delay” soft-key, and
choose either 0 sec, 30 sec, 60 sec or 90 seconds. A
check-mark appears next to setting indicating that the
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
The headlights will also turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature. To make
your selection, touch the “Headlights With Wipers” softkey, until a check-mark appears next to setting, indicating
that the setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow
soft-key to return to the previous menu.
• Headlight Illumination On Approach
• Auto High Beams “SmartBeam™” — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
and remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds when the doors
are unlocked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter. To change the Illuminated Approach status,
touch the + or - soft-key to select your desired time
interval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the
previous menu.
When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights
will activate/deactivate automatically under certain conditions. To make your selection, touch the “Auto High
Beams” soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
setting, indicating that the setting has been selected.
Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous
menu. Refer to “Lights/SmartBeam™ — If Equipped” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
• Headlights With Wipers — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, and the headlight switch is
in the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on.
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• Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
Doors & Locks
When this feature is selected, the headlights will turn on
whenever the engine is running. To make your selection,
touch the Daytime Running Lights soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, indicating that the
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
After pressing the “Doors & Locks” soft-key the following settings will be available:
• Auto Unlock On Exit
When this feature is selected, all doors will unlock when
the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the
PARK or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is
• Flash Turn signals With Lock
opened. To make your selection, touch the “Auto Unlock
When this feature is selected, the Turn signals will flash On Exit” soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. This feature may be back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
selected with or without the sound horn on lock feature • Auto Lock
selected. To make your selection, touch the “Flash Turn
When this feature is selected, all doors will lock autosignals with Lock” soft-key, until a check-mark appears
matically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15 mph
next to setting, indicating that the setting has been
(24 km/h). To make your selection, touch the “Auto
selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the
Lock” soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to setprevious menu.
ting, indicating that the setting has been selected. Touch
the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
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• Sound Horn With Lock
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When
1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is selected, you must press
the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the
passenger’s doors. When Unlock All Doors On 1st Press
is selected, all of the doors will unlock on the first press
of the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button.
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the door locks are activated. To make your selection,
touch the “Sound Horn With Lock” soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
NOTE: If the vehicle is programmed 1st Press Of Key Fob
return to the previous menu.
Unlocks, all doors will unlock no matter which Passive
• Sound Horn With Remote Start
Entry equipped door handle is grasped. If 1st Press Of
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when Key Fob Unlocks is programmed, only the driver’s door
the remote start is activated. To make your selection, will unlock when the driver’s door is grasped. With
touch the “Sound Horn With Remote Start” soft-key, until Passive Entry, if 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is proa check-mark appears next to setting, showing that grammed touching the handle more than once will only
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key result in the driver’s door opening. If driver door first is
to return to the previous menu.
selected, once the driver door is opened, the interior door
lock/unlock switch can be used to unlock all doors (or
• 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks
use RKE transmitter).
When 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is selected, only the
driver’s door will unlock on the first press of the Remote
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• Passive Entry
NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat
location (if Recall Memory with Remote Key Unlock is set
to ON) when the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
is used to unlock the door. Refer to “Driver Memory
Seat” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”
for further information.
This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicles
door(s) without having to press the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter lock or unlock buttons. To make
your selection, touch the “Passive Entry” soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu. Refer to “Keyless Enter-N- Auto-On Comfort
Go™” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”. After touching the “Auto-On Comfort” soft-key the following settings will be available:
• Memory To FOB — If Equipped
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
vehicle. To make your selection, touch the “Memory
Linked To FOB” soft-key, until a check-mark appears next
to setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch
the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
• Horn With Remote Start
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
touch the “Sound Horn With Remote Start” soft-key, until
a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
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• Auto-On Driver Heated/Ventilated Seat & Steering
Wheel With Vehicle Start — If Equipped
• Engine Off Power Delay
When this feature is selected the driver’s heated seat and
heated steering wheel will automatically turn on when
temperatures are below 40° F (4.4° C). When temperatures are above 80° F (26.7° C) the driver vented seat will
turn on. To make your selection, touch the “Auto Heated
Seats” soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect® Phone system (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 is cycled to OFF. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature. To change the
Engine Off Power Delay status, touch the “0 seconds,”
“45 seconds,” “5 minutes” or “10 minutes” soft-key. Then
touch the back arrow soft-key.
Engine Off Options
• Headlight Off Delay
After touching the “Engine Off Options” soft-key the When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
following settings will be available:
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
when exiting the vehicle. To change the Headlight Off
Delay status, touch the “+” or “–” soft-key to select your
desired time interval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
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Compass Settings
After pushing the Compass Settings button on the touchscreen the following settings will be available.
• Variance
Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
North and Geographic North. To compensate for the
differences the variance should be set for the zone where
the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly
set, the compass will automatically compensate for the
differences, and provide the most accurate compass
heading.
NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of the
instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones, Laptop
Computers and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass module is located, and it can cause interference with
the compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
Compass Variance Map
• Perform Compass Calibration
Push the “Calibration” button on the touchscreen to
change this setting. This compass is self-calibrating,
which eliminates the need to manually reset the compass.
When the vehicle is new, the compass may appear erratic
and it may need to be calibrated. You may also calibrate
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the compass by pushing the “ON” button on the touchscreen and completing one or more 360-degree turns (in
an area free from large metal or metallic objects) until the
CAL indicator displayed in the EVIC turns off. The
compass will now function normally.
NOTE: Bass/Mid/Treble allow you to simply slide your
finger up or down to change the setting as well as touch
directly on the desired setting.
• Speed Adjusted Volume
This feature increases or decreases volume relative to
vehicle speed. To change the Speed Adjusted Volume
After touching the “Audio” soft-key the following set- touch the “Off,” “1,” “2” or “3” soft-key. Then touch the
tings will be available.
back arrow soft-key.
Audio
• Balance/Fade
• Surround Sound — If Equipped
When in this display you may adjust the Balance and This feature provides simulated surround sound mode.
Fade settings.
To make your selection, touch the “Surround Sound”
soft-key, select “On” or “Off” followed by pressing the
• Equalizer
back arrow soft-key.
When in this display you may adjust the Bass, Mid and
Treble settings. Adjust the settings with the + and –
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
between the “+” and “–” soft-keys. Then touch the back
arrow soft-key.
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To change the Regional setting touch the “Off” or “On”
soft-key. A check mark will appear in the box when selected.
After touching the “Phone/Bluetooth®” soft-key the
Then touch the back arrow soft-key.
following settings will be available:
Restore Settings
• Paired Devices
Phone/Bluetooth®
This feature shows which phones are paired to the After pressing the “Restore Settings” soft-key the followPhone/Bluetooth® system. For further information, refer ing settings will be available:
• Restore Settings
to the Uconnect® Supplement Manual.
When this feature is selected it will reset Display, Clock,
After touching the “Radio Setup” soft-key the following Audio, and Radio Settings to their default. To restore the
settings to their default setting touch the “Yes” or “No”
settings will be available.
soft-key. A check mark will appear in the box when
• Regional
selected. Then touch the back arrow soft-key.
When this feature is selected it forces regional servicefollowing enabling automatic switching to network stations.
Radio Setup — If Equipped
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Clear Personal Data
iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
After touching the “Clear Personal Data Settings” softkey the following settings will be available:
• Clear Personal Data
When this feature is selected it will remove personal data
including Bluetooth® devices and presets. To Clear Personal Data touch the “Yes” or “No” soft-key. A check
mark will appear in the box when selected. Then touch
the back arrow soft-key.
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Uconnect® RADIOS — IF EQUIPPED
For detailed information about your Uconnect® radio,
refer to your Uconnect® Supplement Manual.
Media Hub
1 — USB Port
2 — SD Card Slot
3 — AUX Port
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Located in the front storage area, this feature allows an
iPod® or external USB device to be plugged into the USB
port.
iPod® control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod®
and iPhone® devices. Some iPod® software versions
may not fully support the iPod® control features. Please
visit Apple’s website for software updates.
For further information, refer to the Uconnect® User’s
Manual.
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
Remote Sound System Controls (Back View Of Steering
Wheel)
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to The right-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
pushbutton in the center and controls the volume and
access the switches.
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.
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Pressing the center button will make the radio switch CD Player
between the various modes available (AM/FM/SXM/ Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
CD/AUX, etc.).
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
The left-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a will go to the beginning of the current track, or to the
pushbutton in the center. The function of the left-hand beginning of the previous track if it is within eight
control is different depending on which mode you are in. seconds after the current track begins to play.
The following describes the left-hand control operation in If you press the switch up or down twice, it plays the
second track; three times, it will play the third, etc.
each mode.
The center button on the left side rocker switch has no
Radio Operation
function for a single-disc CD player. However, when a
Pushing the top of the switch will “Seek” up for the next multiple-disc CD player is equipped on the vehicle, the
listenable station and pushing the bottom of the switch center button will select the next available CD in the
will “Seek” down for the next listenable station.
player.
The button located in the center of the left-hand control
will tune to the next preset station that you have programmed in the radio preset button.
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NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular
To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following disc, it may be damaged (e.g., scratched, reflective coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
precautions:
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the good disc before considering disc player service.
surface.
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
wiping from center to edge.
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratch- your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
ing the disc.
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners, not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
or anti-static sprays.
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
turned down or off during mobile phone operation when
not using Uconnect® (if equipped).
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
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General Information
CLIMATE CONTROLS
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and The air conditioning and heating system is designed to
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the make you comfortable in all types of weather. This
following conditions:
system can be operated through either the controls on the
instrument panel or through the Uconnect® system dis• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
play.
the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
When the Uconnect® system is in different modes (Radio, Player, Settings, More, etc.) the driver and passenger
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
temperature settings will be indicated at the top of the
• This device must accept any interference received, display.
including interference that may cause undesired opManual Climate Controls Without Touchscreen —
eration.
If Equipped
The controls for the manual heating and air conditioning
system in this vehicle consist of a series of outer rotary
dials and inner push knobs. These comfort controls can
be set to obtain desired interior conditions.
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Front Blower Control
There are seven blower speeds. Use
this control to regulate the amount of
air forced through the system in any
mode you select. The blower speed
increases as you move the control
clockwise from the OFF position.
Manual Climate Controls
1 — RECIRCULATION Control
2 — Front Blower Control
3 — MAX Air Conditioning
(A/C)
4 — Temperature Control
5 — Air Conditioning (A/C)
6 — REAR DEFROST Mode
7 — MODE Control
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 OFF position.
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Temperature Control
Use this control to regulate the temperature of the air inside the passenger
compartment. Rotating the knob counterclockwise, from top center into the
blue area of the scale, indicates cooler
temperatures. Rotating the knob clockwise, into the red area, indicates
warmer temperatures.
MAX A/C
For maximum cooling, when MAX A/C is selected the
A/C is turned on automatically and the air is
recirculated.
NOTE: A/C cannot be deselected when in MAX A/C
position. The LED will blink three times if the A/C
button is pushed. If your air conditioning performance
seems lower than expected, check the front of the A/C
condenser (located in front of the radiator), for an accumulation of dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water
Air Conditioning Operation
spray from behind the radiator and through the conPush the A/C button to engage the Air Conditioning denser. Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce airflow
(A/C). A LED will illuminate when the A/C system is to the condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
engaged.
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Mode Control (Air Direction)
Mode control allows you to choose
from several patterns of air distribution. You can select either a primary
mode, as identified by the symbols, or
a blend of two of these modes. The
closer the control is to a particular
mode, the more air distribution you
receive from that mode.
Bi-Level Mode
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
NOTE: There is a difference in temperature (in
any conditions other than full cold or full hot), between
the upper and lower outlets for added comfort. The
warmer air goes to the floor outlets. This feature gives
improved comfort during sunny but cool conditions.
Floor Mode
Panel Mode
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct
airflow.
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
small amount through the defrost and side window demist outlets.
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Mix Mode
Recirculation Control
Air is directed through the floor, defrost and side
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat at the
windshield. This setting is good for maintaining comfort,
while reducing moisture on the windshield.
Press this button to choose between outside air intake or
recirculation of the air inside the vehicle. A LED will
illuminate when you are in Recirculation mode. Only use
the Recirculation mode to temporarily block out any
outside odors, smoke, or dust, and to cool the interior
rapidly upon initial start-up in very hot or humid
weather.
Defrost Mode
NOTE:
Air is directed through the windshield and side • If the RECIRCULATION button is pressed when the
window demist outlets. Use the DEFROST mode
system is in Defrost mode the Recirculation LED
with maximum blower and warm temperature settings
indicator will flash three times and then turn off to
for best windshield and side window defrosting.
indicate Recirculation mode is not allowed.
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in MIX • Continuous use of the Recirculation mode may make
and DEFROST, or a blend of these modes even if the A/C
the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur.
button is not pressed. This dehumidifies the air to help
Extended use of this mode is not recommended.
dry the windshield. To improve fuel economy, use these
modes only when necessary.
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• In cold or damp weather, the use of the Recirculation
mode will cause windows to fog on the inside because
of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. For maximum
defogging, select the outside air position.
Economy Mode
If ECONOMY mode is desired, press the A/C button to
turn off the LED indicator and the A/C compressor.
Rotate the temperature control knob to the desired tem• The A/C can be deselected manually without disturb- perature. Also, make sure to select only Panel, Bi-Level or
ing the mode control selection by pressing the A/C Floor modes.
button.
Stop/Start System — If Equipped
Air Outlets
While in an Autostop, the Climate Controls system may
The airflow from each of the instrument panel outlets can automatically adjust airflow to maintain cabin comfort.
be adjusted for direction, and turned on or off to control Customer settings will be maintained upon return to an
engine running condition.
airflow.
NOTE: For maximum airflow to the rear, the center Manual Climate Controls With Touchscreen — If
instrument panel outlets can be directed toward the rear Equipped
seat passengers.
Hard-Keys
The hard-keys are located below the Uconnect® screen.
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Soft-Keys
Soft-keys are accessible on the Uconnect® system screen.
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Uconnect® Manual Climate Controls — Hard-Keys
Uconnect® 5.0 Manual Temperature Controls —
Soft-Keys
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Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Hard-Keys And
Soft-Keys)
1. MAX A/C Button
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when MAX A/C is ON. Performing
this function again will cause the MAX A/C operation to
switch into manual mode and the MAX A/C indicator
will turn off.
2. A/C Button
Uconnect® 8.4 Manual Temperature Controls —
Soft-Keys
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when A/C is ON. Performing this
function again will cause the A/C operation to switch
into manual mode and the A/C indicator will turn off.
3. Recirculation Button
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when ON.
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4. Front Defrost Button
Press and release to change the current airflow setting to
Defrost mode. The indicator illuminates when this feature is ON. Air comes from the windshield and side
window demist outlets. When the defrost button is
selected, the blower level will increase. Use Defrost mode
with maximum temperature settings for best windshield
and side window defrosting and defogging.
5. Rear Defrost Button
Press and release this button to turn on the rear window
defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped).
An indicator will illuminate when the rear window
defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically
turns off after 10 minutes. For each additional press of
this button, five additional minutes will be added to the
timer function.
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.
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6. Blower Control
Blower control is used to regulate the amount of air
forced through the climate system. There are seven
blower speeds available. Adjusting the blower will cause
automatic mode to switch to manual operation. The
speeds can be selected using either hard-keys or soft-keys
as follows:
7. Modes
The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air
comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets,
demist outlets and defrost outlets. The Mode settings are
as follows:
• Panel Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument
panel. Each of these outlets can be individuHard-Key
ally adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air vanes of
The blower speed increases as you turn the control
the center outlets and outboard outlets can be moved
clockwise from the lowest blower setting. The blower
up and down or side to side to regulate airflow
speed decreases as you turn the knob counterclockwise.
direction. There is a shut off wheel located below the
air vanes to shut off or adjust the amount of airflow
Soft-Key
from these outlets.
Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting
• Bi-Level Mode
and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting.
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets
Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar
and floor outlets. A slight amount of air is
area between the icons.
directed through the defrost and side window demister outlets.
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NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort conditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and
warmer air from the floor outlets.
• Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight
amount of air is directed through the defrost
and side window demister outlets.
• Mix Mode
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side
window demist outlets. This mode works best
in cold or snowy conditions.
8. Climate Control OFF Button
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control
ON/OFF.
9. Temperature Control Down Button (Uconnect® 8.4)
Provides temperature control. Push the hard-key button
for cooler temperature settings or on the touchscreen,
touch and slide the soft-key temperature bar towards the
blue arrow soft-key for cooler temperature settings.
10. Temperature Control Up Button (Uconnect® 8.4)
Provides temperature control. Push the hard-key button
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in MIX for warmer temperature settings or on the touchscreen,
and DEFROST modes even if the A/C button is not touch and slide the soft-key temperature bar towards the
pressed. This dehumidifies the air to help dry the wind- red arrow soft-key for warmer temperature settings.
shield. To improve fuel economy, use these modes only
when necessary.
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11. Temperature Control (Uconnect® 5.0)
Touch the temperature soft-key to regulate the temperature of the air inside the passenger compartment. Moving
the temperature bar into the red area, indicates warmer
temperatures. Moving the temperature bar into the blue
area indicates cooler temperatures.
Automatic Climate Controls With Touchscreen —
If Equipped
Hard-Keys
The hard-keys are located below the Uconnect® screen.
Uconnect® Automatic Climate Controls — Hard-Keys
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Soft-Keys
Soft-keys are accessible on the Uconnect® system screen.
Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Hard-Keys And
Soft-Keys)
1. MAX A/C Button
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when MAX A/C is ON. Performing
this function again will cause the MAX A/C operation to
switch into manual mode and the MAX A/C indicator
will turn off.
2. A/C Button
Uconnect® 8.4 Automatic Temperature Controls —
Soft-Keys
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when A/C is ON. Performing this
function again will cause the A/C operation to switch
into manual mode and the A/C indicator will turn off.
3. Recirculation Button
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when ON.
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4. AUTO Operation Button
6. Rear Defrost Button
Automatically controls the interior cabin temperature by
adjusting airflow distribution and amount. Performing
this function will cause the ATC to switch between
manual mode and automatic modes. Refer to “Automatic
Operation” for more information.
Press and release this button to turn on the rear window
defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped). An
indicator will illuminate when the rear window defroster is
on. The rear window defroster automatically turns off after
10 minutes. For each additional press of this button, five
additional minutes will be added to the timer function.
5. Front Defrost Button
Press and release to change the current airflow setting to
Defrost mode. The indicator illuminates when this feature is ON. Air comes from the windshield and side
window demist outlets. When the defrost button is
selected, the blower level will increase. Use Defrost mode
with maximum temperature settings for best windshield
and side window defrosting and defogging. Performing
this function will cause the ATC to switch into manual
mode. If the front defrost mode is turned off the climate
system will return to the previous setting.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 411
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
7. Passenger Temperature Control Up Button
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
control. Push the hard-key button for warmer temperature settings or on the touchscreen, touch and slide the
soft-key temperature bar towards the red arrow soft-key
for warmer temperature settings.
8. Passenger Temperature Control Down Button
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
control. Push the hard-key button for cooler temperature
settings or on the touchscreen, touch and slide the
soft-key temperature bar towards the blue arrow soft-key
for cooler temperature settings.
NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will
automatically exit Sync.
9. SYNC
Touch the Sync soft-key to toggle the Sync feature
On/Off. The Sync indicator is illuminated when this
feature is enabled. Sync is used to synchronize the
NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will
passenger temperature setting with the driver temperaautomatically exit Sync.
ture setting. Changing the passenger temperature setting
while in Sync will automatically exit this feature.
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412 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
10. Blower Control
11. Modes
Blower control is used to regulate the amount of air
forced through the climate system. There are seven
blower speeds available. Adjusting the blower will cause
automatic mode to switch to manual operation. The
speeds can be selected using either hard-keys or soft-keys
as follows:
The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air
comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets,
demist outlets and defrost outlets. The Mode settings are
as follows:
• Panel Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument
panel. Each of these outlets can be individually
The blower speed increases as you turn the control adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air vanes of the
clockwise from the lowest blower setting. The blower center outlets and outboard outlets can be moved up and
speed decreases as you turn the knob counterclockwise. down or side to side to regulate airflow direction. There
is a shut off wheel located below the air vanes to shut off
Soft-Key
or adjust the amount of airflow from these outlets.
Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting
• Bi-Level Mode
and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting.
Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets and
area between the icons.
floor outlets. A slight amount of air is directed
through the defrost and side window demister outlets.
Hard-Key
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 413
NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort con- 13. Driver Temperature Control Down Button
ditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and
Provides the driver with independent temperature conwarmer air from the floor outlets.
trol. Push the hard-key button for cooler temperature
• Floor Mode
settings or on the touchscreen, touch and slide the
soft-key temperature bar towards the blue arrow soft-key
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount
of air is directed through the defrost and side for cooler temperature settings.
window demister outlets.
• Mix Mode
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically
adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same time.
14. Driver Temperature Control Up Button
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window
demist outlets. This mode works best in cold or Provides the driver with independent temperature consnowy conditions.
trol. Push the hard-key button for warmer temperature
settings or on the touchscreen, touch and slide the
12. Climate Control OFF Button
soft-key temperature bar towards the red arrow soft-key
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control for warmer temperature settings.
ON/OFF.
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically
adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same time.
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414 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Climate Control Functions
A/C (Air Conditioning)
• If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser (located in front of the radiator), for an accumulation of
dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from
behind the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric
front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
The Air Conditioning (A/C) button allows the operator
to manually activate or deactivate the air conditioning
system. When the air conditioning system is turned on,
cool dehumidified air will flow through the outlets into
the cabin. For improved fuel economy, press the A/C
button to turn off the air conditioning and manually MAX A/C
adjust the blower and airflow mode settings. Also, make MAX A/C sets the control for maximum cooling perforsure to select only Panel, Bi-Level or Floor modes.
mance.
NOTE:
Press and release to toggle between MAX A/C and the
• If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side glass, prior settings. The soft-key illuminates when MAX A/C
is ON.
select Defrost mode and increase blower speed.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 415
In MAX A/C, the blower level and mode position can be
adjusted to desired user settings. Pressing other settings
will cause the MAX A/C operation to switch to the
selected setting and cause MAX A/C to exit.
Recirculation
NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
lead to excessive window fogging. The recirculation
feature may be unavailable (soft button greyed out) if
conditions exist that could create fogging on the inside of
the windshield. On systems with Manual Climate Controls, the Recirculation mode is not allowed in Defrost
mode to improve window clearing operation. Recirculation will be disabled automatically if this mode is selected. Attempting to use Recirculation while in this
mode will cause the LED in the control button to blink
and then turn off.
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired,
you may wish to recirculate interior air by
pressing the Recirculation control button. The
recirculation indicator will illuminate when this button is
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
selected. Push the button a second time to turn off the
Recirculation mode and allow outside air into the vehicle. Automatic Operation
1. Press the AUTO hard-key or soft-key button (4) on the
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) Panel.
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416 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the • The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric
system to maintain by adjusting the driver and pasunits by selecting the Uconnect® customerprogrammable feature. Refer to the “Uconnect® Syssenger temperature hard or soft control buttons (8, 9,
tem Settings” in this section of the manual.
14, 15). Once the desired temperature is displayed, the
system will achieve and automatically maintain that To provide you with maximum comfort in the Automatic
comfort level.
mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will remain
3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is on low until the engine warms up. The blower will
not necessary to change the settings. You will experi- increase in speed and transition into Auto mode.
ence the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the Manual Operation Override
system to function automatically.
The system allows for manual selection of blower speed,
NOTE:
air distribution mode, A/C status and recirculation con• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for trol.
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts The blower fan speed can be set to any fixed speed by
the temperature, mode, and blower speed to provide adjusting the blower control. The fan will now operate at
comfort as quickly as possible.
a fixed speed until additional speeds are selected. This
allows the front occupants to control the volume of air
circulated in the vehicle and cancel the Auto mode.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 417
The operator can also select the direction of the airflow
by selecting one of the available mode settings. A/C
operation and Recirculation control can also be manually
selected in Manual operation.
Winter Operation
Use of the air Recirculation mode during Winter months
is not recommended because it may cause window
fogging.
Operating Tips
Vacation Storage
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for Any time you store your vehicle or keep it out of service
suggested control settings for various weather condi- (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
tions.
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the
fresh air and high blower setting. This will ensure
Summer Operation
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
The engine cooling system must be protected with a
of compressor damage when the system is started again.
high-quality antifreeze coolant to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect against engine overheating. Window Fogging
A solution of 50% OAT (Organic Additive Technology) Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly recoolant that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material moved by turning the mode selector to Defrost. The
Standard MS-12106 and 50% water is recommended. Defrost/Floor mode can be used to maintain a clear
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your windshield and provide sufficient heating. If side winVehicle” for proper coolant selection.
dow fogging becomes objectionable, increase blower
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418 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
speed to improve airflow and clearing of the side win- Outside Air Intake
dows. Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
but rainy or humid weather.
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
NOTE:
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
• Recirculate without A/C should not be used for long Winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
periods, as fogging may occur.
slush, and snow.
• Automatic Temperature Controls (ATC) will automati- A/C Air Filter
cally adjust the climate control settings to reduce or
eliminate window fogging on the front windshield. The climate control system filters outside air containing
dust, pollen and some odors. Strong odors cannot be
When this occurs, recirculation will be unavailable.
totally filtered out. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for filter replacement instructions.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 419
Control Setting Suggestions For Various Weather Conditions
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STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . .431
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
▫ Nine-Speed Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . .432
▫ Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or
−29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
▫ Extended Park Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
䡵 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED . . .429
䡵 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . .429
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
䡵 FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION . . . . . . . . .440
▫ 1-Speed Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
▫ 2-Speed Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .441
▫ Shift Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
▫ Shifting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
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422 STARTING AND OPERATING
䡵
䡵
䡵
䡵
▫ Rear Electronic Locker (E-Locker) System — If
䡵 ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE (EPB) . . . . . .
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
▫ Auto Park Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SELEC-TERRAIN™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
▫ Safehold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
▫ Brake Service Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
䡵 ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . .
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
䡵 ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM .
▫ When To Use 4WD LOW Range . . . . . . . . . . .451
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . .
▫ Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . .
▫ Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand . . . . . . . . . .453
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Hill Climbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453
▫ Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . .
▫ Traction Downhill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .454
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ After Driving Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
▫ Hill Descent Control (HDC) — If Equipped
POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
▫ Selec Speed Control (SSC) — If Equipped .
. . .457
. . .461
. . .462
. . .462
. . .464
. . .466
. . .467
. . .467
. . .468
. . .468
. . .469
. . .472
. . .475
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▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . .479
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498
▫ ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
ESC OFF Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .499
▫ Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484
▫ Ready Alert Braking (RAB). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .485
▫ Rain Brake Support (RBS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .485
▫ Dynamic Steering Torque (DST) . . . . . . . . . . .486
䡵 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .490
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .492
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .493
䡵 TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . .498
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . .501
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .501
▫ Tire Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
▫ Run Flat Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .503
▫ Spare Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .508
䡵 TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . . .509
䡵 TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .512
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424 STARTING AND OPERATING
䡵 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) . .514
▫ Emergency Fuel Filler Door Release. . . . . . . . .531
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .532
▫ Premium System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .519 䡵 VEHICLE LOADING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .532
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
▫ Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .532
䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524 䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .535
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . .535
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . .526
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .538
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .526
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight
Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .529
䡵 ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .529
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .546
䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
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▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle . .547
▫ Recreational Towing — Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548
▫ Recreational Towing — 4WD Models With
1-Speed Power Transfer Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
▫ Recreational Towing — 4WD Models With
2-Speed Power Transfer Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
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426 STARTING AND OPERATING
Start the engine with the shift lever in the NEUTRAL or
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both PARK position. Apply the brake before shifting to any
driving range.
inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts.
Normal Starting
STARTING PROCEDURES
WARNING!
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine
is obtained without pumping or pressing the accelerator
pedal.
Turn the ignition switch to the START position and
release when the engine starts. If the engine fails to start
within 10 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK/
OFF position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the
“Normal Starting” procedure.
Tip Start Feature
Turn the ignition switch to START position and release it
as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor will
continue to run, but will automatically disengage itself
when the engine is running. If the engine fails to start, the
STARTING AND OPERATING 427
starter will disengage automatically in 10 seconds. If this 3. If the engine fails to start within 10 seconds, place the
ignition to the STOP (OFF/LOCK) position, wait five
occurs, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position,
seconds to allow the starter to cool, then repeat the
wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting”
Extended Park Starting procedure.
procedure.
4. If the engine fails to start after 8 attempts, allow the
starter to cool for at least 10 minutes, then repeat the
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
procedure.
an externally powered electric engine block heater (available from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
If Engine Fails To Start
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or −29°C)
Extended Park Starting
NOTE: Extended Park condition occurs when the vehicle
has not been started or driven for at least 35 days.
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WARNING!
1. Install a battery charger or jumper cables to the battery
to ensure a full battery charge during the crank cycle.
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquid into the
throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start
the vehicle. This could result in flash fire causing
serious personal injury.
2. Place the ignition in the START position and release it
when the engine starts.
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428 STARTING AND OPERATING
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.
With Tip Start
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, press
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it.
Then, turn the ignition switch to the START position and
release it as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor
will disengage automatically in 10 seconds. Once this
occurs, release the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then
repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, wait 10 to 15
seconds before trying again.
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After Starting
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
decrease as the engine warms up.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt AC
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
WARNING!
grounded three-wire extension cord.
The engine block heater cord is found under the hood • It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL
if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
clipped to the heater line on the left side of the engine.
your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the
The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one
vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in rehour to have an adequate warming effect on the engine.
verse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when
the engine is idling normally and your foot is
firmly pressing the brake pedal.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
turn the engine OFF, and remove the key fob. When
the ignition is in the OFF position, the transmission is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle
against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always make sure the
ignition switch is in the OFF position, remove the
key fob from the vehicle, and lock the vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the transmission gear selector.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into or out of PARK or REVERSE only after
the vehicle has come to a complete stop.
• Do not shift between PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, or DRIVE when the engine is above idle
speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
Key Ignition Park Interlock
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interlock which requires the transmission to be in PARK
before the ignition switch can be turned to the full OFF
(key removal) position. The key fob can only be removed
from the ignition when the ignition is in the full OFF
position, and the transmission is locked in PARK whenever the ignition switch is in the full OFF position.
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
Interlock system (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in PARK
NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while
unless the brakes are applied. To shift the transmission
shifting out of PARK.
out of PARK, the ignition switch must be turned to the
ON/RUN position (engine running or not) and the brake
pedal must be pressed.
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Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
Your vehicle is equipped with a state of the art, fuel
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
efficient nine-speed transmission. The transmission gear
shifting between these gears.
range (PRND) is displayed both beside the shift lever and
in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). To The transmission shift lever has PARK, REVERSE, NEUselect a gear range, press the lock button on the shift lever TRAL, DRIVE, and Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift
and move the lever rearward or forward. You must also positions. Manual downshifts can be made using the ERS
press the brake pedal to shift the transmission out of shift control (refer to ⬙Electronic Range Select (ERS)
PARK, or to shift from NEUTRAL into DRIVE or RE- Operation⬙ in this section for further information). MovVERSE when the vehicle is stopped or moving at low ing the shift lever into the ERS (-/+) position (beside the
speeds (refer to ⬙Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock Sys- DRIVE position) displays the current gear in the instrutem⬙ in this section). Select the DRIVE range for normal ment cluster, and prevents automatic upshifts beyond
this gear. In ERS mode, toggling the shift lever forward (-)
driving.
or rearward (+) will change the highest available gear.
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
hundred miles (kilometers).
Nine-Speed Automatic Transmission
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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.
PARK (P)
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle in this range.
Shift Lever
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
When parking on a level surface, you may shift the
transmission into PARK first, and then apply the parking
brake.
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When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
shifting the transmission to PARK, otherwise the load on
the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added
precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a
downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill
grade.
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
WARNING! (Continued)
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
move the shift lever out of PARK with the brake
pedal released. Make sure the transmission is in
PARK before leaving the vehicle.
• It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL
if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
your foot is not firmly pressing 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 your foot is
firmly pressing the brake pedal.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
turn the engine OFF, and remove the key fob. When
the ignition is in the full OFF (key removal) position, the transmission is locked in PARK, securing
the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
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436 STARTING AND OPERATING
CAUTION!
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the LOCK/OFF
position to the ON/RUN position, and also press
the brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the shift
lever could result.
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this
can damage the drivetrain.
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
REVERSE (R)
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
NEUTRAL (N)
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
periods with the engine running. The engine may be
The following indicators should be used to ensure that started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
you have engaged the transmission into the PARK posi- the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
tion:
NOTE: Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
• When shifting into PARK, firmly move the shift lever ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe practices
all the way forward until it stops and is fully seated. that limit your response to changing traffic or road
conditions. You might lose control of the vehicle and
• Look at the transmission gear position display and
have a collision.
verify that it indicates the PARK position.
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CAUTION!
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can cause
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.
while towing heavy trailers), use the Electronic Range
Select (ERS) shift control (refer to ⬙Electronic Range Select
(ERS) Operation⬙ in this section) to select a lower gear
range. Under these conditions, using a lower gear range
will improve performance and extend transmission life
by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
If the transmission operating temperature exceeds normal operating limits, the transmission controller may
modify the transmission shift schedule, reduce engine
DRIVE (D)
torque, and/or expand the range of torque converter
This range should be used for most city and highway clutch engagement. This is done to prevent transmission
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and down- damage due to overheating.
shifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
automatically upshifts through all forward gears. The If the transmission becomes extremely hot, the “TransDRIVE position provides optimum driving characteris- mission Temperature Warning Light” may illuminate and
the transmission may operate differently until the transtics under all normal operating conditions.
mission cools down.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading condi- During cold temperatures, transmission operation may
tions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or be modified depending on engine and transmission
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438 STARTING AND OPERATING
temperature as well as vehicle speed. This feature improves warm up time of the engine and transmission to
achieve maximum efficiency. Engagement of the torque
converter clutch, and shifts into 8th or 9th gear, are
inhibited until the transmission fluid is warm (refer to the
“Note” under “Torque Converter Clutch” in this section).
Normal operation will resume once the transmission
temperature has risen to a suitable level.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains
in fourth gear regardless of which forward gear is
selected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue
to operate. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be
illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle to be
SPORT — IF EQUIPPED
driven to an authorized dealer for service without damThis mode alters the transmission’s automatic shift
aging the transmission.
schedule for sportier driving. Upshift speeds are increased to make full use of available engine power.
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
SPORT mode is activated using the rotary switch on the
following steps:
center console. Refer to ⬙Selec-Terrain⬙ in this section for
further information.
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK/OFF position.
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You can switch between DRIVE and ERS mode at any
vehicle speed. When the shift lever is in the DRIVE
5. Restart the engine.
position, the transmission will operate automatically,
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no shifting between all available gears.
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
Moving the shift lever to the ERS position (beside DRIVE)
operation.
will activate ERS mode, display the current gear in the
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recom- instrument cluster, and maintain that gear as the top availmend that you visit your authorized dealer at your able gear. Once in ERS mode, moving the shift lever forward
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has (-) or rearward (+) will change the top available gear.
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
To exit ERS mode, simply return the shift lever to the
recur. If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized
DRIVE position.
dealer service is required.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation
The Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows the
driver to limit the highest available gear. For example, if
you shift the transmission into 5 (fifth gear), the transmission will not shift above fifth gear, but will shift
through the lower gears normally.
WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid, causing a collision or
personal injury.
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440 STARTING AND OPERATING
NOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum
deceleration (engine braking), simply press and hold the
shift lever forward (-). The transmission will shift to the
range from which the vehicle can best be slowed down.
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
1-Speed Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) — If Equipped
This feature provides on-demand four-wheel drive
(4WD). The system is automatic with no driver inputs or
additional driving skills required. Under normal driving
conditions, the front wheels provide most of the traction.
If the front wheels begin to lose traction, power is shifted
1-Speed 4WD Switch
automatically to the rear wheels. The greater the front Additionally, on dry pavement under heavy throttle
wheel traction loss, the greater the power transfer to the input (where one may have no wheel spin), torque will be
rear wheels.
sent to the rear in a pre-emptive effort to improve vehicle
launch and performance characteristics.
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CAUTION!
2-Speed Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) — If Equipped
All wheels must have the same size and type tires.
Unequal tire sizes must not be used. Unequal tire
size may cause failure of the power transfer unit.
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2-Speed 4WD Switch
442 STARTING AND OPERATING
• REAR LOCK (If Equipped)
• NEUTRAL
When additional traction is required, the 4WD LOW
range position can be used to provide an additional gear
reduction which allows for increased torque to be delivered to both the front and rear wheels. 4WD LOW is
intended for loose, slippery road surfaces only. Driving in
4WD LOW 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 normal
Selec-Terrain Switch
driving mode at a given road speed. Take care not to
The Four-Wheel Drive is fully automatic in the normal overspeed the engine and do not exceed 25 mph
driving mode. The Selec-Terrain buttons provide three (40 km/h).
selectable mode positions:
Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends
• 4WD LOW
on tires of equal size, type, and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference will adversely affect shifting and
cause damage to the driveline components.
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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.
Shift Positions
For additional information on the appropriate use of each
4WD system mode position, see the information below:
NEUTRAL
WARNING! (Continued)
transfer unit in the NEUTRAL (N) position without
first fully engaging the parking brake. The NEUTRAL (N) position disengages both the front and rear
drive shafts 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.
This range disengages the driveline from the powertrain.
It is to be used for flat towing behind another vehicle. 4WD LOW
Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting and Operat- This range is for low speed four-wheel drive. It provides
ing” for further information.
an additional gear reduction which allows for increased
torque to be delivered to both the front and rear wheels
WARNING!
while providing maximum pulling power for loose,
slippery road surfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph
You or others could be seriously or fatally injured if
(40 km/h).
you leave the vehicle unattended with the power
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444 STARTING AND OPERATING
NOTE: Refer to “Selec-Terrain® – If Equipped” for further information on the various positions and their
intended usages.
Shifting Procedures
Shifting Into 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 press the
“4WD LOW” button once. The “4WD LOW” indicator
light in the instrument cluster will begin to flash and
remain on solid when the shift is complete.
Selec-Terrain Switch
NOTE: If shift conditions/interlocks are not met a message will flash from the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) with instructions on how to complete the
requested shift. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
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Shifting Out Of 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 press the
“4WD LOW” button once. The “4WD LOW” indicator
light in the instrument cluster will flash and go out when
the shift is complete.
NOTE:
• If shift conditions/interlocks are not met, a message
will flash from the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) with instructions on how to complete
the requested shift. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• 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 4WD system will not allow
the shift.
NEUTRAL Shift Procedure
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WARNING!
You or others could be seriously or fatally injured if
you leave the vehicle unattended with the power
transfer unit in the NEUTRAL (N) position without
first fully engaging the parking brake. The NEUTRAL (N) position disengages both the front and rear
drive shafts from the powertrain and will allow the
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WARNING! (Continued)
vehicle to move regardless of the transmission position. The parking brake should always be applied
when the driver is not in the vehicle.
indicating shift in progress. The light will stop blinking (stay on solid) when the shift to NEUTRAL (N) is
complete.
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop and shift the
transmission to PARK.
2. Turn OFF the ignition.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position, but
do not start the engine.
4. Press and hold the brake pedal.
5. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
Neutral Switch
6. Using a ballpoint pen or similar object, press and hold
the recessed power transfer unit NEUTRAL (N) button 7. After the shift is completed and the NEUTRAL light
(located above the selector switch) for four seconds.
stays on, release the NEUTRAL (N) button.
The light behind the NEUTRAL (N) symbol will blink,
8. Start the engine.
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9. Shift the transmission into REVERSE.
Activating The Rear E-Locker
10. Release the brake pedal for five seconds and ensure
that there is no vehicle movement.
To activate the Rear E-Locker System, the following
conditions must be met:
11. Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL.
1. The 4WD system must be in 4WD LOW.
12. Apply the parking brake.
2. The ignition switch in the ON position or the engine
running.
Repeat these Steps to shift out of NEUTRAL.
Rear Electronic Locker (E-Locker) System — If
Equipped
3. Vehicle speed must be below 15 MPH (24 km/h).
4. To engage Rear E-Locker, press the REAR LOCK
button once.
The Rear E-Locker System features a mechanical locking
rear differential to provide better traction in the 4WD Deactivating The Rear E-Locker System
LOW position. The “REAR LOCK” button is on the To deactivate the Rear E-Locker System, the following
Selec-Terrain Knob.
conditions must be met:
1. Rear E-Locker must be engaged, and the REAR LOCK
indicator light on.
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2. The ignition switch in the ON position or the engine • Shifting into or out of Rear E-Locker is possible with
running.
the vehicle completely stopped; however, difficulty
may occur due to the mating clutch teeth not being
3. To disengage Rear E-Locker, press the REAR LOCK
properly aligned. Several attempts may be required for
button once.
clutch teeth alignment and shift completion to occur.
NOTE:
The preferred method is for the vehicle to be rolling,
below 15 MPH (24 km/h), while including right and
• It may also be necessary to drive slowly steering back
left steering maneuvers to allow for the clutch teeth to
and forth to complete engagement and disengagement
align.
of the E-Locker.
• The Rear E-Locker System must be disengaged prior to
• When engaging Rear E-Locker, the indicator lights in
taking the vehicle out of 4WD LOW range. If 4WD
the instrument cluster and on the REAR LOCK button
LOW shift conditions/interlocks are not met, a meswill begin to flash. When the shift is complete the
sage will flash from the Electronic Vehicle Information
REAR LOCK indicator lights will remain on.
Center (EVIC) with instructions on how to complete
• When disengaging Rear E-Locker, the indicator lights
the requested shift.
in the instrument cluster and on the REAR LOCK
button will begin to flash. When the shift is complete
the REAR LOCK indicator lights will remain off.
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SELEC-TERRAIN™
Description
Selec-Terrain™ combines the capabilities of the vehicle
control systems, along with driver input, to provide the
best performance for all terrains.
Rotate the Selec-Terrain™ knob to select the desired
mode.
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Selec-Terrain™ Switch
Selec-Terrain™ offers the following modes:
• Auto — Fully automatic full time four-wheel drive
operation can be used on and off road. Balances
traction with seamless steering feel to provide improved handling and acceleration over two-wheel
drive vehicles.
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• Snow — Tuning set for additional stability in inclem- • Rock — Off-road calibration only available in 4WD
ent weather. Use on and off road on loose traction
LOW range. Traction based tuning with improved
steer-ability for use on high traction off-road surfaces.
surfaces such as snow. When in SNOW mode (dependUse for low speed obstacles such as large rocks, deep
ing on certain operating conditions), the transmission
ruts, etc.
may use second gear (rather than first gear) during
launches, to minimize wheel slippage.
NOTE: Rock mode is only available on the vehicles
• Sport — This mode alters the transmission’s automatic equipped with the Off-Road package.
shift schedule for sportier driving. Upshift speeds are
increased to make full use of available engine power.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
NOTE: SPORT mode is not available when 4WD LOW is Display Messages
selected.
When the appropriate conditions exist, a message will
• Sand/Mud — Off road calibration for use on low appear in the EVIC display. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
traction surfaces such as mud, sand, or wet grass. Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
Driveline is maximized for traction. Some binding may Instrument Panel” for further information.
be felt on less forgiving surfaces. The electronic brake
controls are set to limit traction control management of
throttle and wheel spin.
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ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
Utility vehicles have higher ground clearance and a
narrower track to make them capable of performing in a
wide variety of off-road applications. Specific design
characteristics give them a higher center of gravity than
ordinary cars.
When To Use 4WD LOW Range
An advantage of the higher ground clearance is a better
view of the road, allowing you to anticipate problems.
They are not designed for cornering at the same speeds as
conventional two-wheel drive vehicles any more than
low-slung sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily in off-road conditions. If at all possible, avoid sharp
turns or abrupt maneuvers. As with other vehicles of this
type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in
loss of control or vehicle rollover.
When off-road driving, shift to 4WD LOW for additional
traction and control on slippery or difficult terrain,
ascending or descending steep hills, and to increase
low-speed pulling power (refer to “All Wheel Drive and
Four-Wheel Drive Operation” in this section for further
details). 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.
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entering. Proceed with caution and maintain a steady
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through controlled speed less than 5 mph (8 km/h) in deep water
water, there are a number of precautions that must be to minimize wave effects.
considered before entering the water:
Flowing Water
Driving Through Water
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
If the water is swift flowing and rising (as in storm
run-off) avoid crossing until the water level recedes
and/or the flow rate is reduced. If you must cross
flowing-water, avoid depths in excess of 9 inches (22 cm).
The flowing water can erode the streambed causing your
vehicle to sink into deeper water. Determine exit point(s)
that are downstream of your entry point to allow for
drifting.
Standing Water
Avoid driving in standing water deeper than 20 inches
(51 cm), and reduce speed appropriately to minimize
wave effects. Maximum speed in 20 inches (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
After driving through deep water, inspect your vehicle
control.
fluids and lubricants (engine, transmission, Power Transfer Unit and Rear Drive Module) to assure they have not Hill Climbing
been contaminated. Contaminated fluids and lubricants
NOTE: Before attempting to climb a hill, determine the
(milky, foamy in appearance) should be flushed/changed
conditions at the crest and/or on the other side.
as soon as possible to prevent component damage.
Before climbing a steep hill, shift the transmission to a
Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand
lower gear and shift the 4WD System to 4WD LOW. Use
In heavy snow, when pulling a load, or for additional first gear and 4WD LOW for very steep hills.
control at slower speeds, shift the transmission to a low
If you stall or begin to lose headway while climbing a
gear and shift the 4WD system to the appropriate terrain
steep hill, allow your vehicle to come to a stop and
mode, using 4WD LOW if necessary. Refer to “Fourimmediately apply the brakes. Restart the engine and
Wheel Drive Operation” in “Starting and Operating” for
shift to REVERSE. Back slowly down the hill allowing the
further information. Do not shift to a lower gear than
compression braking of the engine to help regulate your
necessary to maintain headway. Over-revving the engine
speed. If the brakes are required to control vehicle speed,
can spin the wheels and traction will be lost.
apply them lightly and avoid locking or skidding the
tires.
Maintenance
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WARNING!
If the engine stalls or you lose headway 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 straight
down a hill in REVERSE gear carefully. Never back
down a hill in NEUTRAL using only the brake.
Traction Downhill
Shift the transmission into a low gear and the 4WD
System to 4WD LOW range or Select Hill Descent
Control if equipped (refer to ⬙Electronic Brake Control
System⬙ in this section for further information). Let the
vehicle go slowly down the hill with all four wheels
turning against engine compression drag. This will permit you to control the vehicle speed and direction.
Remember, never drive diagonally across a hill - drive When descending mountains or hills, repeated braking
straight up or down.
can cause brake fade with loss of braking control. Avoid
If the wheels start to slip as you approach the crest of a repeated heavy braking by downshifting the transmishill, ease off the accelerator and maintain headway by sion whenever possible.
turning the front wheels slowly left and right. This may
provide a fresh “bite” into the surface and will usually
provide traction to complete the climb.
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• Check for accumulations of plants or brush. These
things could be a fire hazard. They might hide damage
Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than
to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and
does most on-road driving. After going off-road, it is
propeller shafts.
always a good idea to check for damage. That way you
can get any problems taken care of right away and have • After extended operation in mud, sand, water, or
your vehicle ready when you need it.
similar dirty conditions, have the radiator, fan, brake
rotors, wheels, brake linings, and axle yokes inspected
• Completely inspect the underbody of your vehicle.
and cleaned as soon as possible.
Check tires, body structure, steering, suspension, and
exhaust system for damage.
After Driving Off-Road
• Inspect the radiator for mud and debris and clean as
required.
• Check threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on
the chassis, drivetrain components, steering, and suspension. Retighten them, if required, and torque to the
values specified in the Service Manual.
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 a collision. If you have been operating your
vehicle in dirty conditions, get your brakes checked
and cleaned as necessary.
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• If you experience unusual vibration after driving in
mud, slush or similar conditions, check the wheels for
impacted material. Impacted material can cause a
wheel imbalance and freeing the wheels of it will
correct the situation.
WARNING!
Continued operation with reduced assist could pose
a safety risk to yourself and others. Service should be
obtained as soon as possible.
POWER STEERING
If the “SERVICE POWER STEERING” message
The electric power steering system will give you good
and a steering wheel icon are displayed on the
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
EVIC screen, it indicates that the vehicle needs
in tight spaces. The system will vary its assist to provide
to be taken to the dealer for service. It is likely
light efforts while parking and good feel while driving. If
the
vehicle
has lost power steering assistance. Refer to
the electric steering system experiences a fault that
“Electronic
Vehicle
Information (EVIC)” in “Understandreduces assist or prevents the vehicle from providing
ing
Your
Instrument
Panel” for further information.
assist, you will still have the ability to steer the vehicle
manually.
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The parking brake is primarily intended to prevent the
vehicle from rolling while parked. Before leaving the
• Even if the power steering assistance is no longer
vehicle, make sure that the parking brake is applied.
operational, it is still possible to steer the vehicle.
Also, be certain to leave the transmission in PARK.
Under these conditions there will be a substantial
increase in steering effort, especially at low speeds and You can engage the parking brake in two ways;
during parking maneuvers.
• Manually, by applying the park brake switch.
• If the condition persists, see your authorized dealer for
• Automatically, by enabling the Auto Park Brake feaservice.
ture in the customer programmable features section of
the Uconnect® settings.
ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE (EPB)
NOTE:
Your vehicle is equipped with an Electric Parking Brake The parking brake switch is located in the center console.
System (EPB) that offers simple operation, and some
additional features that make the parking brake more
convenient and useful.
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on the brake pedal while you apply the parking brake,
you may notice a small amount of brake pedal movement. The park brake can be applied even when the
ignition switch if OFF but the BRAKE warning lamp will
not illuminate, however, it can only be released when the
ignition switch is ON.
If the Auto Park Brake feature is enabled, the parking
brake will automatically engage whenever the transmission is placed into PARK, or with a manual transmission,
when the ignition switch is turned OFF. Once the parking
brake is engaged, the BRAKE warning lamp in the
instrument cluster and the LED indicator on the switch
Electric Parking Brake Switch
will illuminate. If your foot is on the brake pedal, you
To apply the parking brake manually, pull up on the
may notice a small amount of brake pedal movement
switch momentarily. You may hear a slight whirring
while the parking brake is engaging.
sound from the back of the vehicle while the parking
brake engages. Once the parking brake is fully engaged,
The BRAKE warning lamp in the instrument cluster and
an indicator on the switch will illuminate. If your foot is
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NOTE: When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the
front wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and
away from the curb on an uphill grade. Apply the
parking brake before placing the shift lever in PARK,
otherwise the load on the transmission locking mechaTo release the park brake manually, the ignition switch
nism may make it difficult to move the shift lever out of
must be ON. Put your foot on the brake pedal, then push
PARK. The parking brake should always be applied
the parking brake switch down momentarily. You may
whenever the driver is not in the vehicle.
hear a slight whirring sound from the back of the car
while the parking brake disengages. You may also notice
WARNING!
a small amount of movement in the brake pedal. Once
the parking brake is fully disengaged, The BRAKE warn- • Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
ing lamp in the instrument cluster and the LED indicator
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
on the switch will extinguish.
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
The parking brake will release automatically when the
Ignition switch is ON, the transmission is in Drive or
Reverse, the driver seat belt is buckled, and an attempt is
made to drive away.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. 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 a collision.
• 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.
(Continued)
CAUTION!
If the Brake System 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.
If exceptional circumstances should make it necessary to
engage the parking brake while the vehicle is in motion,
maintain upward pressure on the electric park brake
switch for as long as engagement is desired. The Brake
warning lamp will illuminate, and a continuous chime
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will sound. The rear stop lamps will also be illuminated
automatically while the vehicle remains in motion.
To disengage the parking brake while the vehicle is in
motion, release the switch. If the vehicle is brought to a
complete stop using the parking brake, when the vehicle
reaches approximately 3 mph, (5 km/h) the parking
brake will remain engaged.
WARNING!
Driving the vehicle with the parking brake engaged,
or repeated use of the parking brake to slow the
vehicle may cause serious damage to the brake system.
In the unlikely event of a malfunction of the Electric Park
Brake system, a yellow EPB fault lamp will illuminate.
This may be accompanied by the Brake warning lamp
flashing. In this event, urgent service of the electric park
brake system is required. Do not rely on the parking
brake to hold the vehicle stationary.
Auto Park Brake
The electric park brake can be programmed to be applied
automatically whenever the vehicle is at a standstill and
the automatic transmission is placed in PARK, or with a
manual transmission, whenever the ignition switch is
turned off. Auto Park Brake is enabled and disabled by
customer selection through the customer programmable
features section of the Uconnect® Settings.
Any single auto park brake application can be bypassed
by pressing the EPB switch to the release position while
the transmission is placed in PARK.
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• There is no attempt to depress the brake pedal or
accelerator pedal
Safehold is a safety feature of the Electric Park Brake
System that will engage the park brake automatically if • The clutch pedal is not pressed
the vehicle is left unsecured while the ignition switch is
• The seat belt is unbuckled
in RUN.
Safehold
For automatic transmissions, the park brake will auto- • The driver door is open
matically engage if all of the following conditions are Safehold can be temporarily bypassed by pressing the
met:
Electric Park Brake Switch while the driver door is open.
Once manually bypassed, Safehold will be enabled again
• The vehicle is at a standstill
once the vehicle reaches 12 mph (20 km/h) or the ignition
• There is no attempt to depress the brake pedal or is turned to the OFF position and back to ON again.
accelerator pedal
Brake Service Mode
• The seat belt is unbuckled
We recommend having your brakes serviced by your
authorized dealer. You should only make repairs for
• The driver door is open
which you have the knowledge and the right equipment.
For manual transmissions, the park brake will automatiYou should only enter Brake Service Mode during brake
cally engage if all of the following conditions are met:
service.
• The vehicle is at a standstill
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When servicing your rear brakes, it may be necessary for
you or your technician push the rear piston into the rear
caliper bore. With the electric parking brake system, this can
only be done after retracting the Electric Parking Brake
actuator. Fortunately, actuator retraction can be done easily
by entering the Brake Service Mode through the Uconnect®
Settings in your vehicle. This menu based system will guide
you through the steps necessary to retract the EPB actuator
in order to perform rear brake service.
Service Mode has requirements that must be met in order
to be activated:
• The vehicle must be at a standstill.
• The parking brake must be unapplied.
• The transmission must be in Park or Neutral.
While in service mode, the Electric Parking Brake fault
lamp will flash continuously while the ignition switch is
ON.
When brake service work is complete, the following steps
must be followed to reset the parking brake system to
normal operation:
• Ensure the vehicle is at a standstill.
• Press the brake pedal with moderate force.
• Apply the Electric Parking Brake Switch.
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which
you have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
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ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
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 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 The ABS pump motor runs during the self-test at 12 mph
surfaces.
(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!
Significant over or under-inflation of tires or mixing
sizes of tires or wheels on the vehicle can lead to loss
of braking effectiveness.
WARNING!
• Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to a collision.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to
slow down or stop.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded
by the condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or
the traction afforded.
• The ABS cannot prevent collisions, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, following
another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning.
• 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.
CAUTION!
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.
• 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.
• 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 commonly referred to as ESC. This
system includes Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Traction
Control System (TCS), Brake Assist System (BAS), Hill
Start Assist (HSA), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), and
Electronic Stability Control (ESC). These systems work
together to enhance both vehicle stability and control in
various driving conditions.
Your vehicle is also equipped with Trailer Sway Control
(TSC), Ready Alert Braking (RAB), Rain Brake Support
(RBS), and Dynamic Steering Torque (DST). Further, all
vehicles equipped with a two-speed power transfer unit
have Hill Descent Control (HDC) and some vehicles may
also be equipped with Selec Speed Control (SSC).
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Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
WARNING! (Continued)
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control dangerous manner, which could jeopardize the user’s
under adverse braking conditions. The system controls safety or the safety of others.
hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lock-up to
help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking. Traction Control System (TCS)
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Starting and
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
Operating” for further information.
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake
pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine
WARNING!
power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) cannot prevent stability. A feature of the TCS system, Brake Limited
the natural laws of physics from acting on the ve- Differential (BLD), functions similar to a limited slip
hicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by differential and controls the wheel spin across a driven
prevailing road conditions. ABS cannot prevent col- axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is spinning faster than
lisions, including those resulting from excessive the other, the system will apply the brake of the spinning
speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or wheel. This will allow more engine torque to be applied
hydroplaning. The capabilities of an ABS-equipped to the wheel that is not spinning. This feature remains
vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or active even if TCS and ESC are in the “Partial Off” mode
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or the “Full Off” mode. Refer to “Electronic Stability
Control (ESC)” in this section for further 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
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 Brake Assist System (BAS) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing
road conditions. BAS cannot prevent collisions, including those resulting from excessive speed in
turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. 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’s speed
are sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it then
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applies the appropriate brake and may also reduce
engine power to lessen the chance that wheel lift will
occur. ERM will only intervene during very severe or
evasive driving maneuvers. ERM can only reduce the
chance of wheel lift occurring during severe or evasive
driving maneuvers. It cannot prevent wheel lift due to
other factors, such as road conditions, leaving the roadway, or striking objects or other vehicles.
WARNING! (Continued)
rollovers, especially those that involve leaving the
roadway or striking objects or other vehicles. The
capabilities of an ERM-equipped vehicle must never
be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner,
which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety
of others.
NOTE: ERM is disabled anytime the ESC is in “Full Off” Hill Start Assist (HSA)
mode. Refer to Electronic Stability Control (ESC) for a
The HSA system is designed to help the driver accelerate
complete explanation of the available ESC modes.
the vehicle from a complete stop while on an incline. If
the driver releases the brake while stopped on an incline,
WARNING!
HSA will continue to hold the brake pressure for a short
Many factors, such as vehicle loading, road condi- period. If the driver does not apply the throttle before this
tions, and driving conditions, influence the chance time expires, the system will release brake pressure and
that wheel lift or rollover may occur. Electronic Roll the vehicle will roll down the hill as normal. The system
Mitigation (ERM) cannot prevent all wheel lift or will release brake pressure in proportion to amount of
throttle applied.
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The following conditions must be met in order for HSA to
activate:
• The vehicle must be stopped.
• The vehicle must be on a 7% (approximate) grade or
greater hill.
• The gear selection must match vehicle uphill direction
(i.e., vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle
backing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
• For vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission,
the HSA will work in REVERSE gear and all forward
gears. The system will not activate if the transmission
is in PARK.
WARNING!
There may be situations where the Hill Start Assist
(HSA) will not activate and slight rolling may occur,
such as on minor hills or with a loaded vehicle, or
while pulling a trailer. HSA is not a substitute for
active driving involvement. It is always the driver’s
responsibility to be attentive to distance to other
vehicles, people, and objects, and most importantly
brake operation to ensure safe operation of the vehicle under all road conditions. Your complete attention is always required while driving to maintain
safe control of your vehicle. Failure to follow these
warnings can result in a collision or serious personal
injury.
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Towing With HSA
WARNING! (Continued)
HSA will provide assistance during acceleration on an
incline while towing a trailer.
WARNING!
• Failure to follow these warnings can result in a
collision or serious personal injury.
Disabling And Enabling HSA
• If you use a trailer brake controller with your
trailer, the trailer brakes may be activated and
deactivated with the brake switch. If so, there may
not be enough brake pressure to hold both the
vehicle and the trailer on a hill when the brake
pedal is released. In order to avoid rolling down an
incline while resuming acceleration, manually activate the trailer brake or apply more vehicle brake
pressure prior to releasing the brake pedal.
• HSA is not a parking brake. Always apply the
parking brake fully when leaving your vehicle.
Also, be certain to leave the transmission in PARK.
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If you wish to turn off the HSA system, it can be done
using the Uconnect® Access Settings. Refer to
“Uconnect® Access Settings” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Hill Descent Control (HDC) — If Equipped
HDC has three states:
1. Off (feature is not enabled and will not activate)
2. Enabled (feature is enabled and ready but activation
conditions are not met, or driver is actively overriding
with brake or throttle application)
3. Active (feature is enabled and actively controlling
vehicle speed)
Enabling HDC
HDC is enabled by pressing the HDC switch, but the
following conditions must also be met to enable HDC:
• Driveline is in 4WD Low Range
Hill Descent Control
• Vehicle speed is below 5mph (8 km/h)
HDC is intended for low speed off road driving while in
4WD Low Range. HDC maintains vehicle speed while • Parking brake is released
descending hills during various driving situations. HDC • Driver door is closed
controls vehicle speed by actively controlling the brakes.
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Activating HDC
• 4th = 2.5 mph (4 km/h)
Once HDC is enabled it will activate automatically if
driven down a grade of sufficient magnitude (greater
than approximately 8%). The set speed for HDC is
selectable by the driver, and can be adjusted by using the
gear shift lever. The following summarizes the HDC set
speeds:
• 5th = 3.1 mph (5 km/h)
• 6th = 3.7 mph (6 km/h)
• 7th = 4.3 mph (7 km/h)
• 8th = 5.0 mph (8 km/h)
• P = No set speed. HDC may be enabled but will not • 9th = 5.6 mph (9 km/h)
activate
NOTE: During HDC the ERS +/- shifter input is used for
HDC target speed selection but will not affect the gear
• R = 0.6 mph (1 km/h)
chosen by the transmission. During HDC the transmis• N = 1.2 mph (2 km/h)
sion will shift appropriately for the driver-selected set
speed and corresponding driving conditions.
• D = 0.6 mph (1 km/h)
• 1st = 0.6 mph (1 km/h)
Driver Override:
• 2nd = 1.2 mph (2 km/h)
The driver may override HDC activation with throttle or
brake application at anytime.
• 3rd = 1.8 mph (3 km/h)
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Deactivating HDC
• The parking brake is applied.
HDC will be deactivated but remain available if any of • Driver door opens.
the following conditions occur:
• The vehicle is driven greater than 20 mph (32 km/h)
• Driver overrides HDC set speed with throttle or brake
for greater than 70 seconds.
application.
• The vehicle is driven greater than 40 mph (64 km/h)
• Vehicle speed exceeds 20 mph (32 km/h) but remains
(HDC exits immediately.)
below 40 mph (64 km/h).
Feedback to the driver:
• Vehicle is on a downhill grade of insufficient magnitude (less than approximately 8%), is on level ground, The instrument cluster has an HDC icon and the HDC
switch has an LED which offer feedback to the driver
or is on an uphill grade.
about the state HDC is in.
• Vehicle is shifted to park.
• The cluster icon and switch lamp will illuminate and
Disabling HDC
remain on solid when HDC is enabled or activated.
This is the normal operating condition for HDC.
HDC will be deactivated and disabled if any of the
following conditions occur:
• The cluster icon and switch lamp will flash for several
seconds then extinguish when the driver presses the
• The driver presses the HDC switch.
HDC switch but enable conditions are not met.
• The driveline is shifted out of 4WD Low Range.
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• The cluster icon and switch lamp will flash for several Selec Speed Control (SSC) — If Equipped
seconds then extinguish when HDC deactivates due to
excess speed.
• The cluster icon and switch lamp will flash when HDC
deactivates due to overheated brakes. The flashing will
stop and HDC will activate again once the brakes have
cooled sufficiently.
The Hill Descent Switch is located within the SelecTerrain knob in the upper right position.
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WARNING!
HDC is only intended to assist the driver in controlling vehicle speed when descending hills. The driver
must remain attentive to the driving conditions and
is responsible for maintaining a safe vehicle speed.
Selec Speed Control Switch
SSC is intended for off road driving in 4WD Low Range
only. SSC maintains vehicle speed by actively controlling
engine torque and brakes.
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SSC has three states:
Activating SSC
1. Off (feature is not enabled and will not activate)
Once SSC is enabled it will activate automatically once
the following conditions are met:
2. Enabled (feature is enabled and ready but activation
conditions are not met, or driver is actively overriding • Driver releases throttle
with brake or throttle application)
• Driver releases brake
3. Active (feature is enabled and actively controlling
• Transmission is in any selection other than P
vehicle speed)
• Vehicle speed is below 20 mph (32 km/h)
Enabling SSC
The set speed for SSC is selectable by the driver, and can be
SSC is enabled by pressing the SSC switch, but the
adjusted by using the gear shift lever. Additionally, the SSC
following conditions must also be met to enable SSC:
set speed is automatically reduced when climbing a grade
and the level of set speed reduction depends on the magni• Driveline is in 4WD Low Range
tude of grade. The following summarizes the SSC set speeds:
• Vehicle speed is below 5 mph (8 km/h)
4WD Low Range Set Speeds
• Parking brake is released
• 1st = .6 mph (1 km/h)
• Driver door is closed
• 2nd = 1.2 mph (2 km/h)
• Driver is not applying throttle
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• 3rd = 4 mph (3 km/h)
• 4th = 2.5 mph (4 km/h)
• 5th = 3.1 mph (5 km/h)
• 6th = 3.7 mph (6 km/h)
• 7th = 4.3 mph (7 km/h)
• 8th = 5 mph (8 km/h)
• 9th = 5.6 mph (9 km/h)
• REVERSE = .6 mph (1 km/h)
• NEUTRAL = 1.2 mph (2 km/h)
• PARK = SSC remains enabled but not active
NOTE: These SSC default set speeds are dependent on
hill grade. That is the steeper the grade of the hill the
vehicle travels on the lower the values of the set speed
will be for all listed gears, with the minimal value being
.6 mph (1 km/h).
NOTE:
• During SSC the ERS +/- shifter input is used for SSC
target speed selection but will not affect the gear
chosen by the transmission. During SSC the transmission will shift appropriately for the driver-selected set
speed and corresponding driving conditions.
• SSC performance is influenced by the Terrain Select
mode. This difference may be notable to the driver and
may be perceived as a varying level of aggressiveness.
Driver Override:
The driver may override SSC activation with throttle or
brake application at any time.
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Deactivating SSC
SSC will be deactivated but remain available if any of the
following conditions occur:
• The vehicle is driven greater than 20 mph (32 km/h)
for greater than 70 seconds.
• The vehicle is driven greater than 40 mph (64 km/h)
(SSC exits immediately).
• Driver overrides SSC set speed with throttle or brake
application.
Feedback To The Driver:
• Vehicle speed exceeds 20 mph (32 km/h) but remains The instrument cluster has an SSC icon and the SSC
switch has an LED which offer feedback to the driver
below 40 mph (64 km/h).
about the state SSC is in.
• Vehicle is shifted to park.
• The cluster icon and switch lamp will illuminate and
Disabling SSC
remain on solid when SSC is enabled or activated. This
SSC will deactivate and be disabled if any of the followis the normal operating condition for SSC.
ing conditions occur:
• The cluster icon and switch lamp will flash for several
• The driver presses the SSC switch.
seconds then extinguish when the driver presses the
SSC switch but enable conditions are not met.
• The driveline is shifted out of 4WD Low Range.
• The parking brake is applied.
• Driver door opens.
• The cluster icon and switch lamp will flash for several
seconds then extinguish when SSC deactivates due to
excess speed.
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• The cluster icon and switch lamp will flash then ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle
extinguish when SSC deactivates due to overheated path intended by the driver and compares it to the actual
brakes.
path of the vehicle. When the actual path does not match
the intended path, ESC applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or
WARNING!
understeer condition.
SSC is only intended to assist the driver in controlling vehicle speed when driving in off road condi- • Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
tions. The driver must remain attentive to the driving
conditions and is responsible for maintaining a safe • Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than
vehicle speed.
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC corrects for oversteering or understeering of the vehicle by
applying the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in
counteracting the oversteer or understeer condition. Engine power may also be reduced to help the vehicle
maintain the desired path.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” located in the instrument cluster will start to flash as soon
as the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes
active. The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” also flashes when the TCS is active. If the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash
during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply
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as little throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed ESC Operating Modes
and driving to the prevailing road conditions.
Depending upon model and mode of operation, the ESC
system has up to three operating modes: “ESC On”
WARNING!
“Partial Off,” and “Full Off.”
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by
prevailing road conditions. ESC cannot prevent collisions, including those resulting from excessive
speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or
hydroplaning. ESC also cannot prevent collisions
resulting from loss of vehicle control due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. Only a safe,
attentive, and skillful driver can prevent collisions.
The capabilities of an ESC equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner
which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety
of others.
ESC On — Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles And Four-Wheel
Drive Vehicles In 2WD And 4WD High Range
This is the normal operating mode for ESC when operating a two-wheel drive vehicle. It is also the normal
mode for operating a four-wheel drive vehicle in 2WD or
4WD HIGH range. The ESC system will be in “ESC On”
mode whenever the vehicle is started or the power
transfer unit (if equipped) is shifted out of 4WD LOW
range. This mode should be used for most driving
situations. ESC should only be turned to “Partial Off” or
“Full Off” for specific reasons as noted. Refer to “Partial
Off” and to “Full Off” for additional information.
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Partial Off — Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles And FourWheel Drive Vehicles In 2WD And 4WD High Range
The “Partial Off” mode is intended for driving in deep
snow, sand, or gravel. This mode raises the threshold for
TCS and ESC activation, which allows for more wheel
spin than what ESC normally allows.
The “ESC Off” button is located in the lower switch bank
above the climate control. To enter the “Partial Off”
mode, momentarily press the “ESC Off” button and the
⬙ESC Off⬙ indicator light will illuminate. To turn the ESC
on again, momentarily press the ⬙ESC OFF⬙ button and
the ⬙ESC Off⬙ indicator light will turn off. This will restore
the normal “ESC On” mode of operation.
WARNING!
• When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS functionality
of ESC, (except for the limited slip feature described in the TCS section), has been disabled and
the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will be illuminated.
When in “Partial Off” mode, the engine power
reduction feature of TCS is disabled, and the
enhanced vehicle stability offered by the ESC system is reduced.
• Trailer Sway Control (TSC) is disabled when the
ESC system is in the ⴖPartial Offⴖ mode.
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NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
with snow chains, or when starting off in deep snow,
sand, or gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the
“Partial Off” mode by momentarily pressing the “ESC
Off” button. Once the situation requiring “Partial Off”
mode is overcome, turn ESC back on by momentarily
pressing the “ESC Off” button. This may be done while
the vehicle is in motion.
running. After five seconds, the ⬙ESC Off⬙ indicator light
will illuminate and an “ESC Off” message will appear in
the odometer.
In this mode, ESC and TCS are turned off (except for the
“limited slip” feature described in the TCS section) until
the vehicle reaches a speed of 40 mph (64 km/h). At
speeds over 40 mph (64 km/h), the system automatically
switches to “Partial Off” mode, described above. When
Full Off — Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles In 4WD High the vehicle speed returns to less than 35 mph (56 km/h),
the ESC system will return to “Full Off” mode. The ⬙ESC
And 4WD Low Range
OFF⬙ indicator light is always illuminated when ESC is
The “Full Off” mode is intended for off-highway and
off. To turn ESC on again, momentarily press the “ESC
off-road use when ESC stability features could inhibit
Off” button. This will restore the normal “ESC On” mode
vehicle maneuverability due to trail conditions.
of operation.
The “ESC Off” button is located in the lower switch bank
above the climate control panel. To enter “Full Off”
mode, press and hold the “ESC Off” button for five
seconds while the vehicle is stopped with the engine
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WARNING!
With the ESC switched off, the enhanced vehicle
stability offered by ESC is unavailable. In an emergency evasive maneuver, the ESC system will not
engage to assist in maintaining stability. “Full Off”
mode is only intended for off-highway or off-road
use.
NOTE:
• “Full Off” is the only operating mode for ESC in 4WD
LOW range. The ESC system will be in this mode
whenever the vehicle is started in 4WD LOW range or
the power transfer unit is shifted into 4WD LOW
range.
• The “ESC OFF” message will display and a chime will
sound when the shift lever is moved from any position
to the PARK position and then moved out of the PARK
position. This will occur even if the message was
cleared previously.
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
ESC OFF Indicator Light
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position. It should go out with the engine
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
malfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this
light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the
vehicle has been driven several miles/kilometers at
speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
diagnosed and corrected.
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when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as
that caused the ESC activation.
the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
The ⬙ESC OFF Indicator Light⬙ indicates the
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is partially
Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash during acoff or full off.
celeration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
driving to the prevailing road conditions.
The TSC system uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize
NOTE:
an excessively swaying trailer and will take the appropriate actions to attempt to stop the sway. The system
• The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light”
may reduce engine power and apply the brake of the
and the “ESC OFF Indicator Light” come on momenappropriate wheel(s) to counteract the sway of the trailer.
tarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
TSC will become active automatically once an excessively
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system swaying trailer is recognized.
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
Always use caution when towing a trailer and follow the
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds trailer tongue weight recommendations. When TSC is
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop functioning, the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
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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
only active in the default “ESC On” mode. TSC can be
disabled by pressing the “ESC Off” switch and entering
“ESC Partial Off” mode. It is not active in the “ESC
Partial Off” or “ESC Full Off” modes. Refer to the ESC
portion of this section for an explanation of the different
ESC operating modes.
NOTE: TSC cannot stop all trailers from swaying.
WARNING!
If the TSC activates while driving, slow the vehicle
down, stop at the nearest safe location, and adjust the
trailer load to eliminate trailer sway.
Ready Alert Braking (RAB)
Ready Alert Braking may reduce the time required to
reach full braking during emergency braking situations.
It anticipates when an emergency braking situation may
occur by monitoring how fast the throttle is released by
the driver. When the throttle is released very quickly,
Ready Alert Braking applies a small amount of brake
pressure. This brake pressure will not be noticed by the
driver. The brake system uses this brake pressure to allow
a fast brake response if the driver applies the brakes.
Rain Brake Support (RBS)
Rain Brake Support may improve braking performance
in wet conditions. It will periodically apply a small
amount of brake pressure to remove any water buildup
on the front brake rotors. It is triggered by the windshield
wiper setting and only functions when they are in use.
When Rainy Brake Support is active, there is no notification to the driver and no driver interaction is required.
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Dynamic Steering Torque (DST)
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Dynamic Steering Torque is a feature of the ESC and EPS Tire Markings
modules that provide a torque at the steering wheel for
certain driving conditions in which the ESC module is
detecting vehicle instability. The torque that the steering
wheel receives is only meant to help the driver realize
optimal steering behavior in order to reach/maintain
vehicle stability. The only notification the driver receives
that the feature is active is the torque applied to the
steering wheel.
NOTE: The DST feature is only meant to help the driver
realize the correct course of action through small torques
on the steering wheel, which means the effectiveness of
the DST feature is highly dependent on the drivers
sensitivity and overall reaction to the applied torque. It is
very important to realize that this feature will not steer
the vehicle, meaning the driver is still responsible for
steering the vehicle.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards
Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
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• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall precedmolded into the sidewall preceding the size designaing the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.
tion. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• Temporary spare tires are designed for temporary
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European
emergency use only. Temporary high pressure comdesign standards. Tires designed to this standard have
pact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded into
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example:
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
T145/80D18 103M.
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
• High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
NOTE:
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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 or S = 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 (LL) = Light load tire
C, D, E, F, G = 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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Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire, tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard
side of the tire.
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
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)
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EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
— 03 means the 3rd week
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
— 01 means the year 2001
— Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the
year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology And Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is the structural member of the body located
behind the front door.
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 sitting for a three hour period. Inflation pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square
inch) or kPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible
cold tire inflation pressure for this tire. The maximum inflation
pressure is molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire inflation pressure
as shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and
the recommended cold tire inflation pressures.
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Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on
the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the driver’s
side door.
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B-Pillar Location For Tire And Loading Information
Placard
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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.
4. Cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
Loading
Tire And Loading Information Placard
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.
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NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition, Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occuaxles must not be exceeded. For further information on
pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
XXX kg” on your vehicle’s placard.
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
the weight referenced here.
“XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will
be five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the
amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity
is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 lbs (68 kg) = 750 lbs
(340 kg), and 1400 lbs (635 kg) – 750 lbs (340 kg) =
650 lbs [295 kg]).
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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.
vehicle with varying seating configurations and number and size of occupants. This table is for illustration
purposes only and may not be accurate for the seating
and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
• For the following example, the combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
• If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
(392 kg).
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. The following table shows examples on how to calculate total
load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your
NOTE:
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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
• Safety
• Economy
• Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• 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.
• Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in
loss of vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle
to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the
right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
Economy
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for
earlier tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases
tire rolling resistance resulting in higher fuel consumption.
stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of
sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering.
NOTE:
• Unequal tire pressures from side to side may 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 or rear edge of the driver’s side door.
At least once a month:
• Check and adjust tire pressure with a good quality
pocket-type pressure gauge. Do not make a visual judgeRide Comfort And Vehicle Stability
ment when determining proper inflation. Tires may look
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 • Inspect tires for signs of tire wear or visible damage.
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CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the valve stem.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
“cold tire inflation pressure”. Cold tire inflation pressure which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not outside temperature condition.
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1 Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum infla- build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
tion pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
temperature changes.
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Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
Radial Ply Tires
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds and
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 a collision. Alloading may be required for high-speed vehicle opera- ways use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
tion. Refer to your authorized tire dealer or original combine them with other types of tires.
equipment vehicle dealer for recommended safe operatTire Repair
ing speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures.
WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
75 mph (120 km/h).
If your tire becomes damaged, it may be repaired if it
meets the following criteria:
• The tire has not been driven on when flat.
• The damage is only on the tread section of your tire
(sidewall damage is not repairable).
• The puncture is no greater than ¼⬙ (6 mm).
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Consult an authorized tire dealer for tire repairs and Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
additional information.
Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry
Damaged Run Flat tires, or Run Flat tires that have conditions, and are not intended to be driven in snow or
experienced a loss of pressure should be replaced imme- on ice. If your vehicle is equipped with summer tires, be
diately with another Run Flat tire of identical size and aware these tires are not designed for winter or cold
driving conditions. For more information, contact a auservice description (Load Index and Speed Code).
thorized dealer. Summer tires do not contain the all
Tire Types
season designation or mountain/snowflake symbol on
All Season Tires — If Equipped
the tire sidewall.
All Season tires provide traction for all seasons (spring,
summer, fall and winter). Traction levels may vary between different all season tires. All season tires can be
identified by the M+S, M&S, M/S or MS designation on
the tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of four;
failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and
handling of your vehicle.
Use summer tires only in sets of four; failure to do so may
adversely affect the safety and handling of your vehicle.
Snow Tires
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires
during the winter. Snow tires can be identified by a
mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall.
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If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and
type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only
in sets of four; failure to do so may adversely affect the
safety and handling of your vehicle.
Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
Run Flat tires allow you the capability to drive 50 miles
(80 km) at 50 mph (80 km/h) after a rapid loss of inflation
pressure. This rapid loss of inflation is referred to as the
Run Flat mode. A Run Flat mode occurs when the tire
inflation pressure is of/or below 14 psi (96 kPa). Once a
Run Flat tire reaches the run flat mode it has limited
driving capabilities and needs to be replaced immediately. A Run Flat tire is not repairable.
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
was originally equipped with your vehicle and should
not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph
(120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to
original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for
recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold It is not recommended driving a vehicle loaded at full
tire inflation pressures.
capacity or to tow a trailer while a tire is in the run flat
While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid mode.
and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be See the tire pressure monitoring section for more inforpoorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states pro- mation.
hibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
checked before using these tire types.
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rotation for your vehicle. If your vehicle has this option,
refer to an authorized tire dealer for the recommended
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with TIREFIT instead of a
tire rotation pattern.
spare tire, please refer to “TIREFIT KIT” in “What To Do
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
In Emergencies” for further information.
Spare Tires — If Equipped
CAUTION!
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a
compact, full size or limited-use temporary spare
installed. Damage to the vehicle may result.
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
Wheel — If Equipped
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only.
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a
compact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
the Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
driver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire.
Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T”
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/
80D18 103M.
T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and
Since this tire has limited tread life, the original equipwheel equivalent in look and function to the original
ment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled
equipment tire and wheel found on the front or rear axle
on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
of your vehicle. This spare tire may be used in the tire
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Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare tire.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire and
wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
WARNING!
Compact spares are for temporary emergency use
only. With these spares, do not drive more than
50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary use spares 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.
front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size
spare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
first opportunity.
Limited-Use Spare — If Equipped
The limited-use spare tire is for temporary emergency
use only. This tire is identified by a label located on the
limited-use spare wheel. This label contains the driving
limitations for this spare. This tire may look like the
original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited-use spare
tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same as
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
Full Size Spare — If Equipped
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only. first opportunity.
This tire may look like the originally equipped tire on the
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WARNING!
Limited-use spares are for emergency use only. Installation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle
handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the
speed listed on the limit-use spare wheel. Keep
inflated to the cold tire inflation pressures listed on
your Tire and Loading Information Placard located
on the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the
driver’s side door. Replace (or repair) the original
equipment tire at the first opportunity and reinstall it
on your vehicle. Failure to do so could result in loss
of vehicle control.
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continuously 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
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
replaced.
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) or
for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping.
Tire Spinning
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tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced. Refer
to “Replacement Tires” in this section for further information.
Life Of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including, but not limited to:
• Driving style
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
• Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or
higher, and summer tires typically have a reduced
tread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle maintenance schedule is highly recommended.
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
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
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WARNING!
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six
years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to
follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure.
You could lose control and have a collision resulting
in serious injury or death.
Information placard or the Vehicle Certification Label for
the size designation of your tire. The Load Index and
Speed Symbol for your tire will be found on the original
equipment tire sidewall. See the Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety Information section of this
manual for more information relating to the Load Index
and Speed Symbol of a tire.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
Replacement Tires
those of the original wheels.
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed. Refer to the paragraph on
“Tread Wear Indicators”. Refer to the Tire and Loading
It is recommended you contact your authorized tire
dealer or original equipment dealer with any questions
you may have on tire specifications or capability. Failure
to use equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect
the safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
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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
a collision resulting in serious injury or death. Use
only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity, other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have a collision.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
(Continued)
CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
Use of traction devices require sufficient tire-to-body
clearance. Follow these recommendations to guard
against damage.
• Traction device must be of proper size for the tire, as
recommended by the traction device manufacturer
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• Use on Front Tires Only
Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Non-Trailhawk Models with a
Two-Speed Power Takeoff Unit
• Due to limited clearance, the following traction devices are recommended:
• The use of 7mm snow chains is permitted with 225/
65R17 and 225/60R18 tires.
Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Models
Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Trailhawk Models
• Original equipment 225/60R17 and 225/55R18 tire
sizes are not chainable.
• The use of 9mm snow chains is permitted with the use
of 225/65R17 tires on size 17 x 7.5 ET31 wheels.
• The use of 7mm snow chains is permitted with the use
of 215/60R17 tires on size 17 x 7.0 ET41 wheels.
CAUTION!
Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Non-Trailhawk Models without a Two-Speed Power Takeoff Unit
• Original equipment 225/65R17 and 225/60R18 tire
sizes are not chainable.
• The use of 9mm snow chains is permitted with the use
of 215/60R17 tires on size 17 x 7.0 ET41 wheels.
• Use on Front Tires Only
• Damage to Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Models may
result if tire chains or traction devices are used with
original equipment size tires.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Damage to Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Models without a Two-Speed Power Takeoff Unit may result if
tire chains or traction devices are used with original equipment size tires.
• Damage to Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Trailhawk
Models may result if tire chains or traction devices
are used with original equipment size tires.
WARNING!
Using tires of different size and type (M+S, Snow)
between front and rear axles can cause unpredictable
handling. You could lose control and have a collision.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the
following precautions:
• Because of restricted traction device clearance between tires and other suspension components, it is
important that only traction devices in good condition are used. Broken devices can cause serious
damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise
occurs that could indicate device breakage. Remove
the damaged parts of the device before further use.
• Install device as tightly as possible and then retighten after driving about ½ mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large
bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Do not drive for a prolonged period on dry pavement.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Observe the traction device manufacturer’s instructions on the method of installation, operating
speed, and conditions for use. Always use the
suggested operating speed of the device manufacturer’s if it is less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Do not use traction devices on a compact spare tire.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on On/Off Road
type tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain mud, snow, and wet traction levels, and contribute to
a smooth, quiet ride.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals. The reasons for any rapid or
unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being
performed.
The tires on the front and rear of your vehicle operate at
different loads and perform different steering, handling, The suggested Front Wheel Drive (FWD) rotation
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at method is the “rearward cross” shown in the following
diagram. This rotation pattern does not apply to some
unequal rates.
directional tires that must not be reversed.
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Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Tire Rotation
The suggested Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Tire rotation
method is the “forward-cross” shown in the following
diagram.
Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Tire Rotation
CAUTION!
Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends on tires of equal size, type and circumference
on each wheel. Any difference in tire size can cause
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CAUTION! (Continued)
damage to the power transfer unit. Tire rotation
schedule should be followed to balance tire wear.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
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 Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recom- limit for any reason, including low temperature effects
mended cold placard pressure.
and natural pressure loss through the tire.
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1 The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that when pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended
decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure warncold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire ing (Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light) illuminates,
pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least you must increase the tire pressure to the recommended
three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a cold placard pressure in order for the “Tire Pressure
three hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must Monitoring Telltale Light” to turn off. The system will
not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into automatically update and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
the tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires – General Information”
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Telltale Light” will turn off once the system receives the
updated tire pressures. The vehicle may need to be
driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in
order for the TPMS to receive this information.
For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
cold (parked for more than three hours) placard pressure
of 33 psi (227 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F
(20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 28 psi (193 kPa),
a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
pressure to approximately 24 psi (165 kPa). This tire
pressure is low enough to turn ON the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light.” Driving the vehicle may cause
the tire pressure to rise to approximately 28 psi (193 kPa),
but the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will still
be on. In this situation, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light” will turn off only after the tires are inflated
to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure
value.
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. Using aftermarket tire sealants may
cause the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
sensor to become inoperable. After using an aftermarket tire sealant it is recommended that you take
your vehicle to an authorized dealership to have
your sensor function checked.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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:
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire pressure
gauge, even if under-inflation has not reached the level
to trigger illumination of the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.”
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and maintenance, or to provide warning of a tire • Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure,
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
failure or condition.
the tire.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
Base System
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
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monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each a chime will sound when tire pressure is low in one or
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure more of the four active road tires. Should this occur, you
should stop as soon as possible, check the inflation
readings to the receiver module.
pressure of each tire on your vehicle, and inflate each tire
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
value as shown in the ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message. Once the
and to maintain the proper pressure.
system receives the updated tire pressures, the system
The TPMS consists of the following components:
will automatically update and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off. The vehicle may need
• Receiver Module
to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
(24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
information.
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
Service TPMS Warning
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
illuminate in the instrument cluster, a “LOW TIRE
PRESSURE” message will display in the instrument
cluster, an ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message will be displayed and
When a system fault is detected, the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75
seconds and then remain on solid. The system fault will
also sound a chime. If the ignition key is cycled, this
sequence will repeat, providing the system fault still
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exists. The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will 2. If you install the matching full-size spare in place of a
turn off when the fault condition no longer exists. A
road tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure
system fault can occur due to any of the following:
warning limit, a chime will sound and the “TPMS
Telltale Light” and “LOW TIRE PRESSURE” and
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
⬙Inflate to XX⬙ messages will turn on upon the next
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the
ignition key cycle.
TPMS sensors.
3. Driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
(24 km/h) will turn off the “TPMS Telltale Light,” as
that affects radio wave signals.
long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure
warning limit in any of the four active road tires.
3. Lots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
housings.
Vehicles With Compact Spare
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors.
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the pressure in the compact spare tire.
Vehicles With Full-Size Spare
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
1. The matching full-size spare wheel and tire assembly
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warnhas a tire pressure monitoring sensor that can be
ing limit, a chime will sound and the “TPMS Telltale
monitored by the TPMS.
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Light” and “LOW TIRE PRESSURE” and ⬙Inflate to Premium System — If Equipped
XX⬙ messages will turn on upon the next ignition key The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
cycle.
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
15 mph (24 km/h), the “TPMS Telltale Light” will wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on readings to the receiver module.
solid.
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
sound and the “TPMS Telltale Light” will flash on and and to maintain the proper pressure.
off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
The TPMS consists of the following components:
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and • Receiver Module
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
the TPMS will update automatically and the “TPMS • Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
Telltale Light” will turn off, as long as no tire pressure • Various Tire Pressure Monitoring System messages,
is below the low-pressure warning limit in any of the
which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
four active road tires. The vehicle may need to be
Center (EVIC)
driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h)
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
in order for the TPMS to receive this information.
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The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly (if
equipped) has a tire pressure monitoring sensor. The full
size spare can be used in place of any of the four road
tires. A spare with a pressure below the low-pressure
limit will not cause the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” to illuminate or the chime to sound. However, it
will cause a “SPARE LOW PRESSURE” message to
display in the EVIC.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime
will sound when tire pressure is low in one or more of the
four active road tires. In addition, the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) will display a ⬙Tire Low⬙
message for a minimum of five seconds, an ⬙Inflate to XX⬙
message and a graphic showing the pressure values of
each tire with the low tire pressure values in a different
color.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warning
Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible
and inflate the tires with low pressure (those in a
different color in the EVIC graphic) to the vehicle’s
recommended cold placard pressure value as shown in
the ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message. Once the system receives the
updated tire pressures, the system will automatically
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update, the pressure values in the graphic display in the
EVIC will return to their original color, and the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off. The
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above
15.5 mph (25 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
information.
SERVICE TPMS Warning
When a system fault is detected, the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75
seconds and then remain on solid. The system fault will
also sound a chime. In addition, the EVIC will display a
Tire Pressure Monitoring Service Warning
⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five
seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of the If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
pressure value to indicate which sensor is not being providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
received.
no longer exists, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” will no longer flash, and the “SERVICE TPM
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SYSTEM” message will no longer display, and a pressure 2. If you install the full size spare in place of a road tire
value will display in place of the dashes. A system fault
that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
can occur due to any of the following:
limit, a chime will sound and the “TPMS Telltale
Light” will turn on upon the next ignition key cycle. In
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
addition, the EVIC will display a Low Pressure mesfacilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the
sage, an ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message and a graphic showTPMS sensors.
ing the low tire pressure value in a different color.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
that affects radio wave signals.
15.5 mph (25 km/h) the “TPMS Telltale Light” will
turn OFF, as long as no tire pressure is below the
3. Lots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
low-pressure warning limit in any of the four active
housings.
road tires.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
4. The EVIC will display a graphic showing the tire
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors.
pressure value in the same color as the other pressure
Vehicles With Full-Size Spare
values in place of the different color low tire pressure
value. The EVIC will also display a “SPARE LOW
1. The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly
PRESSURE” message to remind you to service the flat
has a tire pressure monitoring sensor that can be
tire.
monitored by the TPMS.
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4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will
sound, the “TPMS Telltale Light” will flash on and off
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
for 75 seconds and then remain on solid, and the EVIC
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not moniwill display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message for
tor the pressure in the compact spare tire.
five seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
the pressure value.
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warn5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
ing limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, the “TPMS
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
Telltale Light” will remain on and a chime will sound.
the TPMS will update automatically. In addition, the
In addition, the graphic in the EVIC will still display a
“TPMS Telltale Light” will turn off and the graphic in
different color pressure value and an ⬙Inflate to XX⬙
the EVIC will display a new pressure value instead of
message.
dashes (- -), as long as no tire pressure is below the
low-pressure warning limit in any of the four active
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
road tires. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
15.5 mph (25 km/h), the “TPMS Telltale Light” will
20 minutes above 15.5 mph (25 km/h) in order for the
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on
TPMS to receive this information.
solid. In addition, the EVIC will display a “SERVICE
TPM SYSTEM” message for five seconds and then
display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value.
Vehicles With Compact Spare
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General Information
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and 2.4L Engine
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
These engines are designed to meet all
following conditions:
emissions regulations and provide excel• This device may not cause harmful interference.
lent fuel economy and performance when
using high quality unleaded “regular”
• This device must accept any interference received,
gasoline having an octane rating of 87. The
including interference that may cause undesired opuse
of
premium
gasoline is not recommended, as it will
eration.
not provide any benefit over regular gasoline in these
The TPM sensors are regulated under one of the follow- engines.
ing licenses:
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
United States
GQ4-61T
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
Canada
1470A-42T
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
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consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldwide Fuel
Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties necessary
to deliver enhanced emissions, performance, and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends
the use of gasoline that meet the WWFC specifications if
they are available.
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 should be reported to
your dealer immediately. Engine damage resulting from
operating with a heavy spark knock may not be covered
by the new vehicle warranty.
3.2L Engine
Reformulated Gasoline
These engines are 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 premium
gasoline for optimum performance.
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline”.
Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasolines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
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Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxy- Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFV) are compatible with gasogenates such as Ethanol. Fuels blended with oxygenates line containing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher
may be used in your vehicle.
ethanol content may void the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol. Use of these
blends may result in starting and drivability problems, damage critical fuel system components, cause
emissions to exceed the applicable standard, and/or
cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light” to illuminate. Pump labels should clearly communicate if a
fuel contains greater than 10% Ethanol.
Problems that result from using gasoline containing
Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol
are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
not be covered under New Vehicle Limited 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.
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on.
• Poor engine performance.
• Poor cold start and cold drivability.
• Increased risk for fuel system component corrosion.
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To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
E-85 perform the following:
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
• Drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer).
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
• Change the engine oil and oil filter.
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
• Disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the
the gasoline contains MMT. MMT is prohibited in Federal
engine controller memory.
and California reformulated gasoline.
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
Materials Added To Fuel
exposure to E-85 fuel.
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
MMT In Gasoline
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl (MMT) detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is conditions and they would result in additional cost.
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage fuel.
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
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Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION! (Continued)
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 emissions control system.
• An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
or malfunctioning and may require immediate service. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
(Continued)
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being
sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended.
Most of these products contain high concentrations
of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such
fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the
manufacturer.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control
system can result in civil penalties being assessed against
you.
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Carbon Monoxide Warnings
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.
(Continued)
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every
time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal
conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive
with all side windows fully open.
ADDING FUEL
The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door, on the
passenger side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or
damaged, be sure the replacement cap has been designed
for use with this vehicle.
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2. Open the fuel filler door, and remove the fuel filler
cap.
NOTE:
• In certain cold conditions, ice may prevent the fuel
door from opening. If this occurs, lightly push on the
fuel door to break the ice buildup and re-release the
fuel door using the inside release button. Do not pry
on the door.
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank
is full.
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
NOTE: When removing the fuel filler cap, lay the cap
tether in the hook, located on the fuel filler door reinforcement.
1. Press the fuel filler door release switch (located on the
driver’s side door trim).
• 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 tightened properly, the MIL will
come on. Be sure the gas cap is tightened every time
the vehicle is refueled.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
• 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.
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the
vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the tank is
being filled.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and federal fire regulations and may cause the MIL 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.
Emergency Fuel Filler Door Release
If you are unable to open the fuel filler door, use the fuel
filler door emergency release.
1. Open the liftgate.
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2. Remove access door located on interior trim panel for VEHICLE LOADING
release cable with the tip of your key.
Certification Label
3. Grab the release cable tether and pull up to release the As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Adminfuel filler door.
istration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
affixed to the driver’s side door or pillar.
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
gASCAP” message will display in the odometer or a
“CHECK GASCAP” message will be displayed in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further review.
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.
This label contains the month and year of manufacture,
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR) front and rear, and Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). A Month-Day-Hour (MDH) number is
included on this label and indicates the Month, Day and
Hour of manufacture. The bar code that appears on the
bottom of the label is your VIN.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
including driver, passengers, vehicle, options and cargo.
The label also specifies maximum capacities of front and
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rear axle systems (GAWR). Total load must be limited so Tire Size
GVWR and front and rear GAWR are not exceeded.
The tire size on the Vehicle Certification Label represents
the actual tire size on your vehicle. Replacement tires
Payload
must be equal to the load capacity of this tire size.
The payload of a vehicle is defined as the allowable load
weight a truck can carry, including the weight of the Rim Size
driver, all passengers, options and cargo.
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
listed.
The GAWR is the maximum permissible load on the front Inflation Pressure
and rear axles. The load must be distributed in the cargo This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle for
area so that the GAWR of each axle is not exceeded.
all loading conditions up to full GAWR.
Each axle GAWR is determined by the components in the Curb Weight
system with the lowest load carrying capacity (axle,
springs, tires or wheels). Heavier axles or suspension The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight
components sometimes specified by purchasers for in- of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full
creased durability does not necessarily increase the vehi- capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo
loaded into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight
cle’s GVWR.
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534 STARTING AND OPERATING
values are determined by weighing your vehicle on a items down low and be sure that the weight is distributed
commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are equally. Stow all loose items securely before driving.
added.
Improper weight distributions can have an adverse effect
Loading
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
the brakes operate.
The actual total weight and the weight of the front and
rear of your vehicle at the ground can best be determined
CAUTION!
by weighing it when it is loaded and ready for operation.
The entire vehicle should first be weighed on a commercial scale to insure that the GVWR has not been exceeded.
The weight on the front and rear of the vehicle should
then be determined separately to be sure that the load is
properly distributed over the front and rear axle. Weighing the vehicle may show that the GAWR of either the
front or rear axles has been exceeded but the total load is
within the specified GVWR. If so, weight must be shifted
from front to rear or rear to front as appropriate until the
specified weight limitations are met. Store the heavier
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR
or the maximum front and rear GAWR. If you do,
parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change the
way your vehicle handles. This could cause you to
lose control. Also overloading can shorten the life of
your vehicle.
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exceed the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle
Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for
In this section you will find safety tips and information
further information.
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
review this information to tow your load as efficiently
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
and safely as possible.
cargo, consumables, and equipment (permanent or temTo maintain the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage, porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
follow the requirements and recommendations in this ready for operation⬙ condition.
manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
The recommended way to measure GTW is to put your
Common Towing Definitions
fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale. The entire weight
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist of the trailer must be supported by the scale.
TRAILER TOWING
you in understanding the following information:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
WARNING!
If the Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) is 3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
or more, it is mandatory to use a weight-distributing
hitch to ensure stable handling of your vehicle. If you
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536 STARTING AND OPERATING
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
use a standard weight-carrying hitch, you could lose
control of your vehicle and cause a collision.
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
Tongue Weight (TW)
and trailer when weighed in combination.
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not be less
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
than 10% of the trailer load. You must consider this as
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
part of the load on your vehicle.
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Certifica- Frontal Area
tion Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the
information.
maximum width of the front of a trailer.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
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Trailer Sway Control — Mechanical
Weight-Distributing Hitch
The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be
installed between the hitch receiver and the trailer tongue
that typically provides adjustable friction associated with
the telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer
swaying motions while traveling.
A weight-distributing system works by applying leverage through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
for heavier loads to distribute trailer tongue weight to the
tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When used
in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, it provides for a more level ride, offering more consistent
steering and brake control thereby enhancing towing
safety. The addition of a friction/hydraulic sway control
also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and
contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability.
Trailer sway control and a weight distributing (load
equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier Tongue
Weights (TW) and may be required depending on vehicle
and trailer configuration/loading to comply with Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) requirements. Weight Distribution hitched are recommended for loads in excess of
5,000 lbs (2,268 kg).
Weight-Carrying Hitch
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
some other connecting point of the vehicle. These kinds
of hitches are the most popular on the market today and
they are commonly used to tow small and medium sized
trailers.
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538 STARTING AND OPERATING
WARNING!
• An improperly adjusted Weight Distributing Hitch
system may reduce handling, stability, braking
performance, and could result in a collision.
• Weight Distributing Systems may not be compatible
with Surge Brake Couplers. Consult with your hitch
and trailer manufacturer or a reputable Recreational
Vehicle dealer for additional information.
Trailer Hitch Classification
The following chart provides the industry standard for
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Class
Max. Trailer Hitch Industry Standards
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium Duty
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Class III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Class IV - Extra Heavy
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
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/
Transmission
2.4L/Automatic
3.2L/Automatic
3.2L/Automatic
with Trailer Tow
Package
Model
Frontal Area
FWD or 4WD
FWD or 4WD
FWD or 4WD
32 sq ft (2.97 sq m)
32 sq ft (2.97 sq m)
32 sq ft (2.97 sq m)
Maximum GTW
(Gross Trailer Wt.)
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
4,500 lbs (2 041 kg)
Maximum Tongue
Wt. (See Note)
200 lbs (91 kg)
200 lbs (91 kg)
450 lbs (204 kg)
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Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
NOTE: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as weight referenced on the Tire and Loading Information
part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo (ie. placard. Refer to “Tire Safety Information” in “Starting
the GVWR), and the GVWR should never exceed the and Operating” for further information.
540 STARTING AND OPERATING
Trailer And Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your
vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the
rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to side
which will cause loss of control of the vehicle and trailer.
Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of
many trailer collisions.
Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
your bumper or trailer hitch.
Consider the following items when computing the
weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
• The tongue weight of the trailer.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
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NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options or dealer-installed options must
be considered as part of the total load on your vehicle.
Refer to the “Tire and Loading Information” placard for
the maximum combined weight of occupants and cargo
for your vehicle.
WARNING! (Continued)
Improper towing can lead to a collision. Follow these
guidelines to make your trailer towing as safe as
possible:
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and that it will not shift during travel. When
trailering cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic
load shifts can occur that may be difficult for the
driver to control. You could lose control of your
vehicle and have a collision.
• 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 frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.
Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and allow
enough slack for turning corners.
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Towing Requirements
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components, the following guidelines are recommended:
WARNING!
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542 STARTING AND OPERATING
WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• 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. 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:
• Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles
(805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine, axle
or other parts could be damaged.
• Then, during the first 500 miles (805 km) that a
trailer is towed, do not drive over 50 mph (80 km/h)
and do not make starts at full throttle. This helps
the engine and other parts of the vehicle wear in at
the heavier loads.
1. GVWR
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized.
Towing Requirements — Tires
• Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
• Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting And Operating” for proper tire inflation procedures.
STARTING AND OPERATING 543
• Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation pres- • An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
sures before trailer usage.
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
• Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
brake controller is not required.
Information” in “Starting And Operating” for the
• Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
proper inspection procedure.
1,000 lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
• When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Infor2,000 lbs (907 kg).
mation” in “Starting And Operating” for the proper
tire replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a
WARNING!
higher load carrying capacity will not increase the
vehicle’s GVWR and GAWR limits.
• Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s
hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake
Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
system and cause it to fail. You might not have
• Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
brakes when you need them and could have a
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
collision.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
personal injury.
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544 STARTING AND OPERATING
WARNING! (Continued)
Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights And Wiring
• 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 a
collision.
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stoplights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
CAUTION!
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
wiring harness.
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.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a four- and sevenpin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness and connector.
The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
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Four-Pin Connector
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
Seven-Pin Connector
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
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• When using the speed control, if you experience speed
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping,
you can get back to cruising speed.
and backing the trailer in an area located away from
heavy traffic.
• Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
The DRIVE range can be selected when towing. The Cooling System
Towing Tips
transmission controls include a drive strategy to avoid To reduce potential for engine and transmission overfrequent shifting when towing. However, if frequent shift- heating, take the following actions:
ing does occur while in DRIVE, use the Electronic Range
City Driving
Select (ERS) shift control to select a lower gear range.
NOTE: Using a lower gear range while operating the When stopped for short periods of time, shift the transvehicle under heavy operating conditions will improve mission into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
performance and extend transmission life by reducing Highway Driving
excessive shifting and heat build up. This action will also
Reduce speed.
provide better engine braking.
Air Conditioning
Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped
• Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
Turn off temporarily.
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Dolly Tow
On Trailer
Wheel OFF the
Ground
NONE
Front
Rear
ALL
Front-Wheel Drive
(FWD) Models
NOT ALLOWED
OK
NOT ALLOWED
OK
4WD Models
1-Speed Power
2-Speed Power
Transfer Unit
Transfer Unit
NOT ALLOWED
See Instructions:
• Transmission in
PARK
• Power transfer unit
in NEUTRAL (N)
• Tow in forward direction
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
OK
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Recreational Towing — Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Models
DO NOT flat tow this vehicle. Damage to the drivetrain
will result.
Recreational towing (for front-wheel drive models) is
allowed ONLY if the front wheels are OFF the ground.
This may be accomplished using a tow dolly or vehicle
trailer. If using a tow dolly, follow this procedure:
1. Properly secure the dolly to the tow vehicle, following
the dolly manufacturer’s instructions.
2. Drive the front wheels onto the tow dolly.
3. Apply the parking brake. Place the transmission in
PARK.
4. Properly secure the front wheels to the dolly, following
the dolly manufacturer’s instructions.
5. Release the parking brake.
CAUTION!
Towing with the front wheels on the ground will
cause severe transmission damage. Damage from
improper towing is not covered under the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe engine and/or transmission
damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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Recreational Towing — 4WD Models With
1-Speed Power Transfer Unit
Recreational Towing — 4WD Models With
2-Speed Power Transfer Unit
Recreational towing is not allowed. These models do The power transfer unit must be shifted into NEUTRAL
not have a NEUTRAL (N) position in the power transfer (N) and the transmission must be in PARK for recreunit.
ational towing. The NEUTRAL (N) selection button is
adjacent to the power transfer unit selector switch. Shifts
NOTE: This vehicle may be towed on a flatbed or vehicle
into and out of NEUTRAL (N) can take place with the
trailer provided all four wheels are OFF the ground.
selector switch in any mode position.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle with ANY of its wheels on the
ground can cause severe transmission and/or power
transfer unit damage. Damage from improper towing
is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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CAUTION!
• DO NOT dolly tow any 4WD vehicle. Internal
damage to the transmission or power transfer unit
will occur if a dolly is used when recreational
towing.
• Tow only in a forward direction. Towing this vehicle backwards can cause severe damage to the
power transfer unit.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• The transmission must be in PARK for recreational
towing.
• Before recreational towing, perform the procedure
outlined under “Shifting into NEUTRAL (N)” to be
certain that the power transfer unit is fully in
NEUTRAL (N). Otherwise, internal damage will
result.
• Failure to follow these procedures can cause severe
transmission and/or power transfer unit damage.
Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Do not use a bumper-mounted clamp-on tow bar
on your vehicle. The bumper face bar will be
damaged.
Shifting Into NEUTRAL (N)
WARNING!
You or others could be seriously or fatally injured if
you leave the vehicle unattended with the power
transfer unit in the NEUTRAL (N) position without
first fully engaging the parking brake. The NEUTRAL (N) 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.
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
recreational towing.
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CAUTION!
It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that
the power transfer unit is fully in NEUTRAL (N)
before recreational towing to prevent damage to
internal parts.
NEUTRAL (N) symbol will blink, indicating shift in
progress. The light will stop blinking (stay on solid)
when the shift to NEUTRAL (N) is complete.
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop and shift the
transmission to PARK.
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2. Turn the engine OFF.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position, but
do not start the engine.
4. Press and hold the brake pedal.
5. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
Neutral Switch
6. Using a ballpoint pen or similar object, press and hold 7. After the shift is completed and the NEUTRAL (N)
light stays on, release the NEUTRAL (N) button.
the recessed NEUTRAL (N) button (located by the
selector switch) for four seconds. The light behind the 8. Start the engine.
552 STARTING AND OPERATING
9. Shift the transmission into REVERSE.
NOTE:
• Steps 1 through 5 are requirements that must be met
prior to pressing the NEUTRAL (N) button, and must
continue to be met until the shift has been completed.
Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL.
If any of these requirements are not met prior to
Apply the parking brake.
pressing the NEUTRAL (N) button or are no longer
met during the shift, then the NEUTRAL (N) indicator
Shift the transmission into PARK, turn the engine
light will flash continuously until all requirements are
OFF, and remove the key fob.
met or until the NEUTRAL (N) button is released.
Attach the vehicle to the tow vehicle using a suitable
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position
tow bar.
for a shift to take place and for the position indicator
Release the parking brake.
lights to be operable. If the ignition switch is not in the
ON/RUN position, the shift will not take place and no
position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
10. Release the brake pedal for five seconds and ensure
that there is no vehicle movement.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
• A flashing NEUTRAL (N) position indicator light
indicates that shift requirements have not been met.
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Shifting Out Of NEUTRAL (N)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
normal usage.
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop, leaving it connected to the tow vehicle.
2. Apply the parking brake.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position, but
do not start the engine.
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4. Press and hold the brake pedal.
5. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
Neutral Switch
7. When the NEUTRAL (N) indicator light turns off,
6. Using a ballpoint pen or similar object, press and hold
release the NEUTRAL (N) button.
the recessed power transfer unit NEUTRAL (N) button
(located by the selector switch) for one second.
8. After the NEUTRAL (N) button has been released, the
power transfer unit will shift to the position indicated
by the selector switch.
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NOTE: When shifting the power transfer unit out of NOTE:
NEUTRAL (N), turning the engine OFF may be required
• Steps 1 through 5 are requirements that must be met
to avoid gear clash.
prior to pressing the NEUTRAL (N) button, and must
9. Shift the transmission into PARK.
continue to be met until the shift has been completed.
If any of these requirements are not met prior to
10. Release the brake pedal.
pressing the NEUTRAL (N) button or are no longer
11. Disconnect vehicle from the tow vehicle.
met during the shift, the NEUTRAL (N) indicator light
will flash continuously until all requirements are met
12. Start the engine.
or until the NEUTRAL (N) button is released.
13. Press and hold the brake pedal.
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position
14. Release the parking brake.
for a shift to take place and for the position indicator
lights to be operable. If the ignition switch is not in the
15. Shift the transmission into DRIVE, release the brake
ON/RUN position, the shift will not take place and no
pedal, and check that the vehicle operates normally.
position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
• A flashing NEUTRAL (N) position indicator light
indicates that shift requirements have not been met.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . .557 䡵 JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING . . . . . . . . . .570
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .557
▫ Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . .571
䡵 WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573
▫ Torque Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
䡵 TIREFIT KIT — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . .560
▫ TIREFIT Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560
▫ TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation . . . . .561
▫ TIREFIT Usage Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562
▫ Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
▫ Road Tire Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581
䡵 JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .582
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583
䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
䡵 RECOVERY STRAP — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . .587
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556 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
䡵 SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .588
▫ Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) Models . . . . . . . . .590
▫ Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) Models With 1–Speed
Power Transfer Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
▫ Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) Models With 2–Speed
Power Transfer Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 557
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located in the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
switch bank below the radio screen.
potential for overheating your engine by taking the
appropriate action.
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning
flasher. When the switch is activated, all direc- • On the highways — slow down.
tional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming • In city traffic — while stopped, put transmission in
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for
other motorists.
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
may wear down your battery.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot 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 for service.
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558 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
an impending overheat condition:
Proper lug nut/bolt torque is very important to ensure
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C that the wheel is properly mounted to the vehicle. Any
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and time a wheel has been removed and reinstalled on the
vehicle the lug nuts/bolts should be torqued using a
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
properly calibrated torque wrench.
• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control Torque Specifications
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
Lug Nut/Bolt Torque
**Lug Nut/ Lug Nut/
from the engine cooling system.
Bolt Size
Bolt
Socket
WARNING!
Size
100
Ft-Lbs
(135
N·m)
M12
x
1.25
19
mm
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.
**Use only Chrysler recommended lug nuts/bolts and
clean or remove any dirt or oil before tightening.
Inspect the wheel mounting surface prior to mounting
the tire and remove any corrosion or loose particles.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 559
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Wheel Mounting Surface
Torque Patterns
Tighten the lug nuts/bolts in a star pattern until each After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut/bolt torque to be
nut/bolt has been tightened twice.
sure that all the lug nuts/bolts are properly seated
against the wheel.
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WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
TIREFIT Storage
The TIREFIT kit is stowed under the load floor behind
the rear seat.
1. Open the liftgate.
2. Lift the access cover using the load floor handle.
TIREFIT KIT — IF EQUIPPED
Small punctures up to ¼” (6 mm) in the tire tread can be
sealed with TIREFIT. Foreign objects (e.g., screws or
nails) should not be removed from the tire. TIREFIT can
be used in outside temperatures down to approximately
-4°F (-20°C).
This kit will provide a temporary tire seal, allowing you
to drive your vehicle up to 100 miles (160 km) with a
maximum speed of 55 mph (90 km/h).
Load Floor Handle
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TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation
Using The Mode Select Knob And Hoses
Your TIREFIT kit is equipped with the following symbols
to indicate the air or sealant mode.
Selecting Air Mode
Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn to
this position for air pump operation only. Use
the Black Air Pump Hose (7) when selecting
this mode.
Selecting Sealant Mode
TIREFIT Components
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Sealant Bottle
Deflation Button
Pressure Gauge
Power Button
5 — Mode Select Knob
6 — Sealant Hose (Clear)
7 — Air Pump Hose (Black)
8 — Power Plug (located on bottom
side of TIREFIT Kit)
Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and
turn to this position to inject the TIREFIT Sealant and to inflate the tire. Use
the Sealant Hose (clear hose) (6) when
selecting this mode.
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Using The Power Button
Push and release the Power Button (4) once to
turn On the TIREFIT kit. Push and release the
Power Button (4) again to turn Off the TIREFIT
kit.
Using The Deflation Button
Press the Deflation Button (2) to reduce the air
pressure in the tire if it becomes over-inflated.
TIREFIT Usage Precautions
TIREFIT Expiration Date Location
• Replace the TIREFIT Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant
• The Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6) are a one
Hose (6) prior to the expiration date (printed at the
tire application use and need to be replaced after each
lower right hand corner on the bottle label) to assure
use. Always replace these components immediately at
optimum operation of the system. Refer to “Sealing a
your original equipment vehicle dealer.
Tire with TIREFIT” section (F) “Sealant Bottle and
• When the TIREFIT sealant is in a liquid form, clean
Hose Replacement”.
water, and a damp cloth will remove the material from
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the vehicle or tire and wheel components. Once the
sealant dries, it can easily be peeled off and properly
discarded.
• For optimum performance, make sure the valve stem
on the wheel is free of debris before connecting the
TIREFIT kit.
• You can use the TIREFIT air pump to inflate bicycle
tires. The kit also comes with two needles, located in
the Accessory Storage Compartment (on the bottom of
the air pump) for inflating sport balls, rafts, or similar
inflatable items. However, use only the Air Pump Hose
(7) and make sure the Mode Select Knob (5) is in the
Air Mode when inflating such items to avoid injecting
sealant into them. The TIREFIT Sealant is only intended to seal punctures less than ¼” (6 mm) diameter
in the tread of your vehicle.
• Do not lift or carry the TIREFIT kit by the hoses.
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to seal a tire on the side of the
vehicle closest to traffic. Pull far enough off the
road to avoid the danger of being hit when using
the TIREFIT kit.
• Do not use TIREFIT or drive the vehicle under the
following circumstances:
– If the puncture in the tire tread is approximately
1/4” (6 mm) or larger.
– If the tire has any sidewall damage.
– If the tire has any damage from driving with
extremely low tire pressure.
– If the tire has any damage from driving on a flat
tire.
– If the wheel has any damage.
– If you are unsure of the condition of the tire or
the wheel.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Keep TIREFIT away from open flames or heat
source.
• A loose TIREFIT kit thrown forward in a collision
or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the
vehicle. Always stow the TIREFIT kit in the place
provided. Failure to follow these warnings can
result in injuries that are serious or fatal to you,
your passengers, and others around you.
• Take care not to allow the contents of TIREFIT to
come in contact with hair, eyes, or clothing. TIREFIT is harmful if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed
through the skin. It causes skin, eye, and respiratory irritation. Flush immediately with plenty of
water if there is any contact with eyes or skin.
Change clothing as soon as possible, if there is any
contact with clothing.
• TIREFIT Sealant solution contains latex. In case of
an allergic reaction or rash, consult a physician
immediately. Keep TIREFIT out of reach of children.
If swallowed, rinse mouth immediately with plenty
of water and drink plenty of water. Do not induce
vomiting! Consult a physician immediately.
(Continued)
Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT
(A) Whenever You Stop To Use TIREFIT:
1. Pull over to a safe location and turn on the vehicle’s
Hazard Warning flashers.
2. Verify that the valve stem (on the wheel with the
deflated tire) is in a position that is near to the ground.
This will allow the TIREFIT Hoses (6) and (7) to reach
the valve stem and keep the TIREFIT kit flat on the
ground. This will provide the best positioning of the
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kit when injecting the sealant into the deflated tire and 4. Remove the cap from the valve stem and then screw
the fitting at the end of the Sealant Hose (6) onto the
running the air pump. Move the vehicle as necessary
valve stem.
to place the valve stem in this position before proceeding.
5. Uncoil the Power Plug (8) and insert the plug into the
vehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
3. Place the transmission in PARK (auto transmission) or
in Gear (manual transmission) and turn Off the igniNOTE: Do not remove foreign objects (e.g., screws or
tion.
nails) from the tire.
4. Set the parking brake.
(C) Injecting TIREFIT Sealant Into The Deflated
(B) Setting Up To Use TIREFIT:
Tire:
1. Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn to the • Always start the engine before turning ON the TIRESealant Mode position.
FIT kit.
2. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) and then remove the cap NOTE: Manual transmission vehicles must have the
from the fitting at the end of the hose.
parking brake engaged and the shift lever in NEUTRAL.
3. Place the TIREFIT kit flat on the ground next to the • After pressing the Power Button (4), the sealant (white
deflated tire.
fluid) will flow from the Sealant Bottle (1) through the
Sealant Hose (6) and into the tire.
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NOTE: Sealant may leak out through the puncture in the NOTE: If the Mode Select Knob (5) is on Air Mode and
tire.
the pump is operating, air will dispense from the Air
Pump Hose (7) only, not the Sealant Hose (6).
If the sealant (white fluid) does not flow within 0 – 10
seconds through the Sealant Hose (6):
If the sealant (white fluid) does flow through the
Sealant Hose (6):
1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn Off the TIREFIT kit.
Disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the valve stem. 1. Continue to operate the pump until sealant is no
Make sure the valve stem is free of debris. Reconnect
longer flowing through hose (typically takes 30 - 70
the Sealant Hose (6) to the valve stem. Check that the
seconds). As the sealant flows through the Sealant
Mode Select Knob (5) is in the Sealant Mode position
Hose (6), the Pressure Gauge (3) can read as high as 70
and not Air Mode. Press the Power Button (4) to turn
psi (5 Bar). The Pressure Gauge (3) will decrease
On the TIREFIT kit.
quickly from approximately 70 psi (5 Bar) to the actual
tire pressure when the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty.
2. Connect the Power Plug (8) to a different 12 Volt
power outlet in your vehicle or another vehicle, if 2. The pump will start to inject air into the tire immediavailable. Make sure the engine is running before
ately after the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty. Continue to
turning ON the TIREFIT kit.
operate the pump and inflate the tire to the pressure
indicated on the tire pressure label on the driver-side
3. The Sealant Bottle (1) may be empty due to previous
latch pillar (recommended pressure). Check the tire
use. Call for assistance.
pressure by looking at the Pressure Gauge (3).
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3. Immediately disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the
valve stem, reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end of
the hose, and place the TIREFIT kit in the vehicle
• The tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive
storage location. Quickly proceed to (D) “Drive Vethe vehicle further. Call for assistance.
hicle.”
NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Deflation Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recomCAUTION!
mended inflation pressure before continuing.
• The metal end fitting from Power Plug (8) may get
If the tire inflates to the recommended pressure or is at
hot after use, so it should be handled carefully.
least 26 psi (1.8 Bar) pressure within 15 minutes:
• Failure to reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end
of the Sealant Hose (6) can result in sealant con1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn off the TIREFIT kit.
tacting your skin, clothing, and the vehicle’s inte2. Remove the Speed Limit sticker from the top of the
rior. It can also result in sealant contacting internal
Sealant Bottle (1) and place the sticker on the instruTIREFIT kit components which may cause permament panel.
nent damage to the kit.
If the tire does not inflate to at least 26 psi (1.8 Bar)
pressure within 15 minutes:
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(D) Drive Vehicle:
(E) After Driving:
Immediately after injecting sealant and inflating the tire, Pull over to a safe location. Refer to “Whenever You Stop
drive the vehicle 5 miles (8 km) or 10 minutes to ensure to Use TIREFIT” before continuing.
distribution of the TIREFIT Sealant within the tire. Do not
1. Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn to the Air
exceed 55 mph (90 km/h).
Mode position.
WARNING!
TIREFIT is not a permanent flat tire repair. Have the
tire inspected and repaired or replaced after using
TIREFIT. Do not exceed 55 mph (90 km/h) until the
tire is repaired or replaced. Failure to follow this
warning can result in injuries that are serious or fatal
to you, your passengers, and others around you.
2. Uncoil the power plug and insert the plug into the
vehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
3. Uncoil the Air Pump Hose (7) (black in color) and
screw the fitting at the end of hose (7) onto the valve
stem.
4. Check the pressure in the tire by reading the Pressure
Gauge (3).
If tire pressure is less than 19 psi (1.3 Bar):
The tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive
the vehicle further. Call for assistance.
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5. Replace the Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6)
assembly at your authorized dealer as soon as pos1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn on TIREFIT and
sible. Refer to (F) “Sealant Bottle and Hose Replaceinflate the tire to the pressure indicated on the tire and
ment”.
loading information label on the driver-side door
opening.
NOTE: When having the tire serviced, advise the authorized dealer or service center that the tire has been sealed
NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Deflausing the TIREFIT service kit.
tion Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recom(F) Sealant Bottle And Hose Replacement:
mended inflation pressure before continuing.
If the tire pressure is 19 psi (1.3 Bar) or higher:
2. Disconnect the TIREFIT kit from the valve stem, 1. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) (clear in color).
reinstall the cap on the valve stem and unplug from 12
2. Locate the round Sealant Bottle release button in the
Volt outlet.
recessed area under the sealant bottle.
3. Place the TIREFIT kit in its proper storage area in the
3. Press the Sealant Bottle release button. The Sealant
vehicle.
Bottle (1) will pop up. Remove the bottle and dispose
of it accordingly.
4. Have the tire inspected and repaired or replaced at the
earliest opportunity at an authorized dealer or tire
service center.
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4. Clean any remaining sealant from the TIREFIT hous- JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
ing.
5. Position the new Sealant Bottle (1) in the housing so
that the Sealant Hose (6) aligns with the hose slot in
the front of the housing. Press the bottle into the
housing. An audible click will be heard indicating the
bottle is locked into place.
6. Verify that the cap is installed on the fitting at the end
of the Sealant Hose (6) and return the hose to its
storage area (located on the bottom of the air pump).
7. Return the TIREFIT kit to its storage location in the
vehicle.
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is
on a jack.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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/Spare Tire Stowage
The jack, wheel chocks and spare tire are stowed under
the load floor behind the rear seat.
1. Open the liftgate.
2. Lift the access cover using the load floor handle.
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Load Floor Handle
3. Remove the fastener securing the jack and spare tire.
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Jack And Spare Tire Fastener
4. Remove the chocks.
Jack And Tool Assembly
NOTE: The jack handle attaches to the side of the jack
with two attachment points. When the jack is partially
5. Remove the scissors jack and wheel bolt wrench from
expanded, the tension between the two attachment
the spare wheel as an assembly. Turn the jack screw to
points holds the jack handle in place.
the left to loosen the wheel bolt wrench, and remove
the wrench from the jack assembly.
6. Remove the spare tire.
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WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
the places provided. Have the deflated (flat) tire
repaired or replaced immediately.
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Place the shift lever into PARK (automatic transmission) or REVERSE (manual transmission).
5. Turn the ignition off to the LOCK position.
6. Chock both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally
opposite of the jacking position. For
example, if changing the right front
1. Park the vehicle on a firm level surface as far from the
tire, chock the left rear wheel.
edge of the roadway as possible. Avoid icy or slippery
areas.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
WARNING!
when the vehicle is being jacked.
Preparations For Jacking
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off
the road to avoid being hit when operating the jack
or changing the wheel.
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Jacking Instructions
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.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
• 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. If
you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a
service center where it can be raised on a lift.
• 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.
Jack Warning Label
(Continued)
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CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in the Jacking
Instructions for this vehicle.
4. Place the jack underneath the lift area that is closest to
the flat tire. Turn the jack screw clockwise to firmly
engage the jack saddle with the lift area of the sill
flange, centering the jack saddle inside the cutout in
the sill cladding.
1. Remove the spare tire, jack, and wheel bolt wrench.
2. If equipped with aluminum wheels where the center
cap covers the wheel bolts, use the wheel bolt wrench
to pry the center cap off carefully before raising the
vehicle.
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3. Before raising the vehicle, use the wheel bolt wrench
to loosen, but not remove, the wheel bolts on the
wheel with the flat tire. Turn the wheel bolts counterclockwise one turn while the wheel is still on the
ground.
Jacking Locations
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Rear Jacking Location
Rear Jacking Engagement Point
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Front Jacking Location
Front Jacking Engagement Point
5. Raise the vehicle just enough to remove the flat tire.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
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.
Be sure to mount the spare tire with the valve stem
facing outward. The vehicle could be damaged if the
spare tire is mounted incorrectly.
6. Remove the wheel bolts and tire.
7. Remove the alignment pin from the jack assembly and
thread the pin into the wheel hub to assist in mounting
the spare tire.
8. Mount the spare tire.
Mounting Spare Tire
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10. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
handle counterclockwise.
• For vehicles so equipped, do not attempt to install a
center cap or wheel cover on the compact spare.
11. Finish tightening the wheel bolts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
• Refer to “Compact Spare Tire” and to “Limited-Use
leverage. Tighten the wheel bolts in a star pattern
Spare” under “Tires—General Information” in
until each wheel bolt has been tightened twice. Refer
“Starting and Operating” for additional warnings,
to “Torque Specifications” in this section for the
cautions, and information about the spare tire, its
proper lug bolt torque. If in doubt about the correct
use, and operation.
tightness, have them checked with a torque wrench
9. Install the wheel bolts with the threaded end of the
by your authorized dealer or at a service station.
wheel bolt toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
wheel bolts.
NOTE:
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not fully tighten the wheel bolts until the vehicle
has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
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Assembled Jack
12. Securely stow the jack, tools, chocks and flat tire.
Stowed Tire, Jack And Chock
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or hard
stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always
stow the jack parts and the spare tire in the places
provided. Have the deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced immediately.
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4. Finish tightening the wheel bolts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
leverage. Tighten the wheel bolts in a star pattern until
2. Install the remaining wheel bolts with the threaded
each wheel bolt has been tightened twice. Refer to
end of the wheel bolt toward the wheel. Lightly
“Torque Specifications” in this section for the proper
tighten the wheel bolts.
lug bolt torque. If in doubt about the correct tightness,
have them checked with a torque wrench by your
authorized dealer or service station.
WARNING!
Road Tire Installation
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
5. Lower the jack until it is free. Remove the wheel
blocks. Reassemble the lug wrench to the jack assembly and stow it in the spare tire area. Secure the
assembly using the means provided. Release the parking brake before driving the vehicle.
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
6. After 25 miles (40 km) check the wheel bolt torque
handle counterclockwise.
with a torque wrench to ensure that all wheel bolts are
properly seated against the wheel.
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JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
WARNING!
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
Preparations For Jump-Start
so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
The battery in your vehicle is located in the front of the
NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack engine compartment, behind the left headlight assembly.
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
NOTE: The positive battery post is covered with a
precautions.
protective cap. Lift up on the cap to gain access to the
positive battery post.
CAUTION!
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
other booster source with a system voltage greater
than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
alternator or electrical system may occur.
WARNING!
• 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.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Remove any metal jewelry such as rings, watch
bands and bracelets that could 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.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
Jump-Starting Procedure
WARNING!
1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission
into PARK (manual transmission in NEUTRAL) and
turn the ignition to LOCK.
Failure to follow this jump-starting procedure could
result in personal injury or property damage due to
battery explosion.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
CAUTION!
3. If using 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.
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
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Connecting The Jumper Cables
WARNING! (Continued)
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.
3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
could cause the battery to explode and could result in
personal injury. Only use the specific ground point, do
not use any other exposed metal parts.
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.
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper 6. Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables
cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of
in the reverse sequence:
the discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery
Disconnecting The Jumper Cables
and the fuel injection system.
1. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
engine ground of the vehicle with the discharged
WARNING!
battery.
Do not connect the jumper cable to the negative (-) post
of the discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark 2. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
(Continued)
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3. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery. If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand or snow, it can
4. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn the steering
wheel right and left to clear the area around the front
from the positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
wheels. For vehicles with automatic transmission, press
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle
and hold the lock button on the shift lever. Then shift back
you should have the battery and charging system inand forth between DRIVE and REVERSE (with automatic
spected at your authorized dealer.
transmission) or 2nd gear and REVERSE (with manual
transmission), while gently pressing the accelerator.
CAUTION!
Accessories 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 without engine operation,
the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to
degrade battery life and/or prevent the engine from
starting.
NOTE: For vehicles with automatic transmission: shifts
between DRIVE and REVERSE can only be achieved at
wheel speeds of 5 mph (8 km/h) or less. Whenever the
transmission remains in NEUTRAL for more than two
seconds, you must press the brake pedal to engage
DRIVE or REVERSE.
Use the least amount of accelerator pedal pressure that
will maintain the rocking motion without spinning the
wheels or racing the engine.
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NOTE: Press the “ESC Off” switch (if necessary), to place
the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system in “Partial
Off” mode, before rocking the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic
Brake Control” in “Starting And Operating” for further
information. Once the vehicle has been freed, press the
⬙ESC Off⬙ switch again to restore “ESC On” mode.
CAUTION!
• Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead
to transmission overheating and failure. Allow the
engine to idle with the transmission in NEUTRAL
for at least one minute after every five rockingmotion cycles. This will minimize overheating and
reduce the risk of clutch or transmission failure
during prolonged efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
(Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between DRIVE/2nd gear and REVERSE, do not spin
the wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage may result.
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission overheating and failure.
It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels
above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no transmission shifting occurring).
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause damage, or
even failure, of the axle and tires. A tire could
explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping when you are stuck and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
recommended anchor points or emergency towing anchor points. Never attach to tow ball or vehicle tie
down point, these are not designed for this purpose.
Never attach to vehicle steering, drive train, or any
other suspension components. NEVER pull a strap
over sharp edges or abrasive surfaces that can damage
the recovery strap. NEVER use a damaged strap, it has
reduced strength. DO NOT attempt to repair straps.
ONLY persons involved in the recovery should be in
either vehicle. No passengers. Anyone inside the vehicles can be struck by strap recoil, causing serious
injury. MOVE bystanders at least 40 feet from the
recovery area when using the recovery strap.
RECOVERY STRAP — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be included with a recovery strap.
Recovery straps do not act like traditional tow straps,
chains, or winch cables.
WARNING!
Recovery straps should only be used in emergencies to
rescue stranded vehicles. Only use Recovery straps on
vehicles that fit within the recommended GVW of your
recovery strap. Only attach recovery straps to OE
Using Recovery Strap
1. Review all warnings and instructions first.
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2. Position the recovery vehicle.
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3. Connect the recovery strap.
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
4. Add a recovery damper or blanket.
5. Insert a small screwdriver or similar tool down into
the shift lever override access hole (at the right front
corner of the shift lever assembly), and push and hold
the override release lever down.
5. Clear the danger zone.
6. Safely and slowly start pulling.
7. Disconnect the recovery strap after both vehicle are 6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
secure and parked.
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
8. Reinstall the shift lever boot.
If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
moved out of the PARK position, you can use the
following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever: This section describes procedures for towing a disabled
vehicle using a commercial wrecker service. If the trans1. Turn the engine OFF.
mission and drivetrain are operable, disabled 4x4 vehicles may also be towed as described under “Recre2. Apply the parking brake.
ational Towing” in the “Starting And Operating” section.
3. Using a screwdriver or similar tool, carefully separate
the shifter bezel and boot assembly from the center
console bezel.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 589
4X4 MODELS
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheel Lift or Dolly
Tow
Flatbed
Wheels OFF
the Ground
FWD
MODELS
NONE
NOT
ALLOWED
Rear
Front
ALL
NOT
ALLOWED
OK
BEST
METHOD
1–SPEED
POWER TRANSFER
UNIT
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
2–SPEED
POWER TRANSFER
UNIT
See instructions under
“Recreational Towing” in
“Starting And Operating”
• Transmission in PARK
• Power Transfer Unit in
NEUTRAL
• Tow in forward
direction
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
NOT ALLOWED
BEST METHOD
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590 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent
CAUTION!
damage to your vehicle. Use only tow bars and other
equipment designed for this purpose, following equip- Do not use sling type equipment when towing.
ment manufacturer’s instructions. Use of safety chains is When securing the vehicle to a flat bed truck, do not
mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other towing device to attach to front or rear suspension components. Dammain structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers age to your vehicle may result from improper towing.
or associated brackets. State and local laws regarding
Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) Models
vehicles under tow must be observed.
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.) The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle with
while being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
position, not the ACC position.
If flatbed equipment is not available, this vehicle must
If the key fob is unavailable or the vehicle’s battery is towed with the front wheels OFF the ground (using a
discharged refer to “Shift Lever Override” in “What To towing dolly, or wheel lift equipment with the front
Do In Emergencies” for instructions on shifting the wheels raised).
transmission out of PARK so that the vehicle can be
moved.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 591
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• DO NOT tow this vehicle with ANY of its wheels
on the ground. Damage to the drivetrain will result.
• Front or rear wheel lifts must not be used. Internal
damage to the transmission or power transfer unit
will occur if a front or rear wheel lift is used when
towing.
• Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission and/or
power transfer unit damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) Models With 1–Speed
Power Transfer Unit
The manufacturer requires towing with all four wheels
OFF the ground.
Acceptable methods are to tow the vehicle on a flatbed,
or with one end of vehicle raised and the opposite end on
a towing dolly.
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592 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) Models With 2–Speed
Power Transfer Unit
The manufacturer recommends towing with all four
wheels OFF the ground.
Acceptable methods are to tow the vehicle on a flatbed or
with one end of the vehicle raised and the opposite end
on a towing dolly.
If flatbed equipment is not available and the Power
Transfer Unit is operable, vehicles with a 2–speed Power
Transfer Unit may be towed (in the forward direction,
with ALL wheels on the ground), under the following
conditions:
• The Power Transfer Unit must be in NEUTRAL (N).
• The transmission must be in PARK.
Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting and Operating” for detailed instructions.
CAUTION!
• Front or rear wheel lifts must not be used. Internal
damage to the transmission or power transfer unit
will occur if a front or rear wheel lift is used when
towing.
• Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission and/or
power transfer unit damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L . . . . . . . . . .595
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.2L . . . . . . . . . .596
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II . .597
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .606
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .597
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
▫ A/C Air Filter — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .609
䡵 REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600
䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600
䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .600
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .610
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .613
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615
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▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .622
▫ Front Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .650
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .624
▫ Front Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .651
▫ Sky Slider™ Top Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .626
▫ Front Fog Lamp (Trailhawk) . . . . . . . . . . . . .651
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .628
▫ Rear Turn Signal Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .652
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .635
▫ Power Distribution Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .636
▫ Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .646
▫ Back-up Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .653
▫ License Plate Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .653
䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .654
䡵 VEHICLE STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .647
䡵 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE
PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .655
䡵 REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .647
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .655
䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .648
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .656
▫ Low Beam And High Beam Headlamps . . . . .649
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 595
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L
7
1
2
3
4
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Engine Coolant Pressure Cap
— Oil Fill Cap
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
5
6
7
8
—
—
—
—
Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
Battery
Washer Fluid Reservoir
Engine Oil Dipstick
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.2L
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Engine Oil Filter Access Cover
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
5
6
7
8
— Washer Fluid Reservoir
— Engine Oil Dipstick
— Engine Oil Fill
— Air Cleaner Filter
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 597
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.
CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and driveability.
The vehicle must be serviced before any emissions
tests can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
“gASCAP” message will display in the odometer or a
“CHECK gASCAP” message will be displayed in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
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598 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. Tighten the gas cap until a ⬙clicking⬙ sound is heard.
This is an indication that the gas cap is properly tightened.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
Press the odometer reset button to turn the message off.
For states that require an Inspection and MainteIf the problem persists, the message will appear the next
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
time the vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not
cap. If the problem is detected twice in a row, the system
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
will turn on the MIL. Resolving the problem will turn the
system is ready for testing.
MIL light off.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacement. If the OBD II system should be determined not
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 599
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test, • The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system
do the following:
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
1. Cycle the ignition switch to the ON position, but do If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your
not crank or start the engine.
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
NOTE: If you crank or start the engine, you will have to
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
start this test over.
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
2. As soon as you cycle 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.
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
3. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
happen:
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
• The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then return to before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
being fully illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
start the engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II running.
system is not ready and you should not proceed to the
I/M station.
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NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
Use of genuine MOPAR® parts for normal/scheduled
penalties being assessed against you.
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to ensure the designed performance. Damage or failures
WARNING!
caused by the use of non-MOPAR® parts for maintenance and repairs will not be covered by the New Vehicle You can be badly injured working on or around a
Limited Warranty.
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
REPLACEMENT PARTS
DEALER SERVICE
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.
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 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
attempting any procedure yourself.
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 601
Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
“Maintenance Schedule”, there are other components
which may require servicing or replacement in the future.
CAUTION!
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized dealer or qualified
repair center.
(Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of your
vehicle and also allow extended maintenance intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these components as the chemicals can damage your engine,
transmission 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.
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602 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling the crankcase will cause
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at your engine.
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a Change Engine Oil
fully warmed up engine is shut off.
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Always Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for further informamaintain the oil level within the SAFE zone on the tion.
dipstick. Adding 1 quart (0.9 L) of oil when the reading is NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change inat the bottom of the SAFE zone will result in a reading at tervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve
the top of the safe zone on these engines.
months, whichever occurs first.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 603
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet
the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395.
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
This symbol means that the oil has
been certified by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). The
manufacturer only recommends
API Certified engine oils.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) — 2.4L Engine
MOPAR® SAE 0W-20 engine oil or equivalent Pennzoil®
or Shell Helix® is recommended for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy. Your engine oil filler
cap also states the recommended engine oil viscosity
grade for your engine.
Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number should not be used.
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604 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) — 3.2L Engine
Materials Added To Engine Oil
MOPAR® SAE 5W-20 engine oil or equivalent Pennzoil®
or Shell Helix® is recommended for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy. The engine oil filler
cap also shows the recommended engine oil viscosity for
your engine. For information on engine oil filler cap
location, refer to “Engine Compartment” in “Maintaining
Your Vehicle” for further information.
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.
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,
Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil certi- indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
fication mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade num- environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
ber should not be used.
station or governmental agency for advice on how and
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
Synthetic Engine Oils
your area.
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recommended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
are followed.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 605
Engine Oil Filter
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
at every engine oil change.
maintenance intervals.
NOTE: For best access to the oil filter, a drive on hoist NOTE: Be sure to follow the “dusty or off-road condishould be used instead of a chassis hoist.
tions” maintenance interval if applicable.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
This 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® 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
WARNING! (Continued)
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR® 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.
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
(Continued)
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water. Refer to
“Jump-Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
• 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.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 607
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 are identified on the battery
case. Cable clamps should be tight on the terminal
posts and free of corrosion.
• If a “fast charger” is used while the battery is in the
vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables before connecting the charger to the battery. Do not
use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner should
be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer at the
start of each warm season. This service should include
cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance test.
Drive belt tension should also be checked at this time.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced technician.
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.
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R134a — If
Equipped
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by authorized dealer or other
service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
PAG compressor oil, and refrigerants.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 609
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling HFO 1234yf
— If Equipped
A/C Air Filter — If Equipped
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
HFO 1234yf Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydro- maintenance intervals.
fluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product
WARNING!
with a low GWP (Global Warming Potential). However,
the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning ser- Do not remove the A/C air filter while the blower is
vice be performed by authorized dealer or other service operating or personal injury may result.
facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
Body Lubrication
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
PAG compressor oil, and refrigerants.
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, decklid, sliding doors and hood hinges, should
be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease,
such as MOPAR® Spray White Lube to assure quiet, easy
operation and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to
the application of any lubricant, the parts concerned
should be wiped clean to remove dust and grit; after
lubricating excess oil and grease should be removed.
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Particular attention should also be given to hood latching
components to ensure proper function. When performing
other underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated.
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
from a dry windshield.
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR® petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
Lock Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies dependWindshield Wiper Blades
ing on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
performance of blades may be present with chattering,
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a marks, water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions
are present, clean the wiper blades or replace as necesmild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulasary.
tions of salt or road film.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 611
Rear Wiper Blade Removal/Installation
NOTE: The rear wiper arm cannot be raised fully upward unless the pivot cap is raised first.
1. Lift the pivot cap on the rear wiper arm upward, this
will allow the rear wiper blade to be raised off of the 2. Lift the rear wiper arm upward to raise the wiper
liftgate glass.
blade off of the liftgate glass.
3. Grab the bottom of the wiper blade and rotate it
forward to unsnap the blade pivot pin from the wiper
blade holder.
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4. Install the wiper blade pivot pin into the wiper blade
holder at the end of the wiper arm, and firmly press
the wiper blade until it snaps into place.
5. Lower the wiper blade and snap the pivot cap into
place.
Adding Washer Fluid
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Wiper Blade
Blade Pivot Pin
Wiper Arm
Wiper Blade Holder
The windshield and rear window washers share the same
fluid reservoir. The fluid reservoir is located in the front
of the engine compartment. Be sure to check the fluid
level in the reservoir at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir
with windshield washer solvent (not radiator antifreeze)
and operate the system for a few seconds to flush out the
residual water.
When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, take some
washer fluid and apply it to a cloth or towel and wipe
clean the wiper blades, this will help blade performance.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 613
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.
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, have the
exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
WARNING!
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
CO, refer to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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614 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park
over materials that can burn. Such materials might
be grass or leaves coming into contact with your
exhaust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where your exhaust system can contact anything that can burn.
• 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.
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.
(Continued)
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.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 615
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control • Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
against you.
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe Cooling System
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
WARNING!
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specificaYou or others can be badly burned by hot engine
tions, should be obtained immediately.
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter dam- you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
age:
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition, to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
motion.
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
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If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to drain from the coolant recovery
Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12
bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE
months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
CAP WHEN THE COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty, the
system should be drained, flushed, and refilled with Cooling System — Drain, Flush And Refill
fresh OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106) by an
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains
authorized dealer. Check the front of the A/C condenser
visible sediment, have an authorized dealer clean and
for any accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by
flush with OAT coolant (antifreeze) (conforming to
gently spraying water from a garden hose vertically
MS-12106).
down the face of the condenser.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
Check the engine cooling system hoses for brittle rubber,
maintenance intervals.
cracking, tears, cuts, and tightness of the connection at
the coolant recovery bottle and radiator. Inspect the NOTE: Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant
properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could lead
entire system for leaks.
to severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
needed to be added to the system please contact your
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
local authorized dealer.
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
engine coolant (antifreeze) from the radiator drain cock.
Engine Coolant Checks
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 617
Selection Of Coolant
CAUTION! (Continued)
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
CAUTION!
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than specified Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine damage and may
decrease corrosion protection. Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant is different and should
not be mixed with Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant (antifreeze) or any “globally compatible” coolant (antifreeze). If a non-OAT
engine coolant (antifreeze) is introduced into the
(Continued)
cooling system in an emergency, the cooling system
will need to be drained, flushed, and refilled with
fresh OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106), by an
authorized dealer as soon as possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not
be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and
may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze).
Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
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618 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material StanYour vehicle has been built with an improved engine
dard MS-12106 and distilled water. Use higher concencoolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS-12106) that allows
trations (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below
extended maintenance intervals. This engine coolant (anti−34° F (−37° C) are anticipated.
freeze) can be used up to ten years or 150,000 miles
(240,000 km) before replacement. To prevent reducing this • Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionextended maintenance period, it is important that you use
ized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
the same engine coolant (OAT coolant conforming to
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
MS-12106) throughout the life of your vehicle.
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
engine cooling system.
Please review these recommendations for using Organic
Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze) Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to mainthat meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Stan- tain the proper level of protection against freezing acdard MS-12106. When adding engine coolant (antifreeze): cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where
• We recommend using MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant the vehicle is operated.
Adding Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive
Technology) that meets the requirements of Chrysler
Material Standard MS-12106.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 619
NOTE:
• Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant
properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could
lead to severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is
needed to be added to the system please contact your
local authorized dealer.
• Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not recommended and can result in cooling system damage. If
HOAT and OAT coolant are mixed in an emergency,
have a authorized dealer drain, flush, and refill with
OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106) as soon as
possible.
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.
WARNING!
• Do not open hot engine cooling system. 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
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator/coolant pressure cap
unless checking for engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze
point or replacing coolant. Advise your service attendant
of this. As long as the engine operating temperature is
satisfactory, the coolant bottle need only be checked once
a month.
Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based
engine coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in
puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child or pet, seek When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
emergency assistance immediately. Clean up any ground maintain the proper level, only OAT coolant that meets
spills immediately.
the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard
MS-12106 should be added to the coolant bottle. Do not
Coolant Level
overfill.
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for
determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the
engine OFF and cold, the level of the engine coolant
(antifreeze) in the bottle should be between the ranges
indicated on the bottle.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 621
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
required, the cooling system should be pressure tested
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
for leaks.
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
from the front of the engine compartment. This is nor- • Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at a
minimum of 50% OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106)
mally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporyour engine which contains aluminum components.
ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
• Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow
Points To Remember
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be • Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean.
• Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in the • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (antifreeze)
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
needs to be added, the contents of the coolant expansion
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
bottle must also be protected against freezing.
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze)
performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emissions.
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Brake System
Brake Master Cylinder
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake The fluid in the master cylinder should be checked when
system components should be inspected periodically. performing under hood services or immediately if the
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper “Brake Warning Light” is illuminated.
maintenance intervals.
Be sure to clean the top of the master cylinder area before
removing the cap. If necessary, add fluid to bring the
WARNING!
fluid level up to the requirements described on the brake
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and fluid reservoir. With disc brakes, fluid level can be
possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or expected to fall as the brake pads wear. Brake fluid level
riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally should be checked when pads are replaced. However,
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and low fluid level may be caused by a leak and a checkup
possible brake damage. You would not have your full may be needed.
braking capacity in an emergency.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 623
WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Using the wrong type of brake fluid can severely
damage your brake system and/or impair its performance. The proper type of brake fluid for your vehicle
is also identified on the original factory installed
hydraulic master cylinder reservoir.
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that has
been in a tightly closed container. Keep the master
cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times. Brake
fluid in a open container absorbs moisture from the
air resulting in a lower boiling point. This may
cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
• 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 a collision.
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Automatic Transmission
CAUTION! (Continued)
Selection Of Lubricant
It is important to use the proper transmission fluid to
ensure optimum transmission performance and life. Use
only the manufacturer’s specified transmission fluid.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in this
section for fluid specifications. It is important to maintain
the transmission fluid at the correct level using the
recommended fluid. No chemical flushes should be used
in any transmission; only the approved lubricant should
be used.
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
(Continued)
shudder, and will require more frequent fluid and
filter changes. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and
Genuine Parts” in this section for fluid specifications.
Special Additives
The manufacturer strongly recommends against using
any special additives in the transmission. 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 for diagnosing fluid leaks. Avoid using
transmission sealers as they may adversely affect seals.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 625
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.
If a transmission fluid leak occurs, visit your authorized dealer immediately. Severe transmission damage may occur. Your authorized dealer has the proper
tools to adjust the fluid level accurately.
Fluid Level Check
Fluid And Filter Changes
The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not
require adjustment under normal operating conditions.
Routine fluid level checks are not required, therefore the
transmission has no dipstick. Your authorized dealer can
check your transmission fluid level using special service
tools. If you notice fluid leakage or transmission malfunction, visit your authorized dealer immediately to have
the transmission fluid level checked. Operating the vehicle with an improper fluid level can cause severe
transmission damage.
Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at
the factory will provide satisfactory lubrication for the
life of the vehicle.
Routine fluid and filter changes are not required. However, change the fluid and filter if the fluid becomes
contaminated (with water, etc.), or if the transmission is
disassembled for any reason.
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Sky Slider™ Top Care
General Cleaning
Immediate removal of any contaminant is recommended.
Regular washing of the top will enhance its life and
appearance, and make successive cleaning easier. Do not
subject the top to excessive heat. Frequently vacuum the
top and tracks. Periodically wipe dust and dirt from the
top and inside of the tracks by hand with an alcohol
dampened cloth.
Careful vacuuming of the top before washing is helpful
in removing dust and other foreign particles.
If Hand Washing:
• Wash in partial shade instead of direct sun.
• Wet the entire vehicle before washing the top.
• Wash the top with a soft, natural bristle scrub brush,
and a mild soap solution such as liquid dish washing
Hand washing or an automatic car wash with a soft cloth
soap. Do not use detergent.
system is preferred.
• Scrub in all directions, covering an area of about two
square feet at a time. Avoid heavy scrubbing.
Washing
CAUTION!
Avoid pointing a high-pressure hand held spray
wand directly at the sides of the top, as this can
damage the seal and force water past the weather
strips.
• Rinse the entire vehicle with water to remove all soap
and dirt from the top fabric and to prevent streaking
on painted and chrome surfaces.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 627
• Allow the top to dry before opening. Vacuuming the
top with a wet/dry shop vacuum will decrease the
tops drying time, ensure removal of all dirt, and delete
streaks in the material.
Additional Cleaning Procedure
For additional cleaning assistance in removing stubborn
stains, apply MOPAR® Convertible Cloth Top Cleaner or
equivalent to the complete stain, extending 2 inches
• Multiple cleanings may be necessary to remove stub- (50 mm) beyond the stain. With a soft bristle brush, scrub
born stains. If stains persist, contact your local autho- in all directions over the stain. Avoid heavy scrubbing.
Rinse the area with warm water. If the stain is still
rized dealership for further suggestions.
apparent, repeat the cleaning procedure. When the stain
is no longer showing, rinse the complete top with warm
CAUTION!
water. Let the top dry before opening it.
Never use an abrasive type cleaner or bleaches. Cleaners should not contain silicones, organic solvents,
petroleum distillates, or plasticizers. Always wait until
the top is thoroughly dry before opening it.
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Protection
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
For appearance purposes, you may wish to protect the Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
acrylic (cloth) top periodically. A fabric protectant such as
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geoScotchguard® is suggested. The top should be clean and
graphic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
dry before application of the protectant.
passable in snow and ice and those that are sprayed on
trees and road surfaces during other seasons are highly
CAUTION!
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking,
Avoid getting Scotchguard® on the surrounding which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
weather strips, moldings, paint, or glass. Damage to road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
these items might occur.
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underWeather Strip Care
body protection.
Lubricate the weather strips periodically with MOPAR® The following maintenance recommendations will enable
Weather Strip Lubricant or equivalent, to keep them soft you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
and pliable.
resistance built into your vehicle.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 629
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use MOPAR® Super Kleen Bug
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
and Tar Remover to remove.
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR®
The most common causes are:
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
What Causes Corrosion?
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR® Car Wash, or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
clear water.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing that
may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
CAUTION!
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder that will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
• Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi (8 274 kPa)
can result in damage or removal of paint and decals.
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630 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
• If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
packaged and sealed.
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
a month.
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels, and trunk be kept clear and • Use MOPAR® Touch Up Paint on scratches as soon as
open.
possible. Your authorized dealer has touch up paint to
match the color of your vehicle.
• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
Special Care
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
considered the responsibility of the owner.
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
• If your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly
cause that destroys the paint and protective coating,
with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of • To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner.
the owner.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 631
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Dark Vapor
Chrome wheels DO NOT USE wheel cleaners, abrasives
or polishing compounds. They will permanently damage
this finish and such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. USE ONLY MILD SOAP AND
WATER WITH A SOFT CLOTH. Used on a regular basis
this is all that is required to maintain this finish.
CAUTION!
Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush,
or metal polishes. Do not use oven cleaner. These
products may damage the wheel’s protective finish.
Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions
or harsh brushes that may damage the wheel’s protective finish. Only MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent is recommended.
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.
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR® Total Clean, or a
mild soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR® Multi-Purpose
Cleaner to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain. Use
a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of
protectants on Stain Repel products.
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Interior Care
Instrument Panel Cover
The instrument panel cover has a low glare surface,
which minimizes reflections in the windshield. Do not
use protectants or other products, which may cause
undesirable reflections. Use soap and warm water to
restore the low glare surface.
Cleaning Interior Trim
Clean interior trim with a damp cloth and MOPAR®
Total Clean or equivalent, and if necessary, follow with
MOPAR® Spot & Stain Remover or equivalent. Do not
use harsh cleaners or Armor All®. Use MOPAR® Total
Clean or equivalent to clean vinyl upholstery.
Cleaning Leather Upholstery
MOPAR® Total Clean or equivalent is specifically recommended for leather upholstery.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
and MOPAR® Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be
taken to avoid soaking leather upholstery with any
liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids,
solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean
leather upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is
not required to maintain the original condition.
WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 633
Cleaning Headlights
Glass Surfaces
Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlights and fog All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
lights that are lighter and less susceptible to stone break- with MOPAR® Glass Cleaner, or any commercial
age than glass headlights.
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear winPlastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
dow equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and not use scrapers or other sharp instrument that may
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To scratch the elements.
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution folWhen cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
lowed by rinsing.
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel directly on the mirror.
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
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Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
rag.
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the car to
wash them. Dry with a soft cloth.
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.).
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 635
FUSES
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• When replacing a blown fuse, always use an appropriate replacement fuse with the same amp rating as
the original fuse. Never replace a fuse with another
fuse of higher amp rating. Never replace a blown
fuse with metal wires or any other material. Failure
to use proper fuses may result in serious personal
injury, fire and/or property damage.
• Before replacing a fuse, make sure that the ignition
is off and that all the other services are switched off
and/or disengaged.
• If the replaced fuse blows again, contact an authorized dealer.
• If a general protection fuse for safety systems (air
bag system, braking system), power unit systems
(engine system, gearbox system) or steering system
blows, contact an authorized dealer.
(Continued)
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Power Distribution Center
The Power Distribution Center is located in the engine
compartment near the battery. This center contains cartridge fuses, mini-fuses and relays. A label that identifies
each component is printed on the inside of the cover.
Power Distribution Center
Cavity
F06
F07
F08
F09
Blade Fuse
—
15 Amp Blue
25 Amp Clear
—
Cartridge Fuse
—
—
—
—
Description
Not Used
Powertrain Control Module - PCM
Engine Control Module (ECM)
Not Used
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 637
Cavity
F10
F11
F12
F13
F14
Blade Fuse
20 Amp Yellow
—
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
Cartridge Fuse
—
—
—
—
—
F15
F16
F17
F18
F19
F20
F21
—
20 Amp Yellow
—
—
—
10 Amp Red
—
—
—
—
—
40 Amp Green
—
—
Description
Power Takeoff Unit (PTU)
Not Used
Brake Vacuum Pump - If Equipped
Engine Control Module (ECM)
Drivetrain Control Module (DTCM) /
Power Take-Off Unit (PTU) – If Equipped
/ Brake System Module (BSM)
Not Used
Powertrain
Not Used
Not Used
Starter Solenoid
A/C Compressor Clutch
Not Used
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Cavity
F22
F23
F24
F25
F26
F27
F28
F29
F30
F31
F32
F33
Blade Fuse
5 Amp Tan
70 Amp Tan
—
—
—
—
15 Amp Blue
—
10 Amp Red
—
—
—
Cartridge Fuse
—
—
—
—
30 Amp Pink
—
—
—
—
—
—
30 Amp Pink
F34
F35
—
—
30 Amp Pink
—
Description
Radiator Fan
Body Controller Module (BCM) - Feed 1
Not Used
Not Used
Fuel Heater - Diesel Only
Not Used
Transmission Control Module (TCM)
Not Used
Engine Control Module (ECM)
Not Used
Not Used
Driver Door Module (DDM) - If
Equipped
Body Controller Module (BCM) - Feed 3
Not Used
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Cavity
F36
F37
Blade Fuse
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—
Cartridge Fuse
—
50 Amp Red
F38
F39
F40
F41
F42
F43
—
—
—
—
—
20 Amp Yellow
60 Amp Yellow
40 Amp Green
20 Amp Blue
60 Amp Yellow
30 Amp Pink
—
F44
—
30 Amp Pink
F45
—
30 Amp Pink
F46
—
25 Amp Clear
Description
Not Used
Voltage Stabilization Module (VSM) - If
Equipped With Stop/Start Engine Option
Glow Plugs - Diesel Only - If Equipped
HVAC Blower Motor
Trailer Tow Park Light - If Equipped
Body Controller Module (BCM) - Feed 2
Electric Park Brake (EPB) - Left
Trailer Tow Left Stop/Turn Light - If
Equipped
Trailer Tow / 7-Way Connector - If
Equipped
Passenger Door Module (PDM) - If
Equipped
Sunroof / Skyslider - If Equipped
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F47
F48
F49
Blade Fuse
—
—
—
Cartridge Fuse
30 Amp Pink
—
30 Amp Pink
F50
F51
F52
F53
F54
—
—
—
—
—
30 Amp Pink
—
—
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
F55
10 Amp Red
—
Description
Drivetrain Control Module (DTCM)
Not Used
Power Inverter (115V A/C) - If
Equipped
Power Liftgate - If Equipped
Not Used
Not Used
BSM-ECU & Valves
Urea Heater Control Unit - If Equipped
With Diesel Engine
Blind Spot Sensors / Compass / Rearview Camera If Equipped / Rear Seat
Heater Switches / Trunk Lamp W/
Flashlamp Charger
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 641
Cavity
F56
Blade Fuse
15 Amp Blue
Cartridge Fuse
—
F57
F58
F59
F60
F61
F62
F63
F64
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
—
20 Amp Yellow
—
10 Amp Red
25 Amp Clear
25 Amp Clear
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
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15 Amp Blue
—
Description
Ignition Node Module (IGNM)/KIN/RF
Hub/Electric Steering Column Lock (ESL)
Fuel Pump Motor
Occupant Classification Module
Not Used
Power Outlet - Center Console
Not Used
Heated Mirrors - If Equipped
Front Heated Seats - If Equipped
Heated Steering Wheel / Rear Heated
Seats - If Equipped
HVAC (ECC) / Instrument Panel
Cluster (IPC)
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F66
Blade Fuse
10 Amp Red
Cartridge Fuse
—
F67
F68
F69
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—
10 Amp Red
—
—
—
F70
F71
F72
—
20 Amp Yellow
5 Amp Tan
—
—
—
F72
20 Amp Yellow
—
F73
F74
—
—
30 Amp Pink
20 Amp Blue
Description
In Car Temperature Sensor / Humidity
Sensor / Driver Assist System Module
(DASM) / Park Assist (PAM)
Not Used
Not Used
Power Transfer Unit Switch (TSBM) /
Active Grill Shutter (AGS) - If Equipped
Not Used
Windshield De-Icer - If Equipped
Intelligent Battery Sensor (IBS) If
Equipped With Stop/Start Engine Option
Trailer Tow RT Stop / Turn Lights - If
Equipped
Rear Defroster / Defogger
Engine Control Module (ECM) Gasoline
Engine - If Equipped
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 643
Cavity
F75
F76
Blade Fuse
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
Cartridge Fuse
—
—
F77
F78
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
—
—
F79
10 Amp Red
—
F80
F81
F82
F83
F84
20 Amp Yellow
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
30 Amp Pink
40 Amp Green
Description
Cigar Lighter
Rear Differential Module (RDM) - If
Equipped
Fuel Door Release/Brake Pedal Switch
Diagnostic Port / Steering Column
Control Module (SCCM) / Digital TV If Equipped
Integrated Center Stack (ICS) / HVAC /
Aux Switch Bank Module (ASBM) /
Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC)
Radio / CD - If Equipped
Not Used
Not Used
Headlamp Washer Pump - If Equipped
Brake System Module (BSM) - Pump
Motor If Equipped With Diesel Engine
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Cavity
F84
Blade Fuse
—
Cartridge Fuse
20 Amp Blue
F85
F86
F87
F88
—
—
—
15 Amp Blue
—
—
—
—
F89
F90
F91
F92
F93
10 Amp Red
—
—
20 Amp Yellow
—
—
—
—
—
40 Amp Green
Description
Trailer Tow Backup Lights - If Equipped
With Gasoline Engine
Not Used
Not Used
Not Used
Collision Mitigation Module (CMM) /
Electrochromatic Mirror / Smart
Camera Module - If Equipped
Headlamp Leveling - If Equipped
Not Used
Not Used
Rear Power Outlet
Brake System Module (BSM) - Pump Motor - If Equipped With Gasoline Engine
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 645
Cavity
F94
F95
Blade Fuse
—
10 Amp Red
Cartridge Fuse
30 Amp Pink
—
F96
F97
F98
F99
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
25 Amp Clear
—
—
—
—
30 Amp Pink
F100
—
—
Description
Electric Park Brake (EPB) - Right
Electrochromatic Mirror / Rain Sensor /
Sunroof - If Equipped
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
Audio Amplifier - If Equipped
Trailer Tow Module - If Equipped With
Gasoline Engine
Not Used
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Interior Fuses
The interior fuse panel is located in the passenger compartment on the left side dash panel under the instrument panel.
Cavity
F13
F32
F36
F38
F43
F48
F49
F50
F51
F53
Blade Fuse
15 Amp Blue
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
25 Amp Clear
7.5 Amp Brown
7.5 Amp Brown
10 Amp Red
7.5 Amp Brown
Description
Low Beam Left
Interior Lighting
Intrusion Module/Siren – If Equipped
Deadbolt All Unlock
Washer Pump Front
Fog Lamp Rear Left/Right – If Equipped
Lumbar Support
Wireless Charging Pad If Equipped
Driver Window Switch/Power Mirrors – If Equipped
UCI Port (USB & AUX)
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F89
F91
F92
F93
VEHICLE STORAGE
Blade Fuse
10 Amp Red
7.5 Amp Brown
7.5 Amp Brown
10 Amp Red
Description
Door Locks – Driver Unlock
Fog Lamp Front Left
Fog Lamp Front Right
Low Beam Right
REPLACEMENT BULBS
If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than 21
days you may want to take steps to protect your battery. Interior Bulbs
You may:
Cargo Lamp
• Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
Overhead
Console Lamp
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
Reading Lamp
service (i.e. vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will
ensure adequate system lubrication to minimize the
possibility of compressor damage when the system is
started again.
Bulb Number
TL212–2
PLW214–2A
WL212–2
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Exterior Bulbs
Low Beam/High Beam
(Bi-Halogen) Headlamps
Low Beam/High Beam
(Bi-Xenon) Headlamps
Front Park/Daytime
Running Lamps
Front Turn Signal Lamps
Front Fog Lamps
Front Fog Lamps
(Trailhawk)
Rear Tail/Stop Lamps
Bulb Number
HIR2
D3S (Serviced at an
Authorized Dealer)
LED (Serviced at an
Authorized Dealer)
WY21W
H11
PSX24W
LED ( Serviced at an
Authorized Dealer)
Rear Turn Signal Lamps
Center High Mounted
Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
Back-Up Lamps
License Plate Lamp
Bulb Number
WY21W
LED (Serviced at an
Authorized Dealer)
W16W
W5W
BULB REPLACEMENT
NOTE: Lens fogging can occur under certain atmospheric conditions. This will usually clear as atmospheric
conditions change to allow the condensation to change
back into a vapor. Turning the lamps on will usually
accelerate the clearing process.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 649
Low Beam And High Beam Headlamps
Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID)
Headlamps — If Equipped
WARNING!
A transient high voltage occurs at the bulb sockets of
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.
The headlamps contain a type of high voltage discharge
light source. 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 HID
headlamp light source yourself. If an HID headlamp light Bi-Halogen Headlamps
source fails, take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for
1. Unlock upper access door in wheel liner.
service.
2. Reach behind the headlamp housing to access the
NOTE: On vehicles equipped with HID headlamps,
headlamp bulb cap.
when the headlamps are turned on, there is a blue hue to
the lights. This diminishes and becomes more white after 3. Firmly grasp the cap and rotate it counterclockwise to
unlock it.
approximately 10 seconds, as the system charges.
4. Firmly grasp the bulb and connector assembly and
rotate counterclockwise to remove from the housing.
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5. Disconnect the bulb from the electrical connector and Front Turn Signals
then connect the replacement bulb.
1. Open the hood.
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.
NOTE: Removal of the air cleaner filter housing may be
necessary prior to replacing bulbs in the upper lamp
assembly on the passenger side of the vehicle.
2. Twist the bulb and socket assembly counterclockwise,
and then remove the bulb and socket assembly from
the lamp housing.
6. Install the bulb and connector assembly into the
3. Pull the bulb out of the socket and insert the replaceheadlamp housing and rotate clockwise to lock it in
ment bulb.
place.
4. Install the bulb and socket assembly into the housing,
7. Install the bulb cap in the headlamp housing and
and rotate the socket clockwise to lock it in place.
rotate clockwise to lock it in place.
5. Re-install air cleaner filter housing, if removed.
8. Lock upper door in wheel liner.
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Front Fog Lamp
1. Unlock lower access door in wheel liner.
5. Install the bulb and socket assembly into the into the
fog lamp housing, and rotate the connector clockwise
to lock it in place.
2. Reach behind the fog lamp housing to access the bulb.
6. Lock the lower door in the wheel liner.
3. Rotate the bulb’s socket counterclockwise, and remove
Front Fog Lamp (Trailhawk)
the bulb and socket assembly from the fog lamp
1. Unlock lower access door in wheel liner.
housing.
4. Pull the bulb out of the socket and insert the replacement bulb.
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.
2. Reach behind the fog lamp housing to access the bulb.
3. Squeeze the two tabs on the side of the bulb socket and
pull straight out from the fog lamp.
4. Disconnect the wire harness from 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.
3. Grasp the tail lamp and pull firmly rearward to
disengage the lamp from the vehicle.
4. Disconnect the electrical connector.
5. Twist the socket counterclockwise and remove from
housing.
5. Reconnect the wiring harness to the new bulb and 6. Pull the bulb to remove it from the socket.
reinstall by inserting the new bulb straight into the fog 7. Replace the bulb and install the socket.
lamp housing until it locks in place.
8. Reconnect the electrical connector.
6. Lock the lower door in the wheel liner.
9. Reinstall the tail lamp housing and screws.
Rear Turn Signal Lamp
10. Close the liftgate.
1. Open the liftgate.
2. Remove the screws that fasten the tail lamp housing to
the vehicle.
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Back-up Lamp
8. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket.
1. Open the liftgate.
9. Connect the electrical connector.
2. Use a fiber stick or flat blade screw driver to pry the 10. Reinstall the trim panel and the lower trim.
lower trim from the liftgate.
11. Close the liftgate.
3. Once the trim is loose, pull it back exposing the trim
License Plate Lamp
panel.
1. Using a small screwdriver, press inward the locking
4. Using a fiber stick or flat blade screw driver, open the
tab on the side of the lamp assembly and pull down on
trim panel exposing the back of the liftgate lamp.
the lamp assembly for removal.
5. Disconnect the electrical connector.
2. Pull bulb from socket, replace, and reinstall the lamp
assembly into place ensuring the locking tab is secure.
6. Twist the socket counterclockwise and remove from
lamp.
7. Pull the bulb to remove it from the socket.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
U.S.
Fuel (Approximate)
2.4L and 3.2L Engines
15.8 Gallons
Engine Oil With Filter
2.4 Liter Engine (SAE 0W-20, API Certified)
5.5 Quarts
3.2 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
6 Quarts
Cooling System*
2.4 Liter Engine (MOPAR® Antifreeze/Engine Coolant
7.2 Quarts
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula)
3.2 Liter Engine (MOPAR® Antifreeze/Engine Coolant
10 Quarts
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
Metric
60 Liters
5.2 Liters
5.6 Liters
6.8 Liters
9.5 Liters
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 655
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil – 2.4L Engine
Engine Oil – 3.2L Engine
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs – 2.4L Engine
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/
150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent
meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106.
We recommend you use SAE 0W-20 API Certified Engine Oil, meeting the
requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395 such as MOPAR®,
Pennzoil®, and Shell Helix®. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct
SAE grade.
We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the
requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395 such as MOPAR®,
Pennzoil®, and Shell Helix®. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct
SAE grade.
We recommend you use a MOPAR® Engine Oil Filter.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs (Gap 0.047 in [1.2 mm])
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Component
Spark Plugs – 3.2L Engine
Fuel Selection – 2.4L Engine
Fuel Selection – 3.2L Engine
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm])
87 Octane
87-89 Octane
Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
Brake Master Cylinder
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
Use only MOPAR® ZF 8&9 Speed ATF™ Automatic Transmission Fluid, or
equivalent.
Failure to use the correct fluid may affect the function or performance of
your transmission.
We recommend you use MOPAR® 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.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change
indicator system. The oil change indicator system will
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for
scheduled maintenance.
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change indicator message will illuminate. This means that service is
required for your vehicle. Operating conditions such as
frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or cold ambient temperatures will influence when the “Oil Change
Required” message is displayed. Severe Operating Conditions can cause the change oil message to illuminate as early
as 3,500 miles (5,600 km) since last reset. Have your vehicle
serviced as soon as possible, within the next 500 miles
(805 km).
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by
referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or under “Instrument Cluster Description/Odometer/Trip Odometer” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
whichever comes first.
Severe Duty All Models
On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Change Engine Oil at 4000 miles (6,500 km) if the vehicle
equipped vehicles, “Oil Change Required” will be dis- is operated in a dusty and off road environment. This
played in the EVIC and a single chime will sound, type of vehicle use is considered Severe Duty.
indicating that an oil change is necessary.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 659 M
Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
• Check engine oil level.
• Check windshield washer fluid level.
• Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
damage. Rotate tires at the first sign of irregular wear,
even if it occurs before the oil indicator system turns on.
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir and
brake master cylinder, fill as needed.
• Check function of all interior and exterior lights.
Required Maintenance Intervals.
Refer to the maintenance schedules on the following
page for the required maintenance intervals.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
• Change oil and filter
• Rotate the tires. Rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before the oil indicator
system turns on.
• Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as
required
• Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses
and park brake
• Inspect engine cooling system protection and
hoses
• Inspect exhaust system
• Inspect engine air cleaner if using in dusty or
off-road conditions
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Mileage or time passed (whichever comes first)
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
Or Years:
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Or Kilometers:
48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
pages for the required maintenance intervals.
20,000
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Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect front suspension, boot seals. tie rod ends,
and replace if necessary.
Inspect the brake linings, parking brake function.
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20,000
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
Or Years:
2
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32,000
48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 661 M
Additional Maintenance
Replace engine air cleaner filter.
Replace air conditioning/cabin air filter.
Replace spark plugs – 2.4L Engine **
Replace spark plugs – 3.2L Engine **
Flush and replace the engine coolant at 10 years
or 150,000 miles (240,000 km) whichever comes
first.
Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary.
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yearly intervals do not apply.
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• 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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▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . .667
▫ Prepare For The Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . .665
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .668
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .665 䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .669
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▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center. . . . . . .666
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . .667
▫ In Mexico Contact:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .667
▫ In The 50 United States And
Washington, D.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .669
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .670
䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .670
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䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .672
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .672
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .672
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SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealers, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
for an appointment.
If you are having warranty work done, be sure to have
the right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s
service history. This can often provide a clue to the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
current problem.
The manufacturer and its authorized dealer are vitally
Prepare A List
interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the with our products and services.
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the
service advisor know.
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Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealer have the
facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
correctly and in a timely manner.
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer center should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
• Authorized dealer name
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
This is why you should always talk to an authorized
dealer service manager first. Most matters can be re- Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
solved with this process.
P.O. Box 21–8004
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer.
Phone: (877) 426–5337
They want to know if you need assistance.
• If an authorized dealer is unable to resolve the concern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer
center.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 667
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
P.O. Box 1621
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Phone: (800) 465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French
In Mexico Contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Mexico, D. F.
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered
by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711
and for Voice callers, dial 1-800-855-0511 to connect with
a Bell Relay Service operator.
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668 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
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
the manufacturer’s service contracts. If you purchased a
manufacturer’s service contract, you will receive Plan
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you
have any questions about the service contract, call the
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer
Hotline at 1-800-521-9922 (Canadian residents, call
(800) 465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French).
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.
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 will be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 669
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.
MOPAR® PARTS
MOPAR® 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
WARRANTY INFORMATION
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
manufacturer.
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
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670 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
individual problems between you, your authorized To order the following manuals, you may use either the
dealer, and the manufacturer.
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, MasTo contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety tercard, American Express, and Discover orders are acHotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424– 9153), cepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administra- for an order form.
tor, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building,
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
information about motor vehicle safety from
http://www.safercar.gov.
Service Manuals
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 contact Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and
Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/
roadsafety/
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.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 671
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
Call toll free at:
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-by-step troubleshooting and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests
and a complete list of all tools and equipment.
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
Owner’s Manuals
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
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.
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.
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety
requirements in addition to these grades.
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Treadwear
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half
times as well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
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
Traction Grades
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure.
pavement, as measured under controlled conditions on
specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete.
A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 673
The grade C corresponds to a level of performance,
which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A
represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory
test wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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INDEX
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676 INDEX
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) (Cruise Control) . . .189
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .618
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
Airbag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .605
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
Air Conditioning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
Air Pressure, Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .499
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
All Wheel Drive (AWD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .617
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .620
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .628
Arming System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Assist, Hill Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .408
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432
INDEX 677
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .625
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .625
Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .625
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .624
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .624
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .624
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Auto Up Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Auxiliary Electrical Outlet (Power Outlet) . . . . . . . .305
Auxiliary Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .656
Axle Lubrication (Axle Fluid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .656
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . .
Brake Control System, Electronic
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . .
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . .
Brightness, Interior Lights . . . . .
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .606 Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .26 Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . .
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Blind Spot Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . .
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609
Radiator (Coolant Pressure)
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
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.468
.466
.656
.622
.464
.622
.622
.331
.431
.173
.647
.120
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .654
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .529
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619
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678 INDEX
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Cargo Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Cargo Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396
Certification Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .532
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .570
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .488
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) . .598
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Checks, Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Child Restraints
Child Seat Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint . . . .107
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle
Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children . . . . . .100
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397
Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .668
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) . . . . . . . . . . .619
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .618
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .654
INDEX 679
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . .
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . .
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) .
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Control (Speed Control). . . .
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . .
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.620
.616
.616
.621
.619
.619
.617
.628
.189
.314
.665
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Daytime Brightness, Interior Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600
Defroster, Rear Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597
Dimmer Switch, Headlight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Dipsticks
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .620
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Door Opener, Garage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Driver’s Seat Back Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
Electrical Outlet, Auxiliary (Power Outlet) .
Electric Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . .
Electronic Range Select (ERS) . . . . . . . . . .
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.134
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.439
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680 INDEX
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .468
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . .185
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . . .284
Emergency, In Case of
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .557
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .570
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .557
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .598
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .655
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .557
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .526
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Exhaust Gas Caution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Exhaust System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
INDEX 681
Exterior Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167 Fluid Level Checks
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fabric Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632 Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605 Fog Light Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418 Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605 Forward Collision Warning . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604 Four Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .557 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .656
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .654
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.602
.655
.170
.651
.157
.216
.449
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.525
.526
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.524
.336
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682 INDEX
Octane Rating .
Requirements .
Specifications .
Tank Capacity .
Fuses . . . . . . . . .
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Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®)
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . .
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . .
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . .
General Information . . . . . . . . . . .
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Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . .
Gross Axle Weight Rating . .
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . .
.287 Headlights
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.525
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . .
.336
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.336
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.212 Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.170
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INDEX 683
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
Instrument Panel Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .634
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632
Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .646
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
. . .538 Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers). . . . . . . . . . . . .177
. . .316 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
. . .314 Inverter, Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
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. . .165 Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .571
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .570
Ignition
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Head Rests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch .
Hill Descent Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hill Descent Control Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hill Start Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holder, Coin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HomeLink® (Garage Door Opener) . . . . . . . . .
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.136
.397
.429
.330
.172
.348
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.469
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684 INDEX
Key Fob
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programming Additional Key Fobs . .
Programming Additional Transmitters
Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyless Enter-N-Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . .
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.23
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Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Latch Plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Liftgate Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
Light Bulbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .652
Battery Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .647
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .557
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
INDEX 685
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Hill Descent Control Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .653
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . .338
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness) . . . . . . . . . . .175
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Rear Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .652
Rear Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .652
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .647
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . .338
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .650
SmartBeams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . .334
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Load Floor, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .532
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Low Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .514
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686 INDEX
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Maintenance Free Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .606 Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .514
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600 Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .658 MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .526
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine). . . . . . .338 Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .670
Marker Lights, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .650 New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .622
Memory Feature (Memory Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Memory Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Memory Seats and Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .526 Odometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .654
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609
Luggage Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
Lug Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
INDEX 687
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603
Oil Filter, Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .628
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Parking Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
ParkSense System, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Pets, Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . .494
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
Lift Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . .305
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Sunroof (Sky Slider) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
10
688 INDEX
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .573
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Programming Transmitters (Remote Keyless Entry) . .23
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap)
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . .
Rain Sensitive Wiper System . . . . . .
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Cross Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear ParkSense System . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Wiper/Washer. . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.501
.619
.396
.394
.180
.284
.143
.233
.157
.322
.321
.321
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
Shifting into Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . . . .550
Shifting out of Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . .553
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
Release, Hood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Reminder, Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
FCC General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Programming Additional Key Fobs . . . . . . . . . . .19
Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . . . .19
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . .394
Remote Starting
Exit Remote Start Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
INDEX 689
Safety, Exhaust Gas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .658
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .634
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . .61
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .669
Remote Starting System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .647
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .508
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .669
Restraint, Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Retractable Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Roll Over Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Roof
Sky Slider Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Roof Type Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .512
10
690 INDEX
Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Selec-Terrain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .655
SENTRY KEY®
FCC General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .665
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .668
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .670
Shifting
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Side View Mirror Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Sky Slider Power Roof. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
SmartBeams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
Spare Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .655
Specifications
Fuel (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .655
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .655
Speed Control (Cruise Control). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Engine Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
INDEX 691
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
Steering
Column Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .394
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . .394
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .647
Storage, Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .647
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Sun Roof (Sky Slider Power) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Sun Visor Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . . .67
Sway Control, Trailer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .537
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . .
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) .
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . .
Tie Down Hooks, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . .
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tip Start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire and Loading Information Placard . .
TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.330
.181
.408
.336
.318
.181
.168
.426
.493
.560
.486
.120
.507
.498
.509
.570
10
692 INDEX
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Information . . . . . . . . .
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . .
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . .
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . .
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.504
.498
.501
.499
.570
.507
.493
.514
.334
.671
.501
.508
.512
.486
.488
.502
.506
.542
.506
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . .
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . .
To Open Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Vehicle Behind a Motorhome
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . .
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . .
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . .
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing Guide. . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.540
.165
.535
.588
.539
.547
.539
.547
.467
.535
.546
.538
.541
.540
.544
.539
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.429
INDEX 693
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Transfer Case
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .656
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .656
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .624
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . .26
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®). . . .287
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless Entry) . . .23
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . .23
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Vehicle Security Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . .19
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .557
Warning, Roll Over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Warnings and Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .669
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671 Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287 Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524 Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630
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Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630
Wind Buffeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Windshield Defroster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .610
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .610
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Wipers, Rain Sensitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
Wireless Charging Pad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into
this vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity
to radio frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios
and telephone equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel. The following must be
observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made
directly to the battery and fused as close to the
battery as possible. The negative power connection
should be made to body sheet metal adjacent to the
negative battery connection. This connection
should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on
the roof or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should
be used in mounting antennas with magnet bases.
Magnets may affect the accuracy or operation of
the compass on vehicles so equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical
and routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio
to ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater
than normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications equipment and the vehicle’s electronic systems.
2014 Cherokee
2014
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
14KL74-126-AE
Fifth Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
Cherokee
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