2012 Jeep Patriot Owner`s Guide

2012 Jeep Patriot Owner`s Guide
2012 Patriot
Patriot
2012
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
12MK74-126-AA
910344 Patriot OM cover.indd 1
First Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
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VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name
Chrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the
name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking driver,
call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of features and equipment that are either standard or optional on
this vehicle. This manual may also include a description of
features and equipment that are no longer available or were
not ordered on this vehicle. Please disregard any features
and equipment described in this manual that are not on this
vehicle.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes in
design and specifications, and/or make additions to or
improvements to its products without imposing any obligation upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your
perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower,
and your judgment is impaired when you have been
drinking. Never drink and then drive.
Copyright © 2011 Chrysler Group LLC
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
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CONTENTS
䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
䡵 Rollover Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Vehicle Identification Number
.............. 7
䡵 How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 䡵 Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group
LLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision
workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all
essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained technicians and genuine MOPAR威 parts, and cares about
your satisfaction.
ROLLOVER WARNING
Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate
than other types of vehicles. This vehicle has a higher
ground clearance and a higher center of gravity than
many passenger cars. It is capable of performing better in
a wide variety of off-road applications. Driven in an
unsafe manner, all vehicles can go out of control. Because
of the higher center of gravity, if this vehicle is out of
control it may roll over when some other vehicles may
NOTE:
After reviewing the owner information, it not.
should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenc- Do not attempt sharp turns, abrupt maneuvers, or other
ing and remain with the vehicle when sold.
unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle
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.
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control. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result seat belts could cut the highway death toll by 10,000 or
in a collision, rollover of the vehicle, and severe or fatal more each year and could reduce disabling injuries by
two million annually. In a rollover crash, an unbelted
injury. Drive carefully.
person is significantly more likely to die than a person
wearing a seat belt. Always buckle up.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment.
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
Rollover Warning Label
Consult the following table for a description of the
Failure to use the driver and passenger seat belts pro- symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
vided is a major cause of severe or fatal injury. In fact, the this Owner’s Manual:
U.S. government notes that the universal use of existing
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
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 manual, you may miss important
information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the
left front corner of the instrument panel, visible through
the windshield. This number also is stamped into the
right front body, on the right front seat crossmember
under the carpet and the vehicle registration and title.
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Vehicle Identification Number
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VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to a collision resulting in serious injury or
death.
Right Front Body VIN Location
NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
䡵 Vehicle Security Alarm — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 18
▫ Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
▫ Locking Doors With A Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
▫ Rearming The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
䡵 Sentry Key威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
▫ Vehicle Security Alarm Manual Override . . . . . 19
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
䡵 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) — If Equipped . . . 20
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
▫ To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . 20
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
▫ Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All First
Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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▫ Illuminated Approach — If Equipped . . . . . . . 21
▫ To Lock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . 22
▫ Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock . . . . . . . . 22
▫ Flash Lights With Remote Key Lock/Unlock . . 23
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . 24
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 25
䡵 Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 26
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
䡵 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
▫ Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
䡵 Power Windows — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
▫ Power Window Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
▫ Auto-Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
▫ Window Lockout Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
䡵 Liftgate
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . 48
▫ Second Row Center Lap/Shoulder Belt
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . 52
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . 52
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▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . 67
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations
▫ Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR)
䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
— If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . .
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . 61
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) —
Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
. . . . . . . . . . 84
. . . . . . . . . . 85
. . . . . . . . . . 85
. . . . . . . . . . 85
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
▫ Advanced Front Air Bag Features . . . . . . . . . . 63
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
The authorized dealer that sold you your new vehicle has
the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. These
numbers can be used to order duplicate keys. Ask your
authorized dealer for these numbers and keep them in a
safe place.
Ignition Key Removal
1. Place the shift lever in PARK (if equipped with an
automatic transmission).
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC (Accessory)
position.
3. Push the key and cylinder inward and rotate the key to
the LOCK position.
4. Remove the key from the ignition switch lock cylinder.
Vehicle Key
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NOTE: If you try to remove the key before you place the
shift lever in PARK, the key may become trapped temporarily in the ignition switch cylinder. If this occurs,
place the shift lever in PARK, rotate the key to the right
slightly, then remove the key as described. If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the key in the ignition
cylinder to warn you that this safety feature is inoperable.
The engine can be started and stopped but the key cannot
be removed until you obtain service.
WARNING!
Ignition Switch Positions
1 — LOCK
2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)
3 — ON/RUN
4 — START
• Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking
brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and remove the key fob from the ignition. When leaving
the vehicle, always lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, and
do not leave the ignition in the ACC or ON/RUN
position. 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.
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove the key from the ignition and lock all the
doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Locking Doors With A Key
You can insert the key with either side up. To lock the
door, turn the key to the right. To unlock the door, turn
the key to the left. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
Opening the driver’s door when the key is in the ignition
and the ignition position is LOCK or ACC, sounds a
signal to remind you to remove the key.
NOTE: With the driver’s door open and the key in the
ignition, the power door locks will not lock and Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter will not function.
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SENTRY KEY姞
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer System prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
or unlocked.
The system uses ignition keys that have an embedded
electronic chip (transponder) to prevent unauthorized
vehicle operation. Therefore, only keys that are programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate
the vehicle. The system will shut the engine off in two
seconds if someone uses an invalid key to try to start the
engine.
NOTE: A key that has not been programmed is also
considered an invalid key, even if it is cut to fit the
ignition switch lock cylinder for that vehicle.
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
electronics. In addition, if the Vehicle Security Light
begins to flash after the bulb check, it indicates that
someone used an invalid key 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威 Immobilizer system is not compatible with some after-market remote starting systems.
Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
problems and loss of security protection.
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All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have procedure. This procedure consists of programming a
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
blank key to the vehicle electronics. A blank key is one
that has never been programmed.
Replacement Keys
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key威 Immobilizer
NOTE: Only keys that are programmed to the vehicle
System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an
electronics can be used to start and operate the vehicle.
authorized dealer.
Once a Sentry Key威 is programmed to a vehicle, it cannot
Customer Key Programming
be programmed to any other vehicle.
If you have two valid Sentry Keys威, you can program
CAUTION!
new Sentry Keys威 to the system by performing the
following procedure:
Always remove the Sentry Keys威 from the vehicle and
1. Cut the additional Sentry Key威 Transponder blank(s)
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
to match the ignition switch lock cylinder key code.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided 2. Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch. Turn
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN). the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position for at least
Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is three seconds, but no longer than 15 seconds. Then, turn
required for authorized dealer replacement of keys. Du- the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the
plication of keys may be performed at an authorized first key.
dealer or by following the customer key programming
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3. Insert the second valid key into the ignition switch.
Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position within
15 seconds. After 10 seconds, a chime will sound. In
addition, the Vehicle Security Light will begin to flash.
Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and
remove the second key.
Repeat this procedure to program up to eight keys. If you
do not have a programmed Sentry Key威, contact your
authorized dealer for details.
NOTE: If a programmed key is lost, see your authorized
dealer to have all remaining keys erased from the system’s memory. This will prevent the lost key from starting
4. Insert a blank Sentry Key威 into the ignition switch. your vehicle. The remaining keys must then be reproTurn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position within grammed. All vehicle keys must be taken to an authorized
60 seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime will sound. dealer at the time of service to be reprogrammed.
In addition, the Vehicle Security Light will stop flashing.
General Information
To indicate that programming is complete, the Vehicle
The Sentry Key威 system complies with FCC rules Part 15
Security Light will turn on again for three seconds and
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
then turn off.
subject to the following conditions:
The new Sentry Key威 is programmed. The Remote
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter will also be pro• This device must accept any interference that may be
grammed during this procedure.
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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3. The Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
This Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the doors, liftgate, will flash rapidly for approximately 16 seconds. This
shows that the Vehicle Security Alarm is arming. During
and ignition switch for unauthorized operation.
this period, if a door is opened, the ignition switch is
When the alarm is activated, the interior switches for
turned to ON/RUN, or the power door locks are undoor locks are disabled. The Vehicle Security Alarm
locked in any manner, the Vehicle Security Alarm will
provides both audio and visual signals, the horn will
automatically disarm. After approximately 16 seconds,
sound, the headlights, park lamps and/or turn signals
the Vehicle Security Light will flash slowly. This shows
will flash repeatedly for three minutes. If the disturbance
that the Vehicle Security Alarm is fully armed.
is still present (driver’s door, passenger door, other doors,
ignition) after three minutes, the parking lights and tail Rearming The System
If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
lights will flash for an additional 15 minutes.
disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn off the
To Arm The System
horn after three minutes, turn off all of the visual signals
1. Remove the key from the ignition switch and get out after 15 minutes, and then the Vehicle Security Alarm will
of the vehicle.
rearm itself.
2. Lock the door using either the power door LOCK
switch or the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
and close all doors.
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unexpectedly. If you remain in the vehicle and lock the
doors with the RKE transmitter, once the Vehicle Security
Alarm is armed (after 16 seconds), when you pull the door
handle to exit, the alarm will sound. If this occurs, press
the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to disarm
If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in
the Vehicle Security Alarm.
your absence, the horn will sound three times and exterior
lights blink three times when you unlock the doors. Check Vehicle Security Alarm Manual Override
the vehicle for tampering. The Vehicle Security Alarm is The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the
designed to protect your vehicle; however, you can create doors using the manual door lock plunger.
conditions where the Vehicle Security Alarm will arm
To Disarm The System
Press UNLOCK on the RKE transmitter, or insert the key
into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch to
the ON/RUN position.
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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF EQUIPPED
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and
liftgate or activate the Panic Alarm from distances up to
approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. The RKE transmitter does
not need to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system.
NOTE: The line of transmission must not be blocked
with metal objects.
To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door, or twice
within five seconds to unlock all doors and liftgate. The
turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock
signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on.
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All First Press
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s door or all doors on the first press of the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the
current setting, proceed as follows:
Three Button RKE Transmitter
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information
Center
(EVIC)/Personal
Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the Security Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound.
following steps:
Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle
Security Alarm.
1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than Illuminated Approach — If Equipped
10 seconds. Then, press and hold the UNLOCK button This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter.
while still holding the LOCK button.
The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
equipped with the EVIC. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by press- Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customering the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitter Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Inwith the ignition switch in the LOCK position and the strument Panel” for further information.
key removed.
NOTE: None of the courtesy lights will operate if the
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to dimmer control is in the “defeat” position (extreme
downward position), unless the overhead map/reading
its previous setting.
lights are turned on manually.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter while you are inside the vehicle will activate the
Vehicle Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle
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To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitfollowing steps:
ter to lock all doors and liftgate. The turn signal lights
1. Press the LOCK button on a programmed RKE transwill flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the
mitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 10 secsignal.
onds. Then, press the PANIC button while still holding
Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
the LOCK button.
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors 2. Release both buttons at the same time.
are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressturned on or turned off. To change the current setting,
ing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter with the
proceed as follows:
ignition switch in the LOCK position and the key re• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Elec- moved.
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Units previous setting.
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle
Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle Security
Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the
UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle Security
Alarm.
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
following steps:
1. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on a programmed
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than
10 seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK button while
still holding the UNLOCK button.
Flash Lights With Remote Key Lock/Unlock
2. Release both buttons at the same time.
This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when
3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressthe doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmiting the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitter
ter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change
with the ignition switch in the LOCK position and the
the current setting, proceed as follows:
key removed.
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Elec4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
its previous setting.
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further infor- NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitmation.
ter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle
Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle Security
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Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the Programming Additional Transmitters
UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle Security Refer to Sentry Key威 “Customer Key Programming.”
Alarm.
If you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter,
Using The Panic Alarm
contact your authorized dealer for details.
To turn the Panic Alarm feature ON or OFF, press and
General Information
hold the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC rules and with
least one second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on,
RS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
the headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will
following conditions:
pulse on and off and the interior lights will turn on.
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
you turn it off by pressing the PANIC button a second 2. This device must accept any interference that may be
time or if the vehicle speed is 5 mph (8 km/h) or greater. received including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
NOTE: When you turn off the Panic Alarm by pressing
the PANIC button a second time, you may have to move NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly apcloser to the vehicle due to the radio frequency noises of proved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
the system.
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If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
distance, check for these two conditions:
1. Weak battery in the RKE transmitter. The expected life
of a battery is five years.
2
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, military base, and some mobile
or CB radios.
Transmitter Battery Replacement
NOTE: Perchlorate Material – special handling may
apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
Separating Case Halves
The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.
2. Remove and replace the battery. Avoid touching the
1. If the RKE transmitter is equipped with a screw, new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
remove the screw. With the RKE transmitter buttons battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with
facing down, use a flat blade screwdriver to pry the two rubbing alcohol.
halves of the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to
damage the elastomer seal during removal.
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3. To reassemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two How To Use Remote Start
All of the following conditions must be met before the
halves together.
engine will remote start:
NOTE: If the RKE transmitter is equipped with a screw,
• Shift lever in PARK
reinstall and tighten the screw until snug.
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still
maintaining security. The system has a range of
approximately 300 ft (91 m). Obstructions between the
vehicle and RKE transmitter may reduce this range.
• Doors closed
• Hood closed
• Hazard switch off
• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
NOTE:
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic • RKE PANIC button not pressed
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
• System not disabled from previous remote start event
• Obstructions between the vehicle and the Key Fob
• Vehicle theft alarm not active
may reduce this range.
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• Remote Start Aborted — Hood Ajar
WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or
confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious
injury or death when inhaled.
• Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters
away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls
could cause serious injury or death.
• Remote Start Aborted — L/Gate Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low
• Remote Start Aborted — System Fault
The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is turned
to the ON/RUN position.
To Enter Remote Start
Press and release the REMOTE START button
on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. The parking lights will flash and the horn
will chirp twice (if programmed). Then, the
engine will start and the vehicle will remain in the
Remote Start mode for a 15-minute cycle.
Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped
The following messages will display in the EVIC if the
vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start premaNOTE:
turely:
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
• Remote Start Aborted — Door Ajar
Remote Start mode.
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• For security, power window and power sunroof op- • The
eration (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is
• The
in the Remote Start mode.
• The
• If your power door locks were unlocked, Remote Start
will automatically lock the doors.
• The
• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two
15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However,
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON/RUN
position before you can repeat the start sequence for a
third cycle.
hood is opened
hazard switch is pressed
transmission is moved out of PARK
brake pedal is pressed
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
Vehicle
Press and release the REMOTE START button one time,
or allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shut downs, the system
Remote start will also cancel if any of the following occur: will disable the one time press of the REMOTE START
button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
• The engine stalls or RPM exceeds 2500
Start request.
• Any engine warning lamps come on
• Low Fuel Light turns on
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To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
Before the end of the 15-minute cycle, press and release
the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock
the doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
equipped). Then, insert the key into the ignition switch
and turn the switch to the ON/RUN position.
2
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN
position in order to drive the vehicle.
DOOR LOCKS
Manual Door Locks
Use the manual door lock knob to lock the doors from
inside the vehicle. If the lock knob is down when the door
is closed, the door will lock. Make sure the keys are not
inside the vehicle before closing the door.
Manual Door Lock Knob
WARNING!
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
accident, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking
brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and remove the key fob from the ignition. When leaving
the vehicle, always lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, and
do not leave the ignition in the ACC or ON/RUN
position. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
An unlocked vehicle is an invitation to thieves.
Always remove the key from the ignition and lock all
of the doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Power Door Locks
A power door lock switch is located on the driver’s and
front passenger’s door panel. Press this switch to lock or
unlock the doors and liftgate.
NOTE: To prevent from locking the key in the vehicle,
the power door lock switch will not operate when the key
is in the ignition and either front door is open. A chime
will sound as a reminder to remove the key.
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The auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by
your authorized dealer. Please see your authorized dealer
for service.
Auto Lock Doors Programming
The Automatic Door Locks feature can be enabled or
disabled as follows:
Driver Power Door Lock Switch
1 - Unlock
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped/Personal
Settings (Customer Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
2 - Lock
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
Auto Lock Doors — If Equipped
following procedure:
The auto door lock feature default condition is enabled.
1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically
switch.
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h).
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2. Within 15 seconds, cycle the ignition switch between Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit
LOCK and ON/RUN and then back to LOCK four times The doors will unlock automatically if:
ending up in the LOCK position (do not start the engine).
1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is en3. Within 30 seconds, press the power door LOCK switch abled.
to lock the doors.
2. The transmission was in gear and the vehicle speed
4. A single chime will indicate the completion of the returned to 0 mph (0 km/h).
programming.
3. The transmission is in NEUTRAL or PARK.
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
4. The driver’s door is opened.
its previous setting.
5. The doors were not previously unlocked.
NOTE:
• If you do not hear the chime it means that the system
did not enter the programming mode and you will
need to repeat the procedure.
• Use the Automatic Door Lock feature in accordance
with local laws.
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4. A single chime will indicate the completion of the
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit Programming
The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature can be programming.
enabled or disabled as follows:
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Elec- its previous setting.
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — If
NOTE:
Equipped/Personal Settings (Customer-Program• If you do not hear the chime it means that the system
mable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
did not enter the programming mode and you will
Panel” for further information.
need to repeat the procedure.
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
• Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature in
following procedure:
accordance with local laws.
1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition.
Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear
2. Within 15 seconds, cycle the ignition switch between Doors
LOCK and ON/RUN and then back to LOCK five times To provide a safer environment for small children riding
ending up in the ON/RUN position (do not start the in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with
Child-Protection Door Lock system.
engine).
3. Within 30 seconds, press the power door UNLOCK
switch to unlock the doors.
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To Engage Or Disengage The Child-Protection
Door Lock System
1. Open the rear door.
2. Insert the tip of the ignition key into the lock and
rotate to the LOCK or UNLOCK position.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.
Child-Protection Door Lock Location
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NOTE: For emergency exit with the system engaged,
move the lock knob up (unlocked position), roll down the
window and open the door with the outside door handle.
POWER WINDOWS — IF EQUIPPED
Power Window Switches
The window controls on the driver’s door trim panel
control all the door windows. There are single window
controls on each passenger door trim panel, which operate the passenger door windows. The window controls
will operate when the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN
or ACC position.
Child-Protection Door Lock Function
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:
• For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power window
switches will remain active for 45 seconds after the
ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature.
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• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power
window switches will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position. Opening either front door will cancel this
feature. The time for this feature is programmable.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”
for further information.
WARNING!
Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in the
ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended
children, can become entrapped by the windows
while operating the power window switches. Such
entrapment may result in serious injury or death.
Power Window Switch Location
Auto-Down
The driver’s door window switch has 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.
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Window Lockout Switch
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door allows
you to disable the window control on the other doors. To
disable the window controls on the other doors, press the
window LOCKOUT switch. To enable the window controls, press the window LOCKOUT switch a second time.
LIFTGATE
NOTE: The key that is used to start the vehicle is also
used to lock or unlock the doors and open the liftgate.
To unlock the liftgate, insert the key into the lock and
turn to the right (manual lock models only). The liftgate
can also be unlocked using the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter or by activating the power door lock
switches located on the front doors. The central locking/
unlocking feature (if equipped) can also be activated
from the liftgate key cylinder.
Window Lockout Switch
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Once unlocked, the liftgate can be opened or closed NOTE:
without using the key. To open the liftgate, squeeze the • In the event of a power malfunction, or the RKE
transmitter is inoperative, insert the key into the
liftgate release and pull the liftgate open with one fluid
liftgate lock cylinder and turn to the right (manual
motion.
lock models only). Using the liftgate handle, pull the
liftgate open with one fluid motion.
• Although the liftgate has no inside release mechanism,
the liftgate trim panel includes an opening with a
snap-in cap that provides access to release the latch in
the event of an electrical system malfunction.
WARNING!
Opening The Liftgate
• Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the liftgate closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• If you are required to drive with the liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed, and the
climate control blower switch is set at high speed.
Do not use the recirculation mode.
• Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) located
on top of the front seats (integrated into the head
restraint) — if equipped
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
(SABIC) for the driver and passengers seated next to a
window
Gas props support the liftgate in the open position. • Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) — if
However, because the gas pressure drops with temperaequipped
ture, it may be necessary to assist the props when
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering
opening the liftgate in cold weather.
wheel
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
• Knee bolsters for front seat occupants
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems:
• Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners that may
enhance occupant protection by managing occupant
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for the driver and
energy during an impact event
all passengers
• All seat belt systems (except the driver’s) include
• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passenger
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the
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seat belt webbing into position by extending the belt Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
item in a seat — if equipped
buckled up in a rear seat.
Please pay close attention to the information in this
WARNING!
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as Infants in rear facing child restraints should never
possible.
ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger
If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized Advanced Front Air Bag. An air bag deployment can
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether cause severe injury or death to infants in that position.
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
on LATCH, see Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or belt(LATCH).
positioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
NOTE: The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
rates of inflation based on several factors, including the children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under
severity and type of collision.
their arm.
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If a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
(Refer to “Child Restraints”)
5. 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 ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
WARNING!
2. All occupants should always wear their lap and
shoulder belts properly.
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be
moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced
Front Air Bags room to inflate.
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
air bags.
4. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the
side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
between you and the door.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) and Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
also need room to inflate. Do not lean against the
door or window. Sit upright in the center of the
seat.
• In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly
buckled up. You can strike the interior of your
vehicle or other passengers, or you can be thrown
out of the vehicle. Always be sure you and others
in your vehicle are buckled up properly.
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of
ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with
lap/shoulder belts.
The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during
very sudden stops or collisions. This feature allows the
shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under
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normal conditions. However, in a collision the belt will
lock and reduce the risk of you striking the inside of the
vehicle or being thrown out.
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.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision the best.
• Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to
wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in a collision, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
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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 along side the pillar near the
back of your seat. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the
belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as
necessary to allow the belt to go around your lap.
Pulling Out The Latch Plate
3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
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WARNING!
• A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will
not protect you properly. The lap portion could
ride too high on your body, possibly causing
internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the
buckle nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you
properly. In a sudden stop you could move too far
forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear
your seat belt snugly.
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Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle
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WARNING! (Continued)
• A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause
internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder
bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that
your strongest bones will take the force in a
collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up
on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight,
tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt
reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a collision.
Positioning Lap Belt
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t
be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across
your abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as
possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt may not protect you properly. In a
collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the
belt is straight. If you can’t straighten a belt in
your vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer
immediately and have it fixed.
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor
will withdraw any slack in the belt.
6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position.
If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to
allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
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Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the front seat, the shoulder belt can be adjusted
upward or downward to position the belt away from
your neck. Push the anchorage button to release the
anchorage, and move it up or down to the position that
fits you best.
NOTE: The adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage is
equipped with an Easy Up feature. This feature allows
the shoulder belt anchorage to be adjusted in the upward
position without pressing the release button. To verify
the shoulder belt anchorage is latched, pull downward
on the shoulder belt anchorage until it is locked into
position.
Adjustable Anchorage
As a guide, if you are shorter than average you will
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average
you will prefer a higher position. When you release the
anchorage, try to move it down to make sure that it is
locked in position.
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In the rear seat, move toward the center of the seat to
position the belt away from your neck.
Second Row Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating
Instructions
The second row center lap/shoulder belt features a
three-point seat belt with a mini-latch and buckle, which
allows the shoulder belt to detach from the lower anchor
when the seat is folded. The mini-buckle and shoulder
belt can then be stored out of the way in the right side
trim panel for added convenience.
2
1. Remove the mini-latch and regular latch from its
stowed position in the right rear side trim panel.
Mini-Latch Stowage
2. Grasp the mini-latch plate and pull the belt over the
seat.
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3. Route the shoulder belt to the inside of the right head 5. Sit back in the seat. Slide the regular latch plate up the
restraint.
webbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to go around
your lap.
6. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
Routing The Rear Center Shoulder Belt
4. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the minilatch plate into the mini-buckle until you hear a “click.”
Connecting Mini-Latch To Buckle
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7. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up
on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight,
pull on the lap belt. A snug belt reduces the risk of sliding
under the belt in a collision.
8. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor
will withdraw any slack in the belt.
9. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
Detaching Mini-Latch And Buckle
Rear Center Seat Belt Buckled
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10. To disengage the mini-latch from the mini-buckle for
storage, insert the regular latch plate into the black
button on the top of the mini-buckle. The belt will
automatically retract to its stowed position. If necessary,
slide the latch plate down the webbing to allow the belt
to retract fully. Insert the mini-latch plate into the slot
provided in the trim panel.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
folded webbing.
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR)
which are used to secure a child restraint system. For
additional information, refer to “Installing Child ReLap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
straints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/ Restraints” section. The chart below defines the type of
shoulder belt.
feature for each seating position.
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the
anchor point.
First Row
Second Row
Driver
N/A
ALR
Center
N/A
ALR
2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate,
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create a • N/A — Not Applicable
fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of the
latch plate.
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ALR
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If the passenger seating position is equipped with an position that has a belt with this feature. Children
12 years old and under should always be properly
ALR and is being used for normal usage:
restrained in the rear seat.
Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably
wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull 2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfort- the entire belt is extracted.
ably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) —
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
If Equipped
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically preUnbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
locked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is availMode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency)
able on all passenger-seating positions with a combinalocking mode.
tion lap/shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode
anytime a child safety seat is installed in a seating
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WARNING!
• The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced
if the seat belt assembly Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) feature or any other seat belt function is not working properly when checked according to the procedures in the Service Manual.
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
Energy Management Feature
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy
Management feature in the front seating positions to help
further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on
collision. This safety belt system has a retractor assembly
that is designed to release webbing in a controlled
manner. This feature is designed to help reduce the belt
force acting on the occupant’s chest.
Seat Belt Pretensioners
The seat belts for both front seating positions are
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 assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant
early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants, including those in child restraints.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
worn snugly and positioned properly.
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.
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Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) — If
Equipped
These head restraints are passive, deployable components, and vehicles with this equipment cannot be readily
identified by any markings, only through visual inspection of the head restraint. The head restraint will be split
in two halves, with the front half being soft foam and
trim, the back half being decorative plastic.
How The Active Head Restraints (AHR) Work
The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
whether the severity, or type of rear impact will require
the Active Head Restraints (AHR) to deploy. If a rear
impact requires deployment, both the driver and front
passenger seat AHRs will be deployed.
When AHRs deploy during a rear impact, the front half
of the head restraint extends forward to minimize the gap
between the back of the occupant’s head and the AHR.
This system is designed to help prevent or reduce the
extent of injuries to the driver and front passenger in
certain types of rear impacts.
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NOTE: The Active Head Restraints (AHR) may or may
not deploy in the event of a front or side impact.
However if during a front impact, a secondary rear
impact occurs, the AHR may deploy based on several
factors, including the severity and type of the impact.
Active Head Restraint (AHR) Components
1 — Head Restraint Front Half
(Soft Foam and Trim)
2 — Seatback
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(Decorative Plastic Rear
Cover)
4 — Head Restraint Guide
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1. Grasp the deployed AHR from the rear seat.
CAUTION!
All occupants, including the driver, should not operate a vehicle or sit in a vehicle’s seat until the head
restraints are placed in their proper positions in order
to minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a
collision.
NOTE: For more information on properly adjusting and
positioning the head restraint, refer to “Adjusting Active
Head Restraints” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle”.
Resetting Active Head Restraints (AHR)
Hand Positioning Points On AHR
If the Active Head Restraints are triggered in a collision,
you must reset the head restraint on the driver’s and 2. Position the hands on the top of the deployed AHR at
front passenger seat. You can recognize when the Active a comfortable position.
Head Restraint has been triggered by the fact that they
have moved forward (as shown in step three of the
resetting procedure).
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3. Pull down then rearward towards the rear of the
vehicle then down to engage the locking mechanism.
3 — Final Downward Movement To Engage Locking Mechanism
1 — Downward Movement
2 — Rearward Movement
4. The AHR front soft foam and trim half should lock
into the back decorative plastic half.
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Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert姞)
BeltAlert威 is a feature intended to remind the driver and
front passenger (if equipped with front passenger
BeltAlert威) to fasten their seat belts. The feature is active
whenever the ignition is on. If the driver or front seat
passenger is unbelted, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will
turn on and remain on until both front seat belts are
fastened.
The BeltAlert威 warning sequence begins after the vehicle
speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt
Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime.
AHR In Reset Position
Once the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire
NOTE:
duration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened.
• If you have difficulties or problems resetting the
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
Active Head Restraints, see an authorized dealer.
Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
• For safety reasons, have the Active Head Restraints are fastened. The driver should instruct all other occuchecked by a qualified specialist at an authorized pants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is
dealer.
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unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph Seat Belt Extender
(8 km/h), BeltAlert威 will provide both audio and visual If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended, and
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
notification.
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
The front passenger seat BeltAlert威 is not active when the
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert威 may be
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the front
long enough. When it is not required, remove the expassenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if
tender and store it.
equipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in
the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are
WARNING!
secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly stowed.
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
BeltAlert威 can be enabled or disabled by your authorized
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
dealer. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend deacwhen the seat belt is not long enough when it is worn
tivating BeltAlert威.
low and snug, and in the recommended seating
NOTE: Although BeltAlert威 has been deactivated, the positions. Remove and store the extender when not
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate needed.
while the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with
BeltAlert威) seat belt remains unfastened.
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Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
1 — Driver And Passenger
2 — Knee Bolster
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat Advanced Front Air Bags
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The NOTE: The Driver and Front Passenger Advanced Front
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the Air Bags are certified to the new Federal regulations for
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The Advanced Air Bags.
words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the air bag covers.
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The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage inflator
design. This allows the air bag to have different rates of
inflation that are based on several factors, including the
severity and type of collision.
This vehicle may be equipped with Supplemental SeatMounted Side Air Bags (SAB) to provide enhanced
protection for an occupant during a side impact. The
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags are located in
the outboard side of the front seats.
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the NOTE:
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon • Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
but they will open during air bag deployment.
seat position.
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front • After any accident, the vehicle should be taken to an
authorized dealer immediately.
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
Air Bag System Components
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag
Advanced Front Air Bags.
system components:
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Side Air Bag
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the driver, front,
and rear passengers sitting next to a window. The SABIC • Air Bag Warning Light
are located above the side windows. The trim covering
• Steering Wheel and Column
the side air bags is labeled SRS AIRBAG.
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• Instrument Panel
• Knee Impact Bolster
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
• Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
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.
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
(SABIC)
impact that requires air bag deployment. This low output
is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy output is
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
used for more severe collisions.
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
and Seat Track Position Sensors
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WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the air
bag on the instrument panel, because any such
objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a
collision severe enough to cause the air bag to
inflate.
• Do not put anything on or around the air bag
covers or attempt to open them manually. You may
damage the air bags and you could be injured
because the air bags may no longer be functional.
The protective covers for the air bag cushions are
designed to open only when the air bags are
inflating.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios,
etc.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
— If Equipped
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) may
provide enhanced protection to help protect an occupant
during a side impact. The SAB is marked with an air bag
label sewn into the outboard side of the front seats.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Label
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When the air bag deploys, it opens the seam between the
front and side of the seat’s trim cover. Each air bag
deploys independently; a left side impact deploys the left
air bag only and a right-side impact deploys the right air
bag only.
2
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC)
SABIC air bags may offer side-impact and vehicle rollover protection to front and rear seat outboard occupants
in addition to that provided by the body structure. Each
air bag features inflated chambers placed adjacent to the
head of each outboard occupant that reduce the potential
Side Curtain Air Bag Label Location
for side-impact head injuries. The SABIC air bags deploy
NOTE:
downward, covering both windows on the impact side.
• Should a vehicle rollover occur, the pretensioners
and/or SAB and SABIC curtains on both sides of the
vehicle may deploy.
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
but they will open during air bag deployment.
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• Being too close to the Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtain and/or Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag
during deployment could cause you to be severely
injured or killed.
The system includes side impact sensors that are calibrated to deploy the side air bags during impacts that
require air bag occupant protection.
WARNING!
• Your vehicle is equipped with left and right
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC), do not stack luggage or other cargo up
high enough to block the location of the SABIC.
The area where the SABIC is located should remain free from any obstructions.
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• If your vehicle is equipped with SABIC air bags,
do not have any accessory items installed which
will alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to
your vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require
permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof
of the vehicle for any reason.
Knee Impact Bolsters
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
driver and the front passenger, and position front occu(Continued) pants for the best interaction with the Advanced Front
Air Bags.
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Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Air Bags work with the knee bolsters to provide improved protection for the driver and front passenger. Side
air bags also work with seat belts to improve occupant
protection.
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to provide additional protection by supplementing the seat belts in
certain frontal collisions depending on several factors,
including the severity and type of collision. 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
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
frontal collisions, including some that may produce subThe ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
stantial vehicle damage — for example, some pole collirequired for this vehicle.
sions, truck underrides, and angle offset collisions. On
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or the other hand, depending on the type and location of
side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required. impact, Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes
Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic with little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a
ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, SABIC air severe initial deceleration.
bags, Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags — if
The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions.
equipped, and front seat belt pretensioners, as required,
Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and
depending on several factors, including the severity and
type of collision.
type of impact.
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Also, the ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning
Light in the instrument panel for approximately four to eight seconds for a self-check
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn off. If the
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all colliORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it
sions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
turns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momentarily
away from an inflating air bag.
or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of comes on again after initial startup.
the air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in the
It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instruSTART or ON/RUN position. If the key is in the OFF
ment cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is
position, in the ACC position, or not in the ignition, the
noted that could affect the air bag system. The diagnosair bag system is not on and the air bags will not inflate.
tics also record the nature of the malfunction.
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.
Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should
have deployed.
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WARNING!
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the air bags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the
air bag system immediately.
Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units
The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering
wheel and on the right side of the instrument panel.
When the ORC detects a collision requiring the Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A large
quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates
are possible, based on the collision type and severity. The
steering wheel hub trim cover and the upper right side of
the instrument panel separate and fold out of the way as
the air bags inflate to their full size. The air bags fully
inflate in about 50 to 70 milliseconds. This is about half of
the time it takes to blink your eyes. The air bags then
quickly deflate while helping to restrain the driver and
front passenger.
The Advanced Front Air Bag gas is vented through the
vent holes in the sides of the air bag. In this way, the air
bags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB)
Inflator Units — If Equipped
The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) are
designed to activate only in certain side collisions.
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side
air bags to inflate, based on several factors, including the
severity and type of collision.
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Based on several factors, including the severity and type
of collision, the side air bag inflator on the crash side of
the vehicle may be triggered, releasing a quantity of
non-toxic gas. The inflating SAB exits through the seat
seam into the space between the occupant and the door.
The SAB fully inflate in about 10 milliseconds. The side
air bag moves at a very high speed and with such a high
force that it could injure you if you are not seated
properly, or if items are positioned in the area where the
side air bag inflates. This especially applies to children.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) Inflator Units
During collisions where the impact is confined to a
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may
deploy the SABIC air bags, depending on several factors,
including the severity and type of collision. In these
events, the ORC will deploy the SABIC only on the
impact side of the vehicle.
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
curtain air bag. The inflating side curtain air bag pushes
the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and
covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30
milliseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takes
to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you
are not belted and seated properly, or if items are
positioned in the area where the side curtain air bag
inflates. This especially applies to children. The side
curtain air bag is only about 3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when
it is inflated.
Because air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time,
vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of
whether or not an air bag should have deployed.
NOTE: In a rollover the pretensioners and/or SAB and
SABIC air bags may deploy on both sides of the vehicle.
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Front And Side Impact Sensors
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the
the battery has power or until the ignition key is
ORC in determining appropriate response to impact
removed.
events.
• Unlock the doors automatically.
Enhanced Accident Response System
In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
In the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if
functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
the communication network remains intact, and the
changed from IGN ON to IGN OFF.
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the
event the ORC will determine whether to have the If A Deployment Occurs
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the follow- The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate
immediately after deployment.
ing functions:
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
the air bag system.
until the ignition key is turned off.
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If you do have a collision, which deploys the air bags, any
or all of the following may occur:
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause
abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and
front passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deabrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium bags will not be in place to protect you.
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
WARNING!
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
immediately.
seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retrac• As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like tor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer imparticles. The particles are a normal by-product of the mediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Conprocess that generates the non-toxic gas used for air troller System serviced as well.
bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
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Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• 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 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.
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Air Bag Warning Light
You will want to have the air bags ready to
inflate for your protection in a collision. The
Air Bag Warning Light monitors the internal
circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with air bag system electrical components. While the air
bag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of
the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service
the air bag system immediately.
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during
the four to eight seconds when the ignition switch is
first turned on.
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to
eight second interval.
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The air bags may
not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly
check the fuse block for blown fuses. Refer to the label
located on the inside of the fuse block cover for the
proper air bag fuses. See your authorized dealer if the
fuse is good.
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
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
were buckled/fastened;
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
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
times, including babies and children. Every state in the
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
United States and all Canadian provinces require that
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
small children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no perlaw, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
sonal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
are recorded. However, other parties, such as law en- Children 12 years or younger should ride properly
forcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats, rather than in the front.
crash investigation.
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The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth until
In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby, they reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier.
Convertible child seats can be used either rearwardcan become a projectile inside the vehicle. The force
facing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child
required to hold even an infant on your lap could
become so great that you could not hold the child, no seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearwardmatter how strong you are. The child and others facing direction than infant carriers do, so they can be
could be badly injured. Any child riding in your used rearward-facing by children who have outgrown
vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child’s their infant carrier but are still less than at least two years
old. Children should remain rearward-facing until they
size.
reach the highest weight or height allowed by their
convertible child seat. Both types of child restraints are
Infants And Child Restraints
Safety experts recommend that children ride rearward- held in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the
facing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until LATCH child restraint anchor system. Refer to “Lower
they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)”.
facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can
be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible
child seats.
WARNING!
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WARNING!
Rearward-facing child seats must never be used in
the front seat of a vehicle with the front passenger air
bag. An air bag deployment could cause severe
injury or death to infants in this position.
in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH
child restraint anchorage system. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)”.
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
Older Children And Child Restraints
the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardseat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are held
facing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and
in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt.
convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who are over two years old or who NOTE: For additional information, refer to
have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Canatheir rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should dian residents should refer to Transport Canada’s webremain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for site for additional information: http://www.tc.gc.ca/
as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height roadsafety/safedrivers/childsafety/index.htm
allowed by the child seat. These child seats are also held
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you make sure that you can install the child restraint in
the vehicle where you will use it, before you buy it.
WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• A rearward-facing child restraint should only be
used in a rear seat. A rearward-facing child restraint in the front seat may be struck by a deploying passenger air bag which may cause severe or
fatal injury to the infant.
Here are some tips on getting the most out of your child
restraint:
• Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. Chrysler Group LLC also recommends that
• The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s
weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for
weight and height limits.
• Carefully follow the instructions that come with the
restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may
not work when you need it.
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) to
secure a Child Restraint System (CRS). These 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 will make a
ratcheting noise if you extract the entire belt from the
retractor and then allow the belt to retract into the
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retractor. For additional information on ALR, refer to retracts, you will hear a ratcheting sound. This indicates
“Automatic Locking Mode”. The chart below defines the the safety belt is now in the Automatic Locking mode.
seating positions with an Automatic Locking Retractor
2. Finally, pull on any excess webbing to tighten the lap
(ALR) or a cinching latch plate.
portion around the child restraint. Any seat belt system
Driver
Center
Passenger
will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally, and
CRS Lock CRS Lock
CRS Lock
pull it tight if necessary.
First Row
N/A
N/A
ALR
• In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the
Second Row
ALR
ALR
ALR
lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the
• N/A — Not Applicable
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
Installing a Child Restraint with an ALR:
buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path
opening on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate
from the buckle and twist the short buckle end of the
belt several times to shorten it. Insert the latch plate
into the buckle with the release button facing out.
1. To install a child restraint with ALR, first, pull enough
of the seat belt webbing from the retractor to route it • If the belt still can’t be tightened, or if pulling and
pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, disconnect
through the belt path of the child restraint. Slide the latch
the latch plate from the buckle, turn the latch plate
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.” Next,
extract all the seat belt webbing out of the retractor and
then allow the belt to retract into the retractor. As the belt
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around, and insert the latch plate into the buckle • Make sure that the child is upright in the seat.
again. If you still can’t make the child restraint secure,
• The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug
try a different seating position.
as possible.
• Buckle the child into the seat according to the child
• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or
restraint manufacturer’s directions.
slouching can move the belt out of position.
WARNING!
When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in
the vehicle with the seat belt 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 lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat.
• If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the
child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a
child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind
their back.
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)
Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren. The LATCH system
provides for the installation of the child restraint without
using the vehicle seat belt. All three rear seating positions
have lower anchorages that are capable of accommodating LATCH-compatible child seats having flexible,
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webbing-mounted lower attachments. Child seats with
fixed lower attachments must be installed in the outboard positions only. Regardless of the specific type of
lower attachment, never install LATCH-compatible child
seats such that two seats share a common lower anchorage. If you are installing LATCH-compatible child restraints in adjacent rear seating positions, you can use the
LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for the outboard
position, but you must use the vehicle’s seat belt at the
center position. If your child restraints are not LATCHcompatible, you can only install the child restraints using
the vehicle’s seat belts. Please refer to “Installing The
Rear Seat LATCH
Child Restraint System” for typical installation instrucChild restraints systems having attachments designed to
tions.
connect to the lower anchorages are now available. Child
restraints having tether straps and hooks for connection
to the top tether anchorage, have been available for some
time. In fact, many child restraint manufacturers will
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provide add-on tether strap kits for some of their older restraint installation, instead of tucking the seat belt
products. Tether anchorage kits are also available for behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the
child restraint belt path and then buckle it. This should
most older vehicles.
stow the seat belt out of the reach of an inquisitive child.
Because the lower anchorages are to be introduced to
Remind all children in the vehicle that the seat belts are
passenger carrying vehicles over a period of years, child
not toys and should not be played with, and never leave
restraint systems having attachments for those anchoryour child unattended in the vehicle.
ages will continue to have features for installation in
vehicles using the lap or lap/shoulder belt. They will also Installing The Child Restraint System
have tether straps, and you are urged to take advantage We urge you to carefully follow the directions of the
of all of the available attachments provided with your manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Many,
but not all, restraint systems will be equipped with
child restraint in any vehicle.
separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or
NOTE: When using the LATCH attaching system to
connector, and a means for adjusting the tension in the
install a child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts
strap. Forward-facing toddler restraints and some
not being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out
rearward-facing infant restraints will also be equipped
of reach of children. It is recommended that before
with a tether strap with a hook and means for adjusting
installing the child restraint, buckle the seat belt so the
the tension in the strap.
seat belt is tucked behind the child restraint and out of
reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with the child
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In general, you will first loosen the adjusters on the lower
and tether straps so that you can attach the hook or
connector to the lower and tether anchorages more easily.
The tether strap should be routed over the center of the
head restraint and attached to the tether anchor on the rear
of the seatback. Then tighten all three straps as you push
the child restraint rearward and downward into the seat.
Not all child restraint systems will be installed as we
have described here. Again, carefully follow the instructions that come with the child restraint system.
NOTE: If your child restraint seat is not LATCHcompatible, install the restraint using the vehicle seat
belts.
WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchor position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
Rear Seat Tether Anchors
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The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For
the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your VePets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
hicle”.
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
Transporting Pets
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.
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine and
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
CAUTION!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil
in the engine or damage may result.
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or NOTE: A new engine may consume some oil during its
first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This
55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
should be considered a normal part of the break-in and
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental and should be avoided.
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SAFETY TIPS
Exhaust Gas
Transporting Passengers
NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
AREA.
WARNING!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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
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 belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
system.
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the or retractor condition, replace the belt.
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the com- Air Bag Warning Light
plete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, The light should come on and remain on for four to eight
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes turned ON. If the light is not lit during starting, see your
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition, authorized dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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Defroster
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
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.
WARNING! (Continued)
• Always make sure that floor mats are properly
attached to the floor mat fasteners.
• Never place or install floor mats or other floor
coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly
secured to prevent them from moving and interfering with the pedals or the ability to control the
vehicle.
• Never put floor mats or other floor coverings on
top of already installed floor mats. Additional
floor mats and other coverings will reduce the size
of the pedal area and interfere with the pedals.
• Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always properly reinstall and secure floor mats that
have been removed for cleaning.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the
driver footwell while the vehicle is moving. Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal
and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle
control.
• If required, mounting posts must be properly
installed, if not equipped from the factory.
Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or
mounting can cause interference with the brake
pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss
of control of the vehicle.
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
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 nuts for tightness. Check the tires
(including spare) for proper cold inflation pressure.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of exterior lights
while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high
beam indicator lights on the instrument panel.
Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid, or
brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be
located and corrected immediately.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
▫ Sun Visor Sliding Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 䡵 Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 99
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . . 95
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ Outside Mirror — Driver Side . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
▫ Uconnect™ Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
▫ Outside Mirror — Passenger Side . . . . . . . . . . 97
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . 116
▫ Folding Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect™ Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
▫ Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
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䡵 Voice Command — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
▫ Voice Command System Operation . . . . . . . . 129
▫ Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
▫ Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
▫ Reclining Rear Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 147
▫ Voice Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 䡵 To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
䡵 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 䡵 Lights
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
▫ Power Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ Headlights And Parking Lights . . . . . . . . . . 150
▫ Manual Front Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . 150
▫ Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
▫ Manual Lumbar — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 139
▫ Driver’s Seatback Recline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
▫ Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat . . . . . . . . . . . 141
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
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▫ Instrument Panel Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
▫ Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
䡵 Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . 154 䡵 Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 161
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
䡵 Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
䡵 Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped . . . . . 158
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
▫ Before You Begin Programming
HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . 163
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . 165
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . 166
▫ Using HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
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䡵 Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 䡵 Power Inverter — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 䡵 Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . 171 䡵 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
▫ Glove Compartment And Storage Bin . . . . . . 178
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . 171
▫ Door Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 䡵 Console Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 䡵 Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
▫ Sunshade Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
䡵 Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
▫ Cargo Light/Removable Self-Recharging
Flashlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
▫ Cargo Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
▫ Removable Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
▫ Cargo Tie-Down Loops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
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▫ Fold Down Speakers — If Equipped . . . . . . . 187
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
䡵 Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
䡵 Roof Luggage Rack — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 189
▫ Rear Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
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MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and
vertical mirror adjustment. Adjust the mirror to center on
the view through the rear window.
Headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small
control under the mirror to the night position (toward the
rear of vehicle). The mirror should be adjusted while set
in the day position (toward the windshield).
Adjusting Rearview Mirror
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Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or
off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light
to the left of the button will illuminate to indicate when
the dimming feature is activated. The sensor to the right
of the button does not illuminate.
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NOTE: This feature is disabled when the vehicle is
moving in reverse.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
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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To adjust a mirror, turn the control wand toward the left
Power Mirrors
The power mirror controls are located on the driver’s or right mirror positions indicated. Tilt the control wand
door trim panel.
in the direction you want the mirror to move. When you
are finished adjusting the mirror, turn the control to the
center position to prevent accidentally moving a mirror.
WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side mirror could cause you to collide with
another vehicle or other object. Use your inside
mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle
seen in the passenger side mirror.
Power Mirror Control
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Outside Mirror — Driver Side
Adjust the flat outside mirror to center on the adjacent
lane of traffic with a slight overlap of the view obtained
on the inside mirror.
Outside Mirror — Passenger Side
Adjust the convex outside mirror to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight overlap of the view
obtained on the inside mirror.
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Driver’s Side Mirror Directions
Passenger Side Mirror Directions
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WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side 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 mirror.
Folding Outside Mirrors
The outside mirrors are hinged and may be moved,
Folding the Outside Mirrors
manually, either forward or rearward to resist damage.
The hinges have three detent positions; full forward, full Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
rearward and normal.
feature is activated whenever you turn on the rear
window defroster. Refer to “Rear Window Features” in
“Understanding the Features of Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
To use the mirror, pull the sun visor down and rotate the Uconnect™ Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, inmirror cover upward.
vehicle communications system. Uconnect™ Phone allows you to dial a phone number with your mobile
phone using simple voice commands (e.g., “Call” ѧ
“Mike” ѧ “Work” or “Dial” ѧ “248-555-1212”). Your
mobile phone’s audio is transmitted through your vehicle’s audio system; the system will automatically mute
your radio when using the Uconnect™ Phone.
NOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone requires a mobile phone
equipped with the Bluetooth威 “Hands-Free Profile”, Version 0.96 or higher. See the Uconnect™ website for
supported phones.
Vanity Mirror
For Uconnect™ customer support, visit the following
websites:
Sun Visor Sliding Feature
• www.chrysler.com/uconnect
The sun visors may be pulled out to provide extended
• www.dodge.com/uconnect
coverage of the side glass.
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100 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
• www.jeep.com/uconnect
system. Only one linked (or paired) mobile phone can be
used with the system at a time. The system is available in
English, Spanish, or French languages.
• or call 1–877–855–8400
Uconnect™ Phone allows you to transfer calls between
the system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit
your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s
microphone for private conversation.
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following local laws and
phone use. All attention should be kept on the
roadway ahead. Failure to do so may result in a
collision causing serious injury or death.
The Uconnect™ Phone is driven through your
Bluetooth威 “Hands-Free Profile” mobile phone.
Uconnect™ features Bluetooth威 technology - the global
standard that enables different electronic devices to connect to each other without wires or a docking station, so Uconnect™ Phone Button
Uconnect™ Phone works no matter where you stow your
The radio or steering wheel controls (if
mobile phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as
equipped) will contain the two control buttons
long as your phone is turned on and has been paired to
button and Voice Com(Uconnect™ Phone
the vehicle’s Uconnect™ Phone. The Uconnect™ Phone
mand
button) that will enable you to
allows up to seven mobile phones to be linked to the access the system. When you press the button you will
hear the word Uconnect™ followed by a BEEP. The beep
is your signal to give a command.
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Voice Command Button
Actual button location may vary with the radio. The individual buttons are described in the
“Operation” section.
Operation
Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect™
Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect™ Phone
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most
Uconnect™ Phone prompts. You will be prompted for a
The Uconnect™ Phone can be used with any Hands-Free specific command and then guided through the available
Profile certified Bluetooth威 mobile phone. See the options.
Uconnect™ website for supported phones. Refer to your
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for
mobile service provider or the phone manufacturer for
the beep, which follows the “Ready” prompt or andetails.
other prompt.
The Uconnect™ Phone is fully integrated with the vehi• For certain operations, compound commands can be
cle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect™ Phone
used. For example, instead of saying “Setup” and then
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
“Pair a Device”, the following compound command
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
can be said: “Pair a Bluetooth威 Device”.
switch), if so equipped.
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the
The radio display will be used for visual prompts from
compound form of the voice command is given. You
the Uconnect™ Phone such as “CELL” or caller ID on
can also break the commands into parts and say each
certain radios.
part of the command when you are asked for it. For
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102 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
example, you can use the compound form voice
command “Phonebook New Entry”, or you can break
the compound form command into two voice commands: “Phonebook” and “New Entry”. Please remember, the Uconnect™ Phone works best when you
talk in a normal conversational tone, as if speaking to
someone sitting a few feet/meters away from you.
Voice Command Tree
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
Help Command
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following
the beep. The Uconnect™ Phone will play some of the
options at any prompt if you ask for help.
Cancel Command
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
you will be returned to the main menu. However, in a
few instances the system will take you back to the
previous menu.
Pair (Link) Uconnect™ Phone To A Mobile Phone
To begin using your Uconnect™ Phone, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth威 enabled mobile phone.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The
Uconnect™ website may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
The following are general phone to Uconnect™ Phone
pairing instructions:
To activate the Uconnect™ Phone, simply press the
• Press the
button to begin.
button and follow the audible prompts for directions.
Uconnect™ Phone sessions begin with a press of the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
button on the radio control head.
“Device Pairing”.
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• When prompted, after the beep, say “Pair a Device”
and follow the audible prompts.
• You will be asked to say a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN), which you will later need to
enter into your mobile phone. You can enter any
four-digit PIN. You will not need to remember this PIN
after the initial pairing process.
phone to use if multiple mobile phones are in the
vehicle at the same time. For example, if priority three
and priority five phones are present in the vehicle, the
Uconnect™ Phone will use the priority three mobile
phone when you make a call. You can select to use a
lower priority mobile phone at any time (refer to
“Advanced Phone Connectivity” in this section).
Dial By Saying A Number
• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to
button to begin.
give the Uconnect™ Phone a name for your mobile • Press the
phone. Each mobile phone that is paired should be
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
given a unique phone name.
“Dial”.
• You will then be asked to give your mobile phone a
• The system will prompt you to say the number you
priority level between one and seven, with one being
want to call.
the highest priority. You can pair up to seven mobile
phones to your Uconnect™ Phone. However, at any • For example, you can say “234-567-8901”.
given time, only one mobile phone can be in use, • The Uconnect™ Phone will confirm the phone number
connected to your Uconnect™ System. The priority
and then dial. The number will appear in the display
allows the Uconnect™ Phone to know which mobile
of certain radios.
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Call By Saying A Name
Add Names To Your Uconnect™ Phonebook
• Press the
NOTE: Adding names to the Uconnect™ Phonebook is
recommended when the vehicle is not in motion.
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
• Press the
“Call”.
button to begin.
• The system will prompt you to say the name of the • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
person you want to call.
“Phonebook New Entry”.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
the name of the person you want to call. For example,
long names helps the Voice Command and it is recomyou can say “John Doe”, where John Doe is a previmended. For example, say “Robert Smith” or “Robert”
ously stored name entry in the Uconnect™ phonebook
instead of “Bob”.
or downloaded phonebook. To learn how to store a
• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g.,
name in the phonebook, refer to “Add Names to Your
“Home”, “Work”, “Mobile”, or “Other”). This will
Uconnect™ Phonebook”, in the phonebook.
allow you to store multiple numbers for each phone• The Uconnect™ system will confirm the name and
book entry, if desired.
then dial the corresponding phone number, which
• When prompted, recite the phone number for the
may appear in the display of certain radios.
phonebook entry that you are adding.
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After you are finished adding an entry into the phone- • To call a name from the Uconnect™ Phonebook or
book, you will be given the opportunity to add more
downloaded Phonebook, follow the procedure in
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the
“Call by Saying a Name” section.
main menu.
• Automatic download and update, if supported, begins
The Uconnect™ Phone will allow you to enter up to 32
as soon as the Bluetooth威 wireless phone connection is
names in the phonebook with each name having up to
made to the Uconnect™ Phone, for example, after you
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
start the vehicle.
language has a separate 32-name phonebook accessible
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be downonly in that language. In addition, if equipped and
loaded and updated every time a phone is connected
supported by your phone, Uconnect™ Phone automatito the Uconnect™ Phone.
cally downloads your mobile phone’s phonebook.
• Depending on the maximum number of entries downPhonebook Download – Automatic Phonebook
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
Transfer From Mobile Phone
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if availIf equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
able, the previously downloaded phonebook is availUconnect™ Phone automatically downloads names (text
able for use.
names) and number entries from your mobile phone’s
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth威 Phones with Phone Book • Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
Access Profile may support this feature. See Uconnect™
phone is accessible.
website for supported phones.
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• Only the mobile phone’s phonebook is downloaded. • You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook
SIM card phonebook is not part of the Mobile phoneentry that you wish to edit.
book.
• Next, choose the number designation (home, work,
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
mobile, or other) that you wish to edit.
deleted on the Uconnect™ Phone. These can only be
• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transphonebook entry that you are editing.
ferred and updated to Uconnect™ Phone on the next
phone connection.
After you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook,
you will be given the opportunity to edit another entry in
Edit Uconnect™ Phonebook Entries
the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or return
NOTE:
to the main menu.
• Editing names in the phonebook is recommended
“Phonebook Edit Entry” can be used to add another
when the vehicle is not in motion.
phone number to a name entry that already exists in the
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
deleted or edited.
mobile and a home number, but you can add “John
Doe’s” work number later using the “Phonebook Edit
• Press the
button to begin.
Entry” feature.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook Edit Entry”.
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• After you enter the name, the Uconnect™ Phone will
ask you which designation you wish to delete: home,
NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended
work, mobile, other, or all. Say the designation you
when the vehicle is not in motion.
wish to delete.
• Press the
button to begin.
• Note that only the phonebook entry in the current
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
language is deleted.
“Phonebook Delete”.
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
• After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
deleted or edited.
then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
Delete/Erase “All” Uconnect™ Phonebook Entries
to delete. You can either say the name of a phonebook
button to begin.
entry that you wish to delete or you can say “List • Press the
Names” to hear a list of the entries in the phonebook
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
“Phonebook Erase All”.
button while the
from the list, press the
Uconnect™ Phone is playing the desired entry and say • The Uconnect™ Phone will ask you to verify that you
wish to delete all the entries from the phonebook.
“Delete”.
Delete Uconnect™ Phonebook Entry
• After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be
deleted.
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• Note that only the phonebook in the current language • The Uconnect™ Phone will then prompt you as to the
is deleted.
number designation you wish to call.
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be • The selected number will be dialed.
deleted or edited.
Phone Call Features
List All Names In The Uconnect™ Phonebook
The following features can be accessed through the
Uconnect™ Phone if the feature(s) are available on your
button to begin.
• Press the
mobile service plan. For example, if your mobile service
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
“Phonebook List Names”.
accessed through the Uconnect™ Phone. Check with
your mobile service provider for the features that you
• The Uconnect™ Phone will play the names of all the
have.
phonebook entries, including the downloaded phoneAnswer Or Reject An Incoming Call — No Call
book entries, if available.
Currently In Progress
• To call one of the names in the list, press the
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the
button during the playing of the desired name, and
Uconnect™ Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio syssay “Call”.
tem, if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the
button to accept the call. To reject the
NOTE: The user can also exercise “Edit” or “Delete” call. Press the
operations at this point.
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call, press and hold the
button until you hear a single
beep, indicating that the incoming call was rejected.
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — Call
Currently In Progress
If a call is currently in progress and you have another
incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
call waiting that you normally hear when using your
button to place the current
mobile phone. Press the
call on hold and answer the incoming call.
NOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone compatible phones in the
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
Progress
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
press the
button and say “Dial” or “Call” followed
by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to
call. The first call will be on hold while the second call is
in progress. To go back to the first call, refer to “Toggling
Between Calls” in this section. To combine two calls, refer
to “Conference Call” in this section.
Place/Retrieve A Call From Hold
To put a call on hold, press the
button until you hear
a single beep. This indicates that the call is on hold. To
bring the call back from hold, press and hold the
button until you hear a single beep.
Toggling Between Calls
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
press the
button until you hear a single beep,
indicating that the active and hold status of the two calls
have switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at a
time.
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Conference Call
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
button until you hear a
hold), press and hold the
double beep indicating that the two calls have been
joined into one conference call.
Call Termination
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the
button. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if
there is a call on hold, it will become the new active call.
If the active call is terminated by the phone far end, a call
on hold may not become active automatically. This is cell
Three-Way Calling
phone-dependent. To bring the call back from hold, press
To initiate three-way calling, press the
button while
button until you hear a single beep.
and hold the
a call is in progress, and make a second phone call, as
described under “Making a Second Call While Current Redial
Call is in Progress”. After the second call has established,
button to begin.
• Press the
button until you hear a double
press and hold the
beep, indicating that the two calls have been joined into • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Redial”.
one conference call.
• The Uconnect™ Phone will call the last number that
was dialed from your mobile phone.
NOTE: This may not be the last number dialed from the
Uconnect™ Phone.
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Call Continuation
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the
Uconnect™ Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been
switched to OFF. Call continuation functionality available on the vehicle can be any one of three types:
Uconnect™ Phone Features
Language Selection
To change the language that the Uconnect™ Phone is
using:
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can
continue on the Uconnect™ Phone either until the call • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the language you wish to switch to
ends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictates
English, Espanol, or Francais.
cessation of the call on the Uconnect™ Phone and
transfer of the call to the mobile phone.
• Continue to follow the system prompts to complete
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can
the language selection.
continue on the Uconnect™ Phone for a certain duraAfter selecting one of the languages, all prompts and
tion, after which the call is automatically transferred
voice commands will be in that language.
from the Uconnect™ Phone to the mobile phone.
NOTE: After every Uconnect™ Phone language change
• An active call is automatically transferred to the
operation, only the language-specific 32-name phonemobile phone after the ignition key is switched to OFF.
book is usable. The paired phone name is not languagespecific and is usable across all languages.
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Emergency Assistance
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
reachable:
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may
not be applicable with the available mobile service and
area.
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency • If supported, this number may be programmable on
button and say
number for your area.
some systems. To do this, press the
“Setup”, followed by “Emergency”.
If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect™ Phone is
operational, you may reach the emergency number as • The Uconnect™ Phone does slightly lower your
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that
follows:
for the mobile phone directly.
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Emergency” and the Uconnect™ Phone will instruct
the paired mobile phone to call the emergency number. This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada, and
Mexico.
NOTE:
• The emergency number dialed is based on the country
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and
WARNING!
To use your Uconnect™ Phone System in an emergency, your mobile phone must be:
• turned on,
• paired to the Uconnect™ System,
• and have network coverage.
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Towing Assistance
If you need towing assistance:
Paging
To learn how to page, refer to “Working with Automated
Systems”. Paging works properly except for pagers of
• Press the
button to begin.
certain companies, which time out a little too soon to
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say work properly with the Uconnect™ Phone.
“Towing Assistance”.
Voice Mail Calling
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
NOTE:
• The towing assistance number dialed is based on the with Automated Systems”.
country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-528Working With Automated Systems
2069 for the U.S., 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14This method is used in instances where one generally has
3454 for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside
to press numbers on the mobile phone keypad while
Mexico City in Mexico). Please refer to the 24-Hour
navigating through an automated telephone system.
“Towing Assistance” coverage details on the DVD in
the Warranty Information Booklet and the 24-Hour You can use your Uconnect™ Phone to access a voice
mail system or an automated service, such as a paging
Towing Assistance references.
service or automated customer service line. Some ser• If supported, this number may be programmable on
vices require immediate response selection. In some
button and say
some systems. To do this, press the
instances, that may be too quick for use of the
“Setup”, followed by “Towing Assistance”.
Uconnect™ Phone.
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When calling a number with your Uconnect™ Phone that
normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence
on your mobile phone keypad, you can press the
button and say the sequence you wish to enter, followed
by the word “Send”. For example, if required to enter
your PIN followed with a pound, (3 7 4 6 #), you can
button and say, “3 7 4 6 # Send”. Saying
press the
a number, or sequence of numbers, followed by “Send”,
is also to be used for navigating through an automated
customer service center menu structure, and to leave a
number on a pager.
You can also send stored Uconnect™ phonebook entries
as tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
entries. To use this feature, dial the number you wish to
button and say, “Send.” The
call and then press the
system will prompt you to enter the name or number and
say the name of the phonebook entry you wish to send.
The Uconnect™ Phone will then send the corresponding
phone number associated with the phonebook entry, as
tones over the phone.
NOTE:
• You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone
network configurations. This is normal.
• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
out settings that are too short and may not allow the
use of this feature.
Barge In — Overriding Prompts
The “Voice Command” button can be used when you
wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice
command immediately. For example, if a prompt is
asking “Would you like to pair a phone, clear a...,” you
button and say, “Pair a Phone” to
could press the
select that option without having to listen to the rest of
the voice prompt.
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Turning Confirmation Prompts ON/OFF
Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system
from confirming your choices (e.g., the Uconnect™
Phone will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).
Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone
keypad and still use the Uconnect™ Phone (while dialing
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
• Press the
button to begin.
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth威 mobile
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s
one of the following:
audio system. The Uconnect™ Phone will work the same
as if you dial the number using Voice Command.
− “Setup Confirmation Prompts On”
NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
− “Setup Confirmation Prompts Off”
dial ring to the Uconnect™ Phone to play it on the vehicle
Phone And Network Status Indicators
audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situaIf available on the radio and/or on a premium display tion, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel
such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by that the call did not go through even though the call is in
your mobile phone, the Uconnect™ Phone will provide progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
notification to inform you of your phone and network audio.
status when you are attempting to make a phone call
using Uconnect™ Phone. The status is given for network
signal strength, phone battery strength, etc.
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Mute/Un-Mute (Mute OFF)
When you mute the Uconnect™ Phone, you will still be
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In
order to mute the Uconnect™ Phone:
• Press the
button.
• Following the beep, say “Mute”.
In order to un-mute the Uconnect™ Phone:
• Press the
button.
• Following the beep, say “Mute off”.
from your Uconnect™ Phone paired mobile phone to the
Uconnect™ Phone or vice versa, press the
button
and say “Transfer Call”.
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between The
Uconnect™ Phone And Mobile Phone
Your mobile phone can be paired with many different
electronic devices, but can only be actively “connected”
with one electronic device at a time.
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth威
connection between your mobile phone and the
Uconnect™ Phone System, follow the instructions described in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
Advanced Phone Connectivity
List Paired Mobile Phone Names
Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
button to begin.
• Press the
The Uconnect™ Phone allows ongoing calls to be transferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect™ Phone • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
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• When prompted, say “List Phones”.
• The selected phone will be used for the next phone
call. If the selected phone is not available, the
• The Uconnect™ Phone will play the phone names of
Uconnect™ Phone will return to using the highest
all paired mobile phones in order from the highest to
priority phone present in or near (approximately
the lowest priority. To “Select” or “Delete” a paired
within 30 ft (9 m)) the vehicle.
button and
phone being announced, press the
say “Select” or “Delete”. Also, see the next two sec- Delete Uconnect™ Phone Paired Mobile Phones
tions for an alternate way to “Select” or “Delete” a
button to begin.
• Press the
paired phone.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
Select Another Mobile Phone
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
This feature allows you to select and start using another
• At the next prompt, say “Delete” and follow the
phone paired with the Uconnect™ Phone.
prompts.
• Press the
button to begin.
• You can also press the
button at any time while the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
list is being played, and then choose the phone you
“Setup Select Phone” and follow the prompts.
wish to delete.
• You can also press the
button at any time while the
list is being played, and then choose the phone that
you wish to select.
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Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™
Phone
Uconnect™ Phone Tutorial
To hear a brief tutorial of the system features, press the
button and say “Uconnect™ Tutorial.”
You can either press the Uconnect™ Phone button to
restore the factory setting or repeat the words and
phrases when prompted by the Uconnect™ Phone. For
best results, the Voice Training session should be completed when the vehicle is parked with the engine
running, all windows closed, and the blower fan
switched off.
Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recogThis procedure may be repeated with a new user. The
nizing their voice commands or numbers, the Uconnect™
system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
Phone Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this
training mode, follow one of the two following proce- Reset
dures:
button.
• press the
From outside the Uconnect™ Phone mode (e.g., from
• After the “Ready” prompt, and the following beep, say
radio mode):
“Setup”, then “Reset”.
• Press and hold the
button for five seconds until
This will delete all phone pairing, phone book entries,
the session begins, or,
and other settings in all language modes. The System will
• Press the
button and say the “Voice Training, prompt you before resetting to factory settings.
System Training, or Start Voice Training” command.
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Voice Command
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather condition.
• For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to
provide at least 1⁄2 in (1 cm) gap between the overhead
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking
console (if equipped) and the mirror.
in North American English, French, and Spanish ac• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
cents, the system may not always work for some.
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would • When navigating through an automated system such
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
you.
speaking the digit string, make sure to say “Send”.
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking • Storing names in the phonebook when the vehicle is
during a Voice Command period.
not in motion is recommended.
• Performance is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding
names in the Uconnect™ Phonebook.
• Phonebook (Downloaded and Uconnect™ Phone Local) name recognition rate is optimized when the
entries are not similar.
• smooth road surface,
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• Numbers must be spoken in single digits. “800” must
be spoken “eight-zero-zero” not “eight hundred”.
• You can say “O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather conditions, and
• operation from the driver’s seat.
• Even though international dialing for most number
• Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and
number combinations may not be supported.
not the Uconnect™ Phone.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
• Echo at the phone far end can sometimes be reduced
compromised with the convertible top down.
by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
Far End Audio Performance
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
Recent Calls
If your phone supports “Automatic Phonebook Download”, Uconnect™ Phone can list your Outgoing, Incoming and Missed Calls.
• smooth road surface,
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Send Messages:
SMS
Uconnect™ Phone can read or send new messages on You can send messages using Uconnect™ Phone. To send
a new message:
your phone.
• Press the
button.
Read Messages:
If you receive a new text message while your phone is
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
connected to Uconnect™ Phone, an announcement will
“SMS Send” or “Send Message.”
be made to notify you that you have a new text message.
• You can either say the message you wish to send or say
If you wish to hear the new message:
“List Messages.” There are 20 preset messages.
• Press the
button.
button while the
To send a message, press the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
system is listing the message and say “Send.”
“SMS Read” or “Read Messages.”
Uconnect™ Phone will prompt you to say the name or
• Uconnect™ Phone will play the new text message for
number of the person you wish to send the message to.
you.
After reading a message, you can “Reply” or “Forward”
the message using Uconnect™ Phone.
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List of Preset Messages:
11. See You in 15 minutes
1. Yes
12. I am on my way
2. No
13. I’ll be late
3. Where are you?
14. Are you there yet?
4. I need more direction.
15. Where are we meeting?
5. L O L
16. Can this wait?
6. Why
17. Bye for now
7. I love you
18. When can we meet
8. Call me
19. Send number to call
9. Call me later
20. Start without me
10. Thanks
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Turn SMS Incoming Announcement ON/OFF
Turning the SMS Incoming Announcement OFF will stop
the system from announcing the new incoming messages.
• Press the
button.
Bluetooth威 Communication Link
Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the
Uconnect™ Phone. When this happens, the connection
can generally be reestablished by switching the phone
off/on. Your mobile phone is recommended to remain in
Bluetooth威 ON mode.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
Power-Up
“Setup, SMS Incoming Message Announcement,” you
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the
will then be given a choice to change it.
ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you
must wait at least fifteen seconds prior to using the
system.
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Primary
zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
star (*)
plus (+)
pound (#)
add location
all
Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
Primary
call
cancel
confirmation prompts
continue
delete
dial
download
edit
emergency
English
erase all
Espanol
Francais
help
home
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Primary
language
list names
list phones
mobile
mute
mute off
new entry
no
other
pair a phone
phone pairing
phonebook
previous
record again
redial
Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
pairing
phone book
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate(s)
return to main menu
return or main menu
select phone
select
send
set up
phone settings or phone
set up
towing assistance
transfer call
Uconnect™ Tutorial
try again
voice training
work
yes
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General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
Voice Command System Operation
This Voice Command system allows you to
control your AM, FM radio, satellite radio, disc
player, and a memo recorder.
NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Interface
System as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of
the Voice Interface System to recognize user voice commands may be negatively affected by rapid speaking or a
raised voice level.
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following local laws. All
attention should be kept on the roadway ahead.
Failure to do so may result in a collision causing
serious injury or death.
button, you
When you press the Voice Command
will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give a
command.
NOTE: If you do not say a command within a few
seconds, the system will present you with a list of options.
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If you ever wish to interrupt the system while it lists The system will best recognize your speech if the winbutton, listen dows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is
options, press the Voice Command
set to low.
for the beep, and say your command.
button while the
Pressing the Voice Command
system is speaking is known as “barging in.” The system
will be interrupted, and after the beep, you can add or
change commands. This will become helpful once you
start to learn the options.
At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your
commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
To hear the first available Menu, press the Voice Combutton and say “Help” or “Main Menu”.
mand
Commands
NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel”,
The Voice Command system understands two types of
“Help” or “Main Menu”.
commands. Universal commands are available at all
These commands are universal and can be used from any times. Local commands are available if the supported
menu. All other commands can be used depending upon radio mode is active.
the active application.
Changing the Volume
When using this system, you should speak clearly and at
1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
a normal speaking volume.
button.
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
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3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the Radio AM
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Command To switch to the AM band, say “AM” or “Radio AM”. In
system is speaking. Please note the volume setting for this mode, you may say the following commands:
Voice Command is different than the audio system.
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
Main Menu
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button. You may say “Main Menu” to switch to the main • “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
menu.
• “Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
In this mode, you can say the following commands:
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “Radio” (to switch to the radio mode)
Radio FM
• “Disc” (to switch to the disc mode)
To switch to the FM band, say “FM” or “Radio FM”. In
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Memo” (to switch to the memo recorder)
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
• “Setup” (to switch to system setup)
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
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• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
Disc
To switch to the disc mode, say “Disc”. In this mode, you
may say the following commands:
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
Satellite Radio
• “Track” (#) (to change the track)
To switch to satellite radio mode, say “Sat” or “Satellite
Radio”. In this mode, you may say the following com- • “Next Track” (to play the next track)
mands:
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
• “Channel Number” (to change the channel by its
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
spoken number)
Memo
• “Next Channel” (to select the next channel)
To switch to the voice recorder mode, say “Memo”. In
• “Previous Channel” (to select the previous channel)
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “List Channel” (to hear a list of available channels)
• “Select Name” (to say the name of a channel)
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “New Memo” (to record a new memo) — During the
recording, you may press the Voice Command
button to stop recording. You proceed by saying one of
the following commands:
− “Save” (to save the memo)
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− “Continue” (to continue recording)
• “Switch to system setup”
− “Delete” (to delete the recording)
• “Change to setup”
• “Play Memos” (to play previously recorded memos) • “Main menu setup” or
— During the playback you may press the Voice
• “Switch to setup”
button to stop playing memos. You
Command
proceed by saying one of the following commands:
In this mode, you may say the following commands:
− “Repeat” (to repeat a memo)
• “Language English”
− “Next” (to play the next memo)
• “Language French”
− “Previous” (to play the previous memo)
• “Language Spanish”
− “Delete” (to delete a memo)
• “Tutorial”
• “Delete All” (to delete all memos)
• “Voice Training”
Setup
NOTE: Keep in mind that you have to press the Voice
To switch to system setup, you may say on of the Command
button first and wait for the beep before
following:
speaking the “Barge In” commands.
• “Change to setup”
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Voice Training
SEATS
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recog- Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the
nizing their voice commands or numbers the Uconnect™ vehicle.
Voice “Voice Training” feature may be used.
button, say “System
1. Press the Voice Command
Setup” and once you are in that menu then say “Voice
Training.” This will train your own voice to the system
and will improve recognition.
2. Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by
Uconnect™ Voice. For best results, the “Voice Training”
session should be completed when the vehicle is parked,
engine running, all windows closed, and the blower fan
switched off. This procedure may be repeated with a new
user. The system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas
are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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Power Seats — If Equipped
Some models may be equipped with a power driver’s
seat. The power seat switch is located on the outboard
side of the seat near the floor. Use the switch to move the
seat up, down, forward, rearward, or to tilt the seat.
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.
CAUTION!
Power Seat Switch
Do not place any article under a power seat or
impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to
the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if
movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s
path.
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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 you have reached the desired position.
Heated Seats — If Equipped
On some models, the front driver and passenger seats
may be equipped with heaters in both the seat cushions
and seatbacks. The controls for the front heated seats are
located on the center instrument panel area.
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 you have reached the desired position.
You can choose from HIGH, LOW or OFF heat settings.
Amber indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of
heat in use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for
HIGH, one for LOW and none for OFF.
Press the switch once to select HIGH-level
Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
heating. Press the switch a second time to select
The angle of the seat cushion can be adjusted in four
LOW-level heating. Press the switch a third
directions. Pull upward or push downward on the front
time to shut the heating elements OFF.
or rear of the seat switch, the front or rear of the seat
If HIGH-level heating is selected, the system automaticushion will move in the direction of the switch. Release
cally switches to LOW-level heating and turns one indithe switch when you have reached the desired position.
cator light OFF after a maximum of 60 minutes of
continuous operation. It will turn the heater and the
remaining indicator light OFF after an a maximum of
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45 minutes of continuous operation. If LOW-level heating
is selected, the system automatically turns the heater and
the indicator light OFF after a maximum of 45 minutes of
continuous operation.
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five minutes.
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise
care when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
Manual Front Seat Adjustment
On models equipped with manual seats, the adjusting
bar is located at the front of the seats, near the floor.
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While sitting in the seat, lift up on the bar and move the
seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once the
desired position has been reached. Then, using body
pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be
sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
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.
Front Seat Adjustment Bar
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Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If Equipped
The driver’s seat height can be raised or lowered by using
a lever, located on the outboard side of the seat. Pull
upward on the lever to raise the seat height or push
downward on the lever to lower the seat height.
Manual Lumbar — If Equipped
The lumbar adjustment handle is located on the outboard
side of the driver’s seatback. Rotate the lever downward
to increase the lumbar support or rotate the lever upward
to decrease the lumbar support.
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Seat Height Adjustment Lever
Lumbar Adjustment Lever
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Driver’s Seatback Recline
To adjust the seatback, lift the lever located on the
outboard side of the seat, lean back to the desired angle
and release the lever. To return the seatback, lift the lever,
lean forward and release the lever.
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
Reclining Seat Lever
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Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
To fold the front passenger seat, lift the recliner handle to
the full upward position and push the seatback forward
until it rests on the seat cushion.
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Front Passenger Seat Folded Flat
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat Lever
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Head Restraints
Head restraints are designed to reduce the risk of injury
by restricting head movement in the event of a rear
impact. Head restraints should be adjusted so that the top
of the head restraint is located above the top of your ear.
WARNING!
The head restraints for all occupants must be properly adjusted prior to operating the vehicle or occupying a seat. Head restraints should never be adjusted while the vehicle is in motion. Driving a
vehicle with the head restraints improperly adjusted
or removed could cause serious injury or death in the
event of a collision.
Active Head Restraints — Front Seats
Active Head Restraints are passive, deployable components, and vehicles with this equipment cannot be readily
identified by any markings, only through visual inspection of the head restraint. The head restraint will be split
in two halves, with the front half being soft foam and
trim, the back half being decorative plastic.
When AHRs deploy during a rear impact, the front half
of the head restraint extends forward to minimize the gap
between the back of the occupant’s head and the AHR.
This system is designed to help prevent or reduce the
extent of injuries to the driver and front passenger in
certain types of rear impacts. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
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To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
For comfort the Active Head Restraints can be tilted
forward and backward. To tilt the head restraint closer to
the back of your head, pull forward on the bottom of the
head restraint. Push rearward on the bottom of the head
restraint to move the head restraint away from your
head.
Push Button
Active Head Restraint (Normal Position)
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• In the event of deployment of an Active Head Restraint, refer to “Occupant Restraints/Resetting Active
Head Restraints (AHR)” in “Things To Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
• Do not place items over the top of the Active Head
Restraint, such as coats, seat covers or portable
DVD players. These items may interfere with the
operation of the Active Head Restraint in the event
of a collision and could result in serious injury or
death.
Active Head Restraint (Tilted)
NOTE:
• The head restraints should only be removed by qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either of
the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Active Head Restraints may be deployed if they
are struck by an object such as a hand, foot or loose
cargo. To avoid accidental deployment of the Active Head Restraint ensure that all cargo is secured, as loose cargo could contact the Active Head
Restraint during sudden stops. Failure to follow
this warning could cause personal injury if the
Active Head Restraint is deployed.
Folding Rear Seat
To provide additional storage area, each rear seatback can
be folded forward. Pull the strap forward to move the
seatback forward and flat.
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Rear Head Restraints
The head restraints in the rear are non adjustable. Refer to
“Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for information on Tether routing.
Folding Rear Seat
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WARNING!
Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback is not securely locked into
position the seat will not provide the proper stability
for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly
latched seat could cause serious injury.
Rear Seats Folded Flat
To raise the seatback, pull the strap forward and lift the
seatback into its upright position.
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Reclining Rear Seat — If Equipped
For additional comfort, pull the strap forward just
enough to release the seatback latch. Then push the
seatback to a reclined position, approximately 35 degrees
maximum, and release the strap.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
To open the hood, two latches must be released.
1. Pull the hood release lever located on the left kick
panel.
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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 and
be seriously or even fatally injured. Use the recliner
only with the vehicle is parked.
Hood Release Lever
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2. Move the safety catch located under the front edge of Lift the hood prop rod, clipped to the right side (left side
the hood, near the center and raise the hood.
facing hood) of the engine compartment, to secure the
hood in the open position. Place the hood prop at the
location stamped into the inner hood surface.
Safety Catch
Hood Prop Rod
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LIGHTS
CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Lower the hood until it is open approximately 8 in (20 cm) and then drop it. This should
secure both latches. Never drive your vehicle unless
the hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged.
Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the
headlights, parking lights, turn signals, headlight beam
selection, instrument panel light dimming, interior lights,
the passing lights, and the fog lights. The multifunction
lever is located on the left side of the steering column.
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.
Multifunction Lever
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Headlights And Parking Lights
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
Turn the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent The high beam lights will come on as Daytime Running
to turn on the parking lights.
Lights (DRL) at DRL intensity (lower), whenever the
Turn the end of the lever to the second detent to turn on ignition is ON, the engine is running, the headlight
switch is off, the parking brake is off, the turn signal is
the headlights.
off, and the shift lever is in any position except PARK.
Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are left on after the
ignition is turned OFF, a chime will sound to alert the
driver when the driver’s door is opened.
Fog Lights — If Equipped
The front fog light switch is on the multifunction
lever. To activate the front fog lights, turn on the
parking lights or the low beam headlights and pull
out the end of the multifunction lever.
Headlight Control
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Turn Signals
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
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Front Fog Lights Control
NOTE: The fog lights will only operate with the headlights on low beam. Selecting high beam headlights will
turn off the fog lights.
Turn Signals
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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.
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.
NOTE: If the multifunction lever is held in the flash-topass position for more than 20 seconds, the high beams
will shut off. If this occurs, wait 30 seconds for the next
flash-to-pass operation.
Instrument Panel Dimming
Rotate the center portion of the lever to the extreme
bottom position to fully dim the instrument panel lights
and prevent the interior lights from illuminating when a
door is opened.
High/Low Beam Switch
Rotate the center portion of the lever up to increase the
Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch brightness of the instrument panel lights when the parkthe headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever ing lights or headlights are on.
toward you, to switch the headlights back to low beam.
Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the next
Flash-To-Pass
detent position to brighten the odometer and radio when
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by the parking lights or headlights are on.
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the last
will turn on the high beam headlights until the lever is
detent to turn on the interior lighting.
released.
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Dimmer Control
Map/Reading Lights
Map/Reading Lights
These lights are mounted between the sun visors above
the rear view mirror. Each light is turned on by pressing
the button. Press the button a second time to turn the
light off. The lights also come on when a door is opened
or the dimmer control is turned fully upward, past the
second detent.
NOTE: To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn
off automatically 10 minutes after the ignition switch is
moved to the LOCK position. This will occur if the
interior lights were switched on manually or are on
because a door is open. To restore interior light operation,
either turn the ignition switch ON or cycle the light
switch.
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The windshield wiper/washer control lever is
located on the right side of the steering column.
The front wipers are operated by rotating a
switch, located on the end of the lever. For information
on the rear wiper/washer, refer to “Rear Window Features” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
CAUTION!
• Turn the windshield wipers off when driving
through an automatic car wash. Damage to the
windshield wipers may result if the wiper control
is left in any position other than off.
• In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch
and allow the wipers to return to the “Park”
position before turning off the engine. If the wiper
switch is left on and the wipers freeze to the
windshield, damage to the wiper motor may occur
when the vehicle is restarted.
• Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the windshield wiper blades from returning to the
off position. If the windshield wiper control is
turned off and the blades cannot return to the off
position, damage to the wiper motor may occur.
Wiper/Washer Control Lever
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Windshield Wiper Operation
Intermittent Wiper System
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the second detent past Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions
the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper operation.
make a single wiping cycle, with a variable pause beRotate the end of the lever upward to the third detent tween cycles, desirable. Select the delay interval by
past the intermittent settings for high-speed wiper opera- turning the end of the lever. Rotate the end of the lever
upward (clockwise) to decrease the delay time and
tion.
downward (counterclockwise) to increase the delay time.
The delay can be regulated from a maximum of approximately 18 seconds between cycles, to a cycle every
second.
NOTE: The wiper delay times depend on vehicle speed.
If the vehicle is moving less than 10 mph (16 km/h),
delay times will be doubled.
Wiper Control
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Windshield Washers
To use the washer, pull the control lever toward you and
hold while spray is desired. If the lever is pulled while in
the delay range, the wiper will operate in low-speed
while the lever is pulled and for two wipe cycles after the
lever is released, and then resume the intermittent interval previously selected.
Mist Feature
Push down on the control lever to activate a single wipe
to clear the windshield of road mist or spray from a
passing vehicle. As long as the lever is held down, the
wipers will continue to operate.
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the
If the lever is pulled while in the off position, the wipers windshield. The wash function must be used in order to
will operate for two wipe cycles, then turn off.
spray the windshield with washer fluid.
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.
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Push down on the lever to unlock the steering column.
With one hand firmly on the steering wheel, move the
steering column up or down, as desired. Push the lever
up to lock the steering column firmly in place.
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Mist Control
TILT STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. The tilt control handle is located
on the left side of the steering column, below the turn
signal lever.
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WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Be sure the
steering column is locked before driving your vehicle. Failure to follow this warning may result in
serious injury or death.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
Electronic Speed Control Buttons
1 — ON/OFF
4 — CANCEL
2 — RES +
3 — SET -
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
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System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic To Set A Desired Speed
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle
has reached the desired speed, press the SET (-) button
vehicle set speed.
and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will
To Activate
operate at the selected speed.
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light in
the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady
off, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The Cruise speed and on level ground before pressing the SET (-)
Indicator Light will turn off. The system should be button.
turned off when not in use.
To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
WARNING!
button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on vehicle will deactivate Electronic Speed Control without
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally erasing the set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want. button or turning the ignition switch OFF erases the set
You could lose control and have an accident. Always speed memory.
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
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decrease until the button is released. Release the button
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+) when the desired speed is reached, and the new set speed
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed will be established.
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph
(2 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
To Vary The Speed Setting
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can in- the button results in a decrease of 1 mph (2 km/h).
crease speed by pushing the RES (+) button. If the button
To Accelerate For Passing
is continually pressed, the set speed will continue to
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
increase until the button is released, then the new set
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
speed will be established.
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the
(2 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
vehicle set speed.
the button results in an increase of 1 mph (2 km/h).
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
set, push the SET (-) button. If the button is continually
moderate hills is normal.
held in the SET (-) position, the set speed will continue to
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On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so The HomeLink威 buttons, located on either the overhead
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed console, headliner or sunvisor, designate the three differControl.
ent HomeLink威 channels. The HomeLink威 indicator is
located above the center button.
WARNING!
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Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
could lose control and have an accident. Do not use
Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads
that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink威 replaces up to three hand-held transmitters
that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security systems. The
HomeLink威 unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt
battery.
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For more 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威
system.
Erase all channels before you begin programming. To
erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN
position and press and hold the two outside HomeLink威
buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds or until the red
indicator flashes.
NOTE:
• Erasing all channels should only be performed when
NOTE: HomeLink威 is disabled when the Vehicle Secuprogramming HomeLink威 for the first time. Do not
rity Alarm is active.
erase channels when programming additional buttons.
HomeLink威 Buttons/Sunvisor/Headliner
Before You Begin Programming HomeLink姞
• If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
Be sure that your vehicle is parked outside of the garage
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
before you begin programming.
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
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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
opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to
open and close the door. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer.
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Training The Garage Door Opener
1 — Door Opener
2 — Training Button
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program
while keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in view.
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3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink威 NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
button you want to program and the hand-held transmit- step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
ter button.
6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indi- HomeLink威 button twice (holding the button for two
cator light. The Homelink威 indicator will flash slowly seconds each time). If the garage door opener/device
and then rapidly after Homelink威 has received the fre- activates, programming is complete.
quency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release
NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not
both buttons after the indicator light changes from slow
activate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to
to rapid.
complete the training.
5. At the garage door opener motor (in the garage),
To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons,
locate the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. This can
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is
erase the channels.
attached to the garage door opener/device motor. Firmly
press and release the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
On some garage door openers/devices there may be a To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
light that blinks when the garage door opener/device is follow these steps:
in the LEARN/TRAIN mode.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
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2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until 4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indithe indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not cator light. The Homelink威 indicator will flash slowly
and then rapidly after Homelink威 has received the frerelease the button.
quency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programboth buttons after the indicator light changes from slow
ming A Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remaining
to rapid.
steps.
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink威 button
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
and observe the indicator light.
For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programbefore 1995.
ming is complete and the garage door/device
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
should activate when the HomeLink威 button is
pressed.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program
• To program the two remaining HomeLink威 buttons,
while keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in view.
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO
NOT erase the channels.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink威
button you want to program and the hand-held transmitter button.
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to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
time-out in the same manner.
follow these steps:
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
door or gate motor.
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
release the button.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Program- 2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
ming A Non-Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remain- away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program
while keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in view.
ing steps.
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink威 button,
while you press and release (“cycle”), your hand-held
transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink威 has
successfully accepted the frequency signal. The indicator
light will flash slowly and then rapidly when fully
Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter sigtrained.
nals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transmission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink威
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after
several seconds of transmission.
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4. Watch for the HomeLink威 indicator to change flash Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
rates. When it changes, it is programmed. It may take up To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
to 30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage door follow these steps:
may open and close while you are programming.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink威 button
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
and observe the indicator light.
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, program- release the button.
ming is complete and the garage door/device
3. Without releasing the button proceed with
should activate when the HomeLink威 button is
“Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” Step 2 and
pressed.
follow all remaining steps.
• To program the two remaining HomeLink威 buttons,
Using HomeLink姞
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO
To operate, press and release the programmed
NOT erase the channels.
HomeLink威 button. Activation will now occur for the
If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operator, security system, entry door lock, home/office lightprogramming, plug it back in at this time.
ing, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device may
also be used at any time.
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Security
Troubleshooting Tips
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn If you are having trouble programming HomeLink威, here
in your vehicle.
are some of the most common solutions:
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for • Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter.
20 seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all
channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be
• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
erased.
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
The HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver is disabled when
• Did you unplug the device for programming and
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
remember to plug it back in?
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
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WARNING!
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are programming the universal transceiver. Do not program the transceiver if people,
pets or other objects are in the path of the door or
gate. Only use this transceiver with a garage door
opener that has a “stop and reverse” feature as
required by Federal safety standards. This includes
most garage door opener models manufactured
after 1982. Do not 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 programming the transceiver. Exhaust gas
can cause serious injury or death.
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.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
NOTE:
• The transmitter has been tested and it complies with
FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
• The term IC before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical
specifications were met.
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POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located in the reading light.
Power Sunroof Switch
WARNING!
• Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in
the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the
power sunroof while operating the power sunroof
switch. Such entrapment may result in serious
injury or death.
• In 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 properly secured too.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof. Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or
any object to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
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Opening Sunroof — Express
Press the switch rearward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will open automatically from any
position. The sunroof will open fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Open”. During Express
Open operation, any movement of the sunroof switch
will stop the sunroof.
position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Close”. During Express
Close operation, any movement of the switch will stop
the sunroof.
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward closed condition until the switch is pushed and held
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the forward again.
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
Pinch Protect Feature
opened condition until the switch is pushed and held
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
rearward again.
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obClosing Sunroof — Express
struction is detected, the sunroof will automatically rePress the switch forward and release it within one-half tract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, press
second and the sunroof will close automatically from any 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.
Venting Sunroof — Express
Press 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) is 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 non-abrasive 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
Ignition Off Operation
open.
For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power sunroof switch
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will remain active for 45 seconds after the ignition switch
is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front
door will cancel this feature.
For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power sunroof
switch will remain active for up to approximately ten
minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position. Opening either front door will cancel this
feature. The time is programmable. Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
There is a standard 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlet located
in the instrument panel for added convenience. This
power outlet can power cellular phones, electronics and
other low power devices.
3
12 Volt Power Outlet
Power is available when the ignition switch is in the ON
or ACC position. Insert the cigar lighter or accessory plug
into the outlet for use. To preserve the heating element,
do not hold the lighter in the heating position.
NOTE: To ensure proper operation a MOPAR威 knob
and element must be used.
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CAUTION!
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts
(13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp)
power rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the
system will need to be replaced.
• 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.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
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.
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent the engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with great 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.
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POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
A 115 Volt (150 Watt) AC power inverter is located on the
front of the center console for added convenience. This
outlet can power cellular phones, electronics and other
low power devices requiring power up to 150 Watts.
Certain high-end video games, such as Playstation3 and
XBox360 will exceed this power limit, as will most power
tools.
The power inverter is designed with built-in overload
protection. If the power rating of 150 Watts is exceeded,
the power inverter will automatically shut down. Once
the electrical device has been removed from the outlet the
inverter should automatically reset. If the power rating
exceeds approximately 170 Watts, the power inverter
may have to be reset manually. To reset the inverter
manually, unplug the device and plug it in again. To
avoid overloading the circuit, check the power ratings on
electrical devices prior to using the inverter.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not use a three-prong adaptor.
• Do not insert any objects into the receptacles.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an
electric shock and failure.
• 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 engine starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with great 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.
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CUPHOLDERS
Your vehicle is equipped with four cupholders. There are
two illuminated cupholders located in the front.
Rear Cupholders
STORAGE
Glove Compartment And Storage Bin
Located on the passenger side of the instrument panel are
There are two cupholders located in the back for the rear an upper storage bin and a lower glove compartment.
passengers.
Illuminated Front Cupholders
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Storage Compartments
Glove Compartment
1 — Upper Storage Bin
2 — Lower Glove Compartment
To open the lower glove compartment, pull outward on
the release handle.
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Door Storage
The interior door panels are equipped with lower storage
areas.
Rear Door Storage
Front Door Storage
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To open the lower storage compartment, lift upward on
CONSOLE FEATURES
The floor console contains both an upper and lower the lower handle to unlatch the lower storage compartstorage compartment.
ment and lift the lid open.
To open the upper storage compartment, push inward on
the upper handle to unlatch the upper lid and lift the lid
open.
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Lower Storage Compartment
Upper Storage Compartment
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Press in on the flashlight to release it.
WARNING!
Do not operate this vehicle with a console compartment lid in the open position. Cellular phones, music
players, and other handheld electronic devices
should be stowed while driving. Use of these devices
while driving can cause an accident due to distraction, resulting in death or injury.
CARGO AREA FEATURES
Cargo Light/Removable Self-Recharging
Flashlight
The dual-function light is mounted in the headliner
Press And Release
above the cargo area to illuminate the cargo area, and
To
operate
the
flashlight,
press the switch once for high,
part of it snaps out of the bezel to serve as a flashlight
twice
for
low,
and
a
third
time to return to off.
when needed. The flashlight features two bright LED
light bulbs and is powered by rechargeable lithium
batteries that recharge when snapped back into place for
convenience.
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To install the Cargo Cover, insert either end of the cover
into one of the two notches located in the rear trim
panels. With one of the cover ends installed, push inward
on the opposite end and install it into the same notch
location of the rear trim panel.
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Three-Press Switch
Cargo Cover
The cargo area trim panels include two notches for
mounting the available tonneau cover that accommodates the reclining rear seat.
Rear Trim Notches
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Using the handle, pull the cover toward you and guide
the rear cover posts into the guides located on both sides
of the rear trim panel.
WARNING!
In a collision a cargo cover loose in the vehicle could
cause injury. It could fly around in a sudden stop and
strike someone in the vehicle. Do not store the cargo
cover on the cargo floor or in the passenger compartment. Remove the cover from the vehicle when taken
from its mounting. Do not store in the vehicle.
Cargo Cover Guides
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Removable Load Floor
Cargo Tie-Down Loops
The cargo area load floor is removable and can be There are four D-rings installed in the cargo area for
washed with mild soap and water.
securing cargo.
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D-Rings
Cargo Load Floor
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Cargo tie-down loops are not safe anchors for a
child seat tether strap. In a sudden stop or collision
a loop could pull loose and allow the child seat to
come loose. A child could be badly injured. Use
only the anchors provided for child seat tethers.
• The weight and position of cargo and passengers
can change the vehicle center of gravity and vehicle handling. To avoid loss of control resulting
in personal injury, follow these guidelines for
loading your vehicle:
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put
heavier objects as low and as far forward as
possible.
• Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear
axle. Too much weight or improperly placed
weight over or behind the rear axle can cause the
rear of the vehicle to sway.
• Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of
the seatback. This could impair visibility or become a dangerous projectile in a sudden stop or
collision.
• To help protect against personal injury, passengers
should not be seated in the rear cargo area. The
rear cargo space is intended for load carrying
purposes only, not for passengers, who should sit
in seats and use seat belts.
(Continued)
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Fold Down Speakers — If Equipped
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
When the liftgate is open, the speakers can swing down
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
off the trim panel to face rearward, for tailgating and
The rear wiper/washer is controlled by a rotary switch
other activities.
located on the center portion of the control lever. The
control lever is located on the right side of the steering
column.
Fold-Down Speakers
Rear Wiper/Washer Control
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Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on the
first detent position for rear wiper operation.
bottom right-side of the blower control knob.
NOTE: The rear wiper operates in an intermittent mode
Press this button to turn on the rear window defroster
only.
and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped). An indicaRotate the center portion of the lever past the first tor in the button will illuminate when the rear window
detent to activate the rear washer. The washer defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically
pump and the wiper will continue to operate as turns off after approximately 10 minutes. For an addilong as the switch is held (for a maximum of 10 seconds). tional five minutes of operation, press the button a
Upon release, the wiper will continue to cycle two times second time.
before returning to the set position.
NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned window defroster only when the engine is operating.
OFF, the wiper will automatically return to the “park”
CAUTION!
position if power accessory delay is active. Power accessory delay can be cancelled by opening the door, if this
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
happens the rear wiper will stop at its current position
the heating elements:
and will not go to “park”.
(Continued)
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to
the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off
after soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
NOTE: If not equipped with crossbars, your authorized
dealer can order and install MOPAR威 crossbars built
specifically for this roof rack system.
Distribute cargo weight evenly on the roof rack crossbars.
The roof rack does not increase the total load carrying
capacity of the vehicle. Be sure the total load of cargo
inside the vehicle plus that on the external rack does not
exceed the maximum vehicle load capacity.
The optional crossbars must also be secured in one of the
seven detent positions marked with an arrow on the
siderails to prevent movement. To move the crossbars,
loosen the thumb screws located at the upper edge of
each crossbar approximately eight turns, then move the
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
The crossbars and siderails are designed to carry the crossbar to the desired position, keeping the crossbars
weight on vehicles equipped with a luggage rack. The parallel to the rack frame. Once the crossbar is in one of
load must not exceed 150 lbs (68 kg), and should be the seven detent positions, retighten the thumb screws to
lock the crossbar into position.
uniformly distributed over the luggage rack crossbars.
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NOTE:
• To help control wind noise when the crossbars are not
in use, place the front crossbar in the first detent from
the front of the vehicle and the rear crossbar in the
second detent from the rear of the vehicle.
• If the rear crossbar (or any metallic object) is placed
over the satellite radio antenna (if equipped), you may
experience interruption of satellite radio reception. For
improved satellite radio reception, place the rear crossbar in the second detent from the rear of the vehicle
when not in use.
• The grab handles on the back of the vehicle (if
equipped) are not to be used as a towing feature.
CAUTION!
• To prevent damage to the roof of your vehicle, DO
NOT carry any loads on the roof rack without
crossbars installed. The load should be secured
and placed on top of the crossbars, not directly on
the roof. If it is necessary to place the load on the
roof, place a blanket or some other protection
between the load and the roof surface.
• To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do not
exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity of
150 lbs (68 kg). Always distribute heavy loads as
evenly as possible and secure the load appropriately.
• Long loads which extend over the windshield,
such as wood panels or surfboards, or loads with
large frontal area should be secured to both the
front and rear of the vehicle.
(Continued)
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Travel at reduced speeds and turn corners carefully when carrying large or heavy loads on the
roof rack. Wind forces, due to natural causes or
nearby truck traffic, can add sudden upward lift to
a load. This is especially true on large flat loads
and may result in damage to the cargo or your
vehicle.
Cargo must be securely tied before driving your
vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the
vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in personal injury or property damage. Follow the roof rack
cautions when carrying cargo on your roof rack.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Instrument Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
▫ EVIC Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
䡵 Instrument Cluster
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
▫ Compass/Temperature/Audio . . . . . . . . . . . 217
䡵 Instrument Cluster Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . 198
▫ Average Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
䡵 Mini-Trip Computer — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 211
▫ Distance To Empty (DTE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
▫ Control Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
▫ Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
䡵 Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
▫ Elapsed Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
▫ Engine Oil Change Indicator System — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
▫ Personal Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features) . . . . . . . 219
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䡵 Media Center 230 (REQ) — AM/FM Stereo
Radio And 6–Disc CD/DVD Changer
(MP3/WMA AUX Jack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
䡵 Media Center 730N/430/430N (RHR/RER/
RBZ/RHB) CD/DVD/HDD/NAV — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . 224
▫ Operating Instructions (Voice Command
System) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ Operation Instructions - (Disc Mode For CD
And MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-Video) . . . 232
▫ Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files . . . . . . . 234
▫ List Button
(Disc Mode For MP3/WMA Play) . . . . . . . . . 237
▫ Operating Instructions
(Uconnect™ Phone) — If Equipped . . . . . . . 243
䡵 Media Center 130 (Sales Code RES) . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 244
▫ Info Button
(Disc Mode For MP3/WMA Play) . . . . . . . . . 237
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
▫ Uconnect™ Multimedia
(Satellite Radio) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 239
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
▫ Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode . . . . 251
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䡵 Media Center 130 With Satellite Radio
(Sales Code RES+RSC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 252
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
▫ Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA) . . . . . . . . 273
▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
䡵 Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
▫ List Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 262
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
▫ Info Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . 262
. . . . . 275
䡵 CD/DVD Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . .
▫ Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) —
䡵 Radio Operation And Mobile Phones . .
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
䡵 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 iPod威/USB/MP3 Control — If Equipped . . . . . 267
▫ Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
▫ Connecting The iPod威 Or External USB
Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
▫ Using This Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
▫ Controlling The iPod威 Or External USB
Device Using Radio Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
. . . . . 276
. . . . . 276
. . . . . 277
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
1
2
3
4
— Air Outlet
— Demisters
— Instrument Cluster
— Radio
5
6
7
8
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—
—
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Storage Bin
Glove Compartment
Climate Controls
Power Outlet
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10 — Hazard Warning Flasher
11 — ESC OFF Switch – If Equipped
12 — Heated Seat Switch – If Equipped
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
1. Fuel Gauge/Fuel Door Reminder
When the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN 3. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
This light informs you of a problem with the
position, the pointer will show the level of fuel
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If a
remaining in the fuel tank. The fuel pump
problem is detected, the light will come on
symbol points to the side of the vehicle where
while the engine is running. Cycle the ignition
the fuel door is located.
key when the vehicle has completely stopped and the
2. Charging System Light
shift lever is placed in the PARK position. The light
This light shows the status of the electrical chargshould turn off. If the light remains lit with the engine
ing system. The light should come on when the
running, your vehicle will usually be drivable; however,
ignition switch is first turned to ON/RUN and remain on
see an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If
briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on
the light is flashing when the engine is running, immewhile driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
diate service is required and you may experience reduced
electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If
performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and
the charging system light remains on, it means that the
your vehicle may require towing. The light will come on
vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
when the ignition is first turned to ON/RUN and remain
system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.
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on briefly as a bulb check. If the light does not come on 6. Speedometer
during starting, have the system checked by an autho- Indicates vehicle speed.
rized dealer.
7. Air Bag Warning Light
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds
4. Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on
light should turn on momentarily when the engine
is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
during starting, stays on, or turns on while
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A driving, have the system inspected at an authorized
dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints”
chime will sound when this light turns on.
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
further information.
This light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine.
8. Turn Signal Indicators
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal
5. Low Fuel Light
when the turn signal lever is operated. If the vehicle
When the fuel level reaches approximately 2.0 gal
is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal
(7.8 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
on, a continuous chime will sound to alert you to turn the
fuel is added.
signals off.
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NOTE: If either indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
for a defective outside light bulb.
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
9. High Beam Indicator
ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position, have
This indicator shows that the high beam headthe light inspected by an authorized dealer.
lights are on. Push the multifunction lever forward
to switch the headlights to high beam, and pull toward 11. Seat Belt Reminder Light
When the ignition switch is first turned to ON/
yourself (normal position) to return to low beam.
RUN, this light will turn on for four to eight
10. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light — If Equipped
seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound.
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
After the bulb check or when driving, if the driver or
switch is turned to the ON/RUN position and
front passenger’s seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat
may stay on for as long as four seconds.
Belt Reminder Light will illuminate and the chime will
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it sound. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further informais not functioning and that service is required. However, tion.
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
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service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
12. Tachometer
The white area of the scale shows the permissible engine Do In Emergencies” for further information.
revolutions-per-minute (RPM x 1000) for each gear range.
14. Brake Warning Light
Before reaching the red area, ease up on the accelerator to
This light monitors various brake functions,
prevent engine damage.
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on it may
13. Engine Temperature Warning Light
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. As engine coolant temperatures rise and the the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
gauge approaches H , this indicator will illuminate the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
and a single chime will sound after reaching a set
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
threshold. Further overheating will cause the temperadisengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
ture gauge to pass H , a continuous chime will occur until
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
the engine is allowed to cool.
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also, System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the ve- In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
hicle. If the temperature reading does not return to has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
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booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake
and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacdangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
ity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
dropped below a specified level.
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
the brake fluid level checked.
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for apIf brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necesproximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
sary.
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
inspected by an authorized dealer.
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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.
WARNING!
If the Transmission Temperature Warning Light is
illuminated and you continue operating the vehicle,
in some circumstances you could cause the fluid to
boil over, come in contact with hot engine or exhaust
components and cause a fire.
15. Transmission Temperature Warning Light
This light indicates that the transmission fluid
temperature is running hot. This may occur 16. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
with severe usage, such as trailer towing. If this
This light will flash at a fast rate for approxilight turns on, safely pull over and stop them
mately 16 seconds, when the vehicle security
vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
run the engine at idle or faster until the light turns off.
until the vehicle is disarmed. The light will also
turn on for about three seconds when the ignition is first
CAUTION!
turned to ON/ RUN.
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
17. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
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The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads
“H” pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
remains on the “H” and you hear continuous chimes,
turn the engine off immediately and call an authorized dealership for service.
WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealership for service if your vehicle overheats. If you
decide to look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your Vehicle”. Follow the warnings under the
Cooling System Pressure Cap paragraph.
18. Cruise Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator shows that the Electronic Speed
Control System is ON.
19. 4WD Indicator Light
This light indicates the vehicle is in 4WD Locked mode.
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22. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
20. Shift Lever Indicator
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the
should be checked monthly when cold and
instrument cluster. It displays the gear position of the
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
automatic transmission.
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
NOTE: You must apply the brakes before shifting from
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle
PARK.
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
21. Odometer/Trip Odometer Display Reset Button
Press this button to change the display from odometer to determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those
either of the two trip odometer settings. Trip A or Trip B tires.)
will appear when in the trip odometer mode. Push in and
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
hold the button for two seconds to reset the trip odometer
equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
to 0 miles (0 km). The odometer must be in Trip mode to
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when
reset.
one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
If the vehicle is equipped with the optional Electronic Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illumiVehicle Information Center (EVIC) in the instrument nates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
cluster, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center — possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving
on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
If Equipped” for further information.
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
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reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
to continue to function properly.
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
CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can or
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
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Vehicle Odometer Messages
23. Odometer Display / Trip Odometer Display
This display indicates the total distance the vehicle has When the appropriate conditions exist, the following
odometer messages will display:
been driven.
NOTE: U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the correct mileage that the vehicle has been
driven. If your odometer needs to be repaired or serviced,
the repair technician should leave the odometer reading
the same as it was before the repair or service. If s/he
cannot do so, then the odometer must be set at zero, and
a sticker must be placed in the door jamb stating what the
mileage was before the repair or service. It is a good idea
for you to make a record of the odometer reading before
the repair/service, so that you can be sure that it is
properly reset, or that the door jamb sticker is accurate if
the odometer must be reset at zero.
door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Door Ajar
gATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gate Ajar
gASCAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Cap Fault
LoW tirE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Tire Pressure
CHANgE OIL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oil Change Required
NOTE: If the vehicle is equipped with the optional
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in the instrument cluster, warnings such as “Door Ajar”, and
“Gate Ajar” will be displayed in the EVIC display. For
additional information, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center — If Equipped”.
gASCAP
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
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“gASCAP” message will display in the odometer display
area. Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the
TRIP ODOMETER button to turn off the message. If the
problem continues, the message will appear the next time
the vehicle is started.
turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position. To turn
off the message temporarily, press and release the Trip
Odometer button on the instrument cluster. To reset the
oil change indicator system (after performing the scheduled maintenance), refer to the following procedure:
LoW tirE
When tire pressure is low, the odometer display will
toggle between LoW and tirE for three cycles.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
Do not start the engine.
CHANgE OIL Message
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “CHANgE OIL” message will flash
in the instrument cluster odometer display for approximately 12 seconds after a single chime has sounded to
indicate the next scheduled oil change interval. The
engine oil change indicator system is duty cycle based,
which means the engine oil change interval may fluctuate
dependent upon your personal driving style. Unless
reset, this message will continue to display each time you
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three
times within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
24. OFF ROAD Indicator — If Equipped
The symbol illuminates (is armed) when the 4WD lock
switch is activated and the shift lever is in LOW or
REVERSE position.
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25. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
an Onboard Diagnostic system called OBD II that
monitors emissions, engine, and automatic transmission control systems. The light will illuminate when
the key is in the ON/RUN position before engine start. If
the light does not come on when turning the key from
OFF to ON/RUN, have the condition checked promptly.
Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap,
poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the light after
engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light
stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In
most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will
not require towing.
CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
damage to the engine control system. It also could
affect fuel economy and drivability. If the MIL is
flashing, severe catalytic converter damage and
power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is
required.
WARNING!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you
drive slowly or park over flammable substances such
as dry plants, wood, cardboard, etc. This could result
in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or
others.
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29. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
26. Hill Descent Indicator — If Equipped
The symbol illuminates (is armed) when the Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
4WD Lock switch is activated and the transLight” in the instrument cluster will come on
mission range indicator is in LOW or REVERSE
when the ignition switch is turned to the
position (Off-Road Mode).
ON/RUN position. It should go out with the
27. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
engine running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction InThis indicator will illuminate when the front fog
dicator Light” comes on continuously with the engine
lights are on.
running, a malfunction has been detected in the ESC
system. If this light remains on after several ignition
28. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles
Light — If Equipped
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Con- (kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see
trol system (ESC) has been turned off by the your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the
problem diagnosed and corrected.
driver.
NOTE:
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on momentarily each time the ignition switch is turned to
ON/RUN.
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• Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the ESC 31. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
system will be ON, even if it was turned off previously. Display — If Equipped
When the appropriate conditions exist, this display
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
shows the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
messages.
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
that caused the ESC activation.
For further information, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
30. 4WD! Warning Light
This light monitors the 4-Wheel Drive (4WD) MINI-TRIP COMPUTER — IF EQUIPPED
system. The light will come on, for a bulb The Mini-Trip Computer is located in the instrument
check, when the ignition key is turned to the cluster and features a driver-interactive trip information
ON/RUN position and may stay on for as long and temperature display.
as three seconds.
NOTE: The system will display the last known outside
When lit solid: There is an 4WD system fault. 4WD temperature when starting the vehicle and may need to
performance will be at a reduced level. Service the 4WD be driven several minutes before the updated temperasystem soon.
ture is displayed. Engine temperature can also affect the
When blinking: The 4WD system is temporarily dis- displayed temperature; therefore, temperature readings
are not updated when the vehicle is not moving.
abled due to overload condition.
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Control Buttons
RESET Button
To reset the display shown, turn the ignition switch to the
ON position, then press and hold the RESET button
located on the steering wheel.
The following displays can be reset or changed:
• Trip A
• Trip B
Trip Odometer (ODO)
This display shows the distance traveled since the last
reset. Press and release the STEP button on the instrument cluster to switch from odometer, to Trip A or Trip B.
Mini-Trip Control Buttons
Trip A
STEP Button
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last
Press the STEP button located on the steering wheel to reset.
scroll through sub menus (i.e., Temperature, Trip FuncTrip B
tions: Odometer, Trip A, Trip B).
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last
reset.
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The EVIC consists of the following:
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC) — IF EQUIPPED
• System Status
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the • Vehicle Information Warning Message Displays
instrument cluster.
• Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
• Compass Heading
• Outside Temperature Display
• Trip Computer Functions
• Uconnect™ phone Displays (if equipped)
• Audio Mode Display
• Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
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The system allows the driver to select information by MENU Button
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
Press and release the MENU button to scroll
wheel:
through the main menus (Fuel Economy, Warnings, Timer, Units, System, Personal Settings)
or to exit sub-menus.
COMPASS Button
Press and release the COMPASS button to
display one of eight compass readings and the
outside temperature or to exit sub-menus.
SELECT Button
Press and release the SELECT button for access
to main menus, sub-menus or to select a personal setting in the setup menu.
EVIC Steering Wheel Buttons
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DOWN Button
• Personal Settings Not Avail. — Vehicle not in PARK
Press and release the DOWN button to scroll
(automatic transmission) or vehicle is in motion
downward through the sub-menus.
(manual transmission).
• Door Ajar (with vehicle graphic showing which door
is open. A single chime sounds if the vehicle is in
When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays
motion).
the following messages:
• Doors Ajar (with vehicle graphic showing which doors
• Turn Signal On (with a continuous warning chime
are open. A single chime sounds if the vehicle is in
after 1 mile (1.6 km) of distance travelled)
motion).
• Left Front Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single chime)
• Gate (with vehicle graphic showing the Liftgate open
and A single chime )
• Left Rear Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single chime)
• Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single •
chime)
•
• Right Rear Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single
•
chime)
•
• RKE Battery Low (with a single chime)
Headlamps or Park Lamps On
Remote Start Aborted — Door Ajar
Remote Start Aborted — Hood Ajar
Remote Start Aborted — L/Gate Ajar
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• Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low
indicator system is duty-cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
your personal driving style.
• Remote Start Aborted — System Fault
• Key In Ignition
• Low Tire
• Low Tire Pressure Display for Premium TPM System
• Service TPM System
Engine Oil Change Indicator System — If
Equipped
Oil Change Required
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
will flash in the EVIC display for approximately five
seconds after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the
next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and
release the Trip Odometer button on the instrument
cluster. To reset the oil change indicator system (after
performing the scheduled maintenance) refer to the following procedure.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Do not
start the engine.
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
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NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you SELECT button a second time within three seconds of
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not resetting the currently displayed function. Reset ALL will
be displayed during this three-second window.
reset. If necessary repeat this procedure.
EVIC Functions
Compass/Temperature/Audio
• Compass/Temperature/Audio
Press and release the COMPASS button to display one of
eight compass headings to indicate the direction the
vehicle is facing, the outside temperature, and the current
radio station.
• Average Fuel Economy
• Distance To Empty (DTE)
• Elapsed Time
• Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
For additional information regarding the compass, refer
to Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features).
Average Fuel Economy
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
To Reset The Display
When the fuel economy is reset, the display will read
Pressing and holding the SELECT button once will clear “RESET” or show dashes for two seconds. Then, the
the function currently being displayed. Reset will only history information will be erased, and the averaging will
occur if a resettable function is currently being displayed. continue from the last fuel reading before the reset.
To reset all resettable functions, press and release the
• Personal Settings
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Distance To Empty (DTE)
Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
tank level. This is not resettable.
Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
Refer to “Starting And Operating”, “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)” for system operation.
Elapsed Time
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset.
Elapsed time will increment when the ignition switch is
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle in the ON/RUN position.
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
Elapsed time is displayed as follows:
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
hours:minutes:seconds
When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change Elapsed time can be reset by pressing and holding the
to a text display of ⬙LOW FUEL⬙. This display will SELECT button (as prompted in the EVIC display). Upon
continue until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a reset all digits will change to zeros and time will start
significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the incrementing again if the ignition switch is in RUN or
⬙LOW FUEL⬙ text and a new DTE value will be dis- START.
played, based on the current values in the DTE calculation and the current fuel tank level.
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Personal Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features)
This allows the driver to set and recall features when the
transmission is in PARK (automatic transmission) or the
vehicle is stopped (manual transmission).
NOTE: Uconnect™ language will not change using the
EVIC. Please refer to “Language Selection” in Uconnect™
phone — If Equipped for details.
Auto Lock Doors
When ON is selected, all doors lock automatically when
Press and release the MENU or DOWN buttons until the speed of the vehicle reaches 15 mph (24 km/h). Press
“Personal Settings” is displayed in the EVIC then press and hold the SELECT button when in this display until
“ON” or “OFF” appears to make your selection.
the SELECT button.
Use the SELECT button to display one of the following Auto Unlock On Exit
When ON is selected, all the vehicle’s doors will unlock
choices:
when the driver’s door is opened, if the vehicle is
Language
stopped (manual transmission) or the vehicle is stopped
When in this display you may select different languages
and the transmission is in the PARK or NEUTRAL
for all display nomenclature, including the trip functions.
position (automatic transmission). Press and hold the
Pressing the SELECT button while in this display selects
SELECT button when in this display until “ON” or
English, Espanol, Deutsch, Italiano, Francais or NL de“OFF” appears to make your selection.
pending on availability. As you continue, the displayed
information will be shown in the selected language.
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RKE Unlock Driver’s Door 1st
When Driver’s Door 1st is selected only the driver’s door
will unlock on the first press of the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button and require a second
press to unlock the remaining locked doors. When Remote Unlock All Doors is selected, all of the doors will
unlock at the first press of the RKE transmitter UNLOCK
button. Press and hold the SELECT button when in this
display until “Driver’s Door 1st” or “All Doors” appears
to make your selection.
Sound Horn with Lock
When ON is selected, a short horn sound will occur when
the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed. This feature
may be selected with or without the Flash Lights with
Lock feature. Press and hold the SELECT button when in
this display until “ON” or “OFF” appears to make your
selection.
Headlamp Off Delay
When this feature is selected the driver can choose to
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
Flash Lamps with Lock
when exiting the vehicle. Press and hold the SELECT
When ON is selected, the front and rear turn signals will button when in this display until 0, 30, 60, or 90 appears
flash when the doors are locked or unlocked using the to make your selection.
RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected with or
Key Off Power Delay
without the sound horn with lock feature selected. Press
When this feature is selected the power window
and hold the SELECT button when in this display until
switches, radio, Uconnect™ phone, power sunroof, and
“ON” or “OFF” appears to make your selection.
power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes
after the ignition switch has been turned OFF. Opening
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either front vehicle door will cancel this feature. Press Display Units In
and hold the SELECT button when in this display until The EVIC, odometer, and Uconnect™ gps system units
“OFF”, “45 sec.”, “5 min.”, or “10 min.” appears to make can be changed between English and Metric.
your selection.
Press and hold the SELECT button when in this display
Illuminated Approach
until “ENGLISH” or “METRIC” appears to make your
When this feature is selected the headlights will activate selection.
and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are
Confirmation of Voice Commands — If Equipped
unlocked using the RKE transmitter. Press and hold the
When ON is selected, all voice commands from the
SELECT button when in this display until “OFF”,
Uconnect™ system are confirmed. Press and hold the
“30 sec.”, “60 sec.”, or “90 sec.” appears to make your
SELECT button when in this display until “ON” or
selection.
“OFF” appears to make your selection.
Hill Start Assist (HSA) — If Equipped
Automatic Compass Calibration
When on is selected, the HSA system is active. Refer to
This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the
“Electronic Brake Control System” in “Starting And
need to set the compass manually. When the vehicle is
Operating” for system function and operating informanew, the compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will
tion. To make your selection, press and release the
display “CAL” until the compass is calibrated. You may
SELECT button until “On” or “Off” appears.
also calibrate the compass by completing one or more
360–degree turns (in an area free from large metal or
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metallic objects) until the “CAL” message displayed in 3. Press the DOWN button until “Calibrate Compass”
the EVIC turns off. The compass will now function displays in the EVIC.
normally.
4. Press and release the SELECT button to start the
NOTE: A good calibration requires a level surface and calibration. The “CAL” indicator will display in the
an environment free from large metallic objects such as EVIC.
buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks,
5. Complete one or more 360–degree turns (in an area
etc.
free from large metal or metallic objects) until the “CAL”
indicator turns off. The compass will now function
Manual Compass Calibration
If the compass appears erratic and the “CAL” indicator normally.
does not appear in the EVIC display, you must put the
Compass Variance
compass into the Calibration Mode manually as follows:
Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
1. Start the engine. Leave the shift lever in PARK in order North and Geographic North. To compensate for the
differences, the variance should be set for the zone where
to enter the EVIC Programming Menus.
the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly
2. Press the MENU button until the Personal Settings
set, the compass will automatically compensate for the
(Customer-Programmable Features) menu displays in the
differences and provide the most accurate compass headEVIC.
ing.
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NOTE: Magnetic materials should be kept away from 1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
the top of the right rear quarter window. This is where
2. Press and hold the COMPASS button for approxithe compass sensor is located.
mately two seconds.
3. Press the DOWN button until “Compass Variance”
message and the last variance zone number displays in
the EVIC.
4. Press and release the SELECT button until the proper
variance zone is selected according to the map.
5. Press and release the COMPASS button to exit.
Compass Variance Map
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MEDIA CENTER 230 (REQ) — AM/FM STEREO
RADIO AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER
(MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
side of the radio faceplate.
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Press the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned ON, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
Media Center 230 (REQ)
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
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to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With
Uconnect Phone” message will display on the radio
screen.
SCAN Button
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next listenable station in AM, FM or Satellite (if
equipped) frequencies, pausing for five seconds at each
listenable station before continuing to the next. To stop
the search, press the SCAN button a second time.
Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
details.
Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone — If
Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Voice Command in the Uconnect™
User Manual located on the DVD for further details.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With Uconnect
Phone” message will display on the radio screen.
TIME Button
Press the TIME button to alternate locations of the time
and frequency display.
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Clock Setting Procedure
INFO Button
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/ message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
SCROLL control knob.
RW/FF
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/ Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in AM, FM
will begin to blink.
or Satellite (if equipped) frequencies.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control TUNE Control
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
knob to save the time change.
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
and selecting the “SET HOME CLOCK” entry. Once in
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
this display follow the above procedure, starting at
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
step 2.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
mid-range tones.
MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
seconds will allow the program format type to be sePush the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
lected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
Music Type information.
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
treble tones.
format types:
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
Program Type
16-Digit Character Display
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
No program type or
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
None
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sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Adult Hits
Adlt Hit
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
Classical
Classicl
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
Classic Rock
Cls Rock
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
College
College
the front and rear speakers.
Country
Country
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
Foreign Language
Language
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
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Program Type
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
16-Digit Character Display
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R & B
Sports
Talk
Program Type
Top 40
Weather
16-Digit Character Display
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between
the following items:
NOTE: Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll
through the entries. Push the AUDIO/SELECT button to
select an entry and make changes.
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• DVD Enter - When the disc is in DVD Menu mode,
selecting DVD Enter will allow you to play the current
highlighted selection. Use the remote control to scroll
up and down the menu (if equipped).
• Angle – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will change
the viewing angle if supported by the DVD disc
(if equipped).
NOTE:
• DISC Play/Pause - You can toggle between • The available selections for each of the above entries
playing the DVD and pausing the DVD by
varies depending upon the disc.
pushing the SELECT button (if equipped).
• These selections can only be made while playing a
DVD.
• DVD Play Options - Selecting the DVD Play Options
• VES™ Power - Allows you to turn VES™ ON and
will display the following:
OFF (if equipped).
• Subtitle – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will switch
subtitles to different subtitle languages that are • VES™ Lock - Locks out rear VES™ remote controls
(if equipped).
available on the disc (if equipped).
• Audio Stream – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will • VES™ CH1/CH2 - Allows the user to change the
mode of either the IR1 or IR2 wireless headphones by
switch to different audio languages (if supported on
pressing the AUDIO/SELECT button (if equipped).
the disc) (if equipped).
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• Set Home Clock - Pressing the SELECT button allows
you to set the clock. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to adjust the hours and then press and turn the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob to adjust the minutes.
Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to save
changes.
Audio Language — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to choose a default audio
language (effective only if the language is supported by
the disc). You can select a language not listed by scrolling
down and selecting ⬙other.⬙ Enter the country code using
the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down
to select the number and then push to select.
• Player Defaults - Selecting this item will allow the
user to scroll through the following items and set Subtitle Language — If Equipped
defaults according to customer preference.
Selecting this item allows you to choose a default subtitle
language (effective only if the language is supported by
Menu Language — If Equipped
the disc). You can select a language not listed by scrolling
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose the
down and selecting ⬙other.⬙ Enter the country code using
default startup DVD menu language (effective only if
the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down
language supported by disc). If you want to select a
to select the number and then push to select.
language not listed, then scroll down and select ⬙other.⬙
Enter the four-digit country code using the TUNE/ Subtitles — If Equipped
SCROLL control knob to scroll up and down to select the Selecting this item allows you to choose between subtitle
number and then push to select.
Off or On.
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Audio DRC — If Equipped
Selecting this item allows you to limit maximum audio
dynamic range. The default is set to ⬙High,⬙ and under
this setting, dialogues will play at 11 db higher than if the
setting is ⬙Normal.⬙
a disc is loaded, changes will not be effective. Also, the
defaults are effective only if the disc supports the
customer-preferred settings.
AM and FM Buttons
Press the buttons to select AM or FM mode.
Aspect Ratio — If Equipped
SET Button — To Set the Pushbutton Memory
Selecting this item allows you to choose between wide
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
screen, pan scan, and letter box.
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
AutoPlay — If Equipped
When this is set to On and a DVD video is inserted, it will Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this station
bypass the DVD menu screen and automatically play the and press and release that button. If a button is not
movie. In some rare cases, the DVD player may not selected within five seconds after pressing the SET butauto-play the main title. In such cases, use the MENU ton, the station will continue to play but will not be
button on the remote control to select desired title to play. stored into pushbutton memory.
NOTE: The user will have to set these defaults before You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
loading a disc. If changes are made to these settings after repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in
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both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM, 12 FM,
and 12 Satellite (if equipped) stations to be stored into
pushbutton memory. The stations stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
twice.
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and
MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
The radio DVD player and many DVD discs are coded by
geographic region. These region codes must match in
order for the disc to play. If the region code for the DVD
disc does not match the region code for the radio DVD
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
player, it will not play the disc. Customers may take their
button number will display.
vehicle to an authorized dealer to change the region code
Buttons 1 - 6
of the player a maximum of five times.
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
CAUTION!
commit to pushbutton memory {12 AM, 12 FM, and
12 Satellite (if equipped) stations}.
The radio may shut down during extremely hot
DISC Button
conditions. When this occurs, the radio will indicate
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from “Disc Hot” and shut off until a safe temperature is
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
reached. This shutdown is necessary to protect the
optics of the DVD player and other radio internal
components.
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NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC Eject Button — Ejecting Compact Disc(s)
Press the EJECT button and the pushbutton
position to operate the radio.
with the corresponding number (1-6) where the
LOAD Button — Loading Compact Disc(s)
CD was loaded and the disc will unload and
Press the LOAD button and the pushbutton with the
move to the entrance for easy removal. Radio
corresponding number (1-6) where the CD is being
display will show ⬙EJECTING DISC⬙ when the disc is
loaded. The radio will display PLEASE WAIT and
being ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc.
prompt when to INSERT DISC. After the radio displays
⬙INSERT DISC,⬙ insert the CD into the player.
Press and hold the EJECT button for five seconds and all
CDs will be ejected from the radio.
Radio display will show ⬙LOADING DISC⬙ when the disc
is loading and “READING DISC” when the radio is The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
reading the disc.
SEEK Button (CD MODE)
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CAUTION!
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs only. of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
The use of other sized discs may damage the CD previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
player mechanism.
button will allow you to scroll through the tracks faster in
CD and MP3/MWA modes.
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SCAN Button (CD MODE)
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
Press the SCAN button to scan through each track on the The radio can play MP3/WMA files; however, acceptable
CD currently playing.
MP3/WMA file recording media and formats are limited.
When writing MP3/WMA files, pay attention to the
TIME Button (CD MODE)
following restrictions.
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3/WMA file recording media supported by the
RW/FF (CD MODE)
radio are CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3,WMA, DVD Video,
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and CDDA+MP3.
begin to fast forward until FF is released, or RW or
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Rewind) button Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
works in a similar manner.
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
AM or FM Button (CD MODE)
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
Switches the radio into the AM or FM radio mode.
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
files properly and may be unable to play the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
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The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of directory levels: 8
• Maximum number of files: 255
If a disc contains multi-formats, such as CD audio and
MP3/WMA tracks, the radio will only play the MP3/
WMA tracks on that disc.
Supported MP3/WMA File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3/WMA
extension as MP3/WMA files. Non-MP3/WMA files
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
named with the *.MP3/WMA extension may cause play• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a three- back problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file
character extension)
as an invalid MP3/WMA and will not play the file.
• Maximum number of folders: 100
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a three- When using the MP3/WMA encoder to compress audio
character extension)
data to an MP3/WMA file, the bit rate and sampling
frequencies in the following table are supported. In
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
addition, variable bit rates (VBR) are also supported. The
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
majority of MP3/WMA files use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3/
and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or VBR bit rates.
WMA files). Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep
disc open after writing⬙ are most likely multisession
discs. The use of multisession for CD audio or MP3/
WMA playback may result in longer disc loading times.
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MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
48, 44.1, 32
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
WMA
Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
Bit Rate (kbps)
44.1 and 48
48, 64, 96, 128,
160, 192 VBR
WMA
Playback of MP3/WMA Files
When a medium containing MP3/WMA data is loaded,
the radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3/WMA files.
Loading times for playback of MP3/WMA files may be
affected by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for ID3 version 1 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
supported by the radios.
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
supported.
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LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain
playable files).
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3/WMA player, cassette player, or microphone and
utilize the vehicle’s audio system to amplify the source
and play through the vehicle speakers.
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxilINFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
iary device if the AUX jack is connected.
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
is not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume
time⬙ priority mode.
down.
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or SEEK Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
more and radio will display song titles for each file.
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SCAN Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
EJECT Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
Operating Instructions — Voice Command System
(If Equipped)
For the radio, Refer to “Voice Command” in the
Uconnect™ User Manual located on the DVD for further
details.
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone
(If Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press the TIME button to change the display from Manual located on the DVD for further details.
elapsed playing time to time of day. The time of day will
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
display for five seconds.
System (VES)™ (If Equipped)
Refer to “Video Entertainment System (VES)™” for furRW/FF (Auxiliary Mode)
ther details.
No function.
SET Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
Dolby威
Manufactured under license from Dolby威 Laboratories.
⬙Dolby威⬙ and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby威 Laboratories.
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Macrovision
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is
intended for home and other limited viewing uses only,
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
limited coverage in Alaska.
System Activation
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of audio
service that is included with the factory-installed satellite
radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welcome kit that contains general information, including
DTS™
how to setup your on-line listening account. For further
⬙DTS™⬙ and ⬙DTS™ 2.0⬙ are trademarks of Digital information, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474,
Theater Systems, Inc.
or visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at
www.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If
Equipped
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcast- Number (ESN/SID)
ing technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to Please have the following information available when
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite calling:
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for chil- 1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
dren, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios. Number (ESN/SID).
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240 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within
the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly
ESN/SID Access
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC posi- on or above the antenna.
tion and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
Reception Quality
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
selected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and the
following reasons:
Sirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID number
display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on • The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
structure or under a physical obstacle.
the radio to exit this screen.
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display. A
form of short audio mutes.
CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
mode.
cause intermittent reception.
Satellite Antenna
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
cause signal blockage.
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
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Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
(Satellite) Mode
INFO Button
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display information between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if availNOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or
able). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an
ACC position to operate the radio.
additional three seconds will make the radio display the
SEEK Buttons
Song Title all of the time (press and hold again to return
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next to normal display).
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
RW/FF
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
direction of the arrows.
without stopping until you release it.
TUNE Control (Rotary)
SCAN Button
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.
the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before continuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
button a second time.
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
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242 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five SET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory
seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. When you are receiving a channel that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
type.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type and press and release that button. If a button is not
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next selected within five seconds after pressing the SET butchannel with the same selected Music Type name.
ton, the channel will continue to play but will not be
stored into pushbutton memory.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
SETUP Button
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
following items:
pushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/ memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton twice.
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
button number will display.
Sirius subscription.
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Buttons 1 - 6
MEDIA CENTER 130 (SALES CODE RES)
These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
side of the radio faceplate.
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430/430N (RHR/RER/RBZ/
RHB) CD/DVD/HDD/NAV — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side
of the unit’s faceplate.
4
Refer to your Uconnect™ Multimedia RHR, RER, RBZ or
RHB user’s manual for detailed operating instructions.
Operating Instructions (Voice Command System)
— If Equipped
Refer to “Voice Command” in the Uconnect™ User
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone) — If
Equipped
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in the Uconnect™ User
Manual located on the DVD for further details.
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244 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
position to operate the radio.
stations without stopping, until you release it.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
TIME Button
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
and radio frequency.
time to turn off the radio.
Clock Setting Procedure
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360 1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
degrees) in either direction, without stopping. Turning
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
SCROLL control knob.
volume, and to the left decreases it.
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes
set at the same volume level as last played.
will begin to blink.
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
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4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/ Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
knob to save time change.
mid-range tones.
5. To exit, press any button/knob, or wait five seconds.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
RW/FF
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
treble tones.
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
AM or FM frequencies.
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
TUNE Control
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the front and rear speakers.
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory.
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
AM/FM Button
pressing the pushbutton twice.
Press the buttons to select either AM or FM mode.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
button number will display.
Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to Buttons 1 - 6
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
window. Select the button (1 to 6) you wish to lock onto stations).
this station and press and release that button. If a button
DISC Button
is not selected within five seconds after pressing the
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
SET/RND button, the station will continue to play but
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
will not be stored into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
NOTE:
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
position to operate the radio.
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And
MP3 Audio Play
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4-3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• The RES Media Center is a single CD player. Do
not attempt to insert a second CD if one is already
loaded.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
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If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within RW/FF
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed, Press and hold the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CD
player will begin to fast forward until FF is released, or
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
RW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse)
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
button works in a similar manner.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
AM/FM Button
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
SEEK Button
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
change of pace.
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
CD and MP3 modes.
TIME Button
Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
Press this button to change the display from a large CD Play.
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
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Notes on Playing MP3 Files
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3 file
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers
recording media and formats are limited. When writing
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
display the file name and folder name, and will assign
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
Supported Media (Disc Types)
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
display.)
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeWhen reading discs recorded using formats other than
character extension)
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threefiles properly and may be unable to play the file norcharacter extension)
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
• Maximum number of files: 255
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Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rate.
MPEG
Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
48, 44.1, 32
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
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Playback of MP3 Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device, such as an
MP3 player, or cassette player, and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will change the mode to
auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
to load than non-multisession discs
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
increase with more files and folders
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended time of day will display for five seconds (when ignition is
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a OFF).
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
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MEDIA CENTER 130 WITH SATELLITE RADIO
(SALES CODE RES+RSC)
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right position to operate the radio.
side of the radio faceplate.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
Media Center 130 (RES/RSC)
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
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to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
Phone Button Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
Voice Command System (Radio) — If Equipped
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
Refer to “Voice Command” in “Understanding The available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With Uconnect
Features Of Your Vehicle”.
Phone” message will display on the radio screen.
Voice Command Button Uconnect™ Phone — If
Equipped
Press this button to operate the Uconnect™ Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
TIME Button
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
and radio frequency.
Clock Setting Procedure
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With Uconnect 2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
Phone” message will display on the radio screen.
SCROLL control knob.
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3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/ INFO Button
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
will begin to blink.
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
knob to save time change.
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button. AM or FM frequencies.
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the
TUNE Control
SETUP button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to select
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure,
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite
radio, press the SETUP button and then follow the above Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
procedure, starting at Step 2.
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
mid-range tones.
MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five
seconds will allow the program format type to be sePush the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
lected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
Music Type information.
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
treble tones.
format types:
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
Program Type
16-Digit Character Display
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
No program type or
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
None
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sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Adult Hits
Adlt Hit
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
Classical
Classicl
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
Classic Rock
Cls Rock
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
College
College
the front and rear speakers.
Country
Country
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
Foreign Language
Language
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
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Program Type
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
16-Digit Character Display
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Program Type
Top 40
Weather
16-Digit Character Display
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon is
displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between
the following items:
• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow
you to set the clock. Adjust the hours by turning the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob. After adjusting the
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hours, press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to set
the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. Adjust
the minutes using the right side TUNE/SCROLL
control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob
to save time change.
AM/FM Button
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
window. Select the button (1–6) you wish to lock onto this
station and press and release that button. If a button is
not selected within five seconds after pressing the SET/
RND button, the station will continue to play but will not
be stored into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory.
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the pushbutton twice.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
stations).
DISC/AUX Button
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will allow you to switch
from AM/FM modes to DISC/AUX mode.
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
NOTE:
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
position to operate the radio.
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and
MP3 Audio Play
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• The RES Media Center is a single CD player. Do
not attempt to insert a second CD if one is already
loaded.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
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If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within RW/FF
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed, Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
works in a similar manner.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
AM/FM Button
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
SEEK Button
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
change of pace.
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
CD and MP3 modes.
TIME Button
Press the SET/RND button a second time to stop RanPress this button to change the display from a large CD dom Play.
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
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Notes On Playing MP3 Files
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3 file
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers
recording media and formats are limited. When writing
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
display the file name and folder name and will assign
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
Supported Media (Disc Types)
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
display.)
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeWhen reading discs recorded using formats other than
character extension)
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threefiles properly and may be unable to play the file norcharacter extension)
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
• Maximum number of files: 255
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Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rates.
MPEG
Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
48, 44.1, 32
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
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Playback of MP3 Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain
by the following:
playable files).
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
CD-R media
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
to load than non-multisession discs
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will Name, and Folder Name (if available).
increase with more files and folders
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended time⬙ priority mode.
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
more and the radio will display song titles for each file.
before writing to the disc.
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Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3 player or cassette player and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If
Equipped
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxil- NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has
limited coverage in Alaska.
iary device if the AUX jack is connected.
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio is
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
time of day will display for five seconds (when the
ignition is OFF).
System Activation
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of audio
service that is included with the factory-installed satellite
radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welcome kit that contains general information, including
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how to setup your on-line listening account. For further Sirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID number
information, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on
or visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at the radio to exit this screen.
www.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian residents.
Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display. A
Number (ESN/SID)
CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
Please have the following information available when mode.
calling:
Satellite Antenna
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
Number (ESN/SID).
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as
bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly
ESN/SID Access
on or above the antenna.
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC position and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
selected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and the
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Reception Quality
SEEK Buttons
Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
following reasons:
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
structure or under a physical obstacle.
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the without stopping until you release it.
form of short audio mutes.
SCAN Button
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before concause intermittent reception.
tinuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
button a second time.
cause signal blockage.
INFO Button
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display informa(Satellite) Mode
tion between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if availNOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or able). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an
additional three seconds will make the radio display the
ACC position to operate the radio.
Song Title all of the time (press and hold again to return
to normal display).
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If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons (Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
direction of the arrows.
SETUP Button
TUNE Control (Rotary)
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise following items:
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
MUSIC TYPE Button
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type mode
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button or
Sirius subscription.
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five secSET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory
onds will allow the program format type to be selected.
When you are receiving a channel that you wish to
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
type.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next
channel with the same selected Music Type name.
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Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within five seconds after pressing the SET button, the channel will continue to play but will not be
stored into pushbutton memory.
You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
pushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton
twice.
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone
(If Equipped)
Refer to “Uconnect™ Phone” in “Understanding The
Features Of Your Vehicle”.
iPod姞/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: This section is for sales code RES and REQ/
REL/RET radios only with Uconnect™. For sales code
RBZ/RHB, RHR, RHP, RHW or RB2 touch-screen radio
iPod威/USB/MP3 control feature, refer to the separate
RBZ/RHB, RHR, RHP, RHW or RB2 User’s Manual.
iPod威/USB/MP3 control is available only if equipped as
an option with these radios.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding This feature allows an iPod威 or external USB device to be
plugged into the USB port, located in the center console
button number will display.
or glove compartment.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
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iPod威 control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod威
and iPhone威 devices. Some iPod威 software versions may
not fully support the iPod威 control features. Please visit
Apple’s website for software updates.
NOTE:
• If the radio has a USB port, refer to the appropriate
Uconnect™ Multimedia radio User’s Manual for
iPod威 or external USB device support capability.
• Connecting an iPod威 or consumer electronic audio
device to the AUX port located in the radio faceplate,
plays media, but does not use the iPod威 /MP3 control
feature to control the connected device.
USB/AUX Connector Port
Once the audio device is connected and synchronized to
Connecting The iPod姞 Or External USB Device
the vehicle’s iPod威/USB/MP3 control system (iPod威 or
Use the connection cable to connect an iPod威 or external
external USB device may take a few minutes to connect),
USB device to the vehicle’s USB/AUX connector port
the audio device starts charging and is ready for use by
which is located in the center console or glove compartpressing radio switches, as described below.
ment.
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NOTE: If the audio device battery is completely discharged, it may not communicate with the iPod威/USB/
MP3 control system until a minimum charge is attained.
Leaving the audio device connected to the iPod威/USB/
MP3 control system may charge it to the required level.
Controlling The iPod姞 Or External USB Device
Using Radio Buttons
To get into the iPod威/USB/MP3 control mode and access
a connected audio device, either press the “AUX” button
on the radio faceplate or press the VR button and say
⬙USB⬙ or ⬙Switch to USB⬙. Once in the iPod威/USB/MP3
Using This Feature
control mode, audio tracks (if available from audio
By using iPod cable or external USB device to connect to
device) start playing over the vehicle’s audio system.
USB port:
Play Mode
• The audio device can be played on the vehicle’s sound
When switched to iPod威/USB/MP3 control mode, the
system, providing metadata (artist, track title, album,
iPod威 or external USB device automatically starts Play
etc.) information on the radio display.
mode. In Play mode, the following buttons on the radio
• The audio device can be controlled using the radio faceplate may be used to control the iPod威 or external
buttons to Play, Browse, and List the iPod威 contents. USB device and display data:
• The audio device battery charges when plugged into • Use the TUNE control knob to select the next or
the USB/AUX connector (if supported by the specific
previous track.
audio device)
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• Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click, while
playing a track, skips to the next track or press the
VR button and say ⬙Next Track⬙.
during play mode will jump to the next track in the
list, or press the VR button and say ⬙Next or Previous
Track⬙.
• Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one • While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see
click, will jump to the previous track in the list or
the associated metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.)
press the VR button and say ⬙Previous Track⬙
for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps
to the next screen of data for that track. Once all
• Jump backward in the current track by pressing and
screens have been viewed, the last INFO button press
holding the << RW button. Holding the << RW
will go back to the play mode screen on the radio.
button long enough will jump to the beginning of
• Pressing the REPEAT button will change the audio
the current track.
device mode to repeat the current playing track or
• Jump forward in the current track by pressing and
press the VR button and say ⬙Repeat ON⬙ or ⬙Repeat
holding the FF >> button.
Off⬙.
• A single press backward << RW or forward FF >> will
• Press the SCAN button to use iPod威/USB/MP3 dejump backward or forward respectively, for five
vice scan mode, which will play the first 10 seconds of
seconds.
each track in the current list and then forward to the
• Use the << SEEK and SEEK >> buttons to jump to the
next song. To stop SCAN mode and start playing the
previous or next track. Pressing the SEEK >> button
desired track, when it is playing the track, press the
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SCAN button again. During Scan mode, pressing the
<< SEEK and SEEK >> buttons will select the previous and next tracks.
• RND button (available on sales code RES radio only):
Pressing this button toggles between Shuffle ON and
Shuffle OFF modes for the iPod威 or external USB
device, or press the VR button and say ⬙Shuffle ON⬙ or
⬙Shuffle Off⬙. If the RND icon is showing on the radio
display, then the shuffle mode is ON.
List Or Browse Mode
During Play mode, pressing any of the buttons described
below, will bring up List mode. List mode enables
scrolling through the list of menus and tracks on the
audio device.
• TUNE control knob: The TUNE control knob functions
in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the audio
device or external USB device.
• Turning it clockwise (forward) and counterclockwise (backward) scrolls through the lists, displaying
the track detail on the radio display. Once the track
to be played is highlighted on the radio display,
press the TUNE control knob to select and start
playing the track. Turning the TUNE control knob
fast will scroll through the list faster. During fast
scroll, a slight delay in updating the information on
the radio display may be noticeable.
• During all List modes, the iPod威 displays all lists in
“wrap-around” mode. So if the track is at the
bottom of the list, just turn the wheel backward
(counterclockwise) to get to the track faster.
• In List mode, the radio PRESET buttons are used as
shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod威 or
external USB device.
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• Preset 2 – Artists
device, then follow the same steps to go to the desired
track in that list. Not all iPod威 or external USB device
sub-menu levels are available on this system.
• Preset 3 – Albums
• Preset 4 – Genres
• MUSIC TYPE button: The MUSIC TYPE button is
another shortcut button to the genre listing on your
audio device.
• Preset 5 – Audiobooks
• Preset 6 – Podcasts
• Pressing a PRESET button will display the current
list on the top line and the first item in that list on
the second line.
• To exit List mode without selecting a track, press the
same PRESET button again to go back to Play
mode.
• LIST button: The LIST button will display the top
level menu of the iPod威 or external USB device. Turn
the TUNE control knob to list the top-menu item to be
selected and press the TUNE control knob. This will
display the next sub-menu list item on the audio
CAUTION!
• Leaving the iPod威 or external USB device (or any
supported device) anywhere in the vehicle in
extreme heat or cold can alter the operation or
damage the device. Follow the device manufacturer’s guidelines.
• Placing items on the iPod威 or external USB device,
or connections to the iPod威 or external USB device
in the vehicle, can cause damage to the device
and/or to the connectors.
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WARNING!
Do not plug in or remove the iPod威 or external USB
device while driving. Failure to follow this warning
could result in an accident.
phone system. Seven devices can be paired to the
Uconnect™ phone system, but just one can be selected
and played.
Selecting Different Audio Device
1. Press PHONE button to begin.
Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA)
2. After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
Music can be streamed from your cellular phone to the
⬙Setup⬙, then ⬙Select Audio Devices⬙.
Uconnect™ phone system.
3. Say the name of the audio device or ask the
Controlling BTSA Using Radio Buttons
Uconnect™ phone system to list audio devices.
To get into the BTSA mode, press either “AUX” button on
the radio or press the VR button and say “Bluetooth Next Track
Use the SEEK UP button, or press the VR button on the
Streaming Audio”.
radio and say “Next Track” to jump to the next track
Play Mode
music on your cellular phone.
When switched to BTSA mode, some audio devices can
start playing music over the vehicle’s audio system, but
some devices require the music to be initiated on the
device first, then it will get streamed to the Uconnect™
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Previous Track
Use the SEEK DOWN button, or press the VR button on
the radio and say “Previous Track” to jump to the
previous track music on your cellular phone.
Browse
Browsing is not available on a BTSA device. Only the
current song that is playing will display info.
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to
access the switches.
Remote Sound System Controls
(Back View Of Steering Wheel)
The right-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
pushbutton in the center and controls the volume and
mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker
switch will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom
of the rocker switch will decrease the volume.
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Pressing the center button will make the radio switch will go to the beginning of the current track, or to the
beginning of the previous track if it is within one second
between the various modes available.
after the current track begins to play.
The left-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
pushbutton in the center. The function of the left-hand If you press the switch up or down twice, it plays the
control is different depending on which mode you are in. second track; three times, it will play the third, etc.
The following describes the left-hand control operation in The center button on the left side rocker switch has no
function for a single-disc CD player. However, when a
each mode.
multiple-disc CD player is equipped on the vehicle, the
Radio Operation
center button will select the next available CD in the
Pressing the top of the switch will “Seek” up for the next
player.
listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch
will “Seek” down for the next listenable station.
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
The button located in the center of the left-hand control To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following
will tune to the next preset station that you have pro- precautions:
grammed in the radio preset pushbutton.
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
surface.
CD Player
Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next 2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once wiping from center to edge.
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3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratch- RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
ing the disc.
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners,
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
or anti-static sprays.
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is
not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become turned down or off during mobile phone operation when
not using Uconnect™ (if equipped).
too high.
NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particu- CLIMATE CONTROLS
lar disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective The air conditioning and heating system is designed to
coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc) make you comfortable in all types of weather.
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
good disc before considering disc player service.
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Blower Control
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
Rotate this control to regulate the
amount of air forced through the ventilation system in any mode. The
blower speed increases as you move
the control to the right from the “O”
(OFF) position. There are seven blower
speeds.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Remote Start, the
climate controls will not function during Remote Start
operation if the blower control is left in the “O” (Off)
position.
The Manual Temperature Controls consist of a series of
outer rotary dials and inner push knobs.
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Temperature Control
Mode Control (Air Direction)
Rotate this control to regulate the temRotate this control to choose from sevperature of the air inside the passenger
eral patterns of air distribution. You
compartment. Rotating the dial left
can select either a primary mode as
into the blue area of the scale indicates
identified by the symbols on the concooler temperatures, while rotating
trol, or a blend of two of these modes.
right into the red area indicates
The closer the setting is to a particular
warmer temperatures.
symbol, the more air distribution you
receive from that mode.
NOTE: If your air conditioning performance seems
lower than expected, check the front of the A/C con- Panel
denser located in front of the radiator for an accumulaAir is directed through the outlets in the instrument
tion of dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray
panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow.
from behind the radiator and through the condenser.
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be
Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the
aimed so that they are directed toward the rear seat
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
passengers for maximum airflow to the rear.
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Bi-Level
Defrost
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use this mode with maximum
blower and temperature settings for best windNOTE: For all settings, except full cold or full hot, there
shield
and side window defrosting.
is a difference in temperature between the upper and
lower outlets. The warmer air flows to the floor outlets. NOTE:
This feature gives improved comfort during sunny but • The air conditioning compressor operates in Mix,
cool conditions.
Defrost, or a blend of these modes, even if the Air
Floor
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
small amount flowing through the defrost and side
window demist outlets.
•
Mix
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to
the windshield. This setting is good for maintaining
comfort while reducing moisture on the windshield.
Conditioning (A/C) button is not pressed. This dehumidifies the air to help dry the windshield. To improve
fuel economy, use these modes only when necessary.
For information on operating the Rear Defrost, refer to
“Rear Window Features” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”.
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Recirculation Control
• The A/C can be deselected manually without disturbPressing the Recirculation Control button will
ing the mode control selection.
put the system in recirculation mode. This can
• When the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
be used when outside conditions such as
position, the recirculation feature will be cancelled.
smoke, odors, dust, or high humidity are present. Activating recirculation will cause the LED in the Air Conditioning Control
Press this button to engage the Air
control button to illuminate.
Conditioning. A light will illuminate
NOTE:
when the Air Conditioning system is
• Continuous use of the Recirculation mode may make
engaged. Rotating the dial left into the
the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur.
blue area of the scale indicates cooler
Extended use of this mode is not recommended.
temperatures, while rotating right into
• The use of the Recirculation mode in cold or damp
the red area indicates warmer temweather will cause windows to fog on the inside,
peratures.
because of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. Select
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor will not engage
the outside air position for maximum defogging.
until the engine has been running for about 10 seconds.
• The A/C will engage automatically to prevent fogging
when the recirculation button is pressed and the mode
control is set to panel or panel / floor.
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• MAX A/C
For maximum cooling use the A/C and recirculation
buttons at the same time.
• ECONOMY MODE
If economy mode is desired, press the A/C button to turn
OFF the indicator light and the A/C compressor. Then,
move the temperature control to the desired temperature.
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Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
Equipped
The Automatic Temperature Control system automatically maintains the climate in the cabin of the vehicle at
the comfort levels desired by the driver and passenger.
Automatic Temperature Control
Automatic Operation
Operation of the system is quite simple.
1. Turn the Mode Control knob (on the right) and the
Blower Control knob (on the left) to AUTO.
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NOTE: The AUTO position performs best for front seat NOTE:
• The temperature setting can be adjusted at anytime
occupants only.
without affecting automatic operation.
2. Dial in the temperature you would
like the system to maintain by rotating • Pressing the Air Conditioning Control button while in
AUTO mode will cause the LED in the control button
the Temperature Control knob. Once
to flash three times and then turn off. This indicates
the comfort level is selected, the systhat the system is in AUTO mode and requesting the
tem will maintain that level automatiair conditioning is not necessary.
cally using the heating system. Should
the desired comfort level require air
• If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
conditioning, the system will automatically make the
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser located
adjustment.
in front of the radiator for an accumulation of dirt or
insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from behind
You will experience the greatest efficiency by simply
the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric front
allowing the system to function automatically. Selecting
fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the condenser,
the “O” (OFF) position on the blower control stops the
reducing air conditioning performance.
system completely and closes the outside air intake.
The recommended setting for maximum comfort for the
average person is 72°F (22°C); however, this may vary.
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Blower Control
For full automatic operation or for
automatic blower operation, turn the
knob to the AUTO position. In manual
mode there are seven blower speeds
that can be individual selected. In off
position the blower will shut off.
Manual Operation
This system offers a full complement of manual override
features, which consist of Blower Preferred Automatic,
Mode Preferred Automatic, or Blower and Mode Preferred Automatic. This means the operator can override
the blower, the mode, or both. There is a manual blower
range for times when the AUTO setting is not desired.
The blower can be set to any fixed blower speed by
rotating the Blower Control knob (on the left).
NOTE: Please read the Automatic Temperature Control
Operation Chart that follows for details.
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The operator can override the AUTO mode setting to • Floor
change airflow distribution by rotating the Mode Control
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
knob (on the right) to one of the following positions.
small amount flowing through the defrost and side
window demist outlets.
• Panel
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument • Mix
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side
panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow.
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to
aimed so that they are directed toward the rear seat
the windshield. This setting is good for maintaining
passengers for maximum airflow to the rear.
comfort while reducing moisture on the windshield.
• Bi-Level
• Defrost
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use this mode with maxiNOTE: For all settings, except full cold or full hot, there mum blower and temperature settings for best windis a difference in temperature between the upper and shield and side window defrosting.
lower outlets. The warmer air flows to the floor outlets.
This feature gives improved comfort during sunny but
cool conditions.
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NOTE:
• Air Conditioner Control
Press this button to turn on the air • When the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
position, the recirculation feature will be cancelled.
conditioning during manual operation
only. When the air conditioning is • In cold weather, use of the Recirculation mode may
turned on, cool dehumidified air will
lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
flow through the outlets selected with
mode is not allowed in the floor, defrost, or defrost/
the Mode control dial. Press this butfloor mode in order to improve window clearing.
ton a second time to turn OFF the air
Recirculation will be disabled automatically if these
conditioning. An LED in the button illuminates when
modes are selected.
manual compressor operation is selected.
• Extended use of recirculation may cause the windows
• Recirculation Control
to fog. If the interior of the windows begins to fog,
The system will automatically control recircupress the Recirculation button to return to outside air.
lation. However, pressing the Recirculation
Some temp/humidity conditions will cause captured
Control button will put the system in recircuinterior air to condense on windows and hamper
lation mode. This can be used when outside
visibility. For this reason, the system will not allow
conditions such as smoke, odors, dust, or high humidity
Recirculation to be selected while in floor, defrost, or
are present. Activating recirculation will cause the LED in
defrost/floor mode. Attempting to use the recirculathe control button to illuminate.
tion while in these modes will cause the LED in the
control button to blink and then turn off.
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• Most of the time, when in Automatic Operation, you
can temporarily put the system into Recirculation
Mode by pressing the Recirculation button. However,
under certain conditions, while in Automatic Mode,
the system is blowing air out the defrost vents. When
these conditions are present, and the Recirculation
button is pressed, the indicator will flash and then turn
off. This tells you that you are unable to go into
Recirculation Mode at this time. If you would like the
system to go into Recirculation Mode, you must first
move the Mode knob to Panel, Bi-Level and then press
the Recirculation button. This feature reduces the
possibility of window fogging.
Summer Operation
The engine cooling system in air-conditioned vehicles
must be protected with a high-quality antifreeze coolant
to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect
against engine overheating. A solution of 50% ethylene
glycol antifreeze coolant and 50% water is recommended.
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
Winter Operation
Use of the air Recirculation Mode during winter months is
not recommended because it may cause window fogging.
Vacation Storage
Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
Operating Tips
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the
suggested control settings for various weather condi- fresh air and high blower settings. This will ensure
tions.
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
of compressor damage when the system is started again.
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Window Fogging
Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly removed by turning the mode selector to Defrost. The
Defrost/Floor mode can be used to maintain a clear
windshield and provide sufficient heating. If side window fogging becomes a problem, increase blower speed.
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild but
rainy or humid weather.
Outside Air Intake
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
slush, and snow.
A/C Air Filter — If Equipped
NOTE: Recirculate without A/C should not be used for The A/C Filter prevents most dust and pollen from
entering the cabin. The filter acts on air coming from
long periods as fogging may occur.
outside the vehicle and recirculated air within the pasSide Window Demisters
senger compartment. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures”
A side window demister outlet is located at each end of
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for A/C Air Filter service
the instrument panel. These non-adjustable outlets direct
information or see your authorized dealer for service.
air toward the side windows when the system is in the
Refer to “Maintenance Schedules” for filter service
FLOOR, MIX, or DEFROST mode. The air is directed at
intervals.
the area of the windows through which you view the
outside mirrors.
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Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather Conditions
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STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
䡵 Manual Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 298
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . 295
▫ Five–Speed Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . 298
▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . 296
▫ Recommended Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
▫ Normal Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
▫ Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
▫ Extreme Cold Weather
(Below –20°F Or ⫺29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
䡵 Automatic Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . . 300
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
䡵 Engine Block Heater — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 298
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . 302
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
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䡵 AutoStick威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
䡵 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
䡵 Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . 324
䡵 Four-Wheel Drive Operation — If Equipped . . 309
䡵 Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . 326
䡵 On-Road Driving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . 327
䡵 Off-Road Driving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
▫ When To Use Low (L Off-Road) With The
4WD Lock Lever Engaged . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . 328
▫ Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand . . . . . . . . . 312
▫ Hill Climbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
▫ Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . 328
▫ Hill Descent Control (HDC) – If Equipped . . 329
▫ Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) – Manual
Transmission Or Off-Road Package Only . . . . 330
▫ After Driving Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . 332
䡵 Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
▫ ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light
And ESC Off Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
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䡵 Tire Safety Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
▫ Full Size Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
▫ Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 351
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . 340
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . 341
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . 342
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
䡵 Tires — General Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
䡵 Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
䡵 Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . 349
䡵 Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . 356
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
䡵 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) . . . . . 357
▫ Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire
And Wheel – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
▫ Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped . . . . . . . . 350
▫ Premium System – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 362
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
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䡵 Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367 䡵 Vehicle Loading
▫ 2.0L And 2.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367 䡵 Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . 368
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
▫ Trailer Towing Weights
(Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . 379
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
䡵 Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 373
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
䡵 Recreational Towing
(Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
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STARTING PROCEDURES
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both
inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts.
WARNING!
• Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking
brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and remove the key fob from the ignition. When leaving
the vehicle, always lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle.
A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Before starting the engine fully apply the parking brake,
press the clutch pedal to the floor, and place the shift
lever in NEUTRAL.
NOTE:
• The engine will not start unless the clutch pedal is
pressed to the floor.
• If the key will not turn and the steering wheel is
locked, rotate the wheel in either direction to relieve
pressure on the locking mechanism and then turn the
key.
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Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
The shift lever must be in the PARK or NEUTRAL
position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes
before shifting to any driving gear.
NOTE: You must press the brake pedal before shifting
out of PARK.
Tip Start
Do not press the accelerator. Turn the ignition switch to
the START position and release it as soon as the starter
engages. The starter motor will continue to run, and it
will disengage automatically when the engine is running.
If the engine fails to start, the starter will disengage
automatically in 10 seconds. If this occurs, turn the
ignition switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
Normal Starting
Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine does
not require pumping or pressing the accelerator pedal.
Simply turn the ignition switch to the START position
and release when the engine starts. If the engine fails to
start within 15 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the
OFF position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the
“Normal Starting” procedure.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel
could enter the catalytic converter and once the
engine has started, ignite and damage the converter
and vehicle. If the vehicle has a discharged battery,
booster cables may be used to obtain a start from
another vehicle. This type of start can be dangerous if
done improperly, so follow the procedure carefully.
Refer to “Jump Starting” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
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Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F or ⫺29°C)
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
an externally powered electric engine block heater (available from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
If Engine Fails To Start
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” and “Extreme Cold Weather” procedures, it may be flooded. Push the accelerator pedal all
the way to the floor and hold it there. Crank the engine
for no more than 15 seconds. This should clear any excess
fuel in case the engine is flooded. Leave the ignition key
in the ON position, release the accelerator pedal and
repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
WARNING!
Never pour fuel or other flammable liquid into the
throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start
the vehicle. This could result in flash fire causing
serious personal injury.
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the
engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to
15 seconds before trying again.
After Starting
The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine
warms up.
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ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
Five–Speed Manual Transmission
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
WARNING!
grounded, three-wire extension cord.
You or others could be injured if you leave the
The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one
vehicle unattended without having the parking
hour to have an adequate warming effect on the engine.
brake fully applied. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle,
WARNING!
especially on an incline.
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt Fully press the clutch pedal before you shift gears. As you
release the clutch pedal, lightly press the accelerator
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
pedal.
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For most city driving, you will find it easier to use only
the lower gears. For steady highway driving with light
accelerations, fifth gear is recommended.
Never drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal,
and never try to hold the vehicle on a hill with the clutch
pedal partially engaged. This will cause abnormal wear
on the clutch.
Never shift into REVERSE until the vehicle has come to a
complete stop.
Shift Pattern
NOTE: During cold weather, until the transmission
lubricant is warm, you may experience slightly higher
shift efforts. This is normal and not harmful to the
transmission.
Use each gear in numerical order, do not skip a gear. Be
sure the transmission is in first gear, (not third), when
starting from a standing position. Damage to the clutch Recommended Shift Speeds
can result from starting in third gear.
To use your manual transmission for optimal fuel
economy, it should be upshifted as listed in the following
table.
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Manual Transmission Recommended Shift Speeds
Units in mph (km/h)
AccelEngine
eration 1 to 2 2 to 3
3 to 4
4 to 5
Size
Rate
Accel 14 (23) 23 (37) 29 (47) 45 (72)
All
Engines Cruise 12 (19) 18 (29) 25 (40) 32 (52)
To maintain a safe speed and prolong brake life, shift
down to second or first gear when descending a steep
grade.
Downshifting
Proper downshifting will improve fuel economy and
prolong engine life.
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
If you skip more than one gear while downshifting
or downshift at too high a vehicle speed, you could
damage the engine, transmission, or clutch.
When turning a corner or driving up a steep grade, downshift early so that the engine will not be overburdened.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine
is at idle speed.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking
brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and remove the key fob from the ignition. When leaving
the vehicle, always lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle.
A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while
shifting out of PARK.
WARNING!
• 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.
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Key Ignition Park Interlock
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interlock which requires the shift lever to be placed in PARK
before the ignition switch can be turned to the LOCK/
OFF position. The key fob can only be removed from the
ignition when the ignition is in the LOCK/OFF position,
and once removed, the shift lever is locked in PARK.
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
Interlock (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in the PARK
position unless the brakes are applied. To move the shift
lever out of the PARK position, the ignition switch must
be turned to the ON/RUN or START position (engine
running or not) and the brake pedal must be pressed.
Interlock System” in this section). To drive, move the shift
lever from PARK or NEUTRAL to the DRIVE position.
NOTE: The Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT) changes ratios in a continuous manner. This
may sometimes ⬙feel⬙ as if it is slipping, but this is normal
and does not harm anything.
Shifting from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE should be
done only after the accelerator pedal is released and the
vehicle is stopped. Be sure to keep your foot on the brake
pedal when moving the shift lever between these gears.
The transmission shift lever has PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, and DRIVE shift positions. Some models include a
LOW position; in others, manual shifts are made using
the AutoStick威 shift control (refer to “AutoStick威” in this
The shift lever position display (located in the instrument
section). Moving the shift lever to the left or right (-/+)
panel cluster) indicates the transmission gear range. You
while in the DRIVE position (if equipped with
must press the brake pedal to move the shift lever out of
AutoStick威) will manually select from a set of predefined
the PARK position (refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift
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transmission gear ratios, and will display the current PARK
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
gear in the instrument cluster as 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Gear Ranges
Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
vehicle in this range.
When parking on a level surface, you may place the shift
lever in the PARK position first, and then apply the
parking brake.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load on the
transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to
move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill
grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
Shift Lever
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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.
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
move the shift lever rearward (with the brake
pedal released) after you have placed it in PARK.
Make sure the transmission is in PARK before
leaving the vehicle.
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK
or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly pressing the
brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly
forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the
vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift
into gear when the engine is idling normally and
your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
and remove the ignition key. Once the key is
removed, the shift lever is locked in the PARK
position, securing the vehicle against unwanted
movement.
• Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking
brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and remove the key fob from the ignition. When leaving
the vehicle, always lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle. A
child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
(Continued)
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.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as
this can damage the drivetrain.
REVERSE
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
NEUTRAL
The following indicators should be used to ensure that Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
you have engaged the shift lever into the PARK position: periods with the engine running. The engine may be
started in this range. Set the parking brake and shift the
• When shifting into PARK, move the shift lever all the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
way forward and to the left until it stops and is fully
seated.
WARNING!
• Look at the shift lever position display and verify that
it indicates the PARK position.
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
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 result
in severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and
“Towing A Disabled Vehicle” in What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
using a lower gear will improve performance and extend
transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat
buildup.
During sustained high speed driving or trailer towing up
long grades on hot days, the automatic transmission oil
may become too hot. If this happens, the transmission
overheat indicator light will come on, and the vehicle will
slow slightly until the transmission cools down enough
to allow a return to the requested speed. This is done to
DRIVE
prevent transmission damage due to overheating. If the
This range should be used for most city and highway
high speed is maintained, the overheating may reoccur,
driving. It provides the best fuel economy. The DRIVE
as before, in a cyclic fashion.
position provides optimum driving characteristics under
LOW – IF EQUIPPED
all normal operating conditions.
This range should be used for engine braking when
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
descending very steep grades. In this range, the transwhen operating the vehicle under heavy loading condimission will downshift for maximum engine braking,
tions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or
and upshifts will occur only to prevent engine overspeed.
while towing heavy trailers), use the AutoStick威 mode (if
equipped) to select a lower gear. Under these conditions,
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AUTOSTICK姞
AutoStick威 is a driver-interactive transmission that offers
six manual ratio changes to provide you with more
control. AutoStick威 allows you to maximize engine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and
improve overall vehicle performance. This system can
also provide you with more control during passing, city
driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain driving,
trailer towing, and many other situations. Automatic ratio
changes upward will only occur to protect the Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT) and/or the
engine from overspeed. Changes down will only happen
at minimum engine speed to prevent stalling.
Operation
NOTE: AutoStick威 is not available until the CVT warms
up in cold weather.
AutoStick威 operation is activated in the DRIVE position
by moving the shift lever side-to-side. Moving the shift
lever to the (+) side will activate AutoStick威 and shift up
to the next higher manual ratio, unless you are already
operating in or near Overdrive, in which case sixth gear
ratio will be selected. In like manner, moving the shift
lever to (-) will activate AutoStick威 and shift to the next
lower manual ratio. After AutoStick威 is activated, the
manual ratio selected is displayed in the transmission
ratio display and tipping the shift lever to the (+) or (-)
direction will cause an upshift or downshift by one ratio.
AutoStick威 Is Deactivated:
• By holding the shift lever to (+) momentarily
• When the shift lever is shifted out of DRIVE
• When in sixth position, by touching the shift lever to
the right
• When heavy Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) application is detected
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General Information
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION — IF
EQUIPPED
• If a ratio other than first is selected and the vehicle is
This feature provides full time, on-demand, four–wheel
brought to a stop, the transmission control logic will
drive (4WD).
automatically select the first gear ratio.
• If a low range is selected and the engine accelerates to
the rev limit, the transmission will automatically select
the next higher ratio.
• If a downshift would cause the engine to overspeed,
that shift will not occur until it is safe for the engine.
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• If the system detects powertrain overheating, the
transmission will revert to the automatic shift mode
and remain in that mode until the powertrain cools off.
• If the system detects a problem, it will disable the
AutoStick威 mode and the transmission will return to
the automatic mode until the problem is corrected.
Four-Wheel Drive Switch
Where one or more wheels have wheel spin or if additional traction is needed in sand, deep snow, or loose
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traction surfaces, activate the “4WD LOCK” switch by
pulling up once and releasing. This locks the center
coupling allowing more torque to be sent to the rear
wheels. The “4WD Indicator Light” will come on in the
cluster. This can be done on the fly, at any vehicle speed.
To deactivate, simply pull on the switch one more time.
The “4WD Indicator Light” will then go out.
They are not designed for cornering at the same speeds as
conventional two-wheel drive vehicles any more than
low-slung sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily in off-road conditions. If at all possible, avoid sharp
turns or abrupt maneuvers. As with other vehicles of this
type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in
loss of control or vehicle rollover.
NOTE: Refer to “Electronic Brake Control System/ OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)” in “Starting and Op- You will encounter many types of terrain driving offerating” for further information.
road. You should be familiar with the terrain and area
before proceeding. There are many types of surface
ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
conditions: hard packed dirt, gravel, rocks, grass, sand,
Utility vehicles have higher ground clearance and a
mud, snow and ice. Every surface has a different effect on
narrower track to make them capable of performing in a
your vehicle’s steering, handling and traction. Controlwide variety of off-road applications. Specific design
ling your vehicle is one of the keys to successful off-road
characteristics give them a higher center of gravity than
driving, so always keep a firm grip on the steering wheel
ordinary cars.
and maintain a good driving posture. Avoid sudden
An advantage of the higher ground clearance is a better accelerations, turns or braking. In most cases there are no
view of the road, allowing you to anticipate problems. road signs, posted speed limits or signal lights. Therefore
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you will need to use your own good judgment on what is
safe and what is not. 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 (L Off-Road) With The 4WD
Lock Lever Engaged
When driving off-road, shift into low (L Off-Road) and
activate the 4WD LOCK. This will provide additional
traction and activates the numerous off-road features to
improve handling and control on slippery or difficult
terrain. Due to the sustained lower gearing, low (L
Off-Road) with 4WD LOCK engaged will allow the
engine to operate in a higher power range. This will
allow you to cross over obstacles and descend hills, with
improved control and less effort.
NOTE: For maximum off-road performance, premium
fuel is recommended. While the vehicle will operate on
regular fuel when in L Off-Road mode, the engine has
been calibrated for maximum performance using premium fuel.
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Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand
CAUTION!
There is a drastic reduction in traction when driving in
snow, mud or sand. The vehicle will be less responsive to
On icy or slippery roads, do not downshift at high
steering, acceleration and braking inputs. Therefore, you engine RPM’s 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
slow constant steady pace. The key is to maintain the Mud
vehicle’s momentum.
Deep mud creates a great deal of suction around the tires
and is very difficult to get through. You should use low (L
Snow
Off-Road) with the 4WD LOCK engaged and maintain
In heavy snow or for additional control and traction at
your momentum. If you start to slow to a stop, try
slower speeds, activate the 4WD LOCK and shift the
turning your steering wheel no more than a 1/4 turn
transaxle to low (L Off-Road) if necessary. Do not shift to
quickly back and forth for additional traction. Mud holes
a lower gear than necessary to maintain headway. Overpose an increased threat of vehicle damage and getting
revving the engine can spin the wheels and traction will
stuck. They are normally full of debris from previous
be lost. If you start to slow to a stop, try turning your
vehicles getting stuck. As a good practice before entering
steering wheel no more than a 1/4 turn quickly back and
any mud hole, get out and determine how deep it is, if
forth, while still applying throttle. This will allow the
there are any hidden obstacles and if the vehicle can be
tires to get a fresh ⬙bite⬙ and help maintain your momensafely recovered if stuck.
tum.
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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 is 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. You
should use low (L Off-Road) with the 4WD LOCK
engaged and ESC turned off. 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 reinflate the
tires 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.
Hill Climbing
Hill climbing requires good judgment and a good understanding of your abilities and your vehicle’s limitations.
Hills can cause serious problems. Some are just too steep
to climb and should not be attempted. You should always
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.
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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 top and the other side? Are there ruts, rocks,
branches or other obstacles on the path? Can you safely
recover the vehicle if something goes wrong? If everything looks good and you feel confident, then you should
use low (L Off-Road) with the 4WD LOCK engaged and
proceed with caution maintaining your momentum as
you climb the hill.
Driving Up Hill
Once you have determined your 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 apply more power as you start
up the hill. Do not race forward into a steep grade, the
abrupt change of grade could cause you to lose control. If
the front end begins to bounce, ease off the throttle
slightly to bring all four tires back on the ground. As you
approach the crest of the hill ease off the throttle and
slowly proceed over the top. If the wheels start to slip as
you approach the crest of a hill, ease off the accelerator
and maintain headway by turning the steering wheel no
more than a 1/4 turn quickly back and forth. This will
provide a fresh ⬙bite⬙ into the surface and will usually
provide enough traction to complete the climb. If you do
not make it to the top, place the vehicle in REVERSE and
back straight down the grade using engine resistance
along with the vehicle brakes.
WARNING!
Never attempt to climb a hill at an angle or turn
around on a steep grade. Driving across an incline
increases the risk of a rollover, which may result in
severe injury.
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Driving Down Hill
Before driving down a steep hill you need to determine if
it is too steep for a safe descent. What is the surface
traction? Is the grade too steep to maintain a slow
controlled descent? Are there obstacles? Is it a straight
descent? Is there plenty of distance at the base of the hill
to regain control if the vehicle descends to fast? If you feel
confident in your ability to proceed then make sure you
are in low (L Off-Road) with the 4WD LOCK engaged
and proceed with caution. Allow engine and hill descent
braking to control the descent and apply your brakes if
necessary, but do not allow the tires to lock.
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.
Driving Across An Incline
If at all possible avoid driving across an incline. If it is
necessary, know your vehicle’s abilities. Driving across
an incline places more weight on the down-hill wheels,
which increases 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.
WARNING!
Driving across an incline increases the risk of a
rollover, which may result in severe injury.
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
to REVERSE. Back slowly down the hill allowing engine
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and hill descent braking to control the descent and apply designated and approved. You should tread lightly and
your brakes if necessary, but do not allow the tires to lock. avoid damage to the environment. You should know
your vehicles abilities and be able to recover it if someWARNING!
thing goes wrong. You should never stop or shut a
vehicle off when crossing deep water unless you ingested
If the engine stalls or you lose headway or cannot
water into the engine air intake. If the engine stalls, do
make it to the top of a steep hill or grade, never
not attempt to restart it. Determine if it has ingested
attempt to turn around. To do so may result in
water first. The key to any crossing is low and slow. You
tipping and rolling the vehicle, which may result in
want to use low (L Off-Road) with the 4WD LOCK
severe injury. Always back carefully straight down a
engaged and proceed very slowly with a constant slow
hill in REVERSE gear. Never back down a hill in
speed {3-5 mph (5–8 km/h) maximum} and light throttle.
NEUTRAL using only the vehicle brakes. Never
Keep the vehicle moving; do not try to accelerate through
drive diagonally across a hill, always drive straight
the crossing. After crossing any water higher than the
up or down.
bottom of the axle differentials, you should inspect all of
the vehicle fluids for signs of water ingestion.
Driving Through Water
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
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CAUTION!
Water ingestion into the transaxle, 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.
CAUTION!
Muddy waters can reduce the cooling system effectiveness by depositing debris onto the radiator.
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After Driving Off-Road
• Check for accumulations of plants or brush. These
Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than
things could be a fire hazard. They might hide damage
does most on-road driving. After going off-road, it is
to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and
always a good idea to check for damage. That way you
propeller shafts.
can get any problems taken care of right away and have
• After extended operation in mud, sand, water, or
your vehicle ready when you need it.
similar dirty conditions, have the radiator, fan, brake
• Completely inspect the underbody of your vehicle.
rotors, wheels, brake linings, and axle yokes inspected
Check tires, body structure, steering, suspension, and
and cleaned as soon as possible.
exhaust system for damage.
• Inspect the radiator for mud and debris and clean as
required.
• Check threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on
the chassis, drivetrain components, steering, and suspension. Retighten them, if required, and torque to the
values specified in the Service Manual.
WARNING!
Abrasive material in any part of the brakes may cause
excessive wear or unpredictable braking. You might
not have full braking power when you need it to
prevent a collision. If you have been operating your
vehicle in dirty conditions, get your brakes checked
and cleaned as necessary.
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• If you experience unusual vibration after driving in NOTE:
mud, slush or similar conditions, check the wheels for • Increased noise levels at the end of the steering wheel
travel are considered normal and do not indicate that
impacted material. Impacted material can cause a
there is a problem with the power steering system.
wheel imbalance and freeing the wheels of it will
correct the situation.
• Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a short amount of time.
POWER STEERING
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering
The standard power steering system will give you good
system. This noise should be considered normal, and it
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
does not in any way damage the steering system.
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.
WARNING!
Continued operation with reduced power steering
assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others.
Service should be obtained as soon as possible.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Prolonged operation of the steering system at the end
of the steering wheel travel will increase the steering
fluid temperature and it should be avoided when
possible. Damage to the power steering pump may
occur.
Do not use chemical flushes in your power steering
system as the chemicals can damage your power
steering components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Power Steering Fluid Check
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an authorized dealer.
WARNING!
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to ensure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturer’s recommended
power steering fluid.
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts”
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied. Also, be certain to leave an
automatic transmission in PARK, or manual transmission
in REVERSE or first gear.
The parking brake lever is located in the center console.
To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up as firmly as
possible. To release the parking brake, pull the lever up
slightly, press the center button, then lower the lever
completely.
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Parking Brake
When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
switch in the ON position, the “Brake Warning Light” in
the instrument cluster will illuminate.
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NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied and the automatic
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
from the curb on an uphill grade. For vehicles equipped
with an automatic transmission, apply the parking brake
before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load
on the transmission locking mechanism may make it
difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied whenever the driver is
not in the vehicle.
WARNING!
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle. 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle or it may roll and cause damage or
injury. Also, be certain to leave an automatic
transmission in PARK, a manual transmission in
REVERSE or first gear. 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.
any reason (for example, repeated brake applications
with the engine off), the brakes will still function. However, the effort required to brake the vehicle will be much
greater than that required with the power system operating.
WARNING!
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
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You would not have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
If either of the two hydraulic systems lose normal capability, the remaining system will still function with some
BRAKE SYSTEM
loss of overall braking effectiveness. This will be evident
Your vehicle is equipped with power assisted brakes as
by increased pedal travel during application and greater
standard equipment. In the event power assist is lost for
pedal force required to slow or stop. In addition, if the
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malfunction is caused by an internal leak, as the brake
fluid in the master cylinder drops, the “Brake Warning
Light” will light.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the “Brake Warning Light” on
is dangerous. A significant decrease in braking performance or vehicle stability during braking may
occur. It will take you longer to stop the vehicle or
will make your vehicle harder to control. You could
have a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
The ABS provides increased vehicle stability and brake
performance under most braking conditions. The system
automatically “pumps” the brakes during severe braking
conditions to prevent wheel lock-up.
WARNING!
• Pumping of the anti-lock brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to a collision.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need
to slow down or stop.
• 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 which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
If the “ABS Warning Light” is on, the brake system
should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the
benefits of anti-lock brakes. If the “ABS Warning Light”
does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position, have the bulb repaired as soon as
possible.
The “ABS Warning Light” monitors the ABS
System. The light will come on when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON position
and may stay on for as long as four seconds.
If both the “Brake Warning Light” and the “ABS Warning
Light” remain on, the ABS and Electronic Brake Force
Distribution (EBD) systems are not functioning. Immediate repair to the ABS is required.
If the “ABS Warning Light” remains on or comes on
while driving, it indicates that the anti-lock portion of the
brake system is not functioning and that service is
required. However, the conventional brake system will
continue to operate normally if the “Brake Warning
Light” is not on.
When the vehicle is driven over 7 mph (11 km/h), you
may also hear a slight clicking sound as well as some
related motor noises. These noises are the system performing its self-check cycle to ensure that the ABS
working properly. This self-check occurs each time the
vehicle is started and accelerated past 7 mph (11 km/h).
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ABS is activated during braking under certain road or
stopping conditions. ABS-inducing conditions can include ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose
debris, or panic stops.
You may also experience the following when the brake
system goes into anti-lock mode:
• the ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a
short time after the stop)
• the clicking sound of solenoid valves
• brake pedal pulsations
WARNING!
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible
to interference caused by improperly installed or
high output radio transmitting equipment. This
interference can cause possible loss of Anti-Lock
braking capability. Installation of such equipment
should be performed by qualified professionals.
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and
type and tires must be properly inflated to produce
accurate signals for the computer.
• a slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end
of the stop
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle may be equipped with an optional adThese are all normal characteristics of ABS.
vanced electronic brake control system that includes
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Brake Assist System
(BAS), Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Roll
Mitigation (ERM), Hill Descent Control (HDC), Hill Start
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Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS). Applying the brakes very
quickly results in the best BAS assistance. To receive the
benefit of the system, you must apply continuous braking pressure during the stopping sequence (do not
“pump” the brakes). Do not reduce brake pedal pressure
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
unless braking is no longer desired. Once the brake pedal
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
is released, the BAS is deactivated.
under adverse braking conditions. The system controls
hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lockup and
WARNING!
help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Starting and • The Brake Assist System (BAS) cannot prevent the
Operating” for further information.
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailBrake Assist System (BAS)
ing road conditions.
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
•
The BAS cannot prevent collisions, including those
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on
system detects an emergency braking situation by sensvery slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning.
ing the rate and amount of brake application and then
Assist (HSA), and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). All
systems work together to enhance vehicle stability and
control in various driving conditions and are commonly
referred to as ESC.
applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help
reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
Traction Control System (TCS)
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake
pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine
power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and
stability. A feature of the TCS system functions similar to
a limited slip differential and controls the wheel spin
across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is
spinning faster than the other, the system will apply the
brake of the spinning wheel. This will allow more engine
torque to be applied to the wheel that is not spinning.
This feature remains active even if TCS and ESC are in
either the “Partial Off” or “Full Off” modes. Refer to
“Electronic Stability Control (ESC)” in this section of this
manual.
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
This system anticipates the potential for wheel lift by
monitoring the driver’s steering wheel input and the
speed of the vehicle. When ERM determines that the rate
of change of the steering wheel angle and vehicles speed
are sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it applies the
brake of the appropriate wheel and may also reduce
engine power to lessen the chance that wheel lift will
occur. ERM will only intervene during very severe or
evasive driving maneuvers.
ERM can only reduce the chance of wheel lift occurring
during severe or evasive driving maneuvers. It can not
prevent wheel lift due to other factors such as road
conditions, leaving the roadway or striking objects or
other vehicles.
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NOTE: Anytime the ESC system is in the “Full Off”
mode, ERM is disabled. Refer to “Electronic Stability
Control (ESC)” in this section for a complete explanation
of the available ESC modes.
WARNING!
Many factors, such as vehicle loading, road conditions and driving conditions, influence the chance
that wheel lift or roll over may occur. ERM cannot
prevent all wheel lift or roll overs, especially those
that involve leaving the roadway or striking objects
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.
Hill Descent Control (HDC) – If Equipped
This system maintains vehicle speed while descending
hills during off-road driving situations. HDC will automatically apply the brakes to control downhill speed to
between 4 mph (7 km/h) and 6 mph (9 km/h) depending
on terrain. The system is activated by placing the vehicle
in “Off-Road” mode and placing the shift lever in LOW
or REVERSE. Refer to “Safe Off-Road Driving” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
When HDC is properly enabled, the “Hill
Decent Control Light” in the instrument cluster
will be illuminated.
HDC has the capability to sense terrain and will only
activate when the vehicle is descending a hill. It will not
activate on level ground. If desired, HDC can be fully
deactivated by putting the vehicle into ESC “Full Off”
mode. This is done by pressing and holding the “ESC
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Off” button for five seconds. Refer to “Electronic Stability
Control (ESC)” in this section of the manual.
WARNING!
HDC is only intended to assist the driver in controlHDC operation can be overridden with brake application
ling vehicle speed when descending hills. The driver
to slow the vehicle down below the HDC control speed.
must remain attentive to the driving conditions and
Conversely, if more speed is desired during HDC control,
is responsible for maintaining a safe vehicle speed.
the accelerator pedal will increase vehicle speed like
normal. When either the brake or the accelerator is
Hill Start Assist (HSA) – Manual Transmission Or
released, HDC will control the vehicle back to the origiOff-Road Package Only
nal set speed.
The HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
HDC is only intended for low speed off-road driving. At starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain
vehicle speeds above 31 mph (50 km/h) HDC will no the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short
longer function. If the “HDC Indicator Light” begins to period of time after the driver takes their foot off of the
flash this indicates that the brakes are getting too hot and brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle
the vehicle should be stopped to allow the brakes to cool. during this short period of time, the system will release
brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill. The
system will release brake pressure in proportion to
amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in
the intended direction of travel.
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HSA Activation Criteria
Disabling/Enabling HSA
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to If you wish to turn on or off the HSA system, it can be
activate:
done using the Customer Programmable Features in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
• Vehicle must be stopped.
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Un• Vehicle must be on a 7% grade or greater hill.
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e.,
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle back- For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
ing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
following steps:
NOTE: You must complete Steps 1 through 8 within
90 seconds.
WARNING!
There may be situations on minor hills (i.e., less than
8%), with a loaded vehicle, or while pulling a trailer,
when the system will not activate and slight rolling
may occur. This could cause a collision with another
vehicle or object. Always remember the driver is
responsible for braking the vehicle.
1. Center the steering wheel (front wheels pointing
straight forward).
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
3. Apply the parking brake.
4. Start the engine.
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5. Release the clutch pedal.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
6. Rotate the steering wheel one-half turn to the left.
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC corrects for over-steering or under-steering of the vehicle by
applying the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in
counteracting the over-steering or under-steering condition. Engine power may also be reduced to help the
vehicle maintain the desired path. ESC uses sensors in
the vehicle to determine the vehicle path intended by the
driver and compares it to the actual path of the vehicle.
When the actual path does not match the intended path,
ESC applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist
in counteracting the over-steer or under-steer condition
7. Press the “ESC Off” switch (located in the lower
switch bank below the climate controls) four times within
20 seconds. The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” should turn on and turn off two times.
8. Rotate the steering wheel back to center and then an
additional half-turn to the right.
9. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and then
back to the ON position. If the sequence was completed
properly, the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” will blink several times to confirm HSA is dis• Over-steer - when the vehicle is turning more than
abled.
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
10. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature
• Under-steer - when the vehicle is turning less than
to it’s previous setting.
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
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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 collisions, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on
very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. ESC also
cannot prevent collisions resulting from loss of
vehicle control due to inappropriate driver input
for the conditions. Only a safe, attentive, and
skillful driver can prevent collisions.
• The capabilities of an ESC equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety
or the safety of others.
ESC Operating Modes
The ESC system has three available operating modes for
four-wheel drive equipped vehicles and two available
operating modes for two-wheel drive equipped vehicles.
Full On (Four-Wheel Drive Models) Or On
(Two-Wheel Drive Models)
This is the normal operating mode for ESC. Whenever
the vehicle is started the ESC system will be in this “On”
mode. This mode should be used for most driving
situations. ESC should only be turned to “Partial Off” or
“ESC Off” for specific reasons as noted below.
Partial Off (Four-Wheel Drive Models) Or On
(Two-Wheel Drive Models)
This mode is entered by momentarily pressing the “ESC
Off” switch. When in “Partial Off” mode, the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” will be illuminated. This mode is intended to be used if the vehicle is
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in deep snow, sand or gravel conditions and more wheel
spin than ESC would normally allow is required to gain
traction.
To turn ESC on again, momentarily press the “ESC Off”
switch. This will restore the normal “ESC On” mode of
operation.
NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand or
gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off”
mode by pressing the “ESC Off” switch. Once the situation requiring ESC to be switched to the “Partial Off”
mode is overcome, turn ESC back on by momentarily
pressing the “ESC Off” switch. This may be done while
the vehicle is in motion.
WARNING!
When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS functionality of
ESC, (except for the limited slip feature described in
the TCS section), has been disabled and the “ESC Off
Indicator Light” will be illuminated. All other stability features of ESC function normally. When in
“Partial Off” mode, the engine power reduction
feature of TCS is disabled, and the enhanced vehicle
stability offered by the ESC system is reduced.
Full Off (Four-Wheel Drive Models Only)
This mode is intended for off-highway or off-road use
when ESC stability features could inhibit vehicle maneuverability due to trail conditions. This mode is entered by
pressing and holding the “ESC Off” switch for five
seconds when the vehicle is stopped and the engine is
running. After five seconds, the “ESC Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light” will illuminate and the
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“ESC Off” message will appear in the odometer. Press into the PARK position from any other position, and then
and release the Trip Odometer button located on the moved out of the PARK position. This will occur even if
the message was previously cleared.
instrument cluster to clear this message.
In this mode, ESC is turned off until the vehicle reaches
WARNING!
a speed of 35 mph (56 km/h). At 35 mph (56 km/h) the
system returns to “Partial Off” mode, as described above. With the ESC switched off, the enhanced vehicle
When the vehicle speed drops below 30 mph (48 km/h) stability offered by ESC is unavailable. In an emerthe ESC system shuts off. ESC is deactivated at low gency evasive maneuver, the ESC system will not
vehicle speeds so that it will not interfere with off-road engage to assist in maintaining stability. “ESC Off”
driving however, ESC function returns to provide the mode is intended for off-highway or off-road use
stability feature at speeds above 35 mph (56 km/h). The only.
“ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” will always be illuminated when ESC is off.
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
ESC OFF Indicator Light
To turn ESC on again, momentarily press the “ESC Off”
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
switch. This will restore the “ESC On” mode of operation.
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
NOTE: The “ESC OFF” message will display and an
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
audible chime will sound when the shift lever is placed
position. It should go out with the engine
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
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Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a NOTE:
malfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this • The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light”
and the “ESC OFF Indicator Light” come on momenlight remains on after several ignition cycles, and the
tarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
vehicle has been driven several miles (kilometers) at
speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your autho• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system
rized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
diagnosed and corrected.
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (lowhen it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
cated in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
that caused the ESC activation.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
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.
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NOTE:
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety
Standards Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
• 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.
• Temporary spare tires are spares designed for temporary emergency use only. Temporary high pressure
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compact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Exstandards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
ample: T145/80D18 103M.
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T or S = Temporary spare tire
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
— Ratio of section height to section width of tire
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
R = Construction code
— ⬙R⬙ means radial construction
— ⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
— A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
— A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding
to its load index under certain operating conditions
— The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire
Light Load (LL) = Light load tire
C, D, E, F, G = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load — Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure — Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for
this tire
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Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire,
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard
side of the tire.
EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
— This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—03 means the 3rd week.
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
—01 means the year 2001
— Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the
year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology And Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire 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 3 hours, or driven less
than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a three hour period. Inflation
pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square inch) or
kPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible
cold tire inflation pressure for this tire. The maximum inflation
pressure is molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire inflation pressure
as shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and
the recommended cold tire inflation pressures.
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Tire And Loading Information Placard
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.
Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
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This placard tells you important information about
the:
1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle
2) total weight your vehicle can carry
3) tire size designed for your vehicle
4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
Loading
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the weight referenced here.
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occuinflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading
pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or XXX kg”
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
on your vehicle’s placard.
of this manual.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
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3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pas- NOTE:
• The following table shows examples on how to calcusengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
late total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX”
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will be five
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the amount of
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs
(295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs • For the following example, the combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
[295 kg]).
(392 kg).
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
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Safety
WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in over-heating and tire failure.
• Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can
cause damage that result in tire failure.
• Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect
vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting
in loss of vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to
the right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
Economy
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal wear
patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for earlier
tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases tire rolling
resistance resulting in higher fuel consumption.
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable ride.
Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the left
side “B” Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side door.
Some vehicles may have Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information for vehicle loads that are less than the
maximum loaded vehicle condition. These pressure conditions will be found in the “Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information” section of this manual.
The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as
inspecting for signs of tire wear or visible damage at least
once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to
check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
properly inflated even when they are under-inflated.
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CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the valve stem.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the Winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
Inflation pressures specified on the tire pressure label are
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
always “cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation
outside temperature condition.
pressure is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle
has not been driven for at least three hours or driven less Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold during operation. Do not reduce this normal pressure
tire inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures as tire pressures vary with
temperature changes.
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Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
Radial Ply Tires
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
WARNING!
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires on
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle poorly.
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
The instability could cause a collision. Always use
loading may be required for high-speed vehicle operaradial ply tires in sets of four. Never combine them
tion. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire
with other types of tires.
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
and cold tire inflation pressures.
Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
WARNING!
authorized tire dealer for radial tire repairs.
High speed driving with your vehicle under maxiSpare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
mum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
Wheel – If Equipped
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
Your vehicle may be equivalent with a spare tire and
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
wheel in look and function as the original equipment tire
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
and wheel found on the front or rear axle of your vehicle.
75 mph (120 km/h).
This spare tire may be used in the tire rotation for your
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vehicle. If your vehicle has this option refer to an Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
authorized tire dealer for the recommended tire rotation The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only.
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a
pattern.
compact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
If your vehicle is not equipped with an original equipthe Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
ment tire and wheel as a spare, a non-matching tempodriver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire.
rary emergency use spare may be equipped with your
Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T”
vehicle. Temporary use spares are engineered to be used
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/
only with your vehicle. Your vehicle may be equipped
80D18 103M.
with one of the following types of non-matching temporary use spares; compact, full size, or limited-use. Do not T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
install more than one non-matching temporary use spare
Since this tire has limited tread life the original equiptire/wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
ment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled
on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
CAUTION!
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a
compact, full size or limited-use temporary spare
installed. Damage to the vehicle may result.
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare tire.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire and
wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
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WARNING!
Compact spares are for temporary emergency use
only. With these spares, do not drive more than
50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary use spares have limited
tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings, which
apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result in
spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
first opportunity.
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
The limited-use spare tire is for temporary emergency
use only. This tire is identified by a label located on the
limited-use spare wheel. This label contains the driving
limitations for this spare. This tire may look like the
original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited-use spare
tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same as
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only.
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
This tire may look like the original equipped tire on the
first opportunity.
front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size
spare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
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Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
WARNING!
Limited-use spares are for emergency use only. Installation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle
handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the
speed listed on the limit-use spare wheel. Keep
inflated to the cold tire inflation pressure listed on
your Tire and Loading Information Placard located
on the driver’s side door opening. 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.
Tire Spinning
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, 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.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) or for more than 30 seconds
continuously when you are stuck, and do not let
anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter what the
speed.
Tread Wear Indicators
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
to help you in determining when your tires should be
replaced.
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Life Of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including, but not limited to:
• Driving style
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
WARNING!
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
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.
These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced.
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
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Replacement Tires
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed. (Refer to the paragraph on
“Tread Wear Indicators”). Refer to the “Tire and Loading
Information” placard 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 original equipment
or an authorized tire 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.
TIRE CHAINS
Due to limited clearance, tire chains are not recommended.
CAUTION!
Damage to the vehicle may result if tire chains are
used.
SNOW TIRES
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires
during the winter. All season tires can be identified by the
M+S designation 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.
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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.
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.
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. The reasons for any rapid or
unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being
performed.
The suggested rotation method is the “rearward cross”
shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern
does not apply to some directional tires that must not be
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
The tires on the front and rear of your vehicle operate at reversed.
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
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Tire Rotation
when the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure
will decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based
on “cold inflation tire pressure”. This is defined as the tire
pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least
three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a
three hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must
not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into
the tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires – General Information”
in “Starting and Operating” for information on how to
properly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will
also increase as the vehicle is driven - this is normal and
there should be no adjustment for this increased pressure.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the
the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recomlimit for any reason, including low temperature effects, or
mended cold placard pressure.
natural pressure loss through the tire.
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about
1 psi (6.9 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that
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The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended
cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure warning (Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light) illuminates,
you must increase the tire pressure to the recommended
cold placard pressure in order for the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light to turn off. The system will
automatically update and the Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light will turn off once the system receives the
updated tire pressures. The vehicle may need to be
driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in
order for the TPMS to receive this information.
For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
cold (parked for more than three hours) placard pressure
of 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.
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CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warnings have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system
operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same
size, type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can
cause sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire
sealants or balance beads if your vehicle is
equipped with a TPMS, as damage to the sensors
may result.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure,
always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will
prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve
stem, which could damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
NOTE:
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and maintenance or to provide warning of a tire failure
or condition.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire gauge, even
if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger
illumination of the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light.
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• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure, • Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
the tire.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
Base System
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will illumiThis is the TPMS warning indicator located in the
nate in the instrument cluster, a LOW TIRE message will
instrument cluster.
be displayed for a minimum of five seconds, and an
The TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rim audible chime will be activated when one or more of the
mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure lev- four active road tire pressures are low. Should this occur,
els. Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve you should stop as soon as possible, check the inflation
stem, transmit tire pressure readings to the Receiver pressure of each tire on your vehicle, and inflate each tire
to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure
Module.
value. The system will automatically update and the Tire
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
Pressure Monitoring Light will extinguish and the LOW
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle regularly
TIRE message will turn off once the updated tire presand to maintain the proper pressure.
sures have been received. The vehicle may need to be
driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to
The TPMS consists of the following components:
receive this information.
• Receiver Module
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Check TPMS Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on
and off for 75 seconds and remain on solid when a system
fault is detected. The system fault will also sound a
chime. If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will
repeat providing the system fault still exists. The Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn off when the
fault condition no longer exists. A system fault can occur
with any of the following scenarios:
NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with a compact spare
wheel and tire assembly.
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor
the tire pressure in the compact spare tire.
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will sound
and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light and LOW
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
TIRE message will still turn ON due to the low tire.
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the TPM
3. However, after driving the vehicle for up to 20 minsensors.
utes above 15 mph (24 km/h), the Tire Pressure Moni2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
toring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds
that affects radio wave signals.
and then remain on solid.
3. Snow or ice around the wheels or wheel housings.
4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will
sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
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5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare
tire, the TPMS will update automatically and the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF, as long
as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning
limit in any of the four active road tires. The vehicle may
need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
information.
Premium System – If Equipped
The TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rim
mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve
stem, transmit tire pressure readings to the receiver
module.
The TPMS consists of the following components:
• Receiver Module
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
• Three Trigger Modules (mounted in three of the four
wheel wells)
• Various Tire Pressure Monitoring System Messages,
which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will illuminate in the instrument cluster and an audible chime will
be activated when one or more of the four active road tire
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the pressures are low. The audible chime will sound once
tire pressure in all of your tires regularly and to maintain every ignition cycle for the first condition that it detects.
In addition, the EVIC will display a “LOW TIRE” text
the proper pressure.
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message for a minimum of five seconds and a graphic of
the pressure value(s) with the low tire(s) flashing.
Should a low tire condition occur on any of the four
active road tire(s), you should stop as soon as possible
and inflate all tires that are flashing on the graphic
display to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure value. The system will automatically update, the
“LOW TIRE” text message will no longer be displayed,
the graphic display of the pressure value(s) will stop
flashing, and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Light will
extinguish once the updated tire pressure(s) have been
received. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this
information.
Low Tire Pressure Display
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Service TPMS Message
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on
and off for 75 seconds, and remain on solid when a
system fault is detected. The system fault will also sound
a chime. The EVIC will display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message for a minimum of five seconds. This text
message is then followed by a graphic display, with “- -“
in place of the pressure value(s) indicating which Tire
Pressure Monitoring Sensor(s) is not being received.
Service TPM System Display
If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
no longer exists, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light will no longer flash, the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
text message will not be present, and a pressure value
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will be displayed instead of dashes. A system fault can pressure values still shown. This indicates that the presoccur with any of the following scenarios:
sure values are still being received from the TPM sensors
but they may not be located in the correct vehicle
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
position. The system still needs to be serviced as long as
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the TPM
the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message is displayed.
sensors.
NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with a compact spare
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
wheel and tire assembly.
that affects radio wave signals.
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
3. Snow or ice around the wheels or wheel housings.
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
the tire pressure in the compact spare tire.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
The EVIC will also display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
message for a minimum of five seconds when a system
fault related to an incorrect sensor location fault is
detected. In this case, the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
message is then followed with a graphic display with
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will
sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
will still turn ON due to the low tire. The “LOW TIRE”
text message and the graphic with the low tire pressure
flashing will be displayed.
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3. However, after driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h), the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds
and then remain on solid. In addition, the EVIC will
display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message for a minimum of five seconds and then display dashes (- -) in
place of the pressure values.
limit in any of the four active road tires. The vehicle may
need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
information.
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare
tire, the TPMS will update automatically and the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF, as long
as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning
The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the
following licenses:
General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will following conditions:
sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on
solid, and the EVIC will display a “SERVICE TPM • This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
SYSTEM” message for a minimum of five seconds and
operation.
then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure values.
United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KR5S18002015B
Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267T-S180015B
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FUEL REQUIREMENTS
Over 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldwide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gasolines that meet the WWFC specifications if they are available.
2.0L And 2.4L Engine
This engine is designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide excellent
fuel economy and performance when using high-quality unleaded “regular” gasoline having an octane rating of 87. The use
of premium gasoline is not recommended, Reformulated Gasoline
as it will not provide any benefit over regular gasoline in Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
these engines.
Reformulated gasoline contains oxygenates and are speLight spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
cifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and imyour engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
prove air quality.
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasoas hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experi- line. Properly blended reformulated gasoline will proence these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline vide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
before considering service for the vehicle.
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Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as Ethanol. Fuels blended with oxygenates
may be used in your vehicle.
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline containing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher ethanol
content may void the vehicle’s warranty.
CAUTION!
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol. Use of these
blends may result in starting and driveability problems, damage critical fuel system components, cause
emissions to exceed the applicable standard, and/or
cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light” to illuminate. Pump labels should clearly communicate if a
fuel contains greater than 10% Ethanol.
• operate in a lean mode
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on
• poor engine performance
• poor cold start and cold driveability
• increased risk for fuel system component corrosion
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with
Problems that result from using gasoline containing E-85 perform the following:
Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol
• change the engine oil and oil filter
are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
• disconnect and reconnect the battery
not be covered under warranty.
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• drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
Materials Added To Fuel
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
exposure to E-85 fuel.
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
MMT In Gasoline
conditions and they would result in additional cost.
MMT is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline fuel.
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without Fuel System Cautions
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
CAUTION!
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content performance:
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump, • The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine perforthe gasoline contains MMT. It is even more important to
mance and damage the emissions control system.
look for gasoline without MMT in Canada, because MMT
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can be used at levels higher than those allowed in the
United States. MMT is prohibited in Federal and California reformulated gasoline.
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Carbon Monoxide Warnings
CAUTION! (Continued)
• An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
or malfunctioning and may require immediate
service. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being
sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended.
Most of these products contain high concentrations of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle
performance problems resulting from the use of
such fuels or additives is not the responsibility of
the manufacturer.
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.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control system can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper
maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected
every time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired,
drive with all side windows fully open.
• Keep the liftgate closed when driving your vehicle
to prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous
exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
After removing the gas cap, place the gas cap tether cable
over a hook on the inside of the fuel door. This keeps the
gas cap suspended away from and protects the vehicle’s
surface.
5
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Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is behind the fuel filler door, on the left side
of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure
the replacement cap is for use with this vehicle.
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Damage to the fuel system or emission control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could
let impurities into the fuel system.
• A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to turn on.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and Federal fire regulations and may cause the MIL to turn on.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
WARNING!
NOTE:
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel
tank is full.
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near
the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the
tank is being filled.
• Tighten the gas cap about 1/4 turn until you hear one
click. This is an indication that cap is properly tightened.
(Continued) • If the gas cap is not tightened properly, the MIL will
come on. Be sure the gas cap is tightened every time
the vehicle is refueled.
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Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose or improperly installed, a “gASCAP”
message will be displayed in the Odometer/Trip Odometer in the instrument cluster. Refer to “Instrument
Cluster Description” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information. Tighten the fuel filler cap
properly and press the odometer/trip odometer RESET
button to turn the message off. If the problem continues,
the message will appear the next time the vehicle is
started. Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic System” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Vehicle Certification Label
Your vehicle has a Vehicle Certification Label attached to
the driver’s door B-Pillar.
The label contains the following information:
• Name of manufacturer
• Month and year of manufacture
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Type of Vehicle
• Month, Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
VEHICLE LOADING
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Admin- The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the
istration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
affixed to the driver’s side door or B-Pillar.
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Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total
load must be limited so that you do not exceed the
GVWR.
Curb Weight
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo
loaded into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight
values are determined by weighing your vehicle on a
commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are added.
Tire Size
The tire size on the Vehicle Certification Label represents
the actual tire size on your vehicle. Replacement tires Overloading
The load carrying components (springs, tires, wheels,
must be equal to the load capacity of this tire size.
etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory service as
Rim Size
long as you do not exceed the GVWR.
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size
listed.
The best way to figure out the total weight of your
vehicle is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for
Inflation Pressure
operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to ensure that
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle, for
it is not over the GVWR.
all loading conditions.
Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and
shorten useful service life. Heavier suspension components do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s GVWR.
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Loading
To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty
weight. Store heavier items down low and be sure you
distribute their weight as evenly as possible. Stow all loose
items securely before driving. Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect on the way your vehicle
steers and handles, and the way the brakes operate.
CAUTION!
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the
GVWR. 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.
TRAILER TOWING
In this section you will find safety tips and information
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully
review this information to tow your load as efficiently
and safely as possible.
To maintain 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 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
exceed the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle
Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for
further information.
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rear GAWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle CertificaGross Trailer Weight (GTW)
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all tion Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or tem- information.
porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
WARNING!
ready for operation⬙ condition.
The recommended way to measure GTW is to put your
fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale. The entire weight
of the trailer must be supported by the scale.
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
Tongue Weight (TW)
and trailer when weighed in combination.
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
NOTE: The GCWR rating includes a 150 lbs (68 kg) hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not be less
allowance for the presence of a driver.
than 10% or more than 15% of the trailer load. You must
consider this as part of the load on your vehicle.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear Frontal Area
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or maximum width of the front of a trailer.
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Trailer Sway Control
The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be
installed between the hitch receiver and the trailer tongue
that typically provides adjustable friction associated with
the telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer
swaying motions while traveling.
Weight-Carrying Hitch
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
some other connecting point of the vehicle. These kind of
hitches are the most popular on the market today and
they are commonly used to tow small- and mediumsized trailers.
Weight-Distributing Hitch
A weight-distributing system works by applying leverage through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
for heavier loads, to distribute trailer tongue weight to
the tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When
used in accordance with the manufacturers’ directions, it
provides for a more level ride, offering more consistent
steering and brake control, thereby enhancing towing
safety. The addition of a friction/hydraulic sway control
also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and
contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability.
Trailer sway control and a weight distributing (load
equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier Tongue
Weights (TW) and may be required depending on Vehicle
and Trailer configuration/loading to comply with Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) requirements.
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Trailer Hitch Classification
Your vehicle may be factory equipped for safe towing of
trailers weighing over 2,000 lbs (907 kg) with the optional
Trailer Tow Prep Package. See your authorized dealer for
package content.
The following chart provides the industry standard for
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Refer to the Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) chart for the maximum GTW towable for
your given drivetrain.
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Class
Max. Trailer Hitch Industry
Standards
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium
3,500 lbs (1587 kg)
Duty
Class III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2268 kg)
Class IV - Extra
10,000 lbs (4540 kg)
Heavy Duty
Fifth Wheel/
Greater than
Gooseneck
10,000 lbs (4540 kg)
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given
drivetrain.
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
your vehicle.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
Engine/Transmission
Frontal Area
Max. GTW (Gross Trailer Wt.)
Max. Tongue Wt.
(See Note)
100 lbs (45 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
200 lbs (91 kg)
2.0L Auto/Man
22 sq ft (2.04 sq m)
1,000 lbs (450 kg)
2.4L Auto/Man
22 sq ft (2.04 sq m)
1,000 lbs (450 kg)
2.4L Auto with
32 sq ft (3.0 sq m)
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Freedom Drive II Off
Road Package (AWL)
Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
NOTE: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as part of the combined weight of occupants and
cargo, and should never exceed the weight referenced on the Tire and Loading Information placard. Refer to
“Tire Safety Information” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
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Trailer And Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your
vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the
rear can cause the trailer to sway severely from side-toside which will cause loss of control of the vehicle and
trailer. Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause
of many trailer collisions.
Consider the following items when computing the
weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
• The trailer tongue weight of the trailer.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
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NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options, or authorized dealer-installed
options, must be considered as part of the total load on
your vehicle. Refer to the “Tire and Loading Information
Placard” in “Tire Safety Information” for the maximum
combined weight of occupants and cargo for your
vehicle.
CAUTION! (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.
Perform the maintenance listed in the “Maintenance
Towing Requirements
Schedule.” Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the
To promote proper break-in of your vehicle drivetrain proper maintenance intervals. When towing a trailer,
components, the following guidelines are recommended: never exceed the GAWR, or GCWR, ratings.
CAUTION!
WARNING!
• 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.
Improper towing can lead to a collision. Follow these
guidelines to make your trailer towing as safe as
possible:
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not
overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can
cause a loss of control, poor performance or damage to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering,
suspension, chassis structure or tires.
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.
Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and
allow enough slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic
transmission in PARK. Always block or ⴖchockⴖ
the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized (This requirement may limit the ability to
always achieve the 10% to 15% range of tongue
weight as a percentage of total trailer weight).
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Towing Requirements – Tires
− Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher
load carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s
GVWR and GAWR limits.
Towing Requirements – Trailer Brakes
− Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to − Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire inflation procedures.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
personal injury.
− Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation pres− An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
sures before trailer usage.
required when towing a trailer with electronically
− Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for the
brake controller is not required.
proper inspection procedure.
− Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
− When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Infor1,000 lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
mation” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire
2,000 lbs (907 kg).
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping
distance. When towing you should allow for additional space between your vehicle and the vehicle
in front of you. Failure to do so could result in a
collision.
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 a
collision.
Towing Requirements – Trailer Lights And Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a four- and sevenpin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness and connector.
(Continued) NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
wiring harness.
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The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
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Seven-Pin Connector
Four-Pin Connector
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
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Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
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Towing Tips
− When using the speed control, if you experience speed
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy
you can get back to cruising speed.
traffic.
− Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
If using a manual transmission vehicle for trailer towing,
Cooling System
all starts must be in first gear to avoid excessive clutch
To reduce the potential for engine and transmission
slippage.
overheating, take the following actions:
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
− City Driving
The automatic transmission fluid and filter should be
When stopped for short periods of time, shift the transchanged if you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than
mission into NEUTRAL but do not increase engine idle
45 minutes of continuous operation. Refer to the “Mainspeed.
tenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
− Highway Driving
Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
Reduce speed.
− Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
− Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Dolly Tow
On Trailer
Wheels OFF The
Ground
None
Front
Rear
All
Manual Transmission
• Transmission in NEUTRAL
• Key in ACC
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with manual transmissions
may be recreationally towed (flat towed) at any legal
highway speed, for any distance, if the manual transmission is in NEUTRAL and the ignition key is in the ACC
position.
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NOT ALLOWED
OK (FWD Only)
NOT ALLOWED
OK
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CAUTION!
• Do not flat tow any vehicle equipped with an
automatic transmission. Damage to the drivetrain
will result. If these vehicles require towing, make
sure all drive wheels are off the ground.
• Front or rear wheel lifts should not be used.
Internal damage to the transmission or transfer
case will occur if a front or rear wheel lift is used
when recreational towing. The only exception is
that FWD (NOT 4WD) automatic transmission
models may be towed with the front wheels raised
on a dolly.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390 䡵 Jump-Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
䡵 If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
䡵 Automatic Transmission Overheating
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
. . . . . . . 391
䡵 Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392 䡵 Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392 䡵 Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
▫ Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393 䡵 Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
▫ With Ignition Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
▫ Without The Ignition Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
▫ Road Tire Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
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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
instrument panel, below the radio.
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning
flasher. When the switch is activated, all directional • On the highways — slow down.
turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
• In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
an impending overheat condition:
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for • If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
other motorists.
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even • You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
may wear down your battery.
from the engine cooling system.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the pointer rises to the H (red) mark,
the instrument cluster will sound a chime. When
safe, pull over and stop the vehicle with the engine at
idle. Turn off the air conditioning and wait until the
pointer drops back into the normal range. If the
pointer remains on the H (red) mark for more than a
minute, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service.
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.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OVERHEATING
During sustained high speed driving or trailer towing up
long grades on hot days, the automatic transmission oil
may become too hot.
If this happens, the transmission overheat indicator light will come on, and the vehicle will
slow slightly until the automatic transmission
cools down enough to allow a return to the
requested speed. If the high speed is maintained, the
overheating may reoccur, as before, in a cyclic fashion.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING! (Continued)
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.
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for
changing tires only. The jack should not be used to
lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only.
Avoid ice or slippery areas.
Jack Location
The jack and jack-handle are stowed under the load floor
in the cargo area.
(Continued)
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Preparations For Jacking
1. Park the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoiding 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.
Spare Tire And Jack Stowage
3. Set the parking brake.
Spare Tire Stowage
The compact spare tire is stowed under the rear load floor 4. Place the shift lever in PARK (automatic transmission)
in the cargo area.
or REVERSE (manual transmission).
Spare Tire Removal
Lift up the load floor cover and remove the hold down.
5. Turn OFF the ignition.
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6. Block both the front and rear of the
wheel diagonally opposite the jacking
position. For example, if changing the
right front tire, block the left rear
wheel.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
while the vehicle is being jacked.
Jacking Instructions
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to
help prevent personal injury or damage to your
vehicle:
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from
the edge of the roadway as possible before raising
the vehicle.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic
transmission in PARK; a manual transmission in
REVERSE.
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a
jack.
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and
for lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• 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.
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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Jack Warning Label
Jacking Locations
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NOTE: Refer to “Tires — General Information” in
“Starting And Operating” for further information about
the spare tire, it’s use, and operation.
1. Remove the scissors jack and lug wrench from the
spare wheel as an assembly. Turn the jack screw to the left
to loosen the lug wrench and remove the wrench from
the jack assembly.
2. Loosen, but do not remove, the wheel nuts by turning
them to the left one turn while the wheel is still on the
ground.
NOTE: There are front and rear jacking locations on
each side of the body. The front locations are outlined by
two triangular cutouts on one of the flanges in the sill
flange assembly. The rear location is the same but with
two rectangular cutouts. For vehicles equipped with
plastic trim, the plastic has been cut away to expose the
jacking locations in the body.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 397
3. Turn the jack screw to the left until the jack can be
placed under the jacking location. Once the jack is
positioned, turn the jack screw to the right until the jack
head is properly engaged with the lift area closest to the
wheel to be changed.
WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to remove the tire.
Rear Jacking Location
4. Using the swivel wrench raise the vehicle by turning
For vehicles equipped with plastic trim, the plastic has
the jack screw to the right. Raise the vehicle only until the
been cut away to expose the jacking locations in the body.
tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is
Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the jack is obtained to install the spare tire. Minimum tire lift
securely engaged.
provides maximum stability.
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5. Remove the wheel nuts and pull the wheel and wheel
covers, where applicable, off the hub. Install the spare
wheel and wheel nuts with the cone shaped end of the
nuts toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the nuts.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the wheel nuts fully until the vehicle
has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
CAUTION!
Mounting Spare Tire
Be sure to mount the spare tire with the valve stem
facing outward. The vehicle could be damaged if the
spare tire is mounted incorrectly.
WARNING!
To avoid possible personal injury, handle the wheel
covers with care to avoid contact with any sharp
edges.
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NOTE: The wheel cover is held on the wheel by the
wheel nuts. When reinstalling the original wheel, properly align the wheel cover to the valve stem, place the
wheel cover onto the wheel, then install the wheel nuts.
6. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
the places provided.
7. Finish tightening the nuts. Push down on the wrench
while at the end of the handle for increased leverage. 9. Place the deflated (flat) tire in the cargo area, have the
Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until each nut has tire repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
been tightened twice. The correct wheel nut torque is
100 ft lbs (135 N·m). If you doubt that you have tightened
WARNING!
the nuts correctly, have them checked with a torque
A loose tire thrown forward in a collision or hard
wrench by your authorized dealer or service station.
stop could injure the occupants in the vehicle. Have
8. Remove the wheel blocks and lower the jack until it is the deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced immedifree. Reassemble the lug wrench to the jack assembly and ately.
stow it in the spare tire area. Secure the assembly using
the means provided.
10. Check the spare tire pressure as soon as possible.
Correct the tire pressure as required.
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Road Tire Installation
Vehicles Equipped With Wheel Covers
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
2. To ease the installation process for steel wheels with
wheel covers, install two lug nuts on the mounting studs
which are on each side of the valve stem. Install the lug
nuts with the cone shaped end of the nut toward the
wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle is
lowered to the ground. Failure to follow this warning
may result in personal injury.
Tire And Wheel Cover Or Center Cap
1 — Valve Stem
2 — Valve Notch
3 — Wheel Lug Nut
4 — Wheel Cover
5 — Mounting Stud
3. Align the valve notch in the wheel cover with the
valve stem on the wheel. Install the cover by hand,
snapping the cover over the two lug nuts. Do not use a
hammer or excessive force to install the cover.
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4. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped correct tightness, have them checked with a torque
end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug wrench by your authorized dealer or service station.
nuts.
7. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a
torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly
WARNING!
seated against the wheel.
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
Vehicles Without Wheel Covers
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle is
lowered to the ground. Failure to follow this warning 1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
may result in personal injury.
2. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped
end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug
5. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
nuts.
handle counterclockwise.
6. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until each
nut has been tightened twice. The correct tightness of
each lug nut is 100 ft/lbs (135 N·m). If in doubt about the
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle is
lowered to the ground. Failure to follow this warning
may result in personal injury.
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3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
handle counterclockwise.
precautions.
4. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
CAUTION!
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until each
nut has been tightened twice. The correct tightness of Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
each lug nut is 100 ft/lbs (135 N·m). If in doubt about the
other booster source with a system voltage greater
correct tightness, have them checked with a torque than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
wrench by your authorized dealer or service station.
alternator or electrical system may occur.
5. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a
torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly
seated against the wheel.
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
WARNING!
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
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Preparations For Jump-Start
The battery in your vehicle is located in the front of the
engine compartment below the air intake duct. To access
the battery remove the air intake duct by turning the two
finger screws, located on the radiator support.
6
Positive Battery Post
Air Intake Finger Screws
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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 watch bands or
bracelets that might make an inadvertent electrical
contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your
skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is
flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission
into PARK and turn the ignition to LOCK.
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 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!
WARNING!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
Do not connect the cable to the negative post (-) of the
discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark
could cause the battery to explode and could result in
personal injury.
NOTE: Remove Air Intake before proceeding with this
Jump-Starting procedure.
5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then start
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
the reverse sequence:
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the 6. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
engine ground of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper 7. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of the from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery and
the fuel injection system.
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8. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand or snow, it
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
can often be moved by a rocking motion. Turn your
9. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
from the positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
front wheels. Then shift back and forth between DRIVE
and REVERSE (with automatic transmission) or 1st gear
10. Reinstall the air intake duct.
and Reverse (with manual transmission). Using minimal
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle
accelerator pedal pressure to maintain the rocking moyou should have the battery and charging system intion, without spinning the wheels, is most effective.
spected at your authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Accessories that can be plugged into the vehicle
power outlets draw power from the vehicle’s battery,
even when not in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.).
Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s
battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery
life and/or prevent the engine from starting.
Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to
transmission overheating and failure. Allow the engine to idle with the shift lever in NEUTRAL for at
least one minute after every five rocking-motion
cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce
the risk of transmission failure during prolonged
efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
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NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Traction Control or Electronic Stability Control (ESC), turn the system
OFF before attempting to “rock” the vehicle.
CAUTION!
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by moving between DRIVE and REVERSE (with automatic
transmission) or 1st gear and Reverse (with
manual transmission), do not spin the wheels
faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage
may result.
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission overheating and failure.
It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the
wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no
transmission shifting occurring).
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause damage, or
even failure, of the axle and tires. A tire could
explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for
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.
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be
moved out of the PARK position, you can use the
following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever:
1. Firmly apply the parking brake.
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2. Remove the shift lever override access cover located 3. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position
on the right side of the shifter housing.
without starting the engine (engine OFF).
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
5. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, push and
hold the override release lever forward.
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.
Shift Lever Override Access Cover
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
Towing Condition
Wheels OFF the Ground
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
Flat Tow
NONE
NOT ALLOWED
Rear
Front
ALL
NOT ALLOWED
FWD Models ONLY
BEST METHOD
Wheel Lift or Dolly Tow
Flatbed
With Ignition Key
MANUAL
TRANSMISSION
Transmission in
NEUTRAL
NOT ALLOWED
FWD Models ONLY
BEST METHOD
CAUTION!
Automatic Transmission
• Front Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicles can be towed with
the front wheels elevated or on a flatbed truck (all four
wheels OFF the ground).
DO NOT flat tow any vehicle equipped with an
automatic transmission. Damage to the drivetrain
will result.
Manual Transmission
• Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) vehicles must be towed on a
flatbed truck (all four wheels OFF the ground).
• Front Wheel Drive (FWD) or Four-Wheel Drive (4WD)
vehicles can be flat towed (all four wheels on the
ground) with the transmission in NEUTRAL.
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• FWD vehicles can be towed with the front wheels
elevated.
• FWD or 4WD vehicles can be towed on a flatbed truck
(all wheels OFF the ground).
CAUTION!
DO NOT flat tow disabled vehicle if condition is
related to the clutch, transmission or driveline.
Additional damage to the drivetrain could result.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions could result in damage to your vehicle:
• Do not attempt to use sling-type equipment when
towing. When securing the vehicle to a flatbed
truck, do not attach to front or rear suspension
components.
• If the vehicle being towed requires steering, the
ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or ACC
position, not in the LOCK/OFF position.
All Transmissions
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defroster, etc.)
while being towed (wipers, defrosters, etc.), the key must Without The Ignition Key
be in the ON/RUN position, not the ACC position. Make Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed
with the ignition in the LOCK/OFF position. The only
certain the transmission remains in NEUTRAL.
approved method of towing without the ignition key is
If the vehicle’s battery is discharged, see “Shift Lever with a flatbed truck. Proper towing equipment is necesOverride” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for instruc- sary to prevent damage to the vehicle.
tions on shifting the automatic transmission out of the
PARK position for towing.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Engine Compartment — 2.0L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
䡵 Engine Compartment — 2.4L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
䡵 Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II . . . . . . 415
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 415
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
䡵 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
䡵 Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
䡵 Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
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▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
䡵 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
䡵 Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
䡵 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
▫ Automatic Transmission
(CVT) – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
▫ Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . 440
▫ Rear Drive Assembly (RDA) – AWD/4WD
Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
▫ Power Transfer Unit (PTU) – AWD/4WD
Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
▫ Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
▫ Rear Tail, Turn Signal And Backup Lamps . . . 453
▫ License Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
▫ Center High-Mounted Stoplamp . . . . . . . . . 454
䡵 Fluid Capacities
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
䡵 Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . 455
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455
䡵 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456
▫ Integrated Power Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.0L
7
1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Washer Fluid Reservoir
Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
Engine Oil Fill
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
6
7
8
9
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Coolant Pressure Cap
— Engine Oil Dipstick
— Engine Coolant Reservoir
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L
1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Washer Fluid Reservoir
Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
Engine Oil Fill
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
6
7
8
9
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Coolant Pressure Cap
— Engine Oil Dipstick
— Engine Coolant Reservoir
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard
diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light” (MIL).
It will also store diagnostic codes and other information
to assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and drivability.
The vehicle must be serviced before any emissions
tests can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
After fuel is added, the vehicle diagnostic system can
determine if the fuel filler cap is possibly loose or
improperly installed. A “gASCAP” message will be displayed in the instrument cluster. Tighten the gas cap until
a ⬙clicking⬙ sound is heard. This is an indication that the
gas cap is properly tightened. Press the trip odometer
RESET button to turn off the message. If the problem
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persists, the message will appear the next time the
vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged cap. If
the problem is detected twice in a row, the system will
turn on the MIL. Resolving the problem will turn the MIL
light off.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacement. If the OBD II system should be determined not
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test,
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
do the following:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not
For states that require an Inspection and Mainte- crank or start the engine.
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction 2. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not this test over.
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
3. As soon as you turn the ignition switch to the ON
system is ready for testing.
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part of
a normal bulb check.
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4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
happen:
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
a. The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
running.
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
not proceed to the I/M station.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
b. The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully Use of genuine MOPAR威 parts for normal/scheduled
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to enengine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system sure the designed performance. Damage or failures
caused by the use of non-MOPAR威 parts for maintenance
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your warranty.
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
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DEALER SERVICE
Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personnel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
available which include detailed service information for
your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before
attempting any procedure yourself.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
penalties being assessed against you.
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If you
have any doubt about your ability to perform a service
job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
maintenance schedule, there are other components which
may require servicing or replacement in the future.
CAUTION!
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized Chrysler Group LLC
dealership or qualified repair center.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of
your vehicle and also allow extended maintenance
intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these
components as the chemicals can damage your
engine, transmission, power steering or air conditioning. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed
because of component malfunction, use only the
specified fluid for the flushing procedure.
Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a
fully warmed engine is shut off. Do not check oil level
before starting the engine after it has sat overnight.
Checking engine oil level when the engine is cold will
give you an incorrect reading.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground and
only when the engine is hot, will improve the accuracy of
the oil level readings. Maintain the oil level between the
range markings on the dipstick. The range markings will
consist of a crosshatch zone that says SAFE or a crosshatch zone that says MIN at the low end of the range and
MAX at the high end of the range. Adding 1 qt (1L) of oil
when the reading is at the low end of the indicated range
will result in the oil level at the full end of the indicator
range.
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CAUTION!
Do not overfill the engine. Overfilling the engine
will cause oil aeration, which can lead to loss of oil
pressure and an increase in oil temperature. This
could damage your engine. Also, be sure the oil fill
cap is replaced and tightened after adding oil.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection for all
engines under all types of operating conditions, the
manufacturer recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet the requirements of Chrysler Material
Standard MS-6395.
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
Change Engine Oil
This symbol means that the oil has
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
been certified by the American
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Petroleum Institute (API). The
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
manufacturer only recommends
maintenance interval.
API Certified engine oils.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 8,000 miles (13 000 km) or six months,
whichever occurs first.
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CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade)
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy. Your engine oil filler
cap also states the recommended engine oil viscosity
grade for your engine.
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.
Materials Added To Engine Oils
Do not add any supplemental materials, other than leak
detection dyes, to your engine oil. Engine oil is an
engineered product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil certioil filtersfrom your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
fication mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade numindiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
ber should not be used.
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
station, or governmental agency for advice on how and
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
your area.
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Engine Oil Filter
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
at every engine oil change.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
All of this manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type
disposable oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be used to assure
most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine oil filters are high
quality oil filters and are recommended.
WARNING!
The air cleaner can provide a measure of protection
in the case of engine backfire. Do not remove the air
cleaner 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 cleaner removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
maintenance interval.
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine air
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are
recommended.
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Maintenance-Free Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
WARNING!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
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.
WARNING! (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.
• The battery in this vehicle has a vent hose that
should not be disconnected and should only be
replaced with a battery of the same type (vented).
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CAUTION!
• It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to
the negative post. Battery posts are marked positive (+) and negative (-) and are identified on the
battery case. Cable clamps should be tight on the
terminal posts and free of corrosion.
• If a “fast charger” is used while the battery is in
the vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables
before connecting the charger to the battery. Do
not use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause
the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD,
for further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced repairman.
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling
R-134a air conditioning refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by authorized dealers or other
service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
sealers, stop leak products, seal conditioners, compressor
oil, or refrigerants.
A/C Air Filter
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
WARNING!
Do not remove the A/C air filter while the blower is
operating or personal injury may result.
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The A/C air filter is located in the fresh air inlet behind
the glove box. Perform the following procedure to replace the filter:
1. Open the glove compartment and remove all contents.
2. Push in on the sides of the glove compartment and
lower the door.
3. Pivot the glove compartment downward.
4. Disengage the two retaining tabs that secure the filter
cover to the HVAC housing, and remove the cover.
A/C Air Filter Replacement
5. Remove the A/C air filter by pulling it straight out of
the housing.
6. Install the A/C air filter with the arrow on the filter
pointing toward the floor. When installing the filter
cover, make sure the retaining tabs fully engage the
cover.
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CAUTION!
The A/C air filter is identified with an arrow to
indicate airflow direction through the filter. Failure
to properly install the filter will result in the need to
replace it more often.
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.
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
7. Rotate the glove compartment door back into position.
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR威
Lock Cylinder Lubricant or equivalent directly into the
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as lock cylinder.
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
Windshield Wiper Blades
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubriClean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
cated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
MOPAR威 Spray White Lube or equivalent to assure
mild, nonabrasive cleaner or use the washer solvent. This
quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and
will remove accumulations of salt, waxes or road film
wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts
and help reduce streaking and smearing.
concerned should be wiped clean to remove dust and
grit; after lubricating excess oil and grease should be
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Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
from a dry windshield. Avoid using the wiper blades to
remove frost or ice from the windshield. Make sure that
they are not frozen to the glass before turning them on to
avoid damaging the blade. Keep the blade rubber out of
contact with petroleum products such as engine oil,
gasoline, etc.
regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with windshield
washer solvent only (not radiator antifreeze).
When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, take some
washer fluid and apply it to a cloth or towel and wipe
clean the wiper blades, this will help blade performance.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depending containers.
on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor perforWARNING!
mance of blades may be present with chattering, marks,
water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions are
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
present, clean the wiper blades or replace as necessary.
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
Adding Washer Fluid
must be exercised when filling or working around
The washer fluid reservoir is located in the engine the washer solution.
compartment, and the fluid level should be checked at
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Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
into the passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the
exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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.
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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.
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
damage.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
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To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter dam- Cooling System
age:
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
WARNING!
• When working near the radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition
switch to the OFF position. The fan is temperature
controlled and can start at any time the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
• You or others can be badly burned by hot coolant
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.
Coolant Checks
Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every
12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
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rusty in appearance, the system should be drained, Selection Of Coolant
flushed and refilled with fresh engine coolant (anti- Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
freeze). Check the front of the A/C condenser for any “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently
CAUTION!
spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the
face of the condenser.
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rubspecified Hybrid Organic Additive Technology
ber, cracking, tears, cuts and tightness of the connection
(HOAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in
at the bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for
engine damage and may decrease corrosion proleaks.
tection. If a non-HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze)
is introduced into the cooling system in an emerCooling System – Drain, Flush, And Refill
gency, it should be replaced with the specified
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
engine coolant (antifreeze) as soon as possible.
maintenance interval.
(Continued)
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).
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not use water alone or alcohol based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they
may not be compatible with the 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.
Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (antifreeze) that allows extended maintenance
intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up
to five years or 104,000 miles (169 000 km) before
replacement. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance period, it is important that you use the same
engine coolant (antifreeze) throughout the life of your
vehicle. Please review these recommendations for using
Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine
coolant (antifreeze).
When adding engine coolant (antifreeze), a minimum
solution of 50% recommended MOPAR威 Antifreeze/
Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid
Organic Additive Technology), or equivalent, in water
should be used. Use higher concentrations (not to exceed
70%) if temperatures below ⫺34°F (⫺37°C) are anticipated.
Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized
water when mixing the water/engine coolant (antifreeze)
solution. The use of lower quality water will reduce the
amount of corrosion protection in the engine cooling
system.
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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: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types will
decrease the life of the engine coolant (antifreeze) and
will require more frequent coolant changes.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze) and to ensure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
recovery bottle.
WARNING!
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on the
cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution.
Never add engine coolant (antifreeze) when the
engine is overheated. Do not loosen or remove the
cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat causes pressure to build up in the cooling system. To prevent
scalding or injury, do not remove the pressure cap
while the system is hot or under pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine
damage may result.
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces. 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
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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.
When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
maintain the proper level, it should be added to the
coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
Points To Remember
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
from the front of the engine compartment. This is normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
Coolant Level
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for
determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the
engine idling and warm to normal operating temperature, the level of the engine coolant (antifreeze) in the
bottle should be between the “ADD” and “FULL” lines
shown on the bottle.
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
the coolant freeze point or replacing the engine coolant • Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle.
(antifreeze). Advise your service attendant of this. As
long as the engine operating temperature is satisfactory,
the coolant bottle need only be checked once a month.
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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 recovery bottle. If engine coolant (antioperation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
freeze) needs to be added, the contents of the coolant
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
recovery bottle must also be protected against freezing.
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze) performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emissions.
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
required, or if the level in the coolant recovery bottle Brake System
does not drop when the engine cools, the cooling In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically.
system should be pressure tested for leaks.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at
maintenance interval.
50% HOAT engine coolant (antifreeze) (minimum)
and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of
WARNING!
your engine which contains aluminum components.
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
• Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or
bottle overflow hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the possible brake damage. You would not have your full
condenser clean.
braking capacity in an emergency.
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Brake Master Cylinder
The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked
when performing under hood services, or immediately if
the brake system warning light is on.
Be sure to clean the top of the master cylinder area before
removing the cap. If necessary, add fluid to bring the
fluid level up to the requirements described on the brake
fluid reservoir. Fluid level can be expected to fall as the
brake pads wear. The brake fluid level should be checked
when the pads are replaced. However, low fluid level
may be caused by a leak and a checkup may be needed.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a manual
transmission , the brake fluid reservoir supplies fluid to
both the brake system and the clutch release system. The
two systems are separated in the reservoir, and a leak in
one system will not affect the other system. The manual
transmission clutch release system should not require
fluid replacement during the life of the vehicle. If the
brake fluid reservoir is low and the brake system does
not indicate any leaks or other problems, it may be a
result of a leak in the hydraulic clutch release system. See
your local authorized dealer for service.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid
can severely damage your brake system and/or
impair its performance. The proper type of brake
fluid for your vehicle is also identified on the
original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder reservoir.
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that
has been in a tightly closed container. Keep the
master cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times.
Brake fluid in a open container absorbs moisture
from the air resulting in a lower boiling point.
This may cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard
or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake
failure. This could result in a collision.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
(Continued)
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Automatic Transmission (CVT) – If Equipped
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
CAUTION!
Use of improper brake fluids will affect overall
clutch system performance. Improper brake fluids
may damage the clutch system resulting in loss of
clutch function and the ability to shift the transmission.
Selection Of Lubricant
It is important that the proper lubricant is used in the
transmission to assure optimum transmission performance. Use only the manufacturer’s recommended transmission fluid which has been formulated with special
metal to metal friction coefficient additives to provide the
proper steel belt traction on the drive and driven pulleys.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid will cause belt slip and
result in a complete transmission failure! Refer to
“Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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Special Additives
Do not add any materials (other than leak detection dyes)
to Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Fluid
(CVTF+4威). CVTF+4威 is an engineered product and its
performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
CAUTION!
level checked immediately. Operation with incorrect
fluid level can cause severe transmission damage.
Fluid And Filter Changes
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance interval.
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
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
Routine fluid level checks are not required. The transmission filler tube is capped and does not include a dipstick.
Your authorized dealer can check the transmission fluid
level using a special service dipstick. Should you notice
fluid leakage or transmission malfunction, have the fluid
Lubricant Selection
Use only the manufacturers recommended transmission
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Fluid Level Check
Check the fluid level by removing the fill plug. The fluid
level should be between the bottom of the fill hole and a
point not more than 3/16 in (4.7 mm) below the bottom
of the hole.
Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
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Frequency Of Fluid Change
Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at
the factory will give satisfactory lubrication for the life of
the vehicle. Fluid changes are not necessary unless lubricant has become contaminated with water.
fill plug. The fluid level should be maintained between
the bottom of the fill hole to 1/8 in (4 mm) below the fill
hole.
Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
Frequency Of Fluid Change
NOTE: If contaminated with water, the fluid should be
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
changed immediately.
maintenance interval.
Rear Drive Assembly (RDA) – AWD/4WD Models
Power Transfer Unit (PTU) – AWD/4WD Models
Only
Only
Lubricant Selection
Lubricant Selection
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended fluid. Refer
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended fluid. Refer
to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintainto “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
ing Your Vehicle” for further information.
Fluid Level Check
Fluid Level Check
Visually inspect the unit at each oil change for leakage. If
Visually inspected the unit at each oil change for leakage.
leakage is detected, check the fluid level by removing the
If leakage is detected, Check the fluid level by removing
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the fill plug. The fluid level should be maintained be- hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
tween the bottom of the fill hole to 1/8 in (4 mm) below have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underbody protection.
the fill hole.
Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
Frequency Of Fluid Change
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance interval.
What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
The most common causes of corrosion are:
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads • Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
passable in snow and ice and those that are sprayed on
• Stone and gravel impact.
trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are highly
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking, • Insects, tree sap and tar.
which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
• Salt in the air near sea coast localities.
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
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Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR威 Car Wash or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
clear water.
• If insects, tar or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use MOPAR威 Super Kleen Bug
and Tar Remover or equivalent to remove.
CAUTION!
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder, which will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
• Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi
(8 274 kPa) can result in damage or removal of
paint and decals.
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR威 Special Care
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect • If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
a month.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint • It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
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 which 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威 Wheel Cleaner or equivalent or select a
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of
non-abrasive, non-acidic cleaner.
the owner.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
packaged and sealed.
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• Use MOPAR威 Touch Up Paint or equivalent on
scratches as soon as possible. Your authorized dealer
has touch up paint to match the color of your vehicle.
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威 Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent is recommended.
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Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure – If
Interior Care
Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to clean fabric
Equipped
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following man- upholstery and carpeting.
ner:
Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to clean vinyl
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting upholstery.
with a clean, dry towel.
MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent is specifically recom• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
mended for leather upholstery.
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR威 Total Clean or a mild Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove the cleaning with a damp, soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue. can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR威 Multi-Purpose
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
Cleaner or a equivalent high quality cleaner to a clean,
and MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be
damp cloth and remove the stain. Use a fresh, damp
taken to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any
towel to remove soap residue.
liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids,
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of solvents, detergents, or ammonia based cleaners to clean
protectants on Stain Repel products.
your leather upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not required to maintain the original condition.
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Glass Surfaces
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes. with MOPAR威 Glass Cleaner or any commercial
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear winclosed areas, they may cause respiratory harm.
dow equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
Cleaning Headlights
Your vehicle has plastic headlights that are lighter and not use scrapers or other sharp instruments which may
less susceptible to stone breakage than glass headlights. scratch the elements. When cleaning the rearview mirror,
spray cleaner on the towel or rag that you are using. Do
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and, therefore,
not spray cleaner directly on the mirror.
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
Instrument Panel Cover
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
The instrument panel cover has a low glare surface which
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
minimizes reflections on the windshield. Do not use
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution folprotectants or other products which may cause undesirlowed by rinsing.
able reflections. Use soap and warm water to restore the
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel low glare surface.
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
WARNING!
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Instrument Panel Bezels
CAUTION!
When installing hanging air fresheners in your vehicle, read the installation instructions carefully.
Some air fresheners will damage the finish of
painted or decorated parts if allowed to directly
contact any surface.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye or clean the seat belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
If the seat belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
lukewarm water. Do not remove the seat belts from the
car to wash them. Dry with a soft cloth.
Replace the seat belts if they appear frayed or worn or if
the buckles do not work properly.
1. Clean with a wet, soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean, damp rag.
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
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FUSES
Integrated Power Module
The Integrated Power Module is located in the engine
compartment near the air cleaner assembly. This center
contains cartridge fuses and mini-fuses. A number that
identifies each component may be displayed on the
inside of the cover. Refer to “Engine Compartment” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Integrated Power Module
Cavity Cartridge
Fuse
1
Empty
2
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15 Amp
Lt Blue
Description
Empty
AWD/4WD Control
Module – If Equipped
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Cavity Cartridge
Fuse
3
4
5
6
7
8
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
30 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Green
Description
Rear Center Brake
Light Switch
Ignition Switch/
Occupant Classification Module
Trailer Tow –
If Equipped
Power Mirror/Airbag
Occupant Classification Module/Steering
Control Satellite
Radio (If Equipped)
Ignition Off Draw
Ignition Off Draw
Cavity Cartridge
Fuse
9
40 Amp
Green
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
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Power Seats
20 Amp
Yellow
15 Amp
Lt Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
Power Locks
15 Amp
Lt Blue
Sunroof/Cigar
Lighter (If Equipped)
40 Amp
Green
Power Outlet
AC Inverter
Rear Power Supply
Outlet
Instrument Cluster/
Interior Lighting
Radiator Fan
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Cavity Cartridge
Fuse
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
40 Amp
Green
20 Amp
Yellow
15 Amp
Lt Blue
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Lt Blue
15 Amp
Lt Blue
Description
Wireless Control
Module
Auto Shutdown Relay
Cavity Cartridge
Fuse
25
26
Radio Amplifiers
27
Radio
28
Intrusion Module/
Siren – If Equipped
Heating,
AC/Compass
Auto Shutdown Relay
29
30
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
31
Power Sunroof – If
Equipped
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Lt Blue
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
32
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Pink
Description
Heated Mirror – If
Equipped
Auto Shutdown Relay
Airbag Control
Module
Airbag Control
Module/Occupant
Classification Module
Hot Car (No Fuse
Required)
Heated Seat – If
Equipped
Headlamp Washer –
If Equipped
Auto Shutdown Relay
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Cavity Cartridge
Fuse
33
34
35
36
37
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
Description
CAUTION!
ABS Module/J1962
Diagnostic Link/
Powertrain Control
Module
Antilock BrakeValve
Antilock Brake Pump
25 Amp
Natural
Headlamp/Washer
Control/Smart Glass
– If Equipped
110 Inverter – If
Equipped/Diesel Fuel
Heater – If Equipped
• When installing the IPM 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 IPM, 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
REPLACEMENT BULBS
If you will not be using your vehicle for more than All the inside bulbs are brass or glass wedge base.
21 days, you may want to take steps to preserve your Aluminum base bulbs are not approved and should not
battery.
be used for replacement.
• Disengage the mini-fuse in the Power Distribution LIGHT BULBS – Interior
Bulb Number
Center labeled IOD (Ignition Off-Draw).
Front Header Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T578
Center Dome Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T578
• Or disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
Rear Cargo Lamp/Flashlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–A35LF
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
service (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the LIGHTS BULBS – Exterior
Bulb No.
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes Low Beam/High Beam Headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . H13
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will Front Park/Turn Signal/Side Marker Lamp . . . 3757KA
ensure adequate system lubrication to minimize the Front Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PSX24W
possibility of compressor damage when the system is Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) . . . . . LED
started again.
Assembly
Rear Tail/Turn/Stop Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157
Backup Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W16W (921)
License Lamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W5W
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BULB REPLACEMENT
Fog Lamps
Refer to the Service Manual or see your authorized dealer
for bulb replacement.
Headlamps
1. Raise the hood and locate the connector behind the
headlamp.
2. Reach into engine compartment and pull red lock out
at connector.
3. Remove the green connector from the back of the bulb
by pulling straight back.
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
4. Twist the bulb to the left.
Rear Tail, Turn Signal And Backup Lamps
5. Pull bulb outward from assembly.
1. Raise the liftgate.
2. Remove the two push-pins from the taillamp housing.
NOTE: These are halogen bulbs. Take care not to touch
the bulb with your fingers. Body oils from your fingers 3. Grasp the taillamp and pull firmly to disengage the
could cause excessive heat buildup which reduces bulb light from the aperture panel.
life.
4. Twist and remove socket from the light.
5. Remove bulb from socket and replace.
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License Lamps
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
1. Use a screw driver to gently pry against the side of the This light is an LED assembly. See your authorized dealer
for replacement.
snap tab to remove the lamp from the liftgate.
2. Rotate the socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise.
3. Pull the bulb from the socket.
FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate)
Engine Oil with Filter
2.0L and 2.4L Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
Cooling System *
2.0L and 2.4L Engine (MOPAR威 Engine Coolant/Antifreeze
5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
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13.6 Gallons
Metric
51.5 Liters
4.5 Quarts
4.26 Liters
7.2 Quarts
6.8 Liters
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs
Fuel Selection
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT
(Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent.
Use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of
Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine oil filler cap
for correct SAE grade.
MOPAR威 Engine Oil Filter or equivalent.
ZFR5F-11 (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm])
87 Octane
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission (CVT) –
If Equipped
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Rear Drive Assembly (RDA)
Power Transfer Unit (PTU)
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR威 CVTF+4威 Continuously Variable Transmission Fluid
MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed
ATF+4威 product.
MOPAR威 Gear & Axle Lubricant SAE 80W-90 API GL 5 or equivalent
non-synthetic product.
MOPAR威 Gear & Axle Lubricant SAE 80W-90 API GL 5 or equivalent
non-synthetic product.
MOPAR威 DOT 3, SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3, SAE J1703 brake
fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended
brake fluids or equivalent.
MOPAR威 Power Steering Fluid +4, MOPAR威 ATF+4威 Automatic
Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed ATF+4威 product.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
▫ Required Maintenance Intervals . . . . . . . . . . 460
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in this
manual must be done at the times or mileages specified
to protect your vehicle warranty and ensure the best
vehicle performance and reliability. More frequent maintenance may be needed for vehicles in severe operating
conditions, such as dusty areas and very short trip
driving. Inspection and service should also be done
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On Non-EVIC equipped vehicles, “Change Oil” will flash
in the instrument cluster odometer and a single chime
will sound, indicating that an oil change is necessary.
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change
indicator message will illuminate. This means that service is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions
such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or
cold ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will
influence when the “Change Oil” message is displayed.
Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change Depending on operating conditions, the message may
indicator system. The oil change indicator system will appear as early as 3,500 miles (5 630 km) since last reset.
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for Have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible, within
scheduled maintenance.
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equipped vehicles, “Oil Change Required” will be displayed in the EVIC and a single chime will sound,
indicating that an oil change is necessary.
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• The oil change indicator message will not monitor the
time since the last oil change. Change your vehicle’s
oil if it has been six months since your last oil change,
even if the oil change indicator message is NOT
illuminated.
referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or under “Instrument Cluster Description/Odometer/Trip Odometer” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
• Change your engine oil more often if you drive your At Each Stop For Fuel
vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.
• Check the engine oil level about five minutes after a
• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level
exceed 8,000 miles (13 000 km) or six months, whichwhile the vehicle is on level ground will improve the
ever comes first.
accuracy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when
the level is at or below the ADD or MIN mark.
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a • Check the windshield washer solvent and add if
required.
scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by
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Once A Month
• Check the tire pressure and look for unusual wear or • Change the engine oil filter.
damage.
• Inspect the brake hoses and lines.
• Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals
CAUTION!
as required.
• Check the fluid levels of coolant reservoir, brake
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Required Maintenance Intervals
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
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8,000 Miles (13,000 km) or
6 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of
irregular wear, even if it occurs before
8,000 miles (13 000 km).
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Signature, Authorized Service Center
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16,000 Miles (26,000 km) or 12 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before
16,000 miles (26 000 km).
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect exhaust system. Perform the first inspection at 16,000 miles (26 000 km) or
12 months.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
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❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
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32,000 Miles (52,000 km) or 24 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before
32,000 miles (52 000 km).
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Replace the spark plugs.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
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40,000 Miles (65,000 km) or
30 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
48,000 Miles (78,000 km) or 36 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of
irregular wear, even if it occurs before
40,000 miles (65 000 km).
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before
48,000 miles (78 000 km).
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the manual transmission fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: trailer
towing, heavy loading, taxi, police, delivery service (commercial service), off-road, desert
operation or more than 50% of your driving is at sustained speeds during hot weather, above
90°F (32°C).
Odometer Reading
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64,000 Miles (104,000 km) or 48 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before
64,000 miles (104 000 km).
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the spark plugs.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
❏ Replace rear drive assembly (RDA) fluid.
❏ Replace power transfer unit (PTU) fluid.
❏ Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter if using your vehicle for any of the
following: police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
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Signature, Authorized Service Center
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72,000 Miles (117,000 km) or
54 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
80,000 Miles (130,000 km) or 60 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of
irregular wear, even if it occurs before
72,000 miles (117 000 km).
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before
80,000 miles (130 000 km).
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant at 60 months or 104,000 miles (169 000 km) whichever
comes first.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
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96,000 Miles (156,000 km) or 72 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
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Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before 96,000 miles (156 000 km).
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Replace the spark plugs.
Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary.
Replace the air conditioning filter.
Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect exhaust system.
Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play;
replace if necessary.
❏ Change the manual transmission fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: trailer towing, heavy loading, taxi, police, delivery service
(commercial service), off-road, desert operation or more than 50% of your driving is at sustained speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C).
Odometer Reading
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❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant at
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112,000 Miles (182,000 km) or 84 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before
112,000 miles (182 000 km).
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
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120,000 Miles (195,000 km) or
90 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of
irregular wear, even if it occurs before
120,000 miles (195 000 km).
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Change the automatic transmission fluid
and filter.
Odometer Reading
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128,000 Miles (208,000 km) or 96 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before
128,000 miles (208 000 km).
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Replace the spark plugs.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Replace rear drive assembly (RDA) fluid.
❏ Replace power transfer unit (PTU) fluid.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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144,000 Miles (234,000 km) or 108 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before
144,000 miles (234 000 km).
❏ If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the
engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
❏ Replace the air conditioning filter.
❏ Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the CV joints.
❏ Inspect exhaust system.
❏ Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the manual transmission fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: trailer
towing, heavy loading, taxi, police, delivery service (commercial service), off-road, desert
operation or more than 50% of your driving is at sustained speeds during hot weather, above
90°F (32°C).
Odometer Reading
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114 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of
irregular wear, even if it occurs before
152,000 miles (247 000 km).
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and effect vehicle handling and performance. This
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䡵 Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your
Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . 477
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . 475
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475
䡵 Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . 475
䡵 MOPAR威 Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478
䡵 If You Need Assistance
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475
䡵 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center . . . . . 476
▫ In The 50 United States And
Washington, D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . 476
▫ In Mexico Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
䡵 Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
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䡵 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
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the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealers, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
Prepare For The Appointment
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
If you’re having warranty work done, be sure to have the
for an appointment.
right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service The manufacturer and its authorized dealers are vitally
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
service history. This can often provide a clue to the with our products and services.
current problem.
Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
Prepare A List
We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealers have the
service advisor know.
facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your correctly and in a timely manner.
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
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This is why you should always talk to an authorized Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
dealer’s service manager first. Most matters can be re- P.O. Box 21–8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
solved with this process.
Phone: (877) 426–5337
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer- Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
P.O. Box 1621
ship. They want to know if you need assistance.
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
• If an authorized dealership is unable to resolve the
Phone: (800) 465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French
concern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer
In Mexico contact:
center.
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer cenSante Fe C.P. 05109
ter should include the following information:
Mexico, D. F.
• Owner’s name and address
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
• Authorized dealership name
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
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Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered
by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711
and for Voice callers, dial 1 800 855-0511 to connect with
a Bell Relay Service operator.
the manufacturer’s service contracts. If you purchased a
manufacturer’s service contract, you will receive Plan
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you
have any questions about the service contract, call the
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer
Hotline at 1-800-521-9922 (Canadian residents, call (800)
465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French).
The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s service contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s service contract. If you purchased a service contract that is not a manufacturer’s service contract,
and you require service after the manufacturer’s New
Service Contract
Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the
You may have purchased a service contract for a vehicle contract documents, and contact the person listed in
to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected those documents.
repairs after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only
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We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased the vehicle. An authorized dealer
has also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
the ownership experience. You’ll be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects, or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain
products of component wear contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
MOPAR姞 PARTS
MOPAR威 fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle
operating at its best.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
manufacturer.
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If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your authorized
dealer, and the manufacturer.
In Canada
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect,
you should contact the Customer Service Department
immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a
safety defect to the Canadian government should contact
Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations
and Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or go to
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–
9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., To order the following manuals, you may use either the
West Building, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Masobtain other information about motor vehicle safety from tercard, American Express, and Discover orders are achttp://www.safercar.gov.
cepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
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• Service Manuals
• Owner’s Manuals
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
information that students and professional technicians
assistance of service and engineering specialists to
need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving,
acquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vehimaintaining, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group
cles. Included are starting, operating, emergency and
LLC vehicles. A complete working knowledge of the
maintenance procedures as well as specifications,
vehicle, system, and/or components is written in
capabilities and safety tips.
straightforward language with illustrations, diagrams,
Call toll free at:
and charts.
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
• Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams, charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals make it easy for students and technicians
to find and fix problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and features. They show exactly how to
find and correct problems the first time, using step-bystep troubleshooting and drivability procedures,
proven diagnostic tests and a complete list of all tools
and equipment.
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
Traction Grades
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction perforrequirements in addition to these grades.
mance.
Treadwear
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
WARNING!
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
times as well on the government course as a tire graded include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the peak traction characteristics.
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
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Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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484 INDEX
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 433
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . 422
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288,425
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424,425
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277,281,424
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61,70
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68,69,74,86,199
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64,67,69,70
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . 65,67,70
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240,264
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Anti-Theft Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . 18
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . 432,454,455
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442
Assistance Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,32
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . 281
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,296,391
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
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Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300,439
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323,436
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 84
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452,453
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,452
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . 25
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323,436
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324,327
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Capacities, Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . 454
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413,414,421
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,370
Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
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Cargo Compartment
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Luggage Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Cargo Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99,276
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Check Engine Light
(Malfunction Indicator Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,77
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Child Restraint with Automatic Belts . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Child Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226,244,253
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) . . . . . . . 267
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477
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Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Dipsticks
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Driver’s Seat Back Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Off-Pavement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87,279,285 Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454,455
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431,435
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434,435
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 432
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475
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Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Electronic Roll Mitigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . 158
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . 213
Emergency, In Case of
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . 416
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413,414
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,370
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419,454,455
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413,414,421
Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . 71
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,85,370
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,429
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
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Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288,425
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422,455
Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,199,453
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456
Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 455
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150,210,453
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Folding Rear Seat (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Four Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Four Wheel Drive Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367,455
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
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Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372 Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Fueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374,375
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
Hands-Free Phone (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . 371,373,415 Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454 Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . 152
Gauges
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407 Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,129,366 Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
General Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418 Hill Descent Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210,329
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446 Hill Start Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
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Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
HomeLink® (Garage Door Opener) Transmitter . . . 161 Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392,394
Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Key, Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Keyless Entry System (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Knee Bolster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Instrument Panel Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447 Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . 448 Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 445 Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . . . . . . . . . . . 155
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Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Liftgate (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Liftgate Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,452
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,149
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68,69,74,86,199
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . 335
Engine Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150,210,453
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . 209
Map Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . 18,203
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . 205
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,149,151,453
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Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . 198
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373,375
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Locks
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Luggage Rack (Roof Rack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance, General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine)
. . . . . . 423
. . . . . . 418
. . . . . . 458
. . . . . . 418
. . . 209,416
Manual Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295,298
Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
Frequency of Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . 441,442
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Frequency of Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
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Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419,454
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417,478
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420,454
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39,67,71 Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415,416
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . 64,65,67,70 Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367 Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204,390
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205,207 Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . 5,479
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Phone, Hands-Free (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 342
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . 173
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319,320
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Transfer Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456
Power Transfer Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Rear Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
Rear Drive Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
Rear Liftgate (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Rear Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
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Remote Control
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Remote Keyless Entry (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . 274
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478
Restraint, Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,82
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Retractable Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Roll Over Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Roof Type Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240,264
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39,86
Adjustable Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . 48
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,76
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
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Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Rear Folding (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226,244,253
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Shift Speeds, Manual Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Short Message Service (SMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Side Window Demisters (Defrosters) . . . . . . . . . . 288
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,199,453
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350,351,393
Specifications
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . 158,204
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . 281
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . 203,391
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Text Messaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Tie Down Hooks, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . 342
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88,346,481
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Taillights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 453
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319,320
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound
System Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178,452
Storage Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Sun Visor Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . 61
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342,343
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . 357
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337,346
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
24-Hour Towing Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Towing Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Transaxle
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,296
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295,298
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Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300,439
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
Transmitter Battery Service
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®) . . 161
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Trip Odometer Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151,199,453
Understanding Your Instrument Panel . . . . . .
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343,373,375
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287,452
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Vehicle Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . 18
Uconnect™ (Hands-Free Phone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
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Warning Lights
(Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Warning, Roll Over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478
Washer
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87,279,285
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154,156
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154,427
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
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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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12MK74-126-AE-R1
5th Edition
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