Seat Belt

Seat Belt
2016 Wrangler
STICK WITH THE SPECIALISTS®
2016
16JKU72-226-AB
©2015 FCA US LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Jeep is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.
Second Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
OWNER’S MANUAL
SUPPLEMENT
Wrangler
Postal Vehicle
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.
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
䡵 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
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4 INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
This booklet is a supplement to the Owner’s Manual. It
contains information relative to the right-hand-drive
Postal Model. You will find illustrations and instructions
regarding operation of interior controls unique to this
vehicle. The Maintenance Schedule and general care and
handling of your vehicle are common with the left-handdrive model and can be found in the accompanying
Owner’s Manual. You are urged to read these publications carefully.
Following the instructions and recommendations provided will help assure safe and enjoyable operation of
your vehicle. After you have read the manual, it should
be stored in the vehicle for convenient reference and
remain with the vehicle when sold.
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your Jeep® vehicle best, has factory-trained
technicians and genuine MOPAR® parts, and cares about
your satisfaction.
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CONTENTS
䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS . . . . . . . . . . .6
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) . . . . . . . .21
▫ Important Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ Seat Belt Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
▫ Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
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2. If a child from 2 to 12 years old (not in a rear-facing
child restraint) must ride in the front passenger seat,
Some of the most important safety features in your
move the seat as far back as possible and use the
vehicle are the restraint systems:
proper child restraint. (Refer to “Child Restraints”)
• Seat Belt Systems
3. Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle
• Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Air Bags
seat belt properly (Refer to ⬙Child Restraints⬙ in this
section of “Occupant Restraints”) should be secured in
• Child Restraints
a vehicle with a rear seat in child restraints or beltImportant Safety Precautions
positioning booster seats. Older children who do not
use child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats
Please pay close attention to the information in this
should ride properly buckled up in a vehicle with a
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
rear seat.
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
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.
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6. All occupants should always wear their lap and
shoulder belts properly.
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.
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.
8. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the
side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
between occupants and the door and occupants could
Seat Belt Systems
be injured.
9. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
under ⬙If You Need Assistance.⬙
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
and could cause a collision that includes you. This can
happen far away from home or on your own street.
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Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of
ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
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
Driver And Passenger BeltAlert — If Equipped
position the Seat Belt Reminder Light will turn on and
BeltAlert is a feature intended to remind the driver remain on until both outboard front seat belts are buckand outboard front seat passenger (if equipped with led. The outboard front passenger seat BeltAlert is not
outboard front passenger seat BeltAlert) to buckle active when an outboard front passenger seat is unoccutheir seat belts. The Belt Alert feature is active when- pied.
ever the ignition switch is in the START or ON/RUN
position.
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BeltAlert Warning Sequence
Change Of Status
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.
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 other items
are placed 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.
BeltAlert can be activated or deactivated by your authorized dealer. FCA US LLC does not recommend deactivating BeltAlert.
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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 in your vehicle are equipped with
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
will lock and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the
vehicle or being thrown out of the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• 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.
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• 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.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of the front
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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Pulling Out The Latch Plate
Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle
3. When the seat belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch 4. Position the lap belt so that it is snug and lies low
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
across your hips, below your abdomen. To remove
slack in the lap belt portion, pull up on the shoulder
belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, tilt the latch
plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug seat belt reduces
the risk of sliding under the seat belt in a collision.
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stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate
down the webbing to allow the seat belt to retract
fully.
Rear Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Retractor Lockout
This feature is designed to lock the retractor whenever
the rear seatback is not fully latched. This prevents
someone from wearing the rear center lap/shoulder belt
when the rear seatback is not fully latched.
NOTE: If the rear center lap/shoulder belt cannot be
pulled out, check that the rear seatback is fully latched.
If the rear seatback is properly latched and the rear center
lap/shoulder belt still cannot be pulled out, the
Automatic-Locking Retractor (ALR) system may be activated. To reset this feature you must let all of the seat belt
webbing return into the retractor. You will not be able to
pull out more webbing until all of the webbing has been
6. To release the seat belt, push the red button on the
returned back into the retractor.
buckle. The seat belt will automatically retract to its
Positioning The Lap Belt
5. Position the shoulder belt across the shoulder and
chest with minimal, if any slack so that it is comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will
withdraw any slack in the shoulder belt.
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WARNING!
The rear center lap/shoulder belt is equipped with a
lock-out feature to ensure that the rear seatback is in
the fully upright and locked position when occupied.
If the rear seatback is not fully upright and locked
and the rear center lap/shoulder belt can be pulled
out of the retractor, immediately take the vehicle to
your authorized dealer for service. Failure to follow
this warning could result in serious injury or death.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
2. At about 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) above the latch
plate, grasp and twist the seat belt webbing 180
degrees to create a fold that begins immediately above
the latch plate.
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of
the latch plate.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
folded webbing and the seat belt is no longer twisted.
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 can be adjusted upward or downward to
shoulder belt.
position the seat belt away from your neck. Push or
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the squeeze the anchorage button to release the anchorage,
anchor point.
and move it up or down to the position that serves you
best.
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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.
Seat Belt Extender
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.
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.
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WARNING!
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
• 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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Pregnant Women And Seat Belts
Seat belts must be worn by all occupants including
pregnant women: the risk of injury in the event of an
accident is reduced for the mother and the unborn child
if they are wearing a seat belt.
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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.
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretensioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
Energy Management Feature
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 Retractor (ALR) —
If Equipped
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be equipped with a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
worn snugly and positioned properly.
(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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Restraints” section of this manual. The table below If the passenger seating position is equipped with an
defines the type of feature for each seating position.
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
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.
Four-Door Models
Children 12 years old and under should always be
• ALR = Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) properly restrained in a vehicle with a rear seat.
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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.
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
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WARNING! (Continued)
only used to install rear-facing or forward-facing
child restraints that have a harness for restraining
the child.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
Air Bag System Components
• Supplemental Side Air Bags
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Seat Belt Pretensioners
• Seat Belt Buckle Switch
• Seat Track Position Sensors
Advanced Front Air Bags
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
system components:
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The
• Air Bag Warning Light
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
• Steering Wheel and Column
words “SRS AIRBAG” or “AIRBAG” are embossed on
• Instrument Panel
the air bag covers.
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Advanced Front 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 Knee Impact Bolster
3 — Passenger Knee Impact Bolster
• 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
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 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.
WARNING!
• 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 bag to inflate.
• Do not put anything on or around the air bag
covers or attempt to open them manually. You may
damage the air bags and you could be injured
because the air bags may no longer be functional.
The protective covers for the air bag cushions are
designed to open only when the air bags are
inflating.
• 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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with a “SRS AIRBAG” or “AIRBAG” label sewn into the
outboard side of the seats. The SABs may help to reduce
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
the risk of occupant injury during certain side impacts, in
driver and front passenger, and position the front occuaddition to the injury reduction potential provided by the
pants for improved interaction with the Advanced Front
seat belts and body structure.
Air Bags.
Knee Impact Bolsters
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 Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SABs)
— If Equipped
Your vehicle may be equipped with Supplemental SeatMounted Side Air Bags (SABs) that are located in the
outboard side of the front seats. The SABs are marked
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Location
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When the SAB (if equipped with SABs) deploys, it opens
the seam on the outboard side of the seatback’s trim
cover. The inflating SAB deploys through the seat seam
into the space between the occupant and the door. The
SAB moves at a very high 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!
in a particular impact event is appropriate, based on the
severity and type of collision. The side impact sensors aid
the ORC in determining the appropriate response to
impact events. The system is calibrated to deploy the SAB
on the impact side of the vehicle during impacts that
require SAB occupant protection. In side impacts, the
SABs deploy independently; a left side impact deploys
the left SAB only and a right side impact deploys the
right side SAB only. Vehicle damage by itself is not a
good indicator of whether or not SABs should have
deployed.
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.
The SABs (if equipped with SABs) 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.
SABs are a supplement to the seat belt restraint system.
SABs (if equipped with SABs) are designed to activate in
SABs deploy in less time than it takes to blink your eyes.
certain side impacts. The Occupant Restraint Controller
Occupants, including children, who are up against or
(“ORC”) determines whether the deployment of the SAB
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very close to SABs can be seriously injured or killed.
Occupants, including children, should never lean on or
sleep against the door, side windows, or area where the
SABs inflate, even if they are in an infant or child
restraint.
WARNING!
• SABs 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 SABs during deployment
could cause you to be severely injured or killed.
• Relying on the SABs alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The SABs work with
your seat belt to restrain you properly. In some
collisions, SABs won’t deploy at all. Always wear
your seat belt even though you have SABs.
Seat belts (and child restraints where appropriate) are
necessary for your protection in all collisions. They also
help keep you in position, away from an inflating SAB.
To get the best protection from the SABs, 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.
NOTE: Air bag covers may not be obvious to you, but
they will open during air bag deployment.
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• As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for air
immediately after deployment.
bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the
NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
the air bag system.
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s inor all of the following may occur:
structions for cleaning.
• The air bag material may sometimes cause abrasions
Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deand/or skin reddening to the occupants as the air bags
ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
deploy and unfold. The abrasions are similar to fricbags will not be in place to protect you.
tion rope burns or those you might get sliding along a
carpet or gymnasium floor. They are not caused by
WARNING!
contact with chemicals. They are not permanent and
normally heal quickly. However, if you haven’t healed Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
significantly within a few days, or if you have any protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
blistering, see your doctor immediately.
If A Deployment Occurs
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WARNING! (Continued)
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:
• 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.
• Air bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
• Unlock the power door locks.
but they will open during air bag deployment.
Enhanced Accident Response System Reset
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an
Procedure
authorized dealer immediately.
In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
Enhanced Accident Response System
functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
In the event of an impact, if the communication network changed from ignition START or ON/RUN to ignition
remains intact, and the power remains intact, depending OFF. Carefully check the vehicle for fuel leaks in the
on the nature of the event, the ORC will determine engine compartment and on the ground near the engine
whether to have the Enhanced Accident Response Sys- compartment and fuel tank before resetting the system
and starting the engine.
tem perform the following functions:
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Air Bag Warning Light
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 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 ORC also includes diagnostics that will illuminate
the instrument panel Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is detected that could affect the air bag system. The
diagnostics also record the nature of the malfunction.
While the air bag system is designed to be maintenance
free, if any of the following occurs, have an authorized
The ORC contains a backup power supply system that dealer service the air bag system immediately.
may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
the four to eight seconds when the ignition switch is
The ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning Light in the
first turned to the ON/RUN position.
instrument panel for approximately four to eight seconds
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to
for a self-check when the ignition switch is first turned to
eight-second interval.
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
the air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in the
START or ON/RUN position. If the ignition switch is in
the OFF position or in the ACC position, the air bag
system is not on and the air bags will not inflate.
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• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or Maintaining Your Air Bag System
remains on while driving.
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. In this condition
the air bags may not be ready to inflate for your protection. Have an authorized dealer service the air bag
system immediately.
WARNING!
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the air bags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the
air bag system immediately.
WARNING!
2
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the air bag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the 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
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WARNING! (Continued)
not function properly if modifications are made.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any
air bag system service. If your seat, including your
trim cover and cushion, needs to be serviced in any
way (including removal or loosening/tightening of
seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your
authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved
seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to
modify the air bag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
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;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts
were buckled/fastened;
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
These data can help provide a better understanding of
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
(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
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NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
crash investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the
vehicle or the EDR.
Child Restraints
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
times, including babies and children.
Every state in the United States, and every Canadian
province, requires that small children ride in proper
restraint systems. This is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
Children 12 years or younger should ride properly
buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats rather than in the front.
WARNING!
In a collision, an unrestrained child can become a
projectile inside the vehicle. The force required to
hold even an infant on your lap could become so
great that you could not hold the child, no matter
how strong you are. The child and others could be
badly injured. Any child riding in your vehicle
should be in a proper restraint for the child’s size.
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There are different sizes and types of restraints for NOTE:
children from newborn size to the child almost large
• For
additional
information,
refer
to
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
www.seatcheck.org or call 1-866-732-8243.
seat Owner’s Manual to make sure you have the correct
seat for your child. Carefully read and follow all the • Canadian residents should refer to Transport Canainstructions and warnings in the child restraint Owner’s
da’s website for additional information: www.tc.gc.ca/
Manual and on all the labels attached to the child
eng/motorvehiclesafety/safedrivers-childsafetyrestraint.
index-53.htm
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.
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Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
Infants and
Toddlers
Small Children
Larger Children
Children Too Large
for Child Restraints
Child Size, Height, Weight Or Age
Children who are two years old or
younger and who have not reached the
height or weight limits of their child restraint
Children who are at least two years old or
who have out-grown the height or weight
limit of their rear-facing child restraint
Children who have out-grown their
forward-facing child restraint, but are too
small to properly fit the vehicle’s seat belt
Children 12 years old or younger, who
have out-grown the height or weight limit
of their booster seat
Recommended Type Of Child Restraint
Either an Infant Carrier or a Convertible
Child Restraint, facing rearward in the rear
seat of the vehicle
Forward-Facing Child Restraint with a
five-point Harness, facing forward in the
rear seat of the vehicle
Belt Positioning Booster Seat and the vehicle seat belt, seated in the rear seat of the
vehicle
Vehicle Seat Belt, seated in the rear seat of
the vehicle
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36 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
Infants And Child Restraints
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.
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.
Older Children And Child Restraints
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardfacing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and
convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who are over two years old or who
have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of
their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should
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remain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for
as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height
allowed by the child seat.
All children whose weight or height is above the
forward-facing limit for the child seat should use a
belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts
fit properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over
the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against
the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster
seat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are held
in the vehicle by the seat belt.
WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s
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WARNING! (Continued)
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.
• 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.
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Children Too Large For Booster Seats
5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
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:
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.
1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of
the vehicle seat?
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.
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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
Latch Positions
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per seating
position
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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What is the weight limit (child’s weight
+ weight of the child restraint) for using
the LATCH anchorage system to attach
the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Can the LATCH anchorages and the
seat belt be used together to attach a
rear-facing or forward-facing child restraint?
Can a child seat be installed in the center position using the inner LATCH
lower anchorages?
No
Yes
Use the LATCH anchorage system until
the combined weight of the child and
the child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Use the seat belt and tether anchor instead of the LATCH system once the
combined weight is more than 65 lbs
(29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you use
the LATCH anchorage system to attach
a rear-facing or forward-facing child
restraint.
You can install child restraints with
flexible lower anchors in the center position. The inner anchorages are 19
inches (484 mm) apart. Do not install
child restraints with rigid lower anchors in the center position.
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Can two child restraints be attached
using a common lower LATCH anchorage?
No
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch
the back of the front passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage
with two or more child restraints. If the
center position does not have dedicated
LATCH lower anchorages, use the seat
belt to install a child seat in the center
position next to a child seat using the
LATCH anchorages in an outboard position.
The child seat may touch the back of
the front passenger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also allows contact. See your child restraint owner’s
manual for more information.
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
The lower anchorages are round bars that are
found at the rear of the seat cushion where it
meets the seatback, below the anchorage symbols on 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.
Latch Anchorages
Locating Tether Anchorages
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located on the back of the
seat, near the floor.
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tether strap. The tether strap will have a hook at the end
to attach to the top tether anchorage and a way to tighten
the strap after it is attached to the anchorage.
Center Seat LATCH
Do not install child restraints with rigid lower attachments in the center seating position. Only install this type
of child restraint in the outboard seating positions. Child
restraints with flexible, webbing mounted lower attachments can be installed in any rear seating position.
WARNING!
Tether Strap Mounting
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
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint. If you are installing LATCHcompatible child restraints next to each other, you
must use the seat belt for the center position. You can
then use either the LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s
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WARNING! (Continued)
seat belt for installing child seats in the outboard
positions. Please refer to “Installing The LATCHCompatible Child Restraint System” in this “Child
Restraints” section for typical installation instructions.
1. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the
tether strap of the child seat so that you can more
easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle
anchorages.
2. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for
that seating position. For some second row seats, you
may need to recline the seat and / or raise the head
restraint to get a better fit. If the rear seat can be moved
Always follow the directions of the child restraint
forward and rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to
manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not
move it to its rear-most position to make room for the
all child restraint systems will be installed as described
child seat. You may also move the front seat forward
here.
to allow more room for the child seat.
To Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
3. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child
If the selected seating position has a Switchable Autorestraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seatmatic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat
ing position.
belt, following the instructions below. See the section
“Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat Belt”
to check what type of seat belt each seating position has.
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4. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the
top tether anchorage. See the section “Installing Child
Restraints Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to attach a tether anchor.
5. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint
rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack
in the straps according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
in any direction.
How To Stow An Unused ALR Seat Belt:
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.
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WARNING!
• 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.
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) that is designed to keep the lap portion of the seat
belt tight around the child restraint so that it is not
necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can be
“switched” into a locked mode by pulling all of the
webbing out of the retractor and then letting the webbing
retract back into the retractor. If it is locked, the ALR will
make a clicking noise while the webbing is pulled back
into the retractor. Refer to the “Automatic Locking
Mode” description under “Occupant Restraints” for additional information on ALR.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child
Restraints In This Vehicle
2
Four-Door Models
• ALR = Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
•
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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What is the weight limit (child’s
weight + weight of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
with the seat belt to attach a forward
facing child restraint?
Can the rear-facing child restraint
touch the back of the front passenger seat?
Weight limit of the Child Restraint
Can the head restraints be removed?
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to
tighten the seat belt against the belt
path of the child restraint?
No
Yes
No
Always use the tether anchor when
using the seat belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up to
the recommended weight limit of
the child restraint.
Contact between the front passenger seat and the child restraint is
allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a
seating position with an ALR retractor.
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5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing
out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
will hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
now in the Automatic Locking mode.
better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and
rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its 6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is
locked, you should not be able to pull out any webrear-most position to make room for the child seat.
You may also move the front seat forward to allow
bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
more room for the child seat.
7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
2. Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor
to pass it through the belt path of the child restraint.
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
vehicle seat.
Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a 8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
“click.”
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
4. Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
against the child seat.
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strap. See the section “Installing Child Restraints
Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to
attach a tether anchor.
9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
in any direction.
WARNING! (Continued)
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
(LATCH) Restraint System” for the location of approved tether anchorages in your vehicle.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
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
(Continued)
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage.
You may need to move the seat forward to provide
better access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 53
tether anchorage for that seating position, move the
child restraint to another position in the vehicle if one
is available.
2
2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If
your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head
restraints, raise the head restraint, and where possible,
route the tether strap under the head restraint and
between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head
restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard
side of the head restraint.
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to
the top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
Tether Strap Mounting (Two-Door Models)
54 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly
behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top
tether strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat,
make sure the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove
slack in the strap.
Tether Strap Mounting (Four-Door Models)
Transporting Pets
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
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.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . .56
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56 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
1
2
3
4
5
6
— Air Outlet
— Instrument Cluster
— Radio
— Assist Handle
— Glove Compartment
— Power Window Switches
7 — Climate Controls
8 — Power Outlet
9 — Lower Switch Bank
10 — Power Mirror Switch — If Equipped
11 — Horn
STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED . . . .58
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle . . .59
䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
▫ Recreational Towing — Four-Wheel Drive
Models. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
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58 STARTING AND OPERATING
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
WARNING!
The engine block heater warms engine, and permits
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a Remember to disconnect the cord before driving.
standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a Damage to the 110-115 Volt AC electrical cord could
grounded, three wire extension cord. The engine block cause electrocution.
heater cord is found under the hood near the brake fluid
Use the heater when temperatures below 0°F (-18°C) are
reservoir.
expected to last for several days.
STARTING AND OPERATING 59
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheels OFF the Ground
NONE
•
•
•
•
Dolly Tow
On Trailer
Front
Rear
ALL
Four-Wheel Drive Models
See Instructions
Automatic transmission in PARK
Manual transmission in gear
(NOT in NEUTRAL [N])
Transfer case in NEUTRAL (N)
Tow in forward direction
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
NOTE: When recreational towing your vehicle, always follow applicable state and provincial laws. Contact state
and provincial Highway Safety offices for additional details.
4
60 STARTING AND OPERATING
Recreational Towing — Four-Wheel Drive Models
CAUTION! (Continued)
NOTE: The transfer case must be shifted into NEUTRAL
(N), automatic transmission must be shifted into PARK,
and manual transmission must be placed in gear (NOT in
NEUTRAL) 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 use a bumper-mounted clamp-on tow bar
on your vehicle. The bumper face bar will be
damaged.
CAUTION!
• DO NOT dolly tow any 4WD vehicle. Towing with
only one set of wheels on the ground (front or rear)
will cause severe transmission and/or transfer case
damage. Tow with all four wheels either ON the
ground, or OFF the ground (using a vehicle trailer).
• 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.
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STARTING AND OPERATING 61
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
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.
CAUTION!
It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that
the transfer case is fully in NEUTRAL (N) before
recreational towing to prevent damage to internal
parts.
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
2. Press and hold the brake pedal.
3. Shift the automatic transmission into NEUTRAL or
depress the clutch pedal on a manual transmission.
4. Turn the engine OFF.
5. Shift the transfer case lever into NEUTRAL (N).
6. Start the engine.
7. Shift the transmission into REVERSE.
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62 STARTING AND OPERATING
8. Release the brake pedal (and clutch pedal on manual
transmissions) for five seconds and ensure that there is
no vehicle movement.
9. Repeat Steps 7 and 8 with automatic transmission in
DRIVE or manual transmission in first gear.
10. Turn the engine OFF and leave the ignition switch in
the unlocked ACC position.
11. Firmly apply the parking brake.
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the transmission is shifted into PARK with the transfer case in
NEUTRAL (N) and the engine running. With the
transfer case in NEUTRAL (N) ensure that the engine
is OFF before shifting the transmission into PARK.
13. Attach the vehicle to the tow vehicle using a suitable
tow bar.
12. Shift the transmission into PARK or place manual 14. Release the parking brake.
transmission in gear (NOT in NEUTRAL).
15. Disconnect the negative battery cable, and secure it
away from the negative battery post.
STARTING AND OPERATING 63
NOTE: When shifting the transfer case out of NEUTRAL
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for (N), the engine should remain OFF to avoid gear clash.
normal usage.
9. Shift the automatic transmission into PARK, or place
manual transmission in NEUTRAL.
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop, leaving it connected to the tow vehicle.
10. Release the brake pedal.
Shifting Out of NEUTRAL (N)
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
11. Disconnect vehicle from the tow vehicle.
3. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
12. Start the engine.
4. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
13. Press and hold the brake pedal.
5. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position, but 14. Release the parking brake.
do not start the engine.
15. Shift the transmission into gear, release the brake
6. Press and hold the brake pedal.
pedal (and clutch pedal on manual transmissions),
and check that the vehicle operates normally.
7. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
8. Shift the transfer case lever to the desired position.
4
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L . . . . . . . . . . .66
䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . .67
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66 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
1 — Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
2 — Brake Fluid Reservoir
3 — Engine Oil Dipstick
4 — Automatic Transmission Dipstick (Under Engine Cover)
5
6
7
8
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—
—
Engine Oil Fill
Battery
Washer Fluid Reservoir
Engine Coolant Reservoir
9 — Air Cleaner Filter
10 — Coolant Pressure Cap
11 — Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 67
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The Scheduled Maintenance appearing in the Owner’s
Manual also applies to this vehicle. The time and mileage
intervals should be followed to assure proper operation
of your vehicle.
Failure to perform maintenance services at the specified
intervals as outlined in the “Maintenance Schedule” may
void provisions of your vehicle warranty.
The right-hand-drive configuration requires different
placement of some serviceable components. Refer to
“Engine Compartment” in this section for component
locations.
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INDEX
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Child Seat Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.21
How To Stow An Unused ALR Seat Belt . . . . . . .
.23
Infants And Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.24
Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint . . .
.30
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
.29
Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.32
Locating The LATCH Anchorages . . . . . . . . . . .
.21
Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children . . . . . .
.28
Older Children And Child Restraints . . . . . . . . .
.25
Seating Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.31
.54
.21 Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.30
.31 Engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . .
Child Restraints
Booster Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Advance Front Air Bag . . . . . . . .
Air Bag Operation . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Bag Warning Light . . . . . . . .
Enhanced Accident Response . . . .
Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . .
Front Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If A Deployment Occurs . . . . . . .
Knee Impact Bolsters . . . . . . . . .
Maintaining Your Air Bag System
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Bag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Bag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Bag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . .
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INDEX 71
General Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Instrument Panel And Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Shifting Into Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . . . . .61
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Shifting Out Of Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . .63
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Lights
Restraints, Occupant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Seat Belt
Maintenance, General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . . . .15
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) . . . . . . . . . . .18
Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Pets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Pregnant Women And Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Pretensioners
Seat Belt Pretensioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
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72 INDEX
Seat Belt System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Seat Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Adjustable Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . .15
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7, 10, 12
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Shifting
Transfer Case, Shifting Into Transfer Case Neutral
(N) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Transfer Case, Shifting Out Of Transfer Case Neutral
(N) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Starting
Engine Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Supplemental Restraint System - Air Bag . . . . . . . . .21
Towing
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Towing Vehicle Behind A Motorhome . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Understanding Your Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . .56
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel. The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly
to the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
The negative power connection should be made to body
sheet metal adjacent to the negative battery connection.
This connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the
roof or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used
in mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may
affect the accuracy or operation of the compass on
vehicles so equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use
only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to
ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications equipment and the
vehicle’s electronic systems.
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