2014 Dodge Charger Owner`s Manual

2014 Dodge Charger Owner`s Manual
2014 Charger
2014
OWNER’S MANUAL
FCA US LLC
14D481-126-AE
Fifth Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
Charger
VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name FCA
US LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the name FCA
Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are
drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated nondrinking driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual may also include a
description of features and equipment that are no longer
available or were not ordered on this vehicle. Please
disregard any features and equipment described in this
manual that are not on this vehicle.
FCA US LLC reserves the right to make changes in design
and specifications, and/or make additions to or improvements to its products without imposing any obligation
upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident.
Your perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are
slower, and your judgment is impaired when you
have been drinking. Never drink and then drive.
Copyright © 2016 FCA US LLC
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 531
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 593
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 611
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
䡵 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER . . . . . . . .6
䡵 HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS . . . .7
䡵 WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
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4 INTRODUCTION
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained techCongratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group
nicians and genuine parts, and cares about your satisfacLLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision
tion.
workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all
essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
INTRODUCTION
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.
It is supplemented by Warranty Information, and various
customer-oriented documents. Please take the time to
read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment.
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it Consult the following table for a description of the
should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenc- symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
ing and remain with the vehicle when sold.
this Owner’s Manual:
INTRODUCTION 5
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6 INTRODUCTION
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This Owners Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in a collision or
bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you
do not read this entire Owners Manual, you may miss
important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is on the left
front corner of the instrument panel. The VIN is visible
VIN Location
from outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This The vehicle identification number (VIN) is also located
number also appears on the Automobile Information on the right front strut tower inside the engine compartDisclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle, the ment.
vehicle registration, and the title.
INTRODUCTION 7
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to a collision resulting in serious injury or
death.
VIN Location
NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
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CONTENTS
䡵 A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ Security System Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Ignition Or Accessory On Message . . . . . . . . . .15 䡵 ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . .21
䡵 SENTRY KEY® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 䡵 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ To Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ To Unlatch The Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
䡵 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED .18
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . .24
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .24 䡵 TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 䡵 TRUNK SAFETY WARNING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
䡵 REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED .26
▫ Trunk Emergency Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
䡵 DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . .54
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . .54
▫ Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
䡵 KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert®) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . .58
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▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air
Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . .65
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
▫ Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
䡵 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . . . .95
▫ Transporting Passengers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
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12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
The Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) has four operating
positions, three of which are labeled and will illuminate
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system
when in position. The three positions are OFF, ACC, and
consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
ON/RUN. The fourth position is START, during start
transmitter and a Keyless Ignition Node (KIN).
RUN will illuminate.
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Feature
NOTE: In case the ignition switch does not change with
This vehicle is equipped with the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ the push of a button, the RKE transmitter (Key Fob) may
feature, (refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™⬙ in ⬙Things To have a low or dead battery. In this situation a back up
Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for further informa- method can be used to operate the ignition switch. Put
tion).
the nose side (side opposite of the emergency key) of the
Key Fob against the ENGINE START/STOP button and
Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)
push to operate the ignition switch.
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition
switch with the push of a button, as long as the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is in the passenger
compartment.
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 13
Key Fob
The Key Fob also contains the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in
the rear of the Key Fob.
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle
should the battery in the vehicle or the Key Fob go dead.
The emergency key is also for locking/unlocking the
glove compartment. You can keep the emergency key
with you when valet parking.
Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)
1 — OFF
2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)
3 — ON/RUN
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch
on the back of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb
and then pull the key out with your other hand.
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Mechanical Latch On The Back Of The Key Fob
Emergency Key Removal
NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key
into the lock cylinders with either side up.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 15
Ignition Or Accessory On Message
Opening the driver’s door when the ignition is in ACC or
ON (engine not running), a chime will sound to remind
you to cycle the ignition to OFF. In addition to the chime,
the ignition or accessory on message will display in the
cluster.
NOTE: With the Uconnect® system, the power window
switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and power
outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the
ignition is cycled to the OFF position. Opening either
front door will cancel this feature. The time for this
feature is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
WARNING!
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the vehicle and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove the Key Fob from vehicle, cycle the ignition
OFF and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle
unattended.
The system uses a Key Fob with a factory-mated Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, a Keyless Ignition Node
(KIN) and a RF receiver to prevent unauthorized vehicle
operation. Therefore, only Key Fobs that are programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate
the vehicle. The system will not allow the engine to crank
if an invalid Key Fob is used to start and operate the
vehicle. The system will shut the engine off in two
seconds if an invalid Key Fob is used to start the engine.
After placing the ignition to the ON/RUN position, the
Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three seconds for a
bulb check. If the light remains on after the bulb check, it
indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. In
SENTRY KEY®
addition, if the light begins to flash after the bulb check,
The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system prevents unauthor- it indicates that someone used an invalid Key Fob to start
ized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The the engine. Either of these conditions will result in the
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation engine being shut off after two seconds.
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
or unlocked.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 17
If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10
seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics. Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon
as possible by an authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
• Do not make modifications or alterations to the
immobilizer system. Modifications or alterations to
the immobilization system may result in a loss of
security protection.
• The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system is not compatible with some aftermarket remote starting systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle
starting problems and loss of security protection.
Replacement Keys
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the
vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it
cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
CAUTION!
• Always remove the Key Fobs from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
always remember to place the ignition in the OFF
position.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
All of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
required for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs.
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Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an autho- • This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause underized dealer. This procedure consists of programming a
sired operation.
blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob
is one that has never been programmed.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key® Immobilizer Sys- by the party responsible for compliance could void the
tem serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an user’s authority to operate the equipment.
authorized dealer.
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
Customer Key Programming
The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be for unauthorized entry and the Keyless Enter-N-Go™
performed at an authorized dealer.
START/STOP button for unauthorized operation. While
the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, interior switches for
General Information
door locks and decklid release are disabled. If something
The Sentry Key® system complies with FCC rules part 15 triggers the alarm, the Vehicle Security Alarm will proand with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is vide the following audible and visible signals: the horn
subject to the following conditions:
will pulse, the park lamps and/or turn signals will flash,
and the Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
will flash.
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Rearming Of The System
If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn the horn
off after three minutes, turn all of the visual signals off
after 15 additional minutes, and then the Vehicle Security
Alarm will rearm itself.
To Arm The System
Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:
1. Make sure the vehicles ignition is cycled to the “OFF”
position (refer to ⬙Starting Procedures⬙ in ⬙Starting
And Operating⬙ for further information).
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
make sure the vehicle ignition system is OFF.
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™, make sure the vehicle ignition system is OFF
and the key is physically removed from the ignition.
2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the
vehicle:
• Push LOCK on the interior power door lock switch
with the driver and/or passenger door open.
• Push the LOCK button on the exterior Passive Entry
Door Handle with a valid Key Fob available in the
same exterior zone (refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™⬙
in ⬙Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for
further information).
• Push the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter.
3. If any doors are open, close them.
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To Disarm The System
NOTE:
The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of • The driver’s door key cylinder and the trunk button on
the following methods:
the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the Vehicle
Security Alarm.
• Press the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless
• When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
• Grasp the Passive Entry Unlock Door Handle if
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your
equipped, refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
system will give you a false alarm. If one of the previinformation.
ously described arming sequences has occurred, the
• Cycle the vehicle ignition system out of the OFF Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether
you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle
position.
and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs,
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
press the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ START/STOP button
If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery
(requires at least one valid Key Fob in the vehicle).
becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the
insert a valid key into the ignition switch and turn the exterior lights will flash, the horn will sound. If this
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
key to the ON position.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 21
The lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds
or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition is
If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in
cycled to the ON/RUN position from the OFF position.
your absence, the horn will sound three times and the
exterior lights will blink three times when you disarm the NOTE:
Vehicle Security Alarm. Check the vehicle for tampering.
• The front courtesy overhead console and door courSecurity System Manual Override
tesy lights will turn on if the dimmer control is in the
“Dome ON” position (extreme top position).
The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the
Tamper Alert
doors using the manual door lock plunger.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED
• The Illuminated Entry system will not operate if the
dimmer control is in the “Dome defeat” position
(extreme bottom position).
The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
doors or open any door.
The RKE system allows you to lock or unlock the doors,
This feature also turns on the approach lighting in the open the trunk, or activate the Panic Alarm from disoutside mirrors (if equipped). Refer to “Mirrors” in tances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for fur- Key Fob with RKE transmitter. The RKE transmitter does
not need to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the
ther information.
system.
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NOTE: Driving at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above To Unlock The Doors
disables the system from responding to all RKE transmit- Push and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
ter buttons for all RKE transmitters.
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice
within five seconds to unlock all doors. The turn signal
lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock signal. The
illuminated entry system will also turn on.
If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ under “Things To Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
1st Push Of Key Fob Unlocks
Key Fob With RKE Transmitter
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s door or all doors on the first push of the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the
current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 23
If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to
“Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know Before
This feature will cause the signal lights to flash when the
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
doors are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature
can be turned on or turned off. To change the current Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be
Headlight Illumination On Approach
turned on or turned off. To change the current setting,
This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your
when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter. Instrument Panel” for further information.
Flash Lights With Lock
The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles To Unlatch The Trunk
equipped through Uconnect®. To change the current
Push the TRUNK button on the RKE transmitter two
setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding
times within five seconds to unlatch the trunk.
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to
To Lock The Doors
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ under “Things To Know Before
Push and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmit- Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
ter to lock all doors. The turn signal lights will flash and
the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal.
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• You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the
vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the
To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, push and hold
Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one
by the system.
second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the
headlights, park lights and turn signals will flash, the Programming Additional Transmitters
horn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
turn on.
performed at an authorized dealer.
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
Transmitter Battery Replacement
you turn it off by either pushing the PANIC button a
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 mph The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
battery.
(24 km/h) or greater
Using The Panic Alarm
NOTE:
NOTE:
• The interior lights will turn off if you cycle the ignition • Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
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switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while the
Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights
• Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back
and horn will remain on.
housing or the printed circuit board.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 25
1. Remove the emergency key by sliding the mechanical
latch on the back of the RKE transmitter sideways
with your thumb and then pull the key out with your
other hand.
of the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage
the seal during removal.
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Separating The RKE Transmitter Case
3. Remove the battery by turning the back cover over
(battery facing downward) and tapping it lightly on a
2. Insert the tip of the emergency key or a #2 flat blade
solid surface such as a table or similar, then replace the
battery. When replacing the battery, match the + sign
screwdriver into the slot and gently pry the two halves
Emergency Key Removal
26 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
on the battery to the + sign on the inside of the battery
clip, located on the back cover. Avoid touching the
new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it
with rubbing alcohol.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
distance, check for these two conditions:
4. To assemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two 1. A weak battery in the transmitter. The expected life of
halves together.
the battery is a minimum of three years.
General Information
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB
radios.
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still
maintaining security. The system has a range of
approximately 300 ft (91 m).
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NOTE:
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic •
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
•
• Obstructions between the vehicle and RKE transmitter
•
may reduce this range.
•
How To Use Remote Start
All of the following conditions must be met before the
engine will remote start:
• Shift lever in PARK
• Doors closed
• Hood closed
• Trunk closed
• Hazard switch off
• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
RKE panic button not pushed
System not disabled from previous remote start event
Vehicle security alarm not active
Ignition in OFF position
WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or
confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon
Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious injury or death when inhaled.
• Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters
away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls
could cause serious injury or death.
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Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped
To Enter Remote Start Mode
The following messages will display in the EVIC if the
vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start prematurely:
Press and release the REMOTE START button
on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. The vehicle doors will lock, parking
lights will flash and the horn will chirp twice (if
programmed). Then, the engine will start and the vehicle
will remain in the Remote Start mode for a 15-minute
cycle.
• Remote Start Aborted — Door Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted — Hood Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted — Trunk Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low
• Remote Start Disabled — Start Vehicle To Reset
NOTE:
• If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the
vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds.
The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is cycled
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
to the ON/RUN position.
Remote Start mode.
• For security, power window and power sunroof operation (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is
in the Remote Start mode.
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• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15-minute cycle,
15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However, push and release the START/STOP button.
the ignition must be cycled to the RUN position before
NOTE: The message “Push Start Button” will display in
you can repeat the start sequence for a third cycle.
the EVIC until you push the START button.
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
DOOR LOCKS
Vehicle
Push and release the REMOTE START button one time or Manual Door Locks
allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
To lock each door, push the door lock knob on each door
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shutdowns, the system trim panel downward. To unlock the front doors, pull the
will disable the one time push of the REMOTE START inside door handle to the first detent. To unlock the rear
button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote doors, pull the door lock knob on the door trim panel
upward.
Start request.
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
Before the end of 15-minute cycle, push and release the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock the
doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
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WARNING!
Door Lock Knob
If the door lock knob is down when you shut the door,
the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the Key Fob is
not inside the vehicle before closing the door.
• For personal security and safety in the event of a
collision, lock the vehicle doors before you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
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WARNING! (Continued)
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
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Power Door Locks
A power door lock switch is on each front door trim
panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
Power Door Lock Switch
The doors can also be locked and unlocked with the
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry) system. For further
information, refer to Keyless Enter-N-Go™ under
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information.
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If you press the power door lock switch while the
ignition is in the ACC or ON/RUN position, and any
front door is open, the power locks will not operate. This
prevents you from accidentally locking the Key Fob in
the vehicle. Cycling the ignition to the OFF position or
closing the door will allow the locks to operate. If a door
is open, and the ignition is in the ACC or ON/RUN
position, a chime will sound as a reminder to remove the
Key Fob.
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
3. The driver door is opened.
The auto door lock feature default condition is enabled.
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). The
auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by your
authorized dealer per written request of the customer.
Please see your authorized dealer for service.
The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with
power door locks if:
1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is enabled.
2. The vehicle was in motion, then speed returned to
0 mph (0 km/h) and the transmission shift lever is
placed in PARK.
4. The doors were not previously unlocked.
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit Programming
To change the current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature
in accordance with local laws.
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Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear
Doors
To provide a safer environment for small children riding
in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with
Child-Protection Door Lock system.
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To Engage Or Disengage The Child-Protection
Door Lock System
1. Open the rear door.
2. Insert the tip of the emergency key into the lock and
rotate to the LOCK or UNLOCK position.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.
Child-Protection Door Lock Location
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NOTE: For emergency exit with the system engaged,
move the lock knob up (unlocked position), roll down the
window and open the door with the outside door handle.
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™
The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the
vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a
feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go™. This feature allows you
to lock and unlock the vehicle’s door(s) without having to
press the RKE transmitter lock or unlock buttons.
NOTE:
Child-Protection Door Lock Function
WARNING!
Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the rear doors can only be opened
from the outside when the Child-Protection locks are
engaged.
• Passive Entry may be programmed ON/OFF; refer to
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• If wearing gloves on your hands, or if it has been
raining on the Passive Entry door handle, the unlock
sensitivity can be affected, resulting in a slower response time.
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• If the vehicle is unlocked by the Passive Entry Door
Handle and no door goes ajar within 60 seconds, the
vehicle will re-lock and if equipped will arm the
security alarm.
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To Unlock From The Driver’s Side:
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the driver door handle, grab the front driver
door handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically.
The interior door panel lock knob will raise when the
door is unlocked.
Grab The Door Handle To Unlock
NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Press” is programmed
all doors will unlock when you grab hold of the front
driver’s door handle. To select between “Unlock Driver
Door 1st Press” and “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”, refer to
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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To Unlock From The Passenger Side:
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the passenger door handle, grab the front
passenger door handle to unlock all four doors automatically. The interior door panel lock knob will raise when
the door is unlocked.
NOTE: All doors will unlock when the front passenger
door handle is grabbed regardless of the driver’s door
unlock preference setting (“Unlock Driver Door 1st
Press” or “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”).
If one of the vehicle doors is open and the door panel
switch is used to lock the vehicle, once all open doors
have been closed the vehicle checks the inside and
outside of the vehicle for any valid Passive Entry RKE
transmitters. If one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE
transmitters is detected inside the vehicle, and no other
valid Passive Entry RKE transmitters are detected outside the vehicle, the Passive Entry System automatically
unlocks all vehicle doors and chirps the horn three times
(on the third attempt ALL doors will lock and the Passive
Entry RKE transmitter can be locked in the vehicle).
Preventing Inadvertent Locking Of Passive Entry RKE NOTE: The vehicle will only unlock the doors when the
doors are locked using the door panel switch, a valid
Transmitter In Vehicle
Passive Entry RKE transmitter is detected inside the
To minimize the possibility of unintentionally locking a
vehicle, and no valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter is
Passive Entry RKE transmitter inside your vehicle, the
detected outside the vehicle. The vehicle will not unlock
Passive Entry system is equipped with an automatic door
the doors when any of the following conditions are true:
unlock feature which will function if the ignition switch
• The doors are locked using the RKE transmitter.
is in the OFF position.
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• The doors are locked using the LOCK button on the
Passive Entry door handles.
• The doors are manually locked using the door lock
knobs.
2
• There is a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter outside
the vehicle and within 5 ft (1.5 m) of either Passive
Entry door handle.
• Three attempts are made to lock the doors using the
door panel switch and then close the doors.
To Enter The Trunk
CHMSL Button
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
NOTE: If you inadvertently leave your vehicle’s Passive
(1.5 m) of the deck lid, press the button on the right side
Entry RKE transmitter in the trunk and try to close the
of CHMSL, (Center High Mounted Stop Light) which is
deck lid, the deck lid will automatically unlatch, unless
located on the deck lid.
another one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters is outside the vehicle and within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the
deck lid.
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To Lock The Vehicle’s Doors
With one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters
within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver or passenger front door
handles, press the door handle LOCK button to lock all
four doors.
Do NOT grab the door handle, when pressing the door
handle lock button. This could unlock the door(s).
Do NOT Grab The Handle When Locking
Press The Door Handle Button To Lock
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NOTE:
• After pressing the door handle LOCK button, you
must wait two seconds before you can lock or unlock
the doors, using either Passive Entry door handle. This
is done to allow you to check if the vehicle is locked by
pulling the door handle, without the vehicle reacting
and unlocking.
2
• The Passive Entry system will not operate if the RKE
transmitter battery is dead.
The vehicle doors can also be locked by using the RKE
transmitter lock button or the lock button located on the
vehicle’s interior door panel.
WINDOWS
Power Windows
The window controls on the driver’s door control all the
door windows.
Power Window Switches
There are single window controls on each passenger door
trim panel, which operate the passenger door windows.
The window controls will operate only when the ignition
is in the ACC or ON/RUN position.
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NOTE: For vehicles equipped with the Uconnect®, the
power window switches will remain active for up to 10
minutes after the ignition is cycled to the OFF position.
Opening either front door will cancel this feature. The time
is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
WARNING!
Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, and do
not let children play with power windows. Do not
leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or in a
location accessible to children, and do not leave the
ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. Occupants,
particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the windows while operating the power
window switches. Such entrapment may result in
serious injury or death.
AUTO-Down Feature
The driver door power window switch and some model
passenger door power window switches have an AUTOdown feature. Press the window switch to the second
detent, release, and the window will go down automatically.
To open the window part way, press the window switch
to the first detent and release it when you want the
window to stop.
To stop the window from going all the way down during
the AUTO-down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
AUTO-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection
Lift the window switch to the second detent, release, and
the window will go up automatically.
To stop the window from going all the way up during the
AUTO operation, push down on the switch briefly.
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To close the window part way, lift the window switch to Reset Auto-Up
the first detent and release it when you want the window Should the Auto Up feature stop working, the window
to stop.
may need to be reset. To reset Auto Up:
NOTE:
1. Make sure the door is fully closed.
• If the window runs into any obstacle during auto- 2. Pull the window switch up to close the window
closure, it will reverse direction and then go back
completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
down. Remove the obstacle and use the window
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
switch again to close the window.
3. Push the window switch down firmly to the second
• Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger
detent to open the window completely and continue
the auto-reverse function unexpectedly during autoto hold the switch down for an additional two seconds
closure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the
after the window is fully open.
first detent and hold to close the window manually.
Window Lockout Switch
WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the
window before closing.
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door trim
panel allows you to disable the window controls on the
rear passenger doors. To disable the window controls,
press and release the window lockout button (setting it in
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the DOWN position). To enable the window controls, Wind Buffeting
press and release the window lockout button again Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
(setting it in the UP position).
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, then open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting.
TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE
Window Lockout Switch
The trunk lid can be released from inside the vehicle by
pressing the TRUNK RELEASE button located on the
instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel.
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NOTE: The transmission must be in PARK before the With the ignition in the OFF position or the key removed
button will operate.
from the ignition switch, the Trunk Open symbol will
display until the trunk is closed.
The trunk lid can be released from
outside the vehicle by pressing the
TRUNK button on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
twice within five seconds.
Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for more information on
trunk operation with the Passive Entry feature.
TRUNK SAFETY WARNING
WARNING!
Trunk Release
Button
With the ignition in the ON/RUN position, the Trunk
Open symbol will display in the instrument cluster
indicating that the trunk is open. The odometer display
will reappear once the trunk is closed.
Do not allow children to have access to the trunk,
either by climbing into the trunk from outside, or
through the inside of the vehicle. Always close the
trunk lid when your vehicle is unattended. Once in
the trunk, young children may not be able to escape,
even if they entered through the rear seat. If trapped
in the trunk, children can die from suffocation or
heat stroke.
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Trunk Emergency Release
As a security measure, a Trunk Internal Emergency
Release lever is built into the trunk latching mechanism.
In the event of an individual being locked inside the
trunk, the trunk can be simply opened by pulling on the
glow-in-the-dark handle attached to the trunk latching
mechanism.
Trunk Emergency Internal Release
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems:
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for the driver and
all passengers
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• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passenger
• Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the
desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large
item in a seat — if equipped
Please pay close attention to the information in this
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
for the driver and passengers seated next to a window
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
possible.
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
wheel
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
• Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners that may on LATCH, refer to Child Restraints under “Things To
enhance occupant protection by managing occupant Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
energy during an impact event
• All seat belt systems (except the driver’s) include NOTE: The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different
seat belt webbing into position by extending the belt rates of inflation based on several factors, including the
severity and type of collision.
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Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under
their arm.
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
If a child from 2 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
buckled up in a rear seat.
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
WARNING!
(refer to Child Restraints under “Things To Know Before
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an Starting Your Vehicle” for further information)
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
You should read the instructions provided with your
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rearward child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
facing infant seat.
2. All occupants should always wear their lap and
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
shoulder belts properly.
vehicle with a rear seat.
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced
belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
Front Air Bags room to inflate.
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or beltpositioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
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4. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the
side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
between you and the door.
5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
under ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
WARNING!
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
air bags.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during Advanced Front Air Bag deployment
could cause serious injury, including death. Air
bags need room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably
extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or
instrument panel.
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) and Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
also need room to inflate. Do not lean against the
door or window. Sit upright in the center of the
seat.
• In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or
other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your
vehicle are buckled up properly.
• Being too close to the Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtain (SABIC) and/or Seat-Mounted
Side Air Bag (SAB) during deployment could cause
you to be severely injured or killed.
ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with
lap/shoulder belts.
The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even very sudden stops or impacts. This feature allows the
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen normal conditions. However, in an collision, the belt will
lock and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the
far away from home or on your own street.
vehicle or being thrown out.
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision best.
• Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear
your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers
safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in a collision, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
(Continued)
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the front seat.
2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of your seat.
Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the
latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to make
the belt go around your lap.
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3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
Pulling Out The Lap/Shoulder Belt Latch Plate
Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will
not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride
too high on your body, possibly causing internal
injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle
nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you properly. In a sudden stop, you could move too far
forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear
your seat belt snugly.
• A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder
bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that
your strongest bones will take the force in a collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
(Continued)
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull
up a bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if
it is too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap
belt. A snug belt reduces the risk of sliding under the
belt in a collision.
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t
be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across
your abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as
possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt may not protect you properly. In a
collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt
is straight. If you can’t straighten a belt in your
vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer immediately and have it fixed.
Removing Slack From Belt
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any slack in the belt.
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6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle. above the webbing to release the anchorage, then move it
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed posi- up or down to the position that fits you best.
tion. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the
webbing to allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the driver and front passenger seats, the shoulder belt
can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt
away from your neck. Push and fully depress the button
Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt
As a guide, if you are shorter than average you will
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average
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you will prefer a higher position. When you release the 4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
folded webbing.
anchorage try to move it up and down to make sure that
it is locked in position.
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
In the rear seat, move toward the center of the seat to The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
position the belt away from your neck.
equipped with Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR)
which are used to secure a child restraint system. For
additional information, refer to Child Restraints under
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
shoulder belt.
further information. The chart below defines the type of
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the feature for each seating position.
anchor point.
Driver
Center
Passenger
2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate,
First Row
N/A
N/A
ALR
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create
Second
ALR
ALR
ALR
a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
Row
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of • N/A — Not Applicable
the latch plate.
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
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If the passenger seating position is equipped with an position that has a belt with this feature. Children 12
years old and under should always be properly reALR and is being used for normal usage:
strained in a vehicle with a rear seat.
Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably
wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull 2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortthe entire belt is extracted.
ably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click⬙.
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
Equipped
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically prelocked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is available on all passenger-seating positions with a combina- Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency)
locking mode.
tion lap/shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode
anytime a child safety seat is installed in a seating
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WARNING!
• The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced if
the seat belt assembly Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) feature or any other seat belt function is not
working properly when checked according to the
procedures in the Service Manual.
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
Seat Belt Pretensioners
The seat belts for both front seating positions are
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision.
These devices may improve the performance of the seat
belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant
early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants, including those in child restraints.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy worn snugly and positioned properly.
Management feature in the front seating positions to help The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Refurther reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on straint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretencollision.
sioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
Energy Management Feature
designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This
feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on
the occupant’s chest.
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Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert®)
BeltAlert® is a feature intended to remind the driver and
front passenger (if equipped with front passenger
BeltAlert®) to fasten their seat belts. The feature is active
whenever the ignition is on. If the driver or front seat
passenger is unbelted, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will
turn on and remain on until both front seat belts are
fastened.
unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph
(8 km/h), BeltAlert® will provide both audio and visual
notification.
The front passenger seat BeltAlert® is not active when
the front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert® may
be triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the
front passenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if
equipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in
the rear seat (if equipped) in pet harnesses or pet carriers
The BeltAlert® warning sequence begins after the vehicle that are secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly
stowed.
speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt
Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime. BeltAlert® can be enabled or disabled by your authoOnce the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire rized dealer. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend
duration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened. deactivating BeltAlert®.
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
NOTE: Although BeltAlert® has been deactivated, the
Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
are fastened. The driver should instruct all other occuwhile the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with
pants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is
BeltAlert®) seat belt remains unfastened.
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Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
Seat Belt Extender
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts If a seat belt is too short even when fully extended and
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
the best way to keep the baby safe.
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible. extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
long enough. When it is not required, remove the exKeep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take tender and store it.
the force if there is a collision.
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
when the seat belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug and in the recommended seating positions. Remove and store the extender when not
needed.
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Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the air bag covers.
In addition, the vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental
Driver Side Knee Air Bag mounted in the instrument
panel below the steering column.
2
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
1 — Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bags
2 — Knee Bolster
3 — Supplemental Driver Side
Knee Air Bag/Knee Bolster
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NOTE: The Driver and Front Passenger Advanced Front and rear passengers sitting next to a window. The SABIC
Air Bags are certified to the new Federal regulations for air bags are located above the side windows and their
covers are labeled: SRS AIRBAG.
Advanced Air Bags.
The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage inflator
design. This allows the air bag to have different rates of
inflation based on several factors, including the severity
and type of collision.
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental SeatMounted Side Air Bags (SAB) to provide enhanced
protection for an occupant during a side impact. The
SABs are located in the outboard side of the front seats.
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front NOTE:
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon • Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
but they will open during air bag deployment.
seat position.
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front • After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an
authorized dealer immediately.
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The Air Bag System Components
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag
Advanced Front Air Bags.
system components:
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the driver, front, • Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
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• Air Bag Warning Light
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
• Steering Wheel and Column
The Advanced Front Air Bag system has multistage
driver and front passenger air bags. This system provides
output appropriate to the severity and type of collision as
determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
which may receive information from the front impact
sensors.
• Instrument Panel
• Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
• Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires air bag deployment. This low output
is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy output is
used for more severe collisions.
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
and Seat Track Position Sensors
WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the air
bag on the instrument panel, because any such
objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a
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WARNING! (Continued)
collision severe enough to cause the air bag to
inflate.
• Do not put anything on or around the air bag
covers or attempt to open them manually. You may
damage the air bags and you could be injured
because the air bags may no longer be functional.
The protective covers for the air bag cushions are
designed to open only when the air bags are
inflating.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios,
etc.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) may
provide enhanced protection to help protect an occupant
during a side impact. The SAB is marked with an air bag
label sewn into the outboard side of the front seats.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Label
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When the air bag deploys, it opens the seam between the
front and side of the seat’s trim cover. Each air bag
deploys independently; a left side impact deploys the left
air bag only and a right-side impact deploys the right air
bag only.
2
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC)
SABIC air bags may offer side-impact protection to front
and rear seat outboard occupants in addition to that
provided by the body structure. Each air bag features
inflated chambers placed adjacent to the head of each
outboard occupant that reduce the potential for side- Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
impact head injuries. The curtains deploy downward, NOTE:
covering both windows on the impact side.
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• Being too close to the SAB and SABIC air bags during
deployment could cause you to be severely injured or
killed.
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The system includes side impact sensors that are calibrated to deploy the SAB and SABIC air bags during
impacts that require air bag occupant protection.
WARNING!
• Your vehicle is equipped with left and right
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC), do not stack luggage or other cargo up
high enough to block the location of the SABIC.
The area where the SABIC is located should remain
free from any obstructions.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the side air bags; the performance
could be adversely affected and/or objects could be
pushed into you, causing serious injury.
• Your vehicle is equipped with SABIC air bags, do
not have any accessory items installed which will
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WARNING! (Continued)
alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to your
vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation
on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof of the
vehicle for any reason.
• Do not allow occupants to extend any part of their
body outside of the window.
SAB and SABIC air bags are a supplement to the seat belt
restraint system. Occupants, including children who are
up against or very close to SAB or SABIC air bags can be
seriously injured or killed. Occupants, especially children, should not lean on or sleep against the door, side
windows, or area where the SAB or SABIC air bags
inflate, even if they are in an infant or child restraint.
Always sit upright as possible with your back against the
seat back, use the seat belts properly, and use the
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appropriate sized child restraint, infant restraint or Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
booster seat recommended for the size and weight of the
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
child.
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
required for this vehicle.
The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag provides
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or
enhanced protection and works together with the Driver
side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required.
Advanced Front Air Bag during a frontal impact.
Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic
Knee Impact Bolsters
ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, SABIC air
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the bags, SAB, Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag, and
driver and front passenger, and position the front occu- front seat belt pretensioners, as required, depending on
pants for the best interaction with the Advanced Front several factors, including the severity and type of impact.
Air Bags.
Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver Side
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front Knee Air Bag are designed to provide additional protecAir Bags work with the knee impact bolsters to provide tion by supplementing the seat belts in certain frontal
improved protection for the driver and front passenger. collisions depending on several factors, including the
severity and type of collision. Advanced Front Air Bags
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and Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag are not Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
expected to reduce the risk of injury in rear, side, or over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should
rollover collisions.
have deployed.
The Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver
Side Knee Air Bag will not deploy in all frontal collisions, Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all colliincluding some that may produce substantial vehicle sions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
damage — for example, some pole collisions, truck away from an inflating air bag.
underrides, and angle offset collisions. On the other
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
hand, depending on the type and location of impact,
the air bag system whenever the ignition is in the
Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver Side
ON/RUN position. If the key is in the OFF position, or in
Knee Air Bag may deploy in crashes with little vehicle
the ACC position, the air bag system is not on and the air
front-end damage but that produce a severe initial decelbags will not inflate.
eration.
The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions.
Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and
type of collision.
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The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
WARNING!
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the air bags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the
air bag system immediately.
Also, the ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning
Light in the instrument panel for approximately four to eight seconds for a self-check
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn off. If the
ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it
turns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momentarily Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light Inflator Units
comes on again after initial startup.
The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instru- Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering
ment cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is wheel and on the right side of the instrument panel.
noted that could affect the air bag system. The diagnos- When the ORC detects a collision requiring the Adtics also record the nature of the malfunction.
vanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A large
quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates
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are possible, based on several factors, including the
collision type and severity. The steering wheel hub trim
cover and the upper right side of the instrument panel
separate and fold out of the way as the air bags inflate to
their full size. The air bags fully inflate in about 50 to 70
milliseconds. This is about half of the time it takes to
blink your eyes. The air bags then quickly deflate while
helping to restrain the driver and front passenger.
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag. The trim cover
separates and folds out of the way allowing the air bag to
inflate to the full size. The air bag fully inflates in about
15 to 20 milliseconds.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB)
Inflator Units
The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) are
designed to activate only in certain side collisions.
The Advanced Front Air Bag gas is vented through the
vent holes in the sides of the air bag. In this way, the air The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side
air bags to inflate, based on the severity and type of
bags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.
collision.
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag Inflator
Based on the severity and type of collision, the side air
Unit
bag inflator on the crash side of the vehicle may be
The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag unit is
triggered, releasing a large quantity of non-toxic gas. The
located in the instrument panel trim beneath the steering
inflating SAB exits through the seat seam into the space
column. When the ORC detects a collision requiring the
between the occupant and the door. The SAB fully
Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A
inflates in about 10 milliseconds. The side air bag moves
large quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
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at a very high speed and with such a high force that it
could injure you if you are not seated properly, or if items
are positioned in the area where the side air bag inflates.
This especially applies to children.
positioned in the area where the side curtain air bag
inflates. This especially applies to children. The side
curtain air bag is only about 3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when
it is inflated.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) Inflator Units
Because air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time,
vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of
whether or not an air bag should have deployed.
During collisions where the impact is confined to a
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may Front And Side Impact Sensors
deploy the SABIC air bags, depending on the severity
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the
and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will
ORC in determining appropriate response to impact
deploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
events.
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
Enhanced Accident Response System
curtain air bag. The inflating side curtain air bag pushes
the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and In the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if
covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30 the communication network remains intact, and the
milliseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takes power remains intact, depending on the nature of the
to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you
are not belted and seated properly, or if items are
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event the ORC will determine whether to have the NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the follow- collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
the air bag system.
ing functions:
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
or all of the following may occur:
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause
until the ignition is cycled off.
abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
front passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The
the battery has power or until the ignition key is
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those
removed.
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
• Unlock the doors automatically.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
changed from IGN ON to IGN OFF.
immediately.
If A Deployment Occurs
• As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
immediately after deployment.
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for air
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bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the Maintaining Your Air Bag System
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
WARNING!
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on • Modifications to any part of the air bag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s inbe injured if the air bag system is not there to
structions for cleaning.
protect you. Do not modify the components or
Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have dewiring, including adding any kind of badges or
ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
bags will not be in place to protect you.
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
WARNING!
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air
Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retrac• Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag
tor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer imsystem. The air bag may inflate accidentally or may
mediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) system serviced as well.
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WARNING! (Continued)
not function properly if modifications are made.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any
air bag system service. If your seat, including your
trim cover and cushion, needs to be serviced in any
way (including removal or loosening/tightening of
seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your
authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved
seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to
modify the air bag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
Air Bag Warning Light
You will want to have the air bags ready to
inflate for your protection in a collision. The
Air Bag Warning Light monitors the internal
circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with air bag system electrical components. While the air
bag system is designed to be maintenance free. If any of
the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service
the air bag system immediately.
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during
the four to eight seconds when the ignition is first
cycled to the ON/RUN.
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to
eight-second interval.
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The air bags may
not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly
check the fuse block for blown fuses. Refer to “Fuses” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for the proper air bag fuses.
See your authorized dealer if the fuse is good.
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These data can help provide a better understanding of
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will the EDR under normal driving conditions and no perassist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems per- sonal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
formed. The EDR is designed to record data related to are recorded. However, other parties, such as law envehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of forcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
is designed to record such data as:
crash investigation.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating; To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts
In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
were buckled/fastened;
such as law enforcement, that have the special equip• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the ment, can read the information if they have access to the
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
vehicle or the EDR.
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
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Child Restraints
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
times, including babies and children. Every state in the
United States, and every Canadian province, requires
that small children ride in proper restraint systems. This
is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
Children 12 years or younger should ride properly
buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats rather than in the front.
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
seat Owner’s Manual to make sure you have the correct
seat for your child. Carefully read and follow all the
instructions and warnings in the child restraint Owner’s
Manual and on all the labels attached to the car seat.
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Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it has
a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. You should also make sure that you can install
it in the vehicle where you will use it.
NOTE:
• For
additional
information,
refer
to
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Canadian residents should refer to Transport Canada’s
website for additional information:
• http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/safedriverschildsafety-index-53.htm
WARNING!
In a collision, an unrestrained child can become a
projectile inside the vehicle. The force required to
hold even an infant on your lap could become so
great that you could not hold the child, no matter
how strong you are. The child and others could be
badly injured. Any child riding in your vehicle
should be in a proper restraint for the child’s size.
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Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
Infants and
Toddlers
Small Children
Larger Children
Children Too Large
for Child Restraints
Child Size, Height, Weight Or Age
Children who are two years old or
younger and who have not reached the
height or weight limits of their child restraint
Children who are at least two years old or
who have out-grown the height or weight
limit of their rear-facing child restraint
Children who have out-grown their
forward-facing child restraint, but are too
small to properly fit the vehicle’s seat belt
Children 12 years old or younger, who
have out-grown the height or weight limit
of their booster seat
Recommended Type Of Child Restraint
Either an Infant Carrier or a Convertible
Child Restraint, facing rearward in the rear
seat of the vehicle
Forward-Facing Child Restraint with a
five-point Harness, facing forward in the
rear seat of the vehicle
Belt Positioning Booster Seat and the vehicle seat belt, seated in the rear seat of the
vehicle
Vehicle Seat Belt, seated in the rear seat of
the vehicle
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Infants And Child Restraints
Safety experts recommend that children ride rearwardfacing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until
they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear
facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can
be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible
child seats.
The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth until
they reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier.
Convertible child seats can be used either rearwardfacing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child
seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearwardfacing direction than infant carriers do, so they can be
used rearward-facing by children who have outgrown
their infant carrier but are still less than at least two years
old. Children should remain rearward-facing until they
reach the highest weight or height allowed by their
convertible child seat.
WARNING!
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
vehicle with a rear seat.
Older Children And Child Restraints
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardfacing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and
convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who are over two years old or who
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have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of
their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should
remain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for
as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height
allowed by the child seat.
All children whose weight or height is above the
forward-facing limit for the child seat should use a
belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts
fit properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over
the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against
the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster
seat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are held
in the vehicle by the seat belt.
WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
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WARNING! (Continued)
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s
directions exactly when installing an infant or
child restraint.
• After a child restraint is installed in the vehicle, do
not move the vehicle seat forward or rearward
because it can loosen the child restraint attachments. Remove the child restraint before adjusting
the vehicle seat position. When the vehicle seat has
been adjusted, reinstall the child restraint.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in
the vehicle with the seat belt or LATCH anchorages, or remove it from the vehicle. Do not leave it
loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or accident, it
could strike the occupants or seatbacks and cause
serious personal injury.
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Children Too Large For Booster Seats
5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback, should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this
simple 5-step test to decide whether the child can use the
vehicle’s seat belt alone:
If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the
child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check belt fit periodically and make sure the seat belt buckle is latched. A
child’s squirming or slouching can move the belt out of
position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck,
move the child closer to the center of the vehicle, or use
a booster seat to position the seat belt on the child
correctly.
1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of
the vehicle seat?
2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front
of the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the
way back?
3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder
between their neck and arm?
4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
WARNING!
Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an
arm or behind their back. In a crash, the shoulder belt
will not protect a child properly, which may result in
serious injury or death. A child must always wear
both the lap and shoulder portions of the seat belt
correctly.
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Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
Restraint Type
Combined
Weight of the
Child + Child
Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Use any attachment method shown with an “X” Below
LATCH –
LATCH –
Lower Anchors
Seat Belt + Top
Lower Anchors
Seat Belt Only
+ Top Tether
Tether Anchor
Only
Anchor
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children (LATCH)
Restraint System
Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system
has three vehicle anchor points for installing LATCHequipped child seats. There are two lower anchorages
located at the back of the seat cushion where it meets the
seatback and one top tether anchorage located behind the
seating position. These anchorages are used to install
LATCH-equipped child seats without using the vehicle’s
seat belts. Some seating positions may have a top tether
anchorage but no lower anchorages. In these seating
positions, the seat belt must be used with the top tether
anchorage to install the child restraint. Please see the
following table for more information.
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LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In
This Vehicle
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per seating
position
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight
of the child restraint) for using the LATCH
anchorage system to attach the child restraint?
65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt
be used together to attach a rear-facing or
forward-facing child restraint?
Can a child seat be installed in the center position using the inner LATCH lower anchorages?
Can two child restraints be attached using a
common lower LATCH anchorage?
No
Use the LATCH anchorage system until the
combined weight of the child and the child
restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
and tether anchor instead of the LATCH system once the combined weight is more than
65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you use the
LATCH anchorage system to attach a rearfacing or forward-facing child restraint.
N/A
No
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two
or more child restraints. If the center position
does not have dedicated LATCH lower anchorages, use the seat belt to install a child seat in
the center position next to a child seat using
the LATCH anchorages in an outboard position.
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Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the
back of the front passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes
The child seat may touch the back of the front
passenger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also allows contact. See your child restraint owner’s manual for more information.
Center position only may be removed.
Locating The LATCH Anchorages
The lower anchorages are round bars that are
found at the rear of the seat cushion where it
meets the seatback, below the anchorage symbols on the seatback. They are just visible when
you lean into the rear seat to install the child restraint.
You will easily feel them if you run your finger along the
gap between the seatback and seat cushion.
LATCH Anchorages
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
There are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located in the panel between the rear seatback and the rear window.
They are found under a plastic cover with the
tether anchorage symbol on it.
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Tether Strap Anchorages
LATCH-compatible child restraint systems will be
equipped with a rigid bar or a flexible strap on each side.
Each will have a hook or connector to attach to the lower
anchorage and a way to tighten the connection to the
anchorage. Forward-facing child restraints and some
rear-facing infant restraints will also be equipped with a
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tether strap. The tether strap will have a hook at the end Always follow the directions of the child restraint
to attach to the top tether anchorage and a way to tighten manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not
the strap after it is attached to the anchorage.
all child restraint systems will be installed as described
here.
Center Seat LATCH
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks To Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint
the seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position, 1. If the selected seating position has a Switchable Autodo not use that outboard position. If a child seat in the
matic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat
center position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or
belt following the instructions below. See the section
seat belt, do not install a child seat in that outboard
“Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
position.
Belt” to check what type of seat belt each seating
position has.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing
The LATCH Child Restraint System” for typical
installation instructions.
2. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the
tether strap of the child seat so that you can more
easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle
anchorages.
3. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for
that seating position. For some second row seats, you
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may need to recline the seat and/or raise the head 7. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
restraint to get a better fit. If the rear seat can be moved
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
forward and rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to
in any direction.
move it to its rear-most position to make room for the
child seat. You may also move the front seat forward
How To Stow An Unused ALR Seatbelt
to allow more room for the child seat.
When using the LATCH attaching system to install a
4. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child child restraint, stow all ALR seat belts that are not being
restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seat- used by other occupants or being used to secure child
ing position.
restraints. An unused belt could injure a child if they play
5. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the with it and accidentally lock the seatbelt retractor. Before
top tether anchorage. See the section “Installing Child installing a child restraint using the LATCH system,
Restraints Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for direc- buckle the seat belt behind the child restraint and out of
the child’s reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with
tions to attach a tether anchor.
the child restraint installation, instead of buckling it
6. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the
rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack child restraint belt path and then buckle it. Do not lock
in the straps according to the child restraint manufac- the seatbelt. Remind all children in the vehicle that the
seat belts are not toys and that they should not play with
turer’s instructions.
them.
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WARNING!
• Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant
or child restraint. The child could be badly injured
or killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly-fitted
child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to
be used for adult seat belts, harnesses, or for
attaching other items or equipment to the vehicle.
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) that is designed to keep the lap portion of the seat
belt tight around the child restraint so that it is not
necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can be
“switched” into a locked mode by pulling all of the
webbing out of the retractor and then letting the webbing
retract back into the retractor. If it is locked, the ALR will
make a clicking noise while the webbing is pulled back
into the retractor. For additional information on ALR,
refer to the “Automatic Locking Mode” description under “Occupant Restraints.”
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child
Restraints In This Vehicle
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What is the weight limit (child’s
weight + weight of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
with the seat belt to attach a forward
facing child restraint?
Weight limit of the Child Restraint
Always use the tether anchor when
using the seat belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up to
the recommended weight limit of
the child restraint.
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Can the rear-facing child restraint
touch the back of the front passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be removed?
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to
tighten the seat belt against the belt
path of the child restraint?
Yes
Yes
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and
Contact between the front passenger seat and the child restraint is
allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Center position only may be removed.
In positions with cinching latch
plates (CINCH), the buckle stalk
may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a
seating position with an ALR retractor.
rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its
rear-most position to make room for the child seat.
You may also move the front seat forward to allow
more room for the child seat.
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2. Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor 7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
to pass it through the seat belt path of the child
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the seat belt
vehicle seat.
path.
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a 8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
“click”.
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
4. Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
strap. See the section “Installing Child Restraints
against the child seat.
Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to
attach a tether anchor.
5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
the seat belt until you have pulled all the seat belt
9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
webbing out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the seat belt
to retract back into the retractor. As the webbing
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This means the
in any direction.
seat belt is now in the Automatic Locking mode.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is seat belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
locked, you should not be able to pull out any webbing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
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Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
Anchorage
1. Look behind the seating position where you
plan to install the child restraint to find the
tether anchorage. You may need to move the
seat forward to provide better access to the
tether anchorage. If there is no top tether
anchorage for that seating position, move
the child restraint to another position in the
vehicle if one is available.
restraints, raise the head restraint, and where possible,
route the tether strap under the head restraint and
between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head
restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard
side of the head restraint.
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child
restraint.
3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If
your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head
Adjustable Headrest Release Push Button
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Adjustable Headrest Downward Position
Tether Strap Mounting
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to
the top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
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5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child 2. Route the tether strap over the seatback and head
restraint.
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly
behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top
tether strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat,
make sure the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove
slack in the strap.
Center Tether Attachment
1. Lower the adjustable center head restraint to the full
down position.
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to
the center tether anchorage located in the panel between the rear seatback and the rear window.
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
Transporting Pets
Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
a collision.
Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
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ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine and
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
CAUTION!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil
in the engine or damage may result.
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or NOTE: A new engine may consume some oil during its
first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This
55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
should be considered a normal part of the break-in and
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detri- SAFETY TIPS
mental and should be avoided.
Transporting Passengers
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate AREA.
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For
the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”.
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WARNING!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
Exhaust Gas
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO),
follow these safety tips:
• Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in
confined areas any longer than needed to move
your vehicle in or out of the area.
• If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate/
rear doors open, make sure that all windows are
closed and the climate control BLOWER switch is
set at high speed. DO NOT use the recirculation
mode.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running, adjust your heating or cooling
controls to force outside air into the vehicle. Set the
blower at high speed.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Seat Belts
Inspect the seat belt system periodically, checking for
cuts, frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be
replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
system.
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
system.
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding seat
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
belt or retractor condition, replace the seat belt.
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, Air Bag Warning Light
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
The light should come on and remain on for
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
four to eight seconds as a bulb check when the
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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not lit during starting, see your authorized dealer. If the
light stays on, flickers, or comes on while driving, have
the system checked by an authorized dealer.
Defroster
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
authorized dealer for service if your defroster is inoperable.
Floor Mat Safety Information
Always use floor mats designed to fit the footwell of your
vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal area
unobstructed and that are firmly secured so that they
cannot slip out of position and interfere with the pedals
or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other ways.
WARNING!
Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of
vehicle control and increase the risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure that floor mats are properly
attached to the floor mat fasteners.
• Never place or install floor mats or other floor
coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly
secured to prevent them from moving and interfering with the pedals or the ability to control the
vehicle.
• Never put floor mats or other floor coverings on top
of already installed floor mats. Additional floor
mats and other coverings will reduce the size of the
pedal area and interfere with the pedals.
• Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always
properly reinstall and secure floor mats that have
been removed for cleaning.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the
driver footwell while the vehicle is moving. Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal
and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle
control.
• If required, mounting posts must be properly installed, if not equipped from the factory.
Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or
mounting can cause interference with the brake
pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss of
control of the vehicle.
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
lodged in the tread or sidewall. Inspect the tread for cuts
and cracks. Inspect sidewalls for cuts, cracks and bulges.
Check the wheel nuts for tightness. Check the tires
(including spare) for proper cold inflation pressure.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of brake lights and
exterior lights while you work the controls. Check turn
signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument
panel.
Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
Tires
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid (if
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear equipped), or brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects should be located and corrected immediately.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .112
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . .108
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . .112
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
▫ “Slide-On-Rod” And Extender Features Of Sun
Visor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 䡵 BLIND SPOT MONITORING (BSM) — IF
EQUIPPED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
▫ Driver’s Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
▫ Rear Cross Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
▫ Outside Mirrors Approach Light — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
▫ Tilt Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped . . . . . . .110
▫ Modes Of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
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102 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
䡵 Uconnect® PHONE (4.3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
▫ Uconnect® Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
▫ Uconnect® 4.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . .170
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
▫ Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect®
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
▫ Uconnect® Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . .141
▫ Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect®
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
䡵 VOICE COMMAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
▫ Uconnect® 8.4/8.4 Nav . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
▫ Uconnect® Voice Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
䡵 Uconnect® PHONE (8.4/8.4N) . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
▫ Power Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
▫ Uconnect® 8.4/8.4 Nav . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
▫ Power Lumbar — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .199
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
▫ Ventilated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .204
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▫ Manual Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
▫ Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
䡵 DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED . . . .211
▫ Programming The Memory Feature . . . . . . . . .212
▫ Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry
Transmitter To Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
▫ Memory Position Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
▫ Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available With Memory
Seat Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
䡵 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .216
䡵 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
▫ Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . .218
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
▫ Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
▫ Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
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▫ Front Map/Reading Lights — If Equipped . . .224 䡵 POWER TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING
COLUMN — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Courtesy Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
䡵 HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
▫ Ambient Light — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .225
䡵 ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED . . . . .
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
䡵 ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF
䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . . . .228
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped . . . . . . . .230
䡵 ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) — IF
䡵 TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN . . .232
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.233
.234
.236
.238
.239
.240
.240
.240
.240
.242
.242
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▫ Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Operation . . . .244
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
▫ Activating Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). . . .245
▫ Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control Mode . . .264
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
▫ Forward Collision Warning — If Equipped . . .267
▫ To Set A Desired ACC Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . .247 䡵 PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ To Cancel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
▫ ParkSense® Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ To Turn Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
▫ ParkSense® Warning Display . . . . . . . . .
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
▫ ParkSense® Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
▫ Enabling And Disabling ParkSense® . . . .
▫ Setting The Following Distance In ACC . . . . . .252
▫ Rear Park Assist Audible Alerts . . . . . . .
▫ Overtake Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
▫ Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
▫ Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Menu . . . . . . .256
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Display Warnings And Maintenance . . . . . . . .258
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense® System . . . . . .
▫ Precautions While Driving With ACC . . . . . . .260
▫ ParkSense® System Usage Precautions. . .
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. . . .269
. . . .270
. . . .270
. . . .271
. . . .274
. . . .274
. . . .275
. . . .276
. . . .276
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䡵 PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
▫ Turning ParkView® On Or Off — With
Touchscreen Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
䡵 OVERHEAD CONSOLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
▫ Front Map/Reading Lights — If Equipped . . .281
▫ Courtesy Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
▫ Sunglasses Bin Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
䡵 GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED . . .283
▫ Before You Begin Programming HomeLink® . .284
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . .287
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . . .288
▫ Using HomeLink® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
䡵 POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .292
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . .293
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . .294
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
▫ Sunshade Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
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▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
▫ Door Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
䡵 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS . . . . . . . . . . .296
▫ Cargo Area — Vehicles Equipped With 60/40
Split-Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
䡵 CUPHOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
▫ Front Seat Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
▫ Rear Seat Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
䡵 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
▫ Glove Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
▫ Console Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
䡵 REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
䡵 LOAD LEVELING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED . .308
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108 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
A single ball joint mirror is provided in the vehicle. It is
a twist on mirror that has a fixed position at the windshield. The mirror installs on the windshield button with
a counterclockwise rotation and requires no tools for
mounting. The mirror head can be adjusted up, down,
left, and right for various drivers. The mirror should be
adjusted to center on the view through the rear window.
Headlight glare from vehicles behind you can be reduced
by moving the small control under the mirror to the night
Adjusting Rearview Mirror
position (toward the rear of the vehicle). The mirror
Automatic
Dimming
Mirror — If Equipped
should be adjusted while the small control under the
mirror is set in the day position (toward the windshield). This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you. This feature will be defaulted
on, and only be disabled when the vehicle is moving in
reverse.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 109
Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s)
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic and a slight
overlap of the view obtained from the inside mirror.
NOTE: The passenger side convex outside mirror will
give a much wider view to the rear, and especially of the
lane next to your vehicle.
WARNING!
Automatic Dimming Mirror
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side convex mirror could cause you to
collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your
inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a
vehicle seen in the passenger side convex mirror.
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110 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
in both mirrors when you use the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter or open any door. This LED shines
Some models have outside mirrors that are hinged. The
outward to illuminate the front and rear door handles. It
hinge allows the mirror to pivot forward and rearward to
also shines downward to illuminate the area in front of
resist damage. The hinge has three detent positions: full
the doors.
forward, full rearward and normal.
Tilt Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped
Driver’s Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror — If
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature — If Equipped
Equipped
The driver’s outside mirror will automatically adjust for
glare from vehicles behind you. This feature is controlled
by the inside automatic dimming mirror and will automatically adjust for headlight glare when the inside
mirror adjusts.
Outside Mirrors Approach Light — If Equipped
Tilt Mirrors in Reverse provides automatic outside mirror
positioning which will aid the driver’s view of the
ground rearward of the front doors. The outside mirrors
will move slightly downward from the present position
when the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE. The outside
mirrors will then return to the original position when the
vehicle is shifted out of the REVERSE position. Each
stored memory setting will have an associated Tilt Mirrors in Reverse position.
Driver and passenger outside mirrors equipped with
approach lighting contain one LED, which is located in NOTE: The Tilt Mirrors in Reverse feature is not turned
the upper outboard mirror glass corner. The approach on when delivered from the factory. The Tilt Mirrors in
light supplies illuminated entry lighting, which turns on Reverse feature can be turned on and off using the
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 111
Uconnect® System. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in The power mirror controls consist of mirror select but“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further in- tons and a four-way mirror control switch. To adjust a
mirror, press either the L (left) or R (right) button to select
formation.
the mirror that you want to adjust.
Power Mirrors
The power mirror controls are located on the driver’s NOTE: A light in the select button will illuminate indicating the mirror is activated and can be adjusted.
door trim panel.
Using the mirror control switch, press on any of the four
arrows for the direction that you want the mirror to
move.
Power mirror preselected positions can be controlled by
the optional Memory Seat Feature. Refer to “Driver
Memory Seat” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Vehicle” for further information.
Power Mirror Control
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112 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
feature can be activated whenever you turn on the
rear window defroster (if equipped). Refer to “Rear
Window Features” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle” for further information.
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
An illuminated vanity mirror is located on the sun visor.
To use the mirror, rotate the sun visor downward and
swing the mirror cover upward. The light turns on
automatically. Closing the mirror cover turns off the light.
Illuminated Vanity Mirror
“Slide-On-Rod” And Extender Features Of Sun
Visor
To use the “Slide-On-Rod” feature of the sun visor, rotate
the sun visor downward and swing the sun visor so it is
parallel to the side window, grab the sun visor and pull
rearwards until the sun visor is in the desired position. To
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 113
use the extender feature of the sun visor, grab the BLIND SPOT MONITORING (BSM) — IF
extender which is located at the rear of the visor and pull EQUIPPED
rearward.
The Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system uses two radarbased sensors, located inside the rear bumper fascia, to
detect highway licensable vehicles (automobiles, trucks,
motorcycles, etc.) that enter the blind spot zones from the
rear/front/side of the vehicle.
Slide-On-Rod Feature
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114 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Automatic Transmission Vehicles
The BSM system sensors operate when the vehicle is in
any forward gear or REVERSE and enters stand-by mode
when the vehicle is in PARK.
Manual Transmission Vehicles
The BSM system sensors operate when the vehicle is in
any gear and enters stand-by mode when the Park Brake
is engaged, the vehicle is not in REVERSE, and the
vehicle is stationary.
Rear Detection Zones
When the vehicle is started, the BSM warning light will
momentarily illuminate in both outside rear view mirrors
to let the driver know that the system is operational.
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vehicle when the vehicle speed reaches approximately
6 mph (10 km/h) or higher and will alert the driver of
vehicles in these areas.
NOTE:
• The BSM system does NOT alert the driver about
rapidly approaching vehicles that are outside the detection zones.
• The BSM system detection zone DOES NOT change if
your vehicle is towing a trailer. Therefore, visually
verify the adjacent lane is clear for both your vehicle
and trailer before making a lane change. If the trailer or
BSM Warning Light
other object (i.e., bicycle, sports equipment) extends
The BSM detection zone covers approximately one lane
beyond the side of your vehicle, this may result in the
on both sides of the vehicle (12 ft or 3.8 m). The zone
BSM warning light remaining illuminated the entire
starts at the outside rear view mirror and extends aptime the vehicle is in a forward gear.
proximately 23 ft (7 m) to the rear of the vehicle. The BSM
system monitors the detection zones on both sides of the The area on the rear fascia where the radar sensors are
located must remain free of snow, ice, and dirt/road
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116 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
contamination so that the BSM system can function Entering From The Side
properly. Do not block the area of the rear fascia where
Vehicles that move into your adjacent lanes from either
the radar sensors are located with foreign objects (bumside of the vehicle.
per stickers, bicycle racks, etc.).
The BSM system notifies the driver of objects in the
detection zones by illuminating the BSM warning light
located in the outside mirrors in addition to sounding an
audible (chime) alert and reducing the radio volume.
Refer to “Modes Of Operation” for further information.
The BSM system monitors the detection zone from three
different entry points (side, rear, front) while driving to
see if an alert is necessary. The BSM system will issue an
alert during these types of zone entries.
Side Monitoring
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Entering From The Rear
Overtaking Traffic
Vehicles that come up from behind your vehicle on either If you pass another vehicle slowly (with a relative speed
side and enter the rear detection zone with a relative of less than 15 mph (24 km/h) and the vehicle remains in
the blind spot for approximately 1.5 seconds, the warning
speed of less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
light will be illuminated. If the difference in speed
between the two vehicles is greater than 15 mph
(24 km/h), the warning light will not illuminate.
Rear Monitoring
Overtaking/Approaching
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118 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
The BSM system is designed not to issue an alert on The BSM system will not alert you of objects that are
stationary objects such as guardrails, posts, walls, foliage, traveling in the opposite direction of the vehicle in
berms, etc. However, occasionally the system may alert adjacent lanes.
on such objects. This is normal operation and your
vehicle does not require service.
Stationary Objects
Overtaking/Passing
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WARNING! (Continued)
system is not designed to detect pedestrians, bicyclists, or animals. Even if your vehicle is equipped
with the BSM system, always check your vehicle’s
mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and use your turn
signal before changing lanes. Failure to do so can
result in serious injury or death.
Rear Cross Path
Opposing Traffic
WARNING!
The Blind Spot Monitoring system is only an aid to
help detect objects in the blind spot zones. The BSM
(Continued)
The Rear Cross Path (RCP) feature is intended to aid the
drivers when backing out of parking spaces where their
vision of oncoming vehicles may be blocked. Proceed
slowly and cautiously out of the parking space until the
rear end of the vehicle is exposed. The RCP system will
then have a clear view of the cross traffic and if an
oncoming vehicle is detected, alert the driver.
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120 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE: In a parking lot situation, oncoming vehicles can
be obscured by vehicles parked on either side. If the
sensors are blocked by other structures or vehicles, the
system will not be able to alert the driver.
When RCP is on and the vehicle is in REVERSE, the
driver is alerted using both the visual and audible
alarms, including reducing the radio volume.
WARNING!
RCP Detection Zones
RCP monitors the rear detection zones on both sides of
the vehicle, for objects that are moving toward the side of
the vehicle with a minimum speed of approximately
3 mph (5 km/h), to objects moving a maximum of
approximately 20 mph (32 km/h), such as in parking lot
situations.
RCP is not a Back Up Aid system. It is intended to be
used to help a driver detect an oncoming vehicle in a
parking lot situation. Drivers must be careful when
backing up, even when using RCP. Always check
carefully behind your vehicle, look behind you, and
be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other
vehicles, obstructions, and blind spots before backing up. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or
death.
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turn signal is then activated, and it corresponds to an
alert present on that side of the vehicle, an audible chime
Three selectable modes of operation are available in the
will also be sounded. Whenever a turn signal and deUconnect® System. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings/
tected object are present on the same side at the same
Customer Programmable Features” in “Understanding
time, both the visual and audio alerts will be issued. In
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
addition to the audible alert the radio (if on) volume will
Blind Spot Alert Lights Only
be reduced.
Modes Of Operation
When operating in Blind Spot Alert mode, the BSM NOTE:
system will provide a visual alert in the appropriate side
• Whenever an audible alert is requested by the BSM
view mirror based on a detected object. However, when
system, the radio volume is reduced.
the system is operating in Rear Cross Path mode, the
system will respond with both visual and audible alerts • If the hazard flashers are on, the system will request
the appropriate visual alert only.
when a detected object is present. Whenever an audible
alert is requested, the radio volume is reduced.
When the system is in RCP, the system shall respond with
both visual and audible alerts when a detected object is
Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime
present. Whenever an audible alert is requested, the radio
When operating in Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime mode,
volume is reduced. Turn/hazard signal status is ignored;
the BSM system will provide a visual alert in the approthe RCP state always requests the chime.
priate side view mirror based on a detected object. If the
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Blind Spot Alert Off
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
When the BSM system is turned off there will be no 1. The device may not cause harmful interference.
visual or audible alerts from either the BSM or RCP
2. The device must accept any interference received,
systems.
including interference that may cause undesired opNOTE: The BSM system will store the current operating
eration of the device.
mode when the vehicle is shut off. Each time the vehicle
Changes or modifications to any of these systems by
is started the previously stored mode will be recalled and
other than an authorized service facility could void
used.
authorization to use this equipment.
General Information
Uconnect® PHONE (4.3)
This vehicle has systems that operate on radio frequency
that comply with Part 15 of the Federal Communications Uconnect® 4.3
Commission (FCC) rules and with Industry Canada Uconnect® Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, inStandards RSS- GEN/210/220/310.
vehicle communications system. Uconnect® Phone allows you to dial a phone number with your mobile
phone.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 123
Uconnect® Phone supports the following features:
Screen Activated Features:
Voice Activated Features:
• Dialing via Keypad using the touchscreen,
• Hands Free dialing via Voice (“Call John Smith Mo- • Viewing and Calling contacts from Phonebooks disbile” or, “Dial 248-555-1212”)
played on the touchscreen,
• Redialing last dialed numbers (“Redial”)
• Setting Favorite Contact Phone numbers so they are
easily accessible on the Main Phone screen,
• Calling Back the last incoming call number (“Call
Back”)
• Viewing and Calling contacts from Recent Call logs,
• View Call logs on screen (“Show incoming calls,” • Listen to Music on your Bluetooth® Device via the
“Show Outgoing calls,” “Show missed Calls,” “Show
touchscreen,
Recent Calls”)
• Pairing up to 10 phones/audio devices for easy access
• Searching Contacts phone number (“Search for John
to connect to them quickly.
Smith Mobile”)
Your mobile phone’s audio is transmitted through your
vehicle’s audio system; the system will automatically
mute your radio when using the Uconnect® Phone.
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For Uconnect® customer support:
• U.S. residents - visit www.UconnectPhone.com or call
1-877-855-8400.
• Canadian Residents - visit www.UconnectPhone.com
or call, 1-800-465-2001 (English) or 1-800-387-9983
(French).
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws, including laws regarding phone use. Your attention should be focused on safely operating the
vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a collision
causing serious injury or death.
If your mobile phone only supports the Headset Profile
you may not be able to use any Uconnect® Phone The Uconnect® Phone is driven through your
features. Refer to your mobile service provider or the Bluetooth® “Hands-Free Profile” mobile phone.
phone manufacturer for details.
Uconnect® features Bluetooth® technology - the global
Uconnect® Phone allows you to transfer calls between standard that enables different electronic devices to conthe system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit nect to each other without wires or a docking station, so
your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s Uconnect® Phone works no matter where you stow your
mobile phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as
microphone for private conversation.
long as your phone is turned on and has been paired to
the vehicle’s Uconnect® Phone. The Uconnect® Phone
allows up to ten mobile phones or audio devices to be
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 125
linked to the system. Only one linked (or paired) mobile
phone and one audio device can be used with the system
at a time. The system is available in English, Spanish, or
French languages.
Uconnect® Phone Button
Button is used to
The Uconnect® Phone
enter the phone mode and make calls, show
recent, incoming, outgoing calls, view
phonebook etc., When you press the button
you will hear a BEEP. The beep is your signal to give
a command.
Uconnect® Voice Command Button
The Uconnect® Phone is fully integrated with the vehicle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect® Phone
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
switch), if so equipped.
Operation
Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect®
Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect® Phone
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most
Uconnect® Phone prompts. There are two general methods for how Voice Command works:
1. Say compound commands like “Call John Smith mobile.”
The Uconnect® Voice Command
Button is
only used for “barge in” and when you are 2. Say the individual commands and allow the system to
guide you to complete the task.
already in a call and you want to send Tones
or make another call.
You will be prompted for a specific command and then
guided through the available options.
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• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for the
beep, which follows the “Listen” prompt or another
prompt.
• For certain operations, compound commands can be
used. For example, instead of saying “Call” and then
“John Smith” and then “mobile,” the following compound command can be said: “Call John Smith mobile.”
works best when you talk in a normal conversational
tone, as if speaking to someone sitting a few feet/
meters away from you.
Natural Speech
Your Uconnect® Phone Voice system uses a Natural
Language Voice Recognition (VR) engine.
Natural speech allows the user to speak commands in
phrases or complete sentences. The system filters out
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the certain non-word utterances and sounds such as “ah”
compound command form of the voice command is and “eh.” The system handles fill-in words such as “I
given. You can also break the commands into parts and would like to.”
say each part of the command when you are asked for
it. For example, you can use the compound command The system handles multiple inputs in the same phrase
form voice command “Search for John Smith,” or you or sentence such as “make a phone call” and “to Kelly
can break the compound command form into two Smith.” For multiple inputs in the same phrase or senvoice commands: “Search Contact” and when asked tence, the system identifies the topic or context and
“John Smith.” Please remember, the Uconnect® Phone provides the associated follow-up prompt such as “Who
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 127
do you want to call?” in the case where a phone call was
requested but the specific name was not recognized.
command or say “help.” All Uconnect® Phone sessions begin with a push of the
button on the radio
control head.
The system utilizes continuous dialog; when the system
requires more information from the user it will ask a Cancel Command
question to which the user can respond without pressing At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
button on your steering you will be returned to the main menu.
the “Voice Command”
wheel.
or
button on your steering
You can also push the
Voice Command Tree
wheel when the system is listening for a command
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
and be returned to the main or previous menu.
Help Command
Pair (Link) Uconnect® Phone To A Mobile Phone
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to To begin using your Uconnect® Phone, you must pair
know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following your compatible Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone.
the beep.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to referTo activate the Uconnect® Phone from idle, simply push ence your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The
button on your steering wheel and say a Uconnect® website may also provide detailed instructhe
tions for pairing.
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NOTE:
2. At the Paired Phones screen press the “Add Device”
soft-key and a pop-up with instructions will appear.
• You must have Bluetooth® enabled on your phone to
3. Search for available devices on your Bluetooth® encomplete this procedure.
abled mobile phone. When prompted on the phone,
• The vehicle must be in PARK.
select the “Uconnect®” device and enter the PIN.
1. You can do either of the following:
4. When the pairing process has successfully completed,
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
a. Press the SETTINGS hard-key, page down to the
“Phone/Bluetooth®” soft-key, press it and you will
this is your favorite phone. Selecting Yes will make
this phone the highest priority. This phone will take
see the Paired Phones screen. If there are no paired
precedence over other paired phones within range.
phones you will see <Empty> as the first device
name.
Pair A Bluetooth® Streaming Audio Device
b. Press the MORE hard-key, then press the “Phone”
1. Press the PLAYER hard-key to begin.
soft-key and you will go to the Uconnect® Phone
main screen. Press the “Settings” soft-key. If there 2. Touch the “Source” soft-key.
are no phones currently paired a pop-up will
3. Change the Source to Bluetooth®.
appear. If you select Yes you will go the Paired
Phones screen, if you select No you will return to 4. Touch the “Add Device” soft-key.
the Uconnect® Phone main menu.
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5. Search for available devices on your Bluetooth® en- Connecting To A Particular Mobile Phone Or
abled Audio Device. When prompted on the device, Audio Device
select the “Uconnect®” device and enter the PIN.
Uconnect® Phone will automatically connect to the high6. Uconnect® Phone will display an in process screen est priority paired phone and/or Audio Device within
range. If you need to choose a particular Phone or Audio
while the system is connecting.
Device follow these steps:
7. When the pairing process has successfully completed,
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not 1. Press the SETTINGS hard-key.
this is your favorite device. Selecting Yes will make 2. Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth®” soft-key.
this device the highest priority. This device will take
3. Touch to select the particular Phone or the “Phone/
precedence over other paired devices within range.
Audio” soft-key and then an Audio Device.
NOTE: If No is selected, device priority is determined by
the order in which it was paired. The latest device paired 4. At the Options pop-up screen touch the “Connect
Device” soft-key.
will have the higher priority.
You can also use the following VR command to bring up 5. Touch the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
a list of paired audio devices.
• “Show Paired Audio Devices.”
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Disconnecting A Phone Or Audio Device
Making A Phone Or Audio Device A Favorite
1. Press the SETTINGS hard-key.
1. Press the SETTINGS hard-key.
2. Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth®” soft-key.
2. Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth®” soft-key.
3. Select the Phone or Audio Device.
3. Select a different Phone or Audio Device then the
currently connected device.
4. At the Options pop-up screen touch the “Disconnect
Device” soft-key.
4. At the Options pop-up screen touch the “Make Favorite” soft-key; you will see the chosen device move to
5. Touch the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
the top of the list.
Deleting A Phone Or Audio Device
5. Touch the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
1. Press the SETTINGS hard-key.
Phonebook Download (Automatic Phonebook
2. Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth®” soft-key.
Transfer From Mobile Phone) — If Equipped
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
Uconnect® Phone automatically downloads names (text
4. At the Options pop-up screen touch the “Delete De- names) and number entries from the mobile phone’s
vice” soft-key.
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth® Phones with Phone
5. Touch the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
3. Select the Phone or Audio Device.
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Book Access Profile may support this feature. See
Uconnect® website, UconnectPhone.com, for supported
phones.
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if available, the previously downloaded phonebook is available for use.
• To call a name from a downloaded mobile phone book, • Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
follow the procedure in the “VOICE RECOGNITION
phone is accessible.
QUICK TIPS” section.
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
• Automatic download and update of a phone book, if
deleted on the Uconnect® Phone. These can only be
supported, begins as soon as the Bluetooth® wireless
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transphone connection is made to the Uconnect® Phone, for
ferred and updated to Uconnect® Phone on the next
example, after you start the vehicle.
phone connection.
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be down- Emergency And Towing Assistance
loaded and updated every time a phone is connected The 911/Help numbers can only be altered. These can not
to the Uconnect® Phone.
be deleted or the names can not be changed.
• Depending on the maximum number of entries down- To change the 911/Help number follow these steps.
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
1. Touch the “Phonebook” soft-key from the Phone main
screen.
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2. Touch the “911/Help” soft-key. Touch the appropriate • Redial
listing to alter, Emergency for example.
• Dial by touching in the number
3. Once Emergency is touched, the “Edit” soft-key ap• Voice Commands (Dial by Saying a Number, Call by
pears. Touch the “Edit” soft-key and you will be given
Saying a Phonebook Name, Redial, or Call Back)
the choice to Edit Number or Reset to Default.
• Mobile Phonebook
4. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the task.
• Recent Call Log
Phone Call Features
NOTE: All of the above operations except Redial can be
The following features can be accessed through the
done with one call or less active.
Uconnect® Phone if the feature(s) are available on your
mobile service plan. For example, if your mobile service Dial By Saying A Number
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
1. Press the
button to begin.
accessed through the Uconnect® Phone. Check with your
mobile service provider for the features that you have.
2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Dial 248-555-1212.”
Ways To Initiate A Phone Call
Listed below are all the ways you can initiate a phone call 3. The Uconnect® Phone will dial 248-555-1212.
with Uconnect® Phone.
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Call By Saying A Phonebook Name
1. Push the “Phone”
to begin.
• Mute/unmute
button on your steering wheel • Transfer the call to/from the phone
• Swap two active calls
2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
• Join two active calls together
say “Call John Doe Mobile.”
Touch-Tone Number Entry
3. The Uconnect® Phone will dial the number associated
with John Doe, or if there are multiple numbers it will 1. Touch the “Phone” soft-key.
ask which number you want to call for John Doe.
2. Touch the “Dial” soft-key.
Call Controls
3. The Touch-Tone screen will be displayed.
The touchscreen allows you to control the following call
4. Use the numbered soft-keys to enter the number and
features:
touch “Call.”
• Answer
To send a touch tone using Voice Recognition (VR), press
button while in a call and say “1234#” or you
• End
the
can say “Send Voicemail Password” if Voicemail pass• Ignore
word is stored in your mobile phonebook.
• Hold/unhold
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Recent Calls
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — No Call
You may browse up to 34 of the most recent of each of the Currently In Progress
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the
following call types:
Uconnect® Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio sys• Incoming Calls
tem, if on, and will display a pop-up showing Answer or
button on
Ignore. Press the Answer soft-key or the
• Outgoing Calls
the steering wheel to accept the call.
• Missed Calls
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — Call
• All Calls
Currently In Progress
These can be accessed by touching the recent calls If a call is currently in progress and you have another
soft-key on the Phone main screen.
incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
button and say “Show my call waiting that you normally hear when using your
You can also press the
incoming calls” from any screen and the Incoming mobile phone. Uconnect® Phone will then interrupt the
vehicle audio system, if on, and will display a pop-up
calls will be displayed.
button
showing Answer, Ignore or Transfer. Press the
NOTE: Incoming can also be replaced with “Outgoing”,
to place the current call on hold and answer the
“Recent” or “Missed.”
incoming call.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 135
NOTE: The Uconnect® Phone compatible phones in the
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
Progress
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
button and say “Dial” or “Call” followed
press the
by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to
call. The first call will be on hold while the second call
is in progress. Or you can place a call on hold by
touching the “Hold” soft-key on the Phone main
screen, then dial a number from the dialpad, recent
calls or from the phonebooks. To go back to the first
call, refer to “Toggling Between Calls” in this section.
To combine two calls, refer to “Join Calls” in this
section.
Toggling Between Calls
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
button until you hear a single beep,
press the
indicating that the active and hold status of the two
calls have switched. Only one call can be placed on
hold at a time. Also you can press the “Swap” soft-key
on the Phone main screen.
Join Calls
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
hold), press the “Join Calls” button on the Phone main
screen to combine all calls into a Conference Call.
Call Termination
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the “End”
button. Only the active call(s) will be
soft-key or the
terminated and if there is a call on hold, it will become
the new active call. If the active call is terminated by
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the far end, a call on hold may not become active
automatically. This is cell phone-dependent.
Redial
cessation of the call on the Uconnect® Phone and
transfer of the call to the mobile phone.
Uconnect® Phone Features
1. Touch the “Redial” soft-key, or press the
button Emergency Assistance
and after the “Listening” prompt and the following If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
beep, say “Redial.”
reachable:
2. The Uconnect® Phone will call the last number that
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
was dialed from your mobile phone.
number for your area.
Call Continuation
If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect® Phone is
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the operational, you may reach the emergency number as
Uconnect® Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been follows:
switched to OFF.
button to begin,
• Press the
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can • After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
continue on the Uconnect® Phone either until the call
say “Emergency” and the Uconnect® Phone will inends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictates
struct the paired mobile phone to call the emergency
number. This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada,
and Mexico.
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NOTE:
Roadside Assistance/Towing Assistance
• The emergency number dialed is based on the country If you need roadside/towing assistance:
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and • Press the
button to begin,
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may
not be applicable with the available mobile service and • After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Roadside Assistance” or say “Towing Assisarea.
tance.”
• The Uconnect® Phone does slightly lower your
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that NOTE: The roadside/towing assistance number dialed is
based on the country where the vehicle is purchased
for the mobile phone directly.
(1-800-528-2069 for the U.S., 1-800-363-4869 for Canada,
55-14-3454 for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outWARNING!
side Mexico City in Mexico). Please refer to the Chrysler
Your phone must be turned on and connected to the Group LLC 24-Hour “Roadside Assistance” coverage
Uconnect® Phone to allow use of this vehicle feature details in the Warranty Information Booklet and on the
in emergency situations, when the mobile phone has 24-Hour Roadside Assistance Card.
network coverage and stays connected to the
Uconnect® Phone.
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example, if required to enter your PIN followed with
a pound, (3 7 4 6 #), you can press the
button and
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
say,
“Send
3
7
4
6
#.”
Saying
“Send”
followed
by a
with Automated Systems”.
number, or sequence of numbers, is also to be used for
Working With Automated Systems
navigating through an automated customer service
This method is used in instances where one generally has center menu structure, and to leave a number on a
to press numbers on the mobile phone keypad while pager.
navigating through an automated telephone system.
You can also send stored mobile phonebook entries as
You can use your Uconnect® Phone to access a voice mail tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
system or an automated service, such as a paging service entries. For example, if you previously created a Phoneor automated customer service line. Some services re- book entry and/or Last Name as “Voice Password,” then
button and say “Send Voicemail
quire immediate response selection. In some instances, if you press the
Password,”
the
Uconnect®
Phone will then send the
that may be too quick for use of the Uconnect® Phone.
corresponding phone number associated with the
When calling a number with your Uconnect® Phone that phonebook entry, as tones over the phone.
normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence
on your mobile phone keypad, you can utilize the
button and say the word
touchscreen or press the
“Send” then the sequence you wish to enter. For
Voice Mail Calling
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NOTE:
Barge In — Overriding Prompts
button can be used when you wish to skip part
• The first number encountered for that contact will be The
sent. All other numbers entered for that contact will be of a prompt and issue your voice command immediately. For example, if a prompt is asking “There are
ignored.
two numbers with the name John. Say the full name”
• You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone you could push the
button and say, “John Smith” to
network configurations. This is normal.
select that option without having to listen to the rest of
• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time the voice prompt.
out settings that are too short and may not allow the Voice Response Length
use of this feature.
It is possible for you to choose between Brief and
• Pauses, wait or other characters that are supported by Detailed Voice Response Length.
some phones are not supported over Bluetooth®.
These additional symbols will be ignored when dialing 1. Press the MORE hard-key, then touch the “Settings”
soft-key.
a numbered sequence.
2. Touch the “Display” soft-key, then scroll down to
Voice Response Length.
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3. Select either “Brief” or “Detailed” by touching the box
next to the selection. A check-mark will appear to
indicate your selection.
Phone And Network Status Indicators
Uconnect® Phone will provide notification to inform you
of your phone and network status when you are attempting to make a phone call using Uconnect® Phone. The
status is given for network signal strength and phone
battery strength.
Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
WARNING!
Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. Chrysler Group LLC
strongly recommends that you use extreme caution
when using any device or feature that may take your
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
focus off the road or your hands off the steering
wheel. Your primary responsibility is the safe operation of your vehicle. We recommend against the use
of any handheld device while driving, encourage the
use of voice-operated systems when possible and
that you become aware of applicable laws that may
affect the use of electronic devices while driving.
You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone
keypad and still use the Uconnect® Phone (while dialing
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
dialing a number with your connected Bluetooth® mobile phone, the audio will be played through your
vehicle’s audio system. The Uconnect® Phone will work
the same as if you dial the number using voice a
command.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 141
NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
dial ring to the Uconnect® Phone to play it on the vehicle
audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situation, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel
that the call did not go through even though the call is in
progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
audio.
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
from your connected mobile phone to the Uconnect®
Phone or vice versa, press the “Transfer” button on the
Phone main screen.
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between the
Uconnect® Phone And Mobile Phone
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth®
connection between a Uconnect® Phone paired mobile
When you mute the Uconnect® Phone, you will still be phone and the Uconnect® Phone, follow the instructions
able to hear the conversation coming from the other described in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. To
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect®
mute the Uconnect® Phone simply touch the “Mute”
Phone
button on the Phone main screen.
Voice Command
Advanced Phone Connectivity
• For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to
Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
provide at least ½ inch (1 cm) gap between the
The Uconnect® Phone allows ongoing calls to be transoverhead console (if equipped) and the mirror.
ferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect® Phone
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute OFF)
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• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
NOTE:
• Speak normally without pausing, just as you would • Even though the system is designed for users speaking
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
in North American English, French, and Spanish acyou.
cents, the system may not always work for some.
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking • When navigating through an automated system such
during a Voice Command period.
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
speaking the digit string, make sure to say “Send.”
Performance is maximized under:
• Low-to-medium blower setting
• Low-to-medium vehicle speed
• Low road noise
• Smooth road surface
• Fully closed windows
• Dry weather condition
• Storing names in the phonebook when the vehicle is
not in motion is recommended.
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding names
in the Uconnect® Phonebook.
• Phonebook (Downloaded and Uconnect® Phone Local) name recognition rate is optimized when the
entries are not similar.
• Numbers must be spoken in single digits. “800” must
be spoken “eight-zero-zero” not “eight hundred.”
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• Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and
• Even though international dialing for most number
not the Uconnect® Phone
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
• Echo at the phone far end can sometimes be reduced
number combinations may not be supported.
by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
compromised with the convertible top down
Far End Audio Performance
Bluetooth® Communication Link
• Audio quality is maximized under:
Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the
• Low-To-Medium Blower Setting
Uconnect® Phone. When this happens, the connection
• Low-To-Medium Vehicle Speed
can generally be reestablished by switching the phone
off/on. Your mobile phone is recommended to remain in
• Low Road Noise
Bluetooth® ON mode.
• Smooth Road Surface
Power-Up
• Fully Closed Windows
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the
ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you
• Dry Weather Conditions
must wait at least 15 seconds prior to using the system.
• Operation From The Driver’s Seat
• You can say “O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
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Voice Tree
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NOTE:
• You can replace “4” with any message number shown
on the screen.
• You can replace “John Smith” with any name in your
mobile or favorite phone book. You can also say “Send • If your phone does not support phonebook download
a message to John Smith” and the system will ask you
or call log download over Bluetooth® than these
which phone number you want to send a message to
commands will return a response that the contact does
for John Smith.
not exist in the phonebook.
• You can replace “Mobile” with “Home,” “Work” or • Available Voice Commands are shown in bold face and
“Other.”
underlined in the gray shaded boxes.
• You can replace “Incoming Calls” with “Outgoing General Information
Calls” or “Missed Calls.”
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
• Messaging commands only work if the Uconnect® RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
system is equipped with this feature and the mobile following conditions:
phone supports messaging over Bluetooth®.
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
• You can replace “248 555 1212” with any phone
number supported by your Mobile phone.
the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
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• This device must accept any interference received, • Hands Free text messaging (“Send a message to John
Smith’s Mobile”).
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
• Redialing last dialed numbers (“Redial”).
Uconnect® PHONE (8.4/8.4N)
Uconnect® 8.4/8.4 Nav
• Calling Back the last incoming call number (“Call
Back”).
Uconnect® Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, in- • View Call logs on screen (“Show incoming calls”,
“Show Outgoing calls”, “Show missed Calls”, “Show
vehicle communications system. Uconnect® Phone alRecent Calls”).
lows you to dial a phone number with your mobile
phone.
• Searching Contacts phone number (“Search for John
Smith Mobile”).
Uconnect® Phone supports the following features:
Voice Activated Features:
Screen Activated Features
• Hands Free dialing via Voice (“Call John Smith’s • Dialing via Keypad using the touchscreen.
Mobile” or, “Dial 248 555-1212”).
• Viewing and Calling contacts from Phonebooks displayed on the touchscreen.
• Hands Free text to speech listening of your incoming
SMS messages.
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• Setting Favorite Contact Phone numbers so they are For Uconnect® customer support:
easily accessible on the Main Phone screen.
• U.S. residents - visit www.UconnectPhone.com or call
• Viewing and Calling contacts from Recent Call logs.
1-877-855-8400.
• Reviewing your recent Incoming SMS.
• Sending a text message via the touchscreen.
• Canadian Residents - visit www.UconnectPhone.com or
call, 1-800-465-2001 (English) or 1-800-387-9983 (French).
Uconnect® Phone allows you to transfer calls between
• Listen to Music on your Bluetooth® Device via the the system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit
touchscreen.
your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s
• Pairing up to 10 phones/audio devices for easy access microphone for private conversation.
to connect to them quickly.
NOTE: Your phone must be capable of SMS messaging
via Bluetooth® for messaging features to work properly.
Your mobile phone’s audio is transmitted through your
vehicle’s audio system; the system will automatically
mute your radio when using the Uconnect® Phone.
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws, including laws regarding phone use. Your attention should be focused on safely operating the
vehicle. Failure to do so may result in an accident
causing serious injury or death.
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The Uconnect® Phone is driven through your
Bluetooth® “Hands-Free Profile” mobile phone.
Uconnect® features Bluetooth® technology - the global
standard that enables different electronic devices to connect to each other without wires or a docking station, so
Uconnect® Phone works no matter where you stow your
mobile phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as
long as your phone is turned on and has been paired to
the vehicle’s Uconnect® Phone. The Uconnect® Phone
allows up to ten mobile phones or audio devices to be
linked to the system. Only one linked (or paired) mobile
phone and one audio device can be used with the system
at a time. The system is available in English, Spanish, or
French languages.
Uconnect® Phone Button
phonebook etc., When you press the button you will
hear a BEEP. The beep is your signal to give a
command.
Uconnect® Voice Command Button
The Uconnect® Voice Command
Button is
only used for “barge in” and when you are
already in a call and you want to send Tones
or make another call.
The
button is also used to access the Voice Commands for the Uconnect® Voice Command features if
your vehicle is equipped. Please see the Uconnect®
Voice Command section for direction on how to use
button.
the
The Uconnect® Phone is fully integrated with the veButton is used to hicles audio system. The volume of the Uconnect® Phone
The Uconnect® Phone
enter the phone mode and make calls, show can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
recent, incoming, outgoing calls, view knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
switch), if so equipped.
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Operation
“John Smith” and then “mobile”, the following compound command can be said: “Call John Smith mobile.”
Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect®
Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect® Phone
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most • For each feature explanation in this section, only the
Uconnect® Phone prompts. There are two general methcompound command form of the voice command is
ods for how Voice Command works:
given. You can also break the commands into parts and
say each part of the command when you are asked for
1. Say compound commands like “Call John Smith moit. For example, you can use the compound command
bile.”
form voice command “Search for John Smith,” or you
2. Say the individual commands and allow the system to
can break the compound command form into two
guide you to complete the task.
voice commands: “Search Contact” and when asked
“John Smith.” Please remember, the Uconnect® Phone
You will be prompted for a specific command and then
works best when you talk in a normal conversational
guided through the available options.
tone, as if speaking to someone sitting a few feet/
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for the
meters away from you.
beep, which follows the “Listen” prompt or another
Natural Speech
prompt.
Your Uconnect® Phone Voice system uses a Natural
• For certain operations, compound commands can be
Language Voice Recognition (VR) engine.
used. For example, instead of saying “Call” and then
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Natural speech allows the user to speak commands in
phrases or complete sentences. The system filters out
certain non-word utterances and sounds such as “ah”
and “eh.” The system handles fill-in words such as “I
would like to.”
Voice Command Tree
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
Help Command
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
The system handles multiple inputs in the same phrase know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following
or sentence such as “make a phone call” and “to Kelly the beep.
Smith.” For multiple inputs in the same phrase or sen- To activate the Uconnect® Phone from idle, simply push
tence, the system identifies the topic or context and the
button on your steering wheel and say a
provides the associated follow-up prompt such as “Who command or say “help.” All Uconnect® Phone sesdo you want to call?” in the case where a phone call was sions begin with a push of the
button on the radio
requested but the specific name was not recognized.
control head.
The system utilizes continuous dialog; when the system Cancel Command
requires more information from the user it will ask a
question to which the user can respond without pressing At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
button on your steering you will be returned to the main menu.
the “Voice Command”
wheel.
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You can also push the
or
button on your steering 1. Touch the “Phone” soft-key on the screen to begin.
wheel when the system is listening for a command
2. If there is no phone currently connected with the
and be returned to the main or previous menu.
system, a pop-up will appear.
Pair (Link) Uconnect® Phone To A Mobile Phone
To begin using your Uconnect® Phone, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone.
NOTE:
• You must have Bluetooth® enabled on your mobile
phone to complete this procedure.
• The vehicle must be in PARK.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The
Uconnect® website may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
Mobile Phone Pairing
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3. Select “Yes” to begin the pairing process. Then, search
for available devices on your Bluetooth® enabled
mobile phone. When prompted on the phone, enter
the name and PIN shown on the Uconnect® screen.
• If “No” is selected, touch the “Settings” soft-key
from the Uconnect® Phone main screen.
• Touch the “Add Device” soft-key.
• Search for available devices on your Bluetooth®
enabled mobile phone. When prompted on the
phone, enter the name and PIN shown on the
Uconnect® screen.
• See step 4 to complete the process.
Mobile Phone Pairing Progress
4. Uconnect® Phone will display an in progress screen 5. When the pairing process has successfully completed,
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
while the system is connecting.
this is your favorite phone. Selecting “Yes” will make
this phone the highest priority. This phone will take
precedence over other paired phones within range.
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NOTE: For phones which are not made a favorite, the
phone priority is determined by the order in which it was
1. Touch the “Settings” soft-key from the Phone main
paired. The latest phone paired will have the higher
screen.
priority.
2. Touch the “Add Device” soft-key.
You can also use the following VR commands to bring up
Pair Additional Mobile Phones
3. Search for available devices on your Bluetooth® en- the Paired Phone screen from any screen on the radio:
abled mobile phone. When prompted on the phone, • “Show Paired Phones”
enter the name and PIN shown on the Uconnect®
• “Connect My Phone”
screen.
4. Uconnect® Phone will display an in process screen Pair A Bluetooth® Streaming Audio Device
while the system is connecting.
1. Touch the “Player” soft-key to begin.
5. When the pairing process has successfully completed, 2. Change the Source to Bluetooth®.
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
this is your favorite phone. Selecting “Yes” will make 3. Touch the “Bluetooth®” soft-key to display the Paired
Audio Devices screen.
this phone the highest priority. This phone will take
precedence over other paired phones within range.
4. Touch the “Add Device” soft-key.
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NOTE: If there is no device currently connected with the You can also use the following VR command to bring up
system, a pop-up will appear.
a list of paired audio devices:
5. Search for available devices on your Bluetooth® en- • “Show Paired Phones”
abled audio device. When prompted on the device, • “Connect My Phone”
enter the PIN shown on the Uconnect® screen.
Connecting To A Particular Mobile Phone Or
6. Uconnect® Phone will display an in process screen Audio Device After Pairing
while the system is connecting.
Uconnect® Phone will automatically connect to the high7. When the pairing process has successfully completed, est priority paired phone and/or Audio Device within
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not range. If you need to choose a particular phone or Audio
this is your favorite device. Selecting “Yes” will make Device follow these steps:
this device the highest priority. This device will take
1. Press the “Settings” button on the touchscreen.
precedence over other paired devices within range.
NOTE: For devices which are not made a favorite, the 2. Press the “Paired Phones” or “Paired Audio Sources”
button on the touchscreen.
device priority is determined by the order in which it was
paired. The latest device paired will have the higher 3. Press to select the particular Phone or the particular
priority.
Audio Device.
4. Press the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
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Disconnecting A Phone Or Audio Device
1. Press the “Settings” button on the touchscreen.
3. Press the settings icon button located to the right of the
device name for a different Phone or Audio Device
than the currently connected device.
2. Press the “Paired Phones” or “Paires Audio Devices”
4. The options pop-up will be displayed.
button on the touchscreen.
5. Press the “Delete Device” button on the touchscreen.
3. Press the settings icon button located to the right of the
6. Press the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
device name.
4. The options pop-up will be displayed.
Making A Phone Or Audio Device A Favorite
5. Press the “Disconnect Device” button on the touch- 1. Press the “Settings” button on the touchscreen.
screen.
2. Press the “Paired Phones” or “Paired Audio Devices”
button on the touchscreen.
6. Press the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
Deleting A Phone Or Audio Device
1. Press the “Settings” button on the touchscreen.
2. Press the “Pair Phones” or “Paired Audio Devices”
button on the touchscreen.
3. Press the settings icon button located to the right of the
device name.
4. The options pop-up will be displayed.
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5. Press the “Make Favorite” button on the touchscreen; • Automatic download and update of a phone book, if
supported, begins as soon as the Bluetooth® wireless
you will see the chosen device move to the top of the
phone connection is made to the Uconnect® Phone, for
list.
example, after you start the vehicle.
6. Press the “X” to exit out of the Settings screen.
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be downPhonebook Download (Automatic Phonebook
loaded and updated every time a phone is connected
Transfer From Mobile Phone) — If Equipped
to the Uconnect® Phone.
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
Uconnect® Phone automatically downloads names (text • Depending on the maximum number of entries downloaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
names) and number entries from the mobile phone’s
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if availphonebook. Specific Bluetooth® Phones with Phone
able, the previously downloaded phonebook is availBook Access Profile may support this feature. See
able for use.
Uconnect® website, UconnectPhone.com, for supported
phones.
• Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
phone is accessible.
• To call a name from a downloaded mobile phone book,
follow the procedure in the “VOICE RECOGNITION • This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
QUICK TIPS” section.
deleted on the Uconnect® Phone. These can only be
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edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transferred and updated to Uconnect® Phone on the next
phone connection.
Managing Your Favorite Phonebook
There are three ways you can add an entry to your
Favorite Phonebook.
1. During an active call of a number to make a favorite,
touch and hold a favorite button on the top of the
phone main screen.
2. After loading the mobile phonebook, select PhonePhonebook Favorites
book from the Phone main screen, then select the
appropriate number. Touch the + next to the selected NOTE: If the Favorites list is full, you will be asked to
number to display the options pop-up. In the pop-up remove an existing favorite.
select “Add to Favorites.”
3. From the Phone main screen, select Phonebook. From
the Phonebook screen, select the “Favorites” soft-key
and then select the “+” soft-key located to the right of
the phonebook record. Select an empty entry and
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touch the “+” on that selected entry. When the Options To Remove A Favorite
pop-up appears, touch “Add from Mobile.” You will
1. To remove a Favorite, select phonebook from the
then be asked which contact and number to choose
Phone main screen.
from your mobile phonebook. When complete the
2. Next select Favorites on the left side of the screen and
new favorite will be shown.
then touch the + Options soft-key.
3. Touch the + next to the Favorite you would like to
remove.
Add From Mobile
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Emergency And Towing Assistance
The Emergency and Towing Assistance Favorite numbers
can only be altered. These cannot be deleted and the
names cannot be changed.
To change the Emergency or Towing Assistance numbers
follow these steps.
1. Touch the “Phonebook” soft-key from the Phone main
screen.
Remove From Favorites
2. Touch the “Favorites” soft-key. Scroll to the bottom of
the list to locate the Emergency and Towing Assistance
Favorites.
4. The Options pop-up will display, touch “Remove from
3. Touch the + Options soft-key.
Favs.”
4. Touch the + next to appropriate Favorite that is to be
altered.
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Phone Call Features
The following features can be accessed through the
Uconnect® Phone if the feature(s) are available and
supported by Bluetooth® on your mobile service plan.
For example, if your mobile service plan provides threeway calling, this feature can be accessed through the
Uconnect® Phone. Check with your mobile service provider for the features that you have.
Ways To Initiate A Phone Call
Emergency And Breakdown Assistance
Listed below are all the ways you can initiate a phone call
with Uconnect® Phone.
5. The Options pop-up will appear and you can choose • Redial
between Editing the number or resetting the number • Dial by pressing in the number
to default.
• Voice Commands (Dial by Saying a Name, Call by
Saying a Phonebook Name, Redial or Call Back)
• Favorites
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• Mobile Phonebook
3. The Uconnect® Phone will dial the number associated
with John Doe, or if there are multiple numbers it will
ask which number you want to call for John Doe.
• Recent Call Log
• SMS Message Viewer
Call Controls
Dial By Saying A Number
1. Push the “Phone”
to begin.
The touchscreen allows you to control the following call
button on your steering wheel features:
• Answer
2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
• End
say “Dial 151-1234-5555.”
• Ignore
3. The Uconnect® Phone will dial the number 151-1234• Hold/unhold
5555.
Call By Saying A Phonebook Name
1. Push the “Phone”
to begin.
• Mute/unmute
button on your steering wheel • Transfer the call to/from the phone
• Swap two active calls
2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
• Join two active calls together
say “Call John Doe Mobile.”
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Touch-Tone Number Entry
1. Press the “Phone” button on the touchscreen.
2. Press the “Dial” button on the touchscreen.
3. The Touch-Tone screen will be displayed.
4. Use the numbered buttons on the touchscreens to
enter the number and press “Call.”
To send a touch-tone using Voice Recognition (VR), push
button on your steering wheel while in a
the “VR”
call and say “Send 1234#” or you can say “Send
Voicemail Password” if Voicemail password is stored
in your mobile phonebook.
Recent Calls
Recent Calls
• Incoming Calls
• Outgoing Calls
You may browse up to 34 of the most recent of each of the
• Missed Calls
following call types:
• All Calls
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These can be accessed by touching the “recent calls” Answer Or Ignore An Incoming Call — Call
Currently In Progress
soft-key on the Phone main screen.
button and say “Show my If a call is currently in progress and you have another
You can also press the
incoming calls” from any screen and the Incoming incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
call waiting that you normally hear when using your
calls will be displayed.
button on the
mobile phone. Push the “Phone”
You can also press the
button and say “Show my
steering wheel, or press the “answer” button on the
recent calls” from any screen and the All calls screen
touchscreen or caller ID box to place the current call on
will be displayed.
hold and answer the incoming call.
NOTE: Incoming can also be replaced with “Outgoing,”
NOTE: The Uconnect® Phone compatible phones in the
“Recent” or “Missed.”
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
Answer Or Ignore An Incoming Call — No Call
only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
Currently In Progress
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the
Uconnect® Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio sysbutton on the steering wheel
tem. Push the “Phone”
to accept the call. You can also press the “answer”
button on the touchscreen or press the caller ID box.
Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
Progress
You can place a call on hold by pressing the “Hold”
button on the Phone main screen, then dial a number
from the dialpad, recent calls, SMS Inbox or from the
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phonebooks. To go back to the first call, refer to “Toggling Call Termination
Between Calls” in this section. To combine two calls, refer To end a call in progress, momentarily press the “Phone”
to “Join Calls” in this section.
button or the “end” button on the touchscreen.
Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if there is
Place/Retrieve A Call From Hold
a call on hold, it will become the new active call.
During an active call, press the “Hold” button on the
Phone main screen.
Redial
Press the “Redial” button on the touchscreen, or press the
“Phone” button
and after the “Listening” prompt
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
and the following beep, say “Redial.”
press the “Swap” button on the Phone main screen. Only
The Uconnect® Phone will call the last number that was
one call can be placed on hold at a time.
dialed from your mobile phone.
button to toggle
You can also press the “Phone”
between the active and held phone call.
Call Continuation
Toggling Between Calls
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the
Uconnect® Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
switched to OFF.
hold), press the “Join Calls” button on the Phone main
screen to combine all calls into a Conference Call.
Join Calls
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NOTE: The call will remain within the vehicle audio 2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
system until the phone becomes out of range for the
say “Dial Emergency” and the Uconnect® Phone will
Bluetooth® connection. It is recommended to press the
instruct the paired mobile phone to call the emergency
“transfer” button on the touchscreen when leaving the
number. This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada,
vehicle.
and Mexico.
Uconnect® Phone Features
NOTE:
• The Emergency call may also be initiated by using the
touchscreen.
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
reachable:
• The emergency number dialed is based on the country
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may
number for your area.
not be applicable with the available mobile service and
If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect® Phone is
area.
operational, you may reach the emergency number as
• The Uconnect® Phone does slightly lower your
follows:
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that
button to begin.
1. Press the
for the mobile phone directly.
Emergency Assistance
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WARNING!
Your phone must be turned on and connected to the
Uconnect® Phone to allow use of this vehicle feature
in emergency situations, when the mobile phone has
network coverage and stays connected to the
Uconnect® Phone.
Roadside Assistance/Towing Assistance
If you need roadside/towing assistance:
1. Push the
button to begin.
NOTE: The roadside/towing assistance number dialed is
based on the country where the vehicle is purchased
(1-800- 521-2779 for the U.S./Canada, 55-14-3454 for
Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico City
in Mexico). Please refer to the Chrysler Group LLC
24-Hour “Roadside Assistance” coverage details in the
Warranty Information Booklet and on the 24-Hour Roadside Assistance Card.
Voice Mail Calling
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
with Automated Systems”.
2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep, Working With Automated Systems
say “Roadside Assistance” or say “Towing AssisThis method is used in instances where one generally has
tance.”
to press numbers on the mobile phone keypad while
navigating through an automated telephone system.
You can use your Uconnect® Phone to access a voice mail
system or an automated service, such as a paging service
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or automated customer service line. Some services re- entries. For example, if you previously created a Phonequire immediate response selection. In some instances, book entry with First and/or Last Name as “Voicemail
button and say
that may be too quick for use of the Uconnect® Phone. Password”, then if you push the
“Send Voicemail Password” the Uconnect® Phone will
When calling a number with your Uconnect® Phone that
then send the corresponding phone number associnormally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence
ated with the phonebook entry, as tones over the
on your mobile phone keypad, you can utilize the
phone.
button and say the word
touchscreen or push the
“Send” then the sequence you wish to enter. For NOTE:
example, if required to enter your PIN followed with
• The first number encountered for that contact will be
button and
a pound, (3 7 4 6 #), you can push the
sent. All other numbers entered for that contact will be
say, “Send 3 7 4 6 #.” Saying “Send” followed by a
ignored.
number, or sequence of numbers, is also to be used for
navigating through an automated customer service • You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone
center menu structure, and to leave a number on a
network configurations. This is normal.
pager.
• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
You can also send stored mobile phonebook entries as
out settings that are too short and may not allow the
tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
use of this feature.
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• Pauses, wait or other characters that are supported by 1. Press the “More” button on the touchscreen (where
available), then press the “Settings” button on the
some phones are not supported over Bluetooth®.
touchscreen.
These additional symbols will be ignored in the dialing
a numbered sequence.
2. Press the “Display” button on the touchscreen, then
scroll down to Voice Response Length.
Barge In — Overriding Prompts
The
button can be used when you wish to skip part
of a prompt and issue your voice command immediately. For example, if a prompt is asking “There are
two numbers with the name John. Say the full name”
button and say, “John Smith” to
you could push the
select that option without having to listen to the rest of
the voice prompt.
3. Select either “Brief” or “Detailed” by pressing the box
next to the selection. A check-mark will appear to
indicate your selection.
Phone And Network Status Indicators
Uconnect® Phone will provide notification to inform you
of your phone and network status when you are attempting to make a phone call using Uconnect® Phone. The
Voice Response Length
status is given for network signal strength and phone
It is possible for you to choose between Brief and battery strength.
Detailed Voice Response Length.
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Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
WARNING!
Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, accident and injury. Chrysler Group LLC
strongly recommends that you use extreme caution
when using any device or feature that may take your
focus off the road or your hands off the steering
wheel. Your primary responsibility is the safe operation of your vehicle. We recommend against the use
of any handheld device while driving, encourage the
use of voice-operated systems when possible and
that you become aware of applicable laws that may
affect the use of electronic devices while driving.
You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone
keypad and still use the Uconnect® Phone (while dialing
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
dialing a number with your connected Bluetooth® mobile phone, the audio will be played through your
vehicle’s audio system. The Uconnect® Phone will work
the same as if you dial the number using voice a
command.
NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
dial ring to the Uconnect® Phone to play it on the vehicle
audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situation, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel
that the call did not go through even though the call is in
progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
audio.
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute ON/OFF)
When you mute the Uconnect® Phone, you will still be
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. To
mute the Uconnect® Phone simply press the “Mute”
button on the Phone main screen.
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Advanced Phone Connectivity
Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect®
Phone
The Uconnect® Phone allows ongoing calls to be trans- Voice Command
ferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect® Phone • For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
provide at least ½ inch (1 cm) gap between the
from your connected mobile phone to the Uconnect®
overhead console (if equipped) and the mirror.
Phone or vice versa, press the “Transfer” button on the
• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
Phone main screen.
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between The
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
Uconnect® Phone And Mobile Phone
you.
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth®
connection between a Uconnect® Phone paired mobile • Ensure that no one other than you is speaking during
a voice command period.
phone and the Uconnect® Phone, follow the instructions
described in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
Performance is maximized under:
• Low-To-Medium Blower Setting
• Low-To-Medium Vehicle Speed
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• Low Road Noise
• Smooth Road Surface
• Fully Closed Windows
• Dry Weather Condition
Even though international dialing for most number combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing number
combinations may not be supported.
Far End Audio Performance
Audio quality is maximized under:
Even though the system is designed for many languages • Low-To-Medium Blower Setting
and accents, the system may not always work for some.
When navigating through an automated system such as • Low-To-Medium Vehicle Speed
voice mail, or when sending a page, before speaking the • Low Road Noise
digit string, make sure to say “Send.”
• Smooth Road Surface
NOTE: It is recommended that you do not store names in
your favorites phonebook while the vehicle is in motion. • Fully Closed Windows
Phonebook (Mobile and Favorites) name recognition rate • Dry Weather Conditions
is optimized when the entries are not similar. You can say • Operation From The Driver’s Seat
“O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
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Performance such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness to
a large degree rely on the phone and network, and not
the Uconnect® Phone.
Echo at the far end can sometimes be reduced by
lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
Voice Text Reply
Uconnect® Phone can read or send new messages on
your phone.
Voice Text List
Your phone must support SMS over Bluetooth® to use
NOTE: Uconnect® Phone SMS is only available when the
this feature. If the Uconnect® Phone determines your
vehicle is not moving.
phone is not compatible with SMS messaging over
Bluetooth® the “Messaging” button will be grayed out
and the feature will not be available for use.
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Once a message is received and viewed or listened to,
you will have the following options:
Read Messages:
If you receive a new text message while your phone is
connected to Uconnect® Phone, an announcement will • Send a Reply
be made to notify you that you have a new text message.
• Forward
• Call
Send Messages Using Soft-Keys:
You can send messages using Uconnect® Phone. To send
a new message:
1. Touch the “Phone” soft-key.
2. Touch the “messaging” soft-key then “New Message.”
3. Touch one of the 18 preset messages and the person
you wish to send the message to.
Voice Text Reply
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4. If multiple numbers are available for the contact select
which number you would like to have the message
sent.
5. Press “Send” or “Cancel.”
Preset Message List
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Send Messages Using Voice Commands:
1. Press the
button.
After the system confirms that you want to send your
message to John Smith, your message will be sent.
2. After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Send message to John Smith mobile.”
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3. After the system prompts you for what message you
want to send, say the message you wish to send or say
“List.” There are 18 preset messages.
While the list of defined messages are being read, you can
button and
interrupt the system by pressing the
saying the message you want to send.
Preset Message List
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List of Preset Messages:
10. I will be <number> minutes late.
1. Yes.
11. See you in <number> minutes.
2. No.
12. Stuck in traffic.
3. Okay.
13. Start without me.
4. I can’t talk right now.
14. Where are you?
5. Call me.
15. Are you there yet?
6. I’ll call you later.
16. I need directions.
7. I’m on my way.
17. I’m lost.
8. Thanks.
18. See you later.
9. I’ll be late.
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Bluetooth® Communication Link
Power-Up
Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the
Uconnect® Phone. When this happens, the connection ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you
can generally be re-established by switching the mobile must wait at least 15 seconds prior to using the system.
phone OFF/ON. Your mobile phone is recommended to
remain in Bluetooth® ON mode.
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Voice Tree
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6. Send dial tones for automated systems is available
while a call is active. This is an example that uses a
You can replace “John Smith” with any name in your
Phonebook Record named “Voicemail Password.”
mobile or favorite phone book. You can also say “Send
a message to John Smith” and the system will ask you 7. Storing Dial tones in contact names is possible but
only the first number encountered in a contact name
which phone number you want to send a message to
will be sent. For example if there is a number stored in
for John Smith.
the Home and Work numbers for the contact “VoiceYou can replace “Mobile” with “Home,” “Work” or
mail password” only the Home number will be sent.
“Other.”
8. If your phone does not support phonebook download
or call log download over Bluetooth® then these
You can replace “Incoming Calls” with “Outgoing
commands will return a response that the contact does
Calls” or “Missed Calls.”
not exist in the phonebook.
You can replace “248 555 1212” with any phone
9. Emergency and Towing assistance are contacts that
number supported by your Mobile phone.
have been pre-loaded in the phonebook. Commands
These commands can be used during a phone call after
such as “Call Emergency” and “Call Towing Assispushing the Uconnect® Voice Command button on
tance” will call the corresponding number stored with
those contacts.
the steering wheel. Please note the call will be muted
while the VR session is active.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
NOTE:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
face and underlined in the gray shaded boxes.
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NOTE:
5. You can replace “248 555 1212” with any phone
number supported by your Mobile phone.
1. You can replace “John Smith” with any name in your
mobile or favorite phone book. You can also say “Send 6. You can replace “4” with any message number shown
a message to John Smith” and the system will ask you
on the screen.
which phone number you want to send a message to
7. If your phone does not support phonebook download
for John Smith.
or call log download over Bluetooth® then these
2. You can replace “Mobile” with “Home,” “Work” or
commands will return a response that the contact does
“Other.”
not exist in the phonebook.
3. You can replace “Incoming Calls” with “Outgoing
Calls” or “Missed Calls.”
4. Messaging commands only work if the Uconnect®
system is equipped with this feature and the mobile
phone supports messaging over Bluetooth®.
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NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and underlined in the gray shaded boxes.
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General Information
VOICE COMMAND
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and Uconnect® 8.4/8.4 Nav
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
The Uconnect® Voice Command system allows
you to control your AM, FM radio, satellite
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
radio, disc player, SD Card, USB/iPod® and
the party responsible for compliance could void the
SiriusXM Travel Link.
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Command
system as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of
• This device must accept any interference received,
the Voice Command system to recognize user voice
including interference that may cause undesired opcommands may be negatively affected by rapid speaking
eration.
or a raised voice level.
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
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WARNING! (Continued)
laws, including laws regarding phone use. Your attention should be focused on safely operating the
vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a collision
causing serious injury or death.
If a command is not spoken a second time, the system
will respond with an error and give some direction as
what can be said based on the context you are in. After
three consecutive failures of a spoken command the VR
session will end.
button
Pressing the Uconnect® Voice Command
but- while the system is speaking is known as “barging in.”
When you press the Uconnect® Voice Command
ton, you will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give The system will be interrupted, and after the beep, you
can say a command. This will become helpful once you
a command.
start to learn the options.
If no command is spoken the system will say one of two
responses:
NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel” or
“Help.”
• I didn’t understand
• I didn’t get that, etc.
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These commands are universal and can be used from any Natural Speech
menu. All other commands can be used depending upon Natural speech allows the user to speak commands in
the active application.
phrases or complete sentences. The system filters out
When using this system, you should speak clearly and at certain non-word utterances and sounds such as “ah”
and “eh.” The system handles fill-in words such as “I
a normal speaking volume.
would like to.”
The system will best recognize your speech if the windows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is The system handles multiple inputs in the same phrase
set to low.
or sentence such as “make a phone call” and “to Kelly
At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your Smith.” For multiple inputs in the same phrase or sentence, the system identifies the topic or context and
commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
provides the associated follow-up prompt such as “Who
To hear available commands, press the Uconnect® Voice do you want to call?” in the case where a phone call was
button and say “Help.” You will hear requested but the specific name was not recognized.
Command
available commands for the screen displayed.
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The system utilizes continuous dialog; when the system Changing The Volume
requires more information from the user it will ask a
1. Start a dialogue by pushing the Voice Command
question to which the user can respond without pressing
button.
button.
the Uconnect® Voice Command
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
Uconnect® Voice Commands
The Uconnect® Voice Command system understands 3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Comtwo types of commands. Universal commands are availmand system is speaking. Please note the volume
able at all times. Local commands are available if the
setting for Voice Command is different than the audio
supported radio mode is active.
system.
Start a dialogue by pressing the Uconnect® Voice Combutton.
mand
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Starting Voice Recognition (VR) Session In
Radio/Player Modes
In this mode, you can say the following commands:
Source
To switch to the audio source, say “Change source to
Disc” for example. This command can be given in any
mode or screen:
NOTE: The commands can be said on any screen when
a call is not active after pushing the Uconnect® Voice • “Track” (#) (to change the track)
button.
Command
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Voice Tree
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NOTE:
1. You can replace “950 AM” with any other AM or FM
frequency, such as “98.7 FM.”
2. You can replace “80’s on 8” with any other satellite
station name received by the radio.
3. You can replace “8” with any other satellite channel
number received by the radio.
4. You can replace “rock” with any of the satellite music
types.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
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NOTE:
1. You can replace the album, artist, song, genre, playlist,
podcast and audio book names with any corresponding names on the current device that is playing.
2. You can replace “8” with any track on the CD that is
currently playing. Command is only available when
CD is playing.
3. Playlist, Podcast and audio book commands are only
available when the iPod® is connected and playing.
4. VR commands, Albums, Artists, and Genre names are
based on the music metadata contained on the
loaded/connected device.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
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NOTE:
1. You can replace “NFL” with any league shown on the
sports league screen. For example you can say “Show
MLB headlines” or “Show PGA headlines.”
2. You can replace “Headlines” with any menu items
shown on a league screen. For example you can say
“Show NFL Schedule and results” or “Show NCAA
Basketball AP top 25” or “Show Major League Baseball
Teams.”
3. You can also say “Show Current Weather” or “Show
extended weather” or “Show five day forecast” or
“Show ski info” to get other forecasts.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
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NOTE:
1. Only available with Navigation equipped vehicles.
2. You can replace “Player” with “Radio,” “Navigation,”
“Phone,” “Climate,” “More” or “Settings.”
3. Navigation commands only work if equipped with
Navigation.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
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NOTE:
1. You can also say “Find City,” “Find Favorite,” “Find
Play by Category,” “Find Play by Name,” “Find Recently Found,” “Where to?” or “Go Home.”
2. You can say “Find Nearest” then “Restaurant,” “Fuel,”
“Transit,” “Lodging,” “Shopping,” “Bank,” “Entertainment,” “Recreation,” “Attractions,” “Community,” “Auto Services,” “Hospitals,” “Parking,” “Airport,” “Police Stations,” “Fire Stations,” or “Auto
Dealers.”
WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas are
more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
Power Seats — If Equipped
SEATS
On models equipped with power seats, the switch is
Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the located on the outboard side of the seat near the floor.
Use this switch to move the driver’s seat up or down,
vehicle.
forward or rearward or to recline the seatback.
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NOTE: The passenger’s seat will move up or down, Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
forward or rearward.
The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will
move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch
when the desired position has been reached.
Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down
The height of the seats can be adjusted up or down. Pull
upward or push downward on the seat switch, the seat
will move in the direction of the switch. Release the
switch when the desired position is reached.
Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
Power Seat Switches
1 — Seat Control
2 — Seatback Control
The angle of the seat cushion can be adjusted in four
directions. Pull upward or push downward on the front
or rear of the seat switch, the front or rear of the seat
cushion will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position has been reached.
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Reclining The Seatback
WARNING! (Continued)
The angle of the seatback can be adjusted forward or
rearward. Push the seatback switch forward or rearward,
the seat will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position is reached.
WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your
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chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat
belt, which could result in serious injury or death.
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CAUTION!
Do not place any article under a power seat or
impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to
the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if
movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s
path.
Power Lumbar — If Equipped
Vehicles equipped with power driver or passenger seats
may also be equipped with power lumbar. The power
lumbar switch is located on the outboard side of the
power seat. Push the switch forward or rearward to
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increase or decrease the lumbar support. Push the switch Heated Seats — If Equipped
upward or downward to raise or lower the lumbar On some models, the front and rear seats may be
support.
equipped with heaters in both the seat cushions and
seatbacks.
The front driver and passenger heated seats are operated
using the Uconnect® System.
WARNING!
Power Lumbar Switch
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise care
when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
• Do not place anything on the seat or seatback that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion.
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WARNING! (Continued)
This may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting
in a seat that has been overheated could cause
serious burns due to the increased surface temperature of the seat.
Front Heated Seat Operations — Vehicles
Equipped With Uconnect® 8.4 and 8.4N:
Press the “Controls” soft-key located on the Uconnect®
display.
Front Heated Seat Operation — Vehicles Equipped
With Uconnect® 4.3:
Press the CLIMATE hard-key (located next to the
Uconnect® screen) to enter the climate control screen.
Press the “Driver” or “Pass” seat soft-key (located on the Uconnect® screen) once to select
HI-level heating. Press the soft-key a second
time to select LO-level heating. Press the softkey a third time to shut the heating elements OFF.
Controls Soft-Key
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Press the “Driver” or “Passenger” seat soft-key
once to select HI-level heating. Press the softkey a second time to select LO-level heating.
Press the soft-key a third time to shut the heating
elements OFF.
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five minutes.
When the HI-level setting is selected, the heater will
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes
of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the
normal HI-level. If the HI-level setting is selected, the
system will automatically switch to LO-level after approximately 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that
time, the display will change from HI to LO, indicating
the change. The LO-level setting will turn OFF automatically after approximately 45 minutes.
Vehicle Equipped With Remote Start
Heated Seats Soft-Keys
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
driver’s heated seat can be programmed to come on
during a remote start through the Uconnect® system.
Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Rear Heated Seats
NOTE:
On some models, the two outboard seats are equipped • Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt within
with heated seats. The heated seat switches for these
two to five minutes.
seats are located on the rear of the center console. There
• The engine must be running for the heated seats to
are two heated seat switches that allow the rear passenoperate.
gers to operate the seats independently.
When the HI-level setting is selected, the heater will
You can choose from HI, LO or OFF heat settings. Amber
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes
indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of heat in
of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the
use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for HI, one for
normal HI-level. If the HI-level setting is selected, the
LO and none for OFF.
system will automatically switch to LO-level after apPress the switch once to select HI-level heating. proximately 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that
Press the switch a second time to select LO- time, the number of illuminated LEDs changes from two
level heating. Press the switch a third time to to one, indicating the change. The LO-level setting will
shut the heating elements OFF.
turn OFF automatically after approximately 45 minutes.
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Ventilated Seats — If Equipped
On some models, both the driver and passenger seats are
ventilated. Located in the seat cushion and seatback are
small fans that draw air from the seat surface through
fine perforations in the seat cover to help keep the driver
and front passenger cooler in higher ambient temperatures.
The ventilated seats can be operated using the
Uconnect® System.
Front Ventilated Seat Operation — Uconnect®
8.4/8.4 Nav:
Controls Soft-Key
Press the “Controls” soft-key located on the bottom of the Press the “Driver” or “Passenger” seat soft-key once to
Uconnect® display.
select HI-level ventilation. Press the soft-key a second
time to select LO-level ventilation. Press the soft-key a
third time to shut off the seat ventilation.
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Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
driver’s ventilated seat can be programmed to come on
during a remote start through the Uconnect® system.
Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
Manual Seats — If Equipped
Forward Or Rearward Adjustment
The adjusting bar is at the front of the seat, near the floor.
Pull the bar upward to move the seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once the seat is in the position
Ventilated Seats Soft-Keys
NOTE: The engine must be running for the ventilated desired. Using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be sure that the seat adjusters have
seats to operate.
latched.
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WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust
the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
Recline
Manual Seat Adjusting Bar
To adjust the seatback, lift the lever located on the
outboard side of the seat, lean back to the desired
position and release the lever. To return the seatback, lift
the lever, lean forward and release the lever.
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Head Restraints
Head restraints are designed to reduce the risk of injury
by restricting head movement in the event of a rear
impact. Head restraints should be adjusted so that the top
of the head restraint is located above the top of your ear.
WARNING!
Manual Recline Lever
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
The head restraints for all occupants must be properly adjusted prior to operating the vehicle or occupying a seat. Head restraints should never be adjusted while the vehicle is in motion. Driving a
vehicle with the head restraints improperly adjusted
or removed could cause serious injury or death in the
event of a collision.
Active Head Restraints — Front Seats
The front driver and passenger seats are equipped with
Active Head Restraints (AHR). In the event of a rear
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impact the AHRs will automatically extend forward
minimizing the gap between the back of the occupants
head and the AHR.
The AHRs will automatically return to their normal
position following a rear impact. If the AHRs do not
return to their normal position see your authorized
dealer immediately.
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
Push Button
NOTE: The head restraints should only be removed by
qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either
of the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
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WARNING!
Do not place items over the top of the Active Head
Restraint, such as coats, seat covers or portable DVD
players. These items may interfere with the operation
of the Active Head Restraint in the event of a
collision and could result in serious injury or death.
Rear Head Restraints
The center head restraint has two adjustable positions, up
or down. When the center seat is being occupied the head
restraint should be in the raised position. When there are
Adjustment Button
no occupants in the center seat the head restraint can be
NOTE:
The
outboard
head restraints are not adjustable.
lowered for maximum visibility for the driver.
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head Folding Rear Seat
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the adjust- The rear seatbacks can be folded forward to provide an
ment button, located at the base of the head restraint, and additional storage area. To fold the rear seatback, pull on
push downward on the head restraint.
the loops located on the upper seatback.
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NOTE: These loops can be tucked away when not in use.
Folded Rear Seatback
Rear Seatback Loop
After releasing the seatback, it can be folded forward.
When the seatback is folded to the upright position, make
sure it is latched by strongly pulling on the top of the
seatback above the seat strap.
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WARNING!
• Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback is not securely locked into
position, the seat will not provide the proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
• The cargo area in the rear of the vehicle (with the
rear seatbacks in the locked-up or folded down
position) should not be used as a play area by
children when the vehicle is in motion. They could
be seriously injured in a collision. Children should
be seated and using the proper restraint system.
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
This feature allows the driver to store up to two different
memory profiles for easy recall through a memory
switch. Each memory profile contains desired position
settings for the driver seat, side mirrors, adjustable
pedals (if equipped), and power tilt and telescopic steering column (if equipped) and a set of desired radio
station presets. Your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter can also be programmed to recall the same positions when the UNLOCK button is pressed.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with two RKE transmitters. One RKE transmitter can be linked to memory
position 1 and the other transmitter can be linked to
memory position 2.
The memory seat switch is located on the driver’s door
trim panel. The switch consists of three buttons: The (S)
button, which is used to activate the memory save
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function and the (1) and (2) buttons which are used to To create a new memory profile, perform the following:
recall either of two pre-programmed memory profiles.
1. Place the ignition into the RUN position.
2. Adjust all memory profile settings to desired preferences (i.e., seat, side mirror, adjustable pedals [if
equipped], power tilt and telescopic steering column
[if equipped], and radio station presets).
3. Press and release the SET (S) button on the memory
switch.
4. Within five seconds, press and release the MEMORY
button 1 or 2. The Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) (if equipped) will display which
memory position has been set.
Memory Seat Switches
Programming The Memory Feature
NOTE: Saving a new memory profile will erase an
existing profile from memory.
NOTE:
• Memory profiles can be set without the vehicle in
PARK, but the vehicle must be in PARK to recall a
memory profile.
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• The Recall Memory with Remote Key Unlock feature To program your RKE transmitters, perform the followcan be turned on and off using the Uconnect® System, ing:
refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your
1. Remove the Key Fob from the ignition (or change the
Instrument Panel” for further information.
ignition to OFF, for vehicles equipped with Keyless
Enter-N-Go™).
Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry
Transmitter To Memory
2. Select desired memory profile (1) or (2). The system
Your RKE transmitters can be programmed to recall one
will recall any stored settings for this profile. Wait for
of two pre-programmed memory profiles by pressing the
the system to complete the memory recall before
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter.
continuing to Step 3.
NOTE: Before programming your RKE transmitters you 3. Once the profile has been recalled, press and release
must select the “Memory To FOB” feature through the
the SET (S) button on the memory switch, then press
Uconnect® system screen. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings”
and release button (1) or (2) accordingly. “Memory
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
Profile Set” (1 or 2) will display in the instrument
information.
cluster on vehicles equipped with the EVIC.
4. Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE
transmitter within 10 seconds.
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NOTE: Your RKE transmitters can be unlinked to your To recall the memory setting for driver 2, press MEMORY
memory settings by following steps 1-4 above and press- button number 2 on the driver’s door or the UNLOCK
ing the UNLOCK button (instead of LOCK) on the RKE button on the RKE transmitter linked to memory position 2.
transmitter in Step 4.
NOTE: If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, the
memory settings will be recalled with a Passive Entry
Memory Position Recall
Unlock into the driver’s door using the Key Fob linked to
NOTE: The vehicle must be in PARK to recall memory
position 2.
positions. If a recall is attempted when the vehicle is not
in PARK, a message will display in the EVIC (if A recall can be cancelled by pressing any of the
MEMORY buttons (S, 1, or 2) on the driver’s door during
equipped).
a recall. When a recall is cancelled, the driver’s seat,
To recall the memory settings for driver 1, press
adjustable pedals (if equipped), and power tilt and
MEMORY button number 1 on the driver’s door or the
telescopic steering column (if equipped) stop moving. A
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter linked to
delay of one second will occur before another recall can
memory position 1.
be selected.
NOTE: If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, the
memory settings will be recalled with a Passive Entry
Unlock into the driver’s door using the Key Fob linked to
position 1.
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Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available With Memory Seat
Only)
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
vehicle.
The distance the driver’s seat moves depends on where
you have the driver’s seat positioned when you cycle the
vehicles ignition to the OFF position.
• When you remove the Key Fob from the ignition (or
change the ignition to OFF, for vehicles equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™), the driver’s seat will move to a
position 0.3 in (7.7 mm) forward of the rear stop if the
driver’s seat position is between 0.9 in and 2.7 in (22.7 mm
and 67.7 mm) forward of the rear stop. The seat will
return to its previously set position when you place the
ignition in the ACC or RUN position.
• The Easy Entry/Easy Exit feature is disabled when the
• When you remove the Key Fob from the ignition (or
driver’s seat position is less than 0.9 in (22.7 mm)
change the ignition to OFF, for vehicles equipped with
forward of the rear stop. At this position, there is no
Keyless Enter-N-Go™), the driver’s seat will move
benefit to the driver by moving the seat for Easy Exit
about 2.4 in (60 mm) rearward if the driver’s seat
or Easy Entry.
position is greater than or equal to 2.7 in (67.7 mm)
Each stored memory setting will have an associated Easy
forward of the rear stop. The seat will return to its
Entry and Easy Exit position.
previously set position when you place the ignition
into the ACC or RUN position.
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NOTE: The Easy Entry/Exit feature is not enabled when
the vehicle is delivered from the factory. The Easy
Entry/Exit feature is enabled (or later disabled) through
the programmable features in the Uconnect® system.
Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
Two latches must be released to open the hood.
1. Pull the hood release lever located under the left side
of the instrument panel.
Hood Release Lever
2. Move to the outside of the vehicle and push the safety
catch to the left. The safety catch is located under the
center front edge of the hood.
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CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Lower the hood until it is open 8 in (20 cm)
approximately and then drop it. This should secure
both latches. Never drive your vehicle unless the
hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged.
WARNING!
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your
vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
LIGHTS
Headlight Switch
The headlight switch is located on the left side of
the instrument panel. This switch controls the
operation of the headlights, parking lights, instrument panel lights, instrument panel light dimming, interior lights and fog lights.
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Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off
according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on,
rotate the headlight switch counterclockwise to the
AUTO position. When the system is on, the headlight
time delay feature is also on. This means the headlights
will stay on for up to 90 seconds after you place the
ignition into the OFF position. To turn the automatic
system off, move the headlight switch out of the AUTO
position.
Headlight Switch
Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent
for parking light and instrument panel light operation.
Rotate the headlight switch to the second detent for
headlight, parking light and instrument panel light operation.
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights
will come on in the automatic mode.
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only)
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
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addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are NOTE:
turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
• Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control can be
turned on or off using the Uconnect® System, refer to
NOTE: The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instruturned on or off using the Uconnect® System. Refer to
ment Panel” for further information.
“Uconnect® Settings/Customer Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
• Broken, muddy, or obstructed headlights and taillights
further information.
of vehicles in the field of view will cause headlights to
remain on longer (closer to the vehicle). Also, dirt, film,
Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control — If
and other obstructions on the windshield or camera
Equipped
lens will cause the system to function improperly.
The Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control system
provides increased forward lighting at night by automat- If the windshield or Automatic High Beam Headlamp
ing high beam control through the use of a digital camera Control mirror is replaced, the mirror must be re-aimed
mounted on the inside rearview mirror. This camera to ensure proper performance. See your local authorized
detects vehicle specific light and automatically switches dealer.
from high beams to low beams until the approaching
vehicle is out of view.
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NOTE: The Headlight Time Delay is programmable using the Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect® Settings”
This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
for up to 90 seconds when leaving your vehicle in an
information.
unlit area.
To activate the delay feature, turn OFF the ignition switch Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If Equipped
Headlight Time Delay
while the headlights are still on. Then, turn off the The Daytime Running Lights will turn On the first time
headlights within 45 seconds. The delay interval begins the vehicle is shifted out of PARK, and remain On unless
when the headlight switch is turned off.
the Parking Brake is applied. Upon returning to the
PARK position, the DRLs will turn Off. DRLs will turn
NOTE: The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds
Off when the ignition is switched OFF.
of turning the ignition OFF to activate this feature.
If you turn the headlights, park lights or ignition switch NOTE: If allowed by law in the country in which the
vehicle was purchased the Daytime Running Lights can
ON again, the system will cancel the delay.
be turned on and off using the Uconnect® System, refer
If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instruturn off in the normal manner.
ment Panel” for further information.
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Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
is turned OFF, a chime will sound to alert the driver
when the driver’s door is opened.
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Fog Lights — If Equipped
The front fog light switch is built into the headlight
switch.
Fog Light Switch
To activate the front fog lights, turn on the parking
lights or the low beam headlights and press the
headlight switch. To turn off the front fog lights, either
press the headlight switch a second time or turn off the
headlight switch.
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An indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminates
when the fog lights are turned on.
NOTE: The fog lights will operate with the low beam
headlights or parking lights on. However, selecting the
high beam headlights will turn off the fog lights.
Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the turn
signals, headlight beam selection and passing lights. The
multifunction lever is located on the left side of the
steering column.
Multifunction Lever
Turn Signals
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
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NOTE:
High/Low Beam Switch
• If either light remains on and does not flash, or there is
a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light
bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
defective.
Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch
the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever
toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam.
Flash-To-Pass
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
• A “Turn Signal On” message will appear in the EVIC lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
(if equipped) and a continuous chime will sound if the will turn on the high beam headlights until the lever is
vehicle is driven more than 1 mi (1.6 km) with either released.
turn signal on.
NOTE: If the multifunction lever is held in the flash-to
Lane Change Assist
pass position for more than 15 seconds, the high beams
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond will shut off.
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
three times then automatically turn off.
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second time. The lights will also turn on when the
UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) is
The front map/reading lights are mounted in the overpressed.
head console.
Front Map/Reading Lights — If Equipped
Front Map/Reading Lights
Each light can be turned on by pressing a switch on either
side of the console. These buttons are backlit for night
time visibility. To turn the lights off, press the switch a
Front Map/Reading Light Switches
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Courtesy Lights
Ambient Light — If Equipped
The courtesy lights can be turned on by pressing the top The overhead console is equipped with an ambient light
corner of the lens. To turn the lights off, press the lens a feature. This light casts illumination for improved visibilsecond time.
ity of the floor and center console area.
Courtesy Lights
Ambient Light
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Interior Lights
The interior lights come on when a door is opened.
To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off
automatically 10 minutes after the ignition is moved to
the LOCK position. This will occur if the interior lights
were switched on manually or are on because a door is
open. This includes the glove box light, but not the trunk
light. To restore interior light operation, either turn the
ignition to the ON/RUN position or cycle the light
switch.
Dimmer Controls
The dimmer control is part of the headlight switch and is
located on the left side of the instrument panel.
Dimmer Controls
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With the parking lights or headlights on, rotating the left
dimmer control upward will increase the brightness of
the instrument panel lights and lighted cupholders (if
equipped).
Dome Light Position
Rotate the left dimmer control completely upward to the
second detent to turn on the interior lights. The interior
lights will remain on when the dimmer control is in this
position.
Interior Light Defeat (OFF)
Rotate the left dimmer control to the extreme bottom OFF
position. The interior lights will remain off when the
doors are open.
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature)
Instrument Panel Dimmer
Rotate the instrument panel dimmer control upward to
the first detent. This feature brightens all text displays
such as the odometer, EVIC (if equipped), and radio
when the position lights or headlights are on.
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
Intermittent Wiper System
The multifunction lever operates the windshield wipers
and washer when the ignition is placed in the ON/RUN
or ACC position. The multifunction lever is located on
the left side of the steering column.
Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions
make a single wiping cycle with a variable pause between cycles desirable. Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent position, and then turn the
end of the lever to select the desired delay interval. There
are four delay settings, which allow you to regulate the
wipe interval from a minimum of one cycle every second
to a maximum of approximately 36 seconds between
cycles. The delay intervals will double in duration when
the vehicle speed is 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the first
detent, past the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper
operation, or to the second detent past the intermittent
settings for high-speed wiper operation.
Windshield Wiper/Washer Control
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CAUTION!
• Turn the windshield wipers off when driving
through an automatic car wash. Damage to the
windshield wipers may result if the wiper control
is left in any position other than off.
• In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch
and allow the wipers to return to the “Park” position before turning off the engine. If the wiper
switch is left on and the wipers freeze to the
windshield, damage to the wiper motor may occur
when the vehicle is restarted.
• Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the windshield wiper blades from returning to the
off position. If the windshield wiper control is
turned off and the blades cannot return to the off
position, damage to the wiper motor may occur.
Windshield Washers
To use the washer, push the multifunction lever inward
(toward the steering column) and hold it for as long as
washer spray is desired.
If you activate the washer while the windshield wiper
control is in the delay range, the wipers will operate for
two wipe cycles after releasing the lever and then resume
the intermittent interval previously selected.
If you activate the washer while the windshield wiper is
turned off, the wipers will operate for three wipe cycles
and then turn off.
WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to a collision. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
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WARNING! (Continued)
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with the defroster before and during
windshield washer use.
Mist Feature
Rotate the end of the lever downward to the Mist
position to activate a single wipe cycle to clear off road
mist or spray from a passing vehicle. The wipers will
continue to operate until you release the multifunction
lever.
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only)
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
NOTE: The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be
turned on or off using the Uconnect® System. Refer to
“Uconnect® Settings/Customer Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to This feature senses moisture on the windshield and
spray the windshield with washer fluid.
automatically activates the wipers for the driver. The
feature is especially useful for road splash or overspray
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from the windshield washers of the vehicle ahead. Rotate • Use of Rain-X® or products containing wax or silicone
the end of the multifunction lever to one of four settings
may reduce Rain Sensing performance.
to activate this feature.
The Rain Sensing system has protection features for the
The sensitivity of the system can be adjusted with the wiper blades and arms, and will not operate under the
multifunction lever. Wiper delay position 1 is the least following conditions:
sensitive, and wiper delay position 4 is the most sensi• Low Ambient Temperature — When the ignition is
tive. Setting 3 should be used for normal rain conditions.
first turned ON, the Rain Sensing system will not
Settings 1 and 2 can be used if the driver desires less
operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed
wiper sensitivity. Setting 4 can be used if the driver
is greater than 0 mph (0 km/h), or the outside temdesires more sensitivity. Place the wiper switch in the
perature is greater than 32°F (0°C).
OFF position when not using the system.
• Transmission in NEUTRAL Position — When the
NOTE:
ignition is ON, and the transmission is in the NEU• The Rain Sensing feature will not operate when the
TRAL position, the Rain Sensing system will not
operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed
wiper switch is in the low or high-speed position.
is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), or the shift lever is
• The Rain Sensing feature may not function properly
moved out of the NEUTRAL position.
when ice, or dried salt water is present on the windshield.
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NOTE: Rain Sensing can be turned on and off using the
Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping lever is
located below the steering wheel at the end of the
steering column.
Tilt/Telescoping Control Handle
To unlock the steering column, pull the lever downward.
To tilt the steering column, move the steering wheel
upward or downward as desired. To lengthen or shorten
the steering column, pull the steering wheel outward or
push it inward as desired. To lock the steering column in
position, push the lever upward until fully engaged.
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WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Failure to
follow this warning may result in serious injury or
death.
POWER TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
— IF EQUIPPED
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
Power Tilt/Telescoping Switch
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
To tilt the steering column, move the lever up or down as
shorten the steering column. The power tilt/telescoping
desired. To lengthen or shorten the steering column, pull
steering column lever is located below the multifunction
the lever toward you or push the lever away from you as
lever on the steering column.
desired.
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NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Driver Memory Seat,
you can use your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or the memory switch on the driver’s door trim panel
to return the tilt/telescopic steering column to preprogrammed positions. Refer to “Driver Memory Seat”
in this section.
WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Failure to
follow this warning may result in serious injury or
death.
HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
The steering wheel contains a heating element that helps
warm your hands in cold weather. The heated steering
wheel has only one temperature setting. Once the heated
steering wheel has been turned on it will operate for up
to 80 minutes before automatically shutting off. The
heated steering wheel can shut off early or may not turn
on when the steering wheel is already warm.
The heated steering wheel can be turned on and off using
the Uconnect® System.
Touch the “Controls” soft-key then touch the “Heated
Wheel” soft-key to turn on the heated steering wheel.
Press the “Heated Wheel” soft-key a second time to turn
the heated steering wheel off.
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Controls Soft-Key
Heated Steering Wheel Soft-Key
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated
steering wheel to operate.
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Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
WARNING! (Continued)
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
wheel covers of any type and material. This may
heated steering wheel can be programmed to come on
cause the steering wheel heater to overheat.
during a remote start through the Uconnect® system.
Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
Instrument Panel” for further information.
The adjustable pedals system is designed to allow a
greater range of driver comfort for steering wheel tilt and
WARNING!
seat position. This feature allows the brake, accelerator,
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin and clutch pedals (if equipped) to move toward or away
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, from the driver to provide improved position with the
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaus- steering wheel.
tion, or other physical conditions must exercise
The switch is located on the front side of the driver’s seat
care when using the steering wheel heater. It may
cushion side shield.
cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if
used for long periods.
• Do not place anything on the steering wheel that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or steering
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• The pedals cannot be adjusted when the vehicle is in
REVERSE or when the Electronic Speed Control System is on. The following messages will be displayed on
vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information System (EVIC) if the pedals are attempted to be
adjusted when the system is locked out (“Adjustable
Pedal Disabled — Cruise Control Engaged” or “Adjustable Pedal Disabled — Vehicle In Reverse”).
NOTE:
• Always adjust the pedals to a position that allows full
pedal travel.
Adjustable Pedals Switch
Press the switch forward to move the pedals forward
(toward the front of the vehicle).
Press the switch rearward to move the pedals rearward
(toward the driver).
• The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF.
• Further small adjustments may be necessary to find
the best possible seat/pedal position.
• For vehicles equipped with Driver Memory Seat, you
can use your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
or the memory switch on the driver’s door trim panel
to return the adjustable pedals to pre-programmed
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positions. Refer to “Driver Memory Seat” in “Under- ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
standing The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
information.
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
CAUTION!
Do not place any article under the adjustable pedals
or impede its ability to move as it may cause damage
to the pedal controls. Pedal travel may become limited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the
adjustable pedal’s path.
WARNING!
Do not adjust the pedals while the vehicle is moving.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
adjust the pedals while the vehicle is parked.
The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the
right side of the steering wheel.
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NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic Speed Control system has been designed to shut
down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at
the same time. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control
system can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired
vehicle set speed.
To Activate
Electronic Speed Control Buttons
1 — ON/OFF
2 — RES +
3 — SET 4 — CANCEL
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator light in
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will
illuminate. To turn the system off, push the ON/OFF
button a second time. The Cruise Indicator light will turn
off. The system should be turned off when not in use.
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WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the
vehicle will deactivate the Electronic Speed Control without erasing the set speed memory.
Pressing the ON/OFF button or turning the ignition
switch OFF erases the set speed memory.
To Set A Desired Speed
To Resume Speed
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+)
has reached the desired speed, press the SET (-) button
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed
and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
operate at the selected speed.
To Vary The Speed Setting
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed
To Increase Speed
and on level ground before pressing the SET button.
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can increase speed by pushing the RES (+) button.
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The speed increment shown is dependant on the speed of To Decrease Speed
U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can decrease speed by pushing the SET (-) button.
U.S. Speed (mph)
• Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph The speed decrement shown is dependant on the speed
increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the of U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
button results in an increase of 1 mph.
U.S. Speed (mph)
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will • Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph
continue to increase until the button is released, then
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
the new set speed will be established.
button results in a decrease of 1 mph.
Metric Speed (km/h)
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to decrease until the button is released, then
• Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a
the new set speed will be established.
2 km/h increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
the button results in an increase of 2 km/h.
Metric Speed (km/h)
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will • Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 2 km/h
continue to increase until the button is released, then
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
the new set speed will be established.
button results in a decrease of 2 km/h.
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• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to decrease until the button is released, then
the new set speed will be established.
To Accelerate For Passing
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
WARNING!
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
could lose control and have an accident. Do not use
Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads
that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery.
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) — IF
vehicle set speed.
EQUIPPED
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) increases the driving
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on convenience provided by cruise control while traveling
moderate hills is normal.
on highways and major roadways. However, it is not a
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so safety system and not designed to prevent collisions.
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed ACC will allow you to keep cruise control engaged in
Control.
light to moderate traffic conditions without the constant
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need to reset your cruise control. ACC utilizes a radar
sensor designed to detect a vehicle directly ahead of you.
NOTE:
• If the sensor does not detect a vehicle ahead of you,
ACC will maintain a fixed set speed.
• If the ACC sensor detects a vehicle ahead, ACC will
apply limited braking or acceleration (not to exceed
the original set speed) automatically to maintain a
preset following distance, while matching the speed of
the vehicle ahead.
WARNING!
• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is a convenience
system. It is not a substitute for active driving
involvement. It is always the driver’s responsibility to be attentive of road, traffic, and weather
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WARNING! (Continued)
conditions, vehicle speed, distance to the vehicle
ahead; and, most importantly, brake operation to
ensure safe operation of the vehicle under all road
conditions. Your complete attention is always required while driving to maintain safe control of
your vehicle. Failure to follow these warnings can
result in a collision and death or serious personal
injury.
• The ACC system:
• Does not react to pedestrians, oncoming vehicles,
and stationary objects (e.g., a stopped vehicle in a
traffic jam or a disabled vehicle).
• Cannot take street, traffic, and weather conditions into account, and may be limited upon
adverse sight distance conditions.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Does not always fully recognize complex driving
conditions, which can result in wrong or missing
distance warnings.
• Can only apply a maximum of 40% of the vehicle’s braking capability, and will not bring the
vehicle to a complete stop.
You should switch off the ACC system:
• When driving in fog, heavy rain, heavy snow, sleet,
heavy traffic, and complex driving situations (i.e.,
in highway construction zones).
• When entering a turn lane or highway off ramp;
when driving on roads that are winding, icy, snowcovered, slippery, or have steep uphill or downhill
slopes.
• When towing a trailer up or down steep slopes.
• When circumstances do not allow safe driving at a
constant speed.
The Cruise Control system has two control modes:
• Adaptive Cruise Control mode for maintaining an
appropriate distance between vehicles.
• Normal (fixed speed) cruise control mode is for cruising at a constant preset speed. For additional information, refer to “Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control
Mode” in this section.
NOTE: The system will not react to preceding vehicles.
Always be aware of the mode selected.
You can change the mode by using the Cruise Control
buttons. The two control modes function differently.
Always confirm which mode is selected.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Operation
The speed control buttons (located on the right side of the
steering wheel) operates the ACC system.
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NOTE: Any chassis/suspension modifications to the
vehicle will effect the performance of the Adaptive Cruise
Control.
Activating Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
You can only activate ACC if the vehicle speed is above
20 mph (32 km/h).
When the system is turned on and in the READY state,
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) displays “Adaptive Cruise Ready.”
Adaptive Cruise Control Buttons
1 — DISTANCE SETTING
2 — RES +
3 — SET -
4 — CANCEL
5 — ON/OFF
6 — MODE
When the system is OFF, the EVIC displays “Adaptive
Cruise Control Off.”
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NOTE: You cannot enable ACC under the following
conditions:
• When you apply the brakes.
• When the parking brake is set.
• When the automatic transmission is in PARK, REVERSE or NEUTRAL.
• When pushing the RES + button without a previously
set speed in memory.
To Activate
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Ready
Push and release the ON/OFF button. The ACC menu in
the EVIC displays “Adaptive Cruise Control Ready.”
To turn the system OFF, push and release the ON/OFF
button again. At this time, the system will turn off and
the EVIC will display “Adaptive Cruise Control Off.”
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WARNING! (Continued)
want. You could lose control and have a collision.
Always leave the system off when you are not using
it.
To Set A Desired ACC Speed
When the vehicle reaches the speed desired, push the
SET - button and release. The EVIC will display the set
speed.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) OFF
WARNING!
Leaving the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system
on when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally set the system or cause it to go faster than you
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• The system will not be controlling the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead. The vehicle
speed will only be determined by the position of the
accelerator pedal.
ACC Set
Remove your foot from the accelerator pedal. If you do
not, the vehicle may continue to accelerate beyond the set
speed. If this occurs:
• The message “DRIVER OVERRIDE” will display in
the EVIC.
Driver Override
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 249
To Cancel
The system will disable ACC without erasing the
memory if:
• You softly tap the brake pedal.
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• You depress the brake pedal.
• You press the CANCEL switch.
• The vehicle speed goes below 15 mph (25 km/h).
• An Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) event occurs.
• The transmission is shifted into NEUTRAL.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Cancelled
• The Electronic Stability Control/Traction Control Sys- To Turn Off
tem (ESC/TCS) activates.
The system will turn off and erase the set speed in
NOTE: If ACC is resumed or set with the ESC/TCS off, memory if:
ESC will automatically be re-engaged.
• You push and release the ON/OFF button.
• You turn OFF the ignition.
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To Resume Speed
To Vary The Speed Setting
Press the RES + button and release. Then remove your To Increase Speed
foot from the accelerator pedal. The EVIC will display the
While ACC is set, you can increase the set speed by
last set speed.
pressing the RES + button.
NOTE: You can resume ACC from a minimum of The speed increment shown is dependant on the speed of
20 mph (32 km/h).
U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
WARNING!
The Resume function should only be used if traffic
and road conditions permit. Resuming a set speed
that is too high or too low for prevailing traffic and
road conditions could cause the vehicle to accelerate
or decelerate too sharply for safe operation. Failure to
follow these warnings can result in a collision and
death or serious personal injury.
U.S. Speed (mph)
• RES + button once will result in a 1 mph increase in set
speed. Each subsequent tap of the button results in an
increase of 1 mph.
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to increase in 5 mph increments until the
button is released. The increase in set speed is reflected
in the EVIC display.
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Metric Speed (km/h)
U.S. Speed (mph)
• RES + button once will result in a 2 km/h increase in • Pressing the SET - button once will result in a 1 mph
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
set speed. Each subsequent tap of the button results in
button results in a decrease of 1 mph.
an increase of 2 km/h.
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will • If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to decrease in 5 mph increments until the
continue to increase in 10 km/h increments until the
button is released. The decrease in set speed is rebutton is released. The increase in set speed is reflected
in the EVIC display.
flected in the EVIC display.
To Decrease Speed
Metric Speed (km/h)
While ACC is set, the set speed can be decreased by • Pressing the SET - button once will result in a 2 km/h
pressing the SET - button.
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
button results in a decrease of 2 km/h.
The speed decrement shown is dependant on the speed
of U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to decrease in 10 km/h increments until the
button is released. The decrease in set speed is reflected in the EVIC display.
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NOTE:
Setting The Following Distance In ACC
• When you use the SET - button to decelerate, if the
engine’s braking power does not slow the vehicle
sufficiently to reach the set speed, the brake system
will automatically slow the vehicle.
The specified following distance for ACC can be set by
varying the distance setting between 3 (long), 2 (medium), and 1 (short). Using this distance setting and the
vehicle speed, ACC calculates and sets the distance to the
vehicle ahead. This distance setting displays in the EVIC.
• The ACC system can only apply a maximum of 25% of
the vehicle’s braking capability and will not bring the
vehicle to a complete stop.
• The ACC system maintains set speed when driving up
hill and down hill. However, a slight speed change on
moderate hills is normal. In addition, downshifting
may occur while climbing uphill or descending downhill. This is normal operation and necessary to maintain set speed.
Distance Set 3 (long)
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Distance Set 2 (medium)
Distance Set 1 (short)
To change the distance setting, press the Distance button
and release. Each time the button is pressed, the distance
setting adjusts between 3 (long), 2 (medium), and 1
(short).
If there is no vehicle ahead, the vehicle will maintain the
set speed. If a slower moving vehicle is detected in the
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same lane, the EVIC displays the “Sensed Vehicle Indi- The maximum braking applied by ACC is limited; howcator” icon, and the system adjusts vehicle speed auto- ever, the driver can always apply the brakes manually, if
matically to maintain the distance setting, regardless of necessary.
the set speed.
NOTE: The brake lights will illuminate whenever the
The vehicle will then maintain the set distance until:
ACC system applies the brakes.
• The vehicle ahead accelerates to a speed above the set A Proximity Warning will alert the driver if ACC predicts
speed.
that its maximum braking level is not sufficient to
maintain the set distance. If this occurs, a visual alert
• The vehicle ahead moves out of your lane or view of
“BRAKE” will flash in the EVIC and a chime will sound
the sensor.
while ACC continues to apply its maximum braking
• The vehicle ahead slows to a speed below 15 mph capacity. When this occurs, you should immediately
(25 km/h) and the system automatically disengages apply the brakes as needed to maintain a safe distance
from the vehicle ahead.
itself.
• The distance setting is changed.
• The system disengages. (Refer to the information on
ACC Activation).
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Brake Alert 3
Brake Alert 2
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turn signal. In locations with left hand drive traffic,
Overtake Aid is active only when passing on the left
hand side of the Target vehicles.
Brake Alert 1
Overtake Aid
When a vehicle goes from a location with left hand drive
traffic to a location with right hand drive traffic, the ACC
system will automatically detect traffic direction. In this
condition, Overtake Aid is active only when passing on
the right side of the Target vehicle. This additional
acceleration is triggered when the driver utilizes the right
turn signal. In this condition the ACC system will no
longer provide Overtake Aid on the left side until it
determines that the vehicle has moved back to a location
with left hand drive traffic.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Menu
When driving with ACC engaged and following a target
vehicle, the system will provide an additional accelera- The EVIC displays the current ACC system settings. The
tion to assist in passing vehicles in front. This additional EVIC is located in the upper part of the instrument
acceleration is triggered when the driver utilizes the left cluster between the speedometer and the tachometer. The
information it displays depends on ACC system status.
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Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “ACC” • The set speed will continue to display in place of the
or “Cruise” is highlighted in the EVIC. Status of the ACC
odometer reading when changing the EVIC display
or Cruise is also displayed in the menu line.
while ACC is set.
Press and release the SELECT (right arrow) button to The ACC screen will display once again if any ACC
display the following information:
activity occurs, which may include any of the following:
Adaptive Cruise Control Off
• Set Speed Change
• When ACC is deactivated, the display will read •
“Adaptive Cruise Control Off.”
•
Adaptive Cruise Control Ready
•
• When ACC is activated but the vehicle speed setting
has not been selected, the display will read “Adaptive •
Cruise Control Ready.”
•
ACC SET
•
• When ACC is set, the set speed will display.
Distance Setting Change
System Cancel
Driver Override
System Off
ACC Proximity Warning
ACC Unavailable Warning
• The EVIC will return to the last display selected after
five seconds of no ACC display activity.
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NOTE: If the ACC “Clean Radar Sensor In Front Of
Vehicle” warning is active Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise
“Clean Radar Sensor In Front Of Vehicle” Warning
Control is still available. For additional information refer
The ACC “Clean Radar Sensor In Front Of Vehicle” to “Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control Mode” in this
warning will display when conditions temporarily limit section.
system performance. This most often occurs at times of
poor visibility, such as in snow or heavy rain. The ACC If weather conditions are not a factor, the driver should
examine the sensor. It may require cleaning or removal of
system may also become temporarily blinded due to
obstructions, such as mud, dirt or ice. In these cases, the an obstruction. The sensor is located in the center of the
EVIC will display “Clean Radar Sensor In Front Of vehicle behind the lower grille.
Vehicle” and the system will deactivate.
To keep the ACC System operating properly, it is imporThe “Clean Radar Sensor In Front Of Vehicle” message tant to note the following maintenance items:
Display Warnings And Maintenance
can sometimes be displayed while driving in highly • Always keep the sensor clean. Carefully wipe the
reflective areas (i.e. tunnels with reflective tiles, or ice and
sensor lens with a soft cloth. Be cautious not to damage
snow). The ACC system will recover after the vehicle has
the sensor lens.
left these areas. Under rare conditions, when the radar is
• Do not remove any screws from the sensor. Doing so
not tracking any vehicles or objects in its path this
could cause an ACC system malfunction or failure and
warning may temporarily occur.
require a sensor realignment.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 259
• If the sensor is damaged due to a collision, see your temporary malfunction that limits ACC functionality.
Although the vehicle is still drivable under normal
authorized dealer for service.
conditions, ACC will be temporarily unavailable. If this
• Do not attach or install any accessories near the sensor,
occurs, try activating ACC again later, following a key
including transparent material or aftermarket grilles.
cycle. If the problem persists, see your authorized dealer.
Doing so could cause an ACC system failure or
malfunction.
When the condition that deactivated the system is no
longer present, the system will return to the “Adaptive
Cruise Control Off” state and will resume function by
simply reactivating it.
NOTE: Installing a vehicle front-end protector or an
aftermarket grille or modifying the grille is not recommended. Doing so may block the sensor and inhibit ACC
operation.
ACC Unavailable Warning
If the system turns off, and the EVIC displays “Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC) Unavailable”, there may be a
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Unavailable Warning
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to the vehicle ahead. The offset vehicle may move in and
out of the line of travel, which can cause your vehicle to
In certain driving situations, ACC may have detection
brake or accelerate unexpectedly.
issues. In these cases, ACC may brake late or unexpectedly. The driver needs to stay alert and may need to
intervene.
Precautions While Driving With ACC
Adding A Trailer Hitch
The weight of a trailer/hitch may affect the performance
of ACC. If there is a noticeable change in performance
following the installation of a trailer/hitch, or if the ACC
performance does not return to normal after removing
the trailer/hitch see your authorized dealer.
Offset Driving
ACC may not detect a vehicle in the same lane that is
offset from your direct line of travel, or a vehicle merging
in from a side lane. There may not be sufficient distance
Offset Driving Condition Example
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Turns And Bends
In turns or bends, ACC may detect a vehicle ahead too
late or too early. This may cause your vehicle to brake late
or unexpectedly. Give extra attention in curves and be
ready to apply the brakes if necessary. Be sure to select an
appropriate speed while driving in curves.
ACC may occasionally provide braking and/or a driver
alert that you consider unnecessary. This may be the
system’s response to signs, guardrails, and other stationary objects in a curve. This may also occur at the base of
steep hills. This is normal operation and your vehicle
does not require service.
Using ACC On Hills
When driving on hills, ACC may not detect a vehicle in
your lane. Depending on the speed, vehicle load, traffic
conditions, and the steepness of the hills, ACC performance may be limited.
Turn Or Bend Example
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262 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
it is completely in the lane. There may not be sufficient
distance to the lane-changing vehicle. Always be attentive and ready to apply the brakes if necessary.
ACC Hill Example
Lane Changing
ACC may not detect a vehicle until it is completely in the
lane in which you are traveling. In the illustration shown,
ACC has not yet detected the vehicle changing lanes and
it may not detect the vehicle until it’s too late for the ACC
system to take action. ACC may not detect a vehicle until
Lane Changing Example
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Narrow Vehicles
Stationary Objects And Vehicles
Some narrow vehicles traveling near the outer edges of
the lane or edging into the lane are not detected until they
have moved fully into the lane. There may not be
sufficient distance to the vehicle ahead.
ACC does not react to stationary objects and stationary
vehicles. For example, ACC will not react in situations
where the vehicle you are following exits your lane and
the vehicle ahead is stopped in your lane. Always be
attentive and ready to apply the brakes if necessary.
Narrow Vehicle Example
Stationary Object And Stationary Vehicle Example
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264 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
General Information
FCC Requirements For Vehicular Radar Systems
Classification Specifications:
47 C.F.R. Part 15
47 C.F.R Part 15.515
Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control Mode
In addition to Adaptive Cruise Control mode, a normal
(fixed speed) Cruise Control mode is available for cruising at fixed speeds. The normal Cruise Control mode is
designed to maintain a set cruising speed without requiring the driver to operate the accelerator. Cruise Control
can only be operated if the vehicle speed is above 20 mph
(32 km/h).
To change modes, press the MODE button when the
system is in either the OFF, READY, or SET position.
While pressing the mode button, a chime alerts the driver
to the change of state from Adaptive Cruise Control to
normal Cruise Control. “Cruise Ready” will be displayed
if the system was in ACC READY or ACC SET position.
“Cruise Off” will be displayed if the system was in the
ACC OFF position. To switch back to Adaptive Cruise
Control mode, press the MODE button a second time.
WARNING!
In the normal Cruise Control mode, the system will
not react to vehicles ahead. In addition, the proximity
warning does not activate and no alarm will sound
even if you are too close to the vehicle ahead since
neither the presence of the vehicle ahead nor the
vehicle-to vehicle distance is detected. Be sure to
maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle ahead. Always be aware which mode is
selected.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 265
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to increase until the button is released, then
When the vehicle reaches the speed desired, press the
the new set speed will be established.
SET - button and release. The EVIC will display the set
speed.
Metric Speed (km/h)
To Set A Desired Speed
NOTE: You must observe the display when setting or • Pressing the RES + button once will result in a 2 km/h
changing speed, not the speedometer.
increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
button results in an increase of 2 km/h.
To Vary The Speed Setting
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
To Increase Speed
continue to increase until the button is released, then
When the Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control is set,
the new set speed will be established.
you can increase speed by pushing the RES + button.
The speed increment shown is dependant on the speed of
U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
U.S. Speed (mph)
• Pressing the RES + button once will result in a 1 mph
increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
button results in an increase of 1 mph.
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• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to decrease until the button is released, then
When the Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control is set,
the new set speed will be established.
you can decrease speed by pushing the SET - button.
To Cancel
The speed decrement shown is dependant on the speed
The system will disable normal Cruise Control without
of U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h) units:
erasing the memory if:
U.S. Speed (mph)
• You softly tap or depress the brake pedal.
• Pressing the SET - button once will result in a 1 mph
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the • You press the CANCEL button.
button results in a decrease of 1 mph.
• The Electronic Stability Control/Traction Control SysTo Decrease Speed
tem (ESC/TCS) activates.
• If the button is continually pressed, the set speed will
continue to decrease until the button is released, then To Resume
the new set speed will be established.
Press the RES + button and then remove your foot from
Metric Speed (km/h)
the accelerator pedal. The EVIC will display the last set
• Pressing the SET - button once will result in a 2 km/h speed.
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
button results in a decrease of 2 km/h.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 267
FCW monitors the information from the forward looking
sensor as well as the Electronic Brake Controller (EBC),
The system will turn off and erase the set speed in
wheel speed sensors, i.e., to calculate a probable rear-end
memory if:
collision. When the system determines that a rear-end
• You push and release the ON/OFF button.
collision is probable a warning message (both audible
and visual) will be displayed on the EVIC. When the
• You turn off the ignition.
system determines a collision with the vehicle in front of
• You switch off ESC.
you is no longer probable, the warning message will be
deactivated.
If the Cruise Control system is turned off and reactivated,
the system will return to the last driver setting (ACC or NOTE: The minimum speed for FCW activation is
Normal Cruise Control).
10 mph (16 km/h).
To Turn Off
Forward Collision Warning — If Equipped
The Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system provides
the driver with audible and visual warnings (within the
EVIC) when it detects a potential frontal collision. The
warnings are intended to provide the driver with enough
time to react and avoid the potential collision.
WARNING!
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) is not intended to
avoid a collision on its own, nor can FCW detect
every type of potential collision. The driver has the
responsibility to avoid a collision by controlling the
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WARNING! (Continued)
vehicle via braking and steering. Failure to follow
this warning could lead to serious injury or death.
Changing FCW Status
setting provides less reaction time than the “Far” setting,
which allows for a more dynamic driving experience.
Changing the FCW status to “Off” prevents the system
from warning you of a possible collision with the vehicle
in front of you.
The FCW feature can be set to far, set to near or turned off NOTE:
using the Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect® Set• In the “Off” setting FCW OFF will be displayed on the
tings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
Uconnect® display.
further information. The FCW Status Off, Near or Far will
be displayed in the Uconnect® display.
• The system will retain the last setting selected by the
driver after ignition shut down.
The default status of FCW is the “Far” setting, this allows
the system to warn you of a possible collision with the • FCW will not react to irrelevant objects such as overvehicle in front of you when you are farther away. This
head objects, ground reflections, objects not in the path
gives you the most reaction time.
of the car, stationary objects that are far away, oncoming traffic, or leading vehicles with the same or higher
Changing the FCW status to the “Near” setting, allows
rate of speed.
the system to warn you of a possible collision with the
vehicle in front of you when you are much closer. This
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 269
• If the FCW becomes disabled then a warning will
display on the EVIC screen.
FCW Unavailable Warning
If the system turns off, and the EVIC displays “ACC/
FCW Unavailable, Service Required”, there may be a
temporary malfunction that limits FCW functionality.
Although the vehicle is still drivable under normal
conditions, FCW will be temporarily unavailable. If this
occurs, try activating FCW again later, following a key
cycle. If the problem persists, see your authorized dealer.
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ACC/FCW Unavailable, Service Required Warning
PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED
The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist system provides visual
and audible indications of the distance between the rear
fascia and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g.
270 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
during a parking maneuver. Refer to “ParkSense® Sys- obstacles from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 59 in
tem Usage Precautions” for limitations of this system and (150 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientarecommendations.
tion of the obstacle.
ParkSense® will retain the last system state (enabled or
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is ParkSense® Warning Display
changed to the ON/RUN position.
The ParkSense® Warning screen will only be displayed if
ParkSense® can be active only when the shift lever is in
REVERSE. If ParkSense® is enabled at this shift lever
position, the system will remain active until the vehicle
speed is increased to approximately 7 mph (11 km/h) or
above. The system will become active again if the vehicle
speed is decreased to speeds less than approximately
6 mph (9 km/h).
Sound and Display is selected from the Uconnect®
System. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The ParkSense® Warning screen is located within the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). It provides
visual warnings to indicate the distance between the rear
fascia/bumper and the detected obstacle. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Settings” in
ParkSense® Sensors
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inThe four ParkSense® sensors, located in the rear fascia/
formation.
bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is
within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 271
ParkSense® Display
When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the warning display
will turn ON indicating the system status.
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Park Assist System Off
Park Assist Ready
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The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
three solid arcs and will produce a one-half second tone.
As the vehicle moves closer to the obstacle, the EVIC
display will show fewer arcs and the sound tone will
change from slow, to fast, to continuous.
Fast Tone
Slow Tone
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 273
The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the warning
display shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous
tone. The following chart shows the warning alert operation when the system is detecting an obstacle:
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Continuous Tone
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Rear Distance
(in/cm)
Audible Alert
Chime
Arcs
Greater than
79 in (200 cm)
None
None
WARNING ALERTS
79-39 in
39-25 in
(200-100 cm)
(100-65 cm)
Single 1/2Slow
Second Tone
3 Solid
3 Slow
(Continuous)
Flashing
Enabling And Disabling ParkSense®
25-12 in
(65-30 cm)
Fast
Less than
12 in (30 cm)
Continuous
2 Slow
Flashing
1 Slow
Flashing
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information. When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE
and the system is disabled, the EVIC will display the
“PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as long as the
vehicle is in REVERSE.
ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled using the
Uconnect® System. The available choices are: Off, Sound
Only, or Sound and Display. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Rear Park Assist Audible Alerts
When the ParkSense® soft-key is pressed to disable the
system, the EVIC will display the “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for approximately five seconds.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”
ParkSense® will turn off the Rear Park Assist audible
alert (chime) after approximately 3 seconds when an
obstacle has been detected, the vehicle is stationary, and
brake pedal is applied.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 275
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further informaChime volume settings can be selected from the
tion. When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the
Uconnect® System.
system has detected a faulted condition, the EVIC will
The chime volume settings include LOW, MEDIUM, and display the “CLEAN PARK ASSIST”, ⬙SERVICE PARK
HIGH. The factory default volume setting is MEDIUM. ASSIST⬙ or the “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” mesParkSense® will retain its last known configuration state sage for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE. Under this
condition, ParkSense® will not operate.
through ignition cycles.
Adjustable Chime Volume Settings
If “CLEAN PARK ASSIST” appears in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) make sure the rear
fascia/bumper is clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt
During vehicle start up, when the ParkSense® Rear Park or other obstruction and then cycle the ignition. If the
Assist System has detected a faulted condition, the message continues to appear see an authorized dealer.
instrument cluster will actuate a single chime, once per
ignition cycle, and it will display the “CLEAN PARK If “SERVICE PARK ASSIST” or “SERVICE PARK ASSIST
ASSIST”, “SERVICE PARK ASSIST” or “SERVICE PARK SYSTEM” appears in the EVIC, see an authorized dealer.
ASSIST SYSTEM” message for five seconds. Refer to
Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
System
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Cleaning The ParkSense® System
ParkSense® off, it remains off until you turn it on
again, even if you cycle the ignition key.
Clean the ParkSense® sensors with water, car wash soap
and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not • When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damposition and ParkSense® is turned off, the EVIC will
age the sensors.
display “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as
long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
ParkSense® System Usage Precautions
• ParkSense®, when on, will MUTE the radio when it is
NOTE:
sounding a tone.
• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud,
dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense® system oper- • Clean the ParkSense® sensors regularly, taking care
not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not
ating properly.
be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris.
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
Failure to do so can result in the system not working
affect the performance of ParkSense®.
properly. The ParkSense® system might not detect an
obstacle behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide
• When you turn ParkSense® off in DRIVE, the instrua false indication that an obstacle is behind the fascia/
ment cluster will display ⬙PARK ASSIST SYSTEM
bumper.
OFF⬙ for five seconds. Furthermore, once you turn
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• Ensure the ParkSense® system is OFF if objects such as
bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc., are placed within
30 cm from the rear fascia/ bumper. Failure to do so
can result in the system misinterpreting a close object
as a sensor problem, causing the “SERVICE PARK
ASSIST SYSTEM” message to be displayed in the
EVIC.
CAUTION!
• ParkSense® is only a parking aid and it is unable to
recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles.
Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not
detected at all. Obstacles located above or below
the sensors will not be detected when they are in
close proximity.
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
ParkSense® in order to be able to stop in time
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CAUTION! (Continued)
when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended
that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when
using ParkSense®.
WARNING!
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the Rear Park Assist system. Always check
carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to check
for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions,
or blind spots before backing up. You are responsible
for the safety of your surroundings and must continue to pay attention while backing up. Failure to do
so can result in serious injury or death.
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PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be
displayed on the touchscreen display along with a caution note to “check entire surroundings” across the top of
the screen. After five seconds this note will disappear.
The ParkView® camera is located on the rear of the
vehicle above the rear License plate.
Zone
Red
Yellow
Green
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear
camera mode is exited and the navigation or audio screen
appears again.
When displayed, static grid lines will illustrate the width
of the vehicle and will show separate zones that will help
indicate the distance to the rear of the vehicle. The
following table shows the approximate distances for each
zone:
Distance to the rear of the vehicle
0 - 1 ft (0 - 30 cm)
1 ft - 3 ft (30 cm - 1 m)
3 ft or greater (1 m or greater)
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WARNING!
CAUTION! (Continued)
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera. Always
check carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to
check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, or blind spots before backing up. You are
responsible for the safety of your surroundings and
must continue to pay attention while backing up.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
• To avoid vehicle damage, the vehicle must be
driven slowly when using ParkView® to be able to
stop in time when an obstacle is seen. It is recommended that the driver look frequently over his/her
shoulder when using ParkView®.
NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance
builds up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with
water, and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
Turning ParkView® On Or Off — With
Touchscreen Radio
CAUTION!
• To avoid vehicle damage, ParkView® should only
be used as a parking aid. The ParkView® camera is
unable to view every obstacle or object in your
drive path.
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1. Turn the Radio on.
2. Push the “More” soft-key.
3. Push the “Settings” soft-key.
4. Push the “Safety & Driving Assistance” soft-key.
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5. Push the check box soft-key next to “Parkview®
Backup Camera” to enable/disable.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
The overhead console contains courtesy/reading lights
and storage for sunglasses. Universal Garage Door
Opener (HomeLink®) and power sunroof switches may
also be included, if equipped.
Overhead Console
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To turn the lights off, press the switch a second time. The
Lights are mounted in the overhead console. Each light lights also turn on when a door is opened. The lights will
can be turned on by pressing the switch on either side of also turn on when the UNLOCK button on the RKE is
pressed.
the console. These buttons are backlit for night time
visibility.
Front Map/Reading Lights — If Equipped
Front Map/Reading Light Switches
Front Map/Reading Lights
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Courtesy Lights
Sunglasses Bin Door
The courtesy lights can be turned on by pressing the top At the front of the console a compartment is provided for
corner of the lens. To turn the lights off, press the lens a the storage of a pair of sunglasses. The storage compartsecond time.
ment access is a “push/push” design. Push the chrome
pad on the door to open. Push the chrome pad on the
door to close.
Courtesy Lights
Sunglasses Bin Door
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GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink® replaces up to three hand-held transmitters
that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security systems. The
HomeLink® unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt
battery.
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The HomeLink® buttons, located on either the overhead
console, headliner or sunvisor, designate the three different HomeLink® channels. The HomeLink® indicator is
located above the center button.
HomeLink® Buttons/Overhead Consoles
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For more efficient programming and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal it is recommended that
a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of
the device that is being programmed to the HomeLink®
system.
Erase all channels before you begin programming. To
erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN
position and push and hold the two outside HomeLink®
buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds, or until the red
indicator flashes.
NOTE:
HomeLink® Buttons/Sunvisor/Headliner
NOTE: HomeLink® is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
Before You Begin Programming HomeLink®
Ensure your vehicle is parked outside of the garage
before you begin programming.
• Erasing all channels should only be performed when
programming HomeLink® for the first time. Do not
erase channels when programming additional buttons.
• If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
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Programming A Rolling Code
For programming garage door openers that were manufactured after 1995. These garage door openers can be
identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door
opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to
open and close the door. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer.
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Training The Garage Door Opener
1 — Door Opener
2 — Training Button
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
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2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to program
while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in view.
there may be a light that blinks when the garage door
opener/device is in the LEARN/TRAIN mode.
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
3. Simultaneously push and hold both the HomeLink® step after the LEARN button has been pushed.
button you want to program and the hand-held trans6. Return to the vehicle and push the programmed
mitter button.
HomeLink® button twice (holding the button for two
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indiseconds each time). If the garage door opener/device
cator light. The HomeLink® indicator will flash slowly
activates, programming is complete.
and then rapidly after HomeLink® has received the
NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not actifrequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Revate, push the button a third time (for two seconds) to
lease both buttons after the indicator light changes
complete the training.
from slow to rapid.
To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons,
5. At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
locate the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. This can erase the channels.
usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is
attached to the garage door opener/device motor.
Firmly push and release the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. On some garage door openers/devices
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2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to program
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in view.
follow these steps:
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
3. Simultaneously push and hold both the Homelink®
button you want to program and the hand-held trans2. Push and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
mitter button.
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indinot release the button.
cator light. The Homelink® indicator will flash slowly
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programand then rapidly after HomeLink® has received the
ming A Rolling Code” step 2 and follow all remaining
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Resteps.
lease both buttons after the indicator light changes
from slow to rapid.
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured 5. Push and hold the programmed HomeLink® button
and observe the indicator light.
before 1995.
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, program1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
ming is complete and the garage door/device should
activate when the HomeLink® button is pushed.
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• To program the two remaining HomeLink® buttons, Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
erase the channels.
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after
several seconds of transmission.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter signals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transfollow these steps:
mission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink®
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
2. Push and hold the desired HomeLink® button until Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do time-out in the same manner.
not release the button.
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Program- process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
ming A Non-Rolling Code” step 2 and follow all door or gate motor.
remaining steps.
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
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2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to program
while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in view.
• To program the two remaining HomeLink® buttons,
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
erase the channels.
3. Continue to push and hold the HomeLink® button,
while you press and release (“cycle”) your hand-held
transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink® has
successfully accepted the frequency signal. The indicator light will flash slowly and then rapidly when
fully trained.
If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for
programming, plug it back in at this time.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
follow these steps:
4. Watch for the HomeLink® indicator to change flash 1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
rates. When it changes, it is programmed. It may take 2. Push and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
up to 30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
door may open and close while you are programming.
not release the button.
5. Push and hold the programmed HomeLink® button 3. Without releasing the button proceed with
and observe the indicator light.
“Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” step 2 and
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programfollow all remaining steps.
ming is complete and the garage door/device should
activate when the HomeLink® button is pushed.
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Using HomeLink®
Troubleshooting Tips
To operate, push and release the programmed
HomeLink® button. Activation will now occur for the
programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operator, security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device may
also be used at any time.
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink®,
here are some of the most common solutions:
Security
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
in your vehicle.
• Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter.
• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
• Did you unplug the device for programming and
remember to plug it back in?
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for 20 call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at
seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be
erased.
The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver is disabled when
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage while
programming the transceiver. Exhaust gas can cause
serious injury or death.
use a garage door opener without these safety features. Call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet
at www.HomeLink.com for safety information or
assistance.
General Information
WARNING!
Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are programming the universal transceiver. Do not program the transceiver if people, pets
or other objects are in the path of the door or gate.
Only use this transceiver with a garage door opener
that has a “stop and reverse” feature as required by
Federal safety standards. This includes most garage
door opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not
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This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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NOTE:
• The transmitter has been tested and it complies with
FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
• The term IC before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located between the sun
visors on the overhead console.
Power Sunroof Switch
WARNING!
• Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Never leave the
Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or in a location
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WARNING! (Continued)
accessible to children. Do not leave the ignition of
a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in
the ACC or ON/RUN mode. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped
by the power sunroof while operating the power
sunroof switch. Such entrapment may result in
serious injury or death.
• In a collision, there is a greater risk of being thrown
from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You could
also be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten
your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are also properly secured.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof.
Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or any
object, to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
Opening Sunroof — Express
Press the switch rearward and release it within one-half
second. The sunroof and sunshade will open automatically from any position. The sunroof and sunshade will
open fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express
Open”. During Express Open operation, any movement
of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement. The sunroof and sunshade will remain in a
partially opened condition until the switch is pushed and
held rearward again.
Closing Sunroof — Express
Press the switch forward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will close automatically from any
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position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automati- NOTE: If three consecutive sunroof close attempts result
cally. This is called “Express Close”. During Express in Pinch Protect reversals, the fourth close attempt will be
Close operation, any movement of the switch will stop a Manual Close movement with Pinch Protect disabled.
the sunroof.
Venting Sunroof — Express
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
Press and release the Vent button within one half second
To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
closed condition until the switch is pushed and held
forward again.
Pinch Protect Feature
and the sunroof will open to the vent position. This is
called “Express Vent”, and it will occur regardless of
sunroof position. During Express Vent operation, any
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
Sunshade Operation
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obNOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
struction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the
open.
sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, press the switch forward and
release to Express Close.
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Wind Buffeting
Ignition Off Operation
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, then open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, then adjust the
sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting or open any
window.
For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power sunroof switch
will remain active for 45 seconds after the ignition switch
is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front
door will cancel this feature.
Sunroof Maintenance
NOTE:
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power
sunroof switch will remain active for up to approximately ten minutes after the ignition switch is turned
to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will
cancel this feature.
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean • The Ignition Off time is programmable using the
Uconnect® System. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
the glass panel.
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
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ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
There are three 12 Volt (13 Amps) electrical power outlets
on this vehicle. The power outlets are protected by a fuse.
Insert a cigar lighter or accessory plug into the power
outlets for use to ensure proper operation.
NOTE: To ensure proper operation, a MOPAR® knob
and element must be used.
CAUTION!
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13
Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watts (13 Amps) power
rating is exceeded, the fuse protecting the system
will need to be replaced.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not insert any other object in the power
outlets as this will damage the outlet and blow the
fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
The front 12 Volt power outlet has power available only
when the ignition is placed in the ACC or RUN position.
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The center console outlet is powered directly from the
battery (power available at all times). Items plugged into
this outlet may discharge the battery and/or prevent the
engine from starting.
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Front Power Outlet
WARNING!
Do not place ashes inside the cubby bin located on
the center console on vehicles not equipped with the
ash receiver tray. A fire leading to bodily injury could
result.
Center Console Power Outlet
There is also a 12 Volt power outlet located on the back of
the center console for rear passengers. This power outlet
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has power available only when the ignition is placed in
the ACC or RUN position.
Power Outlet Fuse Locations
Rear Center Console Power Outlet
1 — #12 Fuse 20 A Yellow Cigar Lighter Instrument Panel &
Power Outlet Console Rear
2 — #38 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Inside Arm Rest
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 299
WARNING!
CAUTION! (Continued)
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Only devices designed for use in this type of outlet
should be inserted into any 12 Volt outlet.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use and while driving the
vehicle.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or
prevent the engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
alternator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug. Improper use of the
power outlet can cause damage.
CAUTION!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
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CUPHOLDERS
Front Seat Cupholders
The cupholders are located in the forward edge of the
center console.
Front Cupholders
Heated And Cooled Cupholders — If Equipped
Retractable Cover
Your vehicle may be equipped with heated and cooled
cupholders. The cupholders are designed to help keep
warm beverages warm and cold beverages cool.
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WARNING!
When using the cupholder in the “Hot” position,
avoid contact with the heated portion of the cupholder in order to reduce the possibility of burns.
Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injuries, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise particular care in order to prevent serious burn injury.
Keep the cupholder free of debris or stray objects
when operated in the Heat position.
Heated And Cooled Cupholder Switches
Press the “Cold” symbol once to turn on the cupholder;
press the symbol a second time to turn the cupholder off.
Press the “Hot” symbol once to activate the cupholder;
press the symbol a second time to turn off the cupholder.
Rear Seat Cupholders
The rear seat cupholders are located in the center armrest
between the rear seats. The cupholders are positioned
forward in the armrest and side-by-side to provide
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convenient access to beverage cans or bottles while Lighted Cupholders — If Equipped
maintaining a resting place for the rear occupant’s el- On some vehicles the rear cupholders are equipped with
bows.
a light ring that illuminates the cupholders for the rear
passengers. The light ring is controlled by the Dimmer
Control. Refer to “Lights” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Rear Seat Cupholders
Light Ring In Rear Cupholder
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STORAGE
Glove Compartment
The glove compartment is located on the passenger side
of the instrument panel.
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Opened Glove Compartment
Glove Compartment
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Inside the center console armrest, there is a removable
There is an open cubby bin located forward of the shift upper storage tray that can be slid forward/rearward on
rails for access to the lower storage area. This tray has an
lever.
integrated coin holder, along with additional area for
Two separate storage compartments are also located small items like an ipod or phone. Below the upper tray,
underneath the center console armrest.
the lower storage compartment is made for larger items,
like CDs and tissue boxes. In addition, the 12 Volt power
outlet, USB and Aux jack are located here.
Console Features
WARNING!
Do not operate this vehicle with a console compartment lid in the open position. Driving with the
console compartment lid open may result in injury in
a collision.
Center Console
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Door Storage
The door panels contain storage areas.
Cargo Area — Vehicles Equipped With 60/40
Split-Folding Rear Seat
The 60/40 split-folding rear seat provides cargo-carrying
versatility. The seatbacks fold down easily by pulling
nylon tabs between the seatbacks and the bolsters. When
the seats are folded down, they provide a continuous,
nearly-flat extension of the load floor.
When the seatback is folded to the upright position, make
sure it is latched by strongly pulling on the top of the
seatback above the seat strap.
WARNING!
Front Door Trim Storage
• Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback is not securely locked into
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
position, the seat will not provide the proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
• The cargo area in the rear of the vehicle (with the
rear seatbacks in the locked-up or folded down
position) should not be used as a play area by
children when the vehicle is in motion. They could
be seriously injured in a collision. Children should
be seated and using the proper restraint system.
• To help protect against personal injury, passengers
should not be seated in the rear cargo area. The rear
cargo space is intended for load carrying purposes
only, not for passengers, who should sit in seats
and use seat belts.
The weight and position of cargo and passengers can
change the vehicle center of gravity and vehicle
handling. To avoid loss of control resulting in personal injury, follow these guidelines for loading your
vehicle:
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put
heavier objects as low and as far forward as possible.
• Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear
axle. Too much weight or improperly placed weight
over or behind the rear axle can cause the rear of
the vehicle to sway.
• Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of
the seatback. This could impair visibility or become a dangerous projectile in a sudden stop or
collision.
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REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on
the climate control. Press this button to turn on the
rear window defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if
equipped). An indicator in the button will illuminate
when the rear window defroster is on. The rear window
defroster automatically turns off after approximately 10
minutes. For an additional five minutes of operation,
press the button a second time.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
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LOAD LEVELING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
The automatic load leveling system will provide a levelriding vehicle under most passenger and cargo loading
conditions.
A hydraulic pump contained within the shock absorbers
raises the rear of the vehicle to the correct height. It takes
approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) of driving for the leveling
to complete depending on road surface conditions.
If the leveled vehicle is not moved for approximately 15
hours, the leveling system will bleed itself down. The
vehicle must be driven to reset the system.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .311
▫ EVIC Red Telltale Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
▫ Gear Shift Indicator (GSI) — If Equipped . . . .332
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM . . . . . . .313
▫ Oil Change Due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .314
▫ Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
䡵 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
▫ Vehicle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
▫ EVIC White Telltale Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
▫ EVIC Amber Telltales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
▫ Trip Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
▫ Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
▫ Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features) . .337
▫ Messages # . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
▫ Turn Menu OFF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
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䡵 Uconnect® SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
▫ Hard-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
▫ Soft-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339 䡵 CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . .373
▫ Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
4.3 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
▫ General Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8.4 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .353
▫ Hard-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
▫ Soft-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 HARMAN KARDON® Logic7® HIGH
PERFORMANCE MULTICHANNEL SURROUND
▫ Climate Control Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SOUND SYSTEM WITH DRIVER-SELECTABLE
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . .
SURROUND (DSS) — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . .370
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
. .373
. .374
. .374
. .374
. .375
. .380
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
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1
2
3
4
5
6
— Air Outlet
— Instrument Cluster
— Hazard Switch
— Uconnect® System
— Climate Control Hard Controls
— Glove Compartment
7 — ESC Off Switch
8 — Uconnect® System Hard Controls
9 — SD Memory Card Slot
10 — Power Outlet
11 — CD/DVD Slot
12 — Storage Compartment
13
14
15
16
17
—
—
—
—
—
Engine Start/Stop Button
Trunk Release Button
Dimmer Controls
Hood Release
Headlight Switch
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM
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If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle is driven
more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal on, a
1. Tachometer
continuous chime will sound to alert you to turn the
This gauge measures engine revolutions-per-minute signals off. If either indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check
(RPM x 1000).
for a defective outside light bulb.
2. AWD (All Wheel Drive) Indicator — If Equipped
5. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
The AWD indicator will illuminate when All Wheel Drive
(AWD) is activated.
3. Park/Headlight ON Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the park
lights or headlights are turned on.
4. Turn Signal Indicators
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn
signal when the turn signal lever is operated.
This indicator will illuminate when the front
fog lights are on.
6. High Beam Indicator
This indicator shows that the high beam headlights are on. Push the multifunction lever forward to switch the headlights to high beam, and pull
toward yourself (normal position) to return to low beam.
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7. Odometer Display/Electronic Vehicle Information Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display
Center (EVIC) Display
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the
Odometer Display
instrument cluster. For further information, refer to
The odometer display shows the total distance the ve“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) found in
hicle has been driven.
Understanding Your Instrument Panel”.
U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the
vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the
EVIC display. It displays the gear position of the autocorrect mileage that the vehicle has been driven. If your
matic transmission.
odometer needs to be repaired or serviced, the repair
technician should leave the odometer reading the same
as it was before the repair or service. If s/he cannot do so,
then the odometer must be set at zero, and a sticker must
be placed in the door jamb stating what the mileage was
before the repair or service. It is a good idea for you to
make a record of the odometer reading before the repair/
service, so that you can be sure that it is properly reset, or
that the door jamb sticker is accurate if the odometer
must be reset at zero.
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vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
• You must apply the brakes before shifting from determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those
tires.)
PARK.
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
• The highest available transmission gear is displayed
equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
in the lower right corner of the Electronic Vehicle
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when
Information Center (EVIC) whenever the Electronic
one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
Range Select (ERS) feature is active. Use the +/selector on the shift lever to activate ERS. Refer to Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illumi“Automatic Transmission” in “Starting And Operat- nates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving
ing” for further information.
on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
8. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light — If Equipped overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
Each tire, including the spare (if provided), the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
NOTE:
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
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.
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Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
CAUTION!
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is The TPMS has been optimized for the original
combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for warning have been established for the tire size
approximately one minute and then remain continuously equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operailluminated. This sequence will continue upon subse- tion or sensor damage may result when using requent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists. placement equipment that is not of the same size,
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the sys- type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
tem may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can or
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
of reasons, including the installation of replacement or TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the 9. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
an Onboard Diagnostic system, called OBD, that
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
monitors engine and automatic transmission conto continue to function properly.
trol systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in
the ON/RUN position, before engine start. If the bulb
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does not come on when turning the key from OFF to
ON/RUN, have the condition checked promptly.
Certain conditions, such as poor fuel quality, etc., may
illuminate the MIL after engine start. The vehicle should
be serviced if the light stays on through several of your
typical driving cycles. In most situations, the vehicle will
drive normally and will not require towing.
CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the Malfunction Indicator
Light (MIL) on could cause damage to the engine
control system. It also could affect fuel economy and
driveability. If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic
converter damage and power loss will soon occur.
Immediate service is required.
WARNING!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you
drive slowly or park over flammable substances such
as dry plants, wood, cardboard, etc. This could result
in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or
others.
10. Speedometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
11. Fuel Door Reminder
The arrow in this symbol is a reminder that the
Fuel Filler Door is located on the left side of the
vehicle.
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If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position.
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
13. Air Bag Warning Light
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
12. Fuel Gauge
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on
during starting, stays on, or turns on while
driving, have the system inspected at an authorized
dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints”
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information.
14. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON/RUN position and
may stay on for as long as four seconds.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position, have
the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
15. Sport Mode — If Equipped
This light will illuminate when the sport mode
is selected. This mode provides performance
based tuning. For further information, refer to
”Sport Mode” in “Starting And Operating”.
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16. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
This light will flash at a fast rate for approximately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
until the vehicle is disarmed.
17. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
Light — If Equipped
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS)/Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake
and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
18. Brake Warning Light
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
This light monitors various brake functions, indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
including brake fluid level and parking brake when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
application. If the brake light turns on it may dropped below a specified level.
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
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NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is neces- unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
sary.
inspected by an authorized dealer.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
19. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON/RUN position. It should go out with the
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will stop when ESC becomes inactive following the
engine running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” comes on continuously with the engine
maneuver that caused the ESC activation.
running, a malfunction has been detected in the ESC 20. Seat Belt Reminder Light
system. If this light remains on after several ignition
When the ignition switch is first turned to ON/
cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles
RUN, this light will turn on for four to eight
(kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see
seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if
your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the
the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound.
problem diagnosed and corrected.
After the bulb check or when driving, if the driver’s seat
NOTE:
belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt Reminder Light
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC will illuminate and the chime will sound. Refer to
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Startmomentarily each time the ignition switch is turned ing Your Vehicle” for further information.
to ON/RUN.
21. Temperature Gauge
• Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant
ESC system will be ON, even if it was turned off
temperature. Any reading within the normal
previously.
range indicates that the engine cooling system is operat• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking ing satisfactorily.
sounds when it is active. This is normal; the sounds
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The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads
“H” pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
remains on the “H” and you hear continuous chimes,
turn the engine off immediately and call an authorized dealer for service.
WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealer
for service if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to
look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your
Vehicle”. Follow the warnings under the Cooling
System Pressure Cap paragraph.
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the
instrument cluster.
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The EVIC Menu items consists of the following:
• Radio Info
• Fuel Economy
• Vehicle Speed
• Trip Info
• Tire Pressure
• Vehicle Info (Stored Warning Messages)
• Cruise
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
• Messages
• Turn Menu OFF
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The system allows the driver to select information by UP Arrow Button
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
Press and release the UP arrow button to scroll
wheel:
upward through the main menu and Vehicle
Info and Trip Info sub-menus (Fuel Economy,
Vehicle Info, Tire PSI, Cruise, Messages, Trip
Info, Vehicle Speed, and Turn Menu OFF) and
sub-menus.
DOWN Arrow Button
EVIC Steering Wheel Buttons
Press and release the DOWN arrow button to
scroll downward through the main menu and
Vehicle Info and Trip Info sub-menus (Fuel
Economy, Vehicle Info, Tire PSI, Cruise, Messages, Trip Info, Vehicle Speed, and Turn Menu OFF) and
sub-menus.
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RIGHT Arrow Button
3. The reconfigurable telltales section.
Press and release the RIGHT arrow button for
access to main menus, sub-menus or to select a
personal setting in the setup menu. Press and
hold the RIGHT arrow button for two seconds
to reset features.
The main display area will normally display the main
menu or the screens of a selected feature of the main
menu. The main display area also displays ⬙pop up⬙
messages that consist of approximately 60 possible warning or information messages. These pop up messages fall
into several categories:
BACK Button
• Five Second Stored Message
Press the BACK button to scroll back to a
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
previous menu or sub-menu.
message takes control of the main display area for five
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Most of
(EVIC) Displays
the messages of this type are then stored (as long as the
condition that activated it remains active) and can be
The EVIC display consists of three sections:
reviewed from the ⬙Messages⬙ main menu item. As long
1. The top line where compass direction and outside as there is a stored message, an ⬙i⬙ will be displayed in the
temperature are displayed.
EVIC’s compass/outside temp line. Examples of this
2. The main display area where the menus and pop up message type are ⬙Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out⬙
and ⬙Low Tire Pressure⬙.
messages are displayed.
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• Unstored Messages
The Reconfigurable Telltales section is divided into the
white telltales area on the right, amber telltales in the
This message type is displayed indefinitely or until the
middle, and red telltales on the left.
condition that activated the message is cleared. Examples
of this message type are ⬙Turn Signal On⬙ (if a turn signal EVIC White Telltale Lights
is left on) and ⬙Lights On⬙ (if driver leaves the vehicle). This area will show reconfigurable white caution tell• Unstored Messages Until RUN
tales. These telltales include:
These messages deal primarily with the Remote Start
feature. This message type is displayed until the ignition
is in the RUN state. Examples of this message type are
⬙Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar⬙ and ⬙Press Brake
Pedal and Push Button to Start⬙.
• Shift Lever Status
• Five Second Unstored Messages
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
message takes control of the main display area for five
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Examples of this message type are ⬙Memory System Unavailable - Not in Park⬙ and ⬙Automatic High Beams On⬙.
The shift lever status “P,R,N,D,5,4,3,2,1” are displayed
indicating the shift lever position. Telltales “5,4,3,2,1”
indicate the Electronic Range Select (ERS) feature has
been engaged and the gear selected is displayed. For
further information on ERS, refer to “Starting And Operating”
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• Electronic Speed Control ON
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is ON. For further information,
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
• Electronic Speed Control SET
• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) SET
This light will turn on when the ACC is SET.
For further information, refer to “Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding The
Features Of Your Vehicle.”
EVIC Amber Telltales
This light will turn on when the electronic This area will show reconfigurable amber caution tellspeed control is SET. For further information, tales. These telltales include:
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Under- • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) OFF
standing The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
This telltale informs the driver that the For• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) ON
ward Collision Warning feature is Off. The
telltale is On when the front radar sensor is
This light will turn on when the ACC is ON.
blocked and requires cleaning, the ACC/FCW
For further information, refer to “Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding The sensors require service, or the ACC/FCW system is
unavailable because of a system error. For further inforFeatures Of Your Vehicle.”
mation, refer to “Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
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• Low Fuel Telltale
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal
(11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
fuel is added.
• Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator
• SERV AWD (Service All Wheel Drive) Indicator — If
Equipped
This light will turn on when the All Wheel
Drive feature requires service. For further information, refer to “All Wheel Drive” in “Starting And Operating.”
This telltale will turn on to indicate the windEVIC Red Telltale Lights
shield washer fluid is low.
This area will show reconfigurable red telltales. These
telltales include:
• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Malfunction
• Door Ajar
This light will turn on when a ACC is not
This light will turn on to indicate that one or
operating and needs service. For further informore doors may be ajar.
mation, refer to “Adaptive Cruise Control
(ACC)” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle.”
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• Trunk Ajar
check. If the light stays on or comes on while driving,
turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential electrical
This light will turn on to indicate that the trunk
devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If the
may be ajar.
charging system light remains on, it means that the
vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an autho• Oil Pressure Warning Light
rized dealer.
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. If the
light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut off • If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
the engine as soon as possible. A chime will sound for
four minutes when this light turns on.
• Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
• Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
light will come on when the ignition is first
cycled ON and remain on briefly as a bulb
• Charging System Light
check. If the light does not come on during starting, have
This light shows the status of the electrical chargthe system checked by an authorized dealer.
ing system. The light should come on when the
ignition is first cycled ON and remain on briefly as a bulb
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• If a problem is detected, the light will come on while Further overheating will cause the temperature gauge to
the engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the pass H, or 260°F, a continuous chime will occur until the
vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is engine is allowed to cool.
placed in the PARK position. The light should turn off.
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and
• If the light remains lit with the engine running, your stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the veauthorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the hicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
light is flashing when the engine is running, immedi- normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
ate service is required. You may experience reduced service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall Do In Emergencies” for more information.
and your vehicle may require towing.
• Transmission Temperature Warning Light
• Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light indicates that the transmission fluid
This light warns of an overheated engine conditemperature is running hot. This may occur
with severe usage, such as trailer towing. If this
tion. As temperatures rise and the gauge aplight turns on, safely pull over and stop the
proaches H, or 260°F, this indicator will illuminate and a
single chime will sound after reaching a set threshold. vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and
run the engine at idle or faster until the light turns off.
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CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
WARNING!
If you continue operating the vehicle when the
Transmission Temperature Warning Light is illuminated you could cause the fluid to boil over, come in
contact with hot engine or exhaust components and
cause a fire.
Gear Shift Indicator (GSI) — If Equipped
The Gear Shift Indicator (GSI) system is enabled on
vehicles with a manual transmission, or when a vehicle
with an automatic transmission is in manual shift mode.
The GSI provides the driver with a visual indication
within the EVIC when the recommended gear shift point
has been reached. This indication notifies the driver that
changing gear will allow a reduction in fuel consumption.
When the shift up indicator (+) is shown on the display,
the GSI is advising the driver to engage a higher gear.
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GSI Shift Up (+) Indicator
GSI Shift Down (-) Indicator
When the shift down indicator (-) is shown on the The GSI indicator in the EVIC remains illuminated until
display, the GSI is advising the driver to engage a lower the driver changes gear, or the driving conditions return
gear.
to a situation where changing gear is not required to
improve fuel consumption.
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Oil Change Due
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Due” message will
flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10 seconds
after a single chime has sounded to indicate the next
scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
your personal driving style.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position. To
turn off the message temporarily, push and release the
MENU button. To reset the oil change indicator system
(after performing the scheduled maintenance), perform
the following procedure:
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
within 10 seconds.
3. Without pushing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
START/STOP button once to return the ignition to the
OFF/LOCK position.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
Fuel Economy
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Fuel
Economy” displays highlighted in the EVIC and press
the SELECT button. Press and release the UP/DOWN
buttons until one of the following Fuel Economy functions displays in the EVIC:
1. Without pushing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE • Average Fuel Economy/Fuel Saver Mode
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the
• Distance To Empty (DTE)
ON/RUN position (do not start the engine.)
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• Miles Per Gallon (MPG) or L/100km
Average Fuel Economy/ECO Fuel Saver Mode — If
Equipped
Press the UP/DOWN buttons to cycle through all the
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
Trip Computer functions.
When the fuel economy is reset, the display will read
The Trip Functions mode displays the following informa“RESET” or show dashes for two seconds. Then, the
tion:
history information will be erased, and the averaging will
continue from the last fuel average reading before the
reset.
There is an ECO icon between the Compass and Outside
Temperature info at the top of the EVIC display. This icon
will appear whenever the Multi-Displacement System
(MDS) (if equipped) allows the engine to operate on four
cylinders, or if you are driving in a fuel efficient manner.
This feature allows you to monitor when you are driving
in a fuel efficient manner, and it can be used to modify
driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.
Fuel Economy
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Distance To Empty (DTE)
Miles Per Gallon (MPG)/Liters Per 100 km
Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with (L/100km)
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is The Miles Per Gallon (MPG)/Liters Per 100 km (L/
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous 100km) feature displays instantaneous fuel economy in a
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel bar graph below the DTE, this function cannot be reset.
tank level. DTE cannot be reset through the RIGHT arrow Press the BACK button to return to the main menu.
button.
Vehicle Speed
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Vehicle
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of Speed” displays highlighted in the EVIC and press the
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
RIGHT arrow button. Press the RIGHT arrow button to
When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change
to a “LOW FUEL” message. This display will continue
until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a significant
amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the “LOW
FUEL” message and a new DTE value will display.
display the current speed in mph or km/h. Pressing the
RIGHT arrow button a second time will toggle the unit of
measure between mph or km/h.
NOTE: Changing the unit of measure in the Vehicle
Speed menu will not change the unit of measure in the
EVIC.
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Trip Info
Trip A
reset all resettable functions, press and hold the RIGHT
arrow button for two seconds. The current display will
reset along with other functions.
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last
Units
reset.
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Units”
Trip B
displays highlighted in the EVIC and press the RIGHT
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last arrow button. The EVIC, odometer, and navigation sysreset.
tem (if equipped) can be changed between English and
Metric units of measure. To make your selection, scroll up
Elapsed Time
or down until the preferred setting is highlighted, then
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset press and release the RIGHT arrow button until a checkwhen the ignition is in the ACC position. Elapsed time mark appears next to the setting, showing that the setting
will increment when the ignition is in the ON/RUN has been selected.
position.
Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
To Reset The Display
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Vehicle
Reset will only occur while a resettable function is being Info” displays in the EVIC and press the RIGHT arrow
displayed. Press and release the RIGHT arrow button button. Press the UP and DOWN button to scroll through
once to clear the resettable function being displayed. To
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the available information displays, then press RIGHT • Engine Hours
arrow to display any one of the following choices.
Displays the number of hours of engine operation.
• Coolant Temp
• Tire Pressure
Displays the actual coolant temperature.
Shows the actual tire pressure for each tire (EXCLUDING
• AWD Status — If Equipped
THE SPARE TIRE).
Displays a vehicle ICON with four wheels highlighted Messages #
and ⬙AWD⬙ if All Wheel Drive is active. Displays a
Select from Main Menu using the UP or DOWN buttons.
vehicle ICON with two wheels highlighted and ⬙RWD⬙ if
This feature shows the number of stored warning mesAll Wheel Drive is inactive.
sages (in the # place holder). Pressing the RIGHT arrow
• Oil Temperature
button will allow you to see what the stored messages
are. Pressing the BACK button takes you back to the
Displays the actual oil temperature.
Main Menu.
• Oil Pressure
Displays the actual oil pressure.
• Trans Temperature
Displays the actual transmission temperature.
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Turn Menu OFF
(i.e., 30, 60, 90), press the center of the control knob one or
more times to select or change a setting (i.e., ON, OFF).
Select from Main Menu using the DOWN button. Pushing the SELECT button blanks the menu display. Pushing Soft-Keys
any one of the four steering wheel buttons brings the
Soft-Keys are accessible on the Uconnect® touchscreen.
menu back.
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
Uconnect® SETTINGS
4.3 Settings
The Uconnect® system uses a combination of soft and In this mode the Uconnect® system allows you to access
hard keys located on the center of the instrument panel programmable features that may be equipped such as
that allows you to access and change the customer Display, Clock, Safety/Assistance, Lights, Doors &
programmable features.
Locks, Heated Seats, Engine Off Operation, Compass
Settings, Audio, Phone/Bluetooth® and SIRIUS Setup
Hard-Keys
through hard-keys and soft-keys.
Hard-Keys are located on the left and right side of the
Uconnect® 4.3 screen. In addition, there is a Scroll/Enter NOTE: Only one touchscreen area may be selected at a
control knob located on the right side of the Climate time.
Controls in the center of the instrument panel. Turn the Press the ⬙Settings⬙ hard-key to access the Settings screen,
control knob to scroll through menus and change settings use the Page Up/Down soft-keys to scroll through the
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following settings. Touch the desired setting soft-key to
change the setting using the description shown on the
following pages for each setting.
Uconnect® 4.3 Soft-Keys
Display
1 — Uconnect® 4.3 Settings Hard-Key
• Brightness
Touch the “Brightness” soft-key to change this display.
When in this display, you may select display brightness
with the headlights on and the headlights off. Adjust the
brightness with the + and – setting soft-keys or by
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selecting any point on the scale between the “+” and “–” • Units
soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
Touch the “Units” soft-key to change this display. When
• Mode
in this display, you may switch the EVIC, odometer, and
navigation system (if equipped) between US and Metric
Touch the “Mode” soft-key to change this display. When
units of measure. Touch “US” or “Metric” then touch the
in this display, you may select one of the auto display
arrow back soft-key. As you continue, the information
settings. To change Mode status press and release the
will display in the selected units of measure.
“Day,” “Night” or “Auto” soft-key, then touch the arrow
back soft-key.
• Voice Response
• Language
Touch the “Voice Response” soft-key to change the Voice
Response Length settings. To change the Voice Response
Touch the “Language” soft-key to change this display.
Length, press and release the “Brief” or “Long” soft-key.
When in this display, you may select one of three
Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Touch • Touchscreen Beep
the English, French (Français) or Spanish (Español) softTouch the “Touchscreen Beep” soft-key to turn on or shut
key to select the language preferred. Then touch the
off the sound heard when a touchscreen button (soft-key)
arrow back soft-key. As you continue, the information
will display in the selected language.
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is pressed. To change the Touchscreen Beep setting press soft-keys, select AM or PM, select 12 hr or 24 hr. Then
and release the “ON” or “OFF” soft-key, then touch the touch the arrow back soft-key when all selections are
complete.
arrow back soft-key.
• Fuel Saver Display
• Sync Time — If Equipped
Touch the “Fuel Saver Display” soft-key to turn the ECO
message (located in the instrument cluster display) on or
off. To make your selection, touch the “Fuel Saver Display” soft-key and select “ON” or “OFF.” Then touch the
arrow back soft-key.
Touch the Sync Time soft-key to change this display.
When in this display, you may have the radio set the time
automatically. To change the Sync Time setting, press and
release the ON or OFF soft-key. Then touch the arrow
back soft-key.
Clock
Safety/Assistance
• Set Time
• Front Collision Warning — If Equipped
Touch the Set Time soft-key to change this display. When
in this display, you may select the time display settings.
To make your selection, touch the Set Time soft-key,
adjust the hours and minutes using the up and down
Touch the “Front Collision Warning” soft-key to change
this display. The Front Collision Warning (FCW) feature
can be can be set to Far, set to Near or turned Off. The
default status of FCW is the Far setting. This means the
system will warn you of a possible collision with the
vehicle in front of you when you are farther away. This
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gives you the most reaction time. To change the setting
for more dynamic driving, select the Near setting. This
warns you of a possible collision when you are much
closer to the vehicle in front of you. This allows for a
more dynamic driving experience. To change the FCW
status, press and release the “OFF,” “Near” or “Far”
button. Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
For further information, refer to ”Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Vehicle”.
• ParkSense® — If Equipped
or “Sounds and Display” button. Then touch the arrow
back soft-key. Refer to “ParkSense®” in “Understanding
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for system function and
operating information.
• Front ParkSense® Chime Volume — If Equipped
The ParkSense® Chime Volume settings can be selected
from the EVIC or Uconnect® System — if equipped. The
chime volume settings include LOW, MEDIUM, and
HIGH. The factory default volume setting is MEDIUM.
To make your selection, touch the “ParkSense® Chime
Volume” soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
setting, indicating that the setting had been selected.
Touch the arrow back soft-key to return to the previous
menu. ParkSense® will retain its last known configuration state through ignition cycles.
The ParkSense® system will scan for objects behind the
vehicle when the transmission shift lever is in REVERSE
and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph (18 km/h). It
will provide an alert (audible and/or visual) to indicate
the proximity to other objects. The system can be enabled • Tilt Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped
with Sound Only, or Sound and Display. To change the Touch the “Tilt Mirrors In Reverse” soft-key to change
ParkSense® status, touch and release the “Sound Only” this display. When this feature is selected, the outside
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rearview mirrors will tilt downward when the ignition is
in the RUN position and the transmission shift lever is in
the REVERSE position. The mirrors will move back to
their previous position when the transmission is shifted
out of REVERSE. To make your selection, touch the “Tilt
Mirrors In Reverse” soft-key and select “ON” or “OFF.”
Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) system is deactivated. To
change the Blind Spot Alert status, touch the “OFF,”
“Lights” or “Lights & Chime” soft-key. Then touch the
arrow back soft-key.
NOTE: If your vehicle has experienced any damage in
the area where the sensor is located, even if the fascia is
not damaged, the sensor may have become misaligned.
• Blind Spot Alert — If Equipped
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer to verify sensor
alignment. Having a sensor that is misaligned will result
Touch the “Blind Spot Alert” soft-key to change this
in the BSM not operating to specification.
display. When this feature is selected, the Blind Spot Alert
feature can be set to Off, Lights or Lights and Chime. The • Rain Sensing Auto Wipers — If Equipped
Blind Spot Alert feature can be activated in Lights mode.
Touch the “Rain Sensing” soft-key to change this display.
When this mode is selected, the Blind Spot Monitor
When this feature is selected, the system will automati(BSM) system is activated and will only show a visual
cally activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture
alert in the outside mirrors. When Lights & Chime mode
on the windshield. To make your selection, touch the
is activated, the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) will show a
“Rain Sensing” soft-key and select “ON” or “OFF.” Then
visual alert in the outside mirrors as well as an audible
touch the arrow back soft-key.
alert when the turn signal is on. When Off is selected, the
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• Hill Start Assist — If Equipped
• Headlights With Wipers
Touch the “Hill Start Assist” soft-key to change this
display. When this feature is selected, the Hill Start Assist
(HSA) system is active. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control
System” in “Starting And Operating” for system function
and operating information. To make your selection, touch
the “Hill Start Assist” soft-key and select “ON” or “OFF.”
Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
Touch the “Headlights With Wipers” soft-key to change
this display. When this feature is selected, and the
headlight switch is in the AUTO position, the headlights
will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers
are turned on. The headlights will also turn off when the
wipers are turned off if they were turned on by this
feature. To make your selection, touch the “Headlights
With Wipers” soft-key and select “ON” or “OFF.” Then
touch the back arrow soft-key.
Lights
• Illuminated Approach
Touch the “Illuminated Approach” soft-key to change
this display. When this feature is selected, the headlights
will activate and remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
when the doors are unlocked with the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter. To change the Illuminated Approach status, touch the “0,” “30,” “60” or “90” soft-key.
Then touch the back arrow soft-key.
• Auto High Beams “SmartBeams™”
Touch the “Auto High Beams” soft-key to change this
display. When this feature is selected, the high beam
headlights will deactivate automatically under certain
conditions. To make your selection, touch the “Auto High
Beams” soft-key and select “ON” or “OFF.” Then touch
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the back arrow soft-key. Refer to “Lights/SmartBeam™ • Flash Lights With Lock
— If Equipped” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Touch the “Flash Headlights With Lock” soft-key to
Vehicle” for further information.
change this display. When this feature is selected, the
• Daytime Running Lights — If Available
signal lights will flash when the doors are locked with the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. This feature
Touch the “Daytime Running Lights” soft-key to change
may be selected with or without the sound horn on lock
this display. When this feature is selected, the headlights
will turn on whenever the engine is running. To make feature selected. To make your selection, touch the “Flash
Headlights With Lock” soft-key and select “ON” or
your selection, touch the “Daytime Running Lights”
“OFF.” Then touch the back arrow soft-key.
soft-key and select “ON” or “OFF.” Then touch the back
arrow soft-key.
Doors & Locks
• Steering Directed Lights — If Equipped
Touch the “Steering Directed Lights” soft-key to change
this display. When this feature is selected, the headlights
turn relative to a change in direction of the steering
wheel. To make your selection, touch the “Steering
Directed Lights” soft-key and select “ON” or ‘OFF.” Then
touch the back arrow soft-key.
After pressing the Doors & Locks soft-key the following
settings will be available.
• Auto Lock
When this feature is selected, all doors will lock automatically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15 mph
(24 km/h). To make your selection, touch the “Auto
Unlock On Exit” soft-key, until a check-mark appears
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next to setting, showing that setting has been selected. unlocked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitTouch the arrow back soft-key to return to the previous ter. To make your selection, touch the “Flash Lights With
Lock” soft-key and select “ON” or “OFF”. Then touch the
menu.
arrow back soft-key.
• Auto Unlock On Exit
• Sound Horn With Remote Start
Touch the “Auto Unlock On Exit” soft-key to change this
display. When this feature is selected, all doors will Touch the “Sound Horn With Remote Start” soft-key to
unlock when the vehicle is stopped and the transmission change this display. When this feature is selected, the
is in the PARK or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s horn will sound when the remote start is activated. To
door is opened. To make your selection, touch the “Auto make your selection, touch the “Sound Horn With ReUnlock On Exit” soft-key and select “ON” or “OFF.” mote Start” soft-key and select “ON” or “OFF.” Then
touch the arrow back soft-key.
Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
• Flash Lights With Lock
• Sound Horn With Lock
Touch the “Flash Lights With Lock” soft-key to change Touch the “Sounds Horn With Lock” soft-key to change
this display. When this feature is selected, the front and this display. When this feature is selected, the horn will
rear turn signals will flash when the doors are locked or chirp when the doors are locked or unlocked with the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. To make your
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selection, touch the “Sound Horn With Lock” soft-key grasped. If Unlock Driver Door Only On 1st Press is
and select “ON” or “OFF.” Then touch the arrow back programmed, only the driver’s door will unlock when
the driver’s door is grasped. With Passive Entry, if
soft-key.
Unlock Driver Door Only On 1st Press is programmed,
• Remote Door Unlock Order
touching the handle more than once will only result in
Touch the “Remote Door Unlock Order” soft-key to the driver’s door opening. If Unlock Driver Door Only
change this display. When Unlock Driver Door Only On On 1st Press is selected, once the driver door is opened,
1st Press is selected, only the driver’s door will unlock on the interior door lock/unlock switch can be used to
the first press of the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) trans- unlock all the doors (or use the RKE transmitter).
mitter UNLOCK button. When Unlock Driver Door Only
• Memory Linked To FOB
On 1st Press is selected, you must press the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the passenger’s Touch the “Memory Linked to FOB” soft-key to change
doors. When Unlock All Doors On 1st Press is selected, this display. This feature provides automatic driver seat
all of the doors will unlock on the first press of the RKE positioning to enhance driver mobility when entering
and exiting the vehicle, driver 1 and driver 2 last mode,
transmitter UNLOCK button.
settings and presets. To make your selection, touch the
NOTE: If the vehicle is equipped with Keyless Enter-N“Memory Linked to FOB” soft-key and select “ON” or
Go™ (Passive Entry) and the EVIC is programmed to
“OFF.” Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
Unlock All Doors On 1st Press, all doors will unlock no
matter which Passive Entry equipped door handle is
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NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat
location (if Recall Memory with Remote Key Unlock is set
to ON) when the RKE transmitter is used to unlock the
door. Refer to “Driver Memory Seat” in “Understanding
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Heated Seats
• Auto Heated Seats — If Equipped
Touch the “Auto Heated Seats” soft-key to change this
display. When the temperatures are below 40° F (4.4° C)
the Driver’s heated seat will turn on. To make your
• Passive Entry (Keyless Enter-N-Go™)
selection, touch the “Auto Heated Seats” soft-key and
Touch the “Passive Entry” soft-key to change this display. select “ON” or “OFF.” Then touch the back arrow softThis feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s key.
door(s) without having to press the RKE transmitter lock Engine Off Options
or unlock buttons. To make your selection, touch the
“Passive Entry” soft-key and select “ON” or “OFF.” Then • Easy Exit Seats — If Equipped
touch the arrow back soft-key. Refer to “Keyless Enter- Touch the “Easy Exit Seats” soft-key to change this
N-Go™” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Ve- display. This feature provides automatic driver seat pohicle.”
sitioning to enhance driver mobility when entering and
exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, touch the
“Easy Exit Seats” soft-key, and select “ON” or “OFF.”
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Then touch the arrow back soft-key. Refer to “Driver change the Engine Off Power Delay status, touch the “0
Memory Seat” in “Understanding The Features Of Your seconds,” “45 seconds,” “5 minutes” or “10 minutes”
soft-key. Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
Vehicle” for further information.
• Headlight Off Delay
Compass Settings
Touch the “Headlight Off Delay” soft-key to change this
display. When this feature is selected, the driver can
choose to have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or
90 seconds when exiting the vehicle. To change the
Headlight Off Delay status, touch the “0,” “30,” “60” or
“90” soft-key. Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
• Variance
Touch the Variance soft-key to change this display. Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic North
and Geographic North. To compensate for the differences, the variance should be set for the zone where the
vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly set,
the compass will automatically compensate for the dif• Engine Off Power Delay
ferences, and provide the most accurate compass headTouch the “Engine Off Power Delay” soft-key to change
ing.
this display. When this feature is selected, the power
window switches, radio, Uconnect® phone system (if
equipped), DVD video system (if equipped), power
sunroof (if equipped), and power outlets will remain
active for up to 10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to
OFF. Opening either front door will cancel this feature. To
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NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of the
instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones, Laptops and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass
module is located, and it can cause interference with the
compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
• Calibration
Touch the “Calibration” soft-key to change this setting.
This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the
need to manually reset the compass. When the vehicle is
new, the compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will
display CAL until the compass is calibrated. You may
also calibrate the compass by touching the “ON” soft-key
and completing one or more 360-degree turns (in an area
free from large metal or metallic objects) until the CAL
indicator displayed in the EVIC turns off. The compass
will now function normally.
NOTE: A good calibration requires a level surface and an
environment free from large metallic objects such as
buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks,
etc.
Compass Variance Map
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Audio
• Speed Adjusted Volume
• Equalizer
Touch the “Speed Adjusted Volume” soft-key to change
this display. This feature increases or decreases volume
relative to vehicle speed. To change the Speed Adjusted
Volume, press the “OFF,” “1,” “2” or “3” soft-key. Then
touch the back arrow soft-key.
Touch the “Equalizer” soft-key to change this display.
When in this display, you may adjust the Bass, Mid and
Treble settings. Adjust the settings with the “+” and “–”
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
between the “+” and “–” soft-keys. Then touch the back • Surround Sound — If Equipped
arrow soft-key.
Touch the “Surround Sound” soft-key to change this
NOTE: Bass/Mid/Treble allow you to simply slide your display. This feature provides simulated surround sound
finger up or down to change the setting as well as press mode. To make your selection, press the “Surround
directly on the desired setting.
Sound” soft-key and select “ON” or “OFF.” Then touch
the back arrow soft-key.
• Balance/Fade
Touch the “Balance/Fade” soft-key to change this dis- Phone/Bluetooth®
play. When in this display, you may adjust the Balance • Paired Devices
and Fade settings.
This feature shows which phones are paired to the
Phone/Bluetooth® system. For further information, refer
to the Uconnect® Supplement.
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SIRIUS Setup
• Channel Skip
Write down the SIRIUS ID numbers for your receiver. To
reactivate your service, either call the number listed on
the screen or visit the provider online.
SIRIUS can be programmed to designate a group of
channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to NOTE: SIRIUS Travel Link is a separate subscription.
exclude undesirable channels while scanning. To make
your selection, touch the “Channel Skip” soft-key, select Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
the channels you would like to skip. Then touch the back 8.4 Settings
arrow soft-key.
Press the “More” soft-key, then press the “Settings”
• Subscription Info
soft-key to display the menu setting screen. In this mode
New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free the Uconnect® system allows you to access programlimited time subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio with mable features that may be equipped such as Display,
your radio. Following the expiration of the free services, Clock, Safety & Driving Assistance, Lights, Doors &
it will be necessary to access the information on the Locks, Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start, Engine Off
Options, Compass Settings, Audio, Phone/Bluetooth®
Subscription Information screen to re-subscribe.
and SIRIUS Setup.
Touch the Subscription Info soft-key to access the SubNOTE: Only one touchscreen area may be selected at a
scription Information screen.
time.
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When making a selection, press the soft-key to enter the
desired mode. Once in the desired mode press and
release the preferred setting until a check-mark appears
next to the setting, showing that setting has been selected.
• Display Mode
Once the setting is complete press the “Back Arrow”
soft-key to return to the previous menu or press the “X”
soft-key to close out of the settings screen. Pressing the
“Up” or “Down” arrow soft-keys on the right side of the
screen will allow you to toggle up or down through the
available settings.
• Display Brightness With Headlights ON
Display
When in this display you may select one of the auto
display settings. To change Mode status, touch and
release the “Day,” “Night” or “Auto” soft-key. Then
touch the back arrow soft-key.
When in this display, you may select the brightness with
the headlights on. Adjust the brightness with the “+” and
“–” setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
between the “+” and “–” soft-keys. Then touch the back
arrow soft-key.
• Display Brightness With Headlights OFF
After pressing the Display soft-key the following settings
will be available.
When in this display, you may select the brightness with
the headlights off. Adjust the brightness with the “+” and
“–” setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
between the “+” and “–” soft-keys. Then touch the back
arrow soft-key.
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• Set Language
• Voice Response Length
When in this display, you may select one of three
languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Touch
the “Set Language” soft-key and then touch the desired
language soft-key until a check-mark appears next to the
language, showing that setting has been selected. Touch
the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
When in this display, you may change the Voice Response Length settings. To change the Voice Response
Length, touch the “Brief” or “Detailed” soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
• Units
When in this display, you may select to have the EVIC,
odometer, and navigation system (if equipped) changed
between US and Metric units of measure. Touch “US” or
“Metric” until a check-mark appears next to the setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
• Touchscreen Beep
When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
sound heard when a touchscreen button (soft-key) is
pressed. Touch the “Touchscreen Beep” soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
• Navigation Turn-By-Turn In Cluster — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the turn-by-turn directions
will appear in the display as the vehicle approaches a
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designated turn within a programmed route. To make
your selection, touch the “Navigation Turn-By-Turn In
Cluster” soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to the
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
• Fuel Saver Display In Cluster — If Equipped
The “ECO” message is located in the instrument cluster
display, this message can be turned on or off. To make
your selection, touch the “Fuel Saver Display” soft-key,
until a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing
that setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow
soft-key to return to the previous menu.
Clock
• Sync With GPS Time — If Equipped
When in this display, you may automatically have the
radio set the time. To change the Sync with GPS Time
setting touch the “Sync with GPS Time” soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, indicating that
the setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow
soft-key to return to the previous menu.
• Set Time Hours
When in this display, you may adjust the hours. The
“Sync with GPS Time” soft-key must be unchecked. To
make your selection touch the “+” or “–” soft-keys to
adjust the hours up or down. Touch the back arrow
soft-key to return to the previous menu or touch the “X”
soft-key to close out of the settings screen.
After pressing the Clock soft-key the following settings
will be available.
• Set Time Minutes
When in this display, you may adjust the minutes. The
“Sync with GPS Time” soft-key must be unchecked. To
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make your selection touch the “+” or “–” soft-keys to Safety & Driving Assistance
adjust the minutes up or down. Touch the back arrow After pressing the Safety & Driving Assistance soft-key
soft-key to return to the previous menu or touch the “X” the following settings will be available.
soft-key to close out of the settings screen.
• Front Collision Sensitivity — If Equipped
• Time Format
The Front Collision Warning (FCW) feature can be set to
When in this display, you may select the time format Far, set to Near or turned Off. The default status of FCW
display setting. Touch the “Time Format” soft-key until a is the Far setting. This means the system will warn you of
check-mark appears next to the 12hrs or 24hrs setting, a possible collision with the vehicle in front of you when
indicating that the setting has been selected. Touch the you are farther away. This gives you the most reaction
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
time. To change the setting for more dynamic driving,
select the Near setting. This warns you of a possible
• Show Time In Status Bar — If Equipped
collision when you are much closer to the vehicle in front
When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the of you. This allows for a more dynamic driving experidigital clock in the status bar. To change the Show Time ence. To change the FCW status, touch and release the
Status setting touch the “Show Time in Status Bar” OFF, Near or Far button. Then touch the arrow back
soft-key until a check-mark appears next to setting, soft-key.
indicating that the setting has been selected. Touch the
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
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For further information, refer to “Adaptive Cruise Con- chime volume settings include LOW, MEDIUM, and
trol (ACC)” in “Understanding The Features Of Your HIGH. The factory default volume setting is MEDIUM.
To make your selection, touch the ParkSense® Chime
Vehicle”.
Volume soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
• ParkSense® — If Equipped
setting, indicating that the setting had been selected.
The ParkSense® system will scan for objects behind the Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous
vehicle when the transmission shift lever is in REVERSE menu. ParkSense® will retain its last known configuraand the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph (18 km/h). It tion state through ignition cycles.
will provide an alert (audible and/or visual) to indicate
• Tilt Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped
the proximity to other objects. The system can be enabled
with Sound Only, or Sound and Display. To change the When this feature is selected, the outside sideview mirParkSense® status, touch and release the Sound Only or rors will tilt downward when the ignition is in the RUN
Sounds and Display button. Then touch the arrow back position and the transmission shift lever is in the REsoft-key. Refer to “ParkSense®” in “Understanding The VERSE position. The mirrors will move back to their
Features Of Your Vehicle” for system function and oper- previous position when the transmission is shifted out of
REVERSE. To make your selection, touch the Tilt Mirrors
ating information.
In Reverse soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
• ParkSense® Chime Volume
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
The ParkSense® Chime Volume settings can be selected back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
from the EVIC or Uconnect® System — if equipped. The
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• Blind Spot Alert — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the Blind Spot Alert feature
can be set to Off, Lights or Lights and Chime. The Blind
Spot Alert feature can be activated in “Lights” mode.
When this mode is selected, the Blind Spot Monitor
(BSM) system is activated and will only show a visual
alert in the outside mirrors. When “Lights & Chime”
mode is activated, the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) will
show a visual alert in the outside mirrors as well as an
audible alert when the turn signal is on. When “Off” is
selected, the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) system is deactivated. To change the Blind Spot Alert status, touch the
Off, Lights or Lights & Chime soft-key. Then touch the
arrow back soft-key.
NOTE: If your vehicle has experienced any damage in
the area where the sensor is located, even if the fascia is
not damaged, the sensor may have become misaligned.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer to verify sensor
alignment. Having a sensor that is misaligned will result
in the BSM not operating to specification.
• ParkView® Backup Camera — If Equipped
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be
displayed on the radio touchscreen display along with a
caution note to “check entire surroundings” across the
top of the screen. After five seconds, this note will
disappear. The ParkView® camera is located on the rear
of the vehicle above the rear License plate. To make your
selection, touch the ParkView® Backup Camera soft-key,
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until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that next to setting, showing that setting has been selected.
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous
menu.
to return to the previous menu.
• Rain Sensing Auto Wipers — If Equipped
Lights
When this feature is selected, the system will automatically activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture
on the windshield. To make your selection, touch the
Rain Sensing soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
After pressing the Lights soft-key the following settings
will be available.
• Hill Start Assist — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the Hill Start Assist (HSA)
system is active. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control
System” in “Starting And Operating” for system function
and operating information. To make your selection, touch
the Hill Start Assist soft-key, until a check-mark appears
• Headlights Off Delay
When this feature is selected, it allows the adjustment of
the amount of time the headlights remain on after the
engine is shut off. To change the Headlights Off Delay
setting, press the “Headlights Off Delay” button on the
touchscreen, and choose either 0 sec, 30 sec, 60 sec or 90
seconds. A check-mark appears next to setting indicating
that the setting has been selected. Press the back arrow
button on the touchscreen to return to the previous
menu, or push the back button on the faceplate.
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• Headlight Illumination On Approach
• Auto Dim High Beams — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
and remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds when the doors
are unlocked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter. To change the Illuminated Approach status,
touch the “+” or “–” soft-key to select your desired time
interval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the
previous menu.
When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights
will deactivate automatically under certain conditions. To
make your selection, touch the “Auto High Beams”
soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu. Refer to
“Lights/SmartBeam™ — If Equipped” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
• Headlights With Wipers — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, and the headlight switch is
in the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on.
The headlights will also turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature. To make
your selection, touch the “Headlights With Wipers” softkey, until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing
that setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow
soft-key to return to the previous menu.
• Daytime Running Lights — If Available
When this feature is selected, the headlights will turn on
whenever the engine is running. To make your selection,
touch the “Daytime Running Lights” soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
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• Steering Directed Lights — If Equipped
Doors & Locks
When this feature is selected, the headlights turn relative
to a change in direction of the steering wheel. To make
your selection, touch the “Steering Directed Lights”
soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
After pressing the Doors & Locks soft-key the following
settings will be available.
• Auto Lock
When this feature is selected, all doors will lock automatically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15 mph
(24 km/h). To make your selection, touch the Auto
• Flash Lamps With Lock
Unlock On Exit soft-key, until a check-mark appears next
When this feature is selected, the exterior lights will flash to setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch
when the doors are locked with the Remote Keyless the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
Entry (RKE) transmitter. This feature may be selected • Auto Unlock On Exit
with or without the sound horn on lock feature selected.
To make your selection, touch the “Flash Lamps with When this feature is selected, all doors will unlock when
Lock” soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to set- the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the
ting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the PARK or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is
opened. To make your selection, touch the Auto Unlock
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
On Exit soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
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setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the • Sound Horn With Remote Start
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
• Flash Lamps With Lock
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
touch the Sound Horn With Remote Start soft-key, until a
When this feature is selected, the exterior lamps will flash
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. To make your selection,
return to the previous menu.
touch the Flash Lamps With Lock soft-key, until a checkmark appears next to setting, showing that setting has • 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks
been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to
When 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is selected, only the
the previous menu.
driver’s door will unlock on the first press of the Remote
• Sound Horn With Lock
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When
1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is selected, you must press
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
passenger’s doors. When Unlock All Doors On 1st Press
touch the Sound Horn With Lock soft-key, until a checkis selected, all of the doors will unlock on the first press
mark appears next to setting, showing that setting has
of the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button.
been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to
the previous menu.
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NOTE: If the vehicle is programmed 1st Press Of Key Fob
Unlocks, all doors will unlock no matter which Passive
Entry equipped door handle is grasped. If 1st Press Of
Key Fob Unlocks is programmed, only the driver’s door
will unlock when the driver’s door is grasped. With
Passive Entry, if 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is programmed touching the handle more than once will only
result in the driver’s door opening. If driver door first is
selected, once the driver door is opened, the interior door
lock/unlock switch can be used to unlock all doors (or
use RKE transmitter).
return to the previous menu. Refer to “Keyless Enter-NGo™” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle.”
• Personal Settings Linked To FOB — If Equipped
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
vehicle. To make your selection, touch the Memory
Linked To FOB soft-key, until a check-mark appears next
to setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch
the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat
location (if Recall Memory with Remote Key Unlock is set
to ON) when the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s
is used to unlock the door. Refer to “Driver Memory
door(s) without having to press the Remote Keyless
Seat” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”
Entry (RKE) transmitter lock or unlock buttons. To make
for further information.
your selection, touch the Passive Entry soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
• Passive Entry
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Seats soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
After pressing the Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
soft-key the following settings will be available.
Engine Off Options
• Sound Horn With Remote Start
Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
touch the Sound Horn With Remote Start soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
• Auto-On Driver Heated/Ventilated Seat & Steering
Wheel With Vehicle Start — If Equipped
After pressing the Engine Off Options soft-key the following settings will be available.
• Easy Exit Seat
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
vehicle. To make your selection, touch the Easy Exit Seats
soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
When this feature is selected the driver’s heated seat and
heated steering wheel will automatically turn on when • Engine Off Power Delay
temperatures are below 40° F (4.4° C). When temperaWhen this feature is selected, the power window
tures are above 80° F (26.7° C) the driver vented seat will
switches, radio, Uconnect® phone system (if equipped),
turn on. To make your selection, touch the Auto Heated
DVD video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if
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equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up to
10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to OFF. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature. To change the
Engine Off Power Delay status touch the 0 seconds, 45
seconds, 5 minutes or 10 minutes soft-key. Then touch the
arrow back soft-key.
Compass Settings
After pressing the Compass Settings soft-key the following settings will be available.
• Variance
Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
North and Geographic North. To compensate for the
• Headlight Off Delay
differences the variance should be set for the zone where
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds set, the compass will automatically compensate for the
when exiting the vehicle. To change the Headlight Off differences, and provide the most accurate compass
Delay status touch the + or - soft-key to select your heading.
desired time interval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of the
return to the previous menu.
instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones, Laptop
Computers and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass module is located, and it can cause interference with
the compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
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pressing the “ON” soft-key and completing one or more
360-degree turns (in an area free from large metal or
metallic objects) until the CAL indicator displayed in the
EVIC turns off. The compass will now function normally.
Audio
After pressing the Audio soft-key the following settings
will be available.
• Balance/Fade
When in this display you may adjust the Balance and
Fade settings.
Compass Variance Map
• Perform Compass Calibration
Touch the “Calibration” soft-key to change this setting.
This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the
need to manually reset the compass. When the vehicle is
new, the compass may appear erratic and it may need to
be calibrated. You may also calibrate the compass by
• Equalizer
When in this display you may adjust the Bass, Mid and
Treble settings. Adjust the settings with the + and –
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the back arrow
soft-key.
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NOTE: Bass/Mid/Treble allow you to simply slide your • Surround Sound — If Equipped
finger up or down to change the setting as well as touch
This feature provides simulated surround sound mode.
directly on the desired setting.
To make your selection, touch the Surround Sound
• Speed Adjusted Volume
soft-key, select On or Off followed by pressing the back
arrow soft-key.
This feature increases or decreases volume relative to
vehicle speed. To change the Speed Adjusted Volume Phone/Bluetooth®
touch the Off, 1, 2 or 3 soft-key. Then touch the back
After pressing the “Phone/Bluetooth®” soft-key the folarrow soft-key.
lowing settings will be available.
• Music Info Cleanup
• Paired Devices
This feature helps organize music files for optimized This feature shows which phones are paired to the
music navigation. To make your selection, touch the Phone/Bluetooth® system. For further information, refer
Music Info Cleanup soft-key, select On or Off followed by to the Uconnect® Supplement.
pressing the back arrow soft-key.
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SiriusXM Setup
Touch the Subscription Info soft-key to access the Subscription Information screen.
After pressing the “SIRIUS Setup” soft-key the following
settings will be available.
Write down the SIRIUS ID numbers for your receiver. To
reactivate your service, either call the number listed on
• Channel Skip
the screen or visit the provider online.
SiriusXM can be programmed to designate a group of
channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to NOTE: SiriusXM Travel Link is a separate subscription.
exclude undesirable channels while scanning. To make
your selection, touch the “Channel Skip” soft-key, select
iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL
the channels you would like to skip followed by pressing
This feature allows an iPod® or external USB device to be
the back arrow soft-key.
plugged into the USB port.
• Subscription Information
iPod® control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod®
New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free
and iPhone® devices. Some iPod® software versions
limited time subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio
may not fully support the iPod® control features. Please
with your radio. Following the expiration of the free
visit Apple’s website for software updates.
services, it will be necessary to access the information on
the Subscription Information screen in order to re- For further information, refer to the Uconnect® Supplement Manual.
subscribe.
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HARMAN KARDON® Logic7® HIGH
PERFORMANCE MULTICHANNEL SURROUND
SOUND SYSTEM WITH DRIVER-SELECTABLE
SURROUND (DSS) — IF EQUIPPED
dynamic sound quality. The speakers are tuned for
maximum efficiency and perfectly matched to the amplifier output stage ensuring state of the art multi-seat
surround sound processing.
Your vehicle is equipped with a Harman Kardon® audio
system with GreenEdge™ technology that offers superior
sound quality, higher Sound Pressure Levels (SPL) and
reduced energy consumption. The new system utilizes
proprietary amplifier and speaker technologies delivering substantial increases in component and system efficiency levels.
Logic7® multichannel surround-sound technology delivers an immersive, accurate sound-stage to every seating
position This surround effect is available for audio from
any source - AM/FM/CD/ Satellite Radio or dashboard
AUX input; and is activated through Uconnect® radio
touchscreen. Refer to “Customer Programmable Features” under “Uconnect® SETTINGS” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”.
The 12 Channel Class D GreenEdge™ high efficiency
amplifier is governed by a high voltage tracking power
supply and drives a 7.4-channel playback architecture.
The Harman Kardon® audio system offers the ability to
choose Logic 7® surround sound for any audio source.
The GreenEdge™ high-efficiency speaker designs ensure
the system has higher SPL and a dramatic increase in
Selecting “Surround Sound” through the Uconnect®
radio activates the Harman Kardon® Logic7® multichannel surround-sound technology in your vehicle. Some
audio will sound better in DSS modes, others in Stereo
mode.
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When in “Surround Sound” mode, balance is set automatically. Fader control is available in surround mode
but should be set to the center position for optimal
surround performance.
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
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The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to
access the switches.
Remote Sound Controls (Back View Of Steering Wheel)
The right-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
pushbutton in the center and controls the volume and
mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker
switch will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom
of the rocker switch will decrease the volume.
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Pressing the center button will make the radio switch CD Player
between the various modes available (AM/FM/SAT/ Pushing the top of the switch once will go to the next
CD/AUX/VES, etc.).
track on the CD. Pushing the bottom of the switch once
The left-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a will go to the beginning of the current track, or to the
pushbutton in the center. The function of the left-hand beginning of the previous track if it is within eight
control is different depending on which mode you are in. seconds after the current track begins to play.
The following describes the left-hand control operation in If you push the switch up or down twice, it plays the
second track; three times, it will play the third, etc.
each mode.
The center button on the left side rocker switch has no
Radio Operation
function for a single-disc CD player. However, when a
Pushing the top of the switch will “Seek” up for the next multiple-disc CD player is equipped on the vehicle, the
listenable station and pushing the bottom of the switch center button will select the next available CD in the
will “Seek” down for the next listenable station.
player.
The button located in the center of the left-hand control
will tune to the next preset station that you have programmed in the radio preset button.
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NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular
To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following disc, it may be damaged (e.g., scratched, reflective coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
precautions:
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the good disc before considering disc player service.
surface.
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
wiping from center to edge.
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratch- your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
ing the disc.
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners, not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
or anti-static sprays.
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
turned down or off during mobile phone operation when
not using Uconnect® (if equipped).
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
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CLIMATE CONTROLS
The air conditioning and heating system is designed to
make you comfortable in all types of weather. This
system can be operated through either the controls on the
instrument panel or through the Uconnect® system display.
When the Uconnect® system is in different modes (Radio, Player, Settings, More, etc.) the driver and passenger
temperature settings will be indicated at the top of the
display.
General Overview
Hard-Keys
Hard-keys are located on the left and right side of the
Uconnect® 4.3 screen in the center of the instrument
panel. There are also hard-keys located below the
Uconnect® touchscreen.
Uconnect® 4.3 — Hard-Key
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Soft-Keys
Soft-keys are accessible on the Uconnect® system screen.
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Manual Climate Controls — Hard-Keys (MTC System
Shown)
Uconnect® 4.3 Manual Temperature Controls —
Soft-Keys
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this function again will cause the MAX A/C operation to
switch into manual mode and the MAX A/C indicator
will turn off.
2. A/C Button
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when A/C is ON. Performing this
function again will cause the A/C operation to switch
into manual mode and the A/C indicator will turn off.
3. Recirculation Button
Uconnect® 8.4 Automatic Temperature Controls —
Soft-Keys
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when ON.
4. AUTO Operation Button
Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Hard-Keys And
Automatically controls the interior cabin temperature by
Soft-Keys)
adjusting airflow distribution and amount. Performing
1. MAX A/C Button
this function will cause the ATC to switch between
Press and release to change the current setting, the manual mode and automatic modes. Refer to “Automatic
indicator illuminates when MAX A/C is ON. Performing Operation” for more information.
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5. Front Defrost Button
Press and release to change the current airflow setting to
Defrost mode. The indicator illuminates when this feature is ON. Performing this function will cause the ATC
to switch into manual mode. The blower speed may
increase when Defrost mode is selected. If the front
defrost mode is turned off the climate system will return
the previous setting.
6. Rear Defrost Button
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
Press and release this button to turn on the rear window
defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped).
An indicator will illuminate when the rear window
defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically
turns off after 10 minutes.
7. Passenger Temperature Control Up Button
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
control. Push the button for warmer temperature settings.
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NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will 10. Blower Control
automatically exit Sync.
Blower control is used to regulate the amount of air
8. Passenger Temperature Control Down Button
forced through the climate system. There are seven
Provides the passenger with independent temperature blower speeds available. Adjusting the blower will cause
automatic mode to switch to manual operation. The
control. Push the button for cooler temperature settings.
speeds can be selected using either hard-keys or soft-keys
NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will as follows:
automatically exit Sync.
Hard-Key
9. SYNC
The blower speed increases as you turn the control
Press the Sync soft-key to toggle the Sync feature On/Off.
The Sync indicator is illuminated when this feature is
enabled. Sync is used to synchronize the passenger
temperature setting with the driver temperature setting.
Changing the passenger temperature setting while in
Sync will automatically exit this feature.
clockwise from the lowest blower setting. The blower
speed decreases as you turn the knob counter-clockwise.
Soft-Key
Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting
and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting.
Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar
area between the icons.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 379
11. Modes
The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air
comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets,
demist outlets and defrost outlets. The Mode settings are
as follows:
• Panel Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument
panel. Each of these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air
vanes of the center outlets and outboard outlets can
be moved up and down or side to side to regulate
airflow direction. There is a shut off wheel located
below the air vanes to shut off or adjust the amount
of airflow from these outlets.
• Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets
and floor outlets. A slight amount of air is
directed through the defrost and side window
demister outlets.
NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort conditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and
warmer air from the floor outlets.
• Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight
amount of air is directed through the defrost
and side window demister outlets.
• Mix Mode
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side
window demist outlets. This mode works best
in cold or snowy conditions.
• Defrost Mode
Air comes from the windshield and side window demist outlets. Use Defrost mode with
maximum temperature settings for best windshield
and side window defrosting and defogging. When
the defrost mode is selected, the blower level may
increase.
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380 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
12. Climate Control OFF Button
15. Temperature Control (Uconnect® 4.3 Only)
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control Press the temperature soft-key to regulate the temperature of the air inside the passenger compartment. Moving
ON/OFF.
the temperature bar into the red area, indicates warmer
13. Driver Temperature Control Down Button
temperatures. Moving the temperature bar into the blue
Provides the driver with independent temperature con- area indicates cooler temperatures.
trol. Push the button for cooler temperature settings.
Climate Control Functions
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically
A/C (Air Conditioning)
adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same
The Air Conditioning (A/C) button allows the operator
time.
to manually activate or deactivate the air conditioning
14. Driver Temperature Control Up Button
system. When the air conditioning system is turned on,
Provides the driver with independent temperature con- cool dehumidified air will flow through the outlets into
trol. Push the button for warmer temperature settings.
the cabin. For improved fuel economy, press the A/C
button to turn off the air conditioning and manually
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically
adjust the blower and airflow mode settings. Also, make
adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same
sure to select only Panel, Bi-Level or Floor modes.
time.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 381
Press and release to toggle between MAX A/C and the
prior settings. The soft-key illuminates when MAX A/C
• For Manual Climate Controls, if the system is in Mix,
is ON.
Floor or Defrost Mode, the A/C can be turned off, but
the A/C system shall remain active to prevent fogging In MAX A/C, the blower level and mode position can be
of the windows.
adjusted to desired user settings. Pressing other settings
will cause the MAX A/C operation to switch to the
• If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side glass,
selected setting and MAX A/C to exit.
select Defrost mode and increase blower speed.
Recirculation Control
• If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser (loWhen outside air contains smoke, odors, or
cated in front of the radiator), for an accumulation of
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired,
dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from
you may wish to recirculate interior air by
the front of the radiator and through the condenser.
pressing the Recirculation control button. The
MAX A/C
recirculation indicator will illuminate when this button is
MAX A/C sets the control for maximum cooling perfor- selected. Push the button a second time to turn off the
Recirculation mode and allow outside air into the vehicle.
mance.
NOTE:
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382 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
13, 14). Once the desired temperature is displayed, the
NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
system will achieve and automatically maintain that
lead to excessive window fogging. The recirculation
comfort level.
feature may be unavailable (soft button greyed out). The
Recirculation mode is not allowed in Defrost mode to
3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is
improve window clearing operation. Recirculation will
not necessary to change the settings. You will experibe disabled automatically if this mode is selected. Atence the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the
tempting to use Recirculation while in this mode will
system to function automatically.
cause the LED in the control button to blink and then turn
NOTE:
off.
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
Automatic Operation
the temperature, mode, and blower speed to provide
1. Press the AUTO hard-key or soft-key button (4) on the
comfort as quickly as possible.
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) Panel.
• The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric
units by selecting the US/M customer-programmable
2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the
system to maintain by adjusting the driver and pasfeature. Refer to the “Uconnect® System Settings” in
senger temperature hard or soft control buttons (7, 8,
this section of the manual.
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 383
To provide you with maximum comfort in the Automatic Operating Tips
mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will remain
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for
on low until the engine warms up. The blower will
suggested control settings for various weather condiincrease in speed and transition into Auto mode.
tions.
Manual Operation Override
Summer Operation
The system allows for manual selection of blower speed,
The engine cooling system must be protected with a
air distribution mode, A/C status and recirculation conhigh-quality antifreeze coolant to provide proper corrotrol.
sion protection and to protect against engine overheating.
The blower fan speed can be set to any fixed speed by A solution of 50% OAT (Organic Additive Technology)
adjusting the blower control. The fan will now operate at coolant that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material
a fixed speed until additional speeds are selected. This Standard MS-12106 and 50% water is recommended.
allows the front occupants to control the volume of air Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
circulated in the vehicle and cancel the Auto mode.
Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
The operator can also select the direction of the airflow
by selecting one of the available mode settings. A/C
operation and Recirculation control can also be manually
selected in Manual operation.
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384 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Winter Operation
Window Fogging
Use of the air Recirculation mode during Winter months Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly reis not recommended because it may cause window moved by turning the mode selector to Defrost. The
fogging.
Defrost/Floor mode can be used to maintain a clear
windshield and provide sufficient heating. If side winVacation Storage
dow fogging becomes objectionable, increase blower
Any time you store your vehicle or keep it out of service speed to improve airflow and clearing of the side win(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air dows. Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the but rainy or humid weather.
fresh air and high blower setting. This will ensure
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility NOTE:
of compressor damage when the system is started again. • Recirculate without A/C should not be used for long
periods, as fogging may occur.
• Automatic Temperature Controls (ATC) will automatically adjust the climate control settings to reduce or
eliminate window fogging on the front windshield.
When this occurs, recirculation will be unavailable.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 385
Outside Air Intake
A/C Air Filter
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
Winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
slush, and snow.
The climate control system filters outside air containing
dust, pollen and some odors. Strong odors cannot be
totally filtered out. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for filter replacement instructions.
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386 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Manual Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather Conditions
STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .399
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . .399
▫ Keyless Enter-N-Go™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
▫ Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .399
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
▫ Extreme Cold Weather
(Below –20°F Or −29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396
䡵 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED . . .396
䡵 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . .397
▫ Five-Speed Automatic Transmission — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
䡵 AUTOSTICK® — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . .415
▫ Operation Eight-Speed Transmission — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
▫ Operation Five-Speed Transmission — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
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388 STARTING AND OPERATING
䡵 SPORT MODE (5.7L ONLY) — IF EQUIPPED . . .418 䡵 ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM . . . .429
䡵 ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) — IF EQUIPPED . .419
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . .429
䡵 DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES . . . . . . . . .420
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . .430
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . .431
䡵 DRIVING THROUGH WATER . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
▫ Ready Alert Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .436
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
▫ Rain Brake Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
䡵 POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423
▫ ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
ESC OFF Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
䡵 FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY 5.7L ENGINE ONLY
— IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .424
▫ Synchronizing ESC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438
䡵 PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425 䡵 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .438
䡵 ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438
STARTING AND OPERATING 389
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .442
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .444
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .445 䡵 TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . . .460
䡵 TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . .449 䡵 TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .462
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449 䡵 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) . .463
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . .452
▫ Premium System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .469
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .473
▫ Tire Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453 䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
▫ Run Flat Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .454
▫ 3.6L Engine — If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
▫ Spare Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
▫ 5.7L Engine — If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
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390 STARTING AND OPERATING
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .476
▫ Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .476
▫ Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477 䡵 ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477
▫ Emergency Fuel Filler Door Release. . . . . . . . .484
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .478 䡵 VEHICLE LOADING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
䡵 FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L ENGINE ONLY) — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
▫ E-85 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
▫ Ethanol Fuel (E-85) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
▫ Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
▫ Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) . . . . . . .486
▫ Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) . . . . . . . . .486
▫ Overloading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
▫ Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . .
(E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
▫ Common Towing Definitions
▫ Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . .
▫ Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
. . . . . . . . . . . . .487
. . . . . . . . . . . . .488
. . . . . . . . . . . . .488
. . . . . . . . . . . . .491
STARTING AND OPERATING 391
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight
Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .499
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
▫ Two-Wheel Drive And All-Wheel Drive . . . . . .500
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392 STARTING AND OPERATING
STARTING PROCEDURES
WARNING! (Continued)
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the
inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if
present, instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat
belts.
WARNING!
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
(Continued)
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
Automatic Transmission
The shift lever must be in the NEUTRAL or PARK
position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes
before shifting into any driving gear.
STARTING AND OPERATING 393
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
idle speed.
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle
has come to a complete stop and the engine is at
idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
Keyless Enter-N-Go™
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition switch with the push
of a button, as long as the Remote
Start/Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Key Fob
is in the passenger compartment.
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Normal Starting
Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button
1. The transmission must be in PARK or NEUTRAL.
2. Press and hold the brake pedal while pressing the
ENGINE START/STOP button once.
3. The system takes over and attempts to start the
vehicle. If the vehicle fails to start, the starter will
disengage automatically after 10 seconds.
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4. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine prior to
the engine starting, press the button again.
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine
is obtained without pumping or pressing the accelerator
pedal.
To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE
START/STOP Button
will shut off. The ignition switch position will remain
in the ACC position until the shift lever/gear selector
is in PARK and the button is pressed twice to the OFF
position. If the shift lever/gear selector is not in PARK
and the ENGINE START/STOP button is pressed
once, the EVIC (if equipped) will display a “Vehicle
Not In Park” message and the engine will remain
running. Never leave a vehicle out of the PARK
position, or it could roll.
1. Place the shift lever/gear selector in PARK, then press
and release the ENGINE START/STOP button.
NOTE: If the ignition switch is left in the ACC or RUN
(engine not running) position and the transmission is in
2. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position.
PARK, the system will automatically time out after 30
3. If the shift lever/gear selector is not in PARK, the minutes of inactivity and the ignition will switch to the
ENGINE START/STOP button must be held for two OFF position.
seconds or three short presses in a row with the
vehicle speed above 5 mph (8 km/h) before the engine
STARTING AND OPERATING 395
ENGINE START/STOP Button Functions — With
Driver’s Foot OFF The Brake Pedal (In PARK Or
NEUTRAL Position)
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or −29°C)
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
an externally powered electric engine block heater (availThe ENGINE START/STOP button operates similar to an able from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
ignition switch. It has three positions, OFF, ACC, RUN.
If Engine Fails To Start
To change the ignition switch positions without starting
the vehicle and use the accessories follow these steps:
WARNING!
1. Starting with the ignition in the OFF position:
2. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button once to
change the ignition to the ACC position.
3. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time
to change the ignition to the RUN position.
4. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a third time
to return the ignition to the OFF position.
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• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquid into the
throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start
the vehicle. This could result in flash fire causing
serious personal injury.
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel
could enter the catalytic converter and once the
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396 STARTING AND OPERATING
WARNING! (Continued)
engine has started, ignite and damage the converter
and vehicle.
• If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster
cables may be used to obtain a start from a booster
battery or the battery in another vehicle. This type
of start can be dangerous if done improperly. Refer
to “Jump Starting” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
Clearing A Flooded Engine (Using ENGINE
START/STOP Button)
2. Press the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and
hold it.
3. Press and release the ENGINE START/STOP button
once.
The starter motor will engage automatically, run for 10
seconds, and then disengage. Once this occurs, release
the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal, wait 10 to 15
seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
After Starting
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
decrease as the engine warms up.
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather⬙ proce- ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
dures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel:
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
1. Press and hold the brake pedal.
standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
grounded, three-wire extension cord.
STARTING AND OPERATING 397
The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
hour to have an adequate warming effect on the engine.
The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood on
the driver side of the vehicle. It has a removable cap that
is located on the driver side of the Integrated Power
Module.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
WARNING!
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
turn the engine OFF, and remove the Key Fob.
When the ignition is in the OFF position, the
transmission is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL
if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the
vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
someone or something. Only shift into gear when
the engine is idling normally and your foot is
firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured.
• Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
(Continued)
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle
has come to a complete stop and the engine is at
idle speed.
• Do not shift between PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, or DRIVE when the engine is above idle
speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
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NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while
shifting out of PARK.
Key Ignition Park Interlock
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interlock which requires the transmission to be in PARK
before the engine can be turned off. This helps the driver
avoid inadvertently leaving the vehicle without placing
the transmission in PARK. This system also locks the
transmission in PARK whenever the ignition switch is in
the OFF position.
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
Interlock system (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in PARK
unless the brakes are applied. To shift the transmission
out of PARK, the ignition switch must be cycled to the
ON/RUN position (engine running, for vehicles with
8-speed transmission) and the brake pedal must be
pressed.
In 8-speed vehicles, the brake pedal must also be pressed
to shift from NEUTRAL into DRIVE or REVERSE when
the vehicle is stopped or moving at low speeds.
Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission — If
Equipped
Your vehicle is equipped with a fuel efficient eight-speed
transmission. The electronic shift lever in this vehicle
does not slide like a conventional shifter. Instead, the
shift lever is spring loaded and moves forward and
rearward, always returning to the center position after
each gear is selected.
The transmission gear range (PRND) is displayed both
on the shift lever and in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).
To select a gear range, press the lock button on the shift
lever and move the lever rearward or forward. You must
also press the brake pedal to shift the transmission out of
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PARK, or to shift from NEUTRAL into DRIVE or REVERSE when the vehicle is stopped or moving at low
speeds (refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System” in this section). To shift past multiple gear ranges at
once (such as PARK to DRIVE), move the lever past the
first (or second) detent. Select the DRIVE range for
normal driving.
Standard Shifter
The standard shift lever has PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, DRIVE, and LOW shift positions. Using the LOW
position manually downshifts the transmission to a
lower gear based on vehicle speed.
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
hundred miles (kilometers).
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
shifting between these gears.
Shift Lever
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To shift back into PARK from DRIVE, bring the vehicle to
a complete stop, firmly press the brake pedal, press the
The optional shift lever (with AutoStick® shift paddles
lock button on the shift lever, then push and hold the
mounted on the steering wheel) provides PARK, REshift lever fully forward until “P” is highlighted in the
VERSE, NEUTRAL, DRIVE, and SPORT shift positions.
EVIC.
Once in the DRIVE range, tapping the shift lever rearward will toggle between SPORT mode and DRIVE Shifting From REVERSE To NEUTRAL
mode. You do not need to press the lock button when
Pull the shift lever rearward to the first detent and
toggling between DRIVE and SPORT modes.
release. “N” will be highlighted in the EVIC.
Manual shifts can be made using the AutoStick® shift
To shift back into REVERSE from NEUTRAL, firmly
control (refer to “AutoStick®” in this section). Pressing
press the brake pedal, press the lock button on the shift
the shift paddles (-/+) while in the DRIVE or SPORT
lever, then push the shift lever forward to the first detent
position will manually select the transmission gear, and
and release. “R” will be highlighted in the EVIC.
will display the current gear in the instrument cluster as
Shifting From NEUTRAL To DRIVE
1, 2, 3, etc.
Optional Shifter With AutoStick®
Firmly press the brake pedal, press the lock button on the
shift lever, then pull the shift lever rearward and release.
Firmly press the brake pedal, press the lock button on the
“D” will be highlighted in the EVIC.
shift lever, then pull and hold the shift lever fully
rearward until “D” is highlighted in the EVIC.
Shifting From PARK To DRIVE
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To shift back into NEUTRAL from DRIVE, push the shift To shift back into DRIVE from SPORT, pull the shift lever
lever forward to the first detent and release. “N” will be rearward until “D” is highlighted in the EVIC.
highlighted in the EVIC.
Vehicles Equipped With LOW Mode
Shifting From REVERSE To DRIVE
To shift from DRIVE to LOW, pull the shift lever rearBring the vehicle to a complete stop, firmly press the ward until “L” is highlighted in the EVIC.
brake pedal, then pull the shift lever fully rearward and
To shift back into DRIVE from LOW, pull the shift lever
release when “D” is highlighted in the EVIC.
rearward until “D” is highlighted in the EVIC.
To shift back into REVERSE from DRIVE, bring the
Gear Ranges
vehicle to a complete stop, firmly press the brake pedal,
press the lock button on the shift lever, then push the shift DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
lever forward to the second detent and release when “R” NEUTRAL into another gear range.
is highlighted in the EVIC.
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
Shifting From DRIVE To SPORT/LOW
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
Vehicles Equipped With SPORT Mode
PARK (P)
To shift from DRIVE to SPORT, pull the shift lever
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
rearward until “S” is highlighted in the EVIC.
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
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Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle in this range.
When parking on a level surface, you may shift the
transmission into PARK first, and then apply the parking
brake.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
shifting the transmission to PARK, otherwise the load on
the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult
to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill
grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
WARNING! (Continued)
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
move the shift lever out of PARK with the brake
pedal released. Make sure the transmission is in
PARK before leaving the vehicle.
• It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL
if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the
vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when
the engine is idling normally and your foot is
firmly pressing the brake pedal.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
turn the engine OFF, and remove the Key Fob.
When the ignition is in the OFF position, the
transmission is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the LOCK/OFF
position to the ON/RUN position, and also press
the brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the shift
lever could result.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this
can damage the drivetrain.
REVERSE (R)
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
NEUTRAL (N)
The following indicators should be used to ensure that
you have engaged the transmission into the PARK posi- Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
periods with the engine running. The engine may be
tion:
started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
• When shifting into PARK, firmly move the shift lever the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
all the way forward and to the left until it stops and is
fully seated.
WARNING!
• Look at the transmission gear position display and
verify that it indicates the PARK position.
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
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CAUTION!
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can cause
severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and “Towing A
Disabled Vehicle” in “What To Do In Emergencies”
for further information.
DRIVE (D)
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
automatically upshifts through all forward gears. The
DRIVE position provides optimum driving characteristics under all normal operating conditions.
while towing heavy trailers), use the AutoStick® shift
control (if equipped) or the LOW range (if equipped) to
select a lower gear. Under these conditions, using a lower
gear will improve performance and extend transmission
life by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
During extremely cold temperatures (-22°F [-30°C] or
below), transmission operation may be modified depending on engine and transmission temperature as well as
vehicle speed. Normal operation will resume once the
transmission temperature has risen to a suitable level.
SPORT (S) — If Equipped
This mode alters the transmission’s automatic shift
schedule for sportier driving. Upshift speeds are increased to make full use of available engine power. To
switch between DRIVE and SPORT modes, tap the shift
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as lever rearward. SPORT mode is only accessible from
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading condi- DRIVE.
tions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or
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illuminated. A message in the instrument cluster will
inform the driver of the more serious conditions, and
Use this range for engine braking when descending very
indicate what actions may be necessary.
steep grades. In this range, the transmission will downshift for increased engine braking. To switch between In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission
DRIVE and LOW modes, tap the shift lever rearward. can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
LOW mode is only accessible from DRIVE.
following steps.
LOW (L) — If Equipped
Transmission Limp Home Mode
NOTE: In cases where the instrument cluster message
Transmission function is monitored electronically for indicates the transmission may not re-engage after enabnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could gine shutdown, perform this procedure only in a desired
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home location (preferably, at your authorized dealer).
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission may 1. Stop the vehicle.
operate only in certain gears, or may not shift at all.
Vehicle performance may be severely degraded and the 2. Shift the transmission into PARK, if possible. If not,
shift the transmission to NEUTRAL.
engine may stall. In some situations, the transmission
may not re-engage if the engine is turned off and 3. Press and hold the ignition switch until the engine
restarted. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be
turns OFF.
4. Wait approximately 30 seconds.
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out of PARK (refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System” in this section). To drive, move the shift
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
lever from PARK or NEUTRAL to the DRIVE position.
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
operation.
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recom- self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
mend that you visit your authorized dealer at your vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could hundred miles (kilometers).
recur.
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
service is required.
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
shifting between these gears.
Five-Speed Automatic Transmission — If
Equipped
The transmission shift lever has only PARK, REVERSE,
The transmission gear position display (located in the NEUTRAL, and DRIVE shift positions. Manual shifts can
instrument cluster) indicates the transmission gear range. be made using the AutoStick® shift control (refer to
You must press the brake pedal to move the shift lever “AutoStick®” in this section). Moving the shift lever to
the left or right (-/+) while in the DRIVE position, or
5. Restart the engine.
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tapping one of the steering wheel-mounted shift paddles Gear Ranges
(-/+) (if equipped), will manually select the transmission DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
gear, and will display the current gear in the instrument NEUTRAL into another gear range.
cluster as 1, 2, 3, etc.
NOTE:
• After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to allow
the selected gear to engage before accelerating. This is
especially important when the engine is cold.
• If there is a need to restart the engine, be sure to cycle
the ignition to the OFF position before restarting.
Transmission gear engagement may be delayed after
restarting the engine if the ignition is not cycled to the
OFF position first.
PARK (P)
Shift Lever
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
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Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle in this range.
When parking on a level surface, you may shift the
transmission into PARK first, and then apply the parking
brake.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
shifting the transmission to PARK, otherwise the load on
the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added
precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a
downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill
grade.
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
move the shift lever out of PARK with the brake
pedal released. Make sure the transmission is in
PARK before leaving the vehicle.
• It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL
if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the
vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
the engine is idling normally and your foot is
firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
turn the engine OFF, and remove the Key Fob.
When the ignition is in the OFF position, the
transmission is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
(Continued)
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CAUTION!
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the LOCK/OFF
position to the ON/RUN position, and also press
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CAUTION! (Continued)
the brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the shift
lever could result.
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this
can damage the drivetrain.
REVERSE (R)
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
NEUTRAL (N)
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
The following indicators should be used to ensure that periods with the engine running. The engine may be
you have engaged the transmission into the PARK posi- started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
tion:
• When shifting into PARK, firmly move the shift lever
all the way forward and to the left until it stops and is
fully seated.
• Look at the transmission gear position display and
verify that it indicates the PARK position.
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
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CAUTION!
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can cause
severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and “Towing A
Disabled Vehicle” in “What To Do In Emergencies”
for further information.
DRIVE (D)
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
automatically upshifts through underdrive first, second,
and third gears, direct fourth gear and overdrive fifth
gear. The DRIVE position provides optimum driving
characteristics under all normal operating conditions.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or
while towing heavy trailers), use the AutoStick® shift
control (refer to “AutoStick®” in this section for further
information) to select a lower gear. Under these conditions, using a lower gear will improve performance and
extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting
and heat buildup.
SPORT (S) — If Equipped
This mode alters the transmission’s automatic shift
schedule for sportier driving. Upshift speeds are increased to make full use of available engine power. To
toggle between DRIVE and SPORT modes, touch the
SPORT button (on the Controls screen in the center touch
panel).
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Transmission Limp Home Mode
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains
in the current gear until the vehicle is brought to a stop.
After the vehicle has stopped, the transmission will
remain in second gear regardless of which forward gear
is selected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue to operate. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
may be illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle
to be driven to an authorized dealer for service without
damaging the transmission.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
5. Restart the engine.
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
operation.
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recommend that you visit your authorized dealer at your
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
recur.
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer
following steps:
service is required.
1. Stop the vehicle.
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This system can also provide you with more control
during passing, city driving, cold slippery conditions,
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
mountain driving, trailer towing, and many other situacontrolled Overdrive (fifth gear). The transmission will
tions.
automatically shift into Overdrive if the following conditions are present:
Operation Eight-Speed Transmission — If
Equipped
• The shift lever is in the DRIVE position.
Overdrive Operation
• Vehicle speed is sufficiently high.
• The driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
AUTOSTICK® — IF EQUIPPED
AutoStick® is a driver-interactive transmission feature
providing manual shift control, giving you more control
of the vehicle. AutoStick® allows you to maximize engine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and improve overall vehicle performance.
When the transmission is in DRIVE or SPORT mode, it
will operate automatically, shifting between the eight
available gears. To engage AutoStick®, simply tap one of
the steering wheel-mounted shift paddles (+/-) while in
DRIVE or SPORT mode. Tapping (-) to enter AutoStick®
mode will downshift the transmission to the next lower
gear, while using (+) to enter AutoStick® mode will
retain the current gear. When AutoStick® is active, the
current transmission gear is displayed in the instrument
cluster. In AutoStick® mode, the transmission will shift
up or down when (+/-) is manually selected by the
driver, unless an engine lugging or overspeed condition
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would result. It will remain in the selected gear until • In either DRIVE or SPORT mode, the transmission will
another upshift or downshift is chosen, except as deautomatically downshift as the vehicle slows to a stop
(to prevent engine lugging) and will display the curscribed below.
rent gear. Tapping the (+) paddle (at a stop) will allow
• If AutoStick® is engaged while in DRIVE mode, the
starting in second gear. After a stop, the driver should
transmission will automatically shift up when maximanually upshift (+) the transmission as the vehicle
mum engine speed is reached. If the accelerator is fully
accelerates.
depressed, the transmission will downshift when possible (based on current vehicle speed and gear). Lack • If a requested downshift would cause the engine to
over-speed, that shift will not occur.
of accelerator pedal activity will cause the transmission to revert to automatic operation.
• The system will ignore attempts to upshift at too low
• If AutoStick® is engaged while in SPORT mode,
of a vehicle speed.
manual gear selection will be maintained until either To disengage AutoStick® mode, press and hold the (+)
SPORT mode is exited or as described below. The shift paddle until “D” or “S” is once again indicated in
transmission will not upshift automatically at redline the instrument cluster. You can shift in or out of the
in this mode, nor will downshifts be obtained if the AutoStick® mode at any time without taking your foot
accelerator pedal is pressed to the floor.
off the accelerator pedal.
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WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid, causing a collision or
personal injury.
Operation Five-Speed Transmission — If
Equipped
displayed in the instrument cluster. In AutoStick® mode,
the transmission will shift up or down when (+/-) is
manually selected by the driver (using the shift lever, or
the shift paddles [if equipped]), unless an engine lugging
or overspeed condition would result. It will remain in the
selected gear until another upshift or downshift is chosen, except as described below.
• If AutoStick® is engaged while in DRIVE mode, the
transmission will automatically shift up when maximum engine speed is reached. On some models, the
transmission will downshift (when possible, based on
vehicle speed and gear) if the accelerator is fully
depressed.
When the shift lever is in the DRIVE position, the
transmission will operate automatically, shifting between
the five available gears. To engage AutoStick®, simply
tap the shift lever to the right or left (+/-) while in the
DRIVE position, or tap one of the steering wheel• If AutoStick® is engaged while in SPORT mode,
mounted shift paddles (+/-), if equipped. Tapping (-) to
manual gear selection will be maintained until either
enter AutoStick® mode will downshift the transmission
SPORT mode is exited or as described below. The
to the next lower gear, while using (+) to enter
transmission will not upshift automatically at redline
AutoStick® mode will retain the current gear. When
in this mode, nor will downshifts be obtained if the
AutoStick® is active, the current transmission gear is
accelerator pedal is pressed to the floor.
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• The transmission will automatically downshift as the To disengage AutoStick® mode, hold the shift lever to the
vehicle slows (to prevent engine lugging) and will right or press and hold the (+) shift paddle (if equipped)
until “D” is once again indicated in the instrument
display the current gear.
cluster. You can shift in or out of the AutoStick® mode at
• The transmission will automatically downshift to first
any time without taking your foot off the accelerator
gear when coming to a stop. After a stop, the driver
pedal.
should manually upshift (+) the transmission as the
vehicle is accelerated.
• You can start out, from a stop, in first or second gear.
Tapping (+) (at a stop) will allow starting in second
gear. Starting out in second gear is helpful in snowy or
icy conditions.
• The system will ignore attempts to upshift at too low
of a vehicle speed.
WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid, causing a collision or
personal injury.
SPORT MODE (5.7L ONLY) — IF EQUIPPED
• Avoid using speed control when AutoStick® is enThis mode alters the transmission’s automatic shift
gaged.
schedule for sportier driving. Upshift speeds are in• Transmission shifting will be more noticeable when creased to make full use of available engine power. To
AutoStick® is engaged.
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enter SPORT mode, touch the SPORT button (on the driving conditions. The system minimizes wheel slip by
automatically redirecting torque to the front and rear
Controls screen in the center touch panel).
wheels as necessary.
To maximize fuel economy, your AWD vehicle automatically defaults to rear-wheel drive (RWD) when road and
environmental conditions are such that wheel slip is
unlikely to occur. When specific road and environmental
conditions require increased levels of road traction, the
vehicle automatically shifts into AWD mode. Automatic
AWD operation could be activated by outside temperature, wheel slip, or other predetermined conditions (there
may be a slight delay for AWD engagement after a wheel
slip condition occurs). AWD can also be manually selected by activating AutoStick® mode (+/-) or activating
SPORT Mode
the windshield wipers for an extended period of time.
ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) — IF EQUIPPED
Drive mode, RWD or AWD, is displayed momentarily in
This vehicle is equipped with an active on-demand the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in the
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system which makes available
optimum traction for a wide variety of road surface and
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gauge area of the vehicle display when the transmission DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
is first shifted into gear, and if the drive mode changes
Acceleration
during vehicle operation.
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slipNOTE: If the “SERVICE AWD SYSTEM” warning mes- pery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull
sage appears after engine start up, or during driving, it erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs
means that the AWD system is not functioning properly when there is a difference in the surface traction under
and that service is required. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle the rear (driving) wheels.
Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
All wheels must have the same size and type tires.
Unequal tire sizes must not be used. Unequal tire
size may cause failure of the front differential and/or
the transfer case.
Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous.
Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the rear
wheels. You could lose control of the vehicle and
possibly have a collision. Accelerate slowly and
carefully whenever there is likely to be poor traction
(ice, snow, wet mud, loose sand, etc.).
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Your vehicle may be equipped with a Limited Slip
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a Differential (LSD) that reduces, but does not eliminate,
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road the amount of wheel slip across a given axle for improved handling.
surface. This is known as hydroplaning and may cause
partial or complete loss of vehicle control and stopping DRIVING THROUGH WATER
ability. To reduce this possibility, the following precauDriving through water more than a few inches/
tions should be observed:
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
slushy.
Flowing/Rising Water
2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles.
Traction
3. Replace tires when tread wear indicators first become
visible.
4. Keep tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a
sudden stop.
WARNING!
Do not drive on or across a road or path where water
is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flowing water can wear away the road or path’s surface
and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper water.
Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can carry
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
your vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injuries that are serious or
fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
distances. Therefore, after driving through standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on the
brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
Shallow Standing Water
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following Cautions
and Warnings before doing so.
CAUTION!
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s braking capabilities, which increases stopping
• Always check the depth of the standing water
before driving through it. Never drive through
standing water that is deeper than the bottom of
the tire rims mounted on the vehicle.
• Determine the condition of the road or the path
that is under water and if there are any obstacles in
the way before driving through the standing water.
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WARNING!
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving
through standing water. This will minimize wave
effects.
• Driving through standing water may cause damage
to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always
inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil, transmission, axle, etc.) for signs of contamination (i.e.,
fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance) after
driving through standing water. Do not continue to
operate the vehicle if any fluid appears contaminated, as this may result in further damage. Such
damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and cause serious
internal damage to the engine. Such damage is not
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
POWER STEERING
Your vehicle is equipped with an electro-hydraulic power
steering system that will give you good vehicle response
and increased ease of maneuverability in tight spaces.
The system will vary its assist to provide light efforts
while parking and good feel while driving. If the electrohydraulic power steering system experiences a fault that
prevents it from providing power steering assist, then the
system will provide mechanical steering capability.
CAUTION!
Extreme steering maneuvers may cause the electrically driven pump to reduce or stop power steering
assistance in order to prevent damage to the system.
Normal operation will resume once the system is
allowed to cool.
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If the “SERVICE POWER STEERING SYSTEM” NOTE:
message and a flashing icon are displayed on
• Even if power steering assistance is no longer operathe EVIC screen, it indicates that the vehicle
tional, it is still possible to steer the vehicle. Under
needs to be taken to the dealer for service. It is
these conditions there will be a substantial increase in
likely the vehicle has lost power steering assistance. Refer
steering effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds
to “Electronic Vehicle Information (EVIC)” in “Underand during parking maneuvers.
standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• If the condition persists, see your authorized dealer for
If the “POWER STEERING SYSTEM OVER TEMP - SEE
service.
OWNER’S MANUAL” message and an icon are displayed on the EVIC screen, it indicates that extreme FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY 5.7L ENGINE ONLY
steering maneuvers may have occurred, which caused an — IF EQUIPPED
over temperature condition in the power steering system.
You will lose power steering assistance momentarily This feature offers improved fuel economy by shutting
until the over temperature condition no longer exists. off four of the engine’s eight cylinders during light load
Once driving conditions are safe, then pull over and let and cruise conditions. The system is automatic with no
vehicle idle for a few moments until the light turns off. driver inputs or additional driving skills required.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information (EVIC)” in “Un- NOTE: This system may take some time to return to full
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further informa- functionality after a battery disconnect.
tion.
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PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied and place the shift lever in the
PARK position.
The foot operated parking brake is located below the
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To apply the
park brake, firmly push the park brake pedal fully. To
release the parking brake, press the park brake pedal a
second time and let your foot up as you feel the brake
disengage.
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Parking Brake
When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
switch in the ON position, the “Brake Warning Light” in
the instrument cluster will illuminate.
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NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied and the transmission is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning Light” will
flash. If vehicle speed is detected, a chime will sound
to alert the driver. Fully release the parking brake
before attempting to move the vehicle.
• This light only shows that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
from the curb on an uphill grade. Apply the parking
brake before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise
the load on the transmission locking mechanism may
make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. The
parking brake should always be applied whenever the
driver is not in the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving; failure to do so can lead to brake
failure and a collision.
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle, or it may roll and cause damage or
injury. Also be certain to leave the transmission in
PARK. Failure to do so may allow the vehicle to roll
and cause damage or injury.
If the “Brake Warning Light” remains on with the
parking brake released, a brake system malfunction
is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by an
authorized dealer immediately.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) provides increased
vehicle stability and brake performance under most
braking conditions. The system automatically “pumps”
the brakes during severe braking conditions to prevent
wheel lock-up.
The Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) prevents
the rear wheels from over-braking and provides greater
control of available braking forces applied to the rear
axle.
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When the vehicle is driven over 7 mph (11 km/h), you • A slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end
may also hear a slight clicking sound as well as some
of the stop.
related motor noises. These noises are the system perThese are all normal characteristics of ABS.
forming its self check cycle to ensure that the ABS is
working properly. This self check occurs each time the
WARNING!
vehicle is started and accelerated past 7 mph (11 km/h).
ABS is activated during braking under certain road or • The ABS contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible to interference
stopping conditions. ABS-inducing conditions can incaused by improperly installed or high output
clude ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose
radio transmitting equipment. This interference
debris, or panic stops.
can cause possible loss of anti-lock braking capaYou also may experience the following when the brake
bility. Installation of such equipment should be
system goes into Anti-Lock:
performed by qualified professionals.
• The ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a • Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to a collision.
short time after the stop).
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
• The clicking sound of solenoid valves.
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to
• Brake pedal pulsations.
slow down or stop.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded
by the condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or
the traction afforded.
• The ABS cannot prevent collisions, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, following
another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning.
• The capabilities of an ABS equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner that could jeopardize the user’s safety or
the safety of others.
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system that include Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Brake Assist
System (BAS), and the Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
All four of these systems work together to enhance
vehicle stability and control in various driving conditions.
Also, your vehicle may be equipped with Hill Start Assist
(HSA), Ready Alert Braking, and Rain Brake Support.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
under adverse braking conditions by controlling hydrauAll vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and lic brake pressure. This prevents wheel lock-up to help
type and tires must be properly inflated to produce avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
accurate signals for the computer.
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Starting and
Operating” for further information.
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WARNING!
The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the
traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. The
ABS cannot prevent collisions, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on
very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. The capabilities of an ABS-equipped vehicle must never be
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner that
could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others.
A feature of the TCS system, Brake Lock Differential
(BLD), controls the wheel spin across a driven axle. If one
wheel on a driven axle is spinning faster than the other,
the system will apply the brake of the spinning wheel.
This will allow more engine torque to be applied to the
wheel that is not spinning. This feature remains active
even if TCS and ESC are in the “Partial Off” mode. Refer
to “Electronic Stability Control (ESC)” in this section for
more information.
Brake Assist System (BAS)
This system complements the ABS by optimizing the
vehicle braking capability during emergency brake maTraction Control System (TCS)
neuvers. This system detects an emergency braking situThis system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each ation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application
driven wheel. If wheel spin is detected, brake pressure is and then applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This
applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine power is can help reduce braking distances.
reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and stability. Applying the brakes very quickly results in the best BAS
assistance. To receive the benefits of this system, you
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must apply continuous brake pedal pressure during the
stopping sequence. Do not reduce brake pedal pressure
unless braking is no longer desired. Once the brake pedal
is released, the BAS is deactivated.
WARNING!
The BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the
traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. The
BAS cannot prevent collisions, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on
very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. The capabilities of a BAS-equipped vehicle must never be
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner that
could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. The ESC
corrects for oversteering and understeering the vehicle
by applying the brake of the appropriate wheel. Engine
power may also be reduced to assist in counteracting the
condition of oversteer or understeer and help the vehicle
maintain the desired path.
The ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the path
that the driver intends to steer the vehicle and compares
it to the actual path of the vehicle. When the actual path
does not match the intended path, the ESC applies the
brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting
the condition of oversteer or understeer.
• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
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• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than ESC Operating Modes
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
The ESC system has two or three available operating
modes:
WARNING!
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by
prevailing road conditions. ESC cannot prevent all
accidents, including those resulting from excessive
speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or
hydroplaning. ESC also cannot prevent collisions
resulting from loss of vehicle control due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. Only a safe,
attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents.
The capabilities of an ESC equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner
which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety
of others.
ESC On
This is the normal operating mode for the ESC. Whenever the vehicle is started, the ESC system will be in this
mode. This mode should be used for most driving
conditions. The ESC should only be turned OFF for
specific reasons as noted in the following paragraphs.
Partial Off
The “Partial Off” mode is intended for times when a
more spirited driving experience is desired. It is also
intended for driving in deep snow, sand, or gravel. This
mode disables the TCS portion of the ESC and raises the
threshold for ESC activation, which allows for more
wheel spin than what ESC normally allows.
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The “ESC Off” switch is located on the switch bank in the NOTE:
center of the instrument panel. To enter the “Partial Off”
• To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving with
mode, momentarily press the “ESC Off” switch and the
snow chains, or when starting off in deep snow, sand,
⬙ESC off indicator light⬙ will illuminate. To turn the ESC
or gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial
on again, momentarily press the “ESC Off” switch and
Off” mode by momentarily pressing the “ESC Off”
the ⬙ESC off indicator light⬙ will turn off.
switch. Once the situation requiring “Partial Off”
mode is overcome, turn the ESC on again by momenWARNING!
tarily pressing the “ESC Off” switch. This may be done
while the vehicle is in motion.
• When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS functionality
of ESC, (except for the limited slip feature de- • When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS functionality of
scribed in the TCS section), has been disabled and
ESC, (except for the limited slip feature described in
the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will be illuminated.
the TCS section), has been disabled and the “ESC Off
When in “Partial Off” mode, the engine power
Indicator Light” will be illuminated. All other stability
reduction feature of TCS is disabled, and the
features of ESC function normally. When in “Partial
enhanced vehicle stability offered by the ESC sysOff” mode, the engine power reduction feature of TCS
tem is reduced.
is disabled, and the enhanced vehicle stability offered
• Trailer Sway control (TSC) is disabled when the
by the ESC system is reduced.
ESC system is in the “Partial Off” mode.
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Full Off — If Equipped
WARNING! (Continued)
This mode is intended for off-highway or off-road use
only and should not be used on any public roadways. In
this mode, all TCS and ESC stability features are turned
OFF. To enter the “Full Off” mode, press and hold the
“ESC Off” switch for five seconds while the vehicle is
stopped with the engine running. After five seconds, a
chime will sound, the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will
illuminate, and the ⬙ESC OFF⬙ message will display in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). To turn
ESC ON again, momentarily press the “ESC Off” switch.
WARNING!
In the ESC “Full Off” mode, the engine torque
reduction and stability features are disabled. Therefore, the enhanced vehicle stability offered by ESC is
unavailable. In an emergency evasive maneuver, the
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ESC system will not engage to assist in maintaining
stability. ⴖESC Offⴖ mode is intended for off-highway
or off-road use only.
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
The HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain
the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short
period of time after the driver takes their foot off of the
brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle
during this short period of time, the system will release
brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill. The
system will release brake pressure in proportion to the
amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in
the intended direction of travel.
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HSA Activation Criteria
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to
activate:
• Vehicle must be stopped.
• Vehicle must be on a 6% (approximate) grade or
greater hill.
WARNING!
There may be situations on minor hills with a loaded
vehicle, or while pulling a trailer, when the system
will not activate and slight rolling may occur. This
could cause a collision with another vehicle or object.
Always remember the driver is responsible for braking the vehicle.
• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e.,
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle back- Towing With HSA
ing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
HSA will provide assistance when starting on a grade
HSA will work in REVERSE and all forward gears when when pulling a trailer.
the activation criteria have been met. The system will not
WARNING!
activate if the vehicle is placed in NEUTRAL or PARK.
• If you use a trailer brake controller with your
trailer, your trailer brakes may be activated and
deactivated with the brake switch. If so, when the
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WARNING! (Continued)
brake pedal is released, there may not be enough
brake pressure to hold the vehicle and trailer on a
hill and this could cause a collision with another
vehicle or object behind you. In order to avoid
rolling down the hill while resuming acceleration,
manually activate the trailer brake prior to releasing the brake pedal. Always remember the driver is
responsible for braking the vehicle.
• HSA is not a parking brake. If you stop the vehicle
on a hill without putting the transmission in PARK
and using the parking brake, it will roll down the
hill and could cause a collision with another vehicle or object. Always remember to use the parking brake while parking on a hill, and that the
driver is responsible for braking the vehicle.
HSA Off
If you wish to turn off the HSA system, it can be done in
the Uconnect® settings. Refer to ⬙Uconnect® Settings⬙ in
⬙Understanding Your Instrument Panel⬙ for further information.
Ready Alert Braking
Ready Alert Braking may reduce the time required to
reach full braking during emergency braking situations.
It anticipates when an emergency braking situation may
occur by monitoring how fast the throttle is released by
the driver. When the throttle is released very quickly,
Ready Alert Braking applies a small amount of brake
pressure. This brake pressure will not be noticed by the
driver. The brake system uses this brake pressure to allow
a fast brake response if the driver applies the brakes.
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Rain Brake Support
malfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this
light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the
vehicle has been driven several miles (kilometers) at
speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
diagnosed and corrected.
Rain Brake Support may improve braking performance
in wet conditions. It will periodically apply a small
amount of brake pressure to remove any water buildup
on the front brake rotors. It only functions when the
windshield wipers are in the LO or HI mode, it does not
function in the intermittent mode. When Rain Brake The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (loSupport is active, there is no notification to the driver and cated in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as
the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
no driver interaction is required.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/
ESC OFF Indicator Light
Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on driving to the prevailing road conditions.
when the ignition switch is cycled to the ON
NOTE:
position. It should go out with the engine
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator • Each time the ignition is cycled ON, the ESC system
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
will be ON even if it was cycled off previously.
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• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop Tire Markings
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
that caused the ESC activation.
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is partially
off or full off.
Synchronizing ESC
If the power supply is interrupted (battery
disconnected or discharged), the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” may
illuminate with the engine running. If this
should occur, turn the steering wheel completely to the
left and then to the right. The “ESC Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light” should go out. However, if
the light remains on, have the ESC and BAS checked at
your authorized dealer as soon as possible.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards
Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
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• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall precedmolded into the sidewall preceding the size designaing the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.
tion. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• Temporary spare tires are designed for temporary
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European
emergency use only. Temporary high pressure comdesign standards. Tires designed to this standard have
pact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded into
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example:
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
T145/80D18 103M.
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
• High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
NOTE:
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Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T or S = Temporary spare tire
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
— Ratio of section height to section width of tire
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
R = Construction code
— ⬙R⬙ means radial construction
— ⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
— A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
— A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to
its load index under certain operating conditions
— The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
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EXAMPLE:
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire
Light Load (LL) = Light load tire
C, D, E, F, G = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load— Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure— Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for
this tire
Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire, tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard
side of the tire.
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
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EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
— This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
— 03 means the 3rd week
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
— 01 means the year 2001
— Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the
year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology And Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation
Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is the structural member of the body located
behind the front door.
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after
the vehicle has not been driven for at least three hours, or driven
less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a three hour period. Inflation pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square
inch) or kPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible
cold tire inflation pressure for this tire. The maximum inflation
pressure is molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire inflation pressure
as shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and
the recommended cold tire inflation pressures.
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Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
Tire And Loading Information Placard
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on
the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the driver’s
side door.
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Tire And Loading Information Placard
This placard tells you important information about the:
1. Number of people that can be carried in the vehicle.
B-Pillar Location For Tire And Loading Information Placard
2. Total weight your vehicle can carry.
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To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
4. Cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
spare tires.
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
Loading
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the weight referenced here.
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occuinflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading
pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
XXX kg” on your vehicle’s placard.
of this manual.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pasGAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
sengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
3. Tire size designed for your vehicle.
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4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of NOTE:
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
• If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
“XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. The followbe five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the
ing table shows examples on how to calculate total
amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity
load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your
is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 lbs (68 kg) = 750 lbs
vehicle with varying seating configurations and num(340 kg), and 1400 lbs (635 kg) – 750 lbs (340 kg) =
ber and size of occupants. This table is for illustration
650 lbs [295 kg]).
purposes only and may not be accurate for the seating
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not
• For the following example, the combined weight of
safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
capacity calculated in step 4.
(392 kg).
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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
• Safety
• Economy
• Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in over-heating and tire failure.
• Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can
cause damage that result in tire failure.
• Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in
loss of vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle
to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the
right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
Economy
stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of
sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering.
NOTE:
• Unequal tire pressures from side to side may cause
erratic and unpredictable steering response.
• Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the
vehicle to drift left or right.
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for
earlier tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases
tire rolling resistance resulting in higher fuel consumption.
Tire Inflation Pressures
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
• Check and adjust tire pressure with a good quality
pocket-type pressure gauge. Do not make a visual
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
ride. Both underinflation and over-inflation affect the
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
driver’s side B-Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side
door.
At least once a month:
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judgement when determining proper inflation. Tires Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
may look properly inflated even when they are under- of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
inflated.
temperature changes.
• Inspect tires for signs of tire wear or visible damage.
CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the valve stem.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always outside temperature condition.
“cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation pressure Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1 build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
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Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
Radial Ply Tires
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds and
WARNING!
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle poorly. The instability could cause a collision. Alloading may be required for high-speed vehicle opera- ways use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
tion. Refer to your authorized tire dealer or original combine them with other types of tires.
equipment vehicle dealer for recommended safe operatTire Repair
ing speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures.
WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
75 mph (120 km/h).
If your tire becomes damaged, it may be repaired if it
meets the following criteria:
• The tire has not been driven on when flat.
• The damage is only on the tread section of your tire
(sidewall damage is not repairable).
• The puncture is no greater than ¼⬙ (6 mm).
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Consult an authorized tire dealer for tire repairs and Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
additional information.
Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry
Damaged Run Flat tires, or Run Flat tires that have conditions, and are not intended to be driven in snow or
experienced a loss of pressure should be replaced imme- on ice. If your vehicle is equipped with summer tires, be
diately with another Run Flat tire of identical size and aware these tires are not designed for winter or cold
driving conditions. For more information, contact a auservice description (Load Index and Speed Code).
thorized dealer. Summer tires do not contain the all
Tire Types
season designation or mountain/snowflake symbol on
All Season Tires — If Equipped
the tire sidewall.
All Season tires provide traction for all seasons (spring,
summer, fall and winter). Traction levels may vary between different all season tires. All season tires can be
identified by the M+S, M&S, M/S or MS designation on
the tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of four;
failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and
handling of your vehicle.
Use summer tires only in sets of four; failure to do so may
adversely affect the safety and handling of your vehicle.
Snow Tires
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires
during the winter. Snow tires can be identified by a
mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall.
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If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and
type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only
in sets of four; failure to do so may adversely affect the
safety and handling of your vehicle.
Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
Run Flat tires allow you the capability to drive 50 miles
(80 km) at 50 mph (80 km/h) after a rapid loss of inflation
pressure. This rapid loss of inflation is referred to as the
Run Flat mode. A Run Flat mode occurs when the tire
inflation pressure is of/or below 14 psi (96 kPa). Once a
Run Flat tire reaches the run flat mode it has limited
driving capabilities and needs to be replaced immediately. A Run Flat tire is not repairable.
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
was originally equipped with your vehicle and should
not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph
(120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to
original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for
recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold It is not recommended driving a vehicle loaded at full
tire inflation pressures.
capacity or to tow a trailer while a tire is in the run flat
While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid mode.
and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be See the tire pressure monitoring section for more inforpoorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states pro- mation.
hibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
checked before using these tire types.
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rotation for your vehicle. If your vehicle has this option,
refer to an authorized tire dealer for the recommended
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with TIREFIT instead of a
tire rotation pattern.
spare tire, please refer to “TIREFIT KIT” in “What To Do
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
In Emergencies” for further information.
Spare Tires — If Equipped
CAUTION!
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a
compact, full size or limited-use temporary spare
installed. Damage to the vehicle may result.
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
Wheel — If Equipped
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only.
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a
compact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
the Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
driver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire.
Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T”
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/
80D18 103M.
T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and
Since this tire has limited tread life, the original equipwheel equivalent in look and function to the original
ment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled
equipment tire and wheel found on the front or rear axle
on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
of your vehicle. This spare tire may be used in the tire
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Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare tire.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire and
wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
WARNING!
Compact spares are for temporary emergency use
only. With these spares, do not drive more than
50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary use spares have limited
tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings, which
apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result in
spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size
spare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
first opportunity.
Limited-Use Spare — If Equipped
The limited-use spare tire is for temporary emergency
use only. This tire is identified by a label located on the
limited-use spare wheel. This label contains the driving
limitations for this spare. This tire may look like the
original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited-use spare
tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same as
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
Full Size Spare — If Equipped
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only. first opportunity.
This tire may look like the originally equipped tire on the
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WARNING!
Limited-use spares are for emergency use only. Installation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle
handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the
speed listed on the limit-use spare wheel. Keep
inflated to the cold tire inflation pressures listed on
your Tire and Loading Information Placard located
on the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the
driver’s side door. Replace (or repair) the original
equipment tire at the first opportunity and reinstall it
on your vehicle. Failure to do so could result in loss
of vehicle control.
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continuously when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
Tread Wear Indicators
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
to help you in determining when your tires should be
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
replaced.
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) or
for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping.
Tire Spinning
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tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced. Refer
to “Replacement Tires” in this section for further information.
Life Of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including, but not limited to:
• Driving style
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
• Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or
higher, and summer tires typically have a reduced
tread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle maintenance schedule is highly recommended.
These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
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WARNING!
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six
years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to
follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure.
You could lose control and have a collision resulting
in serious injury or death.
Information placard or the Vehicle Certification Label for
the size designation of your tire. The Load Index and
Speed Symbol for your tire will be found on the original
equipment tire sidewall. See the Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety Information section of this
manual for more information relating to the Load Index
and Speed Symbol of a tire.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
Replacement Tires
those of the original wheels.
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed. Refer to the paragraph on
“Tread Wear Indicators”. Refer to the Tire and Loading
It is recommended you contact your authorized tire
dealer or original equipment dealer with any questions
you may have on tire specifications or capability. Failure
to use equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect
the safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations
of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and
braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control and have
a collision resulting in serious injury or death. Use
only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity, other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have a collision.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
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CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
Use of traction devices require sufficient tire-to-body
clearance. Follow these recommendations to guard
against damage.
• Traction device must be of proper size for the tire, as
recommended by the traction device manufacturer.
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• Install on Rear Tires Only.
• Due to limited clearance, the Security Chain Company
(SCC) Super Z6 low profile traction device or equivalent is recommended on P215/65R17, P225/60R18 or
P235/55R18 tires..
• For an All Wheel Drive vehicle, P235/55R19 tire with
the use of a traction device that meets the SAE type
“Class S” specification is recommended.
WARNING!
Using tires of different size and type (M+S, Snow)
between front and rear axles can cause unpredictable
handling. You could lose control and have a collision.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the
following precautions:
• Because of restricted traction device clearance between tires and other suspension components, it is
important that only traction devices in good condition are used. Broken devices can cause serious
damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise
occurs that could indicate device breakage. Remove
the damaged parts of the device before further use.
• Install device as tightly as possible and then retighten after driving about ½ mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large
bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Do not drive for a prolonged period on dry pavement.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Observe the traction device manufacturer’s instructions on the method of installation, operating
speed, and conditions for use. Always use the
suggested operating speed of the device manufacturer’s if it is less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Do not use traction devices on a compact spare tire.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type
tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow and wet traction levels, and contribute to a
smooth, quiet ride.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals. The reasons for any rapid or
unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being
performed.
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The suggested rotation method is the “forward cross”
shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern
does not apply to some directional tires that must not be
reversed.
Tire Rotation
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recommended cold placard pressure.
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1
psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that when
the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will
decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on
cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire
pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least
three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a
three hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must
not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into
the tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires – General Information”
in “Starting and Operating” for information on how to
properly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will
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also increase as the vehicle is driven - this is normal and may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
there should be no adjustment for this increased pres- (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this information.
sure.
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning
limit for any reason, including low temperature effects
and natural pressure loss through the tire.
The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended
cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure warning (Tire Pressure Monitoring [TPM] Telltale Light) illuminates, you must increase the tire pressure to the
recommended cold placard pressure in order for the TPM
Telltale Light to turn off. The system will automatically
update and the TPM Telltale Light will turn off once the
system receives the updated tire pressures. The vehicle
For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
cold (parked for more than three hours) placard pressure
of 30 psi (207 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F
(20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 27 psi (186 kPa),
a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
pressure to approximately 23 psi (158 kPa). This tire
pressure is sufficiently low enough to turn ON the TPM
Telltale Light. Driving the vehicle may cause the tire
pressure to rise to approximately 27 psi (186 kPa), but the
TPM Telltale Light will still be ON. In this situation, the
TPM Telltale Light will turn OFF only after the tires are
inflated to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure value.
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CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using
replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Using aftermarket tire sealants may
cause the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
sensor to become inoperable. After using an aftermarket tire sealant it is recommended that you take
your vehicle to your local dealer to have your
sensor function checked.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure,
always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will
prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve
stem, which could damage the TPM sensor.
NOTE:
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and maintenance or to provide warning of a tire failure
or condition.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire pressure
gauge, even if under-inflation has not reached the level
to trigger illumination of the TPM Telltale Light.
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• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure, The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly (if
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in equipped) has a TPM sensor. The matching full size spare
can be used in place of any of the four road tires. The
the tire.
TPMS will only monitor the pressure in the full size spare
Base System
when it is used in place of a road tire. Otherwise, a spare
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless with a pressure below the low-pressure limit will not
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to cause the TPM Telltale Light to illuminate or the chime to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each sound.
wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire pressure
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
readings to the receiver module.
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
and to maintain the proper pressure.
The TPMS consists of the following components:
• Receiver module
• Four TPM sensors
• TPM Telltale Light
The TPM Telltale Light will illuminate in the
instrument cluster, a ⬙LOW TIRE⬙ message will be
displayed and a chime will sound when tire pressure is
low in one or more of the four active road tires. An
⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message will also be displayed. Should
this occur, you should stop as soon as possible, check the
inflation pressure of each tire on your vehicle, and inflate
each tire to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard
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pressure value as shown in the ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message. 2. Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains
materials that may block radio wave signals.
Once the system receives the updated tire pressures, the
system will automatically update and the TPM Telltale
3. Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or
Light and ⬙LOW TIRE⬙ message will turn off. The vehicle
wheel housings.
may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this 4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
information.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
Service TPMS Warning
Vehicles With Full Size Spare
If a system fault is detected, the TPM Telltale Light will
1. The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
has a TPM sensor that can be monitored by the TPMS.
The system fault will also sound a chime. If the ignition
switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat, providing the 2. If you install the full size spare in place of a road tire
system fault still exists. The TPM Telltale Light will turn
that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
off when the fault condition no longer exists. A system
limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, a chime will
fault can occur due to any of the following:
sound and the TPM Telltale Light and ⬙LOW TIRE⬙
message will turn ON. The ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message
1. Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
will also be displayed.
next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as
the TPM sensors.
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3. Driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph 3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
(24 km/h) will turn off the TPM Telltale Light and
15 mph (24 km/h), the ⬙LOW TIRE⬙ message will turn
off and the TPM Telltale Light will flash on and off for
⬙LOW TIRE⬙ message as long as no tire pressure is
75 seconds and then remain on solid.
below the low-pressure warning limit in any of the
four active road tires.
4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
sound and the TPM Telltale Light will flash on and off
Vehicles With Compact Spare
for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
1. The compact spare tire does not have a TPM sensor.
Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the pressure in 5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire, and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
the compact spare tire.
the TPMS will update automatically and the TPM
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
Telltale Light will turn OFF, as long as no tire pressure
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warnis below the low-pressure warning limit in any of the
ing limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, a chime
four active road tires. The vehicle may need to be
will sound and the TPM Telltale Light and ⬙LOW
driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h)
TIRE⬙ message will turn ON. The ⬙Inflate to XX⬙
in order for the TPMS to receive this information.
message will also be displayed.
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Premium System — If Equipped
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each
wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire pressure
readings to the receiver module.
The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly (if
equipped) has a TPM sensor. The full size spare can be
used in place of any of the four road tires. The TPMS will
only monitor the pressure in the full size spare tire when
it is used in place of a road tire. Otherwise, a spare with
a pressure below the low-pressure limit will not cause the
TPM Telltale Light to illuminate or the chime to sound.
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
and to maintain the proper pressure.
The TPM Telltale Light will illuminate in the
The TPMS consists of the following components:
instrument cluster and a chime will sound when
• Receiver module
tire pressure is low in one or more of the four active road
tires. In addition, the EVIC will display a ⬙LOW TIRE⬙
• Four TPM sensors
message and a graphic showing the pressure values of
• Various TPMS messages, which display in the Elec- each tire with the low tire pressure values flashing or
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
changing color. An ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message will also be
displayed.
• TPM Telltale Light
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will automatically update, the graphic display in the
EVIC will stop flashing or change color back to the
original color, and the TPM Telltale Light will turn off.
The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes
above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive
this information.
Tire Pressure Monitor Display
Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible
and inflate the tires with a low pressure condition (those
flashing or in a different color in the EVIC graphic) to the
vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure inflation
value as shown in the ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message. Once the
system receives the updated tire pressures, the system
Low Tire Pressure Monitor Display
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Service TPMS Warning
2. Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains
materials that may block radio wave signals.
If a system fault is detected, the TPM Telltale Light will
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. 3. Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or
The system fault will also sound a chime. In addition, the
wheel housings.
EVIC will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
for a minimum of five seconds and then display dashes (-) in place of the pressure value to indicate which sensor 5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
is not being received.
The EVIC will also display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat, message for a minimum of five seconds when a system
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault fault related to an incorrect sensor location fault is
no longer exists, the TPM Telltale Light will no longer detected. In this case, the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
flash, and the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message will no message is then followed with a graphic display with
longer display, and a pressure value will display in place pressure values still shown. This indicates that the presof the dashes. A system fault can occur due to any of the sure values are still being received from the TPM sensors
following:
but they may not be located in the correct vehicle
position. The system still needs to be serviced as long as
1. Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message is displayed.
next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as
the TPM sensors.
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Vehicles With Full Size Spare
Vehicles With Compact Spare
1. The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly 1. The compact spare tire does not have a TPM sensor.
Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the pressure in
has a TPM sensor that can be monitored by the TPMS.
the compact spare tire.
2. If you install the full size spare in place of a road tire
that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning 2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warnlimit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, a chime will
ing limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, the TPM
sound and the TPM Telltale Light will turn ON. In
addition, the EVIC will display a low pressure mesTelltale Light will remain ON and a chime will sound.
In addition, the graphic in the EVIC will still display a
sage and a graphic showing the low tire pressure
flashing pressure value or a pressure value in a
value flashing or in a different color. An ⬙Inflate to XX⬙
message will also be displayed.
different color. An ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message will also be
displayed.
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h) the TPM Telltale Light will turn 3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h), the TPM Telltale Light will flash on
OFF, and the pressure value displayed will be updated
and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. In
and stop flashing or return to its original color as long
addition, the EVIC will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM
as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning
SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five seconds and
limit in any of the four active road tires.
then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value.
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4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
sound, the TPM Telltale Light will flash on and off for
75 seconds and then remain on solid, and the EVIC
will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for a
minimum of five seconds and then display dashes (- -)
in place of the pressure value.
General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and • This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired opreinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
eration.
the TPMS will update automatically. In addition, the
TPM Telltale Light will turn OFF and the graphic in The TPM sensors are regulated under one of the followthe EVIC will display a new pressure value instead of ing licenses:
dashes (- -), as long as no tire pressure is below the
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low-pressure warning limit in any of the four active United States
road tires. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to Canada
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20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the
TPMS to receive this information.
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474 STARTING AND OPERATING
an octane range of 87 to 89. The manufacturer recommends the use of 89 octane for optimum performance.
3.6L Engine — If Equipped
The use of premium gasoline is not recommended, as it
will not provide any benefit over regular gasoline in
This engine is designed to meet all emis- these engines.
sions regulations and provide excellent
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
fuel economy and performance when usyour engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
ing high-quality unleaded “regular” gasohigh speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
line having an octane rating of 87. The use
required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
of premium gasoline is not recommended, as it will not
as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experiprovide any benefit over regular gasoline in these
ence these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
engines.
before considering service for the vehicle.
5.7L Engine — If Equipped
Over 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
This engine is designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide satisfactory
fuel economy and performance when using high-quality unleaded gasoline having
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldwide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gasolines that meet the WWFC specifications if they are available.
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Reformulated Gasoline
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasoline contain oxygenates and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasoline. Properly blended reformulated gasoline will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol. Use of these
blends may result in starting and drivability problems, damage critical fuel system components, cause
emissions to exceed the applicable standard, and/or
cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light” to illuminate. Pump labels should clearly communicate if a
fuel contains greater than 10% Ethanol.
Problems that result from using gasoline containing
Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxy- are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
genates such as Ethanol. Fuels blended with oxygenates not be covered under New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
may be used in your vehicle.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
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To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with
Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFV) are compatible with gaso- E-85 perform the following:
line containing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher • Drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer).
ethanol content may void the New Vehicle Limited
• Change the engine oil and oil filter.
Warranty.
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85 • Disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the
engine controller memory.
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
• Operate in a lean mode.
exposure to E-85 fuel.
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on.
MMT In Gasoline
• Poor engine performance.
Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl (MMT)
is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is
• Poor cold start and cold drivability.
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
• Increased risk for fuel system component corrosion.
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
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without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content Fuel System Cautions
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
CAUTION!
the gasoline contains MMT. MMT is prohibited in Federal
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
and California reformulated gasoline.
performance:
Materials Added To Fuel
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine perforAll gasoline sold in the United States is required to
mance and damage the emissions control system.
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
•
An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
conditions and they would result in additional cost.
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
fuel.
or malfunctioning and may require immediate service. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being
sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended.
(Continued)
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
Most of these products contain high concentrations
of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such
fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the
manufacturer.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control
system can result in civil penalties being assessed against
you.
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
(Continued)
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every
time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal
conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive
with all side windows fully open.
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FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L ENGINE ONLY) — IF
EQUIPPED
E-85 General Information
The information in this section is for Flexible Fuel vehicles only. These vehicles can be identified by a unique
fuel filler door label that states Ethanol (E-85) or Unleaded Gasoline Only. This section only covers those
subjects that are unique to these vehicles. Please refer to
the other sections of this manual for information on
features that are common between Flexible Fuel and
gasoline-only powered vehicles.
CAUTION!
Only vehicles with the E-85 fuel filler door label can
operate on E-85.
Ethanol Fuel (E-85)
E-85 is a mixture of approximately 85% fuel ethanol and
15% unleaded gasoline.
WARNING!
Ethanol vapors are extremely flammable and could
cause serious personal injury. Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when removing the fuel filler tube cap (gas cap) or filling the
tank. Do not use E-85 as a cleaning agent and never
use it near an open flame.
Fuel Requirements
If your vehicle is E-85 compatible, it will operate on
unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87, or E-85
fuel, or any mixture of these two fuels.
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For best results, a refueling pattern that avoids alternat- • Some additives used in regular gasoline are not fully
ing between E-85 and unleaded gasoline is recomcompatible with E-85 and may form deposits in your
engine. To eliminate driveability issues that may be
mended.
caused by these deposits, a supplemental gasoline
When you do switch fuel types it is recommended that:
additive, such as MOPAR® Injector Cleanup or
• You do not add less than 5 gallons (19 Liters) when
Techron may be used.
refueling.
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
• You drive the vehicle immediately after refueling for at (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles
least 5 miles (8 km).
FFV vehicles operated on E-85 require specially formuObserving these precautions will avoid possible hard lated engine oils. These special requirements are included
starting and/or significant deterioration in driveability in MOPAR® engine oils, and in equivalent oils meeting
during warm up.
Chrysler Specification MS-6395. The manufacturer only
recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet
NOTE:
the requirements of Material Standard MS-6395. MS-6395
• Use seasonally adjusted E-85 fuel (ASTM D5798). With contains additional requirements, developed during exnon-seasonally adjusted E-85 fuel, you may experience tensive fleet testing, to provide additional protection to
hard starting and rough idle following start up even if Chrysler Group LLC engines. Use MOPAR® or an
the above recommendations are followed, especially equivalent oil meeting the specification MS-6395.
when the ambient temperature is below 32°F (0°C).
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Starting
Replacement Parts
The characteristics of E-85 fuel make it unsuitable for use
when ambient temperatures fall below 0°F (-18°C). In the
range of 0°F (-18°C) to 32°F (0°C), you may experience an
increase in the time it takes for your engine to start, and
a deterioration in driveability (sags and/or hesitations)
until the engine is fully warmed up.
Many components in your Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) are
designed to be compatible with ethanol. Always be sure
that your vehicle is serviced with correct ethanol compatible parts.
NOTE: Use of the engine block heater (if equipped) is
beneficial for E-85 startability when the ambient temperature is less than 32°F (0°C).
Replacing fuel system components with non-ethanol
compatible components can damage your vehicle.
Cruising Range
Because E-85 fuel contains less energy per gallon/liter
than gasoline, you will experience an increase in fuel
consumption. You can expect your miles per gallon
(mpg)/miles per liter and your driving range to decrease
by about 30%, compared to gasoline operation.
CAUTION!
Maintenance
CAUTION!
Do not use ethanol mixture greater than 85% in your
vehicle. It will cause difficulty in cold starting and
may affect drivability.
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ADDING FUEL
1. Press the fuel filler door release switch (located in the
driver’s door map pocket).
Fuel Filler Door
Fuel Filler Door Release Switch
2. Open the fuel filler door.
NOTE: In certain cold conditions, ice may prevent the
fuel door from opening. If this occurs, lightly push on the
fuel door to break the ice buildup and re-release the fuel
door using the inside release button. Do not pry on the
door.
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3. There is no fuel filler cap. A flapper door inside the
pipe seals the system.
4. Insert the fuel nozzle fully into the filler pipe – the
nozzle opens and holds the flapper door while refueling.
NOTE: Only the correct size nozzle opens the latches
allowing the flapper door to open.
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5. Fill the vehicle with fuel – when the fuel nozzle
“clicks” or shuts off the fuel tank is full.
6. Remove the fuel nozzle and close the fuel door.
NOTE: A funnel is provided (located in the trunk in the
spare tire area) to open the flapper door to allow for
emergency refueling with a gas can.
Fuel Funnel
CAUTION!
To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
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WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the
vehicle when the fuel door is open or the tank is
being filled.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and federal fire regulations and may cause the “Malfunction Indicator
Light” to turn on.
• A fire may result if fuel is pumped into a portable
container that is inside of a vehicle. You could be
burned. Always place fuel containers on the
ground while filling.
Emergency Fuel Filler Door Release
If you are unable to open the fuel filler door, use the fuel
filler door emergency release.
1. Open the trunk.
2. Remove the access cover (located on the left side inner
trim panel).
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3. Pull the release cable.
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Access Cover
Release Cable
486 STARTING AND OPERATING
VEHICLE LOADING
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) rear
The load carrying capacity of your vehicle is shown on • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
the “Vehicle Certification Label”. This information • Type of Vehicle
should be used for passenger and luggage loading as
• Month Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
indicated.
Do not exceed the specified Gross Vehicle Weight Rating The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the VIN.
(GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
Vehicle Certification Label
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
Your vehicle has a Vehicle Certification Label affixed to This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total
the drivers side B-Pillar or the rear of the driver’s door. load must be limited so that you do not exceed the
GVWR.
The label contains the following information:
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
• Name of manufacturer
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
• Month and year of manufacture
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR.
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) front
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WARNING!
Because the front wheels steer the vehicle, it is
important that you do not exceed the maximum front
or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition can
result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
Overloading
The load carrying components (axle, springs, tires,
wheels, etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory
service as long as you do not exceed the GVWR and the
front and rear GAWR.
Figure out the weight on the front and rear of the vehicle
separately. It is important that you distribute the load
evenly over the front and rear axles.
Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and
shorten useful service life. Heavier axles or suspension
components do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s
GVWR.
Loading
To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty
weight, axle-by-axle and side-by-side. Store heavier items
down low and be sure you distribute their weight as
evenly as possible. Stow all loose items securely before
The best way to figure out the total weight of your driving. If weighing the loaded vehicle shows that you
vehicle is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for have exceeded either GAWR, but the total load is within
operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to ensure that the specified GVWR, you must redistribute the weight.
Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect
it is not over the GVWR.
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
the brakes operate.
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NOTE:
Common Towing Definitions
• Refer to the “Vehicle Certification Label” affixed to the The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
rear of the driver’s door for your vehicle’s GVWR and you in understanding the following information:
GAWRs.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
• Refer to the “Tire Placard” for your vehicle’s proper The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
tire pressure.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
exceed the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle
In this section you will find safety tips and information Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do further information.
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully
review this information to tow your load as efficiently Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
and safely as possible.
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or temTo maintain the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage,
porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
follow the requirements and recommendations in this
ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to
manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
TRAILER TOWING
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measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a
vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be
supported by the scale.
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
and trailer when weighed in combination.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
WARNING!
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
Tongue Weight (TW)
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not be less
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
than 10% of the trailer load. You must consider this as
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
part of the load on your vehicle.
rear GAWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further Frontal Area
information.
The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the
maximum width of the front of a trailer.
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Trailer Sway Control
The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be
installed between the hitch receiver and the trailer tongue
that typically provides adjustable friction associated with
the telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer
swaying motions while traveling.
Weight-Carrying Hitch
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
some other connecting point of the vehicle. These kinds
of hitches are the most popular on the market today and
they are commonly used to tow small and medium sized
trailers.
Weight-Distributing Hitch
A weight-distributing system works by applying leverage through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
for heavier loads to distribute trailer tongue weight to the
tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When used
in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, it provides for a more level ride, offering more consistent
steering and brake control thereby enhancing towing
safety. The addition of a friction/hydraulic sway control
also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and
contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability.
Trailer sway control and a weight distributing (load
equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier Tongue
Weights (TW) and may be required depending on vehicle
and trailer configuration/loading to comply with Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) requirements. Weight Distribution hitched are recommended for loads in excess of
5,000 lbs (2,268 kg).
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WARNING!
• An improperly adjusted Weight Distributing Hitch
system may reduce handling, stability, braking
performance, and could result in a collision.
• Weight Distributing Systems may not be compatible with Surge Brake Couplers. Consult with your
hitch and trailer manufacturer or a reputable Recreational Vehicle dealer for additional information.
Trailer Hitch Classification
The following chart provides the industry standard for
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Class
Max. Trailer Hitch Industry Standards
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium Duty
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Class III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Class IV - Extra Heavy
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Duty
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given
drivetrain.
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed
on your vehicle.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight
Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer
weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
Engine/Transmission
3.6L Automatic
5.7L Automatic
Max. GTW (Gross
Trailer Weight)
22 sq ft (2.04 sq m)
1,000 lbs (454 kg)
32 sq ft (2.97 sq m)
1,000 lbs (454 kg)
Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
Frontal Area
NOTE: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as
part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo, and
it should never exceed the weight referenced on the “Tire
and Loading Information” placard. Refer to “Tire Safety
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.
Max. Tongue Weight (See
Note)
100 lbs (45 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
Trailer And Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your
vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the
rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to side
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which will cause loss of control of the vehicle and trailer. Consider the following items when computing the
Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
many trailer collisions.
• The tongue weight of the trailer.
Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on • The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
your bumper or trailer hitch.
put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options or dealer-installed options must
be considered as part of the total load on your vehicle.
Refer to the “Tire and Loading Information” placard for
the maximum combined weight of occupants and cargo
for your vehicle.
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Towing Requirements
WARNING! (Continued)
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components the following guidelines are recommended:
WARNING!
Improper towing can lead to an injury collision.
Follow these guidelines to make your trailer towing
as safe as possible:
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and it will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have a collision.
(Continued)
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not
overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can
cause a loss of control, poor performance, or damage to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering,
suspension, chassis structure, or tires.
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.
Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and allow
enough slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic
transmission in PARK. Always, block or ⴖchockⴖ
the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
• Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles
(805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine, axle
or other parts could be damaged.
• Then, during the first 500 miles (805 km) that a
trailer is towed, do not drive over 50 mph (80 km/h)
and do not make starts at full throttle. This helps
the engine and other parts of the vehicle wear in at
the heavier loads.
1. Max loading as defined on the “Tire and Loading
Information” placard.
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized. (This requirement may limit the ability to
always achieve the 10% to 15% range of tongue
weight as a percentage of total trailer weight.)
Towing Requirements — Tires
– Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
– Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for information on tire pressures and for proper
tire inflation procedures.
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– Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation pressures • An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
before trailer usage.
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
– Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
brake controller is not required.
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for information on tread wear indicators and for the proper • Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
1,000 lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
inspection procedure.
2,000 lbs (907 kg).
– When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for information
WARNING!
on replacement tires and for the proper tire replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher load • Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s
carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s GVWR
hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake
and GAWR limits.
system and cause it to fail. You might not have
Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
• Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
personal injury.
brakes when you need them and could have a
collision.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights And Wiring
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping
distance. When towing you should allow for additional space between your vehicle and the vehicle
in front of you. Failure to do so could result in a
collision.
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stoplights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
CAUTION!
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
wiring harness.
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a four- and sevenpin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness and connector.
The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
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Four-Pin Connector
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
Seven-Pin Connector
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
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If you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than 45
minutes of continuous operation, then change the transBefore setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping,
mission fluid and filter as specified for “police, taxi, fleet,
and backing up the trailer in an area located away from
or frequent trailer towing⬙ (five-speed transmission
heavy traffic.
only). Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the
Automatic Transmission
proper maintenance intervals.
Towing Tips
The DRIVE range can be selected when towing. The Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped
transmission controls include a drive strategy to avoid
frequent shifting when towing. However, if frequent • Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
shifting does occur while in DRIVE, you can use the • When using the speed control, if you experience speed
AutoStick® shift control (if equipped) or the LOW range
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
(if equipped) to select a lower gear.
you can get back to cruising speed.
NOTE: Using a lower gear while operating the vehicle • Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
under heavy loading conditions will improve performaximize fuel efficiency.
mance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup. This action will also AutoStick® — If Equipped
provide better engine braking.
• When using the AutoStick® shift control, select the
highest gear that allows for adequate performance and
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500 STARTING AND OPERATING
avoids frequent downshifts. For example, choose “4” if Air Conditioning
the desired speed can be maintained. Choose “3” or
Turn off temporarily.
“2” if needed to maintain the desired speed.
• To prevent excess heat generation, avoid continuous RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
driving at high RPM. Reduce vehicle speed as neces- MOTORHOME, ETC.)
sary to avoid extended driving at high RPM. Return to Two-Wheel Drive And All-Wheel Drive
a higher gear or vehicle speed when grade and road
Recreational towing (with all four wheels on the ground,
conditions allow.
or using a tow dolly) is NOT ALLOWED. The only
Cooling System
acceptable method for towing this vehicle (behind another vehicle) is on a vehicle trailer with all four wheels
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overOFF the ground.
heating, take the following actions:
City Driving
When stopped for short periods of time, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
Highway Driving
Reduce speed.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission and/or transfer
case damage. Damage from improper towing is not
covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . .503
▫ Jacking And Changing A Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . .510
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .503
▫ Road Tire Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
䡵 WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE
䡵 JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES . . . .
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . .
▫ Torque Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .505
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . .
䡵 JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING . . . . . . . . . .506
䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . .
▫ Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . .507
䡵 SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE — 5 SPEED
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509
TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . .516
. . . . . . .516
. . . . . . .518
. . . . . . .520
. . . . . . .522
䡵 MANUAL PARK RELEASE — 8 SPEED
TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .523
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502 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .525
▫ Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) Models . . . . . . . . . .528
▫ All Wheel Drive (AWD) Models . . . . . . . . . . .527
▫ Without The Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .529
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 503
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
may wear down your battery.
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located in the
switch bank near the top center of the instrument panel. IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning
flasher. When the switch is activated, all directional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
• On the highways — slow down.
• In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase the engine idle
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
speed.
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
an impending overheat condition:
other motorists.
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the • If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
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504 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads “H,”
pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with
the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops
back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on
the “H,” turn the engine off immediately and call for
service.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
Proper lug nut/bolt torque is very important to ensure
that the wheel is properly mounted to the vehicle. Any
time a wheel has been removed and reinstalled on the
vehicle the lug nuts/bolts should be torqued using a
properly calibrated torque wrench.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 505
Torque Specifications
Lug Nut/Bolt Torque
**Lug Nut/
Bolt Size
130 Ft-Lbs (176 N·m)
M14 x 1.50
Lug Nut/
Bolt Socket
Size
22 mm
**Use only Chrysler recommended lug nuts/bolts and
clean or remove any dirt or oil before tightening.
Inspect the wheel mounting surface prior to mounting
the tire and remove any corrosion or loose particles.
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Wheel Mounting Surface
Tighten the lug nuts/bolts in a star pattern until each
nut/bolt has been tightened twice.
After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut/bolt torque to be
sure that all the lug nuts/bolts are properly seated
against the wheel.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING!
Torque Patterns
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is
on a jack.
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for
changing tires only. The jack should not be used to
(Continued)
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 507
WARNING! (Continued)
lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only.
Avoid ice or slippery areas.
Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage
The jack and spare tire are both stowed under an access
cover in the trunk. Follow these steps to access the jack
and spare tire.
NOTE: The spare tire must be removed in order to
access the jack.
1. Open the trunk.
2. Lift the access cover using the pull strap.
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Opening The Access Panel
3. Remove the fastener securing the spare tire.
508 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Spare Tire Fastener
4. Remove the spare tire.
5. Remove the fastener securing the jack.
Jack Fastener
6. Remove the jack and lug wrench assembly from under
the spare tire. Turn the jack screw to the left to loosen
the lug wrench, and remove the wrench from the jack
assembly.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 509
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
the places provided. Have the deflated (flat) tire
repaired or replaced immediately.
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Place the shift lever into PARK.
5. Turn OFF the ignition.
6. Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally
opposite of the jacking position. For exPreparations For Jacking
ample, if changing the right front tire,
block the left rear wheel.
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible. Avoid icy or slippery
areas.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off
the road to avoid being hit when operating the jack
or changing the wheel.
when the vehicle is being jacked.
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510 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Jacking And Changing A Tire
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to
help prevent personal injury or damage to your
vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible before raising the
vehicle.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic
transmission in PARK; a manual transmission in
REVERSE.
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a
jack.
(Continued)
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. If
you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a
service center where it can be raised on a lift.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for
lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely
careful of motor traffic.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 511
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Jack Warning Label
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in the Jacking
Instructions for this vehicle.
Jacking Locations
1. Remove the spare tire, jack, and lug wrench.
2. If equipped with aluminum wheels where the center
cap covers the lug nuts, use the lug wrench to pry the
center cap off carefully before raising the vehicle.
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3. Before raising the vehicle, use the lug wrench to
loosen, but not remove, the lug nuts on the wheel with
the flat tire. Turn the lug nuts counterclockwise one
turn while the wheel is still on the ground.
4. Place the jack underneath the lift area that is closest to
the flat tire. Turn the jack screw clockwise to firmly
engage the jack saddle with the lift area of the sill
flange.
NOTE: If the vehicle is too low for jack placement, slide
the jack on its side and rotate it up into position.
Front Jacking Location
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 513
WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to remove the tire.
6. Remove the lug nuts and tire.
7. Mount the spare tire.
CAUTION!
Rear Jacking Location
5. Raise the vehicle just enough to remove the flat tire
and install the spare tire.
Be sure to mount the spare tire with the valve stem
facing outward. The vehicle could be damaged if the
spare tire is mounted incorrectly.
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514 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
NOTE:
• For vehicles so equipped, do not attempt to install a
center cap or wheel cover on the compact spare.
• Refer to “Compact Spare Tire” and to “Limited-Use
Spare” under “Tires—General Information” in
“Starting and Operating” for additional warnings,
cautions, and information about the spare tire, its
use, and operation.
8. Install the lug nuts with the cone shaped end of the lug
nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts.
Mounting Spare Tire
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 515
9. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack Road Tire Installation
handle counterclockwise.
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
10. Refer to Torque Specifications for proper lug nut
2. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped
torque.
end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
lug nuts.
11. Stow the jack, tools and flat tire. Make sure the base
of the jack faces the front of the vehicle before
tightening down the fastener.
WARNING!
WARNING!
• A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the
vehicle.
• Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in the
places provided. Have the deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced immediately.
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
handle counterclockwise.
4. Refer to Torque Table for proper lug nut torque.
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516 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
5. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a
torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly
seated against the wheel.
CAUTION! (Continued)
than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
alternator or electrical system may occur.
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
WARNING!
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
so please follow the procedures in this section carefully. Preparations For Jump-Start
NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack The battery is stored under an access cover in the trunk.
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and Remote battery posts are located on the right side of the
precautions.
engine compartment for jump-starting.
NOTE: The remote battery posts are viewed by standing
on the right side of the vehicle looking over the fender.
CAUTION!
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
other booster source with a system voltage greater
(Continued)
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 517
WARNING!
Remote Battery Post Locations
1 — Remote Positive (+) Post
2 — Remote Negative (-) Post
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the
ignition switch is ON. You can be injured by
moving fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as watch bands or
bracelets that might make an inadvertent electrical
contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your
skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is
flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission
into PARK and turn the ignition to LOCK.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
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518 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
3. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park
the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
Jump-Starting Procedure
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
Connecting The Jumper Cables
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
remote positive (+) post of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
WARNING!
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
Failure to follow this jump-starting procedure could
result in personal injury or property damage due to
battery explosion.
3. Connect the negative (-) end of the jumper cable to the
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable to the remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with
the discharged battery.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 519
WARNING!
Do not connect the jumper cable to the negative (-)
post of the discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark could cause the battery to explode and
could result in personal injury. Only use the specific
ground point, do not use any other exposed metal
parts.
6. Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables
in the reverse sequence:
Disconnecting The Jumper Cables
1. Disconnect the negative (-) end of the jumper cable
from the remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with
the discharged battery.
2. Disconnect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then 3. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged
from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
battery.
4. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable from the remote positive (+) post of the vehicle
with the discharged battery.
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle
you should have the battery and charging system inspected at your authorized dealer.
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520 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CAUTION!
Accessories plugged into the vehicle power outlets
draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not
in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough without engine operation,
the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to
degrade battery life and/or prevent the engine from
starting.
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand, or snow, it
can often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn the
steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
front wheels. Then shift back and forth between DRIVE
and REVERSE while gently pressing the accelerator. Use
the least amount of accelerator pedal pressure that will
maintain the rocking motion, without spinning the
wheels or racing the engine.
NOTE: For vehicles with 8-speed transmission: Shifts
between DRIVE and REVERSE can only be achieved at
wheel speeds of 5 mph (8 km/h) or less. Whenever the
transmission remains in NEUTRAL for more than 2
seconds, you must press the brake pedal to engage
DRIVE or REVERSE.
CAUTION!
Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to
transmission overheating and failure. Allow the engine to idle with the transmission in NEUTRAL for at
least one minute after every five rocking-motion
cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce
the risk of transmission failure during prolonged
efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 521
NOTE: Press the ⬙ESC Off⬙ switch, to place the Electronic
Stability Control (ESC) system in ⬙Partial Off⬙ mode,
before rocking the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic Brake
Control” in “Starting And Operating” for further information. Once the vehicle has been freed, press the ⬙ESC
Off⬙ switch again to restore ⬙ESC On⬙ mode.
CAUTION!
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between DRIVE and REVERSE, do not spin the
wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain
damage may result.
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission overheating and failure.
It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels
above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no transmission shifting occurring).
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause damage, or
even failure, of the axle and tires. A tire could
explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for
longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping when you are stuck and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
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522 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE — 5 SPEED
TRANSMISSION
If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be
moved out of the PARK position, you can use the
following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever:
1. Turn the engine OFF.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
3. Remove the rubber liner from the storage tray (located
next to the shifter on the center console).
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
Shift Lever Override
5. Insert a screwdriver or similar tool into the access port 6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
(in the left side of the storage bin), and push and hold
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
the override release lever in.
8. Reinstall the rubber storage bin liner.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 523
MANUAL PARK RELEASE — 8 SPEED
TRANSMISSION
2. Remove the console storage bin to access the Manual
Park Release lever.
WARNING!
Always secure your vehicle by fully applying the
parking brake, before activating the Manual Park
Release. Activating the Manual Park Release will
allow your vehicle to roll away if it is not secured by
the parking brake or by proper connection to a tow
vehicle. Activating the Manual Park Release on an
unsecured vehicle could lead to serious injury or
death for those in or around the vehicle.
In order to push or tow the vehicle in cases where the
Console Storage Bin
transmission will not shift out of PARK (such as a dead
3. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, fish the
battery), a Manual Park Release is available.
tether strap up through the opening in the console
Follow these steps to use the Manual Park Release:
base.
1. Firmly apply the parking brake.
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524 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
4. Insert the screwdriver into the slot in the center of the
lever, and disengage the lever locking tab by pushing
it to the right.
Locking Tab
5. While holding the locking tab in the disengaged
position, pull the tether strap to rotate the lever up and
rearward, until it locks in place in the vertical position.
The vehicle is now out of PARK and can be towed.
Release the parking brake only when the vehicle is
securely connected to a tow vehicle.
Tether Strap
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 525
To Reset The Manual Park Release:
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
1. Push the latch (at the base of the lever, on the rear side)
rearward (away from the lever) to unlatch the lever.
This section describes procedures for towing a disabled
vehicle using a commercial wrecker service.
2. Rotate the Manual Park Release lever forward and
down, to its original position, until the locking tab
snaps into place to secure the lever.
3. Pull up gently on the tether strap to confirm that the
lever is locked in its stowed position.
4. Tuck the tether strap into the base of the console.
Reinstall the console storage bin.
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526 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheel Lift
Flatbed
Wheels OFF the
Ground
NONE
Front
RWD MODELS
AWD MODELS
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
Rear
IF Transmission is operable:
• Transmission in NEUTRAL
• 30 mph (48 km/h) max
speed
• 15 mi (24 km) max distance
(5-speed trans)
• 30 mi (48 km) max distance
(8-speed trans)
OK
ALL
BEST METHOD
• Ignition in ON/RUN
position
• Transmission in NEUTRAL
BEST METHOD
Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent equipment designed for this purpose, following equipdamage to your vehicle. Use only tow bars and other ment manufacturer’s instructions. Use of safety chains is
mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other towing device to
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 527
main structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers
or associated brackets. State and local laws regarding
vehicles under tow must be observed.
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.)
while being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN
position, not the ACC position.
If the vehicle’s battery is discharged, refer to “Manual
Park Release” or “Shift Lever Override” in this section for
instructions on shifting the transmission out of PARK for
towing.
CAUTION!
• Do not use sling type equipment when towing.
Damage to the fascia will occur.
• When securing the vehicle to a flatbed truck, do not
attach to the front or rear suspension components.
(Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
Damage to your vehicle may result from improper
towing.
• Do not push or tow this vehicle with another
vehicle as damage to the bumper fascia and transmission may result.
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position, not in the OFF or ACC position.
• If the vehicle being towed requires steering, the
ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position,
not in the OFF or ACC position.
• The manufacturer does not recommend towing this
vehicle using a tow dolly. Vehicle damage may
occur.
All Wheel Drive (AWD) Models
The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle with
all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
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528 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
If the transmission and drivetrain are operable, vehicles
equipped with AWD can also be towed with the ignition
in the ON/RUN position, the transmission in NEUTRAL
(not in PARK!), and the rear wheels OFF the ground with
no limitation on speed or distance. Since the ignition
MUST be in the ON/RUN position to tow in this manner,
AWD vehicles must be towed with ALL FOUR wheels
OFF the ground (e.g. on a flatbed truck) if the Key Fob is
unavailable.
CAUTION!
• Towing this vehicle using any other method could
result in extensive damage to the transfer case
and/or transmission.
• Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) Models
The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle with
all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
If flatbed equipment is not available, and the transmission is operable, this vehicle may be towed (with rear
wheels on the ground) under the following conditions:
• The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
• The towing speed must not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• The towing distance must not exceed 15 miles (24 km)
for 5-speed transmission, or 30 miles (48 km) for
8-speed transmission.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 529
If the transmission is not operable, or the vehicle must be
towed faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or farther than 15
miles (24 km) for 5-speed transmission, or 30 miles
(48 km) for 8-speed transmission, tow with the rear
wheels OFF the ground (on a flatbed, or with the rear
wheels raised using a wheel lift and the transmission in
NEUTRAL).
Without The Key Fob
Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed
with the ignition in the LOCK/OFF position. The only
approved method of towing without the Key Fob is with
a flatbed truck. Proper towing equipment is necessary to
prevent damage to the vehicle.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L . . . . . . . . . .533
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L . . . . . . . . . .534
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II . .535
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .545
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .535
▫ A/C Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .546
䡵 REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .537
䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .537
䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .538
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
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▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560
▫ All Wheel Drive (AWD) — If Equipped . . . . .562
▫ Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .563
▫ Front Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam
Headlamp, Park/Turn Lamp, And Side Marker
Lamp — Models With Halogen Headlamps . . .584
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .563
▫ Front Low Beam Headlamp And Park/Turn Lamp
— Models With High Intensity Discharge
Headlamps (HID) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .571
▫ Backup Lamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
▫ Front Power Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . .571
▫ License Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
▫ Rear Power Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . .576 䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
䡵 VEHICLE STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582 䡵 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS .589
䡵 REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .584
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .590
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
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1 — Remote Jump Start (Positive Battery
Post)
2 — Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
3 — Remote Jump Start (Negative Battery
Post)
4 — Engine Oil Dipstick
7 — Air Cleaner Filter
5 — Brake Fluid Reservoir Access Cover
6 — Engine Coolant Reservoir
8 — Engine Oil Fill
9 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L
1 — Remote Jump Start (Positive Battery
Post)
2 — Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
3 — Remote Jump Start (Negative Battery
Post)
4 — Brake Fluid Reservoir Access Cover
7 — Engine Oil Fill
5 — Engine Coolant Reservoir
6 — Air Cleaner Filter
8 — Engine Oil Dipstick
9 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard
diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).” It
will also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emissions control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and driveability.
The vehicle must be serviced before any emissions
tests can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
For states that require an Inspection and Maintenance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
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Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not on when 2. As soon as you cycle the ignition switch to the ON
the engine is running, and that the OBD II system is
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part
ready for testing.
of a normal bulb check.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II 3. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
happen:
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replace• The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
ment. If the OBD II system should be determined not
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
Your vehicle has a simple ignition actuated test, which
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
you can use prior to going to the test station. To check if
not proceed to the I/M station.
your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must do the
• The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
following:
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the
1. Cycle the ignition switch to the ON position, but do
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system
not crank or start the engine.
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
NOTE: If you crank or start the engine, you will have to If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your
start this test over.
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
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you may need to do nothing more than drive your
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
DEALER SERVICE
Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personnel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is available which include detailed service information for
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced attempting any procedure yourself.
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
running.
penalties being assessed against you.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use of genuine MOPAR® parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to ensure the designed performance. Damage or failures
caused by the use of non-MOPAR® parts for maintenance and repairs will not be covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty.
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WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized dealer or qualified
repair center.
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of your
vehicle and also allow extended maintenance intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these components as the chemicals can damage your engine,
transmission, power steering or air conditioning.
Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed because of
component malfunction, use only the specified
fluid for the flushing procedure.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
“Maintenance Schedule”, there are other components
which may require servicing or replacement in the future.
CAUTION!
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
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Checking Oil Level — 5.7L Engine
Engine Oil
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
fully warmed engine is shut off.
check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a
fully warmed engine is shut off.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
the oil level in the “SAFE” range. Adding 1.0 qt (1.0 L) of
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain
oil when the reading is at the bottom of the “SAFE” range
the oil level between the MIN and MAX markings on the
will result in an oil level at the top of the “SAFE” range
dipstick. Adding 1.0 qt (1.0 L) of oil when the reading is
on these engines.
at the MIN mark will result in a MAX reading on these
engines.
Checking Oil Level — 3.6L Engine
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil aeration or
loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.
Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil aeration or
loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.
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Change Engine Oil
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is Identification Symbol
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
This symbol means that the oil has
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for further informabeen certified by the American
tion.
Petroleum Institute (API). The
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change inmanufacturer only recommends
tervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve
API Certified engine oils.
months, whichever occurs first.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet
the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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Engine Oil Viscosity — 3.6L Engine
Engine Oil Viscosity — 5.7L Engine
MOPAR® SAE 5W-20 engine oil approved to Chrysler
Material Standard MS-6395 such as Pennzoil®, Shell
Helix® or equivalent is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy.
MOPAR® SAE 5W-20 engine oil or equivalent such as
Pennzoil® or Shell Helix® is recommended for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature starting and vehicle fuel economy.
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
engine oil filler cap location, refer to the “Engine Compartment” illustration in this section.
NOTE: MOPAR® SAE 5W-30 engine oil approved to
Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395 such as Pennzoil®,
Shell Helix® or equivalent may be used when SAE 5W-20
engine oil meeting MS-6395 is not available.
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compartment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with a 5.7L engine must use
SAE 5W-20 oil. Failure to do so may result in improper
operation of the Fuel Saver Technology. Refer to “Fuel
Saver Technology – If Equipped” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
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Lubricants that do not have both, the engine oil certifi- indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
cation mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
station or governmental agency for advice on how and
should not be used.
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
Synthetic Engine Oils
your area.
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recomEngine Oil Filter
mended oil quality requirements are met, and the recommended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
at every engine oil change.
are followed.
Materials Added To Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter Selection
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its
performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
service. MOPAR® engine oil filters are a high quality oil
filter and are recommended.
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
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Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
maintenance intervals.
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR® engine air
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are recomWARNING!
mended.
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine Maintenance-Free Battery
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary You will never have to add water, nor is periodic mainfor repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is tenance required.
near the engine compartment before starting the
vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner, NOTE: The battery is stored under an access cover in
the trunk. Remote battery terminals are located in the
hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in
engine compartment for jump starting. Refer to “Jumpserious personal injury.
Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”
for further information.
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WARNING! (Continued)
Battery Location
WARNING!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean
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over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water.
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use
a booster battery or any other booster source with
an output greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
• The battery in this vehicle has a vent hose that
should not be disconnected and should only be
replaced with a battery of the same type (vented).
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CAUTION!
• It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to
the negative post. Battery posts are marked positive
(+) and negative (-) and are identified on the
battery case. Cable clamps should be tight on the
terminal posts and free of corrosion.
• If a “fast charger” is used while the battery is in the
vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables before connecting the charger to the battery. Do not
use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause the
system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD,
for further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced technician.
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CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R134a — If
Equipped
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by authorized dealer or other
service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling HFO 1234yf
— If Equipped
HFO 1234yf Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product
with a low GWP (Global Warming Potential). However,
the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning service be performed by authorized dealer or other service
facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
PAG compressor oil, and refrigerants.
A/C Air Filter
The filter is located in the fresh air inlet under the hood,
behind a removable panel in the cowl on the passenger
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system side of the vehicle, next to the windshield wipers. When
PAG compressor oil, and refrigerants.
installing a new filter, ensure its proper orientation.
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1. Remove the access door in the cowl screen by pressing
the retaining clips.
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Filter Access Cover
3. Remove the used filter.
Access Door
2. Unsnap both ends and lift the filter access cover.
4. Install the new filter with arrows pointing in the
direction of airflow, which is toward the rear of the
vehicle (text and arrows on the filter will indicate this).
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Body Lubrication
A/C Air Filter
5. Close the filter access cover.
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, decklid, sliding doors and hood hinges, should
be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease,
such as MOPAR® Spray White Lube to assure quiet, easy
operation and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to
the application of any lubricant, the parts concerned
should be wiped clean to remove dust and grit; after
lubricating excess oil and grease should be removed.
Particular attention should also be given to hood latching
components to ensure proper function. When performing
other underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
maintenance intervals.
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR®
Lock Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.
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Windshield Wiper Blades
Adding Washer Fluid
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulations of salt or road film.
The windshield washer fluid reservoir is located in the
front of the engine compartment. Be sure to check the
fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with
windshield washer solvent (not radiator antifreeze) and
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods operate the system for a few seconds to flush out the
residual water.
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, apply some
from a dry windshield.
washer fluid to a cloth or towel and wipe the wiper
blades clean. This will help blade performance.
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies dependrating information can be found on most washer fluid
ing on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
containers.
performance of blades may be present with chattering,
marks, water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions The fluid reservoir will hold nearly 1 gal (4 L) of washer
are present, clean the wiper blades or replace as neces- fluid when the message “Low Washer Fluid” appears in
sary.
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the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) (if have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damequipped).
aged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
WARNING!
into the passenger compartment. In addition, have the
Commercially available windshield washer solvents exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
WARNING!
Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
CO, refer to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park
over materials that can burn. Such materials might
be grass or leaves coming into contact with your
exhaust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where your exhaust system can contact anything that can burn.
CAUTION!
• The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the
effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control
device and may seriously reduce engine performance and cause serious damage to the engine.
• Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition.
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In the event of engine malfunction, particularly
involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of
performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly.
Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
damage.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
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In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning Cooling System
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
WARNING!
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifica- • When working near the radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead or cycle the ignition
tions, should be obtained immediately.
switch to the LOCK position. The fan is temperaTo minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damture controlled and can start at any time the igniage:
tion switch is in the ON position.
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition, • You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
motion.
do not open the hood until the radiator has had
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
time to cool. Never try to open a cooling system
vehicle.
pressure cap when the radiator is hot.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic Coolant Checks
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
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applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty, the
system should be drained, flushed, and refilled with
fresh OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106) only according to Chrysler Service Manual procedure or by an
authorized dealer. Check the front of the radiator for any
accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently
spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the
face of the condenser.
Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts, and tightness of the connection
at the bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for
leaks.
bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE
CAP WHEN THE COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
Cooling System — Drain, Flush And Refill
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains
visible sediment, have an authorized dealer clean and
flush with OAT coolant (antifreeze) (conforming to MS12106).
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
NOTE: Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant
properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could lead
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but to severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for needed to be added to the system please contact your
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of local authorized dealer.
engine coolant (antifreeze) from the radiator drain cock.
If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to drain from the coolant recovery
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Selection Of Coolant
CAUTION! (Continued)
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
CAUTION!
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
specified Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine
damage and may decrease corrosion protection.
Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant is different and should not be mixed with
Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant (antifreeze) or any “globally compatible” coolant (antifreeze). If a non-OAT engine
coolant (antifreeze) is introduced into the cooling
system in an emergency, the cooling system will
need to be drained, flushed, and refilled with fresh
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OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106), by an
authorized dealer as soon as possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not
be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and
may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze).
Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS-12106) that
allows extended maintenance intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up to ten years or 150,000
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miles (240,000 km) before replacement. To prevent reduc- • Use only high purity water such as distilled or deioning this extended maintenance period, it is important that
ized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
you use the same engine coolant (OAT coolant conformwill reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
ing to MS-12106) throughout the life of your vehicle.
engine cooling system.
Please review these recommendations for using Organic
Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze) Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to mainthat meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Stan- tain the proper level of protection against freezing acdard MS-12106. When adding engine coolant (antifreeze): cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
• We recommend using MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive NOTE:
Technology) that meets the requirements of Chrysler
• Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant
Material Standard MS-12106.
properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could
lead to severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Stanneeded to be added to the system please contact your
local authorized dealer.
dard MS-12106 and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below
• Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not recom−34° F (−37° C) are anticipated.
mended and can result in cooling system damage. If
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HOAT and OAT coolant are mixed in an emergency,
have a authorized dealer drain, flush, and refill with
OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106) as soon as
possible.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
recovery tank.
WARNING! (Continued)
an overheated engine. Heat causes pressure to
build up in the cooling system. To prevent scalding
or injury, do not remove the pressure cap while the
system is hot or under pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
WARNING!
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by ani• Do not open hot engine cooling system. Never add mals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based
engine coolant (antifreeze) when the engine is engine coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in
overheated. Do not loosen or remove the cap to cool
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 557
puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child or pet, seek When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
emergency assistance immediately. Clean up any ground maintain the proper level, only OAT coolant that meets
the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MSspills immediately.
12106 should be added to the coolant bottle. Do not
Coolant Level
overfill.
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for
determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the Points To Remember
engine OFF and cold, the level of the engine coolant NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
(antifreeze) in the bottle should be between the ranges kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
indicated on the bottle.
from the front of the engine compartment. This is normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporno need to remove the radiator/coolant pressure cap
ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
unless checking for engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
point or replacing coolant. Advise your service attendant
of this. As long as the engine operating temperature is If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
satisfactory, the coolant bottle need only be checked once evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
a month.
• Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
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• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
the coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (antioperation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
freeze) needs to be added, the contents of the coolant
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze)
expansion bottle must also be protected against freezperformance, poor gas mileage, and increased emising.
sions.
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
required, the cooling system should be pressure tested Brake System
for leaks.
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at a system components should be inspected periodically.
minimum of 50% OAT coolant (conforming to MS- Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
12106) and distilled water for proper corrosion protec- maintenance intervals.
tion of your engine which contains aluminum components.
WARNING!
• Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean.
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or
riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 559
WARNING! (Continued)
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You would not have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
Add enough fluid to bring the level up to the requirements described on the brake fluid reservoir. With disc
brakes, fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake
pads wear. However, low fluid level may be caused by a
leak and a checkup may be needed.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “MainCheck the fluid level in the master cylinder immediately
taining Your Vehicle” for further information.
if the brake system warning light indicates system failure.
Master Cylinder — Brake Fluid Level Check
WARNING!
Check the fluid level in the master cylinder when performing underhood services.
Clean the top of the master cylinder area before removing
the cap. Add fluid to bring the level up to the top of the
“FULL” mark on the side of the master cylinder reservoir.
Overfilling of fluid is not recommended because it may
cause leaking in the system.
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid
can severely damage your brake system and/or
impair its performance. The proper type of brake
fluid for your vehicle is also identified on the
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder
reservoir.
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that has
been in a tightly closed container. Keep the master
cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times. Brake
fluid in a open container absorbs moisture from the
air resulting in a lower boiling point. This may
cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid. Brake seal components could be
damaged, causing partial or complete brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
(Continued)
Use only brake fluid that has been in a tightly closed
container to avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture.
Automatic Transmission
Selection Of Lubricant
It is important to use the proper transmission fluid to
ensure optimum transmission performance and life. Use
only the manufacturer’s specified transmission fluid.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in this
section for fluid specifications. It is important to maintain
the transmission fluid at the correct level using the
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 561
recommended fluid. No chemical flushes should be used Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered
in any transmission; only the approved lubricant should product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid addibe used.
tives to the transmission. The only exception to this
policy is the use of special dyes for diagnosing fluid
CAUTION!
leaks. Avoid using transmission sealers as they may
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufac- adversely affect seals.
turer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
CAUTION!
shudder, and will require more frequent fluid and
Do not use chemical flushes in your transmission as
filter changes. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and
the chemicals can damage your transmission compoGenuine Parts” in this section for fluid specificanents. Such damage is not covered by the New
tions.
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Special Additives
The manufacturer strongly recommends against using Fluid Level Check
any special additives in the transmission.
The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not
require adjustment under normal operating conditions.
Routine fluid level checks are not required, therefore the
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transmission has no dipstick. Your authorized dealer can In addition, change the fluid and filter if the fluid
check your transmission fluid level using special service becomes contaminated (with water, etc.), or if the transtools.
mission is disassembled for any reason.
If you notice fluid leakage or transmission malfunction,
visit your authorized dealer immediately to have the
transmission fluid level checked. Operating the vehicle
with an improper fluid level can cause severe transmission damage.
CAUTION!
If a transmission fluid leak occurs, visit your authorized dealer immediately. Severe transmission damage may occur. Your authorized dealer has the proper
tools to adjust the fluid level accurately.
Fluid And Filter Changes — 5-Speed Transmission
Fluid And Filter Changes — 8-Speed Transmission
Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at
the factory will provide satisfactory lubrication for the
life of the vehicle. Routine fluid and filter changes are not
required. However, change the fluid and filter if the fluid
becomes contaminated (with water, etc.), or if the transmission is disassembled for any reason.
All Wheel Drive (AWD) — If Equipped
The all wheel drive system consists of a transfer case and
front differential. The exterior surface of these components should be inspected for evidence of fluid leaks.
Confirmed leaks should be repaired as soon as possible.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper The transfer case fluid fill/inspection plug is located in
the middle of the rear housing. To inspect the transfer
maintenance intervals.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 563
case fluid level, remove the fill/inspection plug. The fluid level. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
fluid level should be even with the bottom of the hole. Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Use this plug to add fluid as required.
The front differential fill plug is located on the outer
cover near the halfshaft attachment. To inspect the differential fluid level, remove the fill plug. The fluid level
should be even with or slightly below the bottom of the
hole.
Fluid Changes
Fluid Level Check
Check the fluid level by removing the fill plug on the
axle. The fluid level should be at the bottom of the fill
hole. Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper Change Axle Fluid
maintenance intervals.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
Rear Axle
maintenance intervals.
For normal service, periodic fluid level checks are not Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
required. When the vehicle is serviced for other reasons
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
the exterior surfaces of the axle assembly should be
inspected. If gear oil leakage is suspected inspect the Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
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passable in snow and ice, and chemicals that are sprayed
on trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are
highly corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside
parking, which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants, road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated,
extreme hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and
underbody protection.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR® Car Wash, or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
clear water.
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion • If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumuresistance built into your vehicle.
lated on your vehicle, use MOPAR® Super Kleen Bug
and Tar Remover to remove.
What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of • Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR®
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
The most common causes are:
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
• Stone and gravel impact.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 565
CAUTION!
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder that will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
• Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi (8 274
kPa) can result in damage or removal of paint and
decals.
• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
considered the responsibility of the owner.
• If your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
cause that destroys the paint and protective coating,
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of
the owner.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
• If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
packaged and sealed.
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
a month.
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels, and trunk be kept clear and • Use MOPAR® Touch Up Paint on scratches as soon as
open.
possible. Your authorized dealer has touch up paint to
match the color of your vehicle.
Special Care
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Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly using
mild (neutral Ph) soap and water to maintain their luster
and to prevent corrosion. Wash wheels with the same
soap solution recommended for the body of the vehicle.
Your wheels are susceptible to deterioration caused by
salt, sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, etc., and other road chemicals used to melt ice or
control dust on dirt roads. Use a soft cloth or sponge and
mild soap to wipe away promptly. Do not use harsh
chemicals or a stiff brush. They can damage the wheel’s
protective coating that helps keep them from corroding
and tarnishing.
CAUTION!
Avoid products or automatic car washes that use
acidic solutions or strong alkaline additives or harsh
brushes. These products and automatic car washes
may damage the wheel’s protective finish. Such
damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty. Only car wash soap, MOPAR Wheel
Cleaner or equivalent is recommended.
When cleaning extremely dirty wheels including excessive brake dust, care must be taken in the selection of tire
and wheel cleaning chemicals and equipment to prevent
damage to the wheels. Mopar Wheel Treatment or Mopar
Chrome Cleaner or their equivalent is recommended or
select a non-abrasive, non-acidic cleaner for aluminum or
NOTE: Many aftermarket wheel cleaners contain strong
chrome wheels. Do not use any products on Dark Vapor
acids or strong alkaline additives that can harm the wheel
or Black Satin Chrome Wheels. They will permanently
surface.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 567
damage this finish and such damage is not covered by Dark Vapor Or Black Satin Chrome Wheels
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush,
metal polishes or oven cleaner. These products may
damage the wheel’s protective finish. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Only car wash soap, MOPAR Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent is recommended.
NOTE: If you intend parking or storing your vehicle for
an extended period after cleaning the wheels with wheel
cleaner, drive your vehicle for a few minutes before doing
so. Driving the vehicle and applying the brakes when
stopping will reduce the risk of brake rotor corrosion.
If your vehicle is equipped with Dark Vapor or Black
Satin Chrome wheels DO NOT USE wheel cleaners,
abrasives or polishing compounds. They will permanently damage this finish and such damage is not
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. USE
ONLY MILD SOAP AND WATER WITH A SOFT
CLOTH. Used on a regular basis this is all that is
required to maintain this finish.
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If
Equipped
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manner:
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
with a clean, dry towel.
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• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR® Total Clean, or a
mild soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR® Multi-Purpose
Cleaner to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain. Use
a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of
protectants on Stain Repel products.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
and MOPAR® Total Clean. Care should be taken to avoid
soaking your leather upholstery with any liquid. Please
do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean your leather
upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not
required to maintain the original condition.
Interior Care
Use MOPAR® Total Clean to clean fabric upholstery and
carpeting.
Use MOPAR® Total Clean to clean vinyl upholstery.
MOPAR® Total Clean is specifically recommended for
leather upholstery.
WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 569
CAUTION!
Glass Surfaces
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with MOPAR® Glass Cleaner, or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear window equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
Cleaning Headlights
quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlights and fog not use scrapers or other sharp instrument that may
lights that are lighter and less susceptible to stone break- scratch the elements.
age than glass headlights.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
directly on the mirror.
Do not use Alcohol and Alcohol-based and/or Keton
based cleaning products to clean leather seats, as
damage to the seat may result.
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution folmolded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
lowed by rinsing.
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
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1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
rag.
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye, or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.).
If the belts need cleaning, use MOPAR® Total Clean, a Cleaning The Center Console Cupholders
mild soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do not remove Clean with a damp cloth or towel using a mild detergent
the belts from the vehicle to wash them. Dry with a soft with the cupholder in the center console.
cloth.
NOTE: The cupholder cannot be removed.
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
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FUSES
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• When replacing a blown fuse, always use an appropriate replacement fuse with the same amp
rating as the original fuse. Never replace a fuse
with another fuse of higher amp rating. Never
replace a blown fuse with metal wires or any other
material. Failure to use proper fuses may result in
serious personal injury, fire and/or property damage.
• Before replacing a fuse, make sure that the ignition
is off and that all the other services are switched off
and/or disengaged.
• If the replaced fuse blows again, contact an authorized dealer.
(Continued)
• If a general protection fuse for safety systems (air
bag system, braking system), power unit systems
(engine system, gearbox system) or steering system
blows, contact an authorized dealer.
Front Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
The Front Power Distribution Center is located in the
engine compartment. This module contains fuses and
relays.
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CAUTION!
Front Power Distribution Center
• When installing the power distribution center
cover, it is important to ensure the cover is properly
positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so may
allow water to get into the power distribution
center and possibly result in an electrical system
failure.
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to use
only a fuse having the correct amperage rating. The
use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated may
result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If
a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it indicates
a problem in the circuit that must be corrected.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 573
Cavity
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Cartridge Fuse
–
40 Amp Green
50 Amp Red
30 Amp Pink
40 Amp Green
25 Amp Natural
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Mini-Fuse
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
–
–
25 Amp Natural
Description
Fuse – Spare
Radiator Fan #1
Power Steering #1
Starter
Anti-Lock Brakes
Anti-Lock Brakes
Fuse – Spare
Fuse – Spare
All-Wheel Drive Module – If Equipped
Security
Horns
Air Conditioning Clutch
Fuse – Spare
Fuse – Spare
Transmission
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Cavity
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
Cartridge Fuse
–
50 Amp Red
50 Amp Red
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Mini-Fuse
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
25 Amp Natural
15 Amp Blue
–
25 Amp Natural
–
–
25 Amp Natural
Description
Fuse – Spare
Radiator Fan #2
Power Steering #2
Wiper Motor
Headlamp Washers
Fuse – Spare
Fuse – Spare
Fuse – Spare
Fuel Pump
Transmission Shifter
Fuse – Spare
Engine Module
Fuse – Spare
Fuse – Spare
Powertrain #1
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Cavity
35
36
37
38
39
48
49
50
51
52
53
Cartridge Fuse
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Mini-Fuse
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
–
–
20 Amp Yellow
–
–
Description
Powertrain #2
Anti-Lock Brake Module
Engine Controller/Rad Fan Relays
Airbag Module
Power Steering Module/AC Clutch Relay
AWD Module/Front Axle Disconnect
Fuse – Spare
Fuse – Spare
Vacuum Pump
Fuse – Spare
Fuse – Spare
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Rear Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
There is also a power distribution center located in the
trunk under the spare tire access panel. This center
contains fuses and relays.
Rear Power Distribution Center
CAUTION!
Opening The Access Cover
• When installing the power distribution center
cover, it is important to ensure the cover is properly
positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so may
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CAUTION! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
allow water to get into the power distribution
center and possibly result in an electrical system
failure.
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to use
only a fuse having the correct amperage rating. The
use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated may
result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If
a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it indicates
a problem in the circuit that must be corrected.
(Continued)
Cavity
2
3
4
5
6
7
Cartridge Fuse
60 Amp Yellow
—
60 Amp Yellow
30 Amp Pink
40 Amp Green
40 Amp Green
Mini-Fuse
—
—
—
—
—
—
Description
Front PDC Feed #1
Fuse – Spare
Front PDC Feed #2
Sunroof
Exterior Lighting #1
Exterior Lighting #2
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Cavity
8
Cartridge Fuse
30 Amp Pink
Mini-Fuse
—
9
10
11
12
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
—
—
—
—
20 Amp Yellow
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
40 Amp Green
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Description
Interior Lighting/Washer
Pump
Power Locks
Driver Door
Passenger Door
Cigar Lighters, Instrument
Panel & Power Outlet Console Rear
HVAC Blower
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
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Cavity
22
23
24
25
26
27
31
32
33
Cartridge Fuse
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Mini-Fuse
—
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
10 Amp Red
—
25 Amp Natural
25 Amp Natural
15 Amp Blue
15 Amp Blue
34
—
10 Amp Red
35
36
37
—
—
—
10 Amp Red
—
15 Amp Blue
Description
Fuse — Spare
Fuel Door/Diagnostic Port
Radio Screen
Tire Pressure Monitor
Fuse — Spare
Amplifier
Power Seats
HVAC Module/Cluster
Ignition Switch/Wireless
Module
Steering Column Module/
Clock
Battery Sensor
Fuse — Spare
Radio
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Cavity
38
40
41
42
43
Cartridge Fuse
—
—
—
30 Amp Pink
—
Mini-Fuse
20 Amp Yellow
—
—
—
25 Amp Natural
44
—
10 Amp Red
45
—
15 Amp Blue
46
47
48
49
50
—
—
—
—
—
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
—
—
Description
Power Outlet Inside Arm Rest
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Rear Defrost
Rear Heated Seats/Steering
Wheel
Park Assist/Blind Spot/
Camera
Cluster/Rearview Mirror/
Compass
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive Front Lighting
Active Suspension
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
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Cavity
51
52
Cartridge Fuse
—
—
Mini-Fuse
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
53
—
10 Amp Red
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
10 Amp Red
—
—
—
—
—
Description
Front Heated Seats
Heated Cupholders/Rear
Heated Seat Switches
HVAC Module/In Car Temperature Sensor
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Airbag Module
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
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Cavity
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
Cartridge Fuse
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Mini-Fuse
25 Amp Natural
10 Amp Red
—
15 Amp Blue
15 Amp Blue
—
—
Description
Rear Windows
Airbag Module
Fuse — Spare
Run Sense
Illumination/Rear Sunshade
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
service (e.g., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than 21
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes
days, you may want to take these steps to protect your
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will
battery.
ensure adequate system lubrication to minimize the
• Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
possibility of compressor damage when the system is
started again.
VEHICLE STORAGE
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 583
REPLACEMENT BULBS
All of the interior bulbs are glass wedge base or glass
cartridge types. Aluminum base bulbs are not approved
and should not be used for replacement.
Interior Bulbs
Rear Courtesy/Reading
Lamps
Rear Compartment
(Trunk) Lamp
Overhead Console Reading Lamp
Visor Vanity Lamps
Glove Box Lamp – If
Equipped
Door Courtesy
Bulb Number
W5W
562
578
A6220
194
562
Bulb Number
Shift Indicator Lamp
JKLE14140
Optional Door Map
LED (Serviced at AuthoPocket/Cup Holder
rized Dealer)
For lighted switches, see your authorized dealer for
replacement instructions.
Exterior Bulbs
Low Beam Headlamp
(Standard Halogen)
Low Beam Headlamp –
High Intensity Discharge
(HID)
High Beam Headlamp
Front Park/Turn Lamp
Bulb Number
H11
D3S (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
9005
3157A
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Front Fog Lamp – If
Equipped
Front Side Marker
Rear Tail Lamp
Rear Stop/Turn Lamp
Rear Side Marker
Backup Lamp
Center High-Mount Stop
Lamp (CHMSL)
License
Bulb Number
PSX24W
168
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
168
3157
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
168
BULB REPLACEMENT
NOTE: Lens fogging can occur under certain atmospheric conditions. This will usually clear as atmospheric
conditions change to allow the condensation to change
back into a vapor. Turning the lamps on will usually
accelerate the clearing process.
Front Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam
Headlamp, Park/Turn Lamp, And Side Marker
Lamp — Models With Halogen Headlamps
1. Open the hood.
NOTE: Removal of the air cleaner filter housing may be
necessary prior to replacing bulbs in the headlamp
assembly on the driver side of the vehicle.
2. Twist the appropriate bulb and socket assembly counterclockwise, and then pull it out of the headlamp
assembly.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 585
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with an oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and
install the replacement bulb.
4. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly into the headlamp assembly, and then turn it clockwise.
Front Low Beam Headlamp And Park/Turn Lamp
— Models With High Intensity Discharge
Headlamps (HID)
HID Headlamps
The headlamps are a type of high voltage discharge tube.
High voltage can remain in the circuit even with the
headlamp switch off and the key removed. Because of
this, you should not attempt to service a headlamp bulb
yourself. If a headlamp bulb fails, take your vehicle to
an authorized dealer for service.
WARNING!
A transient high voltage occurs at the bulb sockets of
HID headlamps when the headlight switch is turned
ON. It may cause serious electrical shock or electrocution if not serviced properly. See your authorized
dealer for service.
NOTE: On vehicles equipped with HID headlamps,
when the headlamps are turned on, there is a blue hue to
the lights. This diminishes and becomes more white after
approximately 10 seconds, as the system charges.
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Backup Lamps
3. Remove cover.
1. Open trunk.
4. Twist the bulb one quarter turn to remove.
2. Remove fastener from cover.
5. Reinstall new bulb.
6. Install cover and fastener.
License Lamp
1. Remove the screws securing the lamp to the rear
fascia.
2. Remove the bulb and socket assembly.
3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and
install the replacement bulb.
Fastener Cover
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 587
4. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly.
5. Reattach the lamp to the rear fascia, and then install
the screws.
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Socket Assembly
1 — License Lamp Bulb
2 — Socket
588 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
FLUID CAPACITIES
U.S.
Fuel (Approximate)
All Engines
19 Gallons
Engine Oil With Filter
3.6 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
6 Quarts
5.7 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
7 Quarts
Cooling System *
3.6 Liter Engine – We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Engine
10 Quarts
Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula or equivalent.
14.5 Quarts
5.7 Liter Engine without Severe Duty II Cooling System – We recommend
you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula.
15 Quarts
5.7 Liter Engine with Severe Duty II Cooling System – We recommend you
use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula.
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
Metric
72 Liters
5.6 Liters
6.6 Liters
9.5 Liters
13.9 Liters
14.3 Liters
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 589
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil – 3.6L Engine
Engine Oil – 5.7L Engine
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs – 3.6L Engine
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000
Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive Technology).
We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting
the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395 such as
MOPAR®, Pennzoil®, and Shell Helix®. Refer to your engine oil filler
cap for correct SAE grade.
We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting
the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395 such as
MOPAR®, Pennzoil®, and Shell Helix®. Refer to your engine oil filler
cap for correct SAE grade.
MOPAR® Engine Oil Filter or equivalent.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm]).
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Component
Spark Plugs – 5.7L Engine
Fuel Selection – 3.6L Engine
Fuel Selection – 5.7L Engine
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm]).
87 Octane.
87 Octane Acceptable – 89 Octane Recommended.
Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission – 8-Speed
Transmission
Automatic Transmission – 5-Speed
Transmission
Brake Master Cylinder
Fluid, Lubricant, Or Genuine Part
Use only MOPAR® ZF 8&9 Speed ATF™ Automatic Transmission Fluid, or equivalent. Failure to use the correct fluid may
affect the function or performance of your transmission.
Use only ATF+4® Automatic Transmission Fluid. Failure to
use ATF+4® fluid may affect the function or performance of
your transmission. We recommend MOPAR® ATF+4® fluid.
We recommend you use MOPAR® DOT 3 and SAE J1703. If
DOT 3 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 591
Component
Power Steering Reservoir
Front Axle
Rear Axle
Transfer Case
Fluid, Lubricant, Or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® Hydraulic Fluid or equivalent meeting MS-11655, such as Fuchs EG ZH 3044 or Pentosin
CHF 11s.
We recommend you use API GL-5 SAE 75W90 Synthetic Gear
Lubricant.
We recommend you use API GL-5 SAE 75W140 Synthetic Gear
Lubricant.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Transfer Case Lubricant for
BorgWarner 44–40.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
CONTENTS
䡵 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . . . . . .594
▫ Maintenance Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .596
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594 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
equipped vehicles, “Oil Change Required” will be disYour vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change
played in the EVIC and a single chime will sound,
indicator system. The oil change indicator system will
indicating that an oil change is necessary.
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for
scheduled maintenance.
On Non-EVIC equipped vehicles, “Change Oil” will flash
in the instrument cluster odometer and a single chime
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change
will sound, indicating that an oil change is necessary.
indicator message will illuminate. This means that service is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
cold ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
influence when the “Change Oil” or “Oil Change Re- than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by
quired” message is displayed. Severe Operating Condi- referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
tions can cause the change oil message to illuminate as Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
early as 3,500 miles (5,600 km) since last reset. Have your Instrument Panel” for further information.
vehicle serviced as soon as possible, within the next 500
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intermiles (805 km).
vals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
whichever comes first.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 595
Severe Duty All Models
Change Engine Oil at 4000 miles (6,500 km) if the vehicle
is operated in a dusty and off road environment. This
type of vehicle use is considered Severe Duty
Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
• Check engine oil level
• Check windshield washer fluid level
• Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
damage. Rotate tires at the first sign of irregular wear,
even if it occurs before your next scheduled service.
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
master cylinder, and power steering and fill as needed.
• Check function of all interior and exterior lights
Required Maintenance Intervals.
Refer to the maintenance schedules on the following
page for the required maintenance intervals.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
• Change oil and filter
• Rotate the tires. Rotate at the first sign of irregular
wear, even if it occurs before your next scheduled
service
• Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as
required
• Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses
and park brake
• Inspect engine cooling system protection and
hoses
• Inspect exhaust system
• Inspect engine air cleaner if using in dusty or
off-road conditions
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Additional Inspections
Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect front suspension, tie rod ends, boot seals,
and replace if necessary.
Inspect the rear axle fluid. Inspect the front axle
fluid (All Wheel Drive Only).
Inspect the brake linings, replace as necessary.
Adjust park brake on vehicles equipped with four
wheel disc brakes.
Inspect transfer case fluid (All Wheel Drive Only).
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed (whichever comes first)
32,000
Maintenance Chart
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Inspect the transfer case fluid. Change the transfer
case fluid; if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, off-road, or frequent
trailer towing. (All Wheel Drive Only).
Additional Maintenance
Replace engine air filter.
Replace cabin/air conditioning filter.
Replace spark plugs (3.6L engine).**
Replace spark plugs (5.7L engine).**
Flush and replace the engine coolant at 10 years
or 150,000 miles (240,000 km) whichever comes
first.
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed (whichever comes first)
32,000
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 597
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if
using your vehicle for any of the following: police,
taxi, fleet, off-road, or frequent trailer towing (fivespeed only).
Change automatic transmission fluid and filter
(five-speed only).
Change transfer case fluid if using your vehicle for
any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, off-road, or
frequent trailer towing (All Wheel Drive Only).
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed (whichever comes first)
32,000
598 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
X
X
X
X
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed (whichever comes first)
32,000
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 599
Change the rear axle fluid and on models
equipped with All Wheel Drive (AWD) change the
front axle fluid if using your vehicle for any of the
following: police, taxi, fleet, off-road, or frequent
trailer towing.
Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary.
** The spark plug change interval is mileage based only,
yearly intervals do not apply.
X
X
X
X
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WARNING!
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your vehicle could result in a component malfunction and
effect vehicle handling and performance. This
could cause an accident.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CONTENTS
䡵 SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
▫ Prepare For The Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . .603
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603 䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .606
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . .603 䡵 MOPAR® PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
䡵 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603 䡵 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . .607
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center. . . . . . .604
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . .604
▫ In Mexico Contact:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
▫ In The 50 United States And Washington,
D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .608
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䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .610
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 603
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealers, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
for an appointment.
If you are having warranty work done, be sure to have
the right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s
service history. This can often provide a clue to the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
current problem.
The manufacturer and its authorized dealer are vitally
Prepare A List
interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the with our products and services.
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
service advisor know.
authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealer have the
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604 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and • Authorized dealer name
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
correctly and in a timely manner.
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
This is why you should always talk to an authorized
dealer service manager first. Most matters can be re- Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
solved with this process.
P.O. Box 21–8004
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer.
Phone: (800) 423–6343
They want to know if you need assistance.
• If an authorized dealer is unable to resolve the con- Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
cern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer P.O. Box 1621
center.
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer cenPhone: (800) 465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French
ter should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 605
Mexico, D. F.
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered
by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711
and for Voice callers, dial 1-800-855-0511 to connect with
a Bell Relay Service operator.
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Service Contract
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
You may have purchased a service contract for a vehicle
to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected
repairs after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only
the manufacturer’s service contracts. If you purchased a
manufacturer’s service contract, you will receive Plan
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you
have any questions about the service contract, call the
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer
Hotline at 1-800-521-9922 (Canadian residents, call (800)
465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French).
In Mexico Contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
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606 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s service contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s service contract. If you purchased a service contract that is not a manufacturer’s service contract,
and you require service after the manufacturer’s New
Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the
contract documents, and contact the person listed in
those documents.
We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased the vehicle. An authorized dealer
has also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
the ownership experience. You will be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects, or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain
products of component wear contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 607
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your authorized
MOPAR® fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
dealer, and the manufacturer.
available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424– 9153),
operating at its best.
or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: AdministraREPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
tor, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building,
Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other inforIn The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
mation about motor vehicle safety from http://
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could www.safercar.gov.
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety In Canada
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
manufacturer.
should contact the Customer Service Department immeIf NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an diately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in defect to the Canadian government should contact Transa group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy port Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and
Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/
roadsafety/
MOPAR® PARTS
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608 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are accepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams,
charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals
make it easy for students and technicians to find and fix
problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and
features. They show exactly how to find and correct
problems the first time, using step-by-step troubleshootNOTE: A street address is required when ordering
ing and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
and a complete list of all tools and equipment.
Service Manuals
Owner’s Manuals
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the inforThese Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
mation that students and professional technicians need in
assistance of service and engineering specialists to acdiagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintainquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vehicles.
ing, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group LLC veIncluded are starting, operating, emergency and maintehicles. A complete working knowledge of the vehicle,
system, and/or components is written in straightforward nance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities
and safety tips.
language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 609
Call toll free at:
Treadwear
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half
times as well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
Traction Grades
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction perforrequirements in addition to these grades.
mance.
9
610 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
INDEX 611
INDEX
10
612 INDEX
About Your Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) (Cruise Control) . . .242
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .554
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477
Adjustable Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59, 69
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67, 72, 97, 319
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62, 65, 68, 69
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . .63, 65, 69
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .543
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .545
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385, 546
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . .545, 546
Air Conditioning System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382, 545
Air Pressure, Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
Alarm
Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
All Wheel Drive (AWD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419, 562
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .554, 588
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .556
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS). . . . . . . . . . . . .427, 429
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .563
Arming System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Assist, Hill Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
INDEX 613
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Automatic Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .382
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . .399, 408, 562
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562, 590
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562
Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560, 561
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .590
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561
Automatic Transmission Limp Home Mode . . . . . . .407
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Auto Up Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .590
Axle Lubrication (Axle Fluid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .590
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .24
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
Remote Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48, 97
Bluetooth®
Connecting To A Particular Mobile Phone Or Audio
Device After Pairing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between the Uconnect®
Phone And Mobile Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141, 170
Pair (Link) Uconnect® Phone To A Mobile
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127, 151
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .590
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
10
614 INDEX
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .559, 590
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .559
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .399
Brightness, Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Bulb Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583, 584
Bulbs, Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99, 583
Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Caps, Filler
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .556
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96, 478
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Certification Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .460
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator
Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317, 535
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Child Restraints
Child Seat Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint . . . . .86
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children . . . . . . .81
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
INDEX 615
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Computer, Trip/Travel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) . . . . . . . . . .369
Conserving Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) . . . . . . . . . . .556
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .554
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552, 557
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .556
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .553
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .557
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .557
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .556
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .556
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . .554, 588, 589
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .563
Cruise Control (Speed Control). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300, 570
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603
Customer Programmable Features . . . . . . . . . .339, 353
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Daytime Brightness, Interior Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .537
Deck Lid, Emergency Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Deck Lid, Power Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
10
616 INDEX
Defroster, Rear Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98, 379
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .535
Dimmer Switch, Headlight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Dipsticks
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .556
Door Locks
Child-Protection Door Lock — Rear Doors . . . . . .33
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23, 29
Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Key Fob Emergency Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Driving
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
Driving to Achieve Maximum Fuel Economy. . . . . .335
E-85 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Electrical Power Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Electric Rear Window Defrost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
Electronic Power Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . .571
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . .238, 242
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
Instrument Cluster Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . . .323
INDEX 617
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . .323
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Setup
Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
EVIC Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
EVIC Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323, 326
Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Emergency Deck Lid Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Emergency, In Case of
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525
Emergency Trunk Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .535
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .533, 534
Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .533
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552, 589
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96, 478
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539, 588, 589
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540, 588
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
10
618 INDEX
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541 Flashers
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99, 222, 314
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475 Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96, 478
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96, 550
Exterior Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Exterior Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395
Filler Location Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318 Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .590
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543 Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385, 546 Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542, 589 Fluid Level Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .563
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .559
INDEX 619
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . .589
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221, 314
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Forward Collision Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267, 328
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
Filler Door (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474, 589
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Saver Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Fuel, Flexible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
Fuel Optimizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .571
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . .283, 290
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
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On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218, 230
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402, 409
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .522
Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . .145, 183, 264, 473
Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486, 489 Headlight Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486, 488 Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486 Head Rests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Heated Seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
Hazard
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421 High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . . .223
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503 Hill Start Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585 Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569 Holder, Coin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . .223 Ignition
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
INDEX 621
Key Fob. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Arm The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Programming Additional Key Fobs . . . . . . . . .18, 24
Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . .18, 24
Remote Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Unlatch The Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Keyless Enter-N-Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34, 393
Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Enter The Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Lock The Vehicle’s Doors . . . . . . . . . . . .23, 346, 362
Passive Entry Programming . . . . . . . . . .34, 346, 362
Unlock From The Passenger Side . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506 Keyless Enter-N-Go™™
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
Keyless Enter-N-Go™™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Passive Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers). . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
iPod®/USB/MP3 Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
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Unlock From The Driver’s Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Keyless Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Kicker Sound System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Knee Bolster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Latch Plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99, 583
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99, 217
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67, 72, 97, 319
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .584
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . .222, 223
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . . . .437
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221, 314
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217, 585
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . .218, 230
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
INDEX 623
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . .317
Map Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness) . . . . . . . . . . .227
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224, 281
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583, 584
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . .317
SmartBeams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . .316, 463
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99, 222
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . .314
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486, 487
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
Load Leveling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Low Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548
Lug Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504
Maintenance Free Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
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Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .538
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .594
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . .317, 535
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .559
Memory Feature (Memory Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Memory Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Memory Seats and Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Mode
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
Mopar Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .537, 607
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44, 65, 70
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . .62, 63, 65, 69
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel). . . . . . . . . . . . .474, 589
Odometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315, 334
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315, 334
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539, 589
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .588
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334, 540
INDEX 625
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542, 589
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540, 588
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541, 588
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .535
Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .535
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Overdrive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
Overdrive OFF Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323, 503
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . .4, 608
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .563
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Parking Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
ParkSense® System, Rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Passive Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Pedals, Adjustable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Pets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Pets, Transporting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Phone (Pairing). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Phone (Uconnect®). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122, 146
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . .445
Power
Deck Lid Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
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Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . .296
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .590
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Programming Transmitters (Remote Keyless Entry) . .21
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap)
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . .
Rain Sensitive Wiper System . . . . . .
Rear Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . .
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.230
.563
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
Rear Cupholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Rear ParkSense System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .546
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Reminder, Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Arm The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
FCC General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
INDEX 627
Programming Additional Key Fobs . . . . . . . . .18, 24
Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . .18, 24
Remote Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Unlatch The Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . .371
Remote Starting
EVIC Remote Start Abort Message . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Exit Remote Start Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle .29
Uconnect® Customer Programmable Features . . .365
Uconnect® Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365
Remote Starting System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Remote Trunk Release. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .537
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
Resetting Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . .315, 334
Restraint, Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
Safety, Exhaust Gas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .594
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .570
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44, 48, 97
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Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . .53
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48, 49
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
SENTRY KEY®
FCC General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator) . .317
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .522
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Shoulder Belt Upper Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
INDEX 629
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Side View Mirror Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Signals, Turn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99, 222, 314
SmartBeams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .460
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453
Sound System
Kicker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455, 456, 507
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
Specifications
Fuel (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .589
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . .238, 242
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26, 392
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
Steering
Column Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Column Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232, 233
Wheel, Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232, 233
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . .371
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384, 582
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . . .59
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630 INDEX
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Telescoping Steering Column. . . . . . . . . . . . . .232, 233
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .382
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . .322, 504
Tilt Steering Column. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232, 233
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . . .445
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438
Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99, 449, 609
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .460
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .450
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506, 509
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445, 446
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . .463
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .459
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438, 449
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .495
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
INDEX 631
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .488
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .525
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
Towing Vehicle Behind a Motorhome . . . . . . . . . . .500
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .488
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494
Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .499
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .497
Trailer Towing Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562, 590
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .563
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397, 399, 408, 560
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560, 590
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . .24
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless
Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21, 24
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . .21
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Trunk Lid (Deck Lid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42, 44
Trunk Release, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Trunk Release Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Turn Signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222, 314
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
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Uconnect®
Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . .141, 170
Customer Programmable Features . . . . . . . . . . .365
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125, 149
Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132, 160
Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136, 165
Screen Activated Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect®
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141, 170
Uconnect® Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23, 365
Uconnect® phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Uconnect® Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Uconnect® Settings
Customer Programmable Features . . . . . . .22, 23, 32
Customer Programmable Features . . . . . .34, 346, 362
Passive Entry Programming . . . . . . . . . .34, 346, 362
Uconnect® Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346, 362
Uconnect® Voice Command. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector . . . .369
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446, 486, 487
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Vehicle Security Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . .18
Vehicle Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384, 582
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541
Voice Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . . .314
Warnings and Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .606
INDEX 633
Washer
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
Washers, Windshield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229, 549
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42, 295
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Reset Auto-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228, 229
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Wipers, Rain Sensitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
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INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel. The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly
to the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
The negative power connection should be made to body
sheet metal adjacent to the negative battery connection.
This connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the
roof or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used
in mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may
affect the accuracy or operation of the compass on
vehicles so equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use
only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to
ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications equipment and the
vehicle’s electronic systems.
2014 Charger
2014
OWNER’S MANUAL
FCA US LLC
14D481-126-AE
Fifth Edition
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