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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
MV-1 Basic Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty . . . . 3
New Vehicle Limited Warranties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Items Not Covered by Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Federal Requirements For Emissions Warranties. . . . . 6
Emissions Defect Warranty Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Emissions Performance Warranty Coverage . . . . . . . . 7
What is Covered by the Federal Emissions
Performance Warranty? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
What is Not Covered by the Federal Emissions
Performance Warranty? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
California Requirements for Emissions Warranties. . . . 9
Quick Reference: Emissions Warranty Coverage . 9
Vehicles Eligible for California Emission
Warranty Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Explanation of California Emissions Warranties . 10
Owner’s Warranty Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . 11
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What is Covered by the California Emissions
Defect Warranties? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
What is Not Covered by the California
Emissions Defect Warranties? . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Mobility Ventures’ Participation in the in the Better
Business Bureau Mediation/Arbitration Program . . . . .14
Customer Assistance and Dispute Resolution . . .14
Notice to California Purchasers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
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MV-1 BASIC BUMPER-TO-BUMPER
LIMITED WARRANTY
All Mobility Ventures LLC (Mobility Ventures) warranties
cover the costs of replacement parts and labor at no charge to
the owner within the specified warranty period and as per the
conditions described within this Owner's Manual.
New Vehicle Limited Warranties
The New Vehicle Limited Warranties apply to the first owner
and all subsequent owners of the vehicle during the warranty
period, which begins upon receipt of your vehicle. The warranty coverage terms are summarized below:
COVERAGE
• Bumper-to-Bumper
• Battery (Proration
applies after 18 mos.)
• Powertrain
• Wheelchair Access
Ramp
• Rust-through Sheet
metal
18 Months
3 Years
18,000 mi. 36,000 mi.
(30,000 km) (60,000 km)
Battery Warranty Coverage
Mobility Ventures will warranty the original equipment battery
for the term of 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.
The battery coverage is 18 months or 18,000 miles for 100%
coverage. From 19 to 36 months or 18,001 to 36,000 miles, battery replacement is subject to proration charges. Refer to the following chart for proration percentages:
Mobility Ventures Battery Proration Chart
Months of Use
0-18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37+
Owner Portion
0%
10%
15%
20%
25%
30%
35%
40%
45%
50%
55%
60%
65%
70%
75%
80%
85%
90%
95%
100%
Warranty Portion
100%
90%
85%
80%
75%
70%
65%
60%
55%
50%
45%
40%
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
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Powertrain Warranty Coverage
The Mobility Ventures Powertrain Warranty coverage applies to
the repair or replacement of major internal components or assemblies of the engine, transmission and drive axle. Powertrain Warranty coverage is for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes
first.
Engine
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All Internally Lubricated Parts
Cylinder Block
Cylinder Heads
Electrical Fuel Pump
Electronic Engine Control Unit (ECM)
Engine Mounts
Flywheel
Manifold (Intake or Exhaust)
Manifold Bolts
Oil Pan
Oil Pump
Seals and Gaskets
Thermostat
Thermostat Housing
Timing Chain Cover
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• Timing Chain
• Valve Covers
• Water Pump
Transmission/Drive Axle
• All Internal Transmission Parts
• Seals and Gaskets
• Torque Converter
• Transmission Case
• Transmission Mounts
• Axle Shafts
• Wheel Bearings (Front or Rear)
• Center Support Bearing
• Drive Axle Housing
• Drive Shaft/Propeller Shaft
• Retainers
• Supports
• Seals and Gaskets
• Universal Joints
• Constant Velocity Joints
Wheelchair Access Ramp and Mechanisms
Warranty Coverage
The Mobility Ventures Wheelchair Access Ramp and all
related mechanisms are covered for a term of 3 years or 36,000
miles, whichever occurs first. This applies to both the power
ramp and the manual ramp system and covers all parts associated with ramp functionality. Any ramp failure that is a result
of improper use or damage is not covered.
Rust-Through Sheet Metal
Mobility Ventures warrants original sheet metal against rustthrough perforation for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever
comes first, unless regulated by state or federal mandates.
Paint bubbling and surface corrosion are not covered by this
warranty.
Items Not Covered by Warranty
The repairs listed below are not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty:
• Tire and Wheel Damage or Wear
(Tires will be covered under the tire manufacturer’s
warranty that is provided with your vehicle.)
• Damage Due to Accidents, Misuse or Alterations
• Damage Due to Impact, Use, or the Environment
• Maintenance
• Damage or Corrosion Due to Environment, Chemical
Treatments or Aftermarket Installations/Products
• Damage or Failure Due to Lack of Maintenance
• Non-MV-1 Parts and Accessories or Alterations to
Original Vehicle Equipment
• Damage Due to Contaminated or Poor Quality/Improper
Fuel
• Aftermarket Engine Performance Enhancement Products
and Modifications
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FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR
EMISSIONS WARRANTIES
Your MV-1 is in compliance with Federal Emissions requirements and is covered by the Emissions Defect Warranty and
the Emissions Performance Warranty.
For full details on emissions control coverage, see:
• Emissions Defect Warranty Coverage on page 6
• Emissions Performance Warranty on page 7
• What is Covered? on page 7
• What is Not Covered? on page 9
FEDERAL EMISSIONS DEFECT WARRANTY
COVERAGE
During the warranty coverage period, Mobilty Ventures warrants that:
• your vehicle is designed, built, and equipped to meet - at
the time it is originally manufactured - the emissions regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA).
• your vehicle or engine is free from emission-related
defects in factory-supplied materials or workmanship,
which are defects that could prevent the vehicle from
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conforming with applicable EPA regulations.
• you will not be charged for diagnosis, repair, replacement,
or adjustment of parts containing an emissions-related
defect. Applicable parts are listed under What is Covered
by the Emissions Defect Warranty? on page 7.
The warranty coverage period for:
• Passenger cars, light duty trucks
- 8 years or 80,000 miles (whichever occurs first) for catalytic converters, Powertrain Control Module (PCM),
and any other onboard emission diagnostic module.
- 3 years or 36,000 miles (whichever occurs first) for all
other covered parts.
See What is Covered by the Emissions Defect Warranty? on
page 7 for a list of covered parts.
FEDERAL EMISSIONS PERFORMANCE
WARRANTY COVERAGE
Under the Federal Emissions Performance Warranty Coverage,
Mobility Ventures will repair, replace, or adjust - with no charge
for labor, diagnosis or parts - any emissions control device or
system, if you meet all of the following conditions:
• You have maintained and operated your vehicle according
to the instructions on proper care in the Scheduled Maintenance section of this manual.
• Your vehicle fails to conform, during the warranty coverage period, to the applicable national EPA standards, as
determined by an EPA approved inspection and maintenance program.
• You are subject to a penalty or sanction under local, state,
or federal law because your vehicle has failed to conform
to the emissions standards. (A penalty or sanction can
include being denied the right to use your vehicle).
• Your vehicle has not been tampered with, misused or
abused.
The warranty coverage period for the MV-1 is:
- 8 years or 80,000 miles (whichever occurs first) for catalytic converters, Powertrain Control Module (PCM),
and any other onboard emission diagnostic module.
• 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever occurs first) for all
other covered parts.
See below for a list of covered parts.
Note that the warranty period begins the date you receive the
vehicle.
What is Covered by the Federal Emissions
Performance Warranty?
For your vehicle, if these parts contain an emissions-related
defect, they are covered by both the Emissions Defect Warranty and the Emissions Performance Warranty.
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Air Flow Sensor
Air/Fuel Feedback Control System and Sensors
Air Induction System
Auxiliary Body Control Module*
Catalytic Converter
Cold Start Enrichment System
Controls for Deceleration
Electronic Ignition System
Exhaust Pipe (Manifold to Catalyst)
Electronic Engine Control Sensors and Switches
Evaporative Emission Control System
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Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System
Exhaust Manifold
Fuel Filler Cap and Neck Restrictor
Fuel Injection System (Gas)
Fuel Injection System (CNG)
Fuel Injection Supply Manifold (Gas)
Fuel Injection Supply Manifold -IPTS Sensor Included
(CNG)
Fuel Temperature and Pressure Sensors
Fuel Temperature and Pressure Sensors - IPTS (CNG)
Fuel Tank (Gas)
Fuel Tank Assembly - Front (CNG)
Fuel Tank Assembly - Middle (CNG)
Fuel Tank Assembly - Rear (CNG)
Fuel Tank Pressure Control Valve
Idle Air Bypass Valve
Ignition Coil and/or Control Module
Intake Manifold
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) Cluster/On-Board
Diagnostic (OBD) System
PCV System and Oil Filler Cap
Powertrain Control Module (PCM)*
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Spark Control Components
Spark Plugs and Ignition Wires
Synchronizer Assembly
Thermostat
Throttle Body Assembly (MFI)
*Includes hardware and emissions related software changes only.
Important Information About List of Parts
Also covered by the two emissions warranties are all emissionsrelated bulbs, hoses, clamps, brackets, tubes, gaskets, seals,
belts, connectors, fuel lines, sensors, and wiring harnesses that
are used with components on the list of parts, above.
Concerning parts that should be replaced on a certain maintenance schedule, these parts remain under warranty until:
(a) the first replacement time that is specified in the Scheduled
Maintenance section of your Owner's Manual; or
(b) the time or mileage limits of the Federal Defect and Performance Warranties (whichever occurs first). Your authorized
MV-1 service center maintains a complete list of parts covered
by emissions warranties. For more details about the specific
parts covered by the Emissions Defect Warranty, contact your
authorized MV-1 service center.
What is Not Covered by the Federal
Emissions Performance Warranty?
Mobility Ventures may deny you emissions warranty coverage
if your vehicle or a part does not contain an emissions-related
defect or has failed because of abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, unapproved modifications, or any items included in
Items Not Covered by Warranty on page 5.
If you need more information about getting service under the
Federal Emissions Performance Warranty, or if you want to
report what you believe to be violations of the terms of this
warranty, you may contact:
Manager, Certification and Compliance Division (6405J)
Warranty Claims
Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460
CALIFORNIA REQUIREMENTS FOR
EMISSIONS WARRANTIES
Quick Reference: Emissions Warranty
Coverage
This chart shows the emission warranty that Mobility Ventures
provides for your vehicle under the emissions control warranty
in accordance with the regulations of the California Air
Resources Board. This coverage is in addition to Federal
Emissions Warranties on pages 6 and 7.
Defects Warranty
Performance Warranty
7 years or 70,000 miles
3 years or 50,000 miles
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Vehicles Eligible for California Emission
Warranty Coverage
California emission warranty coverage applies if your vehicle
meets the following two requirements:
• Your vehicle is registered in California or other states
adopting California emission and warranty regulations, *
and
• Your vehicle is certified for sale in California as indicated
on the vehicle emission control information label.
* Other states adopting California emissions and warranty
regulation: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and
Washington.
NOTE: New York adopted California emissions standards,
but not the California Emissions Warranty; the Federal
Emissions Control Warranty applies to all non-Partial Zero
Emissions Vehicles (PZEV) in New York.
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Explanation of California Emissions Warranties
Your Warranty Rights and Obligations
The California Air Resources Board and Mobility Ventures
are pleased to explain the emission control system warranty on
the vehicle. In California, new motor vehicles must be
designed, built, and equipped to meet the State's stringent antismog standards.
Mobility Ventures must warrant the emission control system on
your vehicle for periods of time listed on page 11, provided
there has been no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of
your vehicle. Your emission control system may include parts
such as the fuel injection system, the ignition system, catalytic
converter, and the engine computer. Also included may be
hoses, belts, connectors, and other emissions-related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, Mobility Ventures will
repair your vehicle at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts,
and labor.
Manufacturer's Warranty Coverage
Owner's Warranty Responsibilities
The California Emission Warranty Coverage for the MV-1 is:
As the vehicle owner, you are responsible for the performance of
the required maintenance listed in your owner's manual. Mobility
Ventures recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your vehicle, but Mobility Ventures cannot deny warranty
coverage solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure
the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
For 3 years or 50,000 miles (whichever first occurs):
1.
If your vehicle fails a Smog Check inspection, all necessary
repairs and adjustments will be made by Mobility Ventures
to ensure that your vehicle passes inspection. This is your
emission control system PERFORMANCE WARRANTY.
2.
If any emissions-related part on your vehicle is defective,
the part will be repaired or replaced by Mobility Ventures.
This is your short-term emission control system
DEFECTS WARRANTY. For 7 years or 70,000 miles
(whichever first occurs): If an emissions-related part
listed on page 12 with coverage for 7 years or 70,000
miles is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by
Mobility Ventures.
You are responsible for presenting your vehicle to a Mobility
Ventures service center as soon as a problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of
time, not to exceed 30 days. As the vehicle owner, you should
also be aware that Mobility Ventures may deny you warranty
coverage if your vehicle or a part has failed due to abuse,
neglect, improper maintenance, or unapproved modifications.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and
responsibilities, or if you want to report what you believe to be
violations of the terms of this warranty, you may contact MV-1
Customer Assistance at 1-877-MV1-FORU (877-681-3678) or
the California Air Resources Board at:
State of California Air Resources Board
Mobile Source Operations Division
P.O. Box 8001
El Monte, California 91731-2990
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What is Covered by the California Emissions Defect Warranties?
If the parts on the following list contains a defect that affects emissions, they are covered by the California Emissions Defect Warranties.
• Air Flow Sensor
• Fuel Injector Supply Manifold
• Air/Fuel Feedback Control System and Sensors
• Fuel Tank
• Air Induction System
• Fuel Tank Pressure Control Valve
• Auxiliary Body Control Module*
• Ignition Coil and/or Control Module
• Catalytic Converter
• Intake Manifold
• Cold Start Enrichment System
• Controls for Deceleration
• Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)/On-Board Diagnostic
(OBD) System
• CNG Tanks
• PCV System and Oil Filler Cap
• Electronic Ignition System
• Powertrain Control Module (PCM)*
• Exhaust Pipe (Manifold to Catalyst)
• Spark Control Components
• Electronic Engine Control Sensors and Switches
• Spark Plugs and Coil Assembly
• Evaporative Emission Control System
• Thermostat
• Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System
• Throttle Actuator Control
• Exhaust Manifold
• Fuel Filler Cap and Neck Restrictor
• Fuel Injection System
• Fuel Pressure Regulator
• Fuel Temperature and Pressure Sensors
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* Includes hardware and emissions related software changes
only.
Important Information about List of Parts
There may be additional coverage for these parts through the
Bumper-to-Bumper or Powertrain limited warranties. In any
case, the warranty with the broadest coverage applies. Also
covered by this warranty are all emissions-related bulbs,
hoses, clamps, brackets, tubes, gaskets, seals, belts, connectors, non-diesel fuel lines, and wiring harnesses that are used
with components on the list of parts above.
What is Not Covered by the California
Emissions Defect Warranties?
Mobility Ventures may deny you emissions warranty coverage
if your vehicle or a part does not contain a defect that affects
emissions or has failed because of abuse, neglect, improper
maintenance, unapproved modifications, or any items included
in Items Not Covered by Warranty on page 5.
Concerning parts that should be replaced on a certain maintenance schedule: these parts remain under warranty until the
first required replacement time that is specified in Scheduled
Maintenance section of this manual.
NOTE:
If the diagnosis does not reveal a defect, the
Defects Warranty does not apply. Your Mobility Ventures
service center maintains a complete list of covered parts. For
more details about the specific parts that are covered by the
Defects Warranty, contact your service center.
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MOBILITY VENTURES’ PARTICIPATION IN
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU® MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM
Customer Assistance and Dispute Resolution
Satisfaction with your new MV-1 is very important to us. If you
have a problem with your vehicle, please follow these steps:
Step 1
Contact your MV-1 authorized service center. Customarily,
most issues are resolved at this level. If the service center sales
or service department or the general manager do not address
your issue to your satisfaction, then:
Step 2
Contact MV-1 Customer Assistance at 877-MV1-FORU (877681-3678) or [email protected] When you contact
MV-1, please provide the following information:
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) - this can be found
on the vehicle registration or title or on the driver’s side
corner of the dashboard under the windshield.
• Service center name and location.
• Vehicle’s current mileage.
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MV-1 Customer Service will work with your service center to
try and resolve your issue.
Step 3
If we are unable to resolve the problem, you may file a claim
with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program.
This is an out of court program to settle automotive disputes
involving vehicle repairs or coverage under the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. This program is free of charge to you and
consists of two parts, mediation and arbitration. With mediation the BBB staff will facilitate negotiation between the parties to try and reach a mutually acceptable resolution. If the
mediation is unsuccessful or you do not agree to mediate, you
may request arbitration. This will involve an impartial thirdparty arbitrator rendering a decision after an informal hearing
process.
The BBB claims resolution process normally results in a decision within 40 days from the time a claim is filed. The decision
is not binding on you and, if you do not agree with it, you may
pursue other avenues of relief. Note, however, that you are
required to use the BBB arbitration mechanism before exercising rights or seeking remedies under the federal MagnusonMoss Warranty Act or under the warranty enforcement laws
(“lemon laws”) of some states.
You may contact the BBB Auto Line at:
BBB Auto Line Program
Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
4200 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203-1838
Tel. 1-800-955-5100
www.dr.bbb.org/goauto
When you contact the BBB Auto Line, you should be prepared
to provide the following information:
Your name and address
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Make, model, and model year of your vehicle
A description of the problem
Eligibility for this program may be limited by the component
or part involved, vehicle age, mileage, or other factors. Mobility Ventures LLC reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and/or discontinue participation in this program.
Notice to California Purchasers
Mobility Ventures participates in the Better Business Bureau
(BBB) Auto Line Program. This is an out of court program to
settle automotive disputes involving vehicle repairs or coverage under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Mobility Ven-
tures and BBB Auto Line have been certified by the
Arbitration Certification Program of the California Department of Consumer Affairs.
If we are unable to resolve your problem, you may file a
claim with the BBB Auto Line. To file a claim, you will be
asked to provide your name and address; the brand and Vehicle
Identification Number of your vehicle; the approximate date
you acquired the vehicle; the vehicle’s current mileage; the
approximate date and mileage when the problem was first
brought to the attention of Mobility Ventures or an authorized
Mobility Ventures service center; a description of the problem;
and a statement of the relief you are seeking.
The BBB Auto Line program is free of charge to you and consists of two parts, mediation and arbitration. With mediation
the BBB staff will facilitate negotiation between the parties to
try to reach a mutually acceptable resolution. If the mediation
is unsuccessful or you do not agree to mediate, you may
request arbitration. This will involve an impartial third-party
arbitrator rendering a decision after an informal hearing process.
The BBB claims resolution process normally results in a decision within 40 days from the time a claim is filed. There may
be a delay of 7 days if you did not first contact Mobility Ventures LLC about your problem, or up to 30 days if the arbitra-
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tor requests an inspection/report by an impartial technical
expert or further investigation and report by BBB Auto Line.
The arbitrator’s decision is not binding on you, and, if you do
not agree with it, you may pursue other avenues of relief.
However, you are required to use the BBB Auto Line before
asserting in court any rights or remedies under the federal
Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act or California’s Lemon Law.
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Introduction/Features
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Vehicle Symbol Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Warranty Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Warning Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Emission Control Information Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Safety Certification Decal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Exhaust and Chemical Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Federal Highway Administration Regulation . . . . . . . . 29
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
California Proposition 65 Warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Perchlorate Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Breaking-in Your Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Vehicle Modifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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Impaired Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Sounding the Panic Alarm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Alcohol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Replacing or Adding Remote Entry
Transmitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Distracted Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Passive Anti-Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Anti-Theft Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Automatic Arming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Automatic Disarming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Programming Spare Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Remote Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Interference Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Unlocking the Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Locking the Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Car Finder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
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Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Cup Holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Grab Handles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Coat Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Auxiliary Power Point (12v DC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Backup Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Night Time Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Maintenance and Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Audio System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
WELCOME
GENERAL INFORMATION
Dear MV-1 Owner,
The Owner’s Manual contains information that will familiarize you with the operation, maintenance, and safety instructions regarding your MV-1. Please read the entire manual
completely and carefully. Also, have anyone else who may be
operating your vehicle read the manual in its entirety. When
you have finished reading the manual, store it in the vehicle
for future reference. It is important that you follow the recommendations and guidelines within the manual to help assure
enjoyable and safe vehicle operation.
Thank you for purchasing the all new and exciting MV-1. We
are committed to making your ownership experience exceptional in every way. The MV-1 was designed from the ground
up for wheelchair accessibility, and it is proudly built in America.
As you may know, the MV-1 is the only Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) factory-built vehicle that meets or exceeds
the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) vehicle guidelines
and it is proudly assembled at the AM General plant in Mishawaka, Indiana. We know you will find it to be the world-class
vehicle it was designed and manufactured to be.
This MV-1 Owner's Manual contains very specific information
about your vehicle, its features, and necessary care and maintenance. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate
to contact us, either online at [email protected], or at 877MV1-FORU (877-681-3678). Your feedback is very important to
us.
From the entire team at Mobility Ventures, we welcome you to
the MV-1 family and wish you safe travels and an enjoyable
ride in your new vehicle.
NOTE: Always use and operate your vehicle in line with all
applicable laws and regulations.
Some of the information in the manual will not apply to your
particular vehicle. Although this publication attempts to
include all optional equipment information, the equipment
may not be identified as either standard or optional.
Design and specification changes may occur following the
release of this publication. Mobility Ventures reserves the right
to change the vehicle without notice and without incurring
obligation.
For further information regarding vehicle familiarization, call
your authorized MV-1 service center.
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VEHICLE SYMBOL GLOSSARY
These are some of the symbols you may see on your vehicle.
Warning
Anti-Lock Brake System
Vehicle System Malfunction
Indicator Light
Fan Warning
Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
Check Fuel Cap
Do Not Open When Hot
Traction Control System
Disable
Turn Signals
Battery Acid
Engine Oil
Safety Belt
Shield Eyes from
Explosive Gases
Low Fuel
Anti-Theft System
Avoid Smoking, Flames
and Sparks
Airbag Readiness
Headlamps
Service Engine Soon
Low Tire Pressure Warning
High Beams
Brake System
Charging System
Speed Control
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Parking Brake System
Engine Coolant Temperature
Master Lighting Switch
Autolamps On
Rear Window Washer
Child Seat Tether Anchor
Autolamps Off
Rear Window Defroster
Child Seat Lower Anchor
Panel Dimmer Control
Ramp Controls Override
Indicator Light
Air Recirculation
Parking Lamps
Ramp Controls Override
Air Conditioning
Maintain Correct Fluid
Level
Horn
Windshield Wiper
MAX
MIN
Windshield Washer
Power Steering Fluid
Intermittent Windshield
Wiper
Overdrive Off
Windshield Defrost/Demist
Hazard Warning Flasher
SHORT
LONG
Short Ramp Deploy
Long Ramp Deploy
Power Outside Mirrors
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Rear Window Wiper
Door Lock
Door Unlock
Window Auto
Window Lock Out
Fuse Compartment
See Owner’s Manual
22 Introduction/Features
WARRANTY INFORMATION
WARNING LABELS
Warranty information is available in Section 1. Read the section carefully to learn the warranty coverage on your vehicle
and to understand your rights and responsibilities as the owner.
Warning labels are located on the vehicle to alert the operator
and/or any service technicians who may be working on the
vehicle to potential safety hazards that exist, and to the related
precautions that must be taken. Always follow these warnings
to avoid serious personal injury and to ensure safe vehicle
operation and maintenance. If any of these labels become damaged, painted over, missing, or unreadable, have it replaced
immediately. Locations of the warnings are indicated below.
Tires are covered by the tire manufacturer's warranty. Information concerning warranty coverage on the tires can be obtained
from the tire manufacturer’s warranty information provided
with the Owner's Manual.
SAFETY INFORMATION
Throughout this manual, you will find WARNINGS and CAUTIONS regarding proper operation and safety practices.
WARNINGS indicates potential safety hazards and must be
followed to avoid personal injury. The warnings are in red type
face, italicized and proceeded by this heading:
This warning decal is located on both the driver’s and passenger’s side visors.
WARNING
CAUTIONS indicate potential equipment damage, and must
be followed to avoid damage to components or systems. CAUTIONS are in black type face and italics.
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This warning is imprinted onto the coolant surge tank.
This warning decal is located on the fan shroud.
YU5A-8653-AA
50%
MOTORCRAFT
PREMIUM
GOLD
ENGINE COOLANT
+50%
13-WOM2-004.1
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9 L34-8C045-A D
13-WOM2-003
This warning is located on both of the battery caps.
This warning is located on the steering fluid reservoir cap.
DANGE R/PO ISO N
NO
GET
MEDICAL
HELP
FAST
13-WOM2-006
13-WOM2-002
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This warning is located on the brake fluid reservoir.
13-WOM2-005
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This warning is located on the radiator fill cap.
EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION
LABEL
This refrigerant warning is located by the battery.
The Vehicle Emission Control Information Label for the gasoline engine is located under the hood.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
MOBILITY
VENTURES LLC
VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL
INFORMATION
Conforms to regulations: 2014
OBD: CA II
Fuel: XXXXXX
U.S. EPA Class / stds: XXXX/XXXXX
OBD: CA II
Fuel: XXXXXX
California Class / stds: XXXX/XXXX
Group: XXXXXXXXXXX
Evap: XXXXXXXXXXXX
SFI/HO2S/TWC/AFS/EGR
NO ADJUSTMENTS NEEDED
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
13-WOM 10-009.1
R - 134A
4.6 L
1.75lb/(0.79 kg)
SAE J 639
PT0012178
13-WOM2-007
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SAFETY CERTIFICATION DECAL
The safety certification decal is located on the driver’s side door post. The decal is required by the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) and includes a self-destructive, tamper-proof feature. If the decal is tampered with, a “VOID”
pattern will appear across the decal. Notify Mobility Ventures if the decal is missing or displays a “VOID” pattern.
The decal contains the name of the manufacturer, the month and year the vehicle was manufactured, the certification statement,
the VIN, and the vehicle model type. It also contains the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR), and wheel and tire information.
United States Label
MANUFACTURED BY AM GENERAL LLC
FOR MOBILITY VENTURES LLC
GVWR
2993KG (6600LB)
Canada Label
DATE OF MFG: MO/YR
GAWR FRT
GAWR RR
1669KG (3680LB) 1669KG (3680LB)
THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE U.S. FEDERAL MOTOR
VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF
MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
TYPE: M.P.V.
MODEL: XXXXX
TIRE SIZE
SPEED RTG RIM
COLD TIRE PRESSURE
FRT
XXXX/XXXXXXXX
X
XXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
RR
XXXX/XXXXXXXX
X
XXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
SEE OWNER’S MANUAL
FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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MANUFACTURED BY AM GENERAL LLC
FOR MOBILITY VENTURES LLC
FAB. PAR AM GENERAL LLC
POUR MOBILITY VENTURES LLC
GVWR
PNBV
2993KG (6600LB)
DATE OF MFG: MO/YR
GAWR FRT
PNBE AV.
1669KG (3680LB)
GAWR RR
PNBE ARR.
1669KG (3680LB)
THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE STANDARDS PRESCRIBED UNDER THE CANADIAN
MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY REGULATIONS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE.
CE VÉHICULE EST CONFORME À TOUTES LES NORMES QUI LUI SONT APPLICABLES EN VERTU
DU RÉGLEMENT SUR LA SÉCURITÉ DES VÉHICULES AUTOMOBILES DU CANADA EN VIGUEUR À
LA DATE DE SA FABRICATION”.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
TYPE: MPV/VTUM
MODEL: XXXXX
TIRE SIZE
SPEED RTG
RIM
DIM. PNEU
COTE VITESSE JANTE
FRT
XXXX/XXXXXXXX X
XXXXXX
RR
XXXX/XXXXXXXX X
XXXXXX
COLD TIRE PRESSURE
PRESSION A FROID
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
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EXHAUST AND CHEMICAL WARNING
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
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 and 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.
If you believe your vehicle has a defect which could cause an
accident, injury, or death, immediately contact the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition
to notifying Mobility Ventures, either at [email protected], or
at (877) MV1-FORU (877-681-3678). If NHTSA receives
similar complaints, it may open an investigation. If it is found
that a safety defect exists within a group of vehicles, NHTSA
may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA
cannot become involved in individual problems between you,
your service center, or Mobility Ventures.
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
REGULATION
Regulations such as those issued by the Federal Highway
Administration or issued pursuant to the Occupational Safety
and Health Act (OSHA), and/or state and local laws and regulations, may require additional equipment for the way you
intend to use the vehicle. The registered owner is responsible
for determining which laws and regulations are applicable to
the intended use of the vehicle, as well as arranging for the
installation of any required equipment. Contact your authorized service center for information regarding optional equipment available for your vehicle.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline at 1-800-424-9393 (or 1-202-366-0123) in the Washington D.C. area), or write to: NHTSA, U.S. Department of
Transportation, Washington, DC 20590, or e-mail at
www.nhtsa.dot.gov. You can also obtain other information
about motor vehicle safety from the hotline.
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CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
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.
PERCHLORATE MATERIAL
Certain components of this vehicle such as airbag modules,
seat belt pretensioners, and button cell batteries may contain
Perchlorate Material – Special handling may apply for service
or vehicle end-of-life disposal.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.
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BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
Your vehicle does not need an extensive break-in. Try not to
drive continuously at the same speed for the first 1,000 miles
(1,600 km) of new vehicle operation. Vary your speed frequently in order to give the moving parts a chance to break in.
Do not add friction modifier compounds or special break-in
oils since these additives may prevent piston ring seating. See
Engine Oil on page 210 for more information on oil usage.
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS
Installation and operation of non-MV-1 approved accessories
such as, but not limited to, alarms, radios, amplifiers, radar
detectors, wheels, suspension components may cause extensive damage to the vehicle, interfere with the vehicle’s electrical system or affect the validity of the MV-1 New Vehicle
Limited Warranties.
IMPAIRED DRIVING
Drugs
WARNING
DO NOT drive when under the influence of drugs.
REASON: Driving under the influence of drugs can lead
to an accident and serious bodily injury or death. Illegal
drugs and some medications can impair your ability to focus,
affecting your judgment and reflexes.
Never drive under the influence of illegal drugs. Drugs can
affect your judgment, reflexes and perception in unexpected
ways, which could lead to an accident.
You should also carefully read the warnings on any prescription and over the counter medications you take before driving
to ensure that it does not cause drowsiness or other side effects
which may impair your driving and lead to an accident.
Drinking and driving is very dangerous and could cause serious injuries or death to yourself or others. Statistics reveal that
about half of all motor vehicle fatalities are alcohol-related.
Over 20,000 motor vehicle-related deaths occur each year
because of alcohol, and thousands of people are injured. Even
a small amount of alcohol can affect your reflexes, judgment,
and perception. Our advice is simple:
DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE, OR RIDE WITH A
DRIVER WHO HAS BEEN DRINKING.
If you or a friend has had too much to drink, call a cab, call
another friend, or find another way to get home. By doing this
you may not only be saving your own life, but other lives as
well.
Mobility Ventures supports the recommendation of the Presidential Commission on Drunk Driving.
BE SMART: DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.
Alcohol
WARNING
DO NOT drink and drive.
REASON: Drinking after driving can lead to an accident
and serious bodily injury or death. Your perceptions are not
as sharp and your reflexes are slower. Your judgment may
be impaired when you have been drinking.
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DISTRACTED DRIVING
WARNING
Use extreme caution when using any device that may take
your focus off of the road. Your primary responsibility as the
driver is the safe operation of your vehicle. Only use cell
phones and other devices not essential to driving when it is
safe to do so.
REASON: Driving while distracted can result in loss of
vehicle control, accident and serious bodily injury or death.
The use of mobile communications equipment and other electronics have become increasingly important in the conduct of
business and personal affairs. Drivers must not, however, compromise their own and others’ safety when using such equipment.
Mobile communications can enhance personal safety and
security when appropriately used, particularly in emergency
situations. Safety must be paramount when using mobile communications equipment to avoid negating these benefits.
Mobile communications equipment includes, but is not limited
to: cellular phones, pagers, portable e-mail devices, in-vehicle
communications systems, video players, tablets, wearable
technology, telematics devices and portable two-way radios.
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PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
Your MV-1 is equipped with a passive anti-theft system, which
is an engine immobilization system. This system is designed to
help prevent the engine from being started unless a coded key
programmed to your vehicle is used. The use of the wrong
type of coded key may lead to a "no-start" condition.
Your vehicle comes with two coded keys; additional coded keys
may be purchased from your authorized service center. The authorized service center can program up to six additional spare keys
for your vehicle or you can program the keys yourself. Refer to
Programming spare keys on the next page for instructions on how
to program the coded key.
NOTE: The passive anti-theft system is not compatible
with aftermarket remote start systems. Use of these systems
may result in vehicle starting problems and a loss of security
protection.
NOTE: Large metallic objects, electronic devices that are
used to purchase gasoline or similar items, or a second
coded key on the same key chain may cause vehicle starting
issues. You need to prevent these objects from touching the
coded key while starting the engine. These objects will not
cause damage to the coded key, but may cause a
momentary issue if they are too close to the key when
starting the engine. If a problem occurs, turn the ignition off,
remove all objects on the key chain away from the coded key
and restart the engine.
Anti-Theft Indicator
KEYS
The anti-theft indicator light
is located in the instrument cluster.
The key operates all locks on your vehicle. You should always
carry a second key with you in a safe place in case you
require it in an emergency.
Vehicles equipped with the passive anti-theft system behave as
follows:
• When the ignition is in the off position, the indicator will
flash once every two seconds for a total of 10 seconds to
indicate the passive anti-theft system is functioning as a
theft deterrent.
• When the ignition is in the ON position, the indicator will
glow for three seconds to indicate a programmed key has
been validated and the passive anti-theft system has
enabled the engine.
Automatic Arming
The vehicle is armed immediately after switching the ignition
to the off position.
Automatic Disarming
Switching the ignition to the on position with a coded key disarms the vehicle.
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Your vehicle is equipped with a passive anti-theft system, and
your keys are electronically coded to your vehicle; using a noncoded key will not permit your vehicle to start.
NOTE: Do not leave a duplicate coded key in the vehicle.
Always take your keys and lock all doors when leaving the
vehicle.
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Replacement Keys
If your keys are lost or stolen and you don’t have an extra
coded key, you will need to have your vehicle towed to an
authorized service center. The key codes need to be erased
from your vehicle and new coded keys will need to be programmed.
Replacing coded keys can be very costly. Store an extra programmed key away from the vehicle in a safe place to help
prevent any inconveniences. Additional spare or replacement
keys can be purchased from an authorized service center.
Please read and understand the entire procedure before you
begin.
1.
Insert the first previously programmed coded key into the
ignition and turn the ignition from the OFF position to the
ON position. Leave the key in the ON position for at least
one second but for no more than 10 seconds.
2.
Turn the ignition from the ON position back to the OFF
position in order to remove the first coded key from the
ignition.
3.
Within 10 seconds of removing the first coded key, insert
the second previously programmed coded key into the
ignition and turn the ignition from the OFF position to the
ON position. Leave the key in the ON position for at least
one second but no more than 10 seconds.
4.
Turn the ignition from the ON position back to the OFF
position in order to remove the second coded key from the
ignition.
5.
Within 10 seconds of removing the second coded key,
insert the new unprogrammed key into the ignition and
turn the ignition from the OFF position to the ON position. Leave the key in the ON position for at least one second, but for no more than 10 seconds. This step will
program your new key to a coded key.
Programming Spare Keys
A maximum of eight keys can be coded to your vehicle. Only
keys for this anti-theft system can be used. To program a
coded key yourself, you will need two previously programmed
coded keys (keys that already operate your vehicle’s engine)
and the new unprogrammed key(s) readily accessible.
NOTE: If two previously programmed coded keys are not
available, you must bring your vehicle to your authorized
service center to have the spare key(s) programmed. This
service may require a labor charge for programming.
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6.
To program additional new unprogrammed key(s), repeat
steps 1 through 5.
If successful, the new coded key(s) will start the vehicle’s
engine and the anti-theft system indicator will illuminate for
three seconds then go out.
If programming is not successful, the new coded key(s) will
not start the vehicle’s engine and the anti-theft indicator will
flash on and off. Repeat steps 1 through 5 to try to program the
key(s) again. If the failure repeats, take your vehicle to your
authorized service center to have the new spare key(s) programmed.
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REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM
The remote entry system allows you
to lock or unlock all vehicle doors
without a key.
NOTE:
The lock and unlock
features work when the ignition is in
any position. The panic feature is
active when the ignition is in either
the ACCESSORY, OFF or ON
positions.
If there are any problems with the
remote entry system, take ALL
remote entry transmitters with you to the authorized service
center
The typical operating range for your remote entry transmitter
is approximately 33 feet (10 meters). A decrease in operating
range could be caused by:
• weather conditions,
• nearby radio towers,
• structures around the vehicle, or
• other vehicles parked next to your vehicle.
Unlocking the Doors
Two Step Door Unlocking
1.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
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and release to unlock the driver’s door.
NOTE: The interior lamps will illuminate when the button
Interference Statement
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and with
RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Press
is pressed.
2.
Press
and release again within three seconds to unlock
the passenger doors and the liftgate latch.
The battery saver feature will turn off the interior lights 15
minutes after the ignition is turned to the OFF position if a
door has been left ajar.
One Step Door Unlocking
Car Finder
If the one step door unlocking feature is activated, press
and
release once to unlock the passenger doors and the rear cargo doors.
Press
twice within three seconds. The horn will chirp and
turn signal lights will flash. It is recommended that you use
this method to locate your vehicle, rather than using the panic
alarm.
NOTE: The interior lights will illuminate when the button is
pressed.
Switching from Two Step to One Step Door Unlocking
Sounding the Panic Alarm
Your MV-1 comes with two step unlocking enabled. With the
vehicle locked, unlocking can be switched between two step
and one step door unlocking by pressing and holding both the
and
buttons simultaneously on the remote entry transmitter for approximately four seconds. The park lights will
flash twice to indicate that the vehicle has switched to one step
unlocking. Repeat the procedure to switch back to two step
unlocking.
Press
to activate the alarm. Press the control again, or turn
the ignition to the ACCESSORY or ON position to deactivate
the alarm.
NOTE: The panic alarm will only operate when the ignition
is in the off position.
Locking the Doors
1.
Press
and release to lock all the doors. If all doors are
closed the park lights will flash once.
2.
Press
and release again to confirm that all the doors
are closed and locked.
NOTE: The doors will lock again, the park lights will flash
and the horn will chirp once. If any door is ajar, the park lights
will not flash and the horn will chirp twice.
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Replacing the Battery
The remote entry transmitter uses one coin-type three-volt lithium battery CR2032 or equivalent.
To replace the battery:
1.
Twist a thin coin between the two halves of
the remote entry transmitter near the key ring.
CAUTION:
DO NOT
take the rubber cover and
circuit board off the front
housing of the remote
entry transmitter.
REASON: Removing
the circuit board could cause the transmitter to fail.
2.
Do not wipe off any grease on the battery terminals on the
back surface of the circuit board.
Arrows indicate
terminal locations
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3.
Remove the old battery.
NOTE: Please refer to local regulations when disposing of
transmitter batteries.
4.
Insert the new battery. Refer to the diagram inside the
remote entry transmitter for the correct orientation of the
battery. Press the battery down to ensure that the battery is
fully seated in the battery housing cavity.
5.
Snap the two halves of the transmitter back together.
NOTE:
Replacing the battery will not deprogram your
remote transmitter. The remote transmitter should operate
normally after battery replacement.
Replacing or Adding Remote Entry
Transmitters
If you would like to have your remote entry transmitter reprogrammed because you lost one, or would like to buy additional
remote entry transmitters, you can either reprogram them
yourself, or take all remote entry transmitters to your authorized service center for reprogramming.
How to Reprogram your Remote Entry Transmitters
You must have all remote entry transmitters (maximum of
four) available before beginning this procedure. Any remote
entry transmitter that is not present during the programming
procedure will no longer operate the vehicle.
NOTE: Ensure the brake pedal is not depressed during
to confirm that the remote transmitter has been programmed.
NOTE: If more than 20 seconds pass before pressing a
remote transmitter button, the programming mode will exit
and the procedure will have to be repeated.
4.
Repeat the previous step to program additional remote
transmitters. The locks will cycle once to confirm that
each remote transmitter has been programmed.
5.
When you have completed programming the remote
transmitters, turn the ignition to the 1 (OFF) position or
wait 20 seconds. The doors will lock and unlock to confirm programming has been completed.
this sequence.
To reprogram the remote entry transmitters:
1.
Unlock all of the doors using the power door lock/unlock
control
2.
Insert a key and turn the
ignition from the 1 (OFF)
position to the 3 (ON) position then cycle between
those two positions eight
times in rapid succession
(within 10 seconds) with
the eighth turn ending in the
3 (ON) position. The locks will then lock and unlock to
confirm that the programming mode has been entered.
3.
Within 20 seconds after the locks have cycled, you can
program a remote transmitter by pressing any button on
the transmitter. The locks will then lock and unlock once
Illuminated Entry
The interior lights will illuminate when the remote entry system is used to unlock the door(s) or sound the personal alarm.
The illuminated entry system will turn off the lights if:
• the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, or
• the remote transmitter lock control is pressed, or
• after 25 seconds of illumination.
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CUP HOLDERS
GRAB HANDLES
There are up to five cup holders in your MV-1. There are two
in the passenger’s right side dash panel, two on either side of
the rear seat and one with the optional floor console as shown
below.
There are three grab handles in the MV-1 to make entering and
exiting the vehicle easier. One for the driver’s side rear door,
and two for the passenger side rear door (ramp access).
COAT HOOKS
Your MV-1 has two coat hooks. One on the pillar after the
driver’s side rear door and one on the pillar between the front
and rear passenger door.
SUN VISORS
The sun visors for the driver and front passenger can be rotated
to the side windows for coverage in that area. The driver’s
visor also has a strap for holding maps and papers.
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AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12V DC)
Your MV-1 is equipped with up to five auxiliary power points.
All the power points are capped as shown and can be found in
the following locations:
1
4
2
3
5
WARNING
Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. DO
NOT insert fingers or any other object in the power outlet.
Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket
from the plug. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your warranty.
REASON:
Inserting objects other than plugs will
damage the outlet and blow the fuse and improper use of
the power outlet can cause damage not covered by your
warranty.
Always keep the power point caps closed when not being
used.
To prevent the fuse from being blown, do not use the power
point(s) over the vehicle capacity of 12V DC/180W. If the
power point is not working, a fuse may have blown. Refer to
“Fuses And Relays” on page 141 for information on checking
and replacing fuses.
To have full capacity usage of your power point, the engine is
required to be running to avoid unintentional discharge of the
battery. To prevent the battery from being discharged:
1 & 2 - In the center console.
3 - In the optional floor console next to the cupholder.
4 & 5 - Under the grab handles.
• do not use the power point longer than necessary when the
engine is not running,
• do not leave battery chargers, video game adapters, computers and other devices plugged in overnight or when the
vehicle is parked for extended periods.
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BACKUP CAMERA
Your MV-1 may be equipped with Rosco Inc. CMOS backup
camera to aid in increasing your field of vision when backing
up your vehicle.
The Backup Camera display has three zones indicated on it, which
will give you an idea of how far away objects are from the rear of
your MV-1. Objects are closest to your vehicle when they are in
the red zone and furthest away when they are in the green zone.
WARNING
WARNING
There are limits to the Backup Camera coverage area.
DO NOT rely only on the Backup Camera when backing up a
vehicle.
REASON: Objects that are close to either corner of the
bumper or under the bumper might not be seen on the
screen.
REASON:
The Backup Camera is a supplemental
reverse aid device and should always be used in conjunction
with direct line-of-sight, the rearview mirror and side mirrors
to provide maximum visibility.
The camera is mounted under the liftgate handle to the right of
the liftgate release button. When the vehicle is shifted into
reverse, the image from the camera will display on the screen
of the audio system. The camera field of view extends beyond
the corners and all areas of the rear bumper by a foot.
.
Green
Zone
Yellow
Zone
Red
Zone
NOTE:
For Backup Camera image controls, like
brightness, consult the Pana-Pacific Touch Screen Audio
System user’s guide.
When the vehicle is shifted into reverse, the rear camera will
automatically display an image on the screen, even if the audio
system is turned off. If the audio system is on when the rear
backup camera is activated, the audio will mute while the
vehicle is in reverse.
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Rear of Vehicle
13-WOM2-012
As you back up, objects are getting closer to your vehicle as
they move from the Green Zone to the Yellow and Red Zones.
If an object is in the Red Zone it is approximately two feet or
less from the rear of your vehicle.
WARNING
If an object is in the red zone of the image, STOP backing up
the vehicle until the pathway is clear.
REASON: Objects closer than the red zone to the vehicle
AUDIO SYSTEM
Your MV-1 may be equipped with one of two audio systems:
The Pana-Pacific® Touch Screen Audio System
may not be in the camera coverage area and a collision
could result.
Night Time Use
When the Backup Camera is used at night or in dark areas, the
camera relies on reverse lamp lights to provide enough light to
produce an image.
WARNING
If either of the reverse lights are not working, DO NOT use
the camera until both lamps are functioning.
REASON: There will not be enough light to produce an
image at night or dark areas, which will render the Backup
Camera ineffective.
13-WOM2-021
or the Panasonic® MP3 CD Player/Receiver.
Maintenance and Service
If the image on your display is not clear, check to make sure
nothing like dirt or mud is covering the lens. If you do need to
clean the lens, use a soft cloth and a non-abrasive cleaner.
If you do not get an image while in reverse, or the image stays
on after you have shifted out of reverse, have the Backup
Camera checked at an authorized MV-1 service center.
10-WOM4-002.1
Refer to the user’s guide supplied by the manufacturer of your system for operating instructions.
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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN)
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is located on the
driver’s side instrument panel and is visible through the windshield.
NOTE:
In the graphic XXXX is representative of your
vehicle identification number.
.
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The chart on the next page explains what each letter and number of the VIN means.
Include the VIN whenever you contact an authorized service
center about your vehicle.
Vehicle Identification Number Decoding Chart
5 7
W
M
S
1
A
6
0
E
M 000001
GVWR
6 = 6600 lbs
Vehicle Line
M = MV-1
Engine Type
Series
World
Manufacturing
Identifier
Plant Location
M = Mishawaka
S = S Series
D = D Series
L = L Series
A = V8 Gasoline
4.6 Liters
248 Hp
B = V8 CNG
4.6 Liters
213 Hp
Body Type
1 = Four door wheelchair accessible; One driver seat
w/ air bag & manual 3-pt safety belts; No front
passenger seat w/ space used for wheelchair
accessibility & optional wheelchair restraint package
including 4 retractors & manual 3-pt safety belt; Rear
bench seat w/ three manual 3-pt safety belts
Check Digit
Model Year
D = 2013
E = 2014
F = 2015
G = 2016
Sequential
Production
Number
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Instrument Cluster
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Warning Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Service Engine Soon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Brake System Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Traction Control System (TCS)/Electronic
Stability Control System (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Engine Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Airbag Readiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Low Tire Pressure Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Charging System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Engine Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Vehicle System Malfunction Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . 52
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Warning Chimes
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Gauges
Key-in-Ignition Warning Chime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Headlamps On Warning Chime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Parking Brake On Warning Chime . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Ramp Override Warning Chime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
BTSI (Brake Transmission Shift Interlock)
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Warning Chime. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Indicator Lights
Check Fuel Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Turn Signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Anti-Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
High Beams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Speed Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
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Battery Voltage Gauge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Fuel Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
WARNING LIGHTS
Service Engine Soon
The Service Engine Soon indicator light illuminates when the ignition is first turned to the ON
position to check the bulb. Normally, the Service
Engine Soon light will stay on until the engine is cranked, then
turn itself off if no malfunctions are present.
Solid illumination after the engine is started indicates the On
Board Diagnostics System (OBD-II) has detected a malfunction.
WARNING
Warning lights and gauges can alert you to a vehicle condition
that may become serious enough to cause expensive repairs. A
warning light may illuminate when a problem exists with one
of your vehicle’s functions. Many lights will illuminate when
you start your MV-1 to make sure the bulb works. If any light
remains on after starting the vehicle, refer to the respective
system warning light for additional information.
If the light is blinking, engine misfire is occurring, which could
damage your catalytic converter.
REASON: Under engine misfire conditions, excessive
exhaust temperatures could damage the catalytic converter,
the fuel system, interior floor coverings or other vehicle
components, possibly causing a fire and resulting in serious
injury or death. If this condition occurs, drive in a moderate
fashion (avoid heavy acceleration and deceleration and have
your vehicle serviced immediately by your authorized service
center.
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Brake System Warning Light
WARNING
Driving a vehicle with the Brake System Warning light on is
dangerous.
REASON: If the light is on, a significant decrease in
braking performance may occur and it will take you longer to
stop the vehicle. Have your vehicle checked by your
authorized service center. Driving extended distances with
the parking brake engaged can cause brake failure and
increase the risk of personal injury.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
If the ABS light stays illuminated or continues to
flash, a malfunction has been detected and the system should be serviced immediately by your authorized service center. Normal braking is still functional unless
the brake warning light is also illuminated.
Traction Control System (TCS)/
Electronic Stability Control System (ESC)
The Brake System Warning Light will
momentarily illuminate to confirm the light
is functional when the ignition is first turned
to the ON position before the engine is running, in a position between ON and START, or when applying
the parking brake when the ignition is turned to the ON position. If the Brake System Warning Light does not illuminate
during any of these situations, seek service immediately from
your authorized service center.
This indicator light will flash two times per second when
either the Traction Control System or Electronic Stability Control System is active. If the light remains on, have
the system serviced immediately by your authorized service
center. For further information, see Traction Control on page
104 and Electronic Stability Control on page 105. When the
Traction Control System is off, the
indicator light in the
instrument cluster will illuminate.
Illumination after releasing the parking brake indicates a low
brake fluid level and the brake system should be inspected
immediately by your authorized service center.
Your vehicle is designed to be operated with TCS. If the light
indicates the system is not functioning properly, reduce
speed and proceed to an authorized service center to have
the system serviced immediately.
WARNING
REASON: Driving without TCS could make it more
difficult to keep control of your vehicle while driving on
slippery roads, which could increase your risk of an accident.
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Engine Oil Pressure
Displays when the oil pressure falls below the normal range. See Engine Oil on page 210 for more
information.
Low Fuel
Displays when the fuel level in the fuel tank is at or
near empty. See Fuel Gauge on page 55 for more
information.
Airbag Readiness
If the Airbag Readiness light stays illuminated or
continues to flash, a malfunction has been detected
and the system should be serviced immediately by
your authorized service center. A chime will sound if the indicator light is malfunctioning.
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Illuminates when your tire pressure is low. If the
light remains on at start up or while driving, the tire
pressure should be checked. See Wheels and Tires on
page 193 for more information. When the ignition is first
turned to on, the light will illuminate for three seconds to
ensure the bulb is working. If the light does not turn on, begins
to flash or remains constantly on, have the Tire Pressure Mon-
itoring System (TPMS) inspected by your authorized service
center. For more information on this system, refer to Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) on page 129.
Charging System
Displays when the battery is not charging properly. If
it stays on when the engine is not running, there may
be a malfunction with the charging system. This
indicates a problems with the electrical system or a related
component. Contact your authorized service center as soon as
possible.
Engine Coolant Temperature
Displays when the engine coolant temperature is
high. Stop the vehicle as soon as possible, switch off
the engine and let cool. See Engine Overheating on
page 128 for other procedures to follow when the engine coolant temperature is too high.
WARNING
NEVER remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is
running hot.
REASON: Steam or hot coolant escaping could cause
injury.
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Vehicle System Malfunction Indicator
Displays when the engine has defaulted to a “limphome” operation, which may result in reduced power
and/or limited gear ranges. This could also display
when there is a malfunction in the Automatic Leveling Control
(ALC) system. Report the fault to a service center at the earliest opportunity.
WARNING CHIMES
Key-in-Ignition Warning Chime
Sounds when the key is left in the ignition in the OFF or
ACCESSORY position and the driver’s door is open.
Headlamps On Warning Chime
Sounds when the headlamps or parking lamps are on, the ignition is off (the key is not in the ignition) and the driver’s door
is opened.
Parking Brake On Warning Chime
Sounds when the parking brake is set, the engine is running
and the vehicle is driven more than 3 mph (5 km/h).
Ramp Override Warning Chime
Sounds three times when the Power Ramp Deploy switch on
the right rear door is pressed while the “Ramp OFF” Switch in
the center switch bank is active.
BTSI (Brake Transmission Shift Interlock)
Warning Chime
Sounds five times when the brake pedal is depressed and the
operator cannot shift out of park because the right rear door is
open (signifying that the ramp may not be properly stowed).
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INDICATOR LIGHTS
Turn Signals
Illuminates when the left or right turn signal or
hazard lights are turned on. If the indicators flash
faster than normal, check for a burned out bulb.
Safety Belt
Illuminates to remind you to fasten your safety belt.
A chime will also sound to remind you to fasten
your safety belt.
Anti-Theft System
Indicator lights illuminate to remind you to perform a function
or to show that a feature is active. Many lights will illuminate
when your start your vehicle to make sure that the bulb works.
Check Fuel Cap
Displays when the fuel cap may not be properly
installed. Continued driving with this light on may
cause the Service Engine Soon warning light to come
on. See Fuel Filler Cap on page 201 for more information.
Light flashes when the Passive Anti-Theft System
has been activated.
High Beams
Illuminates when the high beam headlights are
turned on.
Speed Control
Illuminates when the speed control is activated.
Turns off when the speed control system is deactivated.
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GAUGES
Speedometer
Indicates the current vehicle speed in miles
per hour and kilometers per hour.
Odometer
Registers the total miles of the vehicle.
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
Indicates engine coolant temperature. At normal operating temperature, the needle will be in
the normal range (between “H” and “C”). If the
needle enters the red section, the engine is overheating. Stop the
vehicle as soon as safely possible, switch off the engine and let
the engine cool. You should then have your vehicle checked by
your authorized service center as soon as possible.
WARNING
Never remove the coolant reservoir cap while the engine is
running or hot.
REASON:
Steam or hot coolant escaping can cause
injury.
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Trip Odometer
Registers the miles of individual
journeys. Press the SELECT/
RESET stem once to switch from
the odometer to the trip odometer. Press the stem again to
select Trip A and Trip B features. To reset the trip, press and
hold the stem again until the trip is reading 0.0 miles.
Tachometer
Indicates the engine speed in revolutions per
minute. Avoid operating the engine at high
RPM for extended periods of time. The red
line indicates the maximum RPM tolerable.
Battery Voltage Gauge
Indicates the battery voltage when the ignition
is in the ON position and the engine is off.
While the engine is running, the voltage indicated is the alternator output. If the pointer moves and stays outside the normal operating range, have the vehicle’s electrical
system checked by your authorized service center as soon as
possible.
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
Indicates engine oil pressure. The needle
should stay in the normal operating range
(between “L” and “H”). If the needle falls
below the normal range, stop the vehicle, turn off the engine and
check the engine oil level. Add oil if needed. If the oil level is
correct, but the needle still falls below the normal range, have
your vehicle checked by your authorized service center.
Fuel Gauge
Indicates approximately how much fuel is
left in the fuel tank (when the ignition is in
the ON position). The fuel gauge may vary
slightly when the vehicle is in motion or on a
grade. The FUEL icon and arrow indicates which side of the
vehicle the fuel filler door is located.
If your vehicle is equipped with the CNG fuel option, there are
some unique characteristics you need to understand regarding
the fuel gauge reading and operation. Because of the properties of Compressed Natural Gas, the gauge reading will temporarily read higher than actual, based on outside temperature
and the heat that is generated during refueling.
As you fill the vehicle, the gas in the tanks will compress to
operating pressure as it is pumped in. This causes heat to be
transferred to the shell of the tanks. After the tanks are full,
the temperature of the tanks is higher than the outside temperature. Once the tanks cool to the outside temperature, the
fuel pressure in the tanks will drop slightly resulting in a fuel
gauge reading less than full.
The lower the fuel level is when the vehicle is refueled, the
greater variation can be expected with the fuel reading. If the
temperature outside is very cold and the fuel level was nearing
empty, it could be possible to see a fuel level reading drop as
much as 1/8 of a tank due to the contraction of the Compressed
Natural Gas inside the tanks.
See Gasoline Fuel System on page 199 or Compressed Natural
Gas Fuel System on page 204 for more information.
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Vehicle Controls
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Lights
Headlamp Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Autolamp Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
High Beams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Panel Dimmer Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Mirrors
Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Power Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Multi-function Lever
Windshield Wiper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Windshield Washer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Rear Window Washer and Wiper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Speed Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Setting Speed Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Disengaging Speed Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Door and Window Controls
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Window Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Window Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Tilt Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Climate Control System
Description of Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Rear Window Defroster Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Climate Control System Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . .69
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LIGHTS
High Beams
Push towards the instrument panel to activate the high beams.
Pull the multi-function lever towards you to deactivate. The
indicator light in the instrument cluster will illuminate when
the high beams are activated.
Flash-to-Pass
Pull the multi-function lever towards you slightly to activate
and release to deactivate.
Headlamp Control
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
Rotate the headlamp control knob clockwise to the first position
to turn on the parking lamps. Rotate clockwise to the
second position
to also turn on the headlamps.
Your MV-1 is equipped with Daytime Running Lamps,
which turn on the headlamps with a reduced output under the
following conditions:
Autolamp Control
• the ignition must be in the RUN position,
The autolamp system provides light sensitive automatic on-off
control of the exterior lights normally controlled by the headlamp control.
• the headlamp control is in the OFF
The autolamp also keeps the lights on for a predetermined
amount of time after the ignition switch is turned to off.
position, and
• the vehicle is in gear.
WARNING
• To turn autolamps on, rotate the control to
.
Always remember to turn on your headlamps at dusk or during
inclement weather. The Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) system
does not activate the tail lamps and generally may not provide
adequate lighting during these conditions.
• To turn autolamps off, rotate the control to
.
Failure to activate your headlamps under
these conditions may result in a collision.
REASON:
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PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
Use the panel dimmer control thumbwheel to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel when exterior lights are on.
• Rotate the thumbwheel up to brighten the
instrument panel.
• Rotate the thumbwheel down to dim the
instrument panel.
• Rotate fully up (past detent) to turn on
interior lights and the ramp lights on the
door.
MIRRORS
Rearview Mirror
WARNING
Do not adjust the mirror while the vehicle is in motion.
REASON: Driving while distracted can result in loss of
vehicle control, accident and serious bodily injury or death.
The interior rear view mirror has two pivot point on the support arm which lets you adjust the mirror up or down and from
side to side.
• Rotate down (past detent) to turn off the
interior lights and the ramp lights and to disable the illuminated entry feature.
NOTE: If the battery is disconnected, discharged, or a
new battery is installed, the dimmer switch requires recalibration. Rotate the dimmer switch from the full dim
position to the full dome/on position to reset. This will ensure
that your displays are visible under all lighting conditions.
The mirror can also be adjusted to reduce the glare from the
headlights of the vehicle behind you. Push the adjusting tab
away from you for daytime operation. Pull it toward you for
nighttime operation.
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Power Outside Mirrors
WARNING
Do not adjust the mirrors while the vehicle is in motion.
REASON: Driving while distracted can result in loss of
vehicle control, accident and serious bodily injury or death.
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
Windshield Wiper
Rotate the end of the control away from you to increase the
speed of the wipers; rotate towards you to decrease the speed
of the wipers.
The power mirror feature enables you to adjust the outside
mirrors in any direction from inside the vehicle. The power
mirror switch is located on the driver’s door.
Windshield Washer
To adjust a mirror, turn the knob left for the driver’s side mirror or right for the passenger’s side mirror then toggle the knob
until the mirror is in the desired position. Once the mirror is
adjusted, turn the knob to the center position to lock the position into place.
When you press the end of the stalk...
• briefly: the wipers will swipe once without washer fluid.
• with a quick press and hold: the wipers will swipe three
times with washer fluid.
• with a long press and hold: the wipers and washer fluid
will be activated for up to ten seconds.
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Courtesy Wipe Feature
REAR WINDOW WASHER AND WIPER
One extra wipe will occur a few seconds after washing the
front window to clear any excess washer fluid remaining on
the windshield.
CAUTION: Do not operate the washer when the washer
reservoir is empty.
REASON: The washer pump to could overheat and the
wiper motor could burn out if the washer is used when the
washer reservoir is empty.
CAUTION: Check the washer fluid level frequently. Do
not operate the wipers when the windshield is dry. Before
operating the wiper on a dry windshield, always use the
windshield washer. In freezing weather, be sure the wiper
blades are not frozen to the windshield before operating the
wipers.
REASON: Operating the wipers when the windshield is
dry or frozen to the windshield may scratch the glass, and/or
damage the wiper blades.
The rear window wiper and washer buttons are located in the
center console under the climate controls.
Wiper - Press the button once to turn on the wiper.
The wiper will swipe once every three seconds until
the button is pressed again.
Washer - Press and hold for the desired amount of
spray. Once the button is released the wiper will swipe
three times.
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SPEED CONTROL
NOTE:
With speed control set, you can maintain a set speed without
keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal.
WARNING
Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic, traffic that
varies in speed, or on roads that are winding, hilly, slippery or
unpaved.
REASON: When using speed control in the conditions
listed above you may not be able to react quickly enough to
changing traffic and/or road conditions. This could result in
loss of vehicle control and serious bodily injury or death.
Setting Speed Control
The controls for using your speed control are located
on the steering wheel for your convenience.
1.
Press the ON control and release it.
2.
Accelerate to the desired speed.
3.
Press the SET + or SET - control and release it.
4.
Take your foot off the accelerator pedal.
5.
The indicator light
will turn on.
• Vehicle speed may vary momentarily when driving up and
down a steep hill.
• If the vehicle speed increases above the set speed on a
downhill, you may want to apply the brakes to reduce the
speed.
• If the vehicle speed decreases more than 10 mph (16 km/h)
below your set speed on an uphill, your speed control will
disengage.
Disengaging Speed Control
To disengage the speed control, depress the brake pedal.
Disengaging the speed control will not erase previous set
speed.
Resuming a Set Speed
Press the RESUME control and release it. This will
automatically return the vehicle to the previously set
speed.
on the instrument cluster
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Increasing Speed while using Speed Control
Turning Off Speed Control
There are two ways to set a higher speed:
There are two ways to turn off the speed control:
• Press and hold the SET + control until you get to
the desired speed, then release the control. You
can also use the SET + control to increase the
speed incrementally. When you press and
release the SET + control, the set speed will
increase by 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
• Use the accelerator pedal to obtain the desired speed. When
the vehicle reaches that speed, press and release the SET +
control.
Reducing Speed while using Speed Control
There are two ways to reduce a set speed:
• Press and hold the SET - control until you get to
the desired speed, then release the control. You
can also use the SET - control to decrease the
speed incrementally. Press and release the SET control and the vehicle set speed will decrease by
1 mph (1.6 km/h).
• Depress the brake pedal until the desired vehicle speed is
reached and press the SET + control.
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• Depress the brake pedal. This will not erase your
vehicle’s previously set speed.
• Press the speed control OFF control.
NOTE: When you turn off the speed control or the ignition,
your speed control set speed memory is erased.
DOOR AND WINDOW CONTROLS
Door Locks
Window
Lock
Switch
Window Operation
To open any of the windows, push down and hold the switch to
open the window. To close, pull up on the switch. There is also
a window switch on each of the passenger doors.
Driver’s
Window
Switch
WARNING
Before closing the power windows, you should verify they
are free of obstructions and ensure that children and/or pets
are not in the proximity of the window openings.
Door
Lock
Switch
REASON:
Children and/or pets could get trapped
between the window and the door frame as the window
closes, causing serious bodily injury or death.
One Touch Down
Allows the driver’s window to open fully without holding the control down. Press the switch completely down to the second detent
and release quickly. The window will open fully. Momentarily
press the switch to any position to stop the window operation.
Window Lock
The driver’s and front passenger’s door both have a door lock
switch. To open all of the doors, (including the rear hatch)
press the left side of the door lock switch. Press the right side
of the switch to lock all of the doors. Any of the doors can be
manually locked or unlocked by pushing down or pulling up
on the door lock rod.
The window lock feature allows only the driver to operate the
power windows from the controls on the driver’s door.
To lock out all the window controls (except for the driver’s)
press the right side of the switch. Press the left side of the
switch to restore all the window controls.
NOTE: The rear window switches will not illuminate when
the window control is in the locked position.
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LIFTGATE
The liftgate is locked and unlocked by the master door lock
switch on the driver’s door panel.
To open the liftgate, press the
button under the handle and
lift. There is a grab handle on
the inside of the hatch to help
pull the hatch down so it can
be closed. Make sure the liftgate is closed before starting
the vehicle.
NOTE: The liftgate cannot be opened if the vehicle battery
is dead.
WARNING
AVOID driving with the liftgate open.
REASON: Passengers and cargo are at risk of falling out
of the vehicle and driving with the liftgate open can cause
damage to the liftgate and its components. In addition,
engine exhaust, which contains carbon monoxide, can enter
the vehicle. Carbon monoxide can cause drowsiness and
even death. See Exhaust Fumes on page 100 for more
information on exhaust fumes and carbon monoxide.
If you must drive with the liftgate open, make sure to close the
windows and turn the fan on your climate controls to the high66 Vehicle Controls
est speed and select the setting that will force outside air into
the vehicle. See the Climate Control System on the next page
for information on setting your controls.
TILT STEERING WHEEL
WARNING
NEVER adjust the steering column when the vehicle is
moving.
REASON: Driving while distracted can result in loss of
vehicle control, accident and serious bodily injury or death.
1. Pull and hold the
steering wheel release
control toward you.
2. Move the steering
wheel up and down
until you find the
desired location.
3. Release the steering
wheel release control.
This will lock the steering wheel in position.
CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM
Description of Controls
3.
Air Flow Selections - Controls the direction of the airflow in the vehicle.
NOTE: For the best air flow to the rear of the vehicle, use
the dash, dash/floor or floor modes.
1.
Fan Speed Adjustment - Controls the system on/off and
the volume of air circulated in the vehicle.
2.
Temperature Selection - Controls the temperature of the
airflow in the vehicle.
•
- Distributes air only through the dash vents.
•
- Distributes air through dash and floor vents.
•
- Distributes air only through the floor and
side defroster vents.
•
- Distributes air only through the windshield
defroster vents, side defroster vents and floor
vents.
•
- Distributes air only through the windshield
and side defroster vents.
4.
- A/C - Supplies power to the A/C compressor to use
cold air to cool the vehicle.
5.
- Air Recirculation - Recirculates interior air in any
mode. Recommended for maximum cooling of the
vehicle, not for defrost or defog purposes.
6.
- Rear Window Defrost - Supplies power to the rear
window defroster grid.
NOTE: There is slight delay when switching between heat
and A/C temperature modes.
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Vents
Rear Window Defroster Operation
There are three types of vents in your MV-1.
The Rear Window Defroster works to clear fog and light ice
from the rear window. To use the defroster:
Dash Vents - There are four dash
vents like the one shown at the
right. One on each side of the
dash, and two in the middle,
immediately above the stereo.
These vents have inside louvers
that can be adjusted side to side
and outside louver that can be
adjusted up and down.
Defroster Vents - There are four
defroster vents in the vehicle.
Two side vents, like the one
shown to the right and two vents along the bottom of the windshield. None of these vents are adjustable.
Floor Vents - There are three floor vents, one on the driver’s
side, one on the front passenger’s side and a vent under the
driver’s seat that directs air to the rear of the vehicle. None of
these vents are adjustable.
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• Ensure that the ignition is either in the ON position or the
vehicle is running.
• Press the Rear Window Defroster button. The indicator
light will illuminate when the system is working. The rear
defroster will automatically shut down after 10 minutes of
operation.
CAUTION: Do not use razor blades or other sharp
objects to clean the inside of the rear window or to remove
decals from the inside of the rear window.
REASON: This may cause damage to the heated grid
lines and will not be covered by your warranty.
Climate Control System Operating Tips
To ensure that your MV-1 Climate Control System operates
effectively:
Winter Operation - When operating the climate control system in winter weather, make sure the air intake is free of ice,
slush, snow or other obstructions. Set the blower speed to low
until the engine heats up.
• remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake areas at
the base of the windshield.
• do not put objects behind the front seat that will interfere
with the air flow to the back seats.
Follow the tips below and on the next page for suggestions on
the best settings for various weather conditions.
Window Fogging - In mild, but rainy or humid weather, windows may fog on the inside. To clear the fog off all the windows, turn on the air conditioning. Adjust the temperature and
fan control to maintain comfort. Position the Air Flow Selection dial to “Defrost” to quickly remove windshield fogging.
Summer Operation - Air-conditioned vehicles must be protected with a high-quality antifreeze/coolant during summer to
provide corrosion protection and to raise the boiling point of
the coolant for protection against overheating. A 50% concentration is recommended. For best performance in very hot and/
or humid conditions, the system should be operated in the Max
A/C mode.
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WEATHER
CONTROL SETTINGS
Hot weather
and vehicle
interior is
very hot
Start the vehicle, select “Dash”
mode then press the A/C
and Recirculation
buttons.
Set the Fan Speed to the highest setting. Roll the windows down to flush out hot air. Roll the windows up after hot air is expelled. Set the fan speed to High for maximum cooling, then adjust the
fan and temperature as desired once the vehicle has cooled down.
Warm
weather
Press the A/C
and Recirculation
buttons in sunny weather, select the “Dash”
setting
then set the fan and temperature as desired. For cloudy or dark conditions, select the “Dash/Floor”
position.
Cool or cold,
humid
conditions
Select the “Dash/Floor”
setting in sunny weather. In cloudy or dark conditions, Select “Floor”
then adjust the fan and temperature as desired.
Cold, dry
conditions
Select the “Defrost”
and the “Defrost/Floor”
positions in cold, sunny weather. Choose
the “Floor”
position in cloudy or dark conditions. Recirculating interior air is not recommended
in these conditions.
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Seating and
Safety Restraints
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Seats
Driver’s Seat Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Driver’s Seat Head Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Jump Seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Seat Belt Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Seat Belts
Seat Belt Operation and Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Seat Belt Height Adjuster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Seat Belt Pretensioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Wearing Seats Belt Properly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Seat Belts For Children. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Attaching Child Safety Seats with LATCH
(Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Combining Safety Belt and LATCH Lower
Anchors for Attaching Child Safety Seats . . . . . .83
Wheelchair Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Wheelchair Securing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Air Bag Supplement Restraint System (SRS) . . . . . . .90
Important SRS Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
How Does the Air Bag Supplemental
Restraint System Work?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Determining if the System is Operational . . . . . . . . .92
Disposal of Air Bags and Air Bag
Equipped Vehicles
(including pretensioners) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
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SEATS
Driver’s Seat Controls
up. To recline, pull the handle up and lean back.
• Powered Switch - Moves the seat up and down. To move
the seat, press the up or down side of the toggle switch
until the seat is at the desired height.
WARNING
DO NOT attempt to adjust your seat while driving.
REASON: Being distracted from driving could cause you
to lose control of the vehicle, which could result in serious
bodily injury or death.
The driver’s seat has three controls to adjust the seat as shown
below:
RECLINE HANDLE
UP/DOWN
POWERED SWITCH
FORE/AFT MANUAL
ADJUSTMENT HANDLE
• Fore/Aft Manual Adjustment Handle - Moves the seat
forward or back. To move the seat, pull up on the manual
adjustment handle and move the entire seat into the
desired position.
WARNING
Occupants should not ride in a moving vehicle with the
seatbacks fully reclined.
REASON: When the seatbacks are fully reclined while
the vehicle is moving, the wearer could slide under the seat
belt during a collision, resulting in serious bodily injury or
death.
Driver’s Seat Head Restraint
Your driver’s seat has a
built-in head restraint in
the seat back. There is no
need for adjustment as it
is integrated into the padding of the seatback.
INTEGRATED
DRIVER’S
HEAD
RESTRAINT
• Recline Handle - Reclines the seatback to the desired
position, or moves it to an upright position. To move the
seatback upright, lean forward and pull the recline handle
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Jump Seat
Your MV-1 may be equipped with the optional jump seat. The
jump seat is attached to the floor behind the driver’s seat and
faces the rear seats.
WARNING
The jump seat is NOT designed to be used with a child
safety seat or a booster seat.
REASON: Any child that still needs to use a safety seat
or booster should be properly secured in the rear seats.
To use the jump seat, pull the seat base out completely and
pivot it downward until it locks into place, then lower it until it
is horizontal.
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To stow the jump seat, pull up on the seat base, then slide it
back into the stowed position.
SEAT BELT WARNINGS
WARNING
Seat belts are designed to bear upon the bony structure of
the body, and should be worn low across the front of the
pelvis, or the chest, shoulders and pelvis, as applicable;
wearing the lap section of the belt across the abdominal area
must be avoided.
Seat belts should be adjusted as firmly as possible,
consistent with comfort, to provide the protection for which
they have been designed. A slack belt will greatly reduce the
protection afforded to the wearer.
Care should be taken to avoid contamination of the webbing
with polishes, oils and chemicals, and particularly battery
acid. Cleaning may safely be carried out using mild soap and
water. The belt should be replaced if webbing becomes
frayed, contaminated or damaged.
It is essential to replace the entire assembly after it has been
worn during severe impact even if no damage is apparent.
Belts should not be worn with straps twisted.
Each belt assembly must be used by only one occupant; it is
dangerous to put a belt around a child being carried on the
occupant's lap.
No modifications or additions should be made which will
either prevent the seat belt adjusting devices or assembly
from operating to remove slack.
SEAT BELTS
Seat Belt Operation and Adjustment
WARNING
ALWAYS wear seat belts. Buckling up will prevent injuries
and save lives.
REASON: The use of seat belts is essential to the safety
of all occupants. During an accident, a seat belt can help
prevent an occupant from being thrown against the inside of
the vehicle, thrown against other occupants, or thrown from
the vehicle. Seat belts also help restrain you and any
passengers during certain driving situations, such as hard
braking or rough terrain operation.
Your vehicle is equipped with combination lap and shoulder
belts for all seating positions. Seat belt and adjustment
instructions will be applicable to all vehicle seat belts.
If you do not have your seat belt fastened when the key is
turned to the ON or START positions, a seat belt reminder
chime will sound six times then the seat belt indicator light
will remain on solid until the seat belt is fastened.
If a seat belt is too short even when fully extended, seat belt
extenders can be purchased from your authorized MV-1 service center. Seat belt extenders should be used only if the
existing belt is not long enough. When it is not required, it
must be removed and stored in a secure place.
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Seat Belt Height Adjuster
Before you fasten your seat belt, it is important that the seat is
in the proper position for driving and the seat belt height
adjuster is set for your height so that the top of the seat belt is
just over the shoulder of the wearer.
Adjust the seat belt by pulling the shoulder harness strap
through the latch plate. Remove the slack by gently pulling
down on the shoulder harness strap and releasing.
To unfasten the seat belt, push the release button on the belt
buckle and release the latch plate.
To set the seat belt height adjuster:
Seat Belt Pretensioner
1.
Push the buttons in on both
sides of the adjuster as shown.
Your MV-1 is equipped with a seat belt pretensioner for the
driver’s seating position.
2.
Slide the adjuster up or down
to find the proper seat belt
height. Release the buttons
and the adjuster will click into
place. There are four level
settings on the adjuster. If you
release the buttons between
levels, the adjuster will click
into place at the lower level.
The seat belt pretensioner removes some slack from the safety
belt at the start of a crash. The seat belt pretensioner uses the
same crash sensor as the front air bag system. When the seat
belt pretensioner deploys, the lap and shoulder belts are tightened.
Once the height is adjusted, you
can fasten the seat belt.
To fasten the belt, pull the shoulder harness strap and lap belt
across your body and fasten the latch plate to the belt buckle.
Ensure the seat belt is not twisted in any way.
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WARNING
The driver’s safety belt system (including retractors, buckles
and height adjusters) must be replaced if the vehicle is
involved in a collision that results in deployment of the front
air bag and safety belt pretensioners.
REASON: Failure to replace the seat belt assembly
under the above conditions could result in serious bodily
injury or death in the event of a collision.
Wearing Seat Belts Properly
A seat belt is most effective when worn properly. A seat belt
worn improperly will not provide the necessary restraining
capabilities that a properly worn seat belt provides. This section outlines some general rules that must be followed in order
to obtain maximum seat belt performance. These rules, which
appear as warnings, are extremely important in maintaining
proper seat belt usage. Read these warnings thoroughly to
ensure you and your passengers use seat belts properly.
WARNING
To help avoid serious personal injury or death, ALL vehicle
occupants must ALWAYS wear properly adjusted seat belts
during vehicle operation. This INCLUDES pregnant women.
ALL passengers MUST be securely buckled in BEFORE the
vehicle is started.
REASON: When a seat belt is worn properly, it is less
likely that an unborn child will be hurt in a collision. Also,
wearing a lap belt snugly and low across the hips helps
prevent you from sliding under the lap belt during a collision,
and reduces injury to the abdomen. During a collision, the
belt forces will be applied at the strong hip and pelvic bones,
not across the abdomen, which could cause serious internal
injuries.
WARNING
EACH shoulder harness strap MUST fit snugly against the
chest and on the outside shoulder. Sit upright, NOT in a
slouched position.
REASON: Seat belts will lock only during sudden stops or
impacts. If a seat belt has slack, it will NOT prevent the user from
moving forward during a collision. This increases the risk of injury.
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WARNING
WARNING
NEVER use one seat belt for MORE than one person.
NEVER wear the shoulder harness strap under the arm.
REASON: The seat belts are designed to help restrain
one person at a time in one seating position. One seat belt
does not safely secure more than one occupant in the same
seat. Two occupants using one seat belt can collide during
an accident, causing serious injury.
REASON: During a collision,
WARNING
NEVER allow ANY passenger to hold an infant or child in the
passenger's lap while the vehicle is moving. ALWAYS use
proper infant and child restraints in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions. Refer to “Seat Belts For
Children” on page 80 for more information.
REASON: The passenger will not be able to protect an
infant or child from injury during an accident or sudden stops.
The force needed to hold even an infant is too great during
an accident, even for an adult.
WARNING
NEVER allow passengers to ride in the cargo area of the
vehicle. All passengers must wear a safety belt at all times.
Failure of passengers to wear safety belts may lead the
passenger(s) to sustain personal injury or death in case of an
accident or sudden violent maneuver.
REASON:
Passengers not riding in a seat with a
fastened seat belt can be thrown from the vehicle during an
accident or rough road driving, resulting in serious injury or
death.
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the upper body could move too
far forward, increasing the
chance of head and neck
injuries. In addition, a belt worn
under the arm is more likely to
cause injury to the ribs, which
are not as strong as the
shoulder bones.
WARNING
NEVER wear the shoulder harness strap around the neck
and over the inside shoulder.
REASON: During a collision,
the upper body could move too
far forward, increasing the
chance head and neck injuries.
The shoulder harness strap
MUST be worn over the outside
shoulder and snug against the
chest.
WARNING
NEVER twist ANY part of a seat belt in ANY way.
REASON:
A twisted seat
belt will not be able to use its full
width to take impact forces,
increasing the risk of injury in an
accident. If the seat belt is
twisted, try to straighten it out by
hand. If this does not work, have
it straightened by an authorized
service center.
Seat Belt Maintenance
Periodically inspect all seat belts for any noticeable damage.
Check all attaching hardware for security of mounting. Check all
retractors, latch plates, belt buckles, and release buttons for proper
operation. Inspect straps for rips, tears, or any signs of wear.
WARNING
ALWAYS thoroughly inspect ALL seat belts straps, latching
mechanisms, retractors, and attaching hardware for damage
PRIOR to each use.
REASON: A frayed or torn seat belt strap may rip apart
WARNING
ALWAYS remove ALL slack from seat belt.
REASON: During a collision, the upper body could move
too far forward, increasing the chance of head and neck
injuries.
WARNING
Shoulder harness strap MUST fit snugly against the
shoulders and chest. Lap belt MUST fit snugly and as LOW
as possible across the hips, NOT across the waist.
during a collision. Damaged latching mechanisms, such as a
latch plate or belt buckle, will fail to hold during a collision. A
damaged retractor will not lock during sudden stops or
impact, and loose attaching hardware will not properly
secure seat belt components. All these conditions could
result in seat belt failure, resulting in serious injury.
If any damage is found, or you suspect that the seat belts are
not functioning properly, immediately have them checked at
an authorized service center.
REASON: Slack will be reduced and belt forces will be
applied properly on the chest and shoulder, reducing the risk
of injury in an accident.
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Seat Belts For Children
Seat belts are not for adults only. Infants, toddlers, and children smaller than adults need to be properly secured in a seat
to ensure their safety. Every U.S. state and Canadian province
requires the use of a seat belt, or child and infant restraint, for
all children. Always follow all safety instructions when securing children in the vehicle.
Infants and Toddlers
WARNING
ALWAYS SECURE infants and toddlers in an infant or child
restraint.
ALWAYS use proper infant AND child restraints in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
The restraint MUST be appropriate for the size of the child.
REASON:
An infant or child restraint is absolutely
necessary for the safety of your child. Without the aid of an
infant or child restraint, the seat belts in your vehicle will not
safely protect your child during a collision or sudden stops.
The lap belt portion of the vehicle seat belt will not fit as low
as possible across a small child’s hips. Instead, the lap belt
will likely be over the child’s abdomen. During an accident,
the child could be seriously or fatally injured. Also, the
shoulder harness strap will likely cross in front of the child’s
face and neck. A sudden stop or collision may cause serious
face and neck injuries.
WARNING
NEVER allow ANY passenger to hold an infant or child on
the passenger’s lap while the vehicle is moving.
ALWAYS use an appropriate infant or child restraint.
REASON: The passenger will not be able to protect an
WARNING
NEVER leave children unattended in the vehicle.
REASON:
Children could play with vehicle controls,
which could result in serious bodily injury or death.
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infant or child from injury during an accident, or sudden
stops. The force needed to hold even an infant is too great
during a collision, even for an adult.
WARNING
NEVER position a shoulder harness strap so that it crosses
in FRONT of a child’s face OR neck.
REASON: A sudden stop or collision may cause serious
face and neck injuries. The belt should go over the shoulder
and across the chest. A booster seat should be used, if
necessary, to ensure that the belt is positioned properly.
WARNING
NEVER allow a child to wear the safety belt with the belt
behind their backs.
REASON: A child can be seriously injured by not wearing
the lap-shoulder belt properly. In a collision, a child would not
be restrained by the shoulder belt, and could move too far
forward during impact, which could increase the chance of a
head and neck injury. The child might also slide under the lap
belt. The belt force would then be applied right to the
abdomen, causing serious bodily injury or death.
WARNING
ALWAYS SECURE the infant or child restraint in the vehicle
seat even if a child is NOT in it.
REASON:
A loose child restraint can become a
dangerous projectile during a sudden stop or collision, and
could cause serious personal injury.
move too far forward, increasing the chance for head and
neck injuries.
WARNING
ALWAYS SECURE children with seat belts when in the vehicle.
REASON: Children who are not buckled up can be
seriously or fatally injured in an accident, and can collide with
other occupants in the vehicle.
Larger Children
A child too large to fit in a child restraint should always use
the vehicle’s seat belts, and a booster seat, if necessary. Statistics reveal that a child restrained in a rear seat is safer than a
child restrained in a front seat. Refer to “Wearing Seat Belts
Properly” on page 77 for important rules that must be followed in order to obtain maximum seat belt performance.
WARNING
Never use a seat belt equipped with a seat belt extender to
fasten a child safety seat.
REASON:
A seat belt extender cannot adequately
secure a child safety seat in the case of a collision. The child
will not be properly restrained.
WARNING
ALWAYS remove ALL slack from seat belts.
REASON: Seat belts will only lock during sudden stops
or impacts. During a sudden stop or impact, the restraint will
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Attaching Child Safety Seats with LATCH
(Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
Attachments
The LATCH system is composed of three anchor points: two
lower anchors located where the vehicle seat back and seat
cushion meet (called the “seat bight”) and one top tether
anchor located behind that seating position.
use safety belts to attach the child seat. For forward-facing
child seats, the top tether strap must also be attached to the
proper top tether anchor, if a top tether strap has been provided
with your child seat. Mobility Ventures recommends the use of
a child safety seat having a top tether strap.
WARNING
NEVER attach two child safety seats to the same anchor.
REASON: In a crash, one anchor may not be strong
enough to hold two child safety seat attachments and may
break, causing serious injury or death.
If you install a child seat with rigid LATCH attachments, and
have attached the top tether strap to the proper top tether
anchor, do not tighten the tether strap enough to lift the child
seat off the vehicle seat cushion when the child is seated in it.
Keep the tether strap just snug without lifting the front of the
child seat. Keeping the child seat just touching the vehicle seat
gives the best protection in a severe crash.
LOWER
ANCHORS
LOWER
ANCHORS
LATCH compatible child safety seats have two rigid or webbing mounted attachments that connect to the two lower
anchors at the LATCH equipped seating positions in your
vehicle. This type of attachment method eliminates the need to
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Each time you use the safety seat, check that the seat is properly attached to the lower anchors and tether anchor, if applicable. Tug the child seat from side to side and forward and back
where it is secured to the vehicle. The seat should move less
than one inch when you do this, indicating a proper installation.
Combining Safety Belt and LATCH Lower
Anchors for Attaching Child Safety Seats
When used in combination, either the safety belt or the
LATCH lower anchors may be attached first, provided a
proper installation is achieved. Attach the tether strap afterward, if included with the child seat.
Attaching Child Safety Seats with Tether Straps
Many forward-facing child safety seats include a tether strap
which extends from the back of the child safety seat and hooks
to an anchoring point called the top tether anchor. Tether straps
are available as an accessory for many older safety seats. Contact the manufacturer of your child seat for information about
ordering a tether strap, or to obtain a longer tether strap if the
tether strap on your safety seat does not reach the appropriate
top tether anchor in the vehicle.
The rear seat of your MV-1 is equipped with three built-in
tether strap anchors located behind the seats as shown.
Attach the tether strap only to the appropriate tether anchor as
shown. The tether strap may not work properly if attached
somewhere other than the correct tether anchor.
Once the child safety seat has been installed using either the
safety belt, the lower anchors of the LATCH system, or both,
you can attach the top tether strap.
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WHEELCHAIR RESTRAINTS
Wheelchair Securing
Your MV-1 may be equipped with the QRT MAXTM wheelchair securement system, manufactured by Q’Straint®. This
system uses floor tracks and belts with retractors to hold the
wheelchair in place. The system also includes lap and shoulder
belts and full instructions on how to secure the occupant’s
wheelchair in the vehicle. Wheelchairs must always be properly secured using the restraint system.
There are four sets of floor tracks in your vehicle for securing a
wheelchair in two different forward-facing positions. The tracks
are on the passenger side of the vehicle, from the front console to
the rear seat.
Tracks when the
wheelchair is in the front
position
Front of
vehicle
WARNING
ALWAYS secure wheelchairs in the vehicle with securement
systems before putting the vehicle in motion.
REASON: Unsecured wheelchairs can move during a
collision, causing serious bodily injury or death
The MV-1 designed around the usage of the WC19 wheelchair
transit standard developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI®), which calls for a four-point, straptype tiedown system and a wheelchair with easily accessible
tiedown points.
WARNING
NEVER leave an passenger that normally requires the
assistance of others alone in the vehicle.
REASON: The passenger would not be able to exit the
vehicle in case of an emergency, which could result in
serious bodily injury or death.
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Tracks when the
wheelchair is in
the rear position
WARNING
DO NOT alter any of the restraint system belts, retractors or
components. Always keep the belts and retractors and
instructions together as a complete kit.
REASON: If the restraint kit is altered or incomplete, the
wheelchair may not be secured correctly. This could cause in
the wheelchair to break loose during a collision, causing
serious bodily injury or death.
Before securing a wheelchair, make sure that all the parts of
the restraint system are in good working order and that the
tracks are free from dirt and debris.
Although either securement positions can be used, the rear
position is recommended because it exceeds the ADA wheelchair space guidelines of 30 x 40 inches (76 x 102 cm).
The rear wheelchair securement position will be shown for
illustration purposes.
To secure a wheelchair in your vehicle:
1.
Board the passenger using a wheelchair into the vehicle.
NOTE:
For information on ramp deployment and
wheelchair loading procedures, see the Ramp section in this
manual.
2.
3.
Position the wheelchair so the occupant is facing forward,
then move the wheelchair closer to the front console,
making sure to keep the wheelchair in alignment with the
rear restraint tracks on the floor.
Install the rear retractors into the tracks by pushing the
locking mechanism into the track then sliding the retractor
into place. The lock release on top of the locking mechanism can be pulled up to aid in sliding the mechanism
along the track.
NOTE: The four retractors are interchangeable between
the front and back.
CAUTION: DO NOT leave the retractors in the tracks
when they are not being used.
REASON: There is a possibility of galvanic corrosion if
the retractors are left in the tracks. Retractor and tie-downs
should be properly stored in their pouch when not in use.
WARNING
ALWAYS stow the restraints in a secure location when not in use.
REASON:
Unsecured restraints could become a
dangerous projectile in a collision and cause serious injury or
death.
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Rotate the retractors 90
degrees so the securing
hooks are aligned with the
wheelchair to check that the
retractors are properly
spaced. For common wheelchair sizes, the center to
center measurement for the
rear retractors should be
between 13 and 15 inches
(330-381 mm). This will
allow for the retractors to be
10 degrees out from the
securing hook attachment
points.
attach the securing hook to a rigid frame member towards
the back of the wheelchair.
Rear
View
NOTE: The open end of the securement hook should be
facing up when attached to the securement point.
The attachment angle of the rear straps should be between
30 and 45 degrees.
10°
12 in
(305 mm)
10°
13 to 15 in
(330 to 381 mm)
NOTE: Wheelchairs that are exceptionally large or small
40°
30°
45°
60°
may require anchorage spacing that differs from these
recommendations.
4.
Once the retractors are in
the desired position for that
wheelchair, roll the wheelchair back towards the rear
retractors. Hold down the
red release lever on one of
the retractors to release the belt. Pull the belt out and
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WARNING
DO NOT attach securing hooks to wheels, armrests or seats.
REASON: Those parts of a wheelchair may not be strong
enough to keep a wheelchair secured in the event of a
collision, and could lead to injury or death.
NOTE:
Not every wheelchair will have the same
securement points. Consult the wheelchair manufacturer’s
instructions for the recommended securement points.
5.
Repeat for the other side. Once both of the rear tiedown
straps are secured, roll the wheelchair in the desired position and the retractors will tighten the straps. The wheelchair wheels can then be locked.
6.
Install the front retactors into the tracks then
Front
rotate the retractors 90
View
degrees so the securing
hooks are aligned with
the wheelchair to check
that the retractors are
properly spaced. For
common
wheelchair
sizes the center to center
measurement for the
front retactors should be
25°
25°
12 in
between 26 and 34
(305 mm)
inches (660-860 mm).
26 to 34 in
This will allow for the
(660 to 860 mm)
retactors to be approximately 25 degrees out from the securing hook attachment
points.
7.
Once the retractors are in the desired position for that
wheelchair, hold down the red release lever on one of the
retractors to release the belt. Pull the belt out and attach
the securing hook to a rigid frame member towards the
front of the wheelchair. The attachment angle of the front
tiedown straps should be between 40 and 60 degrees.
Once both of the straps are secured, the retractors will
tighten the straps. When the wheelchair is secured properly there should be no more than two inches of movement in any direction when the vehicle is operated under
normal driving conditions.
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Occupant Restraints
The QRT MAXTM wheelchair securement system comes
equipped with a two-piece lap belt and a shoulder belt, all of
which can be adjusted to fit most wheelchairs and occupants.
To install the lap belt:
1.
Attach the lap belt
with the buckle to
the pin connector
on the rear retactor
that is closest to the
driver’s side. Pull
the belt to make
sure that the attachment plate is completely pulled up on
the pin.
2.
Attach the lap belt with the latch plate to the pin connector
on the rear retractor that is closest to the right side of the
vehicle.
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3.
Pull both belts around to the front, making sure that the
lap belt is not held away from the body by wheelchair
components or parts such as the armrest or wheels. The
lap belt should be worn low across the front of the pelvis
like a conventional seat belt.
WARNING
The lap belt must NEVER pass over or around armrests,
side panels, or other devices that will prevent the belt from
lying directly on the body of the passenger.
REASON: A belt that is incorrectly secured may not fully
protect the passenger in a collision and lead to injury or
death.
4.
Attach the portion of the shoulder belt with the adjuster to
the shoulder belt attachment point hanging above the rear
grab handle.
5.
Attach the other end of the shoulder belt to the pin on the latch
plate of the lap belt, making sure that the belt is not twisted.
6.
Buckle the lap belt and pull the belt so that the buckle is to
the right hip of the occupant, which ensure proper alignment with the shoulder belt. The shoulder belts should then
be tightened as firmly as is comfortably possible for the
user. See “Seat Belt Warnings” on page 75. and “Wearing
Seat Belts Properly” on page 77 for more information.
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AIR BAG SUPPLEMENT RESTRAINT
SYSTEM (SRS)
Your MV-1 is equipped with a driver’s air bag SRS. The SRS
is designed to work with the safety belt to help protect the
driver from certain upper body injuries.
Important SRS Precautions
Air bags inflate VERY QUICKLY; there is a risk of injury
from a deploying air bag. Follow the warnings below to avoid
being injured by the air bag during a collision.
WARNING
All occupants of the vehicle, including the driver, should
always properly wear their safety belts, even when an air bag
supplemental restraint system (SRS) is provided.
WARNING
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
recommends a minimum distance of at least 10 inches (25
cm) between an occupant's chest and the driver air bag
module.
WARNING
Do not put anything on or over the air bag module. Placing
objects on or over the air bag inflation area may cause those
objects to be propelled by the air bag into your face and torso
causing serious injury.
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WARNING
Never place your arm over the air bag module as a deploying
air bag can result in serious arm fractures or other injuries.
To properly position yourself away from the air bag:
•Move your seat to the rear as far as you can while still
reaching the pedals comfortably.
•Recline the seat slightly one or two degrees from the upright
position.
WARNING
Do not attempt to service, repair, or modify the air bag
supplemental restraint systems or its fuses. Contact your
authorized service center as soon as possible.
WARNING
Modifying or adding equipment to the front end of the vehicle
(including frame, bumper, front end body structure and tow
hooks) may affect the performance of the air bag system and
sensors, increasing the risk of injury. Do not modify the front
end of the vehicle.
How Does the Air Bag Supplemental
Restraint System Work?
be properly restrained as far away from the air bag module as
possible while maintaining vehicle control.
The air bag SRS is designed to activate when the vehicle sustains a longitudinal deceleration sufficient to cause the air bag
sensors to close an electrical circuit that initiates air bag inflation. The fact that the air bags did not inflate in a collision does
not mean that something is wrong with the system. Rather, it
means the forces were not sufficient enough to cause activation. Air bags are designed to inflate in frontal and near-frontal
collisions, not rollover, side-impact, or rear-impacts unless the
collision causes sufficient longitudinal deceleration.
The SRS consists of:
The air bags inflate and deflate rapidly upon activation. After
air bag deployment, it is normal to notice a smoke-like, powdery residue and smell the burnt propellant. This may consist
of cornstarch, talcum powder or sodium compounds which
may irritate the skin and eyes, but none of the residue is toxic.
While the SRS is designed to help reduce serious injuries, contact with a deploying air bag may also cause abrasions, swelling or temporary hearing loss. Because air bags must inflate
rapidly and with considerable force, there is the risk of death
or serious injuries such as fractures, facial and eye injuries or
internal injuries, particularly to occupants who are not properly restrained or are otherwise out of position at the time of
air bag deployment. It is extremely important that occupants
• Driver air bag module (which includes the inflator and air
bag)
• One or more impact sensors
• Safety belt pretensioners
• A readiness indicator light and chime
• A diagnostic module
• And the electrical wiring which connects the components
The diagnostic module monitors its own internal circuits and
the supplemental air bag electrical system wiring (including
the impact sensors), the system wiring, the air bag system readiness light, the air bag back up power and the air bag ignitors.
WARNING
Do not touch the air bag system components after inflation.
REASON: Several air bag system components get hot
after inflation and could cause serious bodily injury.
WARNING
If the air bag has deployed, the air bag will not function again
and must be replaced immediately.
REASON: Failure to replace the air bag will increase the
risk of serious bodily injury or death in a collision.
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Determining if the System is Operational
EVENT DATA RECORDER
The SRS uses a readiness indicator light in the instrument
cluster or a chime to indicate the condition of the system.
Refer to “Airbag Readiness” on page 51 for more information.
Routine maintenance of the air bag is not required.
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:
A difficulty with the system is indicated by one or more of the
following:
• The readiness indicator light will either flash or stay lit.
• The readiness indicator light will not illuminate immediately after ignition is turned on.
• A series of five beeps will be heard. The chime pattern
will repeat periodically until the problem and/or light are
repaired. If any of these things happen, even intermittently, contact your authorized service center as soon as
possible. Unless serviced, the system may not function
properly in the event of a collision.
Disposal of Air Bags and Air Bag Equipped
Vehicles (including pretensioners)
Contact your authorized service center as soon as possible. Air
bags MUST be disposed of by qualified personnel.
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• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were
buckled/fastened;
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
• How fast the vehicle was traveling. These data can help
provide a better understanding of the circumstances in
which crashes and injuries occur.
NOTE: EDR data is recorded by your vehicle only if a nontrivial crash situation occurs; no data is recorded by the EDR
under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g.,
name, gender, age, and crash location) is recorded.
However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could
combine the EDR data with the type of personally identifying
data routinely acquired during a crash investigation. To read
data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required,
and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition,
to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law
enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the
information if they have access to the vehicle or the EDR.
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Driving
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Driving Responsibly
Staying Focused . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Using Safety Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Passenger Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Starting the Vehicle
Ignition Positions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Preparing To Start Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Before Starting The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Starting a CNG-Powered Vehicle in Very Cold
Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Exhaust Fumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Automatic Transmission Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Adaptive Transmission Shift Strategy . . . . . . . . . .101
Gearshift Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Gearshift Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . .104
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Electronic Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Driving in Adverse Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Driving through Water. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
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DRIVING RESPONSIBLY
Staying Focused
As the driver, you are responsible for keeping yourself, your
passengers and others on the road safe by making sure you are
ready to focus on the task of driving. See pages 31 and 32 for
information on Impaired Driving and Distracted Driving.
Using Safety Restraints
You should also ensure that you and all of your passengers are
using seat belts, and all necessary restraints and child seats
properly. In addition, you should follow all safety precautions
about See the Seating and Safety Restraints section for more
information.
Cargo
WARNING
Before starting the vehicle, ensure that all cargo is properly
secured and not piled higher than the rear seatbacks.
REASON: Unsecured cargo that is piled higher than the
seatbacks can become projectiles during a collision, possibly
causing serious bodily injury or death.
If you have a CNG MV-1, the fuel tank cover reduces the
amount of cargo you can store in the area behind the seats.
Passenger Safety
WARNING
NEVER leave children unattended in the vehicle.
REASON:
Children could play with vehicle controls,
which could result in serious bodily injury or death.
WARNING
NEVER leave children, adults who normally require the
assistance of others, or pets in the vehicle in hot weather.
REASON: The temperature inside the vehicle can rise
quickly, which could lead to serious bodily harm or death.
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STARTING THE VEHICLE
Ignition Positions
1.
OFF - locks the automatic
transmission gearshift lever
and allows key removal.
NOTE:
The ignition key
cannot be removed from the
ignition unless the gearshift
lever is securely latched in P
(Park).
2.
ACCESSORY - allows the electrical accessories, such as
the radio, to operate while the engine is not running.
3.
ON - all electrical circuits operational. Warning lights
illuminated. Key position when driving.
4.
START - cranks the engine. Release the key as soon as the
engine starts to crank.
Preparing to Start Your Vehicle
When starting a fuel-injected engine, don't press the accelerator before or during starting. For more information on starting
the vehicle, refer to Starting the Engine on page 99.
WARNING
Extended idling at high engine speeds can produce very high
temperatures in the engine and exhaust system, creating the
risk of fire, which could cause vehicle damage and/or serious
injury or death.
WARNING
Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle in dry grass or other
dry ground cover like paper or leaves that could touch hot
exhaust parts under the vehicle and ignite, causing vehicle
damage and/or serious injury or death.
WARNING
Do not start your vehicle in a closed garage or in other
enclosed areas. Exhaust fumes can be toxic. Always open
the garage door before you start the engine. See Exhaust
Fumes on page 100 in this chapter for more instructions.
WARNING
If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have your
service center inspect your vehicle immediately. Do not drive
if you smell exhaust fumes.
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Before Starting the Vehicle
warm the engine. If the engine idle speed does not slow down
automatically, have the vehicle inspected.
1.
Make sure all occupants buckle their safety belts. For more
information on safety belts and their proper usage, refer to
the Seating and Safety Restraints chapter starting on page 69.
2.
Make sure the headlamps and electrical accessories are
off.
NOTE: The vehicle will not shift out of park if the right rear
3.
Make sure the gearshift is in P (Park).
4.
Place your foot on the brake pedal.
NOTE: If the engine does not start within five seconds on
the first try, turn the key to 1 (OFF), wait 10 seconds and try
again. If the engine still fails to start, press the accelerator to
the floor and try step 2 again; this will allow the engine to crank
with the fuel shut off in case the engine is flooded with fuel.
Starting the Engine
1. Turn the key to position 3 (ON) without turning the key to
position 4 (START).
NOTE: Some warning lights will briefly illuminate. See
Warning Lights on 49 in the Instrument Cluster chapter for
more information regarding the warning lights.
2. Turn the key to position 4 (START), then release the key as
soon as the engine begins to crank. Excessive cranking could
damage the starter. Your vehicle has a computer-assisted starting
system that finishes the engine startup process. After releasing
the key from the position 4 (START), the engine may continue
cranking for up to ten seconds or until the vehicle starts.
When the engine starts, the idle RPM runs slightly faster to
After idling for a few seconds, apply the brake, shift into gear
and drive.
door is open.
Starting a CNG-Powered Vehicle in Very
Cold Weather
If the outside temperature is below -5° F (-20° C), the engine
may be harder to start or may exhibit a rough idle for a short
period of time after startup. There is no risk of damage.
If your CNG vehicle came equipped with the dealer installed
engine block heater, it is suggested to plug in the block heater
when temperatures are below 0° F (-17° C) to avoid cold start
performance complications. If your vehicle does not have the
optional MV-1 engine block heater, consider having one
installed if you frequently use your vehicle in the low temperature conditions described above.
Driving 99
EXHAUST FUMES
WARNING
Engine exhaust and a wide variety of automobile
components and parts, including components found in the
interior furnishings in a vehicle, contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth
defects and reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids
contained in vehicles and certain products of component
wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
WARNING
ALWAYS use adequate ventilation to prevent poisoning from
exhaust fumes.
REASON: Exhaust fumes can be fatal because of the
presence of carbon monoxide. Although carbon monoxide is
colorless and odorless, it is harmful and could cause death.
THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST EXHAUST POISONING IS ADEQUATE VENTILATION.
Take the following precautions to avoid exposure to exhaust
fumes:
• NEVER operate the vehicle engine in enclosed areas.
• NEVER idle the vehicle in closed areas or with the vehicle windows closed.
• NEVER sit in a parked or stopped vehicle for more than a
few minutes with the engine running. Exhaust fumes may
build up.
• ALWAYS open windows and adjust heating or air conditioning to bring in fresh outside air if the engine is idling
while you are stopped for a long period of time.
• ALWAYS be alert for exhaust odors. If you EVER suspect
or smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have it
inspected IMMEDIATELY. NEVER drive your vehicle if
you smell exhaust fumes.
• ALWAYS be alert for exhaust poisoning symptoms. These
are headaches, tunnel vision, dizziness, sleepiness, and
loss of muscular control.
• ALWAYS be alert for exhaust system sounds that are
strange or different.
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AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
Adaptive Transmission Shift Strategy
Your vehicle’s automatic transmission is equipped with a special shift strategy that ensures maximum heater performance
during cold weather operation.
Your vehicle is equipped with an Adaptive Transmission Shift
Strategy. Adaptive Transmission Shift Strategy offers the optimal transmission operation and shift quality. When the vehicle’s
battery has been disconnected for any type of service or repair,
the transmission will need to relearn the normal shift strategy
parameters, much like having to reset your radio stations when
the battery in your vehicle has been disconnected. The Adaptive
Transmission Shift Strategy allows the transmission to relearn
these operating parameters. The learning process could take several transmission upshifts and downshifts; during this learning
process, slightly firmer shifts may occur. After this learning process, normal shift feel and shift scheduling will resume.
When ambient temperature is 23°F (–5°C) or below and the
engine coolant temperature is below 100°F (38°C), light throttle upshifts may be slightly delayed. Once the engine coolant
temperature reaches 160°F (71°C) the normal shift strategy
will resume. This is normal operation and will not affect the
function or the durability of the transmission.
CAUTION: If the normal shift strategy does not resume
once the engine coolant temperature reaches the normal
operating temperature, or if the downshifts and other throttle
conditions do not function normally, have an authorized
service center inspect your vehicle as soon as possible.
REASON: When the downshifts and other throttle
conditions do not function normally, fuel economy will be
diminished and engine damage is possible.
Driving 101
Gearshift Lever
Your automatic transmission gear shift lever is on the right
side of the steering column.
• Pull the gearshift lever on the right side of the steering
column towards you
• Move the lever up or down into the desired gear
Gearshift Positions
P (Park)
This position locks the transmission and prevents the rear
wheels from turning.
R (Reverse)
With the gearshift lever in R (Reverse), the vehicle will move
backward.
CAUTION:
Always come to a complete stop before
shifting into and out of reverse.
REASON:
To shift from park into a gear:
Damage to the driveline could result from
shifting in or out of reverse before coming to a complete
stop.
• Press the brake pedal
N (Neutral)
• Start the engine
With the gearshift lever in N (Neutral), the vehicle can be
started and is free to roll. Hold the brake pedal down while in
this position.
NOTE: You MUST still depress the brake pedal to shift out
of PARK, when the engine is running or in the Accessory
position.
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D (Overdrive)
2 (Second)
This is the normal driving position for the best fuel economy.
The transmission will operate in gears one through four.
This position allows for second gear starts and will not shift
from second gear.
Overdrive can be
deactivated by pressing the Overdrive
OFF button on the
end of the gearshift lever. The vehicle will return to Overdrive
each time the key is turned off.
Drive (not shown)
Drive is activated when the Overdrive OFF button, located on
the end of the gearshift lever, is pressed.
• This position allows for all forward gears except overdrive.
• O/D OFF lamp is illuminated.
• Provides engine braking.
• Use when driving conditions cause excessive shifting
from O/D to other gears. Examples: heavy city traffic
when continuous shifting in and out of overdrive occurs,
hilly terrain, heavy loads and towing
• To return to O/D (Overdrive), press the O/D OFF button
again. The O/D OFF lamp will shut off.
• Provides engine braking
• Use to start-up on slippery roads.
• To return to D (Overdrive), move the gearshift lever to D
(Overdrive) position.
• Selecting 2 (Second) at higher speeds will cause the transmission to downshift to second gear once the vehicle
slows to the appropriate vehicle speed.
1 (First)
• Provides maximum engine braking.
• Allows upshifts by moving the gearshift lever.
• Will not downshift into 1 (First) at high speeds; allows
for 1 (First) when vehicle reaches slower speeds.
Forced Downshifts
• Allowed in D (Overdrive) or Drive.
• Press the accelerator to the floor.
• Allows transmission to select an appropriate gear.
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BRAKES
Using ABS
WARNING
Braking and/or steering functions can be affected in the
event of a engine cutoff while driving.
REASON:
The power steering and braking systems
provide their assistance while the engine is running. In the
event of a stall, those systems will be affected and it may
require additional effort to stop or steer the vehicle.
Occasional brake noise is normal. If a metal-to-metal, continuous grinding or continuous squeal sound is present, the brake
linings may be worn-out and should be inspected by an authorized service center. If the vehicle has continuous vibration or
shudder in the steering wheel while braking, the vehicle
should be inspected by an authorized service center. Refer to
Brake System Warning Light in the Instrument Cluster chapter
for information on the brake system warning light.
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
Your vehicle is equipped with an Anti-lock Braking System
(ABS). This system helps you maintain steering control during
emergency stops, keeping the brakes from locking. Noise from
the ABS pump motor and brake pedal pulsation may be
observed during ABS braking, and the brake pedal may suddenly travel a little farther as soon as ABS braking is done and
normal brake operation resumes. These are normal characteristics of the ABS and should be no reason for concern.
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When hard braking is required, apply continuous force on the
brake pedal. The ABS will be activated automatically, allowing you to retain steering during hard braking and on slippery
surfaces. ABS does not decrease stopping distances, however.
WARNING
DO NOT pump the brake pedal during hard braking or on
slippery surfaces.
REASON:
Pumping the brake pedal will reduce the
effectiveness of the ABS and will increase your vehicle’s
stopping distance, which could result in a collision and
serious bodily injury or death.
ABS Warning Lamp
The ABS lamp in the instrument cluster
momentarily illuminates when the ignition is
turned on. If the light does not illuminate during start up, remains on, or flashes, the ABS
may be disabled and may need to be serviced.
Even when the ABS is disabled, normal braking is still effective. If your BRAKE warning
lamp illuminates with the parking brake
released, have your brake system serviced
immediately by an authorized service center.
Parking Brake
To set the parking brake (1) press the parking brake pedal
down until the pedal stops.
To release, pull the lever (2).
2
The BRAKE warning light will illuminate and will remain
illuminated until the parking brake is released.
The parking brake is not recommended to stop a moving vehicle, but if the normal brakes fail, the parking brake can be used
to stop your vehicle in an emergency. Since the parking brake
applies only to the rear brakes, the vehicle’s stopping distance
will increase greatly and the handling of your vehicle will be
adversely affected while braking.
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WARNING
When using the parking brake make sure that the parking
brake is set fully and that the gearshift is securely latched in
P (Park) before exiting the vehicle.
REASON: The vehicle could roll if the parking brake is
not fully set or the gearshift is not fully in P (Park).
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TRACTION CONTROL
Your vehicle is equipped with a Traction Control system. This
system helps you maintain the stability and steering ability of
your vehicle, especially on slippery road surfaces such as
snow or ice-covered roads and gravel roads. The system will
allow your vehicle to make better use of available traction in
these conditions.
To turn the Traction Control system off, press the TCS OFF
button located in the center console. A TCS OFF indicator
light located in the instrument cluster will illuminate steadily
while the system is off.
During Traction Control operation, the traction control/Electronic Stability Control active light will
flash and the engine will not “rev-up” when you
push further on the accelerator. This is normal system behavior and should be no reason for concern.
WARNING
If you experience a severe road event, SLOW DOWN.
REASON: Aggressive driving in any road conditions can
cause you to lose control of your vehicle, increasing the risk
of severe personal injury or property damage. The
occurrence of a Traction Control event is an indication that at
least some of the tires have exceeded their ability to grip the
road; this may lead to an increased risk of loss of vehicle
control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.
The Traction Control system will automatically turn on every
time the ignition is turned off and on. The Traction Control
system should normally be left on.
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If you should become stuck in snow or ice on a very slippery
road surface, try switching the Traction Control system off.
Remember to switch the Traction Control system back on once
the vehicle is no longer stuck.
If a system fault is detected, the Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control active light will illuminate steadily in the
instrument cluster, the Traction Control button will not turn the
system on or off and your vehicle should be serviced by an
authorized service center.
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
DRIVING IN ADVERSE CONDITIONS
Electronic stability control (ESC) may enhance your vehicle’s
directional stability during adverse maneuvers, for example
when cornering severely or avoiding objects in the roadway.
ESC operates by applying brakes to one or more of the wheels
individually and, if necessary, reducing engine power if the system detects that the vehicle is about to skid or slide laterally.
Road conditions can change quickly due to the weather. It is
important to adjust your driving to the road conditions and
always keep your vehicle, especially the tires, in good repair.
ESC is always “ON” but inactive. When the ESC is
active, the Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control light in the instrument cluster will flash.
Certain adverse driving maneuvers may activate the
ESC system, including but not limited to:
• taking a turn too fast.
• maneuvering quickly to avoid an accident, pedestrian or
obstacle.
• driving over a patch of ice or other slippery surfaces.
• changing lanes on a snow-rutted road.
• entering a snow-free road from a snow-covered side
street, or vice versa.
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
It is wise to slow down and be cautious when it begins to rain
because you cannot stop, accelerate or turn as well on wet
pavement due to reduced tire-to-road traction.
You should also allow some extra following distance, and be
particularly careful when you pass another vehicle. Allow
yourself more clearance room ahead and be prepared to have
your view restricted by road spray.
It is also important to make sure that your tires and wiper
equipment are in good shape at all times. Keep your windshield washer tank filled with washer fluid and replace your
windshield wiper inserts when they show signs of streaking,
or missing areas on the windshield, or strips of rubber start to
separate from the inserts.
• entering a paved road from a gravel road, or vice versa.
If a system fault is detected, the Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control active light will illuminate steadily in the
instrument cluster.
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Driving Through Water
Winter Driving
Driving Through Standing Water
You should always be prepared for deteriorating road conditions during the winter. Make sure your MV-1 is ready for winter driving. Tires, brakes and wipers should all be in good
working order. You should also avoid driving with low fuel in
the tanks during the winter so you do not run out of fuel during
poor weather conditions and to keep condensation from forming in the tanks because of the cold.
CAUTION: If you drive too quickly through deep puddles or
standing water, the water can come in through your engine’s
intake and badly damage your engine. NEVER drive through
water that is just slightly lower than the underbody of your
vehicle. If you do need to drive through deep puddles or
standing water, do so very slowly.
Driving Through Flowing Water
WARNING
NEVER attempt to drive through flowing water and DO NOT
ignore police warning signs about flooded areas.
REASON:
Flowing or rushing water creates strong
forces. If you try to drive through flowing water, your vehicle
can be carried away. As little as six inches of flowing water
can carry away a smaller vehicle. If this happens, you and
the other vehicle occupants could drown.
Hyrdroplaning
Hydroplaning happens when so much water builds up under your
tires that they actually ride on the water with little or no contact
with the road. Hydroplaning is most likely to occur when there is
standing water on the road and you are going at higher speeds. The
best defense against hydroplaning is to slow down on wet roads
and make sure that your tires have a good amount of tread because
hydroplaning is more likely to occur when your tires are worn.
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It is also a good idea to store some winter emergency supplies
in your vehicle. Include an ice scraper, small brush or broom,
extra windshield washer fluid, flashlight, a red cloth and
reflective warning triangles. You may also want to include a
small bag of sand and a piece of old carpet or burlap bags to
provide traction in case you get stuck in the snow. Make sure
to properly secure all items in your vehicle.
If your vehicle is operated in a heavy snow storm or blowing
snow conditions, the engine air induction may become partially clogged with snow and/or ice. If this occurs, the engine
may experience a significant reduction in power output. At the
earliest opportunity, clear all the snow and/or ice away from
the air induction inlet.
Driving on Snow or Ice
Blizzard Conditions
Any time there is snow or ice on the road, you can have a loss
of traction. You should always exercise caution in snowy or
icy conditions.
Heavy snowfall and/or blizzard conditions can cause road conditions to deteriorate quickly and it may be necessary to stop
driving until the conditions clear. Being stopped by heavy
snow is a potentially dangerous situation, but there are steps
you can take to help keep you and your passengers safe.
Your anti-lock brakes will improve your vehicle’s stability
when you make a hard stop on a slippery road, but you will
still want to begin stopping sooner than you would on dry
pavement. See Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) on
page 104 for more information. Whatever the road conditions,
loose or packed snow, ice, and/or freezing rain, you need to
drive with caution.
• Allow for more space between you and the vehicle in
front of you when there are slippery road conditions.
• Watch for slippery spots on otherwise clear roads. Icy
patches may appear in shaded areas where the sun cannot
reach, like behind buildings, around clumps of trees and
under bridges. Sometimes the surface of a curve or an
overpass may remain icy when the surrounding roads are
clear. If you see a patch of ice ahead of you, brake before
you reach the ice, do not try to brake while you are on the
ice and avoid sudden steering maneuvers.
• Stay with your vehicle unless you know that you are close
to help and can hike through the snow.
• Turn on your hazard flashers.
• Tie a red cloth to your vehicle to alert others that you have
been stopped by the snow.
• Put on any extra clothing, or wrap a blanket around you to
keep warm.
You can also run the engine for short periods of time as need to
keep warm, but follow the safety precautions below to keep
engine exhaust from entering the vehicle:
WARNING
Before running the engine for warmth, clear snow away
from around the base of your MV-1 because snow can trap
exhaust gases underneath the vehicle. This condition could
allow exhaust to enter the vehicle.
REASON: Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide
(CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. Carbon monoxide
can cause unconsciousness and even death.
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• Periodically check to make sure snow is not collecting
around the base of the vehicle. See Exhaust Fumes on
page 100 for exhaust warnings.
• Open the window about two inches (5 cm) on the side of
the vehicle that is not facing the wind to bring fresh air
into the vehicle.
• Fully open the air outlets under the instrument panel.
• Adjust the climate control system to a setting that circulates the air inside the vehicle and set the fan speed to the
highest setting. See Climate Control System on page 67
for more information.
• Run the engine as little as possible to save on fuel. When
you do run the engine, run it a little faster than idle by
pushing on the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for
the heat and keeps the battery charged. You will need a
well-charged battery to restart the vehicle, and possibly
for signaling with your headlamps.
• Let the heater run long enough to warm the interior of the
vehicle, then shut the engine off and close the window
almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine
again only when you feel really uncomfortable from the
cold.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Power Ramp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Ramp Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Ramp Retraction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Ramp Retraction - Mechanical Override . . . . . . . 119
Ramp Controls - Ramp OFF Switch . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Manual Ramp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Ramp Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Ramp Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Wheelchair Loading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
POWER RAMP
Your MV-1 may be equipped with a 30 in (762 mm) wide
power ramp that can be deployed to various heights and terrain
conditions. There are two deployment options:
NOTE: Long deployment is recommended whenever
possible, provided there is adequate space to deploy the
ramp and allow a passenger in a wheelchair to safely board
or exit the vehicle.
NOTE: For information on the proper boarding and
securing of a passenger in a wheelchair, see the Wheelchair
Restraints on page 84.
The load limit for both the short and long deployment is 660
lbs (299.6 kg).
WARNING
DO NOT exceed the load limit on the ramp.
REASON: Exceeding the load limit could cause damage
to the ramp, serious personal injury or death.
69.5 in (1765 mm)
92.25 in (2343 mm)
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• Short Deployment - A steeper 1:4.4 ratio slope where the
ramp only partially telescopes to 67.9 in (1725 mm), not
including space to maneuver.
• Long Deployment - A more gradual 1:6 ratio slope where
the ramp fully telescopes to 91 in (2311 mm), not including space to maneuver.
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This warning sticker, affixed to the door next to the ramp switches,
outlines the safety procedures you should follow while using the
power ramp.
Ramp Deployment
• Place the vehicle in PARK.
NOTE: The ramp will not function if the vehicle is not in
park.
NOTE: The ramp will not function if the vehicle is running
and the Ramp OFF switch, located in the center switch bank
under the HVAC controls, is activated. See Ramp Controls Ramp OFF Switch on page 121.
• Engage the parking brake.
• Open the right rear door to the full open position. Make
sure there is at least 60 in (152.4 am) of clearance around
the ramp deployment area.
WARNING
Check to make sure path for the ramp deployment is clear of
people and objects.
REASON: Damage to the ramp mechanism or serious
personal injury could result.
• Select the deploy length (SHORT RAMP or LONG
RAMP) with the selector switch located along the right
rear door edge.
• Press and hold the OUT portion of the Ramp Deploy
rocker switch, located on the right rear door edge.
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• As the OUT portion of the Ramp Deploy switch is held,
the ramp will deploy and an audible chime will sound. If
three chimes sound and the ramp does not deploy, power
to the ramp has been turned off. Restore power by pressing the Ramp OFF switch in the center console.
NOTE: The ramp will stop deploying if you release the
OUT rocker switch or press the IN rocker switch.
NOTE: Your vehicle may also be equipped with a Ramp
Deploy switch located on the pillar between the right side
front and rear doors, so the ramp can be deployed from
inside the vehicle. This switch will deploy the ramp to the last
used ramp length setting on the door switch.
• As the ramp is deploying, it will extend out of the vehicle
horizontally and drop to the ground near the end of the
long ramp deployment. This allows the ramp to facilitate
loading to uneven ground, sloped terrain, and various curb
heights and locations relative to the vehicle.
WARNING
DO NOT deploy the ramp in any conditions or areas where
wheelchair loading or unloading cannot be safely performed.
REASON: Loading or unloading in areas where the
ramp is not stable could cause serious personal injury or
death.
• Near the end of ramp deployment, fences will swing up on
both sides of the ramp to help prevent wheelchair runoff.
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• Hold the OUT rocker switch until the ramp is fully deployed.
The ramp is fully deployed when the ramp is secured against
the threshold and the cams are locked as shown below. There
will be a two second tone at the end of the deploy cycle. Continue to hold switch down until the tone has ended.
WARNING
DO NOT step onto the ramp, or apply a load of any kind to
the ramp surface until it has fully deployed, the cams are
locked and the ramp has fully secured against the threshold.
REASON: Damage to the ramp and serious personal
injury or death could occur.
NOTE: After full deployment on the long ramp, pull up the
manual fence on the upper right side of the ramp to prevent
wheelchair run-off on the top portion of the ramp.
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Obstacle Detection Feature
The power ramp is equipped with an Obstacle Detection Feature. If an obstacle is preventing the ramp from completing the
deployment, the ramp will stop its deployment trajectory and
rapidly chime four times. Once the obstacle is removed, the
deployment button can be pressed again and the deployment
can be completed.
CAUTION: If the ramp stops deploying and the obstacle
detection feature has not detected an obstacle, try to retract
the ramp and then attempt deployment again. If the ramp will
not retract or deploy, do not continue to press the ramp IN
and OUT switches. Either retract the ramp manually by
following the Ramp Retraction - Mechanical Override
procedure on page 119 or have the vehicle towed to an
authorized MV-1 Service Center.
REASON: Continuing to press the IN and OUT switches
when the ramp is not working could cause damage to the
electrical and mechanical components of the ramp. Any
damage incurred by improper use may not be covered under
warranty.
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Ramp Retraction
WARNING
NEVER attempt to retract the ramp while an occupant is still
on the ramp.
REASON: The ramp is not designed to be used as a lift.
A person on the ramp during retraction could roll or fall off
the ramp and serious personal injury or death could occur.
CAUTION: There should not be any weight on the ramp
begin to retract horizontally and an audible chime will
sound.
CAUTION: If the ramp stops retracting, try to deploy the
ramp and then attempt retraction again. If the ramp will not
retract or deploy, do not continue to press the ramp IN and
OUT switches. Either retract the ramp manually by following
the Ramp Retraction - Mechanical Override procedure on
page 119 or have the vehicle towed to an authorized MV-1
Service Center.
while it is retracting.
REASON: Continuing to press the IN and OUT portion of
REASON:
the switch when the ramp is not working could cause
damage to the electrical and mechanical components of the
ramp. Any damage incurred by improper use may not be
covered under warranty.
The ramp is not designed to retract with
weight on it. Additional weight on the ramp during retraction
could cause damage to the electrical and mechanical
components of the ramp. Any damage incurred by improper
use will not be covered under warranty.
CAUTION: Make sure the ramp surface is clean and free
of sand, rocks and other debris before starting the retraction
procedure.
REASON:
Foreign objects retracted into the ramp
deployment mechanism could cause damage to the ramp.
NOTE: An audible chime will sound five times and the
ramp indicator light will flash five times if shifting out of park
is attempted while the ramp is deployed.
• Press and hold the IN portion of either Ramp Deploy
rocker switch located on the door, or if equipped, the one
located inside the vehicle between the front and rear doors
on the right side. The ramp will rise off the ground and
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• The fences, including the one at the top of the ramp, will
automatically lower to a stowed position.
• Continue to hold the IN portion of the rocker switch until
the ramp is fully retracted. The audible chime will switch
off when the ramp is fully retracted.
• If the ramp will not retract fully, re-deploy it and check for
rocks or other debris on the ramp surface, especially
where the fences fold down.
• Shut the right rear door so the vehicle can be put into gear.
NOTE: The vehicle will not be able to be shifted out of
park unless the ramp is in a stowed position.
Ramp Retraction - Mechanical Override
Cover Plate
The power ramp circuit is protected by a 40A fuse located in
the power distribution block as well as a self-resetting circuit
breaker located at the ramp controller. In the event of a loss of
power to the ramp due to the activation of the circuit breaker,
wait 5 to 60 seconds for the circuit breaker to reset.
NOTE: The ramp will operate slowly the first time
retracting after a loss of power until the system locates its
“home” position the first time.
If the self-resetting circuit breaker continues to activate repeatedly, discontinue use of the power ramp, recover the ramp
using the mechanical override procedure below and have the
system checked at an authorized MV-1 Service Center.
3.
Remove the cover plate then pull up on the ring to remove
the release pin from the drive sprocket.
To retract the ramp:
1.
Obtain the ramp tool kit located in left side of the vehicle
rear compartment next to the tire inflator kit.
2.
Remove the screws on large cover plate on the floor of the
driver’s side of the vehicle with the 2mm Allen socket
tool. To use the tool, attach it to the extender then to the to
the T-handle tool that was included with your vehicle.
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WARNING
5.
Once the ramp is fully retracted, realign the hole in the
sprocket with the hole in the gear case drive, remove the
T-handle tool and insert the pin back into the drive socket.
6.
Reinstall the floor cover.
Keep fingers away from pinch points when removing the pin.
4.
REASON: Personal injury could result.
Insert the T-handle tool with the extender and included
socket on the drive sprocket. Begin to retract the ramp by
turning the T-handle with a clockwise rotation.
NOTE:
Grip the outermost edges of the tool for best
leverage.
NOTE: Manually lifting the end of the ramp 6 to 12 inches
will ease the retraction effort.
NOTE:
The ramp will operate slowly the first time
retracting after a mechanical override until the system
locates its “home” position the first time.
If the ramp would not retract because the fuse in the ramp circuit has blown, the brake shift interlock mechanism will also
be disabled and you will not be able to shift out of PARK. To
restore the shifter function, you can either:
• Replace the fuse in the Power Distribution Block located at
the front and center of the motor compartment. It will restore
power to the circuit and the driver will be able to shift the
vehicle out of PARK. The ramp circuit fuse is in location
#21.
• Override the brake shift interlock by using on Brake Shift
Interlock Override on page 139.
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Ramp Controls - Ramp OFF Switch
Power to the ramp deployment and retraction switches on the door can be shut off
from inside the vehicle. The Ramp OFF
Switch is in the center console. To disable
the door ramp controls, press the bottom
portion of the Ramp OFF switch. The
top portion of the switch will remain illuminated as long as the switch is active.
To enable the door ramp controls, press
The Ramp OFF Switch again. The light
will go out and the door ramp controls will function. Even if the
Ramp OFF Switch is active when the vehicle is shut off, the
door ramp controls will automatically be active the next time the
ramp door controls are pressed, even if the engine is still off.
NOTE:
The Ramp OFF Switch will start flashing after
7,500 cycles as a signal that a ramp adjustment
maintenance is due.
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MANUAL RAMP
To pull out the manual ramp:
WARNING
Check to make sure path for the ramp deployment is clear of
people and objects.
Your vehicle may be equipped with a manual ramp. This ramp
extends out to 63.75 in (1619 mm) 1:4.1 ratio slope and can be
pulled out and stowed by one person. The load limit for the
manual ramp is 660 lbs (299.6 kg).
WARNING
DO NOT exceed the load limit on the ramp.
REASON: Exceeding the load limit could cause damage
to the ramp, personal injury or death.
NOTE: For information on the proper boarding and
securing of passengers in wheelchairs, see the Wheelchair
Restraints on page 84.
Ramp Deployment
WARNING
DO NOT deploy the ramp in any conditions or areas where
boarding or exiting via the ramp cannot be safely performed.
REASON: Boarding or exiting in areas where the ramp
is not stable could cause serious personal injury or death.
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1.
Hold down the storage latch on the left side of the ramp.
2.
Pull the ramp out by the loops until it locks into place.
NOTE: When the ramp is locked into place, there will be
no gap between the ramp and threshold.
3.
Lower the ramp to the ground. Fences will automatically
swing up on both sides of the ramp to help prevent wheelchair run-off.
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Ramp Stowage
NOTE: An audible chime will sound five times if shifting
out of park is attempted while the ramp is deployed.
1.
Lift the ramp by the loops high enough to release the latches,
approximately 15 degrees above level. This will cause the
rollers on the ramp to start to drop down in the track and
release the cam locks and allow the ramp to retract.
WHEELCHAIR LOADING
WARNING
ALWAYS assist a passenger in a wheelchair with entering
and exiting during a short (both manual and power) deploy.
Assistance at all times is also is strongly recommended on
the long deploy.
REASON: The short deploy has a steeper angle than the
long deploy, which could make it more difficult to navigate
without assistance and could result in serious bodily injury or
death.
• The ramp should be checked to ensure it is free from
debris and has adequate clearance before loading.
WARNING
Extra care should be used when entering and exiting in
inclement weather.
REASON:
The surface of the ramp could become
slippery, which could make it more difficult to navigate and
increase the risk of injury.
NOTE: See the Seats and Safety Restraints section in this
manual for information on securing wheelchairs in the
vehicle.
2.
Push the ramp back in until the storage latch clicks into
place. The fences on either side of the ramp will fold
down as the ramp as the ramp slides into the vehicle.
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Roadside Emergencies
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Hazard Flasher Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Fuel Pump Shut-off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
If the Fuel System is Leaking (CNG Only) . . . . . . . . 128
Engine Overheating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Flat Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). . . . . . . . . 129
Changing Tires With TPMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Understanding Your Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Preparing Your Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Connecting The Jumper Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Starting the Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Removing The Jumper Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Wrecker Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Emergency Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Brake Shift Interlock Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Fuses And Relays
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Fuse Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Standard Fuse Amperage Rating and Color . . . . 142
Smart Junction Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Battery Junction Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
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HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
Your MV-1 is equipped with a hazard flasher control
for use if your vehicle is disabled and creating a safety hazard
for other motorists.
The hazard flasher control is located in the center console
under the climate controls. The hazard flashers will operate
when the ignition is in any position or if the key is not in the
ignition.
FUEL PUMP SHUT-OFF
In the event of a moderate to severe collision, this vehicle is
equipped with a fuel pump shut-off feature that stops the flow
of fuel to the engine for both gasoline and CNG engines. Not
every impact will cause a shut-off.
Should your vehicle shut off after a collision due to this feature, you may restart your vehicle by doing the following:
1.
Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
2.
Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
In some instances the vehicle may not restart the first time you
try to restart and may take one additional attempt.
WARNING
ALWAYS have your vehicle inspected for fuel leaks after a
collision.
REASON: Failure to inspect and, if necessary, repair fuel
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leaks after a collision may increase the risk of fire and
serious injury.
To use the hazard flasher, push in the flasher control button
and all front and rear directional signals will flash and there
will be an audible ticking as long as the flashers are in use.
Press the flasher control again to turn them off.
NOTE: The hazard flasher may run down your battery
with extended use.
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IF THE FUEL SYSTEM IS LEAKING (CNG
ONLY)
During refueling it is normal to detect a slight natural gas odor
for a few moments after the refueling process. If you smell
natural gas at any other time or hear a hissing sound, however,
your MV-1’s fuel system may have a leak.
If you smell natural gas other than when refueling, or you hear
a hissing sound, follow the directions below:
1.
Park your vehicle in a well-ventilated area, and apply the
parking brake. Keep heat, sparks, and flame away. Open
all the windows and liftgate lid for ventilation.
2.
Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position. This
should stop the leaking although it may take several minutes to an hour or more for the leak to stop, depending on
the size of the leak. The vehicle should then be towed to a
service center to have the vehicle immediately inspected.
WARNING
ALWAYS follow these safety instructions if you suspect a fuel
leak.
REASON: Compressed natural gas is flammable and
highly explosive. You could be killed or seriously injured if
leaking natural gas is ignited.
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ENGINE OVERHEATING
WARNING
NEVER open the hood if steam is seen OR heard from
UNDER the hood. If steam or coolant escapes from the
system, shut off the engine and get away from the vehicle.
DO NOT open the hood.
REASON: Escaping steam or coolant can cause serious
bodily injury.
Operating your vehicle at excessive engine coolant
temperatures can damage your engine and lead to
injury from escaping steam or coolant. If your Engine
Coolant Temperature warning light (shown above) illuminates,
first try reducing your speed. If it is necessary to pull over to
the side of the road or you are stuck in traffic with high coolant
temperature, raise the RPM to double the idle speed (no more
than 1500 RPM) to return the temperature to a normal range.
Operating the heater with the fan on high speed will also help
reduce the coolant temperature. If these remedies do not lower
the coolant temperature after 10 minutes, pull over as soon as
safely possible and park the vehicle.
You should also park your MV-1 if you see steam or coolant
escaping from the coolant system. Shut off the engine and get
away from the vehicle. DO NOT open the hood, have the vehicle towed to a service center.
FLAT TIRES
Each tire including the spare (if provided), should be checked
monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard
or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of a
different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or
tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the proper
tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure
telltale when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure
warning light illuminates, you should stop and check your tires
as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure.
Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the
vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire
maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached
the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure
telltale.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
(TPMS)
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a Low Tire warning light to indicate when the TPMS system is not operating
properly. When a system malfunction is detected, the warning
light will begin flashing. This sequence will continue upon
subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the Low Tire warning light is illuminated and flashing,
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 or replacement of alternate
tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the TPMS from
functioning properly. Always check the Low Tire warning
light after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels
allow the TPMS to continue to function properly.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct
tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to
trigger illumination of the TPMS Low Tire warning light.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System complies with part 15 of
the FCC rules and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must
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accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
WARNING
Make sure to check your tire pressure on a regular basis.
Changing Tires with TPMS
Each road tire is equipped
with a tire pressure sensor
located inside the tire/
wheel cavity. The pressure
sensor is attached to the
valve stem. The pressure
sensor is covered by the tire
and is not visible unless the
tire is removed. Care must
be taken when changing the tire to avoid damaging the sensor.
It is always recommended that you have your tires serviced by
an authorized service center.
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REASON: The Tire Pressure Monitoring System is NOT
a substitute for manually checking tire pressure. The tire
pressure should be checked periodically (at least monthly)
using a tire gauge. Failure to properly maintain your tire
pressure could increase the risk of tire failure, loss of control,
vehicle rollover and serious bodily injury or death.
The tire pressure should be checked periodically (at least
monthly) using an accurate tire gauge. Tire pressures are
posted on the tire label shown below. The tire label is located
on the edge of the driver’s door.
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Understanding Your Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS)
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System measures pressure in
your four road tires and sends the tire pressure readings to your
vehicle. The Low Tire warning light will turn ON if the tire
pressure is below the minimum pressure. Once the light is illuminated, one or more of your tires is under-inflated and needs
to be inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure. Even if the light turns ON and a short time later turns
OFF, your tire pressure still needs to be checked.
When You Believe Your System is not Operating
Properly
The main function of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System is
to warn you when your tires need air. It can also warn you in
the event the system is no longer capable of functioning as
intended. Please refer to the following chart for information
concerning your Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
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LOW TIRE PRESSURE
WARNING LIGHT
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
Solid
Warning Light
Tire(s) under-inflated
Flashing Warning Light
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ACTION
REQUIRED
1.
Check your tire pressure to ensure tires are properly inflated.
2.
After inflating your tires to the manufacturer's recommended
inflation pressure as shown on the Tire Label. the vehicle must
be driven for at least two minutes over 20 mph (32 km/h) before
the light will turn OFF.
TPMS malfunction
If your tires are properly inflated and the light remains ON, have the
system inspected by your authorized service center.
Tire without the TPMS
monitor in use
A tire without the TPMS monitor is in use. Repair the damaged road
wheel and re-mount it on the vehicle to restore system functionality.
TPMS malfunction
If your tires are properly inflated and all the tires on the vehicle have
TPMS monitors, but the TPMS warning light still flashes, have the
system inspected by an authorized service center.
When Inflating Your Tires
Your MV-1 also comes equipped with a tire inflation kit. This
portable unit plugs into any of the vehicle’s 12-volt power
points and can either add air to the tire or fix a leak with an
ethylene glycol tire sealant. Instructions on how to properly
inflate or seal a tire are printed on the kit components.
When putting air into your tires (such as at a gas station or in
your garage), the Tire Pressure Monitoring System may not
respond immediately to the air added to your tires.
It may take up to two minutes of driving over 20 mph (32 km/h)
for the light to turn OFF after you have filled your tires to the
recommended inflation pressure.
Using the Tire Sealant
The tire sealant that is included with your tire inflation kit
should only be used in emergency situations. You should not
drive more than 50 mph (80 km/h) if you have used sealant on
any of the tires.
Once you have used the sealant on any of the tires, the sensor
and valves of your TPMS system must be replaced, which will
not be covered under your “New Vehicle Limited Warranties”
on page 3.
CAUTION: Before installing a new tire, all of the sealant
must be removed from the tire/wheel assembly.
REASON: Failure to remove all of the sealant can
cause the TPMS system to give false tire pressure
measurements and cause the new sensor to fail.
How Temperature Affects Your Tire Pressure
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) monitors tire
pressure in each pneumatic tire. While driving in a normal
manner, a typical passenger tire inflation pressure may
increase approximately 2 to 4 psi (14 to 28 kPa) from a cold
start situation. If the vehicle is stationary overnight with the
outside temperature significantly lower than the daytime temperature, the tire pressure may decrease approximately 3 psi
(20.7 kPa) for a drop of 30° F (16.6° C) in ambient temperature. This lower pressure value may be detected by the TPMS
as being lower than the recommended inflation pressure and
activate the TPMS warning for low tire pressure. If the low tire
pressure warning light is ON, visually check each tire to verify
that no tire is flat. (If one or more tires are flat, repair as necessary.) Check air pressure in the road tires. If any tire is underinflated, carefully drive the vehicle to the nearest location
where air can be added to the tires. Inflate all tires to the recommended inflation pressure.
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JUMP STARTING
WARNING
Never smoke or have open flames near the battery.
REASON: Open flames, sparks, or a lit cigarette can
cause the gases surrounding the battery to explode,
resulting in serious personal injury and damage to the
vehicle.
WARNING
ALWAYS take care when working with or around batteries.
affect the function or durability of the transmission. Over time
the adaptive learning process will fully update the
transmission operation.
Preparing Your Vehicle
1.
Use only a 12-volt supply to start your vehicle.
2.
Do not disconnect the battery of the disabled vehicle as
this could damage the vehicle’s electrical system.
3.
Park the booster vehicle close to the hood of the disabled
vehicle, making sure the two vehicles do not touch. Set
the parking brake on both vehicles and stay clear of the
engine cooling fan and other moving parts.
4.
Check all battery terminals and remove any excessive corrosion before you attach the battery cables. Ensure that the
vent caps are tight and level.
5.
Turn the heater fan on in both vehicles to protect from any
electrical surges. Turn off all other accessories.
REASON: Batteries contain sulfuric acid which can burn
skin, eyes and clothing, if contacted.
FIRST AID: if battery acid comes in contact with skin or eyes,
IMMEDIATELY flush with water for 15 minutes AND promptly
seek medical attention. If battery acid is swallowed, call a
physician IMMEDIATELY.
CAUTION: Do not attempt to push-start your automatic
transmission vehicle. Automatic transmissions do no have
push-start capability.
REASON:
Attempting to push-start a vehicle with
automatic transmission may cause transmission damage.
NOTE: When the battery is disconnected or a new battery
is installed, the automatic transmission must relearn its shift
strategy. As a result, the transmission may have firm and/or
soft shifts. This operation is considered normal and will not
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Connecting the Jumper Cables
3.
Connect the negative ( - ) cable to the negative ( - ) terminal of the assisting battery.
4.
Make the final connection of the negative ( - ) cable to an
exposed metal part of the stalled vehicle’s engine, away
from the battery and the carburetor/fuel injection system.
Do not use fuel lines, engine rocker covers or the intake
manifold as grounding points.
NOTE:
In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to
designate the assisting (boosting) battery.
1.
2.
Connect the positive ( + ) jumper cable to the positive ( + )
terminal of the discharged battery.
Connect the other end of the positive ( + ) cable to the
positive ( + ) terminal of the assisting battery.
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WARNING
Removing the Jumper Cables
Do not connect the end of the second cable to the negative
( - ) terminal of the battery to be jumped.
NOTE:
In the illustrations, lightning bolts are used to
designate the assisting (boosting) battery.
REASON: A spark may cause an explosion of the gases
that surround the battery.
5.
Ensure that the cables are clear of fan blades, belts, moving parts of both engines, or any fuel delivery system
parts.
Remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that they were
connected.
1.
Remove the jumper cable from the ground metal surface.
2.
Remove the jumper cable from the negative ( - ) connection of the assisting battery.
Starting the Vehicle
1.
Start the engine of the booster vehicle and run the engine
at moderately increased speed.
2.
Start the engine of the disabled vehicle.
3.
Once the disabled vehicle has been started, run both
engines for an additional three minutes before disconnecting the jumper cables.
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3.
Remove the jumper cable from the positive ( + ) terminal
of the assisting battery.
WRECKER TOWING
If you need to have your MV-1 towed, contact a professional
towing service, or if you are a member of a roadside assistance program, your roadside assistance provider.
Your vehicle should be towed with a wheel lift or a flatbed.
CAUTION:
Do not have the vehicle towed with a
slingbelt.
REASON: Towing your MV-1 with a slingbelt could cause
4.
Remove the jumper cable from the positive ( + ) terminal
of the disabled vehicle’s battery.
damage to the front end of the vehicle. Also, towing with the
rear wheels on the ground will overheat or damage the
transmission, even when the vehicle is in neutral.
After the disabled vehicle has been started and the jumper
cables removed, allow it to idle for several minutes so the
engine computer can relearn its idle conditions.
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EMERGENCY TOWING
In the case of a roadside emergency with your vehicle where
there is not access to wheel dollies, a car hauling trailer or flatbed transport vehicle, your vehicle can be flat-towed (all
wheels on the ground) under the following conditions:
• The vehicle is facing forward so that it is being towed in a
forward direction.
• Place the transmission in N (Neutral). If you cannot move
the gear shift lever, refer to the Brake Shift Interlock Override instructions on the next page.
• Maximum speed is not to exceed 35 mph (56 km/h).
• Maximum distance is not to exceed 50 miles (80 km).
It is acceptable to tow your vehicle with the front wheels on
the ground (without dollies) and the rear wheels off the
ground.
WARNING
ALL occupants, including wheelchair-bound passengers,
need to be out of the vehicle before it is towed.
REASON: The vehicle could become detached from the
tow truck, which could cause serious injury or death.
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BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK OVERRIDE
If the selector lever cannot be moved out of the PARK position
when the ignition is in the ON position and the brake pedal is
applied:
1.
Apply the park brake and turn the ignition switch to the
OFF position.
2.
Move the selector lever boot by pressing in on the edges
and moving it up the selector lever.
3.
Turn the steering wheel one-half turn to access the slots
on each side of the steering column shroud.
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4.
Insert a suitable tool into each slot to unsnap and remove
the steering column upper shroud. Rotate the upper
shroud on its hinges and pull rearward to remove the
shroud from its hinges.
5.
Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Pull back on
the brake shift interlock plunger, apply the brake and shift
the transmission into neutral.
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FUSES AND RELAYS
Fuses
If electrical components in the vehicle are
not working, a fuse may have blown.
Blown fuses are identified by a broken
wire within the fuse. Check the appropriate fuses before replacing any electrical
components.
Fuse Removal
There is a fuse removal tool attached to the inside of the
Smart Junction Box cover. The Smart Junction Box is located
inside the vehicle beneath the center console.
To remove a fuse, grasp the fuse with the tool and pull straight
out as shown below.
CAUTION: Always replace a fuse with one that has the
same specified amperage rating.
REASON: Using a fuse with a higher amperage rating
can cause severe wire damage and could start a fire.
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Standard Fuse Amperage Rating and Color
COLOR
FUSE
RATING
MINI
FUSES
STANDARD
FUSES
MAXI
FUSES
CARTRIDGE
MAXI FUSES
FUSE LINK
CARTRIDGE
2A
Grey
Grey
-
-
-
3A
Violet
Violet
-
-
-
4A
Pink
Pink
-
-
-
5A
Tan
Tan
-
-
-
7.5A
Brown
Brown
-
-
-
10A
Red
Red
-
-
-
15A
Blue
Blue
-
-
-
20A
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Blue
Blue
25A
Natural
Natural
-
-
-
30A
Green
Green
Green
Pink
Pink
40A
-
-
Orange
Green
Green
50A
-
-
Red
Red
Red
60A
-
-
Blue
Yellow
Yellow
70A
-
-
Tan
-
Brown
80A
-
-
Natural
Black
Black
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Smart Junction Box
The Smart Junction Box is located inside the vehicle beneath
the center console.
To remove the outer cover, pull straight up on the handle. To
remove the inside cover, press the sides of the cover and pull.
The inside cover shows the fuse/relay location. The numbers
on the inside cover correspond to the numbers in the chart on
the next page.
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1
2
3
17
29
18
30
19
31
47
4
5
48
41
6
42
7
8
20
32
9
21
33
10
22
34
11
23
35
12
24
36
13
25
37
14
26
27
44
45
46
38
15
16
43
28
39
40
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Inside Cover
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Fuse Number
Fuse Amp Rating
SMART JUNCTION BOX
FUSE/RELAY FUSE AMP
LOCATION
RATING
PROTECTED
CIRCUITS
SMART JUNCTION BOX
FUSE/RELAY FUSE AMP
LOCATION
RATING
18
20A
PROTECTED
CIRCUITS
ABC VBAT 2 Rear Wiper,
Rear Washer, Liftgate Latch
1
30A
Not Used
2
15A
Not Used
3
15A
Not Used
19
25A
Not Used
15A
Diagnostic Conn Power
4
30A
Not Used
20
5
10A
SPDJB micro,
Brake Shift Interlock
21
15A
Not Used
22
15A
Parking/License Lights
6
20A
Turn Signals/Hazards/Stop Ips
23
15A
High Beams
7
10A
Left Low Beam
24
20A
Horn
8
10A
Right Low Beam
25
10A
Not Used
9
15A
Courtesy Lights
26
10A
Cluster (Battery)
10
15A
Cluster/Panel Illumination
27
20A
Ignition Switch Feed (Battery)
11
10A
Not Used
28
5A
Not Used
12
10A
Not Used
29
5A
Cluster (R/S)
13
5A
Exterior Power Mirrors
30
5A
Not Used
14
10A
Not Used
31
10A
Not Used
15
10A
Not Used
32
10A
Restraints Module (R/S)
16
15A
Not Used
33
10A
Not Used
17
20A
Power Door Locks
34
5A
ABC Module (R/S)
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SMART JUNCTION BOX
FUSE/RELAY FUSE AMP
LOCATION
RATING
35
7.5A
PROTECTED
CIRCUITS
Not Used
36
5A
PATS (R/S)
37
10A
Climate Control Head, Door
Actuators, Coolant Control
Valve (R/S)
38
20A
Not Used
39
20A
Radio Power
40
20A
Not Used
41
15A
Radio On/Off Sw Illum
(Del/Accy)
42
10A
Not Used
43
10A
Rear Defrost Relay Coil, Front
Wiper Motor, Relay Coils,
Blower Relay Coil (R/A)
44
10A
Not Used
45
5A
Not Used
46
7.5A
Not Used
47
30A Circuit Power Windows (Del/Accy)
Breaker
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SMART JUNCTION BOX
FUSE/RELAY FUSE AMP
LOCATION
RATING
48
-
PROTECTED
CIRCUITS
Delayed Accy
Battery Junction Box
The Battery Junction Box is located in the
engine compartment. It contains high-current fuses that protect your vehicle’s main
electrical systems from overloads.
Battery Junction Box
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Roadside Emergencies 147
BATTERY JUNCTION BOX
FUSE/RELAY
LOCATION
FUSE AMP
RATING
PROTECTED
CIRCUITS
BATTERY JUNCTION BOX
FUSE/RELAY
LOCATION
FUSE AMP
RATING
18
30A**
PROTECTED
CIRCUITS
Auto Level Exhaust
Valve
1
HC Micro Relay PCM
2
HC Micro Relay Starter Solenoid
3
HC Micro Relay Rear Defrost
19
–
Not Used
4
HC Micro Relay HVAC Blower Motor
20
–
Not Used
5
HC Micro Relay Fuel Pump
21
20A**
6
HC Micro Relay Washer Pump
–
7
–
Not Used
8
HC Micro Relay Front Wiper High
22
9
HC Micro Relay ALC Compressor
ABC VBAT 1 Module
(Power Ramp Motor),
Brake Transmission
Shift Interlock
Not Used
23
G8VA relay
A/C Clutch
10
–
Not Used
24
G8VA relay
Front Wiper Low
11
–
Not Used
25
12
40A**
Engine Cooling Fan #1
26
13
30A**
Starter Solenoid Relay
27
–
14
40A**
Run Start Relay
28
15A*
Back Up Lamp
15
40A**
Engine Cooling Fan #2
29
10A*
A/C Clutch
16
40A**
Auto Level
Compressor Motor
30
10A*
Stoplamp Sw
17
–
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Not Used
HC Micro relay Run/Start
20A*
31
–
32
40A**
Washer Pump
Not Used
Not Used
Blower Motor
BATTERY JUNCTION BOX
FUSE/RELAY
LOCATION
FUSE AMP
RATING
33
30A**
PROTECTED
CIRCUITS
BATTERY JUNCTION BOX
FUSE/RELAY
LOCATION
FUSE AMP
RATING
PROTECTED
CIRCUITS
Rear Defrost
48
–
Not Used
Not Used
49
–
Not Used
PCM VPWR (Main)
50
–
Not Used
Not Used
34
–
35
40A**
36
–
Not Used
51
–
37
–
Not Used
52
10A*
38
–
Not Used
39
G8VA relay
Back Up LP
53
10A*
ABS Module R/S Feed
54
10A*
Fuel Pump Relay
Coil (Gas), Tank Valve
Relay Coil (CNG),
PCM R/S
55
–
Not Used
56
–
Not Used
57
–
Not Used
–
Not Used
Not Used
40
ISO relay
Engine Cooling Fan
Hi/Low
41
10A*
Auto Level Control
Module
42
–
43
20A*
Not Used
Fuel Pump (Gas), Tank
Valves (CNG)
44
25A*
High Wiper
58
45
25A*
Low Wiper
59
–
46
10A*
PCM KA Power/Can
Vent/PCM Relay Coil
60
Mini Diode
61
–
47
60A**
ABS Pump Motor
Auto Level Control
R/S
Start
Not Used
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BATTERY JUNCTION BOX
FUSE/RELAY
LOCATION
62
FUSE AMP
RATING
PROTECTED
CIRCUITS
BATTERY JUNCTION BOX
FUSE/RELAY
LOCATION
FUSE AMP
RATING
77
10A*
VPWR 3 PCM
non ML
Engine Cooling Fan
#1 & #2 (Low)
78
15A*
VPWR 4 GAS
Ign Coils
Not Used
79
10A*
VPWR 5 Trans
HC Micro relay Engine Cooling Fan #2
(High)
PROTECTED
CIRCUITS
63
25A**
64
–
65
20A**
Power Point 2 (IP)
80
–
Not Used
66
20A**
Power Point 3
81
–
Not Used
67
20A**
Power Point 1 (IP)
82
–
Not Used
68
–
Not Used
83
Mini Diode
69
–
Not Used
70
–
Not Used
84
–
71
–
Not Used
85
72
20A**
Cigar Ltr
73
–
Not Used
74
30A**
Power Seat
75
20A*
VPWR 1 PCM PWR
(Secondary)
76
20A*
VPWR 2 PC Mil
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Fuel Pump (Gas), Tank
Valves (CNG)
Not Used
HC Micro relay Engine Cooling Fan #1
(High)
*Mini fuses **A1S fuses
Maintenance
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Maintenance Schedule and Record Log . . . . . . . . . . 155
Get the Most from Your Vehicle with Routine
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Protect Your Warranty! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Keeping Maintenance Records is Easy with
the Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Maintenance Intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Choosing a Maintenance Schedule to Follow . . 156
Oils, Fluids and Flushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Chemicals and Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Owner Checks and Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Oils and Lubricants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Collision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Multi-Point Inspection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Maintenance Schedule for Normal
“Non-Commercial” Driving Conditions. . . . . . . .160
U.S. Department of Transportation Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Maintenance Schedule for Special Use
“Commercial Fleet” Driving Conditions . . . . . . .173
Tire and Wheel Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Hood
Raising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Lowering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
Wheels and Tires
Inspection and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Tire Wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Inflation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Snow Tires and Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
Information About Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . . .197
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Tire Rotation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Gasoline Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Important Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Fuel Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Choosing the Right Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Octane Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Fuel Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Running Out of Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel System . . . . . 204
CNG Fuel Cutoff System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
CNG Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
CNG Fuel Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Transmission Fluid
CNG Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Checking Automatic Transmission Fluid . . . . 217
Finding CNG Fueling Stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
CNG Refueling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Essentials of Good Fuel Economy. . . . . . . . . . . 208
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Measuring Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Battery Relearn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Filling The Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Battery Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Calculating Fuel Economy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Windshield Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Engine Oil
Cleaning Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Checking The Engine Oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Adding Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Engine Oil and Filter Recommendations . . . . . 213
Tires and Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Engine Coolant
Ramp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Checking Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Windows and Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Adding Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Capacities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Engine Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Cooling System Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Transmission Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Vehicle Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Metric/U.S. Equivalents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE AND RECORD LOG
Get the Most from Your Vehicle with Routine
Maintenance
Routine maintenance is the best way to help ensure you get the
performance, dependability, long life and resale value you
expect from your MV-1. This is exactly why we put together the
Maintenance Schedule. It outlines the services required to properly maintain your vehicle and when they should be performed.
CAUTION:
ALWAYS have your vehicle serviced on
schedule and follow all maintenance instructions in this section.
Use a service center whenever possible for maintenance.
REASON: Maintaining your vehicle while it is running
great goes a long way toward preventing repairs and
expenses later.
Here are a few suggestions to help you get started on the road
to routine maintenance:
• Familiarize yourself with your vehicle by going through
the whole Owner’s Manual.
• Take a few minutes to review the Maintenance Schedule.
• Make a habit to use this guide to record scheduled mantenance.
Protect Your Warranty!
While maintenance and repair services may be performed by
your service center or by any automotive service provider you
choose, it is your responsibility to see that all scheduled maintenance is performed and that the materials used meet Mobility
Ventures engineering specifications. Failure to perform scheduled maintenance specified in this guide may invalidate warranty coverage on parts affected by this lack of maintenance.
We cannot stress enough how important it is to keep records of
all maintenance. This guide will help you do just that. Mobility
Ventures will not deny a warranty claim simply because there is
no documentation. However, damage or failures due to
neglect or a lack or proper maintenance are not covered
under warranty.
Keeping Maintenance Records Is Easy With
The Maintenance Schedule
It is important to document the maintenance of your MV-1. Every
time you bring your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance, be sure
to present your Owner’s Manual and certify the work. Also record
the date of service, mileage at time of service and attach your
receipt. This will make record keeping easy and, should your
vehicle ever require warranty coverage, you will have all the documentation to show you have properly maintained the vehicle.
Routine maintenance is not only the best way to keep your vehicle running well, it is also the best way to protect your warranty.
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Maintenance Intervals
Mobility Ventures establishes recommended maintenance
intervals based upon engineering testing to determine the most
appropriate mileage to perform the various maintenance services. This protects your vehicle at the lowest overall cost to
you. It is recommended that you not deviate from the maintenance schedules presented in this manual.
Your vehicle is very sophisticated and built with multiple complex performance systems. Every manufacturer develops these
systems using different specifications and performance features. That’s why it’s important to rely on your service center
to properly maintain, diagnose and repair your vehicle.
Choosing a Maintenance Schedule to Follow
It is important to follow the maintenance schedule that most
closely mirrors your driving habits and the conditions under
which you drive. For this reason, the Maintenance Schedule is
divided into two basic maintenance schedules; the Normal
Schedule and the Special Use Schedule.
It is easy to determine which maintenance schedule you should use.
Use the normal schedule if you drive your vehicle under everyday
conditions. If, however, one or more of the special operating conditions outlined below better describes how you typically operate
your MV-1, you will need to perform some maintenance services
more often than the normal schedule recommends.
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• Routinely carrying heavy loads
• Extensive idling and/or driving at low speeds
for long distances
• Commercial fleet driving
• Driving in dusty conditions
Oils, Fluids and Flushing
In many cases, fluid discoloration is a normal operating characteristic and, by itself, does not necessarily indicate a concern or
that the fluid needs to be changed. However, discolored fluids
that also show signs of overheating and/or foreign material contamination should be inspected immediately by a qualified
expert. Your vehicle’s oils and fluids should be changed at the
specified intervals or in conjunction with a repair. Flushing is a
viable way to change fluid for many vehicle sub-systems during
scheduled maintenance. It is critical that systems are flushed
only with new fluid that is the same as that required to fill and
operate the system, or using an approved flushing chemical.
Chemicals and Additives
Non- MV-1 approved chemicals or additives are not required
for factory recommended maintenance. In fact, Mobility Ventures recommends against the use of such additive products
unless specifically recommended by Mobility Ventures for a
particular application.
Owner Checks and Services
It is recommended that the following basic maintenance
checks and inspections be performed at the designated time
intervals. Check the other sections in the owner’s manual for
more information.
Maximum Oil Change Interval
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Normal Schedule: 7,500 miles or 6 months, whichever occurs first.
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Special Operating Conditions: 5,000 miles, 6 months, or 200 hours of
engine operation, whichever occurs first.
Engine Coolant Change Interval
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6 years or 105,000 miles - change coolant (whichever comes first). Use
coolant specified in Capacities on page 227.
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After initial change - change coolant every 6 years or 100,000 miles.
Check Every Month for All Vehicle
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Check function of all interior and exterior lights.
Check Every Six Months for All Vehicles
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Check windshield washer fluid level.
Check power steering fluid level.
Check check windshield/rear window washer operation.
Check condition of wiper blades (replace blades as necessary).
Check parking brake for proper operation.
Check and lubricate upper and lower door hinges and door check straps.
Check safety warning lamps (ABS, Check Engine, etc.) for operation.
Check engine coolant level.
Check battery connections and clean if necessary.
Every three years or 36,000 miles for CNG Vehicles, whichever occurs first
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Inspection for all CNG tanks by your trained MV-1 technician
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Ramp Service Adjustment.
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Refer to Tire Rotation on page 198 for the proper lug nut torque specifications.
Every 7,500 Ramp cycles or five years, whichever occurs first
Check tires for wear and proper inflation (41 PSI/283 KPA).
Check engine oil fluid level.
Check lap/shoulder belts and seat latches for wear and proper operation.
Retightening Lug Nuts
Check ramp operation and clean ramp panels with bristle brush and water.
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Tires
Proper tire maintenance and replacement are critical to your vehicle’s
performance and helps keep you and your passengers safe. Only use
replacement tires and wheels that are the same size, load index, speed
rating and type (such as P-metric versus LT-metric or all-season versus all-terrain) as those originally provided by Mobility Ventures. The
recommended tire and wheel size may be found on either the Safety
Compliance Certification Label or the Tire Label which is located on
the B-Pillar or edge of the driver’s door.
CAUTION: Certain states require the use of fender flares
or splash guards when a vehicle's tires are not completely
covered by the vehicle's fender. LX models equipped with
20-inch tires may require the installation of such equipment
to be properly operated in certain states. Be sure to check
your state's regulations to determine whether fender flares or
splash guards are required to properly operate your vehicle.
Neither Mobility Ventures LLC nor its affiliates are
responsible for any liability resulting from the operation of
this motor vehicle without the presence of such equipment,
where required.
If this information is not found on these labels then you should
consult your service center. Use of any tire or wheel not recommended by Mobility Ventures can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could result in an increased risk of
loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.
Additionally, the use of non-recommended tires and wheels could
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cause steering, suspension, axle or transfer case/power transfer
unit failure. If you have questions regarding tire replacement, see
an authorized service center.
If your service center sells the name-brand tire, they can also
honor the tire manufacturer’s warranty.
Tires degrade over time depending on many factors such as
weather, storage conditions, and conditions of use (load,
speed, inflation, etc.) the tires experience throughout their
lives. In general, tires should be replaced after 6 years, regardless of tread wear. However, heat caused by hot climates or
frequent high loading conditions can accelerate the aging process and may require the tires to be replaced more frequently.
Oils and Lubricants
It is important to follow a regular maintenance schedule for
changing your vehicle’s oil and lubricants. Mobility Ventures
recommends using Motorcraft® Oils and Lubricants. Motorcraft Oils are formulated to reduce engine friction, improve
fuel economy, and protect against deposits and wear. Motocraft oil is certified by The American Petroleum Industry.
Collision
Multi-Point Inspection (Recommended at Every Visit)
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Check and top-up fluid levels: brake, coolant recovery reservoir,
transmission, power steering and window washer.
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Inspect tires for wear and check air pressure.
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Check operation of horn, exterior lamps, turn signals and hazard warning
lights.
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Check radiator, coolers, heater and air conditioning hoses.
As a consumer, you are within your rights to insist on original
equipment replacement parts. These genuine parts are made by
the manufacturer to meet stringent criteria for fit, finish, structural integrity, corrosion protection and dent resistance, just
like the parts that were originally on your vehicle.
Multi-Point Inspection
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Check shocks and struts and other suspension components for leaks
and damage.
To keep your MV-1 running properly, it is important to have
the systems on your vehicle checked regularly. This can help
identify potential issues and prevent major problems. Mobility
Ventures recommends the following multi-point inspection be
performed at every scheduled maintenance interval to help
ensure your vehicle keeps running well.
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Inspect steering and linkage.
An accident is an upsetting experience and collision repair is
often complicated and confusing. Know your rights as a conumer during the collision repair process and make sure your vehicle is properly repaired with the right parts. Properly repairing
your vehicle will help maintain its value.
Your Rights As A Consumer
Check exhaust system for leaks, damage, loose parts and foreign material.
Check battery performance.
Inspect windshield washer spray and wiper operation.
Check windshield for cracks, chips and pitting.
Inspect for oil and fluid leaks.
Inspect engine air filter.
Inspect half shaft dust boots, if equipped.
Inspect accessory drive belt(s).
Inspect ramp condition and clean panels as necessary.
Inspect/remove any debris from ramp tracks.
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Maintenance Schedule for Normal “Non-Commercial” Driving Conditions
7,500 miles/12,000 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Replace differential fluid
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
15,000 miles/24,100 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
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22,500 miles/ 36,200 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Date:
Inspect engine coolant level.
Mileage:
Change high pressure and low pressure CNG filters (CNG only)
RO#:
30,000 miles/ 48,300 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
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37,500 miles/ 60,330 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
45,000 miles/ 72,400 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Date:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
Mileage:
Change high pressure and low pressure CNG filters (CNG only)
RO#:
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52,500 miles/ 84,500 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Replace differential fluid.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
60,000 miles/ 96,500 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses
RO#:
Maintenance 163
67,500 miles/ 108,600 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
75,000 miles/ 120,700 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
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82,500 miles/ 132,700 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
90,000 miles/144,800 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Change high pressure and low pressure CNG filters (CNG only)
RO#:
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97,500 miles/156,900 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
105,000 miles/169,000 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Replace differential fluid
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
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112,500 miles/181,000 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
120,000 miles/193,100 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
Maintenance 167
127,500 miles/205,100 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
135,000 miles/217,200 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Date:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
Mileage:
Change high pressure and low pressure CNG filters (CNG only)
RO#:
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142,500 miles/229,300 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
150,000 miles/241,400 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Inspect differential fluid.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
Maintenance 169
157,500 miles/253,400 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
165,000 miles/266,300 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
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170 Maintenance
172,500 miles/277,600 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
180,000 miles/289,600 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Date:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
Mileage:
Change high pressure and low pressure CNG filters (CNG only)
RO#:
Maintenance 171
187,500 miles/301,700 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
195,000 miles/313,800 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
172 Maintenance
Maintenance Schedule for Special Use “Commercial Fleet” Driving Conditions
5,000 miles/8,000 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 5,000 mile/8,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Replace differential fluid.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
10,000 miles/16,000 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
Maintenance 173
15,000 miles/ 24,100 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 5,000 mile/8,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
20,000 miles/ 32,200 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Change CNG high and low pressure filters.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
174 Maintenance
25,000 miles/ 40,200 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 5,000 mile/8,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
30,000 miles/ 48,300 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
Maintenance 175
35,000 miles/ 56,300 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 5,000 mile/8,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
40,000 miles/ 64,400 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Change CNG high and low pressure filters.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
176 Maintenance
45,000 miles/ 72,400 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 5,000 mile/8,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
50,000 miles/ 80,500 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Replace differential fluid.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Date:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
Mileage:
Replace transmission fluid.
RO#:
Maintenance 177
55,000 miles/ 88,500 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
60,000 miles/96,500 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Change CNG high and low pressure filters.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
178 Maintenance
65,000 miles/104,600 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
70,000 miles/112,600 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
Maintenance 179
75,000 miles/120,700 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
80,000 miles/128,800 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Change CNG high and low pressure filters.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
180 Maintenance
85,000 miles/136,800 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
90,000 miles/144,800 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
Maintenance 181
100,000 miles/160,900 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Replace differential fluid.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Change CNG high and low pressure filters.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Replace automatic transmission fluid.
Mileage:
Replace engine coolant.
RO#:
105,000 miles/169,000 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Inspect differential fluid.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
182 Maintenance
110,000 miles/177,000 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
115,000 miles/185,000 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
Maintenance 183
120,000 miles/193,000 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Change CNG high and low pressure filters.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
125,000 miles/201,100 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
184 Maintenance
130,000 miles/209,200 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
135,000 miles/217,200 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
Maintenance 185
140,000 miles/225,270 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Change CNG high and low pressure filters.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
145,000 miles/233,300 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
186 Maintenance
150,000 miles/241,400 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect differential fluid.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
155,000 miles/249,400 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
Maintenance 187
160,000 miles/257,400 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Change CNG high and low pressure filters.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
165,000 miles/265,500 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
188 Maintenance
170,000 miles/273,500 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
175,000 miles/281,600 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
Maintenance 189
180,000 miles/289,600 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Change CNG high and low pressure filters.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
185,000 miles/297,700 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
190 Maintenance
190,000 miles/305,700 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Inspect automatic transmission fluid level.
Mileage:
Inspect engine coolant level.
RO#:
195,000 miles/313,800 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
Maintenance 191
200,000 miles/321,800 kilometers
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Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
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Perform 7,500 mile/12,000 kilometer service.
Service Center:
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.
Replace differential fluid.
Inspect ramp operation and check tracks for debris and clean as necessary
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.
Change CNG high and low pressure filters.
Lube all body hinges.
Inspect engine air filter.
Date:
Replace automatic transmission fluid.
Mileage:
Replace engine coolant.
RO#:
205,000 miles/330,000 kilometers
Service Center:
Replace engine air filter.
Lubricate and inspect steering linkage, ball joints, suspension, tie rod ends, driveshaft, and U-joints.
Inspect brake pads, rotors, and lines/hoses, and parking brake system. Ensure proper brake fluid level.
Inspect rear axle shaft boots.
Date:
Inspect exhaust system and heat shields.
Mileage:
Inspect engine cooling system and hoses.
RO#:
192 Maintenance
HOOD
Raising
1.
Pull the hood release latch located under the bottom left
corner of the instrument panel towards you.
2.
Go to the front of the vehicle and pull up slightly on the
hood to access the safety latch. Push the latch to the left
and lift the hood.
3.
Lift the hood and secure it with the prop rod.
13-WOM10-007
Maintenance 193
Lowering
1.
Slightly lift the hood.
2.
Remove the prop rod and stow in the proper location.
3.
Close the hood, making sure that it latches.
WARNING
The hood must be completely closed and latched before
driving.
REASON: The hood could open while driving, obscuring
your vision and causing a collision which could result in
serious bodily injury or death.
194 Maintenance
WHEELS AND TIRES
Inspection and Care
Frequent inspection of the tires will prevent tire failure and
possible loss of vehicle control. Check the tires and wheels for
noticeable damage regularly. See the Maintenance Schedule at
the beginning of this section for proper maintenance intervals.
Tire Wear
When the tire tread is worn down
to 3/32th of an inch (2mm), tires
must be replaced to help prevent
your vehicle from skidding and
hydroplaning. The tires have builtin treadwear indicators or “wear
bars”, which look like narrow
strips of smooth rubber across the tread that will appear on the
tire when the tread is worn down to 3/32th of an inch (2mm).
All tires will wear out faster when subjected to high speeds as
well as hard cornering, rapid starts, sudden stops and frequent
driving on roads which are in poor condition. Roads containing holes, rocks or other objects can damage tires and cause
misalignment of your vehicle.
Rotation
Rotating your tires regularly extends tire wear life and prevents
any abnormal, uneven wear. Rotate the tires every 7,500 mi
(12,000 km) according to the diagram on page 198. After each
rotation, adjust individual tire pressures to the recommended
pressure for your tires. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 96 lb-ft
(130 Nm) and check the torque periodically thereafter.
Replacement
Any tire that shows a wear bar or noticeable damage should be
replaced immediately. Replacement of unevenly worn tires
may be necessary even before a wear bar appears.
Damage
Inflation
Uneven wear, gouges, cracks, cuts, bulges, or any exposed
body ply cords indicates tire damage that should be addressed
immediately. Tires will wear more quickly when they are kept
at improper tire pressures or when wheels are not aligned
properly. If you find any noticeable damage, have the tires
checked at an authorized service center.
Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for the proper inflation
pressures.
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Snow Tires and Chains
Your MV-1 comes equipped with all-weather treads to provide
traction in rain in snow. In some climates, you may need to use
snow tires and chains.
WARNING
When selecting snow tires for your MV-1, ensure that the
tires are the same size, load index and speed rating as those
originally provided with the vehicle.
REASON: Use of any tire that is not the recommended
size, load index and speed rating can affect the safety and
performance of your vehicle. This could result in a loss of
vehicle control, leading to serious bodily injury or death. Nonrecommended tires could also cause damage to the
steering, suspension and axle.
If you need to use snow tires and chains, follow these guidelines:
• If you hear the chains rub or bang against your vehicle,
stop and retighten the chains. If this does not work,
remove the chains to prevent damage to your vehicle.
CAUTION: DO NOT use tire chains if your vehicle is
equipped with the optional 20” aluminum wheels.
REASON:
The 20” wheels do not leave enough
clearance for the tire chains, which could result in vehicle
damage.
• Avoid fully loading your vehicle, if possible.
• Use only SAE Class S chains.
• Install chains securely, making sure that the chains do not
touch any of the wiring, brake lines or fuel lines.
• Remove the tire chains when they are no longer needed.
Do not use tire chains on dry roads.
WARNING
If you are driving in slippery conditions that require tire
chains or cables, it is critical that you drive cautiously. Drive
at lower speeds, allow for longer stopping distances and
avoid aggressive steering.
REASON: Slippery conditions may increase the chance
for loss of vehicle control which could lead to serious bodily
injury or death.
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INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE
QUALITY GRADING
Tire Quality Grades apply to new pneumatic passenger car
tires. The quality grades can be found where applicable on the
tire sidewall between tread shoulder and maximum section
width. A sample tire quality grade would be: Treadwear 200
Traction AA Temperature A
These Tire Quality Grades are determined by standards that
the United States Department of Transportation has set.
Tire Quality Grades apply to new pneumatic passenger car
tires. They do not apply to deep tread, winter-type snow tires,
temporary use spare tires, light truck or "LT" type tires, tires
with nominal rim diameters of 10 to 12 inches or limited production tires as defined in Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 575.104(c)(2).
U.S. Department of Transportation - Tire
Quality Grades
The U.S. Department of Transportation requires Mobility Ventures to give you the following information about tire grades:
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear
rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a
specified government test course. For example, a tire graded
150 would wear one and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the
government course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their
use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm
due to variations in driving habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
Traction Grades (AA, A, B, C)
The traction grades, from highest to lowest are AA, A, B and
C. The grades represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on specified
government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire
marked C may have poor traction performance.
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straightahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration,
cornering, hydroplaning or peak traction characteristics.
Temperature Grades (A, B, C)
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 degeneration and reduce tire life.
Excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C
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corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car
tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
No. 139. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance
on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law.
The temperature grade established for the MV-1 tire is for a tire
that is properly inflated and not overinflated. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.
TIRE AND WHEEL ALIGNMENT
A bad jolt from hitting a curb or pothole can cause the front end
of your vehicle to become misaligned or cause damage to your
tires. If your vehicle seems to pull to one side when you are driving, the wheels may be out of alignment. Wheel misalignment in
the front or rear can cause uneven and rapid treadwear of your
tires and should be corrected by an authorized service center.
The tires should also be balanced periodically. An unbalanced
tire and wheel assembly may result in irregular tire wear.
Tire Rotation
Regular tire rotation will help your tires wear more evenly, providing better performance and longer tire life. You should rotate
your tires every 7,500 miles (12,000 km) for normal use or
every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) for commercial fleet use. The
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illustration below shows the recommended tire rotation for your
rear-wheel drive MV-1. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 96 lb-ft
(130 Nm) in order shown on the right and check the torque periodically thereafter.
Front of Vehicle
Lug Nut
Tightening Order
1
3
6
5
4
2
14a-WOM10-001
Sometimes irregular tire wear can be corrected by rotating the tires.
NOTE: If your tires show uneven wear, ask an authorized
service center to check for and correct any wheel
misalignment, tire imbalance or mechanical problem
involved before tire rotation.
NOTE: After having your tires rotated, check tire pressure
and adjust to the recommended inflation pressure.
GASOLINE FUEL SYSTEM
Fuel Filter
Your vehicle filter is equipped with a lifetime fuel filter that is
integrated with the fuel tank. Regular maintenance or replacement is not needed.
Important Safety Precautions
Always the safety gasoline fuel system precautions below.
Gasoline is flammable and can cause serious bodily or death is
misused or mishandled.
WARNING
Do not overfill the fuel tank. The pressure in an overfilled tank
may cause leakage and lead to fuel spray and fire.
WARNING
The fuel system may be under pressure. If the fuel filler cap is
venting vapor or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until it stops
before completely removing the fuel filler cap. Otherwise, fuel
may spray out and injure you or others.
WARNING
If you do not use the proper fuel filler cap, excessive vacuum
in the fuel tank may damage the fuel system or cause the
fuel cap to disengage in a collision, which may result in
serious personal injury.
WARNING
Fuel ethanol and gasoline may contain benzene, which is a
cancer-causing agent.
Observe the following guidelines when handling automotive
fuel:
• Extinguish all smoking materials and any open flames
before fueling your vehicle.
• Always turn off the vehicle before fueling.
• Automotive fuels can be harmful or fatal if swallowed.
Fuels such as gasoline and ethanol are highly toxic and if
swallowed can cause permanent injury or death. If fuel is
swallowed, call a physician immediately, even if no symptoms are immediately apparent. The toxic effects of fuel
may not be visible for hours.
• Avoid inhaling fuel vapors. Inhaling too much fuel vapor
of any kind can lead to eye and respiratory tract irritation.
In severe cases, excessive or prolonged breathing of fuel
vapor can cause serious illness and permanent injury.
• Avoid getting fuel liquid in your eyes. If fuel is splashed
in the eyes, remove contact lenses (if worn), flush with
water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention. Failure
to seek proper medical attention could lead to permanent
injury.
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• Fuels can also be harmful if absorbed through the skin. If
fuel is splashed on the skin and/or clothing, promptly
remove contaminated clothing and wash skin thoroughly
with soap and water. Repeated or prolonged skin contact
with fuel liquid or vapor causes skin irritation.
• Be particularly careful if you are taking “Antabuse” or
other forms of disulfiram for the treatment of alcoholism.
Breathing gasoline and/or ethanol vapors, or skin contact
could cause an adverse reaction. In sensitive individuals,
serious personal injury or sickness may result. If fuel is
splashed on the skin, promptly wash skin thoroughly with
soap and water. Consult a physician immediately if you
experience an adverse reaction.
WARNING
Your vehicle does not contain flexible fuel components and
should only use standard unleaded gasoline fuels.
WARNING
When refueling, always shut the engine off and never allow
sparks or open flames near the filler neck. Never smoke
while refueling.
REASON:
Fuel vapor is extremely hazardous under
certain conditions. Care should be taken to avoid inhaling
excess fumes.
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WARNING
Do not pump fuel into an ungrounded fuel container.
REASON: The flow of fuel through a fuel pump nozzle
can produce static electricity, which can cause a fire.
Refueling
WARNING
Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel fire can cause severe
injuries. To help avoid injuries to you and others:
•Read and follow all the instructions on the pump island.
•Turn off your engine when you are refueling.
•Do not smoke if you are near fuel or refueling your vehicle.
•Keep sparks, flames and smoking materials away from fuel.
•Stay outside your vehicle and do not leave the fuel pump
unattended when refueling your vehicle - this is against the
law in some locations.
•Keep children away from the fuel pump; never let children
pump fuel.
•Do not use personal electronic devices while refueling.
Use the following guidelines to avoid electrostatic charge
build-up when filling un ungrounded fuel container:
•Place approved fuel container on the ground.
•DO NOT fill a fuel container while it is in the vehicle
(including the cargo area).
•Keep the fuel pump nozzle in contact with the fuel container while
fueling.
•DO NOT use a device that would hold the fuel pump handle
in the fill position.
Fuel Filler Cap
3.
Pull to remove the cap from the fuel filler pipe.
4.
To install the cap, align the tabs on the cap with the
notches on the filler pipe.
5.
Turn the filler cap clockwise 1/4 of a turn until it clicks
at least once.
If the Check Fuel Cap indicator light illuminates in the instrument cluster next to the odometer, the fuel filler cap may not
be properly installed. The light can come on after several driving events after you’ve refueled your vehicle.
At the next opportunity, safely pull off of the road, remove the
fuel filler cap, align the cap properly and reinstall it. The Check
Fuel Cap indicator light may not reset immediately; it may take
several driving cycles for the light to turn off. A driving cycle
consists of an engine start up (after four or more hours with the
engine off) followed by city and highway driving.
Your fuel tank filler cap has an indexed design with a 1/4 turn
on/off feature.
When fueling your vehicle:
1.
Turn the engine off.
2.
Carefully turn the filler cap counterclockwise until it pops
out.
If you must replace the fuel filler cap, replace it with a fuel
filler cap that is designed for your vehicle. The customer warranty may be void for any damage to the fuel tank or fuel system if the correct fuel filler cap is not used.
WARNING
The fuel system may be under pressure. If the fuel filler cap
is venting vapor or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until it
stops before completely removing the fuel filler cap.
REASON: Fuel may spray out and injure you or others.
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WARNING
ALWAYS use the proper fuel filler cap.
Octane Recommendations
Choosing the Right Fuel
Your vehicle is designed to use "Regular" unleaded gasoline
with a pump (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87. Some stations offer
fuels posted as "Regular" with an octane rating below 87, particularly in high altitude areas. Fuels with octane levels below
87 are not recommended.
Your vehicle is NOT a flexible fuel vehicle (FFV). Only use
UNLEADED fuel or UNLEADED fuel blended with a maximum of 10% ethanol. DO NOT use fuel ethanol (E85), diesel,
methanol, leaded fuel or any other fuel.
Do not be concerned if your engine sometimes knocks lightly.
However, if it knocks heavily under most driving conditions
while you are using fuel with the recommended octane rating, see
your authorized service center to prevent any engine damage.
The use of leaded fuel is prohibited by law and could damage
your vehicle.
Fuel Quality
REASON:
Excessive vacuum in the fuel tank may
damage the fuel system or cause the fuel cap to disengage
in a collision, which may result in serious bodily injury.
Your vehicle was not designed to use fuel or fuel additives with
metallic compounds, including manganese-based additives.
CAUTION:
Do not use of any fuel other than those
recommended.
REASON: Use of non-recommended fuels may cause
powertrain damage, or a loss of vehicle performance.
Repairs are not covered under warranty.
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If you experience hard starting, rough idle or hesitation driveability problems during a cold start, try a different brand of
"Regular" unleaded gasoline. "Premium" unleaded gasoline is
not recommended for vehicles designed to use "Regular"
unleaded gasoline because it may cause these problems to
become more pronounced. If the problems persist, see your
authorized service center.
Running Out of Fuel
Avoid running out of fuel. This situation may have an adverse
effect on powertrain components.
If you have run out of fuel:
• You may need to cycle the ignition from OFF to ON several times after refueling to allow the fuel system to pump
the fuel from the tank to the engine. On restarting, cranking time will take a few seconds longer than normal.
• Normally, adding 1 gallon (3.8L) of fuel is enough to
restart the engine. If the vehicle is out of fuel and on a
steep grade, more than 1 gallon (3.8L) may be required.
• The Service Engine Soon indicator light may illuminate.
For more information on the service engine soon indicator, refer to Warning Lights on page 49 and Warning
Chimes page 52.
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COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS FUEL SYSTEM
If your vehicle is a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) model, it runs
on a highly pressurized version of the same natural gas used in
many homes. Your CNG MV-1 operates and performs much like
the gasoline-powered MV-1, but there are a few differences that
are listed in this section and other places in this manual.
The CNG system in your vehicle, including the tanks and
hoses, has been designed to hold the gas at this high pressure,
and has been tested for safety. You should never smell gas or
hear a hissing sound unless you are refueling. If you do, shut
down the CNG system by following the procedure in If the
Fuel System is Leaking on page 128.
WARNING
NEVER attempt to modify the fuel system and always have
the fuel system maintenance performed by an authorized
service center.
REASON: Tampering with, or improperly maintaining the
high-pressure fuel system can cause a dangerous condition
in which you can be killed or seriously injured.
CNG Fuel Cutoff System
The cutoff valve for the fuel tanks is controlled by the ignition
switch. When the ignition switch is in the OFF position, the
valves are closed, shutting off the fuel flow out of the tanks. It
opens when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.
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This is similar to how an electric fuel pump works in a gasoline-powered vehicle.
CNG Identification
Your MV-1 has an identifying CNG label attached to the liftegate
next to the license plate. Do not remove this label. This label is
necessary for insuring your vehicle. Driving without this label
may violate laws or regulations in some locations.
CNG Fuel Tank
Your MV-1 is equipped with three lightweight Type III tanks
that meet the safety standards of NFPA-52/DOT NHTSA
FMVSS 304. The fuel tanks should be inspected every three
years after the vehicle’s production date.
The CNG tank expiration date and system service pressure
information can also be found on the warning label below,
which is found on the underside of the hood.
Have your authorized service center or a qualified natural gas
vehicle technician inspect the fuel tanks for damage or leaks.
You should also have the fuel tanks inspected after a collision.
The fuel tanks must be replaced 15 years after they were manufactured. The expiration date of the fuel tanks is on a label
adhered to each of the fuel tanks.
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Have your authorized service center or a qualified natural gas
vehicle technician replace the fuel tanks. Do not reuse the old
fuel tanks. See the label below, located on the fuel tanks, for
warnings and information on inspection and service life.
CNG Fuel Economy
Your CNG MV-1 has a 290 mile range when the three fuel
tanks are full. The EPA estimated fuel economy for your vehicle is 11 mpg city and 16 mpg highway.
Finding CNG Fueling Stations
Most larger cities in the United States will have CNG fueling
stations, but you can check availability in your area by going
to http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/locator/stations/ which
is the U.S. Department of Energy’s alternative fuel locator.
The DOE also has a mobile smart phone application for locating alternative fueling stations, http://www.afdc.energy.gov/
stations/m.
For the availability of fueling stations in Canada, go to the
Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance website at: http://
www.cngva.org/en/home/vehicles--stations/natural-gasrefueling-stations.aspx.
CNG Refueling
There are two methods for refueling your vehicle; fast-fill or
slow-fill.
Fast-fill is normally what you would find at commercial filling
stations. It will take several minutes to fill up the fuel tanks
using the fast-fill method.
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Slow-fill is done with a vehicle refueling appliance. Refueling will
take about 1 hour per gasoline gallon equivalent with this method.
CAUTION: Only use slow-fill equipment when ambient
To fuel your CNG MV-1:
1.
Park
with
the
driver’s side of the
vehicle closest to
the fueling station.
2.
Turn the ignition
switch to the OFF
position.
3.
Open the fuel receptacle door and pull
the dust cap off to
access the fueling
receptacle.
4.
Attach the fueling
nozzle from the dis- WEH is the receptacle manufacturer
penser to your vehicle’s fueling receptacle. The nozzle will fit around the
receptacle, and once the locking mechanism is engaged,
the fueling will begin.
temperatures are below 4°F (-16°C).
REASON: Using fast fill equipment at temperatures
below 4°F (-16°C) may damage the fuel system, potentially
causing a leak.
When refueling, you should use a fuel fill nozzle that complies
with ANSI/AGA NGV1-2006 standards. A fuel fill nozzle that
meets those standards will not permit a gas flow unless there is a
positive connection between the fill nozzle and the vehicle receptacle. It will also not release the vehicle receptacle until the gas
flow has stopped and the captured gas has been safely vented.
Nozzles are designed according to their maximum fill pressure: P24 for 2,400 psi (pounds per square inch), P30 for 3,000
psi and P36 for 3,600 psi.
WARNING
ALWAYS observe all safety recommendations and operating
instructions on the refueling equipment.
The maximum fill pressure for your MV-1 is 3,600 psi (24,800
kPa), so you should use a P36 nozzle when available. You can
fill from P30 or a P24 nozzles, but they will not fill the tank as
completely as the P36.
NOTE:
The design of fueling nozzles may vary from
station to station. Follow the instructions on the pump to
make sure the fueling nozzle is connected properly.
While refueling, you may hear a chattering sound. This is
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normal. If you hear or see fuel and/or vapor leaking from
the nozzle-receptacle connection, stop refueling immediately. Dirt or debris may be preventing a positive connection. Turn off the refueling station, remove the nozzle, then
reconnect it to the receptacle. If it continues to leak, the
vehicle should be inspected by an authorized dealer because
the sealing o-ring in the receptacle may be damaged.
5.
Refueling will stop automatically when the tanks are full.
Follow the instructions on the fueling station to turn it off.
NOTE: It is a normal occurrence that heat is generated in
the CNG fuel tanks during refueling. This is a result of friction
during the compression of the fuel. This becomes more
pronounced the lower the fuel level is when refueling. As
cooling occurs this may affect fuel level reading. See Fuel
Gauge on page 55 for more details.
6.
Disconnect the fill nozzle from the vehicle’s fuel receptacle according to the instructions on the fueling station.
You may hear a brief hissing sound as a small amount of
gas escapes. This is normal.
NOTE: If dirt or other debris is adhering to the inside of
the fuel receptacle, gas may continue to escape after
refueling. If this happens, clean the fill nozzle with a clean
dry cloth.
7.
Put the dust cap securely on the fuel receptacle.
8.
Close the fuel receptacle door.
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ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
Measuring Techniques
Your best source of information about actual fuel economy is
you, the driver. You must gather information as accurately and
consistently as possible. Fuel expense, frequency of fill-ups or
fuel gauge readings are NOT accurate as a measure of fuel
economy. We do not recommend taking fuel economy measurements during the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of driving
(engine break-in period). You will get a more accurate measurement after 2,000 miles-3,000 miles (3,000 km-5,000 km).
Filling the Tank
The advertised fuel capacity of the fuel tank on your vehicle is
equal to the rated refill capacity of the fuel tank as listed in
Capacities on page 227.
The advertised capacity is the amount of the indicated capacity
and the empty reserve combined. Indicated capacity is the difference in the amount of fuel in a full tank and a tank when the
fuel gauge indicates empty. Empty reserve is the small amount
of fuel remaining in the fuel tank after the fuel gauge indicates
empty.
The amount of usable fuel in the empty reserve varies and
should not be relied upon to increase driving range. When
refueling your vehicle after the fuel gauge indicates empty,
you might not be able to refuel the full amount of the advertised capacity of the fuel tank due to the empty reserve still
present in the tank.
Calculating Fuel Economy
1.
Fill the fuel tank completely and record the initial odometer reading (in miles or kilometers).
2.
Each time you fill the tank, record the amount of fuel
added (in gallons or liters).
3.
After at least three to five tank fill-ups, fill the fuel tank
and record the current odometer reading.
• Allow no more than two automatic click-offs when filling
a gasoline engine.
4.
Subtract your initial odometer reading from the current
odometer reading.
• Always use fuel with the recommended octane rating.
5.
• Use a known quality gasoline, preferably a national brand.
Follow one of the simple calculations in order to determine fuel economy:
• Use the same side of the same pump and have the vehicle
facing the same direction each time you fill up.
Calculation 1: Divide total miles traveled by total gallons
used.
• Have the vehicle loading and distribution the same every
time.
Calculation 2: Multiply liters used by 100, then divide by
total kilometers traveled.
• Your results will be most accurate if your filling method is
consistent.
Keep a record for at least one month and record the type of
driving (city or highway). This will provide an accurate estimate of the vehicle's fuel economy under current driving conditions. Additionally, keeping records during summer and
winter will show how temperature impacts fuel economy. In
general, lower temperatures give lower fuel economy.
For consistent results when filling the fuel tank:
• Turn the engine/ignition switch to the off position prior to
refueling.
• Use the same filling rate setting (low - medium - high)
each time the tank is filled.
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EPA Fuel Economy Estimates
Every new vehicle should have a sticker on the window called
the Monroney Label which contains EPA fuel economy estimates. Contact your authorized service center if the Monroney
label is not supplied with your vehicle. The EPA fuel economy
estimates should be your guide for the fuel economy comparisons with other vehicles. Your fuel economy may vary
depending upon the method of operation and conditions.
ENGINE OIL
Checking the Engine Oil
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule at the beginning of this section for the appropriate intervals for checking the engine oil.
1.
Make sure the vehicle is on level ground.
2.
Turn the engine off and wait 15 minutes for the oil to
drain into the oil pan.
3.
Set the parking brake and ensure the gearshift is securely
latched in P (Park).
4.
Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat.
5.
Locate and carefully remove the engine oil level dipstick.
The dipstick location is shown in the illustration on the
right.
6.
Wipe the dipstick clean. Insert the dipstick fully, then
remove it again.
• If the oil level is between the lower and upper holes or
between the MIN and MAX marks (depending on application), the oil level is acceptable. DO NOT ADD OIL.
• If the oil level is below the lower hole or the MIN mark,
add enough oil to raise the level within the lower and
upper holes or within the MIN-MAX range.
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• Oil levels above the upper hole or the MAX mark may
cause engine damage. Some oil must be removed from the
engine by an authorized service center.
7.
Put the dipstick back in and ensure it is fully seated.
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Adding Engine Oil
1.
If the engine oil level is not within the normal range, add
only certified engine oil of the recommended viscosity.
Remove the engine oil filler cap shown below and use a
funnel to pour the engine oil into the opening.
2.
Recheck the engine oil level. Make sure the oil level is not
above the normal operating range on the engine oil level
dipstick.
3.
Install the dipstick and ensure it is fully seated.
4.
Fully install the engine oil filler cap by turning the filler
cap clockwise 1/4 of a turn until three clicks are heard or
until the cap is fully seated.
WARNING
To avoid possible oil loss, DO NOT operate the vehicle with
the engine oil level dipstick and/or the engine oil filler cap
removed.
REASON: Operating a vehicle with the dipstick or filler
cap removed will cause oil spatter on hot engine
compartment parts and cause a fire, which could result in
serious bodily injury or death.
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Engine Oil and Filter Recommendations
Look for this certification trademark.
provides optimum fuel economy and durability performance
meeting all requirements for your vehicle’s engine. Mobility
Ventures LLC recommends using Motorcraft® oil and filters.
Refer to Capacities on page 227 for more information.
WARNING
DO NOT use supplemental engine oil additives, cleaners or
other engine treatments.
REASON: Supplemental additives and treatments are
unnecessary and could lead to engine damage that is not
covered by the warranty.
Change your engine oil and filter according to the appropriate
schedule listed in the scheduled maintenance information.
Use SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil
Production and replacement oil filters are designed for added
engine protection and long life. If a replacement oil filter is
used that does not meet design specifications, start-up engine
noises or knock may be experienced.
Only use oils certified for gasoline engines by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). An oil with this trademark symbol
conforms to the current engine and emission system protection
standards and fuel economy requirements of the International
Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC),
comprised of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers.
To protect your engine and the engine’s warranty, use SAE
5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil. SAE 5W-20 oil
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ENGINE COOLANT
Checking Engine Coolant
When the engine is cold, check the level of the engine coolant
in the reservoir.
The concentration and level of engine coolant should be
checked at the intervals listed in Maintenance Schedule at the
beginning of this section. The coolant concentration should be
maintained at 50/50 Motorcraft® Premium Gold Engine Coolant coolant and distilled water, which equates to a freeze point
of -34°F (-36°C). Coolant concentration testing is possible
with a hydrometer or antifreeze tester. The level of coolant
should be maintained at the “FULL COLD” level or within the
“COLD FILL RANGE” in the coolant reservoir. If the level
falls below, add coolant per the instructions in Adding Engine
Coolant on page 215.
Your vehicle was factory-filled with a 50/50 engine coolant
and water concentration. If the concentration of coolant falls
below 40% or above 60%, the engine parts could become
damaged or not work properly. A 50/50 mixture of coolant and
water provides the following:
• Freeze protection down to -34°F (-36°C).
• Boiling protection up to 265°F (129°C).
• Protection against rust and other forms of corrosion.
• Proper function of calibrated gauges.
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The engine coolant should be at the “FULL COLD” level or
within the “COLD FILL RANGE” as listed on the engine
coolant reservoir.
If the engine coolant has not been checked at the recommended interval, the engine coolant reservoir may become low
or empty. If the reservoir is low or empty, add engine coolant
to the reservoir.
Use of Motorcraft® Cooling System Stop Leak Pellets or an
equivalent product meeting Ford specification WSS-M99B37B6, may darken the color of Motorcraft® Premium Gold
Engine Coolant from yellow to golden tan.
CAUTION: Automotive fluids are NOT interchangeable.
• Do not add/mix an orange-colored, extended life coolant with the factory-filled coolant. Mixing orange-colored extended life products with your factory filled
coolant can result in degraded corrosion protection.
Do not use engine coolant, antifreeze or windshield washer
fluid outside of its specified function and location.
REASON: Using the wrong fluids can cause component
failure.
Adding Engine Coolant
When adding coolant, make sure it is a 50/50 mixture of
engine coolant and distilled water. When the engine is cool,
add the mixture to the coolant reservoir until the appropriate
fill level is obtained.
WARNING
DO NOT add engine coolant when the engine is hot.
REASON: Steam and scalding liquids released from a
hot cooling system can cause serious bodily injury.
WARNING
DO NOT put engine coolant in the windshield washer
reservoir.
REASON: Engine coolant sprayed on the windshield
could obscure your vision, possibly leading to a collision,
serious injury or death.
• A large amount of water without engine coolant may be
added, in case of emergency, to reach a vehicle service
location. In this instance, the cooling system must be
drained and refilled with a 50/50 mixture of engine coolant and distilled water as soon as possible. Water alone
(without engine coolant) can cause engine damage from
corrosion, overheating or freezing.
• Do not use alcohol, methanol, brine or any engine coolants mixed with alcohol or methanol antifreeze (coolant).
Alcohol and other liquids can cause engine damage from
overheating or freezing.
• Do not add extra inhibitors or additives to the coolant.
These can be harmful and compromise the corrosion protection of the engine coolant.
For vehicles with overflow coolant systems with a non-pressurized cap on the coolant recovery system, add coolant to the
Maintenance 215
coolant recovery reservoir when the engine is cool. Add the
proper mixture of coolant and water to the “FULL COLD”
level. For all other vehicles which have a coolant degas system
with a pressurized cap, or if it is necessary to remove the coolant pressure relief cap on the radiator of a vehicle with an
overflow system, follow these steps to add engine coolant.
WARNING
MAKE SURE the engine is cool before unscrewing the
coolant pressure relief cap.
REASON: The cooling system is under pressure; steam
and hot liquid can come out forcefully when the cap is
loosened slightly, causing serious bodily injury.
Add the proper mixture of coolant and water to the cooling
system by following these steps:
1.
Before you begin, turn the engine off and let it cool.
2.
When the engine is cool, wrap a thick cloth around the
coolant pressure relief cap on the coolant reservoir (a
translucent plastic bottle). Slowly turn cap counterclockwise (left) until pressure begins to release.
3.
Step back while the pressure releases.
4.
When you are sure that all the pressure has been released,
use the cloth to turn it counterclockwise and remove the
cap.
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5.
Fill the coolant reservoir slowly with the proper coolant
mixture, to within the “COLD FILL RANGE” or the
“FULL COLD” level on the reservoir. If you removed the
radiator cap in an overflow system, fill the radiator until
the coolant is visible and radiator is almost full.
6.
Replace the cap. Turn until tightly installed. Cap must be
tightly installed to prevent coolant loss.
After any coolant has been added, check the coolant concentration. Refer to Checking Engine Coolant on page 214. If the
concentration is not 50/50 (protection to –34°F/–36°C), drain
some coolant and adjust the concentration. It may take several
drains and additions to obtain a 50/50 coolant concentration.
Whenever coolant has been added, the coolant level in the
coolant reservoir should be checked the next few times you
drive the vehicle. If necessary, add enough 50/50 concentration of engine coolant and distilled water to bring the liquid
level to the proper level.
CAUTION: If you have to add more than 1.0 quart (1.0
liter) of engine coolant per month, have your authorized
dealer check the engine cooling system. Your cooling system
may have a leak.
REASON: Operating an engine with a low level of
coolant can result in engine overheating and possible engine
damage.
TRANSMISSION FLUID
Checking Automatic Transmission Fluid
Refer to your scheduled maintenance information for scheduled intervals for fluid checks and changes. Your transmission
does not consume fluid. However, the fluid level should be
checked if the transmission is not working properly. For example, if the transmission slips or shifts slowly or if you notice
some sign of fluid leakage.
Automatic transmission fluid expands when warmed. To
obtain an accurate fluid check, drive the vehicle until it is at
normal operating temperature (approximately 20 miles [30
km]). If your vehicle has been operated for an extended period
at high speeds, or in city traffic during hot weather, the vehicle
should be turned off for about 30 minutes to allow fluid to cool
before checking.
1.
Drive the vehicle 20 miles (30 km) or until it reaches normal operating temperature.
2.
Park the vehicle on a level surface and engage the parking
brake.
3.
With the parking brake engaged and your foot on the
brake pedal, start the engine and move the gearshift lever
through all of the gear ranges. Allow sufficient time for
each gear to engage.
4.
Latch the gearshift lever in P (Park) and leave the engine
running.
5.
Remove the dipstick, wiping it clean with a clean, dry
lint free cloth. If necessary, refer to the engine components graphic on the back cover for the location of the
transmission dipstick.
6.
Install the dipstick, making sure it is fully seated in the
filler tube.
7.
Remove the dipstick and inspect the fluid level. The fluid
should be in the designated area for normal operating temperature or ambient temperature.
Low Fluid Level
Do not drive the vehicle if the fluid level is at the bottom of the
dipstick and the ambient temperature is above 50°F (10°C).
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Correct Fluid Level
High Fluid Level
The transmission fluid should be checked at normal operating
temperature 150°F - 170°F (66°C - 77°C) on a level surface.
The normal operating temperature can be reached after
approximately 20 miles (30 km) of driving.
CAUTION: DO NOT overfill the transmission.
REASON: Fluid levels above the safe range may result in
The transmission fluid should be in this range if at normal
operating temperature (150°F - 170°F [66°C - 77°C]).
If fluid levels are in the crosshatch area when the vehicle is
checked at normal operating temperatures, do not add more fluid
because that could overfill the transmission. High fluid levels can
also be caused by an overheating condition.
transmission failure. An overfill condition of transmission fluid
may cause shift and/or engagement concerns and/or
possible damage.
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You can check the fluid without driving if the ambient temperature is above 50°F (10°C). However, if fluid is added at this
time, an overfill condition could result when the vehicle
reaches normal operating temperature.
The transmission fluid should be in this range if at ambient
temperature (50°F - 95°F [10°C - 35°C]).
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Adjusting Automatic Transmission Fluid Levels
Before adding any fluid, make sure the correct type is used. The
type of fluid is normally indicated on the dipstick. Mobility Ventures recommends using Mercon® LV Transmission Fluid.
CAUTION: Make sure you that you use only the
recommended transmission fluid type.
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REASON: Use of a non-approved automatic transmission fluid may cause internal transmission component
damage.
If necessary, add fluid in 1/2 pint (250 ml) increments through
the filler tube until the level is correct. If an overfill occurs,
excess fluid should be removed by an authorized service center.
Do not use supplemental transmission fluid additives, treatments or cleaning agents. The use of these materials may
affect transmission operation and result in damage to internal
transmission components.
BRAKE FLUID
The fluid level will
drop slowly as the
brakes wear, and will
rise when the brake
components
are
replaced. Fluid levels
between the “MIN” and
“MAX” lines are within
the normal operating
range; there is no need
to add fluid.
If the fluid levels are
outside of the normal
operating range the performance of the system
could be compromised;
seek service from your
authorized service center immediately.
Mobility Ventures recommends using DOT 3
brake fluid.
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POWER STEERING FLUID
2.
If the fluid level is low, start the engine.
Check the fluid level when it is at ambient temperature, 20° –
80° F (-7° – 25° C):
3.
While the engine idles, turn the steering wheel left and
right several times.
1.
4.
Turn the engine off.
Check the fluid level reservoir. It should be between the
MIN and MAX indicators. Do not add fluid if the level is
within this range.
5. Recheck the fluid level on the reservoir. Do not add fluid if
the level is between the MIN/MAX levels.
6. If the fluid is low, add power steering fluid in small
amounts, continuously checking the level until it reaches the
proper range. Mobility Ventures recommends using Mercon®
LV Power Steering Fluid.
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BATTERY
Your MV-1 is equipped with a Group 65 750 cold-cranking
amp maintenance-free battery which normally does not require
additional water during its life of service.
For longer, trouble-free operation, keep the top of the battery
clean and dry. Also, make certain the battery cables are always
tightly fastened to the battery terminals.
If you see any corrosion on the battery or terminals, remove the
cables from the terminals and clean with a wire brush. You can
neutralize the acid with a solution of baking soda and water.
When the battery is disconnected or a new battery installed,
the transmission must learn its adaptive strategy. As a result of
this, the transmission may shift firmly. This operation is considered normal and will fully update transmission operation to
its optimum shift feel.
NOTE: Electrical or electronic accessories or components
added to the vehicle by the dealer or the owner may
adversely affect battery performance and durability.
It is recommended that the negative battery cable terminal be
disconnected from the battery if you plan to store your vehicle
for an extended period of time. This will minimize the discharge of your battery during storage.
WARNING
When working near the battery, ALWAYS shield your face
and protect your eyes. Always provide proper ventilation
and do not allow flames, sparks or lighted substances to
come near the battery.
REASON: Batteries normally produce explosive gases
which can cause serious bodily injury or death.
WARNING
ALWAYS lift the battery with a carrier or with your hands on
opposite corners.
REASON: When lifting a plastic-cased battery, excessive
pressure on the end walls could cause acid to flow through
the vent caps, resulting in serious bodily injury and/or
damage to the vehicle or battery.
WARNING
Keep batteries out of the reach of children. Avoid contact
with skin, eyes, or clothing. Shield your eyes when working
near the battery to protect against possible splashing of acid
solution.
REASON: Batteries contain sulfuric acid. Avoid contact
with skin, eyes or clothing. Shield your eyes when working
near the battery to protect against possible splashing of acid
solution. In case of acid contact with skin or eyes, flush
immediately with water for a minimum of 15 minutes and get
prompt medical attention. If acid is swallowed, call a
physician immediately.
Maintenance 221
WARNING
ALWAYS wash hands after handling a battery.
REASON:
Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead components.
Relearn After Battery Replacement
Because your vehicle’s engine is electronically controlled by a
computer, some control conditions are maintained by power
from the battery. When the battery is disconnected or a new
battery is installed, the engine must relearn its idle and fuel
trim strategy for optimum drivability and performance.
1.
With the vehicle at a complete stop, set the parking brake.
2.
Put the gearshift in P (Park), turn off all accessories and
start the engine.
3.
Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature.
4.
Allow the engine to idle for at least one minute.
5.
Turn the A/C on and allow the engine to idle for at least
one minute.
6.
Release the parking brake. With your foot on the brake
pedal and with the A/C on, put the vehicle in D (Drive)
and allow the engine to idle for at least one minute.
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7.
Drive the vehicle to complete the relearning process.
• The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles (16 km) or
more to relearn the idle and fuel trim strategy
• If you do not allow the engine to relearn its idle trim, the
idle quality of your vehicle may be adversely affected
until the idle trim is eventually relearned.
If the battery has been disconnected or a new battery has been
installed, the clock and radio settings must be reset once the
battery is reconnected.
Battery Disposal
Always dispose of automotive batteries in a responsible manner. Follow your local authorized standards for disposal. Call
your local authorized recycling center to find out more about
recycling automotive batteries.
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
WIPER BLADES
Add fluid to fill the reservoir if the level is low. The capacity
of the reservoir is 1.0 gal (3.8 L). In very cold weather, do not
fill the reservoir completely. Mobility Ventures recommends
using Motorcraft® PremiumWindshield Washer Concentrate.
Do not use any special washer fluid such as windshield water
repellent type fluid or bug wash. They may cause squeaking,
chatter noise, streaking and smearing.
1.
Pull the wiper arm away from the vehicle. Turn the blade
at an angle from the wiper arm. Push the lock tab to
release the blade and pull the wiper blade down toward
the windshield to remove it from the arm.
2.
Attach the new wiper to the wiper arm and press it into
place until a click is heard.
Maintenance 223
Replace wiper blades at least once per year for optimum performance. Poor wiper quality can be improved by cleaning the
wiper blades and the windshield. Refer to Windows and Wiper
Blades on page 225.
To prolong the life of the wiper blades, it is highly recommended to scrape off the ice on the windshield before turning
on the wipers. The layer of ice has many sharp edges and can
damage the micro edge of the wiper rubber element.
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
ALWAYS follow the manufacturer's instructions AND allow
proper ventilation when using cleaning products.
REASON: Cleaning products can be hazardous to your
health and damaging to the vehicle.
Exterior
CAUTION: NEVER allow water to enter the air cleaner
assembly.
REASON: The engine will be damaged.
Washing the outside of your vehicle regularly helps to protect
the body panels and undercarriage components from corrosion
caused by dirt, road salts, and other corrosive materials that
your vehicle is exposed to over time. Always wash your vehicle in the shade, away from direct sunlight, using a mild carwashing soap and a soft cloth. Rinse the body panels thoroughly with clear, cold water. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or
brushes that can scratch or diminish the paint's glossy finish.
To dry the vehicle, use a clean, soft chamois to prevent water
spots, streaks, and scratches. If insects or tar accumulate on
your vehicle, wash it as soon as possible. If your vehicle is
exposed to tree sap, bird droppings, or pollen, wash the vehicle
immediately to prevent any paint damage.
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Wax your vehicle's body panels as necessary. Frequent waxing
will remove deposits from the vehicle's surface and protect the
vehicle's finish. The undercarriage should be hosed off occasionally to remove any dirt and road salt build-up.
Headlights
Clean the headlights with a mild detergent and a soft cloth.
Dirty headlights reduce your visibility to see, as well as your
ability to be seen. Avoid using abrasive cleaners that can
scratch the headlight lens.
Tires and Wheels
Clean the tires and wheels with the same solution used to clean
the outside of the vehicle. Commercial tire cleaners may be
used if desired. Do not use acid-based cleaning agents on aluminum wheels.
Ramp
Clean the ramp with non-abrasive soap, water and a mild scrub
brush, if necessary. Use a hose with some pressure to remove
dirt and debris.
CAUTION:
Spray down the ramp. DO NOT allow
pressurized water to come in contact with interior
components.
REASON: Damage to interior components and the
electrical system may result.
Windows and Wiper Blades
The windshield, rear and side windows and the wiper blades
should be cleaned regularly. If the wipers do not wipe properly, substances on the vehicle’s glass or the wiper blades
may be the cause. These may include hot wax treatments
used by commercial car washes, water repellent coatings, tree
sap, or other organic contamination; these contaminants may
cause squeaking or chatter noise from the blades, and streaking and smearing of the windshield. To clean these items, follow these tips:
• The windshield, rear windows and side windows may be
cleaned with a non-abrasive cleaner.
• The wiper blades can be cleaned with isopropyl (rubbing)
alcohol or Mobility Ventures recommended Motorcraft®
Premium Windshield Washer Concentrate. This washer
fluid contains special solution in addition to alcohol
which helps to remove the hot wax deposited on the wiper
blade and windshield from automated car wash facilities.
• Be sure to replace wiper blades when they appear worn or
do not function properly.
• Do not use abrasives, as they may cause scratches.
• Do not use fuel, kerosene, or paint thinner to clean any
parts.
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• If you cannot remove those streaks after cleaning with the
glass cleaner or if the wipers chatter and move in a jerky
motion, clean the outer surface of the windshield and the
wiper blades using a sponge or soft cloth with a neutral
detergent or mild-abrasive cleaning solution. After cleaning, rinse the windshield and wiper blades with clean
water. The windshield is clean if beads do not form when
you rinse the windshield with water.
Interior
Vinyl and Plastic
Remove loose dirt and dust from any vinyl or plastic surface
with a vacuum cleaner or soft cloth. To clean the surface, use a
vinyl cleaner and a soft cloth. To remove spots, clean the surface with a soft cloth and a mild detergent. Wipe the surface
clean with a soft cloth and dry the surface with a dry, soft
cloth.
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TECHNICAL DATA
Capacities
Fuel Tank (Gasoline)
CAPACITY
Standard
Metric
24 gal
90.8 L
87 Octane Gasoline
Fuel Tank (CNG)
—
21.6 gge
Compressed Natural Gas
5.7 L
16.4 L
16.7 L
13.2 L
1.0 L
440 mL
481.9 mL
1.03 L
3.8 L
828 mL
Motorcraft® SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
Motorcraft® Premium Gold Engine Coolant with Bittering Agent
Motorcraft® Premium Gold Engine Coolant with Bittering Agent
Mercon® LV Transmission Fluid
75W90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant with Limited Slip Additive
Mercon® LV Power Steering Fluid
DOT 3 Brake Fluid
DOT 3 Brake Fluid
DESCRIPTION
Engine (crankcase with new filter) 6.0 qt
Cooling System (Gasoline)
17.4qt
Cooling System (CNG)
17.7 qt
Transmission (drain & refill)
13.9 qt
Rear Differential
1.1 qt
Power Steering
15.0 fl oz
Brake Master Cylinder
16.4 fl oz
Total Brake System
1.09 qt
Windshield Washer Fluid
1.0 gal
Air Conditioner
28 oz
RECOMMENDED BRAND AND/OR FILL TYPE
Motorcraft® PremiumWindshield Washer Concentrate
R134A Refrigerant
Maintenance 227
ENGINE DATA
Gasoline
Ford® 4.6L V8
248 hp @ 4750 rpm
294 ft-lb @ 4000 rpm
Electronic
281 ci (4.6 L)
3.55 x 3.54 in (90.2 x 90.0 mm)
9.4:1
Drive = 580/Park = 600
SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend
40-75 psi (275-517 kPa)
Type:
Horsepower (net rating):
Torque:
Governor Type:
Displacement:
Bore and Stroke:
Compression Ratio:
Idle Speed (engine rpm):
Oil Type:
Oil Pressure Minimum at Idle or
3,250 rpm (hot):
CNG
Ford® 4.6 L 2V EFI V8
213 hp @ 4750 rpm
294 ft-lb @ 4000 rpm
Electronic
281 ci (4.6 L)
3.55 x 3.54 in (90.2 x 90.0 mm)
9.4:1
Drive = 580/Park = 600
SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend
40-75 psi (275-517 kPa)
COOLING SYSTEM DATA
TRANSMISSION DATA
Cap Pressure:
Thermostat:
Radiator:
Fan:
Normal Operating Coolant
Temperature:
Model:
Type:
Oil Type:
Gear Ratios:
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16 psi
195°F (90.5°C)
2 Core
Electric
205°F (96.1°C)
Ford® 4R75E
4-speed automatic with Overdrive
Mercon® LV
2.84, 1.33, 1.00, 0.70
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
LENGTH
ANGLE
EXTENSION
I2
G2
H
G1
I1
J1
J2
D
K
E
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122.0 in
3099 mm
205.0 in
5207 mm
75 in*
1905 mm*
79.4 in
2017 mm
Turning Circle (curb to curb):
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Access Door Opening Usable Width:
Access Door Opening Usable Height:
A
B
Wheelbase:
Length
Height:
Width:
Footprint:
Frontal Area:
57.9
ft2
5.38 m2
37.77 ft2
3.51 m2
42.8 ft
13045 mm
36 in
56 in
914 mm
1422 mm
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Interior Height at Rear Wheelchair Position:
Interior Height at Forward Wheelchair Position:
Overall Interior Floor Length:
Interior Width at B-Pillars:
Vehicle Ground Clearance (minimum):
Ramp Length - Short Deployment (Manual):
Ramp Length - Short Deployment (Power):
Ramp Length - Long Deployment (Power):
Useable Ramp Width:
Ramp Angle - Short Deployment (Manual):
Ramp Angle - Short Deployment (Power):
Ramp Angle - Long Deployment (Power):
Ramp Extension - Short Deployment (Manual):
Ramp Extension - Short Deployment (Power):
Ramp Extension - Long Deployment (Power):
Mirror to Mirror Width:
Track:
Head Room:
Hip Room:
Leg Room:
Shoulder Room:
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C1
C2
D
E
F
G1
G1
G2
H
I1
I1
I2
J1
J1
J2
K
(folded)
Front & Rear
Front/Rear
Front/Rear
Front/Rear
Front/Rear
59.5 in
58.3 in
81.5 in
64.5 in
6 in*
63.75 in
69.5 in
92.25 in
30 in
1:4.1 ratio*
1:4.4 ratio*
1:6.0 ratio*
61.7 in
67.9 in
91 in
79.69 in
71.73 in
68.3 in
41.7/43.4 in
63/69 in
42.1/36.6 in
65.3/66.9 in
1511 mm
1481 mm
2070 mm
1638 mm
152 mm*
1619 mm
1765 mm
2343 mm
762 mm
13.71 degrees*
12.8 degrees*
9.46 degrees*
1567 mm
1725 mm
2311 mm
2024 mm
1822 mm
1735 mm
1059/1101 mm
1600/1761 mm
1070/931 mm
1658/1700 mm
Cargo Volume Index:
Curb Weight:
Payload:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR):
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR Front):
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR Rear):
Gasoline
CNG
Gasoline
CNG
Gasoline
CNG
36.4 ft3
29.1 ft3
5,055 lbs
5,312 lbs
1,545 lbs
1,288 lbs
6,600 lbs
3,680 lbs
3,680 lbs
1031 L
824 L
2293 kg
2409 kg
700.80 kg
584.23 kg
2994 kg
1669 kg
1669 kg
*Figures could vary slighly if the vehicle is equipped with 20ʺ wheels.
Maintenance 231
METRIC/U.S. EQUIVALENTS
Multiply
Inches
Feet
Miles
Square Inches
Cubic Inches
Fluid Ounces
Pints
Quarts
Gallons
Pounds
Short Tons
Pound-Inches
Pound-Feet
Pounds Per Square Inch
Miles Per Gallon
Miles Per Hour
Temperature
Temperature Conversion
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By
To Get
2.54
Centimeters
0.305
Meters
1.609
Kilometers
6.451
Square Centimeters
16.39
Cubic Centimeters
29.573
Milliliters
0.473
Liters
0.946
Liters
3.785
Liters
0.454
Kilograms
0.907
Metric Tons
0.113
Newton-Meters
1.356
Newton-Meters
6.895
Kilopascals
0.425
Kilometers Per Liter
1.609
Kilometers Per Hour
32° Fahrenheit = 0°Celsius
5/9 (°F - 32) = °C
Multiply
By
Centimeters
0.394
Meters
3.280
Kilometers
0.621
Square Centimeters 0.155
Cubic Centimeters 0.061
Milliliters
0.034
Liters
2.113
Liters
1.057
Liters
0.264
Kilograms
2.205
Metric Tons
1.102
Newton-Meters
8.851
Newton-Meters
0.738
Kilopascals
0.145
Kilometer Per Liter 2.352
Kilometers Per Hour 0.621
212° Fahrenheit = 100° Celsius
9/5 (°C + 32) = °F
To Get
Inches
Feet
Miles
Square Inches
Cubic Inches
Fluid Ounces
Pints
Quarts
Gallons
Pounds
Short Tons
Pound-Inches
Pound-Feet
Pounds Per Square Inch
Miles Per Gallon
Miles Per Hour
Index
A
Air Bag Supplement Restraint System (SRS) ..... 90
Airbag Supplement Restraint System (SRS)
Determining if the System is Operational ..... 92
Disposal of Airbags and Airbag Equipped
Vehicles (including pretensioners) ............ 92
How Does the Airbag Supplemental
Restraint System Work? ............................ 91
Important SRS Precautions ............................ 90
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) See Brakes
Anti-Theft System ............................................... 32
Audio System ...................................................... 43
Automatic Transmission.See Transmission
Auxiliary Power Point (12v DC) ......................... 41
B
Battery ............................................................... 221
Disposal ....................................................... 222
Relearn After Battery Replacement ............. 222
Brake Shift Interlock Override .......................... 139
Brakes ................................................................ 104
Fluid ............................................................. 219
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Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS) ...........................................104
Parking Brake ...............................................105
C
Cargo ....................................................................97
Chimes, Warning
BTSI (Brake Transmission Shift Interlock) ...52
Headlamps On ................................................52
Key-in-Ignition ...............................................52
Parking Brake .................................................52
Ramp Override ...............................................52
Cleaning
Exterior .........................................................224
Headlights ....................................................225
Interior ..........................................................226
Ramp ............................................................225
Tires and Wheels ..........................................225
Windows and Wiper Blades .........................225
Climate Control System
Description of Controls ..................................67
Operating Tips ................................................69
Rear Window Defroster Operation ................68
Vents ..............................................................68
CNG See Fuel System/Compressed Natural Gas
Coat Hooks ...........................................................40
Compressed Natural Gas See Fuel System
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Starting in Very Cold Weather .......................99
Cup Holders .........................................................40
D
Decals:Safety Certification ..................................28
Doors:Locks .........................................................65
Driving
Distracted .......................................................32
Driving Responsibly ......................................97
Impaired .........................................................31
In Adverse Conditions ..................................107
Driving Through Water ..........................108
In Rain or on Wet Roads ........................107
Winter Driving .......................................108
E
Electronic Stability Control ............................ 107
Emission Control Information Label ................ 27
Engine
Coolant ...................................................... 214
Engine Oil
Checking ............................................. 210
Overheating .............................................. 128
Specifications ............................................ 228
Starting ........................................................ 99
Event Data Recorder ......................................... 92
Exhaust Fumes ................................................ 100
F
Federal Highway Administration Regulation ....29
Fuel Economy ..................................................208
Calculating Fuel Economy ........................209
EPA Fuel Economy Estimates ...................210
Filling the Tank .........................................208
Measuring Techniques ...............................208
Fuel Pump Shut-off .........................................127
Index 235
Fuel System
Compressed Natural Gas ............................. 204
CNG Fuel Cutoff System ...................... 204
CNG Fuel Economy .............................. 206
CNG Fuel Tank ..................................... 205
CNG Identification ................................ 204
CNG Refueling ...................................... 206
Finding CNG Fueling Stations .............. 206
Gasoline ....................................................... 199
Choosing the Right Fuel ........................ 202
Fuel Filler Cap ....................................... 201
Fuel Filter .............................................. 199
Fuel Quality ........................................... 202
Important Safety Precautions ................ 199
Refueling ............................................... 200
Leaking (CNG only) .................................... 128
Fuses and Relays ............................................... 141
Battery Junction Box ................................... 147
Fuse Removal .............................................. 141
Fuses ............................................................ 141
Smart Junction Box ..................................... 143
Standard Fuse Amperage Rating and Color 142
236 Index
G
Gauges
Battery Voltage ..............................................55
Engine Coolant Temperature .........................54
Engine Oil Pressure ........................................55
Fuel .................................................................55
Odometer ........................................................54
Speedometer ...................................................54
Tachometer .....................................................54
Trip Odometer ................................................54
General Information .............................................19
Breaking-In Your Vehicle ..............................30
California Proposition 65 Warning ................30
Exhaust and Chemical Warning .....................29
Safety Information .........................................23
Warranty Information ....................................23
Grab Handles ........................................................40
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) ...................28
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) ...............28
H
L
Hazard Flasher Control ......................................127
Hood
Lowering ......................................................194
Raising .........................................................193
Liftgate ............................................................... 66
Lights
Autolamp Control ........................................ 59
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) ................. 59
Flash-to-Pass ................................................ 59
Headlamp Control ........................................ 59
High Beams ................................................. 59
Panel Dimmer Control ................................. 60
Lights, Indicator
Anti-Theft System ....................................... 53
Check Fuel Cap ........................................... 53
High Beams ................................................. 53
Safety Belt ................................................... 53
Speed Control .............................................. 53
Turn Signals ................................................. 53
Lights, Warning
Airbag Readiness ......................................... 51
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) .................. 50
Brake System Warning ................................ 50
Charging System .......................................... 51
Engine Coolant Temperature ....................... 51
I
Indicator Lights
See Lights, Indicator
J
Jump Starting .....................................................134
Connecting the Jumper Cables .....................135
Preparing Your Vehicle ...............................134
Removing the Jumper Cables ......................136
Starting the Vehicle ......................................136
K
Keys .....................................................................33
Programming Spare Keys ..............................34
Replacement Keys ..........................................34
Index 237
Engine Oil Pressure ....................................... 51
Low Fuel ........................................................ 51
Low Tire Pressure Warning ........................... 51
Service Engine Soon ...................................... 49
Traction Control System (TCS)/ Electronic
Stability Control System (ESC) ................. 50
Vehicle System Malfunction Indicator .......... 52
Multi-Function Lever
Windshield Washer ........................................61
Multifunction Lever
Windshield Wiper ..........................................61
O
Overdrive Off Button .........................................103
M
P
Maintenace Schedule and Record Log
Maintenance Schedule for Normal
“Non-Commercial” Driving Conditions .. 160
Maintenance Schedule and Record Log ............ 155
Maintenance Schedule for Special Use
“Commercial Fleet” Driving Conditions . 173
Multi-Point Inspection ................................. 159
Owner Checks and Services ........................ 157
Metric/U.S. Conversions ................................... 232
Mirrors
Power Outside ............................................... 61
Rearview ........................................................ 60
Passenger Safety ..................................................97
Power Ramp See Ramp
Power Steering
Fluid .............................................................220
238 Index
R
Ramp
Dimensions ...................................................230
Manual Ramp ...............................................122
Ramp Stowage .......................................124
Power Ramp .................................................113
Controls - Ramp OFF Switch .................121
Deployment ............................................114
Retraction ...............................................118
Retraction - Mechanical Override ..........119
Rear Window Defroster .......................................68
Rear Window Washer and Wiper ........................62
Remote Entry System ...........................................36
Car Finder ......................................................37
Illuminated Entry ...........................................39
Interference Statement ...................................36
Locking the Doors ..........................................37
Replacing or Adding Remote Entry
Transmitters ................................................38
Replacing the Battery .....................................38
Sounding the Panic Alarm .............................37
Unlocking the Doors ......................................36
S
Safety Certification Decal ....................................28
Safety Defects, Reporting ....................................29
Seat Belts
Height Adjuster ..............................................76
Maintenance ...................................................79
Operation and Adjustment .............................75
Pretensioner ................................................. 76
Seat Belts For Children
Child Restraints ..................................... 80
Infants and Toddlers .............................. 80
Larger Children ...................................... 81
Warnings ...................................................... 75
Wearing Seat Belts Properly ........................ 77
Seats
Child Safety Seats
Attaching with LATCH ......................... 82
Combining Safety Belt and LATCH
Lower Anchors for Attaching Child
Safety Seats ........................................ 83
Driver’s Seat Controls ................................. 73
Driver’s Seat Head Restraint ....................... 73
Jump Seat ..................................................... 74
Speed Control
Disengaging ................................................. 63
Setting .......................................................... 63
Starting the Vehicle
Before Starting the Vehicle ......................... 99
Ignition Positions ......................................... 98
Index 239
Preparing to Start Your Vehicle .................... 98
Starting a CNG-Powered Vehicle in
Very Cold Weather .................................... 99
Starting the Engine ........................................ 99
Steering Wheel, Tilt ............................................. 66
Sun Visors ........................................................... 40
T
Technical Specifications
Cooling System ........................................... 228
Transmission ................................................ 228
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) ........ 129
Changing Tires with TPMS ......................... 130
Understanding Your Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS) .................... 131
Tires
Flat ............................................................... 129
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) .. 129
Tires See Wheels and Tires
Towing
Emergency ................................................... 138
Wrecker ....................................................... 137
240 Index
Traction Control .................................................106
Transmission
Adaptive Transmission Shift Strategy .........101
Fluid
Checking ................................................217
Gearshift Lever ............................................102
Gearshift Positions .......................................103
Operation ......................................................101
V
Vehicle
Capacities .....................................................227
Dimensions ...................................................229
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ..................44
Decoding Chart ..............................................45
Vehicle Symbol Glossary .....................................20
W
Warning Chimes See Chimes, Warning
Warning Labels ....................................................23
Warranty
California Requirements for Emissions
Warranties .....................................................9
Federal Emissions Defect Warranty
Coverage .......................................................6
Federal Emissions Performance Warranty
Coverage .......................................................7
What is Covered .........................................7
What is Not Covered? ................................9
Federal Requirements for Emissions
Warranties .....................................................6
Items Not Covered by Warranty ......................5
Mobility Ventures’ Participation In The
Better Business Bureau Mediation/
arbitration Program .....................................14
MV-1 Basic Bumper-to-bumper Limited
Warranty .......................................................3
New Vehicle Limited Warranty .......................3
Wheechair Restraints
Securing .........................................................84
Wheelchair Loading ...........................................124
Wheelchair Restraints ..........................................84
Occupant Restraints ..................................... 88
Wheels and Tires ............................................. 195
Alignment .................................................. 198
Tire Rotation ........................................ 198
Damage ...................................................... 195
Inflation ..................................................... 195
Information about Uniform Tire Quality
Grading ................................................... 197
Inspection and Care ................................... 195
Replacement .............................................. 195
Rotation ..................................................... 195
Snow Tires and Chains .............................. 196
Tire Wear ................................................... 195
Windows
Lock ............................................................. 65
Operation ..................................................... 65
Windshield Washer ............................................ 61
Windshield Washer Fluid ................................ 223
Windshield Wiper .............................................. 61
Wiper Blades ................................................... 223
Index 241
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