2016 RAM 1500/2500/3500 Truck Owner`s Manual

2016 RAM 1500/2500/3500 Truck Owner`s Manual
RAM TRUCK
1500/2500/3500
2016
OWNER’S MANUAL
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VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name FCA
US LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the name FCA
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.
FCA US 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 © 2015 FCA US LLC
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SECTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 721
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 783
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 867
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 889
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
䡵 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VAN CONVERSIONS/CAMPERS . . . . . . . . . . . .6
䡵 HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER . . . . . . . .6
䡵 WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 䡵 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS . . . .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 FCA US LLC
nicians and genuine MOPAR® parts, and cares about
vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision workmanyour satisfaction.
ship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all essentials
that are traditional to our vehicles.
RAM is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.
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.
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.
If applicable, refer to the Diesel Supplement for diesel The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
related information.
NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it Consult the following table for a description of the
should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenc- symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
this Owner’s Manual:
ing and remain with the vehicle when sold.
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
Operating instructions for the special equipment installed by the conversion/camper manufacturer should
also be supplied with your vehicle. If these instructions
are missing, please contact your authorized dealer for
assistance in obtaining replacement documents from the
applicable manufacturer.
This Owner’s 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 Owner’s Manual, you may miss
important information. Observe all Warnings and Cau- For information on the Body Builders Guide refer to:
tions.
www.rambodybuilder.com. This website contains dimensional and technical specifications for your vehicle. It
VAN CONVERSIONS/CAMPERS
is intended for Second Stage Manufacturer’s technical
The New Vehicle Limited Warranty does not apply to support. For service issues, contact your authorized
body modifications or special equipment installed by van dealer.
conversion/camper manufacturers/body builders. Refer
to the Warranty Information book, Section 2.1.C. Such VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
equipment includes video monitors, VCRs, heaters, The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the
stoves, refrigerators, etc. For warranty coverage and left front corner of the instrument panel, visible through
service on these items, contact the applicable manufac- the windshield. This number also appears on the vehicle
turer.
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frame and underbody as well as the Automobile Infor- VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
mation Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your
vehicle, the vehicle registration and title.
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.
Vehicle Identification Number
NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Ignition Node Module (IGNM) . . . . . . . . . . . .12 䡵 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Keyless Push Button Ignition — If Equipped . . .13
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Removing Key Fob From Ignition . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Security System Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . .24
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 䡵 ILLUMINATED APPROACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
䡵 SENTRY KEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 䡵 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . .25
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Remote Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
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▫ Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ RKE Air Suspension (Remote Lowering Of The
Vehicle) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
▫ Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped . .37
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters. . . . . . . .30 䡵 DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
▫ Power Door Locks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .40
䡵 REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED .34
▫ Child-Protection Door Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 䡵 KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
▫ Remote Start Abort Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
▫ To Enter Remote Start Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
▫ To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
▫ Power Windows — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .48
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
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䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS . . . . . . . . . .51 䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
▫ Important Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
▫ Seat Belt Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) . . . . . . . .70
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
▫ Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
䡵 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . . .117
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
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
Push Button Ignition.
Ignition Node Module (IGNM)
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.
Ignition Module
1
2
3
4
— OFF
— ACC (ACCESSORY)
— ON/RUN
— START
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Keyless Push Button Ignition — If Equipped
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition
switch with the push of a button as long as the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is in the passenger
compartment.
The Keyless Push Button Ignition 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.
NOTE: In case the ignition switch does not change with
the push 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
push to operate the ignition switch and with your foot
applied on the brake pedal.
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Key Fob
Key Fob — If Equipped
The Key Fob operates the ignition switch. Insert the
square end of the key fob into the ignition switch located
on the instrument panel and rotate to the desired position. It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in the
rear of the Key Fob.
Keyless Push Button Ignition
1 — OFF
2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)
3 — ON/RUN
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle
should the battery in the vehicle or the RKE transmitter
go dead. You can keep the emergency key with you when
valet parking.
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch
at the top of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and
then pull the key out with your other hand.
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NOTE: When using the emergency key to gain access to
your vehicle, be aware that the security alarm may be
triggered. Insert the Key Fob into the ignition and place
the ignition in the ON/RUN mode to disarm the security
system.
Keyless Push Button Ignition Key Fob — If Equipped
This Keyless Push Button Ignition Key Fob allows the
driver to operate the ignition switch with the push of a
button, as long as the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter is in the passenger compartment. The Keyless
Push Button Ignition 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. It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in
the rear of the Key Fob.
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle
should the battery in the vehicle or the RKE transmitter
go dead. You can keep the emergency key with you when
valet parking.
Emergency Key Removal
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To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch
on the backside of the Key Fob sideways with your
thumb and then pull the key out with your other hand.
NOTE: When using the emergency key to gain access to
your vehicle, be aware that the security alarm may be
triggered. Insert the Key Fob into the ignition and place
the ignition in the ON/RUN mode to disarm the security
system.
Emergency Key Removal Keyless Enter-N-Go Fob
NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key
into the door lock cylinder with either side up.
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• For vehicles equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer
to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your InstruPlace the shift lever in PARK (if equipped with an
ment Panel” for further information.
automatic transmission). Turn the Key Fob to the OFF
position and then remove the Key Fob.
Removing Key Fob From Ignition
CAUTION!
NOTE:
• The power window switches, radio, power sunroof (if
equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up
to 10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the
OFF position. Opening either front door will cancel
this feature. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• For vehicles not equipped with a touchscreen radio,
refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/ Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
• If your vehicle battery becomes low or dead, your
Key Fob will become locked in the ignition.
• Do not attempt to remove the Key Fob while in this
condition, damage could occur to the Key Fob or
ignition module. Only remove the emergency key
for locking and unlocking the doors.
• Leave the Key Fob in the ignition and either:
• Jump Start the vehicle.
• Charge the battery.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Before exiting a vehicle, shift the automatic transmission into PARK or the manual transmission
into REVERSE, apply the parking brake, turn the
vehicle OFF, remove the key fob from the ignition
and lock your vehicle. If equipped with Keyless
Enter-N-Go, always make sure the keyless ignition
node is in “OFF” mode, 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 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.
• 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 the key from the ignition and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and
with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
Opening the driver’s door when the Key Fob is in the
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
ignition and the ignition switch position is OFF or ACC,
a chime will sound to remind you to remove the Key Fob. 1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
NOTE:
2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired op• ⬙Keyed⬙ Ignition systems will chime in OFF or ACC
eration.
when the driver door is open.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
• “Keyless⬙ Ignition systems will chime in ACC or RUN
by the party responsible for compliance could void the
when the driver door is open.
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• If equipped with Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID), the EVIC or SENTRY KEY
DID will display “Key In Ignition.”
The Sentry Key Immobilizer System prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
General Information
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
The following regulatory statement applies to all radio is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
frequency (RF) devices equipped in this vehicle:
or unlocked.
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The system uses a Key Fob with a factory-mated Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, an Ignition Node Module, Keyless Push Button Ignition 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.
NOTE: A Key Fob that has not been programmed is also
considered an invalid key.
Key Fob to try to start the engine. Either of these
conditions will result in the engine being shut off after
two seconds.
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!
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.
During normal operation, after turning on the ignition
switch, 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 All of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have
electronics. In addition, if the light begins to flash after been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
the bulb check, it indicates that someone used an invalid
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When having the Sentry Key Immobilizer System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an authorized
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
dealer.
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the
vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it Customer Key Programming
cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
Replacement Keys
performed at an authorized dealer.
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.
General Information
The following regulatory statement applies to all radio
frequency (RF) devices equipped in this vehicle:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and
with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
NOTE: Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an 1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
authorized dealer. This procedure consists of program- 2. This device must accept any interference received,
ming a blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank
including interference that may cause undesired opKey Fob is one that has never been programmed.
eration.
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NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved Light flashing, if the system has not been disabled. If the
by the party responsible for compliance could void the condition which initiated the alarm is still present, the
system will ignore that condition and monitor the reuser’s authority to operate the equipment.
maining doors and ignition.
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM
To Arm The System
The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors
and ignition for unauthorized operation. When the Ve- Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:
hicle Security Alarm is activated, interior switches for 1. Remove the key from the ignition system (refer to
door locks are disabled. The system provides both au⬙Starting Procedures⬙ in ⬙Starting And Operating⬙ for
dible and visible signals for the first three minutes the
further information).
horn will sound and the headlights will turn on, the park
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go,
lamps and/or turn signals will flash and Vehicle Security
make sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF.⬙
Light will flash repeatedly. For an additional 15 minutes
•
For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go,
only, the headlights will turn on, the park lamps and/or
make sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF⬙ and
turn signals, and Vehicle Security Light will flash.
the key is physically removed from the ignition.
Rearming Of The System
The Vehicle Security Alarm will rearm itself after the 15
additional minutes of headlights and Vehicle Security
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2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the
vehicle:
• Push LOCK on the interior power door lock switch
with the driver and/or passenger door open.
• Push 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).
• Push the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter.
3. If any doors are open, close them.
alarm is set, the Vehicle Security Light will flash at a
slower rate to indicate that the system is armed.
To Disarm The System
The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of
the following methods:
1. Push the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
2. Grasp the Passive Entry Unlock Door Handle with a
valid Key Fob within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the passive entry
door handle (if equipped, refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-NGo⬙ in ⬙Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙
for further information).
The Vehicle Security Alarm will set when you use the
power door locks, or use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) 3. Cycle the vehicle ignition system out of the OFF
position.
transmitter to lock the doors. After all the doors are
locked and closed, the Vehicle Security Light, in the
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go,
instrument panel cluster, will flash rapidly for about 16
push the Keyless Enter-N-Go Start/Stop button (reseconds to indicate that the alarm is being set. After the
quires at least one valid Key Fob in the vehicle).
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• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go, Security System Manual Override
insert a valid key into the ignition switch and turn The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the
the key to the ON position.
doors using the manual door lock plunger.
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your
vehicle. However, you can create conditions where the ILLUMINATED APPROACH
system will give you a false alarm. If one of the previ- The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
ously described arming sequences has occurred, the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the
Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether doors or open any door.
you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle
and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs, This feature also turns on the approach lighting in the
outside mirrors (if equipped). Refer to “Mirrors” in
disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for furIf the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery ther information.
becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will
remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the The lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds,
exterior lights will flash, and the horn will sound. If this or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition
switch is turned to ON/RUN from the OFF position.
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
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The front courtesy overhead console and door courtesy
lights will not turn off if the dimmer control is in the
“Dome ON” position (rotate horizontal thumb wheel on
the bottom of the switch to the far right detent position).
The illuminated entry system will not operate if the
dimmer control is in the “Dome OFF” position (rotate
horizontal thumb wheel on the bottom of the switch to
the far left detent position).
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with illuminated
approach lights under the outside mirrors, they can be
turned off by using the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID) controls (if NOT equipped with a touchscreen radio) or the
Uconnect radio (if equipped with a touchscreen radio).
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC),”
“Driver Information Display (DID),” or “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
The RKE system allows you to lock or unlock all doors,
tailgate, and the RamBox (if equipped) as well as activate
the Panic Alarm from distances up to approximately 66 ft
(20 m) using a hand-held radio transmitter with integrated key. The transmitter does not need to be pointed at
the vehicle to activate the system. Push and release the
LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock all doors,
the tailgate and the RamBox (if equipped). The turn
signal lights will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal.
NOTE: Inserting the Key Fob with RKE transmitter into
the ignition switch disables the system from responding
to any button pushes from that RKE transmitter. Driving
at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above disables the system
from responding to all RKE transmitter buttons for all
RKE transmitters.
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Key Fob With Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Transmitter
(IGNM)
Key Fob With RKE Transmitter Keyless Enter-N-Go Fob
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• For vehicles not equipped with a touchscreen radio,
refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
Push and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
(EVIC)/ Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)”
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door. Push the
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
unlock button twice within five seconds to unlock all
information.
doors, the tailgate and the RamBox (if equipped). The
turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock • For vehicles equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer
signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on.
to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
NOTE: The EVIC/DID or Uconnect Settings are setup for
driver door first, otherwise this will unlock all doors.
NOTE: Pushing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter
while you are inside the vehicle will activate the Vehicle
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First
Security Alarm System. Opening a door with the Vehicle
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either Security Alarm System activated will cause the alarm to
the driver’s door or all doors on the first push of the sound. Push the UNLOCK button to deactivate the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the Vehicle Security Alarm System.
current setting, proceed as follows:
Remote Unlock The Doors
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Flash Lamps With Remote Key Lock
To Lock The Doors
This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when
the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change
the current setting, proceed as follows:
Push and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock all doors, the tailgate and the RamBox (if
equipped). The turn signal lights will flash and the horn
will chirp to acknowledge the signal.
• For vehicles not equipped with a touchscreen radio,
refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
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,
proceed as follows:
• For vehicles equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer • For vehicles not equipped with a touchscreen radio,
to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrurefer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
ment Panel” for further information.
(EVIC)/Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
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• For vehicles equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instru- you turn it off by either pushing the PANIC button a
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 5 mph
ment Panel” for further information.
(8 km/h) or greater.
NOTE: Pushing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter
while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle NOTE:
Security Alarm System. Opening a door with the Vehicle
• The interior lights will turn off if you turn the ignition
Security Alarm System activated will cause the alarm to
switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while the
sound. Push the UNLOCK button to deactivate the
Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights
Vehicle Security Alarm System.
and horn will remain on.
Using The Panic Alarm
• You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the
To turn the Panic Alarm feature ON or OFF, push and
vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the
hold the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at
Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted
least one second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on,
by the system.
the headlights will turn on, the park lights will flash, the
horn will pulse on and off, and the turn signal lights will
flash.
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RKE Air Suspension (Remote Lowering Of The
Vehicle) — If Equipped
Cancelling Remote Lowering
• All doors must be closed.
contact your authorized dealer for details.
Vehicle lowering can be cancelled at anytime. When
vehicle lowering is cancelled, the vehicle will raise up to
For easy entry and loading, your vehicle can be the next defined level and lock out the remote lowering
lowered by pushing the Key Fob air suspension feature until the ignition has been cycled ON/OFF.
lowering button two times. When Remote key To cancel vehicle lowering, push the Key Fob air suspenFOB lowering is requested, the vehicle will
sion lowering button one time during the lowering
send a series of chirps and flashes to alert the customer process. When vehicle lowering is cancelled, the horn
that the operation has begun and will continue these will chirp two times and the turn signal lamps will flash
alerts until it successfully lowers.
four times. Once raising is completed, the horn will chirp
The following conditions must be met for the vehicle to one time.
lower remotely:
NOTE: Refer to “Air Suspension System” in “Starting
• The vehicle must not already be in Entry/Exit (Park) And Operating” for further information.
ride height.
Programming Additional Transmitters
• The vehicle battery must be fully charged.
If you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter,
• The ignition key must be out of the vehicle.
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Transmitter Battery Replacement
The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
battery.
2
NOTE:
• Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
• Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back
housing or the printed circuit board.
1. Remove the emergency key by sliding the mechanical
latch on the back of the RKE transmitter sideways
with your thumb and then pull the key out with your
other hand.
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32 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
Emergency Key Removal
Remove Screw From Transmitter Case
2. Separating RKE halves requires screw removal – if
equipped, and gently prying the two halves of the
RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage the
seal during removal.
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Separating Transmitter Case
Separating Transmitter Case
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
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new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
with rubbing alcohol.
4. To assemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
halves together, reposition and secure the screw as
shown in step #2 for removal.
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
General Information
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still
The following regulatory statement applies to all radio
maintaining security. The system has a range of
frequency (RF) devices equipped in this vehicle:
approximately 300 ft (91 m).
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and
with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s). NOTE:
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic
1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
2. This device must accept any interference received, • Obstructions between the vehicle and the RKE transmitter may reduce this range.
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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How To Use Remote Start
• System not disabled from previous remote start event
All of the following conditions must be met before the • Vehicle security alarm not active
engine will remote start:
WARNING!
• Shift lever in PARK
• Doors closed
• Hood closed
• HAZARD switch off
• BRAKE switch inactive (brake pedal not pushed)
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• 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.
• RKE PANIC button not pushed
• Fuel meets minimum requirement
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horn will chirp twice (if programmed). Once the
vehicle has started, the engine will run for 15 minutes.
Remote Start Abort Message
The following messages will display in the EVIC/DID if
the vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start NOTE:
prematurely:
• If your power door locks were unlocked, Remote Start
• Remote Start Cancelled — Door Open
will automatically lock the doors.
• Remote Start Cancelled — Hood Ajar
• If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the
vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds.
• Remote Start Cancelled — Fuel Low
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
Remote Start mode.
• Remote Start Cancelled — System Fault
• Remote Start Disabled — Start Vehicle to Reset
The EVIC/DID message stays active until the ignition is
turned to the ON/RUN position.
To Enter Remote Start Mode
Push and release the REMOTE START button
on the
RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. The parking lights will flash, vehicle doors will lock, and the
• For security, power window and power sunroof operation (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is
in the Remote Start mode.
• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two
15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However,
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the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON/RUN (if equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15-minute
position before you can repeat the start sequence for a cycle, cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
third cycle.
Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
When Remote Start is activated, the heated steering
Vehicle
wheel and driver heated seat features will automatically
Push and release the REMOTE START button one time or turn on in cold weather. In warm weather, the driver
allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
vented seat feature will automatically turn on when the
remote start is activated. These features will stay on
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shut downs, the system
through the duration of Remote Start or until the ignition
will disable the one time push of the REMOTE START
switch is turned to the ON/RUN position.
button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
The Remote Start Comfort System can be activated and
Start request.
deactivated through the Uconnect System. Refer to ”CusTo Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
tomer Programmable Features” in “Uconnect Settings” in
Before the end of the 15-minute cycle, push and release “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inthe UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock formation on Remote Start Comfort System operation.
the doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm System
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General Information
DOOR LOCKS
The following regulatory statement applies to all radio Manual Door Locks
frequency (RF) devices equipped in this vehicle:
Front and rear doors may be locked by moving the lock
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and knob down or unlocked by moving the lock knob up.
with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Door Lock Knob
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Front doors may be opened with the inside door handle
without lifting the lock knob.
Doors locked before closing will remain locked when
closed.
The emergency key will unlock the driver door lock on
your vehicle.
WARNING!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
collision, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Before exiting a vehicle, always shift the automatic
transmission into PARK or the manual transmission into REVERSE, apply the parking brake, turn
the vehicle OFF, remove the key fob from the
ignition and lock your vehicle. If equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go, always make sure the keyless
ignition node is in “OFF” mode, 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 gear selector.
(Continued)
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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 — If Equipped
A power door LOCK switch is on each front door trim
panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
Power Door Lock Switch Location
If you push the power door LOCK switch while the Key
Fob is in the ignition, and any front door is open, the
power locks will not operate. This prevents you from
accidentally locking your Key Fob in the vehicle. Removing the Key Fob or closing the door will allow the locks to
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operate. A chime will sound if the Key Fob is in the
ignition switch and a door is open, as a reminder to
remove the Key Fob.
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
Automatic Doors Unlock Programming — If
Equipped
The Automatic Doors Unlock feature can be enabled or
disabled as follows:
The auto door lock feature default condition is enabled. • For vehicles not equipped with a touchscreen radio,
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically
refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). The
(EVIC)/Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)”
auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by your
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
authorized dealer or through the Uconnect Settings in
information.
your radio.
• For vehicles equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer
Automatic Doors Unlock — If Equipped
to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
This feature unlocks all of the doors of the vehicle when
either front door is opened. This will occur only after the NOTE: Use the Auto Unlock Doors feature in accordance
vehicle has been shifted into the PARK position after the with local laws.
vehicle has been driven (shifted out of PARK and all
doors closed).
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To use the system, open each rear door, use a flat blade
screwdriver (or emergency key) and rotate the dial to
To provide a safer environment for children riding in the
engage and disengage the Child-Protection locks. When
rear seat, the rear doors (if equipped) of your vehicle
the system on a door is engaged, that door can only be
have the Child-Protection Door Lock system.
opened by using the outside door handle even if the
inside door lock is in the unlocked position.
Child-Protection Door Lock
Child-Protection Door Lock Location
Child Lock Control
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KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO
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.
NOTE:
The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the
vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a
feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go. Refer to “Keyless EnterN-Go” in “Starting And Operating” for further information. This feature allows you to lock and unlock the
vehicle’s door(s) without having to push the RKE transmitter lock or unlock buttons.
• After setting the Child-Protection Door Lock system,
NOTE:
always test the door from the inside to make certain it
is in the desired position.
• Passive Entry may be programmed ON/OFF. Refer to
“Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instru• For emergency exit with the system engaged, move the
ment Panel” for further information.
door lock switch to the UNLOCK position, roll down
the window and open the door with the outside door • If wearing gloves on your hands, or if it has been
handle.
raining on the Passive Entry door handle, the unlock
sensitivity can be affected, resulting in a slower response time.
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• If the vehicle is unlocked by Passive Entry and no door
is opened within 60 seconds, the vehicle will re-lock
and if equipped will arm the security alarm.
• The vehicles security alarm can be armed/disarmed
by pushing the passive entry key fob lock/unlock
buttons (if equipped).
To Unlock From The Driver’s Side:
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the driver door handle, grab the front driver
door handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically.
The interior door panel lock knob will raise when the
door is unlocked.
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.
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Passive Entry system is equipped with an automatic door
unlock feature which will function if the ignition switch
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
is in the OFF position.
(1.5 m) of the passenger door handle, grab the front
passenger door handle to unlock all doors automatically. If one of the vehicle doors is open and the door panel
The interior door panel lock knob will raise when the switch is used to lock the vehicle, once all open doors
have been closed the vehicle checks the inside and
door is unlocked.
outside of the vehicle for any valid Passive Entry RKE
NOTE: All doors will unlock when the front passenger
transmitters. If one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE
door handle is grabbed regardless of the driver’s door
transmitters is detected inside the vehicle, and no other
unlock preference setting (“Unlock Driver Door 1st
valid Passive Entry RKE transmitters are detected outPress” or “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”).
side the vehicle, the Passive Entry System automatically
Preventing Inadvertent Locking Of Passive Entry RKE unlocks all vehicle doors and chirps the horn three times
(on the third attempt ALL doors will lock and the Passive
Transmitter In Vehicle:
Entry RKE transmitter can be locked in the vehicle).
To minimize the possibility of unintentionally locking a
Passive Entry RKE transmitter inside your vehicle, the
To Unlock From The Passenger Side:
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To Lock The Vehicle’s Doors:
With one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters
within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver or passenger front door
handles, push the door handle LOCK button to lock all
doors.
Do NOT grab the door handle when pushing the door
handle lock button. This could unlock the door(s).
Do NOT Grab The Door Handle When Locking
Push The Door Handle Button To Lock
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NOTE:
General Information
• After pushing 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.
The following regulatory statement applies to all radio
frequency (RF) devices equipped in this vehicle:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and
with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• The Passive Entry system will not operate if the RKE
2. This device must accept any interference received,
transmitter battery is dead.
including interference that may cause undesired opThe vehicle doors can also be locked by using the RKE
eration.
transmitter lock button or the lock button located on the
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
vehicle’s interior door panel.
by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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the front passenger door for passenger window control
and on the rear doors of the Quad Cab and Crew Cab
models. The windows will operate when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON/RUN or ACC position, and
for up to 10 minutes after the ignition is turned OFF or
until a front door is opened.
WINDOWS
Power Windows — If Equipped
NOTE: The Key Off Power Delay feature will allow the
power windows to operate for up to 10 minutes after the
ignition is turned OFF. This feature is cancelled when
either front door is opened.
WARNING!
Power Window Switches
The control on the left front door panel has UP-DOWN
switches that give you fingertip control of all power
windows. There is a single opening and closing switch on
Never leave children unattended in a vehicle. 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 EnterN-Go in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. Occupants,
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WARNING! (Continued)
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-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection
(4-Door Models Driver And Front Passenger Door
Only) — If Equipped
Lift the window switch fully upward to the second
detent, release, and the window will go up automatically.
To stop the window from going all the way up during the
Auto Up operation, push down on the switch briefly.
Auto-Down
Both the driver and front passenger window switch have
an Auto-Down feature. Push the window switch past the
first detent, release, and the window will go down
automatically. To cancel the Auto-Down movement, operate the switch in either the up or down direction and
release the switch.
To close the window part way, lift the window switch to the
first detent and release when you want the window to stop.
NOTE: If the window runs into any obstacle during the
auto-closure, it will reverse direction and then go back
down. Remove the obstacle and use the window switch
again to close the window. Any impact due to rough road
To stop the window from going all the way down during
conditions may trigger the auto reverse function unexthe Auto-Down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
pectedly during auto closure. If this happens, pull the
To open the window part way, push to the first detent switch lightly to the first detent and hold to close the
window manually.
and release it when you want the window to stop.
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WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the
window before closing.
3. Push the window switch down firmly to the second
detent to open the window completely and continue
to hold the switch down for an additional two seconds
after the window is fully open.
Window LOCKOUT Switch (4–Door Models Only)
Reset Auto-Up
The window LOCKOUT switch on the driver’s door
Should the Auto Up feature stop working, the window allows you to disable the window control on the rear
passenger doors. To disable the window controls on the
may need to be reset. To reset Auto Up:
rear passenger doors, push the window LOCK button
1. Make sure the door is fully closed.
into the latched or down position. To enable the window
2. Pull the window switch up to close the window controls, push the window LOCK button again and
completely and continue to hold the switch up for an return the switch to the released or up position.
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
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open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, then open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting.
OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems:
• Seat Belt Systems
Window Lockout Switch
• Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Air Bags
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
• Child Restraints
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restraints or belt-positioning booster seats. Older children who do not use child restraints or beltpositioning booster seats should ride properly buckled
up in a vehicle with a rear seat.
Important Safety Precautions
Please pay close attention to the information in this
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
possible.
4. Never allow children to slide the shoulder belt behind
them or under their arm.
Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
5. You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
properly.
buckled up in a vehicle with a rear seat.
2. If a child from 2 to 12 years old (not in a rear-facing 6. All occupants should always wear their lap and
shoulder belts properly.
child restraint) must ride in the front passenger seat,
move the seat as far back as possible and use the
proper child restraint. (Refer to “Child Restraints”)
7. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved
back as far as practical to allow the Advanced Front
Air Bags room to inflate.
3. Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle
seat belt properly (Refer to ⬙Child Restraints⬙) should 8. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
be secured in a vehicle with a rear seat in child
vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the
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side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space Seat Belt Systems
between occupants and the door and occupants could Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
be injured.
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
9. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be and could cause a collision that includes you. This can
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact happen far away from home or on your own street.
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
under ⬙If You Need Assistance.⬙
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
WARNING!
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint 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 rearfacing child restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle
with a rear seat.
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.
Driver And Passenger BeltAlert (If Equipped)
BeltAlert is a feature intended to remind the driver
and outboard front seat passenger (if equipped with
outboard front passenger seat BeltAlert) to buckle
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their seat belts. The Belt Alert feature is active whenever the ignition switch is in the START or ON/RUN
position.
Initial Indication
If the driver is unbuckled when the ignition switch is first
turned to the START or ON/RUN position, an intermittent chime will signal for a few seconds. If the driver or
outboard front seat passenger (if equipped with outboard
front passenger seat BeltAlert) is unbuckled when the
ignition switch is first turned to the START or ON/RUN
position the Seat Belt Reminder Light will turn on and
remain on until both outboard front seat belts are buckled. The outboard front passenger seat BeltAlert is not
active when an outboard front passenger seat is unoccupied.
BeltAlert Warning Sequence
The BeltAlert warning sequence is activated when the
vehicle is moving above a specified vehicle speed range
and the driver or outboard front seat passenger is unbuckled (if equipped with outboard front passenger seat
BeltAlert). The BeltAlert warning sequence starts by
blinking the Seat Belt Reminder Light and sounding an
intermittent chime. Once the BeltAlert warning sequence
has completed, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will remain
on until the seat belts are buckled. The BeltAlert warning
sequence may repeat based on vehicle speed until the
driver and occupied outboard front seat passenger seat
belts are buckled. The driver should instruct all occupants to buckle their seat belts.
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Change Of Status
If the driver or outboard front seat passenger (if
equipped with outboard front passenger seat BeltAlert)
unbuckles their seat belt while the vehicle is traveling,
the BeltAlert warning sequence will begin until the seat
belts are buckled again.
The outboard front passenger seat BeltAlert is not active
when the outboard front passenger seat is unoccupied.
BeltAlert may be triggered when an animal or heavy
object is on the outboard front passenger seat or when the
seat is folded flat (if equipped). It is recommended that
pets be restrained in the rear seat (if equipped) in pet
harnesses or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts,
and cargo is properly stowed.
NOTE: If BeltAlert has been deactivated and the driver
or outboard front seat passenger (if equipped with outboard front passenger seat BeltAlert) is unbuckled the
Seat Belt Reminder Light will turn on and remain on until
the driver and outboard front seat passenger seat belts
are buckled.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seating positions except the Quad Cab, Mega Cab and
Crew Cab front center seating position have combination
lap/shoulder belts.
The seat belt webbing retractor will lock only during very
sudden stops or collisions. This feature allows the shoulder part of the seat belt to move freely with you under
normal conditions. However, in a collision the seat belt
BeltAlert can be activated or deactivated by your autho- will lock and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the
rized dealer. FCA US LLC does not recommend deacti- vehicle or being thrown out of the vehicle.
vating BeltAlert.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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 belt even though you have
air bags.
• 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.
• 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.
• Wearing your seat belt incorrectly could make your
injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of the seat 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
injury in a collision. The seat belt forces won’t be at
the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your
abdomen. Always wear the lap part of your seat
belt as low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted seat belt may not protect you properly. In
a collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the
seat belt is flat against your body, without twists. If
you can’t straighten a seat belt in your vehicle, take
it to your authorized dealer immediately and have
it fixed.
• A seat 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 seat belt into the
buckle nearest you.
• A seat 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 seat 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 seat belt worn under the arm can cause internal
injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder bones. Wear
the seat 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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WARNING! (Continued)
• A frayed or torn seat belt could rip apart in a
collision and leave you with no protection. Inspect
the seat belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
frays, or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify
the seat belt system. Seat belt assemblies must be
replaced after a collision.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
Pulling Out The Latch Plate
3. When the seat belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of the front
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
seat, and next to your arm in the rear seat (for vehicles
equipped with a rear seat). Grasp the latch plate and
pull out the seat belt. Slide the latch plate up the
webbing as far as necessary to allow the seat belt to go
around your lap.
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Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle
Positioning The Lap Belt
4. Position the lap belt so that it is snug and lies low 5. Position the shoulder belt across the shoulder and
across your hips, below your abdomen. To remove
chest with minimal, if any slack so that it is comfortslack in the lap belt portion, pull up on the shoulder
able and not resting on your neck. The retractor will
belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, tilt the latch
withdraw any slack in the shoulder belt.
plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug seat belt reduces
the risk of sliding under the seat belt in a collision.
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6. To release the seat belt, push the red button on the 3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of
buckle. The seat belt will automatically retract to its
the latch plate.
stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate
down the webbing to allow the seat belt to retract
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
fully.
folded webbing and the seat belt is no longer twisted.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/
In the driver and front passenger seats, the top of the
shoulder belt.
shoulder belt can be adjusted upward or downward to
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the position the seat belt away from your neck. Push or
squeeze the anchorage button to release the anchorage,
anchor point.
and move it up or down to the position that serves you
2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate,
best.
grasp and twist the seat belt webbing 180 degrees to
create a fold that begins immediately above the latch
plate.
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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 pushing or squeezing the release button. To verify the shoulder belt anchorage is latched, pull
downward on the shoulder belt anchorage until it is
locked into position.
First Row Center Seat Belt Operating Instructions
(Regular Cab Only)
Adjustable Anchorage
As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will
prefer the shoulder belt anchorage in a lower position,
and if you are taller than average, you will prefer the
shoulder belt anchorage in a higher position. After you
release the anchorage button, try to move it up or down
to make sure that it is locked in position.
The first row center seat belt (Regular Cab only) features
a seat belt with a mini-latch plate and buckle, which
allows the seat belt to detach from the lower anchor when
the seat is folded. The latch plate and regular latch plate
can then be stored out of the way in the seat for added
convenience to open up utilization of the storage areas
behind the front seats when the seat is not occupied.
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1. Remove the mini-latch plate and regular latch plate
from its stowed position on the seat.
In Use Position
Inserting Latch Plate
2. Grasp the mini-latch plate and pull the seat belt over
the seat.
3. Route the shoulder belt to the inside of the right head
restraint.
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4. When the seat belt is long enough to fit, insert the 8. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
mini-latch plate into the mini-buckle until you hear a
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retrac“click.”
tor will withdraw any slack in the seat belt.
5. Sit back in seat. Slide the regular latch plate up the 9. To release the seat belt, push the red button on the
webbing as far as necessary to allow the seat belt to go
buckle.
around your lap.
10. To disengage the mini-latch plate from the mini6. When the seat belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
buckle for storage, insert the regular latch plate into
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
the center red slot on the mini-buckle. The seat belt
will automatically retract to its stowed position. If
7. Position the lap belt so that it is snug and lies low
necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to
across your hips, below your abdomen. To remove
allow the seat belt to retract fully. Insert the minislack in the lap belt portion, pull up on the shoulder
latch plate and regular latch plate into its stowed
belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, pull on the
position.
lap belt. A snug seat belt reduces the risk of sliding
under the seat belt in a collision.
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WARNING! (Continued)
proper restraint and will increase the risk of injury
in a collision.
• When reattaching the mini-latch plate and minibuckle, ensure the seat belt webbing is not twisted.
If the webbing is twisted, follow the preceding
procedure to detach the mini-latch plate and minibuckle, untwist the webbing, and reattach the
mini-latch plate and mini-buckle.
Detaching Buckle With Seat Belt Tongue
WARNING!
• If the mini-latch plate and mini-buckle are not
properly connected when the seat belt is used by an
occupant, the seat belt will not be able to provide
First Row Center Lap Belt Operating Instructions
(If Equipped)
The center seating position for the Quad Cab, Mega Cab
and Crew Cab front seat has a lap belt only. To buckle the
lap belt, slide the latch plate into the buckle until you
hear a ⬙click.⬙ To lengthen the lap belt, tilt the latch plate
and pull.
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To remove slack, pull the loose end of the webbing. Wear
the lap belt snug against the hips. Sit back and upright in
the seat, then adjust the seat belt as tightly as is comfortable.
Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is not long enough to fit properly, even when
the webbing is fully extended and the adjustable upper
shoulder belt anchorage (if equipped) is in its lowest
position, your authorized dealer can provide you with a
Seat Belt Extender. The Seat Belt Extender should be used
only if the existing seat belt is not long enough. When the
Seat Belt Extender is not required for a different occupant, it must be removed.
WARNING!
• ONLY use a Seat Belt Extender if it is physically
required in order to properly fit the original seat
belt system. DO NOT USE the Seat Belt Extender
if, when worn, the distance between the front edge
of the Seat Belt Extender buckle and the center of
the occupant’s body is LESS than 6 inches.
• Using a Seat Belt Extender when not needed can
increase the risk of serious injury or death in a
collision. Only use the Seat Belt Extender when the
lap belt is not long enough and only use in the
recommended seating positions. Remove and store
the Seat Belt Extender when not needed.
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Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
Position the lap belt snug and low below the abdomen
and across the strong bones of the hips. Place the
shoulder belt across the chest and away from the neck.
Never place the shoulder belt behind the back or under
the arm .
Seat Belt Pretensioner
The front seat belt system is equipped with pretensioning
devices that are designed to remove slack from the seat
belt in the event of a collision. These devices may
improve the performance of the seat belt by removing
slack from the seat belt early in a collision. Pretensioners
work for all size occupants, including those in child
restraints.
Pregnant Women And Seat Belts
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
Seat belts must be worn by all occupants including belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
pregnant women: the risk of injury in the event of an worn snugly and positioned properly.
accident is reduced for the mother and the unborn child
if they are wearing a seat belt.
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The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Re- Restraints” section of this manual. The table below
straint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the preten- defines the type of feature for each seating position.
sioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
Energy Management Feature — If Equipped
This vehicle has a seat belt system with an Energy
Management feature in the front seating positions that
may help further reduce the risk of injury in the event of
a collision. This seat belt system has a retractor assembly
that is designed to release webbing in a controlled
manner.
Switchable Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) —
If Equipped
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions may be
equipped with a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) which is used to secure a child restraint system.
For additional information, refer to “Installing Child
Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child
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sound as the seat belt retracts. Allow the webbing to
retract completely in this case and then carefully pull out
only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortably
wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
In Automatic Locking Mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre-locked. The seat belt will still retract to
remove any slack in the shoulder belt. Use the Automatic
Locking Mode anytime a child restraint is installed in a
seating position that has a seat belt with this feature.
Children 12 years old and under should always be
properly restrained in a vehicle with a rear seat.
Quad Cab/Mega Cab/Crew Cab
• ALR = Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
If the passenger seating position is equipped with an
ALR and is being used for normal usage, only pull the
seat belt webbing out far enough to comfortably wrap
around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not activate
the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a clicking
WARNING!
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint in front of
an air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front
Air Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child
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WARNING! (Continued)
12 years or younger, including a child in a rearfacing child restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint 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 seat belt is extracted.
3. Allow the seat belt to retract. As the seat belt retracts,
you will hear a clicking sound. This indicates the seat
belt is now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency)
locking mode.
WARNING!
• The seat belt assembly must be replaced if the
switchable 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 seat belt assembly could
increase the risk of injury in collisions.
• Do not use the Automatic Locking Mode to restrain
occupants who are wearing the seat belt or children
who are using booster seats. The locked mode is
only used to install rear-facing or forward-facing
child restraints that have a harness for restraining
the child.
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Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
• Front and Side Impact Sensors — If Equipped
Air Bag System Components
• Seat Belt Pretensioners
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag • Seat Belt Buckle Switch
system components:
Advanced Front Air Bags
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
• Air Bag Warning Light
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air
• Steering Wheel and Column
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The
• Instrument Panel
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
• Knee Impact Bolsters
words “SRS AIRBAG” or “AIRBAG” are embossed on
• Advanced Front Air Bags
the air bag covers.
• Supplemental Side Air Bags
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WARNING!
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
1 — Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bags
2 — Driver/Passenger Knee Impact Bolsters
• 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.
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint 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 rearfacing child restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle
with a rear seat.
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Advanced Front Air Bag Features
WARNING!
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 (if equipped) or other system components.
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires air bag deployment. A low energy
output is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy
output is used for more severe collisions.
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether
the driver or front passenger seat belt is buckled. The seat
belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the
Advanced Front Air Bags.
• No objects should be placed over or near the air
bag on the instrument panel or steering wheel,
because any such objects could cause harm if the
vehicle is in a collision severe enough to cause the
air bags 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.
• 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
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WARNING! (Continued)
some collisions, air bags won’t deploy at all. Always wear your seat belts even though you have air
bags.
Advanced Front Air Bag Operation
Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to provide additional protection by supplementing the seat belts. Advanced Front Air Bags are not expected to reduce the risk
of injury in rear, side, or rollover collisions. The Advanced Front Air Bags will not deploy in all frontal
collisions, including some that may produce substantial
vehicle damage — for example, some pole collisions,
truck underrides, and angle offset collisions.
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.
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all collisions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
away from an inflating air bag.
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.
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 Advanced
On the other hand, depending on the type and location of Front Air Bags fully inflate in less time than it takes to
impact, Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes blink your eyes. The air bags then quickly deflate while
with little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a helping to restrain the driver and front passenger.
severe initial deceleration.
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Knee Impact Bolsters
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
driver and front passenger, and position the front occupants for improved interaction with the Advanced Front
Air Bags.
SABs are marked with a “SRS AIRBAG” or “AIRBAG” label sewn into the outboard side of the seats.
WARNING!
• Do not drill, cut, or tamper with the knee impact
bolsters in any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee impact
bolsters such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band
radios, etc.
Supplemental Side Air Bags
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Label
Your vehicle is equipped with two types of side air bags: The SABs may help to reduce the risk of occupant injury
during certain side impacts and/or vehicle rollover
1. Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SABs): events, in addition to the injury reduction potential
Located in the outboard side of the front seats. The provided by the seat belts and body structure.
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When the SAB deploys, it opens the seam on the out- 2. Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
board side of the seatback’s trim cover. The inflating SAB
(SABICs): Located above the side windows. The trim
deploys through the seat seam into the space between the
covering the SABICs is labeled “SRS AIRBAG” or
occupant and the door. The SAB moves at a very high
“AIRBAG.”
speed and with such a high force that it could injure
occupants if they are not seated properly, or if items are
positioned in the area where the SAB inflates. Children
are at an even greater risk of injury from a deploying air
bag.
WARNING!
Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the Side Air Bags; the performance
could be adversely affected and/or objects could be
pushed into you, causing serious injury.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC)
Label Location
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SABICs may help reduce the risk of head or other injuries
to front and rear seat outboard occupants in certain side
impacts and/or vehicle rollover events, in addition to the
injury reduction potential provided by the seat belts and
body structure.
The SABICs deploy downward, covering the side windows. An inflating SABIC pushes the outside edge of the
trim out of the way and covers the window. The SABICs
inflate with enough force to injure occupants if they are
not belted and seated properly, or if items are positioned
in the area where the SABICs inflate. Children are at an
even greater risk of injury from a deploying air bag.
The SABICs may help reduce the risk of partial or
complete ejection of vehicle occupants through side
windows in certain rollover or side impact events.
WARNING!
• Your vehicle is equipped with left and right
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
(SABICs). Do not stack luggage or other cargo up
high enough to block the deployment of the
SABICs. The trim covering above the side windows where the SABIC and its deployment path
are located should remain free from any obstructions.
• Your vehicle is equipped with SABICs. In order for
the SABICs to work as intended, do not install any
accessory items in your vehicle which could alter
the roof. Do not add an aftermarket 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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The SABICs and SABs (“Side Air Bags”) are designed to
activate in certain side impacts and certain rollover
events. The Occupant Restraint Controller (“ORC”) determines whether the deployment of the Side Air Bags in
a particular side impact or rollover event is appropriate,
based on the severity and type of collision. Vehicle
damage by itself is not a good indicator of whether or not
Side Air Bags should have deployed.
help keep you in position, away from inflating Side Air
Bags. To get the best protection from the Side Air Bags,
occupants must wear their seat belts properly and sit
upright with their backs against the seats. Children must
be properly restrained in a child restraint or booster seat
that is appropriate for the size of the child.
Side Air Bags are a supplement to the seat belt restraint
system. Side Air Bags deploy in less time than it takes to
blink your eyes. Occupants, including children, who are
up against or very close to Side Air Bags can be seriously
injured or killed. Occupants, including children, should
never lean on or sleep against the door, side windows, or
area where the Side Air Bags inflate, even if they are in an
infant or child restraint.
• Side Air Bags need room to inflate. Do not lean
against the door or window. Sit upright in the
center of the seat.
• Being too close to the Side Air Bags during deployment could cause you to be severely injured or
killed.
• Relying on the Side Air Bags alone could lead to
more severe injuries in a collision. The Side Air
Bags work with your seat belt to restrain you
Seat belts (and child restraints where appropriate) are
necessary for your protection in all collisions. They also
WARNING!
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WARNING! (Continued)
properly. In some collisions, Side Air Bags won’t
deploy at all. Always wear your seat belt even
though you have Side Air Bags.
The Side Air Bags will not deploy in all side collisions,
including some collisions at certain angles, or some side
collisions that do not impact the area of the passenger
compartment. The Side Air Bags may deploy during
angled or offset frontal collisions where the Advanced
Front Air Bags deploy.
NOTE: Air bag covers may not be obvious in the interior
Rollover Events
trim, but they will open during air bag deployment.
Side Impacts
Side Air Bags are designed to activate in certain rollover
events. The ORC determines whether the deployment of
the Side Air Bags in a particular rollover event is appropriate, based on the severity and type of collision. Vehicle
damage by itself is not a good indicator of whether or not
Side Air Bags should have deployed.
In side impacts, the side impact sensors aid the ORC in
determining the appropriate response to impact events.
The system is calibrated to deploy the Side Air Bags on
the impact side of the vehicle during impacts that require
Side Air Bag occupant protection. In side impacts, the
Side Air Bags deploy independently; a left side impact The Side Air Bags will not deploy in all rollover events.
deploys the left Side Air Bags only and a right side The rollover sensing-system determines if a rollover
event may be in progress and whether deployment is
impact deploys the right Side Air Bags only.
appropriate. A slower-developing event may deploy the
seat belt pretensioners on both sides of the vehicle. A
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faster-developing event may deploy the seat belt pretensioners as well as the Side Air Bags on both sides of the
vehicle. The rollover sensing-system may also deploy the
seat belt pretensioners, with or without the Side Air Bags,
on both sides of the vehicle if the vehicle experiences a
near rollover event.
If A Deployment Occurs
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.
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate • As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
immediately after deployment.
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for air
NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
the air bag system.
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
or all of the following may occur:
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s in• The air bag material may sometimes cause abrasions
structions for cleaning.
and/or skin reddening to the occupants as the air bags
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Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have de- Enhanced Accident Response System
ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air In the event of an impact, if the communication network
bags will not be in place to protect you.
remains intact, and the power remains intact, depending
on the nature of the event, the ORC will determine
WARNING!
whether to have the Enhanced Accident Response SysDeployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot tem perform the following functions:
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
seat belt pretensioners, and the seat belt retractor
assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer immediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Controller
System serviced as well.
NOTE:
• Air bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an
authorized dealer immediately.
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
until the hazard light button is pressed. The hazard
lights can be deactivated by pressing the hazard light
button.
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
the battery has power.
• Unlock the power door locks.
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Enhanced Accident Response System Reset
Procedure
the OFF position or in the ACC position, the air bag
system is not on and the air bags will not inflate.
In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
changed from ignition START or ON/RUN to ignition
OFF. Carefully check the vehicle for fuel leaks in the
engine compartment and on the ground near the engine
compartment and fuel tank before resetting the system
and starting the engine.
The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
Air Bag Warning Light
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 switch is first turned to
the ON/RUN position. After the self-check, the Air Bag
Warning Light will turn off. If the ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it turns on the Air Bag
Warning Light, either momentarily or continuously. A
single chime will sound to alert you if the light comes on
again after initial startup.
The air bags must be ready to inflate for your protection
in a collision. The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) monitors the internal circuits and
interconnecting wiring associated with air bag
system electrical components.
The ORC also includes diagnostics that will illuminate
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of the instrument panel Air Bag Warning Light if a malfuncthe air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in the tion is detected that could affect the air bag system. The
START or ON/RUN position. If the ignition switch is in diagnostics also record the nature of the malfunction.
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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.
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 placed in
the on position, and 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.
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
Maintaining Your Air Bag System
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
WARNING!
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. In this condition
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system
the air bags may not be ready to inflate for your proteccould cause it to fail when you need it. You could
tion. Have an authorized dealer service the air bag
be injured if the air bag system is not there to
system immediately.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air
bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
• 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
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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.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in
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
vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle
is designed to record such data as:
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
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• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
were buckled/fastened;
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the
such as law enforcement, that have the special equipaccelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
ment, can read the information if they have access to the
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
vehicle or the EDR.
These data can help provide a better understanding of Child Restraints
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a times, including babies and children.
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by Every state in the United States, and every Canadian
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no per- province, requires that small children ride in proper
sonal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) restraint systems. This is the law, and you can be prosare recorded. However, other parties, such as law en- ecuted for ignoring it.
forcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a Children 12 years or younger should ride properly
buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
crash investigation.
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats rather than in the front.
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WARNING!
In a collision, an unrestrained child 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.
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
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–732–8243.
to
• Canadian residents should refer to Transport Canada’s
website for additional information: www.tc.gc.ca/
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
eng/motorvehiclesafety/safedrivers-childsafetychildren from newborn size to the child almost large
index-53.htm
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
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 child
restraint.
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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
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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
WARNING!
Safety experts recommend that children ride rear-facing
in the vehicle until they are two years old or until they
reach either the height or weight limit of their rear-facing
child restraint. Two types of child restraints can be used
rear-facing: infant carriers and convertible child seats.
The infant carrier is only used rear-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 rear-facing or
forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child seats
often have a higher weight limit in the rear-facing
direction than infant carriers do, so they can be used
rear-facing by children who have outgrown their infant
carrier but are still less than at least two years old.
Children should remain rear-facing until they reach the
highest weight or height allowed by their convertible
child seat.
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint 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 rearfacing child restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle
with a rear seat.
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Older Children And Child Restraints
WARNING!
Do not install a rear-facing car seat using a rear support
leg in this vehicle. The floor of this vehicle is not
designed to manage the crash forces of this type of car
seat. In a crash, the support leg may not function as it
was designed by the car seat manufacturer, and your
child may be more severely injured as a result.
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
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
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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.
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback, should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this
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
of the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the
way back?
3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder
between their neck and arm?
4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
WARNING!
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.
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 seat belt fit
periodically and make sure the seat belt buckle is latched.
A child’s squirming or slouching can move the belt out of
position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck,
move the child closer to the center of the vehicle, or use
a booster seat to position the seat belt on the child
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 –
Seat Belt Only
LATCH –
Seat Belt + Top
Lower Anchors
Lower Anchors
Tether Anchor
Only
+ Top Tether
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
Quad Cab/Crew Cab/Mega Cab 60/40 Split Bench
•
•
•
Regular Cab
Lower Anchorage Symbol – 2 anchorages per
seating position
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Lower Anchorage Symbol - 2 anchorages per
seating position
•
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Quad Cab/Crew Cab Full Bench
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per
seating position
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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Frequently Asked Questions About Installing Child Restraints With LATCH
What is the weight limit (child’s weight +
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Use the LATCH anchorage system until
weight of the child restraint) for using the
the combined weight of the child and the
LATCH anchorage system to attach the
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the
child restraint?
seat belt and tether anchor instead of the
LATCH system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat
No
Do not use the seat belt when you use the
belt be used together to attach a rearLATCH anchorage system to attach a rearfacing or forward-facing child restraint.
facing or forward-facing child restraint?
No
Full bench rear seat only: Use the seat belt
Can a child seat be installed in the center
position using the inner LATCH lower anand tether anchor to install a child seat in
chorages?
the center seating position.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Installing Child Restraints With LATCH
Can two child restraints be attached using
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with
a common lower LATCH anchorage?
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.
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the
the back of the front passenger seat?
front passenger seat if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact. See your
child restraint owner’s manual for more
information.
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
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Locating 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.
2
Quad Cab/Mega Cab/Crew Cab Rear Outboard Seats
Driver Side
Locating Tether Anchorages
Regular Cab models have tether strap anchorages behind the front center and right seats.
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Quad Cab, Mega Cab and Crew Cab models have tether
strap anchorages located behind each of the rear seats.
Mega Cab Tether Anchorages (Behind Covers)
Regular Cab Tether Anchorages
1 — Tether Strap Hook
2 — Tether Strap To Child Restraint
3 — Tether Anchor
LATCH-compatible child restraint systems will be
equipped with a rigid bar or a flexible strap on each side.
Each will have a hook or connector to attach to the lower
anchorage and a way to tighten the connection to the
anchorage. Forward-facing child restraints and some
rear-facing child restraints will also be equipped with a
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tether strap. The tether strap will have a hook at the end Center Seat LATCH — Quad Cab/Mega Cab/Crew
to attach to the top tether anchorage and a way to tighten Cab Split Bench
the strap after it is attached to the anchorage.
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks
the seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position,
Center Seat LATCH — Regular Cab/Quad
do not use that outboard position. If a child seat in the
Cab/Crew Cab Full Bench
center position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or
seat belt, do not install a child seat in that outboard
WARNING!
position.
• Do not install a child restraint in the center position using the LATCH system. This position is not
WARNING!
approved for installing child seats using the
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
LATCH attachments. You must use the seat belt
than one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing
and tether anchor to install a child seat in the center
The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for
seating position.
typical installation instructions.
• Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing
The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” Always follow the directions of the child restraint manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
for typical installation instructions.
restraint systems will be installed as described here.
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3. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child
restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seatIf the selected seating position has a Switchable Autoing position.
matic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat
belt, following the instructions below. See the section 4. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the
“Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat Belt”
top tether anchorage. See the section “Installing Child
to check what type of seat belt each seating position has.
Restraints Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to attach a tether anchor.
1. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the
tether strap of the child seat so that you can more 5. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint
easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle
rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack
anchorages.
in the straps according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
2. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for
that seating position. For some second row seats, you 6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
may need to recline the seat and / or raise the head
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
restraint to get a better fit. If the rear seat can be moved
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
forward and rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to
in any direction.
move it to its rear-most position to make room for the
child seat. You may also move the front seat forward
to allow more room for the child seat.
To Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
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How To Stow An Unused ALR Seat Belt:
WARNING!
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 seat belt 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 seat belt. Remind all children in the vehicle that the
seat belts are not toys and that they should not play with
them.
• Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of the restraint. The child could be badly injured or killed.
Follow the child restraint 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 either a Switchable Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate or both. Both
types of seat belts are 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. Refer to the “Automatic Locking
Mode” description under “Occupant Restraints” for additional information on ALR. The cinching latch plate is
designed to hold the lap portion of the seat belt tight
when webbing is pulled tight and straight through a
child restraint’s belt path.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child
Restraints In This Vehicle
2
Quad Cab/Mega Cab/Crew Cab
• ALR = Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
Regular Cab
• ALR = Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• Cinch = Cinching Latch Plate
•
• Cinch = Cinching Latch Plate
•
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems
Frequently Asked Questions About Installing Child Restraints With Seat Belts
What is the weight limit (child’s
Weight limit of the Child Restraint Always use the tether anchor when
weight + weight of the child reusing the seat belt to install a forstraint) for using the Tether Anchor
ward facing child restraint, up to
with the seat belt to attach a forthe recommended weight limit of
ward facing child restraint?
the child restraint.
Can the rear-facing child restraint
Yes
Contact between the front passentouch the back of the front passenger seat and the child restraint is
ger seat?
allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Can the head restraints be reNo
Head restraints may not be removed?
moved.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Installing Child Restraints With Seat Belts
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to
Yes
In positions with cinching latch
tighten the seat belt against the belt
plates (CINCH), the buckle stalk
path of the child restraint?
may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a
seating position with an ALR retractor.
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
2. Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor
to pass it through the belt path of the child restraint.
Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
position. For some second row seats, you may need to 3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
“click.”
better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and
4. Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its
against the child seat.
rear-most position to make room for the child seat.
You may also move the front seat forward to allow 5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
more room for the child seat.
the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing
out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract
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back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you 9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
will hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
now in the Automatic Locking mode.
in any direction.
6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is
locked, you should not be able to pull out any web- Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
7. 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 1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
vehicle seat.
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
recline the seat and / or raise the head restraint to get
8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
a better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
rear-most position to make room for the child seat.
strap. See the section “Installing Child Restraints
You may also move the front seat forward to allow
Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to
more room for the child seat.
attach a tether anchor.
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2. Next, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the 6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt
in any direction.
path.
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
“click.”
4. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
vehicle seat.
5. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
strap. See the section “Installing Child Restraints
Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to
attach a tether anchor.
If the buckle or the cinching latch plate is too close to the
belt path opening of the child restraint, you may have
trouble tightening the seat belt. If this happens, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle and twist the short
buckle-end belt up to three full turns to shorten it. Insert
the latch plate into the buckle with the release button
facing out, away from the child restraint. Repeat steps 4
to 6, above, to complete the installation of the child
restraint.
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If the belt still cannot be tightened after you shorten the
buckle, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn
the buckle around one half turn, and insert the latch plate
into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child
restraint installation tight, try a different seating position.
WARNING! (Continued)
(LATCH) Restraint System” for the location of approved tether anchorages in your vehicle.
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
Anchorage
WARNING!
Do not attach a tether strap for a rear-facing car seat
to any location in front of the car seat, including the
seat frame or a tether anchorage. Only attach the
tether strap of a rear-facing car seat to the tether
anchorage that is approved for that seating position,
located behind the top of the vehicle seat. See the
section “Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren
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Regular and Mega Cab Trucks:
In the regular cab truck, the top tether anchorages are
located behind the center and right passenger seats. In
the mega cab truck, the top tether anchorages are located
behind each rear seating position. There is a plastic cover
over each anchorage. To attach the tether strap of the
child restraint:
2
1. Place the child restraint on the seat and adjust the
tether strap so that it will reach over the seat back,
under the head restraint and to the tether anchor
directly behind the seat.
Regular Cab Tether Anchorages
1 — Tether Strap Hook
2 — Tether Strap to Child Restraint
3 — Tether Anchor
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2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
between the anchorage and the child seat. The tether
strap should go between the head restraint posts
underneath the head restraint. You may need to adjust
the head restraint to the upward position to pass the
tether strap underneath the head restraint and between its posts.
3. Lift the cover (if so equipped), and attach the hook to
the square opening in the sheet metal. Tighten the
tether strap according to the child seat manufacturer’s
instructions.
Mega Cab Tether Anchorages
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Right or Left Outboard Seats:
WARNING!
Never place a rear-facing child restraint 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 rear-facing
child restraint.
1. Raise the head restraint and reach between the rear
seat and rear glass to access the tether strap loop.
Quad Cab or Crew Cab Trucks:
The top tether anchorages in this vehicle are tether strap
loops located between the rear glass and the back of the
rear seat. There is a tether strap loop located behind each
seating position. Follow the steps below to attach the
tether strap of the child restraint.
Head Restraint In Raised Position
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3. Pass the tether strap hook under the head restraint
behind the child seat, though the tether strap loop
behind the seat and over to the center tether strap
loop.
Tether Strap Loop With Center Head Restraint In Raised
Position
2. Place a child restraint on the seat and adjust the tether
strap so that it will reach over the seat back, under the
head restraint, through the tether strap loop behind
the seat and over to the tether strap loop behind the
center seat.
Tether Strap Through Outboard Tether Strap Loop
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4. Attach the hook to the center tether strap loop (see NOTE: If there are child seats in both of the outboard (left
diagram). Tighten the tether strap according to the and right) seating positions, the tether strap hooks of
child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
both child seats should be connected to the center tether
strap loop. This is the correct way to tether two outboard
child seats.
Center Seat:
1. Raise the head restraint and reach between the rear
seat and rear glass to access the tether strap loop.
Tether Strap Through Outboard Tether Strap Loop And
Attached To Center Tether Strap Loop
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3. Pass the tether strap hook under the head restraint
behind the child seat, though the tether strap loop
behind the seat and over to the right or left outboard
tether strap loop.
Tether Strap Loop With Head Restraint In Raised
Position
2. Place a child restraint on the seat and adjust the tether
strap so that it will reach over the seat back, under the
head restraint, through the tether strap loop behind
the seat and over to the tether strap loop behind either
the right or left outboard seat.
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4. Attach the hook to the outboard tether strap loop (see Installing Three Child Restraints:
diagram). Tighten the tether strap according to the
1. Place a child restraint on each outboard rear seat.
child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
Route the tether straps following the directions for
right and left seating positions, above.
2. Attach both hooks to the center tether strap loop, but
do not tighten the straps yet.
3. Place a child restraint on the center rear seat. Route the
tether strap following the directions for the center
seating position, above.
4. Attach the hook to the outboard tether strap loop.
5. Tighten the tether straps according to the child seat
manufacturer’s instructions, tightening the right and
left tether straps before the center tether strap.
Tether Strap Through Center Tether Strap Loop And
Attached To Outboard Tether Strap Loop
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WARNING! (Continued)
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
Left Outboard And Center Seating Position Shown
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly
Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
a collision.
Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
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ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
CAUTION!
A long break-in period is not required for the engine and
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
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 a problem.
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.”
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Exhaust Gas
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.
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
The Air Bag warning light
will turn on for four to
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
eight seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
is first turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
during starting, stays on, or turns on while driving,
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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have the system inspected at an authorized dealer as
soon as possible. This light will illuminate with a
single chime when a fault with the Air Bag Warning
Light has been detected, it will stay on until the fault
is cleared. If the light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving, have an authorized dealer
service the vehicle immediately. Refer to “Occupant
Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never place or install floor mats or other floor
coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly
secured to prevent them from moving and interfering with the pedals or the ability to control the
vehicle.
• Never put floor mats or other floor coverings on top
of already installed floor mats. Additional floor
mats and other coverings will reduce the size of the
pedal area and interfere with the pedals.
• Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always
properly reinstall and secure floor mats that have
been removed for cleaning.
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the
driver 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.
(Continued)
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
Tires
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread or sidewall. Inspect the tread for cuts
and cracks. Inspect sidewalls for cuts, cracks, and bulges.
Check the wheel bolts for tightness. Check the tires
(including spare) for proper cold inflation pressure.
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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 proper closing, latching, and locking.
Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid (if
equipped), or brake fluid leaks are suspected. The cause
should be located and corrected immediately.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
▫ Power Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .143
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped . . . .130
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .144
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . .131
▫ Driver’s Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror With Rear View
Camera Display — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .138
▫ Trailer Towing Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . .144
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirror — If Equipped . . . .146
▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature . . . . . . . . . . .139
▫ “Slide-On-Rod” Features Of Sun Visor — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
▫ Tilt Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped . . . . . . .140
▫ Power Folding Outside Mirrors For Standard And
Trailer Tow — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
▫ Driver’s Power Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .147
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▫ Passenger’s Power Seat — If Equipped . . . . . .149
▫ Easy Entry/Exit Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
▫ Power Lumbar — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .150 䡵 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .168
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 䡵 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
▫ Ventilated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .153
▫ Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
▫ Manual Seat Adjuster — If Equipped. . . . . . . .154
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . .171
▫ 40-20-40 Front Bench Seat — If Equipped . . . .155
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ Mega Cab Rear Seat Features . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
䡵 DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED . . . .163
▫ Programming The Memory Feature . . . . . . . . .163
▫ Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry
Transmitter To Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
▫ Memory Position Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
▫ Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
▫ Headlight Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
▫ Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
▫ Parking Lights And Panel Lights. . . . . . . . . . .175
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
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▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
▫ Battery Saver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
▫ Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped . . . . . . . .184
▫ Cargo Light With Bed Lights — If Equipped . .179 䡵 TILT STEERING COLUMN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180 䡵 HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
䡵 DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
䡵 ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL . . .
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . . . .182
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . .
▫ Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . .
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▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192
▫ ParkSense Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
䡵 PARKSENSE REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
▫ ParkSense Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204
▫ ParkSense Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
▫ Enabling And Disabling Front And/Or Rear
ParkSense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
▫ ParkSense Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
▫ Service The ParkSense Park Assist System . . . .207
▫ ParkSense Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense System . . . . . . . . . . .208
▫ Enabling And Disabling ParkSense . . . . . . . . .198
▫ ParkSense System Usage Precautions . . . . . . . .208
▫ Service The ParkSense Rear Park Assist
䡵 PARKVIEW REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
EQUIPPED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense System . . . . . . . . . . .200 䡵 OVERHEAD CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPED . . . . .214
▫ ParkSense System Usage Precautions . . . . . . . .200
▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
䡵 PARKSENSE FRONT AND REAR PARK ASSIST —
䡵 GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED . . .216
IF EQUIPPED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
▫ Before You Begin Programming HomeLink . . .217
▫ ParkSense Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . .218
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▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . .220
▫ Sunshade Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . .222
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
▫ Using HomeLink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224 䡵 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS . . . . . . . . . . .229
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225 䡵 CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .225
䡵 POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . .
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . .227
䡵 AUXILIARY SWITCHES — IF EQUIPPED . . .
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . .227
䡵 CUPHOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
▫ Front Seat Cupholders (40–20–40 Seats) . . . .
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
▫ Front Instrument Panel Cupholders — Floor
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Storage Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
▫ Rear Cupholders — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .
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䡵 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
▫ Glove Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
▫ Door Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
▫ Center Storage Compartment — If Equipped . .241
▫ Second Row In-Floor Storage Bin — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
▫ Seatback Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
▫ Storage (Regular Cab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
▫ Storage and Seats (Crew Cab) . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
▫ Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers (Regular Cab
Models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
▫ Manual Sliding Rear Window — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
䡵 FOLD FLAT LOAD FLOOR — IF EQUIPPED . .248
䡵 PICKUP BOX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
▫ Cargo Camera — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
▫ Turning Cargo Camera On Or Off — With
Uconnect 8.4A/8.4AN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
䡵 RAMBOX — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
▫ RamBox Integrated Box Side Storage Bins . . . .256
▫ Locking And Unlocking RamBox. . . . . . . . . . .258
▫ RamBox Safety Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
䡵 REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
▫ Bed Extender — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
▫ Bed Rail Tie-Down System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
▫ Power Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped . .248 䡵 SLIDE-IN CAMPERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
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▫ Camper Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270 䡵 TRI-FOLD TONNEAU COVER — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
䡵 EASY-OFF TAILGATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
▫ Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Removal . . . . . . . . . .273
▫ Disconnecting The Rear Camera Or Remote
Keyless Entry — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
▫ Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Installation. . . . . . . . .278
▫ Removing The Tailgate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271
▫ Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Cleaning . . . . . . . . . .284
▫ Locking Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
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130 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped
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
position (toward the rear of the vehicle). The mirror
should be adjusted while set in the day position (toward
the windshield).
Adjusting Rearview Mirror
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Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
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.
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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 through the touchscreen.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
• Push the Mirror Dimmer button once to turn the If equipped, the rearview mirror contains an ASSIST and
a 9-1-1 button.
feature On.
• Push the Mirror Dimmer button a second time to turn
the feature Off.
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ASSIST Call
WARNING!
ALWAYS obey traffic laws and pay attention to the
road. Some Uconnect Access services, including 9-1-1
and Assist, will NOT work without an operable 1X
(voice/data) or 3G (data) network connection.
NOTE:
The ASSIST Button is used to automatically connect you
to any one of the following support centers:
• Roadside Assistance – If you get a flat tire, or need a
tow, just push the ASSIST button and you’ll be connected to someone who can help. Roadside Assistance
will know what vehicle you’re driving and its location.
Additional fees may apply for roadside Assistance.
• Your vehicle may be transmitting data as authorized
by the subscriber.
• Uconnect Access Customer Care – In-vehicle support
for Uconnect Access and Uconnect Access Via Mobile
• The 9–1–1 and ASSIST buttons will only function if
features.
you are connected to an operable 1X(voice/data) or
3G(data) network. Other Uconnect services will only • Vehicle Customer Care – Total support for all other
be operable if your Uconnect Access service is active
vehicle issues.
and you are connected to an operable 1X(voice/data)
or 3G(data) network.
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3. Once a connection between the vehicle and a 9-1-1
operator is made, the 9-1-1 Call system may transmit
1. Push the 9-1-1 Call button on the Rearview Mirror.
the following important vehicle information to a 9-1-1
NOTE: In case the 9-1-1 Call button is pushed in error,
operator:
there will be a 10 second delay before the 9-1-1 Call
• Indication that the occupant placed a 9-1-1 Call.
system initiates a call to a 9-1-1 operator. To cancel the
• The vehicle brand.
9-1-1 Call connection, push the 9-1-1 Call button on the
9-1-1 Call
Rearview Mirror or press the cancellation button on the
• The last known GPS coordinates of the vehicle.
Device Screen. Termination of the 9-1-1 Call will turn off
4. You should be able to speak with the 9-1-1 operator
the green LED light on the Rearview Mirror.
through the vehicle audio system to determine if
2. The LED light located between the ASSIST and 9-1-1
additional help is needed.
buttons on the Rearview Mirror will turn green once a
connection to a 9-1-1 operator has been made.
WARNING!
ALWAYS obey traffic laws and pay attention to the
road. Some Uconnect Access services, including 9-1-1
and Assist, will NOT work without an operable 1X
(voice/data) or 3G (data) network connection.
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NOTE:
• Your vehicle may be transmitting data as authorized
by the subscriber.
• 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.
• Never place anything on or near the vehicle’s
operable 1X (voice/data) or 3G(data) network and
GPS antennas. You could prevent operable 1X
(voice/data) or 3G(data) network and GPS signal
reception, which can prevent your vehicle from
placing an emergency call. An operable 1X (voice/
data) or 3G(data) network and GPS signal reception is required for the 9-1-1 Call system to function
properly.
• The 9-1-1 Call system is embedded into the vehicle’s electrical system. Do not add aftermarket
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9-1-1 Call System Limitations
WARNING! (Continued)
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. IF YOUR VEHICLE LOSES BATTERY POWER FOR ANY REASON (INCLUDING
DURING OR AFTER AN ACCIDENT), THE
UCONNECT FEATURES, APPS AND SERVICES,
AMONG OTHERS, WILL NOT OPERATE.
• 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.
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 Device Screen will display the following message
“Vehicle device requires service. Please contact your
dealer.”
• An In-Vehicle Audio message will state “Vehicle device requires service. Please contact your dealer.”
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• The vehicle’s electrical systems are not intact.
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 Occupant Restraint Control module 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 Occupant Restraint Control system immediately.
• The 9-1-1 Call system software and/or hardware are
damaged during a crash.
• The vehicle battery loses power or becomes disconnected during a vehicle crash.
• 1X(voice/data) or 3G(data) network and/or Global
Positioning Satellite signals are unavailable or obstructed.
• Equipment malfunction at the 9-1-1 operator facility.
• Operator error by the 9-1-1 operator.
Even if the 9-1-1 Call system is fully functional, factors • 1X (voice/data) or 3G (data) network congestion.
beyond FCA US LLC’s control may prevent or stop the
9-1-1 Call system operation. These include, but are not • Weather.
limited to, the following factors:
• Buildings, structures, geographic terrain, or tunnels.
• Delayed accessories mode is active.
• The ignition is in the OFF position.
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General Information
WARNING!
ALWAYS obey traffic laws and pay attention to the
road. Some Uconnect Access services, including 9-1-1
and Assist, will NOT work without an operable 1X
(voice/data) or 3G (data) network connection.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE:
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the
• Your vehicle may be transmitting data as authorized
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
by the subscriber.
• Never place anything on or near the vehicle’s 1X
(voice/data) or 3G (data) and GPS antennas. You could
prevent 1X (voice/data) or 3G (data) and GPS signal
reception, which can prevent your vehicle from placing an emergency call. An operable 1X (voice/data) or
3G (data) network connection and a GPS signal is
required for the 9-1-1 Call system to function properly.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
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Automatic Dimming Mirror With Rear View
Camera Display — If Equipped
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.
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you.
When the vehicle is placed into reverse gear a video
display illuminates to display the image generated by the
rear view camera located on the tailgate handle. The auto
dimming feature is also disabled to improve rear view
viewing.
Automatic Dimming Mirror With Rear View Camera
Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirrors
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight
overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.
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NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with illuminated
approach lights under the outside mirrors they can be
turned off through the instrument cluster or the Uconnect
radio. For further information refer to “EVIC” or ”DID”
and “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”.
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
All outside mirrors are designed to be able to be manually folded both forward and rearward to prevent damage.
WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side convex mirror could cause you to
collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your
inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a
vehicle seen in the passenger side convex mirror.
Some vehicles will not have a convex passenger side
mirror.
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NOTE: The Tilt Mirrors in Reverse feature is not turned
on when delivered from the factory.
CAUTION!
It is recommended to fold the mirrors into the full
rearward position to resist damage when entering a
car wash or a narrow location.
Tilt Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped
Tilt Mirrors in Reverse provides automatic outside mirror
positioning which will aid the driver’s view of the
ground rearward of the front doors. The outside mirrors
will move slightly downward from the present position
when the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE. The outside
mirrors will then return to the original position when the
vehicle is shifted out of the REVERSE position. Each
stored memory setting will have an associated Tilt Mirrors in Reverse position.
If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Uconnect system. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Power Folding Outside Mirrors For Standard And
Trailer Tow — If Equipped
If equipped with power folding mirrors, they can be
electrically folded rearward and unfolded into the drive
position.
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The switch for the power folding mirrors is located
between the power mirror switches L (left) and R (right).
Push the switch once and the mirrors will fold in, push
the switch a second time and the mirrors will return to
the normal driving position.
If the mirror is manually folded after electrically cycled,
a potential extra button push is required to get the
mirrors back to the home position. If the mirror does not
electrically fold check for ice or dirt build up at the pivot
area which can cause excessive drag.
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NOTE:
Resetting the Power Folding Outside Mirrors
You may need to reset the power folding mirrors if the • The power fold mirrors are designed to operate while
following occurs:
the vehicle is stationary or traveling at moderate
speeds. If you attempt to power fold the mirrors at
• The mirrors are accidentally blocked while folding.
high speeds they may not fully open or close. You
• The mirrors are accidentally manually folded/
should slow down to a moderate speed and complete
unfolded.
the operation.
• The mirrors come out of the unfolded position.
• When pushing the power fold button 10 or more times
in one minute the system shuts down for one minute
• The mirrors shake and vibrate at normal driving
to protect the motors from over heating.
speeds.
To reset the power folding mirrors: Fold and unfold them
by pushing the button (this may require multiple button
pushes). This resets them to their normal position.
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Power Mirrors — If Equipped
The controls for the power mirrors are located on the
driver’s door trim panel.
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Power Mirror Controls
1 — Mirror Select Buttons
2 — Four-Way Mirror Control Switch
Power Mirror Controls Location
The power mirror controls consist of mirror select but- To adjust a mirror, push either the L (left) or R (right)
button to select the mirror that you want to adjust.
tons and a four-way mirror control switch.
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Using the mirror control switch, push on any of the four Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
arrows for the direction that you want the mirror to
move.
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
feature can be activated whenever you turn on the
rear window defroster (if equipped). Refer to “Rear
Window Features” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle” for further information.
Driver’s Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror — If
Equipped
Power Mirror Movement
The driver’s outside mirror will automatically adjust for
glare from vehicles behind you. This feature is controlled
by the inside automatic dimming mirror and will automatically adjust for headlight glare when the inside
mirror adjusts.
Trailer Towing Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are designed with an adjustable mirror
head to provide a greater vision range when towing
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extra-wide loads. To change position inboard or out- A small blindspot mirror is located next to main mirror
board, the mirror head should be rotated (flipped in or and can be adjusted separately.
out).
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Blindspot Mirror
Trailer Towing Position
NOTE: Fold the trailer towing mirrors rearward prior to
entering an automated car wash.
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Illuminated Vanity Mirror — If Equipped
“Slide-On-Rod” Features Of Sun Visor — If
Illuminated vanity mirrors are located on each sun visor. Equipped
To use the mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing The sun visor “Slide-On-Rod” feature allows for addithe mirror cover upward. The lights will turn on auto- tional flexibility in positioning the visor to block out the
sun.
matically. Closing the mirror cover turns off the light.
To use the “Slide-On-Rod” feature, rotate the sun visor
downward and unclip it. Pull the sun visor along the
“Slide-On-Rod” until the sun visor is in the desired
position.
Illuminated Vanity Mirror
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WARNING!
“Slide-On-Rod” Extender
SEATS
• 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.
Driver’s Power Seat — If Equipped
Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the Some models may be equipped with an eight-way power
driver’s seat. The power seat switches are located on the
vehicle.
outboard side of the driver’s seat cushion. There are two
power seat switches that are used to control the movement of the seat cushion and the seatback.
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move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch
when the desired position has been reached.
Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down
The height of the seats can be adjusted up or down. Pull
upward or push downward on the seat switch. The seat
will move in the direction of the switch. Release the
switch when the desired position is reached.
Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
Power Seat Switches
1 — Power Seat Switch
2 — Power Seatback Switch
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
The angle of the seat cushion can be adjusted in four
directions. Pull upward or push downward on the front
or rear of the seat switch, the front or rear of the seat
cushion will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position is reached.
Reclining The Seatback
The angle of the seatback can be adjusted forward or
The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward. rearward. Push the seatback switch forward or rearward,
Push the seat switch forward or rearward. The seat will
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the seat will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position is reached.
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.
• 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.
CAUTION!
Do not place any article under a power seat or
impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to
the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if
movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s
path.
Passenger’s Power Seat — If Equipped
Some models are equipped with a six-way power passenger seat. The power seat switch is located on the
outboard side of the seat. The switch is used to control
the movement of the seat and seat cushion.
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
Push the seat switch forward or rearward. The seat will
move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch
when the desired position has been reached.
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Power Lumbar — If Equipped
Vehicles equipped with power driver or passenger seats
may be also be equipped with power lumbar. The power
lumbar switch is located on the outboard side of the
power seat. Push the switch forward to increase the
lumbar support. Push the switch rearward to decrease
the lumbar support.
Lumbar Control Switch
Heated Seats — If Equipped
On some models, the front and rear seats may be
equipped with heaters located in the seat cushions and
seat backs.
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WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise care
when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
• Do not place anything on the seat 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.
Front Heated Seats
If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, the front
heated seats control buttons are also located within the
climate or controls screen of the touchscreen.
• Press the heated seat button
setting On.
once to turn the HI
• Press the heated seat button
the LO setting On.
a second time to turn
• Press the heated seat button
the heating elements OFF.
a third time to turn
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
system will automatically switch to LO-level after approximately 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that
The front heated seats control buttons are located on the
center instrument panel below the climate controls.
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time, the display will change from HI to LO, indicating Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in
the change. The LO-level setting will turn OFF automati- “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
cally after approximately 45 minutes.
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated seats Rear Heated Seats
to operate.
On some models, the two outboard seats are equipped
with heated seats. The heated seat switches for these
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
seats are located on the rear of the center console.
On models that are equipped with Remote Start, the
drivers seat can be programmed to come on during a There are two heated seat switches that allow the rear
passengers to operate the seats independently. You can
remote start.
choose from HI, LO or OFF heat settings. Amber indicaIf your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, this tor lights in each switch indicate the level of heat in use.
feature can be programmed through the Uconnect sys- Two indicator lights will illuminate for HI, one for LO
tem. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding and none for OFF.
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Push the switch once to select HI-level heating.
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
Push the switch a second time to select LOfeature can be programmed through the Electronic Velevel heating. Push the switch a third time to
hicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
shut the heating elements OFF.
Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
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through fine perforations in the seat cover to help keep
the driver and front passenger cooler in higher ambient
• Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt within
temperatures. The fans operate at two speeds, HI and LO.
two to five minutes.
The front ventilated seats control buttons are located on
• The engine must be running for the heated seats to the center instrument panel below the climate controls.
operate.
If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, the front
When the HI-level setting is selected, the heater will ventilated seats control buttons are also located within
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes the climate or controls screen of the touchscreen.
of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the
once to choose HI.
normal HI-level. If the HI-level setting is selected, the • Press the ventilated seat button
system will automatically switch to LO-level after ap- • Press the ventilated seat button
a second time to
proximately 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that
choose LO.
time, the number of illuminated LEDs changes from two
a third time to
to one, indicating the change. The LO-level setting will • Press the ventilated seat button
turn
the
ventilated
seat
OFF.
turn OFF automatically after approximately 45 minutes.
NOTE:
Ventilated Seats — If Equipped
Located in the seat cushion are small fans that draw the
air from the passenger compartment and move air
NOTE: The engine must be running for the ventilated
seats to operate.
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Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
Manual Seat Adjuster — If Equipped
On models that are equipped with remote start, the Both front seats are adjustable forward or rearward. The
ventilated seats can be programed to come on during a manual seat adjustment handle is located under the seat
cushion at the front edge of each seat.
remote start.
If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Uconnect system. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Manual Seat Adjuster
While sitting in the seat, pull up on the handle and slide
the seat forward or backward. Release the bar once you
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have reached the desired position. Then, using body “dump” feature allows access to the storage bin behind
pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be the seat.
sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
WARNING!
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.
• Do not stand or lean in front of the seat while
actuating the handle. The seatback may swing
forward and hit you causing injury.
• To avoid injury, place your hand on the seatback
and actuate the handle, then position the seatback
in the desired position.
40-20-40 Front Bench Seat — If Equipped
The seat is divided into three segments. The outboard
seat portions are each 40% of the total width of the seat.
Dump Feature (Manual Recline Seat Only) —
On some models the back of the center portion (20%)
Standard Cab
easily folds down to provide an armrest/center storage
Actuating the recliner handle will allow the seatback to compartment.
swing (dump) forward on manual recliner seats. This
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Mega Cab Rear Seat Features
Reclining Rear Seats — If Equipped
The recliner handle is located on the outside of the seat
cushion. To adjust the seatback, lift upward on the
handle, lean back on the seatback and when you reach
the desired position, release the handle.
Rear Seat Recliner Handle
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.
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2. Fold the seatback forward.
Folding Rear Seat (Table Mode) — If Equipped
Both the left and right rear seatbacks can be folded down
and used as a table.
To fold down either rear seatback:
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1. Lift the handle, located next to the head restraint.
Table Mode
3. Lift the seatback, to return the seat to the upright
position. Be sure the seatback is locked in place.
Table Mode Handle
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To fold either rear seat flat:
Folding Rear Seat — If Equipped
Both the outboard rear seats will drop and move forward 1. Lift the handle, located on the outboard side of either
when the seatback is folded flat.
of the rear seats.
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.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• Cargo must be securely tied down before driving
your vehicle. Improperly secured cargo can fly
around in a sudden stop or collision and strike
someone in the vehicle, causing serious injury or
death.
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2. Fold the seatback down and push the seat forward.
WARNING!
An improperly latched seat could cause serious injury or death. Make sure that the seatback is securely
locked into position. If the seatback in not securely
locked into position the seat will not provide the
proper stability for child seats and/or passengers.
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.
Rear Passenger Fold-Flat Seats
3. Lift the seatback, to return the seat to the upright
position. Be sure the seat is locked in place.
WARNING!
The head restraints for all occupants must be properly installed and adjusted prior to operating the
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WARNING! (Continued)
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.
Front Head Restraints
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, push the adjustment button located on the base of the head restraint and
push downward on the head restraint.
Adjustment Buttons
To remove the head restraint, raise it up as far as it can go 1 — Release Button
then push the adjustment button and the release button 2 — Adjustment Button
at the base of each post while pulling the head restraint
up. To reinstall the head restraint, put the head restraint
posts into the holes then adjust it to the appropriate
height.
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push the adjustment button located on the base of the
head restraint and push downward on the head restraint.
WARNING!
• A loose head restraint thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could cause serious injury or
death to occupants of the vehicle. Always securely
stow removed head restraints in a location outside
the occupant compartment.
• ALL the head restraints MUST be reinstalled in the
vehicle to properly protect the occupants. Follow
the re-installation instructions above prior to operating the vehicle or occupying a seat.
NOTE: Do not reposition the head restraint 180 degrees
to the incorrect position in an attempt to gain additional
clearance to the back of the head.
Rear Head Restraints
The rear seats are equipped with adjustable and removable head restraints. To raise the head restraint, pull
upward on the head restraint. To lower the head restraint,
To remove the head restraint, push the adjustment button
and the release button while pulling upward on the
whole assembly. To reinstall the head restraint, put the
head restraint posts into the holes and adjust it to the
appropriate height.
NOTE: To remove outboard restraints, the rear seat
bottom must be folded up.
WARNING!
A loose head restraint thrown forward in a collision
or hard stop could cause serious injury or death to
occupants of the vehicle. Always securely stow removed head restraints in a location outside the occupant compartment.
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NOTE:
• The rear center head restraint (Crew Cab and Quad
Cab) has only one adjustment position that is used to
aid in the routing of a tether. Refer to “Occupant
Restraints” in “Things to Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
• Do not reposition the head restraint 180 degrees to the
incorrect position in an attempt to gain additional
clearance to the back of the head.
WARNING!
Release/Adjustment Buttons
1 — Release Button
2 — Adjustment Button
ALL the head restraints MUST be reinstalled in the
vehicle to properly protect the occupants. Follow the
re-installation instructions above prior to operating
the vehicle or occupying a seat.
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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, side mirrors, adjustable
pedals (if equipped) and a set of desired radio station
presets. Your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
can also be programmed to recall the same positions
when the UNLOCK button is pushed.
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NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with two RKE transmitters, one RKE transmitter can be linked to memory
Memory Seat Buttons
position 1 and the other transmitter can be linked to
memory position 2.
Programming The Memory Feature
The memory seat buttons are located on the outboard NOTE: To create a new memory profile, perform the
side of the drivers seat cushion.
following:
1. Cycle the vehicles ignition to the ON/RUN position
(do not start the engine).
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2. Adjust all memory profile settings to desired prefer- Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry
ences (seat, side mirrors, adjustable pedals and radio Transmitter To Memory
station presets).
Your RKE transmitters can be programmed to recall one
3. Push and release the S (Set) button on the memory of two pre-programmed memory profiles by pushing the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter.
switch.
4. Within five seconds, push and release either of the NOTE: Before programming your RKE transmitters to
memory buttons (1) or (2). The Electronic Vehicle memory the feature has to be selected.
Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Dis- • If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, you
play (DID) will display which memory position has
must select the “Memory To FOB” feature through the
been set.
Uconnect system. Refer to “Uconnect Settings ” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
NOTE:
information.
• Memory profiles can be set without the vehicle in
PARK, but the vehicle must be in PARK to recall a • If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, you
must select the “Key Fob Linked To Memory” feature
memory profile.
through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
• To set a memory profile to your RKE transmitter, refer
(EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID). Refer to
to “Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” or
Transmitter To Memory” in this section.
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“Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understand- NOTE: Your RKE transmitters can be unlinked to your
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
memory settings by pushing the SET (S) button, and
within 10 seconds, followed by pushing the UNLOCK
To program your RKE transmitters, perform the followbutton on the RKE transmitter.
ing:
Memory Position Recall
1. Cycle the vehicles ignition to the Off position.
NOTE:
2. Select desired memory profile (1) or (2).
• For vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission,
NOTE: If a memory profile has not already been set, refer
the vehicle must be in PARK to recall memory posito ⬙Programming The Memory Feature⬙ for instructions
tions. If a recall is attempted when the vehicle is not in
on how to set a memory profile.
PARK, a message will be displayed in the Electronic
3. Once the profile has been recalled, push and release
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Informathe SET (S) button on the memory switch, then push
tion Display (DID).
and release button (1) or (2) accordingly. “Memory
• For vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, the
Profile Set” (1 or 2) will display in the instrument
vehicle speed must be at 0 mph (0 km/h) to recall
cluster on vehicles equipped with the EVIC/DID.
memory positions. If a recall is attempted with the
4. Push and release the LOCK button on the RKE transvehicle speed above 0 mph (0 km/h), a message will
mitter within 10 seconds.
display in the EVIC/DID.
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A recall can be cancelled by pushing any of the MEMORY
buttons during a recall (S, 1, or 2). When a recall is
• To recall the memory settings for driver one using the
cancelled, the driver’s seat, and the power pedals (if
memory switch, push MEMORY button number 1 on
equipped) stop moving. A delay of one second will occur
the memory switch.
before another recall can be selected.
• To recall the memory settings for driver one using the
Easy Entry/Exit Seat
RKE transmitter, push the UNLOCK button on the
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
RKE transmitter linked to memory position 1.
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
Driver Two Memory Position Recall
vehicle.
• To recall the memory setting for driver two using the The distance the driver seat moves depends on where
memory switch, push MEMORY button number 2 on you have the driver seat positioned when you remove the
the memory switch.
Key Fob from the ignition (or change the ignition to OFF,
Driver One Memory Position Recall
• To recall the memory settings for driver two using the for vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go).
RKE transmitter, push the UNLOCK button on the
RKE transmitter linked to memory position 2.
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• When you remove the Key Fob from the ignition (or • The Easy Entry/Easy Exit feature is disabled when the
change the ignition to OFF, for vehicles equipped with
driver seat position is less than 0.9 inches (22.7 mm)
forward of the rear stop. At this position, there is no
Keyless Enter-N-Go), the driver seat will move about
benefit to the driver by moving the seat for Easy Exit
2.4 inches (60 mm) rearward if the driver seat position
or Easy Entry.
is greater than or equal to 2.7 inches (67.7 mm) forward
of the rear stop. The seat will return to its previously Each stored memory setting will have an associated Easy
set position when you place the ignition into the ACC Entry and Easy Exit position.
or RUN position.
NOTE: The Easy Entry/Exit feature is not enabled when
• When you remove the Key Fob from the ignition (or the vehicle is delivered from the factory. The Easy
change the ignition to OFF, for vehicles equipped with Entry/Exit feature is enabled (or later disabled) through
Keyless Enter-N-Go), the driver seat will move to a the programmable features in the Uconnect system. Refer
position 0.3 inches (7.7 mm) forward of the rear stop if to “Uconnect Settings/Customer Programmable Feathe driver seat position is between 0.9 inches and 2.7 tures” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
inches (22.7 mm and 67.7 mm) forward of the rear further information.
stop. The seat will return to its previously set position
when you place the ignition to the ACC or RUN
position.
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2. Reach into the opening beneath the center of the hood
and push the safety latch lever to the left to release it,
before raising the hood.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
To open the hood, two latches must be released.
1. Pull the hood release lever located below the steering
wheel at the base of the instrument panel.
Safety Latch Location (1500 Series Shown)
Hood Release
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LIGHTS
CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Use a firm downward push at the front center
of the hood to ensure that both latches engage.
The headlight switch is located on the left side of the
instrument panel, next to the steering wheel. The headlight switch controls the operation of the headlights,
parking lights, instrument panel lights, cargo lights and
fog lights (if equipped).
WARNING!
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your
vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
Headlight Switch Location
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Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlight and fog
light (if equipped) lenses that are lighter and less susceptible to stone breakage than glass lights. Plastic is not as
scratch resistant as glass and therefore different lens
cleaning procedures must be followed.
CAUTION!
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents,
steel wool or other abrasive materials to clean the
lenses.
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and Headlights
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution folTo turn on the headlights, rotate the headlight
lowed by rinsing.
switch clockwise to the headlight position.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with illuminated
When the headlight switch is on, the parking
approach lights under the outside mirrors they can be
lights, taillights, license plate light and instruturned off through the instrument cluster or the Uconnect ment panel lights are also turned on. To turn off the
radio. For further information refer to “EVIC” or ”DID” headlights, rotate the headlight switch back to the O (Off)
and “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instru- position.
ment Panel”.
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90 seconds after you turn the ignition switch to the OFF
position. To turn the automatic headlights off, turn the
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off
headlight switch out of the AUTO position.
according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on,
rotate the headlight switch to the AUTO position.
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights will turn on in the Automatic Mode.
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only)
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
turned off, if they were turned on by this feature.
Automatic Headlight Position
When the system is on, the Headlight Delay feature is
also on. This means the headlights will stay on for up to
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen,
this feature can be programmed through the Uconnect
system. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If Equipped
The headlights on your vehicle will illuminate when the
engine is started and the transmission is in any gear
except PARK. This provides a constant ⬙Lights ON⬙
condition until the ignition is turned OFF. The lights
illuminate at less than 50% of normal intensity. If the
parking brake is applied, the Daytime Running Lights
(DRL) will turn OFF. Also, if a turn signal is activated, the
DRL lamp on the same side of the vehicle may turn off for
the duration of the turn signal activation. Once the turn
signal is no longer active, the DRL lamp will illuminate.
Headlight Delay
To aid in your exit, your vehicle is equipped with a
headlight delay that will leave the headlights on for
approximately up to 90 seconds. This delay is initiated
when the ignition is turned OFF while the headlight
switch is on, and then the headlight switch is cycled off.
Headlight delay can be cancelled by either turning the
headlight switch on then off, or by turning the ignition
ON.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen,
this feature can be programmed through the Uconnect
system. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
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Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control — If
Equipped
turned on or off using the Uconnect System. Refer to
“Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen the
Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control can be
turned on or off using the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display
(DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
The Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control system
provides increased forward lighting at night by automating high beam control through the use of a digital camera
mounted on the inside rearview mirror. This camera
detects vehicle specific light and automatically switches
from high beams to low beams until the approaching
vehicle is out of view.
• Broken, muddy, or obstructed headlights and taillights
of vehicles in the field of view will cause headlights to
NOTE:
remain on longer (closer to the vehicle). Also, dirt, film,
• If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen the
and other obstructions on the windshield or camera
Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control can be
lens will cause the system to function improperly.
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• To opt out of the Advanced Auto High-Beam Sensitivity Control (default) and enter Reduced High-Beam
Sensitivity Control (not recommended), toggle highbeam lever 6 full on/off cycles within 10 seconds of
ignition ON. System will return to default setting upon
ignition off.
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, the
Automatic High Beams are enabled through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display
(DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
If the windshield or Automatic High Beam Headlamp
Control mirror is replaced, the mirror must be re-aimed 2. Turn the headlight switch to the AUTO headlight
to ensure proper performance. See your local authorized
position.
dealer.
3. Push the multifunction lever away from you (toward
To Activate
front of vehicle) to engage the high beam mode.
1. If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, the NOTE: This system will not activate until the vehicle is
Automatic High Beams are enabled through the at or above 20 mph (32 km/h).
Uconnect system. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
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To Deactivate
1. Pull the multifunction lever toward you (or rearward
in vehicle) to manually deactivate the system (normal
operation of low beams).
2. Push back on the multifunction lever to reactivate the
system.
Parking Lights And Panel Lights
To turn on the parking lights and instrument
panel lights, rotate the headlight switch clockwise.
Fog Light Switch
To turn off the parking lights, rotate the headlight switch
back to the O (Off) position.
The fog lights will operate only when the parking lights
are on or when the vehicle headlights are on low beam.
Fog Lights — If Equipped
An indicator light located in the instrument cluster will
The fog lights are turned on by rotating the headlight illuminate when the fog lights are on. The fog lights will
switch to the parking light or headlight position and
pushing in the headlight rotary control.
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turn off when the switch is pushed a second time, when If the headlights remain on while the ignition is cycled
the headlight switch is rotated to the off position, or the OFF, the exterior lights will automatically turn off after
eight minutes. If the headlights are turned on and left on
high beam is selected.
for eight minutes while the ignition is OFF, the exterior
Lights-On Reminder
lights will automatically turn off.
If the headlights, parking lights, or cargo lights are left on
Interior Lights
after the ignition is turned OFF, a chime will sound when
Courtesy and dome lights are turned on when the front
the driver’s door is opened.
doors are opened, when the dimmer control (rotating
Battery Saver
wheel on the bottom of the switch) is rotated to the far
To protect the life of your vehicle’s battery, load shedding right detent position. If your vehicle is equipped with
is provided for both the interior and exterior lights.
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) and the UNLOCK button is
If the ignition is OFF and any door is left ajar for 10 pushed on the RKE transmitter the courtesy and dome
minutes or the dimmer control is rotated all the way up lights will turn on. When a door is open and the interior
to the dome ON position for 10 minutes, the interior lights are on, rotating the dimmer control all the way left,
to the OFF detent, will cause all the interior lights to go
lights will automatically turn off.
out. This is also known as the ⬙Party⬙ mode because it
NOTE: Battery saver mode is cancelled if the ignition is allows the doors to stay open for extended periods of
ON.
time without discharging the vehicle’s battery.
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The brightness of the instrument panel as well as the
ambient lighting can be regulated by rotating the dimmer
control right (brighter) or left (dimmer). When the headlights are on you can supplement the brightness of the
odometer, trip odometer, radio and overhead console by
rotating the control to the right until you hear a click. This
feature is termed the “Parade” mode and is useful when
headlights are required during the day.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen,
the dimming of the touchscreen is programmable
through the Uconnect system. Refer to “Uconnect Settings ” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further details.
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Dimmer Control
Courtesy/Reading Lights
Both lights in the overhead console and rear passenger
compartment will illuminate as courtesy lights when a
door is opened, when the dimmer control is rotated to the
courtesy light position (full right position), or when the
UNLOCK button is pushed on the Remote Keyless Entry
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(RKE) transmitter, if equipped. These lights are also
operated individually as reading lights by pushing on the
corresponding lens.
Rear Passenger Courtesy/Reading Light
Front Courtesy/Reading Lights
NOTE: The courtesy/reading lights will remain on until
the switch is pushed a second time, so be sure they have
been turned off before leaving the vehicle. If the interior
lights are left on after the ignition is turned OFF, they will
automatically turn off after 15 minutes.
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Ambient Light
Cargo Light With Bed Lights — If Equipped
The overhead console is equipped with an ambient light The cargo light and bed lights (if equipped) are turned on
feature. This light casts illumination for improved visibil- by pushing on the cargo lights button.
ity of the floor console area.
Cargo Lights Button
Ambient Light
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The cargo light and bed lights (if equipped) will also turn
on for approximately 30 seconds when a RKE transmitter
UNLOCK button is pushed, as part of the Illuminated
Entry feature.
Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever is located on the left side of the
steering column.
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.
Turn Signal Lever
NOTE: 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.
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Lane Change Assist
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
three times then automatically turn off.
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Flash-To-Pass
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
partially pulling the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel. This will cause the high beam headlights to
turn on until the lever is released.
High/Low Beam Switch
Push the multifunction lever toward the instrument
panel to switch the headlights to high beam. Pulling the
multifunction lever back toward the steering wheel will
turn the low beams back on, or shut the high beams off.
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
Windshield Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the lever upward, to the first detent past
the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper operation.
The wipers and washers are operated by a switch in the
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the second detent
multifunction lever. Turn the end of the handle to select
past the intermittent settings for high-speed wiper operathe desired wiper speed.
tion.
Windshield Wipers
Intermittent Wiper System
The intermittent feature of this system was designed for
use when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle,
with a variable pause between cycles, desirable. For
maximum delay between cycles, rotate the control knob
into the upper end of the delay range.
Windshield Wiper/Washer Switch
The delay interval decreases as you rotate the knob until
it enters the low continual speed position. The delay can
be regulated from a maximum of about 18 seconds
between cycles, to a cycle every one second. The delay
intervals will double in duration when the vehicle speed
is 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
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Windshield Washers
To use the windshield washer, push the washer knob,
located on the end of the multifunction lever, inward to
the second detent. Washer fluid will be sprayed and the
wiper will operate for two to three cycles after the washer
knob is released from this position.
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
containers.
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.
If the washer knob is depressed while in the delay range,
the wiper will operate for several seconds after the
washer knob is released. It will then resume the intermittent interval previously selected. If the washer knob is
pushed while in the off position, the wiper will turn on
and cycle approximately three times after the wash knob Mist Feature
is released.
When a single wipe to clear off road mist or spray from
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system a passing vehicle is needed, push the washer knob,
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or located on the end of the multifunction lever, inward to
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This the first detent and release. The wipers will cycle one
time and automatically shut off.
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If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inThis feature senses moisture on the windshield and formation.
automatically activates the wipers for the driver. The
The sensitivity of the system can be adjusted with the
feature is especially useful for road splash or overspray
multifunction lever. Wiper delay position 1 is the least
from the windshield washers of the vehicle ahead. Rotate
sensitive, and wiper delay position 5 is the most sensithe end of the multifunction lever to one of five settings
tive. Setting 3 should be used for normal rain conditions.
to activate this feature.
Settings 1 and 2 can be used if the driver desires less
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, wiper sensitivity. Setting 4 and 5 can be used if the driver
this feature can be programmed through the Uconnect desires more sensitivity. Place the wiper switch in the
system. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding OFF position when not using the system.
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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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• Transmission In NEUTRAL Position — When the
ignition is ON, and the transmission is in the NEU• The Rain Sensing feature will not operate when the
TRAL position, the Rain Sensing system will not
wiper switch is in the low or high-speed position.
operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed
is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), or the shift lever is
• The Rain Sensing feature may not function properly
when ice, or dried salt water is present on the windmoved out of the NEUTRAL position.
shield.
Remote Start Mode Inhibit — On vehicles equipped
NOTE:
• Use of Rain-X or products containing wax or silicone with Remote Starting system, Rain Sensing wipers are
not operational when the vehicle is in the remote start
may reduce Rain Sensing performance.
mode. Once the operator is in the vehicle and has placed
The Rain Sensing system has protection features for the
the ignition switch in the RUN position, rain sensing
wiper blades and arms, and will not operate under the
wiper operation can resume, if it has been selected, and
following conditions:
no other inhibit conditions (mentioned previously) exist.
• Low Ambient Temperature — When the ignition is
first turned ON, the Rain Sensing system will not TILT STEERING COLUMN
operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
is greater than 0 mph (0 km/h), or the outside tem- upward or downward. The tilt lever is located on the
perature is greater than 32°F (0°C).
steering column, below the multifunction lever.
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Pull the lever toward the steering wheel to unlock the
steering column. With one hand firmly on the steering
wheel, move the steering column up or down, as desired.
Release the lever to lock the steering column firmly in
place.
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
Tilt Steering Lever
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
approximately 30 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.
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The heated steering wheel control button is located on If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, this
the center of the instrument panel below the climate feature can be programmed through the Uconnect system. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding
controls.
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, the heated
steering wheel control button is located within the cli- If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vemate or controls screen of the touchscreen.
hicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
once to
• Press the heated steering wheel button
Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
turn the heating element On.
Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in
• Press the heated steering wheel button
a second “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
time to turn the heating element Off.
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.
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
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WARNING! (Continued)
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.
DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
The adjustable pedals system is designed to allow a
Adjustable Pedals Switch
greater range of driver comfort for steering wheel tilt and
•
The
pedals
can
be adjusted with the ignition OFF.
seat position. This feature allows the brake, accelerator,
and clutch pedals (if equipped) to move toward or away • The pedals cannot be adjusted when the vehicle is in
from the driver to provide improved position with the
REVERSE or when the Electronic Speed Control Syssteering wheel.
tem is on. The following messages will be displayed on
vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle InformaThe adjustable pedal switch is located to the left side of
tion System (EVIC) or Driver Information Display
the steering column.
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(DID) if the pedals are attempted to be adjusted when
the system is locked out (“Adjustable Pedal Disabled
— Cruise Control Engaged” or “Adjustable Pedal
Disabled — Vehicle In Reverse”).
NOTE:
• Always adjust the pedals to a position that allows full
pedal travel.
CAUTION!
Do not place any article under the adjustable pedals
or impede its ability to move as it may cause damage
to the pedal controls. Pedal travel may become limited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the
adjustable pedal’s path.
• Further small adjustments may be necessary to find
the best possible seat/pedal position.
WARNING!
Do not adjust the pedals while the vehicle is moving.
• For vehicles equipped with Driver Memory Seat, you You could lose control and have an accident. Always
can use your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter adjust the pedals while the vehicle is parked.
or the memory switch on the driver’s door trim panel
to return the adjustable pedals to pre-programmed ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
positions. Refer to “Driver Memory Seat” in “UnderWhen engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
standing The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
information.
(40 km/h).
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The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Elecright side of the steering wheel.
tronic 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
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light in
the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system
off, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The Cruise
Indicator Light will turn off. The system should be
turned off when not in use.
Electronic Speed Control Switches
1 — ON/OFF
2 — RES +
3 — SET 4 — CANCEL
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To Deactivate
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.
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 from memory.
Pushing the ON/OFF button or turning the ignition
switch OFF erases the set speed from memory.
To Set A Desired Speed
To Resume Speed
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+)
has reached the desired speed, push the SET (-) button
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed
and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
operate at the selected speed.
To Vary The Speed Setting
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed
and on level ground before pushing the SET (-) button. To Increase Speed
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can increase speed by pushing the RES (+) button.
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The drivers preferred units can be selected through the
instrument panel settings if equipped. Refer to “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for more information.
The speed increment shown is dependant on the chosen
speed unit of U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h):
To Decrease Speed
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the
vehicle set speed.
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
moderate hills is normal.
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can deOn steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so
crease speed by pushing the SET (-) button.
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed
The drivers preferred units can be selected through the Control.
instrument panel settings if equipped. Refer to “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for more information.
WARNING!
The speed increment shown is dependant on the chosen
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
speed unit of U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h):
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your veTo Accelerate For Passing
hicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the could lose control and have an accident. Do not use
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed. Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads
that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery.
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(EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID) indicating
the vehicle speed is too fast. The system will become
active again if the vehicle speed is decreased to speeds
The ParkSense Rear Park Assist system provides visual
less than approximately 6 mph (9 km/h).
and audible indications of the distance between the rear
fascia and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g. ParkSense Sensors
during a parking maneuver. Refer to ParkSense System
The four ParkSense sensors, located in the rear fascia/
Usage Precautions for limitations of this system and
bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is
recommendations.
within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
ParkSense will retain the last system state (enabled or obstacles from approximately 18 in (45 cm) up to 79 in
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is (200 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientachanged to the ON/RUN position.
tion of the obstacle.
ParkSense can be active only when the shift lever/gear
selector is in REVERSE. If ParkSense is enabled at this ParkSense Warning Display
shift lever/gear selector position, the system will remain The ParkSense Warning screen is located within the
active until the vehicle speed is increased to approxi- Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver
mately 7 mph (11 km/h) or above. When in REVERSE Information Display (DID). It provides visual warnings
and above the system’s operating speed, a warning will to indicate the distance between the rear fascia/bumper
appear within the Electronic Vehicle Information Center and the detected obstacle. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
PARKSENSE REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED
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Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display ParkSense Display
(DID) Settings” in Understanding Your Instrument When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the warning display
Panel” for further information.
will turn ON indicating the system status.
The ParkSense Warning screen will only be displayed if The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
Sound and Display is selected.
a single arc in the left and/or right rear regions based on
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen,
this feature can be programmed through the Uconnect
system. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
the object’s distance and location relative to the vehicle.
If an object is detected in the left and/or right rear region,
the display will show a single solid arc in the left and/or
right rear region and the system will produce a tone. As
the vehicle moves closer to the object, the display will
show the single arc moving closer to the vehicle and the
tone will change from a single 1/2 second tone to slow, to
fast, to continuous.
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Slow Tone
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Continuous Tone
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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)
Audible Alert
Chime
Arc
Greater than
79 in (200 cm)
None
Radio Volume
Reduced
No
None
WARNING ALERTS
79-45 in
45-31 in
(200-115 cm)
(115-80 cm)
Single 1/2
Slow
Second Tone
4th Solid
3rd
Solid
Yes
Yes
NOTE: ParkSense will reduce the volume of the radio, if
on, when the system is sounding an audio tone.
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(80-45 cm)
Fast
Less than
18 in (45 cm)
Continuous
2nd
Flashing
Yes
1st
Flashing
Yes
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Adjustable Chime Volume Settings
Enabling And Disabling ParkSense
The Rear chime volume settings are programmable.
ParkSense can be enabled and disabled with the
ParkSense switch.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, the
settings may be programmed through the Uconnect
System. Refer to “Uconnect Settings ” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, the
settings may be programmed through the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display
(DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
When the ParkSense switch is pushed to disable the system, the instrument cluster will
display the “PARKSENSE OFF” message for
approximately five seconds. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. When the shift lever
is moved to REVERSE and the system is disabled, the
EVIC/DID will display the “PARKSENSE OFF” message
for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
NOTE: The ParkSense system will automatically disable
when the system detects that a trailer with trailer brakes
has been connected to the Integrated Trailer Brake Module. The EVIC/DID will display “PARKSENSE OFF”
message for as long as the vehicle is in reverse.
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The ParkSense switch LED will be ON when ParkSense is will display the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE
disabled or defective. The ParkSense switch LED will be REAR SENSORS⬙ or the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE
SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ message for as long as the vehicle
OFF when the system is enabled.
is in REVERSE. Under this condition, ParkSense will not
If the ParkSense switch is pushed, and the system is
operate.
disabled or requires service, the ParkSense switch LED
If ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙
will blink momentarily, and then the LED will be ON.
appears in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
Service The ParkSense Rear Park Assist System
(EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID) make sure
During vehicle start up, when the ParkSense Rear Park the outer surface and the underside of the rear fascia/
Assist System has detected a faulted condition, the bumper is clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt or other
instrument cluster will actuate a single chime, once per obstruction, and then cycle the ignition. If the message
ignition cycle, and it will display the ⬙PARKSENSE continues to appear, see an authorized dealer.
UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙ or the
If ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙
⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙
appears in the EVIC/DID, see your authorized dealer.
message. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the
system has detected a faulted condition, the EVIC/DID
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• When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
position and ParkSense is turned off, the instrument
Clean the ParkSense sensors with water, car wash soap
cluster will display ⬙PARKSENSE OFF⬙ message for as
and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not
long as the 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 not
NOTE:
to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not be
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud,
covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris.
dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense system operating
Failure to do so can result in the system not working
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 • Ensure the ParkSense system is OFF if objects such as
bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc., are placed within
you turn ParkSense off, it remains off until you turn it
18 in (45 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper while
on again, even if you cycle the ignition key.
driving the vehicle. Failure to do so can result in the
Cleaning The ParkSense System
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system misinterpreting a close obstacle as a sensor
problem, causing the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE
SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ message to be displayed in the
instrument cluster.
• 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.
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.
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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.
up or moving forward, e.g. during a parking maneuver.
Refer to ParkSense System Usage Precautions for limitations of this system and recommendations.
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.
ParkSense can be active only when the shift lever is in
REVERSE or DRIVE. 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. A display warning will
appear in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID) indicating
PARKSENSE FRONT AND REAR PARK ASSIST — the vehicle is above ParkSense operating speed. The
IF EQUIPPED
system will become active again if the vehicle speed is
The ParkSense Park Assist system provides visual and decreased to speeds less than approximately 6 mph
audible indications of the distance between the rear (9 km/h).
and/or front fascia and a detected obstacle when backing
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Information Display (DID). 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) or
Driver Information Display (DID) Settings” in Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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 18 in (45 cm) up to 79 in
(200 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orienta- The ParkSense Warning screen will only be displayed if
Sound and Display is selected.
tion of the obstacle.
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 is located within the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen,
this feature can be programmed through the Uconnect
system. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
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Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in If an obstacle is detected in the left and/or right rear
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further in- region, the display will show a single arc in the left
and/or right rear region and the system will produce a
formation.
tone. As the vehicle moves closer to the obstacle, the
ParkSense Display
display will show the single arc moving closer to the
The warning display will turn ON indicating the system vehicle and the tone will change from a single 1/2 second
status when the vehicle is in REVERSE or when the tone to slow, to fast, to continuous.
vehicle is in DRIVE and an obstacle has been detected.
The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the display
The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous tone.
a single arc in the left and/or right rear regions based on The following chart shows the warning alert operation
the obstacle’s distance and location relative to the vehicle. when the system is detecting an obstacle:
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Rear Distance
(in/cm)
Front Distance
(in/cm)
Audible Alert
(Chime)
Greater than 79
in (200 cm)
Greater than 47
in (120 cm)
None
Arcs
Radio Volume
Reduced
None
No
WARNING
79-45 in
(200-115 cm)
47-39 in
(120-100 cm)
Single 1/2
Second Tone
(for rear only)
4th Solid
Yes
ALERTS
45-31 in
(115-80 cm)
39-25 in
(100-65 cm)
Slow (for rear
only)
31-18 in
(80-45 cm)
25-12 in
(65-30 cm)
Fast
Less than 18 in
(45 cm)
Less than 12 in
(30 cm)
Continuous
3rd Solid
Yes
2nd Flashing
Yes
1st Flashing
Yes
NOTE: ParkSense will reduce the volume of the radio, if
on, when the system is sounding an audio tone.
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Front Park Assist Audible Alerts
ParkSense will turn off the Front Park Assist audible alert
(chime) after approximately three seconds when an obstacle has been detected, the vehicle is stationary, and
brake pedal is applied.
Adjustable Chime Volume Settings
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display
(DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Enabling And Disabling Front And/Or Rear
ParkSense
The Front and Rear chime volume settings are programFront ParkSense can be enabled and disabled with the
mable.
Front ParkSense switch.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, the
Rear ParkSense can be enabled and disabled with the
settings may be programmed through the Uconnect
Rear ParkSense switch.
System. Refer to “Uconnect Settings ” in “UnderstandWhen the Front or Rear ParkSense switch is
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
pushed to disable the system, the Electronic
• If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, the
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver
settings may be programmed through the Electronic
Information Display (DID) will display the
“PARKSENSE OFF” message for approximately five seconds. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
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(EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Under- requires service, the Front or Rear ParkSense switch LED
standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information. will blink momentarily, and then the LED will be ON.
When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the Front
or Rear system is disabled, the EVIC/DID will display
the ⬙FRONT PARKSENSE OFF⬙ or ⬙REAR PARKSENSE
OFF⬙ message for five seconds, followed by a car graphic
with ⬙OFF⬙ in the corresponding side. This car graphic
will be displayed for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
NOTE: Arc alerts from the enabled ParkSense system,
will interrupt the five second messages, and the EVIC/
DID will display the car graphic with the corresponding
arcs and ⬙OFF⬙ message.
The Front or Rear ParkSense switch LED will be ON
when Front or Rear ParkSense is disabled or requires
service. The Front or Rear ParkSense switch LED will be
OFF when the Front or Rear system is enabled. If the
Front or Rear ParkSense switch is pushed, and the system
Service The ParkSense Park Assist System
During vehicle start up, when the ParkSense System has
detected a faulted condition, the instrument cluster will
actuate a single chime, once per ignition cycle, and it will
display the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR
SENSORS⬙, ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE
FRONT SENSORS⬙, or the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ message for five seconds.
When the shift lever/gear selector is moved to Reverse
and the system has detected a faulted condition, the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver
Information Display (DID) will display a ⬙PARKSENSE
UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙, ⬙PARKSENSE
UNAVAILABLE WIPE FRONT SENSORS⬙ or
⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙
pop up message for five seconds. After five seconds, a car
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graphic will be displayed with ⬙UNAVAILABLE⬙ at either the front or rear sensor location depending on where
the fault is detected. The system will continue to provide
arc alerts for the side that is functioning properly. These
arc alerts will interrupt the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙, ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE FRONT SENSORS⬙, or ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ messages if an object
is detected within the five second pop-up duration. The
car graphic will remain displayed for as long as the
vehicle is in REVERSE. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) or ⬙ Driver Information Display (DID)” for further information.
clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt or other obstruction and then
cycle the ignition. If the message continues to appear see
an authorized dealer.
If the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ message appears in the EVIC/DID, see an
authorized dealer.
Cleaning The ParkSense System
Clean the ParkSense sensors with water, car wash soap
and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not
scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damage the sensors.
ParkSense System Usage Precautions
If ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙
or ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE FRONT SEN- NOTE:
SORS⬙ appears in the Electronic Vehicle Information • Ensure that the front and rear bumper are free of snow,
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID) make
ice, mud, dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense system
sure the outer surface and the underside of the rear
operating properly.
fascia/bumper and/or front fascia/bumper is clean and
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• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could • Clean the ParkSense sensors regularly, taking care not
affect the performance of ParkSense.
to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not be
covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris.
• When you turn Front or Rear ParkSense off, the
Failure to do so can result in the system not working
instrument cluster will display “FRONT PARKSENSE
properly. The ParkSense system might not detect an
OFF” or “REAR PARKSENSE OFF.” Furthermore,
obstacle behind or in front of the fascia/bumper, or it
once you turn Front or Rear ParkSense off, it remains
could provide a false indication that an obstacle is
off until you turn it on again, even if you cycle the
behind or in front of the fascia/bumper.
ignition key.
• Use the ParkSense switch to turn the ParkSense system
• When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
off if obstacles such as bicycle carriers, trailer hitches,
position and Front or Rear ParkSense is turned off, the
etc. are placed within 18 in (45 cm) from the rear
instrument cluster will display ⬙FRONT PARKSENSE
fascia/bumper. Failure to do so can result in the
OFF⬙ or ⬙REAR PARKSENSE OFF⬙ message for five
system misinterpreting a close obstacle as a sensor
seconds, followed by a car graphic with ⬙OFF⬙ in the
problem, causing the “PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE
corresponding side. This car graphic will be displayed
SERVICE REQUIRED” message to be displayed in the
for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
instrument cluster.
• ParkSense, when on, will reduce the volume of the
• On vehicles equipped with a tailgate, ParkSense
radio when it is sounding a tone.
should be disabled when the tailgate is in the lowered
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or open position. 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.
• 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.
• 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
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WARNING! (Continued)
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.
PARKVIEW REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see a image of the
rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever the shift
lever is put into REVERSE or whenever it is initiated
through ⬙Backup Camera⬙ button in the ⬙Controls⬙ menu.
Whenever the shift lever is put into REVERSE, the image
will be displayed in the rearview mirror display (if
equipped) or Uconnect screen (if equipped) 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 to the left of the tailgate
handle.
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (with camera
delay turned OFF), the rear camera mode is exited and
the navigation or audio screen appears again.
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (with camera
delay turned ON), The rear camera image will be displayed for up to 10 seconds after shifting out of ⬙REVERSE⬙ unless the forward vehicle speed exceeds 8 mph
(13 km/h), the transmission is shifted into ⬙PARK⬙ or the
ignition is switched to the OFF position.
Whenever the Rear View Camera image is activated
through ⬙Backup Camera⬙ button in the ⬙Controls⬙ menu,
a display timer for the image is initiated. The image will
continue to be displayed until the display timer exceeds
10 seconds and the vehicle speed is above 8 mph (13
km/h) or the touchscreen button ⬙X⬙ to disable display of
the Rear View camera image is pressed.
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NOTE: If the vehicle speed remains below 8 mph
(13 km/h), the Rear View camera image will be displayed
continuously until deactivated via. the touchscreen button ⬙X⬙.
projected backup path based on the steering wheel
position. The active guide lines will show separate zones
that will help indicate the distance to the rear of the
vehicle.
If equipped with a Cargo Camera, a touchscreen button
to indicate the current active Camera image being
displayed is made available whenever the Rear View
camera image is displayed.
NOTE: For further information about how to access and
change the programmable features of the ParkView Rear
Backup Camera, refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If equipped with a Cargo Camera, a touchscreen button The following table shows the approximate distances for
to switch the display to Cargo camera image is each zone:
made available whenever the Rear View Camera imZones
Distance to the rear of
age is displayed.
the vehicle
A touchscreen button ⬙X⬙ to disable display of the camera
Red
0 - 1 ft (0 - 30 cm)
image is made available when the vehicle is not in
Yellow
1 ft - 6.5 ft (30 cm - 2m)
REVERSE gear.
Green
6.5 ft or greater (2 m or
When enabled, active guide lines are overlaid on the
greater)
image to illustrate the width of the vehicle and its
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• 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.
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.
NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance builds
up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with water,
and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
Turning Rear View Camera image On:
WARNING!
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
1. Press the ⬙Controls⬙ button located on the bottom of
the Uconnect display.
2. Press the ⬙Backup Camera⬙ button
View Camera system ON.
(Continued)
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NOTE: Once initiated by the ⬙Backup Camera⬙ button,
the Rear View Camera image may be deactivated by
pressing the ⬙X⬙ soft button. On deactivation, the previous selected screen will appear.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPED
The overhead console is located on the headliner above
the review mirror. The overhead console contains the
following features:
• Courtesy/Reading Lights
• Power Sunroof Switch — If Equipped
• Power Sliding Rear Window Switch — If Equipped
• Universal Garage Door Opener — If Equipped
Overhead Console
Courtesy/Reading Lights
Both lights in the overhead console and rear passenger
compartment will illuminate as courtesy lights when a
door is opened, when the dimmer control is rotated to the
courtesy light position (full right position), or when the
UNLOCK button is pushed on the Remote Keyless Entry
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(RKE) transmitter, if equipped. These lights are also
operated individually as reading lights by pushing on the
corresponding lens.
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Rear Passenger Courtesy/Reading Light
Front Courtesy/Reading Lights
NOTE: The courtesy/reading lights will remain on until
the switch is pushed a second time, so be sure they have
been turned off before leaving the vehicle. If the interior
lights are left on after the ignition is turned OFF, they will
automatically turn off after 15 minutes.
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GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink replaces up to three hand-held transmitters
that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security systems. The
HomeLink unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt
battery.
The HomeLink buttons that are located in the overhead
console designate the three different HomeLink channels.
HomeLink Buttons
NOTE: HomeLink is disabled when the Vehicle Security
Alarm is active.
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WARNING!
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are training the universal transceiver. Do
not train the transceiver if people, pets or other
objects are in the path of the door or gate. Only use
this transceiver with a garage door opener that has
a “stop and reverse” feature as required by Federal
safety standards. This includes most garage door
opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not use
a garage door opener without these safety features.
Call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for safety information or assistance.
• Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage
while training the transceiver. Exhaust gas can
cause serious injury or death.
NOTE: Only use this transceiver with a garage door
opener that has a “stop and reverse” feature as required
by federal safety standards. This includes most garage
door opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not use
a garage door opener without these safety features. Call
toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at
HomeLink.com for safety information or assistance.
Before You Begin Programming HomeLink
Ensure your vehicle is parked outside of the garage
before you begin programming.
For efficient programming and accurate transmission of
the radio-frequency signal it is recommended that a new
battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of the
device that is being programmed to the HomeLink
system.
To erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN
position and push and hold the two outside HomeLink
buttons (I and III) for up to 20 seconds. The Electronic
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Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), or Driver Interactive
Display (DID) will display “CLEARING CHANNELS.”
Release the buttons when the EVIC/DID displays
“CHANNELS CLEARED.”
Programming A Rolling Code
For programming garage door openers that were manufactured after 1995. These garage door openers can be
identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door
NOTE:
opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to
• For vehicle’s equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go, place open and close the door. The name and color of the
the ignition in the RUN position with the Engine ON. button may vary by manufacturer.
• Erasing all channels should only be performed when
programming HomeLink for the first time. Do not
erase channels when programming additional buttons.
• If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at
HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
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2. Place the hand - held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8
cm) away from the HomeLink button you wish to
program.
3. Push and hold the HomeLink button you want to
program while you push and hold the hand - held
transmitter button.
4. Continue to hold both buttons until the EVIC/DID
display changes from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to
“CHANNEL # TRAINED,” then release both buttons.
NOTE:
• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cases
for the channel to train.
Training The Garage Door Opener
1 — Door Opener
2 — Training Button
• If the EVIC/DID displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat
from Step 2.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
For vehicle’s equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go, place
the ignition in the RUN position with the Engine ON.
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
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attached to the garage door opener/device motor.
Firmly push and release the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. On some garage door openers/devices
there may be a light that blinks when the garage door
opener/device is in the LEARN/TRAIN mode.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button
(Rolling Code)
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
follow these steps:
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
2. Push and hold the desired HomeLink button until the
step after the LEARN button has been pushed.
indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not
6. Return to the vehicle and push the programmed
release the button.
HomeLink button twice (holding the button for two
seconds each time). The EVIC/DID will display 3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programming A Rolling Code” step 2 and follow all remaining
“CHANNEL # TRANSMIT.” If the garage door
steps.
opener/device activates, programming is complete.
NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not acti- Programming A Non-Rolling Code
vate, push the button a third time (for two seconds) to For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured
complete the training.
before 1995.
To program the remaining two HomeLink buttons, repeat
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
each step for each remaining button. DO NOT erase the
channels.
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2. Place the hand - held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 5. Push and hold the programmed HomeLink button.
cm) away from the HomeLink button you wish to
The EVIC/DID will display “CHANNEL # TRANSMIT.” If the garage door opener/device activates,
program.
programming is complete.
3. Push and hold the HomeLink button you want to
program while you push and hold the hand - held To program the remaining two HomeLink buttons, repeat
each step for each remaining button. DO NOT erase the
transmitter button.
channels.
4. Continue to hold both buttons until the EVIC/DID
display changes from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button (Non
“CHANNEL # TRAINED,” then release both buttons. — Rolling Code)
NOTE:
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
follow these steps:
• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cases
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
for the channel to train.
• If the EVIC/DID displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat 2. Push and hold the desired HomeLink button until the
indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not
from Step 2.
release the button.
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3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Program- For vehicle’s equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go, place
ming A Non-Rolling Code” step 2 and follow all the ignition in the RUN position with the Engine ON.
remaining steps.
2. Place the hand - held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
cm) away from the HomeLink button you wish to
program.
For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after 3. Push and hold the HomeLink button while you push
several seconds of transmission.
and release (“cycle”), your hand - held transmitter
every two seconds.
Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter signals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of trans- 4. Continue to hold both buttons until the EVIC/DID
mission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink
display changes from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
“CHANNEL # TRAINED,” then release both buttons.
Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
NOTE:
time-out in the same manner.
• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cases
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
for the channel to train.
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
door or gate motor.
• If the EVIC/DID displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat
from Step 2.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
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5. Push and hold the programmed HomeLink button. 3. Without releasing the button proceed with
“Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” Step 2 and
The EVIC/DID will display “CHANNEL # TRANSfollow all remaining steps.
MIT.” If the device is plugged in and activates, programming is complete.
Using HomeLink
If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for
To operate, push and release the programmed HomeLink
programming, plug it back in at this time.
button. Activation will now occur for the programmed
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button
device (i.e. garage door opener, gate operator, security
(Canadian/Gate Operator)
system, entry door lock, home/office lighting, etc.) The
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, hand-held transmitter of the device may also be used at
any time.
follow these steps:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
Security
For vehicle’s equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go, place It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
in your vehicle.
the ignition in the RUN position with the Engine ON.
To erase the channels press and hold the two outside
2. Push and hold the desired HomeLink button until the
HomeLink buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds. The
EVIC/DID displays “CHANNEL # TRAINING” Do
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver
not release the button.
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Interactive Display (DID) will display “CLEARING If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
CHANNELS.” Release the buttons when the EVIC/DID call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at
HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
displays “CHANNELS CLEARED.”
The HomeLink Universal Transceiver is disabled when
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
Troubleshooting Tips
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink, here
are some of the most common solutions:
• Replace the battery in the Garage Door Opener handheld transmitter.
• Push the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
• Did you unplug the device for programming and
remember to plug it back in?
WARNING!
• 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.
• 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
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NOTE:
WARNING! (Continued)
after 1982. Do not use a garage door opener without
these safety features. Call toll-free 1-800-355-3515
or, on the Internet at 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.
• 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 — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located on the overhead
2. This device must accept any interference that may be console between the courtesy/reading lights.
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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WARNING! (Continued)
Power Sunroof Switch
WARNING!
• 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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position. The sunroof will open fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Open”. During Express
To open the sunroof, push and hold the switch rearward
Open operation, any other actuation of the sunroof
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the
switch will stop the sunroof.
movement. The sunroof and sunshade will remain in a
partially opened condition until the sunroof switch is Closing Sunroof — Express
pushed again.
Push the switch forward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will close automatically from any
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
To close the sunroof, push and hold the switch in the position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automatiforward position. Any release of the switch will stop the cally. This is called “Express Close.” During Express
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially Close operation, any other actuation of the switch will
closed condition until the sunroof switch is pushed again. stop the sunroof.
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
Opening Sunroof — Express
Pinch Protect Feature
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
Push the switch rearward and release it within one-half
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obsecond and the sunroof will open automatically from any
struction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the
sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, push the switch forward and
release to Express Close.
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NOTE: If three consecutive sunroof close attempts result
in Pinch Protect reversals, the fourth close attempt will be
a Manual Close movement with Pinch Protect disabled.
Push and hold close switch to fully close sunroof.
Venting Sunroof — Express
Push and release the Vent button within one half second
and the sunroof will open to the vent position. This is
called “Express Vent” and it will occur regardless of
sunroof position. During Express Vent operation, any
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
Sunshade Operation
Sunroof Maintenance
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
Use only a nonabrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
the glass panel.
NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
open.
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A key symbol indicates that the key must be in the
ON/RUN or ACC positions for the outlet to provide
The power sunroof switch will remain active for up to
power. The battery symbol indicates that the outlet is
approximately ten minutes after the ignition switch is
connected to the battery, and can provide power at all
turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door
times.
will cancel this feature.
NOTE: To ensure proper operation, a MOPAR knob and
NOTE: Ignition Off time is programmable through the
element must be used.
Uconnect System. Refer to “Uconnect Settings/Customer
Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your Instru- The auxiliary power outlets can be found in the following
ment Panel” for further information.
locations:
Ignition Off Operation
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
CAUTION!
The auxiliary 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlets can provide
power for in-cab accessories designed for use with the
standard “cigar lighter” plug. The 12 Volt power outlets
and USB Port (Charge Only) have a cap attached to the
outlet indicating “12V DC,” together with either a key
symbol, battery symbol, or USB symbol.
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13
Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watts (13 Amps) power
rating is exceeded, the fuse protecting the system
will need to be replaced.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
• Lower left and lower right of the center stack when
equipped with a bench seat.
Power Outlets — Center Stack
1 — Power Outlet
2 — USB Port (Charge Only)
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• Center console when equipped with bucket seats.
• Inside the upper lid of the center storage compartment
— if equipped.
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Power Outlet — Center Console
USB Port (Charge Only) — Upper Lid
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• Rear of the center console storage compartment —
Quad Cab or Crew Cab.
Power Outlet — Rear Center Console Fuse
Power Outlet — Rear Center Console
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The key symbol indicates that this outlet can supply
power when the key is in the ON/RUN or ACC positions.
All accessories connected to the outlet(s) should be
removed or turned off when the vehicle is not in use to
protect the battery against discharge.
WARNING!
Power Outlet Fuse Locations
1 — F104 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Center Console Bin /
USB Port (Charge Only)
2 — F90–F91 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Rear Center Console
3 — F93 Fuse 20 A Yellow Cigar Lighter Instrument Panel
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Only devices designed for use in this type of outlet
should be inserted into any 12 Volt outlet.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use and while driving the
vehicle.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
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CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER — IF
EQUIPPED
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 discharge 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.
A removable cigar lighter and ash receiver are available.
For vehicles with a bench seat the cupholder tray can be
used to hold the ash receiver.
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
A 115 Volt (150 Watts Maximum) outlet is located on the
center stack of the instrument panel, to the right of the
radio. This outlet can power cellular phones, electronics
and other low power devices requiring power up to 150
Watts. Certain high-end video game consoles will exceed
this power limit, as will most power tools.
The power inverter is designed with built-in overload
protection. If the power rating of 150 Watts is exceeded,
the power inverter will automatically shut down. Once
the electrical device has been removed from the outlet the
inverter should automatically reset.
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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.
AUXILIARY SWITCHES — IF EQUIPPED
Power Inverter Outlet
To turn on the power outlet, simply plug in the device.
The outlet automatically turns off when the device is
unplugged.
NOTE: Due to built-in overload protection, the power
inverter will shut down if the power rating is exceeded.
There can be up to five auxiliary switches located in the
lower switch bank of the instrument panel which can be
used to power various electronic devices and PTO
(Power Take Off) – If Equipped. If Power Take Off is
equipped, it will take the place of the fifth Auxiliary
switch. Connections to the switches are found under the
hood in the connectors attached to the auxiliary Power
Distribution Center.
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You have the ability to configure the functionality of the
auxiliary switches via the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID). All
switches can now be configured for setting the switch
type operation to latching or momentary, power source of
either battery or ignition, and ability to hold last state
across key cycles.
CUPHOLDERS
Front Seat Cupholders (40–20–40 Seats)
The cupholders are located on the backside of the center
portion of the front seat (20). Fold down the center
section of the front seat to gain access to the cupholders.
Front Instrument Panel Cupholders — Floor
NOTE: Holding last state conditions are met when Storage Bin
switch type is set to latching and power source is set to For vehicles equipped with bucket seats two cupholders
ignition.
are located next to the center console storage bin.
For further information on using the auxiliary switches,
please refer to the Ram Body Builders Guide by accessing
www.rambodybuilder.com and choosing the appropriate
links.
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Rear Cupholders — If Equipped
Some vehicles are equipped with rear cupholders located
in the center armrest.
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Front Cupholders For Bucket Seats
Rear Armrest Cupholder
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Some vehicles may be equipped with a rear cupholder STORAGE
that consists of two cup wells for rear passenger conveGlove Compartment
nience.
The glove compartment is located on the passenger side
of the instrument panel and features both an upper and
lower storage area.
Rear Cup Wells
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To open the upper glove compartment push upward on
the handle release. The glove compartment door will
automatically open.
3
Glove Compartment
1 — Upper Glove Compartment
2 — Lower Glove Compartment
Upper Glove Compartment
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To open the lower glove compartment, pull on the handle Door Storage
to release the latch and lower the glove compartment
Front Door Storage — If Equipped
door.
Storage areas and bottle holders (drivers side only) are
located in the door trim panels.
Lower Glove Compartment
Front Door Storage
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Rear Door Storage — If Equipped
Center Storage Compartment — If Equipped
Storage compartments are located in both the driver and The center storage compartment is located between the
passenger rear door trim panels.
driver and passenger seats. The storage compartment
provides an armrest and contains both and upper and
lower storage area.
Rear Door Storage
Center Storage Compartment
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WARNING!
• This armrest is not a seat. Anyone seated on the
armrest could be seriously injured during vehicle
operation, or a collision. Only use the center seating position when the armrest is fully upright.
• In a collision, the latch may open if the total weight
of the items stored exceeds about 10 lbs (4.5 kg).
These items could be thrown about endangering
occupants of the vehicle. Items stored should not
exceed a total of 10 lbs (4.5 kg).
Pull on the upper handle on the front of the armrest to
Upper Storage Compartment
raise the cover. The upper storage area contains a USB With the upper lid closed, pull on the lower handle to
power outlet that can be used to power small electrical open the lower storage bin.
devices, refer to “Electrical Power Outlets” for further
information.
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The center console is equipped with a front storage bin
located next to the cupholders. This storage bin may be
equipped with a manual sliding top door.
3
Lower Storage Bin
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.
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To open in-floor storage bin, lift upward on the handle of
In-floor storage bins are located in front of the second the latch and open the lid.
row seats and can be used for extra storage. The storage NOTE: The front seat may have to be moved forward to
bins have removable liners that can be easily removed for fully open the lid.
cleaning.
Second Row In-Floor Storage Bin — If Equipped
In-Floor Storage Bin And Latch
Opened Storage Bin
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Seatback Storage
Storage (Regular Cab)
Located in the back of both the driver and passenger The storage bin is located behind the front seats and runs
front seats are pockets that can be used for storage.
the length of the cab.
3
Drivers Side Seatback Storage
Storage Bin
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Storage and Seats (Crew Cab)
Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers (Regular Cab
The Crew Cab models provide additional storage under Models)
the rear seats. Lift the seats to access the storage com- Retainer hooks which will hold plastic grocery bag
handles are built into the back panel of the cab, behind
partment.
the rear seat.
To open the storage compartments, lift upward on the
fold flat lid.
Grocery Bag Hooks
Crew Cab Storage
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REAR WINDOW FEATURES
CAUTION!
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on
the climate control panel. Push this button to turn
on the rear window defroster and the heated outside
mirrors (if equipped). An indicator in the button will
illuminate when the rear window defroster is on. The
rear window defroster automatically turns off after approximately 10 minutes. For an additional five minutes of
operation, push the button a second time.
NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
window defroster only when the engine is operating.
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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Power Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped
Manual Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped
The switch for the power sliding rear window is located A locking device in the center of the window helps to
on the overhead console.
prevent entry from the rear of the vehicle. Squeeze the
lock to release the window.
FOLD FLAT LOAD FLOOR — IF EQUIPPED
Quad Cab and Crew Cab models with a 60/40 rear seat
may be equipped with a folding load floor.
WARNING!
Rear Window Switch
Push the switch to the right to open the glass. Pull the
switch to the left to close the glass.
Do not operate the vehicle with loose items stored on
the load floor. While driving or in an accident you
may experience abrupt stopping, rapid acceleration,
or sharp turns. Loose objects stored on the load floor
may move around with force and strike occupants,
resulting in serious or fatal injury.
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Unfolding The Load Floor/Quad Cab
1. Lift the 60/40 seat cushion(s) to the upward position.
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Load Floor In Open Position
3. Reverse the procedure to store the load floor.
Unfolding The Load Floor
2. Grasp the knob on the load floor and lift the knob until
the load floor unfolds into position.
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2. Unfold both the legs using the straps.
Unfolding The Load Floor/Crew Cab
1. Lift the 60/40 seat cushion(s) to the upward position.
Load Floor Legs In Opened Position
Load Floor Legs In Stowed Position
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3. Lift the front panel until the load floor unfolds into Positioning The Load Floor For Storage Access Under
position.
The Seat
1. Lift the 60/40 seat cushion(s) to the upward position.
2. Unsnap the securing snap located at either side of the
load floor.
3. Lift the load floor up to access storage under the load
floor.
WARNING!
Load Floor In Open Position
Do not drive with the load floor in the up position.
When stopping fast or in an accident, the load floor
could move to the down position causing serious
injury.
4. Reverse the procedure to store the load floor.
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Quad Cab — If Equipped
Crew Cab — If Equipped
Load Floor Securing Straps/Quad Cab
Load Floor Securing Straps/Crew Cab
4. Reverse the procedure to put the load floor back in the
secured down position before you operate the vehicle.
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NOTE: If you are installing a Toolbox, Ladder Rack or
The pickup box has many features designed for utility Headache Rack at the front of the Pickup Box, you must
use Mopar Box Reinforcement Brackets that are available
and convenience.
from your authorized dealer.
PICKUP BOX
You can carry wide building materials (sheets of plywood, etc.) by building a raised load floor. Place lumber
across the box in the indentations provided above the
wheel housings and in the bulkhead dividers to form the
floor.
WARNING!
Pick Up Box Features
1 — Upper Load Floor Indents
2 — Bulk Head Dividers
3 — Cleats
• The pickup box is intended for load carrying purposes only, not for passengers, who should sit in
seats and use seat belts.
• Care should always be exercised when operating a
vehicle with unrestrained cargo. Vehicle speeds
may need to be reduced. Severe turns or rough
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254 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING! (Continued)
roads may cause shifting or bouncing of the cargo
that may result in vehicle damage. If wide building
materials are to be frequently carried, the installation of a support is recommended. This will restrain the cargo and transfer the load to the pickup
box floor.
• If you wish to carry more than 600 lbs (272 kg) of
material suspended above the wheelhouse, supports must be installed to transfer the weight of the
load to the pickup box floor or vehicle damage may
result. The use of proper supports will permit
loading up to the rated payload.
• Unrestrained cargo may be thrown forward in an
accident causing serious or fatal injury.
housings. Place wooden boards across the box from side
to side to create separate load compartments in the
pickup box.
There are four tie-down cleats bolted to the lower sides of
the pickup box that can sustain loads up to 1000 lbs
(450 kg) total.
Cargo Camera — If Equipped
Your vehicle may be equipped with the Cargo Camera
that allows you to see an image of the inside of the
pickup box. The image will be displayed in the Uconnect
screen.
A display timer is initiated when the cargo camera image
is displayed. The image will continue to be displayed
until the display timer exceeds 10 seconds and the vehicle
speed is above 8 mph (13 km/h) or the touchscreen
There are stampings in the sheet metal on the inner side button ⬙X⬙ to disable display of the Cargo Camera image
bulkheads of the box in front of and behind both wheel is pressed.
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NOTE: If the vehicle speed remains below 8 mph NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance builds
(13 km/h), the cargo camera image will be displayed up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with water,
continuously until the touchscreen button ⬙X⬙ to disable and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
display of the Cargo Camera image is pressed.
Turning Cargo Camera On Or Off — With
The Cargo Camera is located in the bottom center area of Uconnect 8.4A/8.4AN
the center high-mounted stoplamp (CHMSL).
1. Press the “Controls” button located on the bottom of
to indicate the current active
A touchscreen button
the Uconnect display.
Camera image being displayed is made available
to turn the
2. Press the “Cargo Camera” button
whenever the Cargo camera image is displayed.
Cargo Camera system ON.
A touchscreen button
to switch the display to Rear
View camera image is made available whenever the NOTE: Once initiated by the ⬙Cargo Camera⬙ button, the
Cargo Camera image may be deactivated by pressing the
Cargo camera image is displayed.
⬙X⬙ soft button. On deactivation, the previous selected
A touchscreen button ⬙X⬙ to disable display of the camera screen will appear.
image is made available when the vehicle is not in
REVERSE gear.
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256 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
RAMBOX — IF EQUIPPED
The RamBox system is an integrated pickup box storage
and cargo management system consisting of three features:
• Integrated box side storage bins
• Cargo extender/divider
• Bed rail tie-down system
RamBox Integrated Box Side Storage Bins
Cargo storage bins are located on both sides of the pickup
box. The cargo storage bins provide watertight, lockable,
illuminated storage for up to 150 lbs (68 kg) for 1500
series vehicles or 300 lbs (136 kg) for 2500 and 3500 series
vehicles of evenly distributed cargo.
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CAUTION!
Failure to follow the following items could cause
damage to the vehicle:
• Assure that all cargo inside the storage bins is
properly secured.
• Do not exceed cargo weight rating of 150 lb (68 kg)
1500 series vehicles or 300 lbs (136 kg) for 2500 and
3500 series vehicles per bin.
To open a storage bin with the RamBox unlocked, push
and release the button located on the lid. The RamBox lid
will open upward to allow hand access. Lift the lid to
RamBox Pushbutton And Lock
fully open.
The interior of the RamBox will automatically illuminate
NOTE: RamBox will not open when the pushbutton is when the lid is opened. In addition to the automatic
illumination switch, there is a manual on/off switch
pushed if the RamBox is locked.
located at the rear of each storage bin. Pushing the switch
once will turn off the bin lights, pushing the switch again
will turn the lights back on.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
it is recommended that the bin lights be turned off
manually using the on/off switch.
Cargo bins feature two removable drain plugs (to allow
water to drain from bins). To remove plug, pull up on the
edge. To install push plug downward into drain hole.
NOTE: Provisions are provided in the bins for cargo
dividers and shelf supports. These accessories (in addition to other RamBox accessories) are available from
MOPAR.
RamBox Light Switch
Locking And Unlocking RamBox
CAUTION!
Leaving the lid open for extended periods of time
could cause the vehicle battery to discharge. If the lid
is required to stay open for extended periods of time,
Push and release the LOCK or UNLOCK button on the
RKE transmitter to lock and unlock all doors, the tailgate
and the RamBox (if equipped). Refer to “Remote Keyless
Entry” for further details. The RamBox storage bins can
be locked using the vehicle key. To lock and unlock the
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storage bin, insert the key into the keyhole on the RamBox Safety Warning
pushbutton and turn clockwise to lock or counterclock- Carefully follow these warnings to help prevent personal
wise to unlock. Always return the key to the upright injury or damage to your vehicle:
(vertical) position before removing the key from the
pushbutton.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Ensure cargo bin lids are closed and latched before
moving or driving vehicle.
• Loads applied to the top of the bin lid should be
minimized to prevent damage to the lid and
latching/hinging mechanisms.
• Damage to the RamBox bin may occur due to
heavy/sharp objects placed in bin that shift due to
vehicle motion. In order to minimize potential for
damage, secure all cargo to prevent movement and
protect inside surfaces of bin from heavy/sharp
objects with appropriate padding.
• Always close the storage bin covers when your
vehicle is unattended.
• Do not allow children to have access to the storage
bins. Once in the storage bin, young children may
not be able to escape. If trapped in the storage bin,
children can die from suffocation or heat stroke.
• In an accident, serious injury could result if the
storage bin covers are not properly latched.
• Do not drive the vehicle with the storage bin covers
open.
• Keep the storage bin covers closed and latched
while the vehicle is in motion.
• Do not use a storage bin latch as a tie down.
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NOTE: In the event of an individual being locked inside
the storage bin, the storage bin cover can be opened from
As a security measure, a Storage Bin Cover Emergency inside of the bin by pulling on the glow-in-the-dark lever
Release is built into the storage bin cover latching mecha- attached to the storage bin cover latching mechanism.
nism.
Bed Extender — If Equipped
RamBox Storage Bin Cover Emergency Release
Lever — If Equipped
The bed extender has three functional positions:
• Storage Position
• Divider Position
• Extender Position
Storage Position
The storage position for the bed extender is at the front of
the truck bed which maximizes the bed cargo area when
not in use.
Storage Bin Cover Emergency Release Lever
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To install the bed extender into the storage position,
perform the following:
1. Make sure the center handle is unlocked using the
vehicle key and rotate the center handle vertically to
release the extender side gates.
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Center Handle And Lock
1 — Center Handle Lock
2 — Handle
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2. With the side gates open, position the extender fully
forward in the bed against the front panel.
Cargo Tie Down Loop
4. Rotate the center handle horizontally to secure the side
gates in the closed position.
Storage Position
3. Rotate the side gates closed allowing the outboard
ends to be positioned in front of the cargo tie down
loops.
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Divider Position
The divider position is intended for managing your cargo
and assisting in keeping cargo from moving around the
bed. There are 11 divider slots along the bed inner panels
which allow for various positions to assist in managing
your cargo.
To install the bed extender into a divider position perform the following:
1. Make sure the center handle is unlocked using the
vehicle key and rotate the center handle vertically to
release the extender side gates.
Side Gates Closed
5. Lock the center handle using the vehicle key to secure
the panel into place.
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Center Handle And Lock
Aligning Gate To Slots
3. Rotate the side gates closed so that the outboard ends
are secured into the intended slots of the bed.
1 — Center Handle Lock
2 — Handle
2. With the side gates open, position the extender so the
outboard ends align with the intended slots in the
sides of the bed.
4. Rotate the center handle horizontally to secure the side
gates in the closed position.
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additional cargo room is needed. The extender position
utilizes a locating pin and rotating handle located on both
sides of the truck bed near the tailgate.
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Side Gates Closed
5. Lock the center handle to secure the panel into place.
Extender Position
Extender Position
The extender position allows you to load the bed of the
truck beyond the tail gate. The bed extender will add an
additional 15 in (38 cm) in the back of the truck when
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To install the bed extender into the extender position
perform the following:
1. Lower the tailgate.
2. Make sure the center handle is unlocked and rotate the
center handle vertically in order to release the extender side gates.
3. Fit the end of the side gate ends onto the pin and
handle.
Extender Installation
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4. Rotate the handles to the horizontal position to secure
into place.
Locking Tab
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of potential injury or property
damage:
• Cargo must be secured.
• Do not exceed cargo load rating of your vehicle.
• Secure all loads to truck utilizing cargo tie downs.
• Extender should not be used as cargo tie down.
• When vehicle is in motion do not exceed 150 lbs
(68 kg) load on the tailgate.
• The bed extender is not intended for off road use.
• When not in use, the extender/divider should be in
stowed or divider position with the tailgate closed.
• When in use all handles are to be in the locked
position.
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Bed Rail Tie-Down System
CAUTION!
The maximum load per cleat should not exceed
250 lbs (113 kg) and the angle of the load on each cleat
should not exceed 45 degrees above horizontal, or
damage to the cleat or cleat rail may occur.
There are two adjustable cleats on each side of the bed
that can be used to assist in securing cargo.
Adjustable Cleats
Each cleat must be located and tightened down in one of
the detents, along either rail, in order to keep cargo
properly secure.
To move the cleat to any position on the rail, turn the nut
counterclockwise, approximately three turns. Then pull
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out on the cleat and slide it to the detent nearest the To remove the cleats from the utility rail, remove the end
desired location. Make sure the cleat is seated in the cap screw located in the center of the end cap, using a
detent and tighten the nut.
#T30 Torx head driver. Remove the end cap and slide the
cleat off the end of the rail.
3
1 — Utility Rail Detent
2 — Cleat Retainer Nut
3 — Utility Rail Cleat
Utility Rail End Cap
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SLIDE-IN CAMPERS
Disconnecting The Rear Camera Or Remote
Keyless Entry — If Equipped
Camper Applications
Certain truck models are not recommended for slide-in
campers. To determine if your vehicle is excluded, please
refer to the “Consumer Information Truck-Camper Loading” document available from your authorized dealer.
For safety reasons, follow all instructions in this important document.
1. Open the tailgate to access the rear camera or RKE
(Remote Keyless Entry) connector bracket located on
the rear sill.
NOTE: When a cap or pickup camper is installed on a
vehicle, an alternate Center High-Mounted Stop Light
(CHMSL) must be provided.
EASY-OFF TAILGATE
To simplify mounting of a camper unit with an overhang,
the tailgate can be removed.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a rear camera or
RKE (Remote Keyless Entry) the electrical connector
must be disconnected prior to removing the tailgate.
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2. Remove the connector bracket from the sill by pushing 4. Connect the chassis plug and bracket (provided in the
inward in the locking tab.
glove box) to the chassis wiring harness and insert the
bracket back into the sill.
5. Connect the tailgate plug (provided in the glove box)
to the tailgate wiring harness to ensure that the
terminals do not corrode.
6. Tape the tailgate harness and bracket against the
forward-facing surface of the tailgate. This will prevent damaging the connector and bracket when storing or reinstalling the tailgate.
Removing The Tailgate
1. Disconnect the wiring harness for the rear camera and
or power locks (if equipped), refer to “Disconnecting
the Rear Camera — If Equipped” in this section.
3. Disconnect the chassis wiring harness, ensuring the
connector bracket does not fall into the sill.
2. Unlatch the tailgate and remove the support cables by
Locking Tab
releasing the lock tang from the pivot.
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NOTE: Make sure tailgate is supported when removing 3. Position the tailgate on a 45 degree angle.
support cables.
4. Raise the right side of the tailgate until the right side
pivot clears the hanger bracket.
5. Slide the entire tailgate to the right to free the left side
pivot.
6. Remove the tailgate from the vehicle.
NOTE: Do not carry the tailgate loose in the truck
pickup box.
WARNING!
Locking Tang
To avoid inhaling carbon monoxide, which is deadly,
the exhaust system on vehicles equipped with “Cap
or Slide-In Campers” should extend beyond the
overhanging camper compartment and be free of
leaks.
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Locking Tailgate
• Stowage strap
The lock is located next to the tailgate handle. The • Locking Capability
tailgate can be locked using the vehicle key or by locking
NOTE: The Tonneau Cover can be folded up and secured
the truck with the key-fob if equipped with remote
at the front of the box without removing completely.
keyless entry.
Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Removal
TRI-FOLD TONNEAU COVER — IF EQUIPPED
To remove the Tonneau Cover follow the following steps:
Your vehicle may be equipped with a Tri-Fold Tonneau
1. Lower the tailgate to gain access to the first set of two
Cover which consists of different features:
tonneau cover clamps located on the driver and pas• Easy Tri-Fold cover
sengers under side of the tonneau cover.
• Tonneau fore aft locator
• Crosscar inside bed locator
• Front and rear clamps
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2. Pull down on the first set of clamps on both driver and
passenger sides to the semi clamped position.
Clamped Position
NOTE: If clamp wire is damaged replace immediately.
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3. Pull down on the clamp wire and push the clamp up
into the proper released position.
3
Improper Clamp Wire Released Position
CAUTION!
Proper Released Position
NOTE: Be sure the clamp and clamp wire is in the
proper released position.
Make sure the tonneau cover clamp and clamp wire
is in the proper released position. If the clamp and
clamp wire is not properly released, damage to the
tonneau cover material will result.
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4. Pick up on the tonneau cover and fold it back onto the
second panel.
5. Pick up on the cover and fold it back onto the third
panel.
6. Once in the third panel position pull down on the
second set of clamps on both driver and passenger
sides to the semi clamped position.
Semi Clamped Position
7. Pull down on the clamp wire and push the clamp up
into the proper released position.
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Proper Released Position
Stowage Strap
8. Be sure to clip both stowage straps together to insure 9. With two people remove the cover.
the cover stays together.
NOTE: Be sure the Tonneau Cover has been folded
completely before removing.
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Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Installation
To install the Tonneau Cover follow the following steps:
1. Position the folded Tonneau Cover on the truck bed
and push the Cover forward against the front of the
truck bed. The Tonneau Cover centers itself when
placed on the vehicle.
2. Pull down on the first set of clamp handles to release
the clamps from the stowed position.
Stowed Position
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3. Push clamp wires up and under the flange of box (or 4. Push clamp handles upward to the clamped position
flange of Ram Box rail, if equipped) to the semi
to properly engage the clamps.
clamped position.
3
Clamped Position
Semi Clamped Position
NOTE: Once clamped, be sure the clamps are not partially clamped to the truck bed flange.
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NOTE: The vehicle cannot be driven when the Tonneau
Cover is in this position.
Improper Clamp Position
5. Disengage the stowage straps.
6. Unfold Tonneau Cover to the intermediate position.
Intermediate Position (Vehicle Cannot Be Driven)
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7. Completely unfold the Tonneau Cover.
8. Pull down on the second set of clamp handles to
release the clamps from the stowed position.
3
Fully Unfolded Position
Stowed Position
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9. Push clamp wires up and under the flange of box (or 10. Push clamp handles upward to the clamped position
flange of Ram Box rail, if equipped) to the semi
to properly engage the clamps.
clamped position.
Clamped Position
Semi Clamped Position
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NOTE: Once clamped, be sure the clamps are not par- The Tonneau Cover clamps can be locked when in the
tially clamped to the truck bed flange.
clamped position by placing a lock through the locking
hole.
3
Improper Clamp Position
Locking Hole
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CAUTION!
It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure the Tonneau
Cover is properly installed on the vehicle. Failure to
follow this procedure can result in detachment of the
Tonneau Cover from the vehicle and/or damage to
the vehicle/Tonneau Cover.
Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Cleaning
For proper cleaning of the Tonneau Cover use MOPAR
Whitewall & Vinyl Top Cleaner and MOPAR Leather &
Vinyl Conditioner/Protectant.
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CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .288 䡵 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — MIDLINE (EVIC) . .289
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM (DID) . .292
Displays — 3.5” Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
䡵 WARNING AND INDICATOR LIGHTS . . . . . . .295
▫ Oil Life Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
▫ Red Telltale Indicator Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
▫ EVIC Selectable Menu Items . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
▫ Yellow Telltale Indicator Lights . . . . . . . . . . . .308
䡵 DRIVER INFORMATION DISPLAY (DID) . . . . .351
▫ Green Telltale Indicator Lights . . . . . . . . . . . .326
▫ Driver Information Display (DID) Displays . . .353
▫ White Telltale Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
▫ Oil Life Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .355
▫ Blue Telltale Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
▫ DID Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
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▫ DID Selectable Menu Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
▫ CD Player — If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
䡵 CYBERSECURITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375 䡵 CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . .417
䡵 UCONNECT SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .376 䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE DEVICES . .418
▫ Buttons On The Faceplate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
▫ Regulatory And Safety Information . . . . . . . . .418
▫ Buttons On The Touchscreen. . . . . . . . . . . . . .378 䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419
▫ Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect 5.0
Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
▫ Manual Climate Controls Without Touchscreen —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
▫ Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect
8.4A/8.4AN Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . .395
▫ Manual Climate Controls With Touchscreen — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
䡵 UCONNECT RADIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
▫ Automatic Climate Controls With Touchscreen —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
䡵 iPod/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED . . .415
䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
▫ Climate Control Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . .438
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
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䡵 PERSONALIZED MENU BAR . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
▫ Uconnect Access (8.4A/8.4AN) . . . . . . . . . . . .457
䡵 UCONNECT VOICE RECOGNITION . . . . . . . .443
▫ Register (8.4A/8.4AN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458
▫ Introducing Uconnect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
▫ Mobile App (8.4A/8.4AN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459
▫ Get Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
▫ Voice Texting (8.4A/8.4AN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .460
▫ Basic Voice Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446
▫ Yelp (8.4A/8.4AN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
▫ Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448
▫ SiriusXM Travel Link (8.4A/8.4AN). . . . . . . . .463
▫ Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
▫ Siri Eyes Free — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
▫ Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
▫ Do Not Disturb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
▫ Voice Text Reply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .465
▫ Climate (8.4A/8.4AN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
▫ Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
▫ Navigation (8.4A/8.4AN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
1 — Headlight Switch
7 — 115v Power Inverter Outlet
2
3
4
5
6
8 — Power Outlet — If Equipped
9 — Lower Switch Bank
10 — Instrument Panel Drawer
11 — Climate Controls
12 — Power Outlet/Cigar Lighter — If Equipped
—
—
—
—
—
Instrument Cluster
Radio
Hazard Switch
Upper Glove Compartment
Lower Glove Compartment
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14 — Ignition Switch
15 — Hood Release
16 — Parking Brake Release
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — MIDLINE (EVIC)
4
Midline EVIC Instrument Cluster — If Equipped
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1. Tachometer
4. Fuel Gauge
• Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute
• The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank
(RPM x 1000).
when the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position.
2. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display 5. Temperature Gauge
• When the appropriate conditions exist, this display
• The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indishows the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) messages. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Inforcates that the engine cooling system is operating
satisfactorily.
mation Center” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
• The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain
3. Speedometer
grades, or when towing a trailer. It should not be
• Indicates vehicle speed.
allowed to exceed the upper limits of the normal
operating range.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
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”, turn the engine off immediately
and call an authorized dealer for service.
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.
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM (DID)
Premium DID Instrument Cluster — If Equipped
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1. Tachometer
3. Oil Pressure Gauge
• Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute
• The pointer should always indicate some oil pres(RPM x 1000).
sure when the engine is running. A continuous high
or low reading under normal driving conditions may
2. Voltmeter
indicate a lubrication system malfunction. Immedi• When the engine is running, the gauge indicates the
ate service should be obtained from an authorized
electrical system voltage. The pointer should stay
dealer.
within the normal range if the battery is charged. If
the pointer moves to either extreme left or right and 4. Speedometer
remains there during normal driving, the electrical
• Indicates vehicle speed.
system should be serviced.
5. Fuel Gauge
NOTE: The voltmeter may show a gauge fluctuation at
• The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank
various engine temperatures. This cycling operation is
when the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position.
caused by the post-heat cycle of the intake manifold heater
system. The number of cycles and the length of the cycling
operation is controlled by the engine control module. Postheat operation can run for several minutes, and then the
electrical system and voltmeter needle will stabilize.
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6. Driver Information Display (DID)
• When the appropriate conditions exist, this display
shows the Driver Information Display (DID) messages. Refer to “Driver Information Display” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
7. 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.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads
“H” pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
remains on the “H”, turn the engine off immediately
and call an authorized dealer for service.
WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call an authorized 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.
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All active telltales will display first if applicable. The
system check menu may appear different based upon
IMPORTANT: The warning / indicator light switches on
in the instrument panel together with a dedicated mes- equipment options and current vehicle status. Some
telltales are optional and may not appear.
sage and/or acoustic signal when applicable. These
indications are indicative and precautionary and as such
must not be considered as exhaustive and/or alternative
to the information contained in the Owner Manual,
which you are advised to read carefully in all cases.
Always refer to the information in this chapter in the
event of a failure indication.
WARNING AND INDICATOR LIGHTS
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Red Telltale Indicator Lights
Seat Belt Reminder Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Seat Belt Reminder Warning Light
When the ignition switch is first turned to ON/RUN, 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 seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will flash or remain on continuously and a chime will
sound. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information.
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Air Bag Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
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 ON/RUN. 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. This
light will illuminate with a single chime when a fault with the Air Bag Warning Light has
been detected, it will stay on until the fault is cleared. If the light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving, have an authorized dealer service the vehicle immediately. Refer
to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
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Brake Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
United States
Canada
What It Means
Brake Warning Light
This light monitors various brake functions, including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on it may indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been disengaged, and the fluid level is at
the full mark on the master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake hydraulic system
malfunction or that a problem with the Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock
Brake System (ABS) / Electronic Stability 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.
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capac- indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
ity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is dropped below a specified level.
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The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level condi- Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
tions. The vehicle should have service performed, and turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
the brake fluid level checked.
ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necesunless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
sary.
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
inspected by an authorized dealer.
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.
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
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Vehicle Security Warning Light — If Equipped
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Vehicle Security Warning Light
This light will flash at a fast rate for approximately 15 seconds when the vehicle security
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly until the vehicle is disarmed.
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Engine Temperature Warning Light
Red Warning
Light
What It Means
Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. As engine coolant 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 return to normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
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Charging System Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Charging System Warning 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 nonessential 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.
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies.”
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Oil Pressure Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. If the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will sound when this light turns
on.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected. This light does not indicate how
much oil is in the engine. The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
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Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
This light informs you of a problem with the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If a
problem is detected while the engine is running, the light will either stay on or flash depending on the nature of the problem. Cycle the ignition key when the vehicle is safely and
completely stopped and the shift lever is placed in the PARK position. The light should turn
off. If the light remains on with the engine running, your vehicle will usually be drivable;
however, see an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible.
If the light continues to flash when the engine is running, immediate service is required and
you may experience reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle, or engine stall and your
vehicle may require towing. The light will come on when the ignition is first turned to ON/
RUN 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.
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Electric Power Steering Fail Warning — If Equipped
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Electric Power Steering Fail Warning
This light is used to manage the electrical warning of the EPS (Power Steering System). Refer to “Power Steering” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
Trailer Brake Disconnected Warning Light
Red Warning
Light
What It Means
Trailer Brake Disconnected Warning Light
This telltale is on when the Trailer Brake has been disconnected.
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Oil Pressure Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. If the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will sound when this light turns
on.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected. This light does not indicate how
much oil is in the engine. The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
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Door Open Warning Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Door Open Warning Light
This indicator will illuminate when a door is ajar/open and not fully closed.
NOTE: Door Open Warning Light will differ depending
on the equipped instrument cluster display
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Yellow Telltale Indicator Lights
Engine Check/Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Engine Check/Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Engine Check/Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is a part of an Onboard Diagnostic
System called OBD II that monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. The
light will illuminate when the ignition is in the ON 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 quality fuel, etc., may illuminate
the light after engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light stays on through several typical driving styles. In most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will not
require towing.
When the engine is running, the MIL may flash to alert serious conditions that could lead to
immediate loss of power or severe catalytic converter damage. The vehicle should be serviced as soon as possible if this occurs.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
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.
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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Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Indicator Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Indicator Light
The “ESC 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
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.
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC 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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Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator Light
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
Low Washer Fluid Indicator Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Low Washer Fluid Indicator Light
This indicator will illuminate when the windshield washer fluid is low.
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Indicator Light
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Tire Pressure Monitoring Indicator Light
The warning light switches on and a message is displayed to indicate that the tire pressure
is lower than the recommended value and/or that slow pressure loss is occurring. In these
cases, optimal tire duration and fuel consumption may not be guaranteed.
Should one or more tires be in the condition mentioned above, the display will show the
indications corresponding to each tire in sequence.
IMPORTANT: Do not continue driving with one or more
flat tires as handling may be compromised. Stop the
vehicle, avoiding sharp braking and steering. Repair
immediately using the dedicated tire repair kit and
contact your authorized dealership as soon as possible.
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.
Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when
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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!
CAUTION! (Continued)
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.
(Continued)
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Low Fuel Indicator Light
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Low Fuel Indicator Light
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal (11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain
on until fuel is added.
Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Indicator Light
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Indicator Light
After the ignition is turned on, the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) light illuminates to indicate function check at vehicle startup. If the light remains on after startup or comes on and
stays on at road speeds, it may indicate that the ABS has detected a malfunction or has become inoperative. The system reverts to standard non-anti-lock brakes.
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Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
If both the Brake Warning Light and the ABS Warning Light are on, see an authorized dealer
immediately. Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
Transmission Temperature Indicator Light
Red Telltale
Light
What It Means
Transmission Temperature Indicator Light
This light indicates that the transmission fluid temperature is running hot. This may occur with
severe usage, such as trailer towing. If this light turns on, safely pull over and stop them vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and run the engine at idle or faster until the
light turns off.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
If you continue operating the vehicle when the
Transmission Temperature Warning Light is illuminated you could cause the fluid to boil over, come in
contact with hot engine or exhaust components and
cause a fire.
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Rear Fog Light Indicator
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Rear Fog Light Indicator
This indicator will illuminate when the rear fog lights are on.
Low Coolant Level Indicator Light
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Low Coolant Level Indicator Light
This telltale will turn on to indicate the vehicle coolant level is low.
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Air Suspension Payload Protection Telltale — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Air Suspension Payload Protection Telltale
This telltale will turn on to indicate that the maximum payload may have been exceeded or
load leveling cannot be achieved at its current ride height. Protection Mode will automatically be selected in order to “protect” the air suspension system, air suspension adjustment
is limited due to payload.
TOW/HAUL Indicator Light
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
TOW/HAUL Indicator Light
This light will illuminate when TOW HAUL mode is selected.
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Cargo Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale Light
What It Means
Cargo Light
The cargo light will illuminate when the cargo light is activated by pressing the cargo light button on the headlight switch.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Indicator Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Indicator Light
This light will illuminate when fuel filler cap is loose. Properly close the filler cap to disengage the light. If the light does not turn off, please see your authorized dealer.
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Service Stop/Start System Indicator Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Service Stop/Start System Indicator Light
This telltale will turn on to indicate the Stop/Start system is not functioning properly and
service is required.
Air Suspension Off-Road 1 Indicator Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Air Suspension Off-Road 1 Indicator Light
This light will illuminate when the air suspension system is set to the Off-Road 1 setting.
For further information, refer to “Air Suspension System” in “Starting And Operating”.
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Air Suspension Off-Road 2 Indicator Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Air Suspension Off-Road 2 Indicator Light
This light will illuminate when the air suspension system is set to the Off-Road 2 setting.
For further information, refer to “Air Suspension System” in “Starting And Operating”.
Air Suspension Ride Height Raising Indicator Light— If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Air Suspension Ride Height Raising Indicator Light
This light will blink and alert the driver that the vehicle is changing to a higher ride height.
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Air Suspension Ride Height Lowering Indicator Light— If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Air Suspension Ride Height Lowering Indicator Light
This light will blink and alert the driver that the vehicle is changing to a lower ride height.
4WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
4WD Indicator Light
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in the four-wheel drive mode, and the front
and rear driveshafts are mechanically locked together forcing the front and rear wheels to
rotate at the same speed.
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4 Low Indicator Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
4 Low Indicator Light
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.
Refer to “Four-Wheel Drive Operation — If Equipped” in “Starting And Operating” for further information on four-wheel drive operation and proper use.
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Service 4WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
Service 4WD Indicator Light
If the light stays on or comes on during driving, it means that the 4WD system is not functioning properly and that service is required. We recommend you drive to the nearest service center and have the vehicle serviced immediately.
2WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
Yellow Telltale
Light
What It Means
2WD Indicator Light
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in the two-wheel drive mode.
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Green Telltale Indicator Lights
Park/Headlight ON Indicator Light
Green Telltale
Light
What It Means
Park/Headlight ON Indicator Light
This indicator will illuminate when the park lights or headlights are turned on.
Front Fog Indicator Light — If Equipped
Green Telltale
Light
What It Means
Front Fog Indicator Light
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog lights are on.
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Turn Signal Indicator Lights
Green Telltale Light
What It Means
Turn Signal Indicator Lights
The instrument cluster arrow will flash independently for the LEFT or RIGHT turn signal as selected, as well as the exterior turn signal lamp(s) (front and rear) as selected when the multifunction lever is moved down (LEFT) or up (RIGHT).
NOTE:
• A continuous chime will sound if the vehicle is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either
turn signal on.
• Check for an inoperative outside light bulb if either indicator flashes at a rapid rate.
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Stop/Start Active Indicator Light — If Equipped
Green Telltale
Light
What It Means
Stop/Start Active Indicator Light
This telltale will illuminate when the Stop/Start function is in “Autostop” mode.
Electronic Speed Control Set Indicator Light — If Equipped
Green Telltale
Light
What It Means
Electronic Speed Control Set Indicator Light
This light will turn on when the electronic speed control has been set.
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4WD AUTO Indicator Light — If Equipped
Green Telltale
Light
What It Means
4WD AUTO Indicator Light
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in the four-wheel drive auto mode, and the
front axle is engaged, but the vehicle’s power is sent to the rear wheels. Four-wheel drive
will be automatically engaged when the vehicle senses a loss of traction.
For further information on four-wheel drive operation and proper use, refer to “Four-Wheel
Drive Operation — If Equipped” in “Starting And Operating.”
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White Telltale Indicator Light
Electronic Speed Control ON Indicator Light
White Telltale
Light
What It Means
Electronic Speed Control ON Indicator Light
This light will turn on when the electronic speed control is ON.
Electronic Speed Control SET Indicator Light — If Equipped
White Telltale
Light
What It Means
Electronic Speed Control SET Indicator Light
This light will turn on when the electronic speed control is set. Refer to “Electronic Speed
Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
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Hill Decent Control (HDC) Indicator Light — If Equipped
White Telltale
Light
What It Means
Hill Decent Control (HDC) Indicator Light
This indicator will illuminate when Hill Descent Control (HDC) has been selected using the
Hill Descent Control Switch. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
Blue Telltale Indicator Light
High Beam Indicator Light
Blue Telltale
Light
What It Means
High Beam Indicator Light
This indicator shows that the high beam headlights are on. Push the multifunction control
lever away from you to switch the headlights to high beam. Pull the lever toward you to
switch the headlights back to low beam.
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ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
The EVIC Menu items consists of the following:
• Speedometer
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the • Vehicle Info
instrument cluster.
• Fuel Economy Info
• Trip A
• Trip B
• Stop/Start Info (If Equipped)
• Air Suspension (If Equipped)
• Trailer Tow
• Messages
• Screen Setup
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
• Vehicle Settings (Not Equipped with a Uconnect 5.0 &
8.4 radio)
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The system allows the driver to select information by • UP Arrow Button
pushing the following EVIC Control buttons located on
Push and release the UP arrow button to scroll
the left side of the steering wheel:
upward through the main menu items.
• DOWN Arrow Button
Push and release the DOWN arrow button to
scroll downward through the main menu
items.
EVIC Control Buttons
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• RIGHT Arrow Button
Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to
access/select the information screens or submenu screens of a main menu item. Push and
hold the RIGHT arrow button for two seconds
to reset displayed/selected features that can be reset.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays — 3.5” Display
• LEFT Arrow Button
Push and release the LEFT arrow button to
return to the main menu, to exit the main menu
push and release the UP or DOWN arrow to
highlight Turn Menu Off, then push and release the RIGHT arrow.
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The EVIC displays are located in the center portion of the 7. Audio/Phone Information And Sub-menu Information
cluster and consists of seven sections:
Whenever there are sub-menus available, the position
1. Compass Display
within the sub-menu is shown here.
Displays the current direction. Refer to “Compass Set- The main display area will normally display the main
tings” under “Customer Programmable Features — menu or the screens of a selected feature of the main
Uconnect 5.0/8.4 Settings” for further information.
menu. The main display area also displays “pop up”
messages that consist of approximately 60 possible warn2. Temperature Display
ing or information messages. These pop up messages fall
Displays the temperature in degrees Celsius or degrees into several categories:
Fahrenheit.
• Five Second Stored Messages
3. Main Screen
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
Displays main menu, sub-menus, settings.
message takes control of the main display area for five
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Most of
4. EVIC White Telltales
the messages of this type are then stored (as long as the
5. EVIC Amber Telltales
condition that activated it remains active) and can be
reviewed from the “Messages” main menu item. As long
6. EVIC Red Telltales
as there is a stored message, an “i” will be displayed in
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the EVIC’s compass/outside temp line. Examples of this seconds and then returns to the previous screen. An
message type are “Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out” example of this message type is “Automatic High Beams
On.”
and “Low Tire Pressure.”
• Unstored Messages
Oil Life Reset
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
will display in the EVIC after a single chime has sounded,
to indicate the next scheduled oil change interval. The
engine oil change indicator system is duty cycle based,
• Unstored Messages Until RUN
which means the engine oil change interval may fluctuThese messages deal primarily with the Remote Start ate, dependent upon your personal driving style.
feature. This message type is displayed until the ignition
NOTE: Use the steering wheel EVIC controls for the
is in the RUN state. Examples of this message type are
following procedure(s).
“Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar” and “Press Brake
Vehicles Equipped With Passive Entry
Pedal and Push Button to Start.”
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).
• Five Second Unstored Messages
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
START/STOP button and place the ignition to the
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
ON/RUN position (do not start the engine).
message takes control of the main display area for five
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2. Push and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll 3. Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to access
downward through the main menu to “Vehicle Info.”
the “Vehicle Info” screen then scroll UP or DOWN to
select “Oil Life.”
3. Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to access
the ”Vehicle Info” screen, then scroll UP or DOWN to 4. Push and hold the RIGHT arrow button to select
select “Oil Life.”
“Reset,” then select “NO” or “YES” by pushing the
RIGHT arrow then push the RIGHT arrow button to
4. Push and hold the RIGHT arrow button to select
select reset of the Oil Life to 100%.
“Reset,” then push and release the Right arrow button
to select “NO” or “YES” to reset the Oil Life to 100%. 5. Push and release the UP arrow button to exit the EVIC
screen.
5. Push and release the UP arrow button to exit the EVIC
screen.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the Oil Life indicator system did not
Vehicles Not Equipped With Passive Entry
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
1. Without depressing the brake pedal, cycle the ignition
EVIC Selectable Menu Items
to the ON/RUN position (do not start the engine).
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow buttons until
2. Push and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll
the desired Selectable Menu item is highlighted in the
downward through the main menu to “Vehicle Info.”
EVIC.
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• Oil Pressure
Speedometer Menu Item
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until • Oil Life
the speedometer menu item is highlighted in the EVIC.
• Battery Voltage
Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to cycle the
display between MPH and km/h.
• Gauge Summary
Vehicle Info Menu Item
• Engine Hours
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow button(s) until
the Vehicle Info menu item is highlighted in the EVIC.
Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to enter the
submenus items of Vehicle Info. follow the directional
prompts to access or reset any of the following Vehicle
Info submenu items:
Fuel Economy Menu Item
• Tire Pressure
• Coolant Temp
• Transmission Temp (Automatic only)
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the Fuel Economy menu item is highlighted. Push and
Hold the RIGHT arrow button to reset Average Fuel
Economy.
• Current Fuel Economy Gauge
• Average Fuel Economy value
• Range to Empty
• Oil Temp
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Trip Menu Item
• Distance
Trip A
• Average MPG
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until • Elapsed Time
the Trip A menu item is highlighted in the EVIC. The Trip
Push and hold the RIGHT arrow button to reset all the
A information will display the following:
information.
• Distance
Stop/Start Menu Item – If Equipped
• Average MPG
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the Stop/Start menu item is highlighted in the EVIC.
• Elapsed Time
Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to display the
Push and hold RIGHT arrow button to reset all informaStop/Start status.
tion.
Air Suspension Menu Item — If Equipped
Trip B
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
Push and release UP or DOWN arrow button until the
the Air Suspension menu item is highlighted in the EVIC.
Trip B menu item is highlighted in the EVIC. The Trip B
Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to display the
information will display the following:
Air Suspension status.
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Trailer Tow Menu Item
Message(s) remain stored until condition has been
cleared by your authorized service provider.
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the Trailer Tow menu item is highlighted. Push and Sample of stored EVIC Messages
release the RIGHT arrow button and the next screen will
• Front Seat Belts Unbuckled
display the following trailer trip information:
• Driver Seat Belt Unbuckled
• Trip (trailer specific) Distance: Push and hold the
RIGHT arrow button to reset the distance.
• Passenger Seat Belt Unbuckled
• Trailer Brake
• Output
• Type
• Gain
EVIC Messages (Stored)
• Service Air Bag System
• Traction Control Off
• Washer Fluid Low
• Oil Pressure Low
Number of messages stored will be indicated on the • Oil Change Due
highlighted Messages Menu bar.
• Fuel Low
When no message(s) have been stored, the right arrow • Service Anti-lock Brake System
will not be present in the highlighted Messages bar.
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• Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Battery Voltage Low
• 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
• Tire Pressure Screen With Low Tire(s) “Inflate Tire to • Turn Signal On
XX”
• Sound Horn with Remote Lock: Off; 1st Push; 2nd
• Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS)
Push
• Service Tire Pressure System
• Vehicle Not In Park
• Parking Brake Engaged
• Key in Ignition
• Brake Fluid Low
• Key in Ignition Lights On
• Service Electronic Braking System
• Remote Start Active Key To Run
• Engine Temperature Hot
• Remote Start Active Push Start Button
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• Remote Start Aborted Fuel Low
• Doors Open
• Remote Start Aborted Too Cold
• Gear Not Available
• Remote Start Aborted Door Open
• Shift Not Allowed
• Remote Start Aborted Hood Open
• Shift To Neutral Then Drive Or Reverse
• Remote Start Aborted Trunk Open
• Autostick Unavailable Service Required
• Remote Start Aborted Time Expired
• Automatic Unavailable Use Autostick Service Req.
• Remote Start Disabled Start To Reset
• Transmission Getting Hot Push Brake
• Service Airbag System
• Trans. Hot Stop Safely Shift To Park Wait To Cool
• Service Airbag Warning Light
• Transmission Cool Ready To Drive
• Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Trailer Brake Disconnected
• Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Service Transmission
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
• Service Shifter
• Door Open
• Engage Park Brake To Prevent Rolling
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• Transmission Too Cold Idle With Engine On
• Entry/Exit Ride Height Achieved
• Washer Fluid Low
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted
• Service Air Suspension System
• Service Air Suspension System Immediately
• Heavy Duty Air Suspension System Disabled
• Reduce Speed To Maintain Selected Ride Height
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted Due To Speed
• Air Suspension System Cooling Down Please Wait
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted Due To Payload
• Vehicle Cannot Be Lowered Door Open
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted - Payload Too •
Light
•
• Battery Low Start Engine To Change Ride Height
•
• Normal Ride Height Achieved
Off Road 2 Watch For Clearance
Entry/Exit Watch For Clearance
Air Suspension Temporarily Disabled For Jacking And
Tire Change
• Aerodynamic Ride Height Achieved
• Battery Low Start Engine To Change Ride Height
• Off Road 1 Ride Height Achieved
• Stop/Start Ready – If Equipped
• Off Road 2 Ride Height Achieved
• Stop/Start Not Ready – If Equipped
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• Stop/Start Not Ready Hood Open – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Battery Charging – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled – If
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Driver Door Open – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Trailer Tow/Haul Selected – If
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Cabin Cooling Or Heating – If
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready 4WD/Low Range Selected – If
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Not Ready Max Cooling Or
Heating – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Fuel Level Low – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Max Cooling Or Heating Se• Stop/Start Not Ready Steep Incline – If Equipped
lected – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Extreme Outside Temperature –
• Stop/Start Not Ready Front Defrost Selected – If
If Equipped
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Engine Temperature Too High –
• Stop/Start Not Ready Steering Wheel Turned – If
If Equipped
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Engine Temperature Too Low –
• Stop/Start Autostop Active – If Equipped
If Equipped
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• Stop/Start To Restart Push Clutch Or Shift To Neutral Screen Setup submenu. The Screen Setup feature allows
you to change what information is displayed in the
– If Equipped
instrument cluster as well as the location that information
is displayed.
• Stop/Start Req’d Fault Detected – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Cannot Autostart Hood Open – If Vehicle Settings Menu Item
Equipped
Personal Settings allows the driver to set and recall
• Stop/Start Unavailable Service Battery – If Equipped features when the transmission is in PARK.
Push and release the UP and DOWN button until Set• Stop/Start Unavailable Service Stop/Start System – If
tings displays in the EVIC.
Equipped
Follow the prompts to display and set any of the follow• Stop/Start To Restart Shift Out Of Park – If Equipped ing Vehicle Settings.
• Stop/Start Off – If Equipped
NOTE: Your vehicle may or may not be equipped with
• Autostop Duration – If Equipped
all the following settings.
Screen Setup Menu Item
• If equipped with a base radio (Non-Touchscreen)
Vehicle Settings will be included in the EVIC.
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the Screen Setup menu item is highlighted in the EVIC. • If equipped with a Touchscreen radio, the Vehicle
Settings will be included in the radio head unit.
Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to enter the
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Setting Names
1
2
3
Language Select
Units
ParkSense
4
Tilt Mirror in Reverse
Rain Sensing Wipers
Hill Start Assist
Headlights Off Delay
Illuminated Approach
Headlights On with
Wipers
Automatic Highbeams
5
6
7
8
9
10
Setting Names Abbreviated (Left Submenu Layer)
Language
Units
ParkSense
Sub-Menus (Right Submenu Layer)
Tilt Mirror in R
English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch
U.S.; Metric
• Notification — Sound Only; Sound & Display
• Front Volume — Low; Medium; High
• Rear Volume — Low; Medium; High
On; Off
Auto Wipers
Hill Start Assist
Lights Off Delay
Lights w/ Unlock
Lights w/ Wipers
On; Off
On; Off
0 seconds; 30 seconds; 60 seconds; 90 seconds
0 seconds; 30 seconds; 60 seconds; 90 seconds
On; Off
Auto Highbeams
On; Off
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Setting Names
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Flash Lights with
Lock
Auto Lock Doors
Auto Unlock Doors
Sound Horn with
Remote Start
Sound Horn with
Remote Lock
Remote Unlock Sequence
Key Fob Linked to
Memory
Passive Entry
Remote Start Comfort System
Setting Names Abbreviated (Left Submenu Layer)
Lights w/ Lock
Sub-Menus (Right Submenu Layer)
On; Off
Auto Lock Doors
Auto Unlock Doors
Horn w/ Rmt Start
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
Horn w/ Rmt Lock
Off; 1st Press; 2nd Press
Remote Unlock
Driver Door; All Doors
Key in Memory
On; Off
Passive Entry
Rmt Start Comfort
On; Off
Off; Remoter Start; All starts
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Setting Names
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Easy Exit Seat
Key-off Power Delay
Air Suspension Display Alerts
Aero Ride Height
Mode
Tire/Jack Mode
Transport Mode
Wheel Alignment
Mode
Horn w/ Remote
Lower
Lights w/ Remote
Lower
Trailer Select
Setting Names Abbreviated (Left Submenu Layer)
Easy Exit Seat
Power Off Delay
Air Susp. Alerts
On; Off
Off; 45 seconds; 5 minutes; 10 minutes
All; Warnings Only
Aero Mode
On; Off
Tire/Jack Mode
Transport Mode
Wheel Alignment
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
Horn w/ Rmt Lwr
On; Off
Lights w/ Rmt Lwr
On; Off
Trailer Select
Trailer 1; Trailer 2; Trailer 3; Trailer 4
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30
Brake Type
Setting Names Abbreviated (Left Submenu Layer)
Brake Type
31
Trailer Name
Trailer Name
Setting Names
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Light Electric; Heavy Electric; Light EOH; Heavy
EOH
• Trailer # (# is equal to slot position)
• Boat
• Car
• Cargo
• Dump
• Equipment
• Flatbed
• Gooseneck
• Horse
• Livestock
• Motorcycle
• Snowmobile
• Travel
• Utility
• 5th Wheel
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Setting Names
32
33
34
Compass Variance
Calibrate Compass
Fuel Saver Display
Setting Names Abbreviated (Left Submenu Layer)
Compass Var
Compass Cal
Fuel Saver
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1-15 increments of 1
Cancel; Calibrate
On; Off
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Turn Menu OFF
Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to exit the
main menu.
Push and release any EVIC control button to enter the
EVIC main menu again.
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DRIVER INFORMATION DISPLAY (DID)
The Driver Information Display (DID) features a driverinteractive display that is located in the instrument
cluster.
Driver Information Display (DID)
The DID Menu items consists of the following:
• Digital Speedometer
• Vehicle Info
• Fuel Economy Info
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• Trip A
• Trip B
• Stop/Start Info (If Equipped)
• Trailer Tow
• Audio
• Stored Messages
• Screen Setup
• Vehicle Settings (Not Equipped with a Uconnect 5.0 &
8.4 radio)
Vehicle Information (Customer Information Features)
DID Controls
• UP Arrow Button
The system allows the driver to select information by
pushing the following buttons mounted on the steering
wheel:
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Push and release the UP arrow button to scroll
upward through the main menu and
submenus.
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• DOWN Arrow Button
Driver Information Display (DID) Displays
Push and release the DOWN arrow button to
scroll downward through the main menu and
submenus.
• RIGHT Arrow Button
4
Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to
access/select the information screens or submenu screens of a main menu item. Push and
hold the RIGHT arrow button for two seconds
to reset displayed/selected features that can be reset.
• LEFT Arrow Button
Push and release the LEFT arrow button to The DID displays are located in the center portion of the
return to the main menu from an info screen or cluster and consists of eight sections:
submenu item.
1. Main Screen — The inner ring of the display will
illuminate in grey under normal conditions, yellow for
non critical warnings, red for critical warnings, and
white for on demand information.
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2. Audio / Phone Information and Sub-menu Informa- The main display area will normally display the main
tion — Whenever there are sub-menus available, the menu or the screens of a selected feature of the main
position within the sub-menus is shown here.
menu. The main display area also displays “pop up”
messages that consist of approximately 60 possible warn3. Selectable Information (Compass, Temp, Range to
ing or information messages. These pop up messages fall
Empty, Trip A, Trip B, Average MPG, Trailer Trip
into several categories:
(distance only), Trailer Brake Gain, Time)
• Five Second Stored Messages
4. Telltales/Indicators
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
5. Shift Lever Status (PRNDL)
message takes control of the main display area for five
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Most of
6. Selectable Menu Icons
the messages of this type are then stored (as long as the
7. Air Suspension Status – If Equipped
condition that activated it remains active) and can be
reviewed from the “Messages” main menu item. As long
8. 4WD Status
as there is a stored message, an “i” will be displayed in
9. Selectable Gauge 2 (Trans Temp, Oil Temp, Oil Life, the DID’s compass/outside temp line. Examples of this
Trailer Brake, Current MPG)
message type are “Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out”
10. Selectable Gauge 1 (Trans Temp, Oil Temp, Oil Life, and “Low Tire Pressure.”
Trailer Brake, Current MPG)
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• Unstored Messages
Oil Life Reset
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
will flash in the DID display for approximately 10
seconds after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the
next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
• Unstored Messages Until RUN
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
These messages deal primarily with the Remote Start engine oil change interval may fluctuate, dependent
feature. This message type is displayed until the ignition upon your personal driving style.
is in the RUN state. Examples of this message type are
NOTE: Use the steering wheel DID controls for the
“Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar” and “Press Brake
following procedure(s).
Pedal and Push Button to Start.”
Vehicles Equipped With Passive Entry
• Five Second Unstored Messages
1. Without pushing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the
message takes control of the main display area for five
ON/RUN position (do not start the engine).
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. An
example of this message type is “Automatic High Beams 2. Push and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll
downward through the main menu to “Vehicle Info.”
On.”
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).
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3. Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to access 4. Push and hold the RIGHT arrow button for one
the “Oil Life” screen.
second to access the “Oil Life Reset” screen.
4. Push and hold the RIGHT arrow button for one
second to access the “Oil Life Reset” screen.
5. Push and release the DOWN arrow button to select
“Yes,” then push and release the RIGHT arrow button
to select reset of the Oil Life.
5. Push and release the DOWN arrow button to select
“Yes,” then push and release the RIGHT arrow button 6. Push and release the UP arrow button to exit the DID
to select reset of the Oil Life.
screen.
6. Push and release the UP arrow button to exit the DID NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
screen.
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
Vehicles Not Equipped With Passive Entry
DID Messages
1. Without pushing the brake pedal, cycle the ignition to
the ON/RUN position (do not start the engine).
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
2. Push and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll • Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
downward through the main menu to “Vehicle Info.”
• Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
3. Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to access
• Service Airbag System
the “Oil Life” screen.
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• Traction Control Off
• Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS)
• Washer Fluid Low
• Service Tire Pressure System
• Oil Pressure Low
• Parking Brake Engaged
• Oil Change Due
• Brake Fluid Low
• Fuel Low
• Service Electronic Braking System
• Service Antilock Brake System
• Engine Temperature Hot
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Battery Voltage Low
• 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
• Tire Pressure Screen With Low Tire(s) “Inflate Tire to • Turn Signal On
XX”
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• Sound Horn with Remote Lock: Off; 1st Push; 2nd •
Push
•
• 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
•
• Remote Start Aborted Hood Open
•
• Remote Start Aborted Trunk Open
•
• Remote Start Aborted Time Expired
•
Remote Start Disabled Start to Reset
Service Airbag System
Service Airbag Warning Light
Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
Door Open
Doors Open
Gear Not Available
Shift Not Allowed
Shift to Neutral then Drive or Reverse
Autostick Unavailable Service Required
Automatic Unavailable Use Autostick Service Req.
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• Transmission Getting Hot Push Brake
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted - Payload Too
Light
• Trans. Hot Stop Safely Shift to Park Wait to Cool
• Battery Low Start Engine To Change Ride Height
• Transmission Cool Ready to Drive
• Normal Ride Height Achieved
• Trailer Brake Disconnected
• Aerodynamic Ride Height Achieved
• Service Transmission
• Off Road 1 Ride Height Achieved
• Service Shifter
• Off Road 2 Ride Height Achieved
• Engage Park Brake to Prevent Rolling
• Entry/Exit Ride Height Achieved
• Transmission Too cold Idle with Engine On
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted
• Washer Fluid Low
• Service Air Suspension System Immediately
• Service Air Suspension System
• Reduce Speed To Maintain Selected Ride Height
• Heavy Duty Air Suspension System Disabled
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted Due To Speed
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted Due To Payload
• Air Suspension System Cooling Down Please Wait
• Vehicle Cannot Be Lowered Door Open
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• Off Road 2 Watch For Clearance
• Stop/Start Not Ready Steep Incline – If Equipped
• Entry/Exit Watch For Clearance
• Stop/Start Not Ready Extreme Outside Temperature –
If Equipped
• Air Suspension Temporarily Disabled For Jacking And
Tire Change
• Stop/Start Not Ready Engine Temperature Too High –
If Equipped
• Battery Low Start Engine To Change Ride Height
• Stop/Start Not Ready Engine Temperature Too Low –
• Stop/Start Ready – If Equipped
If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled – If
• Stop/Start Not Ready Hood Open – If Equipped
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Battery Charging – If Equipped • Stop/Start Not Ready Driver Door Open – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Trailer Tow/Haul Selected – If • Stop/Start Not Ready Cabin Cooling Or Heating – If
Equipped
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready 4WD/Low Range Selected – If • Stop/Start Not Ready Not Ready Max Cooling Or
Equipped
Heating – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Fuel Level Low – If Equipped
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• Stop/Start Not Ready Max Cooling Or Heating Se- • Stop/Start Unavailable Service Battery – If Equipped
lected – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Unavailable Service Stop/Start System – If
• Stop/Start Not Ready Front Defrost Selected – If
Equipped
Equipped
• Stop/Start To Restart Shift Out Of Park – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Steering Wheel Turned – If
• Stop/Start Off – If Equipped
Equipped
• Autostop Duration – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Autostop Active – If Equipped
The Reconfigurable Telltales section is divided into the
• Stop/Start To Restart Push Clutch Or Shift To Neutral white telltales area on the right, yellow telltales in the
– If Equipped
middle, and red telltales on the left.
• Stop/Start Req’d Fault Detected – If Equipped
DID Selectable Menu Items
• Stop/Start Cannot Autostart Hood Open – If Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow buttons until
Equipped
the desired Selectable Menu icon/title is highlighted in
the DID.
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Digital Speedometer
A vehicle ICON is displayed with tire pressure values in
each corner of the ICON.
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow • Tire Pressure:
button until the Digital display icon is high– Tire Pressure Information System (3500 Series
lighted in the DID. Push and release the
Heavy Duty Ram Trucks)
RIGHT arrow button to change the display
– A vehicle ICON is displayed with the tire pressure
between mph and km/h.
values in each corner of the ICON.
– If the Tire Pressure system requires service, “Service
Vehicle Info
Tire Pressure System” is displayed.
–
Tire Pressure is an information only function and
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow
cannot
be reset.
button until the Vehicle Info icon is highlighted
– Refer to the ⬙Tire Pressure Information System
in the DID. Push and release the RIGHT arrow
(TPIS)” under ⬙Starting and Operating⬙ for further
button to enter the submenus items of Vehicle
information.
Info. follow the directional prompts to access or reset any
of the following Vehicle Info submenu items:
• Transmission Temperature – Automatic Transmission
Only
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (1500 & 2500 Series)
• Oil Temperature
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• Oil Life
• Range
• Battery Voltage — If Equipped
• Current MPG or L/100 km
• Gauge Summary:
– Coolant Temperature
– Transmission Temperature (automatic only)
– Oil Temperature
– Oil Pressure
• Average MPG or L/100 km
Trip A
4
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Trip A icon/title is highlighted
in the DID. The Trip A information will display
the following:
• Engine Hours
Fuel Economy
• Distance MI or km
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow • Average MPG or L/100 km
button until the Fuel Economy Menu icon/title
is highlighted. Push and hold the RIGHT arrow • Average MPH or km/h
button to reset feature.
• Elapsed Time
Hold the RIGHT arrow button to reset all the information.
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Trip B
Stop/Start – If Equipped
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Trip B icon/title is highlighted
in the DID. The Trip B information will display
the following:
• Distance MI or km
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Stop/Start icon is highlighted
in the DID. Push and release the RIGHT arrow
button to display the Stop/Start status.
Trailer Tow
• Average MPG or L/100 km
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Trailer Tow icon is highlighted.
Push and release the RIGHT arrow button and
• Elapsed Time
the next screen will display the following
Hold the RIGHT arrow button to reset all the informa- trailer trip information:
tion.
• Trailer Trip
• Average MPH or km/h
• Trailer Brake
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Audio
Screen Setup
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Audio display icon is highlighted in the DID. Push and release the
RIGHT arrow button to display the active
source.
Stored Messages
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Screen Setup display icon is
highlighted in the DID. Push and release the
RIGHT arrow button to enter the Screen Setup
submenu. 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.
Push and release the UP arrow button until the
Messages display icon is highlighted in the
DID. This feature shows the number of stored
warning messages. Pushing the RIGHT arrow
button will allow you to see what the stored messages
are.
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1
Settings
Upper Left
2
Upper Right
Options
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Compass
Outside Temp.
Time
Range
Average MPG
Current MPG
Trip A
Trip B
Trailer Trip
Trailer Brake Gain
None
Compass
Outside Temp.
Time
Range
Average MPG
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Settings
3
Options
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Lower Left
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Trip A
Trip B
Trailer Trip
Trailer Brake Gain
None
Compass
Outside Temp.
Time
Range
Average MPG
Current MPG
Trip A
Trip B
Trailer Trip
Trailer Brake Gain
4
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4
Settings
Lower Right
5
Upper Gauge
Options
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Compass
Outside Temp.
Time
Range
Average MPG
Current MPG
Trip A
Trip B
Trailer Trip
Trailer Brake Gain
None
Trans Temp.
Oil Temp.
Oil Life
Current MPG
Trailer Brake Gain
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6
Settings
Lower Gauge
7
Odometer
8
Restore Defaults
Options
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
None
Trans Temp.
Oil Temp.
Oil Life
Current MPG
Trailer Brake Gain
000
000.0
Cancel
OK
Personal Settings allows the driver to set and recall
features when the transmission is in PARK.
Vehicles Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features)
NOTE: This feature is only available on 5.0 and
8.4 Uconnect Radios
Push and release the UP and DOWN button until Personal Settings displays in the DID.
Follow the prompts to display and set any of the following Personal Settings.
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NOTE: Your vehicle may or may not be equipped with
all the following settings.
1
Language Select
Setting Names Abbreviated
(Left Submenu Layer)
Language
2
3
Units
ParkSense
Units
ParkSense
4
5
6
Tilt Mirror in Reverse
Rain Sensing Wipers
Hill Start Assist
Tilt Mirror in R
Auto Wipers
Hill Start Assist
Setting Names
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Sub-Menus (Right Submenu
Layer)
English, Spanish, French, Italian,
German, Dutch
U.S.; Metric
• Notification — Sound Only;
Sound & Display
• Front Volume — Low;
Medium; High
• Rear Volume — Low;
Medium; High
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
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7
Headlights Off Delay
Setting Names Abbreviated
(Left Submenu Layer)
Lights Off Delay
8
Illuminated Approach
Lights w/ Unlock
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Headlights On with Wipers
Automatic Highbeams
Flash Lights with Lock
Auto Lock Doors
Auto Unlock Doors
Sound Horn with Remote Start
Sound Horn with Remote Lock
Remote Unlock Sequence
Key Fob Linked to Memory
Passive Entry
Lights w/ Wipers
Auto Highbeams
Lights w/ Lock
Auto Lock Doors
Auto Unlock Doors
Horn w/ Rmt Start
Horn w/ Rmt Lock
Remote Unlock
Key in Memory
Passive Entry
Setting Names
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Layer)
0 seconds; 30 seconds; 60 seconds; 90 seconds
0 seconds; 30 seconds; 60 seconds; 90 seconds
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
Driver Door; All Doors
On; Off
On; Off
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19
20
21
Remote Start Comfort System
Easy Exit Seat
Key-off Power Delay
Setting Names Abbreviated
(Left Submenu Layer)
Rmt Start Comfort
Easy Exit Seat
Power Off Delay
22
Commercial Settings
Commercial
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Air Suspension Display Alerts
Aero Ride Height Mode
Tire/Jack Mode
Transport Mode
Wheel Alignment Mode
Horn w/ Remote Lower
Lights w/ Remote Lower
Air Susp. Alerts
Aero Mode
Tire/Jack Mode
Transport Mode
Wheel Alignment
Horn w/ Rmt Lwr
Lights w/ Rmt Lwr
Setting Names
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Layer)
On; Off
On; Off
Off; 45 seconds; 5 minutes; 10
minutes
• Aux Switches
• Power Take-Off
• PIN Setup
All; Warnings Only
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
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30
Trailer Select
Setting Names Abbreviated
(Left Submenu Layer)
Trailer Select
31
Brake Type
Brake Type
32
Trailer Name
Trailer Name
Setting Names
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Layer)
Trailer 1; Trailer 2; Trailer 3;
Trailer 4
Light Electric; Heavy Electric;
Light EOH; Heavy EOH
• Trailer # (# is equal to slot
position)
• Boat
• Car
• Cargo
• Dump
• Equipment
• Flatbed
• Gooseneck
• Horse
• Tag
• Motorcycle
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33
34
35
36
37
Setting Names
Setting Names Abbreviated
(Left Submenu Layer)
Compass Variance
Calibrate Compass
Fuel Saver Display
Park Assist Front Chime Volume
Park Assist Rear Chime Volume
Compass Var
Compass Cal
Fuel Saver
Park Assist Front Chime Volume
Park Assist Rear Chime Volume
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Layer)
• Snowmobile
• Travel
• Utility
• 5th Wheel
1-15 increments of 1
Cancel; Calibrate
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 375
The risk of unauthorized and unlawful access to your
vehicle systems may still exist, even if the most recent
Your vehicle may be a connected vehicle and may be
version of vehicle software (such as Uconnect software) is
equipped with both wired and wireless networks. These
installed.
networks allow your vehicle to send and receive information. This information allows systems and features in
WARNING!
your vehicle to function properly.
CYBERSECURITY
Your vehicle may be equipped with certain security
features to reduce the risk of unauthorized and unlawful
access to vehicle systems and wireless communications.
Vehicle software technology continues to evolve over
time and FCA US LLC, working with its suppliers,
evaluates and takes appropriate steps as needed. Similar
to a computer or other devices, your vehicle may require
software updates to improve the usability and performance of your systems or to reduce the potential risk of
unauthorized and unlawful access to your vehicle systems.
• It is not possible to know or to predict all of the
possible outcomes if your vehicle’s systems are
breached. It may be possible that vehicle systems,
including safety related systems, could be impaired or a loss of vehicle control could occur that
may result in an accident involving serious injury
or death.
• ONLY insert media (e.g., USB, SD card, or CD) into
your vehicle if it came from a trusted source. Media
of unknown origin could possibly contain malicious software, and if installed in your vehicle, it
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WARNING! (Continued)
may increase the possibility for vehicle systems to
be breached.
• As always, if you experience unusual vehicle behavior, take your vehicle to your nearest authorized
dealer immediately.
NOTE:
Privacy of any wireless and wired communications cannot be assured. Third parties may unlawfully intercept
information and private communications without your
consent. For further information, refer to “Privacy Practices – If Equipped with Uconnect 8.4 radio” in “All
About Uconnect Access” in your Owner’s Manual Radio
Supplement and “Onboard Diagnostic System (OBD II)
Cybersecurity” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”.
• FCA or your dealer may contact you directly regarding UCONNECT SETTINGS
software updates.
The Uconnect system uses a combination of buttons on
• To help further improve vehicle security and minimize the touchscreen and buttons on the faceplate located on
the potential risk of a security breach, vehicle owners the center of the instrument panel that allows you to
access and change the customer programmable features.
should:
Many features can vary by vehicle.
• Routinely check www.driveuconnect.com/softwareupdate to learn about available Uconnect software
updates.
• Only connect and use trusted media devices (e.g.
personal mobile phones, USBs, CDs).
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Uconnect 5.0 Buttons On The Touchscreen And Buttons
On The Faceplate
1 — Uconnect Buttons On The Touchscreen
2 — Uconnect Buttons On The Faceplate
Uconnect 8.4A/8.4AN Buttons On The Touchscreen And
Buttons On The Faceplate
1 — Uconnect Buttons On The Touchscreen
2 — Uconnect Buttons On The Faceplate
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Buttons On The Faceplate
Buttons On The Touchscreen
Buttons on the faceplate 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), push the
center of the control knob one or more times to select or
change a setting (i.e., ON, OFF).
Buttons on the touchscreen are accessible on the
Uconnect display.
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect
5.0 Personal Settings
Push the MORE or SETTINGS button on the faceplate,
then press the “Settings” button on the touchscreen (if
equipped) to display the settings menu screen. In this
mode the Uconnect system allows you to access proYour Uconnect system may also have Screen Off and
grammable features that may be equipped such as DisBack buttons located below the Uconnect system.
play, Units, Voice, Clock, Safety & Driving Assistance,
Push the Screen Off button to turn off the Uconnect Lights, Doors & Locks, Auto-On Comfort (if equipped),
touchscreen. Push the Screen Off button a second time to Engine Off Options, Suspension, Trailer Brake, Audio,
turn the touchscreen on.
Compass Settings, Phone/Bluetooth, SiriusXM Setup (if
Push the Back button to exit out of a Menu or certain equipped), Restore Settings, Clear Personal Data and
System Information.
option on the Uconnect system.
NOTE: Only one category may be selected at a time.
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When making a selection, press the button on the touchscreen to enter the desired mode. Once in the desired
mode, press and release the preferred setting until the
button is highlighted. Once the setting is complete, either
press the back arrow or Done button on the touchscreen
or the Back button on the faceplate to return to the
previous menu. Pressing the Up or Down Arrow buttons
on the touchscreen on the right side of the screen will
allow you to toggle up or down through the list of
available settings.
• Display Mode
Display
• Touchscreen Beep
When in this display you may select the Auto or Manual
display settings. To change Mode status, press and release the “Auto” or “Manual” button on the touchscreen.
• Set Language
When in this display, you may select one of multiple
languages (English/Français/Español) for all display nomenclature, including the trip functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Press the “Language” button
NOTE: All settings should be changed with the ignition on the touchscreen and select from “English,” “Français,”
or “Español.”
in the “Run” position.
After pressing the “Display” button on the touchscreen When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
sound heard when a touchscreen button is pressed. To
the following settings will be available.
change the Mode status, press and release the “On” or
“Off” button on the touchscreen.
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• Fuel Saver Display — If Equipped
• Fuel Consumption
This feature will allow you to enable fuel saver mode and Select from: “MPG” (US), “MPG” (UK), “L/100 km” or
will be displayed in the EVIC/DID. Press the “Fuel Saver “km/L.”
Display” button on the touchscreen select from “On” or • Capacity
“Off.”
Select from: “gal” (US), “gal” (UK), “L/100 km” or “L.”
Units
• Pressure
After pressing the “Units” button on the touchscreen you
may select each unit of measure independently displayed Select from: “psi,” “kPa,” or “bar.”
in the Driver Information Display (DID), and navigation • Temperature
system (if equipped). The following selectable units of
Select from: “°C,” or “°F.”
measure are listed below:
• Speed
• Power
Select from: “MPH” or “km/h.”
Select from: “HP” (US), “HP” (UK), and “kW.”
• Distance
• Torque
Select from: “mi” or “km.”
Select from: “lb-ft” or “Nm.”
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Voice
Clock & Date
After pressing the “Voice” button on the touchscreen the After pressing the “Clock & Date” button on the touchfollowing settings will be available:
screen the following settings will be available:
• Voice Response Length
• Set Time
When in this display, you may change the Voice Response Length settings. To change the Voice Response
Length, press the “Voice Response Length” button on the
touchscreen and select from “Brief” or “Detailed.”
When in this display, you may set the time and format
manually. Press the “Set Time” button then choose from
a “12 hour” or “24 hour format.” Press the corresponding
arrow above and below the current time to adjust, then
select “AM” or “PM.”
• Show Command List
• Set Date
When in this display, you may change the Show Command List settings. To change the Show Command List When in this display, you may set the date manually.
settings, press the “Show Command List” button on the Press the “Set Date” button then press the corresponding
touchscreen and select from “Always,” “With Help” or arrows above and below the current date to adjust.
“Never.”
Safety/Assistance
After pressing the “Safety/Assistance” button on the
touchscreen the following settings will be available:
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• ParkSense — If Equipped
ParkSense Volume” button and select the “Low” “Med”
or “High” buttons on the touchscreen. ParkSense will
The ParkSense system will scan for objects behind the
retain its last known configuration state through ignition
vehicle when the transmission shift lever/gear selector is
cycles.
in REVERSE and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph
(18 km/h). It will provide an alert (audible and/or • Rear ParkSense Chime Volume — If Equipped
visual) to indicate the proximity to other objects. The The Rear ParkSense Chime Volume settings can be sesystem can be enabled with Sound Only, or Sound and lected from the EVIC/DID or Uconnect System — if
Display. To change the ParkSense status, press and re- equipped. The chime volume settings include LOW,
lease the “Sound Only” or “Sounds and Display” button. MEDIUM, and HIGH. The factory default volume setting
Refer to “ParkSense” in “Understanding The Features Of is MEDIUM. To change the mode status, press the “Rear
Your Vehicle” for system function and operating infor- ParkSense Volume” button and select the “Low” “Med”
mation.
or “High” buttons on the touchscreen. ParkSense will
• Front ParkSense Chime Volume
The Front ParkSense Chime Volume settings can be
selected from the EVIC/DID or Uconnect System — if
equipped. The chime volume settings include LOW,
MEDIUM, and HIGH. The factory default volume setting
is MEDIUM. To change the mode status, press the “Front
retain its last known configuration state through ignition
cycles.
• Tilt Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the exterior sideview
mirrors will tilt downward when the ignition is in the
RUN position and the transmission shift lever/gear
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selector 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,
press the “Tilt Mirrors In Reverse” button on the touchscreen and make your selection.
• ParkView Backup Camera Active Guidelines
• ParkView Backup Camera Delay
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (with camera
delay turned OFF), the rear camera mode is exited and
the navigation or audio screen appears again. When the
vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (with camera delay
turned ON), the rear view image with dynamic grid lines
will be displayed for up to 10 seconds after shifting out of
“REVERSE” unless the forward vehicle speed exceeds
8 mph (12 km/h), the transmission is shifted into PARK
or the ignition is switched to the OFF position. To set the
ParkView Backup Camera Delay push the SETTINGS
button on the faceplate, then the “Safety & Driving
Assistance” button on the touchscreen. Press the
“Parkview Backup camera Delay” button on the touchscreen to turn the ParkView Delay ON or OFF.
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView Rear
Back Up Camera Active Guidelines that allows you to see
active guidelines over the ParkView Back up camera
display whenever the shift lever/gear selector 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. To make your
selection, press the “ParkView Backup Camera Active
Guidelines” button on the touchscreen and make your • Rain Sensing Auto Wipers — If Equipped
selection. Press arrow button on the touchscreen to return
When this feature is selected, the system will automatito the previous menu.
cally activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture
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on the windshield. To make your selection, press the setting, press the “Headlight Off Delay” button on the
“Rain Sensing” button on the touchscreen and make your touchscreen and choose either “0,” “30,” “60,” or “90”
buttons on the touchscreen to select your desired time
selection.
interval.
• Hill Start Assist — If Equipped
• Headlight Illumination On Approach
When this feature is selected, the Hill Start Assist (HSA)
system is active. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control When this feature is selected, it allows the adjustment of
System” in “Starting And Operating” for system function the amount of time the headlights remain on when the
and operating information. To make your selection, press doors are unlocked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
the “Hill Start Assist” button on the touchscreen and transmitter. To change the Illuminated Approach status,
press the “Illuminated Approach” button on the touchmake your selection.
screen and choose either “0,” “30,” “60,” or “90” buttons
Lights
on the touchscreen to select your desired time interval.
After pressing the “Lights” button on the touchscreen,
• Headlights With Wipers — If Equipped
the following settings will be available:
When this feature is selected, and the headlight switch is
• Headlight Off Delay
in the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on apWhen this feature is selected, it allows the adjustment of proximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on.
the amount of time the headlights remain on after the The headlights will also turn off when the wipers are
engine is shut off. To change the Headlight Off Delay
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turned off, if they were turned on by this feature. To selected. To make your selection, press the “Flash Lights
make your selection, press the “Lights w/Wipers” button w/Lock” button on the touchscreen, and select from
“On” or “Off.”
and select from “On” or “Off.”
• Auto Dim High Beams — If Equipped
Doors & Locks
When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights
will activate/deactivate automatically under certain conditions. To make your selection, press the “Auto High
Beams” button on the touchscreen, and select from “On”
or “Off.” Refer to ”Automatic High Beam — If
Equipped” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Vehicle” for further information.
After pressing the “Doors & Locks” button on the touchscreen, the following settings will be available:
• Flash Lights With Lock
• Auto Door Locks
When this feature is selected, all doors will lock automatically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15 mph
(24 km/h). To make your selection, press the “Auto Door
Locks” button on the touchscreen and select from “On”
or “Off.”
When this feature is selected, the exterior lights will flash • Auto Unlock On Exit
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. This feature may be When this feature is selected, all doors will unlock when
selected with or without the sound horn on lock feature the vehicle is stopped, the transmission is in the PARK or
NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is opened. To
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make your selection, press the “Auto Unlock On Exit” make your selection, press the “Remote Door Unlock”
button on the touchscreen and select from “On” or “Off.” button on the touchscreen and choose from “All” or
“Driver.”
• Sound Horn With Lock
NOTE: If “Driver Door” is selected, the (RKE) transmitter
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
will have to be pushed two times in order to unlock all
the door locks are activated. To make your selection,
doors.
press the “Horn w/Lock” Button and choose “Off,” “1st
• Memory Linked to Fob — If Equipped
Press” or “2nd Press.”
• Sound Horn With Remote Start
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
vehicle. To make your selection, press the “Memory
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
Linked to Fob” button on the touchscreen and select from
press the “Horn w/Remote Start” button on the touch“On” or “Off.”
screen and select from “On” or “Off.”
• Remote Door Unlock
This feature will allow you to program your remote door
locks to open “All doors” or only the “Driver door” with
the first push of the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or grabbing the Passive Entry door handle. To
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NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat
location if “Memory Linked to Fob” 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.
• Passive Entry — If Equipped
This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s
door(s) without having to push the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter lock or unlock buttons. It automatically
unlocks the doors when the outside door handle is
grabbed. To make your selection, press the “Passive
Entry” button on the touchscreen and select from “On” or
“Off.” Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go” in “Things To
Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
• Flash Lights With Lock
When this feature is selected, the exterior lights will flash
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. This feature may be
selected with or without the sound horn on lock feature
selected. To make your selection, press the “Flash Lights
w/Lock” button on the touchscreen, and select from
“On” or “Off.”
Auto Comfort Systems — If Equipped
After pressing the “Auto-On Comfort” button on the
touchscreen the following settings will be available:
• Auto-On Driver Heated/Ventilated Seat & Steering
Wheel With Vehicle Start — If Equipped
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
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turn ON. To make your selection, press the “Auto Heated • Engine Off Power Delay
Seats” button on the touchscreen, then select either “On”
When this feature is selected, the power window
or “Off.”
switches, radio, Uconnect phone system (if equipped),
Engine Off Options
DVD video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if
equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up to
After pressing the “Engine Off Options” button on the
10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to OFF. Opening
touchscreen the following settings will be available.
either front door will cancel this feature. Press the “En• Easy Exit Seats — If Equipped
gine Off Power Delay” button on the touchscreen and
When this feature is selected, the Driver’s seat will choose from “0 sec,” “45 sec,” “5 min” or “10 min” to
automatically move rearward once the engine is shut off. select your desired time interval.
To make your selection, press the “Easy Exit Seats” • Auto Entry/Exit — If Equipped
button on the touchscreen and make your selection.
When this feature is selected, it automatically lowers the
• Headlight Off Delay
vehicle ride height position when shifted into park. Press
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to the “Auto Entry/Exit” button on the touchscreen and
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds choose from “On” or “Off.”
when exiting the vehicle. Press the “Headlight Off Delay”
button on the touchscreen and choose from “0,” “30,”
“60,” or “90” seconds to select your desired time interval.
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• Auto Entry/Exit Suspension
Suspension — If Equipped
After pressing the “Suspension” button on the touch- When this feature is selected, the vehicle automatically
screen the following settings will be available:
lowers from ride height position when vehicle shifted to
park for easy entry/exit. To make your selection, press
• Sound Horn With Lower
the “Auto Entry/Exit” button on the touchscreen, select
When this feature is selected, a short horn sound will “On” or “Off.”
occur when the RKE transmitter REMOTE LOWER button is pressed. To make your selection, press the “Horn • Display Suspension Messages
w/lower” button on the touchscreen, select “On” or When “All” is selected, all the Air Suspension Alerts will
“Off.”
be displayed. When “Warning Only” is selected only the
Air Suspension Warnings will be displayed.
• Flash Lights With Lower
When this feature is selected, the front and rear turn • Automatic Aero Mode (1500 Model Only)
signals will flash when the RKE transmitter REMOTE
LOWER button is pressed twice. To make your selection,
press the “Light w/Lower” button on the touchscreen,
select “On” or “Off.”
When this feature is selected the Ride Height will automatically be adjusted depending on the vehicle speed. To
make your selection, press the “Aero Mode” button on
the touchscreen, select “On” or “Off.”
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• Tire Jack Mode
Trailer Brake
When this feature is selected the air suspension system is
disabled to prevent auto leveling of the suspension, while
the vehicle is on a jack changing a tire. To make your
selection, press the “Tire Jack Mode” button on the
touchscreen, select “On” or “Off.”
After pressing the “Trailer Brake” button on the touchscreen the following settings will be available:
• Transport Mode
When this feature is selected the air suspension system is
disabled to assist with flat bed towing. To make your
selection, press the “Transport Mode” button on the
touchscreen, select “On” or “Off.”• Wheel Alignment
Mode
This feature prevents auto leveling of the air suspension
while performing a wheel alignment service. Before
performing a wheel alignment this mode must be enabled. Refer to your authorized dealer for further information.
• Trailer Select
When this feature is selected, the Trailer Type can be
selected between “Trailer 1,” “Trailer 2,” “Trailer 3” and
“Trailer 4.”
• Trailer Brake Type
When this feature is selected, the Trailer Brake Type can
be changed between “Light Electric,” “Heavy Electric,”
“Light EOH” and “Heavy EOH.” Refer to “Integrated
Trailer Brake Module” in “Starting And Operating.”
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press the “Speed Adjusted Volume” button on the touchscreen and select from “Off,” “1,” “2” or “3” buttons on
After pressing the “Audio” button on the touchscreen the
the touchscreen.
following settings will be available:
• Surround Sound — If Equipped
• Balance/Fade
Audio
This feature allows you to adjust the Balance and Fade This feature provides simulated surround sound mode.
settings. Press and drag the speaker icon or use the To make your selection, press the “Surround Sound”
arrows to adjust, tap the “C” icon to readjust to the center. button on the touchscreen, select “On” or “Off.”
• AUX Volume Offset — If Equipped
• Equalizer
When in this display you may adjust the Bass, Mid and
Treble settings. Adjust the settings with the “+” and “–”
buttons on the touchscreen or by selecting any point on
the scale between the “+” and “–” buttons on the
touchscreen.
This feature provides the ability to tune the audio level
for portable devices connected through the AUX input.
To make your selection, press the “AUX Volume Offset”
button on the touchscreen, select “On” or “Off.”
• Loudness — If Equipped
• Speed Adjusted Volume
This feature improves sound quality at lower volumes.
This feature increases or decreases volume relative to To make your selection, press the “Loudness” button on
vehicle speed. To change the Speed Adjusted Volume the touchscreen, select “On” or “Off.”
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Compass Settings — If Equipped
After pressing 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, Laptops 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
Press 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
until it is calibrated. You may also calibrate the compass
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by pressing the “ON” button on the touchscreen and • Channel Skip
completing one or more 360-degree turns (in an area free
SiriusXM can be programmed to exclude undesirable
from large metal or metallic objects). The compass will
channels while scanning. To make your selection, press
now function normally.
the “Channel Skip” button on the touchscreen, select the
channels you would like to skip.
Phone/Bluetooth
After pressing the “Phone/Bluetooth” button on the • Subscription Information
touchscreen the following settings will be available:
New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free
• Paired Devices
limited time subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio
This feature shows which phones are paired to the with your radio. Following the expiration of the free
Phone/Bluetooth system. For further information, refer services, it will be necessary to access the information on
the Subscription Information screen to re-subscribe.
to your Uconnect Supplement Manual.
SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
Press the “Subscription Info” button on the touchscreen
to access the Subscription Information screen.
After pressing the “SiriusXM Setup” button on the touchWrite down the SIRIUS ID numbers for your receiver. To
screen, the following settings will be available:
reactivate your service, either call the number listed on
the screen or visit the provider online.
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NOTE: SiriusXM Travel Link is a separate subscription Clear Personal Data
and is available for U.S. residents only.
After pressing the “Clear Personal Data Settings” button
on the touchscreen the following settings will be available:
Restore Settings
After pressing the “Restore Settings” button on the • Clear Personal Data
touchscreen the following settings will be available:
When this feature is selected it will remove all personal
• Restore Settings
data including Bluetooth devices and presets. To remove
all personal information, press the “Clear Personal Data”
When this feature is selected it will reset the Display,
button and select from “Yes” or “No.” If “Yes” is selected
Clock, Audio, and Radio Settings to their default settings.
a pop-up will appear asking ⬙Are you sure you want to
To restore the settings to their default setting, press the
clear all personal data?” select “Yes” to Clear, or “Cancel”
“Restore Settings” button and select from “Yes” or “No.”
to exit.
If “Yes” is selected a pop-up will appear asking ⬙Are you
sure you want to reset your settings to default?” select
“Yes” to restore, or “Cancel” to exit.
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Brake, Audio, Phone/Bluetooth, SiriusXM Setup (if
equipped), Restore Settings, Clear Personal Data and
After pressing the “System Information” button on the
System Information.
touchscreen the following information will be available:
NOTE: Only one category may be selected at a time.
• System Information
System Information
When System Information is selected, a System Informa- When making a selection, press the button on the touchtion screen will appear displaying the system software screen to enter the desired mode. Once in the desired
mode, press and release the preferred setting until a
version.
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect
setting has been selected. Once the setting is complete,
8.4A/8.4AN Personal Settings
either press the back arrow button on the touchscreen or
Press the “Apps” button on the touchscreen then press the Back button on the faceplate to return to the previous
the “Settings” button on the touchscreen to display the menu or press the “X” button on the touchscreen to close
settings menu screen. In this mode the Uconnect system out of the settings screen. Pressing the Up or Down
allows you to access programmable features that may be Arrow buttons on the touchscreen on the right side of the
equipped such as Display, Voice, Clock, Safety & Driving screen will allow you to toggle up or down through the
Assistance, Lights, Doors & Locks, Auto-On Comfort (if list of available settings.
equipped), Engine Off Options, Suspension, Trailer NOTE: All settings should be changed with the ignition
in the “Run” position.
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“–” setting buttons on the touchscreen or by selecting any
point on the scale between the “+” and “–” buttons on the
After pressing the “Display” button on the touchscreen
touchscreen.
the following settings will be available.
NOTE: To make changes to the ⬙Display Brightness with
• Display Mode
Headlights ON⬙ setting, the headlights must be on and
When in this display you may select one of the auto the interior dimmer switch must not be in the ⬙party⬙ or
display settings. To change Mode status, select from ⬙parade⬙ positions.
“Day,” “Night” or “Auto” until a check-mark appears
next to the setting, showing that setting has been se- • Display Brightness With Headlights OFF
lected.
When in this display, you may select the brightness with
NOTE: When Day or Night is selected for the Display the headlights off. Adjust the brightness with the “+” and
Mode, the usage of the Parade Mode feature will cause “–”setting buttons on the touchscreen or by selecting any
the radio to activate the Display Brightness Day control point on the scale between the “+” and “–” buttons on the
touchscreen.
even though the headlights are on.
Display
NOTE: To make changes to the ⬙Display Brightness with
Headlights OFF⬙ setting, the headlights must be off and
When in this display, you may select the brightness with the interior dimmer switch must not be in the ⬙party⬙ or
the headlights on. Adjust the brightness with the “+” and ⬙parade⬙ positions.
• Display Brightness With Headlights ON
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• Set Theme
• Touchscreen Beep
This feature will allow you to choose a background
theme for the display screen. The theme will change the
background color, highlight color, and button color of the
display screen. Press the “Set Theme” button on the
touchscreen and select one of the pre-configured themes
available.
When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
sound heard when a touchscreen button (button on the
touchscreen) is pressed. Press the “Touchscreen Beep”
button on the touchscreen until a check-mark appears
next to the setting, showing that setting has been selected.
• Set Language
• Navigation Turn-By-Turn In Cluster — If Equipped
When in this display, you may select one of multiple
languages (English / Français / Español) for all display
nomenclature, including the trip functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Press the Set Language
button on the touchscreen, then press the desired language button on the touchscreen until a check-mark
appears next to the language, showing that setting has
been selected.
When this feature is selected, the turn-by-turn directions
will appear in the display as the vehicle approaches a
designated turn within a programmed route. To make
your selection, press the “Navigation Turn-By-Turn In
Cluster” button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark
appears next to the setting, showing that setting has been
selected.
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• Controls Screen Time-Out — If Equipped
in the Driver Information Display (DID), and navigation
system (if equipped). The following selectable units of
When this feature is selected, the Controls Screen will
measure are listed below:
stay open for five seconds before the screen times out.
With the feature deselected, the screen will stay open • Speed
until it is manually closed. Press the “Controls Screen Select from: “MPH” or “km/h.”
Time-Out” button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark
appears next to the setting, showing that setting has been • Distance
selected.
Select from: “mi” or “km.”
• Fuel Saver Display — If Equipped
• Fuel Consumption
This feature will allow you to enable fuel saver mode and
will be displayed in the DID. Press the “Fuel Saver
Display” button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark
appears next to the setting, showing that setting has been
selected.
Select from: “MPG” (US), “MPG” (UK), “L/100 km” or
“km/L.”
Units
• Pressure
• Capacity
Select from: “gal” (US), “gal” (UK), “L/100 km” or “L.”
After pressing the “Units” button on the touchscreen you Select from: “psi,” “kPa,” or “bar.”
may select each unit of measure independently displayed
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• Temperature
Voice
Select from: “°C,” or “°F.”
After pressing the “Voice” button on the touchscreen the
following settings will be available:
• Power
Select from: “HP” (US), “HP” (UK), and “kW.”
• Voice Response Length
When in this display, you may change the Voice Response Length settings. To change the Voice Response
Length, select from the “Brief” or “Detailed” buttons on
Select from: “lb-ft” or “Nm.”
the touchscreen until a check-mark appears next to the
After the desired setting has been selected, press the back setting, showing that setting has been selected.
arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to return to the
• Show Command List
previous menu.
• Torque
When in this display, you may change the Show Command List settings. To change the Show Command List
settings, select from the “Always,” “With Help” or
“Never” buttons on the touchscreen until a check-mark
appears next to the setting, showing that setting has been
selected.
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Clock
• Set Time Minutes
After pressing the “Clock” button on the touchscreen the This feature will allow you to adjust the minutes. The
following settings will be available:
“Sync with GPS Time” button on the touchscreen must be
unchecked. To make your selection, press the “+” or “–”
• Sync Time With GPS — If Equipped
buttons on the touchscreen to adjust the minutes up or
This feature will allow you to automatically have the down.
radio set the time. To change the Sync Time setting, press
the “Sync with GPS Time” button on the touchscreen to • Time Format
turn the feature on or off.
This feature will allow you to select the time format
display setting. Press the “Time Format” button on the
• Set Time Hours
touchscreen and select from “12hrs” or “24hrs.”
This feature will allow you to adjust the hours. The “Sync
with GPS Time” button on the touchscreen must not be • Show Time In Status Bar — If Equipped
selected. To make your selection, press the “+” or “–” This feature will allow you to turn on or shut off the
buttons on the touchscreen to adjust the hours up or digital clock in the status bar. To change the Show Time
down.
Status setting press the “Show Time in Status Bar” button
on the touchscreen to turn the feature on or off.
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equipped. The chime volume settings include LOW,
MEDIUM, and HIGH. The factory default volume setting
After pressing the “Safety & Driving Assistance” button
is MEDIUM. To change the mode status, press the “Front
on the touchscreen the following settings will be availParkSense Volume” button and select the “Low” “Med”
able.
or “High” buttons on the touchscreen. ParkSense will
• ParkSense
retain its last known configuration state through ignition
The Rear Park Assist system will scan for objects behind cycles.
the vehicle when the transmission shift lever is in RE- • Rear ParkSense Chime Volume
VERSE and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph
(18 km/h). The system can be enabled with Sound Only The Rear ParkSense Chime Volume settings can be seor Sound and Display. To change the Park Assist status, lected from the EVIC/DID or Uconnect System — if
select the “Sound Only” or the “Sound and Display” equipped. The chime volume settings include LOW,
button on the touchscreen. Refer to “ParkSense Rear Park MEDIUM, and HIGH. The factory default volume setting
Assist” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” is MEDIUM. To change the mode status, press the “Rear
ParkSense Volume” button and select the “Low” “Med”
for system function and operating information.
or “High” buttons on the touchscreen. ParkSense will
• Front ParkSense Chime Volume
retain its last known configuration state through ignition
The Front ParkSense Chime Volume settings can be cycles.
Safety & Driving Assistance
selected from the EVIC/DID or Uconnect System — if
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• Tilt Side Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped
the vehicle above the rear License plate. To make your
selection, press the “ParkView Backup Camera” button
When this feature is selected, the outside sideview miron the touchscreen, until a check-mark appears next to
rors will tilt downward when the ignition is in the RUN
the setting, indicating that the setting had been selected.
position and the transmission shift lever is in the REVERSE position. The mirrors will move back to their • ParkView Backup Camera Active Guidelines
previous position when the transmission is shifted out of Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView Rear
REVERSE. To make your selection, press the “Tilt Side Back Up Camera Active Guidelines that allows you to see
Mirrors In Reverse” button on the touchscreen to select Active (Dynamic) Guidelines which deflect with steering
from on or off.
wheel angle over the ParkView Back up Camera display
• ParkView Backup Camera
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 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
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. To make your selection, press the “ParkView
Backup Camera Active Guidelines” and select from on or
off.
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• ParkView Backup Camera Delay
and operating information. To make your selection, press
the “Hill Start Assist” button on the touchscreen to select
When this feature is enabled, it will allow the ParkView
from on or off.
Backup Camera display to remain on while in drive for
up to 10 seconds, or 8 mph. To make your selection, press • Two Or Four Corner Air Suspension Modes — If
the “ParkView Backup Camera Delay” button on the Equipped
touchscreen to select from on or off.
There are four air suspension modes designed to protect
• Rain Sensing Auto Wipers — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the system will automatically activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture
on the windshield. To make your selection, press the
“Rain Sensing” button on the touchscreen to select from
on or off.
• Hill Start Assist — If Equipped
the system in unique situations. Tire Jack Mode is selected to assist in changing a spare tire. Transport Mode
is selected to assist when the vehicle is being flat bed
towed. Wheel Alignment Mode is selected before performing a wheel alignment, refer to your authorized
dealer for information. Protection Mode will automatically be selected to “protect” the air suspension system
when the payload has been exceeded or load leveling
cannot be achieved.
When this feature is selected, the Hill Start Assist (HSA)
system is active. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control Lights
System” in “Starting And Operating” for system function
After pressing the “Lights” button on the touchscreen the
following settings will be available.
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• Headlight Off Delay
The headlights will also turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature. To make
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
your selection, press the “Headlights With Wipers” buthave the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
ton on the touchscreen, until a check-mark appears next
when exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, press
to setting, showing that setting has been selected.
the “+” or “–” buttons on the touchscreen to adjust the
• Auto Dim High Beams — If Equipped
seconds up or down.
• Headlight Illumination On Approach
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 make your selection, press the “+” or “–”
buttons on the touchscreen to adjust the seconds up or
down.
• Headlights With Wipers — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights
will deactivate automatically under certain conditions. To
make your selection, press the “Auto Dim High Beams”
button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark appears
next to setting, showing that setting has been selected.
Refer to “Lights/ Automatic High Beam — If Equipped”
in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for
further information.
• Flash Lights With Lock
When this feature is selected, and the headlight switch is
When this feature is selected, the exterior lamps will flash
in the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on apwhen the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote
proximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on.
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. This feature may be
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selected with or without the sound horn on lock feature
selected. To make your selection, press the “Flash Lights
with Lock” button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark
appears next to setting, showing that setting has been
selected.
• 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
opened. To make your selection, press the “Auto Unlock
On Exit” button on the touchscreen until a check-mark
Doors & Locks
After pressing the “Doors & Locks” button on the touch- appears next to setting, showing that setting has been
selected.
screen the following settings will be available:
• Auto Door Locks
• Flash Lights With Lock
When this feature is selected, all doors will lock automatically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15 mph
(24 km/h). To make your selection, press the “Auto Door
Lock” button on the touchscreen until a check-mark
appears next to setting, showing that setting has been
selected.
When this feature is selected, the front and rear turn
signals will flash when the doors are locked or unlocked
with the RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected
with or without the sound horn on lock feature selected.
To make your selection, press the “Flash Lights With
Lock” button on the touchscreen until a check-mark
appears next to setting, showing that setting has been
selected.
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• Sound Horn With Lock
When Unlock “All Doors” On 1st Press is selected, all of
the doors will unlock on the first push of the RKE
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
transmitter UNLOCK button.
the door locks are activated. To make your selection,
press the “Sound Horn With Lock” button on the touch- NOTE: If the vehicle is programmed 1st Press Of Key Fob
screen and select from “Off”, “1st Press” or “2nd Press”. Unlocks “All Doors”, all doors will unlock no matter
which Passive Entry equipped door handle is grasped. If
• Sound Horn With Remote Start
1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks “Driver Door” is proWhen this feature is selected, the horn will sound when grammed, only the driver’s door will unlock when the
the remote start is activated. To make your selection, driver’s door is grasped. With Passive Entry, if 1st Press
press the “Sound Horn With Remote Start” button on the Of Key Fob Unlocks “Driver Door” is programmed
touchscreen until a check-mark appears next to setting, pushing the handle more than once will only result in the
showing that setting has been selected.
driver’s door opening. If driver door is selected, once the
driver door is opened, the interior door lock/unlock
• 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks
switch can be used to unlock all doors (or use RKE
When 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks “Driver Door” is transmitter).
selected, only the driver’s door will unlock on the first
• Passive Entry — If Equipped
press of the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
UNLOCK button you must push the RKE transmitter This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicles
UNLOCK button twice to unlock the passenger’s doors. door(s) without having to push the Remote Keyless Entry
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(RKE) transmitter lock or unlock buttons. To make your
selection, press the “Passive Entry” button on the touchscreen until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting has been selected. Refer to “Keyless
Enter-N-Go” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle”.
NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat
location (if Personal Settings Linked To Key Fob 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.
• Personal Settings Linked To Key Fob — If Equipped
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
vehicle. To make your selection, press the “Personal
Settings Linked To Key Fob” button on the touchscreen
until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that
setting has been selected.
Auto Comfort Systems — If Equipped
After pressing the “Auto-On Comfort” button on the
touchscreen the following settings will be available:
• Auto-On Driver Heated/Ventilated Seat & Steering
Wheel With Vehicle Start — If Equipped
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
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turn ON. To make your selection, press the “Auto Heated equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up to
Seats” button on the touchscreen, then select either “Off,” 10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to OFF. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature. To change the
“Remote Start” or “All Starts”.
Engine Off Power Delay status press the “+” or “–”
Engine Off Options
buttons on the touchscreen to adjust the time delay up or
After pressing the “Engine Off Options” button on the down.
touchscreen the following settings will be available.
• Headlight Off Delay
• Easy Exit Seat — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
When this feature is selected, the Driver’s seat will have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
automatically move rearward once the engine is shut off. when exiting the vehicle. To make your selection press
To make your selection, press the “Easy Exit Seat” button the “+” or “–” buttons on the touchscreen to adjust the
on the touchscreen until a check-mark appears next to seconds up or down.
setting, showing that setting has been selected.
Air Suspension — If Equipped
• Engine Off Power Delay
After pressing the “Suspension” button on the touchWhen this feature is selected, the power window screen the following settings will be available.
switches, radio, Uconnect phone system (if equipped),
DVD video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if
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• Sound Horn With Lower
• Suspension Display Messages
When this feature is selected, a short horn sound will
occur when the RKE transmitter REMOTE LOWER button is pressed. Press the box next to your selection and a
check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
showing the system has been deactivated.
When “All” is selected, all the Air Suspension Alerts will
be displayed. When “Warning” is selected only the Air
Suspension Warnings will be displayed.
• Automatic Aero Mode (1500 Model Only)
When this feature is selected the Ride Height will automatically be adjusted depending on the vehicle speed.
• Flash Lights With Lower
Press the box next to your selection and a check-mark
When this feature is selected, the front and rear turn appears next to the feature showing the system has been
signals will flash when the RKE transmitter REMOTE activated or the check-mark is removed showing the
LOWER button is pressed twice. This feature may be system has been deactivated.
selected with or without the Sound Horn on Lower
feature selected. Press the box next to your selection and
a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
showing the system has been deactivated.
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• Tire Jack Mode
• Wheel Alignment Mode
When this feature is selected the air suspension system is
disabled to assist with changing a spare tire. Press the box
next to your selection and a check-mark appears next to
the feature showing the system has been activated or the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
deactivated.
Before performing a wheel alignment this mode must be
enabled. Refer to your authorized dealer for further
information.
• Transport Mode
When this feature is selected the air suspension system
lowers and then disables to assist with flat bed towing.
Press the box next to your selection and a check-mark
appears next to the feature showing the system has been
activated or the check-mark is removed showing the
system has been deactivated.
Trailer Brake
After pressing the “Trailer Brake” button on the touchscreen the following settings will be available:
• Trailer Select
When this feature is selected, the Trailer Type can be
selected between “Trailer 1,” “Trailer 2,” “Trailer 3” and
“Trailer 4.” To make your selection, scroll up or down
until the preferred setting is highlighted, then press and
release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears
next to the setting, showing that the setting has been
selected.
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• Trailer Brake Type
• Equalizer
When this feature is selected, the Trailer Brake Type can
be changed between “Light Electric,” “Heavy Electric,”
“Light EOH” and “Heavy EOH.” To make your selection,
scroll up or down until the preferred setting is highlighted, then press and release the SELECT button until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that the
setting has been selected. Refer to “Integrated Trailer
Brake Module” in “Starting And Operating.”
When in this display you may adjust the Bass, Mid and
Treble settings. Adjust the settings with the “+” and “–”
buttons on the touchscreen or by selecting any point on
the scale between the “+” and “–” buttons on the
touchscreen.
• Balance/Fade
• Surround Sound — If Equipped
• Speed Adjusted Volume
This feature increases or decreases volume relative to
vehicle speed. To change the Speed Adjusted Volume
Audio
press the “Speed Adjusted Volume” button on the touchAfter pressing the “Audio” button on the touchscreen the screen and select from “Off,” “1,” “2” or “3” buttons on
following settings will be available:
the touchscreen.
This feature allows you to adjust the Balance and Fade This feature provides simulated surround sound mode.
settings. Press and drag the speaker icon or use the To make your selection, press the “Surround Sound”
arrows to adjust, tap the “C” icon to readjust to the center. button on the touchscreen, select “On” or “Off.”
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• AUX Volume Offset — If Equipped
• Paired Audio Sources
This feature provides the ability to tune the audio level This feature shows which audio devices are paired to the
for portable devices connected through the AUX input. Phone/Bluetooth system. For further information, refer
To make your selection, press the “AUX Volume Offset” to the Uconnect Supplement Manual.
button on the touchscreen, select “On” or “Off.”
SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
• Loudness — If Equipped
After pressing the “SiriusXM Setup” button on the touchThis feature improves sound quality at lower volumes. screen, the following settings will be available:
To make your selection, press the “Loudness” button on • Channel Skip
the touchscreen, select “On” or “Off.”
SiriusXM can be programmed to designate a group of
Phone/Bluetooth
channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to
After pressing the “Phone/Bluetooth” button on the exclude undesirable channels while scanning. To make
your selection, press the “Channel Skip” button on the
touchscreen the following settings will be available:
touchscreen, select the channels you would like to skip
• Paired Phones
followed by pressing the back arrow button on the
This feature shows which phones are paired to the touchscreen.
Phone/Bluetooth system. For further information, refer
to the Uconnect Supplement Manual.
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• Subscription Information
Restore Settings
New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free
limited time subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio
with your radio. Following the expiration of the free
services, it will be necessary to access the information on
the Subscription Information screen to re-subscribe.
After pressing the “Restore Settings” button on the
touchscreen the following settings will be available:
• Restore Settings
When this feature is selected it will reset the Display,
Clock, Audio, and Radio Settings to their default settings.
Press the “Subscription Info” button on the touchscreen To restore the settings to their default setting, press the
to access the Subscription Information screen.
“Restore Settings” button on the touchscreen and pop-up
Write down the SIRIUS ID numbers for your receiver. To will appear asking ⬙Are you sure you want to reset your
reactivate your service, either call the number listed on settings to default?” select “OK” to restore, or “Cancel” to
exit. Once the settings are restored, a pop-up appears
the screen or visit the provider online.
stating ⬙settings reset to default.⬙
NOTE: SiriusXM Travel Link is a separate subscription
and is available for U.S. residents only.
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Clear Personal Data
System Information
After pressing the “Clear Personal Data Settings” button After pressing the “System Information” button on the
on the touchscreen the following settings will be avail- touchscreen the following settings will be available:
able:
• System Information
• Clear Personal Data
When System Information is selected, a System InformaWhen this feature is selected it will remove personal data tion screen will appear displaying the system software
including Bluetooth devices and presets. To remove version.
personal information, press the “Clear Personal Data”
button and a pop-up will appear asking ⬙Are you sure UCONNECT RADIOS
you want to clear all personal data?” select “OK” to For detailed information about your Uconnect 3.0, 5.0
Clear, or “Cancel” to exit. Once the data has been cleared, and 8.4A/AN radio, refer to your Uconnect Supplement
a pop up appears stating ⬙Personal data cleared.”
Manual.
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iPod/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
Located inside the center console upper lid, 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.
4
Center Console USB/AUX SD Card Media Hub
1 — USB Port
2 — SD Card Slot
3 — Aux Jack
For further information, refer to the Uconnect Supplement Manual or visit UconnectPhone.com.
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The right hand control is a rocker type switch with a
push-button in the center. Pushing the top of the switch
The remote sound system controls are located on the back will increase the volume, and pushing the bottom of the
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to switch will decrease the volume.
access the switches.
The button located in the center of the right hand control
will switch modes to Radio, CD or other valid audio
sources.
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
The left hand control is a rocker type switch with a
push-button in the center. The function of the left hand
control is different depending on which mode you are in.
The following describes the left hand control operation in
each mode.
Radio Operation
Remote Sound System Controls (Rearview Of Steering
Wheel)
Pushing the top of the switch will SEEK up for the next
listenable station and pushing the bottom of the switch
will SEEK down for the next listenable station.
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The button located in the center of the left hand control 2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
wiping from center to edge.
will tune to the next pre-set station that you have
programmed in the radio pre-set buttons.
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratching the disc.
CD Player — If Equipped
Pushing the top of the switch once will go to the next 4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners,
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
or anti-static sprays.
will go to the beginning of the current track or to the
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
beginning of the previous track if it is within eight
seconds after the current track begins to play.
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
If you push the switch up or down twice it plays the 7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
second track, three times, it will play the third, etc.
too high.
NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular
disc, it may be damaged (e.g., scratched, reflective coatTo keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following
ing 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.
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
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Nevertheless, the wireless radio will be used in such a
manner that the radio is 20 cm or further from the human
Under certain conditions, the mobile device being on in
body.
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated The internal wireless radio operates within guidelines
by relocating the mobile device antenna. This condition is found in radio frequency safety standards and recomnot harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does mendations, which reflect the consensus of the scientific
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the community.
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be The radio manufacturer believes the internal wireless
turned down or off during mobile device operation when radio is safe for use by consumers. The level of energy
not using Uconnect (if equipped).
emitted is far less than the electromagnetic energy emitRADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE DEVICES
ted by wireless devices such as mobile phones. However,
the use of wireless radios may be restricted in some
USA/CANADA
situations or environments, such as aboard airplanes. If
Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation
you are unsure of restrictions, you are encouraged to ask
The radiated output power of the internal wireless radio for authorization before turning on the wireless radio.
is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits.
Regulatory And Safety Information
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and
with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation.
• If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
2. This device must accept any interference received,
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
including interference that may cause undesired opmore of the following measures:
eration.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and
NOTE:
receiver.
• This equipment has been tested and found to comply
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio technician
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
for help.
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful inter- CLIMATE CONTROLS
ference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy The Climate Control System allows you to regulate the
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the temperature, amount, and direction of air circulating
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio throughout the vehicle. The controls are located on the
instrument panel below the radio.
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
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Manual Climate Controls Without Touchscreen —
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.
Manual Climate Controls
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Front Blower
Temperature Control
MODE Control
RECIRCULATION Control
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5 — MAX A/C
6 — Air Conditioning (A/C)
7 — DEFROST Mode
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Front Blower Control
Temperature 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.
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
NOTE: Depending on the configuration, your vehicle warmer temperatures.
may be equipped with four blower speeds.
Air Conditioning Operation
Push the A/C button to engage the Air
Conditioning (A/C). A LED will illuminate when the A/C system is
engaged.
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MAX A/C
Mode Control (Air Direction)
For maximum cooling, when MAX A/C is selected the
A/C is turned on automatically and the air is
recirculated.
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.
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
spray from behind the radiator and through the con- Panel Mode
denser. Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce airflow
to the condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct
airflow.
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Bi-Level Mode
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat at the
windshield. This setting is good for maintaining comfort,
while reducing moisture on the windshield.
NOTE: There is a difference in temperature (in Defrost Mode
any conditions other than full cold or full hot), between
Air is directed through the windshield and side
the upper and lower outlets for added comfort. The
window demist outlets. Use the DEFROST mode
warmer air goes to the floor outlets. This feature gives
with maximum blower and warm temperature settings
improved comfort during sunny but cool conditions.
for best windshield and side window defrosting.
Floor Mode
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in MIX
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a and DEFROST, or a blend of these modes even if the A/C
small amount through the defrost and side win- button is not pushed. This dehumidifies the air to help
dry the windshield. To improve fuel economy, use these
dow demist outlets.
modes only when necessary.
Mix Mode
Air is directed through the floor, defrost and side
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
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Recirculation Control
• Continuous use of the Recirculation mode may make
the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur.
Extended use of this mode is not recommended.
Push the Recirculation Control button to
choose between outside air intake or recircula- • In cold or damp weather, the use of the Recirculation
tion of the air inside the vehicle. A LED will
mode will cause windows to fog on the inside because
illuminate when you are in Recirculation
of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. For maximum
mode. Only use the Recirculation mode to temporarily
defogging, select the outside air position.
block out any outside odors, smoke, or dust, and to cool
the interior rapidly upon initial start-up in very hot or • The A/C can be deselected manually without disturbing the mode control selection by pushing the A/C
humid weather.
button.
NOTE:
Air Outlets
• If the RECIRCULATION button is pushed when the
The airflow from each of the instrument panel outlets can
system is in Defrost mode, the Recirculation LED
be adjusted for direction, and turned on or off to control
indicator will flash three times and then turn off to
airflow.
indicate Recirculation mode is not allowed.
NOTE: For maximum airflow to the rear, the center
instrument panel outlets can be directed toward the rear
seat passengers.
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Economy Mode
Manual Climate Controls With Touchscreen — If
If ECONOMY mode is desired, push the A/C button to Equipped
turn off the LED indicator and the A/C compressor. Buttons On The Faceplate
Rotate the temperature control knob to the desired tem- The buttons on the faceplate are located below the radio
perature. Also, make sure to select only Panel, Bi-Level or touchscreen.
Floor modes.
Stop/Start System — If Equipped
While in an Autostop, the Climate Controls system may
automatically adjust airflow to maintain cabin comfort.
Customer settings will be maintained upon return to an
engine running condition.
Climate Controls — Buttons On The Faceplate
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Buttons On The Touchscreen
Buttons on the touchscreen are accessible on the radio.
Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Buttons On The
Faceplate and Buttons On The Touchscreen)
1. MAX A/C Button
Press and release to toggle between MAX A/C and the
prior settings. The button on the touchscreen illuminates
when MAX A/C is ON. 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 prior settings and the MAX
A/C indicator will turn off.
2. A/C Button
Temperature Controls — Buttons On The Touchscreen
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.
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equipped). An indicator will illuminate when the rear
window defroster is on. The rear window defroster
Press and release to change the current setting; the
automatically turns off after 10 minutes.
indicator illuminates when ON.
3. Recirculation Button
4. Front Defrost Button
CAUTION!
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 the previous setting.
5. Rear Defrost Button
Press and release this button to turn on the rear window
defroster (if equipped) and the heated outside mirrors (if
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. Modes
The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air
comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets,
and demist 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 adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air
vanes of the center outlets and outboard outlets can
be moved up and down or side to side to regulate
airflow direction. There is a shut off wheel located
below the air vanes to shut off or adjust the amount
of airflow from these outlets.
• Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets
and floor outlets. A slight amount of air is
directed through the defrost and side window
demister outlets.
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 demister outlets. This mode works
best in cold or snowy conditions.
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in MIX
and DEFROST modes even if the A/C button is not
pressed. This dehumidifies the air to help dry the windshield. To improve fuel economy, utilize these modes
only when required.
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7. Blower Control
8. Climate Control OFF Button
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 buttons on the
faceplate or buttons on the touchscreen as follows:
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control
ON/OFF.
Blower Control Knob On The Faceplate
9. Temperature Control Down Button
Push the button on the faceplate for cooler temperature
settings. On the touchscreen, slide the temperature bar
towards the blue arrow button for cooler temperature
settings.
The blower speed increases as you turn the control
10. Temperature Control Up Button
clockwise from the lowest blower setting. The blower
speed decreases as you turn the blower control knob Push the button on the faceplate for warmer temperature
counterclockwise.
settings. On the touchscreen, slide the temperature bar
towards the blue arrow button for cooler temperature
Buttons On The Touchscreen
settings.
Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting
and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting.
Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar
area between the icons.
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Recirculation Control
Automatic Climate Controls With Touchscreen —
If Equipped
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or Buttons On The Faceplate
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired,
The buttons on the faceplate are located below the
you may wish to recirculate interior air by Uconnect screen.
pressing the RECIRCULATION control button.
Recirculation mode should only be used temporarily. The
recirculation LED will illuminate on the blower control
knob when this button is selected. Push the button a
second time to turn off the Recirculation mode LED and
allow outside air into the vehicle.
NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
mode is not allowed in Defrost mode to improve window
clearing operation. Recirculation will be disabled automatically if these modes are selected.
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Buttons On The Touchscreen
Buttons on the touchscreen are accessible on the
Uconnect system screen.
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Uconnect 8.4 Automatic Temperature Controls — Buttons
On The Touchscreen
Uconnect 5.0 Automatic Temperature Controls — Buttons
On The Touchscreen
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Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Buttons On The 4. AUTO Operation Button
Faceplate And Buttons On The Touchscreen)
Automatically controls the interior cabin temperature by
1. MAX A/C Button
adjusting airflow distribution and amount. Performing
Press and release to change the current setting, the this function will cause the ATC to switch between
indicator illuminates when MAX A/C is ON. Performing manual mode and automatic modes. Refer to “Automatic
this function again will cause the MAX A/C operation to Operation” for more information.
switch into manual mode and the MAX A/C indicator 5. Front Defrost Button
will turn off.
Press and release to change the current airflow setting to
2. A/C Button
Defrost mode. The indicator illuminates when this feaPress and release to change the current setting, the ture is ON. Air comes from the windshield and side
indicator illuminates when A/C is ON. Performing this window demist outlets. When the defrost button is
function again will cause the A/C operation to switch selected, the blower level will increase. Use Defrost mode
into manual mode and the A/C indicator will turn off. with maximum temperature settings for best windshield
and side window defrosting and defogging. Performing
3. Recirculation Button
this function will cause the ATC to switch into manual
Press and release to change the current setting, the mode. If the front defrost mode is turned off the climate
system will return the previous setting.
indicator illuminates when ON.
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6. Rear Defrost Button
CAUTION! (Continued)
Press and release this button to turn on the rear window
defroster (if equipped) 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.
• 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 (Uconnect
8.4)
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.
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
control. Push the button on the faceplate for warmer
temperature settings or on the touchscreen, press and
slide the temperature bar towards the red arrow for
warmer temperature settings.
NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will
automatically exit Sync.
(Continued)
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8. Passenger Temperature
(Uconnect 8.4)
Control
Down
Button 10. Blower Control
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
control. Push the button on the faceplate for cooler
temperature settings or on the touchscreen, press and
slide the temperature bar towards the blue arrow for
cooler temperature settings.
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 the blower control
knob on the faceplate or buttons on the touchscreen as
follows:
NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will
Blower Control Knob On The Faceplate
automatically exit Sync.
The blower speed increases as you turn the blower
9. SYNC
control knob clockwise from the lowest blower setting.
Press the Sync button on the touchscreen to toggle the The blower speed decreases as you turn the blower
Sync feature On/Off. The Sync indicator is illuminated control knob counterclockwise.
when this feature is enabled. Sync is used to synchronize
the passenger temperature setting with the driver temperature setting. Changing the passenger temperature
setting while in Sync will automatically exit this feature.
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Button On The Touchscreen
Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting
and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting.
Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar
area between the icons.
11. Modes
direction. There is a shut off wheel located below the
air vanes to shut off or adjust the amount of airflow
from these outlets.
• Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets
and floor outlets. A slight amount of air is
directed through the defrost and side window demister outlets.
The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air
comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets,
NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort condemist outlets and defrost outlets. The Mode settings are
ditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and
as follows:
warmer air from the floor outlets.
• Panel Mode
• Floor Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight
panel. Each of these outlets can be individuamount of air is directed through the defrost
ally adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air vanes of
and side window demister outlets.
the center outlets and outboard outlets can be moved
up and down or side to side to regulate airflow
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• Mix Mode
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side
window demist outlets. This mode works best
in cold or snowy conditions.
14. Driver Temperature Control Up Button (Uconnect
8.4)
Provides the driver with independent temperature control. Push the button on the faceplate button for warmer
temperature settings or on the touchscreen, press and
12. Climate Control OFF Button
slide the temperature bar towards the red arrow for
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control warmer temperature settings.
ON/OFF.
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically
13. Driver Temperature Control Down Button (Uconnect adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same
8.4)
time.
Provides the driver with independent temperature con- 15. Temperature Control (Uconnect 5.0)
trol. Push the button on the faceplate for cooler temperature settings or on the touchscreen, press and slide the Press the temperature button on the touchscreen to
temperature bar towards the blue arrow for cooler tem- regulate the temperature of the air inside the passenger
compartment. Moving the temperature bar into the red
perature settings.
area, indicates warmer temperatures. Moving the temNOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically perature bar into the blue area indicates cooler temperaadjust the passenger temperature setting at the same tures.
time.
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• If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side glass,
select Defrost mode and adjust blower speed if
needed.
Climate Control Functions
A/C (Air Conditioning)
The Air Conditioning (A/C) button allows the operator
to manually activate or deactivate the air conditioning • If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser (losystem. When the air conditioning system is turned on,
cated in front of the radiator), for an accumulation of
cool dehumidified air will flow through the outlets into
dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from
the cabin. For improved fuel economy, press the A/C
behind the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric
button to turn off the air conditioning and manually
front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the
adjust the blower and airflow mode settings. Also, make
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
sure to select only Panel, Bi-Level or Floor modes.
MAX A/C
NOTE:
• For Manual Climate Controls, if the system is in Mix,
Floor or Defrost Mode, the A/C can be turned off, but
the A/C system shall remain active to prevent fogging
of the windows.
MAX A/C sets the control for maximum cooling performance.
Press and release to toggle between MAX A/C and the
prior settings. The button on the touchscreen illuminates
when MAX A/C is ON.
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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 prior
settings and the MAX A/C indicator will turn off.
Recirculation Control
NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
lead to excessive window fogging. The recirculation
feature may be unavailable (button on the touchscreen
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 on the
faceplate 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
on the touchscreen or faceplate. Recirculation mode
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
should only be used temporarily. The recirculation LED
button on the faceplate will illuminate when either Automatic Operation
button is selected. Push either button a second time to
1. Push the AUTO button on the faceplate or press the
turn off the Recirculation mode LED and allow outside
“AUTO” button on the touchscreen.
air into the vehicle.
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2. Adjust the temperature you would like the system to • The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric
maintain by adjusting the driver and passenger temunits by selecting the Uconnect customerprogrammable feature. Refer to the “Uconnect System
perature buttons on the faceplate or buttons on the
Settings” in this section of the manual.
touchscreen. Once the desired temperature is displayed, the system will achieve and automatically To provide you with maximum comfort in the Automatic
maintain that comfort level.
mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will remain
3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is on low until the engine warms up. The blower will
not necessary to change the temperature. You will increase in speed and transition into Auto mode.
experience the greatest efficiency by simply allowing Manual Operation Override
the 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. trol.
The system automatically adjusts the temperature, The blower fan speed can be set to any fixed speed by
mode, and blower speed to provide comfort as quickly adjusting the blower control. The fan will now operate at
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.
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The operator can also select the direction of the airflow OAT coolant (conforming to MS.90032) is recommended.
by selecting one of the available mode settings. A/C Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
operation and Recirculation control can also be manually Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
selected in Manual operation.
Winter Operation
NOTE: Each of these features operates independently To ensure the best possible heater and defroster perforfrom each other. If any feature is controlled manually, mance, make sure the engine cooling system is functiontemperature control will continue to operate automati- ing properly and the proper amount, type, and concencally.
tration of coolant is used. Refer to “Maintenance
Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for proper
coolant selection. Use of the air Recirculation mode
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for
during Winter months is not recommended because it
suggested control settings for various weather condimay cause window fogging.
tions.
Vacation/Storage
Summer Operation
Any time you store your vehicle or keep it out of service
The engine cooling system must be protected with a (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
high-quality antifreeze coolant to provide proper corroconditioning system at idle for about five minutes in
sion protection and to protect against engine overheating. fresh air with the blower setting in high. This will ensure
Operating Tips
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adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility Outside Air Intake
of compressor damage when the system is started again. Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
Window Fogging and Frosting
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, can cause
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside of the glass in
odor, and if they enter the plenum they could plug the
mild, rainy and/or humid weather. Windows may frost
water drains. In winter months, ensure the air intake is
on the inside of the glass in very cold weather. To clear
clear of ice, slush and snow.
the windows, select Defrost or Mix mode and increase
the front blower speed. Do not use the Recirculation
mode without A/C for long periods, as fogging may
occur.
NOTE: Automatic Temperature Controls (ATC) will automatically adjust the climate control settings to reduce
or eliminate window fogging on the front windshield.
When this occurs, recirculation will be unavailable.
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Control Setting Suggestions For Various Weather Conditions
Operating Tips Chart
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PERSONALIZED MENU BAR
1. Press the “Apps
” button to open the App screen.
The Uconnect features and services in the main menu bar 2. Press and hold, then drag the selected App to replace
are easily changed for your convenience. Simply follow
an existing shortcut in the main menu bar.
these steps:
The replaced shortcut will now be an active App/
shortcut on the main menu bar.
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UCONNECT VOICE RECOGNITION
Introducing Uconnect
Start using Uconnect Voice Recognition with these helpful quick tips. It provides the key Voice Commands and
tips you need to know to control your Uconnect 3.0, 5.0 or
8.4A/8.4AN system.
Uconnect 8.4A/8.4AN Main Menu
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Uconnect 3.0
Uconnect 5.0
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Get Started
1. Visit UconnectPhone.com to check mobile device and
feature compatibility and to find phone pairing instructions.
2. Reduce background noise. Wind and passenger conversations are examples of noise that may impact
recognition.
3. Speak clearly at a normal pace and volume while
facing straight ahead. The microphone is positioned
on the rearview mirror and aimed at the driver.
Uconnect 8.4AN
If you see the
icon on your touchscreen, you have
the Uconnect 8.4AN system. If not, you have a
Uconnect 8.4A system.
4. Each time you give a Voice Command, you must first
push either the VR or Phone button, wait until after
the beep, then say your Voice Command.
5. You can interrupt the help message or system prompts
by pushing the VR or Phone button and saying a Voice
Command from current category.
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Two buttons are all you need to control your Uconnect Basic Voice Commands
system with your voice.
The basic Voice Commands below can be given at any
point while using your Uconnect system.
Push the VR button
. After the beep, sayѧ
• Cancel to stop a current voice session
• Help to hear a list of suggested Voice Commands
• Repeat to listen to the system prompts again
Notice the visual cues that inform you of your voice
recognition system’s status. Cues appear on the screen.
Voice Recognition (VR)/Phone Buttons
1 — Push To Begin Radio, Media, Navigation, Apps And Climate
Functions
2 — Push To Initiate Or To Answer A Phone Call, Send Or Receive A Text
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Uconnect 5.0
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Radio
Use your voice to quickly get to the AM, FM or SiriusXM
Satellite Radio stations you would like to hear. (Subscription or included SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial required.)
Push the VR button
. After the beep, sayѧ
• Tune to ninety-five-point-five FM
• Tune to Satellite Channel Hits 1
Uconnect 8.4A/8.4AN
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TIP: At any time, if you are not sure of what to say or
want to learn a Voice Command, press the VR button
and say “Help.” The system will provide you with
a list of commands.
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Media
Uconnect 5.0 Radio
Uconnect offers connections via USB, SD, Bluetooth and
auxiliary ports (If Equipped). Voice operation is only
available for connected USB and iPod devices. (Remote
CD player optional and not available on all vehicles.)
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. After the beep, say one of the
Push the VR button
following commands and follow the prompts to
switch your media source or choose an artist.
• Change source to Bluetooth
• Change source to iPod
• Change source to USB
• Play artist Beethoven; Play album Greatest Hits; Play
song Moonlight Sonata; Play genre Classical
TIP: For the Uconnect 5.0 and 8.4A/8.4AN systems, press
the Browse button on the touchscreen to see all of the
music on your iPod or USB device. Your Voice Command
must match exactly how the artist, album, song and
genre information is displayed.
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Phone
Making and answering hands-free phone calls is easy
with Uconnect. When the Phonebook button is illuminated for the Uconnect 5.0 and 8.4A/AN radios, your
system is ready. Check UconnectPhone.com for mobile
phone compatibility and pairing instructions.
. After the beep, say one of
Push the Phone button
the following commandsѧ
• Call John Smith
• Dial 123-456-7890 and follow the system prompts
Uconnect 8.4A/8.4AN Media
• Redial (call previous outgoing phone number)
• Call back (call previous incoming phone number)
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TIP: When providing a Voice Command, push the Phone
and say “Call,” then pronounce the name
button
exactly as it appears in your phone book. When a
contact has multiple phone numbers, you can say
“Call John Smith work.”
Uconnect 8.4A/8.4AN Phone
Uconnect 5.0 Phone
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Voice Text Reply
Uconnect will announce incoming text messages. Push
and say Listen. (Must have comthe Phone button
patible mobile phone paired to Uconnect system.)
1. Once an incoming text message is read to you, push
. After the beep, say: “Reply.”
the Phone button
2. Listen to the Uconnect prompts. After the beep, repeat
one of the pre-defined messages and follow the system
prompts.
PRE-DEFINED VOICE TEXT REPLY RESPONSES
Yes.
Stuck in traffic.
See you later.
Start without
No.
I’ll be late.
me.
Okay.
Where are you? I will be <number> minutes
Are you there
Call me.
late.
yet?
I’ll call you
I need
See you in
later.
directions.
<number> of
minutes.
I’m on my way. Can’t talk right
now.
I’m lost.
Thanks.
TIP: Your mobile phone must have the full implementation of the Message Access Profile (MAP) to take advantage of this feature. For details about MAP, visit
UconnectPhone.com.
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Apple iPhone iOS 6 or later supports reading incoming
text messages only. To enable this feature on your Apple
iPhone, follow these 4 simple steps:
iPhone Notification Settings
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Select “Settings”
Select “Bluetooth”
Select the (i) for the paired vehicle
Turn on “Show Notifications”
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TIP: Voice Text Reply is not compatible with iPhone, but TIP: Voice Command for Climate may only be used to
if your vehicle is equipped with Siri Eyes Free, you can adjust the interior temperature of your vehicle. Voice
Command will not work to adjust the heated seats or
use your voice to send a text message.
steering wheel if equipped.
Climate (8.4A/8.4AN)
Too hot? Too cold? Adjust vehicle temperatures handsfree and keep everyone comfortable while you keep
moving ahead. (If vehicle is equipped with climate
control.)
4
. After the beep, say one of the
Push the VR button
following commands:
• Set driver temperature to 70 degrees
• Set passenger temperature to 70 degrees
Uconnect 8.4A/8.4AN Climate
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2. Then follow the system prompts.
Navigation (8.4A/8.4AN)
The Uconnect navigation feature helps you save time and TIP: To start a POI search, push the VR button
become more productive when you know exactly how to the beep, say: “ Find nearest coffee shop.”
get to where you want to go. (Navigation is optional on
the Uconnect 8.4A system. See your dealer to activate
navigation at any time.)
1. To enter a destination, push the VR button
the beep, say:
. After
• For the 8.4A Uconnect System, say: “Enter state.”
• For the 8.4AN Uconnect System, say: “Find address
800 Chrysler Drive Auburn Hills, Michigan.”
Uconnect 8.4A/8.4AN Navigation
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Uconnect Access (8.4A/8.4AN)
WARNING!
ALWAYS obey traffic laws and pay attention to the
road. Some Uconnect Access services, including 9-1-1
and Assist, will NOT work without an operable 1X
(voice/data) or 3G (data) network connection.
NOTE: Your vehicle may be transmitting data as authorized by the subscriber.
An included trial and/or subscription is required to take
advantage of the Uconnect Access services in the next
section of this guide. To register with Uconnect Access,
press the Apps button on the 8.4-inch touchscreen to get
started. Detailed registration instructions can be found
on the next page.
NOTE: Uconnect Access is available only on equipped
vehicles purchased within the continental United States,
Alaska and Hawaii. Services can only be used where
coverage is available; see coverage map for details.
9-1-1 Call
Security Alarm Notification
Remote Door Lock/Unlock
Stolen Vehicle Assistance
Remote Vehicle Start**
Remote Horn and Lights
Yelp Search
Voice Texting
Roadside Assistance Call
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WiFi Hotspot***
**If vehicle is equipped.
***Extra charges apply.
Register (8.4A/8.4AN)
To unlock the full potential of Uconnect Access in your
vehicle, you first need to register with Uconnect Access.
1. Push the ASSIST button on your rearview mirror.
2. Press the “Uconnect Care” button on the touchscreen.
3. A helpful Uconnect Care Agent will register your
vehicle and handle all of the details.
Signing up is easy! Simply follow the steps above. Or,
press the “Apps
” button on the touchscreen to
“Register By Web” to complete the process using your
smartphone or computer.
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For further information please visit DriveUconnect.com. To link your internet radio accounts:
1. Download the Uconnect Access App to your mobile
device.
You’re only a few steps away from using remote commands and playing your favorite music in your vehicle. 2. Press the Via Mobile icon on the navigation bar at the
bottom of the app.
Mobile App (8.4A/8.4AN)
3. Press the app you’d like to connect to your vehicle.
4. Enter your login information for the selected app and
press Link.
5. Next time you’re in your vehicle, enable Bluetooth,
pair your phone and select the Via Mobile app you
want to play from the Uconnect touchscreen to stream
your personalized music.
Mobile App
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2. Listen to the prompt. After the beep, dictate the
message you would like to send. Wait for Uconnect to
• You can also complete this process on the web. Simply
process your message.
visit moparownerconnect.com log in and click Set Up
Via Mobile Profile (under Quick Links).
3. The Uconnect system will repeat your message and
provide a variety of options to add to, delete, send or
• Once you download the app to your compatible
hear the message again. After the beep, tell Uconnect
mobile device, you will also be able to start your
what you’d like to do. For instance, if you’re happy
vehicle and lock/unlock its doors from virtually anywith your message, after the beep, say: “Send.”
where.
You must be registered with Uconnect Access and have a
Voice Texting (8.4A/8.4AN)
compatible MAP – enabled smartphone to use your voice
1. To send a message, push the Phone button
. After to send a personalized text message. For details about
the beep, say the following command: “Send mes- MAP, visit UconnectPhone.com.
sage to John Smith.”
NOTE:
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Apple iPhone iOS6 or later supports reading incoming
text messages only. To enable this feature on your Apple
iPhone, follow these 4 simple steps:
4
iPhone Notification Settings
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Select “Settings”
Select “Bluetooth”
Select the (i) for the paired vehicle
Turn on “Show Notifications”
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1. Press the “Apps
TIP:
” button on the touchscreen.
• Voice Texting is not compatible with iPhone, but if 2. Press the “Yelp” button on the touchscreen.
your vehicle is equipped with Siri Eyes Free, you can
3. Once the YELP home screen appears on the touchuse your voice to send a text message.
, then say: “YELP
screen, push the VR button
search.”
• Messages are limited to 140 characters.
• The Messaging button on the touchscreen must be 4. Listen to the system prompts and after the beep, tell
Uconnect the place or business that you’d like
illuminated to use the feature.
Uconnect to find.
Yelp (8.4A/8.4AN)
Once registered with Uconnect Access, you can use your
voice to search for the most popular places or things
around you.
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TIP: Once you perform a search, you can reorganize the SiriusXM Travel Link (8.4A/8.4AN)
results by selecting either the Best Match, Rating or Need to find a gas station, view local movie listings,
Distance tab on the top of the touchscreen display.
check a sports score or the 5 - day weather forecast?
SiriusXM Travel Link is a suite of services that brings a
wealth of information right to your Uconnect 8.4AN
system. (Not available for 8.4A system.)
. After the beep, say one of the
Push the VR button
following commands:
• Show fuel prices
• Show 5 - day weather forecast
• Show extended weather
Yelp
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TIP: Traffic alerts are not accessible with Voice Com- set reminders, and more. For further information go to
the
Mopar
Owner
Connect
website
mand.
moparownerconnect.com.
Do Not Disturb
With Do Not Disturb, you can disable notifications from
incoming calls and texts, allowing you to keep your eyes
on the road and hands on the wheel. For your convenience there is a counter display to keep track of your
missed calls and text messages while you were using Do
Not Disturb.
Do Not Disturb can automatically reply with a text
message, a call or both, when declining an incoming call
and send it to voicemail.
SiriusXM Travel Link
Siri Eyes Free — If Equipped
Automatic reply messages can be:
• “I am driving right now, I will get back to you shortly.”
If your vehicle is equipped with Siri Eyes Free, you can • Create a custom auto reply message up to 160 characuse your voice to send text messages, schedule meetings,
ters.
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NOTE: Only the first 25 characters can been seen on the 1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
touchscreen while typing a custom message.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undeWhile in Do Not Disturb, Conference Call can be selected
sired operation.
so you can still place a second call without being interNOTE:
rupted by incoming calls.
• The transmitter has been tested and it complies with
NOTE:
FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not ex• Reply with text message is not compatible with iPpressly approved by the party responsible for complihones.
ance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
• Auto reply with text message is only available on
phones that supporting Bluetooth MAP.
• The term IC before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical speciGeneral Information
fications were met.
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
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Additional Information
Uconnect System Support:
© 2015 FCA US LLC. All rights reserved. Mopar and
Uconnect are registered trademarks and Mopar Owner
Connect is a trademark of FCA US LLC. Android is a
trademark of Google Inc. SiriusXM and all related marks
and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. Yelp,
Yelp logo, Yelp burst and related marks are registered
trademarks of Yelp.
• U.S. residents call 1-877-855-8400 (24 hours a day 7
days a week) or visit DriveUconnect.com
• Canadian residents call 1-800-465-2001 (English) or
1-800-387-9983 (French) or visit DriveUconnect.ca
Mon. – Fri., 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, ET
Sat., 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, ET
Sun., Closed
Uconnect Access Services Support 1-855-792-4241 Please
have your Uconnect Security PIN ready when you call.
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CONTENTS
䡵 STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
▫ Automatic Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
▫ Possible Reasons The Engine Does Not
Autostop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .476
▫ Keyless Enter-N-Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .476
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .476
▫ Extreme Cold Weather
(Below –22°F Or −30°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478
▫ To Start The Engine While In Autostop Mode. .481
▫ To Manually Turn Off The Stop Start System . .483
▫ To Manually Turn On The Stop Start System . .484
▫ System Malfunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478 䡵 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED . . .484
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479 䡵 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . .485
䡵 STOP/START SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . .479
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
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▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . .488
▫ Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .488
▫ Six-Speed Automatic Transmission — 1500 Models
Only (If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .497
▫ Six-Speed Automatic Transmission — 2500/3500
Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509
䡵 FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
▫ Manually Shifted Transfer Case — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
▫ Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Four-Position
Switch) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
▫ Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Five-Position
Switch) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .531
▫ Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Five-Position
Switch) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .536
䡵 AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (1500 MODELS) — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
▫ Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
▫ Air Suspension Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID) Display
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
䡵 AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (2500/3500 MODELS)
— IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .551
▫ Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .551
▫ Air Suspension Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .553
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▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID) Display
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .554
䡵 STABILIZER/SWAY BAR SYSTEM — POWER
WAGON ONLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .555
䡵 SAFE OFF-ROAD DRIVING — POWER WAGON
ONLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567
䡵 AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (REBEL MODELS
ONLY) — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .555
▫ Off-Road Driving Tips And Vehicle
Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567
▫ Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .555
▫ Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand . . . . . . . . . .570
▫ Air Suspension Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .559
▫ Crossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High
Points) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .571
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Driver Infromation Display (DID) Display
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561
䡵 AXLE LOCKER SYSTEM — POWER WAGON
MODELS ONLY (IF EQUIPPED) . . . . . . . . . . . .562
▫ Hill Climbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .574
▫ Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
▫ Airing Down For Off-Road Driving . . . . . . . . .579
▫ Vehicle Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .580
▫ After Driving Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .584
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䡵 LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
▫ Winch Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
䡵 DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES . . . . . . . . .586
▫ Operating Your Winch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .596
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
▫ Rigging Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .587 䡵 POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609
䡵 DRIVING THROUGH WATER . . . . . . . . . . . . .587
▫ Electric Power Steering — 1500 Models . . . . .609
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .587
▫ Hydraulic Power Steering — 2500/3500
Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
䡵 OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
▫ After Driving Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
䡵 FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY 5.7L/6.4L ENGINES
ONLY — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612
䡵 PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612
䡵 WINCH USAGE — POWER WAGON ONLY — (IF
䡵 BRAKE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615
EQUIPPED) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
▫ Hydraulic Brake Assist — 2500/3500 Models Only
▫ Things To Know Before Using Your Winch. . . .591
(Except Power Wagon) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615
▫ Understanding The Features Of Your Winch. . .593
䡵 ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM . . . .615
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▫ Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) . . . .616
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .636
▫ Brake System Warning Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . .616
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .638
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . .616
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .639
▫ Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light. . . . . . . . . . . .618 䡵 TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . .644
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .618
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .644
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .645
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . .622
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . .647
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . .622
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .647
▫ Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . .627
▫ Tire Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .648
▫ Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .628
▫ Run Flat Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .650
▫ Hill Descent Control (HDC) — If Equipped . . .629
▫ Spare Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .650
䡵 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .632
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .653
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .653
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▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .654
▫ 3.6L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .654
▫ 5.7L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .672
䡵 SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION
— IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .656
▫ 6.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .672
䡵 TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . . .656
䡵 TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .659
▫ Directional Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .660
▫ Dual Rear Wheels — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .660
䡵 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) . .662
▫ Premium System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .664
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .673
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . .673
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .674
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .674
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .675
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .675
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .676
▫ Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS) 3500
䡵 FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L ENGINE ONLY) — IF
Series Trucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .669
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .677
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671
▫ E-85 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .677
䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671
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▫ Ethanol Fuel (E-85) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .677 䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .685
▫ Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .678
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . .685
▫ Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
(E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . .678
▫ Trailer Hitch Type and Maximum Trailer
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .693
▫ Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .679
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight
Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .694
▫ Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .679
▫ Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .679
▫ Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .680
䡵 ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .680
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .682
䡵 VEHICLE LOADING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .683
▫ Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .683
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .694
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .695
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .705
䡵 SNOWPLOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .707
▫ 1500 Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .707
▫ 2500/3500 Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .708
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䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .711
▫ Recreational Towing — Two-Wheel Drive
Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .712
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle . .711
▫ Recreational Towing — Four-Wheel Drive
Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .713
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STARTING PROCEDURES
WARNING! (Continued)
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both
inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belt.
The starter should not be operated for more than 10second intervals. Waiting a few seconds between such
intervals will protect the starter from overheating.
WARNING!
• 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.
Normal Starting
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Leaving children 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 gear
selector.
Normal starting of either a warm or cold engine is
obtained without pumping or pressing the accelerator
pedal. Cycle the ignition to the START position and
release when the engine starts. If the engine fails to start
within 10 seconds, cycle the ignition to the OFF position,
wait five seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting”
procedure.
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Automatic Transmission
Keyless Enter-N-Go
Start the engine with the transmission in PARK position.
Apply the brake before shifting into any driving range.
NOTE:
• This vehicle is equipped with a transmission shift
interlocking system. The brake pedal must be pressed
to shift out of PARK.
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition switch with the push
of a button, as long as the Remote
Start/Keyless Enter-N-Go Key Fob is
in the passenger compartment.
• If equipped with an 8 speed transmission starting the Normal Starting
vehicle in NEUTRAL is not possible unless the Manual
Park Release has been activated. For the Manual Park Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button
Release operation refer to Manual Park Release in 1. The transmission must be in PARK or NEUTRAL.
“What To Do In Emergencies”.
2. Press and hold the brake pedal while pushing the
Tip Start Feature
ENGINE START/STOP button once.
Do not press the accelerator. Cycle the ignition switch 3. The system takes over and attempts to start the
briefly to the START position and release it. The starter
vehicle. If the vehicle fails to start, the starter will
motor will continue to run but will automatically disendisengage automatically after 10 seconds.
gage when the engine is running.
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4. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine prior to
the engine starting, push the button again.
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine
is obtained without pumping or pressing the accelerator
pedal.
position. If the shift lever/gear selector is not in PARK
and the ENGINE START/STOP button is pushed
once, the EVIC/DID will display a “Vehicle Not In
Park” message and the engine will remain running.
Never leave a vehicle out of the PARK position, or it
could roll.
To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE
START/STOP Button
NOTE: If the ignition switch is left in the ACC or RUN
(engine not running) position and the transmission is in
1. Place the shift lever/gear selector in PARK, then push PARK, the system will automatically time out after 30
and release the ENGINE START/STOP button.
minutes of inactivity and the ignition will switch to the
OFF position.
2. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position.
ENGINE START/STOP Button Functions — With
3. If the shift lever/gear selector is not in PARK, the
Driver’s Foot OFF The Brake Pedal (In PARK Or
ENGINE START/STOP button must be held for two
NEUTRAL Position)
seconds or three short pushes in a row with the vehicle
speed above 5 mph (8 km/h) before the engine will The ENGINE START/STOP button operates similar to an
shut off. The ignition switch position will remain in ignition switch. It has three positions, OFF, ACC, RUN.
the ACC position until the shift lever/gear selector is To change the ignition switch positions without starting
in PARK and the button is pushed twice to the OFF the vehicle and use the accessories follow these steps:
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the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it
there while the engine is cranking. This should clear any
2. Push the ENGINE START/STOP button once to
excess fuel in case the engine is flooded.
change the ignition to the ACC position.
The starter motor will engage automatically, run for 10
3. Push the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time seconds, and then disengage. Once this occurs, release
to change the ignition to the RUN position.
the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal, wait 10 to 15
4. Push the ENGINE START/STOP button a third time to seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
return the ignition to the OFF position.
1. Starting with the ignition in the OFF position:
CAUTION!
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –22°F Or −30°C)
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
an externally powered electric engine block heater (available from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the
engine for more than 10 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to
15 seconds before trying again.
If Engine Fails To Start
WARNING!
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” procedure, it may be flooded. Push
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into
the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to
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WARNING! (Continued)
start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire
causing serious personal injury.
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel
could enter the catalytic converter and once the
engine has started, ignite and damage the converter
and vehicle.
• If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster
cables may be used to obtain a start from a booster
battery or the battery in another vehicle. This type
of start can be dangerous if done improperly. Refer
to “Jump-Starting” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
cranking with the accelerator pedal pushed all the way to
the floor. Release the accelerator pedal and the ignition
button/key once the engine is running smoothly.
If the engine shows no sign of starting after a 10 second
period of engine cranking with the accelerator pedal held
to the floor, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the
“Normal Starting” procedure.
After Starting
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
decrease as the engine warms up.
STOP/START SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
The Stop/Start function is developed to save fuel and
reduce emissions. The system will stop the engine automatically during a vehicle stop if the required conditions
If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not are met. Releasing the brake pedal will automatically
have enough power to continue running when the igni- re-start the vehicle.
tion button/key is released. If this occurs, continue
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Automatic Mode
The Stop/Start feature is enabled after every normal
customer engine start. It will remain in STOP/START
NOT READY until you drive forward with a vehicle
speed greater than 5 mph (8 km/h). At that time, the
system will go into STOP/START READY and if all other
conditions are met, can go into an STOP/START AUTO
STOP ACTIVE “Autostop” mode.
3. The transmission Gear Selector must be in DRIVE and
the brake pedal depressed.
The engine will shut down, the tachometer will move to
the zero position and the stop/start telltale will illuminate indicating you are in an Autostop. While in an
Autostop, the Climate Controls system may automatically adjust airflow to maintain cabin comfort. Customer
settings will be maintained upon return to an engine
running condition.
To Activate The Autostop Mode, The Following Must
Occur:
Possible Reasons The Engine Does Not Autostop
1. The system must be in STOP/START READY state. A
STOP/START READY message will be displayed in
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
Driver Information Display (DID) within the Stop/
Start section. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)”
in “Electronics” for further information.
2. The vehicle must be completely stopped.
Prior to engine shut down, the system will check many
safety and comfort conditions to see if they are fulfilled.
In following situations the engine will not stop:
• Driver’s seat belt is not buckled.
• Driver’s door is not closed.
• Outside temperature is less than 1°F (–17°C) or greater
than 104°F (40°C).
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• Battery temperature too warm or cold.
It may be possible for the vehicle to be driven several
times without the STOP/START system going into a
• The vehicle is on a steep grade.
STOP/START READY state under more extreme condi• Cabin heating or cooling is in process and an accept- tions of the items listed above.
able cabin temperature has not been achieved.
To Start The Engine While In Autostop Mode
• HVAC is set to full defrost mode at a high blower While in DRIVE the engine will start when the brake
speed.
pedal is released or the throttle pedal is depressed. The
• Engine has not reached normal operating temperature. transmission will automatically reengage upon engine
restart. During this transition the brakes will hold the
• Battery discharged.
vehicle to avoid undesired vehicle movement.
• The transmission is not in DRIVE.
Conditions That Will Cause The Engine To Start Auto• Hood is open.
matically While In Autostop Mode
• Vehicle is in 4LO transfer case mode.
The engine will start automatically when:
Other factors which can inhibit AutoStop include: fuel • The transmission selector is moved from DRIVE to
REVERSE or NEUTRAL
level, accelerator pedal input, engine temp too high and
steering angle.
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• To maintain cabin temperature near the HVAC settings Conditions That Force An Automatic Shift To Park
While In Autostop Mode
• HVAC is set to full defrost mode
The engine will not start automatically and the transmis• Autostop time exceeds 5 minutes
sion will be placed in PARK if:
• Battery voltage drops too low
• The driver door is open and brake pedal released
• Low brake vacuum (e.g. after several brake pedal
• The driver door is open and the driver seat belt is
applications)
unbuckled
• STOP/START OFF switch is pushed
• The engine hood has been opened
• 4WD system is put into 4LO mode
• A STOP/START system error occurs
• The emissions system requires it
The engine may then be restarted by moving the trans• A STOP/START system error occurs
mission shift selector out of PARK (e.g. to DRIVE) or, in
some cases, only by a KEY START. The Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Driver Information Display
(DID) will display a SHIFT OUT OF PARK message, or a
STOP/START KEY START REQUIRED message, to indicate which action is required. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
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Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display
(DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
To Manually Turn Off The Stop Start System
1. Push the STOP/START Off switch (located on the
switch bank). The light on the switch will illuminate.
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STOP/START OFF Switch
2. The STOP/START OFF message will appear in Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Electronics” for further information.
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3. At the next vehicle stop (after turning off the STOP/ STOP/START SYSTEM message will appear in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Driver InforSTART system) the engine will not be stopped.
mation Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Infor4. If the STOP/START system is manually turned off, the
mation Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display
engine can only be started and stopped by cycling the
(DID)” in “Electronics” for further information.
ignition switch.
The system will need to be checked by your authorized
5. The STOP/START system will reset itself back to an dealer.
ON condition every time the key is turned off and
back on.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
To Manually Turn On The Stop Start System
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
1. Push the STOP/START Off switch (located on the quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
switch bank).
grounded, three-wire extension cord.
2. The light on the switch will turn off.
1500 Models
System Malfunction
The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood on
If there is a malfunction in the STOP/START system, the the passenger side of the vehicle near the right head lamp
system will not shut down the engine. A SERVICE assembly. It is located between the front grill and the
radiator, but underneath the black upper seal.
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2500/3500 Models
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
The engine block heater cord is routed through the grille
by the right front tow hook.
It includes a removable cap that is secured by a tethered
strap. It also has a c-clip that is used for storage when not
in use for the winter months. During winter months,
remove the heater cord wiring assembly from itself on
the c-clip.
The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one
hour to have an adequate warming effect on the engine.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
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.
NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while
shifting out of PARK.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• 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. When the ignition is in the LOCK/OFF
(key removal) position, the transmission is locked
in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted
movement.
• Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking
brake, shift the automatic transmission into PARK
or the manual transmission into REVERSE, turn
the vehicle OFF, remove the key fob from the
ignition and lock your vehicle. If equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go, always make sure the keyless
ignition node is in “OFF” mode, remove the Key
Fob from the vehicle and lock the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle. If
equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go, always make
sure the keyless ignition node is in “OFF” mode,
remove the Key Fob from the vehicle and lock the
vehicle.
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• 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 (in a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go) in the ACC or ON/RUN position. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
• 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 ON/RUN mode. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
(Continued)
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 LOCK/
OFF (key removal) position. The Key Fob can only be
removed from the ignition when the ignition is in the
LOCK/OFF position, and the transmission is locked in
PARK whenever the ignition switch is in the LOCK/OFF
position.
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NOTE: If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the
Key Fob in the ignition switch to warn you that this
safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started
and stopped but the Key Fob cannot be removed until
you obtain service.
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
Interlock System (BTSI) that holds the transmission gear
selector in PARK unless the brakes are applied. To shift
the transmission out of PARK, the ignition switch must
be turned to the ON/RUN position (engine running, for
vehicles with eight-speed transmission) and the brake
pedal must be pressed.
In 8-speed vehicles, the brake pedal must also be pressed
to shift from NEUTRAL into DRIVE or REVERSE when
the vehicle is stopped or moving at low speeds.
Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission — If
Equipped
The transmission is controlled using a rotary electronic
gear selector located on the instrument panel. The transmission gear range (PRND) is displayed both above the
gear selector and in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID). To
select a gear range, simply rotate the gear selector. You
must press the brake pedal to shift the transmission out
of PARK, or to shift from NEUTRAL into DRIVE or
REVERSE, when the vehicle is stopped or moving at low
speeds (refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System” in this section). To shift past multiple gear ranges at
once (such as Park to Drive), simply rotate the gear
selector to the appropriate detent. Select the DRIVE range
for normal driving.
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
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vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
hundred miles (kilometers).
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
shifting between these gears.
The transmission gear selector has only PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, and DRIVE positions. Manual downshifts can be made using the Electronic Range Select
(ERS) shift control (refer to ⬙Electronic Range Select (ERS)
Operation⬙ in this section for further information). PressElectronic Transmission Gear Selector
ing the GEAR-/GEAR+ switches (on the steering wheel) Gear Ranges
while in the DRIVE position will select the highest
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
available transmission gear, and will display that gear
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
limit in the instrument cluster as 1, 2, 3, etc. Models with
the Driver Information Display (DID) will display both
the selected gear limit, and the actual current gear, while
in ERS mode.
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NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to NOTE: On four-wheel drive vehicles be sure that the
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating. transfer case is in a drive position.
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
WARNING!
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.
When parking on a level surface, you may shift the
transmission into PARK first, and then apply the parking
brake.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
shifting the transmission to 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.
• 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.
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not in PARK. 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
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
the engine is idling normally and your foot is
firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• 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. When the ignition is in the LOCK/OFF
(key removal) position, the transmission is locked
in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted
movement.
• Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking
brake, shift the automatic transmission into PARK
or the manual transmission into REVERSE, turn
the vehicle OFF, remove the key fob from the
ignition and lock your vehicle. If equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go, always make sure the keyless
ignition node is in “OFF” mode, remove the Key
Fob from the vehicle and lock the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always make sure the
ignition 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 (in a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go) in the ACC or ON/ RUN
position. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
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REVERSE (R)
CAUTION!
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this
can damage the drivetrain.
• Before moving the transmission gear selector out of
PARK, you must start the engine, and also press the
brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the gear selector
could result.
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. Apply the parking
brake and shift the transmission into PARK if you must
The following indicator should be used to ensure that leave the vehicle.
you have engaged the transmission into PARK:
• With brake pedal released, look at the transmission
gear position display and verify that it indicates the
PARK position (P).
WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
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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.
DRIVE (D)
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
automatically upshifts through all forward gears. The
DRIVE position provides optimum driving characteristics under all normal operating conditions.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or
while towing heavy trailers), select TOW/HAUL mode
or use the Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control
(refer to ⬙Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation⬙ in this
section for further information) 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.
During extremely cold temperatures (-22°F [-30°C] or
below), transmission operation may be modified depending on engine and transmission temperature as well as
vehicle speed. 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
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result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission may
operate only in certain gears, or may not shift at all.
Vehicle performance may be severely degraded and the
engine may stall. In some situations, the transmission
may not re-engage if the engine is turned off and
restarted. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be
illuminated. A message in the instrument cluster will
inform the driver of the more serious conditions, and
indicate what actions may be necessary.
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Shift the transmission into PARK, if possible. If not,
shift the transmission to NEUTRAL.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position. On
vehicles with Keyless Enter-N-Go, push and hold the
ignition switch until the engine turns OFF.
4. Wait approximately 30 seconds.
5. Restart the engine.
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission 6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
operation.
following steps:
NOTE: In cases where the instrument cluster message
indicates the transmission may not re-engage after engine shutdown, perform this procedure only in a desired
location (preferably, at your authorized dealer).
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recommend that you visit your authorized dealer at your
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
recur.
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If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer that gear as the top available gear. Once in ERS mode,
tapping the GEAR- or GEAR+ switch will change the top
service is required.
available gear.
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation —
Eight-Speed Transmission
The Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows the
driver to limit the highest available gear when the
transmission is in DRIVE. For example, if you set the
transmission gear limit to 4 (fourth gear), the transmission will not shift above fourth gear (except to prevent
engine overspeed), but will shift through the lower gears
normally.
You can switch between DRIVE and ERS mode at any
vehicle speed. When the transmission gear selector is in
DRIVE, the transmission will operate automatically, shifting between all available gears. Tapping the GEAR- 1 — ERS (-) Switch
switch (on the steering wheel) will activate ERS mode,
display the current gear in the instrument cluster, and set
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To exit ERS mode, simply push and hold the GEAR+
switch until the gear limit display disappears from the
instrument cluster.
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.
When to Use TOW/HAUL Mode
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, press the TOW/HAUL switch to activate TOW/
HAUL mode. This will improve performance and reduce
the potential for transmission overheating or failure due
to excessive shifting.
TOW/HAUL Switch
The “TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the
instrument cluster to indicate that TOW/HAUL mode
has been activated. Pushing the switch a second time
restores normal operation. Normal operation is always
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the default at engine start-up. If TOW/HAUL mode is self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
desired, the switch must be pushed each time the engine vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
is started.
hundred miles (kilometers).
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission — 1500
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
Models Only (If Equipped)
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
The transmission gear position display (located in the
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
instrument cluster) indicates the transmission gear range.
shifting between these gears.
The shift lever is mounted either on the right side of the
steering column (if equipped) or on the console (if The transmission shift lever has only PARK, REVERSE,
equipped). You must press the brake pedal to move the NEUTRAL, and DRIVE shift positions. Manual downshift lever out of PARK (refer to “Brake/Transmission shifts can be made using the Electronic Range Select
Shift Interlock System” in this section). To drive, move (ERS) shift control (refer to “Electronic Range Select (ERS)
the shift lever from PARK or NEUTRAL to the DRIVE Operation” in this section for further information). Pressposition. Pull the shift lever toward you when shifting ing the ERS (-/+) switches (column shift) or moving the
into REVERSE or PARK, or when shifting out of PARK shift lever to the left or right (-/+) (console shift) while in
the DRIVE position will select the highest available
(column shift only).
transmission gear, and will display that gear limit in the
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
instrument cluster as 1, 2, 3, etc. Models with the Driver
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
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Information Display (DID) will display both the selected When parking on a level surface, you may shift the
gear limit, and the actual current gear, while in ERS transmission into PARK first, and then apply the parking
brake.
mode.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
shifting the transmission to PARK, otherwise the load on
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
the transmission locking mechanism may make it diffiNEUTRAL into another gear range.
cult to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating. downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
grade.
Gear Ranges
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.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not 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.
• 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. When the ignition is in the LOCK/OFF
(key removal) position, the transmission is locked
in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted
movement.
• Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking
brake, shift the automatic transmission into PARK
or the manual transmission into REVERSE, turn
the vehicle OFF, remove the key fob from the
ignition and lock your vehicle. If equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go, always make sure the keyless
ignition node is in “OFF” mode, remove the Key
Fob from the vehicle and lock the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always make sure the
ignition is in the OFF position, remove the Key Fob
from the vehicle, and lock the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• 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 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 (in 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.
• 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.
The following indicators should be used to ensure that
you have engaged the transmission into the PARK position:
• When shifting into PARK, pull the column-mounted
shift lever toward you and move it all the way
counterclockwise until it stops. For console-mounted
shifter, firmly move the shift lever all the way forward
and to the left until it stops.
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• Release the shift lever and make sure it is fully seated
in the PARK gate.
• Look at the transmission gear position display and
verify that it indicates the PARK position (P).
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
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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
started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
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.
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Select (ERS) Operation” in this section for further information) to select a lower gear range. Under these condiThis range should be used for most city and highway
tions, using a lower gear range will improve performance
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downand extend transmission life by reducing excessive shiftshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
ing and heat buildup.
automatically upshifts through underdrive first and second gears, direct third gear and overdrive fourth and If the transmission temperature exceeds normal operatfifth gears. The DRIVE position provides optimum driv- ing limits, the powertrain controller will modify the
ing characteristics under all normal operating conditions. transmission shift schedule and expand the range of
torque converter clutch engagement. This is done to
To access all six available gears, you must use the
prevent transmission damage due to overheating.
Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control, described
below.
If the transmission becomes extremely hot or is in danger
of overheating, the “Transmission Temperature Warning
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
Light” may illuminate and the transmission may operate
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading condidifferently until the transmission cools down.
tions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or
while towing heavy trailers), use the Electronic Range
Select (ERS) shift control (refer to “Electronic Range
DRIVE (D)
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NOTE: Use caution when operating a heavily loaded
vehicle at low speeds (such as towing a trailer up a steep
grade, or in stop-and-go traffic) during hot weather. In
these conditions, torque converter slip can impose a
significant additional heat load on the cooling system.
Downshifting the transmission to the lowest possible
gear (when climbing a grade), or shifting to NEUTRAL
(when stopped in heavy traffic) can help to reduce this
excess heat generation.
During cold temperatures, transmission operation may
be modified depending on engine and transmission
temperature as well as vehicle speed. This feature improves warm up time of the engine and transmission to
achieve maximum efficiency. Engagement of both the
torque converter clutch and the top overdrive gear are
inhibited until the transmission fluid is warm (refer to the
“Note” under “Torque Converter Clutch” in this section).
During extremely cold temperatures (-16°F [-27°C] or
below), operation may briefly be limited to first and
direct gears only. 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 direct 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
driven to an authorized dealer for service without damaging the transmission.
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
following steps:
1. Stop the vehicle.
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2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation —
Six-Speed Transmission (1500 Models Only)
The Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows the
driver to limit the highest available gear when the
transmission is in DRIVE. For example, if you set the
5. Restart the engine.
transmission gear limit to 4 (fourth gear), the transmis6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no sion will not shift above fourth gear, but will shift
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal through the lower gears normally.
operation.
Use of ERS (or TOW/HAUL mode) also enables an
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recom- additional underdrive gear which is not normally used
mend that you visit your authorized dealer at your during through-gear accelerations. This additional gear
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has can improve vehicle performance and cooling capability
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could when towing a trailer on certain grades. In ERS mode,
recur.
gears 1 though 3 are underdrive gears, and ERS 4 is direct
If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer drive. ERS 5 and 6 (Overdrive gears) are the same as the
normal fourth and fifth gears.
service is required.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
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You can switch between DRIVE and ERS mode at any
vehicle speed. When the shift lever is in the DRIVE
position, the transmission will operate automatically,
shifting between all available gears. Tapping the ERS (-)
switch (column shift) or tapping the shift lever to the left
(-) (console shift) will activate ERS mode, display the
current gear in the instrument cluster, and set that gear as
the top available gear. For example, if you are in DRIVE
and are in third (direct) gear, when you tap the shift
lever/switch one time in the (-) direction, the display will
show 4 (ERS 4 is direct gear). Another tap down (-) will
shift the transmission down to ERS 3 (the added underdrive gear). Once in ERS mode, tapping (-) or (+) will
change the top available gear.
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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.
NOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum
deceleration (engine braking), simply press and hold the
shift lever to the left (-) (console shift) or the ERS (-)
switch down (column shift). The transmission will shift
to the range from which the vehicle can best be slowed
down.
Console Shift Lever
To exit ERS mode, simply hold the shift lever to the right
(+) (console shift) or press and hold the ERS (+) switch
(column shift) until the gear limit display disappears
from the instrument cluster.
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• vehicle speed is sufficiently high,
CAUTION!
When using ERS for engine braking while descending steep grades, be careful not to overspeed the
engine. Apply the brakes as needed to prevent engine overspeed.
Overdrive Operation
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
controlled Overdrive (fourth and fifth gears). The transmission will automatically shift into Overdrive if the
following conditions are present:
• the shift lever is in the DRIVE position,
• the transmission fluid has reached an adequate temperature,
• the TOW/HAUL switch has not been activated, and
• the driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
When To Use TOW/HAUL Mode
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, push the TOW/HAUL switch to activate TOW/
HAUL mode. This will improve performance and reduce
the potential for transmission overheating or failure due
to excessive shifting. When operating in TOW/HAUL
mode, transmission upshifts are delayed, and the transmission will automatically downshift (for engine braking) when the throttle is closed and/or during steady
braking maneuvers.
• the engine coolant (antifreeze) has reached an adequate temperature,
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desired, the switch must be pushed each time the engine
is started.
WARNING!
Do not use the “TOW/HAUL” feature when driving
in icy or slippery conditions. The increased engine
braking can cause the rear wheels to slide, and the
vehicle to swing around with the possible loss of
vehicle control, which may cause an accident possibly resulting in personal injury or death.
Torque Converter Clutch
TOW/HAUL Switch
The “TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the
instrument cluster to indicate that TOW/HAUL mode
has been activated. Pushing the switch a second time
restores normal operation. Normal operation is always
the default at engine start-up. If TOW/HAUL mode is
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatically at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly
different feeling or response during normal operation in
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the upper gears. When the vehicle speed drops or during
some accelerations, the clutch automatically disengages.
NOTE:
• The torque converter clutch will not engage, and the
transmission will not shift into the top overdrive gear,
until the transmission fluid and engine coolant are
warm [usually after 1 to 3 miles (2 to 5 km) of driving].
Because top gear is disabled, and the engine speed is
higher when the torque converter clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmission is not shifting
properly when cold. This is normal. Using the Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control, when the
transmission is sufficiently warm, will demonstrate
that the transmission is able to shift into and out of
Overdrive.
• If the vehicle has not been driven for several days, the
first few seconds of operation after shifting the transmission into gear may seem sluggish. This is due to the
fluid partially draining from the torque converter into
the transmission. This condition is normal and will not
cause damage to the transmission. The torque converter will refill within five seconds after starting the
engine.
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission — 2500/3500
Models Only
The transmission gear position display (located in the
instrument cluster) indicates the transmission gear range.
The shift lever is mounted on the right side of the steering
column. You must press the brake pedal to move the shift
lever out of PARK (refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift
Interlock System” in this section for further information).
To drive, move the shift lever from PARK or NEUTRAL
to the DRIVE position. Pull the shift lever toward you
when shifting into REVERSE or PARK, or when shifting
out of PARK.
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The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
hundred miles (kilometers).
Information Display (DID) will display both the selected
gear limit, and the actual current gear, while in ERS
mode.
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped. NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
shifting between these gears.
The transmission shift lever has only PARK, REVERSE,
NEUTRAL, and DRIVE shift positions. Manual downshifts can be made using the Electronic Range Select
(ERS) shift control (refer to “Electronic Range Select (ERS)
Operation” in this section for further information). Pressing the ERS (-/+) switches (on the shift lever) while in the
DRIVE position will select the highest available transmission gear, and will display that gear limit in the instrument cluster as 1, 2, 3, etc. Models with the Driver
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.
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When parking on a level surface, you may shift the
transmission into PARK first, and then apply the parking
brake.
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.
NOTE: On four-wheel drive vehicles be sure that the
transfer case is in a drive position.
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
WARNING! (Continued)
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not 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. When the ignition is in the LOCK/OFF
(key removal) position, the transmission is locked
in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted
movement.
• Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking
brake, shift the automatic transmission into PARK
or the manual transmission into REVERSE, turn
the vehicle OFF, remove the key fob from the
ignition and lock your vehicle. If equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go, always make sure the keyless
ignition node is in “OFF” mode, remove the Key
Fob from the vehicle and lock the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always make sure the
ignition 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 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 (in 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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• Release the shift lever and make sure it is fully seated
in the PARK gate.
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.
• Look at the transmission gear position display and
verify that it indicates the PARK position (P).
• 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
The following indicators should be used to ensure that stop.
you have engaged the transmission into the PARK posiNEUTRAL (N)
tion:
• When shifting into PARK, pull the shift lever toward Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
you and move it all the way counterclockwise until it periods with the engine running. The engine may be
started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
stops.
the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
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DRIVE (D)
WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
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.
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
automatically upshifts through underdrive first, second,
and third gears, direct fourth gear and overdrive fifth and
sixth gears. The DRIVE position provides optimum driving characteristics under all normal operating conditions.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or
while towing heavy trailers), use the Electronic Range
Select (ERS) shift control (refer to “Electronic Range
Select (ERS) Operation” in this section for further information) 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.
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If the transmission temperature exceeds normal operating limits, the powertrain controller will modify the
transmission shift schedule and expand the range of
torque converter clutch engagement. This is done to
prevent transmission damage due to overheating.
If the transmission becomes extremely hot or is in danger
of overheating, the “Transmission Temperature Warning
Light” may illuminate and the transmission may operate
differently until the transmission cools down.
NOTE: Use caution when operating a heavily loaded
vehicle at low speeds (such as towing a trailer up a steep
grade, or in stop-and-go traffic) during hot weather. In
these conditions, torque converter slip can impose a
significant additional heat load on the cooling system.
Downshifting the transmission to the lowest possible
gear (when climbing a grade), or shifting to NEUTRAL
(when stopped in heavy traffic) can help to reduce this
excess heat generation.
During cold temperatures, transmission operation may
be modified depending on engine and transmission
temperature as well as vehicle speed. This feature improves warm up time of the engine and transmission to
achieve maximum efficiency. Engagement of both the
torque converter clutch and the top overdrive gear are
inhibited until the transmission fluid is warm (refer to the
“Note” under “Torque Converter Clutch” in this section).
During extremely cold temperatures (-16°F [-27°C] or
below), operation may briefly be limited to first and
direct gears only. 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
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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
driven to an authorized dealer for service without damaging the transmission.
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recommend that you visit your authorized dealer at your
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
recur.
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the service is required.
following steps:
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation
1. Stop the vehicle.
The Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows the
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
5. Restart the engine.
driver to limit the highest available gear when the
transmission is in DRIVE. For example, if you set the
transmission gear limit to 4 (fourth gear), the transmission will not shift above fourth gear, but will shift
through the lower gears normally.
You can switch between DRIVE and ERS mode at any
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no vehicle speed. When the shift lever is in the DRIVE
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal position, the transmission will operate automatically,
operation.
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shifting between all available gears. Tapping the ERS (-) To exit ERS mode, simply push and hold the ERS (+)
switch will activate ERS mode, display the current gear in switch until the gear limit display disappears from the
the instrument cluster, and set that gear as the top instrument cluster.
available gear. Once in ERS mode, tapping (-) or (+) will
change the top available gear.
WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid, causing a collision or
personal injury.
NOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum
deceleration (engine braking), simply push and hold the
ERS (-) switch. The transmission will shift to the range
from which the vehicle can best be slowed down.
Column Shift Lever
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• The engine coolant has reached an adequate temperature.
CAUTION!
When using ERS for engine braking while descending steep grades, be careful not to overspeed the
engine. Apply the brakes as needed to prevent engine overspeed.
• Vehicle speed is sufficiently high.
• The TOW/HAUL switch has not been activated.
• The driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
When To Use TOW/HAUL Mode
Overdrive Operation
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, push the TOW/HAUL switch to activate TOW/
HAUL mode. This will improve performance and reduce
the potential for transmission overheating or failure due
• The shift lever is in the DRIVE position.
to excessive shifting. When operating in TOW/HAUL
• The transmission fluid has reached an adequate tem- mode, transmission upshifts are delayed, and the transperature.
mission will automatically downshift (for engine braking) during steady braking maneuvers.
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
controlled Overdrive (fifth and sixth gears). The transmission will automatically shift into Overdrive if the
following conditions are present:
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desired, the switch must be pushed each time the engine
is started.
WARNING!
Do not use the “TOW/HAUL” feature when driving
in icy or slippery conditions. The increased engine
braking can cause the rear wheels to slide, and the
vehicle to swing around with the possible loss of
vehicle control, which may cause an accident possibly resulting in personal injury or death.
Torque Converter Clutch
TOW/HAUL Switch
The “TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the
instrument cluster to indicate that TOW/HAUL mode
has been activated. Pushing the switch a second time
restores normal operation. Normal operation is always
the default at engine start-up. If TOW/HAUL mode is
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatically at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly
different feeling or response during normal operation in
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the upper gears. When the vehicle speed drops or during
some accelerations, the clutch automatically disengages.
NOTE:
• The torque converter clutch will not engage, until the
transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm [usually after 1 to 3 miles (2 to 5 km) of driving]. Because
the engine speed is higher when the torque converter
clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmission is not shifting into Overdrive when cold. This is
normal. Using the Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift
control, when the transmission is sufficiently warm,
will demonstrate that the transmission is able to shift
into and out of Overdrive.
cause damage to the transmission. The torque converter will refill within five seconds after starting the
engine.
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION — IF
EQUIPPED
Four-wheel drive trucks are equipped with either a
manually shifted transfer case or an electronically shifted
transfer case. Refer to the operating instructions for your
transfer case, located in this section for further information.
Manually Shifted Transfer Case — If Equipped
The transfer case provides four mode positions:
• If the vehicle has not been driven for several days, the • Two-wheel drive high range (2H)
first few seconds of operation after shifting the trans• Four-wheel drive high range (4H)
mission into gear may seem sluggish. This is due to the
fluid partially draining from the torque converter into • Neutral (N)
the transmission. This condition is normal and will not
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• Four-wheel drive low range (4L)
in four-wheel drive and that the front and rear driveshafts are locked together. This light will illuminate when
This transfer case is intended to be driven in the 2H
the transfer case is shifted into either the 4H or 4L
position for normal street and highway conditions such
position. There is no light for the 2H or NEUTRAL
as dry, hard surfaced roads.
positions on some models.
When additional traction is required, the 4H and 4L
When operating your vehicle in 4L, the engine speed is
positions can be used to lock the front and rear driveapproximately three times that of the 2H or 4H positions
shafts together and force the front and rear wheels to
at a given road speed. Take care not to overspeed the
rotate at the same speed. This is accomplished by simply
engine and do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
moving the shift lever to the desired positions once the
appropriate speed and gear requirements are met, refer Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends
to “Shifting Procedure – Manually Shifted Transfer Case” on tires of equal size, type and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference will adversely affect shifting and
in this section for further information.
can cause damage to the drivetrain.
The 4H and 4L positions are intended for loose, slippery
road surfaces only. Driving in the 4H and 4L positions on NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
dry, hard surfaced roads may cause increased tire wear front or rear wheels are spinning. The front and rear
and damage to the driveline components.
driveshaft speeds must be equal for the shift to take
The “Transfer Case Position Indicator Light” in the place. Shifting while only the front or rear wheels are
instrument cluster will alert the driver that the vehicle is spinning can cause damage to the transfer case.
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Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction, For additional information on the appropriate use of each
there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping transfer case mode position, see the information below:
speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
2H
NOTE: Delayed shifts out of four-wheel drive may be Rear-Wheel Drive High Range — This range is for
experienced due to uneven tire wear, low or uneven tire normal street and highway driving on dry hard surfaced
pressures, excessive vehicle loading, or cold tempera- roads.
tures.
4H
WARNING!
You or others could be injured or killed if you leave
the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL position
disengages both the front and rear drive shafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to roll,
even if the transmission is in PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
Four-Wheel Drive High Range — This range locks the
front and rear driveshafts together forcing the front and
rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. Additional
traction for loose, slippery road surfaces only.
Neutral (N)
Neutral — This range disengages the front and rear
driveshafts from the powertrain. To be used for flat
towing behind another vehicle. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
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vehicle in motion, the transfer case will engage/
Four-Wheel Drive Low Range — This range locks the disengage faster if you momentarily release the accelerafront and rear driveshafts together forcing the front and tor pedal after completing the shift. Apply a constant
rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. Additional force when shifting the transfer case lever.
traction and maximum pulling power for loose, slippery 2H Or 4H To 4L
road surfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
With the vehicle rolling at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift
the transmission into NEUTRAL. While the vehicle is
CAUTION!
coasting at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift the transfer
Do not use 4L (Low) range when operating the case lever firmly to the desired position. Do not pause in
vehicle on dry pavement. Driveline hardware dam- transfer case NEUTRAL.
age can result.
NOTE:
4L
• Pausing in transfer case NEUTRAL in vehicles
equipped with an automatic transmission may require
shutting the engine OFF to avoid gear clash while
2H To 4H
completing the shift. If difficulty occurs, shift the
Shifting between 2H and 4H can be made with the
transmission into NEUTRAL, hold foot on brake, and
vehicle stopped or in motion. If the vehicle is in motion,
turn the engine OFF. Make shift to the desired mode.
shifts can be made up to 55 mph (88 km/h). With the
Shifting Procedure — Manually Shifted Transfer
Case
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• Shifting into or out of 4L 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 2 to 3 mph (3 to
5 km/h). Avoid attempting to engage or disengage 4L
with the vehicle moving faster than 2 to 3 mph (3 to
5 km/h).
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
(Four-Position Switch) — If Equipped
This is an electronic shift transfer case and is operated by
the 4WD Control Switch (Transfer Case Switch), which is
located on the instrument panel.
• Do not attempt to shift into or from 4L while the
transmission is in gear.
Transfer Case Position Indicator Light
The “Transfer Case Position Indicator Light” in the
instrument cluster is used to alert the driver that the front
axle is fully engaged and all four wheels are driving.
Transfer Case Switch (Four-Position)
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This electronically shifted transfer case provides four accomplished by rotating the 4WD Control Switch to the
mode positions:
desired position. Refer to “Shifting Procedure” in this
section for specific shifting instructions. The 4WD LOCK
• Two-wheel drive high range (2WD)
and 4WD LOW positions are designed for loose, slippery
road surfaces only. Driving in the 4WD LOCK and 4WD
• Four-wheel drive lock range (4WD LOCK)
LOW positions on dry hard surfaced roads may cause
• Four-wheel drive low range (4WD LOW)
increased tire wear and damage to the driveline components.
• Neutral (NEUTRAL)
This electronically shifted transfer case is designed to be
driven in the two-wheel drive position (2WD) for normal
street and highway conditions on dry, hard surfaced
roads.
NOTE: The transfer case NEUTRAL position is selected
by pushing the button located on the lower left hand
corner of the 4WD Control Switch. The transfer case
NEUTRAL position is to be used for recreational towing
When additional traction is required, the transfer case only. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting And
4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW positions can be used to Operating” for further information.
maximize torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front
and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. This is
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2. The newly selected position indicator light will continue to flash.
The Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights (4WD and
4LOW) are located in the instrument cluster and indicate 3. The transfer case will not shift.
the current and desired transfer case selection. When you
select a different transfer case position, the indicator NOTE: Before retrying a selection, make certain that all
the necessary requirements for selecting a new transfer
lights will do the following:
case position have been met. To retry the selection, turn
If All Shift Conditions Are Met:
the control knob back to the current position, wait five
seconds, and retry selection. To find the shift require1. The current position indicator light will turn OFF.
ments, refer to the ⬙Shifting Procedure⬙ for your transfer
2. The selected position indicator light will flash until the case, located in this section.
transfer case completes the shift.
The “SVC 4WD Warning Light” monitors the electronic
3. When the shift is complete, the indicator light for the shift four-wheel drive system. If this light remains on
selected position will stop flashing and remain ON.
after engine start up or illuminates during driving, it
means that the four-wheel drive system is not functionIf One Or More Shift Conditions Are Not Met:
ing properly and that service is required.
1. The indicator light for the current position will remain
ON.
Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights
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WARNING!
Always engage the parking brake when powering
down the vehicle if the “SVC 4WD Warning Light” is
illuminated. Not engaging the parking brake may
allow the vehicle to roll, which may cause personal
injury.
NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning, as this can cause
damage to driveline components.
When operating your vehicle in 4WD LOW, the engine
speed is approximately three times that of the 2WD or
4WD LOCK positions at a given road speed. Take care
not to overspeed the engine and do not exceed 25 mph
(40 km/h).
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 damage to the
drivetrain.
Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction,
there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping
speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
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WARNING!
You or others could be injured or killed if you leave
the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL position
disengages both the front and rear drive shafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to roll,
even if the transmission is in PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
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For additional information on the appropriate use of each 4WD LOW
transfer case mode position, see the information below:
Four-Wheel Drive Low Range — This range provides low
2WD
speed four-wheel drive. It maximizes torque to the front
driveshaft, forcing the front and rear wheels to rotate at
Rear Wheel Drive High Range — This range is for normal
the same speed. This range provides additional traction
street and highway driving on dry, hard surfaced roads.
and maximum pulling power for loose, slippery road
4WD LOCK
surfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
Four-Wheel Drive Lock Range — This range maximizes NEUTRAL (N)
torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front and rear
Neutral — This range disengages both the front and rear
wheels to rotate at the same speed. This range provides
additional traction for loose, slippery road surfaces only. driveshafts from the powertrain. To be used for flat
towing behind another vehicle. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
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Shifting Procedure
NOTE:
• If any of the requirements to select a new transfer case
position have not been met, the transfer case will not
shift. The position indicator light for the previous
position will remain ON and the newly selected position indicator light will continue to flash until all the
requirements for the selected position have been met.
To retry a shift: return the control knob back to the
original position, make certain all shift requirements
have been met, wait five seconds and try the shift
again.
• If all the requirements to select a new transfer case
position have been met, the current position indicator
light will turn OFF, the selected position indicator light
will flash until the transfer case completes the shift.
When the shift is complete, the position indicator light
for the selected position will stop flashing and remain
ON.
2WD To 4WD LOCK
Rotate the 4WD control switch to the desired position.
Shifts between 2WD and 4WD LOCK can be done with
the vehicle stopped or in motion. With the vehicle in
motion, the transfer case will engage/disengage faster if
you momentarily release the accelerator pedal after turning the control switch. If the vehicle is stopped, the
ignition switch must be in the ON position with the
engine either running or off. This shift cannot be completed if the ignition switch is in the ACC position.
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NOTE: The four-wheel drive system will not allow shifts 2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
between 2WD/4WD LOCK if the front and/or rear
3. While still rolling, rotate the transfer case control
wheels are spinning (no traction). In this situation, the
switch to the desired position.
selected position indicator light will flash and the original position indicator light will remain ON. At this time, 4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
reduce speed and stop spinning the wheels to complete
flashing), shift the transmission back into gear.
the shift.
Alternate Procedure
2WD Or 4WD LOCK To 4WD LOW
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
NOTE: When shifting into or out of 4WD LOW some
2. With the ignition switch in the ON position and the
gear noise may be heard. This noise is normal and is not
engine running, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
detrimental to the vehicle or occupants.
Shifting can be performed with the vehicle rolling 2 to 3. Rotate the transfer case control switch to the desired
position.
3 mph (3 to 5 km/h) or completely stopped. You can use
either of the following procedures:
4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
flashing), shift the transmission back into gear.
Preferred Procedure
1. With the engine running, slow the vehicle to 2 to
3 mph (3 to 5 km/h).
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NOTE:
• If Steps 1 or 2 of either the Preferred or Alternate
Procedure are not satisfied prior to attempting the
shift, then the desired position indicator light will flash
continuously while the original position indicator light
is ON, until all requirements have been met.
• The ignition switch must be in the ON position for a
shift to take place and for the position indicator lights
to be operable. If the ignition switch is not in the ON
position, the shift will not take place and no position
indicator lights will be on or flashing.
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
(Five-Position Switch) — If Equipped
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Transfer Case Switch (Five–Position)
This electronically shifted transfer case provides five
mode positions:
This is an electronic shift transfer case and is operated by
• Two-wheel drive high range (2WD)
the 4WD Control Switch (Transfer Case Switch), which is
located on the instrument panel.
• Four-wheel drive automatic range (4WD AUTO)
• Four-wheel drive lock range (4WD LOCK)
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• Four-wheel drive low range (4WD LOW)
• Neutral (NEUTRAL)
This electronically shifted transfer case is designed to be
driven in the two–wheel drive position (2WD) or four wheel drive position (4WD AUTO) for normal street and
highway conditions on dry hard surfaced roads). Driving
the vehicle in 2WD will have greater fuel economy
benefits as the front axle is not engaged in 2WD.
For variable driving conditions, the 4WD AUTO mode
can be used. In this mode, the front axle is engaged, but
the vehicle’s power is sent to the rear wheels. Four wheel drive will be automatically engaged when the
vehicle senses a loss of traction. Because the front axle is
engaged, this mode will result in lower fuel economy
than the 2WD mode.
and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. This is
accomplished by rotating the 4WD Control Switch to the
desired position. Refer to “Shifting Procedure” for specific shifting instructions. The 4WD LOCK and 4WD
LOW positions are designed for loose, slippery road
surfaces only. Driving in the 4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW
positions on dry hard surfaced roads may cause increased tire wear and damage to the driveline components.
NOTE: The transfer case NEUTRAL position is selected
by pushing the button located on the lower left hand
corner of the 4WD Control Switch. The transfer case
NEUTRAL position is to be used for recreational towing
only. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting And
Operating” for further information.
Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights
When additional traction is required, the transfer case
The Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights (4WD,
4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW positions can be used to
4LOW, and 4WD AUTO) are located in the instrument
maximize torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front
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cluster and indicate the current and desired transfer case NOTE: Before retrying a selection, make certain that all
selection. When you select a different transfer case posi- the necessary requirements for selecting a new transfer
tion, the indicator lights will do the following:
case position have been met. To retry the selection, turn
the control knob back to the current position, wait five
If All Shift Conditions Are Met:
seconds, and retry selection. To find the shift require1. The current position indicator light will turn OFF.
ments, refer to the ⬙Shifting Procedure⬙ for your transfer
2. The selected position indicator light will flash until the case, located in this section.
transfer case completes the shift.
The “SVC 4WD Warning Light” monitors the electronic
shift four-wheel drive system. If this light remains on
3. When the shift is complete, the indicator light for the
after engine start up or illuminates during driving, it
selected position will stop flashing and remain ON.
means that the four-wheel drive system is not functionIf One Or More Shift Conditions Are Not Met:
ing properly and that service is required.
1. The indicator light for the current position will remain
ON.
WARNING!
2. The newly selected position indicator light will continue to flash.
Always engage the parking brake when powering
down the vehicle if the “SVC 4WD Warning Light” is
illuminated. Not engaging the parking brake may
3. The transfer case will not shift.
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allow the vehicle to roll which may cause personal
injury or death.
NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning. This could cause
damage to driveline components.
When operating your vehicle in 4WD LOW, the engine
speed is approximately three times that of the 2WD, 4WD
AUTO or 4WD LOCK positions at a given road speed.
Take care not to overspeed the engine and do not exceed
25 mph (40 km/h).
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 damage to the
drivetrain.
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.
WARNING!
You or others could be injured or killed if you leave
the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL position
disengages both the front and rear drive shafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to roll,
even if the transmission is in PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
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For additional information on the appropriate use of each 4WD LOW
transfer case mode position, see the information below: Four - Wheel Drive Low Range - This range provides low
2WD
speed four-wheel drive. It maximizes torque to the front
driveshaft , forcing the front and rear wheels to rotate at
Rear-Wheel Drive High Range - This range is for normal
the same speed. This range provides additional traction
street and highway driving on dry hard surfaced roads.
and maximum pulling power for loose, slippery road
4WD AUTO
surfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
Four-Wheel Drive Auto Range - This range sends power NEUTRAL (N)
to the rear wheels. The four – wheel drive system will be
Neutral - This range disengages both the front and rear
automatically engaged when the vehicle senses a loss of
traction. Additional traction for varying road conditions. driveshafts from the powertrain. To be used for flat
towing behind another vehicle. Refer to “Recreational
4WD LOCK
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” for further inforFour-Wheel Drive Lock Range - This range maximizes mation.
torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front and rear
wheels to rotate at the same speed. Additional traction
for loose, slippery road surfaces only.
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Shifting Procedure
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
(Five-Position Switch) — If Equipped
NOTE:
This is an electronic shift transfer case and is operated by
• If any of the requirements to select a new transfer case the 4WD Control Switch (Transfer Case Switch), which is
position have not been met, the transfer case will not located on the instrument panel.
shift. The position indicator light for the previous
position will remain ON and the newly selected position indicator light will continue to flash until all the
requirements for the selected position have been met.
To retry a shift: return the control knob back to the
original position, make certain all shift requirements
have been met, wait five seconds and try the shift
again.
• If all the requirements to select a new transfer case
position have been met, the current position indicator
light will turn OFF, the selected position indicator light
will flash until the transfer case completes the shift. When
the shift is complete, the position indicator light for the
selected position will stop flashing and remain ON.
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This electronically shifted transfer case provides five drive will be automatically engaged when the vehicle
mode positions:
senses a loss of traction. Because the front axle is engaged, this mode will result in lower fuel economy than
• Two-wheel drive high range (2WD)
the 2WD mode.
• Four-wheel drive automatic range (4WD AUTO)
When additional traction is required, the transfer case
• Four-wheel drive lock range (4WD LOCK)
• Four-wheel drive low range (4WD LOW)
• Neutral (NEUTRAL)
This electronically shifted transfer case is designed to be
driven in the two–wheel drive position (2WD) or fourwheel drive position (4WD AUTO) for normal street and
highway conditions on dry hard surfaced roads). Driving
the vehicle in 2WD will have greater fuel economy
benefits as the front axle is not engaged in 2WD.
4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW positions can be used to
maximize torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front
and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. This is
accomplished by rotating the 4WD Control Switch to the
desired position. Refer to “Shifting Procedure” for specific shifting instructions. The 4WD LOCK and 4WD
LOW positions are designed for loose, slippery road
surfaces only. Driving in the 4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW
positions on dry hard surfaced roads may cause increased tire wear and damage to the driveline components.
For variable driving conditions, the 4WD AUTO mode
can be used. In this mode, the front axle is engaged, but
the vehicle’s power is sent to the rear wheels. Four-wheel
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NOTE: The transfer case NEUTRAL position is selected
by pushing the recessed button (with a ballpoint pen or
similar object) located in the center of the 4WD Control
Switch. The transfer case NEUTRAL position is to be
used for recreational towing only. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights
The Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights (4WD,
4LOW, and 4WD AUTO) are located in the instrument
cluster and indicate the current and desired transfer case
selection. When you select a different transfer case position, the indicator lights will do the following:
If All Shift Conditions Are Met:
1. The current position indicator light will turn OFF.
3. When the shift is complete, the indicator light for the
selected position will stop flashing and remain ON.
If One Or More Shift Conditions Are Not Met:
1. The indicator light for the current position will remain
ON.
2. The newly selected position indicator light will continue to flash.
3. The transfer case will not shift.
NOTE: Before retrying a selection, make certain that all
the necessary requirements for selecting a new transfer
case position have been met. To retry the selection, turn
the control knob back to the current position, wait five
seconds, and retry selection. To find the shift requirements, refer to the ⬙Shifting Procedure⬙ for your transfer
case, located in this section.
2. The selected position indicator light will flash until the
The “SVC 4WD Warning Light” monitors the electronic
transfer case completes the shift.
shift four-wheel drive system. If this light remains on
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after engine start up or illuminates during driving, it AUTO or 4WD LOCK positions at a given road speed.
means that the four-wheel drive system is not function- Take care not to overspeed the engine and do not exceed
ing properly and that service is required.
25 mph (40 km/h).
WARNING!
Always engage the parking brake when powering
down the vehicle if the “SVC 4WD Warning Light” is
illuminated. Not engaging the parking brake may
allow the vehicle to roll which may cause personal
injury or death.
NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning. This could cause
damage to driveline components.
When operating your vehicle in 4WD LOW, the engine
speed is approximately three times that of the 2WD, 4WD
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 damage to the
drivetrain.
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.
WARNING!
You or others could be injured or killed if you leave
the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL position
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4WD LOCK
WARNING! (Continued)
disengages both the front and rear drive shafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to roll,
even if the transmission is in PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
Four-Wheel Drive Lock Range - This range maximizes
torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front and rear
wheels to rotate at the same speed. Additional traction
for loose, slippery road surfaces only.
4WD LOW
For additional information on the appropriate use of each Four-Wheel Drive Low Range - This range provides low
transfer case mode position, see the information below: speed four-wheel drive. It maximizes torque to the front
driveshaft, forcing the front and rear wheels to rotate at
2WD
the same speed. This range provides additional traction
Rear-Wheel Drive High Range - This range is for normal and maximum pulling power for loose, slippery road
street and highway driving on dry hard surfaced roads. surfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
4WD AUTO
NEUTRAL (N)
Four-Wheel Drive Auto Range - This range sends power Neutral - This range disengages both the front and rear
to the rear wheels. The four–wheel drive system will be driveshafts from the powertrain. To be used for flat
automatically engaged when the vehicle senses a loss of
traction. Additional traction for varying road conditions.
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towing behind another vehicle. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
When the shift is complete, the position indicator light
for the selected position will stop flashing and remain
ON.
Shifting Procedure
2WD To 4WD AUTO Or 4WD LOCK
NOTE:
Push the desired position on the 4WD Control Switch to
shift the transfer case. Shifts between 2WD and 4WD
AUTO and 4WD LOCK can be done with the vehicle
stopped or in motion. With the vehicle in motion, the
transfer case will engage/disengage faster if you momentarily release the accelerator pedal after turning the
control switch. If the vehicle is stopped, the ignition
switch must be in the ON position with the engine either
running or OFF. This shift cannot be completed if the
ignition switch is in the ACC position.
• If any of the requirements to select a new transfer case
position have not been met, the transfer case will not
shift. The position indicator light for the previous
position will remain ON and the newly selected position indicator light will continue to flash until all the
requirements for the selected position have been met.
• If all the requirements to select a new transfer case
position have been met, the current position indicator
light will turn OFF, the selected position indicator light
will flash until the transfer case completes the shift.
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2WD Or 4WD AUTO Or 4WD LOCK To 4WD LOW
Alternate Procedure
NOTE: When shifting into or out of 4WD LOW some 1. Bring the vehicle to complete stop.
gear noise may be heard. This noise is normal and is not
2. With the ignition switch in the ON position and the
detrimental to the vehicle or occupants.
engine running, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
Shifting can be performed with the vehicle rolling 2 to
3 mph (3 to 5 km/h) or completely stopped. Use either of 3. Push the desired position on the transfer case control
switch.
the following procedures:
4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
Preferred Procedure
flashing), shift the transmission back into gear.
1. With the engine running, slow the vehicle to 2 to
NOTE:
3 mph (3 to 5 km/h).
• If Steps 1 or 2 of either the Preferred or Alternate
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
Procedure are not satisfied prior to attempting the shift
3. While still rolling, push the desired position on the
or if they no longer are being met while the shift
transfer case control switch.
attempt is in process, the desired position indicator
light will flash continuously while the original position
4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
indicator light is ON, until all requirements have been
flashing), shift the transmission back into gear.
met.
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• The ignition switch must be in the ON position for a
shift to take place and for the position indicator lights
to be operable. If the ignition switch is not in the ON
position, then the shift will not take place and no
position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (1500 MODELS) — IF
EQUIPPED
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Description
The air suspension system provides full time load leveling capability along with the benefit of being able to
adjust vehicle height by the push of a button.
Air Suspension Switch
1
2
3
4
5
6
—
—
—
—
—
—
Up Button
Down Button
Entry/Exit Mode Indicator (Customer selectable)
Normal Ride Height Indicator (Customer selectable)
Off-Road 1 Indicator (Customer selectable)
Off-Road 2 Indicator (Customer selectable)
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NOTE: The vehicle will automatically enter Aero Mode
when the vehicle speed remains between 62 mph
(100 km/h) and 66 mph (106 km/h) for greater than 20
seconds or if the vehicle speed exceeds 66 mph
(106 km/h).
will be automatically lowered to NRH. Off-Road 1
may not be available due to vehicle payload, an
EVIC/DID message will be displayed when this occurs. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• Normal Ride Height (NRH) – This is the standard
position of the suspension and is meant for normal
• Off-Road 2 (OR2) (Raises the vehicle approximately
driving.
2 in [51 mm]) – This position is intended for off• Off-Road 1 (OR1) (Raises the vehicle approximately
roading use only where maximum ground clearance is
1 in [26 mm]) – This position should be the primary
required. To enter OR2, push the “Up” button twice
position for all off-road driving until Off Road 2 (OR2)
from the NRH position or once from the OR1 position
is needed. A smoother and more comfortable ride will
while vehicle speed is below 20 mph (32 km/h). While
result. To enter OR1, push the “Up” button once from
in OR2, if the vehicle speed exceeds 25 mph (40 km/h)
the NRH position while the vehicle speed is below
the vehicle height will be automatically lowered to
35 mph (56 km/h). When in the OR1 position, if the
OR1. Off-Road 2 may not be available due to vehicle
vehicle speed remains between 40 mph (64 km/h) and
payload, an EVIC/DID message will be displayed
50 mph (80 km/h) for greater than 20 seconds or if the
vehicle speed exceeds 50 mph (80 km/h), the vehicle
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when this occurs. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display
(DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
• If the vehicle is in OFFROAD1 or OFFROAD2 setting,
be aware of your surroundings, you may not have the
clearance required for certain areas and vehicle damage may occur.
speed remains between 30 mph (48 km/h) and 35 mph
(56 km/h) for greater than 20 seconds or if the vehicle
speed falls below 30 mph (48 km/h).
NOTE: Automatic Aero Mode may be disabled through
vehicle settings in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID) when
equipped with Uconnect 3.0, or your Uconnect Radio
when equipped with UConnect 5.0, 8.4A, or 8.4AN. Refer
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or
Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• Aero Mode (Lowers the vehicle approximately .6 in
[15 mm]) – This position provides improved aerodynamics by lowering the vehicle. The vehicle will
automatically enter Aero Mode when the vehicle
speed remains between 62 mph (100 km/h) and
66 mph (106 km/h) for greater than 20 seconds or if the • Entry/Exit Mode (Lowers the vehicle approximately 2
in [51 mm]) – This position lowers the vehicle for
vehicle speed exceeds 66 mph (106 km/h). The vehicle
easier passenger entry and exit as well as lowering the
will return to NRH from Aero Mode if the vehicle
rear of the vehicle for easier loading and unloading of
cargo. To enter Entry/Exit Mode, push the “Down”
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button once from the NRH while the vehicle speed is
below 33 mph (53 km/h). Once the vehicle speed goes
below 15 mph (24 km/h) the vehicle height will begin
to lower. If the vehicle speed remains between 15 mph
(24 km/h) and 25 mph (40 km/h) for greater than 60
seconds, or the vehicle speed exceeds 25 mph
(40 km/h) the Entry/Exit change will be cancelled. To
return to Normal Height Mode, push the “Up” button
once while in Entry/Exit or drive the vehicle over
15 mph (24 km/h). Entry/Exit mode may not be
available due to vehicle payload, an EVIC/DID message will be displayed when this occurs. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or
Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• When in ENTRY/EXIT setting, be aware of your
surroundings, you may not have the clearance required for certain areas and vehicle damage may
occur.
The system requires that the ignition be in ON/RUN
position or the engine running for all user requested
changes. When lowering the vehicle all of the doors,
must be closed. If a door is opened at any time while the
vehicle is lowering the change will not be completed
until the open door(s) is closed.
This system uses a lifting and lowering pattern which
keeps the headlights from incorrectly shining into oncoming traffic. When raising the vehicle, the rear of the
vehicle will move up first and then the front. When
lowering the vehicle, the front will move down first and
NOTE: Entry/Exit mode may be achieved using your then the rear.
key fob for easier entry/loading. Refer to “A Word About
Your Keys” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
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After the engine is turned off, it may be noticed that the
air suspension system operates briefly, this is normal. The
system is correcting the position of the vehicle to ensure
a proper appearance.
WARNING!
The air suspension system uses a high pressure
volume of air to operate the system. To avoid personal injury or damage to the system, see your
authorized dealer for service.
To assist with changing a spare tire, the air suspension
system has a feature which allows the automatic leveling
to be disabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Air Suspension Modes
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further in- The Air Suspension system has multiple modes to protect
the system in unique situations:
formation.
NOTE: If equipped with a touch screen radio all
enabling/disabling of air suspension features must be
done through the radio. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Tire/Jack Mode
To assist with changing a spare tire, the air suspension
system has a feature which allows the automatic leveling
to be disabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect
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Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” if Wheel Alignment Mode
equipped with a touch screen radio for further informa- Before performing a wheel alignment this mode must be
tion.
enabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect Settings”
running.
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” if equipped
Transport Mode
with a touch screen radio for further information.
To assist with flat bed towing, the air suspension system
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine
has a feature which will put the vehicle into Entry/Exit
running.
height and disable the automatic load leveling system.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Protection Mode
Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding In order to “protect” the air suspension system, the
Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect Settings” in “Unvehicle will enter Protection Mode when load leveling
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” if equipped with a
cannot be achieved. Some driving may be required to
touch screen radio for further information.
clear the protection mode telltale in the EVIC/DID. Refer
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or
Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding
running.
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Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect Settings” in “Un- Operation
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” if equipped with a
touch screen radio for further information.
NOTE: If equipped with a touch screen radio all
enabling/disabling of air suspension features must be
done through the radio. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID) Display
Messages
When the appropriate conditions exist, a message will
appear in the EVIC/DID display. Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
An audible chime will be heard whenever a system error
has been detected.
Air Suspension Switch
1
2
3
4
5
6
—
—
—
—
—
—
Up Button
Down Button
Entry/Exit Mode Indicator (Customer selectable)
Normal Ride Height Indicator (Customer selectable)
Off-Road 1 Indicator (Customer selectable)
Off-Road 2 Indicator (Customer selectable)
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The indicator lamps 3 through 6 will illuminate to show
the current position of the vehicle. Flashing indicator
lamps will show a position which the system is working
to achieve. When raising, if multiple indicator lamps are
flashing, the highest flashing indicator lamp is the position the system is working to achieve. When lowering, if
multiple indicators are flashing, the lowest solid indicator lamp is the position the system is working to achieve.
engine running, doors closed, speed below threshold,
etc). The “DOWN” button can be pushed multiple times,
each push will lower the requested level by one position
down to a minimum of Entry/Exit Mode or the lowest
position allowed based on current conditions (i.e. vehicle
speed, etc.)
Automatic height changes will occur based on vehicle
speed and the current vehicle height. The indicator lamps
Pushing the “UP” button once will move the suspension and EVIC/DID messages will operate the same for
one position higher from the current position, assuming automatic changes and user requested changes.
all conditions are met (i.e. key in ON/RUN position,
• Off-Road 2 (OR2) – Indicator lamps 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be
engine running, speed below threshold, etc). The “UP”
illuminated when the vehicle is in OR2.
button can be pushed multiple times, each push will raise
the requested level by one position up to a maximum • Off-Road 1 (OR1) – Indicator lamps 3, 4 and 5 will be
illuminated when the vehicle is in OR1.
position of OR2 or the highest position allowed based on
current conditions (i.e. vehicle speed, etc).
• Normal Ride Height (NRH)/Aero Mode – Indicator
Pushing the “DOWN” button once will move the suspenlamps 3 and 4 will be illuminated when the vehicle is
sion one position lower from the current level, assuming
in this position.
all conditions are met (i.e. key in ON/RUN position,
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• Entry/Exit Mode – Indicator lamp 3 will be illuminated when the vehicle is in Entry Exit Mode. Entry/
Exit mode can be requested up to 33 mph (53 km/h).
If vehicle speed is reduced to, and kept below, 15 mph
(24 km/h) indicator lamp 4 will flash and indicator
lamp 3 will remain solid until Entry/Exit Mode is
achieved at which point indicator lamp 4 will turn off.
• Wheel Alignment Mode – Indicator lamps 3 and 4 will
be illuminated. Wheel Alignment Mode is disabled by
driving the vehicle.
AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (2500/3500 MODELS)
— IF EQUIPPED
Description
• Transport Mode – No indicator lamps will be illumi- The air suspension system is a rear leveling ride height
nated. Transport Mode is disabled by driving the system. The main purpose of this system is to maintain
vehicle.
the truck’s rear ride height level.
• Tire/Jack Mode – Indicator lamps 3 and 6 will be
illuminated. Tire/Jack Mode is disabled by driving the
vehicle.
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towing a trailer. After the “ALT TRAILER HEIGHT”
button has been pushed, it will blink continuously until
the trailer height has been achieved.
The system requires that the ignition be in ON/RUN
position or the engine running with zero vehicle speed
for all user requested changes.
After the engine is turned off, it may be noticed that the
air suspension system operates briefly, this is normal. The
system is correcting the position of the vehicle to ensure
a proper appearance.
NOTE: If equipped with a touch screen radio all
enabling/disabling of air suspension features must be
Normal Ride Height (NRH) – This is the standard done through the radio. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in
position of the suspension and is meant for normal “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further indriving.
formation.
Trailer Mode (Lowers the vehicle approximately 1 in (25
mm) – This position will lower the rear suspension and
provide load leveling for all loading conditions including
Rear Leveling Ride Height Switch
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WARNING!
The air suspension system uses a high pressure
volume of air to operate the system. To avoid personal injury or damage to the system, see your
authorized dealer for service.
Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” if
equipped with a touch screen radio for further information.
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine
running.
Transport Mode
Air Suspension Modes
To assist with flat bed towing, the air suspension system
The Air Suspension system has multiple modes to protect has a feature which will put the vehicle below Normal
the system in unique situations:
Ride Height (NRH) and disable the automatic load
leveling system. This mode is intended to be used with
Tire/Jack Mode
engine running. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
To assist with changing a spare tire, the air suspension Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in
system has a feature which allows the automatic leveling “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect
to be disabled. This mode is intended to be used with Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” if
engine running. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information equipped with a touch screen radio for further informaCenter (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in tion.
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine
running.
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Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” if equipped with a
Before performing a wheel alignment this mode must be
touch screen radio for further information.
enabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Under- NOTE: If equipped with a touch screen radio all
standing Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect Settings” enabling/disabling of air suspension features must be
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” if equipped done through the radio. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in
with a touch screen radio for further information.
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine
running.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID) Display
Protection Mode
Messages
In order to “protect” the air suspension system, the
vehicle will enter Protection Mode when load leveling When the appropriate conditions exist, a message will
cannot be achieved. Some driving may be required to appear in the EVIC/DID display. Refer to “Electronic
clear the protection mode telltale in the EVIC/DID. Refer Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding Panel” for further information.
An audible chime will be heard whenever a system error
has been detected.
Wheel Alignment Mode
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• Wheel Alignment Mode – No indicator lamps will be
illuminated. Wheel Alignment Mode is disabled by
Pushing the Trailer Mode button once, while at Normal
driving the vehicle.
Ride Height (NRH) will lower the vehicle to trailer level.
Operation
NOTE: The LED will continuously blink until vehicle AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (REBEL MODELS
ONLY) — IF EQUIPPED
trailer level that been achieved.
Pushing the Trailer Mode again will raise the vehicle to Description
Normal Ride Height (NRH).
The air suspension system provides full time load levelNOTE: The LED will continuously blink until Normal ing capability along with the benefit of being able to
adjust vehicle height by the push of a button.
Ride Height (NRH) has been achieved.
• Transport Mode – No indicator lamps will be illuminated. Transport Mode is disabled by driving the
vehicle.
• Tire/Jack Mode – No indicator lamps will be illuminated. Tire/Jack Mode is disabled by driving the
vehicle.
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NOTE: The vehicle will automatically enter Aero Mode
when the vehicle speed remains between 62 mph
(100 km/h) and 66 mph (106 km/h) for greater than 20
seconds or if the vehicle speed exceeds 66 mph
(106 km/h).
• Normal Ride Height (NRH) – This is the standard
position of the suspension and is meant for normal
driving.
Air Suspension Switch
1
2
3
4
5
6
— Up Button
— Down Button
— Entry/Exit Mode Indicator Lamp (Customer selectable)
— Aero Mode Indicator Lamp (Customer selectable)
— Normal Ride Height Indicator Lamp (Customer selectable)
— Off-Road Indicator Lamp (Customer selectable)
• Off-Road (OR) (Raises the vehicle approximately 1 in
[26 mm]) – This position is intended for off-roading
use only where maximum ground clearance is required. To enter OR, push the “Up” button once from
the NRH position while vehicle speed is below 20 mph
(32 km/h). While in OR, if the vehicle speed exceeds
25 mph (40 km/h) the vehicle height will be automatically lowered to NRH. Off-Road may not be available
due to vehicle payload, an EVIC/DID message will be
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displayed when this occurs. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
CAUTION!
If the vehicle is in Off-Road setting, be aware of your
surroundings, you may not have the clearance required for certain areas and vehicle damage may
occur.
• Aero Mode (Lowers the vehicle approximately .6 in
[15 mm]) – This position provides improved aerodynamics by lowering the vehicle. The vehicle will
automatically enter Aero Mode when the vehicle
speed remains between 62 mph (100 km/h) and
66 mph (106 km/h) for greater than 20 seconds or if the
vehicle speed exceeds 66 mph (106 km/h). The vehicle
will return to NRH from Aero Mode if the vehicle
speed remains between 30 mph (48 km/h) and 35 mph
(56 km/h) for greater than 20 seconds or if the vehicle
speed falls below 30 mph (48 km/h).
NOTE: Speed thresholds for raising the vehicle only
apply if Automatic Aero Mode is enabled.
• To enter Aero Mode manually push the down button
once from NRH at any vehicle speed. To return to
NRH push the up button once while vehicle speed is
less than 56 mph (90 km/h).
NOTE: Automatic Aero Mode may be disabled through
vehicle settings on your Uconnect Radio when equipped
with UConnect 5.0, 8.4A, or 8.4AN. Refer to “Uconnect
Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
• Entry/Exit Mode (Lowers the vehicle approximately 3
in [73 mm]) – This position lowers the vehicle for
easier passenger entry and exit as well as lowering the
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rear of the vehicle for easier loading and unloading of
cargo. To enter Entry/Exit Mode, push the “Down”
button twice from the NRH while the vehicle speed is
below 33 mph (53 km/h). Once the vehicle speed goes
below 15 mph (24 km/h) the vehicle height will begin
to lower. If the vehicle speed remains between 15 mph
(24 km/h) and 25 mph (40 km/h) for greater than 60
seconds, or the vehicle speed exceeds 25 mph
(40 km/h) the Entry/Exit change will be cancelled. To
return to Normal Height Mode, push the “Up” button
twice while in Entry/Exit or drive the vehicle over
15 mph (24 km/h). Entry/Exit mode may not be
available due to vehicle payload, an EVIC/DID message will be displayed when this occurs. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or
Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
CAUTION!
When in ENTRY/EXIT setting, be aware of your
surroundings, you may not have the clearance required for certain areas and vehicle damage may
occur.
The system requires that the ignition be in ON/RUN
position or the engine running for all user requested
changes. When lowering the vehicle all of the doors,
must be closed. If a door is opened at any time while the
vehicle is lowering the change will not be completed
until the open door(s) is closed.
This system uses a lifting and lowering pattern which
keeps the headlights from incorrectly shining into oncoming traffic. When raising the vehicle, the rear of the
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vehicle will move up first and then the front. When “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inlowering the vehicle, the front will move down first and formation.
then the rear.
After the engine is turned off, it may be noticed that the
air suspension system operates briefly, this is normal. The
system is correcting the position of the vehicle to ensure
a proper appearance.
WARNING!
The air suspension system uses a high pressure
volume of air to operate the system. To avoid personal injury or damage to the system, see your
authorized dealer for service.
To assist with changing a spare tire, the air suspension
system has a feature which allows the automatic leveling
to be disabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Air Suspension Modes
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in The Air Suspension system has multiple modes to protect
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further in- the system in unique situations:
formation.
Tire/Jack Mode
NOTE: If equipped with a touch screen radio all To assist with changing a spare tire, the air suspension
enabling/disabling of air suspension features must be system has a feature which allows the automatic leveling
done through the radio. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in to be disabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
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Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Under“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further in- standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
formation.
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine running and all doors closed.
running.
Protection Mode
Transport Mode
To assist with flat bed towing, the air suspension system
has a feature which will put the vehicle into Entry/Exit
height and disable the automatic load leveling system.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or
Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
In order to “protect” the air suspension system, the
vehicle will enter Protection Mode when load leveling
cannot be achieved. Some driving may be required to
clear the protection mode telltale in the EVIC/DID. Refer
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or
Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine NOTE: If equipped with a touch screen radio all
enabling/disabling of air suspension features must be
running and all doors closed.
done through the radio. Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in
Wheel Alignment Mode
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inBefore performing a wheel alignment this mode must be formation.
enabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
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Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Driver Infromation Display (DID) Display
Messages
When the appropriate conditions exist, a message will
appear in the EVIC/DID display. Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
An audible chime will be heard whenever a system error
has been detected.
Operation
Pushing the “UP” button once will move the suspension
one position higher from the current position, assuming
all conditions are met (i.e. key in ON/RUN position,
engine running, speed below threshold, etc). The “UP”
button can be pushed multiple times, each push will raise
the requested level by one position up to a maximum
position of OR or the highest position allowed based on
current conditions (i.e. vehicle speed, etc).
Pushing the “DOWN” button once will move the suspension one position lower from the current level, assuming
all conditions are met (i.e. key in ON/RUN position,
engine running, doors closed, speed below threshold,
etc). The “DOWN” button can be pushed multiple times,
each push will lower the requested level by one position
down to a minimum of Entry/Exit Mode or the lowest
position allowed based on current conditions (i.e. vehicle
speed, etc.)
The indicator lamps 3 through 6 will illuminate to show
the current position of the vehicle. Flashing indicator
lamps will show a position which the system is working
to achieve. When raising or lowering, the flashing indicator lamp is the position the system is working to
achieve.
Automatic height changes will occur based on vehicle
speed and the current vehicle height. The indicator lamps
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and EVIC/DID messages will operate the same for • Transport Mode – No indicator lamps will be illumiautomatic changes and user requested changes.
nated. Transport Mode is disabled by driving the
vehicle.
• Off-Road (OR) – Indicator lamps 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be
• Tire/Jack Mode – indicator lamps 3 and 6 will be
illuminated when the vehicle is in OR.
illuminated. Tire/Jack Mode is disabled by driving the
• Normal Ride Height (NRH) – Indicator lamps 3, 4 and
vehicle.
5 will be illuminated when the vehicle is in NRH.
• Wheel Alignment Mode – indicator lamps 3, 4 and 5
• Aero Mode – Indicator lamps 3 and 4 will be illumiwill be illuminated. Wheel Alignment Mode is disnated when the vehicle is in Aero Mode.
abled by driving the vehicle.
• Entry/Exit Mode – Indicator lamp 3 will be illuminated when the vehicle is in Entry Exit Mode. Entry/ AXLE LOCKER SYSTEM — POWER WAGON
Exit mode can be requested up to 33 mph (53 km/h). MODELS ONLY (IF EQUIPPED)
If vehicle speed is reduced to, and kept below, 15 mph This vehicle is equipped with electronically locking front
(24 km/h) indicator lamp 3 will flash and indicator and rear differentials. These differentials, when engaged,
lamp 4 will remain solid until Entry/Exit Mode is mechanically lock together the axle shafts forcing the
achieved at which point indicator lamp 4 will turn off. wheels to spin at an equal rate. This allows the vehicle to
maintain its momentum and prevents it from becoming
stuck. The locking front and rear differentials should only
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be engaged during low-speed, extreme off-road situations where one wheel is likely to not be in contact with
the ground. It is not recommended to drive the vehicle
with the differentials locked on pavement due to the
reduced ability to turn and speed limitations.
CAUTION!
• Do not lock the front or rear axle on hard surfaced
roads. The ability to steer the vehicle is reduced
and damage to the drivetrain may occur when the
axles are locked on hard surfaced roads.
• Do not try to lock the rear axle if the vehicle is
stuck and the tires are spinning. You can damage
drivetrain components. Lock the rear axle before
attempting situations or navigating terrain, which
could possibly cause the vehicle to become stuck.
The locking axles are controlled by the axle locker switch.
The switch has three positions, AXLE UNLOCK, REAR
LOCK, and FRONT/REAR LOCK. Under normal driving conditions, the switch should be left in the AXLE
UNLOCK position. In the AXLE UNLOCK position, the
front and rear axles are unlocked. In the REAR LOCK
position, the rear axle is locked. In the FRONT/REAR
LOCK position, the front and rear axles are locked.
NOTE: Even when the axles are in the AXLE UNLOCK
position, the limited slip differential in the rear axle still
provides torque biasing capability for moderate low
traction environments.
During the command to lock the axle, the indicator light
will flash until the axle is locked. After the lock command
has been successfully executed, the light will remain on
solid.
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To lock the rear axle, place the vehicle in 4LO. Refer to
WARNING! (Continued)
“Four Wheel Drive Operation” in “Starting And Operating” for further information. Move the axle locker switch driving will reduce the steering ability. This could
position to REAR LOCK while traveling less than 3 mph cause a collision and you may be seriously injured.
(5 km/h). The RR indicator light will remain on when the
To lock the front axle; move the axle locker switch to
rear axle is locked.
FRONT/REAR LOCK while traveling less than 3 mph
NOTE: Left to right wheel speed difference may be (5 km/h). The indicator light will be solid when the front
necessary to allow the axle to fully lock. If the indicator axle is locked.
light is flashing after placing the switch in the REAR
NOTE: The rear axle must be locked before the front axle
LOCK or FRONT/REAR LOCK position, drive the vewill lock.
hicle in a turn or on loose gravel to expedite the locking
action.
To unlock the front axle; move the axle locker switch to
REAR LOCK. The FRONT/REAR LOCK indicator light
will go out when the axle is unlocked.
WARNING!
Do not use the locked axle position for normal
driving. A locked front axle is intended for off-road
driving only. Locking the front axle during on-road
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NOTE: The axle lockers could be torque locked due to
side to side loads on the axle. Driving slowly while
turning the steering wheel from a left hand turn to a right
hand turn or driving in REVERSE for a short distance
may be required to release the torque lock and unlock the
axles.
advantage to increasing ride height is the positive effect
it has on approach/departure and break over angles.
This system is controlled by the electronic control sway
bar switch located on the instrument panel.
To unlock the rear axle; move the axle locker switch to
AXLE UNLOCK. The REAR LOCK indicator light will go
out when the rear axle is unlocked.
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STABILIZER/SWAY BAR SYSTEM — POWER
WAGON ONLY
Your vehicle is equipped with an electronic disconnecting
stabilizer/sway bar. This system allows greater front
suspension travel in off-road situations.
Due to the use of taller springs, this vehicle has an
increased ride height of approximately 1.9 in (48.3 mm) 1 — On Road
in the front and 1.5 in (38.1 mm) in the rear. A major
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The switch has two positions; On-Road and Off-Road. The
system is normally in the On-Road mode, indicated by a
solid green light. The stabilizer/sway bar should remain in
the On-Road mode during normal driving conditions.
WARNING!
Do not disconnect the stabilizer bar and drive on
hard surfaced roads or at speeds above 18 mph
(29 km/h), you may lose control of the vehicle, which
could result in serious injury or death. The front
stabilizer bar enhances vehicle stability and assists in
maintaining control of the vehicle. The system monitors vehicle speed and will attempt to reconnect the
stabilizer bar at speeds over 18 mph (29 km/h). This is
indicated by a flashing off road light and solid on
road light. Once vehicle speed is reduced below
14 mph (22 km/h), the system will attempt to return to
the Off-Road mode.
To disconnect the stabilizer/sway bar, shift to either 4HI
or 4LO as shown in “Four Wheel Drive Operation” and
press the right hand Off Road stabilizer/sway bar button
to obtain the Off-Road position. The amber indicator
light will flash until the stabilizer/sway bar has been
fully disconnected.
NOTE: The stabilizer/sway bar may be torque locked
due to left and right suspension height differences. This
condition is due to driving surface differences or vehicle
loading. In order for the stabilizer/sway bar to
disconnect/reconnect, the right and left halves of the bar
must be aligned. This alignment may require that the
vehicle be driven onto level ground or rocked from side
to side.
To return to the On-Road mode; press the left hand On
Road stabilizer/sway bar button.
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WARNING!
If the stabilizer/sway bar will not return to On-Road
mode, vehicle stability is reduced. Do not attempt to
drive the vehicle over 18 mph (29 km/h). Driving
faster than 18 mph (29 km/h) may cause loss of
control of the vehicle, which could result in serious
injury or death. Contact your local service center for
assistance.
agency to determine the designated off-road vehicle
(ORV) trails or recreation areas. You should always tread
lightly and only use established roads, trails or ORV
recreational areas. The National Forest Service, Bureau of
Land Management or local Department of Natural Resources are a wealth of information and usually have
maps with marked trails.
Skid Plates And Underbody Protection
Steel skid plates protect the major driveline components
of the truck including the fuel tank, transfer case and
SAFE OFF-ROAD DRIVING — POWER WAGON
steering damper. In addition, this vehicle is equipped
ONLY
with boxed cross members and fore/aft rails. This addiOff-Road Driving Tips And Vehicle Characteristics tional protection allows the vehicle to be utilized in
Your vehicle has excellent on and off-road capabilities. severe off-road situations that would be considered imThese off-road capabilities will allow you to explore passable by a normal truck.
those wilderness trails where few travel, providing a Ramp Travel Index (RTI)
source of exciting and satisfying recreation. Before you
venture out, you should contact your local governmental The ramp travel index is the distance, in inches, that you
can drive your vehicle with one wheel on a 20-degree
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ramp without lifting any other wheel off the ground. This
distance up the ramp divided by the wheelbase of the
vehicle and multiplied by 1,000 is the RTI. This vehicle
has an RTI of 510, which means you can articulate one
front wheel 26 inches (66 cm) in the air while the other
three wheels remain in contact with the ground.
CAUTION!
The door sill height is 25 inches (63.5 cm). Water may
intrude into the interior of the vehicle at greater
depths.
Simultaneous Brake And Throttle Operation
Water Fording Characteristics
Water fording characteristic is the vehicle’s ability to
cross a body of still water, where the powertrain and
drivetrain are safe from water ingestion. This vehicle has
high water fording characteristics with the ability to cross
a pool of water, without stopping, 24 inches (60 cm) deep
at a maximum speed of 10 mph (16 km/h) and a pool of
water 30 inches (76 cm) deep at a maximum speed of
5 mph (8 km/h), both with an entrance ramp angle of 1.3
degrees.
Many off-road driving conditions require the simultaneous use of the brake and throttle (two footed driving).
When climbing rocks, logs, or other stepped objects,
using light brake pressure with light throttle will keep the
vehicle from jerking or lurching. This technique is also
used when you need to stop and restart a vehicle on a
steep incline.
The Basics Of Off-Road Driving
You will encounter many types of terrain driving offroad. You should be familiar with the terrain and area
before proceeding. There are many types of surface
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conditions: hard packed dirt, gravel, rocks, grass, sand,
mud, snow and ice. Every surface has a different effect on
your vehicle’s steering, handling and traction. Controlling your vehicle is one of the keys to successful off-road
driving, so always keep a firm grip on the steering wheel
and maintain a good driving posture. Avoid sudden
accelerations, turns or braking. In most cases there are no
road signs, posted speed limits or signal lights. Therefore
you will need to use your own good judgment on what is
safe and what isn’t. When on a trail you should always be
looking ahead for surface obstacles and changes in
terrain. The key is to plan your future driving route while
remembering what you are currently driving over.
CAUTION!
Never park your vehicle over dry grass or other
combustible materials. The heat from your vehicle
exhaust system could cause a fire.
WARNING!
Always wear your seat belt and firmly tie down
cargo. Unsecured cargo can become projectiles in an
off-road situation.
When To Use Low Range
When driving off-road, shift into 4L (Low Range) for
additional traction or to improve handling and control on
slippery or difficult terrain. Due to the lower gearing, low
range will allow the engine to operate in a higher power
range. This will allow you to idle over obstacles and
down hills, with improved control and less effort. Also,
use 4L (Low Range) in rain, ice, snow, mud, sand, to get
heavy loads rolling, improve traction, or whenever 4H
(High Range) traction will not do the job.
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Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand
CAUTION!
There is a drastic reduction in traction when driving in
On icy or slippery roads, do not downshift at high
snow, mud or sand. The vehicle will be less responsive to
steering, acceleration and braking inputs. Therefore you engine RPMs or vehicle speeds because engine brakshould accelerate slowly, leave greater stopping distances ing may cause skidding and loss of control.
and avoid abrupt vehicle maneuvers. You want to keep a
• Mud – Deep mud creates a great deal of suction
slow constant steady pace. The key is to maintain the
around the tires and is very difficult to get through.
vehicle’s momentum.
You should use 4L (Low Range) with a gear low
enough to maintain your momentum without shifting.
• Snow – In heavy snow or for additional control and
If you start to slow to a stop, try turning your steering
traction at slower speeds, shift the transmission to a
wheel no more than a ¼ turn quickly back and forth
low gear and shift the transfer case to 4L (Low Range)
for additional traction. Mud holes pose an increased
if necessary. Do not shift to a lower gear than necessary
threat of vehicle damage and getting stuck. They are
to maintain headway. Over-revving the engine can
normally full of debris from previous vehicles getting
spin the wheels and traction will be lost. If you start to
stuck. As a good practice before entering any mud
slow to a stop, try turning your steering wheel no more
hole, get out and determine how deep it is, if there are
than a ¼ turn quickly back and forth, while still
any hidden obstacles and if the vehicle can be safely
applying throttle. This will allow the tires to get a fresh
recovered if stuck.
⬙bite⬙ and help maintain your momentum.
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• Sand – Soft sand is very difficult to travel through with
full tire pressure. When crossing soft sandy spots in a
trail maintain your vehicle’s momentum and do not
stop. The key to driving in soft sand using the appropriate tire pressure, accelerating slowly, avoiding
abrupt maneuvers and maintaining the vehicle’s momentum. If you are going to be driving on large soft
sandy areas or dunes, reduce your tire pressure to a
minimum of 15 psi (103 kPa) to allow for a greater tire
surface area. Reduced tire pressure will drastically
improve your traction and handling, while driving on
the soft sand, but you must return the tires to normal
air pressure before driving on pavement or other hard
surfaces. Be sure you have a way to air the tires back
up prior to reducing the pressure.
CAUTION!
Reduced tire pressures may cause tire unseating and
total loss of air pressure. To reduce the risk of tire
unseating, while at a reduced tire pressure, reduce
your speed and avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers.
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Crossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High
Points)
While driving off road, you will encounter many types of
terrain. These varying types of terrain bring different
types of obstacles. Before proceeding review the path
ahead to determine the correct approach and your ability
to safely recover the vehicle if something goes wrong.
Keeping a firm grip on the steering wheel, bring the
vehicle to a complete stop and then inch the vehicle
forward until it makes contact with the object. Apply the
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throttle lightly while holding a light brake pressure and Crossing Large Rocks
ease the vehicle up and over the object.
When approaching large rocks, choose a path which
ensures you drive over the largest with your tires. This
WARNING!
will lift your undercarriage over the obstacle. The tread of
Crossing obstacles can cause abrupt steering system the tire is tougher and thicker than the side wall and is
loading which could cause you to loose control of designed to take the abuse. Always look ahead and make
every effort to cross the large rocks with your tires.
your vehicle.
CAUTION!
Using A Spotter
There are many times where it is hard to see the obstacle • Never attempt to straddle a rock that is large
or determine the correct path. Determining the correct
enough to strike your axles or undercarriage.
path can be extremely difficult when you are confronting • Never attempt to drive over a rock which is large
many obstacles. In these cases have someone guide you
enough to contact the door sills.
over, through, or around the obstacle. Have the person
stand a safe distance in front of you where they can see Crossing A Ravine, Gully, Ditch, Washout Or Rut
the obstacle, watch your tires and undercarriage, and When crossing a ravine, gully, ditch, washout or a large
guide you through.
rut, the angled approach is the key to maintaining your
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vehicle’s mobility. Approach these obstacles at a 45degree angle and let each tire go through the obstacle
independently. You need to use caution when crossing
large obstacles with steep sides. Do not attempt to cross
any large obstacle with steep sides at an angle great
enough to put the vehicle at risk of a rollover. If you get
caught in a rut, dig a small trench to the right or left at a
45-degree angle ahead of the front tires. Use the removed
dirt to fill the rut ahead of the turnout you just created.
You should now be able to drive out following the trench
you just created at a 45-degree angle.
WARNING!
There is an increased risk of rollover when crossing
an obstacle, at any angle, with steep sides.
Crossing Logs
To cross a log, approach it at a slight angle (approximately 10 to 15 degrees). This allows one front tire to be
on top of the log while the other just starts to climb the
log. While climbing the log, modulate your brake and
accelerator to avoid spinning the log out from under your
tires. Then ease the vehicle off the log using your brakes.
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CAUTION!
Do not attempt to cross a log with a greater diameter
than the running ground clearance or the vehicle will
become high centered.
Getting High Centered
If you get hung up or high centered on an object, get out
of the vehicle and try to determine what the vehicle is
hung up on, where it is contacting the underbody and
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what is the best direction to recover the vehicle. Depending on what you are in contact with, jack the vehicle up
and place a few rocks under the tires so the weight is off
of the high point when you let the vehicle down. You can
also try rocking the vehicle or winching the vehicle off
the object.
feel confident with the vehicle and your abilities. You
should always climb hills straight up and down. Never
attempt to climb a hill on an angle.
• Before Climbing A Steep Hill – As you approach a
hill consider its grade or steepness. Determine if it is
too steep. Look to see what the traction is on the hill
side trail. Is the trail straight up and down? What is on
CAUTION!
top and the other side? Are there ruts, rocks, branches
or other obstacles on the path? Can you safely recover
Winching or rocking the vehicle off hard objects
the vehicle if something goes wrong? If everything
increases the risk of underbody damage.
looks good and you feel confident, then change transHill Climbing
mission into a lower gear, shift the transfer case into 4L
(Low) and proceed with caution. You should use first
Hill climbing requires good judgment and a good undergear and 4L (Low Range) for very steep hills.
standing of your abilities and your vehicle’s limitations.
Hills can cause serious problems. Some are just too steep • Driving Up Hill – Once you have determined your
to climb and should not be attempted. You should always
ability to proceed and have shifted into the appropriate gear, line your vehicle up for the straightest possible run. Accelerate with an easy constant throttle and
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apply more power as you start up the hill. Do not race
WARNING!
forward into a steep grade, the abrupt change of grade
could cause you to lose control. If the front end begins Never attempt to climb a hill at an angle or turn
to bounce, ease off the throttle slightly to bring all four around on a steep grade. Driving across an incline
tires back on the ground. As you approach the crest of increases the risk of a roll over, which may result in
the hill ease off the throttle and slowly proceed over severe injury or death.
the top. If the wheels start to slip as you approach the
crest of a hill, ease off the accelerator and maintain • Driving Down Hill – Before driving down a steep hill
you need to determine if it is too steep for a safe
headway by turning the steering wheel no more than
descent. What is the surface traction? Is the grade too
a ¼ turn quickly back and forth. This will provide a
steep to maintain a slow controlled descent? Are there
fresh ⬙bite⬙ into the surface and will usually provide
obstacles? Is it a straight descent? Is there plenty of
enough traction to complete the climb. If you do not
distance at the base of the hill to regain control if the
make it to the top, place the vehicle in REVERSE and
vehicle descends too fast? If you feel confident in your
back straight down the grade using engine resistance
ability to proceed then make sure you are in 4L (Low
along with the vehicle brakes.
Range) with the transmission in first gear (manually
select first gear on automatic transmissions) and proceed with caution. Allow engine braking to control the
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descent and apply your brakes if necessary, but do not
allow the tires to lock.
WARNING!
Driving across an incline increases the risk of a
rollover, which may result in severe injury.
WARNING!
Do not descend a steep grade in NEUTRAL. Use
vehicle brakes in conjunction with engine braking.
Descending a grade too fast could cause you to lose
control and be seriously injured or killed.
• If You Stall Or Begin To Lose Headway – If you stall
or begin to lose headway while climbing a steep hill,
allow your vehicle to come to a stop and immediately
apply the brake. Restart the engine and shift into
REVERSE. Back slowly down the hill allowing the
• Driving Across An Incline – If at all possible avoid
compression braking of the engine and transmission to
driving across an incline. If it is necessary, know your
help regulate your speed. If the brakes are required to
vehicle’s abilities. Driving across an incline places
control vehicle speed, apply them lightly and avoid
more weight on the down hill wheels, which increases
locking or skidding the tires.
the possibilities of a down hill slide or rollover. Make
sure the surface has good traction with firm and stable
soils. If possible transverse the incline at an angle
heading slightly up or down.
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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, which may result in
severe injury. Always back carefully straight down a
hill in REVERSE. Never back down a hill in NEUTRAL using only the vehicle brakes. Never drive
diagonally across a hill, always drive straight up or
down.
Driving Through Water
avoid damage to the environment. You should know
your vehicle’s abilities and be able to recover it if
something goes wrong. You should never stop or shut a
vehicle off when crossing deep water unless you ingested
water into the engine air intake. If the engine stalls do not
attempt to restart it. Determine if it has ingested water
first. The key to any crossing is low and slow. You want
to use first gear in 4L (Low Range) and proceed very
slowly with a constant slow speed (3-5 mph [5–8 km/h]
maximum) and light throttle. Keep the vehicle moving;
do not try to accelerate through the crossing. After
crossing any water higher than the bottom of the axle
differentials, you should inspect all of the vehicle fluids
for signs of water ingestion.
Extreme care should be taken crossing any type of water.
Water crossings should be avoided if possible and only
be attempted when necessary, in a safe responsible
manner. You should only drive through areas which are
designated and approved. You should tread lightly and
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CAUTION!
Water ingestion into the axles, transmission, transfer
case, engine or vehicle interior can occur if you drive
too fast or through too deep of water. Water can cause
permanent damage to engine, driveline or other
vehicle components and your brakes will be less
effective once wet and/or muddy.
• Before You Cross Any Type Of Water – As you
approach any type of water you need to determine if
you can cross it safely and responsibly. If necessary, get
out and walk through the water or probe it with a
stick. You need to be sure of its depth, approach angle,
current and bottom condition. Be careful of murky or
muddy waters, check for hidden obstacles. Make sure
you will not be intruding on any wildlife and you can
recover the vehicle if necessary. The key to a safe
crossing is the water depth, current and bottom conditions. On soft bottoms the vehicle will sink in,
effectively increasing the water level on the vehicle. Be
sure to consider this when determining the depth and
the ability to safely cross.
• Crossing Puddles, Pools, Flooded Areas Or Other
Standing Water – Puddles, pools, flooded or other
standing water areas normally contain murky or
muddy waters. These water types normally contain
hidden obstacles and make it difficult to determine an
accurate water depth, approach angle, and bottom
condition. Murky or muddy water holes are where
you want to hook up tow straps prior to entering. This
makes for a faster, cleaner and easier vehicle recovery.
If you are able to determine you can safely cross, than
proceed using the low and slow method.
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CAUTION!
Muddy waters can reduce the cooling system effectiveness by depositing debris onto the radiator.
downstream out of control if the water is deep enough
to push on the large surface area of the vehicle’s body.
Before you proceed determine the speed of the current,
the water’s depth, approach angle, bottom condition
and if there are any obstacles, then cross at an angle
heading slightly upstream using the low and slow
technique.
• Crossing Ditches, Streams, Shallow Rivers Or Other
Flowing Water – Flowing water can be extremely
dangerous. Never attempt to cross a fast running
stream or river even in shallow water. Fast moving
WARNING!
water can easily push your vehicle downstream
sweeping it out of control. Even in very shallow water, Never drive through fast moving deep water. It can
a high current can still wash the dirt out from around push your vehicle downstream, sweeping it out of
your tires putting you and your vehicle in jeopardy. control. This could put you and your passengers at
There is still a high risk of personal injury and vehicle risk of injury or drowning.
damage with slower water currents in depths greater
than the vehicle’s running ground clearance. You
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should never attempt to cross flowing water which is
deeper than the vehicle’s running ground clearance. Running lower tire pressure off-road can improve your
Even the slowest current can push the heaviest vehicle ride comfort and vehicle traction. Reducing the tire air
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pressure allows the tire to bulge slightly, improving its
surface area for better flotation and ability to mold or
form to the ground contour. Different terrain, tires, and
vehicles require different tire pressure. Hard surfaces like
rock and heavier vehicles require higher pressures than
softer surfaces such as sand and lighter vehicles. You will
need to experiment to determine what is right for your
situation. It is easier and faster to let air out than it is to
replace it so, start high and lower it as required. Remember you must return the tires to normal air pressure
before driving on road or at highway conditions. Be sure
you have a way to return the tires to their normal on road
air pressure.
CAUTION!
Reduced tire pressure increases the risk of tire damage and may cause tire unseating with total loss of air
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CAUTION! (Continued)
pressure. To reduce the risk of tire unseating, while at
a reduced tire pressure, drive at slower speeds and
avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers.
Vehicle Recovery
If you drive off-road, you may encounter a situation
where you will need to recover your vehicle. Vehicle
recovery should always be given consideration before
attempting a questionable obstacle. You should never go
off-road driving without the ability to recover your
vehicle from a situation. Having another vehicle with
you usually works best for most situations. The first
thing to do is assess the situation. Why are you stuck?
Are you hung up on something? Would it be easier to go
forward or to go backward? Can you still move the
vehicle? Is there an anchor point to winch to? Are you
alone or do you have another vehicle to help? Is there
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high risk of vehicle damage during the recovery process?
CAUTION!
Answering these questions will help you determine the
best method of recovery. If you can still move the vehicle Pulling the vehicle off an obstacle, without first
slightly and the only issue is slick ground, then rock clearing the object, may result in additional undercycling your vehicle would be the first choice. If you have body damage.
ample room, an additional vehicle and there is low risk of
vehicle impingement on the surroundings, then using a • Rock Cycling Your Vehicle – Rock cycling your vehicle is one of the easiest, fastest and most commonly
tow strap to the vehicle tow hooks would be fast and
used methods. This simply involves shifting your
easy. If the vehicle is severely hung up or in a situation
vehicle from DRIVE to REVERSE, while applying
where great care needs to be taken during the recovery,
throttle after each shift. During this process, for addithen nothing can do the job better than a winch. If you are
tional traction, try turning your steering wheel quickly
severely hung up on something you should jack the
left and right no more than a ¼ turn. If you are stuck
vehicle up and stack something under the wheels to
in mud, sand, or snow try spinning your tires during
allow the vehicle to roll off the object without causing
this process to clean the debris from the tread and
further damage. This should be tried before attempting
improve the traction. You want to create a rocking
any recovery method.
motion with the vehicle. This helps build vehicle
momentum, which hopefully gets you out. Remember
to ease off and on the accelerator before and after the
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shift. If after a few rock cycles your vehicle is not free,
stop and try another method of recovery. Continuous
rock cycling will only cause unnecessary damage to
your vehicle and the environment.
CAUTION!
Damage can occur when spinning your tires at an
excessive high speed. Do not spin your tires faster
than an indicated 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Using The Tow Hooks With A Tow Strap – Tow straps
are a quick and easy way to recover your vehicle from
minor situations if you have a secondary vehicle which
is not stuck. The tow hooks on your vehicle are
designed to take the abusive force generated during
vehicle recovery. Do not use the bumper or any other
vehicle component as an attachment point. Using tow
straps requires coordination between the two drivers.
Good communication and line of sight are required for
a safe recovery. First connect the tow strap to the
correct attachment points on both vehicles. There
should be a least 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters) between
the vehicles to allow for a safe recovery. If necessary
join two tow straps together using a 1 ½ inch hard
wood dowel. This will keep the straps from becoming
knotted and is safer than using a clevis pin if the strap
breaks. Next have the tow vehicle backup, leaving two
to three feet worth of slack in the strap. Then the tow
vehicle, using light throttle, should accelerate tightening the strap providing the pulling force needed to free
the vehicle. The vehicle being recovered should assist
in the recovery, at the time of the snap, by slowly
spinning the tires in the same direction as the pulling
vehicle. After the vehicle becomes free, the driver of
the previously stuck vehicle should signal they are free
and should hit their brakes stopping both vehicles. The
driver of the pulling vehicle should let off the throttle
without using the brakes, once signaled by the other
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driver. This sequence is important to avoid having the
recovered vehicle hit the pulling vehicle.
WARNING!
Never use tow straps with end hooks or link two
straps with a clevis pin. These heavy metal objects
could become projectiles if a strap breaks, which
could cause severe injury. Never leave more than 2 to
3 feet (.6 to 1 meter) of slack in the strap. More slack
than this greatly increases the risk of injury and
vehicle damage. Always keep everyone at least 30
feet (9 meters) away from a strapping or winching
situation.
• Winching (Refer To “Winch Operation” For Additional Information) – Winching is most commonly
used in the following situations: there is no support
vehicle available, a high controlled force is required to
recover the vehicle, there is a high risk of environmental or vehicle damage, or where nothing else seems to
work. A winch can deliver a high pulling force with a
great deal of control. It allows you to walk the vehicle
out of the situation in a slow controlled manner. This
control works well for avoiding further vehicle damage. Once you decide it is time to use the winch look
for a good anchor point. It needs to be strong enough
to hold more than the vehicle’s weight and provide a
direction of pull as straight as possible. Use block and
tackle if necessary to improve the angle of pull or
increase the winch’s pulling force. If the anchor point
is a tree use a strap around its base and hook the cable
to the strap. If it is another vehicle, then place that
vehicle in PARK and block the front tires. If you cannot
find an anchor point within reach try using your spare
tire by burying it. Once you have determined an
anchor point hook up the cable, ensuring there are a
least five wraps of cable left on the drum, and place a
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floor mat or something else over the strung out cable.
Placing something over the strung out cable helps
keep the cable on the ground if it breaks. Next, place
the vehicle in first gear and apply a very light throttle
as you power the winch in. Be careful not to allow
slack in the cable as you recover the vehicle. Do not try
to guide the cable into the drum. If it starts to bunch up
on one end, let it. You can re-spool the cable afterwards. Never use a winch cable as a tow strap and
always stand back while winching.
After Driving Off-Road
Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than
does most on-road driving. After going off-road, it is
always a good idea to check for damage. That way you
can get any problems taken care of right away and have
your vehicle ready when you need it.
• Completely inspect the underbody of your vehicle.
Check tires, body structure, steering, suspension, and
exhaust system for damage.
• Inspect the radiator for mud and debris and clean as
required.
WARNING!
Winch cables are under high tension when in use and
can become a projectile if they fail. Never stand over
or straddle the winch cable. Never jerk or overload
the winch cable. Never stand in front of the vehicle
while winching. Failure to follow these instructions
can result in serious or fatal injury.
• 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.
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• Check for accumulations of plants or brush. These • If you experience unusual vibration after driving in
things could be a fire hazard. They might hide damage
mud, slush or similar conditions, check the wheels for
to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and
impacted material. Impacted material can cause a
propeller shafts.
wheel imbalance and freeing the wheels of it will
correct the situation.
• After extended operation in mud, sand, water, or
similar dirty conditions, have the radiator, fan, brake LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
rotors, wheels, brake linings, and axle yokes inspected
The limited-slip differential provides additional traction
and cleaned as soon as possible.
on snow, ice, mud, sand and gravel, particularly when
there is a difference between the traction characteristics
WARNING!
of the surface under the right and left rear wheels. During
Abrasive material in any part of the brakes may cause normal driving and cornering, the limited-slip unit perexcessive wear or unpredictable braking. You might forms similarly to a conventional differential. On slipnot have full braking power when you need it to pery surfaces, however, the differential delivers more of
prevent a collision. If you have been operating your the driving effort to the rear wheel having the better
vehicle in dirty conditions, get your brakes checked traction.
and cleaned as necessary.
The limited-slip differential is especially helpful during
slippery driving conditions. With both rear wheels on a
slippery surface, a slight application of the accelerator
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will supply maximum traction. When starting with only DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
one rear wheel on an excessively slippery surface, slight
Acceleration
momentary application of the parking brake may be
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slipnecessary to gain maximum traction.
pery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull
erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs
WARNING!
when there is a difference in the surface traction under
On vehicles equipped with a limited-slip differential the rear (driving) wheels.
never run the engine with one rear wheel off the
ground since the vehicle may drive through the rear
WARNING!
wheel remaining on the ground. You could lose
Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous.
control of the vehicle.
Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the rear
Care should be taken to avoid sudden accelerations when wheels. You could lose control of the vehicle and
both rear wheels are on a slippery surface. This could
possibly have a collision. Accelerate slowly and
cause both rear wheels to spin, and allow the vehicle to carefully whenever there is likely to be poor traction
slide sideways on the crowned surface of a road or in a (ice, snow, wet mud, loose sand, etc.).
turn.
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Your vehicle may be equipped with a Limited Slip
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a Differential (LSD) that reduces, but does not eliminate,
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road the amount of wheel slip across a given axle for improved handling.
surface. This is known as hydroplaning and may cause
partial or complete loss of vehicle control and stopping DRIVING THROUGH WATER
ability. To reduce this possibility, the following precauDriving through water more than a few inches/
tions should be observed:
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
• Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
slushy.
Flowing/Rising Water
• Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles.
Traction
• Replace tires when tread wear indicators first become
visible.
• Keep tires properly inflated.
• Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a
sudden stop.
WARNING!
Do not drive on or across a road or path where water
is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flowing water can wear away the road or path’s surface
and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper water.
Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can carry
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
your vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injuries that are serious or
fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
distances. Therefore, after driving through standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on the
brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
Shallow Standing Water
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following Cautions
and Warnings before doing so.
CAUTION!
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s braking capabilities, which increases stopping
• Always check the depth of the standing water
before driving through it. Never drive through
standing water that is deeper than the bottom of
the tire rims mounted on the vehicle.
• Determine the condition of the road or the path
that is under water and if there are any obstacles in
the way before driving through the standing water.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving
through standing water. This will minimize wave
effects.
• Driving through standing water may cause damage
to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always
inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil, transmission, axle, etc.) for signs of contamination (i.e.,
fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance) after
driving through standing water. Do not continue to
operate the vehicle if any fluid appears contaminated, as this may result in further damage. Such
damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and cause serious
internal damage to the engine. Such damage is not
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Care should be taken when attempting to climb steep
hills or driving diagonally across a hill or slope. If natural
obstacles force you to travel diagonally up or down a hill,
choose a mild angle and keep as little side tilt as possible.
Keep the vehicle moving and make turns slowly and
cautiously.
If you must back down a hill, back straight down using
REVERSE gear. Never back down in NEUTRAL or diagonally across the hill.
When driving over sand, mud, and other soft terrain,
shift to low gear and drive steadily. Apply the accelerator
slowly to avoid spinning the wheels.
Do not reduce the tire pressures for this type of driving.
After Driving Off-Road
Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than
does most on-road driving. After going off-road, it is
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always a good idea to check for damage. That way you • After extended operation in mud, sand, water, or
can get any problems taken care of right away and have
similar dirty conditions, have the radiator, fan, brake
rotors, wheels, brake linings, and axle yokes inspected
your vehicle ready when you need it.
and cleaned as soon as possible.
• Completely inspect the underbody of your vehicle.
Check tires, body structure, steering, suspension, and
WARNING!
exhaust system for damage.
• Inspect the radiator for mud and debris and clean as Abrasive material in any part of the brakes may cause
excessive wear or unpredictable braking. You might
required.
not have full braking power when you need it to
• Check threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on prevent a collision. If you have been operating your
the chassis, drivetrain components, steering, and sus- vehicle in dirty conditions, get your brakes checked
pension. Retighten them, if required, and torque to the and cleaned as necessary.
values specified in the Service Manual.
• If you experience unusual vibration after driving in
• Check for accumulations of plants or brush. These
mud, slush or similar conditions, check the wheels for
things could be a fire hazard. They might hide damage
impacted material. Impacted material can cause a
to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and
wheel imbalance and freeing the wheels of it will
propeller shafts.
correct the situation.
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WINCH USAGE — POWER WAGON ONLY — (IF
EQUIPPED)
1. Un-spool the wire rope leaving five wraps of rope on
the winch drum.
Things To Know Before Using Your Winch
2. Attach the hook to a suitable anchor point.
General Winch Information
CAUTION!
Your vehicle is equipped with an electric vehicle recovery
winch. This winch uses the electrical power from the Be certain the anchor will withstand the load revehicle charging system to power a motor that winds quired to tension the wire rope.
wire rope into the winch drum via planetary gear reduc3. Apply at least 500 lbs (227 kg) of tension to the rope
tion. By nature, a winch is capable of generating very
while winding the rope. Always use care to ensure the
high forces and should be used with care. Do not operate
rope does not pile up on one side of the drum and is
the winch without reading and understanding the comneatly wound onto the drum.
plete winch owner’s manual.
Tensioning The Wire Rope
The winch rope must be properly tensioned before use.
Follow the instructions below to tension the rope:
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Winch Motor Thermal Protection
CAUTION!
Your winch is equipped with a thermal protection device
in the motor. If the winch is operated for an excessive
duration, the device may interrupt motor function to
protect the winch motor. During this time the winch will
power-out but will not power-in. Allow the winch motor
Low Voltage Interrupt
to cool for a few minutes before continuing to winch. The
Your winch is equipped with a device that will interrupt winch will resume normal function once the motor cools.
winch function if the vehicle charging system voltage
drops to a low level. The winch will not power-in or out
for 30 seconds if this device is tripped. If the interrupt is
tripped, the vehicle should be operated at high idle for a
few minutes to allow the vehicle charging system to
recover before continuing to winch.
Wire rope must spool on the winch drum in the
direction indicated on the drum rotation decal on the
winch.
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Understanding The Features Of Your Winch
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1. Motor: The winch motor is powered by the vehicle 6. Clutch Lever: The clutch lever allows the winch drum
charging system and features a thermal protection
to be disconnected from the winch motor to allow the
wire rope to be pulled from the winch by hand.
switch that automatically stops motor function in the
power-in direction if the motor gets too hot.
7. Remote Control: The remote control provides the
2. Remote Socket: The remote socket allows the remote
interface between the winch operator and the winch.
The remote control provides the ability to power the
control to be attached to the control pack to allow the
winch to function.
winch in, out, and stop the winch. To operate the
winch, the toggle switch is pressed down to power the
3. Winch Drum With Integral Brake: The winch drum
winch in and up to power the winch out. The winch
allows the wire rope to be stored on the winch and
will stop if the switch is left in the neutral (center)
transmits force to the wire rope. The winch is
position.
equipped with an integral brake that will stop rotation
of the winch drum if the winch motor is stopped.
CAUTION!
4. 3-Stage Planetary Gear Set: Provides balance between
speed and pulling power.
If not installed, the hook strap must be placed on the
hook.
5. Wire Rope: The wire rope allows the winch to be
Fairlead: The fairlead acts as a guide for the wire rope
connected to an anchor to provide a pulling force.
and minimizes damage to the rope.
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Winch Accessories
The following accessories are necessary to attach the
winch to anchors, change direction of pull, and for safe
winching.
Gloves: Wire rope, through use, will develop ⬙barbs⬙ which can slice skin. It is
extremely important to wear protective
gloves while operating the winch or handling the wire rope. Avoid loose fitting
clothes or anything that could become entangled in the
wire rope and other moving parts.
Snatch/Block Pulley: Used properly, the
multi-purpose snatch block allows you to
(1) increase the winch’s pulling power; and
(2) change your pulling direction without
damaging the wire rope. Proper use of the
snatch block is covered in ⬙Before You Pull.⬙
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Clevis/D-Shackles: The D-Shackle is a safe
means of connecting the looped ends of
cables, straps and snatch blocks. The
shackle’s pin is threaded to allow easy
removal.
Tree Trunk Protector: Typically made of
tough, high-quality nylon, it provides the
operator an attachment point for the winch
rope to a wide variety of anchor points and
objects, as well as protect living trees.
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Operating Your Winch
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Failure to observe any of these warnings regarding
proper winch usage may result in severe injury.
• Always use supplied hook strap to hold the hook
when spooling wire rope in or out.
• Never use as a hoist.
• Never use to move persons.
• Never exceed winch or wire rope rated capacity.
• Always wear heavy leather gloves when handling
the wire rope.
• Never touch wire rope or hook while in tension or
under load.
• Never engage or disengage clutch if winch is under
load, wire rope is in tension, or wire rope drum is
moving.
• Always stand clear of wire rope and load and keep
others away during winching.
• Always keep hands and clothing clear of the wire
rope, hook and fairlead opening during operation
and when spooling.
• Never wrap wire rope back onto itself. Always use
a choker chain, wire choker rope or tree trunk
protector on the anchor.
• Never attach a recovery strap to the winch hook to
increase the length of a pull.
• Never attempt to tow a vehicle with the recovery
strap attached directly to the winch hook.
• Never use ⴖbungeeⴖ straps that develop tremendous
and potentially dangerous amounts of force when
stretched.
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• Use the right equipment for the situation.
WARNING! (Continued)
• Always disconnect the remote control when not in
use.
• Never winch when there are less than five wraps of
wire rope around the winch drum.
• Always pass remote control through a window to
avoid pinching lead in door, when using remote
inside a vehicle.
• Never leave the remote control plugged into the
winch while free spooling, rigging or sitting idle.
• Always wear leather gloves and do not allow the wire
rope to slip through your hands when handling the
rope.
• Only the operator should handle the wire rope and
remote control.
• Think safety at all times.
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Vehicle Recovery Using The Winch
CAUTION!
General Information
Practice using your winch before you get stuck. Some key
points to remember when using your winch are:
• Always take your time to assess the situation and plan
your pull carefully.
• Always Know Your Winch: Take the time to fully
read and understand the included Installation and
Operations Guide, and Basic Guide to Winching
Techniques, in order to understand your winch and
the winching operation.
• Always take your time when using a winch.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Always inspect winch installation and wire rope
condition before operating the winch. Frayed,
kinked or damaged wire rope must be replaced
immediately. Loose or damaged winch installation
must be corrected immediately.
• Always be sure any element which can interfere
with safe winching operations is removed prior to
initiating winching.
• Always keep remote control lead clear of the drum,
wire rope and rigging.
• Inspect for cracks, pinches, frayed wires, or loose
connections. Replace if damaged.
• Be careful not to pull the Winch Cable Collar
through the rollers. Watch and listen to Winch for
proper snugness.
1. Inspect the winch, winch mount, and wire rope for
damage. Do not use the winch if the mount is loose or
rope shows excessive wear or damage.
Winch Rope
2. Put on gloves.
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3. Disengage the clutch to allow free spooling of the
winch drum, rotate the clutch lever on the winch to
disengage. Freespooling conserves battery power.
5
Hook Strap
5. Pull the wire to the anchor point. Pull out enough wire
rope to reach your anchor point. Be sure to keep a
certain amount of tension on the wire as it can become
Free Spool
twisted and over-wrapped when slackened, leading to
4. Free the winch hook and attach the hook strap. Free
wire rope damage. To prevent losing the end, hold the
the winch hook from its anchor point. Attach the hook
hook strap while you work.
strap to the hook (if not attached).
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Pulling Wire Rope
Tree Trunk Protector
6. Secure to the anchor point. Once you have established
your anchor point, secure the tree-trunk protector or
choker-chain around the object.
CAUTION!
Always be certain the anchor you select will withstand the load.
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NOTE: How to choose an anchor point: A secure anchor
is critical to winching operations. An anchor must be
strong enough to hold while winching. Natural anchors
include trees, stumps and rocks. Hook the cable as low as
possible. If no natural anchors are available when recovering another vehicle, your vehicle becomes the anchor
point. In this case, be sure to put the transmission in
NEUTRAL, apply the hand brake and block its wheels to
prevent your vehicle from moving. Ideally, you’ll want
an anchor point that will enable you to pull straight in the
direction the vehicle will move. This allows the wire rope
to wind tightly and evenly onto the spooling drum. An
Clevis/D-Shackles
anchor point as far away as possible will provide the
8. Lock the clutch. Lock the winch drum by rotating the
winch with its greatest pulling power.
clutch lever on the winch to engage.
7. Attach the Clevis/D-shackle and Tree Trunk Protector.
Attach the shackle to the two ends of the strap or chain NOTE: Always ensure the clutch is fully engaged or
and through the hook loop, being careful not to over disengaged.
tighten (tighten and back-off 1/2 turn).
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9. Connect the remote control to the winch control box, 10. Put wire rope under tension. Using the remote conlocated behind the front bumper. Be careful not to let
trol switch, slowly wind the wire rope until no slack
the remote control cord dangle in front of the winch. If
remains. Once the wire rope is under tension, stand
you choose to control the winch from inside your
well clear of it and never step over it.
vehicle, always pass the remote through a window to
avoid pinching the cord in the door. Always disconnect the remote control when not in use.
Pulling Wire Rope Under Tension
Winch Box Remote Control Connector
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11. Check your anchor. Make sure all connections are
secured and free of debris before continuing with the
winching procedure.
In certain situations you may decide to
throw a heavy blanket or similar object
over the wire rope. A heavy blanket can
absorb energy should the wire rope break.
12. Check wire rope. The wire rope should be neatly
Place it on the wire rope midway between
wound around the spooling drum. Improper windthe winch and the anchor point. Do this
ing can cause damage to the wire rope.
before the wire rope is put under tension. Do not
approach or move the blanket once tension is applied. Do
not allow it to get pulled into the fairlead. If it is
necessary to move or remove the blanket, slack the
tension on the wire rope first.
Wire Neatly Wound Around The Spooling Drum
13. Establish ⴖno peopleⴖ zones: Make your intentions
clear. Be sure that everyone in the immediate vicinity
surrounding the winching operation is completely
aware of your intentions before you pull. Declare
where the spectators should not stand - never
behind or in front of the vehicle and never near the
wire rope or snatch block. Your situation may have
other ⴖno peopleⴖ zones.
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the winch. Continue pulling until the vehicle is on
stable ground. If you are able to drive the vehicle, the
winching operation is complete.
No People Zones
14. Begin winching. With the winching vehicles engine
on and light tension already on the wire rope, begin
winching slowly and steadily. Be sure that the wire
rope is winding evenly and tightly around the spooling drum. For additional assistance, the winched
vehicle can be slowly driven while being pulled by
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NOTE:
an uneven stack, spool out that section of the rope
and reposition it to the opposite end of the drum,
which will free up space for continued winching.
• Avoid overheating the winch motor. For extended
winching, stop at reasonable intervals to allow the
winch motor to cool down.
15. Secure vehicle. Once recovery of the vehicle is complete, be sure to secure the vehicle’s brakes and shift
• What to look for under load: The wire rope must
the transmission to PARK. Release tension in the wire
always spool onto the drum as indicated by the
rope.
drum rotation decal on the winch. As you power-in,
make sure the wire rope winds evenly and tightly on 16. Disconnect the wire rope, and disconnect from the
the drum. This prevents the outer wire wraps from
anchor.
drawing into the inner wraps, binding and damaging the wire rope. Avoid shock loads by using the 17. Rewind the wire rope. The person handling the wire
rope should walk the rope in and not let it slide
control switch intermittently to take up wire rope
through the hand, control the winch at all times.
slack. Shock loads can momentarily far exceed the
winch and wire rope ratings. During side pulls the
wire rope tends to stack up at one end of the drum.
This stack can become large enough to cause serious
damage to the winch. So, line up pulls as straight
ahead as possible and stop winching if the wire rope
comes close to the tie rods or mounting plate. To fix
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Rewinding The Wire Rope
WARNING!
To prevent serious injury, NEVER put your fingers
inside the hook area as you are powering-in.
NOTE: How to spool under no load: Arrange the remote control lead so it cannot be caught in the winch.
Arrange the wire rope so it will not kink or tangle when
spooled. Be sure any wire rope already on the spooling
drum is wound tightly and evenly layered. Tighten and
straighten the layer if necessary. Keep the wire rope
under light tension and spool the wire rope back and
onto the winch drum in even layers. Stop frequently to
tighten and straighten the layers as necessary. Repeat this
process until the winch hook is the same distance as the
full length of the remote control from the winch. Pinch
the hook between your thumb and forefinger and attach
the hook strap. Hold the hook strap between the thumb
and forefinger to keep tension on the wire rope. Walk the
wire rope towards the fairlead, carefully spooling in the
remaining wire rope. By pulsing the remote control
switch.
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18. Store the hook on the most outboard loop of the tow 19. Disconnect the remote control. Disconnect the remote
hook.
control cord from the control box and store in a clean
and dry place. Winching operations are now complete. Put the cap on the solenoid plug-in.
NOTE: Always store the remote control in a protected,
clean, dry area.
Rigging Techniques
Hook In Stored Position
Various winching situations will require application of
other winching techniques. These could range from too
little distance to achieve maximum pull using straight
line rigging, simply increasing pulling power, or maintaining a straight-line pulling situation. You will have to
assess what technique is correct for your situation. Think
⬙safety⬙ at all times.
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How To Change The Pulling Direction
All winching operations should have a straight line from
the winch to the object being pulled. This minimizes the
wire rope collecting on one side of the drum affecting
pulling efficiency and damaging wire rope. A snatch
block, secured to a point directly in front of the vehicle
will enable you to change your pulling direction while
still allowing the wire rope to be at 90° to wind properly
onto the spooling drum.
Increasing Pulling Power
In some cases, you may find yourself needing more
pulling power. The use of snatch blocks increases mechanical advantage and that increases your pulling
power.
Change Pulling Directions
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and increases pulling power. Start by feeding out enough
wire rope to free the winch hook. Attach the hook to your
vehicle’s frame/tow hook and run the wire rope through
a snatch block. Disengage the clutch and, using the
snatch block, pull out enough wire to reach your anchor
point. Do not attach the hook to the mounting kit. Secure
to the anchor point with a tree trunk protector or choker
chain. Attach the clevis/shackle. Attach the shackle to the
two ends of the strap/chain, being careful not to over
tighten (tighten and back-off 1/2 turn).
Double Line
POWER STEERING
Electric Power Steering — 1500 Models
The electric power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
Because pulling power decreases with the number of
in tight spaces. The system will vary its assist to provide
layers of wire rope on the winch drum, you can use a
light efforts while parking and good feel while driving. If
snatch block to double line out more wire rope. This
decreases the number of layers of wire rope on the drum,
Wire Rope Routing
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the electric steering system experiences a fault that If the Steering icon is displayed and the “SERVICE
prevents it from providing assist, you will still have the POWER STEERING – ASSIST OFF” message is displayed
the EVIC/DID screen, they indicate the vehicle needs to
ability to steer the vehicle manually.
be taken to the dealer for service. Refer to “Electronic
If the Steering icon is flashing, it indicates that the vehicle
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
needs to be taken to the dealer for service. It is likely the
Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
vehicle has lost power steering assistance.
Panel” for further information.
If the Steering icon is displayed and the “POWER STEERING SYSTEM OVER TEMP” message is displayed on the NOTE:
EVIC/DID screen, they indicate that extreme steering • Even if the power steering assistance is no longer
maneuvers may have occurred which caused an over
operational, it is still possible to steer the vehicle.
temperature condition in the power steering system.
Under these conditions there will be a substantial
Once driving conditions are safe, pull over and let the
increase in steering effort, especially at low speeds and
vehicle idle for a few moments until the icon and
during parking maneuvers.
message turn off. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in • If the condition persists, see your authorized dealer for
service.
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Hydraulic Power Steering — 2500/3500 Models
The standard power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
steering capability if power assist is lost.
If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
system. This noise should be considered normal, and it
does not in any way damage the steering system.
CAUTION!
Prolonged operation of the steering system at the end
of the steering wheel travel will increase the steering
fluid temperature and it should be avoided when
possible. Damage to the power steering pump may
occur.
Power Steering Fluid Check — 2500/3500 Models
NOTE:
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
• Increased noise levels at the end of the steering wheel service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
travel are considered normal and do not indicate that checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
there is a problem with the power steering system.
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an autho• Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steerrized dealer.
ing pump may make noise for a short amount of time.
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering
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FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY 5.7L/6.4L ENGINES
ONLY — IF EQUIPPED
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your power steering
system as the chemicals can damage your power
steering components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
This feature offers improved fuel economy by shutting
off four of the engine’s eight cylinders during light load
and cruise conditions. The system is automatic with no
driver inputs or additional driving skills required.
WARNING!
NOTE: This system may take some time to return to full
functionality after a battery disconnect.
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to ensure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturer’s recommended
power steering fluid.
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied. Also, be certain to leave the
transmission in PARK.
The foot operated parking brake is located below the
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To apply the
park brake, firmly push the park brake pedal fully. To
release the parking brake, pull the parking brake release
handle.
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NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied and the transmission is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning Light” will
flash. If vehicle speed is detected, a chime will sound
to alert the driver. Fully release the parking brake
before attempting to move the vehicle.
• This light only shows that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
Parking Brake Release
from the curb on an uphill grade. Apply the parking
When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
brake before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise
switch ON, the “Brake Warning Light” in the instrument
the load on the transmission locking mechanism may
cluster will illuminate.
make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. The
parking brake should always be applied whenever the
driver is not in the vehicle.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Leaving unattended
children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of
reasons. A child or others could be seriously or
fatally injured.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave 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.
• 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 cause the vehicle to roll
and cause damage or injury.
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.
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system. You may experience some clicking or hissing
noises from the hydro-boost system during hard braking
If power assist is lost for any reason (for example,
conditions.
repeated brake applications with the engine off), the
brakes will still function. However, you will experience a NOTE: Under cold temperatures, pedal effort will be
substantial increase in braking effort to stop the vehicle. higher than normal until the power steering fluid reaches
operating temperature.
If either the front or rear hydraulic system loses normal
braking capability, the remaining system will still func- ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
tion with some loss of overall braking effectiveness. This
will be evident by increased pedal travel during applica- Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced Electronic
tion, greater pedal force required to slow or stop, and Brake Control system (EBC). This system includes Elecactivation of the “Brake Warning Light” and the “ABS tronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS), Brake Assist System (BAS), Hill Start
Warning Light” (if equipped) during brake use.
Assist (HSA), Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic
Hydraulic Brake Assist — 2500/3500 Models Only Stability Control (ESC), and Electronic Roll Mitigation
(Except Power Wagon)
(ERM). These systems work together to enhance both
The brake system power assist is provided by a hydro- vehicle stability and control in various driving condiboost unit which shares fluid with the power steering tions.
BRAKE SYSTEM
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Your vehicle may also be equipped with Trailer Sway come on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position, have the light repaired as soon as possible.
Control (TSC) and Hill Descent Control (HDC).
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
This function manages the distribution of the braking
torque between the front and rear axles by limiting
braking pressure to the rear axle. This is done to prevent
overslip of the rear wheels to avoid vehicle instability,
and to prevent the rear axle from entering ABS before the
front axle.
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) provides increased
vehicle stability and brake performance under most
braking conditions. The system automatically prevents
wheel lock, and enhances vehicle control during braking.
Brake System Warning Light
The ABS performs a self-check cycle to ensure that the
ABS is working properly each time the vehicle is started
and driven. During this self-check you may hear a slight
clicking sound as well as some related motor noises.
The red “Brake System Warning Light” will turn on when
the ignition switch is turned to the ON position and may ABS is activated during braking when the system detects
one or more wheels begins to lock. Road conditions such
stay on for as long as four seconds.
as ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose debris,
If the “Brake System Warning Light” remains on or
or panic stops may increase the likelihood of ABS activacomes on while driving, it indicates that the brake system
tion(s).
is not functioning properly and that immediate service is
required. If the “Brake System Warning Light” does not
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You also may experience the following when ABS activates:
• The ABS motor noise (it may continue to run for a
short time after the stop).
• The clicking sound of solenoid valves.
• Brake pedal pulsations.
• A slight drop of the brake pedal at the end of the stop.
These are all normal characteristics of ABS.
WARNING!
• The ABS contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible to interference
caused by improperly installed or high output
radio transmitting equipment. This interference
WARNING! (Continued)
can cause possible loss of anti-lock braking capability. Installation of such equipment should be
performed by qualified professionals.
• Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to a collision.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to
slow down or stop.
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The capabilities of an ABS equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner that could jeopardize the user’s safety or
the safety of others.
If the “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” is on, the brake
system should be serviced as soon as possible to restore
the benefits of anti-lock brakes. If the “Anti-Lock Brake
Warning Light” does not come on when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON position, have the light
repaired as soon as possible.
ABS is designed to function with the OEM tires. Modifi- Brake Assist System (BAS)
cation may result in degraded ABS performance.
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light
system detects an emergency braking situation by sensThe amber “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” will turn on
ing the rate and amount of brake application and then
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position
applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help
and may stay on for as long as four seconds.
reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the
If the “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” remains on or anti-lock brake system (ABS). Applying the brakes very
comes on while driving, it indicates that the anti-lock quickly results in the best BAS assistance. To receive the
portion of the brake system is not functioning and that benefit of the system, you must apply continuous brakservice is required. However, the conventional brake ing pressure during the stopping sequence, (do not
system will continue to operate normally if the “Brake “pump” the brakes). Do not reduce brake pedal pressure
System Warning Light” is not on.
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unless braking is no longer desired. Once the brake pedal the brake while stopped on an incline, HSA will continue
to hold the brake pressure for a short period. If the driver
is released, the BAS is deactivated.
does not apply the throttle before this time expires, the
system will release brake pressure and the vehicle will
WARNING!
roll down the hill as normal.
The Brake Assist System (BAS) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, The following conditions must be met in order for HSA to
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing activate:
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.
• The feature must be enabled.
• The vehicle must be stopped.
• Park brake must be off.
• Driver door must be closed.
• The vehicle must be on a sufficient grade.
• The gear selection must match vehicle uphill direction
(i.e., vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle
The HSA system is designed to mitigate roll back from a
backing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
complete stop while on an incline. If the driver releases
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
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• HSA will work in REVERSE gear and all forward
gears. The system will not activate if the transmission
is in PARK or NEUTRAL. For vehicles equipped with
a manual transmission if the clutch is pressed HSA will
remain active.
WARNING! (Continued)
safe control of your vehicle. Failure to follow these
warnings can result in a collision or serious personal
injury.
Towing With HSA
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
(Continued)
HSA will also provide assistance to mitigate roll back
while towing a trailer.
WARNING!
• 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
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Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
WARNING! (Continued)
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.
• Failure to follow these warnings can result in a
collision or serious personal injury.
Disabling And Enabling HSA
• If disabling HSA using Uconnect Settings, refer to
“Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC/DID, perform
the following steps:
1. Center the steering wheel (front wheels pointing
straight forward).
This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change the 2.
current setting, proceed as follows:
3.
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
4.
Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID), refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information 5.
Shift the transmission into PARK.
Apply the parking brake.
Start the engine.
Rotate the steering wheel slightly more than one-half
turn to the left.
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and stability. A feature of the TCS, Brake Limited Differential (BLD), functions similar to a limited slip differential and controls the wheel spin across a driven axle. If
one wheel on a driven axle is spinning faster than the
other, the system will apply the brake of the spinning
7. Rotate the steering wheel back to center and then an
wheel. This will allow more engine torque to be applied
additional slighty more than one-half turn to the right.
to the wheel that is not spinning. BLD may remain
8. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and then enabled even if TCS and ESC are in a reduced mode.
back to the ON position. If the sequence was comElectronic Stability Control (ESC)
pleted properly, the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will
This system enhances directional control and stability of
blink several times to confirm HSA is disabled.
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC cor9. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to rects for oversteering or understeering of the vehicle by
its previous setting.
applying the brake of the appropriate wheel(s) to assist in
counteracting the oversteer or understeer condition. EnTraction Control System (TCS)
gine power may also be reduced to help the vehicle
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
maintain the desired path.
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, the TCS may
apply brake pressure to the spinning wheel(s) and/or ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle
reduce engine power to provide enhanced acceleration path intended by the driver and compares it to the actual
6. Push the “ESC Off” button located in the lower switch
bank below the climate control four times within
twenty seconds. The “ESC Off Indicator Light” should
turn on and turn off two times.
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path of the vehicle. When the actual path does not match
the intended path, ESC applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or
understeer condition.
• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” located in the instrument cluster will start to flash as soon
as 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 as little throttle as possible. Be sure
to adapt your speed and driving to the prevailing road
conditions.
WARNING!
• 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
accidents, including those resulting from excessive
speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or
hydroplaning. ESC also cannot prevent accidents
resulting from loss of vehicle control due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. Only a
safe, attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESC equipped vehicle
must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or
the safety of others.
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ESC On
WARNING! (Continued)
• Vehicle modifications, or failure to properly maintain your vehicle, may change the handling characteristics of your vehicle, and may negatively affect
the performance of the ESC system. Changes to the
steering system, suspension, braking system, tire
type and size or wheel size may adversely affect
ESC performance. Improperly inflated and unevenly worn tires may also degrade ESC performance. Any vehicle modification or poor vehicle
maintenance that reduces the effectiveness of the
ESC system can increase the risk of loss of vehicle
control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.
This is the normal operating mode for the ESC. Whenever the vehicle is started, the ESC system will be in this
mode. This mode should be used for most driving
conditions. Alternate ESC modes should only be used for
specific reasons as noted in the following paragraphs.
Partial Off
The “Partial Off” mode is intended for times when a
more spirited driving experience is desired. This mode
may modify TCS and ESC thresholds for activation,
which allows for more wheel spin than normally allowed. This mode may be useful if the vehicle becomes
stuck.
ESC Operating Modes
To enter the “Partial Off” mode, momentarily push the
NOTE: Depending upon model and mode of operation, “ESC Off” switch and the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will
the ESC system may have multiple operating modes.
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illuminate. To turn the ESC on again, momentarily push Full Off – If Equipped
the “ESC Off” switch and the “ESC Off Indicator Light”
This mode is intended for off-highway or off-road use
will turn off.
only and should not be used on any public roadways. In
NOTE: For vehicles with multiple partial ESC modes a this mode, TCS and ESC features are turned OFF. To enter
momentary button push will toggle the ESC mode. the “Full Off” mode, push and hold the “ESC Off” switch
Multiple momentary button pushed may be required to for five seconds while the vehicle is stopped with the
return to ESC On.
engine running. After five seconds, a chime will sound,
the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will illuminate, and the
NOTE:
“ESC OFF” message will display in the Electronic Vehicle
• When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS functionality of Information Center (EVIC). To turn ESC ON again,
ESC, (except for the limited slip feature described in momentarily push the “ESC Off” switch.
the TCS section), has been disabled and the “ESC Off
NOTE: System may switch from ESC Full Off to Partial
Indicator Light” will be illuminated. When in “Partial
mode when vehicle exceeds a predetermined speed.
Off” mode, the engine power reduction feature of TCS
When the vehicle speed slows below the predetermined
is disabled, and the enhanced vehicle stability offered
speed the system will return to ESC Full Off.
by the ESC system is reduced.
ESC modes may also be affected by drive modes – if
• Trailer Sway control (TSC) is disabled when the ESC
equipped.
system is in the “Partial Off” mode.
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ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light and
ESC OFF Indicator Light
WARNING!
• In the ESC “Full Off” mode, the engine torque
reduction and stability features are disabled.
Therefore, enhanced vehicle stability offered by
the ESC system is unavailable. In an emergency
evasive maneuver, the ESC system will not engage
to assist in maintaining stability. “ESC Off” mode
is intended for off-highway or off-road use only.
• 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.
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.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as
the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
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The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and
driving to the prevailing road conditions.
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
that caused the ESC activation.
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
customer has elected to have the Electronic
Stability Control (ESC) in a reduced mode.
NOTE:
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
• The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light”
This system anticipates the potential for wheel lift by
and the “ESC OFF Indicator Light” come on momenmonitoring the driver’s steering wheel input and the
tarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
speed of the vehicle. When ERM determines that the rate
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system of change of the steering wheel angle and vehicle’s speed
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
are sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it then
applies the appropriate brake and may also reduce
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
engine power to lessen the chance that wheel lift will
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
occur. ERM can only reduce the chance of wheel lift
occurring during severe or evasive driving maneuvers; it
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cannot prevent wheel lift due to other factors, such as Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
road conditions, leaving the roadway, or striking objects TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize an excesor other vehicles.
sively swaying trailer and will take the appropriate
NOTE: ERM is disabled anytime the ESC is in “Full Off” actions to attempt to stop the sway. TSC will become
mode (if equipped). Refer to “Electronic Stability Control active automatically once an excessively swaying trailer
(ESC)” in this section for a complete explanation of the is recognized. Note that TSC cannot stop all trailers from
swaying. Always use caution when towing a trailer and
available ESC modes.
follow the trailer tongue weight recommendations. Refer
to “Trailer Towing” in this section for further informaWARNING!
tion. When TSC is functioning, the “ESC Activation/
Many factors, such as vehicle loading, road condi- Malfunction Indicator Light” will flash, the engine power
tions and driving conditions, influence the chance may be reduced and you may feel the brakes being
that wheel lift or rollover may occur. ERM cannot applied to individual wheels to attempt to stop the trailer
prevent all wheel lift or roll overs, especially those from swaying. TSC is disabled when the ESC system is in
that involve leaving the roadway or striking objects the “Partial Off” or “Full Off” modes.
or other vehicles. The capabilities of an ERMequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the
user’s safety or the safety of others.
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3. Active (feature is enabled and actively controlling
vehicle speed).
WARNING!
If TSC activates while driving, slow the vehicle
down, stop at the nearest safe location, and adjust the
trailer load to eliminate trailer sway.
Enabling HDC
HDC is enabled by pushing the HDC switch, but the
following conditions must also be met to enable HDC:
Hill Descent Control (HDC) — If Equipped
• Driveline is in 4WD Low Range
HDC is intended for low speed off road driving while in
• Vehicle speed is below 5mph (8 km/h).
4WD Low Range. HDC maintains vehicle speed while
descending hills during various driving situations. HDC • Parking brake is released.
controls vehicle speed by actively controlling the brakes.
• Driver door is closed.
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).
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Activating HDC
• 4th = 2.5 mph (4 km/h)
Once HDC is enabled it will activate automatically if • 5th = 3.1 mph (5 km/h)
driven down a grade of sufficient magnitude. The set
speed for HDC is selectable by the driver, and can be • 6th = 3.7 mph (6 km/h)
adjusted by using the gear shift +/-. The following • 7th = 4.3 mph (7 km/h)
summarizes the HDC set speeds:
• 8th = 5.0 mph (8 km/h)
HDC Target Set Speeds
• 9th = 5.6 mph (9 km/h) – If Equipped
• P = No set speed. HDC may be enabled but will not
NOTE: During HDC the +/- shifter input is used for
activate
HDC target speed selection but will not affect the gear
• R = 0.6 mph (1 km/h)
chosen by the transmission. When actively controlling
HDC the transmission will shift appropriately for the
• N = 1.2 mph (2 km/h)
driver-selected set speed and corresponding driving con• D = 0.6 mph (1 km/h)
ditions.
• 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).
• HDC detects excessive brake temperature.
• Vehicle is on a downhill grade of insufficient magniFeedback To The Driver
tude, is on level ground, or is on an uphill grade.
The instrument cluster has an HDC icon and the HDC
• Vehicle is shifted to park.
switch has an LED which offer feedback to the driver
Disabling HDC
about the state HDC is in.
HDC will be deactivated and disabled if any of the • The cluster icon and switch lamp will illuminate and
following conditions occur:
remain on solid when HDC is enabled or activated.
This is the normal operating condition for HDC.
• The driver pushes the HDC switch.
• The driveline is shifted out of 4WD Low Range.
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• The cluster icon and switch lamp will flash for several TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
seconds then extinguish when the driver pushes the Tire Markings
HDC switch but enable conditions are not met.
• The cluster icon and switch lamp will flash for several
seconds then extinguish when HDC disables 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.
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.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards
Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
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4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
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• Temporary spare tires are designed for temporary
emergency use only. Temporary high pressure com• P (Passenger) — Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
pact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded into
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example:
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designaT145/80D18 103M.
tion. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
• European — Metric tire sizing is based on European
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
NOTE:
• LT (Light Truck) — Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the
letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.
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Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Example Size Designation: P215/65R15XL 95H, 215/65R15 96H, LT235/85R16C, T145/80D18 103M, 31x10.5 R15
LT
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards, or
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards, or
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards, or
T or S = Temporary spare tire or
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215, 235, 145 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65, 85, 80 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
– Ratio of section height to section width of tire, or
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
R = Construction code
– ⬙R⬙ means radial construction, or
– ⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15, 16, 18 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
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)
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EXAMPLE:
Load Identification:
Absence of the following load identification symbols on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL)
tire:
• XL = Extra load (or reinforced) tire, or
• LL = Light load tire or
• 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
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)
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EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
– This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
– 03 means the 3rd week
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
– 01 means the year 2001
– Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the year
in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology And Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire 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 minimum of three
hours. 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 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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Example Tire Placard Location (B-Pillar)
Example Tire Placard Location (Door)
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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 in “Vehicle Loading” in the “Starting
And Operating” 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 the “Starting And Operating” section of this manual.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the weight referenced here.
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4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of NOTE:
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
• If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
“XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. The followbe five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the
ing table shows examples on how to calculate total
amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity
load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your
is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 lbs (68 kg) = 750 lbs
vehicle with varying seating configurations and num(340 kg), and 1400 lbs (635 kg) – 750 lbs (340 kg) =
ber and size of occupants. This table is for illustration
650 lbs [295 kg]).
purposes only and may not be accurate for the seating
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not
• For the following example, the combined weight of
safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
capacity calculated in step 4.
(392 kg).
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• Tread Wear
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. Four primary areas
are affected by improper tire pressure:
• Safety and Vehicle Stability
• Economy
• Ride Comfort
Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• Underinflation increases tire flexing and can result
in overheating and tire failure.
• Overinflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can
cause damage that result in tire failure.
• Overinflated or underinflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in
loss of vehicle control.
(Continued)
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Fuel Economy
WARNING! (Continued)
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
• 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.
Underinflated tires will increase tire rolling resistance
resulting in higher fuel consumption.
Tread Wear
Improper cold tire inflation pressures can cause abnormal wear patterns and reduced tread life, resulting in the
need for earlier tire replacement.
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the stability
of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of sluggish Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
response or over responsiveness in the steering.
ride.
NOTE:
Tire Inflation Pressures
• Unequal tire pressures from side to side may cause
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
erratic and unpredictable steering response.
driver’s side B-Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side
• Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the door.
vehicle to drift left or right.
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At least once a month:
mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a minimum of three hours.
The cold tire inflation pressure must not exceed the
• Check and adjust tire pressure with a good quality
maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire sidepocket-type pressure gauge. Do not make a visual
wall.
judgement when determining proper inflation. Tires
may look properly inflated even when they are under- Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
inflated.
temperature changes.
• Inspect tires for signs of tire wear or visible damage.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
CAUTION!
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, althe Winter.
ways reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
which could damage the valve stem.
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
“cold tire inflation pressure”. Cold tire inflation pressure outside temperature condition.
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1
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Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
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).
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds and
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle Radial Ply Tires
loading may be required for high-speed vehicle operation. Refer to your authorized tire dealer or original
WARNING!
equipment vehicle dealer for recommended safe operatCombining radial ply tires with other types of tires
ing speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures.
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
poorly. The instability could cause a collision. Always use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
combine them with other types of tires.
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Tire Repair
Tire Types
If your tire becomes damaged, it may be repaired if it All Season Tires — If Equipped
meets the following criteria:
All Season tires provide traction for all seasons (Spring,
Summer, Fall and Winter). Traction levels may vary
• The tire has not been driven on when flat.
between different all season tires. All season tires can be
• The damage is only on the tread section of your tire
identified by the M+S, M&S, M/S or MS designation on
(sidewall damage is not repairable).
the tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of four;
• The puncture is no greater than a ¼ of an inch (6 mm). failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and
handling of your vehicle.
Consult an authorized tire dealer for tire repairs and
additional information.
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
Damaged Run Flat tires, or Run Flat tires that have
experienced a loss of pressure should be replaced immediately with another Run Flat tire of identical size and
service description (Load Index and Speed Symbol).
Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry
conditions, and are not intended to be driven in snow or
on ice. If your vehicle is equipped with Summer tires, be
aware these tires are not designed for Winter or cold
driving conditions. Install Winter tires on your vehicle
when ambient temperatures are less than 40°F (5°C) or if
roads are covered with ice or snow. For more information, contact an authorized dealer.
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Summer tires do not contain the all season designation or
mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall. 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.
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.
WARNING!
Do not use Summer tires in snow/ice conditions. You
could lose vehicle control, resulting in severe injury
or death. Driving too fast for conditions also creates
the possibility of loss of vehicle control.
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
tire inflation pressures.
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While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid
and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be
poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states prohibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
checked before using these tire types.
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.
See the tire pressure monitoring section for more information.
Spare Tires — If Equipped
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Tire Service Kit
instead of a spare tire, please refer to “Tire Service Kit” in
“What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
CAUTION!
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a
compact or limited-use temporary spare installed.
Damage to the vehicle may result.
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
It is not recommended driving a vehicle loaded at full Wheel — If Equipped
capacity or to tow a trailer while a tire is in the run flat
Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and
mode.
wheel equivalent in look and function to the original
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equipment tire and wheel found on the front or rear axle
of your vehicle. This spare tire may be used in the tire
rotation for your vehicle. If your vehicle has this option,
refer to an authorized tire dealer for the recommended
tire rotation pattern.
Since this tire has limited tread life, the original equipment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled
on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
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.
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only. Do not install more than one compact spare tire and
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
compact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
WARNING!
the Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
driver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire. Compact spares are for temporary emergency use
Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T” only. With these spares, do not drive more than
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/ 50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary use spares have limited
80D18 103M.
tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings, which
apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result in
spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
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your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
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
front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
WARNING!
tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size Limited-use spares are for emergency use only. Inspare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
stallation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the speed listed on the limit-use spare wheel. Keep
first opportunity.
inflated to the cold tire inflation pressures listed on
Full Size Spare — If Equipped
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 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.
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Tire Spinning
Tread Wear Indicators
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) or to help you in determining when your tires should be
for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stop- replaced.
ping.
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
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WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continuously when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
Tire Tread
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
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These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread • Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or
higher, and Summer tires typically have a reduced
grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
tread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle mainbecomes a 1/16 of an inch (1.6 mm). When the tread is
tenance schedule is highly recommended.
worn to the tread wear indicators, the tire should be
replaced. Refer to “Replacement Tires” in this section for
further information.
WARNING!
Life Of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including, but not limited to:
• Driving style.
• Tire pressure - Improper cold tire inflation pressures
can cause uneven wear patterns to develop across the
tire tread. These abnormal wear patterns will reduce
tread life, resulting in the need for earlier tire replacement.
• Distance driven.
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.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
Replacement Tires
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
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wear and correct cold tire inflation pressures. 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 Indicator”. Refer to the Tire and Loading
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.
It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
those of the original wheels.
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.
WARNING!
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION
— IF EQUIPPED
A light load vehicle condition is defined as two passengers [150 lbs (68 kg) each] plus 200 lbs (91 kg) of cargo.
Cold tire inflation pressures for a lightly loaded vehicle
will be found on the face of the driver’s door.
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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Please follow the table below for proper tire size, chain
type, and axle recommendations:
Vehicle
1500 Models
2500 Models
2500 Power Wagon Models
3500 (Single Rear Wheel)
Models
3500 (Dual Rear Wheel)
Models
Axle Recommendations
Rear Only
Rear Only
Rear Only
Rear Only
Front/Rear
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P265/70R17
LT245/70R17E
LT265/70R18E
LT275/70R18E
LT285/70R17D
Chain Class
S Class
U Class
LT265/70R18E
LT275/70R18E
LT235/80R17E
U Class
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WARNING!
CAUTION! (Continued)
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.
• 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.
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The suggested rotation method is the “rearward cross”
shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern
Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at
does not apply to some directional tires that must not be
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
reversed.
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
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 all season type
tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow and wet traction levels and contribute to a
smooth, quiet ride.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals. More frequent rotation is permissible if desired. The reasons for any rapid or unusual
wear should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.
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Directional Tires — If Equipped
Dual Rear Wheels — If Equipped
For the R/T package with 22” tires and wheels, the
rotational direction of the tire must be taken into consideration when rotating the tires. The recommended rotation pattern for directional tires is shown below.
The tires used on dual wheel assemblies should be
matched for wear to prevent overloading one tire in a set.
To check if tires are even, lay a straight edge across all
four tires. The straight edge should touch all the tires.
Tire Rotation
Tire Rotation
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NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure
Information System (TPIS):
• The Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS) uses
unique sensors in the inner rear wheels to help identify
them from the outer rear wheels, because of this, the
inner and outer wheel locations can’t be switched.
• After a tire rotation is completed, as shown below, the
system can auto learn the locations of each sensor ID.
Auto learning/localization occurs when the vehicle
ignition status is changed from Off to On and speeds of
greater than 5 mph (8km/h) are obtained and remain
over 5 mph (8km/h) for at about a 15 minute period.
You may need to drive for 20 minutes to account
slower speeds and stops.
• If the tires are rotated incorrectly, The Auto localization
of the TPIS sensors will fail to locate correctly resulting
in incorrect locations for the pressure values displayed
in the Instrument Cluster.
CAUTION!
3500 Dual Rear Tires may only have one approved
direction of rotation. This is to accommodate the asymmetrical design (tread pattern) of the On/Off-Road tire
and the use of Outline White Letter (OWL) tires.
• When replacing a flat, the spare tire may have to be
remounted on the rim, or installed at a different
location, to maintain the correct placement of the
tire on the wheel relative to the tire/wheel position
on the truck. For example, if the spare is used to
replace an outer rear tire it will have to be remounted on the rim so that the wheel is dished
inward. That way the tread design of asymmetrical
tires and the white writing of the OWL tires will
maintain proper position.
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also increase as the vehicle is driven - this is normal and
there should be no adjustment for this increased presThe Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the
sure.
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recommended cold placard pressure.
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1
limit for any reason, including low temperature effects
psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that when
and natural pressure loss through the tire.
the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will
decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended
three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure warnthree hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must ing (Tire Pressure Monitoring [TPM] Telltale Light) illunot exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into minates, you must increase the tire pressure to the
the tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires – General Information” recommended cold placard pressure in order for the “Tire
in “Starting And Operating” for information on how to Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” to turn off. The
properly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will system will automatically update and the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off once the system
receives the updated tire pressures. The vehicle may need
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to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(25 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this information.
For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
cold (parked for more than three hours) placard pressure
of 30 psi (207 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F
(20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 27 psi (186 kPa),
a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
pressure to approximately 23 psi (158 kPa). This tire
pressure is sufficiently low enough to turn ON the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.” Driving the vehicle
may cause the tire pressure to rise to approximately 27
psi (186 kPa), but the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” will still be ON. In this situation, the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn OFF only
after the tires are inflated to the vehicle’s recommended
cold placard pressure value.
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.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
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CAUTION! (Continued)
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the TPMS sensor.
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.”
• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure,
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
the tire.
and maintenance or to provide warning of a tire failure
Premium System
or condition.
NOTE:
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
while adjusting your tire pressure.
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire pressure
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. readings to the receiver module.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
stopping ability.
and to maintain the proper pressure.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
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The TPMS consists of the following components:
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
• Receiver module
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime
• Various TPMS messages, which display in the Elec- will sound when tire pressure is low in one or more of the
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Driver In- four active road tires. In addition, the EVIC/DID will
display a “LOW TIRE” message and a graphic showing
formation Display (DID)
the pressure values of each tire with the low tire pressure
• TPM Telltale Light
values in a different color. An ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message will
The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly (if also be displayed.
equipped) has a TPM 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 while it is stored in the spare tire
location.
• Four TPM sensors
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will automatically update, the graphic display in the
EVIC/DID will return to it’s 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 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
information.
Service TPMS Warning
If a system fault is detected, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75 seconds and
then remain on solid. The system fault will also sound a
chime. In addition, the EVIC/DID will display a ⬙SER“LOW TIRE PRESSURE” Message
VICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five
Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of the
and inflate the tires with a low pressure condition (those pressure value to indicate which sensor is not being
in a different color in the EVIC/DID graphic) to the received.
vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure inflation
value as shown in the ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message. Once the
system receives the updated tire pressures, the system
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SYSTEM⬙ message will no longer display, and a pressure
value will display in place of the dashes. A system fault
can occur due to any of the following:
• Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as
the TPM sensors.
• Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains
materials that may block radio wave signals.
• Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or
wheel housings.
Tire Pressure Monitor Display
• Using tire chains on the vehicle.
If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
• Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
no longer exists, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” will no longer flash, and the ⬙SERVICE TPM
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Vehicles With Matching Full Size Spare
Vehicles With Non Matching Full Size Spare Or Compact Spare
• The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly
has a TPM sensor that can be monitored by the TPMS. • The non matching full size spare or compact spare tire
does not have a TPM sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will
• If you install the full size spare in place of a road tire
not monitor the pressure in the non matching full size
that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
spare or compact spare tire.
limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, a chime will
sound and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale • If you install the non matching full size spare or
Light” will turn ON. In addition, the EVIC/DID will
compact spare tire in place of a road tire that has a
pressure below the low-pressure warning limit, upon
display a “LOW TIRE” message and a graphic showthe next ignition switch cycle, the TPM Telltale Light
ing the low tire pressure value in a different color. An
⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message will also be displayed.
and a “LOW TIRE” message will remain ON and a
chime will sound. In addition, the graphic in the
• After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
EVIC/DID will still display a flashing pressure value
15 mph (25 km/h) the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
or a pressure value in a different color.
Telltale Light” will turn OFF and the pressure value
will be updated and return to it’s original color, as long • After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h), the TPM Telltale Light will flash on
as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning
limit in any of the four active road tires.
and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. In
addition, the EVIC/DID will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM
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SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five seconds and
then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value.
• For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
sound, the TPM Telltale Light will flash on and off for
75 seconds and then remain on solid, and the EVIC/
DID will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message
for a minimum of five seconds and then display
dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value.
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.
Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS) 3500
Series Trucks
Your vehicle may be equipped with a Tire Pressure
Information System (TPIS).
The Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS) uses wireless technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to transmit tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to
each wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire
pressure readings to the receiver module.
• Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the non matching
full size spare or compact spare, the TPMS will update
automatically. In addition, the TPM Telltale Light will
turn OFF and the graphic in the EVIC/DID will
display a new pressure value instead of dashes (- -), as NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
warning limit in any of the four active road tires. The and to maintain the proper pressure.
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If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
• Receiver module
no longer exists, the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message
• Four TPM sensors (Single Rear Wheel (SRW) applica- will no longer be displayed, and a pressure value will
display in place of the dashes. A system fault can occur
tions)
due to any of the following:
• Six TPM sensors (Dual Rear Wheel (DRW) applica• Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
tions)
next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as
• Pressure display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
the TPM sensors.
Center (EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID)
• Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains
The TPIS system will display all four (Single Rear Wheel
materials that may block radio wave signals.
(SRW) applications) or six (Dual Rear Wheel (DRW)
applications) tire pressure values in the EVIC/DID dis- • Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or
play.
wheel housings.
The TPIS consists of the following components:
If a system fault is detected, the EVIC/DID will display a • Using tire chains on the vehicle.
⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five
seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of the • Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
pressure value to indicate which sensor is not being
received.
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General Information
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and 3.6L Engine
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This engine is designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide optimum
fuel economy and performance when using high quality unleaded “Regular” gasoline having a posted octane number of 87
as specified by the (R+M)/2 method. The use of higher
octane “Premium” gasoline is not required, as it will not
provide any benefit over “Regular” gasoline in these
engines.
While operating on gasoline with an octane number of
87, hearing a light knocking sound from the engine is not
a cause for concern. However, if the engine is heard
making a heavy knocking sound, see your dealer immediately. Use of gasoline with an octane number lower
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than 87 can cause engine failure and may void or not be While operating on gasoline with an octane number of
87, hearing a light knocking sound from the engine is not
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
a cause for concern. However, if the engine is heard
Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard
making a heavy knocking sound, see your dealer immestarting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experience these
diately. Use of gasoline with an octane number lower
symptoms, try another brand of gasoline before considthan 87 can cause engine failure and may void or not be
ering service for the vehicle.
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
5.7L Engine
Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard
starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experience these
This engines is designed to meet all emis- symptoms, try another brand of gasoline before considsions regulations and provide satisfactory ering service for the vehicle.
fuel economy and performance when us6.4L Engine
ing high quality unleaded gasoline having
a posted octane number range of 87 to 89
This engines is designed to meet all emisas specified by the (R+M)/2 method. The use of 89 octane
sions regulations and provide satisfactory
“Plus” gasoline is recommended for optimum perforfuel economy and performance when usmance and fuel economy.
ing high quality unleaded gasoline having
a posted octane number range of 87 to 89
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as specified by the (R+M)/2 method. The use of 89 octane Reformulated gasoline contains oxygenates and are spe“Plus” gasoline is recommended for optimum perfor- cifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
mance and fuel economy.
While operating on gasoline with an octane number of
87, hearing a light knocking sound from the engine is not
a cause for concern. However, if the engine is heard
making a heavy knocking sound, see your dealer immediately. Use of gasoline with an octane number lower
than 87 can cause engine failure and may void or not be
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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.
Reformulated Gasoline
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline”.
The use of reformulated gasoline is recommended. Properly blended reformulated gasoline will provide improved performance and durability of engine and fuel
system components.
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Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as ethanol.
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasoline containing methanol or gasoline containing more than 15% ethanol (E-15). Use of
these blends may result in starting and drivability
problems, damage critical fuel system components,
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cause emissions to exceed the applicable standard,
and/or cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light” to
illuminate. Please observe pump labels as they
should clearly communicate if a fuel contains greater
than 15% ethanol (E-15).
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.
Problems that result from using gasoline containing more
than 15% ethanol (E-15) or gasoline containing methanol • Increased risk for fuel system component corrosion.
are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
MMT In Gasoline
void or not be covered under New Vehicle Limited
Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl (MMT)
Warranty.
is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFV) are compatible with gaso- blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
line containing up to 15% ethanol (E-15). Gasoline with beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
higher ethanol content may void the New Vehicle Lim- MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
ited Warranty.
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
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without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
the gasoline contains MMT. MMT is prohibited in Federal
and California reformulated gasoline.
Indiscriminate use of fuel system cleaning agents should
be avoided. Many of these materials intended for gum
and varnish removal may contain active solvents or
similar ingredients. These can harm fuel system gasket
and diaphragm materials.
Materials Added To Fuel
Fuel System Cautions
Besides using unleaded gasoline with the proper octane
rating, gasolines that contain detergents, corrosion and
stability additives are recommended. Using gasolines
that have these additives will help improve fuel
economy, reduce emissions, and maintain vehicle performance. Designated TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline contains a higher level of detergents to further aide in
minimizing engine and fuel system deposits. When available the usage of Top Tier Detergent gasoline is recommended. Visit www.toptiergas.com for a list of TOP TIER
Detergent Gasoline Retailers.
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CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gasoline 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
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Carbon Monoxide Warnings
CAUTION! (Continued)
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
or malfunctioning and may require immediate service. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being
sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended.
Most of these products contain high concentrations
of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such
fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the
manufacturer and may void or not be covered
under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control
system can result in civil penalties being assessed against
you.
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal
conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive
with all side windows fully open.
Only vehicles with the E-85 fuel filler door label or a
yellow gas cap can operate on E-85.
Ethanol Fuel (E-85)
FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L ENGINE ONLY) — IF
EQUIPPED
E-85 is a mixture of approximately 85% ethanol and 15%
unleaded gasoline.
E-85 General Information
The information in this section is unique for Flexible Fuel
vehicles only. These vehicles can be identified by a
unique fuel filler door label that states Ethanol (E-85) or
Unleaded Gasoline Only and a yellow fuel cap. Please
refer to the other sections of this manual for information
on features that are common between Flexible Fuel and
non-Flexible Fuel powered vehicles.
WARNING!
Ethanol vapors are extremely flammable and could
cause serious personal injury. Never have any smoking materials lit or products that can cause spark in or
near the vehicle when removing the fuel filler tube
cap (gas cap) or filling the tank. Do not use E-85 as a
cleaning agent and never use it near an open flame.
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Fuel Requirements
NOTE:
If your vehicle is E-85 compatible, it will operate on • Use seasonally adjusted E-85 fuel (ASTM D5798). With
unleaded gasoline with any octane rating, or solely E-85
non-seasonally adjusted E-85 fuel, hard starting and
fuel, or any mixture of these fuels.
rough idle following start up may be experienced even
if the above recommendations are followed, especially
For best results, avoid fueling patterns alternating
when the ambient temperature is below 32°F (0°C).
between E-85 and unleaded gasoline.
• Some additives used in regular gasoline are not fully
compatible with E-85 and may form deposits in your
• Add 5 gallons (19 liters) or more when refueling.
engine. To eliminate driveability issues that may be
caused by these deposits, a supplemental gasoline
• Drive the vehicle immediately after refueling for at
additive, such as MOPAR Injector Cleanup or Techron
least 5 miles (8 km).
may be used.
Observing these precautions will avoid possible hard
starting and/or driveability problems during warm up. Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
(E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles
When switching fuel types:
FFV vehicles operated on E-85 require specially formulated engine oils. These special requirements are included
in MOPAR engine oils, and in equivalent oils meeting
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FCA Material Standard MS-6395. It is recommended that
engine oils that are API Certified and meet the requirements of Material Standard MS-6395 be used. MS-6395
contains additional requirements, developed during extensive fleet testing, to provide additional protection to
FCA US LLC engines.
Cruising Range
Because E-85 fuel contains less energy per gallon/liter
than gasoline, an increase in fuel consumption will be
experienced. The miles per gallon (mpg)/kilometers per
liter and the driving range will decrease by approximately 30%, compared to gasoline operation.
Starting
Replacement Parts
The characteristics of E-85 fuel make it unsuitable for use
All fuel and engine components in your Flexible Fuel
when ambient temperatures fall below 0°F (-18°C). In the
Vehicle (FFV) are designed to be compatible with ethanol.
range of 0°F (-18°C) to 32°F (0°C), an increase in the time
Ethanol compatible service components are required.
it takes for your engine to start may be experienced, and
a deterioration in driveability (sags and/or hesitations)
CAUTION!
until the engine is fully warmed up. These issues may be
improved with the use of seasonally adjusted E-85 fuel.
Replacing fuel system components with non-ethanol
NOTE: Use of the engine block heater (if equipped) may compatible components can damage your vehicle.
improve engine start time when using E-85 fuel when the
ambient temperature is less than 32°F (0°C).
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Maintenance
CAUTION!
Do not use ethanol mixture greater than 85% in your
vehicle. It will cause difficulty in cold starting and
may affect drivability.
ADDING FUEL
The fuel filler cap (gas cap) is located behind the fuel
filler door, on the left side of the vehicle. Open the fuel
door and remove the fuel cap by turning it counterclockwise.
Fuel Filler Cap
NOTE: When removing the fuel filler cap, lay the cap
tether in the hook, located on the fuel filler door.
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Damage to the fuel system or emissions control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler tube cap.
• A poorly fitting fuel filler cap could let impurities
into the fuel system.
• A poorly fitting fuel filler cap may cause the
“Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to turn on.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling. When the fuel
nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank is full.
• Never add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is
running.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the
vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the tank is
being filled.
NOTE:
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank
is full.
• Tighten the gas cap until you hear a “clicking” sound.
This is an indication that the gas cap is tightened
properly. The MIL in the instrument cluster may turn
on if the gas cap is not secured properly. Make sure
that the gas cap is tightened each time the vehicle is
refueled.
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Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
WARNING!
Static electricity can cause an ignition of flammable
liquid, vapor or gas in any vehicle or trailer. To
reduce risk of serious injury or death when filling
containers:
• Always place container on the ground before filling.
• Keep the pump nozzle in contact with the container
when you are filling it.
• Use only approved containers for flammable liquid.
• Do not leave container unattended while filling.
• A static electric charge could cause a spark and fire
hazard.
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines
that the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly
installed, or damaged, a loose gascap indicator
will display in the EVIC/DID telltale display
area. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID) in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and push the RIGHT
button to turn off the message. If the problem continues,
the message will appear the next time the vehicle is
started.
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VEHICLE LOADING
Certification Label
rear axle systems (GAWR). Total load must be limited so
GVWR and front and rear GAWR are not exceeded.
Payload
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label The payload of a vehicle is defined as the allowable load
weight a truck can carry, including the weight of the
affixed to the driver’s side door or pillar.
driver, all passengers, options and cargo.
This label contains the month and year of manufacture,
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
Rating (GAWR) front and rear, and Vehicle Identification
The GAWR is the maximum permissible load on the front
Number (VIN). A Month-Day-Hour (MDH) number is
and rear axles. The load must be distributed in the cargo
included on this label and indicates the Month, Day and
area so that the GAWR of each axle is not exceeded.
Hour of manufacture. The bar code that appears on the
Each axle GAWR is determined by the components in the
bottom of the label is your VIN.
system with the lowest load carrying capacity (axle,
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
springs, tires or wheels). Heavier axles or suspension
The GVWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle components sometimes specified by purchasers for inincluding driver, passengers, vehicle, options and cargo. creased durability does not necessarily increase the vehiThe label also specifies maximum capacities of front and cle’s GVWR.
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values are determined by weighing your vehicle on a
commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are
The tire size on the Vehicle Certification Label represents
added.
the actual tire size on your vehicle. Replacement tires
must be equal to the load capacity of this tire size.
Loading
Tire Size
The actual total weight and the weight of the front and
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size rear of your vehicle at the ground can best be determined
by weighing it when it is loaded and ready for operation.
listed.
The entire vehicle should first be weighed on a commerInflation Pressure
cial scale to insure that the GVWR has not been exceeded.
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle for The weight on the front and rear of the vehicle should
all loading conditions up to full GAWR.
then be determined separately to be sure that the load is
properly distributed over the front and rear axle. WeighCurb Weight
ing the vehicle may show that the GAWR of either the
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight front or rear axles has been exceeded but the total load is
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full within the specified GVWR. If so, weight must be shifted
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo from front to rear or rear to front as appropriate until the
loaded into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight specified weight limitations are met. Store the heavier
Rim Size
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items down low and be sure that the weight is distributed TRAILER TOWING
equally. Stow all loose items securely before driving.
In this section you will find safety tips and information
Improper weight distributions can have an adverse effect on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully
review this information to tow your load as efficiently
the brakes operate.
and safely as possible.
CAUTION!
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.
To maintain the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage,
follow the requirements and recommendations in this
manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
Common Towing Definitions
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
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exceed the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle
Certification Label” in “Starting And Operating” for
further information.
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
WARNING! (Continued)
you use a standard weight-carrying hitch, you could
lose control of your vehicle and cause a collision.
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or tem- The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and and trailer when weighed in combination.
ready for operation⬙ condition.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The recommended way to measure GTW is to put your
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale. The entire weight
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
of the trailer must be supported by the scale.
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle CertificaWARNING!
tion Label” in “Starting And Operating” for further
If the gross trailer weight is 5,000 lbs (2 267 kg) or information.
more, it is mandatory to use a weight-distributing
hitch to ensure stable handling of your vehicle. If
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Trailer Sway Control
WARNING!
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have an accident.
The trailer sway control can be a mechanical 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.
Tongue Weight (TW)
If equipped, the electronic Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the recognizes a swaying trailer and automatically applies
hitch ball by the trailer. The recommended tongue weight individual wheel brakes and/or reduces engine power to
is 10% to 15% of the vehicle’s GTW for a conventional attempt to eliminate the trailer sway.
hitch. You must consider this as part of the load on your Weight-Carrying Hitch
vehicle.
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
Frontal Area
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the some other connecting point of the vehicle. These kinds
of hitches are the most popular on the market today and
maximum width of the front of a trailer.
they are commonly used to tow small and medium sized
trailers.
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Weight-Distributing Hitch
WARNING!
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 GAWR
requirements.
• An improperly adjusted weight distributing hitch
system may reduce handling, stability and 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.
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With Weight-Distributing Hitch (Correct)
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Recommended Distribution Hitch Adjustment
Towing With 1500 Air Suspension
1. Set air suspension to normal ride height. No action is
required if already in normal ride height.
NOTE: The vehicle must remain in the engine running
position while attaching a trailer for proper leveling of
the air suspension system.
2. Position the truck to be ready to connect to the trailer
(do not connect the trailer).
Improper Adjustment Of Weight-Distributing Hitch
(Incorrect)
3. Under radio suspension settings, turn on jack mode.
Jack mode will be canceled and procedure must be
restarted if the vehicle is driven at speeds above 5mph
(8kph).
4. Measure the height of the top of the front wheel
opening on the fender to ground, this is height H1.
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7. Install and adjust the tension in the weight distributing bars so that the height of the front fender is
approximately (H2-H1)/3+H1 (about 1/3 the difference between H2 and H1 above normal ride height
[H1]).
8. The truck can now be driven. Jack mode will be
canceled and vehicle will return to normal ride height
when drive at speeds above 5mph (8kph).
Measurement Example
Measuring Height (H)
5. Attach the trailer to the vehicle without the weight
distribution bars connected.
6. Measure the height of the top of the front wheel
opening on the fender to ground, this is height H2.
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H2
H2-H1
(H2-H1)/3
(H2-H1)/3 + H1
Example 1500 Height
(mm)
925
946
21
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NOTE: For all towing conditions, we recommend towing 4. Measure the height of the top of the front wheel
with tow haul mode engaged.
opening on the fender to ground, this is height H2.
5. Install and adjust the tension in the weight distributing bars so that the height of the front fender is
1. Position the truck to be ready to connect to the trailer
approximately (H2-H1)/2+H1 (about 1/2 the differ(do not connect the trailer).
ence between H2 and H1 above normal ride height
NOTE: For Ram 2500/3500 trucks equipped with rear air
[H1]).
suspension, normal ride height or alternate ride height
Example 2500/3500
can be used. The vehicle must remain in the engine
Measurement Example
Height (mm)
running position while attaching a trailer for proper
leveling of the air suspension system. It may not be
H1
1030
possible to enter alternate ride height while lightly
H2
1058
loaded.
H2-H1
28
2. Measure the height of the top of the front wheel
(H2-H1)/2
14
opening on the fender to ground, this is height H1.
(H2-H1)/2 + H1
1044
3. Attach the trailer to the vehicle without the weight
NOTE: For all towing conditions, we recommend towing
distribution bars connected.
with tow haul mode engaged.
All Other 1500(Non-Air Suspension)/2500/3500 Trucks
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Fifth-Wheel Hitch
The fifth-wheel hitch is a special high platform with a
coupling that mounts over the rear axle of the tow vehicle
in the truck bed. It connects a vehicle and fifth-wheel
trailer with a coupling king pin.
Gooseneck Hitch
The gooseneck hitch employs a pivoted coupling arm
which attaches to a ball mounted in the bed of a pickup
truck. The coupling arm connects to the hitch mounted
over the rear axle in the truck bed.
Trailer Hitch Type and Maximum Trailer Weight
The following chart provides the maximum trailer
weight a given factory equipped trailer hitch type can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Trailer Hitch Type and Maximum Trailer Weight
Hitch Type
Max. Trailer Weight / Max.
Tongue Weight
Class III Bumper
5,000 lbs (2,268 kg) / 500 lbs
Hitch - 1500 Model
(226 kg)
Class IV - 1500
11,000 lbs (4,989 kg) / 1100
Model
lbs (498 kg)
Class V - 2500/3500
18,000 lbs (8,164 kg) / 1800
Models
lbs (816 kg)
Fifth Wheel - 2500
25,000 lbs (11,339 kg) / 5000
Model
lbs (2,267 kg)
Gooseneck - 2500
20,000 lbs (9,071 kg) /
Model
4000 lbs (1,814 kg)
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Trailer Hitch Type and Maximum Trailer Weight
Gooseneck Or Fifth
32,000 lbs (14,545 kg) / 6000
Wheel - 3500 Model
lbs (2,721 kg)
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” for the Maximum Gross
Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given drivetrain.
• ramtrucks.com/en/towing_guide/
• ramtruck.ca (Canada)
• rambodybuilder.com
Trailer And Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% of the weight in the front
of the trailer. This places 10% of the GTW on the tow
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on hitch of your vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or
heavier in the rear can cause the trailer to sway severely
your vehicle.
side to side which will cause loss of control of the vehicle
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight
and trailer. Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the
Ratings)
cause of many trailer collisions. Never exceed the maxiNOTE: For additional trailer towing information (maxi- mum tongue weight stamped on your trailer hitch.
mum trailer weight ratings) refer to the following website
addresses:
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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 “Tire Safety Information/Tire and Loading Information Placard” in “Starting And Operating” for
further information.
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Towing Requirements
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components the following guidelines are recommended:
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
CAUTION!
• Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles
(805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine, axle
or other parts could be damaged.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not
overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can
cause a loss of control, poor performance or damage to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering,
suspension, chassis structure or tires.
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the hook retainers of the vehicle hitch. Cross the
chains under the trailer tongue and allow enough
slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle transmission in
PARK. For four-wheel drive vehicles, make sure
the transfer case is not in NEUTRAL. Always,
block or ⴖchockⴖ the trailer wheels.
WARNING!
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 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized.
• 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.
• Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation pressures before trailer usage.
• Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
Information” in “Starting And Operating” for the
proper inspection procedure.
• When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting And Operating” for proper tire
Towing Requirements — Tires
replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher
load carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s
• Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
GVWR and GAWR limits.
spare tire.
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Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
CAUTION!
WARNING!
• Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s
hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake
system and cause it to fail. You might not have
brakes when you need them and could have an
accident.
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping
distance. When towing you should allow for additional space between your vehicle and the vehicle
in front of you. Failure to do so could result in an
accident.
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.
• Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
personal injury.
• An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
brake controller is not required.
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• Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
1,000 lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
1,653 lbs (750 kg).
Integrated Trailer Brake Module — If Equipped
Your vehicle may have an Integrated Trailer Brake Module (ITBM) for Electric and Electric Over Hydraulic
(EOH) trailer brakes.
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NOTE: This module has been designed and verified with
electric trailer brakes and new electric over hydraulic
systems. Some previous EOH systems may not be compatible with ITBM.
Integrated Trailer Brake Module (ITBM)
1 — GAIN Adjustment Button
2 — GAIN Adjustment Button
3 — Manual Brake Control Lever
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The user interface consists of the following:
sliding the manual brake control lever will display the
GAIN setting for 10 seconds and the “Trailer Brake Status
Indicator Light” will not be displayed.
Manual Brake Control Lever
Slide the manual brake control lever to the left to activate
power to the trailer’s electric brakes independent of the
tow vehicle’s brakes. If the manual brake control lever is
activated while the brake is also applied, the greater of
the two inputs determines the power sent to the trailer
brakes.
If a fault is detected in the trailer wiring or the Integrated
Trailer Brake Module (ITBM), the “Trailer Brake Status
Indicator Light” will flash.
GAIN Adjustment Buttons (+/-)
Pushing these buttons will adjust the brake control
The trailer and the vehicle’s brake lamps will come on power output to the trailer brakes in 0.5 increments. The
when either vehicle braking or manual trailer brakes are GAIN setting can be increased to a maximum of 10 or
applied.
decreased to a minimum of 0 (no trailer braking).
Trailer Brake Status Indicator Light
GAIN
This light indicates the trailer electrical connection status. The GAIN setting is used to set the trailer brake control
for the specific towing condition and should be changed
If no electrical connection is detected after the ignition is
as towing conditions change. Changes to towing conditurned on, pushing the GAIN adjustment button or
tions include trailer load, vehicle load, road conditions
and weather.
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Adjusting GAIN
4. Push the UP or DOWN button on the steering wheel
until “TRAILER TOW” appears on the screen.
NOTE: This should only be performed in a traffic free
environment at speeds of approximately 20–25 mph 5. Push the RIGHT arrow on the steering wheel to enter
(30–40 km/h).
“TRAILER TOW”.
1. Make sure the trailer brakes are in good working 6. Push the UP or DOWN buttons until Trailer Brake
condition, functioning normally and properly adType appears on the screen.
justed. See your trailer dealer if necessary.
7. Push the RIGHT arrow and then push the UP or
2. Hook up the trailer and make the electrical connecDOWN buttons until the proper Trailer Brake Type
appears on the screen.
tions according to the trailer manufacturer’s instructions.
8. In a traffic-free environment, tow the trailer on a dry,
3. When a trailer with electric/EOH brakes is plugged
level surface at a speed of 20–25 mph (30–40 km/h)
and squeeze the manual brake control lever comin, the trailer connected message should appear in the
pletely.
EVIC/DID (if the connection is not recognized by the
ITBM, braking functions will not be available), the
9. If the trailer wheels lockup (indicated by squealing
GAIN setting will illuminate and the correct type of
tires), reduce the GAIN setting; if the trailer wheels
trailer must be selected from the EVIC/DID options.
turn freely, increase the GAIN setting.
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Repeat steps 8 and 9 until the GAIN setting is at a point
just below trailer wheel lockup. If towing a heavier
trailer, trailer wheel lockup may not be attainable even
with the maximum GAIN setting of 10.
Type of Trailer
Brakes
Light Electric
Electric Trailer
Brakes
Heavy Electric
Electric Trailer
Brakes
Load
*Under 10,000 lbs
*Above 10,000 lbs
* The suggested selection depends and may change
depending on the customer preferences for braking performance. Condition of the trailer brakes, driving and
road state may also affect the selection.
Display Messages
Light EOH
Electric over Hydraulic Trailer
Brakes
*Under 10,000 lbs
Heavy EOH
Electric over Hydraulic Trailer
Brakes
*Above 10,000 lbs
Display (DID). Display messages, along with a single
chime, will be displayed when a malfunction is determined in the trailer connection, trailer brake control, or
on the trailer. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center” or “Driver Information Display” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The trailer brake control interacts with the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
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NOTE:
CAUTION!
Connecting a trailer that is not compatible with the
ITBM system may result in reduced or complete loss
of trailer braking. There may be a increase in stopping distance or trailer instability which could result
in damage to your vehicle, trailer, or other property.
WARNING!
Connecting a trailer that is not compatible with the
ITBM system may result in reduced or complete loss
of trailer braking. There may be a increase in stopping distance or trailer instability which could result
in personal injury.
• An aftermarket controller may be available for use
with trailers with air or electric-over-hydraulic trailer
brake systems. To determine the type of brakes on
your trailer and the availability of controllers, check
with your trailer manufacturer or dealer.
• Removal of the ITBM will cause errors and it may
cause damage to the electrical system and electronic
modules of the vehicle. See your authorized dealer if
an aftermarket module is to be installed.
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Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights And Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stoplights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a four- and sevenpin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness and connector.
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
wiring harness.
The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
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4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
STARTING AND OPERATING 705
Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping
and backing the trailer up in an area away from heavy
traffic.
Automatic Transmission
Seven-Pin Connector
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
The DRIVE range can be selected when towing. The
transmission controls include a drive strategy to avoid
frequent shifting when towing. However, if frequent
shifting does occur while in DRIVE, select TOW/HAUL
mode or select a lower gear range (using the Electronic
Range Select (ERS) shift control).
NOTE: Using TOW/HAUL mode or selecting a lower
gear range (using the ERS shift control) while operating
the vehicle under heavy loading conditions will improve
performance and extend transmission life by reducing
excessive shifting and heat build up. This action will also
provide better engine braking.
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When towing a loaded trailer up steep grades at low Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped
speeds (20 mph [32 km/h] or below), holding your
• Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
vehicle in first gear (using the ERS shift control) can help
• When using the speed control, if you experience speed
to avoid transmission overheating.
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
If you regularly tow a trailer for more than 45 minutes of
you can get back to cruising speed.
continuous operation, then change the automatic transmission fluid and filter(s) as specified for ⬙police, taxi, • Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
fleet, or frequent trailer towing.⬙ Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
Cooling System
NOTE: Check the automatic transmission fluid level To reduce potential for engine and transmission overbefore towing (6-speed automatic only).
heating, take the following actions:
Tow/Haul Mode
City Driving
To reduce potential for automatic transmission overheatWhen stopped for short periods of time, shift the transing, activate TOW/HAUL mode when driving in hilly
mission into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
areas, or select a lower gear range (using the Electronic
Range Select (ERS) shift control) on more severe grades. Highway Driving
Reduce speed.
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Air Conditioning
WARNING!
Turn off temporarily.
Air Suspension System
To aid in attaching/detaching the trailer from the vehicle,
the air suspension system can be used. Refer to “Air
Suspension System” in “Starting And Operating” for
further information.
NOTE: The vehicle must remain in the engine running
position while attaching a trailer for proper leveling of
the air suspension system.
SNOWPLOW
Snowplows and other aftermarket equipment should
not be added to the front end of your vehicle. The
airbag crash sensors may be affected by the change in
the front end structure. The airbags could deploy
unexpectedly or could fail to deploy during a collision resulting in serious injury or death.
CAUTION!
Using this vehicle for snowplow applications can
cause damage to the vehicle.
1500 Models Only
WARNING!
NOTE: Do not use this model vehicle for snowplow
applications.
Attaching a snowplow to this vehicle could adversely
affect performance of the airbag system in a collision.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Do not expect that the airbag will perform as described earlier in this manual.
Attaching a snowplow to this vehicle could adversely
affect performance of the airbag system in a collision.
Do not expect that the airbag will perform as described earlier in this manual.
2500/3500 Models Only
Snowplow Prep Packages are available as a factory
installed option. These packages include components
necessary to equip your vehicle with a snowplow.
CAUTION!
NOTE: Before installation of a snowplow it is highly The “Lamp Out” indicator could illuminate if exterecommended that the owner/installer obtain and follow rior lamps are not properly installed.
the recommendations contained within the current Body Before Plowing
Builders Guide. See your authorized dealer, installer or
snowplow manufacturer for this information. There are • Check the hydraulic system for leaks and proper fluid
level.
unique electrical systems that must be connected to
properly assure operator safety and prevent overloading • Check the mounting bolts and nuts for proper tightvehicle systems.
ness.
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• Check the runners and cutting edge for excessive wear. The loaded vehicle weight, including the snowplow
The cutting edge should be ¼ to ½ in (6 cm to 1.2 cm) system, all aftermarket accessories, driver, passengers,
options, and cargo, must not exceed either the Gross
above ground in snow plowing position.
Vehicle Weight (GVWR) or Gross Axle Weight (GAWR)
• Check that snowplow lighting is connected and funcratings. These weights are specified on the Safety Comtioning properly.
pliance Certification Label on the driver’s side door
Snowplow Prep Package Model Availability
opening.
For Information about snowplow applications visit NOTE: Detach the snowplow when transporting paswww.ramtrucks.com or refer to the current Body Build- sengers.
ers Guide.
Vehicle front end wheel alignment was set to specifica1. The maximum number of occupants in the truck tions at the factory without consideration for the weight
should not exceed two.
of the plow. Front end toe-in should be checked and reset
2. The total GVWR or the Front GAWR or the Rear if necessary at the beginning and end of the snowplow
season. This will help prevent uneven tire wear.
GAWR should never be exceeded.
3. Cargo capacity will be reduced by the addition of The blade should be lowered whenever the vehicle is
parked.
options or passengers, etc.
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Maintain and operate your vehicle and snowplow equip- General Maintenance
ment following the recommendations provided by the Snowplows should be maintained in accordance with the
specific snowplow manufacturer.
plow manufacturer’s instructions.
Over The Road Operation With Snowplow
Keep all snowplow electrical connections and battery
Attached
terminals clean and free of corrosion.
The blade restricts air flow to the radiator and causes the
When plowing snow, to avoid transmission and drivetrain
engine to operate at higher than normal temperatures.
damage, the following precautions should be observed.
Therefore, when transporting the plow, angle the blade
completely and position it as low as road or surface • Operate with transfer case in 4L when plowing small or
congested areas where speeds are not likely to exceed
conditions permit. Do not exceed 40 mph (64 km/h). The
15 mph (24 km/h). At higher speeds operate in 4H.
operator should always maintain a safe stopping distance
and allow adequate passing clearance.
• Vehicles with automatic transmissions should use 4L
range when plowing deep or heavy snow for extended
Operating Tips
periods of time to avoid transmission overheating.
Under ideal snow plowing conditions, 20 mph (32 km/h) • Do not shift the transmission unless the engine has
should be maximum operating speed. The operator
returned to idle and wheels have stopped. Make a
should be familiar with the area and surface to be
practice of stepping on the brake pedal while shifting
cleaned. Reduce speed and use extreme caution when
the transmission.
plowing unfamiliar areas or under poor visibility.
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheels OFF
The Ground
NONE
Dolly Tow
Front
On Trailer
Rear
ALL
Two-Wheel
Drive Models
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
OK
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See Instructions
• Automatic transmission in PARK
• Manual transmission in gear (NOT in NEUTRAL)
• Transfer case in NEUTRAL (N)
• Tow in forward direction
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
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NOTE:
Recreational Towing — Two-Wheel Drive Models
• When recreational towing your vehicle, always follow
applicable state and provincial laws. Contact state and
provincial Highway Safety offices for additional details.
DO NOT flat tow this vehicle. Damage to the drivetrain
will result.
Recreational towing (for two-wheel drive models) is
allowed ONLY if the rear wheels are OFF the ground.
• Vehicles equipped with air suspension must be placed This may be accomplished using a tow dolly or vehicle
in Transport mode before tying them down (from the trailer. If using a tow dolly, follow this procedure:
body) on a trailer or flatbed truck. Refer to “Air 1. Properly secure the dolly to the tow vehicle, following
Suspension – If Equipped” for more information. If the
the dolly manufacturer’s instructions.
vehicle cannot be placed in Transport mode (for example, engine will not run), tie-downs must be fas- 2. Drive the rear wheels onto the tow dolly.
tened to the axles (not to the body). Failure to follow 3. Firmly apply the parking brake. Place automatic transthese instructions may cause fault codes to be set
mission in PARK, manual transmission in gear (not in
and/or cause loss of proper tie-down tension.
NEUTRAL).
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4. Properly secure the rear wheels to the dolly, following Recreational Towing — Four-Wheel Drive Models
the dolly manufacturer’s instructions.
NOTE: Both the manual shift and electronic shift transfer
5. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and cases must be shifted into NEUTRAL (N) for recreational
towing. Automatic transmissions must be shifted into
remove the Key Fob.
PARK for recreational towing. Manual transmissions
6. Install a suitable clamping device, designed for towmust be placed in gear (NOT in NEUTRAL) for recreing, to secure the front wheels in the straight position.
ational towing. Refer to the following for the proper
transfer case NEUTRAL (N) shifting procedure for your
CAUTION!
vehicle.
• Towing with the rear wheels on the ground will
CAUTION!
cause severe transmission damage. Damage from
improper towing is not covered under the New
• DO NOT dolly tow any 4WD vehicle. Towing with
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
only one set of wheels on the ground (front or rear)
• Do not disconnect the driveshaft because fluid may
will cause severe transmission and/or transfer case
leak from the transmission, causing damage to
damage. Tow with all four wheels either ON the
internal parts.
ground, or OFF the ground (using a vehicle trailer).
(Continued)
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CAUTION! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Tow only in the forward direction. Towing this
vehicle backwards can cause severe damage to the
transfer case.
• Automatic transmissions must be placed in PARK
for recreational towing.
• Manual transmissions must be placed in gear (not
in Neutral) for recreational towing.
• Before recreational towing, perform the procedure
outlined under “Shifting Into NEUTRAL (N)” to be
certain that the transfer case is fully in NEUTRAL
(N). Otherwise, internal damage will result.
• Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission and/or
transfer case damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
• Do not disconnect the rear driveshaft because fluid
will leak from the transfer case, causing damage to
internal parts.
• Do not use a bumper-mounted clamp-on tow bar
on your vehicle. The bumper face bar will be
damaged.
(Continued)
Shifting Into NEUTRAL (N)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
recreational towing.
WARNING!
You or others could be injured or killed if you leave
the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL (N) position without first fully engaging
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2. Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL.
WARNING! (Continued)
the parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL (N)
position disengages both the front and rear drive
shaft from the powertrain, and will allow the vehicle
to roll, even if the automatic transmission is in PARK
(or manual transmission is in gear). The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
NOTE: If vehicle is equipped with air suspension, ensure
the vehicle is set to Normal Ride Height.
3. Press and hold the brake pedal.
4. Depress the clutch pedal on a manual transmission.
5. With manual shift transfer case, shift the transfer case
lever into NEUTRAL (N).
• With electronic shift transfer case, push and hold the
CAUTION!
transfer case NEUTRAL (N) button. Some models
have a small, recessed “N” button (at the center of
It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that
the transfer case switches) that must be pushed using
the transfer case is fully in NEUTRAL (N) before
a ballpoint pen or similar object. Other models have
recreational towing to prevent damage to internal
a rectangular NEUTRAL switch, below the rotary
parts.
transfer case control knob. The NEUTRAL (N) indicator light will blink while the shift is in progress.
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop, with the engine
The light will stop blinking (stay on solid) when the
running. Firmly apply the parking brake.
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shift to NEUTRAL (N) is complete. After the shift is 11. Shift the transmission into PARK or place manual
completed and the NEUTRAL (N) light stays on,
transmission in gear (NOT in Neutral). On 8-speed
transmissions the shifter will automatically select
release the NEUTRAL (N) button.
PARK when the engine is turned off.
6. Release the parking brake.
12. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, then
7. Shift the transmission into REVERSE.
cycle the Key or the Keyless Enter-N-Go button to the
RUN position and back to the OFF position. Remove
8. Release the brake pedal (and clutch pedal on manual
transmissions) for five seconds and ensure that there is
the Key Fob from the ignition switch.
no vehicle movement.
13. Attach the vehicle to the tow vehicle using a suitable
tow bar.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 with automatic transmission in
DRIVE or manual transmission in first gear.
14. Release the parking brake.
10. Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL. Firmly apply
NOTE: With electronic shift transfer case:
the parking brake. Turn OFF the engine. For vehicles
with Keyless Enter-N-Go, push and hold the EN- • Steps 2 through 4 are requirements that must be met
GINE START/STOP button until the engine shuts off.
before pushing the NEUTRAL (N) button, and must
continue to be met until the shift has been completed.
If any of these requirements are not met before pushing the NEUTRAL (N) button or are no longer met
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during the shift, the NEUTRAL (N) indicator light will Shifting Out Of NEUTRAL (N)
flash continuously until all requirements are met or Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
until the NEUTRAL (N) button is released.
normal usage:
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position 1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop, leaving it confor a shift to take place and for the position indicator
nected to the tow vehicle.
lights to be operable. If the ignition switch is not in the
ON/RUN position, the shift will not take place and no 2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
3. Press and hold the brake pedal.
• A flashing NEUTRAL (N) position indicator light 4. Start the engine. Shift the transmission into NEUindicates that shift requirements have not been met.
TRAL. Depress the clutch pedal on a manual transmission.
• If the vehicle is equipped with air suspension, the
engine should be started and left running for a mini• With manual shift transfer case, shift the transfer
mum of 60 seconds (with all the doors closed) at least
case lever to the desired position.
once every 24 hours. This process allows the air
• With electronic shift transfer case with rotary selector
suspension to adjust the vehicle’s ride height to comswitch, push and hold the transfer case NEUTRAL
pensate for temperature effects.
(N) button until the NEUTRAL (N) indicator light
turns off. After the NEUTRAL (N) indicator light
turns off, release the NEUTRAL (N) button. After the
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NEUTRAL (N) button has been released, the transfer
case will shift to the position indicated by the selector switch.
• With electronic shift transfer case with push-button
selector switch, push and hold the switch for the
desired transfer case position, until the NEUTRAL
(N) indicator light turns off and the desired position
indicator light turns on.
5. Turn the engine OFF. Shift automatic transmission into
PARK. On 8-speed transmissions the shifter will automatically select PARK when the engine is turned off.
6. Release the brake pedal (and clutch pedal on a manual
transmission).
7. Disconnect vehicle from the tow vehicle.
8. Start the engine.
NOTE: When shifting out of transfer case NEUTRAL (N), 9. Press and hold the brake pedal.
turning the engine OFF is not required, but may be
helpful to avoid gear clash. With the 8-speed automatic 10. Release the parking brake.
transmission, the engine must remain running, since 11. Shift the transmission into gear, release the brake
turning the engine OFF will shift the transmission to
pedal (and clutch pedal on manual transmissions),
PARK (and the transmission must be in NEUTRAL for
and check that the vehicle operates normally.
the transfer case to shift out of NEUTRAL).
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NOTE: With electronic shift transfer case:
• Steps 3 and 4 are requirements that must be met before
pushing the button to shift out of NEUTRAL (N), and
must continue to be met until the shift has been
completed. If any of these requirements are not met
before pushing the button or are no longer met during
the shift, the NEUTRAL (N) indicator light will flash
continuously until all requirements are met or until the
button is released.
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position
for a shift to take place and for the position indicator
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.
• A flashing NEUTRAL (N) position indicator light
indicates that shift requirements have not been met.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . .723 䡵 JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .768
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .723
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .768
䡵 WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .724
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .770
▫ Torque Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .725
䡵 JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING . . . . . . . . . .727
▫ Jacking And Tire Changing 1500 Series
Trucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .727
▫ Jacking And Tire Changing 2500 And 3500 Series
Trucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .747
䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . .773
䡵 EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED . .774
䡵 SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE — 6-SPEED
TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .775
▫ Column Shifter — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .775
▫ Center Console Shifter — If Equipped . . . . . . .776
䡵 HOISTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .767
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䡵 MANUAL PARK RELEASE — 8 SPEED
TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .777
䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .779
▫ Two-Wheel Drive Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .781
▫ Four-Wheel Drive Models. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .782
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located on the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
upper switch bank just below the radio.
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
Push 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, place the transmission
traffic of an emergency. Push the switch a second time to
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase the engine idle
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
speed while maintaining the motion of the vehicle
with the brakes.
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for an impending overheat condition:
other motorists.
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
may wear down your battery.
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• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads HOT
(H), pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
remains on HOT (H), and you hear continuous
chimes, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
Proper lug nut/bolt torque is very important to ensure
that the wheel is properly mounted to the vehicle. Any
time a wheel has been removed and reinstalled on the
vehicle the lug nuts/bolts should be torqued using a
properly calibrated torque wrench.
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Torque Specifications
Lug Nut/Bolt
Torque
Lug Nut/
Bolt
Type
**Lug
Nut/Bolt
Size
130 Ft-Lbs (176
N·m)
140 Ft-Lbs (190
N·m)
Cone
M14 x
1.50
Lug Nut/
Bolt
Socket
Size
22 mm
Flanged
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**Use only your Authorized Dealer recommended lug
nuts/bolts and clean or remove any dirt or oil before
Two-Piece Lug Nut
tightening.
Do not oil wheel studs.
NOTE: Dual wheels are flat mounted, center piloted. Inspect the wheel mounting surface prior to mounting
The lug nuts are a two-piece assembly. When the tires are the tire and remove any corrosion or loose particles.
being rotated or replaced, clean these lug nuts and add
two drops of oil at the interface between the lug nut/bolt
and the washer.
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Wheel Mounting Surface
4 And 5 Lug Nuts/Bolts Torque Pattern
Tighten the lug nuts/bolts in a star pattern until each
nut/bolt has been tightened twice.
WARNING!
After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut/bolt torque to be
sure that all the lug nuts/bolts are properly seated
against the wheel.
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.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING! (Continued)
Jacking And Tire Changing 1500 Series Trucks
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.
(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.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with an air suspension system, there is a feature which allows the automatic
leveling to be disabled to assist with changing a tire.
If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be activated through the Uconnect system.
Refer to “Uconnect Settings” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be activated through the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display
(DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
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(EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Jack Location
The jack and jack tools are stored under the front
passenger seat.
Removal Of Jack And Tools (1500 Series)
To access the jack and jack tools you must remove the
plastic access cover, located on the side of the front
passengers seat. To remove the cover, pull the front part
of the cover (closest to the front of the seat) toward you
to release a locking tab. Once the front of the cover is
loose, slide the cover toward the front of the seat until it
is free from the seat frame.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 729
Remove the jack and tools by turning the wing bolt Release the tool bag straps from the jack and remove
counterclockwise, remove the wing bolt and then slide tools from bag.
the assembly out from under the seat.
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Jack And Tool Bag
Jack And Tools (1500 Series)
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There are 2 ways to assemble the tools:
Assembled For Spare Tire Lowering/Raising
CAUTION!
• The wheel wrench can only be attached to extension 3.
• When attaching the tool to the winch mechanism
be sure the large flared end opening on extension 1
is positioned correctly over the winch mechanism
adjusting nut.
• Damage to the wheel wrench, extensions and
winch mechanism may occur from improper tool
assembly.
Assembled For Spare Tire Lowering/Raising
1 — Extension 1
2 — Extension 2
3 — Extension 3
4 — Wheel Wrench
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Assembled For Jack Operation
WARNING!
After using the jack and tools, always reinstall them
in the original carrier and location. While driving
you may experience abrupt stopping, rapid acceleration or sharp turns. A loose jack, tools, bracket or
other objects in the vehicle may move around with
force, resulting in serious injury.
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Assembled For Jack Operation
1 — Extension With Jack Hook
2 — Extension 2
3 — Extension 3
4 — Extension 4
5 — Wheel Wrench
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Removing The Spare Tire
1. Remove the spare tire before attempting to jack up the
truck. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack extension
tube with the curved angle facing away from the
vehicle. Insert the tube through the access hole between the lower tailgate and the top of the bumper
and into the winch mechanism tube.
Inserting The Jack Extension Tube Into The Access Hole
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2. Rotate the wheel wrench handle counterclockwise 3. Pull the spare tire out from under the vehicle to gain
until the spare tire is on the ground with enough cable
access to the spare tire retainer.
slack to allow you to pull it out from under the vehicle.
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Pulling The Spare Tire Out
Rotating The Wheel Wrench Handle
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4. Lift the spare tire with one hand to give clearance to
tilt the retainer at the end of the cable.
Pulling The Retainer Through The Center Of The Wheel
Gaining Access To The Retainer
5. Pull the retainer through the center of the wheel.
NOTE: The winch mechanism is designed for use with
the jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
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Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally
opposite the jacking position. For example, if the right
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface. Avoid ice or
front wheel is being changed, block the left rear wheel.
slippery areas.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the
vehicle when the vehicle is being jacked.
WARNING!
Preparations
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Place the shift lever into PARK. On four-wheel drive
vehicles, shift the transfer case to the 4L position.
5. Turn the ignition OFF.
Jack Instructions (1500 Series)
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WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to
help prevent personal injury or damage to your
vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible before raising the
vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are
securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the
valve stem facing the ground.
(Continued)
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 737
3. Placement of the jack:
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in the Jacking
Instructions for this vehicle.
4x2 Series Trucks Front Jacking Location
There is a jack location indicator on the rear portion of the
lower control arm.
1. Remove the spare wheel, jack, and tools from storage.
2. Using the wheel wrench, loosen, but do not remove,
the wheel nuts by turning them counterclockwise one
turn while the wheel is still on the ground.
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4X2 Front Jacking Location Indicator
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When changing a front wheel, place the scissor jack 4x4 Series Trucks Front Jacking Location
under the rear portion of the lower control arm as shown
There is a jack location indicator on the rear portion of the
below.
lower control arm.
4X2 Front Jacking Location
4X4 Front Jacking Location Indicator
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When changing a front wheel, place the scissor jack 4x2 and 4x4 Rear Jacking Location
under the rear portion of the lower control arm as shown
Operate the jack using the jack drive tube and the wheel
below.
wrench. The tube extension may be used but is not
required.
For 4x2 and 4x4 trucks, when changing a rear wheel,
assemble the jack drive tube to the jack and connect the
drive tube to the extension tube. Place the jack under the
axle between the wheel and the shock bracket with the
drive tubes extending to the rear.
4X4 Front Jacking Location
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CAUTION!
Before raising the wheel off the ground, make sure
that the jack will not damage surrounding truck parts
and adjust the jack position as required.
4. By rotating the lug wrench clockwise, raise the vehicle
until the wheel just clears the surface.
WARNING!
Rear Jacking Location
Connect the jack tube extension and wheel wrench.
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle unstable and cause a collision. It could
slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the
vehicle only enough to remove the tire.
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5. Remove the wheel nuts and pull the wheel off. Install
the spare wheel and wheel nuts with the cone shaped
end of the wheel nuts toward the wheel. To avoid the
risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not fully
tighten the wheel nuts until the vehicle has been
lowered.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could injure someone in the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the extra tire and wheel
in the places provided.
6. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the 7. Install the wheel center cap and remove the wheel
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
blocks. Do not install chrome or aluminum wheel
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
center caps on the spare wheel. This may result in cap
each nut has been tightened twice. For the correct lug
damage.
nut torque refer to “Torque Specifications” in this
section. If in doubt about the correct tightness, have 8. Lower the jack to its fully closed position. If the bottle
jack will not lower by turning the dial (thumbwheel)
them checked with a torque wrench by you authorized
by hand, it may be necessary to use the jack drive tube
dealer or service station.
in order to lower the jack. Stow the replaced tire, jack,
and tools as previously described.
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9. Adjust the tire pressure when possible.
1. Turn the wheel so that the valve stem is facing the
ground and toward the rear of the vehicle for conveNOTE: Do not oil wheel studs. For chrome wheels, do
nience in checking the spare tire inflation. Slide the
not substitute with chrome plated wheel nuts.
wheel retainer through the center of the wheel.
To Stow The Flat Or Spare
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with aluminum wheels cannot be stored under the vehicle because the wheel
retainer will not fit through the wheel pilot hole. Secure
the flat tire in the bed of the truck. Have the flat tire
repaired or replaced immediately.
WARNING!
A loose tire thrown forward in a collision or hard
stop could injure the occupants in the vehicle. Have
the deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced immediately.
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Reinstalling The Retainer
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 743
2. Lift the spare tire with one hand to give clearance to 3. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack extension tube
tilt the retainer at the end of the cable and position it
with the curved angle facing away from the vehicle.
properly across the wheel opening.
Insert the tube through the access hole between the
lower tailgate and the top of the bumper and into the
winch mechanism tube.
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Pushing The Retainer Through The Center Of The
Wheel And Positioning It
Wheel Wrench And Jack Extension Tube Assembled And
In Position
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4. Rotate the wheel wrench handle clockwise until the
wheel is drawn into place against the underside of the
vehicle. Continue to rotate until you feel the winch
mechanism slip, or click three or four times. It cannot
be overtightened. Push against the tire several times to
ensure it is firmly in place.
NOTE: The winch mechanism is designed for use with
the jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
Reinstalling The Jack And Tools (1500 Series)
1. Tighten the jack all the way down by turning the jack
turn-screw counterclockwise until the jack is snug.
2. Position the jack and tool bag. Make sure the lug
wrench is under the jack near the jack turn-screw.
Rotating The Wheel Wrench Handle
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Jack And Tools Tied
Jack And Tool Bag
3. Secure the tool bag straps to the jack.
4. Place the jack and tools in the storage position holding
the jack by the jack turn-screw, slip the jack and tools
under the seat so that the bottom slot engages into the
fastener on the floor.
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Jack Hold Down Fastener
Jack And Tools (1500 Series)
NOTE: Ensure that the jack slides into the front hold
down location.
WARNING!
5. Turn the wing bolt clockwise to secure to the floor pan.
Reinstall the plastic cover.
After using the jack and tools, always reinstall them
in the original carrier and location. While driving
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
you may experience abrupt stopping, rapid acceleration or sharp turns. A loose jack, tools, bracket or
other objects in the vehicle may move around with
force, resulting in serious injury.
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.
• 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.
Jacking And Tire Changing 2500 And 3500 Series
Trucks
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
Jack Location
The jack and jack tools are stored under the front
passenger seat.
(Continued)
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Removal Of Jack And Tools (2500, 3500 Series)
To access the jack and jack tools you must remove the
plastic access cover, located on the side of the front
passengers seat. To remove the cover, pull the front part
of the cover (closest to the front of the seat) toward you
to release a locking tab. Once the front of the cover is
loose, slide the cover toward the front of the seat until it
is free from the seat frame.
Jack Access Cover
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Remove the jack and tools by turning the wing bolt Remove the jack and tools from the bracket assembly.
counterclockwise, remove the wing bolt and then slide Turn the jack-turn-screw counterclockwise to release jack
the assembly out from under the seat.
from bracket assembly.
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Wing Bolt/Jack And Tools (2500/3500 Series)
Jack And Tools Bracket Assembly
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There are 2 ways to assemble the tools:
Assembled For Spare Tire Lowering/Raising
CAUTION!
• The wheel wrench can only be attached to extension 3.
• When attaching the tool to the winch mechanism
be sure the large flared end opening on extension 1
is positioned correctly over the winch mechanism
adjusting nut.
• Damage to the wheel wrench, extensions and
winch mechanism may occur from improper tool
assembly.
Assembled For Spare Tire Lowering/Raising
1 — Extension 1
2 — Extension 2
3 — Extension 3
4 — Wheel Wrench
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Assembled For Jack Operation
WARNING!
After using the jack and tools, always reinstall them
in the original carrier and location. While driving
you may experience abrupt stopping, rapid acceleration or sharp turns. A loose jack, tools, bracket or
other objects in the vehicle may move around with
force, resulting in serious injury.
Removing The Spare Tire
Assembled For Jack Operation
1 — Extension With Jack Hook
2 — Extension 2
3 — Extension 3
4 — Extension 4
5 — Wheel Wrench
1. Remove the spare tire before attempting to jack up the
truck. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack extension
tube with the curved angle facing away from the
vehicle. Insert the tube through the access hole between the lower tailgate and the top of the bumper
and into the winch mechanism tube.
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2. Rotate the wheel wrench handle counterclockwise
until the spare tire is on the ground with enough cable
slack to allow you to pull it out from under the vehicle.
Inserting The Jack Extension Tube Into The Access Hole
Rotating The Wheel Wrench Handle
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3. Pull the spare tire out from under the vehicle to gain
access to the spare tire retainer.
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Gaining Access To The Retainer
5. Pull the retainer through the center of the wheel.
Pulling The Spare Tire Out
4. Lift the spare tire with one hand to give clearance to
tilt the retainer at the end of the cable.
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Preparations
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface. Avoid ice or
slippery areas.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
Pulling The Retainer Through The Center Of The Wheel
3. Set the parking brake.
NOTE: The winch mechanism is designed for use with
the jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or other 4. Place the shift lever into PARK. On four-wheel drive
vehicles, shift the transfer case to the 4L position.
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
5. Turn the ignition OFF.
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Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally
opposite the jacking position. For example, if the right
front wheel is being changed, block the left rear wheel.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the
vehicle when the vehicle is being jacked.
Jack Instructions (2500, 3500 Series)
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.
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely
careful of motor traffic.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are
securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the
valve stem facing the ground.
Lug Wrench Adaptor Shown In Jack And Tools
Assembly
Jack Warning Label
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in the Jacking
Instructions for this vehicle.
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1. Remove the spare wheel, jack, and tools from storage.
2. Using the lug wrench, loosen, but do not remove, the
wheel nuts by turning them counterclockwise one
turn while the wheel is still on the ground. Changing
a dually tire requires the lug wrench adapter.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with hub caps/wheel
covers they must be removed before raising the vehicle
off the ground. Refer to ”Hub Caps/Wheel Covers — If
Equipped” in this section.
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Lug Wrench Adapter
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the tire as possible with the drive tubes extending to the
front. Connect the jack tube extension and wheel wrench.
Lug Wrench Adapter And Wrench
3. Placement of the jack:
Front Jacking Location
Front Jacking Location
Rear Jacking Location
When changing the front wheel, assemble the jack drive
tube to the jack and connect the drive tube to the When changing a rear wheel, assemble the jack drive
extension tube. Place the jack under the axle as close to tube to the jack and connect the drive tube to the
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extension tube. Place the jack under the axle between the
spring and the shock absorber with the drive tubes
extending to the rear.
CAUTION!
Before raising the wheel off the ground, make sure
that the jack will not damage surrounding truck parts
and adjust the jack position as required.
NOTE: If the bottle jack will not lower by turning the dial
(thumbwheel) by hand, it may be necessary to use the
jack drive tube in order to lower the jack.
4. By rotating the wheel wrench clockwise, raise the
vehicle until the wheel just clears the surface.
WARNING!
Rear Jacking Location
Connect the jack tube extension and wheel wrench.
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle unstable and cause a collision. It could
slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the
vehicle only enough to remove the tire.
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5. Remove the wheel nuts and pull the wheel off. On
single rear-wheel (SRW) trucks, install the spare wheel
and wheel nuts with the cone shaped end of the wheel
nuts toward the wheel. On 3500 dual rear-wheel
models (DRW) trucks, if the outer tire is being replaced then leave the inner wheel on the vehicle. If the
inner wheel is being replaced remove the outer wheel
and replace the inner wheel. The wheel nuts are a
two-piece assembly with a flat face. Lightly tighten the
wheel nuts. To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off
the jack, do not fully tighten the wheel nuts until the
vehicle has been lowered.
Rear Inner Wheel Proper Placement (Dual Rear Wheel
Equipped)
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them checked with a torque wrench by you authorized
dealer or service station.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could injure someone in the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the extra tire and wheel
in the places provided.
Dual Rear Wheel Placement
7. Install the wheel center cap and remove the wheel
blocks. Do not install chrome or aluminum wheel
center caps on the spare wheel. This may result in cap
damage.
6. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased 8. Lower the jack to its fully closed position. Stow the
replaced tire, jack, and tools as previously described.
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
each nut has been tightened twice. For the correct lug
NOTE: If the bottle jack will not lower by turning the dial
nut torque refer to “Torque Specifications” in this
(thumbwheel) by hand, it may be necessary to use the
section. If in doubt about the correct tightness, have
jack drive tube in order to lower the jack.
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9. Adjust the tire pressure when possible.
1. Turn the wheel so that the valve stem is facing the
ground and toward the rear of the vehicle for conveNOTE: Do not oil wheel studs. For chrome wheels, do
nience in checking the spare tire inflation. Slide the
not substitute with chrome plated wheel nuts.
wheel retainer through the center of the wheel.
To Stow The Flat Or Spare
NOTE: Have the flat tire repaired or replaced immediately.
WARNING!
A loose tire thrown forward in a collision or hard
stop could injure the occupants in the vehicle. Have
the deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced immediately.
Reinstalling The Retainer
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2. Lift the spare tire with one hand to give clearance to
tilt the retainer at the end of the cable and position it
properly across the wheel opening.
Insert the tube through the access hole between the
lower tailgate and the top of the bumper and into the
winch mechanism tube.
6
Pushing The Retainer Through The Center Of The
Wheel And Positioning It
Wheel Wrench And Jack Extension Tube Assembled And
In Position
3. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack extension tube 4. Rotate the wheel wrench handle clockwise until the
wheel is drawn into place against the underside of the
with the curved angle facing away from the vehicle.
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vehicle. Continue to rotate until you feel the winch
mechanism slip, or click three or four times. It cannot
be overtightened. Push against the tire several times to
ensure it is firmly in place.
NOTE: The winch mechanism is designed for use with
the jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
Reinstalling The Jack And Tools (2500 And 3500
Series)
1. Tighten the jack all the way down by turning the jack
turn-screw counterclockwise until the jack is snug.
2. Position the jack and tools into bracket assembly.
Make sure the lug wrench is under the jack near the
jack turn-screw. Snap tools into bracket assembly clips.
Install the jack into bracket assembly and turn the
jack-turn-screw clockwise until jack is snug into
bracket assembly.
Rotating The Wheel Wrench Handle
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Jack And Tools Bracket Assembly
Jack Hold Down Fastener
3. Place the jack and tool bracket assembly in the storage NOTE: Ensure that the jack and tool bracket assembly
position holding the jack by the jack turn-screw, slip slides into the front hold down location.
the jack and tools under the seat so that the bottom slot
engages into the fastener on the floor.
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4. Turn the wing bolt clockwise to secure to the floor pan.
Reinstall the plastic cover.
CAUTION!
Use extreme caution when removing the front and
rear center caps. Damage can occur to the center cap
and/or the wheel if screwdriver type tools are used. A
pulling motion, not a pry off motion, is recommended to remove the caps.
For single rear wheel (SRW) models, use the flat blade on
the end of the lug wrench to pull the hub cap off. Insert
the blade end into the pull off notch and carefully pull the
hub cap off with a back and forth motion.
On 3500 models with dual rear wheels (DRW), you must
first remove the hub caps. The jack handle driver has a
Wing Bolt/Jack And Tools (2500/3500 Series)
hook at one end that will fit in the pull off notch of the
Hub Caps/Wheel Covers — If Equipped
rear hub caps. Position the hook and pull straight out on
The hub caps must be removed before raising the vehicle the ratchet firmly. The hub cap should pop off. The wheel
skins can now be removed. For the front hub cap, use the
off the ground.
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flat blade on the end of the lug wrench to pull the caps
off. The wheel skin can now be removed.
CAUTION!
• Use a pulling motion to remove the hub cap. Do not
use a twisting motion when removing the hub cap,
damage to the hub cap; finish may occur.
• The rear hub caps on the dual rear wheel has two
pull off notches. Make sure that the hook of the
jack handle driver is located squarely in the cap
notch before attempting to pull off.
You must use the flat end of the lug wrench to pull off the
wheel skins. Locate the hub cap pull notches (2 notches
on each cap). Insert the flat tip completely and using a
back and forth motion, loosen the wheel skin. Repeat this
procedure around the tire until the skin pops off.
Replace the wheel skins first using a rubber mallet. When
replacing the hub caps, tilt the cap retainer over the lug
nut bolt circle and strike the high side down with a
rubber mallet. Be sure that the hub caps and wheel skins
are firmly seated around the wheel.
HOISTING
A conventional floor jack may be used at the jacking
locations. Refer to the graphics that show jacking locations. However, a floor jack or frame hoist must never be
used on any other parts of the underbody.
CAUTION!
Never use a floor jack directly under the differential
housing of a loaded truck or damage to your vehicle
may result.
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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. Do not jump off fuses. Only jump
CAUTION!
directly off positive post.
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
other booster source with a system voltage greater
than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
alternator or electrical system may occur.
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Battery (Gas Model Shown)
1 — Positive Battery Post
2 — Fuses
Correct Positive Jumping Location (Diesel Model
Shown)
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WARNING!
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the
ignition switch is ON. You can be injured by
moving fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as 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.
1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission
into PARK and turn the ignition to LOCK.
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.
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!
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.
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CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of
the discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery
and the fuel injection system.
WARNING!
Connecting The Jumper Cables
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
NOTE: Do not jump off fuses. Only jump directly off
positive post.
Do not connect the jumper cable to the negative (-)
post of the discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark could cause the battery to explode and
could result in personal injury. Only use the specific
ground point, do not use any other exposed metal
parts.
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then
3. Connect the negative (-) end of the jumper cable to the
start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
battery.
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CAUTION!
Do not connect jumper cable to any of the fuses on
the positive battery terminal. The resulting electrical
current will blow the fuse.
6. Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables
in the reverse sequence:
Disconnecting The Jumper Cables
1. Disconnect the negative (-) end of the jumper cable
from the engine ground of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
2. Disconnect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
3. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
4. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable from the positive (+) post of the vehicle with the
discharged battery.
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle
you should have the battery and charging system inspected at your authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
Accessories plugged into the vehicle power outlets
draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not
in use (i.e., cellular devices, 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.
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FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
CAUTION!
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand, or snow, it
can often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn the Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to
steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the transmission overheating and failure. Allow the enfront wheels. Then shift back and forth between DRIVE gine to idle with the transmission in NEUTRAL for at
and REVERSE (with automatic transmission) or 2nd gear least one minute after every five rocking-motion
and REVERSE (with manual transmission), while gently cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce
pressing the accelerator. Use the least amount of accel- the risk of clutch or transmission failure during
erator pedal pressure that will maintain the rocking prolonged efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
motion, without spinning the wheels or racing the enNOTE: Push the ⬙ESC Off⬙ switch, to place the Electronic
gine.
Stability Control (ESC) system in ⬙Partial Off⬙ mode,
NOTE: For trucks equipped with 8-speed automatic before rocking the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic Brake
transmission: Shifts between DRIVE and REVERSE can Control” in “Starting And Operating” for further inforonly be achieved at wheel speeds of 5 mph (8 km/h) or mation. Once the vehicle has been freed, push the ⬙ESC
less. Whenever the transmission remains in NEUTRAL Off⬙ switch again to restore ⬙ESC On⬙ mode.
for more than two seconds, you must push the brake
pedal to engage DRIVE or REVERSE.
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (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).
explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for
longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping when you are stuck and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
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
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with emergency tow
hooks.
NOTE: For off-road recovery, it is recommended to use
both of the front tow hooks to minimize the risk of
damage to the vehicle.
(Continued)
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SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE — 6-SPEED
TRANSMISSION
WARNING!
• Do not use a chain for freeing a stuck vehicle.
Chains may break, causing serious injury or death.
• Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow
hooks. Tow straps may become disengaged, causing serious injury.
If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be
moved out of the PARK position, you can use one of the
following procedures to temporarily move the shift lever:
Column Shifter — If Equipped
1. Turn the engine off.
CAUTION!
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
Tow hooks are for emergency use only to rescue a
vehicle stranded off-road. Do not use tow hooks for
tow truck hookup or highway towing. You could
damage your vehicle.
3. Tilt the steering wheel to the full up position.
4. Push and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
5. Insert a screwdriver or similar tool, into the access port
(ringed circle) on the bottom of the steering column
and push and hold the override release lever up.
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Center Console Shifter — If Equipped
1. Turn the engine off.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
3. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, remove the
shift lever override access cover (located to the right of
the shift lever).
4. Push and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
Shift Lever Override Access Port
5. Insert the screwdriver or similar tool into the access
hole, and push and hold the override release lever
down.
6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
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MANUAL PARK RELEASE — 8 SPEED
TRANSMISSION
WARNING!
Shift Lever Override Access Cover
6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
8. Reinstall the shift lever override access cover.
Always secure your vehicle by fully applying the
parking brake, before activating the Manual Park
Release. Activating the Manual Park Release will
allow your vehicle to roll away if it is not secured by
the parking brake or by proper connection to a tow
vehicle. Activating the Manual Park Release on an
unsecured vehicle could lead to serious injury or
death for those in or around the vehicle.
In order to push or tow the vehicle in cases where the
transmission will not shift out of PARK (such as a dead
battery), a Manual Park Release is available.
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2. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, remove the
Manual Park Release access cover, which is just above
the parking brake release handle, below and to the left
of the steering column.
3. Using the screwdriver or similar tool, push the
Manual Park Release lever locking tab (just below the
middle of the lever) to the right.
4.
Manual Park Release Pull Strap
Follow these steps to activate the Manual Park Release:
1. Firmly apply the parking brake.
While holding the locking tab in the disengaged
position, pull the tether strap to rotate the lever
rearward, until it locks in place pointing towards the
driver’s seat. Release the locking tab and verify that
the Manual Park Release lever is locked in the released
position.
5. The vehicle is now out of PARK and can be towed.
Release the parking brake only when the vehicle is
securely connected to a tow vehicle.
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To Reset The Manual Park Release:
1. Push the locking tab to the right, to unlock the lever.
2. Rotate the Manual Park Release lever forward to its
original position, until the locking tab snaps into place
to secure the lever.
3. Pull gently on the tether strap to confirm that the lever
is locked in its stowed position.
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with air suspension must be
placed in Transport mode, before tying them down (from
the body) on a trailer or flatbed truck. Refer to ⬙Air
Suspension⬙ in ⬙Starting And Operating⬙ for more information. If the vehicle cannot be placed in Transport mode
(for example, engine will not run), tie-downs must be
fastened to the axles (not to the body). Failure to follow
these instructions may cause fault codes to be set and/or
cause loss of proper tie-down tension.
4. Re-install the access cover.
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
This section describes procedures for towing a disabled
vehicle using a commercial towing service. If the transmission and drivetrain are operable, disabled vehicles
may also be towed as described under “Recreational
Towing” in the “Starting And Operating” section.
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Towing
Condition
Flat Tow
Wheel Lift
or Dolly
Tow
Flatbed
Wheels
OFF the
Ground
NONE
2WD Models
4WD Models
If transmission is operable:
• Transmission in NEUTRAL
• 30 mph (48 km/h) max speed
• 15 miles (24 km) max distance (6–
speed transmission)
• 30 miles (48 km) max distance (8–
speed transmission)
Front
Rear
OK
See instructions in “Recreational Towing” under “Starting and Operating”
• Automatic Transmission in PARK
• Manual Transmission in gear ( NOT
NEUTRAL)
• Transfer Case in NEUTRAL (N)
• Tow in forward direction
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
ALL
BEST METHOD
BEST METHOD
Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent
damage to your vehicle. Use only tow bars and other
equipment designed for this purpose, following equipment manufacturer’s instructions. Use of safety chains is
mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other towing device to
main structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers
or associated brackets. State and local laws regarding
vehicles under tow must be observed.
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If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.) Two-Wheel Drive Models
while being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle with
position, not the ACC position.
all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
If the key fob is unavailable or the vehicle’s battery is If flatbed equipment is not available, and the transmisdischarged, refer to ”Manual Park Release” or “Shift sion is operable, this vehicle may be towed (with rear
Lever Override” in this section for instructions on shift- wheels on the ground) under the following conditions:
ing the automatic transmission out of PARK for towing.
• The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
CAUTION!
• The towing speed must not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Do not use sling type equipment when towing.
Vehicle damage may occur.
• When securing the vehicle to a flat bed truck, do
not attach to front or rear suspension components.
Damage to your vehicle may result from improper
towing.
• The towing distance must not exceed 15 miles (24 km)
for 6-speed transmission, or 30 miles (48 km) for
8-speed transmission.
If the transmission is not operable, or the vehicle must be
towed faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or farther than 15
miles (24 km) for 6-speed transmission, or 30 miles
(48 km) for 8-speed transmission, tow with the rear
wheels OFF the ground. Acceptable methods are to tow
the vehicle on a flatbed, or with the front wheels raised
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and the rear wheels on a towing dolly, or (when using a
suitable steering wheel stabilizer to hold the front wheels
in the straight position) with the rear wheels raised and
the front wheels on the ground.
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.
Four-Wheel Drive Models
The manufacturer recommends towing with all 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.
If flatbed equipment is not available, and the transfer
case is operable, the vehicle may be towed (in the
forward direction, with ALL wheels on the ground), IF
the transfer case is in NEUTRAL (N) and the transmission is in PARK (for automatic transmissions) or in gear
(NOT in NEUTRAL, for manual transmissions). Refer to
“Recreational Towing” in “Starting And Operating” for
further information and detailed instructions.
CAUTION!
• Front or rear wheel lifts must not be used. Internal
damage to the transmission or transfer case 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
transfer case damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
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CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L . . . . . . . . . .786 䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .793
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L . . . . . . . . . .787 䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .793
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 6.4L . . . . . . . . . .788
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .794
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (OBD II) . . .789
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .798
▫ Onboard Diagnostic System (OBD II)
Cybersecurity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .789
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .798
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .790
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .791
䡵 REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .792
▫ Accessory Drive Belt Inspection . . . . . . . . . . .802
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .803
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .804
▫ Front Driveshaft Lubrication — 2500/3500
(Four-Wheel Drive Models Only) . . . . . . . . . .806
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▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .807 䡵 VEHICLE STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .847
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .807 䡵 REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .847
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .810 䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .849
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .811
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .814
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .821
▫ Rear Axle And 4x4 Front Driving Axle Fluid
Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .823
▫ Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .824
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .825
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .829
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .837
▫ Power Distribution Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .838
▫ Base Quad / Premium Bi-Halogen: Low Beam
Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, Front Park
And Turn — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .849
▫ Fog Lamps — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .851
▫ Rear Tail/Stop, Turn Signal And Backup
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .852
▫ Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) With
Cargo Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .853
▫ Cab Top Clearance Lamps — If Equipped . . . .855
▫ Rear Lamp Bar ID Marker (Dual Rear Wheels) —
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .857
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▫ Side Marker Lamps (Dual Rear Wheels) — If
䡵 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .858
PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .861
䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .859
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .861
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .864
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
1
2
3
4
5
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Engine Oil Dipstick
— Engine Oil Fill
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
— Battery
6
7
8
9
—
—
—
—
Washer Fluid Reservoir
Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
Coolant Pressure Cap
Engine Coolant Reservoir
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L
7
1
2
3
4
5
6
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Automatic Transmission Dipstick (6-Speed Trans Only)
— Engine Oil Fill
— Engine Oil Dipstick
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
— Battery
7 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
8 — Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
9 — Power Steering Fluid Reservoir (2500/3500 Models Only)
10 — Coolant Pressure Cap
11 — Engine Coolant Reservoir
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1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Coolant Pressure Bottle
Transmission Dipstick
Engine Oil Fill
Engine Oil Dipstick
Brake Fluid Reservoir
6 — Battery
7 — Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
8 — Washer Solvent
9 — Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
10 — Air Cleaner Filter
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (OBD II)
CAUTION!
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.
• 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.
Onboard Diagnostic System (OBD II)
Cybersecurity
Your vehicle is required to have an Onboard Diagnostic
system (OBD II) and a connection port to allow access to
information related to the performance of your emissions
controls. Authorized service technicians may need to
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access this information to assist with the diagnosis and For further information, refer to “Privacy Practices — If
service of your vehicle and emissions system.
Equipped With Uconnect 8.4 Radio” and “Uconnect
CyberSecurity” in “All About Uconnect Access” in your
Owner’s Manual Radio Supplement and “Cybersecurity”
WARNING!
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” in your Own• ONLY an authorized service technician should con- er’s Manual on the DVD.
nect equipment to the OBD II connection port in
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
order to diagnose or service your vehicle.
• If unauthorized equipment is connected to the
OBD II connection port, such as a driver-behavior
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines
tracking device, it may:
that the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly
• Be possible that vehicle systems, including
installed, or damaged, a loose gascap indicator
safety related systems, could be impaired or a
will display in the EVIC/DID telltale display
loss of vehicle control could occur that may result area. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
in an accident involving serious injury or death. (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Un• Access, or allow others to access, information derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further informastored in your vehicle systems, including per- tion. Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and push the
sonal information.
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SELECT button to turn off the message. If the problem Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
continues, the message will appear the next time the system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacevehicle is started.
ment. If the OBD II system should be determined not
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
may also turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).
Your vehicle has a simple ignition actuated test, which
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
you can use prior to going to the test station. To check if
PROGRAMS
your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must do the
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass following:
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
1. Cycle the ignition switch to the ON position, but do
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
not crank or start the engine.
For states that require an Inspection and Mainte- NOTE: If you crank or start the engine, you will have to
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
start this test over.
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II 2. As soon as you cycle the ignition switch to the ON
position, you will see the Malfunction Indicator Light
system is ready for testing.
(MIL) symbol come on as part of a normal bulb check.
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3. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
happen:
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
• The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
not proceed to the I/M station.
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
running.
• The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you place the ignition in the off REPLACEMENT PARTS
position or start the engine. This means that your
vehicle’s OBD II system is ready and you can proceed Use of genuine MOPAR parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to ento the I/M station.
sure the designed performance. Damage or failures
If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your caused by the use of non-MOPAR parts for maintenance
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was and repairs will not be covered by the New Vehicle
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement, Limited Warranty.
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
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DEALER SERVICE
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personnel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
available which include detailed service information for
your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before
attempting any procedure yourself.
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
penalties being assessed against you.
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
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.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of your
vehicle and also allow extended maintenance intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these components as the chemicals can damage your engine,
transmission, or air conditioning. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
If a flush is needed because of component malfunction, use only the specified fluid for the flushing
procedure.
Engine Oil
The best time to check the engine oil level is about five
minutes after a fully warmed up engine is shut off.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Always
maintain the oil level within the SAFE zone on the
dipstick. Adding one quart of oil when the reading is at
the bottom of the SAFE zone will result in a reading at the
top of the safe zone on these engines.
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling the crankcase will cause
oil aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage
your engine.
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper lubrication of your vehicle’s engine, the
engine oil must be maintained at the correct level. Check
the oil level at regular intervals, such as every fuel stop.
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Change Engine Oil
Engine Oil Selection
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
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 FCA Material Standard MS-6395.
1500 Models Only
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km), twelve months or
350 hours of engine run time, whichever comes first. The
350 hours of engine run or idle time is generally only a
concern for fleet customers.
2500 – 3500 Models Only
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 8,000 miles (13,000 km), twelve months or 350
hours of engine run time, whichever comes first. The 350
hours of engine run or idle time is generally only a
concern for fleet customers.
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This symbol means that the oil has
been certified by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). The
manufacturer only recommends
API Certified engine oils.
This symbol certifies 0W-20, 5W20, 0W-30, 5W-30 and 10W-30 engine oils.
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CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
NOTE: MOPAR SAE 5W-30 engine oil approved to FCA
Material Standard MS-6395 may be used when SAE
5W-20 engine oil meeting MS-6395 is not available.
Engine Oil Viscosity — 5.7L Engine (1500/2500/3500
Models)
Engine Oil Viscosity — 3.6L Engines (1500 Models
Only)
MOPAR SAE 5W-20 engine oil approved to FCA Material
Standard MS-6395 such as Pennzoil, Shell Helix or
MOPAR SAE 5W-20 engine oil approved to FCA Material equivalent is recommended for all operating temperaStandard MS-6395 or equivalent Pennzoil or Shell Helix tures. This engine oil improves low temperature starting
is recommended for all operating temperatures. This and vehicle fuel economy.
engine oil improves low temperature starting and vehicle The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
fuel economy.
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended engine oil filler cap location, refer to the “Engine Comengine oil viscosity for your vehicle. For information on partment” illustration in this section.
engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compart- Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil certiment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further informa- fication mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade numtion.
ber should not be used.
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NOTE: For 2500/3500 trucks with a 5.7L engine operating under a gross combined weight rating of 14,000 lbs
(6 350 kg) or greater, SAE 5W-30 meeting FCA Material
Standard MS-6395 engine oil is recommended for all
operating temperatures.
Synthetic Engine Oils
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recommended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
are followed.
Engine Oil Viscosity — 6.4L Engine
Synthetic engine oils which do not have both the engine
Use MOPAR SAE 0W-40 engine oil approved to FCA oil certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade
Material Standard MS-12633 such as Pennzoil Ultra number should not be used.
equivalent is recommended for all operating temperaDisposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
tures.
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
engine oil filler cap location, refer to the “Engine Com- environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
partment” in this section.
station or governmental agency for advice on how and
Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil certi- where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
fication mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade num- your area.
ber should not be used.
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Engine Oil Filter
WARNING!
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
at every engine oil change.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
service. MOPAR engine oil filters are a high quality oil
filter and are recommended.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary
for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is
near the engine compartment before starting the
vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner,
hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” in the “Mainte- The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
nance Schedules” section for the proper maintenance varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
intervals.
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR engine air
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are recommended.
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Engine Air Cleaner Filter Inspection and
Replacement
Inspect engine air cleaner filter for dirt and or debris, if
you find evidence of either dirt or debris you should
change your air cleaner filter.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Removal
1. Release the spring clips from the air cleaner cover.
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1 — Clean Air Hose Clamp
2 — Air Hose
3 — Spring Clips
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2. Lift the air cleaner cover to access the air cleaner filter.
6.4L Air Cleaner Filter Cover
1 — Clean Air Hose Clamp
2 — Spring Clips
Open Air Cleaner Filter Assembly
1 — Air Cleaner Cover
2 — Air Cleaner Filter
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3. Remove the air cleaner filter element from the housing Engine Air Cleaner Filter Installation
assembly.
NOTE: Inspect and clean the housing if dirt or debris is
present before replacing the air filter element.
1. Install the air cleaner filter element into the housing
assembly with the air cleaner filter inspection surface
facing downward.
2. Install the air cleaner cover onto the housing assembly
locating tabs.
3. Latch the spring clips and lock the air cleaner cover to
the housing assembly.
Air Cleaner Filter
1 — Air Cleaner Filter
2 — Air Cleaner Filter Inspection Surface
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Accessory Drive Belt Inspection
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to inspect an accessory drive belt
with vehicle running.
• When working near the radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead. The fan is temperature
controlled and can start at any time regardless of
ignition switch position. You could be injured by
the moving fan blades.
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
When inspecting accessory drive belts, small cracks that
run across ribbed surface of belt from rib to rib, are
considered normal. These are not a reason to replace belt.
However, cracks running along a rib (not across) are not
normal. Any belt with cracks running along a rib must be
replaced. Also have the belt replaced if it has excessive
wear, frayed cords or severe glazing.
Accessory Belt (Serpentine Belt)
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Belt replacement on some models requires the use of
special tools, we recommend having your vehicle serRib chunking (one or more ribs has separated from belt
viced at an authorized dealer.
body)
Maintenance-Free Battery
Rib or belt wear
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
Longitudinal belt cracking (cracks between two ribs) You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
Belt slips
Conditions that would require replacement:
•
•
•
•
• “Groove jumping⬙ (belt does not maintain correct
position on pulley)
• Belt broken (note: identify and correct problem before
new belt is installed)
• Noise (objectionable squeal, squeak, or rumble is
heard or felt while drive belt is in operation)
Some conditions can be caused by a faulty component
such as a belt pulley. Belt pulleys should be carefully
inspected for damage and proper alignment.
WARNING!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water. Refer to
“Jump-Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
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.
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
(Continued)
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause the
system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD,
for further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced technician.
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.
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Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling HFO 1234yf
— If Equipped
HFO 1234yf Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluoolefine HFO that is endorsed by the Environmental
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product with a
low GWP (Global Warming Potential). However, the
manufacturer recommends that air conditioning service
be performed by authorized dealer or other service
facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
joint. Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals. Use MOPAR Type MS-6560
(lithium-based grease), or equivalent.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
PAG compressor oil and refrigerants.
Front Driveshaft Lubrication — 2500/3500
(Four-Wheel Drive Models Only)
Lubricate the front driveshaft grease fitting at each oil
change. The grease fitting is located at the rear of the front
driveshaft, near the centering mechanism of double cardan
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Body Lubrication
Windshield Wiper Blades
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
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.
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.
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulations of salt or road film.
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
from a dry windshield.
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies dependThe external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a ing on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small performance of blades may be present with chattering,
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR Lock marks, water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions
are present, clean the wiper blades or replace as necesCylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.
sary.
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The wiper blades and wiper arms should be inspected Wiper Blade Removal/Installation
periodically, not just when wiper performance problems
are experienced. This inspection should include the folCAUTION!
lowing points:
Do not allow the wiper arm to spring back against
• Wear Or Uneven Edges
the glass without the wiper blade in place or the glass
may be damaged.
• Foreign Material
• Hardening Or Cracking
1. Lift the wiper arm to raise the wiper blade off of the
glass, until the wiper arm is in the full up position.
• Deformation Or Fatigue
If a wiper blade or wiper arm is damaged, replace the
affected wiper arm or blade with a new unit. Do not
attempt to repair a wiper arm or blade that is damaged.
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holding the wiper arm with one hand, slide the wiper
blade down towards the base of the wiper arm.
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Wiper Blade With Release Tab In Locked Position
1 — Wiper Blade
2 — Wiper Arm
3 — Release Tab
Wiper Blade With Release Tab In Unlocked Position
2. To disengage the wiper blade from the wiper arm,
press the release tab on the wiper blade and while
1 — Wiper Blade
2 — Wiper Arm
3 — Release Tab
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3. With the wiper blade disengaged, remove the wiper 4. Gently lower the wiper arm onto the glass.
blade from the wiper arm.
Installing The Front Wipers
1. Lift the wiper arm off of the glass, until the wiper arm
is in the full up position.
2. Position the wiper blade near the hook on the tip of the
wiper arm.
3. Insert the hook on the tip of the arm through the
opening in the wiper blade.
4. Slide the wiper blade up into the hook on the wiper
arm, latch engagement will be accompanied by an
audible click.
Wiper Blade Removed From Wiper Arm
1 — Wiper Blade
2 — Wiper Arm
3 — Release Tab
5. Gently lower the wiper blade onto the glass.
Adding Washer Fluid
The fluid reservoir is located under the hood and should
be checked for fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the
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reservoir with windshield washer solvent only (not radiator antifreeze). When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, take some washer fluid and apply it to a cloth or
towel and wipe the wiper blades clean. This will help
blade performance.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
containers.
WARNING!
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
After the engine has warmed up, operate the defroster for
a few minutes to reduce the possibility of smearing or
freezing the fluid on the cold windshield. Windshield
washer solution used with water as directed on the
container, aids cleaning action, reduces the freezing point
to avoid line clogging, and is not harmful to paint or trim.
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
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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.
• 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.
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.
• Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition.
In the event of engine malfunction, particularly
involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of
performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly.
Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
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Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic con- To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damverter will not require maintenance. However, it is im- age:
portant to keep the engine properly tuned to assure • Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
damage.
motion.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control • Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
vehicle.
against you.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
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spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the
face of the A/C condenser (if equipped) or the back of the
radiator core.
Cooling System
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator is hot.
Engine Coolant Checks
Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12
months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed and refilled with fresh coolant. Check the front of
the A/C condenser (if equipped) or radiator for any
accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently
Check the engine cooling system hoses for brittle rubber,
cracking, tears, cuts and tightness of the connection at the
coolant recovery bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire
system for leaks.
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
engine coolant (antifreeze) from the radiator drain cock.
The radiator drain cock is located in the lower radiator
tank. If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant
(antifreeze) will begin to drain from the coolant expansion bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE CAP WHEN THE COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
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Cooling System — Drain Flush And Refill
CAUTION!
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains a
considerable amount of sediment, clean and flush with a
reliable cooling system cleaner. Follow with a thorough
rinsing to remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly
dispose of old engine coolant (antifreeze).
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
Selection Of Coolant
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
• 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 cooling
system in an emergency, the cooling system will
need to be drained, flushed, and refilled with fresh
OAT coolant (conforming to MS.90032), by an authorized dealer as soon as possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional
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CAUTION! (Continued)
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.
Please review these recommendations for using Organic
Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze)
that meets the requirements of FCA Material Standard
MS.90032. When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
• We recommend using MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant 10
Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive
Technology) that meets the requirements of FCA Material Standard MS.90032.
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
that meets the requirements of FCA Material Standard
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
MS.90032 and distilled water. Use higher concentracoolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS.90032) that altions (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below −34°F
lows extended maintenance intervals. This engine cool(−37°C) are anticipated.
ant (antifreeze) can be used up to ten years or 150,000
• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionmiles (240,000 km) before replacement. To prevent reducized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
ing this extended maintenance period, it is important that
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
you use the same engine coolant (OAT coolant conformwill reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
ing to MS.90032) throughout the life of your vehicle.
engine cooling system.
Adding Coolant
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Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing according to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
NOTE:
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that the engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
expansion bottle.
• Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
lead to severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is
WARNING!
needed to be added to the system, please contact your
local authorized dealer.
• Do not open hot engine cooling system. Never add
• Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not recomengine coolant (antifreeze) when the engine is
mended and can result in cooling system damage. If
overheated. Do not loosen or remove the cap to cool
HOAT and OAT coolant are mixed in an emergency,
an overheated engine. Heat causes pressure to
have a authorized dealer drain, flush, and refill with
build up in the cooling system. To prevent scalding
OAT coolant (conforming to MS.90032) as soon as
or injury, do not remove the pressure cap while the
possible.
system is hot or under pressure.
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Checking Coolant Level — 3.6L and 5.7L Engines
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
With the engine OFF and cold, the level of the engine
coolant should be between the ADD and SAFE range on
the dipstick.
To check the coolant level:
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based
engine coolant (antifreeze) in open containers or allow it
to remain in puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child
or pet, seek emergency assistance immediately. Clean up
any ground spills immediately.
1. Open the coolant reservoir.
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Opening The Coolant Reservoir
Coolant Reservoir Dipstick
2. Lift and remove the plastic dipstick from the reservoir 3. Check the coolant level on the dipstick.
neck.
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point or replacing engine coolant (antifreeze). Advise your service attendant
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of this. As long as the engine operating temperature is bottle need only be checked once a month. When addisatisfactory, the coolant bottle need only be checked once tional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to maintain
the proper level, it should be added to the coolant bottle.
a month.
Do not overfill.
When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
maintain the proper level, it should be added to the Points To Remember
coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
Checking Coolant Level — 6.4L Engine
The level of the coolant in the pressurized coolant bottle from the front of the engine compartment. This is norshould be between the “MIN” and “MAX” range on the mally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporbottle when the engine is cold.
ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
no need to remove the cap unless checking for coolant
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
freeze point or replacing engine coolant (antifreeze).
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
Advise your service attendant of this. As long as the
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
engine operating temperature is satisfactory, the coolant
• Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
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• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
the coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (antioperation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
freeze) needs to be added, the contents of the coolant
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze)
expansion bottle must also be protected against freezperformance, poor gas mileage, and increased emising.
sions.
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
required, the cooling system should be pressure tested Brake System
for leaks.
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at a system components should be inspected periodically.
minimum of 50% OAT coolant (conforming to Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
MS.90032) and distilled water for proper corrosion maintenance intervals.
protection of your engine which contains aluminum
components.
WARNING!
• Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean.
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or
riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
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WARNING! (Continued)
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You would not have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
Brake Fluid Level Check
The fluid level of the master cylinder should be checked
when performing under the hood service or immediately
if the brake system warning lamp indicates system
failure.
The brake master cylinder has a translucent plastic
reservoir. On the outboard side of the reservoir, there is a
“MAX” dot and an “MIN” dot. The fluid level must be
kept within these two dots. Do not add fluid above the
MAX mark because leakage may occur at the cap.
With disc brakes the fluid level can be expected to fall as
the brake linings wear. However, an unexpected drop in
fluid level may be caused by a leak and a system check
should be conducted.
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Using the wrong type of brake fluid can severely
damage your brake system and/or impair its performance. The proper type of brake fluid for your
vehicle is also identified on the original factory
installed hydraulic master cylinder reservoir.
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WARNING! (Continued)
Rear Axle And 4x4 Front Driving Axle Fluid Level
• 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.
For normal service, periodic fluid level checks are not
required. When the vehicle is serviced for other reasons
the exterior surfaces of the axle assembly should be
inspected. If gear oil leakage is suspected inspect the
fluid level. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information. This inspection should be made with the vehicle in
a level position.
For 1500 Model axles, the fluid level should be even with
the bottom of the fill hole (within 1/4 in (6.4 mm) of edge
of hole) for the FDU215 HD front axle and C235FE rear
axle.
For all 2500/3500 Model axles, the fluid level should be
1/4 in ± 1/4 in (6.4 mm ± 6.4 mm) below the fill hole on
the 9.25 in front and 3/4 in ± 1/4 in (19 mm ± 6.4 mm) on
10.5 in rear axles. The 11.5 in rear axle level should be 1/4
in ± 1/4 in (6.4 mm ± 6.4 mm) below the fill hole.
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Your Vehicle” for further information. The MOPAR Limited Slip Additive should be added to the gear lubricant
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
whenever a fluid change is made to an axle equipped
maintenance intervals.
with a Limited Slip Differential.
Lubricant Selection
2500/3500 Model axles DO NOT REQUIRE any limited
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts” in slip oil additive (friction modifiers).
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
NOTE: When refilling an axle with a Limited Slip DifferNOTE: The presence of water in the gear lubricant will ential, (which requires a Limited Slip Additive), the
result in corrosion and possible failure of differential Limited Slip Additive should be added before the gear
components. Operation of the vehicle in water, as may be lubricant is added to insure proper additive fill.
encountered in some off-highway types of service, will
require draining and refilling the axle to avoid damage. Transfer Case
Drain And Refill
Limited-Slip Differentials
Drain And Refill
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
1500 Model rear axles equipped with a Limited Slip
maintenance intervals.
Differential require that 5 oz. (148 ml) MOPAR Limited
Slip Additive be added to the gear lubricant. Refer to
“Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining
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Lubricant Selection
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Fluid Level Check
This fluid level can be checked by removing the filler
plug. The fluid level should be to the bottom edge of the
filler plug hole with the vehicle in a level position.
Automatic Transmission
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
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
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transmission. Avoid using transmission sealers as they transmission fluid level checked. Operating the vehicle
with an improper fluid level can cause severe transmismay adversely affect seals.
sion damage.
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.
Fluid Level Check — Eight-Speed Transmission
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
CAUTION!
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 — Six-Speed Transmission
It is best to check the fluid level when the transmission is
at normal operating temperature (170-180°F / 77-82°C).
This normally occurs after at least 15 miles (25 km) of
driving. At normal operating temperature the fluid cannot be held comfortably between the fingertips. You can
read the transmission sump temperature in the EVIC/
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DID screen (refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information 5. Place the shift lever momentarily into each gear posiCenter [EVIC]” or “Driver Information Display (DID)”
tion (allowing time for the transmission to fully engage in each position), ending with the transmission in
for further information).
PARK.
Use the following procedure to check the transmission
fluid level properly:
6. Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean and reinsert it until
seated.
1. Monitor the transmission temperature using the
EVIC/DID screen, and operate the vehicle as required 7. Remove the dipstick again and note the fluid level on
to reach the normal operating temperature. If the
both sides. The fluid level reading is only valid if there
is a solid coating of oil on both sides of the dipstick.
transmission is not functioning properly, or the vehicle
Note that the holes in the dipstick will be full of fluid
cannot be driven, see the NOTE and CAUTION below
about checking the fluid level at colder temperatures.
if the actual level is at or above the hole. The fluid level
should be between the “HOT” (upper) reference holes
2. Park the vehicle on level ground.
on the dipstick at normal operating temperature. If the
3. Run the engine at normal idle speed for at least 60
fluid level is low, add fluid through the dipstick tube
to bring it to the proper level. Do not overfill. Use
seconds, and leave the engine running for the rest of
ONLY the specified fluid (see ⬙Fluids, Lubricants, And
this procedure.
Genuine Parts⬙ for fluid specifications). After adding
4. Fully apply the parking brake, and press the brake
any quantity of oil through the dipstick tube, wait a
pedal.
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minimum of two minutes for the oil to fully drain into 8. Reinsert the dipstick. Check for leaks. Release the
the transmission before rechecking the fluid level.
parking brake.
NOTE: If it is necessary to check the transmission below
the operating temperature, the fluid level should be
between the two “COLD” (lower) holes on the dipstick
with the fluid at 60-70°F / 16-21°C. Only use the COLD
region of the dipstick as a rough reference when setting
the fluid level after a transmission service or fluid
change. Re-check the fluid level, and adjust as required,
once the transmission reaches normal operating temperature.
CAUTION!
If the fluid temperature is below 50 °F (10 °C) it may
not register on the dipstick. Do not add fluid until
the temperature is elevated enough to produce an
accurate reading. Run the engine at idle, in PARK, to
warm the fluid.
NOTE: To prevent dirt and water from entering the
transmission after checking or replenishing fluid, make
sure that the dipstick cap is properly reseated. It is
normal for the dipstick cap to spring back slightly from
its fully seated position, as long as its seal remains
engaged in the dipstick tube.
Fluid And Filter Changes — Eight-Speed
Transmission
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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hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underbody protection.
Fluid And Filter Changes — Six Speed
Transmission
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
In addition, change the fluid and filter(s) if the fluid
resistance built into your vehicle.
becomes contaminated (with water, etc.), or if the transmission is disassembled for any reason.
What Causes Corrosion?
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice and those that are sprayed on
trees and road surfaces during other seasons are highly
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking,
which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
The most common causes are:
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
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Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR Car Wash, or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
clear water.
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.
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use MOPAR Super Kleen Bug
and Tar Remover to remove.
Special Care
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR • If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
a month.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing • It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
of the doors, rocker panels, and trunk be kept clear and
open.
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• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint, Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
considered the responsibility of the owner.
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly
• If your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
cause that destroys the paint and protective coating,
• To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The
MOPAR Wheel Cleaner.
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of
the owner.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Dark Vapor or
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers, Black Satin Chrome wheels DO NOT USE wheel cleaners,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well abrasives or polishing compounds. They will permanently damage this finish and such damage is not covpackaged and sealed.
ered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. USE ONLY
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider MILD SOAP AND WATER WITH A SOFT CLOTH. Used
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
on a regular basis this is all that is required to maintain
• Use MOPAR Touch Up Paint on scratches as soon as this finish.
possible. Your authorized dealer has touch up paint to
match the color of your vehicle.
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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.
• 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.
Interior Care
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If
Equipped
Use MOPAR Total Clean to clean fabric upholstery and
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following man- carpeting.
ner:
Use MOPAR Total Clean to clean vinyl upholstery.
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting MOPAR Total Clean is specifically recommended for
with a clean, dry towel.
leather upholstery.
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
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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. Care should be taken to avoid
soaking your leather upholstery with any liquid. Please
do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean your leather
upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not
required to maintain the original condition.
CAUTION!
Direct contact of air fresheners, insect repellents,
suntan lotions, or hand sanitizers to the plastic,
painted, or decorated surfaces of the interior may
cause permanent damage. Wipe away immediately.
CAUTION!
Damage caused by these type of products may not be
covered by your New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
CAUTION!
Do not use Alcohol and Alcohol-based and/or Keton
based cleaning products to clean leather seats, as
damage to the seat may result.
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cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear window equipped with electric defrosters or windows
Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlights and fog
equipped with radio antennas. Do not use scrapers or
lights that are lighter and less susceptible to stone breakother sharp instrument that may scratch the elements.
age than glass headlights.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
towel or cloth that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
directly on the mirror.
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution fol- The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
lowed by rinsing.
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
1. Clean with a wet soft cloth. A mild soap solution may
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
be used, but do not use high alcohol content or
Glass Surfaces
abrasive cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
clean damp cloth.
with MOPAR Glass Cleaner, or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type 2. Dry with a soft cloth.
Cleaning Headlights
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Seat Belt Maintenance
WARNING! (Continued)
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.
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.).
If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the Tri-Fold Soft Tonneau Cover Care
vehicle to wash them. Dry with a soft cloth.
For cleaning and protecting the vinyl Tri-Fold Tonneau
cover, use MOPAR Whitewall & Vinyl Top Cleaner and
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
MOPAR Leather and Vinyl Conditioner/Protectant.
buckles do not work properly.
Spray-On Bedliner – If Equipped
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
During ownership, the shine and luster of the Spray-On
Bedliner can fade from oxidation, road dirt, heavy-duty
hauling and hard water stains. Weathering and UV
exposure will lead to fading, dulling, and loss of gloss
over time.
To help maintain the appearance of your Spray-On
Bedliner, the manufacturer recommends you periodically
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rinse all loose dirt from your truck bed and clean your
truck at least twice per year using the MOPAR Spray-On
Bedliner Conditioner available at your local authorized
dealer.
WARNING!
Do not use silicon-based protection products to clean
your bedliner. Silicon-based products can become
slippery and may result in personal injury.
To Help Maintain The Appearance Of Your Spray-On
Bedliner, Follow The Steps Below:
Spray-On Bedliners are chemically-resistant to many
1. Rinse your truck bed out with water to remove any different types of chemicals (including gasoline, oil,
hydraulic fluids) for short periods of time. If a spill
loose dirt and debris.
occurs on your Spray-On Bedliner, rinse the truck out as
2. Mix a mild soap or detergent with water with a soft soon as possible to avoid permanent damage.
cloth or brush.
Repairing The Spray-On Bedliner
3. Rinse bedliner with water.
While extremely tough, it is possible to damage a
4. Once dry, apply a small amount of MOPAR Spray-On Spray-On Bedliner. One common condition is when
Bedliner Conditioner to a moist towel or sponge and loading a heavy pallet and dragging that pallet across the
wipe over the entire surface of the truck bedliner.
floor of the bed. If a nail or sharp point is exposed under
the weight of the pallet a scratch or tear is possible. While
not covered by your new vehicle warranty, a cosmetic fix
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to cover the metal exposed by the scratch is required. To
repair a tear or gouge, follow the directions provided in
the MOPAR Quick Repair Kit.
FUSES
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.
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
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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, micro fuses, relays, and circuit breakers. A
description of each fuse and component may be stamped
on the inside cover, otherwise the cavity number of each
fuse is stamped on the inside cover that corresponds to
the following chart.
Power Distribution Center Location
Cavity
F01
F03
F05
Cartridge Fuse
80 Amp Black
60 Amp Yellow
40 Amp Green
Micro Fuse
–
–
–
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Rad Fan Control Module – If equipped
Rad Fan – If Equipped
Compressor for Air Suspension – If Equipped
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Cavity
F06
Cartridge Fuse
40 Amp Green
Micro Fuse
–
F07
F08
–
–
–
Diesel Fuel Heater – If Equipped
F10
F10
40 Amp Green
20 Amp Blue (1500
LD/Cummins Diesel)
40 Amp Green (Special Services Vehicle
& Cummins Diesel)
30 Amp Pink (1500
LD Diesel)
40 Amp Green
50 Amp Red
Description
Antilock Brakes/Electronic Stability Control
Pump
Starter Solenoid
Emissions Diesel – If Equipped
–
–
F11
F12
F13
30 Amp Pink
40 Amp Green
40 Amp Green
–
–
–
F09
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Body Controller / Exterior Lighting #2 – If
Equipped with Stop/Start
Integrated Trailer Brake Module – If Equipped
Body Controller #3 / Interior Lights
Blower Motor
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Cavity
F14
F16
F19
F20
F21
F22
F23
F24
F25
F26
Cartridge Fuse
40 Amp Green
30 Amp Pink
20 Amp Blue (1500
LD Diesel)
30 Amp Pink (Cummins Diesel)
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
20 Amp Blue
30 Amp Pink (Cummins Diesel)
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
Micro Fuse
–
–
–
Description
Body Controller #4 / Power Locks
Smart Bar – If Equipped
SCR – If Equipped
–
–
–
Passenger Door Module
Drive Train Control Module
Engine Control Module
–
–
–
–
Body Controller #1
Driver Door Module
Front Wiper
Antilock Brakes / Stability Control Module /
Valves
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Cavity
F28
F29
F30
F31
F32
F33
F34
F35
F36
F37
F38
F39
F41
Cartridge Fuse
20 Amp Blue
20 Amp Blue
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink (1500
LD Diesel)
–
20 Amp Blue
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
20 Amp Blue
–
Micro Fuse
–
–
–
–
Description
Trailer Tow Backup Lights – If Equipped
Trailer Tow Parking Lights – If Equipped
Trailer Tow Receptacle
Urea Heater Control – If Equipped
–
–
–
Spare Fuse
Special Services Vehicle Only
Vehicle System Interface Module #2 – If
Equipped
Sunroof – If Equipped
Rear Defroster – If Equipped
Cummins Diesel Fuel Heater #2 – If Equipped
Power Inverter 115V AC – If Equipped
Power Outlet – Special Services Only
Active Grill Shutter – If Equipped
–
–
–
–
–
10 Amp Red
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Cavity
F42
F44
F46
F49
F50
F51
F52
F53
F54
F56
F57
F58
F59
F60
Cartridge Fuse
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Micro Fuse
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
5 Amp Tan
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
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Horn
Diagnostic Port
Upfitter – If Equipped
Instrument Panel Cluster
Air Suspension Control Module – If Equipped
Ignition Node Module / Keyless Ignition
Battery Sensor
Trailer Tow – Left Turn/Stop Lights
Adjustable Pedals
Additional Diesel Content – If Equipped
Transmission
Spare Fuse
SCR Relay – If Equipped
Underhood Lamp
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 843
Cavity
F61
Cartridge Fuse
–
F62
F63
–
–
Micro Fuse
10 Amp Red (1500 LD
Diesel & Cummins
Diesel)
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
F64
F65
F66
–
–
–
25 Amp Clear
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
F67
–
10 Amp Red
F69
–
15 Amp Blue
F70
F71
–
–
30 Amp Green
25 Amp Clear
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PM Sensor – If Equipped
Air Conditioning Clutch
Ignition Coils (Gas), Urea Heater (Cummins
Diesel)
Fuel Injectors / Powertrain
USB interface
Sunroof / Passenger Window Switches / Rain
Sensor
CD / DVD / Bluetooth Hands-free Module –
If Equipped
Mod SCR 12V (Cummins Diesel) – If
Equipped
Fuel Pump Motor
Amplifier
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Cavity
F72
F73
F74
Cartridge Fuse
–
–
–
F75
F76
F77
–
–
–
Micro Fuse
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow (Gas
Engine & 1500 LD
Diesel)
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
F78
–
10 Amp Red
F79
F80
F81
–
–
–
15 Amp Blue
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
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PCM – If Equipped
Fuel Transfer Pump (HD Only) – If Equipped
Brake Vacuum Pump Gas/Diesel – If
Equipped
Coolant Temperature Valve Actuator
Antilock Brakes / Electronic Stability Control
Drivetrain Control Module/Front Axle Disconnect Module
Engine Control Module / Electric Power
Steering
Clearance Lights
Universal Garage Door Opener / Compass
Trailer Tow Right Turn / Stop Lights
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 845
Cavity
F82
Cartridge Fuse
–
Micro Fuse
10 Amp Red
F84
F85
F86
F87
–
–
–
–
15 Amp Blue
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
F88
F90/F91
F93
F94
F95
F96
F97
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
25 Amp Clear
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Steering Column Control Module / Cruise
Control
Switch Bank / Instrument Cluster
Airbag Module
Airbag Module
Air Suspension – If Equipped / Trailer Tow /
Steering Column Control Module
Instrument Panel Cluster
Power Outlet (rear seats) Customer Selectable
Cigar Lighter
Shifter / Transfer Case Module
Rear Camera / Park Assist
Rear Seat Heater Switch
Rear Heated Seats & Heated Steering Wheel –
If Equipped
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Cavity
F98
F99
F100
F101
Cartridge Fuse
–
–
–
–
Micro Fuse
25 Amp Clear
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
F104
–
20 Amp Yellow
Description
Front Heated Seats – If Equipped
Climate Control
Upfitters – If Equipped
Electrochromatic Mirror / Smart High Beams
– If Equipped
Power Outlets (Instrument Panel / Center
Console)
CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• When installing the power distribution center
cover, it is important to ensure the cover is properly
positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so may
allow water to get into the power distribution
center and possibly result in an electrical system
failure.
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to use
only a fuse having the correct amperage rating. The
use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated may
result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If
a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it indicates
a problem in the circuit that must be corrected.
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VEHICLE STORAGE
Interior Bulbs
If you are storing your vehicle for more than 21 days, we
recommend that you take the following steps to minimize the drain on your vehicle’s battery:
• Disconnect the negative cable from battery.
Bulb Number
TS 212–9
Overhead Console
Lamps
Dome Lamp
7679
For lighted switches, see your authorized dealer for
replacement instructions.
• Any time you store your vehicle or keep it out of
service (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will Exterior Bulbs
ensure adequate system lubrication to minimize the
possibility of compressor damage when the system is Base Quad Headlamp –
started again.
Low Beam
Base Quad Headlamp –
REPLACEMENT BULBS
High Beam
All of the inside bulbs are brass or glass-wedge base.
Front Turn Signal Lamp
Aluminum base bulbs are not approved.
(Base Quad Headlamp)
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H11LL
9005LL
3157NA
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Premium Bi Halogen
Projector Headlamp Low Beam
Premium Bi Halogen
Projector Headlamp High Beam
Front Turn Signal Lamp
(Premium Headlamp)
Fog Lamp (Horizontal
shape)
Fog Lamp (Vertical
shape)
Center High Mounted
Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
Rear Cargo Lamp
Bulb Number
9005Sl+
9005LL
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
9145
9006
921K
921
LED Center High
Mounted Stop Lamp
(CHMSL)/Cargo Lamp
Cab Roof Marker Lamps
Base Rear Tail/Turn and
Stop Lamp
Premium Rear Tail/Turn
and Stop Lamp
Premium Backup Lamp
Rear Lamp Bar ID
Marker Lamp
Side Marker Lamps
(Dual Rear Wheels)
Backup Lamp
Rear License Plate Lamp
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LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
194NA
3157K
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
7440/W21W
194
194
921
194
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 849
5. Remove the upper radiator seal from the vehicle.
BULB REPLACEMENT
NOTE: Lens fogging can occur under certain atmo- 6. Remove the two headlamp assembly attachment
screws.
spheric 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.
Base Quad / Premium Bi-Halogen: Low Beam
Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, Front Park And
Turn — If Equipped
1. Open the hood.
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2. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
3. Remove the six plastic push-in fasteners that secure
the upper radiator seal to the grille support and both
fender ledges.
Headlamp Assembly Attachment Screw Locations
4. Remove the two plastic push-in rivets that secure the
upper radiator seal to the radiator.
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7. Reach into the front wheel house ahead of the front
wheel, remove the fastener, and lift the cover over the
access hole in the front of the wheel house splash
shield. Access to the rear of the lamp can be gained
through this access hole.
8. Reach through the access hole of the wheel house
splash shield and lift the slide lock upward far enough
to disengage it from the lock post on the back of the
front lamp unit housing.
Slide Lock
9. Remove the headlamp assembly. Grasp the outboard
edge of the lamp and pull it straight forward to
disengage the ball stud from the plastic grommet.
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10. Disconnect the wiring harness connectors from the Fog Lamps — If Equipped
bulb socket.
1. Reach under and behind the front bumper to access
the back of the front fog lamp housing.
11. Replace bulb(s) as necessary.
2. Disconnect the fog lamp wiring harness connector
from the fog lamp bulb.
CAUTION!
• Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it
with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other
oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.
• Always use the correct bulb size and type for
replacement. An incorrect bulb size or type may
overheat and cause damage to the lamp, the bulb
socket, or the lamp wiring.
NOTE: There are access covers over both headlamp bulb
access holes in the quad front lamp unit housing (if
equipped). These covers MUST be reinstalled after the
bulb has been replaced.
3. Rotate the bulb counterclockwise ¼ turn to unlock the
bulb from the housing.
4. Pull the bulb straight out from the housing.
CAUTION!
Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it
with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other
oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.
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2. Pull the outboard side of the lamp rearward far
enough to unsnap the two receptacles on the outboard
1. Remove the two screws that pass through the bed
side of the lamp housing from the two plastic snap
sheet metal.
post retainers in the outer box side panel.
Rear Tail/Stop, Turn Signal And Backup Lamps
Tail Lamp Screw Locations
Pulling Out The Tail Lamp
3. Disconnect the wiring harness connectors from the
bulb socket.
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4. Rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise 1/4 turn to Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) With
unlock it from the housing.
Cargo Lamp
1. Remove the two screws holding the housing/lens to
the body as shown.
5. Pull the bulb straight out of the socket.
CAUTION!
Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it
with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other
oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.
6. Reverse the procedure to install the bulb and housing.
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CHMSL Mounting Screw Locations
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2. Separate the connector holding the housing and wir- 4. Pull the desired bulb straight from the socket.
ing harness to the body.
CHMSL Bulb And Socket
CHMSL Connector Location
3. Turn the desired bulb socket ¼ turn and remove the
socket and bulb from housing.
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Cab Top Clearance Lamps — If Equipped
CAUTION!
Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it
with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other
oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.
1. Remove the two screws from the top of the lamp.
• Outside Bulbs: Cargo Lamps
• Inside Bulb: Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp
5. Reverse the procedure for installation of bulbs and
housing.
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2. Rotate the bulb socket ¼ turn and pull it from the lamp
assembly.
3. Pull the bulb straight from it’s socket and replace.
Removing The Bulb From The Bulb Socket
Removing Bulb Socket From Clearance Lamp
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Rear Lamp Bar ID Marker (Dual Rear Wheels) — If 2. Turn the socket ¼ turn counterclockwise to access the
bulb.
Equipped
1. Loosen the two screws and the housing to gain access 3. Pull the bulb straight out from the socket.
to the bulb sockets.
4. Reverse the procedure for installation of the bulbs and
housing.
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Side Marker Lamps (Dual Rear Wheels) — If
Equipped
1. Push rearward on the side marker lamp assembly.
2. Pull the entire assembly from the fender.
3. Turn the socket ¼ turn counterclockwise and remove
from assembly to access the bulb.
4. Pull the bulb straight out from socket.
5. Reverse the procedure for installation of the bulbs and
housing.
Side Marker Lamp Locations
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FLUID CAPACITIES
U.S.
Fuel (Approximate)
1500 Regular Cab Shortbed/Crew Quad Cab Models
1500 Regular Cab Longbed/Crew Quad Cab Models (Optional)
2500/3500 Shortbed Models
2500/3500 Longbed Models
Engine Oil With Filter
3.6L Engine (We recommend you use SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
5.7L Engines (We recommend you use SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
5.7L Engine (We recommend you use SAE 5W-30, API Certified),
for 2500/3500 trucks operating under a gross combined weight
rating greater than 14,000 lbs (6 350 kg).
6.4L Engines (We recommend you use SAE 0W-40 engine oil
meeting the requirements of FCA Material Standard MS-12633 for
use in all operating temperatures.)
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32
Gallons
Gallons
Gallons
Gallons
Metric
98 Liters
121 Liters
117 Liters
121 Liters
6 Quarts
7 Quarts
7 Quarts
5.6 Liters
6.6 Liters
6.6 Liters
7 Quarts
6.6 Liters
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Cooling System
3.6L Engine (We recommend you use MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula that meets the requirements of FCA
Material Standard MS.90032.)
5.7L Engine – 1500 Models (We recommend you use MOPAR
Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula that meets the
requirements of FCA Material Standard MS.90032.)
5.7L Engine – 2500/3500 Models (We recommend you use
MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula that
meets the requirements of FCA Material Standard MS.90032.)
6.4 Liter Engine – 2500/3500 Models (We recommend you use
MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula that
meets the requirements of FCA Material Standard MS.90032.)
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Metric
13.7 Quarts
13 Liters
18.3 Quarts
17.3 Liters
18.3 Quarts
17.3 Liters
16.6 Quarts
15.7 Liters
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 861
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil – 3.6L Engine
Engine Oil – 5.7L Engine
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000
Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive Technology).
We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting
the requirements of FCA Material Standard MS-6395 such as MOPAR,
Pennzoil, and Shell Helix. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct
SAE grade.
MOPAR SAE 5W-30 engine oil approved to FCA Material Standard
MS-6395 may be used when SAE 5W-20 engine oil meeting MS-6395 is
not available.
We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting
the requirements of FCA Material Standard MS-6395 such as MOPAR,
Pennzoil, and Shell Helix. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct
SAE grade.
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Component
Engine Oil – 5.7L Engine 2500/3500
trucks operating under a gross combined
weight rating greater than 14,000
lbs/(6,350 kg.)
Engine Oil – 6.4L
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs
Fuel Selection – 3.6L Engine
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-30 Engine Oil, meeting
the requirements of FCA Material Standard MS-6395 such as MOPAR,
Pennzoil, Shell Helix or equivalent. Refer to your engine oil filler cap
for correct SAE grade.
For best performance and maximum protection under all types of
operating conditions, the manufacturer only recommends full synthetic engine oils that meet the American Petroleum Institute (API)
categories of SN. The manufacturer recommends the use of Pennzoil
Ultra 0W-40 or equivalent MOPAR engine oil meeting the requirements of FCA Material Standard MS-12633 for use in all operating
temperatures.
We recommend you use MOPAR brand Engine Oil Filters.
We recommend you use MOPAR Spark Plugs.
87 Octane, 0-15% Ethanol.
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Component
Fuel Selection – 3.6L Flex Fuel (E-85)
Engine – If Equipped
Fuel Selection – 5.7L/6.4L Engines
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
87 Octane, Up To 85% Ethanol.
89 Octane Recommended - 87 Octane Acceptable, 0-15% Ethanol.
CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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 cooling
system in an emergency, the cooling system will
need to be drained, flushed, and refilled with fresh
OAT coolant (conforming to MS.90032), 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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864 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission – Eight-Speed Automatic
Automatic Transmission – Six-Speed Automatic with
Gasoline Engine (For Diesel Engine see Diesel Supplement)
Transfer Case
Front Axle – 1500 Four-Wheel Drive Models
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.
Use only ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid. Failure
to use ATF+4 fluid may affect the function or performance of your transmission. We recommend MOPAR
ATF+4 fluid.
We recommend you use MOPAR BW44–44 Transfer
Case Fluid.
We recommend you use MOPAR GL-5 Synthetic Axle
Lubricant SAE 75W-85.
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Component
Rear Axle – 1500 Models
Front and Rear Axle – 2500/3500 Models
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir – 2500/3500 Models
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR Synthetic Gear Lubricant SAE 75W-140 (MS-8985). Limited-Slip Rear Axles
require the addition of 5 oz. (148 ml) MOPAR Limited
Slip Additive (MS-10111).
We recommend you use Synthetic, GL-5 SAE, 75W-90.
Limited slip additive is not required for Limited-Slip
Rear Axles.
We recommend you use MOPAR DOT 3. If DOT 3 brake
fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable.
We recommend you use MOPAR Power Steering Fluid
+4 or MOPAR ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid.
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CONTENTS
䡵 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . . . . . .868
▫ Maintenance Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .871
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than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by
referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change
Information Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Disindicator system. The oil change indicator system will
play (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for
for further information.
scheduled maintenance.
1500 Models Only
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change
indicator message will illuminate. This means that ser- NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervice is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions vals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km), twelve months or
such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or 350 hours of engine run time, whichever comes first. The
cold ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will 350 hours of engine run or idle time is generally only a
influence when the “Oil Change Required” message is concern for fleet customers.
displayed. Severe Operating Conditions can cause the
2500 – 3500 Models Only
change oil message to illuminate as early as 3,500 miles
(5,600 km) since last reset. Have your vehicle serviced as NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intersoon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
vals exceed 8,000 miles (13,000 km), twelve months or 350
hours of engine run time, whichever comes first. The 350
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
hours of engine run or idle time is generally only a
message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
concern for fleet customers.
scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
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• Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
damage. Rotate tires at the first sign of irregular wear,
NOTE: Change Engine Oil at 4,000 miles (6,500 km) if the
even if it occurs before the oil indicator system turns
vehicle is operated in a dusty and off road environment
on.
or is operated predominantly at idle or only very low
engine RPM’s. This type of vehicle use is considered • Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
Severe Duty.
master cylinder, power steering (2500/3500 Models
Only) and automatic transmission (six-speed only)
Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
and fill as needed
• Check engine oil level
• Check function of all interior and exterior lights
• Check windshield washer fluid level
Severe Duty All Models Only
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Required Maintenance
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
pages for required maintenance.
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 automatic transmission fluid if equipped
with dipstick.
• Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses
and park brake.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
• Inspect engine cooling system protection and
hoses.
• Inspect exhaust system.
• Inspect engine air cleaner if using in dusty or
off-road conditions.
• Lube the front drive shaft fitting (2500/3500 (4x4)
models only).
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Additional Inspections
Inspect the CV/Universal joints.
Inspect front suspension, tie rod
ends, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the front and rear axle
surfaces. If gear oil leakage is
suspected, check the fluid level.
If using your vehicle for police,
taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent
trailer towing, change axle fluid.
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
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
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
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed
(whichever comes first)
32,000
Maintenance Chart
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Inspect the brake linings, replace
as necessary.
Adjust parking brake as necessary.
Inspect transfer case fluid.
Additional Maintenance
Replace engine air filter.
Replace spark plugs.**
Flush and replace the engine
coolant at 10 years or 150,000
miles (240,000 km) 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
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
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
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed
(whichever comes first)
32,000
872 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Change automatic transmission
fluid and filter(s) (six-speed automatic only), if using your vehicle
for police, taxi, fleet, or frequent
trailer towing.
Change automatic transmission
fluid and filter(s) (six-speed automatic only).
Inspect the transfer case fluid,
change for any of the following:
police, taxi, fleet, or frequent
trailer towing.
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
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
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
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed
(whichever comes first)
32,000
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 873
X
X
X
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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
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
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
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed
(whichever comes first)
32,000
874 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
Change the transfer case fluid.
Inspect and replace PCV valve if
necessary.
X
X
** The spark plug change interval is mileage based only,
yearly intervals do not apply.
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WARNING!
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your vehicle could result in a component malfunction and
effect vehicle handling and performance. This
could cause an accident.
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CONTENTS
䡵 SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .879
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .881
▫ Prepare For The Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . .879
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .881
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .879 䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .883
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . .879 䡵 MOPAR PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .883
䡵 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .879 䡵 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . .883
▫ FCA USA LLC Customer Center . . . . . . . . . . .880
▫ FCA Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . . . . .880
▫ In Mexico Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .881
▫ Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands . . . . . . . .881
▫ In The 50 United States And Washington,
D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .883
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .883
䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .884
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䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .885
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .885
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .886
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .886
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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 Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
service advisor know.
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
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facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and • Authorized dealer name
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
correctly and in a timely manner.
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
This is why you should always talk to an authorized
dealer service manager first. Most matters can be re- FCA USA 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: (866) 726-4636
They want to know if you need assistance.
• If an authorized dealer is unable to resolve the con- FCA Canada Inc. Customer Center
cern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer P.O. Box 1621
center.
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer cenPhone: (800) 465-2001 English / (800) 387-9983 French
ter should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
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In Mexico Contact
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
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.
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Mexico, D. F.
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands
Tel.: (787) 782-5757
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.
Fax: (787) 782-3345
Service Contract
Customer Service Chrysler International Services LLC
P.O. Box 191857
San Juan 00919-1857
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
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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).
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.
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.
Engine exhaust (internal combustion engines only),
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.
WARNING!
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If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
DVD, for the terms and provisions of FCA US LLC
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
individual problems between you, your authorized
dealer, and the manufacturer.
MOPAR PARTS
WARRANTY INFORMATION
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
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153),
or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West
Building, Washington, D.C. 20590.
You can also obtain other information about motor
vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
manufacturer.
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
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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/
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are accepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintaining, servicing, and repairing FCA US LLC vehicles. A
complete working knowledge of the vehicle, system,
and/or components is written in straightforward language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams,
charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals
make it easy for students and technicians to find and fix
problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and
features. They show exactly how to find and correct
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering problems the first time, using step-by-step troubleshootmanuals (no P.O. Boxes).
ing and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests
and a complete list of all tools and equipment.
Service Manuals
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the information that students and professional technicians need in
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Owner’s Manuals
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with specific FCA US LLC vehicles. Included
are starting, operating, emergency and maintenance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities and safety
tips.
Call toll free at:
• 1-800-890-4038 (U.S.)
• 1-800-387-1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
All passenger vehicle tires must conform to Federal
safety requirements in addition to these grades.
Treadwear
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and 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
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significantly from the norm due to variations in driving Temperature Grades
habits, service practices, and differences in road charac- The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
teristics and climate.
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
Traction Grades
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction perforpassenger vehicle tires must meet under the Federal
mance.
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A
represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory
WARNING!
test wheel, than the minimum required by law.
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
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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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Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .816
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .680
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .675
Adjust
Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148, 149
Rearward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148, 149
Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Adjustable Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188
Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Advance Front Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Air Bag Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Air Bag Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Enhanced Accident Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Front Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
If A Deployment Occurs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Knee Impact Bolsters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Maintaining Your Air Bag System . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Side Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Air Bag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Air Bag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81, 119, 297
Air Bag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .798
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .804
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420, 425
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420, 425
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips. . . . . . . . . . .440, 442
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . .804, 805, 806
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . .420, 425, 438, 804
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .645, 656
Air Suspension. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543, 555
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22, 300
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .815, 859
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Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .818
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .616
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .829
Ashtray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Assist, Hill Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Automatic High Beams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .438
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .488, 828
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .827, 828
Fluid And Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .828, 829
Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .828
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .825, 826
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .825, 864
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .497, 509
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .825
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .823, 864
Axle Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .823
Back-Up Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Bar, Stabilizer/Sway System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302, 803
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .31
Belts, Seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Body Builders Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .807
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .639
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .618
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .822, 864
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615, 821
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .822
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .822
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
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Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .488 Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) . .791
Bulb Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .847, 849 Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122, 847 Checks, Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Cab Top Clearance Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .855 Child Restraints
Booster Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Camper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Child Seat Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103, 105
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .859
How To Stow An Unused ALR Seat Belt . . . . . . .101
Caps, Filler
Infants And Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .796, 797
Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint . . . .100
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .817
Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118, 676
Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Locating The LATCH Anchorages . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children . . . . . . .92
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .830
Older Children And Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . .88
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .853
Seating Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Center Seat Storage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
Certification Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .683 Cigar Lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .634 Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .673
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Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .831
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419, 430
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .651
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .881
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) . . . . . . . . . . .817
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .814
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .816
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .859
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .814, 818, 820
Disposal Of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .818
Drain, Flush, And Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .815
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .818, 820
Points To Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .820
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .817
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .817
Selection Of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . .815, 859, 861
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .829
Cruise Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328, 330
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .879
Customer Programmable Features . . . . . . . . . . . . .395
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .793
Defroster, Rear Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120, 423
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Differential, Limited-Slip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
Dipsticks
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .779
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Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .818
Door Ajar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Door Ajar Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Door Locks
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Door Opener, Garage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
Driving
Off-Pavement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567
Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567
Through Flowing, Rising, Or Shallow Standing
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .587
Dual Rear Wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .660, 725
Electrical Power Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Electric Rear Window Defrost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case . . . . . .524, 531, 536
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .616
Electronic Roll Mitigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .622
Electronic Range Select (ERS) . . . . . . . . . .495, 504, 516
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . .189
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .622
Electronic Throttle Control Warning Light . . . . . . . .304
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . .211, 332
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . .332
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Setup
Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
EVIC Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
Selectable Menu Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
Emergency Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612
E-85 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .677
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Emergency, In Case Of
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .723
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .768
Tow Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .774
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .791
Engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .787, 788
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .798
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .786
Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . .786, 787, 788
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .861
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118, 676
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671, 859
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .768
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .794, 859, 861
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .796, 797
Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .798
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .795, 859
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .797
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .723
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .796, 797
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .796
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .673, 677
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Exhaust Gas Caution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118, 676
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118, 811
Exterior Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .798
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .798, 861
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .797
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Flashers
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122, 180, 327
Flat Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .742, 762
Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .679
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .678
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .677, 678
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .680
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .679
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .679
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .864
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .859
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Fluid Level Checks
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .822
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . .861
Fog Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175, 318, 851
Fold Flat Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
Four-Way Hazard Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .723
Four Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773
Front Axle (Differential). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .823
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .680
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .675
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .673
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .673, 677
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .682
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .675
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .673
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671, 861
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671, 859
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .859
Fuel, Flexible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .677
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Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .837
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink) . . . . . . . . . .216, 223
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .682, 790
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .673
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .673
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .498, 510
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .775
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .834
Grocery Bag Retainer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .686
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .685
Guide, Body Builders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .683
Hazard
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, Or Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .587
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .723
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .849
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .834
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . .181
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144, 247
Heater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420, 425
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . . .181
Hill Descent Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Hill Descent Control Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Hill Start Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619
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Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 17
Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Inflation Pressure Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .656
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332, 351
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130, 131, 138
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289, 301, 327
Instrument Panel And Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .834
Integrated Trailer Brake Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . .699
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .832
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers). . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Inverter Outlet (115V) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .727, 747
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .768
Key Fob
Programming Additional Key Fobs . . . . . . . . . . .21
Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . . . .21
Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Keyless Enter-N-Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43, 476
Lock The Vehicle’s Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385, 405
Passive Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Passive Entry Programming . . . . . . . . . .43, 385, 405
Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
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Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Lane Change And Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Life Of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .654
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122, 847
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122, 169
Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81, 119, 297
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .626
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .849
Cap Top Clearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .855
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .853
Courtesy/Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177, 179, 214
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328, 330
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Engine Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175, 318, 851
Four-Wheel Drive Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .723
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Hill Descent Control Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176, 177, 179, 214
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . .308
Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .